Discussion in 'The Bar' started by Air Florida, Jan 10, 2017.
I would ask him but he is all tied up at the moment
Jazz, zydeco, Cajun, beausoleil. Even if you don't like the music you gotta love the history.
If you are staying in the Quarter, Oceana Grill is really good. Their redfish oceana dish is great. The Gumbo Shop is good as well. A short uber drive will get you to Parkway Poorboys. Hands down the best po boy in the city (try the surf and turf....a mixture of roast beef and shrimp....sounds strange, but it is awesome). Take the St Charles streetcar into the garden district for some really neat architecture and cool neighborhood dive bars. If you like museums, the World War II museum just off of the streetcar line is awesome. Takes several hours to see it all. Otherwise, just explore the quarter, and make sure to get off of Bourbon street some. Some really neat bars, clubs, and restaurants that are not so touristy.
I'm basically there two days... the day before the cruise and the day after.
The day before I'm going to a pre party at a place called "The Howling wolf"
The day after I wouldn't mind wandering around and getting a nice lunch somewhere .
Acme Oyster House if you like oysters.
If you don't, you're a fag.
Haven't been in years, but Nola's restaurant was very good. For lunch, go to the garden district and eat at Commander's Palace - ask for the room with a view of the garden. Nice cemetary across the street. Great town, enjoy.
I like ACME ok, the line to get in has become an hour ordeal. Felix accross the street is also good. There is a Brennan's Bourbon House on the empty side of Bourbon that is also great and almost never has a wait. Basically any place down there has great oysters...no reason to wait in lines.
@Air Florida - Commander's Palace is one of those places that requires people to wear a jacket ( maybe you could sneak in for lunch without one). I feel you may share my abject hatred for those types of places.
You're absolutely right about Felix across the street. Just as good as Acme and no wait.
I don't think Acme has a line during the week at lunchtime, but they do every night.
Youre right...the lunch wait is definitely way less.
I just like the atmosphere in Acme. Sitting at the bar with a plate of oysters and a cold beer.
Hey, I've eaten at the nice places and the dives. Po Boys at Domilises. He said he is coming back for a lunch. CP is in a beautiful neighborhood, perhaps the most historic restaurant in Nola, great food and great views. I think I put on a sport jacket they handed me, until I got to my table - can't remember. Just as long as he doesn't wear his KISS shoes.
You think they would valet his cooler there. It's a pretty fancy joint.
You guys are right! I changed my mind...i wanna see Air Florida try get in there in his shorts and tank top and cause trouble!
Anthony Bourdain did a No Reservations episode in post-Katrina NOLA
My favorite episode - definitely worth watching
I never made it there before Katrina; i'll still look up that show.
One of the best cities to visit in the US.
Some parts are like stepping into a time machine and it's socially acceptable to drink pretty much everywhere.
AF, I would recommend the WW2 museum and check if the Saints are playing that week.
Can't go wrong just walking around The French Quarter and Bourbon St.
Hey, I just checked and the last time I was there was in the 1990's - so ignore anything I've said.
Ive argued with myself over going to Commander's Palace many times...there's just too many great places that dont give two shits what you wear for me to go.