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FEATURES 28 Pet Power Adopt, Foster and Care: Our guide to the best places to play, shop, eat and drink with your furry friends
BY ANDY MYER
38 A Steady Diet of Resilience A conversation with NOCHI Executive Director Leah Sarris
BY REBECCA FRIEDMAN
STANDARDS 10 FROM THE EDITOR Fall Fresh
18 STYLE Home office chic
42 TRAVEL Lookout Mountain
52 CHEERS A Twist on a Punch
12 NOTES Top things to try, do and read
20 CHRIS ROSE Doggone Trouble
44 GROWING PAINS Tricks and Treats
54 DINING GUIDE Listings from around the city
22 PERSONA David Shaw
46 HOME ADVICE Vista Landscaping
80 STREETCAR Where Morgus Lived
24 MODINE Ashes to Ashes
48 TABLE TALK Spice Trade
26 VINTAGE 1918
50 NOSH Comfort Food
14 THE DISH News from NOLA kitchens 16 BAR TAB Best in bars, drinks and more
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Princess, a 10-year-old retriever mix can be adopted at la-spca.org Photographed by Eugenia Uhl
From an unconventional thriller to a British national crisis to indiscretions and gossip changing life in a small fishing village, WYES has a variety of exciting new dramas this October. Plus, don’t miss the season finale of Season 4 of “Last Tango in Halifax” on Sunday, October 11 at 7pm. For all WYES program and event details, go to wyes.org. WYES fans can now stream live at wyes.org.
FROM THE EDITOR EDITORIAL
all in New Orleans is a time when we really start to move away from all things summer. The air gets a little lighter. The oppressive humidity of those dog days finally wanes. We break out the gumbo pot and all the fixings; comfort food is on the menu. It’s also, usually, a season of tailgating, Friday night football, food festivals and live music. Things may look a little different this fall, but some things will remain the same. Families will make plans for the upcoming holidays and celebrate in new ways. Friends and alums will get in touch for homecomings, albeit socially distanced and online. Festivals will gather virtually, with the new phrase of the day being “festing in place.” We welcome the new, cooler days and all those familiar traditions with anticipation, enjoy treats. While in these “dog days” of summer, and with a 2020 twist. we have found that COVID-19 has us all needing a This issue of New Orleans Magazine also little companionship, and for that we are thankful comes with a twist. We’ve refreshed our look for our four-legged friends. All of our cats and and our voice, and hope to give you, our dogs featured, plus many more like them, are all dear readers, something a little different; available for adoption and are looking for their something to capture a new season forever homes. something you during these unprecedented times. Have Lastly, we take a look at how the want to share with We still have lots of familiar us? Email ashley@ New Orleans Hospitality and Culinary faces and personalities, but also myneworleans.com. Institute (NOCHI) is faring with a some new ones that we think you will come one-on-one Q&A with Executive Director Leah to know and look forward to reading each Sarris who shares how students, faculty and New month. You’ll find plenty of places to go and Orleans' top chefs have come together to pivot things to do, restaurant and bar news and and provide hospitality in a new way. They, and the greater hospitality industry at large, continue reviews, a travel planner, a shopping style guide with the latest finds, and food and to inspire us with their hard work and dedication cocktail recipes to mix, make and shake to their culinary craft. up at home. We hope you will find many things to read, make and get inspired by within this issue. We think it’s In this issue specifically, we take a look a doggone good one. at New Orleans’ furry friends, with all the best places to walk, shop, fetch, play and Happy reading!
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1 NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM
2020 NEW ORLEANS FILM FESTIVAL
In a chaotic year where most New Orleans festivals have been scrapped, one festival hopes to safely continue amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The New Orleans Film Festival still plans to move forward with its 2020 event, albeit a month later than its usual October launch. While some details were still undisclosed at press time, this year’s festival will take place from November 4-22. It will be held mostly online, but festival organizers hope to have some live, in-person components like outdoor screenings (pending approval from city government). Now in its 31st year, the New Orleans Film Festival has consistently brought world-class films and filmmakers to the Crescent City. In recent years, the festival has showcased future Best Picture winners like “Green Book,” “Moonlight,” and “12 Years a Slave,” as well as future crowd-pleasing box office smashes like “Knives Out” and “Ford v. Ferrari.” It has also championed the narrative and documentary works of Louisiana filmmakers, and will continue to do so in 2020 and beyond. For up-to-date information on the festival and to purchase tickets, visit the website at NewOrleansFilmSociety.org.
One of the Crescent City’s most popular museums reopened in June. The National World War II Museum requires mask at all times, and reservations for specific times on specific days must be made in advance at their website NationalWW2 Museum.org.
2 CITY PARK TENNIS COMPLEX
If you’re looking to play competitive sports while social distancing, tennis is one of your best bets. The City Park Tennis Complex is open seven days a week, but you must make reservations; call 483-9383 for more information.
On Aug. 4, LSU gymnastics coach D-D Breaux, the longest tenured coach of any sport in SEC history, retired after 43 seasons at LSU.
In July, Xavier University of Louisiana received a $20 million gift from an anonymous donor, the largest donation in the school’s history.
THE BIG DOOR PRIZE BY M.O. WALSH
Baton Rouge-born author and University of New Orleans Creative Writing Workshop Director M.O. Walsh recently published his newest novel, “The Big Door Prize.” The residents of a small Louisiana town find their lives turned upside down when a mysterious machine appears at the grocery store. For $2 and a cheek swab, the machine tells users their life’s potential. The main characters are a husband and wife who believed they were perfectly happy until they discovered they were capable of much more. “The Big Door Prize” has received starred reviews from both “Publishers Weekly” and “Booklist.” “Booklist” wrote “It’s hard to believe that Walsh wrote this moving novel long before the COVID-19 pandemic, for there is eerie prescience in its soulful message that gratitude and grace are not to be taken for granted and that life can be upended in an instant.”
October is when the weather usually starts to get a little nicer after New Orleans’ oppressive summer heat. Take advantage of the dropping temps with an excursion to the city’s newest park, Crescent Park. Located in the Marigny and Bywater neighborhoods, the beautifully landscaped 1.4-mile trail hugs the banks of the Mississippi River. Along the way, you’ll see stunning views of both the river and the New Orleans skyline. There’s room on the trails for walkers, joggers and cyclists. Parking is available on the park’s eastern end at Mazant Street, as well as at the parking lot at Chartres Street and Piety Street located halfway through the park. Park hours are 6:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
BY MISTY MIL IO TO
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The Louisiana Children’s Museum, and its new location at New Orleans City Park, has partnered with local restaurant group, Dickie Brennan & Co., for its on-site restaurant, Acorn. The full-service cafe, which has seating for 165, opened at the museum in late August. Acorn serves fresh, family-friendly cuisine, using local ingredients, some sourced from as nearby as the edible garden at the museum. Choose from items like pizza, salad, grain bowls, sandwiches and desserts. The kids’ menu offers chicken tenders, grilled cheese, Mac ’n’ cheese, burgers and hot dogs. In addition to the café menu, there are fresh grab-and-go options, a kid’s culinary lab and child-sized booths. 15 Henry Thomas Dr., 523-1357, acornnola.com.
Private Dining REOPENING
Chef Eric Cook and Gris-Gris recently gained international attention, after being featured on "Gordon Ramsay’s: Uncharted" TV series with National Geographic (June 2020). Now, after battling the ups and downs of operating a restaurant during the coronavirus pandemic, Gris-Gris is offering a new, exclusive and private dining option that allows guests to book the entire restaurant for a one-of-a-kind culinary experience. Chef Cook and his team will work directly with guests to plan a unique menu specific to each party using the freshest Gulf seafood and local ingredients—whether a multi-course dinner with wine pairings, a weekend brunch or an intimate cocktail party—all while adhering to mandated social distancing and safety protocols. Seated dinners (with wine pairings) for up to 12 guests in Gris-Gris’ Samedi Room start at $100 per person. Cocktail parties and receptions for up to 25 guests also are available with a food and beverage minimum of $1,200. 1800 Magazine St., 435-5151, grisgrisnola.com.
Chef Nina Compton reopened her flagship restaurant, Compere Lapin, in September. Located within the Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery, the restaurant now has limited seating and a new signature menu. “It’s been a rough couple of months,” Compton says. “We opened Bywater American Bistro in July and have experienced nothing but love and support from the community, so hopefully it’s the same [with] Compere Lapin.” 535 Tchoupitoulas St., 599-2119, comperelapin.com.
DINNER AND A MOVIE
Galaxie, an Oaxacan taqueria, opened last December in what was previously a gas station built in the 1940s in the Bywater. Chef Hank Shackelford (formerly of Cochon) offers authentic tacos, quesadillas, snacks and more; tortillas made in-house; heirloom corn imported from Mexico; and a rotation of frozen cocktails. The restaurant is currently serving up food and drinks in its expansive outdoor patio area. On Thursday nights, be sure to check out the projected monstermovie series with socially distanced seating outside under the retro gas-station shelter. 3060 St. Claude Ave., 827-1443, galaxietacos.com.
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DUCK FAT SAZERAC
Fall Libations The Bayou Bar at The Pontchartrain Hotel is offering two new fall cocktails that will make you feel all cozy inside. The “Duck Fat Sazerac” features smoked duck fat Sazerac rye, bitters, Herbsaint and sugar. We all know that duck fat takes French fries to the next level, but it turns out the same can be said for cocktails. Meanwhile, the “Bubbles & Butter” features brown butter bourbon, sugar, citrus, Cardamaro and sparkling wine. Also located at the Pontchartrain Hotel, Jack Rose is offering “Yamz A Make Her Dance” —a cocktail made with Cognac, lemon juice, honey syrup, Amaro, sweet potato puree and sparkling wine. 2031 St. Charles Ave., 941-9000, thepontchartrainhotel.com.
Urban South Brewery recently released a new Drip fruited coffee sour taproom series featuring Hey Coffee. The first release in August combined guava, strawberry and blueberry with cold-brew, medium-roast coffee full of raspberry and honey flavors. In September, Urban South released Drip with mango and peach. The brewery also has released some superfruited sours pioneered at its Houston facility, dubbed "Spilled." They come in three fruited levels: single, double, and triple, and they contain any variation of fruit (and sometimes candy) that you can imagine. All are available for pick-up at the New Orleans taproom. 1645 Tchoupitoulas St., 267-4852, urbansouthbrewery.com
The Sazerac House is offering fun and informative virtual cocktail tastings. Simply sign up for a class, pick up the curbside kit and then hop online to learn how to craft classic cocktails, discover stories behind the spirits and gain knowledge from experts. Upcoming classes include “Cheers to Cheese” on Oct. 20 and “Drink & Learn: Cocktails in New Orleans’ Grand Hotels” on Oct. 22. Classes start at 5 p.m., and kits can be picked up curbside from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on the day of the workshop. Ten percent of proceeds benefit the Louisiana Hospitality Foundation. 101 Magazine St., 910-0100, sazerachouse.com.
LeBLANC + Smith restaurants, CAVAN and Longway Tavern, recently introduced happy hours taking place Wednesday through Sunday with food and drink specials. CAVAN’s happy hour runs 4-6 p.m., while Longway Tavern is offering a daytime happy hour (11 a.m.-3 p.m.) and an evening happy hour (4-6 p.m.). 3607 Magazine St., 509-7655, cavannola.com; 719 Toulouse St., 962-9696, longwaytavern.com.
COCKTAIL RECIPE BOOK
“Optimistic Cocktails: Reimagined Food Waste & Recipes for Resilience” ($15) is a new digital cocktail book released this spring. Claire Sprouse, whose Brooklyn-based Hunky Dory bar and cafe closed due to the pandemic quarantine, invited bartenders across the U.S. to submit recipes that reimagine food waste into crafty cocktails. Jewel of the South's Maggie Morgan contributed her “Rule of Thirds” cocktail, made with tequila or gin, a dash of celery bitters and a savory syrup made from onion and bell pepper scraps. One hundred percent of proceeds support employee staff funds and undocumented workers’ relief funds across the U.S. Outlook-good.com/support-shop/optimisticcocktailsvoli.
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BY ANDY MY E R
Upholstered in easy-to-clean faux leather with armrests and a straight back to help keep busy bees posture perfect, the Carter Armchair is a stylish option for everyone in the family, Eclectic Home, eclectichome.net.
Stay hydrated and avoid incessant trips to the kitchen by keeping a water bottle at your desk. Corkcicle’s 16 oz. Origins Canteen in Aurora keeps iced drinks cold for up to 24 hours with a slip-proof silicon bottom and screw on cap to prevents spills, Perlis, perlis.com.
Overexposure from screens is known to cause eye strain and sleep disruption. Filter out digital fatigue with Krewe’s Carson Plume blue-light glasses, Krewe, krewe.com.
Work it Out Elevate your home workspace
Great for all ages, the portable Jamm’d Bluetooth Speaker in Sprinkle Dots will set the mood with a favorite playlist, Juju’s Kids Boutique, jujuskidsboutique.com.
In a designated work area, good lighting is key. Try a modern classic like Eclectic Home’s Violetta Lamp, eclectichome.net.
There’s nothing more satisfying than crossing items off a to do list by hand, particularly if you jot them down in happy floral notebooks like this set by Rifle Paper Co., from Lionheart Prints, lionheartprints.com.
The Onegin Desk is a chic and functional spot for the whole family, crafted in a sturdy wood and brass frame with deep drawers for storing supplies, Villa Vici, villavici.com.
That was a revelation. And so was this: Once you wade into the pet adoption thing, you’re all in. It’s a new drug. And there’s no getting out. Over the next several decades came Blink, Sam, Clio and Luna Biscuit. Then, in order: Blink got run over by a car. Alibi ran away. Sam bit my neighbor and a jogger in the park and had to be put down. (Nice euphemism.) Clio got kidney disease and died fast. So that left Biscuit.Wonderful, weird, heterochromatic Biscuit. (That’s a term to describe the condition of having two different colored eyes. David Bowie had it, you may remember. It’s rare. But it made Biscuit look like a Spirit Dog.) Seems like I always adopted the most unusual looking dogs on the planet. I guess I could relate to them. Although I never looked unusual, I often felt that way. I lost Biscuit in my divorce. Five dogs down, no feeling better. I’m thinking: I don’t need a dog. Time passes. I’m alone and miserable again. I meet a girl. (Without the assistance of an unusual looking wing dog!) I start spending most of my time at her place on the North Shore. Naturally, turns out she has a dog, a rescue named Charlie, a wretched but lovable canine, incontinent and limping always, but docile and sleepy. I can relate to Charlie.
Canine friends along the way Back when I was a student at the University of Wisconsin, me and my friends would routinely go to the open-mic night at the Student Union every Wednesday night for kicks and giggles. There was this one guy who showed up every week. He was terrible, but he was funny. He rolled out one sorry tune after another, but his closer was always the same. It was called “I Don’t Need a Dog,” in which he wailed against the false promise of canine companionship and he howled at the moon. It cracked up the entire room every week, even though we all knew it was coming and had heard it dozens of times before. Fast forward to 1992. I’m 32 now, living in my own home, recently dumped by my girlfriend. Sad and miserable with a brand-new mortgage and no understanding of how to live alone. And then I got burglarized. Three times in six weeks, I get swept of all my worldly possessions. Apparently, I was an easy mark. This did not improve my morale or demeanor. In steps friend Jyl, an old dear friend who also happens to be employed by this magazine. She sees I’m angry, alone and miserable. She tells me: “You need a dog.” That might have been the moment that the term “trigger speech” was invented. “I don’t need a dog,” I told her. I had never had a dog. What do you do with dogs, I asked? She told me: “You meet girls.” And that’s how I ended up with Alibi, a rescue dog provided by Jyl and the SPCA, and the strangest looking creature you could ever see. She was a silvery-blue Huskie-looking mutt, with piercing bright blue eyes. And when we walked through the park together, guess what? I met a LOT of girls. “Ooh, she’s so cute! What’s her name?” My thinking: “What’s yours?”
One day, Charlie bolts – as best as Charlie could “bolt” – out the front door and promptly gets run over out on the highway. So there we are. Where you always are after your pets die. In a house full of fleas looking for new hosts. Charlie was a handful, so infirm and messy. I’m thinking: Maybe let’s just close this chapter. We don’t need a dog. It’s all the sorrow in the world. They’re like kids: One’s not enough, three is too many, and it’s a sure thing they will eventually break your heart. So, a year ago, I’m back at my place in the city for a few days and then head back to the North Shore to my partner’s place. “Guess what!” she greets me. “I’ve adopted two cats!” Just what we need. More mouths to feed. More heartache. But they are absolutely adorable. Identical twins. Scrawny little black-and-whites. My partner can’t tell them apart at first, so she names them both Rupert. So nobody will get confused. My partner, she’s a little strange herself. And now we’re just one big happy Rupert family in the woods. It’s complicated. But there’s this: We don’t need a dog. At least, not yet. At least, not now.
