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Link Posted: 9/30/2015 9:52:26 PM EDT
Hands down our favorite place to eat in NOLA is a little bitty joint off of Decatur called Fiorella's Cafe... it is a DIVE... but they have some of the best fried chicken I have ever had... they blow away Coop's IMHO.  The Fettuccine Alfredo with the grilled shrimp is also beyond amazing.  Oh, and for an appetizer get the Crawfish Balls!!  



Can't wait till June when we get to come down for some amazing food and music!!
Link Posted: 9/30/2015 9:53:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/30/2015 9:54:10 PM EDT by USMC_7222]
Double tap!
Link Posted: 11/4/2015 11:34:48 AM EDT
http://www.fox8live.com/story/30428985/syrian-refugees-beginning-to-arrive-in-new-orleans

Better watch your six:)
Link Posted: 12/15/2015 9:15:40 PM EDT
I am kinda surprised nobody has mentioned Frenchman's street in this thread. That is where the local's hang and definitely where Mrs. Kyreb and I have had our best times in NOLA. Great bars and live music.
Link Posted: 12/16/2015 12:53:01 AM EDT
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I am kinda surprised nobody has mentioned Frenchman's street in this thread. That is where the local's hang and definitely where Mrs. Kyreb and I have had our best times in NOLA. Great bars and live music.
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Link Posted: 4/18/2016 12:04:55 AM EDT
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I'm in NOLA every two years for a convention, for dinner it's hard to beat Brennans

For dessert you HAVE to try the Double Chocolate Bread Pudding at Red Fish Grill it's another Ralph Brennan  restaurant and yes it's that good to go there for just the Double Chocolate Bread Pudding!
Link Posted: 6/15/2016 4:54:12 PM EDT
Hanging out in the French quarter now. I like this place.
Link Posted: 6/15/2016 5:16:04 PM EDT

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Hands down our favorite place to eat in NOLA is a little bitty joint off of Decatur called Fiorella's Cafe... it is a DIVE... but they have some of the best fried chicken I have ever had... they blow away Coop's IMHO.  The Fettuccine Alfredo with the grilled shrimp is also beyond amazing.  Oh, and for an appetizer get the Crawfish Balls!!  



Can't wait till June when we get to come down for some amazing food and music!!
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Really wanted the chicken!!
Link Posted: 8/10/2016 11:53:01 AM EDT
At the end of Sept, i will be taking my family on the City of New Orleans train from Memphis to New Orleans. I want to stay close to the French Quarter. Can anyone suggest a hotel?
Link Posted: 8/10/2016 8:06:06 PM EDT
That's kind of liking asking, "What gun should I buy for my first?"  The answer will depend on several variables, like what do you want to do here; what kind of price range? how old are the kids?

The Marriott on Canal is at the western edge of the Quarter and within walking distance of the Aquarium and the Insectarium - if those are things you want for the kids.

On the north side is the Landmark, which is smaller, and I would hope less expensive.  It's about 10 blocks north of Jackson Square, but the street that it is on is under construction, so you might have to deal with noise.

There are several small hotels actually in the Quarter, like the St. Pierre or the Bourbon Orleans or the Monteleone.  The downside to hotels in the Quarter is that the music from various clubs might keep you awake.  

Try a Google search, and limit yourself on a map bounded by Canal, Rampart, Esplanade, and the river - the boundaries of the Quarter.  In general these will be on the higher end of the price range.

You can also look slightly east of there for a Downtown or Warehouse District place.  It's a longer walk to the Quarter, but almost all are quite nice - the Hilton Riverside has a great view of the river because it is literally at the riverside.

I hope you enjoy your stay in my city.  I have enjoyed hiking to waterfalls and doing some rafting in your state.
Link Posted: 10/6/2016 11:08:39 AM EDT
I will arrive tomorrow afternoon, driving. Other than the obvious NOLA sites are there any good gun or knife places that are must see.

Thanks
Link Posted: 10/6/2016 1:07:30 PM EDT
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I will arrive tomorrow afternoon, driving. Other than the obvious NOLA sites are there any good gun or knife places that are must see.

