Planning a trip to new orleans. What are some must do's?

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago
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    Two Great restaurants that are great local secrets are Dick and Jennys and Brigtsens. Both are not in the quarter but it is nice eating at a restaurant without nosey tourists staring down every dish that comes to your table and asking what it is every time. That is why eating in the quarter irritates me! You can take a cab Call United 504-522-9771!

    Museums-Historic New Orleans Collection, Ogden, Dday, the cabildo, Pharmacy, Confederate Museum, US Mint, Louisiana State Museum, Hermann-Grima-Gallier Historic, Beauregard-Keyes House and Garden (Museum)

    Drink in the Quarter! Pat O's, Lafittes Blacksmith shop, Absinthe House, Carousel Bar at the Monteleone hotel, bombay club

    favorite FQ BAR- Lafittes and Pat o's,

    Goldmine- place to dance in the quarter

    Local Bars not in the quarter- Victorian Lounge at the Columns, Bridge Lounge, Delachaise, fat harrys, Bull Dog, Balcony bar, St. Joes, brunos, rendezvous, Lucys retired surfers bar(warehouse district), Monkey Hill, Le Bontemps Roule,

    Local Dive Bars- Ms. Maes(cheap Drinks and open 24 hrs), Three Brothers,

    Snake and Jakes, F and M's, Maple Leaf Bar, Mayfair, Harrys,

    Snake and jakes and f and m's are both late night bars.)

    DIve bar in the quarter- Johnny Whites, Lafittes...

    F and M's are grits are next to each other. Lots of dancing on the pool tables at f and m;s

    Top College locals bar- The Boot, Fat Harry's, Brunos....

    The best po boy sandwich is Domilise's a little family owned place outside of the quarter and is cash only.This is a best kept secret. Also since it is Crawfish Season go to Yo Mamas bar and grill and get some boiled crawfish.

    My favorite drinks: Planters Punch at Pat O's, Pimms Cup at the Napolean House,bloody mary at the avenue pub uptown( Avenue pub is also a great place for beer and its open 24 hrs.

    Attractions: Jackson Square, St Louis Cathedral, Cafe Du Monde, Steamboat Natchez Riverboat Cruise(don't eat there the food is terrible),Moonwalk on the Mississippi, Audubon Zoo, Aquarium, Zoo/Aquarium Cruise, Imax, Audubon Insectarium, Royal St. Antiques, Magazine Street Shopping and Julia St Art Galleries, Check out the Architecture in the Garden District, Airboat Swamp tour, Mardi Gras World, Ride the Streetcar, New Orleans School of Cooking, Carriage Ride, City Park

    FOOD:

    Jaquimos( Best Alligator Cheesecake and blackened red fish)

    Rio Mar

    Commanders Palace(MY FAV)

    Muriels(Turtle Soup, Goat Cheese Crepes, and Pecan crusted drum)

    Coffee Pot (FAVORITE RED BEANS and breakfast)

    Upperline( TURTLE SOUP and FISH PIQUANTE USA todays best dish

    Lilette

    Irenes

    The Joint- BBQ

    Squeal- BBQ

    Galatoise- (Very famous and very good)

    Dick and Jennys-(EVERYTHING IS GREAT!)

    Napolean House( Great. LUNCH SPOT)

    One on Hampson( BEST DUCK and OKRA GUMBO),

    Crabby Jacks Lunch Only Great FOOD owned by same guy as jaquimos because jaquimos is not open for lunch and it is cheaper.

    Brennans( BRUNCH)

    Crepe Nanou,( Love their crepes and grilled AMBERJACK)

    Brigtsens ( Everything is AWESOME)

    Yo Mamas Bar and Grill- Best Hamburgers and BOILED CRAWFISH during the season)

    GW Fins- nice restaurant with a great and nice seafood menu

    Palace Cafe( PECAN CRUSTED FISH AND BLUE CRAB LEGS)

    Arnauds

    Baru- Latin American Tapas

    Antoines….

    Domileses(awesome poboys)

    Cochon( BEst cochon du lait)

    Coops

    R and O's Great Seafood and pIzza

    Galley- Great seafood home of the soft shelled crab po boy at jazz fest

    Dragos in Metairie best chargrilled oysters

    Frankie and JOhnnies- Great seafood

    Clover Grill( open 24 hrs)

    Cafe du monde- beignets

    Verti Marte(great po boys and delivers in quarter)

    New Restaurants- Sylvian, Green goddess, Stanley(great Breakfast), Bouligny Tavern(gastro pub),

    Music-

    Frenchman street has a lot of music clubs!!(snug Harbour, DBA, Spotted Cat)

    Tipitinas has cajun dancing every sunday night as long as there is no special events going on

    Maple Leaf Bar- Rebirth plays every Tuesday night and it right next door to the local favorite restaurant jaquimos!!!!Great music plays here! http://mapleleafbar.com/

    Le bon temps rouler- Soul rebels every Thursday http://www.myspace.com/4801magazine

    Rock n Bowl- http://www.rockandbowl.com/CalandarPAGE/%E2%80%A6

    House of Blues

    Vaughns- Kermit Ruffins plays here a lot.

    Howlin Wolf- http://www.thehowlinwolf.com/

    Preservation Hall- Serves no Alcohol so all ages are allowed to go in.

    Chickie Wa Wa- chickiewahwah.com/

    Snug Harbour- http://www.snugjazz.com/site/

    Laissez les bon temps rouler!

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    - Plan a Trip to New Orleans

    New Orleans is one of the most historic, exciting cities on the planet. It's unique food and culture draws many visitors every year. With any trip, the key to having a great time starts with good planning.

    - - When you come to New Orleans can make a big difference in your experience.

    - Before you can walk down Bourbon Street, eat a po-boy or hear some live jazz, you have to get here. Whether you're flying or driving you need directions. New Orleans is a fairly compact city and it's easy to get around by publc transportation.

    - There are many great hotels and B&B's in New Orleans. When making a reservation, consider why you're here and what you want to be near.

    - Planning any trip to New Orleans involves food. With many of the famous restaurants, it's a good idea to get reservations before you come.

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