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    Help Hey guys, visiting N'awlins for the first time this Spring!!!

    Hey guys, long time board member here from Jersey. My wonderful girlfriend has arranged for us to be in New Orleans for our first time from Saturday March 27th through Tuesday March 30th. I'll be at the Arena for Saturday March 27th against the Blazers and Monday March 29th versus the Lakers in Section 106!!!

    I'll be arriving a couple of hours before the Blazers game Saturday but will have all Sunday and Monday up until the Lakers game to explore your great city. I would just like all suggestions on what sites to see, places to eat, and just overall what activities there are in order to make my trip as memorable as possible.

    Besides suggestions the only question I do have for you guys is would a rental car or public transportation be the best way to get around the city?
    Thanks in advance for any suggestions and I will look forward to putting a face to your names if we are to meet at the Arena.
    God is a Hornets fan!!!

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    Rental car would be better for sure.

    Make sure you get some Beignets from Cafe Du Monde (in the french quarter) http://www.cafedumonde.com/

    if you want some great food and a quirky new orleans atmosphere go to
    Jaques-Imo's (its on oak street) http://www.jacquesimoscafe.com/
    Get the Alligator Cheesecake (trust me its amazing...its one of their best apps!)

    Also Dick and Jenny's has some great new orleans food
    http://dickandjennys.com/

    If you want a good new orleans Po-Boy try Parkway Bakery and Tavern
    http://www.parkwaybakeryandtavernnola.com/

    alternatively

    Mother's Restaurant has some HUGE po-boys and some tasty new orleans food http://www.mothersrestaurant.net/


    And for good music/nightlife GO TO FRENCHMEN STREET (its on the outskirt of the french quarter...where the locals go) Great jazz, funk, blues on that street on any given night. http://www.drinkgoodstuff.com/no/default.asp

    est in 1856 Tujaques Restaurant http://www.tujaguesrestaurant.com/
    it doesn't get more new orleans then this! This place is delicious and about as old school as it gets. (in the french quarter)

    Matt and Naddies
    Restaurant http://www.matandnaddies.com/web/

    Best Burgers in the city PORT OF CALL (winner of best burger for many years and running) http://portofcallnola.com/ On Esplanade in the quarter. "that's some good burgers walter"

    Central Grocery Muffulleta
    http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Overview.aspx?RefID=122

    The Gumbo Shop http://www.gumboshop.com/
    In the french quarter. Pretty good gumbo nice patio area if its a nice day

    Muriels http://www.muriels.com/
    In jackson square (the french quarter)

    Pascal's Manale http://www.neworleansrestaurants.com/pascalsmanale/

    Acme Oyster House http://www.acmeoyster.com/

    Drago's Restaurant http://www.dragosrestaurant.com/
    Really good charbroiled Oysters! highly recommended!

    Evan's Famous Creole Candy http://www.evanscreolecandy.com/
    get yourself some Pralines. yum

    Crescent City Brewhouse http://www.crescentcitybrewhouse.com/
    Micro-Brewery in the french quarter. Serves food and has a live jazz band at night.

    Camellia Grill http://www.camelliagrill.net/
    Great diner food in the riverbend area. Make sure you get one of their famous "freezes"

    The Columns Hotel http://www.thecolumns.com/

    BARS:
    Cooter Browns http://www.cooterbrowns.com/
    Uptown in the the "riverbend" area. Tons of great beer on draft and pretty good food too! Lots of tv with all different kinds of sports on.

    The Maple Leaf Bar http://mapleleafbar.com/
    On Oak Street (next door to jaques-imo's mentioned above) Great local music every night!

    Tipitina's http://www.tipitinas.com/
    Great live music! Local and touring acts

    Dos Jefes http://dosjefescigarbar.com/

    Pat O'Briens http://patobriens.com/patobriens/
    Located in the french quarter. home of the famous Hurricane.

