New Orleans: Eat, Drink, See Thread

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  1. Doug

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    Lost a good thread with a lot of recommendations so time to start a new one

    Too many places to recommend - post where you are staying, what type of food you are looking for and people will give recs
     
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  2. Open Carry

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    Second the D-Day Museum. I spent a few hours talking with a vet who just hangs out there waiting to talk with people who are interested in history. No Cafe Du Monde tho? Gotta my beignet on.
     
  3. LSUTigers1986

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    Getting married next May here... My friends are already discussing the shit show it will be. They're right.
     
  4. Open Carry

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    New Orleans is never not a shit show. Good times are always sure to be had.
     
  5. Doug

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    UberX launched today- that'll be nice for a cheap ride
     
  6. dawgonit

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    doing some training this week at the Double Tree by the airport - are there any restaurants out in Kenner worth checking out or should I suck it up and make my way into town?
     
  7. Doug

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    I'm of little help, I try to avoid Kenna-bruh

    There is a dragos in Metairie and a Deanies in buck town..(On ponch.)
     
  8. CF3234

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    If you don't eat at Cochon butcher, you did Nola very wrong
     
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  9. Wywan Bwowna

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    I mentioned it in the thread before the crash. But I could not be more excited that Cochon is opening a butcher shop in Nashville this year. Going to be called Nashville Butcher
     
  10. mal630

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    I am looking for hotel recommendations. Near or on Canal would be ideal. Will split time between bourbon st, french quarter and the casino. It's a bachelor party, will likely have 3 guys to a room. Really just looking for something that isn't a complete dump, will have towels, and won't destroy us on wifi and parking one car.

    Obviously there are like 50 to choose from, just wondering if anyone has any experiences lately.
     
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  11. ColeTrickle

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    Went to Upperline last month, was a great experience.
     
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  12. Where Eagles Dare

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    Look in the CBD. Central to both. Usually look at price line or one of the booking sites and pick something in the CBD.

    Or check out vbro/airbnb. I believe Lou Holth :/ ) found a good deal that way
     
  13. wes tegg

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    August needs to be on the restaurant list. Frenchman Street is also a damned blast if you can pull yourself away from frozen daquiris and shitty strippers.
     
  14. DUCKMOUTH

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    Clarion on canal should meet your needs. It's about 5 blocks north of the burbon. It's a little cheaper than some other stuff on Canal, but nice enough with free wifi.

    May want to taxi back late night though
     
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  15. DUCKMOUTH

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    Also it's right next to the Joy Theater, so you may be able to catch a good concert or standup on your dates
     
  16. PhupaPhever

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    Dat Mac n Cheese!
     
  17. Doug

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    check poydras also...plenty right there

    Queen & Crescent, the ambassador are normally pretty cheap
     
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    Good call on airbnb. I just stole a place in french quarter. 5 beds, sleeps 7.... 750 bucks for 3 nights.
     
  19. Arkadin

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    i was about to say do that. we got a sweet place about a month ago
     
  20. Heavy Mental

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    Going there for Halloween. Any advice for that holiday in NOLA? Voodoo Fest is going on, may get a ticket to that.

    Got a reservation at GW Fins for one of the nights. Is that place pretty good?
     
  21. Brewtus

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    I'll be going to NO next week for 5 days. Thanks for the suggestions so far. Can someone elaborate on the scene at Frenchman Street, and how it differs from Bourbon Street?

    I've only been to NO once and was again there for business and only went out once. This time it with two buddies from work and we should be able to eat well and booze it up while there.
     
