Graffiti Echoes Vietnam?

Recently while driving Tchoupitoulas--one of the few ways to escape Uptown--my wife saw some new stenciled graffiti on the side streets. We doubled back and found one wall that looked like a place where someone tried out stencils of dollar signs, spray paint cans with hearts on them, and a younger George W. Bush's head. Around the corner is a clown made scary by its sloppily painted red nose and blue tie.

Willie Mae's Goes Uptown

New Orleans is the biggest small town in America, but leaving your neighborhood can often sound as daunting as a drive to Missouri. The Riverbend and the Bywater might as well be in separate time zones, and going to the Lakefront from the Quarter might require special vaccinations. For me, Willie Mae’s Scotch House in the Treme isn’t a lunch option; it’s a journey, and one I rarely make from Uptown even though I’ve never been disappointed.