For more Chris Rose check out his blog "Me Again"on Tuesday mornings at myneworleans.com
JASON RAISH ILLUSTRATION
BY KE L L Y MASSIC O T
any know David Shaw as the front man for local rock band The Revivalists. For over a decade, Shaw and the band have been a staple at festivals and concerts around the country, but like many who have tried something new during the pandemic, this front man is turning solo artist for the first time. Dual solo singles, “Promised Land” and “Shaken,” have been released, with a studio album next year. Shaw shares with us his journey to becoming a solo artist and what the future holds for him. Q: Why branch out now and who are you as a solo artist? Honestly, I got to say that this project it was all about relationships. So, I think I’m just still kind of learning who I am and learning how to be me. It takes a long time to figure out who we are as people, as musicians. I’m just kind of setting my compass for the person I want to be and the musician I want to be. I’m just trying to own that. With the band, I’ve got a lot of people I can kind of lean on it, and there’s just a lot of firepower there. With this project, it was just like, well, “What do you want to do? How do you want to do this?” It was very much a growing process for me, and I think I’ll be able to take all the things that I’ve learned through producing this record in the studio. I feel like I’m going to come out of this process a better human and a better musician, better songwriter. Q: How has your work with the band influenced you as a solo artist? Honestly, I’m influenced by everything, every day. I’m just an open person and that’s what I really try to be like at the end of the day. I take a little bit from that, a little bit from there, a little bit from here, and I lift it up into my own little group.
Q: What is special to you about these two singles? I just want to preface it by saying, I believe that songs can take on a completely different life and a completely different meaning than even what the writer intended, and I think that’s one of the truly beautiful things about songwriting and music. It’s how, when you look at a painting, the artist is asking you, "What do you feel?" I had many different feelings when writing the song “Shaken” – a lot of stuff coming up from my past and a lot to do with the present. The music video, without telling too much, it’s basically all the certain things that happen to you when you’re young. Maybe you were bullied. Maybe this happened, or maybe that happened. These things are the things that can stick with you and the things that make you different when you’re growing up. TRUE CONFESSION What you might have When I was six-years old, I tried out for gotten teased for, can the Mickey Mouse be your strength when Club. Needless to say, I did not make you’re older. Oftentimes, the cut. Phew. that is how the story goes. Kids and everybody, people my age, parents, whoever, should just kind of rally around that feeling. Yeah, this happened and that happened. There are still these self-defeating thoughts that follow me around, even to this day. Some of these cut when you’re younger, it cuts deep. They don’t go away. Q: What is the message behind the second single, “Promised Land?" The song was written before this revolution. I guess I’m always writing from the place of an underdog. Again, a song can take on many different forms. There’s a lot of things going on in this country that I think we really need to address. I think that this song can shed a light on that and hopefully bring about some change and bring about some thoughts. I’m just trying to do my best to do my part as a privileged white man to help push the meal for change and change in the right direction. The people that have the power to do this, make the change, we must do it. To continue this conversation, and find out what’s next for David Shaw, visit our website for exclusive online content. MyNewOrleans.com
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Ashes to Ashes On the road and on the go My friend Awlette says every public restroom is a death trap. She tells me this on the I-10, with 18 hours to go until we get to New Jersey. I got to explain. Our Aunt Chlorine in New Jersey, who gave us a place to stay after Katrina, needs our help. It’s time to take Uncle Larry off her mantel. He’s been there since he passed 25 years ago, but he always wanted his final resting place to be the family tomb in New Orleans. And after all these years, Aunt Chlorine has found love again. As soon as this pandemic is over, she and Harvey Meltzburger are moving into a rich old people’s community together, and they ain’t got no mantels in their unit.
My mother-in-law Ms. Larda is too old to take chances traveling during a pandemic. My brothers-in-law are busy with their Masked Men delivery service (motto: Six Feet Away and Sterile”). I am an unbusy French Quarter tour guide, because we only got about nine tourists in the entire city right now, so I am the obvious choice. Awlette ain’t busy either, so she volunteers to drive with me. But she don’t explain about restrooms until after we leave. Covid is an aerosol, which means it travels in teensy invisible particles through the air, and she, being a beautician by trade, understands aerosols. They work like hair spray. So, if I go into a little gas station bathroom and spray my hair, and you go in after me, you smell hair spray, she says. That’s not all I smell, I say, but she says don’t get off the subject. She saw just what we needed on late-night
TV and ordered us each one. It lets us relieve ourselves like men do, standing up behind a tree or something. It is called the LadyTinkle, and it’s shaped like a slanted funnel, and I don’t need to explain further, because you can figure it out from there. But there’s more. If it’s nighttime and we can’t get out and go behind a tree, we got a special container, the TinkleTank, to use with the LadyTinkle, right in the car. I didn’t know if I could do any of this, but it turns out if you’re desperate, you can, and that’s all I am going to say about that. We do stay at motels along the way, and they have actual bathrooms, thank God, but Awlette makes sure we open all the windows and run the ventilator fan all the time. Finally, we get to Aunt Chlorine’s, and she hustles out wearing a mask and carrying a long-necked urn, which looks like a oversized beer bottle to me, and we respectfully situate it on the floor of the back seat and cushion it with tissue paper. We are almost home when the traffic grinds to a halt on the interstate. I don’t know what happened, but we sit and sit and there is no place to pull off and go modestly behind a tree. Awlette is in the passenger seat, and she uses the Tinkle Tank, and then we run around the car and switch places and I use it. Just then, traffic starts up again. I fling the tank in the back seat, get scared that it might overflow, and ask Awlette to swing into the right lane so I can empty it out the window. I grab it, yank off the top, and dump it quick. Then I realize. That was Uncle Larry. You’d think there’d be a better seal on that urn. We pull off at the next exit. But Uncle Larry is gone with the wind. Most of him anyway. The urn is pretty light. I decide to stick it in the trunk, like I should have done in the first place, and there are two sacks of Mardi Gras beads in there. All right! We choose the very best beads, Rex and Zulu and Muses. There are enough ashes left to pad them so the urn don’t rattle too much. People will assume it’s his gold fillings. God bless Uncle Larry. May he rest in style.
LORI OSIECKI ILLUSTRATION
BY JO HN R . KE MP
inging the popular World War I ballads “Over There” and “Mademoiselle from Armentières,” thousands of American soldiers and sailors passed through New Orleans on their way to Europe to fight in the Great World War to “end all wars.” Here, New Orleans photographer John Hippolyte Coquille captured this image of U.S. Army troops in formation at Camp Martin, then located at the New Orleans Fairgrounds. Camp Martin and Camp Nicholls in City Park were two of several army and naval bases erected in the city during the war. When the United States entered World War I in 1917, patriotic New Orleanians enlisted, held parades, sold Liberty Bonds, joined the Red Cross, and worked in various war industries that sprung up in the city. Surprisingly, military enlistments nationwide (including New Orleans) were so slow that President Woodrow Wilson called up the draft to fill the ranks.
In a way, the coming of war was a relief for New Orleanians who had weathered economic recessions in 1907 and 1914, the deadly Robert Charles race riot of 1900, and the city’s last yellow fever epidemic in 1905. But with that jubilation came the cancellation of Mardi Gras during the war years and the Great Influenza pandemic of 1918 that killed an estimated 50-plus million people worldwide, including 675,000 in the United States. Then down came an edict New Orleanians didn’t expect. With Camp Martin and other military bases in town, the U.S. War Department forced reluctant city officials to close Storyville, the city’s infamous tenderloin district, to protect the virtue and health of America’s young soldiers and sailors. In 1919, barely a year after the war, Ninth Ward residents erected a “Victory Arch” to all Ninth Ward residents who served and died in the war. Said to be the first World War I monument erected in an American city, the Roman-styled granite arch still stands in the 3800 block of Burgundy Street.
PHOTO COURTESY OF THE HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION
SE PLEA ME! T AD O P
, a 3-month-old black and white puppy, lives up to her name. Sparkle has lots of energy. She’s feisty, loves to play, and will light up your life. She does great with other dogs, and quickly learns commands like “sit.” To adopt visit la-spca.org
BY ANDY MYER
PHOTOGRAPHY BY EUGENIA UHL
“SAVING JUST ONE ANIMAL WON’T CHANGE THE WORLD, BUT SURELY IT WILL CHANGE THE WORLD FOR THAT ONE ANIMAL”
These are trying times. Finding joy in life’s simple pleasures has made a full resurgence. Families are adopting pets in record numbers, but many hold back because they simply don’t have enough information or are intimidated by the cost and process. In good times and bad, animal companions serve as wonderful sources of comfort, fun and support. ¶ Studies have shown that pets, particularly dogs and cats, can reduce anxiety, depression and encourage a more active lifestyle. According to a HABRI (Human Animal Bond Research Institute) survey of family physicians, 87 percent said their patients’ mood or outlook had improved as a result of pet ownership. Playing with a dog or cat can elevate levels of serotonin and dopamine, which calm and relax the parasympathetic nervous system. ¶ Training a dog or cat to perform a new trick can teach kids the importance of perseverance. Caring for an animal also provides numerous other benefits for children including companionship, responsibility, and routine.¶ If you don’t have the money or time to own your own pet, there are still ways you can experience the multitude of benefits animals offer. Most animal shelters or rescue groups welcome volunteers to help care for homeless pets or assist at adoption events. You’ll not only be helping yourself, but also helping to socialize and exercise the animals, making them more adoptable.
While buying a pet from a breeder or shop is certainly an option, local shelters currently board many deserving animals that need homes. When you adopt a pet, the cost of spay/ neuter, first vaccinations and microchipping is included in the price, which can save you some of the up-front costs when adding a new member to your family. Overburdened shelters take in millions of animals every year, and by adopting an animal, you’re making room for others. Not only are you giving more animals a second chance, but the cost of your adoption goes directly towards helping those shelters better care for the animals they take in. “Saving just one animal won’t change the world, but surely it will change the world for that one animal,” says Rebecca Melanson, Communications Engagement Specialist with the LASPCA. “Animal shelters and rescue groups are brimming with happy, healthy pets just waiting for someone to take them home. Most shelter pets wound up there because of a human problem like a move, not because the animals did anything wrong. Many are already house-trained and used to living with families.” Shelters will conduct vet checks, landlord checks and may ask extensive questions or visit your home to make sure the yard is safe from escape. Be patient. Adopting a rescue pet can be a slower process than buying but is well worth the reward.
FOSTERING Fostering provides a homeless animal a temporary home until they are ready to make their adoption debut. There are a variety of situations in which an animal can benefit from the personalized care that a foster home can offer. Shelter teams will work with foster parents every step of the way to pave the path for success. “Fostering is crucial right now. The adoption process is moving slower due to staffing issues and social distancing guidelines. As a result, pets may be spending more time in a kennel before finding their new home. When a pet is fostered, it does two important things, reduces the stress of overpopulation in the shelters and it makes the pet more adoptable,” said Michelle Ingram, Director Zeus’ Rescues. “The insight that foster families give us about how a pet is outside a shelter environment is invaluable in helping us understand a pet and place it in the perfect home.”
TIPS ON BRINGING AN ANIMAL INTO THE HOME At any reputable shelter, an adoption team will talk you through different ways to make sure your furry new family member feels comfortable and safe in their new home. Depending on your situation, they will cover specific instructions on how to do this safely for all. The first couple of days after bringing a new pet home can be stressful for the pet and family. Being fully prepared will make the transition easier. If you are bringing a puppy into your home, make sure that all things you don’t want to be chewed are picked up and that any dangerous items (like rodent poison or low-hanging wires) are put out of reach. Dogs: Be patient and keep an eye out for stress indicators like panting, pacing, hiding, potty accidents, chewing and upset stomach. If you’re having behavior struggles with your new pet, shelters including the LASPCA have a large library of online resources that were created by certified trainers. Don’t be afraid of kennel training. There are a ton of great articles online about how to crate train your dog. He/ she will learn that it is their safe space and can keep them out of trouble when you aren’t home. Cats: Just like children, kittens typically adjust to change a little better than adult cats. Confinement periods tend to be extra helpful when helping adult cats adjust and keeping kittens out of trouble. Keep your cat in a small room with a litter box, food, and water, scratching post, toys and a bed for a few days. Your cat needs plenty of socialization and exercise during this period. Set aside time each day to visit with him/her or bring them to a larger room to play and stretch. Have toys and treats at the ready. Make the new environment exciting and welcoming from the moment they enter the door.
HELPING THE CAUSE While monetary donations are always welcome, you can help shelters in many other ways. Most shelters take donated towels, blankets and old pet beds. Your time is just as valuable to shelters as money.
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VOLUNTEER Shelters offer a variety of different volunteer opportunities including pet photography, dog walking, cat socialization, transport driving, and cat trapping. If interested, the first step is signing up for an orientation to learn more about the program and the opportunities available. You will also learn about the additional training requirements involved in becoming an active volunteer.
SHARE WITH YOUR COMMUNITY If you can’t physically volunteer, you can help rescue shelters by sharing social media posts, news and adoptable animals online. Crossposting to help spread the word may help an animal find its forever home. If you do decide to bring a pet into your home, it’s incredibly important to be sure you can properly love and care for the animal. Both cats and dogs will need lots of play and one-on-one time. Nola’s walkability make the city an ideal location for outings with four-legged friends. We’ve sniffed out great local spots that welcome pets. Just remember to keep your pooch on a leash and by your side at all times.
Adorn your furry friends in these chic linen handkerchiefs crafted in a range of gorgeous colors and prints from chinoiserie to bright solids. Available in multiple sizes for small to large dogs, Perch, perch-home.com.
Spice up your pup’s day with the Red Beans & Rice leash in Caribbean Blue and a festive seersucker bow tie from Nola Couture, nolacouture.com. Connor The Crawfish is made from twisted canvas rope and is tug-resistant, yet soft enough for dogs who love to snuggle with their toys, Southern Paws, shopsouthernpaws.com.
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a 10-year-old retriever mix, gets along great with other dogs, and is obsessed with kittens. She came into the shelter after her owner passed away, and was understandably pretty sad at first. After a month or so in foster care, she was back to her old self and is a total sweetheart. To adpot visit la-spca.org
Highlights include the Surf Dog Delight burger patty and Canine Kahuna chicken. Lucy’s has also partnered with Canine Creamery to offer three new flavors - strawberry blueberry and pumpkin.
' AND WATERING HOLES EATERIES, CAFES The Bulldog 3236 Magazine St., 5135 Canal Blvd. Draftfreak.com Beer and dog lovers rejoice. The Bulldog encourages four-legged friends in its extensive outdoor courtyard. Both locations regularly host rescue nights where local shelters bring in adoptable pets and a portion of the sales from the night are donated back to the rescue. Café Amelie 912 Royal St. CafeAmelie.com Café Amelie’s wait staff will treat your pup like royalty and bring you a bowl of ice water and bacon or chicken as a treat when you’re seated. Enjoy a delicious meal in the heart of the French Quarter in a lush and quiet courtyard. Cavan 3607 Magazine St. CavanNola.com Cavan’s delightful porch and patio are the perfect spot for a pup companion who enjoys lounging with a crowd during a boozy brunch. Water bowls are available as well as the occasional treat from servers. Flamingo A Go-Go 869 Magazine St. Flamingonola.com Flamingo A-Go-Go’s colorful patio is one
of the largest in the Warehouse District making it a perfect respite for area canine friends. Offering a special dog menu, treat your pup to the "dog plate" and other specialties. The restaurant also partners with local organizations to host online contests and other events, bringing awareness and funds to local shelters. The Joint 701 Mazant St. Alwayssmokin.com Bring Fido and enjoy some of New Orleans’ tastiest barbecue brisket, pork, chicken and sausage with an array of sides. The Joint’s outdoor patio welcomes pups and sets up water bowls. Be sure to ask about the new house-made smoked pork dog treats. Lucy’s New Orleans 701 Tchoupitoulas Street LucysSurf.com Lucy’s is known for its’ dog-friendly atmosphere serving human patrons everything from burgers to tacos and a variety of seafood as well as cocktails. Enjoy a dogfriendly menu and charity events where dogs have been known to saddle up to the bar. Pups are welcome inside and out, provided with water and ice, and humans will be handed a menu for themselves and their pup.
PJ’s Coffee 5432 Magazine St., 7624 Maple St. PJsCoffee.com Both the PJ’s uptown on Magazine and Maple Streets have water bowls outside for pups and welcome furry friends while customers work or grab their coffee and pastries. Look for treat jars on the counter filled with milk bones. At Christmas, the Magazine Street location has even been known to give out stockings from Santa for pup regulars. Satsuma 7901 Maple St., 1320 Magazine St. Satsumacafe.com In addition to Satsuma’s delicious and health-conscious human menu, the café’s friendly staff keeps treats and water bowls on hand for dogs. The Maple Street location also boasts special hooks near tables for leashes. Pup regulars have been known to nose their way past the counter looking for treats. Check out #dogsofsatsuma for adorable shots of frequent furry visitors lounging on the patio. The Tchoup Yard 405 Third St. Tchoupyard.com The Irish Channel’s Tchoup Yard has an extensive outdoor patio with plenty of room for pups to lounge. Stop in for a drink and bite from the Karibu Kitchen’s food truck serving fan favorites including fried chicken sandwiches and loaded tater tots. Tchoup Yard also partners with local organizations to host adoption parties and showcase pets who need a home.
