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February 2014

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In This Issue

3 New Restaurants to Try

Enjoy some February fare at these new places.

The New Orleans Guide to the Academy Awards

Locals have a lot to cheer for on Oscar night.

Road Improvements Ahead

Good news for those who hate potholes.

Broken Heart Syndrome

Investigating Takotsubo cardiomyopathy

A Home Fit for a King

Kevin Kelly’s mansion is made for Mardi Gras.

22 Things To Do in New Orleans in February

Our top picks of the month's events

Cook Me Something, Mister!

Tasty recipes for the Carnival season

Interview with John Barry

The 2014 Krewe du Vieux king goes “Where the Vile Things Are.”

Krewes News

How Carnival has changed

Fleur de List

Our picks for Carnival's top 25 parades.

String Fever

Meet guitar maker Vincent Guidroz.

Meet King Zulu 2014

An Interview with Garren Mims Sr.

The Wild West at the Time of Rex

Carnival’s formative years and the most dramatic period of the American West paralleled each other.

Broken Heart Syndrome

Investigating Takotsubo cardiomyopathy

Cruise Control

Industry navigates past choppy waters

Food and Fun

It is game time at these two bars.



The Enchanted Season

Trying Out the Remedy Room

Hungover? Just had a cold? Here's a place to rejuvenate.

Read & Spin

New books and music with New Orleans flair

Show Your Wits

Youth Study Center Opens

Pell Grant Abusers

Education’s biggest cheaters

When Bacchus Got Slumdogged


Collectors Never 'Cease to Love'

Serious souvenir hunters can dress their own stage and celebrate Mardi Gras every day of the year.

Rock of Ages

A mash-up of gems, stones and diamonds create an ideal music medley


What the Patients Say

A Guide to Area Hospitals

Baby Dolls and Skeletons

RTA Increases Services

Carnival of the Non-Pirate

Rebuilding the Season

Discoveries from a dusty box

Al Winters

The Man Behind “Shattered Shield” – Part Two of Two