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  1. Jon Stark

    Jon Stark King in the North Platinum Member

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    I'm heading to New Orleans for the first time and was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for entertainment, food and fun. Night clubs and tourist attraction suggestions are appreciated.

    I'm looking for advice on not just the best place to eat but the best meal.

    We are already planning to see Saints/Cowboys. I heard there's a museum which features old floats from past Mardi Gras that has sparked my interest.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Merlotte's

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    I hear the Napolean House is cool.
     
  3. NitroSantanaCFH

    NitroSantanaCFH Blue Belt

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    My wife and I are heading to the French Quarter for Halloween, should be nuts.

    Then the Voodoo Music Festival starts the day after. Pearl Jam, NIN and The Cure headline 3 days of non-stop music from rock to dance with a public campgrounds to stay over and meet people and sleep under the stars. Gonna be epic.
     
  4. bcordova

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    I went last year. Great city. We basically stayed in the French Quarter but it was still fun. We did a food tour which was cool. Also we went out for a airboat tour which is pretty cool too. New Orleans is one of my favorite towns. If you can't have fun and find awesome food there, you can't anywhere.
     
  5. Ronnie911

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    That sounds like a blast man, I'm jelly.
     
  6. SammyPops

    SammyPops Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    Have fun!

    I have not been there in 7 or 8 years. Poor me.
     
  7. Philippou4Life

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    I've only been to Nawlin's once and all we ate was McDonald's. :p
     
  8. BJJscion

    BJJscion Blue Belt

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    I lived in Nawlins for five months a couple of years ago (acceptance into grad school cut my time there short), and I can say it's damn near impossible NOT to find something the least bit interesting to see or do anywhere you go. And yes, the Quarter is the center of it all.

    The river boat cruise is pretty dandy. My favorite bars (besides the one I worked at, Spirits on Bourbon, 615 Bourbon St.) are LaFitte's Blacksmith Shop and Turtle Bay on Decatur St. LaFitte's just oozes history from every crack in the wall, and Turtle Bay boasts one of the best rib-eye steaks you'll ever bite, I guarantee it.

    Hope that helps! :)
     
  9. Mookieftw

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    http://www.cafedumonde.com/

    Try that for some coffee, beignets and overcrowding. Also, do the bayou tour unless you have no interest in wildlife...we didn't and I have since regretted it. Eat oysters.
     
  10. The Special One

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    GO to Commanders Palace to eat. Don't fuck around.
     
  11. Discomushroom

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    Had an absolutely ludicrous and regretful time in that place for new years that ended up with us lying face-down in a pool of vomit in the back of an Alabama mcdonalds. It was fun
     
  12. D Train

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    I lived in NO for a long time and this dude knows what's up.
    I love the Zoo. One of the best I've ever visited.
     
  13. Chest Rockwell

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    just watched TopChef at Commander Palace looks fucking amazing.
     
  14. Captain Davis

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    Have fun, but stay away from the back side of the French Quarter. Its like a real life Blue Oyster Bar for a block or so.
     
  15. Ivan Moser

    Ivan Moser Beer Belt Platinum Member

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    Go to NOLA restaurant. I was there in March and it was excellent. I think Emeril owns it. Highly recommended.
     
  16. Lionidas

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    Great city that offers more than just Bourbon Street drunken shenanigans.

    Jackson Square in the French Quarter is amazing as is the Steamboat ride by there. The beignet's are out of this world and the food in NOLA is mostly deep fried but delicious. Also, the city has a lot of nice museums and historical sites if you're into those things. Lastly, the Harrahs Casino is worth checking out also. Feels like Vegas when you step inside with a Mardi Gras twist.
     
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    I live about an hour from New Orleans. Been there many times. Stayed the weekend a few weeks ago. There's a bar kind of hole in the wall on Barrone St called Cajun Mikes. I think happy hour is 11am-7pm. It has very good specials for college games also before and after Saints game I'd recommend checking it out. Also a restaurant called Daisy Dukes has a breakfast( similar to the Waffle House Allstar) Bacon(alot), Eggs, Hashbrowns, & Toast for $3.99 food and service is excellent. Drinks I'd recommend trying are hand grenades and Hurricanes. There's also a similar drink to the hand grenade called the jester that is just as good both claim to be New Orleans strongest drink. I'v always just hopped around in and out of bars on Bourbon. I'd recommend doing the same till you find a place thats your type.
     
  18. Blood Python

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    Check out frenchmen street
     
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    I cannot recommend Arnaud's enough. Make sure you go for the Oysters Arnaud as an appetiser, they're phenomenal. There's also a really lovely oak panelled bar which is amazing.
    http://www.arnaudsrestaurant.com/menu/a-la-carte-dinner-menu/

    If you have a spare 3 hours do the ghost tour around the garden district. It's more of a history lesson than things that go bump in the night, you get to see Trent Reznor's old house and Anne Rice's. It was brilliant.
     
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    Oh and the gator tour's really interesting too.
     

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