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Hey. A few Abita brews are available at most Cost Plus World Market stores and also at the Gravity Beer Market in Downtown Olympia.

Dec 04, 2010
abhimanyu in Greater Seattle

Food for 7 days. Tight budget.

Hey CharileH.

Is there a specific reason why you said we should stay at St. Vincents? Have you stayed there before? Is it a safe neighborhood? We pretty much just need a decent bed and clean bathroom. Nothing too fancy. And would you know what the commute is like from there to the French Quarter and Marigny? I checked bus schedules. They don't run past 11:30 or so at night. Should I be taking taxis to and from? If anyone knows prices for taxis and buses, please let me know.

Thanks again.

Mar 13, 2010
abhimanyu in New Orleans

Food for 7 days. Tight budget.

I've written down all this info and if possible, please keep it coming. So far all of you super-awesome and amazing people have really covered our food options. Our accommodations are the only thing left hanging over our heads. We're looking at some hostels right now and India House Backpackers Hostel, AAE Bourbon House Hostel and Joe & Flo's Candlelight Hostel look decent. All of these places offer rooms for close to $50/night. However, other than Joe and Flo's which is on Robertson about 7 or 8 blocks from the FQ, they're located in the LGD, one on Magazine and the other on Annunciation. These seem pretty far from the action in the FQ, Marigny and Bywater areas. With that in mind, getting out at night to go to bars and music shows might be a problem since we don't have our own transportation. Or will it not be a problem?

About B&Bs that are under the radar, are they in the FQ or Marigny area? Any ideas as to what the nightly or weekly rates are at these hidden B&Bs? I've traveled all over the world and have had much luck with B&Bs, hostels and pensions that aren't on the internet but as you all know, this is the first time to New Orleans and apart from our tight budget, I have my girlfriend with me and her safety is my highest priority. I've heard there are some rough neighbourhoods in NOLA and we're obviously not gonna venture into them on purpose but it would be a problem if our hotel/hostel is in one or a rough are is en route to our digs.

Any suggestions? Again, I can't thank you people enough.

Mar 13, 2010
abhimanyu in New Orleans

Food for 7 days. Tight budget.

Hey CharileH.

Is there a specific reason why you said we should stay at St. Vincents? Have you stayed there before? Is it a safe neighborhood? We pretty much just need a decent bed and clean bathroom. Nothing too fancy. And what's the transport like from there to the French Quarter and Marigny? I checked bus schedules. They don't run past 11:30 or so at night. Should I be taking taxis to and from? If anyone knows prices for taxis and buses, please let me know.

Thanks again.

Mar 13, 2010
abhimanyu in New Orleans

Food for 7 days. Tight budget.

Oh my god. This is an abundance of great information. Thank you guys so much. I will be forever grateful.

Thank you again.

Mar 13, 2010
abhimanyu in New Orleans

Food for 7 days. Tight budget.

My girlfriend and I are two not-wealthy-at-all college students coming to NOLA from the Seattle area for Spring Break 2010.

We recently looked through Lonely Planet New Orleans and really couldn't find any restaurants that offer food for the budget conscious. I mean, even most po-boys and fried chicken places are at least $10 per person. We are kinda looking to spend $10 between the two of us for a meal. We don't have massive appetites. We've heard that most portions are big so we'd definitely be comfortable splitting entrees. Just that we can't find any places that suit our budget.

Cuisine-wise we are really into Southern Food, Amazing Barbecue (we're suckers for good ribs), Caribbean and Soul Food. We'd love to find a cheap crab or crawfish boil too. We don't want to stick to eating in the fancy tourist areas at all though we don't want to venture into very dangerous territory.

We're also on the lookout for cheap accommodations for $50 or less/night? We do drink and we're also looking for some nice dives to drink away at. Please help out if you can with recommendations. We'll be eternally grateful and have lots of foodie info for the Olympia/Tacoma/Seattle area if you need any. Thanks in advance.

Mar 08, 2010
abhimanyu in New Orleans