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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Pumped up for this game. Making the trip from San Antonio TX. Flight and hotel booked. Bought tickets today. Any ideas of cool things to do for the weekend? The wife and I arrive Thursday and leave Monday. Pat O's ...

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Old 08-21-2012, 09:11 PM   #1
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Pumped up for this game. Making the trip from San Antonio TX. Flight and hotel booked. Bought tickets today. Any ideas of cool things to do for the weekend? The wife and I arrive Thursday and leave Monday. Pat O's and Acme Oyster bar are always on the agenda. Looking to hit up some new spots this year.
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Old 08-21-2012, 09:43 PM   #2
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Don't go to ACME. Acme is to New Orleans what Sbarro is to NYC. Total tourist trap and the oysters are only so-so plus you have to wait in a monster line. If you want to get them raw go to Felix's right across the street from ACME, can't miss it. Check out Champions Square. If should try to go to Dominica for Pizza in the Roosevelt holel. Absolutely awesome. Its not like pizza you usually find in the states, its true Neapolitan style, as in the style of Naples. Go to Antoins Hermes bar and try the soufflé potatoes, like a puffed up potato chip hand cut and a true new orleans classic appetizer. Antoins is the oldest restaurant in the US, the main dining room is very stuffy and formal, but the Hermes bar is casual. People like the Muffalattas at City Grocery, but I find them a bit salty. Do you want fine dining? I can give you tons of recommendations on that. The WWII museum is absolutely amazing if you are into that kind of thing. Its really a don't miss. There is nothing else like it in the world. Make sure you catch the movie before you tour the museum. Aquarium is nice too and if you have kids there is an insectarium. Yea Bourbon is ok and probably something you will want to see but I would check out Frenchman street too. Its a more hip and less touristy version of Bourbon and is where all the real music is. On your way there you can check out Port of Call, its on Esplande and has one of the best burgers in town plus its a real cool dive. Good drinks too. Let me know if there is anything else you want to know.
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Don't go to ACME. Acme is to New Orleans what Sbarro is to NYC. Total tourist trap and the oysters are only so-so plus you have to wait in a monster line. If you want to get them raw go to Felix's right across the street from ACME, can't miss it. Check out Champions Square. If should try to go to Dominica for Pizza in the Roosevelt holel. Absolutely awesome. Its not like pizza you usually find in the states, its true Neapolitan style, as in the style of Naples. Go to Antoins Hermes bar and try the soufflé potatoes, like a puffed up potato chip hand cut and a true new orleans classic appetizer. Antoins is the oldest restaurant in the US, the main dining room is very stuffy and formal, but the Hermes bar is casual. People like the Muffalattas at City Grocery, but I find them a bit salty. Do you want fine dining? I can give you tons of recommendations on that. The WWII museum is absolutely amazing if you are into that kind of thing. Its really a don't miss. There is nothing else like it in the world. Make sure you catch the movie before you tour the museum. Aquarium is nice too and if you have kids there is an insectarium. Yea Bourbon is ok and probably something you will want to see but I would check out Frenchman street too. Its a more hip and less touristy version of Bourbon and is where all the real music is. On your way there you can check out Port of Call, its on Esplande and has one of the best burgers in town plus its a real cool dive. Good drinks too. Let me know if there is anything else you want to know.

This is GREAT advice. Felix's blows away ACME, and usually much less of a line!!
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Originally Posted by The Dude View Post
Don't go to ACME. Acme is to New Orleans what Sbarro is to NYC. Total tourist trap and the oysters are only so-so plus you have to wait in a monster line. If you want to get them raw go to Felix's right across the street from ACME, can't miss it. Check out Champions Square. If should try to go to Dominica for Pizza in the Roosevelt holel. Absolutely awesome. Its not like pizza you usually find in the states, its true Neapolitan style, as in the style of Naples. Go to Antoins Hermes bar and try the soufflé potatoes, like a puffed up potato chip hand cut and a true new orleans classic appetizer. Antoins is the oldest restaurant in the US, the main dining room is very stuffy and formal, but the Hermes bar is casual. People like the Muffalattas at City Grocery, but I find them a bit salty. Do you want fine dining? I can give you tons of recommendations on that. The WWII museum is absolutely amazing if you are into that kind of thing. Its really a don't miss. There is nothing else like it in the world. Make sure you catch the movie before you tour the museum. Aquarium is nice too and if you have kids there is an insectarium. Yea Bourbon is ok and probably something you will want to see but I would check out Frenchman street too. Its a more hip and less touristy version of Bourbon and is where all the real music is. On your way there you can check out Port of Call, its on Esplande and has one of the best burgers in town plus its a real cool dive. Good drinks too. Let me know if there is anything else you want to know.
I'm hungry now. Will you plan my next vacation?
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Old 08-21-2012, 10:14 PM   #5
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I'm hungry now. Will you plan my next vacation?
Dude any time any of y'all want to know where to go and eat I have a lot of experience with that.
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Trade you some fresh Rocky Mountain oysters for some fresh real ones....
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Trade you some fresh Rocky Mountain oysters for some fresh real ones....
Throw in a fist full of xanax and its a deal.
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Savin' that for when roger's refs come runnin' on the field for a regular season game.
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Don't go to ACME. Acme is to New Orleans what Sbarro is to NYC. Total tourist trap and the oysters are only so-so plus you have to wait in a monster line. If you want to get them raw go to Felix's right across the street from ACME, can't miss it. Check out Champions Square. If should try to go to Dominica for Pizza in the Roosevelt holel. Absolutely awesome. Its not like pizza you usually find in the states, its true Neapolitan style, as in the style of Naples. Go to Antoins Hermes bar and try the soufflé potatoes, like a puffed up potato chip hand cut and a true new orleans classic appetizer. Antoins is the oldest restaurant in the US, the main dining room is very stuffy and formal, but the Hermes bar is casual. People like the Muffalattas at City Grocery, but I find them a bit salty. Do you want fine dining? I can give you tons of recommendations on that. The WWII museum is absolutely amazing if you are into that kind of thing. Its really a don't miss. There is nothing else like it in the world. Make sure you catch the movie before you tour the museum. Aquarium is nice too and if you have kids there is an insectarium. Yea Bourbon is ok and probably something you will want to see but I would check out Frenchman street too. Its a more hip and less touristy version of Bourbon and is where all the real music is. On your way there you can check out Port of Call, its on Esplande and has one of the best burgers in town plus its a real cool dive. Good drinks too. Let me know if there is anything else you want to know.
pretty sure you mean central grocery

also, check out DBA on frenchmen...one of the best places to grab a beer and some music in the city IMO. and if you wanna splurge for an amazing meal, go to upperline (on upperline st uptown) - my favorite restaurant in the world.
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pretty sure you mean central grocery

also, check out DBA on frenchmen...one of the best places to grab a beer and some music in the city IMO. and if you wanna splurge for an amazing meal, go to upperline (on upperline st uptown) - my favorite restaurant in the world.
My bad yea there was a city grocery in Charlotte where i lived. Unfortunately
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