Note: Many other spots around town are known for offering your pups a treat while picking up take out including Stein's Deli, Good Bird and Company Burger.
Chance in Hell Snoballs Corner of France and Burgundy
This Bywater pop-up stand offers “frosty treats for a world on fire.” Cool off with all-natural, mouth-watering flavors like Cucumber, Lemongrass, Mint and “Adults Only” Sunday Funday specials, including Dark n’ Stormy and Chocolate Mint Juleps. Doggie snoballs come in organic, low-sodium chicken broth over ice.
Picnic Provisions & Whiskey 741 State St. Nolapicnic.com
Picnic Provisions offers a pupfriendly happy hour on the patio from 3–7 p.m. Wednesday – Sunday. Call ahead to reserve your table outside so you’re sure to secure a spot. The popular fried chicken will have your pooch on his best behavior waiting for a scrap sent from heaven above.
PLACES TO PLAY Nola’s best spots for pups to run and socialize During Covid-19 restrictions are in place at certain parks to keep guests and staff safe. Guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs and take them when they leave. Remember to practice safe social distancing and maintain at least 6-feet from other visitors. Owners are also encouraged to bring extra waste bags in case parks are in short supply. Before you visit a public dog park make sure all of your pup’s vaccinations are up to date and that they are wearing the proper tags. NOLA City Bark 30 Zachary Taylor Dr.
Located in the heart of City Park, behind Popp Fountain, NOLA City Bark offers 4.6 landscaped acres with separate play areas for small and big dogs where off-leash time is encouraged. Amenities include agility equipment, a splash pad and pools, doggy water fountains,
shade pavilions, Mutt Mitts for clean-up, on-site restrooms, and a 0.25-mile walking trail. Children under eight are not allowed in the dog park at any time. Annual permits are required and cost $55 for one dog and an additional $5 per additional dog. Friends of City Park Members receive a $5 discount.
Crescent Park Dog Run 3800-3898 Chartres St.
Located between the Piety Street wharf and Mazant Street ramp, Crescent Park Dog Run offers a recreation space and picnic area. The closest entrance to the fenced dog area is the parking lot near the Mazant Street ramp. But, in-the-know visitors with large dogs suggest using the Piety Street Arch stairs as a workout along the way.
Wisner Dog Park 4876 Laurel St.
It can be difficult to find a fenced-in area for your pup to run and play in the heart of the city, so Wisner’s off-leash park
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is a welcome retreat. Stay alert however, this co-mingled park does not include separate enclosures for large and small dogs. Large trees provide much needed shade on hot days and there are benches for relaxing while your pup gets the lead out.
Bayou Sauvage Ridge Trail 20876 Chef Menteur Hwy.
Bayou Sauvage Ridge Trail is a lightly trafficked 6.8-mile trail. Good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding, dogs are welcome to join but must be kept on a leash.
The Levee Dog Park Leake Avenue adjacent to The Fly
This hidden gem uptown is an “unofficial” offthe-leash spot for your pup to exercise and socialize. The levee hill is perfect for lots of good sprinting. The area is kept clean and offers great Mississippi River views.
These vibrant collars also come in leads and are made by a local artist in a wide variety of sizes and prints exclusively for Petcetera, petceteranola. com. Treat cats to these pawsome Nola Catnip Toys handmade in town and stuffed with 100-percent organic cat nip to keep your kitty entertained for hours, Southern Paws, shopsouthernpaws.com.
“TO RUN AND PLAY...WISNER'S OFF-LEASH PARK IS A WELCOME RETREAT.”
Lafreniere Bark Park 3000 Downs Blvd.
This five-acre park has two sectioned areas for large and small dogs. Agility equipment, a load of room to run in lush grass and benches with lots of shade make it an ideal spot for dogs and owners. A dog washing station outside located outside of the parks gates is handy for muddy days. Children under 10 are prohibited and children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Note: City Park, Audubon Park, Crescent Park and Armstrong Park all welcome dogs as long as they are kept on a leash.
Perfect for the poshest pups, these “Sniffany & Co.” and “Chewy Vuiton” parody toys will keep your pup stylin’ even while they’re chomping down. Both are available in multiple sizes for small and large dogs, Southern Paws, shopsouthernpaws.com.
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, a two-month-old fluffy orange kitten, is the definition of a curious cat, and definitely wants to explore the world around her. To adopt visit la-spca.org
PLEASE ADOPT ME!
a 5-year-old shorthair tabby cat, is a total purr machine, and loves to be held. Sheâ€™s as sweet can be and adores attention and affection. Nelly would be great in a home with other cats. To adopt visit la-spca.org
DOGGIE DAYCARE If you’re away from home for much of the day or work long hours, don’t fret. There are several local spots that will ensure your pup is getting enough exercise, is properly socialized and in good hands. See below for a list of top spots recommended by locals.
Camp Bow Wow 2731 Tchoupitoulas St. Campbowwow.com Designed to improve your pup’s quality of life in a safe, fun and nurturing environment, Camp Bow Wow offers enrichment-based care with sensory stimulation and group play. Campers are able to run, jump and play in climate-controlled yards with counselors certified in pet first aid and CPR. All campers are screened, ensuring they are sociable, spayed or neutered and vaccinated. Parents are given live access to web cams to check in from anywhere throughout the day. Pricing starts at $29 for a full day, with discounts offered for multiple day packages and other add-ons. Canine Connection 4920 Tchoupitoulas St. Canineconnectionnola.com Canine Connection’s five climatecontrolled playrooms and nine outdoor play areas are divided according a pup's size and temperament. On your first visit your pup will need to be interviewed and pass a vet check to make sure you’re up to date. Webcam access and an above ground outdoor dog pool delight parents and pups alike. Half and full day rates are offered with full-day costing $28. Multiple packages and member bundles are also available. Dogtopia 9501 Airline Hwy. Dogtopia.com Dogtopia’s mission is to make sure pets feel happy, safe and comfortable. A highly trained staff provide dogs with a structured environment to play, socialize and have fun. Separated by size, temperament and play style, pups are able to hang in state-of-the-art facilities that include climate-controlled playrooms with an air exchange drawing outdoor air in for additional fresh air. Outdoor play areas are equipped with splash pads, agility equipment and doggie pools. Enjoy watching your pup make new best friends through remote access webcams. Pups must pass a meet and greet evaluation.
Half-day care starts at $19, full days cost $29. Discounts are offered for additional packages and bundles. Pawlins 3501 River Road Pawlins.com The epitome of total pet care, Pawlins focuses on purposeful play and an “at home” environment. The impressive 18,000-square-foot facility boasts four separate, climatecontrolled indoor play yards with hospital-grade, bacteriaresistant rubber floors to reduce noise and protect joints. Additional perks include an outdoor water park and easy to sanitize K-9 grass so pups stay clean. At Pawlins, safety is paramount and webcam access is offered to all owners. Each dog is interviewed by staff and an evaluation dog to ensure they are placed in the right environment and group. River Road Veterinary hospital is also available on site to handle any emergencies or routine check-ups. Pawlins offers a variety of packages with a standard full day priced at $32.
SHOPPING Celebrate your pet with the latest and greatest accessories, treats and gear. Jefferson Feed 4421 Jefferson Hwy. Jeffersonfeed.com Jefferson Feed is a family-owned business with five locations throughout Southeast Louisiana. At this one-stopshop for both cats and dogs, you can find a diverse selection of high-quality, organic food, toys and care products. Nola Couture 3308 Magazine St. Nolacouture.com Pop into Nola Couture for a variety of whimsical, Crescent City-themed patterned pet accessories including collars, leashes and bowties. Petcetera 3205 Magazine St. Petceteranola.com This full-service pet boutique offers a wide selection of options for both cats and dogs, from grooming to pet photography. Sourcing a vast array of toys, accessories, bowls and beds from around the globe, Petcetera also partners with local artists on an exclusive line of collars, leads, clothing and costumes. Custom birthday cakes and other locally inspired fresh treats from the in-house bakery are a big hit. Southern Paws 633 Toulouse St. Shopsouthernpaws.com Nestled in the heart of the French Quarter, Southern Paws is well stocked with New Orleans-inspired pet supplies and treats. The knowledgeable and friendly staff can assist you in finding anything and everything your cat or dog might need, from humorous bowls and toys to freshly baked gourmet treats and costumes.
A ST E A DY DIET OF RESILIENCE A CONVERSATION WITH NOCHI EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR LEAH SARRIS
hen the New Orleans Culinary and Hospitality Institute (NOCHI) opened its doors in January 2019, the hospitality industry was booming. The nonprofit culinary school, a passion project of local restaurant titans Ti Adelaide Martin and Dickie Brennan and developer George Brower, seemed ideally positioned to supply the city’s surging number of restaurants, bars and hotels with a pipeline of trained graduates. Less than two years later, that industry struggles beneath the weight of COVID-19, crippling economic uncertainty and painful conversations around equity and opportunity for hospitality workers. These developments have led Executive Director Leah Sarris and her team to reimagine the ways in which NOCHI can fulfill its educational mission and broaden the concept of hospitality. To support these efforts, NOCHI’s first fundraiser, “Cooking for a Cause,” will run online from September 30 to October 14, featuring auction items ranging from a private cooking class with Emeril Lagasse to a business coaching session with hospitality legend Danny Meyer. Sarris speaks with New Orleans Magazine about the challenges – and opportunities – ahead for NOCHI.
BY REBECCA FRIEDMAN PHOTO BY CRAIG MULCAHY
HOW IS NOCHI WEATHERING THIS COMPLEX TIME?
ARE STUDENTS IN THE KITCHENS?
Being a startup nonprofit, I think the challenges have been intensified. We don’t have that base built up. We still have debt from opening, and any startup takes a few years to ramp up. It’s definitely knocked us back a little, but we’ve been pretty fortunate and innovative. We’ve all had to step up in different capacities just to make things happen, but we’ve had a lot of great support. So, it hasn’t all been bad. Challenging, yes, but some interesting opportunity has arisen out of it. Our plan this year was largely built around growing enthusiast classes, which were public-facing, and continuing education for people in the hospitality industry. Obviously, those areas haven’t been a big focus this year, so we’ve had to shift our business model and be creative and innovative very quickly. Our curriculum, because it’s so new, has been evolving anyway. We’ve always had a big focus on sanitation and safety but obviously now more so. There’s an increased focus on if you’re not going to work in restaurants, what other opportunities are out there? But the good thing is we are teaching the basics. We are a workforce training school more than anything, although we do teach the business side and things you need to grow within the industry. No matter what, people are going to have to eat, so these skills will translate into a variety of fields.
When COVID-19 hit, our students were right about at the halfway point of their 100-day program. We ended up breaking for a few weeks while we regrouped and then took everything we could online, condensed into a three-week period. As soon as we were able, we brought them back into the classroom to finish. We graduated that class recently – a virtual graduation, with Frank Brigtsen as our speaker. We are actually about to start a new group of students. It’s a little smaller than we originally hoped, but we are happy that we are able to continue programming and continue to grow. So we are still doing in-person classes with the contingency plan of taking classes online if we have to and taking precautions in our lab – masking up, frequent hand washing, socially distancing – everything to keep people safe. It’s a hands-on program – that’s why people are coming here, so you can’t do everything virtual.
Q WHAT KINDS OF EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES EXIST IN THE HOSPITALITY SECTOR? ARE PARTS OF THE INDUSTRY THRIVING? Obviously not restaurants. I think the people who have pivoted to be more creative in the way they deliver food to people have been able to survive more. There’s still plenty of opportunity to work, where people need to be fed, even if the restaurants are hurting. One area is preparing food for disaster relief. We’ve been involved in this massive feeding initiative with the city of New Orleans – people can sign up if they’ve been affected by COVID-19. We, along with over 70 restaurants, are preparing food daily that gets delivered to restaurants. In the last few years but especially now, there’s been a focus on how chefs can respond to disasters and even use it as opportunity. Preparing food for disaster relief is very different from preparing it for a restaurant. That is something that we are definitely emphasizing more as well – mass production. There will always be opportunities with feeding more institutional settings, everything from oil rigs to cafeterias. Some of our graduates are doing meal kits, the heat-and-serve delivery type. There are still plenty of opportunities – it takes a little more creativity and flexibility, and our jobs aren’t necessarily going to be exactly what we envisioned, but eventually we’re going to find that new normal. Fortunately, most of our students have not had a problem finding jobs. People are still looking for trained, passionate workers. We have a lot of people looking for new staff, local restauranteurs coming to us looking for students, so we’ve been fortunate in that way.
THOUGH THE INDUSTRY HAS COOLED, HOSPITALITY REMAINS WARM AT NOCHI
Q HAVE THERE BEEN ANY SILVER LININGS? Our virtual “Cooking in Quarantine” classes [now rebranded as “NOCHI Together”] were really successful for us and a big highlight of quarantine for me. We started them almost immediately, twice a week. People could cook along with us, for free or as a donation. When we first started, we had hundreds of people sign up and ended up getting people from 46 states and nine countries. We expanded it to include different kinds of offerings, guest chefs from different restaurants, even cocktails from throughout New Orleans. We’re planning to roll the classes out again in October. Our vision has been for NOCHI to really become a hospitality educational hub and a community resource for everyone from community members to aspiring professionals to current professionals. Being so young, there were a lot of people who still hadn’t been introduced to us. What this has allowed us to do, especially being more involved with these community initiatives and having to shift our programming, is help us to become a hub in a different way. It’s helped raise awareness about NOCHI, what we stand for, what we’re doing, building more relationships within the community and having people look to us on a local and national scale.
HOW DID YOU APPROACH THE “COOKING FOR A CAUSE” FUNDRAISER?
HOW IS NOCHI BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE?
Originally, we were planning on an in-person fundraiser, but we’ve always planned on auctioning culinary experiences more than things. This model might even be better because it allows us an audience we might not otherwise have had, people outside the New Orleans area, people who learned about us from initiatives we’re doing. We are excited by the fact that it can give people something to look forward to, whether a small, private cooking class or an online experience, once they are able to enjoy it. People can support us even if they can’t bid thousands of dollars on a private cooking class. There are plenty of ways to donate or buy NOCHI swag from the website or attend our virtual cooking classes for a low cost. There are also going to be some smaller items on our auction, like cookware and fun things like NOCHI-themed Mardi Gras shoes. Our Board has been great in helping [line up the participants]. I think that really speaks to the fact that the industry is very supportive of NOCHI being here and thinks it’s important to keep us afloat. Those people are donating their services and time to our bottom line, which is desperately needed right now.
We hope to continue to build our relationship with the community, become that educational hub for people in hospitality – not just in the industry but for community members as well, growing that idea of what hospitality means. I’d like to start growing more in continuing education for people in the industry. That might mean education specific to the new environment we’re in. For example, we built programming called HOSP: an online platform for hospitality owners, staff and patrons. It takes the data out there about COVID and how to safely reopen and puts it in one spot as online training modules for hospitality staff. They can take the training and get a window decal to say they completed this training. A lot of our focus is not just keeping staff safe but also keeping customers safe and helping with consumer confidence, helping people feel safe going back into restaurants. That is one way we are shifting our educational platform to be more relevant to today’s needs. I think we’re going to have to continue to do that – to see what the needs of the industry are and innovate our programming to meet whatever those needs may become. We continue to offer ServSafe classes and integrate COVID into that. We can help people grow their businesses, or regrow them from the ground up, especially if they’ve taken a big hit. What can we do to help them be successful? What business skills can we give them? I see us growing more and more in those arenas and obviously being innovative in our enthusiast programming, to give people fun things to do in a way that’s safe and keeps our staff safe. Hospitality is about taking care of one another, being kind to each other, giving a helping hand. It’s not just sitting down in a restaurant. That’s a unique thing about New Orleans – we’ve always been pretty good at that.
Q THIS YEAR HAS SEEN AN INCREASED FOCUS ON WORKPLACE DIVERSITY AND EQUITY, AND THE PERCEIVED LACK OF IT IN MANY HOSPITALITY SETTINGS. IS NOCHI ADDRESSING THOSE TOPICS? Yes, very much so. We are actually integrating diversity and racial equity training for all of our staff at NOCHI. Additionally, we are working on a workforce training program designed to help people within the hospitality industry, specifically people of color, have opportunities for growth within the industry – to see more management roles, more ownership roles, to help people grow. Our students have been a very diverse student body from the beginning – we always made it a point to make sure we are very inclusive in that way. It’s always been a priority to us to have a very diverse staff and to make sure that our students are seeing the things that we expect and want to see out in the industry. Even just speaking about this with students – bringing in guest speakers, a wide variety of different instructors, restaurant owners and business owners that are a very diverse group. What’s up to us right now as an educational institution is to advocate for ways for people to grow within the industry and get more opportunities. We’ve had a great partnership with Diageo that was bartending workforce training. That was pretty cool because it’s largely for people of color and women. That is something we’re looking at shifting to not just bartending but more hospitality in general. That’s a big part of our conversations, as it should be in any institution right now.
