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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 […]

Florentine Splendor: Why the Saenger Theatre is of Paramount Importance

Florentine Splendor: Why the Saenger Theatre is of Paramount Importance

By Joey Kent NOT QUITE FIVE YEARS AGO, the Saenger Theatre on Canal Street reopened after a $53 million restoration, its opulent marquee shining forth as a beacon of hope in the post-Katrina era. Once more, it fulfilled the promise of its creator, Julian Saenger, […]

Bold Integrity: Cover Artist Kent Walsh

Bold Integrity: Cover Artist Kent Walsh

by Shauna Grissett, photos by Candra George COVER ARTIST KENT WALSH is the living, breathing manifestation of her abstract paintings: enthusiastic, vivid, exuberant, passionate, energetic … bold. The petite blonde has anything but a dainty artistic talent, and her large-scale canvases display an expert command […]