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Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:28 pm

In light of my medical scare this past year, my wife splurged for an "experience" Christmas present rather than a material one.

She is taking me to NOLA to see a reunion show of my favorite live band, the Radiators, at their original stomping grounds, Tipitinas.

We have an AirBnB in the quarter and we are staying from Wed the 15th until the 18th, with the show being late on the 17th.

I have never been there and am looking for must eat, must see, must hear recommendations....
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Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:50 pm

brunch at commanders palace

bengiets at Cafe dumonde

urban south for beer, or courtyard

it's hard to be disappointed with tourist shit in nola
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Dinner @ Cochon - https://cochonrestaurant.com/
If you like happy hour oysters and a bar outside the Quarter that won't kick you out even after 8 hours with all your friends: The Blind Pelican on St. Charles Ave
Also on St. Charles Ave - the Avenue Pub has a really good beer selection

My two big don'ts from my experience:
- Don't bother with food at places directly on Bourbon Street
- Don't bother with the death museum

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Wed Jan 01, 2020 12:07 am

That sounds pretty :fuckyeah: , Irish! Have a great time.
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Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:59 pm
Dinner @ Cochon - https://cochonrestaurant.com/
If you like happy hour oysters and a bar outside the Quarter that won't kick you out even after 8 hours with all your friends: The Blind Pelican on St. Charles Ave
Also on St. Charles Ave - the Avenue Pub has a really good beer selection

My two big don'ts from my experience:
- Don't bother with food at places directly on Bourbon Street
- Don't bother with the death museum
:dat: The man speaks the truth.

with enough heads up I can prolly grab a beer with ya. My boat is still there.

Best Burger = Port of Call. They have steaks as well. Its one of a kind.
https://portofcallnola.com/

my fav modern seafood eatery is Peche, but it isnt "nola" food. Just fantastic with a flair. Similar to Cochon.
https://www.pecherestaurant.com/
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Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:46 pm

Thanks fellahs...keep the suggestions coming. I am 14 years sober so drinking is out but eating, listening, seeing, experiencing is what this trip is about.....
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GW Fins has consistently produced some of the best meals I have ever consumed anywhere in America. Pound for pound, the best restaurant in NOLA, imho. For NOLA atmosphere Arnauds across the street from GW Fins is awesome, as is the food. I routinely get shitty at the attached Arnaud's 75, but that's because I am still defiling myself. Also consider Luke near Lafayette square for brunch or dinner, always enjoy that. Like Brad said, if you have not Commander's palaced, it is a must do, but get a reservation NOW. You can walk around the Garden District/Magazine Street after and check out some nice architecture. DO check out Frenchman street.....Spotted Cat Music Club or Snug Harbor Music Club, which has a better burger than Port of Call, but, that's just like my opinion man. My POC burger was underdone and meh. POC is famous for their Typhoons, a run laden red beverage that is hurricanesque but more lethal. I would try their steaks. Also Acme Oyster House is kind of must do tourism, but a lot of time the line is too disneylandish.....try Felix's Restaurant and Oyster Bar Across the street.
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Fri Jan 03, 2020 1:22 pm

