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#37 Inimicus

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 08:56 AM

So I'm flying out of Charlotte tomorrow night for NOLA.  Let me know if your buddy has any tips on where to get some good grub.  It'll probably be a large group of dudes that have been drinking, so nothing too fancy.

 

Reading through this thread and lots of good advice.  I'm looking forward to wearing my Panthers t-shirt around town.  Wish me luck.

 

I hit up my guy and am waiting to hear back from him.  Keeping in mind that he is a chef in NOLA that means it might take a day or two to get back to me. Not because he is that busy mind you, but rather because as a professional chef in NOLA that also means you are a professional drinker.  He will have to sober up long enough to log in and respond. 

 

 

And ignore all of the haters.  New Orleans is a fantastic city with a ton of things to offer both in regards to food, culture, history, and yes partying.  Its been my experience that most of the people who talk poo are the folks who have never seen anything more than the airport, the highway from the airport to the quarter, and then the quarter.  Like any city NO has much more depth and flavor that that roughly half a square mile.



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Posted 27 June 2013 - 08:57 AM

:lol: yeah man, you'll have fun there!

 

Here was a pic from when I was on Bourbon St.:

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 09:31 AM

don't mean to spam the thread, but here was a video I took right by the hotel CK...  This was just impromptu, these guys showed up and started playing their music and some homeless dudes just started dancing in the middle of the street like it was nothing.

 

I have some other videos from walking down Bourbon and they had some open-air bars with people playing music there as well, it was amazing.

 

 



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Posted 27 June 2013 - 09:56 AM

I been to NewOrleans once, dem goons be thuggin hard out in dem madi gras streetz.

 

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Posted 27 June 2013 - 02:19 PM

Been there once for a Panthers game. The superdome is POO. It was the Saints superbowl year...dammit, 1st or 2nd play from scrimmage was a 70yd TD from DeAngelo. I think everyone was fumbling....DW's fumble was returned for TD.

 

Anyway....downtown/FQ is dirty, Wife and I ate at Deanies (BBQ shrimp.....was soo good, felt my arteries cloggin up at the restaurant. The shrimp sit in some butter&spices sauce....no idea how to make it). Bought some sauce to bring home, but I hear they don't allow that anymore.

 

You can always jump on the street cars to ride thru NO. I could definitely live in the Tulane area.



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Posted 27 June 2013 - 02:24 PM

I go from time to time, but I doubt any of you could chill where I like to chill.



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Posted 27 June 2013 - 02:24 PM

Been there once for a Panthers game. The superdome is POO. It was the Saints superbowl year...dammit, 1st or 2nd play from scrimmage was a 70yd TD from DeAngelo. I think everyone was fumbling....DW's fumble was returned for TD.

 

 

I was at that game too, it was rowdy as hell before kick off and you could hear a pin drop after that first TD run.



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Posted 30 June 2013 - 03:06 PM

The entirety of my father's family was born and raised in New Orleans, so I've been down there more times than I can remember. Basically my opinion echoes most on here, the city has a special vibe and great food but otherwise is a complete shithole. I highly discourage drinking tap water from any source there or walking anywhere other than Bourbon or Canal St. at night. Mother's and Pat O's are the best restaurants. If you have the time, I'd say take the Amtrak train back to Charlotte - the station is conveniently located right next to the Superdump, very scenic ride across the bayou and through the South, and much cheaper than flying.

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 05:38 PM

Some chick named Katrina went to New Orleans once...



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Posted 30 June 2013 - 08:30 PM

If you see some fat guy running towards you with a jar of Jif...run!!!



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Posted 01 July 2013 - 11:24 AM

Well we all made it back, intact for the most part. I lost my voice and still can barely speak above a whisper, but otherwise it's all good.

I had an absolutely great time. Ended up winning a poker tournament at Harrah's for $1.4k, which pretty much paid for the trip and then some.

Had some amazing food, saw great music, and generally had a blast with 12 buddies I've known since at least highschool. You guys were not kidding about the smell. Even the airport when we arrived reeked of mold, so that kind of a prepped us for what was to come.

Bourbon st was of course a complete Poo Show every night. I can't go into detail about some of the poo that went down because I post here from work sometimes, but it was some of the funniest and craziest stuff I have ever seen.

Really enjoyed getting off Bourbon St and venturing to Frenchmen St, the "art and entertainment" capital of NOLA. Some of the guys in our group just got black out drunk every day and night, and they of course didn't experience any of the culture and cuisine the city offered. I feel bad for them because they really missed out. I'm looking forward to going back with my lady hopefully in the next year.

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 11:29 AM

What yall know bout dat Popeyes Chicken and Shrimp Gumbo?

 

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