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True New Orleans | Wild Blue Yonder Magazine

Mackie gives “The Lowdown” on True New Orleans to Kathleen Parker for “Wild Blue Yonder” Magazine:

The Lowdown:Native Mackie Shilstone is famous for his health and fitness work with, among others, actor John Goodman—who shed 100 pounds with Shilstone’s help. We asked him for his favorite hometown haunts.New Orleans

Jazz

The best jazz in town is at Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse 300 Bourbon St, 504-586-0300 and the Davenport Lounge 921 Canal St, 504-524-1331. Rockin Doopsie Jr, with gigs throughout the city, is “a fun-to-dance-to band with local roots.”Big Easy

Eats

The Mediterranean cuisine at Byblos 3218 Magazine St, 504-894-1233 is the best for a healthy heart. Another favorite is Commander’s Palace 1403 Washington Ave, 504-899-8221 for chef Tory McPhail’s distinctive Creole and Louisiana cuisine.

Must Do

Take a walk! Specifically, walk in the Garden District to see its historic and eclectic architectural styles Start: Prytania St & Washington Ave. Finish: Lafayette Cemetery.

Read the whole story » True New Orleans | Wild Blue Yonder Magazine.