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  1. ssj4sadie

    ssj4sadie Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I know there have been threads in the past about NOLA...but I need the quick and dirty.

    I generally know the season in which my wife’s birthday falls. Turns out it’s next month and it’s her 35th. So what I thought would be a chill dinner somewhere is not going to be.

    It’s a 9 hour drive to NOLA, we’re gonna to go there on a Saturday morning and leave Monday morning. NOLA has never been a place I particularly want to go to (the wife wants to), so I have zero clue what to do.

    We aren’t big bar/club people. All I know is she wants good food (beignets in particular) and **** if I know what else.

    So good places to eat, stay, do?
     
  2. BlksvtCobra01

    BlksvtCobra01 Do it again and I'll make it real Established Member

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    I forget the hotel we stayed at. It was nice bourbon street and such. We went in 2011. They say be careful at night. @STAMPEDE3


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    Zemedici Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I always heard the place is kinda sketchy...…..wish @black99lightnin was still on here, he could give you the real low down
     
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  4. SVT-BansheeMan

    SVT-BansheeMan na na, hey hey, goodbye Established Member

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    Go buy some frozen bread dough and make your own for a lot less money and it will taste the same.

    There is zero reasons i can think of to go to NO and it's about 35-40 min from me.
     
  5. ssj4sadie

    ssj4sadie Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I see people recommend coming to San Antonio and the river walk all the time and I find it boring as hell. Much like you the novelty of the place has worn off. But the wife wants to go to NOLA so...
     
  6. DaleM

    DaleM T$45GOATMAGAMen Established Member

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    B Street smells like the back if a nasty garbage truck until you drink yoyr sense of smell into oblivion.

    Me with a mop is like a frog riding a bicycle.
     
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    lowflyn Found my 03sbvert... Established Member

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    My parents just returned. Riverboat dinner cruise, Segway tour and airboat tour was what they did. Seemed to have a good time.

    It's been years since I last visited so not much use.


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  8. 03Sssnake

    03Sssnake TK-421 Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    I hate NOLA, stopped by on our way back to Houston from Pensacola back in June. The city is just ****ing dirty, only spent a night there, my wife was the one that insisted we stop. FWIW stayed at Harrahs and that was nice.
     
  9. BlksvtCobra01

    BlksvtCobra01 Do it again and I'll make it real Established Member

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    Happy wife, happy life.


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  10. ssj4sadie

    ssj4sadie Well-Known Member Established Member

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    That sounds like fun. Got any links?
     
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    DSG2003Mach1 Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    Bourbon street is ****ing disgusting

    Im not an oyster person at all but the charbroiled oysters at Dragos are to die for.
     
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    Coiled03 Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    Yeah, if you like seafood at all, it's hard to go wrong. Just pick a place and go.

    I'd definitely do a river boat cruise, and an airboat tour as well. Aside from that, there's the usual touristy stuff, e.g. the French quarter, etc.
     
  13. BigPoppa

    BigPoppa Wut? Established Member

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    Copeland's is a good restaurant.

    Try the shrimp ducky.

    As for Cafe duMonde beignets......Panini Pete's in Mobile, AL has the best I've ever eaten.
     
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    jeffh81 Keeping it local Established Member

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    Come through Galveston on your way over so i can see your truck
     
  15. 03cobra#694

    03cobra#694 Want to play a game? Staff Member Super Moderator

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    This about Dragos, I was there two years ago and we had fun. No issues, but we don’t stay out late.
     
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    STAMPEDE3 SAULS BROTHER Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Just spent the last 4 nights in the city. (I live about an hour outside the city)
    Charbroiled Oysters at Drago's is a must. Everything else on the menu is good too.
    A few will say no but Cafe DuMonde bignets and coffee are hard to beat.
    Yes, unless a big rain comes and washes it off really well Bourbon stinks but it is still a cool place to see at least once in your life.
    Drunk or Sober, breakfast at Daisy Dukes is great.
    Where do you plan on staying?
    PM me if you wish.
     
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  17. BigPoppa

    BigPoppa Wut? Established Member

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    I forgot all about Drago's. Yeah, definitely hit them up.
     
  18. ssj4sadie

    ssj4sadie Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Thanks for all the suggestions and help. Now she wants to keep it simple and do a B&B closer...wtf?! Woman drives me nuts sometimes.
     
  19. 03cobra#694

    03cobra#694 Want to play a game? Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Sometimes? lol
     
  20. 03Sssnake

    03Sssnake TK-421 Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    Rue Beignet in Baton Rouge has some damn good Beignets too. I'd say better than Cafe Du Monde.
     
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