What to do in New Orleans?

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  1. IATigerFan

    IATigerFan Tiger Fan in Iowa

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    Good morning everyone!

    I'm a big LSU Fan here in Iowa and have a favor to ask! I've seen how nice everyone is to Hawker45 so hopefully it will extend to another Iowan :thumb:

    I'm headed to New Orleans over Memorial Day weekend to play in the Adult Nationals Volleyball Tournament and am looking for some tips on what to do... We're staying at the Embassy Suites downtown and are looking to do our part in helping to revitalize the economy (at least the food and drink part anyway!) Obviously, Bourbon Street will be a must stop but what else is there? Tips on good restaurants? Good bars? Places to stay away from? We are flying in Friday night and will be there until the following Tuesday so all suggestions are welcome!

    Thanks everyone!

    :geauxtige :helmet: LSU!
     
  2. Nutriaitch

    Nutriaitch Fear the Buoy

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    Welcome to Tigerforums.:thumb:
     
  3. diamondheadtiger

    diamondheadtiger Founding Member

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    Walk around in groups and don't wander off any side streets. Mac daddys and daddy macs are back with boatloads of illegal immigrants. Murder rate is rising at an alarming rate. You will have a good time but you must look over your shoulder while hanging in the quarter, hope one of you are packing.
    Have a good trip.
     
  4. cpsilo1

    cpsilo1 Founding Member

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    There is a big Greek Festival every Memorial Day weekend...this will be about a 10 minute cab ride from your hotel. Great food, music and culture + $12 bottles of wine and $2 abita draft all weekend.

    http://www.greekfestnola.com
     
  5. OkieTigerTK

    OkieTigerTK Tornado Alley

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    Plus, some of the bars and restaurants Uptown are open again, and that area is getting cleaned up. I do know that Jacquimo's Restaurant on Oak Street is open again. (I was in Nola this past weekend and ate there.) They are only open for dinner (no lunches, but it was that way pre-k) and you have to get there early if you don't want to wait.

    Oh. Welcome to the board!
     
  6. Richdog

    Richdog 02 Cecilia alumni champs

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    Gotta get a hurricane at pat o's. get a beignet at cafe du monde.
    don't wear anything stating that you're from out of town. wear an lsu shirt if you have one.
    don't try to get a taxi at 4am because they WiLL rip you off.
     
  7. HatcherTiger

    HatcherTiger Freedom Isn't Free

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    You will hear about a place called the River Walk, mostly shops. Avoid it, most of the shops are closed and very little people there. You'll be in the central business district (CBD) so stop at Mother's for a Po-Boy:

    http://www.mothersrestaurant.net/history.htm


    If you want to go to a very good restaurant try Galatoire's , its on Bourbon, its "New Orleans" all the way (Doors open at 11 am):

    http://www.galatoires.com/

    Paul Prudhomme has K-Pauls open for dinner only:

    http://www.kpauls.com/

    Emeril Lagasse has three restaurants Emerils New Orleans, Emerils Delmonico and Emerils NOLA:

    http://www.emerils.com/restaurants/neworleans_nola/

    If you want to go to the restaurant where Emeril learned his craft try Commander's Palce owned by the Brennan family, its uptown:

    http://www.commanderspalace.com/

    Is your volleyball tournament at the Hilton ? My daughter has had three tournaments there this spring. The courts are very nice.

    You have to go to the Napoleon House Bar and Cafe in the quarter:

    http://www.neworleansbarsclubs.com/napoleonhousebarcafe.htm

    NOTE: If someone bets that they can tell you where you "got" your shoes, don't fall for it because you "got" them on your feet on __________ street.
     
  8. StaceyO

    StaceyO Football Turns Me On

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    Is Commander's Palace open there yet? I've heard it wasn't. My husband and I are spending Saturday, the 27th in New Orleans, and he's taking me to a $200 dinner somewhere...
     
  9. HatcherTiger

    HatcherTiger Freedom Isn't Free

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    You are correct, anticipated opening late this summer. My bad.

    Stacey if you are referring to May 27th, I believe that is the weekend of the New Orleans Food and Wine Festival.
     
  10. tigerleg24

    tigerleg24 Guest

    Welcome to the board IA,

    IA,

    I live in New Orleans and I'm looking at your hotel from my office right now. Very nice hotel. Your about five blocks from Harrah's Casino.

    Johnny's Po-Boys on St. Louis open for breakfest and lunch (real good shrip po-boys) price 4.50 to 10.50

    Mulate's real good cajun food. They have a cajun band playing. It's about 2 blocks from your hotel.

    Red Fish Grill on Bourbon 1 block off of Canal St. open for Lunch and Dinner (for a appy get the bbq oysters for your meal the grilled Red Fish with lump crab meat on top.) 10.50 - 25.00

    Muriel's in Jackson Square only open for dinner if its on the memu the center cut pork chops. 19.00 -35.00

    NOLA 534- St Louis Its only open for dinner. if you want to go to a Emerils resturant go to this one. They do recommemd resverations.

    ALso check out www.neworleanscvb.com.

    Now if some ask you I can tell where you got your shoes. the answers is on my feet.

    Hope this helps.
     

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