Johnny White s Sports Bar The Tiny Joint that Never Closed Until It Did

Marita Woywod Crandle offers an insider's look at the gritty, unique and often hilarious world of this beloved and much-missed French Quarter icon.

Johnny White s Sports Bar  The Tiny Joint that Never Closed   Until It Did

Johnny White's Sports Bar was a French Quarter institution. Often called "the locals' living room," Johnny White's was the only twenty-four-hour bar on Bourbon Street and attracted a colorful cast of regulars, local characters and tourists looking for a good time. Memorable French Quarter personalities like Ruthie the Duck Girl and Perri the Hobo frequented the bar in their rounds. During Hurricane Katrina, the bar remained a refuge to those who'd stayed in the city, despite authorities ordering the bar to close at gunpoint. When the bar's lease was finally up in 2012, patrons mourned its loss with a full jazz funeral procession. Marita Woywod Crandle offers an insider's look at the gritty, unique and often hilarious world of this beloved and much-missed French Quarter icon.

Louisiana

Johnny Whites ( 733 St . Peter St . , French Quarter ) and Johnny Whites Sports
Bar ( at the corner of Toulouse St . and Bourbon St . , French Quarter ) are both
open all the time . They have a regular clientele ; at the Sports Bar , you can see ...

Louisiana

Louisiana presents an overview of the culture in the New World and Louisiana, including related literature, such as Longfellow's Evangeline. For the visitor, the state is divided into geographic regions such as New Orleans, the plantations, and Lafayette. For each area, tours, historic sites, and restaurants are described. The section on New Orleans celebrates the French Quarter and the local food and music. Outside of New Orleans are majestic plantations and beautiful bayous filled with cypress trees and hanging Spanish moss. Side trips from New Orleans allow visitors to sample some of the various musical tastes of the Bayou State. Zydeco music may be found in Lafayette, while Cajun music may be heard throughout the southern part of the state. Special features include information on consulates, tourist offices, banks and currency exchanges, and maps which, among other things, show distances between cities. With Louisiana , anyone can pass a good time and learn how to let the good times roll, or, as the Cajuns say rouler.

New Orleans

This is how, one night at the Hotel Richelieu's bar in the French Quarter, we were
approached by Captain Roger C. Johnson, ... Johnny Whites (733 St. Peter St.,
French Quarter) and Johnny Whites Sports Bar (at the corner of Toulouse St. and
 ...

New Orleans


Shake the Devil Off

Molly's is an Irish bar established in 1974 that serves up potent drinks (like a
Bloody Mary with a shot of Guinness) to a small crew of regulars like Jack Jones.
Johnny White's, which opened in the early 1990s, is a sparse sports bar with
about ...

Shake the Devil Off

A charismatic young soldier meets a tragic end in this moving and mesmerizing account of the war in Iraq, Hurricane Katrina, and no-safety-net America Zackery Bowen was thrust into two of America's largest recent debacles. He was one of the first soldiers to encounter the fledgling insurgency in Iraq. After years of military service he returned to New Orleans to tend bar and deliver groceries. In the weeks before Hurricane Katrina made landfall, he met Addie Hall, a pretty and high-spirited bartender. Their improvised, hard-partying endurance during and after the storm had news outlets around the world featuring the couple as the personification of what so many want to believe is the indomitable spirit of New Orleans. But in October 2006, Bowen leaped from the rooftop bar of a French Quarter hotel. A note in his pocket directed the police to the body of Addie Hall. It was, according to NOPD veterans, one of the most gruesome crimes in the city's history. How had this popular, handsome father of two done this horrible thing? Journalist Ethan Brown moved from New York City to the French Quarter in order to investigate this question. Among the newsworthy elements in the book is Brown's discovery that this tragedy—like so many others—could have been avoided if the military had simply not, in the words of Paul Sullivan, executive director of Veterans for Common Sense, "absolutely and completely failed this soldier." Shake the Devil Off is a mesmerizing tribute to these lives lost.