SHARING THE ART OF FEEL-GOOD COOKING Leah Sarris considers herself a chef first and dietitian second: “I like to make food that looks and tastes great and also happens to be good for you.” Raised in the Midwest on a meatand-potatoes diet, Sarris discovered a passion for healthconscious cooking early in her career, earning a degree in culinary nutrition from Johnson & Wales in Providence, Rhode Island. She began her career working in research and development for a consulting firm then shifted to nutrition education, helping improve school food through the Rhode Island Farm to School Project and also working on a farm, which deepened her appreciation for agriculture. Sarris made her way to New Orleans in 2012 to launch the Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine at Tulane University, where she served as Director of Operations and Executive Chef. In April 2019 Sarris moved to NOCHI to become the Director of Education, prior to assuming the Executive Director role in July 2019.
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The bad news regarding one of the South’s most popular attractions is that coronavirus has limited the number of visitors inside, as well as put a damper on upcoming events. The good news is almost all of Rock City lies outside, so it’s likely one of the safest attractions to visit these days. At press time, Rock City was still trying to decide what to include in its Enchanted Garden of Lights holiday show. For instance, Santa and Mrs. Claus will make an appearance but kids may not be able to sit in Santa’s lap. Most of the extravagant light display and activities will return Nov. 20 and run through the first weekend in January.
Lookout Mountain If you plant a finger on a map of the U.S., aiming for the heart of the South, you’ll likely hit Lookout Mountain. Rising up from the Cumberland Plateau in Georgia and Alabama and stretching into Tennessee where it overlooks the Tennessee River and the city of Chattanooga, Lookout Mountain remains the stuff of legends. The band Alabama sang of the mountain, battles raged over its conquest in the Civil War and barns across the South advertised its popular attraction, Rock City. The century-old funicular railway moves visitors up the mountain at 72.7 percent incline, one of the world’s steepest passenger railways, and Ruby Falls located deep beneath the earth remains the country’s tallest and deepest underground waterfall open to the public. Visitors should stand at Lover’s Leap inside Rock City and peer through viewfinders at 2,000 feet. “If it’s really clear and you look through the viewfinder and know what you’re looking for, yes, you will see seven states,” said Meagan Jolley, public relations manager at See Rock City, Inc. These include Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, Georgia, Alabama and the Carolinas. Quaint bed and breakfasts top the mountain with breathtaking views and award-winning restaurants are available for those who long for a fun weekend getaway. For nature lovers, some of the finest hiking can be found on miles of mountain trails, along with unique parks. “Perfect for nature lovers, Cloudland Canyon is a 3,485-acre park only 20 minutes from Chattanooga,” said Pam Wattenbarger, an author and blogger who lives in Chickamauga, Ga., a short drive away. “A 10-mile trail around the canyon edge provides scenic views, while shorter trails lead to two waterfalls. “There’s a playground for the kids, cabins and camping areas, and plenty of picnic tables,” she added. “Come during the week when it’s less crowded. The entrance fee is $5 per car.” And when the day is done, a trip down the Lookout Mountain Incline Railway to Clumpies Ice Cream parlor, a Chattanooga tradition, seals the trip.
Safety measures of social distancing, when possible inside a tight cave, and the wearing of masks are also required at Ruby Falls. Small groups descend via an elevator into the cavern and make their way to the magnificent 145-foot waterfall and its vibrant light show. For those looking for something more adventurous, the High Point ZIP Adventure offers 700 feet of ziplines with a 40-foot climbing tower.
There are only 10 guest rooms at the RiverView Inn, a quiet oasis located on the northernmost point of Lookout, directly above the Tennessee River with a breathtaking view of Chattanooga. Amenities include a heated saltwater pool, afternoon snacks, the Skybox Clubhouse with TV and games and a fire pit, s’more kits included.
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There are, of course and unfortunately, many serious and tragic consequences of the pandemic and resulting quarantine: not only death and illness and grief, but also mental health concerns, social isolation, and economic impacts for so many families. There are also the more frivolous consequences, the kind that people joke about on social media: the increased use of Zoom, the decreased use of pants, new recipes for sourdough starters and banana bread. And then there is perhaps the most frivolous consequence of all, which is that my dog, Milo, now owns a triceratops costume. I have no better explanation for this than that I was bored and lonely and thought that this ridiculous, brightly colored headpiece for my dog might cheer me up for a bit, and at $14, it was a gamble I was willing to take. Honestly, it mostly worked. I Velcroed it under his fluffy chin, and the girls and I laughed until we couldn’t breathe as we watched him gambol around the living room, shaking his head and pawing at the place where I’d fastened the costume in a vain attempt to detach it. The worst part was having to justify this purchase to my husband, who does not understand the joy inherent in dog costumes. The best part was a few days later, when I asked Georgia what she wanted to be for Halloween, and she thought for a second before saying, “Well, Milo and I have to match, obviously, so I guess I’ll be
Tricks and Treats
Halloween during pandemic another dinosaur or maybe a dino hunter. Or a what-do-you-call-it, a paleo-thingy.” Last year, our first Halloween since getting a dog, I did decide to dress Milo up as Pugsley Addams, but only after Georgia picked out her Wednesday Addams costume. I certainly never insisted that she had to match Milo forevermore. All
the same, I’m delighted that she has internalized this rule to the point that obviously if Milo is a triceratops, she must be a “paleo-thingy.” Everything this year feels uncertain and terrible. Trick-or-treating, one of our favorite family activities, suddenly feels fraught with danger and vaguely disgusting – I haven’t set foot in anyone’s house but mine
in seven months, so going around knocking on doors and begging for treats dropped into a plastic bucket by hands of questionable sanitation seems absurd. The classroom parties I used to coordinate, with activities like bobbing in a communal tub of apples (ewwww!) or wrapping other kids up in toilet paper (way too close and way too wasteful of such a precious commodity), now seem like relics of a long ago time. Parties themselves, regardless of the activities, are definitely from the Before Times. So yeah, there will not be class Halloween parties for my younger daughter this year. My older daughter won’t be going to a “Halloween hop” or any other type of school dance. I won’t be participating in an officewide pumpkin-carving contest or sneaking off to a midnight showing of “Rocky Horror Picture Show.” And even if we do go trick-or-treating, our resulting candy haul will be quarantined for several days before I let the kids eat it. The only thing that might be OK, or at least slightly salvageable, this year is costumes. You can wear surgical masks under latex monster masks, right? And you can find joy in something stupid, like a $14 triceratops costume for your dog and a matching paleontologist costume for your 8-year-old daughter. These days, you need to seize your joy wherever you can find it, whether it’s a Fun-Size Almond Joy or a dog headdress that makes him look like a dinosaur and that he immediately tries to eat. Happy pandemic Halloween, to you and yours.
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BY L E E CUTR O NE
BRAD CASEY Backyard advice from Vista Landscaping
n a year when many people have more than their usual share of free time and/or time at home, an outdoor space offers a productive way to occupy leisure hours and enjoy nature. Fall’s cooler temps are conducive to DIY projects and professional overhauls ranging from planting to pools. “Timing is everything on a lot of projects, especially projects that have long lead times like building [outdoor structures] and putting in pools,” said landscape architect Brad Casey, owner of Vista Landscaping, a full-service landscaping business. “If you put a pool in during late fall or winter, you will be ready when summer comes.” For those who wish to seize the season for sprucing, Casey recommends starting with the basics: weeding, fertilizing, pruning
Fall is a great time to plant. It allows hardy plants to establish a good root system, so they’ll be well on their way when spring comes.
2 Most things stocked at nurseries are seasonally appropriate, but read labels or ask about hardiness, sun and shade requirements, and watering needs.
3 Keep up with watering. Fall is cooler but can also be dry.
before winter, mulching and putting in fall plants for color and variety. Fall is a good time for a visual refresh, but he says it’s also ABOUT THE about forward thinking; that DESIGNER is, prepping your outdoor areas Brad Casey’s love to withstand cold weather. of landscaping He adds that fall’s temperate began with mowing lawns as climate is good for growing a boy to earn extra herbs, vegetables and root money and was honed at LSU’s crops. For those with a top ranked School minimum of ground to of Landscape Architecture. In work with, he suggests raised 2002, he started planters – also a good solution Vista Landscaping, which handles when there are pets. landscaping, For more ambitious pool design and construction, endeavors, he advises planpatios, exterior ning properly and working hardscaping, arbors, driveways with a professional. and more. “We do “Everybody is busy and so much more than landscaping,” he everybody wants low mainsaid. “Just about tenance,” said Casey. “But anything outside your house.” there is no such thing as no maintenance.” Proper planning includes such things as budgeting for an irrigation system and professional upkeep. With his finger on what’s trending in outdoor design, Casey says family and pet-friendly artificial turf; clean straight lines in gardens and pools, light colors in hardscape materials like travertine, bigger units of pavers and stone, and an overall emphasis on less-is-more are all in demand. “It’s satisfying to design something, build it, see the completion and see the homeowner happy,” said Casey.
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BY JAY FO R MAN
Plume brings Indian cuisine to Algiers
n one hand, you could refer to Plume as a new Indian restaurant in Algiers. On another, you could say it is an expression of personal experiences born of travel and discovery during a long sojourn across India, as its very evolution was organic. “When we first started our pop up we were not planning to have a restaurant,” said GM and co-owner Merritt Coscia. “And when we went to India before all this, we were not planning on having a pop up. It was just one thing leading to another.” Chef and co-owner Tyler Stuart is more to the point. “We had cooked the real thing in India and we’d made friends there. We wanted to represent for them and the Indian food that was around, particularly in New Orleans, was kind of ridiculous. So we took it upon ourselves to shine a better light on Indian cuisine.” The pair travelled through ten disparate regions, soaking up culinary influence and making friends. For Stuart the trip was especially restorative. Burned out as a sous chef prior, the journey re-kindled his interest and passion. “People there were very poor, but they were nevertheless able to create some of the best-tasting stuff I’d ever had in my life,” Stuart said. “Experiencing that was truly inspirational.” The menu represents a cross-section of regional fare. Off the small plates, consider the “Mushroom Kothu Roti.” Caramelized mushrooms are tossed with fresh roti and served with a goat cheese raita. It gets its spice with star anise, tarragon and fiery Kashmiri chilis. Another dish, “Recheado Shrimp and Crab Salad,” was inspired by the seafood-centric region of Goa, which bears a Portuguese imprinter from colonial times. Here Stuart creates a soothing concoction of gulf shrimp and crab meat seasoned with a paste of tamarind chilis, vinegar and sweet mango. The
kicker is the appam – a remarkable flatbread made with fermented rice batter and coconut milk. For larger plates, consider the “Kozhi Pidi” – a spicy red chicken curry from the southern region of Kerala off the Malabar Coast. Another dish, the chow mein, born of transborder cross pollination, is also among the most popular. A popular street food in many regions of Indian, Coscia and Stuart’s favorite iteration hails from the Sikkim region which shares a border with Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet. “It uses soy sauce and black vinegar as well as Garam Marsala,” Coscia said. “It just has this great melding of flavors.” Regarding their enterprise, Coscia remains mindful of their heritage. “We are white people cooking Indian food. I would say that the dishes we put out are true to form with what we had in India. We don’t dumb down spices and we don’t dumb down heat. We keep in touch with our friends there and run the menus by them. We try to be as careful as we can speaking about our limits. It is not like we are experts on Indian culture. We are not even experts on Indian food. We just really love it.” Plume,1113 Teche St., Algiers; 381- 4893; plumealgiers.com
ABOUT THE CHEF Prior to opening Plume with his partner Merritt Coscia, Chef Tyler Stuart most recently cooked at Jason Goodenough’s acclaimed Uptown bistro Carrollton Market. Having achieved professional success as a sous chef at just 24 years old, the long hours were nevertheless taking their toll. He made the difficult decision to walk away in an effort to rediscover his passion for cooking. He found it in India. He fell in love with the harmonious complexity of the cuisine “There may be 25 ingredients in a dish, but they all work together,” he said. Also alluring was the meal’s flow. “I run my bread through the curries and if it gets too hot I can go to my raita or my mango lassi and calm that down, then dive right back in.” Finally, it was the happiness. “Here in America not a lot of cooks are happy because they are getting yelled at and not paid enough. In India there seemed to be so much more joy associated with the act of cooking.”
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Comfort Food Fall fare fit for the soul
Diving headfirst into fall with mini cool fronts and pre-holiday prep happening, it’s the best time to start implementing comfort food into the dinner rotation. What says ,“It’s fall y’all,” better than a creamy sauce over chicken with roasted potatoes? I love to work with chicken because so many people say the same thing: “I feel like I cook the same thing, but my family will only eat chicken.” This recipe is different from the normal dinner menu with a bit of flare and a little show off, and it’s totally something that will build your confidence in the kitchen. Most times we don’t know or believe we can do a thing until we do it, and do it well. Cooking a good meal is an edible hug for your family or loved ones. Trust me, it’s not too light and it’s not too heavy, but is a sweet spot that will for sure be a hit.
Mix butter and EVOO to get the perfect crispy sear.
If you’re nervous when searing chicken breast, that’s completely normal! To get a beautiful sear on both sides, slice it and it will cook superfast, and bye-bye fear.
3 The heavy cream addition can be done with any alternative. If you’re using a non-dairy cream, take a little extra time tweaking the flavor. It will still work.
4 For a plant-based option, substitute butter with plantbased alternative.
5 Out of produce or short on time? Substitute chopped onions with 1-2 teaspoons of onion powder.
CREAMY GARDEN CHICKEN AND ROASTED POTATOES
Creamy Garden Chicken 4-5 boneless chicken breasts 3
tablespoons of butter
tablespoons of EVOO*
8.5 oz. jar of sundried tomatoes (drained)
3-4 cups of fresh spinach 2
tablespoons of chopped garlic
1/4 cup of sweet onions chopped 1
pint of heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon of smoked paprika Cajun seasoning to taste Salt and pepper to taste Roasted Potatoes 1 bag of baby gold or baby red potatoes 1 tablespoon of garlic 2 tablespoon of chopped cilantro Cajun seasoning EVOO spray (One of my kitchen must-haves) 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 2. Spray potatoes with EVOO, toss with garlic, cilantro and season well with Cajun seasoning. 3. Create a foil pocket for potatoes or bake in a covered sheet pan for 45 minutes or until tender. 4. Set aside. 5. Season the chicken breast well with salt and pepper on both sides. 6. In a large skillet, heat oil and butter, sear chicken for 8-10 minutes on both sides at medium temperature setting (each stove varies). 7. Remove from the pan and set aside. 8. To the same pan with the chicken drippings, sautĂŠ garlic and sweet onions until golden. 9. Add sundried tomatoes, 1 pint of heavy cream, spinach, season to taste with Cajun seasoning and simmer for about 5 minutes until the sauce thickens slightly. Return chicken breasts to the pan and simmer for a few minutes, just to combine flavors well (about 3 minutes).
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10. Remove from heat, arrange chicken in the pan to one side leaving room to add all of the potatoes to the other side. *Extra Virgin Olive Oil
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PISCO MILK PUNCH
2 oz. Pisco 3/4 oz. apple cinnamon shrub 4 oz. almond milk Garnishes: Grated cinnamon, cinnamon stick
1 Other popular flips include Eggnog, the White Russian and the Piña Colada.
2 A shrub syrup is a nonalcoholic fruity/ acidic concentrated syrup that can be used to flavor cocktails or mocktails.
3 The apple shrub can be replaced with simple syrup.
1. Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake over ice until chilled, about 10 seconds. Strain into a rocks glass over ice. Top with grated cinnamon and garnish with a cinnamon stick.
2. Apple cinnamon shrub: Peel and quarter three medium-sized apples and shred in a blender or food processor. Place apples in a non-reactive container with 1 cup apple cider vinegar, 1/2 cup turbinado sugar and 2 cinnamon sticks for two days and leave in a cabinet.
3. Using a pasta
Twist on a Punch
strainer or cheesecloth, separate liquid contents into a mason jar. Shake contents to mix. Shrub keeps in the refrigerator for at least a year.
Inventing a new classic
Bartender Toure Folkes founded Turning Tables in July 2019. Turning Tables advocates for equity in the hospitality industry providing mentorship, educational tools and classes, as well as exposure for the brown and black community of New Orleans. A core component of his students’ training sessions is learning about the “mother cocktails.” These core cocktails, like the Old Fashioned, the Martini and the Flip, are the building blocks of the cocktail world. “Once you understand how cocktails are created,” Folkes says, “then you can invent your own.” One popular New Orleans Flip is the Milk Punch. Folkes’ riff on the Milk Punch replaces the traditional brandy with Pisco, an unaged Peruvian brandy. His spiced apple shrub adds autumnal flavors. By learning both the classics and local favorites, Folkes’ students emerge ready to join the New Orleans bartending scene. To find out more, visit Turningtablesnola.org.
