My husband was in Orleans again last saturday, and said Mat n Naddie's had pretty major damage from a tree falling on it. He didn't notice anything out of the ordinary as he went past Brigtsen's, and he had the opportunity to drive along more of Magazine. He doesn't think there was much water along Magazine, and saw much less evidence of looting than he was expecting, given news reports. He said he didn't see anything broken on the Whole Foods, for example. A friend who lives near there said Langenstein's and Prytania Liquor were likewise untouched. So in response to the Joey K's inquiry below, I'm betting it came through ok.
Fat Harry, if you're reading, do you know more specifics on which parts of Uptown have power? I wanna go home.