The 100 Sporting Events You Must See Live

Johnny White's Sports Bar 720 Bourbon street new orleans, la 70116 Phone: (
504) 524-4909 www.johnnywhitesneverclosed.com Note: Always open with
nearby street performers. What else would you expect from a bar in the French
Quarter?

The 100 Sporting Events You Must See Live

For the casual armchair fan to the fan who dreams of a front row seat at the games, The 100 Sporting Events You Must See Live provides invaluable information about tickets and travel as well as the parties and the pageantry for the top games across the sporting landscape. A detailed travel guide from Robert Tuchman, founder and president of the global leader in sports and entertainment promotion, TSE Sports & Entertainment, the book is replete with insider knowledge and expert advice. We are a list-obsessed people and sports-obsessed to boot, so this is a book that quenches our insatiable appetites for both. From the obvious to the obscure, Tuchman’s list of must-see events is as thorough as it is controversial. What events made the top 100 and where did they rank? The book is sure to fire up sports fans everywhere. But more than a mere list, for each event the reader learns a detailed history of their favorite contests and all the background information to make a successful pilgrimage. Featuring also a list of honorable mentions that just missed the cut and a list of the top sports cities with arguments for what makes each city the perfect sports mecca, The 100 Sporting Events You Must See Live is a must for every sports fan’s library.

Holding Out and Hanging on

... station wagon, which was strategically parked in front of Johnny White's Sports
Bar and Grill,at the corner of Bourbon and Orleans Streets. During the first weeks
after the storm, he provided vital services to those who suffered minor injuries.

Holding Out and Hanging on

"An intimate look at the devastation wreaked on New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina. Neff's gripping images and poignant narratives are the stories that New Orleans citizens told one another - a view of the disaster not captured by the news cameras - and pho

Eyes of the Storm

09.16.05 - New Orleans , LA - Marguerite Smith and Kevin Sharrock waited for a
drink at Johnny White's Sports Bar & Grill in the French Quarter . The bar
remained open after Katrina struck . • CHERYL DIAZ MEYER RIGHT 09.16.05 -
Metairie ...

Eyes of the Storm

Presents photographs depicting the destructive impact of two deadly hurricanes on the Gulf Coast, especially on the people of New Orleans and the attempts of residents to cope with the disasters.

U S News World Report

Johnny White's Sports Bar—renowned for having no locks on the doors—
became not just a watering hole but a community center and even a hospital.
Volunteer bartender Joseph Bellomy, a former special forces battlefield trauma
specialist, ...

U S  News   World Report


Car and Driver

In the bottom photo , occasional bartender Steve Bartley saved the day at always
- open Johnny White ' s Sports Bar in the French Quarter when he secured 15
bags of ice from a FEMA relief station . from flooding but saw almost 200 of them
 ...

Car and Driver


Heart Like Water

... where it cuts through Bourbon at the dead center heart of the Quarter , Johnny
White ' s Sports Pub was the place . ... man with a long white beard that yellowed
at its wispy ends , who ' d managed to claim a seat along the tiny L - shaped bar ...

Heart Like Water

Joshua Clark never left New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, choosing instead to band together with fellow holdouts in the French Quarter, pooling resources and volunteering energy in an effort to save the city they loved. When Katrina hit, Clark, a keyc

San Diego Magazine

I ' d like to bend an elbow at Johnny White ' s , the French Quarter sports bar that
poured through , and after , Katrina . . . The storm destroyed the New Orleans
headquarters of Ruth ' s Chris Steakhouse , and as a result , a West Coast office ...

San Diego Magazine


Vanity Fair

Johnny White ' s Sports Bar , on Bourbon Street , was possibly the only
establishment in town to stay open the week Katrina came . Somebody had to ;
this was N ' Awlins , after all . The tavern would serve as a community center for
many who ...

Vanity Fair


Uncivilized Beasts and Shameless Hellions

... shooting a picture of the kookaburra that survived . Diane Sawyer is in the
Lower Ninth Ward in a pressed white blouse and smart rubber boots . A reporter
for Al - Jazeera Television is in Johnny White ' s Sports Bar in the French Quarter
.