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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
Acorn City Park, $ AcornNola.com Audubon Clubhouse Uptown, $$ AudubonInstitute.org
$ = $5-10
$$ = $11-15
$$$ = $16-20
$$$$ = $21-25
Upperline Uptown, $$$$ Upperline.com
Port of Call French Quarter, $$ PortOfCallNola.com
Arnaud’s Remoulade French Quarter, $$ Remoulade.com
Ye Olde College Inn Carrollton, $$$ CollegeInn1933.com
The Company Burger Uptown, $ TheCompanyBurger.com
Chartres House French Quarter, $$$ ChartresHouse.com
Zea’s Rotisserie and Grill Multiple Locations, $$$ ZeaRestaurants.com
Domenica CBD/Warehouse District, $$$$ DomenicaRestaurant.com
ASIAN FUSION/PAN ASIAN
Broussard’s French Quarter, $$$$ Broussards.com
Caffe! Caffe! Metairie, $ CaffeCaffe.com
Hoshun Restaurant Uptown, $$ HoshunRestaurant.com
Café Degas Faubourg St. John, $$ CafeDegas.com
Café NOMA City Park, $ CafeNoma.com
Little Tokyo Multiple Locations, $$ LittleTokyoNola.com
Coquette Uptown, $$$ 2CoquetteNola.com
Camellia Grill Riverbend, $ 309-2679
Magasin Uptown, $ MagasinCafe.com
Justine French Quarter, $$$ JustineNola.com
Carrollton Market Riverbend, $$$ CarrolltonMarket.com
MoPho Mid-City, $$$ MoPhoNola.com
La Crêpe Nanou Uptown, $$$ LaCrepeNanou.com
District Donuts Sliders Brew Multiple Locations, $ DonutsAndSliders.com
Rock-N-Sake CBD/Warehouse District, $$$ RockNSake.com
La Petite Grocery Uptown, $$$ LaPetiteGrocery.com
Five Happiness Mid-City, $$ FiveHappiness.com
Lilette Uptown, $$$$$ LiletteRestaurant.com
Boulevard American Bistro Multiple Locations, $$$ BoulevardBistro.com
Martin Wine Cellar Multiple Locations, $ MartinWineCellar.com New Orleans Social House CBD/Warehouse District, $$ NOSocialHouse.com Parkway Bakery and Tavern Mid-City, $ ParkwayPoorBoys.com Restaurant August CBD/Warehouse District, $$$$$ RestaurantAugust.com Rib Room French Quarter, $$$ RibRoomNewOrleans.com The Grill Room CBD/Warehouse District, $$$$$ GrillRoomNewOrleans.com The Pelican Club French Quarter, $$$$$ PelicanClub.com
$$$$$ = $25 & UP
Breads on Oak Carrollton, $ BreadsOnOak.com.
Café du Monde Multiple Locations, $ CafeDuMonde.com
Bouligny Tavern Uptown, $$ BoulignyTavern.com
CC’s Coffee House Multiple Locations, $ CCsCoffee.com
Cane & Table French Quarter, $$ CaneAndTableNola.com
Gracious Bakery + Café Multiple Locations, $ GraciousBakery.com
Orleans Grapevine Wine Bar and Bistro French Quarter, $$$ OrleansGrapevine.com
Ruby Slipper Café Multiple Locations, $$ TheRubySlipperCafe.net
Patrick’s Bar Vin French Quarter, $$ PatricksBarVin.com
BB King’s Blues Club French Quarter, $$$ BBKings.com/new-orleans BURGERS
Bayou Burger French Quarter, $$ 5SportsBarNewOrleans.com
The Delachaise Uptown, $$ TheDelaichaise.com ITALIAN
Andrea’s Restaurant Metairie, $$$ AndreasRestaurant.com
Irene’s Cuisine French Quarter, $$$$ IrenesNola.com Josephine Estelle CBD/Warehouse District, $$$ JosephineEstelle.com Liuzza’s Mid-City, $$ Liuzzas.com Muriel’s Jackson Square French Quarter, $$$$ Muriels.com
Briquette takes seafood to a new level with its curated 18-foot seafood case featuring fresh whole fish like Faroe Island salmon and branzino. Composed dishes include their blackened redfish topped with lump crabmeat flanked with grilled shrimp, peppery arugula and fried green tomatoes. Finished with a citrus beurre blanc, this dish highlights the best of what the Gulf Coast has to offer. All this plus an award-winning wine list can be found in this Warehouse District hotspot.
Napoleon House French Quarter, $ NapoleonHouse.com Pascal’s Manale Uptown, $$$$ PascalsManale.com Red Gravy Uptown, $$ 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 LOUISIANIAN FARE
Acme Oyster House Multiple Locations, $$ AcmeOyster.com Antoine’s French Quarter, $$$$$ Antoines.com Arnaud’s French Quarter, $$$$$ ArnaudsRestaurant.com
If you are in the mood for seafood, Seaworthy rises above the pack with its international perspective. And the best way to begin is with their signature ceviches. A Peruvian Mahi Mahi gets its fire from Leche de Tigre, a citrusy base featuring lime, habanero and red onion. The tuna ceviche is served Poke-style, with salsa macha, avocado and fried quinoa. Finally, their Gulf shrimp brings it home with a Mexican twist featuring roasted poblanos, cucumber and jalapeno. Can’t decide? Order a sampler of all three for $28 to decide which you like best.
DINING GUIDE Austin’s Metairie, $$$ 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, $$ 4CasamentosRestaurant.com Clancy’s Uptown, $$$ 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 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 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, $$$$$ 5EmerilsRestaurants.com/ Nola-Restaurant Palace Café CBD/Warehouse District, $$$ 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
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 Desi Vega’s Seafood and Steaks Metairie, $$$$ DesiVegaSeafood.com Dickie Brennan’s Bourbon House French Quarter, $$$$ BourbonHouse.com Don’s Seafood Metairie, $$$ DonsSeafoodOnline.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, $$$$ Sac-A-LaitRestaurant.com SPECIALTY FOODS
Antoine’s Annex French Quarter, $$$ Antoines.com/AntoinesAnnex Gris-Gris Lower Garden District, $$$$$ GrisGrisNola.com STEAKHOUSE
Ruth’s Chris Steak House Multiple Locations, $$$$$ RuthsChris.com The Steakhouse at Harrah’s CBD/WarehouseDistrict, $$$$$ HarrahsNewOrleans.com WORLD
1000 Figs Faubourg St. John, $$ 1000Figs.com Bayona French Quarter, $$$$$ Bayona.com Compere Lapin CBD/Warehouse District, $$$$$ CompereLapin.com El Gato Negro Multiple Locations, $$ ElGatoNegroNola.com Galaxie Tacos Bywater, $ GalaxieTacos.com Lucy’s CBD/Warehouse District, $ LucysRetiredSurfers.com Lüke CBD/Warehouse District, $$$ LukeNewOrleans.com
Crescent City Steaks Mid-City, $$$$ CrescentCitySteaks.com
Mona’s Café Mid-City, $ MonasCafeAndDeli.com
Desi Vega’s Steakhouse CBD/Warehouse District, $$$ DesiVegaSteaks.com
Patois Uptown,$$$ PatoisNola.com
SoBou French Quarter, $$ SoBouNola.com
Grand Isle Restaurant CBD/Warehouse District, $$$$ GrandIsleRestaurant.com
Tableau French Quarter, $$$ TableauFrenchQuarter.com
GW Fins French Quarter, $$$$$ GWFins.com
The Bistreaux French Quarter, $$ MaisonDupuy.com/dining
Kingfish French Quarter, $$$ KingfishNewOrleans.com
Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse French Quarter, $$$$ DickieBrennansSteakhouse. com
The Bombay Club French Quarter, $$$$ TheBombayClub.com
Le Bayou French Quarter, $$$ LeBayouRestaurant.com
Doris Metropolitan French Quarter, $$$$ DorisMetropolitan.com
Toups’ Meatery Mid-City, $$$ ToupsMeatery.com
Mr. Ed’s Seafood and Italian Restaurant Metairie, $$ AustinsNo.com
Galatoire’s 33 Bar & Steak French Quarter, $$$ Galatoires33BarAndSteak. com
Tujague’s French Quarter, $$$$$ TujaguesRestaurant.com
Mr. John’s Steakhouse Uptown, $$$ MrJohnsSteakhouse.com
La Boca CBD/Warehouse District, $$$ LaBocaSteaks.com
Plume Algiers/Westbank, $$ PlumeAlgiers.com Seaworthy CBD/Warehouse District, $$$$ SeaworthyNola.com Shaya Uptown, $$$ ShayaRestaurant.com
Big Bay Lake
chool may look a little different this year—it may even look a lot like your living room—, but eventually students who’ve not yet returned to the actual classroom will once again walk the halls with classmates and teachers. As local schools have pivoted with the times and found ways to keep students learning remotely or in masks, they’ve also been looking ahead to make sure that when this schoolyear ends, the next will follow with a seamless transition. If your child is aging out of one school and into another, or if you’re considering a move to a different area of the city, you may want to peruse the many great options that exist for today’s local students. From private to public, Jewish to Catholic, French to English, a large variety of approaches to education can be accessed in the metro region. Nearby colleges and universities also round out this month’s education focus, as well as resources for area educators.
Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle-Orléans Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle-Orléans is the only private French school in New Orleans that is accredited by the French Ministry of Education and State of Louisiana. Founded in 1998, the mission of the school is to provide a strong and distinctive education by combining the best of French and American academics. Ecole Bilingue follows the curriculum of the French Education Nationale, considered to be one of the most rigorous educational systems in the world. Ecole Bilingue also offers a rich English language 58
arts and American mathematics and social studies programs designed to balance out and complement the strength of the French curriculum. The school has a campus of four buildings off Magazine Street in Uptown New Orleans with students and teachers from the U.S. and around the world. Classes are offered for children in preschool (18 months) through 8th grade. The student-to-teacher ratio is 7 to 1, allowing each student an opportunity to have personalized attention for a better, differentiated education. For more information on Ecole Bilingue de la Nouvelle-Orléans, please visit ebnola.net. To schedule a tour, call 504-896-4500. Jewish Community Day School of Greater New Orleans Celebrating its twenty-fifth year, Jewish Community Day School of Greater New Orleans (JCDS) balances challenging academics with an enriching Jewish Studies program for children in Preschool through 6th Grade. At JCDS, each child is seen and each child is valued. With the benefit of small classes and differentiated instruction, kids find themselves meeting challenges that they never before thought themselves capable of tackling. Now more than ever, understanding the interconnectedness of the world is essential to preparing students for adulthood. By learning about Jewish identity and history, by learning about each person’s duty to make the world a better place (Tikkun Olam), and by participating in a rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum, JCDS graduates become
SPONSORED better critical thinkers, better advocates for themselves, and better advocates for others. Alumni leave prepared to continue the scholarship, service, and leadership that have been the hallmark of the Jewish community of New Orleans for nearly 300 years. To learn more or schedule a tour, visit jcdsnola.org or email email@example.com. St. Andrew’s Episcopal School St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is the oldest Episcopal school in New Orleans with 63 years of experience in educating the mind, body, and spirit of young children. St. Andrew’s enrolls boys and girls 12 months through Grade 8, offering ten+ years of nurturing yet challenging education that focuses on “Cherishing Childhood, Developing Character and Cultivating Leaders.” Faculty strive to teach each child in a manner that builds on his or her individual strengths, interests, and abilities while at the same time fostering teamwork within the greater School community. St. Andrew’s utilizes small classes to promote a challenging learning environment where students interact with teachers and grow spiritually, socially, and intellectually. A strong academic program, enhanced by state-ofthe-art technology, includes Spanish, music, chapel, fine arts, athletics, and information literacy skills. Student publications, dramatics, interscholastic sports, and community service round out St. Andrew’s program. This year, virtual one-on-one tours and in person tours are available by appointment only. For more information, visit saesnola.org/admissions. K-12 / CONTINUOUS EDUCATION
Arden Cahill Academy Arden Cahill Academy combines a strong education with the unique qualities of an outdoor country environment minutes from downtown. Nestled along Bayou Fatma in Gretna, the 12-acre campus currently serves students from six weeks in its Infant Center through High School. Arden Cahill Academy enrolled its first class of high school freshmen in August 2019 and is proud to continue its tradition of academic excellence and cultural enrichment through its college preparatory curriculum. Horse stables and a petting farm, a STEM Lab, art studios, band and music rooms, and a 300-seat theater make the Arden Cahill Academy campus unique. The academy also hosts Camp Corral, a 10-week summer camp. For more information on face-to-face or virtual options for the 2020/2021 school year, please call 504-392-0902 or visit ardencahillacademy.com. Attend an Open House on October 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Virtual or Private Tours will be scheduled by appointment. MYNEWORLEANS.COM
SPONSORED Ursuline Academy Ursuline Academy is an all-girls Catholic school offering a diverse educational environment from Toddler 1 through 12th grade. Founded in 1727, Ursuline Academy of New Orleans enjoys the distinction of being the first all-girls’ Catholic school in the United States. As girls progress through the academy, a highly interactive approach exposes them to increasingly complex concepts in STEM and the arts that go beyond learning the material. Ursuline girls learn to think creatively, articulate their ideas confidently and compassionately, and solve problems collaboratively. Ursuline’s all-girls’ environment empowers students to challenge themselves, explore outside their comfort zones and expand what they are capable of achieving. At Ursuline, students blaze their own trails—it’s the school’s legacy. Make it yours, too. Register for open house at uanola.org. For more information, visit go.uanola.org or contact the Office of Admissions at 504-866-5292 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Metairie Park Country Day School Established in 1929, Metairie Park Country Day School is a coeducational, non-denominational, independent school where care and cultivation of each child, from Pre-K through Grade 12, come to life with exciting and innovative approaches to teaching. The use of advanced technology and expansive, rigorous curriculum opens the world to Country Day students, and faculty teaches them the importance of individual achievement through a depth of inquiry rather than a mere recitation of facts. Visit an Admission Open House or email email@example.com for a private tour. Upcoming Open Houses are Pre-K, October 22, 6:30 p.m. and Grades 6-12, November 17, 6:30 p.m.
Mount Carmel Academy The Mount Carmel Academy experience is filled with opportunities for each student to pursue her passions, uncover new talents, grow spiritually, and discover the person God created her to become. The challenging curriculum enables students to cultivate critical thinking skills, communicate effectively, weigh social and religious values, and prepare for higher education. A 1:1 MacBook program enhances instruction and offers powerful collaborative and in-class possibilities. Small class sizes (average of 9) ensure each student receives individualized attention while developing meaningful connections with her teachers and peers. As they navigate through a diverse selection of elective offerings and more than 50 extracurricular activities, students are encouraged to expand interests and become active participants in the community. Service to others is an integral part of a Mount Carmel education. Through hard work and reflection, students develop a deep respect for God, their families, and all of God’s creation. Teamwork and perseverance are found on and off the field on 26 teams in 11 sports. Mount Carmel’s Open House will be Thursday, November 5, 2020, from 2 - 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit mcacubs.com, call 504-288-7630, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY
University of Holy Cross The University of Holy Cross provides an atmosphere of learning and growth that not only expands the mind but also nourishes the heart. A fully accredited Catholic university in New Orleans, the University of Holy Cross (formerly Our Lady of Holy Cross College) offers more than 65 majors and programs to more than 1,000 students. With 154
SPONSORED faculty members and a student-faculty ratio of 10:1, students enjoy a personalized academic experience virtually and on a close-knit campus where they are encouraged to explore spiritual values and pursue service opportunities. Some of the university’s most distinctive programs are in Business, Education, Healthcare, Counseling, and Nursing. The university was founded in 1916 as a mission of the Marianites of Holy Cross, whose distinguished history of educating minds and hearts dates to 1848. Located on the West Bank, minutes from downtown New Orleans, UHC offers an affordable, liberal arts education within a small, private university setting. For more information, visit go.uhcno.edu. Spring Hill College Spring Hill College students are doers. They’re curious and inspired to learn, serve and become the kind of leaders who take action. Located only two hours from New Orleans in Mobile, Alabama, Spring Hill is a private Jesuit, Catholic college, founded in 1830. Recently, Spring Hill was named among the top 10 colleges and universities in the country in Forbes magazine for return on a student’s investment in their degree. The College was also named, for the second year in a row, a College of Distinction for its engaged and vibrant campus community, successful student outcomes, its Business and Nursing departments, and the Career Development program. This fall, Spring Hill College is making some important changes, from expanding undergraduate offerings to offering new real-world majors to help students succeed. For more information, visit SHC.edu, shc.edu/realworldready or call 1-800-742-6704. RESOURCES FOR EDUCATORS
Teach New Orleans Teach New Orleans is a free, centralized resource that connects high quality educators to the city’s public schools. The organization aims to streamline the job-seeking process for educators by enabling candidates to share their resume with all 86 public schools while providing candidates with impartial job-search support and a comprehensive website with a job board, school-specific info, citywide growth data, and more. Since Teach New Orleans launched in 2018, more than 1500 educators have shared their resumes on the site and over 200 experienced educators utilizing the site have been hired by New Orleans public schools. You can be the teacher that creates opportunities and makes a difference doing the work you love. For more info, visit TeachNewOrleans.net. •
veryone’s looking for safe ways to leave the home and enjoy some fall sight-seeing, and whether you choose a weekend trip to a nearby town or simply meander your way to New Orleans’ downtown, the sights and sounds of the Gulf South await. This month, enjoy outdoor breezes, indoor luxuries, or adventures that connect you with the rich history of the region. There’s a weekend trip well suited to deliver a healthy dose of fun and escape for travelers of all ages and interests among the following travel destinations. Meanwhile, some weekends are perfect for lounging at home, heading to a vacation property, or doing a little home improvement. Included also in our guide to Fall Weekends are properties and home professionals that may offer the change you seek for your living situation. Weekends are also perfect for wining and dining, and New Orleans vibrant restaurant scene is alive and well. Whether dining in or ordering take-out, the rich flavors offered across local menus are sure to make your taste buds smile. Satisfy your appetite this fall by supporting the city’s diverse local restaurants.
