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The Seasons Of Sicily (And The Rest Of Italy)

The Seasons Of Sicily (And The Rest Of Italy)

by Tom Fitzmorris THE CULINARY CALENDAR RIGHT now shows two dramatically different kinds of cooking. The carnival season’s very name calls for having our last steaks and chops before Lent begins. In Lent itself, it’s all about seafood. We dedicated Orleanians all know and participate […]

Shattering the Single Point of View: Cover Artist Edward R. Whiteman

Shattering the Single Point of View: Cover Artist Edward R. Whiteman

by Linda T. Dautreuil, photos by Candra George THE RUSTY WHEELBARROW with unusually straight legs resting on small wheels would be the focal point in Dove Cote Studio were it not for the large collection of recent paintings on reconstituted paper by visual artist Edward […]

Coloring Outside the Lines: Cover Artist Robert Santopadre

Coloring Outside the Lines: Cover Artist Robert Santopadre

by Kim Bergeron, photos by Candra George WHEN HE WAS A CHILD, Robert Santopadre colored outside the lines. But it wasn’t until adulthood that he discovered what he believes he was born to do: paint. The New Orleans native learned at a young age the […]

Clark Brennan Talks Bacchus’ 50th

Clark Brennan Talks Bacchus’ 50th

IN THE LATE 1940s, Owen E. Brennan Sr. realized that tourists, a large segment of his restaurant and bar clientele, were seasonally unhappy during Mardi Gras. At that time, Carnival balls were predominately closed to anyone outside of New Orleans’ society circles. So, in 1949, […]

Workplace Romance: Couples Who Work Together

Workplace Romance: Couples Who Work Together

EVEN IN THE MIDST of Carnival, as Valentine’s Day approaches, you can’t help but notice the mushy, sweet love in the air. Flower shops are bustling with bouquets; frantic men are running through the grocery store looking for cards and chocolates; restaurants roll out their […]

A Bold Hammond Home

A Bold Hammond Home

by Anne Honeywell, photos by Sara Essex Bradley ECLECTIC HOME EMBODIES its namesake: elements from a variety of resources, systems and styles. Owner and principal designer Penny Francis and her daughter, Casi Francis St. Julian, carry the namesake through each and every design project with […]

IN Great Taste: Crowd-Pleasing Recipes for Parade Day Brunch

IN Great Taste: Crowd-Pleasing Recipes for Parade Day Brunch

by Yvette Jemison, photo by Yvette Jemison A BRUNCH-STYLE MEAL is a good idea to send off your parade krewe members as it always makes the occasion feel special. Brunch straddles two meals and serves well for hours of parade watching, too. A few quick […]

Giving Her Art a Soul: Cover Artist Marcia Holmes

Giving Her Art a Soul: Cover Artist Marcia Holmes

by Poki Hampton, photo by Candra George   AS BOTH A LITTLE BIT of lagniappe and another form of expression, Marcia Holmes has accompanied her paintings with poetic narratives for years. Recently, she created Anecdotes from the Water’s Edge, a poetry and painting booklet, after […]

The Luck of Garland

The Luck of Garland

by Karen B. Gibbs, photos by Candra George WHEN ASKED TO DESCRIBE HIS LIFE, esteemed portrait artist and local media legend Garland Robinette simply says, “It’s the luck of Garland.” Luck? According to his lifelong best friend, Bill Sirmon, Garland’s a bit too humble. “Sometimes, […]

Rebirth of a Tradition: Ted Brennan’s Decatur

Rebirth of a Tradition: Ted Brennan’s Decatur

by Sandra Scalise Juneau, photos by Anthony “Chopper” Leone IN THIS CITY THAT EMBRACES rebirth with pizzazz, the return of Ted Brennan’s family to our fine dining scene in New Orleans is cause for celebration! At the helm of the newly opened Ted Brennan’s Decatur […]