    Tropical Isle http://tropicalisle.com/
    home of the "hand grenade"

    on the fancier side of things
    Antonie's Restaurant http://www.antoines.com/
    and
    Commander's Palace http://www.commanderspalace.com/
    The Court of Two Sister http://www.courtoftwosisters.com/


    Things to see/do:

    Audubon Zoo & Aquarium of the Americas http://www.auduboninstitute.org/ The zoo is located "uptown" and the aquarium is right by the french quarter. Both are top quality!

    Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World http://www.mardigrasworld.com/

    Jackson Square http://www.jackson-square.com/

    The Cabildo http://lsm.crt.state.la.us/cabildo/cabildo.htm
    the site of the Louisiana Purchase Transfer ceremonies in 1803 and our State's most important historical building

    The New Orleans Museum of Art http://www.noma.org/
    Located in beautiful City Park. Check out the sculpture garden right outside its a great thing to do on a nice day!

    Hope this helps. Hit us back if you want more info. Always down to point you in the right direction
    Last edited by WhoDatPelican; 11-20-2009 at 01:12 PM.

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    Could we perhaps sticky this for visiting fans? Everyone can kinda add little things to do here and there.... and i'll keep adding to the list of restaurants and things to do?
    Just a thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhoDatHornet
    Could we perhaps sticky this for visiting fans? Everyone can kinda add little things to do here and there.... and i'll keep adding to the list of restaurants and things to do?
    Just a thought.
    Agreed since this does seem to come up often...doesn't have to be in this forum but might be a good idea

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    i added a few more to the list. Trying to think of more.
    Anyone got any ideas?
    i'll edit my post and keep em all in that second post area...just so it's organized.

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    Thanks a lot WhoDatHornet. I will definitely go try an authentic New Orleans Po-boy at the Parkway Bakery and Tavern.

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    Just as a suggestion, their roast beef po boy is un-real!

    If you got any other question or whatever just post. Always down to help people have a good time and good eats when they in town.
    There is SO much good food here its great!

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    #1 on any New Orleans to do list is...

























    SNOBALLS!

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    hahahah good idea but i think most are closed down for winter right now.

    i know plum street is closed and thats the best snow ball in town in my opinion.

    snowballs is a new orleans thing? never realized that? Love me some plum street though. Sal's snowball stand (in old metairie) is great as well.

    keep em coming! I added the muff to the list

    i love these kinds of threads sometimes i even find new places to eat that i didnt even know about.

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    the shrimp po-boy from Parkway is the best one i've ever had. everything about it was perfection.

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    yea you right! parkway is awesome. its in my hood so i go all the time.

    i added mothers to the list since they have good po boys and other stuff.

    just trying to make an ultimate new orleans eats list. (stuff that you dont find in no B.S. travel guides....like "go to bubba gumps shrimp" yea...right....lets go get some frozen shrimp while in new orleans??? no thanks...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhoDatHornet
    hahahah good idea but i think most are closed down for winter right now.

    i know plum street is closed and thats the best snow ball in town in my opinion.

    snowballs is a new orleans thing? never realized that? Love me some plum street though. Sal's snowball stand (in old metairie) is great as well.

    keep em coming! I added the muff to the list

    i love these kinds of threads sometimes i even find new places to eat that i didnt even know about.
    There is a snowball stand open year round on Harrison Ave. on the Metairie side of Marconi. Small stand on the river side of Harrison.


    Time for some football!!!

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    If you have particularly deep pockets I'd suggest hitting up Antoine's in the quarter but dinner for two is going to run you at least $200 before tips and wine. I haven't been in a while, myself and heard the quality/service can be a bit touch and go at times in recent years but the place has been around since 1840. Brennan's has good food but I almost view that place as a tourist trap. There's also Commander's Palace but again, you'll sink about $200 for dinner -- lunch is less and still the same excellent quality.

