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BEST PELICANS PLAYER

1. Anthony Davis

2. Ryan Anderson

TIE: 3. Jrue Holiday

TIE: 3. Eric Gordon

 

BEST GRAMMAR SCHOOL

1. Lusher Charter School
(7315 Willow St., 504-862-5110; www.lusherschool.org)

2. Holy Name of Jesus
(6325 Cromwell Place, 504-861-1466; www.hnjschool.org)

3. Academy of the Sacred Heart
(4521 St. Charles Ave., 504-891-1943; www.ashrosary.org)

 

BEST TOURIST THING LOCALS SHOULD DO MORE

1. Explore the French Quarter

2. Ride the streetcars

3. Swamp tours

 

BEST HIGH SCHOOL

1. Jesuit High School
(4133 Banks St., 504-486-6631; www.jesuitnola.org)

2. Benjamin Franklin High School
(2001 Leon C. Simon Drive, 504-286-2600; www.edline.net/pages/bfhsla)

3. Lusher Charter School
(5624 Freret St., 504-304-3960; www.lusherschool.org)

 

BEST LOCAL UNIVERSITY

1. Tulane University
(6823 St. Charles Ave., 504-865-5000; www.tulane.edu)

2. University of New Orleans
(2000 Lakeshore Drive, 504-280-6000; www.uno.edu)

3. Loyola University New Orleans
(6363 St. Charles Ave., 504-865-3240; www.loyno.edu)

 

BEST NURSERY/PRESCHOOL

1. Little Red Schoolhouse of Metairie
(2055 Metairie Road, Metairie, 504-838-7979; www.littleredschoolhouseofmetairie.com)

2. Academy of the Sacred Heart
(4521 St. Charles Ave., 504-891-1943; www.ashrosary.org)

TIE: 3. Jewish Community Center
(5342 St. Charles Ave., 504-897-0143; www.nojcc.org)

TIE: 3. McGehee's Little Gate
(1538 Philip St., 504-523-9911; www.littlegate.com)

 

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  • Photo by Kandace Power Graves

BEST MUSEUM

1. New Orleans Museum of Art
(New Orleans City Park, 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, 504-658-4100; www.noma.org)

2. National World War II Museum
(945 Magazine St., 504-528-1944; www.nationalww2museum.org)

3. Ogden Museum of Southern Art
(925 Camp St., 504-539-9650; www.ogdenmuseum.org)

 

BEST MARDI GRAS PARADE

1. Muses
(www.kreweofmuses.org)

2. Endymion
(www.endymion.org)

3. Nyx
(www.kreweofnyx.org)

 

BEST LOCAL FOOT RACE

1. Crescent City Classic
(www.ccc10k.com)

2. Red Dress Run
(www.nolareddress.com)

3. San Fermin in Nueva Orleans: Running of the Bulls
(www.nolabulls.com)

 

BEST FOOD FESTIVAL

1. Oak Street Po-boy Festival
(www.poboyfest.com)

2. New Orleans Oyster Festival
(www.neworleansoysterfestival.org)

3. Hogs for the Cause
(www.hogsforthecause.org)

 

BEST LOCAL CHARITY EVENT

1. Hogs for the Cause
(www.hogsforthecause.org)

2. Whitney Zoo-to-Do
(www.auduboninstitute.org/ztd)

3. Red Dress Run
(www.nolareddress.com)

 

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  • Photo by Derick Hingle

BEST SAINTS PLAYER

1. Drew Brees

2. Marques Colston

3. Thomas Morestead

 

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  • Photo by Cheryl Gerber

BEST MUSIC FESTIVAL

1. New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
(www.nojazzfest.com)

2. French Quarter Festival
(www.fqfi.org)

3. Voodoo Music + Arts Experience
(www.worshipthemusic.com)

 

BEST SUMMMER CAMP

1. Jewish Community Center
(5342 St. Charles Ave., 504-897-0143; www.nojcc.org)

2. Audubon Zoo Camp
(Audubon Zoo, 6500 Maga-zine St., 504-861-5103; www.auduboninstitute.org)

3. Kehoe-France
(720 Elise Ave., Metairie, 504-733-0472; www.kehoefrancess.weebly.com)

 

BEST PLACE FOR A WEDDING RECEPTION

1. New Orleans City Park
(www.neworleanscitypark.com)

2. Audubon Tea Room
(Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., 504-212-5301; www.auduboninstitute.org)

3. Race and Religious
(510 Race St., 985-768-2956; www.raceandreligious.com)

 

BEST GOLF COURSE

1. Audubon Golf Course
(6500 Magazine St., 504-212-5290; www.auduboninstitute.org/golf)

2. New Orleans City Park North Course
(1051 Filmore Ave., 504-483-9410; www.cityparkgolf.com)

3. English Turn Golf & Country Club
(One Clubhouse Drive, 504-392-2200; www.english-turngolf.com)

 

BEST ART GALLERY

1. Rodrigue
(730 Royal St., 504-581-4244; www.georgerodrigue.com)

2. Arthur Roger Gallery
(432 Julia St., 504-522-1999; www.arthurrogergallery.com)

3. Martine Chaisson Gallery
(727 Camp St., 504-302-7942; www.martinechaissongallery.com)

 

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  • Photo by Cheryl Gerber

BEST NONPROFIT

1. Louisiana SPCA
(1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., 504-368-5191; www.la-spca.org)

2. Second Harvest Food Bank
(700 Edwards Ave., 504-734-1322; www.no-hunger.org)

3. Junior League of New Orleans
(4319 Carondelet St., 504-891-5845; www.jlno.org)



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