New Orleans: Eat, Drink, See Thread

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  1. Nole0515

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    Billy Strings both nights
     
  2. PrinceWimbley

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    I love Billy, but I can’t ever pass up Kermit on Frenchmen when I’m in town. Probably do one of each.
     
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  3. Tex

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    Billy and Galactic
     
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  4. Oranjello

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    In that case, do one of the Donald Harrison shows at 8pm and then hit up Frenchmen. DH is fantastic
     
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  5. TrustyPatches

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    Ima go blue Nile Saturday night
     
  6. Tiffin

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    PrinceWimbley you can get your dick sucked!
     
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  7. TrustyPatches

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    He better be ready because new year’s swinging eve party tickets copped
     
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  8. PrinceWimbley

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    Is it easy enough to walk-in and get a spot at the bar at Jewel?
     
  9. bigjrock

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    Depends on when you go. I've done it relatively often, but usually right after work so they are just getting started. The bar itself is only like 6 seats, so it probably gets a little tougher later in the evening.
     
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  10. PrinceWimbley

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    Thanks. Would like to go Friday. Will try to get there when they open.
     
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  11. TrustyPatches

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    What’s a solid Sunday morning breakfast and drink joint to consider? We like Stanley’s but feel like it may be a real shit show
     
  12. IvanTheTerrible

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    Anyone been to Brewery Saint X yet?
     
  13. Icculus is a Bammer

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    went there last night for the first time before the pels game. I enjoyed it. Seems like a cool spot. Got the wings and they were ok. Not blue oak quality but solid. Their drinks are really good tho
     
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  14. IvanTheTerrible

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    Thinking about checking it out over the weekend. I still need to find my way to the revamped Avenue Pub.

    Also, if you are looking for a funky wine bar. Tell Me Bar off of Annunciation is pretty nice.
     
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  15. Nug

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    I went back in December, thought it was just meh. Beer selection was alright, but expensive.
     
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  16. Icculus is a Bammer

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    I keep forgetting about checking out the new Avenue pub … I guess cus it’s uptown and I just rarely make it uptown
     
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  17. Tex

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    I’ll be going to Jazz Fest. Airbnb booked. It’s been a few years. I am excite.
     
  18. Nug

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    Where would be a good spot to watch the draft tonight?
     
  19. Icculus is a Bammer

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    Tracey's would probably be a good spot. Finns maybe yacht club. Just thinking of places are for sure going to have the sound on
     
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  20. Nug

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    Just fuck me up fam

    @Bevi's seafood
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  21. Nug

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    Ate at Jewel of the South last night, in the quarter. Not very authentic New Orleans -- they had 4 diff types of caviar and 2 diff foie gras to give you an idea -- but still very good.

    Had haggis for the first time and it was delicious. Also had a zuchini/miso dish, sweetbreads, harachi tartar, and some cured wagyu. Would rec
     
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  22. Nug

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    Forgot I've been to Tracey's before, like that spot. Really good bar food, too.
     
  23. Icculus is a Bammer

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    I bet they have a good crowd tonight too
     
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  24. Tex

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    Anyone have a line on 2 cheap one day tickets for Jazz Fest? I think we are only going to be able to go tomorrow. We just got into Baton Rouge and plan to stay here for today/night then head to Nola tomorrow for the weekend.
     
  25. Icculus is a Bammer

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    there's always people selling singles outside the gates but it's risky (could be fake), but may be worth if u can get one for 40-50 bucks. At the box office it's 95 a day. Which btw is bananas
     
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  26. Tex

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    Ya I was trying to avoid the scalpers this year. I’ve been able to get cheap ones out there before but the last time I went in 2019 no one would budge on price. Fuck that $95 a day shit.
     
  27. TC

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    Save your money and go down Frenchman street instead
     
  28. Icculus is a Bammer

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    not bad advice. I did the wristband which I found value in over the four day weekend coming up
     
  29. Tex

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    We usually go to Frenchman anyways. I want to see Santana damnit.
     
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  30. TC

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    I'm just shitposting, I've only been to NOLA once and I've never been to Jazz Fest. Frenchman Street was awesome though. Never seen anywhere with that much live music happening every night and starting in like the afternoon.
     
  31. Nug

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    R-bar, right off Frenchman, may be my favorite bar in New Orleans.
     
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  32. Tex

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    My favorite off of Frenchman is Marigny Brasserie.
     
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  33. Nug

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    Welp just scored a free ticket to JazzFest today. Hell yes.
     
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  34. Tex

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    That was probably my worst trip to Nola. Shitty weather all weekend. The VRBO was a fail. Not great.
     
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  35. bigjrock

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    Who did you see?
     
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  36. IvanTheTerrible

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    I’m glad you missed the rain yesterday.


    Saw Leon Bridges on Friday. He was decent.
     
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  37. bigjrock

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    Jazz Fest isn't really my scene, but my daughter was losing her mind about seeing Mumford and Sons. They put on a good show. Brought Trombone Shorty, Jon Batiste and another guitarist I'm not familiar with on stage and did House of the Rising Sun.
     
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  38. Nug

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    what happened?
     
  39. Nug

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    It's not really my scene either, but had a blast. Ate incredibly well.

    Saw Galactic, Ne-Yo, Mumford. The group I was with does a lot of inner-city school work, so we watched a bunch of dancing/hip hop performances at the kids tent which was really fun.

    I've seen Trombone Shorty a few times, but man yesterday he was electric. That show was incredible.

    And then some neighborhood/porch concerts for like an hour on the way out as the sun set.

    Overall 10/10 day.
     
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  40. IvanTheTerrible

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    This was my first time attending since I was probably 12. Overall it's excellent people-watching (hearing an early 30s lady go off about how she's prettier and funnier than her ex's new girl made me laugh). I hate the fact that very few places for shade exist on the field, and if you get caught in the rain (we didn't on Thursday), it's pretty much mudfest. Leon Bridges was pretty good. But by the time he came on, we had been out there for 6+ hours, and some of his tracks are just too slow for a festival IMO (I learned that he played at St.Vincent Hotel later that evening, and it was awesome).
     
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  41. Tex

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    The weather just killed a lot of plans. VRBO had so many problems. Few places we wanted to go closed for one reason or another. I don’t know we just couldn’t catch a break it seemed.
     
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  42. Icculus is a Bammer

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  43. Lyrtch

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    Way late but jazz fest was good times. Impossible to have a bad time in new Orleans
     
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  44. Bruce Bowen

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    Heading to New Orleans this weekend. Not going to be a wild weekend by any measure, relaxing and eating good will be the bulk of the trip. Looking for some low-key fun things to do. Sazerac House has great reviews. Was maybe going to a do a ghost tour. Been to the WWII museum before. Staying at Four Seasons if it matters. Current dinner reservations at Marjie's Grill, Saint Germain, and Miss River (at the hotel).
     
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  45. Homo Erectus

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    Friends in town this evening. Best area for live music, good food.
     
  46. TC

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    Frenchman street for music
     
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  47. Oranjello

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    What’d you think of Marjie’s?
     
  48. Bruce Bowen

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  49. wes tegg

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    We went to Lilette last night for the first time, and it may have taken over my top spot in New Orleans. It was fantastic.
     
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