New Orleans: Eat, Drink, See Thread

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  1. LeVar Burton

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    I didn't know this but apparently martinis at commanders palace are 25 cents at lunch on Fridays.
     
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  2. BamaNug

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    I'm partial to the muffaletta
     
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  3. Gin Buckets

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  4. Tiffin

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    How much of the WWII museum did you get to do? I was really looking forward to going through it when I was there in October. Was there for 2 hours, went through the DDay exhibit and saw the Tom Hanks movie and then ran out of time. Soooo much more to do there, didn't even get my soldier to follow with the dogtags.
     
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  5. PhupaPhever

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    Went to High Hat Cafe last night and just went with the burger, but it was really good.
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  6. Gin Buckets

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    We were there for about 3ish hours. Didn't get to do the full European theater before they started kicking folks out. Great museum, and like you wish we had more time.
     
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  7. daddy fat sacks

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    Flying in feb 1. You owe me a beer.
     
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  8. Gaknight

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  9. PhupaPhever

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    That I do. Holler when you get in.
     
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  10. Tommy Callahan

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    Pretty sure it's every day. Limit three
     
  11. Pelican Grove

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    Had Pizza Delicious for the first time yesterday. Holy shit was that food amazing. We split a pie and carbonara which had homemade pasta.
     
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  12. daddy fat sacks

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    Pizza d is some of the best pizza I've ever had.

    From Miami and we have great mom n pop ital joints down there. Pizza D is top 2-3 hands down.
     
  13. DUCKMOUTH

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    Anyone got the hook up on some cheap rooms first weekend of Jazz Fest? Heading in for the 3 night moe run
     
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  14. daddy fat sacks

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    Check out air bnb
     
  15. slogan119

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    All of the above.

    And fuck off.
     
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  16. Hatfield

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    Nola bros/recent visitors: Helping to plan a bachelor party in May, trying to decide between a few hotels.

    Looking at:
    -Hyatt - French Quarter
    -Hilton Garden Inn - French Quarter/CBD
    -Aloft New Orleans Downtown
    -Hotel Monteleone
    -Royal Sonesta - Bourbon Street/French Quarter

    Price isn't really a factor, as I've got a contact that's been able to get decent rates at all of them. Anyone have any insight/suggestions? Good or bad experiences?
     
  17. Arkadin

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    Why hotels over a vrbo or Airbnb?
     
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  18. wes tegg

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    I like having my own bed.
     
  19. Arkadin

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    I don't get it. They both have beds
     
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  20. Wywan Bwowna

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    Not a local, but I've stayed at the Monteleone and the Royal Sonesta. Would recommend both, although Sonesta is directly on Bourbon street so it may be louder. Not sure if that would be a concern for a bachelor party. Have had friends stay at that Hyatt and it isnt bad, either.
     
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  21. Hatfield

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    Looked into Airbnb, but hotel made more sense for several reasons (size of the group, cost, location, etc.)
     
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  22. wes tegg

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    There are a lot of creature comforts that go along with a hotel that aren't as easy to find with a VRBO/AirBNB when you're talking about a bachelor party or big group. At 25, it wasn't as big of a deal for me to crash on a couch or a pullout or even share a bed. In my thirties, I don't mind paying a little bit extra for comfort.
     
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  23. wes tegg

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    The Roosevelt is my favorite hotel down there, but not sure it'd be the best for a bachelor party. If budget isn't a concern, the Royal Sonesta is probably ideal for a bachelor party.
     
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  24. Bishop

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    -Hotel Monteleone
    -Royal Sonesta - Bourbon Street/French Quarter

    If you don't stay Monteleone at least go to the Carousel Bar for a drink.

    I stayed at Sonesta once. Great location and hotel.

    If money is no option I'd just find out who has the best pool.

    How many people are going?
     
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  25. Arkadin

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    IL we rented a big house on basically the corner of esplanade and bourbon with beds for everyone and a a couple nice courtyards to hang out in. Much better for big groups to congregate imo. We had a crawfish boil catered in the courtyard, can all sit around and booze while we make plans. Houses are much better for larger groups imo
     
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  26. wes tegg

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    Fair. It completely depends on the house and the group. I've done both and enjoyed both.
     