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  22. Arkadin

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    bourbon is just a massive shitty tourist trap with the sole purpose of getting annihilated. its bachelor party fun

    frenchman is live music, not dirty and shitty, not strip clubs every other door, actual drinks instead of buckets of flavored sugar
     
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    So... If someone wanted to get substances other than alcohol, what's the best way to go about doing that? PM me if need be
     
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  24. Keef

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    Going to New Orleans this weekend with my best friend, staying on Dauphine St. Have been a few times but want to get some good recommendations on good places to go for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

    Thanks friends
     
  25. Doug

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    Went to Elizabeth's for breakfast the other week- was really good
     
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  26. Arkadin

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    Go to Cochon butcher for lunch
     
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  27. BamaNug

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    This x100. If you've never been before, absolutely hit up Bourbon Street. It's awesome, but people erroneously think Bourbon Street and the surrounding area is all there is to New Orleans

    Frenchman Street is by far my favorite block of bars. You can walk into almost any bar and hear awesome live jazz.

    And I second the airbnb recommendation. It's pretty much all I use in NOLA now.

    But also, be careful. NOLA has gotten dangerous as fuck the past few years, particularly in the French Quarter.
     
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  28. daddy fat sacks

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    Buffas on esplanade is a must for a late night Reubens and drinks.
     
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  29. daddy fat sacks

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    Sometimes I like to drop acid and people watch on Bourbon
     
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  30. Doug

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    Are you looking for fancy places, atmosphere places, or just good food? Will you have a car, or everything within walking / street car distance?
     
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    Prefer walking street car distance, but can get a car out if absolutely necessary.
    Lunch places can absolutely be down and dirty for good food.
    For Dinner since we will be there two nights would like to do one fancy and then the other can be a food/atmosphere combo if that makes sense.
     
  32. Doug

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    Breakfast-
    Camellia Grill, Elizabeth's Atchafalaya, Cafe du Monde, Slim Goodies, Ruby Slipper, The Grill (This is the FQ version of Camellia Grill), Mothers

    Lunch/Dinner
    Mothers, Cochon Butcher, Commanders Palace, Jacque-Imos, Deanies, Acme Oyster House, Palace Cafe, Central Grocery, Brennan's, Dragos, Le Petit Grocery, Eleven79, Parasol, Pascal Manalie, Port of Call, Atchafalaya

    Really where you're staying there is a lot of good food, it's hard to find a bad restaurant. Go to urban spoon, or yelp and it should be good enough to get you into a good place
     
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  33. daddy fat sacks

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    One day you should rent bikes and ride around the city. You can ride from the bywater thru the marigny into the quarter and to uptown in 30 minutes at a constant rate.

    Also, at sunset take the ferry across to algiers and back. Its free for pedestrians and gives a really pretty view of the city.
     
  34. daddy fat sacks

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    Alligator and shrimp cheesecake at Jacque Imos is amazing.
     
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  35. Keef

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    very intrigued
     
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    Awesome, thanks
     
  37. daddy fat sacks

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    Food is great but its $$$. Also, get there earlier than later to avoid long waits. If you do end up with a wait, there is plenty to do around that area to kill time.
     
  38. DUCKMOUTH

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    I love Frenchman but it's pretty dirty. Lots of hippy kids with dreads just sleeping and stinking up the sidewalk
     
  39. Keef

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    Best places to grab a drink when we don't feel like doing the bourbon thing?
     
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  40. CUZ28

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    New Orleans is pretty dirty in general.
     
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  41. CUZ28

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    If you're in the quarter and want a dive bar thats more "local", hit up harrys corner on chartres. cash only though.
     
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  42. daddy fat sacks

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    Port of call. On esplanade between the quarter and Frenchmen.
     
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  43. Doug

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    ...I don't drink and am typically in bed by before 10, so someone else might need to give you a hand with this one.

    Frenchman St is the place to be for a more relaxed feel, good music though
     
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  44. daddy fat sacks

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    Was gonna suggest Kermit Ruffins' speakeasy, but it turns out its closed..
     
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    Ate there last weekend. Cool atmosphere, good cocktails, the swordfish special was incredible, our server was awful however and kinda ruined the meal.
     
  47. daddy fat sacks

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    going this weekend, any places recommend for brunch on sunday?
     
  49. killerwvu

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    anyone been to the st roch market? place were staying at is right next to it
     
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