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Woke up in the French Quarter

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Hatfield92, Nov 26, 2019.

  1. Hatfield92

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    How’d that happen???

    Seriously though, what a cool place. We drove into town late yesterday morning, road tripping from Largo with an overnight stop in Mobile.

    We haven’t been fully immersed yet. We’re here for three more nights and intend to enjoy some live jazz every night, including a visit to Preservation Hall.

    This afternoon, I’m going to check out International Vintage Guitars and another nearby shop... likely just window shopping.

    We’ve got a nice list of restaurants already, my girlfriend doesn’t drink and I’m a two drinks maximum kind of guy.

    Oh, I’m also paying my respects at Gram Parsons final resting spot on my last day.

    Anything must-see that I’m unaware of?
     
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    I went with my girlfriend a couple years ago. We drank at the time but after we hit bourbon street the first night didn't really want to. There's so much else to see and get into there's no real sense in wasting time hungover.
     
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    Other than the tourist stuff (Beignet place and the oyster/poor boy) and famous restaurants hangs
    we like zydeco. A Few places around for good stuff, not to be confused
    with cajun. Also, Tipitinas SRV played at, I think that is still there.
    Have fun.
     
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    World war II museum and also confederate war museum are both well worth the time and trip.
     
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    Praline connection on Frenchman st for the best fried chicken you will ever eat.
     
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    "Woke up in the French Quarter" Song title alert
     
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    Avenue pub (I think it's on st. Charles) for lots of unique her a on tap
    & chickie wah wah' s on canal st for live music.
     
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    Beers on tap
     
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    If you can be there in the Spring, the Jazz and Heritage Festival not only has great music, but the food vendors are the absolute best anywhere.
     
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    The Camellia Grill
    La Madeleine (breakfast, French bakery, right in the FQ, if it survived Katrina)
    Go to Copeland’s on the way out of town
     
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    Two drink minimum along Bourbon street. Well, 25 years ago anyway.:rolleyes:
     
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    Second the recommendation for the Acme. And Dooky Chase's, a legendary soul food restaurant. Great food and a just a cool place.

    And you might also want to check out who's playing at the Rock and Bowl while you're there.
     
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    Just wandering around and "tasting" the various musical delights in the many small clubs is what I've always enjoyed.
     
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    Tipitina's is still around.

    La Madeline is not.

    Pres Hall is legendary and well worth your time.
     
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    That last time I was there, it seemed like it would be helpful to have two water cannons going down the street each aimed at their own side.
     
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    If you're willing to venture slightly out of the quarter, on the other side of Esplanade Ave, you can find Frenchman St, where there's a good music scene as well. The Spotted Cat is a great club with live jazz and a packed dance floor.
     
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    NOLA and the FQ are not coextensive, FQ is the tourist trap portion of NOLA.

    There is Uptown and the Marigny.
     
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    stay on the beaten path, and in the touristy areas
     
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    Or carry.
     
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