  27. Hatfield

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    Current count is 12
     
  28. daddy fat sacks

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    PhupaPhever im here, queer, and looking for my beer. Whereyaat
     
  29. pockets

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    You'd be fine at all of those hotels, but I'd stay at the Royal Sonesta. You're in the heart of Bourbon, but I'm assuming that's something you want.
     
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  30. daddy fat sacks

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    'Heart of Bourbon'

    ::recoils in terror::
     
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  31. pockets

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    E.g.) noise, traffic, etc.
     
  32. daddy fat sacks

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    It's a tourist trap that is in no way representative of the city and its charm. It's essentially Disney for drunks. Disney sucks.
     
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  33. pockets

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    I'm aware. I'm looking at it through my office window right now. But these people are on a bachelor party; when they come back with wives I'll send them on a LGD architectural tour.
     
  34. daddy fat sacks

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    Oh of course. Why I didn't offer up any outside bourbon advice. It's great for that scene, especially a big one because there's less chance a dude ends up missing rolling that deep around town.

    Didn't know we had another tmb'r here. Thought it was just the resident weirdos me and PhupaPhever that lived here. That's cool.
     
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  35. pockets

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    Yeah we should keep the thread active. Pelican Grove lives here too.

    Relative to locals: Napoleon construction is finished after 25 years. Thank you God.
     
  36. BayouMafia

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    Heading home for a wedding the weekend after Mardi Gras. Getting there Thursday morning and family activities don't start until Friday, though my brother and his wife may come in from across the lake Thursday night to hang out since the wedding is on Friday night. My wife can't go due to work stuff, so I'm pretty pumped about having 24 hours by myself. Plan on spending all day at the WWII museum since I've never made it over there and then eating/drinking myself miserable.
     
  37. daddy fat sacks

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    Not by magazine to chop.

    Let's take in a pelicans game or something, grab a beer or twelve. Idk. Party.
     
  38. daddy fat sacks

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    Super sad I have to go to San Diego for a wedding the weekend before Mardi Gras.

    At least it's San Diego, though.
     
  39. pockets

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    Absolutely. Also that last stretch is supposed to be finished next week, before Mardi Gras. It's just a staging area for equipment right now.
     
  40. daddy fat sacks

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    I'm off mag and Jackson and holy fuck is Jackson a fucking embarrassment. Shit is a third world street.
     
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  41. pockets

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    They've been closing Magazine at Jackson regularly to do street work. How it keeps getting worse is beyond me. Just close the mf'er and fix it and stop annoying the shit out of everyone.
     
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  42. Pelican Grove

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    I forgot about this thread glad y'all posted
     
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  43. Pelican Grove

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    My lord, this might be the best way to describe Bourbon.

    Honestly the only time I go down there is if (you guessed it) guests from out of town come in.

    And it's ALWAYS so frustrating because they are fixated on Bourbon and the Quarter. And let me tell you, Uptown, Midtown is a HARD sell.
     
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  44. buffs

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    My wife is from New Orleans so we make it back quite a bit. We're bringing a couple who has never been this weekend and so far have successfully made reservations and plans everywhere but bourbon. Gonna be a beautiful weekend.
     
  45. Mix

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    I've stayed at the Ritz, Maison Dupuy, and the Country Inn & Suites. Ritz probably not the vibe but the other 2 are really well located. Country Inn across from Ruby Slipper which is key after a night of heavy drinking.
     
  46. slogan119

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    What weekend are you there? We're down next month 10-13?).
     
  47. BayouMafia

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    March 2-5
    [​IMG]
     
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  48. Tiffin

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    I enjoyed my stay at the Embassy Suites, but it's kind of in a odd spot. Close to the WWII Museum and casino, FQ isn't actually that far. I actually only stayed in one with one other person so we each had a bed/pullout, but there we also had a huge balcony which was cool.

    That said, after staying in a airbnb in the GD this past October, I'd probably do that more often than not, now.
     
  49. ohhaithur

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    I'm in town, how is the casino?
     
  50. Doug

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    Not bad
     
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