Thanks
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Whereabouts are you staying?
Link Posted: 10/6/2016 6:04:50 PM EDT
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Whereabouts are you staying?
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I will arrive tomorrow afternoon, driving. Other than the obvious NOLA sites are there any good gun or knife places that are must see.

Thanks


Whereabouts are you staying?


Courtyard, Julia st. near Emeril's.
Link Posted: 10/7/2016 8:37:54 AM EDT
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Courtyard, Julia st. near Emeril's.
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I will arrive tomorrow afternoon, driving. Other than the obvious NOLA sites are there any good gun or knife places that are must see.

Thanks


Whereabouts are you staying?


Courtyard, Julia st. near Emeril's.


I wouldn't call it a must see, but in the 300 block of Royal St. in the Quarter there's a neat old shop with lots of antique guns and swords and the like.  Not sure about knife places, but there are no regular gun shops in New Orleans.  We have some stupid laws about gun sales that predate state preemption that make it impractical to have a gun store here, so the shops are all in Metairie, Chalmette, Gretna, etc.  (As an example, if I ran a gun store in the city, anyone who came in to buy a gun would either need a permit from the NOPD firearms section, which no longer exists, a letter from the Superintendent of Police {good luck,} or I would have to notify the Superintendent in writing before allowing you to pick up the gun you wanted to buy, and await his all clear.  This stuff dates from the '30s.)

Though if you go roaming to the westbank, Gretna Gun Works can be fun to visit.  A lot of old guns there you rarely see in the wild, though the prices are not cheap.  Webley automatic revolvers, nice Colt 1903s and 1908s, Steyr auto pistols from the First World War, heck, last time I was there they even had a Gyrojet----the price tag, if I recall correctly, merely said something like "Duh.  It's a Gyrojet.  Ask."
Link Posted: 3/12/2017 9:19:39 AM EDT
Sorry for the add on to this thread, but my wife and I are also going to New Orleans in April, and thinking about staying outside the city.............tell me about Slidell........
Link Posted: 4/25/2017 11:10:34 PM EDT
Arriving Nawlins tomorrow. Staying at LaQuinta (we got 2 little dogs )

Can't wait!!!!!  Thanks to Scotchy et.al for advice.

Scotchy made our 20th anniversary great a few years back with his suggestions.
Link Posted: 4/26/2017 10:36:38 PM EDT
Just got back from a weekend trip- If you are up for a nice dinner or date night I would suggest GW Fins as a great restaurant to go eat. We at there this weekend - It was phenomenal.  Expect to spend $100 or $150-200 if getting drinks but it was well worth it. Great atmosphere and service was exceptional.  Enjoy your trip. We also at at the Burbon house and it was good as well.
Link Posted: 4/26/2017 11:13:25 PM EDT
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Just got back from a weekend trip- If you are up for a nice dinner or date night I would suggest GW Fins as a great restaurant to go eat. We at there this weekend - It was phenomenal.  Expect to spend $100 or $150-200 if getting drinks but it was well worth it. Great atmosphere and service was exceptional.  Enjoy your trip. We also at at the Burbon house and it was good as well.
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Thank you

Great thread
Link Posted: 10/12/2018 6:46:50 PM EDT
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A few years old,

But I did a tread about the last time I was in NOLA.
Thought it would be good to add to the master thread.

https://www.ar15.com/forums/hometown/New_Orleans__travel_/58-584811/

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Link Posted: 10/14/2018 12:18:48 PM EDT
Looks like an old thread, but  Planning a little trip with a friend to NO. I've never been. Any suggestions on what to do, where to eat and/or where to stay? I'm not a party guy so no dance club nonsense. Good live music is a plus, though.
Link Posted: 10/28/2019 5:39:28 PM EDT
The wife, myself and my inlaws are in New Orleans now. Right in the French quarter. Where should we eat dinner? Spicy, etc. No fear for us, but the in laws don't do spicy exotic stuff.
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