TRAVEL DESTINATIONS & RESOURCES
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When the time is right and you’re ready to jump in the car, you can make sure your road trip stays on track with the peace of mind that accompanies AAA 24/7 Roadside Assistance. AAA covers you in any car, SUV, or pick-up truck even if you’re not the driver. AAA provides members with free towing, free tire change, free lock-out assistance, free minor mechanical first aid, free jump start, and free delivery of emergency fuel. For a limited time, readers of New Orleans Magazine can join AAA for only $52 and get two household members free (promo code 175622). Current AAA members can add two new household members free (promo code 175624). For more details, see AAA’s ad in this issue, call 844-330-2173, or visit AAA.com/SaveOffer. Join AAA today. Vermilion Parish A warm welcome and affordable family fun awaits you in Louisiana’s Vermilion Parish. Here, you’ll feast on seafood straight from the Gulf waters or on Cajun favorites made just like grandma prepared. From over-stuffed poboys and raw oysters to fresh boiled seafood, there’s always a plate waiting for you. The communities of Delcambre, Erath, Abbeville, Kaplan and Gueydan are linked by the Cajun Corridor that crosses the parish to reveal peaceful towns, cattle, rice and sugarcane farms, bayous, historical attractions, and more. Travel south along Hwy. 82 and find
SPONSORED salt and freshwater marshes teeming with wildlife and some of the best birding in America. Whether it’s shrimp, ducks, flowers or eggs—just a few of Vermilion Parish’s festival focuses—these communities celebrate with great music, flavorful food, and plenty of dancing. Vermilion Parish is located just two hours from New Orleans, so take the easy jaunt and join the fun. Call 337-898-6600 or visit mostcajun.com to discover more ways to experience “The Most Cajun Place on Earth!” Ritz-Carlton New Orleans Spend a staycation in New Orleans this fall and experience “Paris without the Jetlag.” The world-renowned French Quarter offers streets lined with art and antique galleries, patisseries, and award-winning cuisine to enjoy al fresco. Bienvenue en Nouvelle Orleans, where The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans currently offers deluxe accommodations, two specialty coffees (non-alcoholic), beignets for two, and savings on valet parking now through December 27, 2020. Now is the time to rediscover how charming and romantic the French Quarter can be. Begin planning your stay in the luxurious accommodations of The RitzCarlton, New Orleans. The hotel’s stunning third-floor courtyard will reopen after a thorough refresh at the end of September, just in time for dining and imbibing in the cool breezes of a Southern fall. For more details, full terms and conditions of the Paris Without the Jetlag package, and to book your stay, visit ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/neworleans or call 504-524-1331. Frogmore Cotton Plantation & Gins A visit to the Vidalia/Natchez area is incomplete without experiencing all facets of the Delta lifestyle: gracious town homes of the Natchez elite and the cottonfields that created the area’s wealth. Explore Louisiana history and music with an experience unlike any classroom— take an unforgettable trip to Frogmore Cotton Plantation & Gins, a Rand McNally “Must-See Site.” From now through mid-November, the cotton harvest is underway, a sight to see. Visitors view an impressive, informative video before touring the computerized gin. An interactive, guided display illustrates the products derived from cotton and cottonseed, world production, and trivia facts. Call 318-7572453 for times and dates to verify the modern gin operation. Additionally, the 1800-acre working plantation and computerized cotton gin offers a number of individual tours and specialty group tours involving professional videos, voices of former slaves, trials and triumphs of freedom, music originating in the cotton fields, and today’s high-tech operation. Guided tours include eight of the 19 historical buildings on site, including a National Register steam cotton gin, furnished cabins, a hand-hewn church, and an authentic plantation store. For information, visit FrogrmorePlantation.com. St. Joseph Throughout October, the historic property of St. Joseph offers its annual, soughtafter “Mourning Tour,” which features the grieving and funeral customs and rituals of 18th- and 19th-century Creole Louisiana. The house will be “dressed in full deep mourning,” according to the old prescribed protocol of mourning. Take a somber walk through time and enjoy a glimpse into the lives of those who have called St. Joseph home. Learn about the Priestly family and grandson H. H. Richardson, who became one of America’s most important 19th-century architects. Get to know Valcour Aime, known as “The Louis XIV of Louisiana,” and his two daughters, Felicite and Josephine, to whom Valcour gave St. Joseph and neighboring Felicity. Hear the stories of the enslaved that lived here and the work they did. View the vast sugarcane farm with 1,000+ acres planted and learn about this thriving Louisiana industry. Additionally, see where scenes from films such as 12 Years a Slave, All The King’s Men, Skeleton Key, and four-time Oscar nominee Mudbound were filmed. For information, visit StJosephPlantation.com or call 225-265-4078. CDC-advised precautions are being taken for guest safety.
SPONSORED Premier Island Management Group Make the most of the fall season with an escape to Pensacola Beach, Florida, and the properties of Premier Island Management Group. Whether you’re purely on vacation or looking for a change of scenery as you work—or school—remotely, Premier Island’s Pensacola properties will provide the perfect balance of indulgence, focus, natural beauty, and adventure. Situated just three hours outside of New Orleans along the Gulf of Mexico and the Gulf Island National Seashore, this collection of vacation rentals includes beach homes, condos, and the acclaimed skyhomes of Portofino Island Resort. Enjoy beach views while you work, and once you power down the lap-top, explore the Santa Rosa Sound on a kayak or paddleboard, surf the emerald green waters of the Gulf, soar through the sky under a parasail, or board Portofino I and watch curious dolphins play in the water. Guests of all ages enjoy the properties of Premier Island. Make the most of your ability to work or learn from anywhere. Find your home away from home today at PremierIsland.com or call 866-966-1420. Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort It’s fall, y’all—and football season! Visit the Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort to experience “The New Way to Bet.” Voted Best Sportsbook two years in a row by Casino Player Magazine, the Scarlet Pearl Sportsbook offers the best sports betting on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Bet all games 24/7 at Scarlet Pearl’s self-service kiosks or at the counter with the best sportsbook team on the Gulf Coast. The kiosks also offer in-play betting, so you can wager on every play. Catch every NFL game on 23 HD screens surrounding an astounding 144-square foot entertainment screen all while playing your favorite video poker game. Treat yourself to an ultimate getaway at Scarlet Pearl’s luxurious hotel, voted “Favorite Casino Resort to Vacation At” by Casino Player Magazine. With breathtaking views, superior service, and bathrooms that feel more like a spa, Scarlet Pearl has taken the definition of luxury into the clouds. Book your next stay at ScarletPearlCasino.com or call 888-BOOK-SPC. Monmouth Historic Inn & Gardens Relax in luxury with a fall trip to beautiful Natchez, Mississippi, and the Monmouth Historic Inn & Gardens. Whether a romantic getaway or a much-needed weekend escape, this renowned destination will delight the senses. A National Historic Landmark, the Inn offers guests gracious hospitality, luxury lodging, excellent cuisine, historic tours, and a colorful garden set across 26 acres. Enjoy catch-and-release fishing along with birdwatching, croquet, and strolling the grounds. The early 19th-century mansion welcomes guests to walk into history with an ambiance reminiscent of a bygone age and period-furnished rooms and suites—with carefully integrated modern comforts—available in the main house or in any of the seven outbuildings. All guest rooms and suites have private baths, and some include a spa tub and a fireplace. In the evening, enjoy a mint julep or cocktail in the Quitman Study or Lounge with complimentary hors d’oeuvres, followed by dinner at the inn’s award-winning Restaurant 1818. For a Halloween fright, visit the small onsite cemetery with the graves of the original owners who died of yellow fever. Rooms are currently available Thursday through Saturday nights. To reserve your stay, visit monmouthhistoricinn.com.
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HOME & LIVING
Big Bay Lake Big Bay Lake is a one-of-a-kind planned community on one of Mississippi’s largest private recreational lakes. Located just outside of Hattiesburg, and only 90 minutes from New Orleans, Big Bay Lake blends seamlessly into its natural surroundings. Waterfront homesites are available for building custom homes and retreats starting at $70,000 and several resale homes are usually available for immediate purchase. Both the homes and homesites within this community provide unique opportunities to create the perfect home or weekend getaway. It’s time to relax, unplug, make memories and create new traditions at Big Bay Lake. Whether you are a boating or fishing enthusiast or just a family who loves to make a big splash, Big Bay Lake is simply about the lure of the water. Come enjoy sunkissed, 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. 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,
SPONSORED 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 chef-inspired kitchen with a custom designed table make Lumina your best 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. Lumina is currently offering one month free with a 13-month lease. 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 email@example.com today. The Delaneaux is currently offering one month free with a 13-month lease. Southern Refinishing With Southern Refinishing, you don’t get a contractor—you get a family. Southern Refinishing offers more than 40 years of experience in bathroom and kitchen reglazing projects for customers in the Gulf South. In addition to saving homeowners the cost of replacing their bathroom and kitchen fixtures, the company’s goal is to make every customer’s experience as comfortable and painless as possible. They know how stressful it can be to have a contractor disrupting your personal space, so the company works to minimize disruption throughout the remodeling process. From tile walls, countertops, and sinks to fiberglass and acrylic tub repairs and tub/shower conversions to clawfoot tubs, Southern Refinishing has the equipment and expertise to work with any fixture. A local New Orleans company, Southern Refinishing is experienced with both small and large jobs, from residential homes to commercial projects such as hotels. Get a customized quote today by calling 504-348-1770. Visit SouthernRefinishing.com for a gallery of projects and additional information. WINING & DINING
Briquette Located at 701 S. Peters Street in the Warehouse District, Briquette is a celebrated seafood destination from restaurateur Anna Tusa, Owner of New Orleans Creole Cookery. With Briquette, Tusa puts seafood and contemporary coastal cuisine at the center of the
dining experience. As the name indicates, the restaurant features a large charcoal grill to highlight the fresh coastal flavors. The menu emphasizes a variety of fresh fish and seafood, including whole grilled fish. Other flavorful menu items include aged beef, pastas, pork, and more. The bar at Briquette features a curated wine list to accompany the menu along with specialty, hand-crafted cocktails with fresh local ingredients. Add delicious food to your summer enjoyment and spend some time with family and friends at Briquette. Following the stayat-home orders, Briquette has been cleaned by Covid Cleaning using the PurTec System, which kills the virus up to 90 days. The restaurant is following all social distancing guidelines, and all staff are masked and gloved. Briquette is open Thursday – Sunday, from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. For more information and reservations, visit Briquette online at Briquette-nola.com or on Facebook. New Orleans Creole Cookery Celebrate fall this year with a return to New Orleans’ favorite traditions: weekend brunch and daily happy hour. Join friends and family in the heart of the French Quarter at New Orleans Creole Cookery, where you can enjoy the breeze from its beautiful courtyard or settle into its traditional dining room. The restaurant provides the perfect setting for a cold beverage and fresh oysters—happy hour makes the pairing even easier (3 to 6 p.m. daily) and features delicious, succulent char-grilled oysters accompanied by a variety of drink specials. On Saturdays and Sundays, brunch is back at New Orleans Creole Cookery. Highlights include excellent Bloody Mary selections, shrimp and grits, crispy chicken and waffles, and signature Gator Hash. New Orleans Creole Cookery is everything you love about New Orleans in a setting to fit every occasion. Famous for its authentic Creole fare and the time-honored classics such as Gumbo, Shrimp Creole, Crawfish Etouffee, and Snapper Pontchartrain, the restaurant is also perfect for a quick snack or a leisurely weekend feast. Learn more at NewOrleansCreoleCookery.com. Call 504-524-9632 for reservations. Red Gravy After nearly 10 years at its beloved, quaint downtown location, Red Gravy is settling in this fall to its new Uptown home on Magazine Street. Regulars and visitors will benefit from the larger space, which adds more seating with a 12-seat bar and 20-seat patio in addition to its indoor dining room. Along with the move comes a number of updates, including dinner service Wednesday through Saturday that highlights some of the best of Owner Roseann Melisi Rostoker’s handed-down Italian recipes: handmade pasta and gnocchi, homemade ravioli, and flavor-rich favorites like lasagna and spaghetti and meatball. Dinner will also feature new items like salumi and pretzels or mussels and bracciole. Cannoli and Roseann’s well-known zeppoles are a few go-tos on the dessert menu. Red Gravy’s top-ranked brunch (offered Saturday and Sunday) put the restaurant on the map, and much of the brunch menu remains untouched. Roseann’s signature brunch dishes like Cannoli Pancakes and Breakfast Spaghetti pair perfectly with eye openers like mimosas and the restaurant’s popular Witch’s Brew coffee cocktail. Red Gravy is now located at 4206 Magazine Street, between Milan and Gen. Pershing. For more information and reservations, visit redgravycafe.com or call 504-561-8844. •
ctober is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and in a year when most health news has been focused on the pandemic, now is an important time to be reminded of the other diseases that affect our communities and loved ones. Whether in the office or via telehealth appointments, healthcare professionals across the city have resumed seeing patients and offering the screenings and check-ups so important to maintaining health and wellness. This month, check in with your doctor about what cancer screenings might be advised for your age group, and encourage your family members to do the same. Clinics and hospitals are taking every precaution to protect patients from COVID-19 while continuing their fight against cancer. Many local institutions have won awards and received recent accreditations for their exceptional offerings and state of the art centers. Stay up-to-date with the latest news from the following area hospitals, cancer centers, and care providers.
