honeymoon in New Orleans May 9-13 what to do?

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  1. waylon

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    what to do in New Orleans for May 9-13?
    already on the list Cafe du Monde, Tipitinas, Preservation Jazz Hall

    we are big on good food, historical sites, interesting art/music
    not so big on tourist traps, chain restaurants or getting drunk on Bourbon Street deal, lol
     
  2. Blues Power

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    id just get drunk on good bourbon but not on bourbon street,eat spicy food and have awesome $ex every other hour.
    trust me the later part will diminish fast one the high of the her ring wears off.
     
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  4. waylon

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    forgot to say we have been together for 8 years w/ 2 kids now so...lol
     
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    Offbeat Magazine - available on-line is a good source for entertainment listings. Chickie Wah Wah - midcity - a good safe local music spot that a tourist might overlook. Maple Leaf and Les Bon Temps Roule good local and cheap standbys - uptown. Central Grocery for a muffletta. Mandina's in midcity; Acme in the Quarter - excellent and not expensive lunch spots favored by locals and tourists alike.
    I recommend spending time on Magazine Street - from one end to the other bars restaurants art galleries shops - from the funky to the fancy.
    D-day Museum - highly recommended - in the warehouse district. Across the street is a good Civil War Museum. Many art galleries in the Warehouse district.
    Ride ths St. Charles Avenue Street car - at night particularly nice.
    The Garden District, Bywater, Marigny, worth checking out. Bywater is the upandcoming newer hipper - but the venues are more scattered and the danger is higher. The back of the Quarter - away from Canal Street - is generally better overall - less trashy, crowded, touristy. Have fun! And congratulations.
     
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    I'll spare you the "drink in the French Quarter and have lots of sex" because you don't need advice from us on that.

    Romance:
    Lunch at Commander's Palace:
    http://www.commanderspalace.com/

    Dinner at Galatoire's:
    http://www.galatoires.com/home

    Comfort food:
    PoBoy at Mother's (Get the Ferdi Special... or the Ralph, which is the same thing with cheese). Prepare to wait in a long line:
    http://www.mothersrestaurant.net/

    Cafe Du Monde is already on your list.

    If you want to get a load of a local inexpensive but legendary comfort food dive, have the baked macaroni at Rocky and Carlo's in Chalmette. You can drive through the lower ninth ward on the way, and get a piece of Katrina history. (That drive is best done during the day, LOL, and don't turn off the main route, double LOL).
    http://www.yelp.com/biz/rocky-and-carlos-restaurant-and-bar-chalmette

    If you really want to get off the beaten path, drive to Avondale in the West Bank and eat at Mosca's. Crab salad is to die for, Chicken Mosca is sublime, like your grandmother made it.
    http://moscasrestaurant.com/italian-fare-menu
     
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    Frenchman street is where the local music scene is happening.
     
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    New Orleans is often asked about here in the Pub. The search box will yield a boatload of info.
     
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    IME that's the most dangerous time so you know...let ur freak flag fly, brother! :)
    I used to live in NO but haven't been back in years and I hear its changed a lot, so I probably can't be much help.
    Lived in Irish channel on Magazine and I used to hang down by the Krystal and Coops/Mollys/Maximos
     
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    The red fish restaurant on bourbon st is super good.
     
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    That's where I'd head for entertainment.

    Too bad you just missed JazzFest by a couple weeks. BTW...Cafe du Monde is overrated....Court of Two Sisters Sunday lunch buffet is fabulous. It has entrances on Bourbon Street but the main entrance is on Royal St.
     
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    Breakfast/brunch at Brennan's. This version of Eggs Cardinal awaits you and your bride: [​IMG]

    http://www.brennansneworleans.com

    Ms Vee took the picture. I was too busy eating mine.
     
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    thanks for the recommendations so far. keep them coming...
     
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    You like burgers? Check out the Beachcorner Bar and Grill on Canal. No tourists there!
     
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    Maspero's and Coop's are two of our favorite restaurants there. The insectarium is fantastic for the kids. Skip Pat O' Briens, it's gotten cheesy.
     
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    Go learn about Congo Square (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congo_Square), then visit it when you're there. It doesn't look like much these days, but it's extremely important place in the history of American music. Walking up and down Frenchman Street checking out bands is pretty fun. Cafe du Monde is an overrated tourist trap, but both Tipitinas and Preservation Hall are great.
     
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    Love Coops fried oyster po boys....class A hangover food!
     
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    OP, please report back on hits and misses. I'm going soon after you...
     
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    Another vote for Commander's Palace. But I'd try for dinner for a honeymoon. It will be big $$ but worth it. Make sure to have the bread pudding dessert.
     
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