New Orleans: Eat, Drink, See Thread

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  1. Doug

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    It got vandalised pretty bad last week or week before....that's all I know
     
  2. killerwvu

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    The market?
     
  3. Doug

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    Yeah
     
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  4. pockets

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    We went on a tour of the market recently. It is really nice. They're vandalizing it because they hate the gentrification of the area, which is incredibly stupid.
     
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  5. HOOSINSC

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    The westin on royal st. Idk where that puts me but shit is everywhere
     
  6. PhupaPhever

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    WHAT are you wanting to do in the city?

    Going out, here you go. I still have no idea what brings you here but when people come visit I usually send them this.
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  7. HOOSINSC

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    I'm here for work. Needed a place to stay and this was in my price range. Figured being in this area would be alright.

    I just want dinner/beers and maybe to walk around a bit
     
  8. Arkadin

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    I told him to go to Cochon butcher
     
  9. PhupaPhever

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    Nice call and get the mac and cheese at the butcher.
     
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  10. HOOSINSC

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    I can walk there right? It's a mile and driving is a bitch in this area.
     
  11. PhupaPhever

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    It's a mile man. You can walk and you will also pass Harrah's if you like throwing dice or cards. Also near the Butcher is a bar called the Rusty Nail which is decent.
     
  12. HOOSINSC

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    Cool. Not worried by the distance.
     
  13. Duvel

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    Pedicabs are generally available downtown/the CBD. Uber is also in NOLA if you prefer not to be sweating your balls off after walking that distance in June.

    The Wolf Den next to the Howlin Wolf is a nice, casual bar close to Couchon as well. Not sure if Howie is still the owner there, he is a prick, but the bartenders are nice and they will give you good service if you talk shit about him.
     
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  14. HOOSINSC

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    Fried boudin w/ pickled peppers and Mac and cheese. This is nice
     
  15. kmac1231

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    Heading there tomorrow and will be there till Tuesday. Will have the fam (2 younger kids) so I can't get crazy like I did there back in 95 (last time there).
    Staying near the Convention Center. Anything to do around there? Also, how is the Casino? Worth an hour or two?
    Going to do the WWII place for sure but then probably just walk around Jackson Square and French qtr during the day.

    Thanks
     
  16. Doug

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    How old are the kids?

    Aquarium is right there, as is insectarium, imax, and the hop on bus to take you to the zoo, right next to the park.

    wwii museum is awesome and I could spend a couple days there, next time I go without the little one I will.

    Harrahs is fine, has everything you'd want. Pretty decent amount of table games.

    It's going to be hot as shit, take the street car when you can, and if next to convention center it's right there for you.
     
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  17. Rebelution

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    Cross post from cooking thread
     
  18. Doug

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    Going to be a pretty good crowd in New Orleans for July- Garth Brooks is playing 4 shows.
     
  19. Rebelution

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    Yeah that's what I've heard.
     
  20. CharlieKelly

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    I'm a big fan of The Praline Connection.
     
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  21. pockets

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    Should go check out Shaya -- so, so good.
     
  22. Super tRUper

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    Going second week of October for four days. I know it isn't exactly peak season. What can I expect in terms of people and things to do? I went last year 2 weeks after Mardi Gras and it was crazy.
     
  23. PhupaPhever

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    Red dress run was a shit show and my body hates me.
     
  24. Doug

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    There is always some conference, a cruise in port, or something else going on- so it's never not crowded but it won't be Mardi Gras crowded. October is always an unknown for weather- might be hot as shit, might be pretty cold. Things to do always start at eat, drink, and the WWII museum.
     
  25. Sam Elliott

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    How busy is New Orleans during LSU home game weekends? Will be in NO mid-October for two days then Baton Rouge that Saturday for LSU/UF.
     
  26. Doug

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    It's not, if it is its not because of LSU. I mean really the city is always about the same on the weekends in the fall / winter / spring. Outside of the super busy weeks- sugar bowl / New Years / Mardi Gras
     
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  27. TLAU

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    Hi yes going to be at the Crowne Plaza from tomorrow night til we leave for baton rouge saturday morning. probably just gonna gamble tomorrow night since we're getting in around midnight

    Friday we have no plans and looking for recs. It sounds like Cochon is a must for lunch. What do we do after that? I've only been on formals and bach parties that had an agenda. Something something my hands. We like drinking on patios and listening to live music.
     