HOSPITALS & CANCER CENTERS
Children’s Hospital New Orleans The LaNasa-Greco Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children›s Hospital New Orleans treats more than 1,100 children with cancer or blood disorders each year. The hospital provides treatment and transplantation for children with leukemia, lymphoma, sickle cell anemia, hemophilia, and other childhood cancers and blood disorders. Children’s Hospital’s Cancer Program is accredited with an Outstanding Achievement Award by the American College of Surgeons and is a longtime member of the Children’s Oncology Group. Children’s Bone Marrow Transplant Program is the only pediatric FACTaccredited program in Louisiana and is available to children who may need a stem cell transplant without leaving the state. The Pediatric Survivorship and Late Effects Program provides multidisciplinary care for survivors. Children’s has developed the Adolescent & Young Adult Program for Oncology in collaboration with LCMC Health’s adult hospitals to deliver specialized care for this subset of patients. Children’s received accreditation as a federally recognized Hemophilia Treatment Center, providing multispecialty care to Louisiana children with all types of bleeding disorders, and its Sickle Cell Program offers comprehensive care to the largest pediatric sickle cell population statewide. For more information, visit chnola.org or call 504-896-9740. 66
Thibodaux Regional Health System Construction continues on Thibodaux Regional Health System’s new 80,000-squarefoot Cancer Institute. “Cancer impacts the lives of so many people,” says Greg Stock, CEO of Thibodaux Regional. “We are excited to build a premier facility that will continue to provide patients with high quality cancer care close to home.” Designed with the patient in mind, the Institute will feature an open design with lots of natural light and soothing decor that creates a warm and caring healing environment. The innovative and technologically advanced facility will include radiation therapy and chemotherapy infusion, medical and radiation oncology clinics, clinic space for visiting oncology specialists, an education center, an activity center, a library, a diagnostics center, a laboratory, an onsite pharmacy, a conference center, and a chapel. The Cancer Institute will also further integrate wellness services with the latest treatments. For more information about cancer care at Thibodaux Regional, call 985-493-4008. Touro Touro’s Comprehensive Cancer Program provides collaborative care and support through cancer diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and survivorship. At Touro, you’ll find the latest cancer-fighting treatments and expert surgeons and specialists offering compassionate care and support to patients and their families. Patients can visit with several specialists in one location, often during one appointment, and receive one-stop cancer care. Touro’s supportive cancer care program provides mental, emotional, spiritual, and social support from the time your cancer is diagnosed through treatment and beyond. The Touro team takes an approach that focuses on the whole person, not just the disease. Touro’s Cancer Program is accredited by the Commission on Cancer, which is recognized as the gold standard in cancer care. This accreditation reflects Touro’s commitment to offer the highest level of cancer care for patients. Learn more about Touro’s Cancer Program by visiting touro.com/cancer/. HOME CARE SERVICES
Personal Homecare Services When you can’t be at home to care for your family member, you want peace of mind knowing that the person who is there will treat your loved one with the same level of care and concern that you would. At Personal Homecare Services, your family is their family. For over 22 years Personal Homecare Services has been providing 24/7, in-home companion care. The company offers clients the ability to remain in the comfort of their own home with their personal memories and possessions while you regain the time and energy needed to experience being a real family again. Personal Homecare Services is one of the first non-medical services specializing in live-in care and working in conjunction with doctors, healthcare providers, and hospices to provide continuous around-theclock care without the worry and expense of hourly services. They’ve built a solid reputation with word-of-mouth referral, evidence of the trust their clients have in their caretakers and services. Services include meal preparation, help with personal hygiene, medicinal reminders, light housekeeping, transportation to/from appointments, and companionship. References are available upon request. To learn more, visit PersonalHomecare.net or call 877-336-8045. •
Specialty Medicine Take a look at local specialists’ offerings, and you may find that you or a loved one could benefit from the latest. CARDIOVASCULAR CARE
Cardiovascular Institute of the South Those needing cardiovascular care in New Orleans Uptown now have access to high-quality diagnostics and treatment at the new Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS) clinic at 2633 Napoleon Avenue #500. Dr. Sid Bhansali has practiced cardiology for 40 years in Uptown and is now partnered with CIS and joined by CIS interventional cardiologists, Dr. Owen Mogabgab and Dr. Michael Gaglia, in seeing patients at this location. Together, these three cardiologists are bringing an advanced level of care close to home for those in the Uptown area. CIS is a world-leader in the diagnosis and treatment of all forms of vascular disease, including peripheral vascular disease and venous disease in the legs, valvular disease and heart arrhythmias. Clinic services include pre-operative clearance, Coumadin management, stress lab, echocardiograms, cardiac rhythm monitoring, and a full vascular lab. In addition, CIS has an advanced structural heart program and a comprehensive tobacco cessation program. To schedule an appointment at CIS New Orleans Uptown, call 504-897-9686. To learn more about CIS, visit cardio.com. CLINICAL TRIALS
Aesculap Biologics If you are experiencing continued knee issues following a previous cartilage injury, you may be a good candidate for Aesculap Biologics’ Phase 3 clinical trial for NOVOCART® 3D, a tissue engineered cell-based product designed to repair articular cartilage defects of the knee. Exciting advances in cellular research have allowed medicine to begin a new focus on regenerative medicine, which encourages the body to repair damaged or diseased tissue by recreating and integrating new tissue in the place of old tissue. Using a combination of cells and smart biomaterial devices, Aesculap Biologics’ products may stimulate and support the synthesis of new tissue and enhance the body’s own regenerative power. Through the overlap of cell and molecular biology, biomaterial and bioengineering disciplines, the vision of restoring and extending a patient’s normal, active lifestyle without the use of plastic, metal or foreign tissue parts is no longer science fiction. To learn more and potentially join the NOVOCART® 3D clinical trial, visit aesculapbiologics.com/en/patients.html. PAIN MANAGEMENT
Southern Pain & Neurological At Southern Pain & Neurological, Doctors Paul Hubbell, Barry Faust, and Donald Richardson understand that chronic pain creates a prison for patients, disabling them from an active lifestyle. Low back pain is one of the most common sources of pain, and it’s important to note that 15-25 percent of people with low back pain actually have SI joint dysfunction. At Southern Pain & Neurological, the advanced, minimally invasive PsiF System allows your doctor to stabilize your SI joint from a familiar posterior approach by inserting strategically designed implants
directly into the joint. The procedure is done through a small incision and typically takes less than thirty minutes. Patient testimonials have demonstrated that treatment with the PsiF system improved pain, patient function, and quality of life. If you are experiencing low back pain, sciatic-like pain, hip/pelvis/ groin pain, stiffness, leg instability, disturbed sitting and sleeping, and pain when active or lying on one side, the PsiF System may be an option for you. To learn more about SI joint dysfunction, the PsiF System, and Southern Pain & Neurological, call 1-800-277-1265. PLASTIC SURGERY & AESTHETICS
Dr. Elliott Black & Dr. Summer Black Does your appearance reflect your inner energy? If it doesn’t, consider a consultation with board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Elliott Black or Dr. Summer Black. There are a variety of surgical and non-surgical techniques available to help individuals enhance and refresh their appearance. “Surgery is not the only option these days,” Dr. Elliott Black emphasizes. “Laser technology and other developments in the cosmetic field such as Botox and fillers offer alternatives to surgery with excellent results,” Dr. Summer Black adds. “The patient benefits with little downtime and minimal or no swelling or bruising. Many non-invasive procedures also provide immediate results,” she says. With a new office, the father and daughter team have expanded their facilities to house a full range of laser equipment, including SculpSure non-invasive fat melting, IPL, laser hair removal, fractionated erbium, and fractionated CO2. For information on available surgical or non-invasive cosmetic procedures, contact Dr. Elliott Black or Dr. Summer Black at 504-8838900, or visit their office at 3798 Veterans Memorial Blvd. in Metairie. Dr. Sean Weiss - Facial Plastic Surgery Dr. Sean Weiss is the premier New Orleans specialist in facial plastic surgery. He is double board certified in Facial Plastic Surgery and Head and Neck Surgery, and he is considered one of the best aesthetic plastic surgeons in the New Orleans area. Dr. Weiss is recognized for excellence in facelift, facial rejuvenation, blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, hair restoration, and laser procedures, providing comprehensive care for your aesthetic needs. In addition to Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Weiss is known for his expert attention to detail using injectable fillers, botulinum toxin, and non-surgical therapies to complement his surgical outcomes. Trust your face to board certified and fellowship trained Dr. Sean Weiss. Dr. Sean Weiss - Facial Plastic Surgery is located in Metairie just minutes from downtown New Orleans. Learn more at seanweissmd.com or call 504-814-3223 to schedule your consultation. PHARMACY
Patio Drugs Patio Drugs has a full-service retail pharmacy including compounding and medical equipment services. Seniors in our community benefit from the services offered in their long-term care pharmacy. In business since 1958, Patio Drugs has a unique awareness of their customers’ needs and gears their services accordingly. Free prescription delivery is offered in certain areas. They offer unit dose medication and multi-dose drug packaging cards to assist patients with remaining adherent and independent with their drug therapies. With their medication synchronization program, they coordinate with patients to have all their prescriptions filled on the same day, avoiding running out of medication or forgetting to call in refills. Patio Drugs pharmacists offer a comprehensive medication review with patients to discuss any questions about medications, diet, and overall health. Their team works collaboratively with your physician to ensure you are receiving the highest quality care and the clearest understanding of your medication therapies. • MYNEWORLEANS.COM
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MASTERPIECE “Flesh and Blood” Sunday, October 4 at 8pm Enjoy an unconventional thriller about the perils of late-life romance.
COBRA Sunday, October 4 at 9pm Follow the British government committee COBRA as it overcomes a major national crisis.
THE TROUBLE WITH MAGGIE COLE Sunday, October 18 at 7pm See what happens when idle gossip escalates out of control.
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PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS DRIVING WHILE BLACK: RACE, SPACE AND MOBILITY IN AMERICA Tuesday, October 13 at 8:00 p.m. The film examines the history of African Americans on the road from the depths of the Depression to the height of the Civil Rights movement and beyond, exploring along the way the deeply embedded dynamics of race, space and mobility in America during one of the most turbulent and transformative periods in American history. The two-hour documentary film is by acclaimed historian Dr. Gretchen Sorin and Emmy–winning director Ric Burns. Photo Credit: Getty Images PBS NEWSHOUR DEBATES 2020 “Vice Presidential Debate”’ Wednesday, October 7 at 8:00 p.m. PBS NEWSHOUR DEBATES 2020 “Presidential Debate” Thursday, October 15 at 8:00 p.m. PBS NEWSHOUR DEBATES 2020 “Presidential Debate” Thursday, October 22 at 8:00 p.m.
LIVING IN THE NEW NORMAL: RACE FOR A VACCINE Thursday, October 8 at 7:00 p.m.; Friday, October 9 at 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, October 11 at 11:00 a.m. The timetable for developing a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine has been accelerated. But when can we realistically expect to be protected against the dangerous novel coronavirus? Local health experts and researchers discuss the latest on the vaccine and treatment in the next episode of WYES' recurring series about the impact of COVID-19 on our lives.
CLASSIC ALBUMS "John Lennon - Plastic Ono Band” Saturday, October 10 at 9pm Explore the making of Lennon’s first post-Beatles album, widely regarded as one of his finest. The documentary features interviews with Yoko Ono, Ringo Starr, bassist Klaus Voormann, along with archival footage and recorded interviews with Lennon.
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1 THURSDAY 6pm PBS NEWSHOUR
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7pm THIS OLD HOUSE 7:30pm ASK THIS OLD HOUSE
11:30pm STEPPIN’ OUT
3 SATURDAY 8pm VICTORIA & ALBERT: THE WEDDING (Part 1 of 2) Enjoy a recreation of the wedding that changed British matrimonial ceremonies forever. This series, hosted by Lucy Worsley, celebrates an enduring love that was to melt the nation’s heart and set the standard for generations of brides to come. 9pm VICTORIA & ALBERT: THE WEDDING (Part 2 of 2) Witness the most accurate reconstruction of Victoria and Albert’s wedding ever staged, followed by a sumptuous wedding breakfast, a prelude to the first night that began a marriage so iconic, it heralded constitutional monarchy as we know it today.
11pm AMANPOUR AND COMPANY
2 FRIDAY 6pm PBS NEWSHOUR 7pm INFORMED SOURCES 7:30pm STEPPIN’ OUT 8pm WASHINGTON WEEK
9:30pm ART IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY “Beijing” (Part 2 of 3) 10:30pm ART IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY “Borderlands” (Part 3 of 3)
10pm A VERY BRITISH ROMANCE WITH LUCY WORSLEY (Part 2 of 2) Travel back to the Victorian era with Lucy Worsley as she delves into the steamy history of British romance, uncovering the social, political and cultural forces that shaped ideals of romantic love during Victoria’s reign.
8:30pm GREAT PERFORMANCES:NOW HEAR THIS “Becoming Mozart” Travel with host Scott Yoo and pianist Stewart Goodyear as they visit Yoo’s Festival Mozaic.
6pm LAWRENCE WELK: THE SONGS OF JIMMY MCHUGH 7pm FINDING YOUR ROOTS “Dreaming Of A New Land” Marisa Tomei, Sheryl Sandberg, and Karl Penn learn about their immigrant ancestors’ challenges, as they travelled to America from Italy, Russia and India. 8pm AUSTIN CITY LIMITS “The Very Best Of John Prine” The 46th season of ACL kicks of with highlights from Prine’s eight appearances on the program dating back to 1978. Songs include “Paradise,” “Sam Stone” and “Angel from Montgomery,” with special guest Bonnie Raitt. The 13-episode season of ACL will be a mix of new and alreadytaped episodes due to the pandemic. 9pm ABSENCE OF MALICE (1981) 11pm LIVE FROM THE ARTISTS DEN “James Bay” (Part 3 of 4)
4 SUNDAY 6pm MASTERPIECE “The Durrells In Corfu, Season 4” (Episode 6 of 6) 7pm LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX, SEASON 4 (Part 3 of 4) Alan’s new supermarket job brings an unexpected challenge. A home improvement project creates chaos. Caroline begins to question how people see her. The giraffe continues to torment Gillian. The truth about Ted’s last-minute trip comes to light.
8pm MASTERPIECE “Flesh and Blood” (Part 1 of 4) Lust, greed, wrath, envy, and pride are just some of the deadly sins that plague a seemingly happy family in a mystery-thriller starring Imelda Staunton (Harry Potter, Vera Drake) and Francesca Annis (Reckless, Cranford), who play close neighbors cast into a generational psychodrama. In the first episode, Vivien’s three grown children are suspicious of her new love. 9pm COBRA (Part 1 of 6) Follow the British Prime Minister and his Cabinet Office Briefing Room A (COBRA) committee, comprised of leading contingency planners and senior politicians, as they navigate the difficulties in overcoming a major national crisis. In the first episode, a major crisis threatens the UK, the government assembles the emergency committee COBRA. 10pm ABSENCE OF MALICE (1981)
5 MONDAY 6pm PBS NEWSHOUR 7pm ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Indianapolis” (Hour 2 of 3) 8pm TELL ME MORE WITH KELLY CORRIGAN “Bryan Stevenson” An intimate and heartfelt interview series hosted by four-time New York Times bestselling author Kelly Corrigan. In each one-hour episode, Corrigan will explore her guests’ universal humanity and passions. 9pm STAY TUNED: NEW ORLEANS CLASSIC TV COMMERCIALS 10pm POV “The Infiltrators” 11:30pm AMANPOUR AND COMPANY
7pm INFORMED SOURCES
6pm PBS NEWSHOUR
8pm VOCES “Latino Vote: Dispatches From The Battleground” is an up-to-theminute look at the ever-evolving 2020 election through the eyes of Latino voters who are poised to be the largest racial or ethnic group eligible to vote in a presidential election. 9pm FRONTLINE “America’s Medical Supply Crisis” Why was the U.S. left scrambling for critical medical equipment as the coronavirus swept the country? 10pm AMERICAN EXPERIENCE “The Murder of Emmett Till” In 1955, the murder and the trial of a 14-year-old black boy horrified the nation and the world. Till’s death was a spark that helped mobilize the Civil Rights movement. Three months after his body was pulled from the Tallahatchie River, the Montgomery bus boycott began. 11pm AMANPOUR AND COMPANY
7 WEDNESDAY 6pm PBS NEWSHOUR 7pm NATURE “The Story of Cats: Asia to Africa”
8pm PBS NEWSHOUR DEBATES 2020 “Vice Presidential Debate” Kamala Harris, the first black woman to be selected as a vice presidential candidate and currently the junior United States senator in California, will debate current Vice President of the United States Mike Pence. The live debate will take place at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City in Kingsbury Hall on President’s Circle. Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020. 10pm 10 MODERN MARVELS THAT CHANGED AMERICA 11pm AMANPOUR AND COMPANY
8 THURSDAY 6pm PBS NEWSHOUR
8pm WASHINGTON WEEK 8:30pm LIVING IN THE NEW NORMAL 9pm AMERICAN MASTERS “Lennon NYC” 11pm STEPPIN’ OUT 11:30pm AMANPOUR AND COMPANY
10 SATURDAY 6pm LAWRENCE WELK: MUSICAL MEMORIES 7pm FINDING YOUR ROOTS “Freedom Tales” Actress S. Epatha Merkerson and television host Michael Strahan discover unexpected details about their families.
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7pm THE HISPANIC HERITAGE AWARDS 2020 The evening includes performances and appearances by some of the country’s most celebrated Hispanic artists and visionaries.
7:30pm STEPPIN’ OUT
7pm LIVING IN THE NEW NORMAL: RACE FOR A VACCINE When can we
realistically expect to be protected against the dangerous novel coronavirus? Local health experts and researchers discuss the latest on the vaccine and treatment in the next episode of WYES' recurring series about the impact of COVID-19 on our lives. 7:30pm THIS OLD HOUSE 8pm REBECCA Tony- and Emmy-winner, the
late, Diana Rigg portrays Mrs. Danvers, the sinister head housekeeper who is devoted to Rebecca.
11:10pm AMANPOUR AND COMPANY
9 FRIDAY 6pm PBS NEWSHOUR
8pm AUSTIN CITY LIMITS “Yola” Continuing the 46th season of ACL, the Grammynominated British singer-songwriter Yola, performs hits from her Dan Auerbach–produced debut album, Walk Through Fire. Photo Credit: Scott Newton 9pm CLASSIC ALBUMS “John Lennon: Plastic Ono Band” explores the making of Lennon’s first post-Beatles album. The film is part of the multi-part British documentary series CLASSIC ALBUMS, and features interviews with Yoko Ono, Ringo Starr, bassist Klaus Voormann and others, along with archival footage and recorded interviews with an honest and open John Lennon. 10:30pm FLY AWAY HOME (1996) stars Anna Paquin, Jeff Daniels and Dana Delany.
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6:00pm A MASTERPIECE SPECIAL “What The Durrells Did Next” Hosted by leading lady, Keeley Hawes.
director and producer Sam Soko premiered at the Sundance Film Festival 2020. It is the first Kenyan produced documentary to premiere at the festival. 11:30pm AMANPOUR AND COMPANY
13 TUESDAY 6pm PBS NEWSHOUR
9:30am & 12:30pm ELINOR WONDERS WHY Geared to preschoolers, this animated series aims to encourage children to follow their curiosity, ask questions when they don't understand and find answers using science inquiry skills.
5:00am READY JET GO!
Noon SESAME STREET
12:30am ELINOR WONDERS WHY
6am MOLLY OF DENALI 6:30am WILD KRATTS 7:00am HERO ELEMENTARY 7:30am XAVIER RIDDLE AND THE SECRET MUSEUM 8am CURIOUS GEORGE 8:30am DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD 9:00am DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD 9:30am ELINOR WONDERS WHY 10:00am SESAME STREET 10:30am PINKALICIOUS & PETERRIFIC 11:00am DINOSAUR TRAIN
11:30am CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG
1:00pm HERO ELEMENTARY
7pm LAST TANGO IN HALIFAX, SEASON 4 (Part 4 of 4) Gillian is pushed to her breaking point at the farm. Ted and Harrison go on an adventure. Caroline finds herself at the heart of an unlikely love triangle. Alan and Celia discover reason to laugh together again, but sobering news awaits them at home. 8pm MASTERPIECE “Flesh and Blood” (Part 2 of 4) Vivien and Mark grow closer as Helen, Jake and Natalie get progressively unhinged. Mary does some investigating
2:00pm NATURE CAT
9pm COBRA (Part 2 of 6) With the nation experiencing one of the worst crises in UK history, the Prime Minister and his team are forced to work around the clock. Anna reconnects with a face from her past.
