New Orleans: Eat, Drink, See Thread

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  1. High Cotton

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    Hell no to a summer wedding in New Orleans. Exact same with Houston, hence our January wedding. We're not trying to make friends and family miserable or lose old folks.
     
  2. houtex716

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    getting married in January in new orleans, can't wait
     
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  3. daddy fat sacks

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  4. IvanTheTerrible

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    How many of you heard about this deal?

    https://www.nola.com/education/index.ssf/2018/06/kehoe-france_summer_camp_slurs.html#incart_m-rpt-2

     
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  5. Doug

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    Any thoughts on Johnny Sanchez, friend wants to go there Saturday - wasn't really on my list of places I wanted to try, but looks pretty good.
     
  6. Oranjello

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    Went 2 weeks ago. Margs were good and strong, and the food was good but nothing mindblowing. I'd go back. Probably the best Mexican-type food I've had since moving to NOLA?
     
  7. Doug

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    That's pretty much what I figured it would be, good enough for me.

    Had Flamingo A-go-go this past weekend and liked it.

    Also ate at Auction House Market Friday night and I like that setup, I had a poke bowl. The wife had some crab cake dish and we got empanadas to bring home for my mom and it was all really good.
     
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  8. Pelican Grove

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    It's my favorite Mexican place in New Orleans. Definitely go try it out.
     
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  9. Joe Louis

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    Thinking I need to make a return trip to Nola. Was last there a couple years ago. Did airbnbs in Treme and the Bywater. Will probably do another road trip for about one week before the year is over and the drive from Charlotte was not bad at all ...

    My host reccomended Coop's Place last time around and we ate three dinners there over 5 nights. Should probably diversify next time but I was really impressed. The staff seemed to warm up to me after a few meals, what's the locals' opinion on that spot?
     
  10. Pelican Grove

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    It's a French Quarter restaurant. There are a ton of other places I'd try.

    Breakfast: Toast, Surrey's, Red Dog Diner, District Donut's
    Lunch: Willa Jean, Steins, Johnny Sanchez
    Dinner: Saba, Saffron, Shaya, Upperline

    A ton more -- some other Nola TMBers can help you out on that.
     
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  11. Pelican Grove

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    https://www.nola.com/dining/index.ssf/2018/06/saucys_closing.html

    Saucy's BBQ on Magazine Street will close
    Saucy's BBQ, at 4200 Magazine St., will close for good on June 16.

    The restaurant announced the news on Facebook.

    "They say all good things come to an end," said the post. "But, this isn't the end of the road. Look for us at festivals and events down the line; and, you never know where else we may pop up."

    The barbecue restaurant opened in 2012 on Magazine Street. Before that, it operated briefly in Metairie.
     
  12. Tiffin

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  13. PhupaPhever

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    Honestly, I was surprised they lasted that long. Decent food & Nola has never been BBQ city. Shaya across the street didn't help their rent as well. Only place I can think the has decent BBQ is the Joint, but that's a trip there by itself.
     
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  14. Joe Louis

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    The other place we hit up was Bacchanal. And after my friends were passed out I grabbed at Buffa's a few times ...
     
  15. Pelican Grove

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    So true. New Orleans has amazing food, but it’s lackluster when it comes to barbecue. I went to central city and thought it was mediocre at best. The meat was really dry. The potato salad and max & cheese were decent.

    I was always surprised at the hours of Saucy’s. Like I never knew when they were open, they always seemed closed.
     
  16. Pelican Grove

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    Bacchanal is awesome
     
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  17. IvanTheTerrible

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    He's also pretty open about his political opinions on social media. So this comes as no surprise to me.

    I got into a bit of an argument with a friend over this because he views it as "PC culture". I believe within the link NOLA.com list some of the names used for each camping group and it's a bit sketchy imo
     
  18. Tiffin

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    Yeah I don't really need to see more than what you posted, sounds pretty racist. Native American names would make some sense, especially around the area. But feather boy and redskins and such are not in the same relm.
     
  19. IvanTheTerrible

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    What's your opinion on Blue Oak & The Joint?
     
