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Re: Planning a trip to New Orleans...first time post Katrina

#51 Post by Terence T-Bone Livingston » May 23rd, 2009, 12:32 pm

Todd F r e n c h wrote:I like your handbag, Glenn. Very stylish, yet practical.
You would notice something like that... [gheyfight.gif]
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#52 Post by Glenn L e v i n e » May 24th, 2009, 6:11 am

Todd F r e n c h wrote:I like your handbag, Glenn. Very stylish, yet practical.
everyone who see the photo loves that bag!
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#53 Post by Ken V » May 24th, 2009, 6:20 am

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Todd F r e n c h wrote:I like your handbag, Glenn. Very stylish, yet practical.
everyone who see the photo loves that bag!
I guess it's the way it matches your eyes!

Or teeth. Or something. [shrug.gif]
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Re: Planning a trip to New Orleans...first time post Katrina

#54 Post by Joe Dulworth » June 16th, 2009, 2:30 pm

Does anybody know if slacks and button down short sleeve shirts are OK at Herb Saint, Stella! and August? Wondering if I need to throw a sport coat into the bag.
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#55 Post by Glenn L e v i n e » June 16th, 2009, 7:06 pm

Joe Dulworth wrote:Does anybody know if slacks and button down short sleeve shirts are OK at Herb Saint, Stella! and August? Wondering if I need to throw a sport coat into the bag.
weekday or weekend res? Stella and Herb Saint should be cool without a sportscoat i think.
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#56 Post by C Janko » June 17th, 2009, 6:45 pm

Joe Dulworth wrote:Does anybody know if slacks and button down short sleeve shirts are OK at Herb Saint, Stella! and August? Wondering if I need to throw a sport coat into the bag.

You will be fine with slacks and a polo even.... Things have gotten a lot more lax over the past few years, it's a Christmas eve tradition to eat at Antoines, which is one of the oldest and [notworthy.gif] restaurants in the city.... This past year, there were many people dinning in Hawaiian shirts and polos (in past it was coat and tie dress code)....

If it hasnt been said, W.I.N.O on Tchoupitoulas is a MUST for anyone visiting the city....

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#57 Post by C Janko » June 17th, 2009, 6:48 pm

Todd F r e n c h wrote:I've been there several times, and I only recall one great restaurant - and of course I can't remember the name, but it was a sushi restaurant, a bit away from the French Quarter. It MAY have been Wasabi, not sure
Todd we ate at Rock -N- Sake in the warehouse district (Fulton St)

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#58 Post by Joe Dulworth » June 21st, 2009, 12:14 pm

Thanks guys. Did HerbSaint last night. Lot's and lots of jeans with casual shirts there. Doing August tonight and Stella tomorrow night. Left the coat at home. Damn good I did too. Man it's not only freaking hot but miserably humid right now.
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#59 Post by M. Smith » June 21st, 2009, 12:24 pm

Another vote for HerbSaint (712 St. Charles Ave) is fan-friggin' tastic.

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#60 Post by F.Daner » June 22nd, 2009, 3:06 am

the foie gras and bananas foster french toast are off the charts at Stella's. One of our favorite places.


Joe Dulworth wrote:Thanks guys. Did HerbSaint last night. Lot's and lots of jeans with casual shirts there. Doing August tonight and Stella tomorrow night. Left the coat at home. Damn good I did too. Man it's not only freaking hot but miserably humid right now.
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Re: Planning a trip to New Orleans...first time post Katrina

#61 Post by Guillaume Deschamps » July 27th, 2009, 11:07 am

I gave in and am on my way to NOLA, it's just a short detour from my route (ahem), I'll only have 1.5 days there though... so I'll be in NOLA on Wednesday (yes that's the day after tomorrow).

- if there was ONE restaurant I should visit that isn't too pricey, which would it be? (knowing that I don't particularly like seafood and that I want more a traditional/memorable experience than fine-dining per se, especially since even wearing my "best" clothes I still look like a bum)
- I'm planning to visit the French quarter, not sure if you'd have other recommendations of must-see stuff in NOLA that can fit in a day...
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#62 Post by Glenn L e v i n e » July 27th, 2009, 11:17 am

Jacques-Imos is your place. when you speak of me, speak well.

http://www.jacquesimoscafe.com/

go to W.I.N.O. too.
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#63 Post by Ken V » July 27th, 2009, 3:13 pm

The Praline Connection is my favorite place that fits your description. Right on the edge of the Quarter.
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#64 Post by Mark Golodetz » June 23rd, 2019, 1:11 pm

I was curious about the Commander’s Palace wine list which was a great place to learn about wine when I was living in New Orleans in the early eighties. That wine list is now ridiculously expensive except for Cecile Tremblay Chapelle 2008 for $380. She made dynamite 2008s, and the Chapelle was incredible. I am rationing my last few bottles, but that is a wine I would happily buy at that price. Will someone please buy it.
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#65 Post by F.Daner » June 24th, 2019, 9:49 am

You could spend a good bit of time in the French Qtr. No need to hit Bourbon. Spend your time on Royal st and Chartes and Jackson square and surrounding areas. After dinner grab a cab or Uber to Frenchman street(Fabourg Marigny area) where all the good live music now is. Please don't walk there from the qtr at night though. Uber is a safer option.

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For what I think your describing this is a classic/traditional and memorable for what it is option:
https://www.gabriellerestaurant.com/

2 others
http://www.lapetitegrocery.com/

https://www.clancysneworleans.com/

Glen's option is another solid choice as well as Toups Meatery

have fun !


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July 27th, 2009, 11:07 am
I gave in and am on my way to NOLA, it's just a short detour from my route (ahem), I'll only have 1.5 days there though... so I'll be in NOLA on Wednesday (yes that's the day after tomorrow).

- if there was ONE restaurant I should visit that isn't too pricey, which would it be? (knowing that I don't particularly like seafood and that I want more a traditional/memorable experience than fine-dining per se, especially since even wearing my "best" clothes I still look like a bum)
- I'm planning to visit the French quarter, not sure if you'd have other recommendations of must-see stuff in NOLA that can fit in a day...
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