Uncivilized Beasts and Shameless Hellions

An award-winning veteran NPR correspondent shares behind-the-scenes details about today's top stories, describing bizarre occurrences, humorous moments, and unsung heroes that marked his coverage of the Central American drug wars, the war in Iraq, hurricane Katrina, and other major world events.

Josie Arlington s Storyville

Author Marita Woywod Crandle charts Josie's rise while painting a vivid picture of New Orleans's red-light district.

Josie Arlington   s Storyville

At a time when women were denied opportunity, the lavish parlors of Storyville offered advancement for women who welcomed the vice. Mary Deubler, the Storyville madam who called herself Josie Arlington, more than welcomed carnal enterprise. A turbulent childhood forced her into a life of prostitution at an early age, but fueled by ambition, she opened a brothel that soon developed a dangerous reputation in a city famous for competitive iniquity. Devastating circumstances spun her into a new path lined with luxury. Her palace, the brothel she named the Arlington, cemented her legacy. An establishment filled with exotic girls, who added a rare air of refinement to its proffered debauchery, it allowed Josie to become something even rarer for her time: a self-made woman of vast wealth and influence. Author Marita Woywod Crandle charts Josie's rise while painting a vivid picture of New Orleans's red-light district.

Hamburgers and Fries

I eat hot fries at Johnny's on Delaware Avenue where, when I ask the grill man
the secret, he gestures to a blond young thing and says, ... bottle of Alsatian white
, and digging into an aluminum pail of fries smothered in mozzarella and
checkered with bacon. ... It's a rather forbidding warehouse doing business as a
sports bar.

Hamburgers and Fries

Acclaimed food writer and cultural historian John T. Edge continues his sumptuous feast of a series on iconic American foods-with recipes included. With Fried Chicken and Apple Pie, John T. Edge launched a series of short books that celebrate American culture through the lore of our favorite foods. Now, with Hamburgers & Fries, Edge continues his quest to discover the very essence of America through the dishes we love and cherish. Across the nation, from backyard barbecues to Big Macs, Edge follows the evolution of the burger from frugal repast to deluxe treat, but always with a celebration of American brawn and freedom. He revisits Depression-era days, when most hamburgers were extended with bread crumbs, and goes on to trace the arc of the American experience that leads us to the haute burgers of today, with foie gras at their centers and selling for $50 apiece. Best of all, the acclaimed food writer gives us fifteen recipes for the best burger we've ever sunk our teeth into.

Belizean Sextet

In his last moment of consciousness, Johnny looked into the face of the man who
wanted to kill him. ... he passed out was Morton Usher's body stretched out on the
floor, bright red blood staining his white starched shirt. ... as they had checked
into before and, after unpacking and freshening up, crossed over to Bob's
Barbecue and Bar. ... He was wearing a robin's-egg blue sports shirt and dark
slacks.

Belizean Sextet

Brian was born and raised in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. He served four years in Ghana, West Africa as a volunteer with CUSO, Canadas version of Peace Corps. He taught high school English in Ontario before working as a Union organizer until his retirement. A chapbook of some of his poems Murder, Mayhem and Misogyny was published by www.laurelreedbooks.bravehosts.com, He has written and produced a c.d. called Songs of Love, Longing and Loneliness. He annually revises his travelogue Think Belize! His one-act play Many Years Ago will soon be published by XLibris. Brian is working on a novel set in Belize featuring some of the characters in the Belizean Sextet. His blog on Belize is available at www.briansbelize.com. In retirement, Brian and Evelyn work on their flower and vegetable gardens and raise poultry in their hobby barn. They both look forward every year to the next season of plays at the Stratford Shakespearean Festival and their next winter adventure in Belize.

West Coast Review of Books

He knew all the classic bluesmen , but his favorite was Big Johnny White . ...
before have en believes that the murdered girl and her murderer visioned , Platt '
s Free Zone sports a diametric " were ... Sean Mulrenan is initially acocktail bar
pianist in the Far East and he is also a wheeler - dealer NonFiction Red Devil
warrior .

West Coast Review of Books


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