2006 Southern Breeze Winter Issue - (Page 6)
sbr064-1-43.qxp 11/16/2006 8:16 AM Page 6 editor's letter renaissance, man!
I had to see it with my own eyes. I made my first trip to the coast of
Mississippi and to New Orleans since hurricane Katrina showed up
uninvited. I saw some big differences: East New Orleans including the
eerily deserted Six Flags is still somewhat abandoned. Biloxi, scarred and
tattered, was bustling though, especially now that some of the casinos are
back in business. It reminded me of the first time I saw my father after
his stroke over 10 years ago. It was bad he could've either completely
recovered or died. But four months after the fact, he looked great and was
chipper as ever. The only thing that changed was his shaky handwriting but
still better than mine, as he often reminds me . I had the same thoughts
as I wandered New Orleans; it was boom- ing and busy, albeit a little
shaky. Like Dad, New Orleans and the Mississippi Coast are recovering
robustly and the proof is in this issue. Our cover story undoubtedly
caught your attention as we feature a baker's dozen of fun things for you
and your family along the Gulf Coast p. 34 . The Beau Rivage Resort &
Casino in Biloxi has bounced back with gusto p. 50 . And just try to stop
the restaurants and food- ies of New Orleans, where food is an integral
part of that magical city's identity p. 42 . That article's author, Deb
Burst, also profiles Garland Robinette p. 56 , an impassioned and
outspoken advocate for the city he loves, who shares some of his beautiful
art with Southern Breeze. Has all this talk of New Orleans restaurants made
you hungry? Well get ready to douse your taste buds as we feature delicious
recipes all using the hot sauce that made Iberia, Louisiana famous Tabasco!
p. 70 . We also have a roundup of some Coastal Mexican cantinas p. 66 , and
if you've ever wondered what the heck Southern Comfort is, find out on page
62. Over a year after Katrina's wrath, I'm happy to report that the Gulf
Coast specifically Mississippi and New Orleans is back with a vengeance. I
don't know about you, but I'm planning a road trip back as soon as I can!
EDITOR editor's pick what I can't live without . . . at the moment Sirius
XACT Visor Satellite Radio If you dislike morning zoo crews as much as I
do then a Sirius Satellite Radio for your car is essential. From its
installation at the Best Buy in Spanish Fort to my drive home to Gulf
Shores, I was quickly hooked and wondered why I waited so long. The
30-channel pre-set allows me to switch from Top 40 to Broadway to BBC-1 to
LatinMix to 80s with ease, making inane DJ chatter a thing of the past!
www.sirius.com 6 souther nbreeze.com
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of 2006 Southern Breeze Winter Issue
Words & Notes
Storefronts - Hybrid Theory
Sweet Dreams - Tres Chic
Art of Living - To Dye For
Fixtures - Pillow Talk
Our Backyard - Coastal Sunrise
Make Yourself at Home - Office Space
Are We There Yet?
Dinner is Served!
Painting to the Music
Cheers - Loco for SoCo
Dish - Fiesta!
Chef's Table - Sushi by the Seashore
Let's Eat - Tongues Afire!
2006 Southern Breeze Winter Issue