Under the Top Chef: Sous chefs keep restaurant kitchens running

Helen Freund looks behind the scenes at local restaurants
In a scene from the HBO series Treme, Eric Ripert, celebrity New York chef and owner of Le Bernardin, takes aside Janette Desautel, a fictional character loosely based on New Orleans chef Susan Spicer, to pepper her with some words of wisdom from his career.   "Friends, lovers, marriage — they come and go," he says.

Krewe of Sous: Gambit's 2016 Emerging Chefs Challenge

Sous chef Trey Herty of Brown Butter Southern Kitchen & Bar won Gambit's fourth annual Emerging Chefs Challenge July 13 at The Cannery.

The hotel next door

The debate over short-term rentals takes center stage at New Orleans City Hall
In New Orleans, you can rent a tent in a backyard for $26 a night or a six-bedroom mansion for $600. There are more than 4,000 local listings on Airbnb alone.

Where the New Orleans City Council stands on short-term rentals

In preparing this week’s cover story, Gambit sent the following questions to every member of the New Orleans City Council, as well as to the office of Mayor Mitch Landrieu, following up with phone calls. • Do you think short-term rental websites should operate legally in New Orleans?

The birth of Gleason

How Steve Gleason, family, friends and filmmakers turned his life with ALS into the hit documentary Gleason
On the day director Clay Tweel screened his first cut of Gleason for its two central figures, former New Orleans Saints safety Steve Gleason and his wife, Michel Rae Varisco, a handful of the couple's closest confidants gathered in their living room. In addition to Tweel, Gleason and Varisco invited two of the film's producers, Seth Gordon and Kimi Culp, as well as Michel's father, Team Gleason Executive Director Paul Varisco.

Safe space: sex workers in the South

Desiree Alliance hosts its sixth annual conference in New Orleans, its first time in the South
"Southerners get things done," Cris Sardina says.   Sardina is director of the Desiree Alliance, an advocacy group made up of sex workers, health professionals, and other supporting networks committed to strengthening the sex workers rights movement and advocating for sex workers' human, labor, and civil rights — and it is holding its sixth annual convention in New Orleans this week, titled "Addressing Justice."

Landrieu pledges 7,500 affordable housing units in New Orleans by 2021

New Orleans renters spend 30 percent or more of their income on housing
Crime, New Orleans' crumbling infrastructure and poverty always top Mayor Mitch Landrieu's list of shortcomings in his annual State of the City address. His 2016 address, delivered last week on the roof of the Whole Foods Market in Mid-City, was no different.

Cool summer 2016: What to do in New Orleans this summer

It’s hot. It’s sticky. You’re broke. We’ve got you covered.
• Where to eat and drink this summer in New Orleans • Daiq attack: Jeremy Thompson on daiquiris and tradition

Easy fix: the opioid epidemic in New Orleans

Opioid overdoses are on the rise. There’s an easy-to-administer antidote. Louisiana law enforcement doesn’t carry it.
OPIOID OVERDOSE DEATHS, PARTICULARLY FROM THE SYNTHETIC DRUG FENTANYL, ARE ON AN ALARMING UPWARD TREND — It's the drug that killed Prince — but the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) has yet to issue officers naloxone, a drug which can revive an overdose victim in moments. In Louisiana, police have been permitted to carry and administer naloxone (brand name: Narcan) for nearly two years, but none do.

Who can access Narcan? You can

Where to find Naloxone in New Orleans
Anyone can possess and administer naloxone to overdose victims. CVS has announced it will stock the medicine and sell it with a standing prescription to anyone who requests it.

Sidney Torres: the cleaner

The former garbage kingpin grows his real estate empire and wants to fight crime. He’s coming to your TV. Also, he might be the next mayor of New Orleans.
Sidney Torres is describing the color white.

Let us spray: New Orleans graffiti artists READ and You Go Girl

The artists discuss the ethics of street art and a new gallery show
Graffiti occupies a unique position within art. While it still is distinguished by being intrinsically illegal, the last decade or so has made clear that the commercial art world can offer even this outlaw form a path to "legitimacy" — and in a few cases, stardom.


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