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Hilary : 4/13/2018 7:10 am
Going to New Orleans and Baton Rouge. Any recommendations appreciated. Thank you and enjoy getting ready for the draft.
Napoleon House  
Reb8thVA : 4/13/2018 8:47 am : link
for lunch. Good muffaletta's, jambalaya, and don't forget to have a Pim's cup.

Mother's is another good place for lunch. Awesome Po boys.

Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop is my favorite bar but be careful with the Voodoo its frozen grape koolaid with grain punch.

For dinner, I enjoyed Emerill's NOLA very much.
the chart room (dive)  
mattlawson : 4/13/2018 9:24 am : link
k paul
mr b's bistro
irenes
NOLA
harrahs
beignets at cafe du monde
thanks  
Hilary : 4/13/2018 9:25 am : link
thanks so much to all
Commander's Palace,  
Bill L : 4/13/2018 9:32 am : link
Cochon, K Paul's was already mentioned. It sounds weird, but we had to go to have an Italian meal. The missus was running a marathon and Italian is her night before thing. Even in NOLA. We went to Domencia's which I thought was outstanding.

Mother's was already mentioned, but it's my must go to. Not just for lunch (I love, love, love the Ferdie's Special (poboy), but even more so for breakfast.

I'm such a tourist, but I always have to go to Pat O'briens. Cliche, I know, but that's me. Also, being a tourist, OI had to take my wife to Cafe du Monde. Because of where we were, we ended up going to the one at the Riverwalk (mall). It was terrible. Go to the original. (Or maybe I've reached the point where it's too old hat.

If you want to take a little walk for somewhere pretty cool and low-key but really good (some of the best fired chicken anywhere), go to Willa Mae's Scotch House.
I did a walking tour of the Garden District  
Bill L : 4/13/2018 9:36 am : link
that included the cemetery there. That was a lot of fun. They show you Archie's house and, if you want, you can walk right in and tell him his son sucks and if the Giants don't pick Rosen in a couple of weeks, you'll start breaking their knick-knacks.
The D-Day Museum  
Reb8thVA : 4/13/2018 9:46 am : link
is really good. I forgot about that.
Also, (again, as a stereotypical tourist)  
Bill L : 4/13/2018 9:55 am : link
I did a bayou boat tour and it was loads of fun.
Try the Muffuletta at Cochon Butcher.  
smshmth8690 : 4/13/2018 10:00 am : link
While your there make a reservation at Cochon for dinner. On my last visit we loved R'evolution, and Brennan's, both in the French Quarter. For a not quite traditional lunch, Killer Po' Boys was pretty good. For traditional fried seafood Po' Boys I really like Deanie's.
Brad And Dwellens flag shop  
DennyInDenville : 4/13/2018 10:01 am : link
Great place to pickup a souvenire. Great little store, can get all types of little nick naks for cheap and authentic
WWII Museum is terrific.  
Section331 : 4/13/2018 10:06 am : link
Took my dad there a couple of years ago. Give yourself some time, because there is a lot to see. Iíll 2nd (or 3rd!) some recs for NOLA, Motherís (great for breakfast), and Commanders Palace. Check out Preservation Hall for some great music in a classic venue.

A couple of recs offf the beaten path - Barrel Proof, a whiskey bar with hundreds of scotch, bourbon and rye choices, just on the other side of Pontchartrain Hwy, on Magazine St, Right across the street is French Truck Coffee, with terrific fresh, home-roasted coffee.
New Orleans has so much...  
Chris in Philly : 4/13/2018 10:09 am : link
that it's hard to narrow down for a first timer.

Walking tours: There are several great ones. The Garden District, the St. Louis Cemetery #1, the nightime ghost tours. They are all fun. Don't go to the cemeteries without tours.

French Quarter: It's fun for a bit but exhausting. Filled with amateurs and douchebags. Experience it, but then get away. Better bars and music places to visit over by Frenchman Street and better restaurants in the warehouse district.

Restaurants: My favorite is Cochon. They also have a place next door that just makes sandwiches. Great. K-Paul, August, Commander's Palace, Delmonico, Pelican Club, you can't go wrong. You have to try a muffaletta, and I have tried a bunch and find myself going back to Central Grocery. I think Cafe Beignet is close enough to Cafe du Monde to skip the lines. And everyone loves Mother's but I don't think the food is good enough to warrant the absurd wait times.

Sites: D-Day Museum is the best WWII museum I have visited outside Normandy. Swamp and plantation tours are neat if you have time. The Walking Tours I mentioned above are all great fun. There's one company that does a bunch of them.

I've been many times and I still love going. Have fun.
WWII museum is  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 4/13/2018 10:14 am : link
great.

So many good drinking spots: Lafitte's, Pat O'Brien's, & Crescent City Brewery all come to mind.

I loved Frenchmen Street.
Anybody ever go to Archie Manning's restaurant?  
Motley Two : 4/13/2018 10:19 am : link
It has a bunch of Peyton & Eli memorabilia too, right?
RE: The D-Day Museum  
Diver_Down : 4/13/2018 10:26 am : link
In comment 13912604 Reb8thVA said:
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is really good. I forgot about that.


I'm surprised you forgot about the Confederate Memorial Hall Museum especially considering your handle. For those civil war buffs, it is located on the NW corner of the rear of the WWII museum. It is one of the few things that I always recommend regardless of one's North/South leanings.
RE: RE: The D-Day Museum  
Motley Two : 4/13/2018 10:37 am : link
In comment 13912679 Diver_Down said:
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In comment 13912604 Reb8thVA said:


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is really good. I forgot about that.



I'm surprised you forgot about the Confederate Memorial Hall Museum especially considering your handle. For those civil war buffs, it is located on the NW corner of the rear of the WWII museum. It is one of the few things that I always recommend regardless of one's North/South leanings.



... regardless of one's Winners/Losers leanings.
WWII Museum for sure.  
Steve L : 4/13/2018 11:05 am : link
And Cochon to eat. Though the restaurant in the museum called The American Sector was pretty good too.
Baton Rouge  
floridafan : 4/13/2018 1:42 pm : link
Mansours is great.
Houmas House is on one of the plantations near Baton Rouge, great meal and beautiful grounds.
Metairie outside of NOLA has great seafood.
The charcoal oysters are the best.
If they are too busy there is an Acme nearby.
Lousiana Lagniape is very good too!
Enjoy.
restaurant  
bc4life : 4/13/2018 7:28 pm : link
Dookie Chase

Interesting historical site - Congo Square
no dsirepect to poboys  
bc4life : 4/13/2018 7:31 pm : link
and such but if you're in NOLA - try the gumbo, shrimp etouffee, shrimp & grits, shrimp creole, crawfish pie, etc.
Chick Fil A  
Sarcastic Sam : 4/13/2018 7:58 pm : link
Waffle fries FTW
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