    Less pricey places include The Gumbo Shop and Muriel's in Jackson square. Oh and there's Pascal Manale's in Uptown, too.

    Of course there is always Acme Oyster House on the casual side of things. The food isn't necessarily vintage/signature New Orleans but the atmosphere certainly is -- just grab a few dozen raw oysters and you're good to go.

    I also concur with Matt and Naddie's but highly suggest you go for dinner. As you could see I could go on and on with restaurant choices.

    For stuff to take home stop in to Evan's Candy and grab yourself the assorted praline mix. Also as you're driving around St. Charles Ave (and other parts of the city) keep an eye out for this guy:



    Warning: Prepare to have any dental work you may have ripped out from chewing!

    I'll update this as I think of more. Oh, I would definitely get a rental car -- the street car is nice but fairly limited and parking in the Quarter isn't as bad as it used to be... I don't think.
    Last edited by Unknown Poster; 11-20-2009 at 12:22 PM.

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    Awesome! i updated the list. Also threw on Drago's. you mentioning acme oyster house made me think of the Charbroiled oysters at drago's.

    Keep em coming. This is turning out to be quite a list! Getting hungry just thinking about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhoDatHornet
    Rental car would be better for sure.

    Make sure you get some Beignets from Cafe Du Monde (in the french quarter) http://www.cafedumonde.com/

    if you want some great food and a quirky new orleans atmosphere go to
    Jaques-Imo's (its on oak street) http://www.jacquesimoscafe.com/
    Get the Alligator Cheesecake (trust me its amazing...its one of their best apps!)

    Also Dick and Jenny's has some great new orleans food
    http://dickandjennys.com/

    If you want a good new orleans Po-Boy try Parkway Bakery and Tavern
    http://www.parkwaybakeryandtavernnola.com/

    alternatively

    Mother's Restaurant has some HUGE po-boys and some tasty new orleans food http://www.mothersrestaurant.net/


    And for good music/nightlife GO TO FRENCHMEN STREET (its on the outskirt of the french quarter...where the locals go) Great jazz, funk, blues on that street on any given night. http://www.drinkgoodstuff.com/no/default.asp

    est in 1856 Tujaques Restaurant http://www.tujaguesrestaurant.com/
    it doesn't get more new orleans then this! This place is delicious and about as old school as it gets. (in the french quarter)

    Matt and Naddies
    Restaurant http://www.matandnaddies.com/web/

    Best Burgers in the city PORT OF CALL (winner of best burger for many years and running) http://portofcallnola.com/ On Esplanade in the quarter. "that's some good burgers walter"

    Central Grocery Muffulleta
    http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Overview.aspx?RefID=122

    The Gumbo Shop http://www.gumboshop.com/
    In the french quarter. Pretty good gumbo nice patio area if its a nice day

    Muriels http://www.muriels.com/
    In jackson square (the french quarter)

    Pascal's Manale http://www.neworleansrestaurants.com/pascalsmanale/

    Acme Oyster House http://www.acmeoyster.com/

    Drago's Restaurant http://www.dragosrestaurant.com/
    Really good charbroiled Oysters! highly recommended!

    Evan's Famous Creole Candy http://www.evanscreolecandy.com/
    get yourself some Pralines. yum

    on the fancier side of things
    Antonie's Restaurant http://www.antoines.com/
    and
    Commander's Palace http://www.commanderspalace.com/

    Things to see/do:

    Audubon Zoo & Aquarium of the Americas http://www.auduboninstitute.org/ The zoo is located "uptown" and the aquarium is right by the french quarter. Both are top quality!

    Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World http://www.mardigrasworld.com/

    Jackson Square http://www.jackson-square.com/

    The Cabildo http://lsm.crt.state.la.us/cabildo/cabildo.htm
    the site of the Louisiana Purchase Transfer ceremonies in 1803 and our State's most important historical building

    The New Orleans Museum of Art http://www.noma.org/
    Located in beautiful City Park. Check out the sculpture garden right outside its a great thing to do on a nice day!