  20. Pelican Grove

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    I forgot about blue oak. It’s been so long since I went. I thought it was great.

    I’ve never been to the joint but hear it’s good.
     
  21. IvanTheTerrible

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    The Joint has great ribs & greens. Blue Oak seems to do everything else better imo.
     
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  22. daddy fat sacks

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    Was awesome. Now it's a tourist spot. Lines around the block to not be assured a table. No thanks

    Only time it's worth it are happy hour times on weekdays except Friday
     
  23. Pelican Grove

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    Yeah it has become quite the tourist trap. However the ambiance of the place is still pretty cool.
     
  24. daddy fat sacks

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    Ate the joint yesterday. Their chicken was amazing Mac was pretty good pulled pork was very shreddy but wasn't incredibly flavorful. Huge portion tho.
     
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  25. daddy fat sacks

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    But like most little local spots, locals have ruined it by giving it as a rec. I'm done telling ppl about places not highly recommended on yelp.

    Went to bullets a month ago and there was almost as many white ppl as POC. I was very uncomfortable with the gentrification.
     
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  26. daddy fat sacks

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    Blue oak wings are fantastic and are a great deal on HH
     
  27. Pelican Grove

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    Where is bullets?
     
  28. daddy fat sacks

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    It's Kermits bar in the 7th.
     
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  29. Pelican Grove

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    Oh ok I’ll have to try it out
     
  30. IvanTheTerrible

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    That spicy hot chicken sandwich makes me feel some kind of way.
     
  31. Pelican Grove

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  32. daddy fat sacks

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    Yeah. It's nothing special honestly. Just a neighborhood spot. Point was it has become a place for white people to see "the real new orleans" and that it's tourist gentrification made it kinda weird to see in places you'd never expect to see them like on Poland ave lol.

    Basically my point is I'd like to save some places for ppl who live here.

    Like Frenchman. It's basically bourbon light. 10 years ago it was completely different. Then a bunch of locals told cool tourists to skip the bourbon street and do Frenchman. Soon, you start seeing hand grenade cups and Mardi gras beads on the street and it's no longer a local spot for music its another tourist spot.


    I don't want to come off as anti tourist, it's just I'd rather let local under the yelp radar places stay as such
     
  33. Pelican Grove

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    Totally agree with you about Frenchmen Street. I rarely go down there anymore because it's pandemonium, and of course, the tourists who think they're hanging in a locals spot --- but so on the contrary.

    I was talking to the bartender at St. Joe's on Magazine several months back, and she said about telling tourists cool spots, "Don't tell them about St. Joe's. We like to keep it that way."
     
  34. bigjrock

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    Is there a football field right around the corner?
     
  35. Pelican Grove

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  36. Oranjello

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  37. Doug

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    Thinking of bringing my daughter to a baby cakes game, anything I should know? Tickets look cheap as shit, and probably a decent fun night
     
  38. LeVar Burton

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    Covington, Mandeville, and abita springs this weekend. Think I’ll head to abita brewery tomorrow. What else do I do here?
     
  39. Sterling A

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    just got to new orleans and im here till sunday night. I can't really read 12 pages of this thread, so can I get a quick recap of what to do here?

    With a group that wants to do a "tour" of the city, does anybody know which is the best one/cheapest/most knowledgeable, etc...??

    Also, best restaurants and "must eats"?? I know Central grocery is a must to get the famous Muffaletta there, any other great places to eat and drink?

    Anything would be very much appreciated, I thank you in advance...…:beerchug:

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  40. Sterling A

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    Also, its extremely busy this weekend as we've found out already. 3 conventions are here this entire weekend, so any tips on what to see and what times would be very helpful too if anybody knows, thanks

    never been here and excited to see the good stuff, not necessarily the "tourist spots"
     
  41. Tiffin

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    Bulldog or Avenue pub for a good beer selection. Courtyard, NOLA, Urban South is a close brewery circuit.

    World War II museum is excellent but requires half your day minimum.

    Don't go to Mother's. Best food rec I can give you.
     
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