New Orleans: Eat, Drink, See Thread

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  1. pockets

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    Can we start with just thread-banning every non-local that suggests Butcher as the go-to restaurant in the city?
     
  2. daddy fat sacks

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    Mayyybe for Friday. Idk what my plans are with my gf.
     
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  3. Pelican Grove

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    The best way to spot a nonlocal imo is if someone says they love Mother’s. :blech:
     
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  5. pockets

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    Yeah it was awesome. Talked to Alon for a while. Loved the food, just wish they had a few more meat options. Hummus and bread are still absurdly good. Kind of random to serve Zapps with caviar (which I did not order as you’d guess), but I guess that’s pretty cool. They blew out some of the walls to open it up and it is a great space to dine. I’m sure they’ll kill it.

    I wouldn’t wait in a line that long to get into my moms funeral. They do have an awesome breakfast though.
     
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  6. bigjrock

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    Wait...is TMB anti-Butcher?
     
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  7. pockets

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    I think we keep the lights on over there.

    But with a city with 5,000 great establishments, it’s a little odd everyone recommends Butcher to every person visiting - like it’s one of the 4 places in the city. There’s also not a lot around it for a tourist compared to most places, though I do think highly of the people that run the shell station; quite efficient folks.
     
  8. bigjrock

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    Fair enough. I’ll recommend it for folks visiting the WWII museum or if they have something going on at the convention center.
     
  9. pockets

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    Absolutely. Great place, not denying that. Also Auction House Market is a place that opened near there recently and people love it - in case you want another suggestion. Sort of similar to St. Roch.
     
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  10. Pelican Grove

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    Haven't been there yet. Want to try it. Yelp is awesome app.
     
  11. Doug

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    Recs for places in CBD around Julia & Tchop/Magazine/St Charles ... Peche, tommys, emerils all right there. Any cheaper spots I need to check out? There used to me a little taco shop on Julia but I can’t remember the name.
     
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  12. bigjrock

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    Is that a good place for lunch? We usually have a work meeting at the convention center every quarter. I love my Pig Mac, but wouldn't mind switching it up.
     
  13. slogan119

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    All I know is that I’ll be going back to Parkway Tavern next time I’m down there. Their po boys are fucking legit.
     
  14. Pelican Grove

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    Peche is good.
     
  15. pockets

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    I like it. It will always be packed and it will have a good atmosphere. Here are the vendors.
    There are a ton of lunch places all the way up to Loyola. A few are: Between the Bread, Cafe on the Square, Daily Beet, Company Burger, Poke Loa. You obviously also have Herbsaint, Desi Vegas, Balise, Seaworthy, Willa Jean, etc.
     
  16. The Hotch

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    Been in town ~4 hours and have hit Parkway and Second Line Brewing. Both were rad. Only qualm so far is that Uber sucks here... I’ve gotten four Ubers and other than the first one from the airport all of them came waaay later (that’s what she didn’t say) than I was quoted. Seriously... the longest quote I got was 6 mins... the quickest pickup has been like 20 mins. A first world problem at the end of the day and not a big deal but just weird. Either way, this is a thoroughly entertaining town
     
  17. daddy fat sacks

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    Go to esplanade and the highway if you want some real nola. Today is a super Sunday
     
  18. Tiffin

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    I don't know your taste in beer, and admittedly haven't hit 2nd Line, but

    Courtyard>>NOLA>Urban South>Parleuex

    Imo
     
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  19. Tiffin

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    There's a damn fine pizza joint down the street from Parleuex as well, but the name escapes me. Think daddy fat sacks pointed me towards it.
     
  20. Pelican Grove

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    PIZZA DELICIOUS!!!!

    Great pizza
     
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  21. Pelican Grove

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    How long did you wait in line for Parkway?
     
  22. Pelican Grove

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    Speaking of waiting in lines -

    Is it worth the wait to try turkey & the wolf?
     
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  23. daddy fat sacks

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    Yeah. Sure. I've never seen a long line there. Lived on Jax and Mag last year. It's really tasty. I'd go to steins more often truthfully. But that's the Jew in me.

    Really damn fine pizza. Reminds of legit Mom and pops places I grew up with in south Florida. There's not much good pizza in town.

    Besides Dominica happy hour and amici happy hour. Bit fuck paying 16$ for one of those pizzas menu price.
     
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  24. The Hotch

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    Walked right up to the bar... no wait.
     
  25. Pelican Grove

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    I think amici closed
     
  26. aspenbuff

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    Nice. He's opening Safta in Denver this summer and I'm pretty pumped about it.
     
