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What’s HOT / What’s NOT for 2013

The world did not end on 12/21/12. And so we can start a new phase of the Mayan calendar — as well as our own — with the usual litany of resolutions and revelations. Here at NolaVie, we don’t pretend to have crystal balls or to be arbiters of good (or bad) taste, but we do keep an eye on what’s current and what’s passe in the Crescent City.

Who knew that the world would recently go mad for banana slicers? Or that bacon would become the go-to flavor for everything from NOLA donuts to pralines?

These are weighty matters, well worth pondering. So we at NolaVie decided to offer our own subjective, completely non-democratic take on what’s hot and what’s not as 2013 dawns.


What’s HOT / What’s NOT

Slow food / Fast food

Metry / Marigny

Street food in a dining room / Street food on the street

Sean Peyton / Roger Goodell

“Accidental” Super Bowl wardrobe malfunctions / Intentional Carnival wardrobe malfunctions

Kelly Clarkson in Endymion / Beyonce at the Super Bowl

Tintypes / Instagram

Depositing checks on your smart phone / Depositing checks in the drive-thru

Etsy / DIY

Manterest / Pinterest

Crafty stuff / Big-box stores

New music venues / New restaurants

Handmade / Made in China

The read–option / Wildcat

RG3 / Russell Wilson

Freret, St. Claude, Rampart streets / Frenchmen Street

Winning / Losing

Saints / Saints

Banana slicer / Egg slicer

New Zealand / Australia

Ann Hathaway with short hair / Ann Hathaway with long hair

Street bands in Frenchmen Street bars / Street bands in the street

BUCKWILD / Jersey Shore

Duck Dynasty / Swamp People

Amish Mafia / Breaking Amish

Meeting significant others at intramural sports / Meeting significant others on the Internet

Nyx / Muses

Muses / Iris

T-Rex / Rex

Debt ceiling / Fiscal cliff

Immortality / End of the World

Mud runs / Triathlons

Sharrows / Potholes

Parade street preparation / Pre-Super Bowl street repair

Pelicans / Hornets

Hand-lettered street signs / Streets without signs (still!)

Warm-feet / Snuggies

Beasts of the Southern Wild / Vampires

Local online shopping / Private sales sites online

Bacon-flavored everything / Real bacon

Rand McNally / Apple Maps

Treme / “Treme”

Zombie Crawl / Red Dress Run

Attribution / eweman et al

MACCNO (Music And Culture Alliance of New Orleans) / Aggressive permitting enforcement

New Orleans restaurant franchises in other cities / Restaurant franchises in New Orleans

Renee Peck is editor of NolaVie. She had lots of help with this list from NolaVie contributors (too numerous to enumerate here). She thanks them for cluing her in on such things as mud running, sharrows, warm-feet and Amish Mafia.


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