New Orleans trip

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  1. emmawu macrumors 6502

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    We're going to New Orleans March 17th to 24th. Staying in the French Quarter. Any ideas? and No we don't want to see the "Devastation Tour". Thanks!
     
  2. Jschultz macrumors 6502a

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    Cafe Du Monde is a definite 'need to do'. I can't think of much else really. My girlfriend is from there, so we go back way too much. Walking the streets of New Orleans usually turns up good experiences, but I can't say there's much to 'do'.
     
  3. CEAbiscuit macrumors 6502a

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    Good deal being there on St. Patrick's Day. Here's a short list- atourists delight

    Port O'Call for Burgers
    Take the St Charles Street car to The Columns Hotel for early evening cocktails
    Jaquimos for Fried Chicken and Oysters
    Gambling at Harrah's
    Tipitinas Uptown for Music
    Pascale's Manali for BBQ Shrimp
    Domalisas for Po'Boys
    dba and Cafe Bradsil for Music later
    Central Grocery for Muffalta and Barq's root beer
    The Gumbo Shop in the Quarter for Gumbo
    Magazine Street for "hip" shopping
    Royal Street for Funky art and antiques
    The Alibi For anything after 4 am.

    Let me know if you need anything more
     
  4. furcalchick macrumors 68020

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    i would suggest trying to get a king cake at one of the shops. i also suggest taking a trip to charity hospital. one of the most recognized hospitals in the world. and if you can, enjoy some basketball at the NO arena, NCAA tourney.
     
  5. jknight8907 macrumors 6502a

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    Food:
    Lebanon's Cafe
    Fellini's
    Louisiana Pizza Kitchen
    St Roch's Seafood if you want something fast but incredibly good(Louisa Street South exit, it's in the gas station at the corner of Almonaster & Louisa)

    For the more fancy food:
    Finn's
     
  6. Jschultz macrumors 6502a

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    Ah! You just made me remember how freakin awesome Central Grocery Muffuletta's are. Damn. Now I'm hungry, and I'm not going back to NOLA until May :(

    Good call on the Alibi too! :p
     
  7. Jschultz macrumors 6502a

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    Although it's not in NOLA, but rather it's Metairie...Manny Randazzo's has some great king cakes. We actually had them ship us a king cake here to Chicago!
     
  8. CEAbiscuit macrumors 6502a

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    The things that go on at the Alibi between 4am and 10am can sometimes be of legend...
     
  9. Jschultz macrumors 6502a

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    Have you been lucky enough to see anything? Not me. I would be kind of creeped out though.

    My girlfriends best friend lives in Baton Rouge and wants to do one of those overnight tours at a haunted plantation...jeesh! gives me the heeby jeebies just thinking about it.
     
  10. iSaint macrumors 603

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  11. emmawu thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks so much for all the tips. We're really looking forward to this. It's an important anniversary and our best man lives there now. Any other thoughts?
    :)
     
  12. adk macrumors 68000

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    If you want a true New Orleans experience you should head out to Vaughan's on a Thursday night to see Kermit Ruffins play. It's a hole in the wall bar in a terrible neighborhood (people with cars in new orleans still take cabs there so they don't get their cars stolen) but halfway through the performance they'll bring out a giant pot of the best Red Beans and Rice I've ever tasted, and of course the music is second to none as well!
     
  13. CEAbiscuit macrumors 6502a

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    Does Kermit still cook up the BBQ? I would guess he does, but so many things have changed down there...
     
  14. yg17 macrumors G5

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    I'm sure you could always go swimming.....










    ......I'm going to hell :D
     
  15. CEAbiscuit macrumors 6502a

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    yes one more:

    Breakfast at Brennan's on Sunday morning. Kind of touristy, but still fun none the less.. ask for Jorge to to be your waiter, he make a mean caffe brule..
     

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