another plus one for Like, food was quite good but our drinks were meh
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GW Fins has consistently produced some of the best meals I have ever consumed anywhere in America. Pound for pound, the best restaurant in NOLA, imho. For NOLA atmosphere Arnauds across the street from GW Fins is awesome, as is the food. I routinely get shitty at the attached Arnaud's 75, but that's because I am still defiling myself. Also consider Luke near Lafayette square for brunch or dinner, always enjoy that. Like Brad said, if you have not Commander's palaced, it is a must do, but get a reservation NOW. You can walk around the Garden District/Magazine Street after and check out some nice architecture. DO check out Frenchman street.....Spotted Cat Music Club or Snug Harbor Music Club, which has a better burger than Port of Call, but, that's just like my opinion man. My POC burger was underdone and meh. POC is famous for their Typhoons, a run laden red beverage that is hurricanesque but more lethal. I would try their steaks. Also Acme Oyster House is kind of must do tourism, but a lot of time the line is too disneylandish.....try Felix's Restaurant and Oyster Bar Across the street.
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Thu Jan 09, 2020 3:39 pm
Desertbreh wrote:
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:09 pm
GW Fins has consistently produced some of the best meals I have ever consumed anywhere in America. Pound for pound, the best restaurant in NOLA, imho. For NOLA atmosphere Arnauds across the street from GW Fins is awesome, as is the food. I routinely get shitty at the attached Arnaud's 75, but that's because I am still defiling myself. Also consider Luke near Lafayette square for brunch or dinner, always enjoy that. Like Brad said, if you have not Commander's palaced, it is a must do, but get a reservation NOW. You can walk around the Garden District/Magazine Street after and check out some nice architecture. DO check out Frenchman street.....Spotted Cat Music Club or Snug Harbor Music Club, which has a better burger than Port of Call, but, that's just like my opinion man. My POC burger was underdone and meh. POC is famous for their Typhoons, a run laden red beverage that is hurricanesque but more lethal. I would try their steaks. Also Acme Oyster House is kind of must do tourism, but a lot of time the line is too disneylandish.....try Felix's Restaurant and Oyster Bar Across the street.
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youve done more cool :fancy: shit than myself. And nola is in my backyard.
I've been there 8 or 9 times. In terms of Adult R&R I put it head and shoulders above Las Vegas. A week in the FQ is a bit more than my body can take these days, but maybe some day I'll go there and not abuse myself.
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Desertbreh wrote:I've been there 8 or 9 times. In terms of Adult R&R I put it head and shoulders above Las Vegas. A week in the FQ is a bit more than my body can take these days, but maybe some day I'll go there and not abuse myself.
I've been to Vegas 3 times and NOLA I think 4 or 5. Absolutely agree.

The last time I was in Vegas we ended up in some club that our friends got us into. Proceeded to get extremely shit faced. Upon leaving, no cabs. "Let's get a limo." Valet says, "you want a limo? We'll get you a limo. This is Las Vegas." No no no. We get in a town car and get dropped off. I unload the contents of my stomach about 10 feet from our ground floor hotel door. Whew, at least I didn't do that in the car. Pass out as soon as we are inside.

Next morning (or afternoon?) I wake up to the sound of what sounds like a car wash outside. Wtf. Stumble out of the bedroom and ask my hungover gf at the time what the hell the noise is.

"They're power washing your vomit off the fake rocks outside."

I go check my outfit from the night before, 100% clean. Nice. I can project!

Then it took 3 hours to get some shitty food delivered to help fix the hangover.

I don't need to go back.



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Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:46 pm
Desertbreh wrote:I've been there 8 or 9 times. In terms of Adult R&R I put it head and shoulders above Las Vegas. A week in the FQ is a bit more than my body can take these days, but maybe some day I'll go there and not abuse myself.
I've been to Vegas 3 times and NOLA I think 4 or 5. Absolutely agree.

The last time I was in Vegas we ended up in some club that our friends got us into. Proceeded to get extremely shit faced. Upon leaving, no cabs. "Let's get a limo." Valet says, "you want a limo? We'll get you a limo. This is Las Vegas." No no no. We get in a town car and get dropped off. I unload the contents of my stomach about 10 feet from our ground floor hotel door. Whew, at least I didn't do that in the car. Pass out as soon as we are inside.

Next morning (or afternoon?) I wake up to the sound of what sounds like a car wash outside. Wtf. Stumble out of the bedroom and ask my hungover gf at the time what the hell the noise is.

"They're power washing your vomit off the fake rocks outside."

I go check my outfit from the night before, 100% clean. Nice. I can project!

Then it took 3 hours to get some shitty food delivered to help fix the hangover.

I don't need to go back.



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Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:26 pm

My brother was back in NOLA right before the new year and was sad to report that The Blind Pelican is permanently closed.

RIP.


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Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:57 pm

Ended up going to Port of Call last night because it was in walking distance of our Air Bnb..... very good burger and baked potato....

Heading to Frenchman Street tonight to catch some music .....any restaurant suggestions over that way?
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