    Hope this helps. Hit us back if you want more info. Always down to point you in the right direction
    I like to send tourists to the Crescent City Brewhouse. I would probably also add some Sunday brunches to the fancy list. Brennan's and Court of Two Sisters come to mind.

    May also want to include some Uptown bar scene stuff. If the dude is on a romancing trip ( ), him and his woman should probably catch a drink at The Columns on the porch (St. Charles Ave. and accessible by Street Car). Have him hit some bars on the Avenue, including Fat Harry's and the Riverbend over at Cooter's, Madigan's, GBs. And maybe he can venture over towards Bruno's and that cluster of bars. Might like the live music at the Maple Leaf, HOB and Tips. I also like Dos Jefes on Tchopitoulas, especially if you like to combine a smoke (cigar bar) with live music. They also have a pool table. Might want to send him to F&Ms at 3 a.m. and Miss Mays at 4 a.m. just to **** him up a bit. And then he can catch breakfast back in the Riverbend at Camillia Grill.

    And romancing trips aren't complete if you don't take your woman to see the fountain at Pat O's. After his hurricane, send him over to Tropical Isle for a hand grenade. Now, hitting Tropical Isle on Bourbon is important. Why? Because you can get a $5 drink and sit on the balcony watching the comings and goings for a short bit on Bourbon St.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhoDatHornet
    hahahah good idea but i think most are closed down for winter right now.

    i know plum street is closed and thats the best snow ball in town in my opinion.

    snowballs is a new orleans thing? never realized that? Love me some plum street though. Sal's snowball stand (in old metairie) is great as well.

    keep em coming! I added the muff to the list

    i love these kinds of threads sometimes i even find new places to eat that i didnt even know about.
    Yep ... the LATimes even did an entire cover story in their food section about New Orleans snoballs.

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    If snowballs weren't from NOLA, where would they be from?

    Kind of reminds me when I was younger. I thought everything we had in NOLA you could get in any city. Imagine my shock when I found out that I was totally wrong about everything!!!


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    hahah sorry man. i must have missed it. i love doing these threads.
    i did one on saints report as well....so far this one is much bigger and better.

    STICKY PLEASE? (i am putting in work on this one....)

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    Quote Originally Posted by West Coast Hornet
    I thought everything we had in NOLA you could get in any city. Imagine my shock when I found out that I was totally wrong about everything!!!

    Haha, I thought the same thing about Popeye's too. I always thought they would taste the same everywhere else in the country...WRONG!!

    Popeye's in NOLA > Popeye's anywhere else


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    Quote Originally Posted by WhoDatHornet
    hahah sorry man. i must have missed it. i love doing these threads.
    i did one on saints report as well....so far this one is much bigger and better.

    STICKY PLEASE? (i am putting in work on this one....)
    We can possibly sticky this, but probably in the talk of the town board....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeauxCrazy
    Haha, I thought the same thing about Popeye's too. I always thought they would taste the same everywhere else in the country...WRONG!!

    Popeye's in NOLA > Popeye's anywhere else

    Very true. The two worst popeyes in the country are in SF on Market St and in LA on Fig. I go to the one on Fig in LA about once every two weeks and I've never had a great meal there.

    The problem is that they leave the chicken out too long, they don't cook the biscuits long enough, and the sides are just awful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SeauxCrazy
    Haha, I thought the same thing about Popeye's too. I always thought they would taste the same everywhere else in the country...WRONG!!

    Popeye's in NOLA > Popeye's anywhere else

    Wow really?! I figured sinced Popeye's was a chain it would taste the same as it does here in Jersey.
    CANNOT WAIT!!! It looks like I'll have a great time based on these suggestions. I emailed my girl the thread link so she can choose what we'll do based on your suggestions.
    Will any of you be at the Blazers or Lakers game?

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