2:30pm WILD KRATTS
10pm FLY AWAY HOME (1996)
3:00pm MOLLY OF DENALI
1:30pm LET’S GO LUNA!
3:30pm XAVIER RIDDLE AND THE SECRET MUSEUM 4:00pm ODD SQUAD 4:30pm ARTHUR 5pm CAT IN THE HAT KNOW A LOT ABOUT THAT! 5:30pm PEG + CAT 6:00pm PBS NEWSHOUR
6pm PBS NEWSHOUR 7pm ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Indianapolis” (Hour 3 of 3) 8pm TELL ME MORE WITH KELLY CORRIGAN “James Corden” (Part 2 of 3) 9pm CITY PARK MEMORIES 10pm POV “Softie” follows political activist Boniface “Softie” Mwangi, a daring and audacious political activist, who decides to run for political office in Kenya after several years of fighting injustice in his country. The film from Kenyan
7pm FINDING YOUR ROOTS “Fashion’s Roots” Henry Louis Gates, Jr. steps into the world of fashion and meets three icons of style: Diane Von Furstenberg, Narciso Rodriguez and RuPaul Charles, introducing ancestors who were just as audacious as they are.
HIGHLIGHT 8pm DRIVING WHILE BLACK: RACE, SPACE AND MOBILITY IN AMERICA The two-hour documentary film by acclaimed historian Dr. Gretchen Sorin and Emmy–winning director Ric Burns examines the history of african americans on the road from the 1930s to the 1960s and beyond. Pictured: The Chaney family as they depart for the burial of James Chaney, Meridian, Mississippi, August 7, 1964. Photo Credit: Bill Eppridge 10pm AMERICAN EXPERIENCE “Freedom Riders” Renowned director Stanley Nelson chronicles the inspirational story of American civil rights activists’ peaceful fight against racial segregation on buses and trains in the 1960s.
14 WEDNESDAY 6pm PBS NEWSHOUR 7pm NATURE “The Story of Cats: Into the Americas” 8pm NOVA “Nature’s Fear Factor”
9pm THE AGE OF NATURE “Awakening” (Part 1 of 3) Discover how a new awareness of nature is helping to restore ecosystems once thought lost.
5pm FRONTLINE “The Choice 2020: Trump Vs. Biden”
11pm AMANPOUR AND COMPANY
15 THURSDAY 6pm PBS NEWSHOUR 7pm THIS OLD HOUSE 7:30pm ASK THIS OLD HOUSE
7pm INFORMED SOURCES Now in its 36th year, the weekly news analysis program INFORMED SOURCES continues to offer viewers an in depth look into the important news of metro New Orleans and Louisiana. Repeats Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. Missed an episode? Watch it on the WYES On Demand channel at YouTube.com and at wyes.org. Pictured: Host Marcia Kavanaugh and Producer Errol Laborde 7:30pm STEPPIN’ OUT 8pm WASHINGTON WEEK
8pm PBS NEWSHOUR DEBATES 2020 “Presidential Debate” Joe Biden, the 47th vice president of the United States from 2009 to 2017, will debate current President of the United States Donald Trump at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami. Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020. 11:10pm AMANPOUR AND COMPANY
16 FRIDAY 6pm PBS NEWSHOUR
8:30pm GREAT PERFORMANCES "GRAMMY® Salute to Music Legends” Enjoy a starry tribute celebration of Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award winners featuring archival clips and acceptance remarks from the honorees and the artists they have influenced including Chicago, Roberta Flack, Iggy Pop and more.
NEW 7pm THE TROUBLE WITH MAGGIE COLE (Part 1 of 6) See what happens when idle gossip escalates out of control and starts to affect people’s lives. Set in a picturesque fishing village, the series centers on Maggie Cole, the self-appointed oracle of this closeknit community. Dawn French stars as Maggie Cole. 8pm MASTERPIECE “Flesh and Blood” (Part 3 of 4) As Vivien and Mark prepare for a trip to India, Jake gets a hot tip. Helen and Natalie reach crisis points with their partners. 9pm COBRA (Part 3 of 6) The Prime Minister, Anna, Fraser and their teams pay a visit to the country’s worst affected area.
10:30pm STEPPIN’ OUT
10pm LITTLE WOMEN (1994)
11pm AMANPOUR AND COMPANY
6pm PBS NEWSHOUR
6pm LAWRENCE WELK: MUSICAL TOUR OF EUROPE 7pm FINDING YOUR ROOTS “Fashion’s Roots” 8pm AUSTIN CITY LIMITS “Stevie Ray Vaughan: A Restrospective”
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10pm GREAT YELLOWSTONE THAW (Part 1 of 3) Will the grizzlies that emerge early survive, and why are the wolves and Great Gray Owls in danger of starvation?
7pm ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Our 50 Sates” (Hour 1 of 3) Celebrate America’s hidden treasures from all 50 states, including a $125,000 find. 8pm TELL ME MORE WITH KELLY CORRIGAN “Jennifer Garner” (Part 3 of 3) 9pm DR. JOHN OCHSNER: KING OF HEARTS
9pm LITTLE WOMEN (1994) 11pm LIVE FROM THE ARTISTS DEN “Vance Joy”
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10pm INDEPENDENT LENS “Feels Good Man” Follow artist Matt Furie, creator of the comic character Pepe the Frog, as he begins an uphill battle to take back his iconic cartoon image from those who use it for their own purposes.
10am KITCHEN QUEENS: NEW ORLEANS The series introduces viewers to female chefs who are making their mark on the city’s food scene with unforgettable and uncommon dishes. Pictured: Sue Zemanick of Zasu
5:00AM MISTER ROGERS’ NEIGHBORHOOD 5:30AM ARTHUR 6:00AM MOLLY OF DENALI 6:30AM WILD KRATTS 7:00AM GROWING A GREENER WORLD 7:30AM WOODSMITH SHOP 8:00AM AMERICAN WOODSHOP 8:30AM THIS OLD HOUSE 9:00AM THIS OLD HOUSE 9:30AM KEVIN BELTON’S NEW ORLEANS CELEBRATIONS 10AM KITCHEN QUEENS: NEW ORLEANS 10:30AM CHEF PAUL PRUDHOMME’S ALWAYS COOKING
11:00AM LIDIA’S KITCHEN 11:30AM AMERICA’S TEST KITCHEN FROM COOK’S ILLUSTRATED NOON COOK’S COUNTRY 12:30PM CHRISTOPHER KIMBALL’S MILK STREET 1:00PM MOVEABLE FEAST WITH FINE COOKING 1:30PM DISHING WITH JULIA 2:00PM SARA’S WEEKNIGHT MEALS 2:30PM MY GREEK TABLE WITH DIANE KOCHILAS 3:00PM NOVA 4:00PM NATURE 5:00PM ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
11:30pm AMANPOUR AND COMPANY
7pm NATURE “Pandas: Born to be Wild” Unlock the mysteries of wild pandas whose counterparts in captivity are known for their gentle image. Journey through the steep Qinling Mountains with filmmakers, scientists and rangers to witness pandas’ startling courtship and aggression behaviors.
8pm NOVA “Touching the Asteroid”
6pm PBS NEWSHOUR 7pm FINDING YOUR ROOTS “DNA Mysteries” Follow actor Tea Leoni and radio host Joe Madison as they discover previously unknown ancestors. 8pm AMERICAN MASTERS “Walter Winchell: The Power of Gossip” Meet the newspaper columnist, radio commentator and television personality who pioneered the fast-paced, gossip driven, politically charged journalism that dominates today. At his peak, his audience was 50 million. Stanley Tucci stars as Winchell. 9pm FRONTLINE “Whose Vote Counts?” Allegations of voter fraud and disenfranchisement in the lead up to the 2020 election. With Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, New Yorker writer Jelani Cobb investigates how the pandemic is being used to sway turnout. 10pm JOHN LEWIS: GET IN THE WAY Follow the journey of civil rights hero John Lewis. 11pm AMANPOUR AND COMPANY
9pm THE AGE OF NATURE “Understanding” (Part 2 of 3) 10pm GREAT YELLOWSTONE THAW (Part 2 of 3) 11pm AMANPOUR AND COMPANY
22 THURSDAY 6pm PBS NEWSHOUR 7pm THIS OLD HOUSE 7:30pm ASK THIS OLD HOUSE
8pm PBS NEWSHOUR DEBATES 2020 “Presidential Debate” Joe Biden, the 47th Vice President of the United States from 2009 to 2017, will debate current President of the United States Donald Trump at the Belmont University in Nashville. Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020.
10pm 10 TOWNS THAT CHANGED AMERICA
6pm PBS NEWSHOUR
11pm AMANPOUR AND COMPANY
23 FRIDAY 6pm PBS NEWSHOUR 7pm INFORMED SOURCES
7pm FINDING YOUR ROOTS “DNA Mysteries” 8pm AUSTIN CITY LIMITS “Rufus Wainwright” The American/Canadian performer and composer sings songs from his latest album Unfollow the Rules.
7pm ANTIQUES ROADSHOW “Kooky & Spooky” Celebrate Halloween with finds that are thrilling and chilling, plus a $250,000-$350,000 appraisal. 8pm ANTIQUES ROADSHOW RECUT “Newport 3”
10:30pm ARTICULATE WITH JIM COTTER 11pm THE KATE “Nancy and Beth” Megan Mullally and Stephanie Hunt perform in a self-described punk vaudeville band, performing fully choreographed songs off of their self-titled debut album. 7:30pm STEPPIN’ OUT WYES’ weekly local restaurant, arts and entertainment discussion program is now in its 34th season. Host and producer Peggy Scott Laborde welcomes regular guests Poppy Tooker, Alan Smason, plus new roundtable visitors every week. The program also showcases occasional performances by local musicians and presents local history features. Missed an episode? Watch it on YouTube at wyesondemand and at wyes.org.
25 SUNDAY 5pm MASTERPIECE “The Chaperone” 7pm THE TROUBLE WITH MAGGIE COLE (Part 2 of 6) With the town still reeling from “Radio-gate,” Maggie is desperate to make amends.
9pm GREAT PERFORMANCES “Now Hear This 2: The Schubert Generation” (Part 2 of 3) Host Scott Yoo and young musicians celebrate the work of composer Franz Schubert.
SEASON FINALE 8pm MASTERPIECE “Flesh and Blood” (Part 4 of 4) Four relationships spiral out of control. Vivien tries to dismiss her children’s fears about Mark. Mary responds to an emergency. 9pm COBRA (Part 4 of 6) A new threat rears its head as public sentiment grows ever turbulent.
10pm BEYOND THE CANVAS
10pm ROXANNE (1987)
11pm STEPPIN’ OUT
11:30pm ARTICULATE WITH JIM COTTER
11:30pm AMANPOUR AND COMPANY
6pm PBS NEWSHOUR
6pm LAWRENCE WELK: THE CALIFORNIA SHOW
9pm CITY OF SPIRITS: RELIGIOUS CELEBRATIONS IN NEW ORLEANS 10pm INDEPENDENT LENS “Represent” follows three midwestern women as they tackle politics on their own terms, leading up to the 2018 midterm elections.
8pm WASHINGTON WEEK 8:30pm AMERICAN MASTERS “Michael Tilson Thomas: Where Now Is” Discover the Grammy-winning conductor, pianist and composer. A National Medal of Arts recipient and longtime music director of the San Francisco Symphony, he helped set the standard that an American orchestra should champion modern American music.
8:30pm GENERATION NATION: A PBS AMERICAN PORTRAIT STORY explores how people in different age groups, from adolescents to seniors, see themselves and their place in America. It reveals the common experiences that bind people together within and across age groups and the generational differences that can put us at odds with one another.
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9pm ROXANNE (1987)
11:30pm AMANPOUR AND COMPANY
27 TUESDAY 6pm PBS NEWSHOUR 7pm NOT DONE: WOMEN REMAKING AMERICA 8pm FRONTLINE “The Choice 2020: Trump vs. Biden” looks at the life stories of the two candidates. 10pm AMERICAN EXPERIENCE “Freedom Summer”
28 WEDNESDAY 6pm PBS NEWSHOUR 7pm NATURE “Australian Bushfire Rescue”
8pm NOVA “Can We Cool the Planet”
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9pm THE AGE OF NATURE “Changing” (Part 3 of 3) 10pm GREAT YELLOWSTONE THAW (Part 3 of 3) 11pm AMANPOUR AND COMPANY
29 THURSDAY 6pm PBS NEWSHOUR 1:30pm KITCHEN QUEENS: NEW ORLEANS WYES’ new cooking series spotlights outstanding women chefs in New Orleans! Pictured: Amarys Herndon of Palm & Pine
5:00am MISTER ROGERS’ NEIGHBORHOOD
NOON MOVIE/VARIOUS PROGRAMMING
1:00pm KEVIN BELTON’S NEW ORLEANS CELEBRATIONS
6am MOLLY OF DENALI 6:30am WILD KRATTS 7am HERO ELEMENTARY 7:30am XAVIER RIDDLE AND THE SECRET MUSEUM 8am CURIOUS GEORGE 8:30am WASHINGTON WEEK 9:00am FIRING LINE WITH MARGARET HOOVER 9:30am INFORMED SOURCES
1:30pm KITCHEN QUEENS: NEW ORLEANS 2:00pm SARA’S WEEKNIGHT MEALS
7:30pm ASK THIS OLD HOUSE 8pm MASTERPIECE “Sanditon” (Part 1 of 8) Relive the Jane Austen drama set in the seaside town, Sanditon. The mini-series stars Rose Williams (Curfew) as Austen’s lively but levelheaded heroine, Charlotte Heywood. 9pm MASTERPIECE “Sanditon” (Part 2 of 8) 10pm JAMESTOWN (Part 1 of 8) Three women set sail for the colony of Jamestown in 1619. But drama awaits, along with the men they are duty bound to marry.
2:30pm PRIMAL GRILL WITH STEVEN RAICHLEN
11pm AMANPOUR AND COMPANY
3:00pm JOANNE WEIR’S PLATES AND PLACES
3:30pm OUTSIDE: BEYOND THE LENS 4:00pm RICK STEVES’ EUROPE
10:00am MOVIE/VARIOUS PROGRAMMING
4:30pm SAMANTHA BROWN’S PLACES TO LIVE
11:00am MOVIE/VARIOUS PROGRAMMING
5:00pm MOVIE/VARIOUS PROGRAMMING
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7pm THIS OLD HOUSE
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Where Morgus Lived
ave this column, it could be a collectors’ item. These words will attempt something seldom seen in journalism, and that is to identify the exact location of a place that did not exist. That, in itself, made the evidence more difficult to collect. Nevertheless, the pursuit continued: In August, the town criers announced woefully that Dr. Momus Alex Morgus had gone on to meet his maker. Those who remember the ghoulish looking scientist from his TV days, where he performed usually failed experiments between breaks of Saturday night horror movies, know that Morgus was not easily made. He was part genius and part mad man; part comedian and part crazed scientist. He was the sort of guy who would have an overgrown hooded executioner (Chopsley) and a talking skeleton head (Eric) as buddies. Morgus left behind many secrets including the French Quarter location of the “old city icehouse” on top of which, he told us, was his domicile. His exit from the stage touched off nostalgia about his existence. Finding the old city icehouse has heretofore been a futile cause, however a local researcher has perused public records and may have found the answer. The man admits that his research is pretty “cursory,” but added that he will stand behind it anyway. Nevertheless, he prefers not to be identified by his real name but as “Deep Freeze.” As Morgus might have said, “pay attention Friends of Science.” Deep Freeze concludes that the icehouse, if it existed, was located at
535 Chartres Street, which does exist. The building is now owned by the Historic New Orleans Collection (What could be more historic than having been the site of Morgus’ home?) It was once occupied by WDSU TV and is now the location of a parking lot. Public records show ample evidence of there having been ice houses at that location going back to 1905 when it was the site of the Cosmopolitan Icehouse. Through the years there would be several changes and complex transactions, including in 1913 when the site became the Panama Ice Company By 1928, the city of New Orleans had taken over the property and sold it to the LaSalle Realty Company. Deep Freeze noted that this might have been the big bang moment when the property began being referred to as “The City’s Icehouse.” By 1940 the property was again in the hands of the Panama Icehouse, however, it went back to the city in a tax sale. From there, the site has had many uses, though it would be reasonable to think that by tradition the building, regardless of use, may have been referred to as the” Icehouse” long after that use was discontinued. (Morgus might have lived in a roof top condo.) Deep Freeze, who knows his was around the block, points out that a neighboring building at 601 Charters is often referred to informally, if not officially, as the “Icehouse.” This is getting scary. Of his research, Deep Freeze concludes, “I make no pronouncements but only offer possibilities.” Unless we can get Chopsley to confirm the evidence, possibilities will be all that we have.
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