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  27. The Hotch

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    Went to Turkey and the Wolf yesterday and Fharmacy NOLA today. TATW was pretty damn good, Fharm blew the doors off... hands down the best meal I’ve had so far. Didn’t know what a boudin ball was before I went... had them and, with the remoulade, they were one of the best food items I’ve had in my life. No joke.
     
  28. daddy fat sacks

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    Fharmacy has mussel frites that are phenomenal.
     
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  29. daddy fat sacks

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    Their boudin balls are amazing. If you want a real taste of nola fried chicken go to hanks and get a two piece or two. Their batter is amazing. If you see a small chubby Hispanic lady working with gold frames on her teeth tell her 'hola mamacita! My fat friend who took a pic with you on Instagram told me to come here! Dame Los pollos frescos!'
     
  30. The Hotch

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    Great chicken and a Hispanic lady with a gold grill? Who could say no?
     
  31. RJF-GUMP

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    Doing wedding in NOLA June 2. Have tee time Fri at TPC NOLA but some of the guys bitching re cost. I think they said it was $225 a person. What other good golf courses around $100 a person would you rec?
     
  32. pockets

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    New Orleans is a limited golfing city due to the fact the city doesnt have much land. But Audubon Park (~$50) is uptown - its an old-school par 62 in a great area of town. Its always in good shape. City Park/Bayou Oaks ($110ish) was completed last year and is a nice course. Both are much cheaper and inside the city. Unless you want to play a PGA Tour course, which isnt that great and 30 minutes away, Id choose one of those two. Honestly, Id do Audubon and hang around Magazine afterwards.
     
  33. RJF-GUMP

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    Thanks for the info. How is TPC New Orleans?
     
  34. pockets

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    Its a nice course. Louisiana's topograhy doesnt lend itself to having very pretty courses compared to a place like Birmingham. Just a lot of swamp water on a ton of holes, some cypresses, and a few pine trees. Its also hot as shit out there. It is not too long and not too hard. But being a TPC course, it is always in good shape and it has nice amenities. Yall would have a good time.
     
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  35. Heavy Mental

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    coming to your city soon.

    Day 1
    Toup's Meatery (lunch)
    Carrollton Market (dinner)

    Day 2
    Couqette (dinner)

    am i doing it right?
     
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  36. Pelican Grove

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    I would say so.
     
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    what should we do during the day? will be me and the fiance, staying in Garden District.

    aside from walking the neighborhood and checking out the architecture, was considering a day trip to do a fan boat tour - overrated?
     
  38. Pelican Grove

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    Broad Theater flooding rn
     
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  39. Mayonegg

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    Glad you enjoyed it but I must say that's the most overrated restaurant in the city
     
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  40. Pelican Grove

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    Mother’s
     
  41. Oranjello

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    Went on po boy tour and had roast beef po boys at various establishments during jazz fest week. Can confirm; Parkway was the worst.
     
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  42. Mayonegg

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    The Ray-Ray at Sammy’s is best in the biz
     
  43. daddy fat sacks

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    Bayou boogaloo on as planned.
     
  44. The Hotch

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    Bourbon Street is so so but seeing all the hoes and hooligans is top notch...

    Also, went to Surrey’s Cafe and Cafe Amelie in the last couple days - both were killer.

    WWII Museum was unreal too - a tremendous experience. Not sure they could have done a better job than they did.
     
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  45. The Hotch

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    Also didn’t realize T-Pain was a look til I got to NOLA so there’s that
     
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  46. Pelican Grove

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    Surrey’s really good breakfast place. Nice choice.
     
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  47. The Hotch

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    Any recs for the best seafood in town that isn’t too fancy/don’t have to get dressed up for?

    Also, any recs for a good tour to do? Other than hitting the WWII Museum I’ve done everything possible to avoid tourist traps but having never been here before I feel like there’s gotta be a good tour worth hitting up. Don’t have a preference - could be Mississippi paddlewheeler, swamp, cemetery etc.
     
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  48. bigjrock

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    Depends on your style, but we did a tour with Chris Rose (former journalist with the Times-Picayune) in December that he called "Magic Music Mystery Tour" (or something like that). The basic premise is that he walks you around the city stopping at various landmarks and tries to prove that every style of music originated in New Orleans. You have to know his story to appreciate him (lost everything after Katrina, drugs, booze, breakdown, etc), but he is out there. But I found it pretty damn entertaining if you can deal with his eccentric personality.
     
  49. slogan119

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    The ghost tours are fun.
     
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  50. PhupaPhever

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    Sometimes I want to do something like this living here.
     
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