  28. wes tegg

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    Go to Frenchman Street for live music.
     
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  29. Doug

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    I'm going watch the little mermaid play at the Saenger with my wife Friday night:killme: ..... so you probably don't want to do that.

    Frenchman if you want live music.

    Go to Elizabeth's Sat AM for breakfast before heading to BR
     
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  30. Wywan Bwowna

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    Just wanted to stop in and say that Cochon Butcher has opened in Nashville as of two weeks ago. Pretty much the same menu as the NOLA one and just as good as I remember it being. :lick:
     
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  31. mal630

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    Need a dinner place for a bachelor party. Will be 8 of us next week. Not the most adventurous eaters so need a decent spot that's not over the top. Done Cochon for dinner before and liked it. Looking for a place in the more 15-25 dollar entree range that drinking is allowed. We are staying in the French quarter if it matters.

    Will definitely be hitting Cochon butcher for lunch one day.
     
  32. pockets

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    Just roll to Port of Call
     
  33. TLAU

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    Pig Mac achieved at Cochon. Goddamn that was good
     
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  34. TLAU

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    Food on Frenchman street for dinner?
    Couple folks have oysters on the to do list
     
  35. TLAU

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    Buddy that lives here recommended Dragos for oyster and seafood

    Goddamn son. Those charbroiled oysters are super fye. Got 4 dozen down and have a truckload of stuffed lobster coming. Harrahs was good to us today and you can't take the money with you right?
     
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  36. Doug

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    Hard to believe but I had never eaten at Cochon Butcher- this weekend I took my daughter to the children's museum which is right around the corner, so after that I finally went- and it was very good. Had a better than average BBQ Shrimp Saturday night at Ignatious (a little heavy on the garlic & Worcester sauce- sauce could've used a little more lemon & butter)
     
  37. Doug

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  38. One Knight

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    Just got back last night from a couple days in the city.
    Took my old man for a late birthday present.
    Went to the UCF game (oh well), WW2 museum (my second time, just as good as the first and my dad loved it, which was the whole point of the trip).
    Wasn't really a foodie trip as my dad isn't down for some of the more cajun type stuff, but we hit up the musts (du Monde, Cochon Butcher) and had a great time along the way.
     
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  39. Pokes

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    Best muffuletta around the French quarter?
     
  40. Arkadin

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    Your mom's house
     
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  41. Pokes

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    Thanks
     
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  42. BayouMafia

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    Central Grocery is the most famous place and probably the best right around the French Quarter.

    Overall I think R&O's in Metairie wins
     
  43. pockets

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    Lots of great new restaurants.

    - Shaya: Ive mentioned it already, but for those visiting that want something other than Cochon, its the best, and the restaurant and chef have been voted best new in the country by multiple publications.

    - Kin: Vietnamese. Awesome food and its byob, which is nice.

    - Willia Jean: Best brunch, convenient for tourists.

    - MoPho: Vietnamese/Thai-ish
     
  44. Gallant Knight

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    heading to new orleans for the first time this weeeknd for a cousin's wedding.

    rehearsal dinner is at arnaud's. thoughts?

    also, what are the table limits like at harrahs for craps and bj?
     
  45. pockets

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    one of the better rehearsal places in the city. great location in the quarter and right next to bourbon, if that excites you.
     
  46. BamaNug

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    Currently suffering through the standard 2-day NOLA hangover. And I was only there for one night.

    Lunch at Cochon, first half of Bama game at the Nail, 2nd half at Ale Pub. Great time, don't think I even stepped foot in the French Quarter.

    Buddy's wife rented out Rivershack Tavern for his 30th birthday that night, was awesome. Then spent the rest of the night at Fat Harry's.

    I've probably said it before, but New Orleans is one of the best cities for airbnb that I've ever used. Got a fairly spacious apartment for $55.
     
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  47. High Cotton

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    I was underwhelmed by the po boys from mothers, but the crawfish etoufee was fantastic.

    Compere Lapin is one of the better new restaurants I've tried. It was packed Thursday night.
     
  48. CF3234

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    I want to go back to NOLA asap
     
  49. daddy fat sacks

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    Moving to Nola in a month til JazzFest and I don't have to work while I'm there. Should be fun.