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Topic: Going to New Orleans
Message: Posted by: GlenD (Oct 17, 2011 12:56PM)
I will be in New Orleans for a week, from Sat. the 22nd thru Sat. the 29th. A good friend and I are going, celebrating our 50th birthdays! If anyone knows anything to do with magic there (stores, clubs, etc) please let me know. It does'nt seem to be much of a big locale regarding magic per se but we are both Saints fans and got tickets to Sunday nights game on the 23rd! Any must visit, restaurants, tours, etc please let me know. Will be there in less than a week!

Glen
Message: Posted by: Woland (Oct 17, 2011 01:11PM)
There are at least 100 must-visit restaurants and bars in NOLA. What a great place. A liquor license costs $500 and there is no artificial limit on the number of licenses. There are no restrictions on hours - there are places that open at MN and close at noon. And the major boulevards feature drive-through daiquiris. The real Creole food is unique - a blend of Frnech, African, and Sicilian influences -- enjoy it!
Message: Posted by: ClintonMagus (Oct 17, 2011 01:30PM)
Drop an email to Jon Racherbaumer. I know that the local magicians used to meet at a restaurant one night a week (or maybe a month). Seems like it used to be Bennigan's, but it's been a long time since I was there.
Message: Posted by: critter (Oct 17, 2011 01:44PM)
What happened to that right wing ex-military goth dude that was from there?
He'd know. He was a cool dude.

I would go to any locations featured in the movie "Hard Target." But you must bring your mullet.

What was the oyster bar from that Man v. Food? I would like to check that out. I loves me some oyster shooters.
Message: Posted by: GlenD (Oct 17, 2011 03:08PM)
Thanks for the replies and info.
Woland- Thanks and we plan to enjoy it as much as possible.
Clinton- I will try to contact Jon, thanks.
Critter- I think perhaps you refer to that guy named Dreadnought?? Good idea, I think he mentioned he was from New Orleans. Wow, been a real long time since Hard Target, LOL
Message: Posted by: RobertSmith (Oct 17, 2011 04:44PM)
Will be down there the same time. Enjoy yourself.

If you want an absolutely killer breakfast buffet, check out Court of Two Sisters in the Quarter. You won't regret it.
Message: Posted by: GlenD (Oct 17, 2011 04:56PM)
Hey Robert, thanks and guess what? We already made reservations there for Sunday afternoon! LOL Gonna load up on all kinds of stuff there I think before heading to the Superdome.

Glen
Message: Posted by: RobertSmith (Oct 17, 2011 07:13PM)
Glen,
I'll be over in Biloxi, Miss. Will no doubt make a visit to the Quarter while we're there. Probably for a Pat O's night.

Will be in Baton Rouge for when Auburn loses to LSU.

Have a great time.

Robert

PS: If someone says they'll bet you $10 they can tell you where you got yo shoes, walk away. hahaha (We all got our shoes on our feet right?)
Message: Posted by: ClintonMagus (Oct 17, 2011 08:23PM)
Don't-miss restaurants:

Gumbo Shop
Café Maspero
Felix's Oyster Bar
Commander's Palace
Café du Monde

... and anywhere else that serves food in New Orleans...
Message: Posted by: landmark (Oct 17, 2011 09:58PM)
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On 2011-10-17 14:44, critter wrote:
What happened to that right wing ex-military goth dude that was from there?
He'd know. He was a cool dude.

I would go to any locations featured in the movie "Hard Target." But you must bring your mullet.

What was the oyster bar from that Man v. Food? I would like to check that out. I loves me some oyster shooters.
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If you're speaking of Dreadnought, I don't think you can characterize him strictly as right-wing. He had some very interesting anti-war positions, in line with some of the more leftist Catholic groups.

But yes, he was a New Orleans lover.
Message: Posted by: Woland (Oct 18, 2011 05:28AM)
Here's a programme for you:

Lunch: oyster po'boys or a muffalatta at Johnny's Po'boys.
Cocktails: Pimm's cups at the Napoleon House.
Afternoon coffee and beignets: Café du monde.
Dinner: Galatoire's or Antoine's.
Digestif: Take a stroll on Bourbon Street.
Message: Posted by: critter (Oct 18, 2011 09:48AM)
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On 2011-10-17 22:58, landmark wrote:
[quote]
On 2011-10-17 14:44, critter wrote:
What happened to that right wing ex-military goth dude that was from there?
He'd know. He was a cool dude.

I would go to any locations featured in the movie "Hard Target." But you must bring your mullet.

What was the oyster bar from that Man v. Food? I would like to check that out. I loves me some oyster shooters.
[/quote]
If you're speaking of Dreadnought, I don't think you can characterize him strictly as right-wing. He had some very interesting anti-war positions, in line with some of the more leftist Catholic groups.

But yes, he was a New Orleans lover.
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I think he was relatively centrist but more to the right. He thought for himself, which is why I said he was a cool dude. Anyway, wasn't trying to nutshell his politics so much as think of every descriptive I could remember that I thought fit him.
Message: Posted by: GlenD (Oct 18, 2011 09:54AM)
I wonder how their Taco Bell or Burger King compares to ours here in Los Angeles? I'm such a creature of habit, they better have cheap fast food! LOL
Message: Posted by: Al Angello (Oct 18, 2011 10:22PM)
New Orleans has a long tradition of busking.

If you are looking for crappy fast food send someone else there for you. Preferably someone who enjoys eating real food.
Message: Posted by: GlenD (Oct 19, 2011 01:45AM)
I was so totally kidding on the food thing. We're going to get so spoiled there during next week!
Message: Posted by: Al Angello (Oct 20, 2011 02:25PM)
GlenD
It is very sad, but I know people who only eat fast food, and when I talk to them about what they are missing they look at me like I'm crazy.
Message: Posted by: critter (Oct 20, 2011 02:34PM)
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On 2011-10-20 15:25, Al Angello wrote:
GlenD
It is very sad, but I know people who only eat fast food, and when I talk to them about what they are missing they look at me like I'm crazy.
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Let's not be hasty. Vegas has some great fast food joints that we don't have around here. Wienerschnitzel, In 'N Out, Dunkin' Donuts. And if you ever ended up in Spokane I could show you some one of a kind fast food joints that are outstanding.