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Crawfish

Feb 24, 2015
mookied39 in New Orleans

4th NOLA trip End of March

Much thanks....I think we will book one of those tours...thanks.

Feb 17, 2015
mookied39 in New Orleans
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Crawfish

Here are places that look pretty decent......

http://www.yelp.com/biz/cajun-seafood...

http://www.yelp.com/biz/big-fisherman...

Locals.....either of these any good...I plan on going to one or the other if they are good when I go in March....Thanks.

Feb 17, 2015
mookied39 in New Orleans

4th NOLA trip End of March

Much thanks Giz.....I will do some streaming.

We come for
Food
Music
Culture
Drinks
In that order

Feb 12, 2015
mookied39 in New Orleans

4th NOLA trip End of March

Excellent.....anyone know of some good Zydeco bands...or any other bands the play the city regularly?

We like it all....

Feb 12, 2015
mookied39 in New Orleans

4th NOLA trip End of March

I had that on my list....the City Park and sculptures with a trip to AB's for ice cream....Now this confirms it.

I have spent a decent time on Frenchman Street....cant wait to go back. The trip is taking shape....OH NO....I said we liked to keep our options open. That is why I added a day to the trip. We usually just do 4 days....we upped to five....we made the right decision.

Feb 12, 2015
mookied39 in New Orleans

4th NOLA trip End of March

Awesome! Can't wait.

I recall seeing a fun band at the Opera House on Burbon last time....was kinda dumpy, but the band was rocking. Is that place still up and going?

Feb 12, 2015
mookied39 in New Orleans

4th NOLA trip End of March

Excellent...thanks...the Gambit...that will help...will add that to my list.

Feb 12, 2015
mookied39 in New Orleans

4th NOLA trip End of March

Excellent. I will check that out. Wanted to get to the Rock and Bowl last time....I kind of remember someone telling me that last time we were in town. Thanks for the rec on WWOZ.

Feb 11, 2015
mookied39 in New Orleans

4th NOLA trip End of March

That looks fun, but we are only in town from Monday-Friday.

Feb 11, 2015
mookied39 in New Orleans

4th NOLA trip End of March

Thanks...this is exactly what I am looking for. Much appreciated.

Feb 11, 2015
mookied39 in New Orleans

4th NOLA trip End of March

Thanks.....I will add at the very lease Preservation Hall...thanks.

Also, last time we were in the city we saw an AMAZING Zydeco band....do not remember the name unfortunately. Where is the best place to see Zydeco music/what is the best web site to use to find who/what type of music is in town.

Appreciate it....

Feb 11, 2015
mookied39 in New Orleans

4th NOLA trip End of March

Thanks.....I will add at the very lease Preservation Hall...thanks.

Also, last time we were in the city we saw an AMAZING Zydeco band....do not remember the name unfortunately. Where is the best place to see Zydeco music/what is the best web site to use to find who/what type of music is in town.

Thanks again...

Feb 11, 2015
mookied39 in New Orleans

4th NOLA trip End of March

Ok ya'll....this will be my 4th trip and the wife's 3rd. My first was for Jazz Fest in 1996, and the last 3 have been over spring break....this is also a spring break trip for the wife and I....both Elementary Ed. teachers. The trip is March 30 and we leave April 4th....all weekdays.

Anyway....we are staying at Le Richelieu in the FQ, no car, but have no problem riding street cars, or a taxi....so do not let distance be a deal breaker for a suggestion....unless it is a LONG LONG ride.

Here is what I have in terms of reservations.

Not a reservation...but Rebirth Brass on Tuesday at Maple Leaf
Herbsaint Wednesday night
Atchafalaya brunch on Friday

That is all we will probably do for reservations/plans....we like to keep our options open.

We have ideas about other stuff we want to do...so I will ask specific questions....if you can help...it would be much appreciated.

1. What is the best place to get fresh crawfish...not necessarily a restaurant....places like Cajun Seafood/Big Fisherman....any restaurants that have good boils during that time are welcome recommendations.

2. When is the best time to go to Peche to HOPEFULLY get a spot at the raw bar....or is it just blind luck?

3. What are some cool areas in the city to head to where the wife and I can walk around....shop....grab a bite...another bit...a cocktail...just cool areas to spend a day that we may have never seen before....unfortunately we have not strayed far from the Quarter....we really want to this time.

4. What are some good tours...we may want to do that this time....all ideas welcome.

5. What streetcar should we ride, and where should we take it....don't worry locals...we will wait till the morning rush is over so not to take your space.....I know you gotta get to work...I get it. We have never taken a streetcar....want to take a ride to a cool neighborhood....similar to question #3.

6. Where is the best place to see Zydeco music/what is the best web site to use to find who/what type of music is in town.

Thanks for your help. Can't wait to visit our favorite city.

Feb 10, 2015
mookied39 in New Orleans

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For you pizza....dog....beef meals....I do recommend Lou Malanti's above all else for Pizza...

Apr 02, 2013
mookied39 in Chicago Area

Best Burrito San Francisco

How about La Espiga De Oro....I have heard a lot about them.....Any thoughts about this place.

Thanks.

Heading to town on the Tuesday after Memorial Day...(Did Research)

Thanks to all of you for the info. I have a LIST of great things to do and eat while in town. I will report back on this thread and a new one. Less than 2 weeks away!

Heading to town on the Tuesday after Memorial Day...(Did Research)

Thanks for the info. I like all kinds of music. When in NOLA I see Jazz, some funk and soul, along with some Zydeco. When in Chicago....blues and rock. When in San Fran...would love to see what they do best.

Heading to town on the Tuesday after Memorial Day...(Did Research)

Yes....I want to go to La Ciccia...but the wife fell in love with the picture of the gnocchi at 7 Hills....it is now off the menu....so MAYBE I can talk her into La Ciccia. Thanks again for the recs....keep them coming.......they are appreciated.

Heading to town on the Tuesday after Memorial Day...(Did Research)

Thank you! Really wanted some crispy duck and pig skin. Will add Wei Lee to my list.

Heading to town on the Tuesday after Memorial Day...(Did Research)

Thanks....will look into that. Love a good cheeseburger. Was thinking about one from 4505 Meats too. Any and all suggestions welcome!

Heading to town on the Tuesday after Memorial Day...(Did Research)

Wow....will def check those out. Sounds great, and excatly why this place is so great.

Thanks.

Heading to town on the Tuesday after Memorial Day...(Did Research)

Well...now anything you say is taken with a grian of satl : )

Heading to town on the Tuesday after Memorial Day...(Did Research)

Thanks. Heard that they have good roast pork/duck....was going to head there for that....and a walk down Clement St. and that neighborhood....as I have never been to that area of the city.

Heading to town on the Tuesday after Memorial Day...(Did Research)

Yeah...more for the music. It was recommended to me as a place to go see some music at night.

Heading to town on the Tuesday after Memorial Day...(Did Research)

Thanks. I appreciate the info. Maybe I will hit off the grid for a lunch when the lines are not as long. Not really interested in wating in line that long. Maybe I will just pick a few I really want to try and find them at other times....

As for Vesuvio's....thanks....Having read MANY of Kerouac's books, as well as many other Beat writers...this is a must for us.

Heading to town on the Tuesday after Memorial Day...(Did Research)

Week after Memorial Day.

Looking for some great local San Francisco eats....I have a list of places from Yelp/Chowhound, but any info from locals as to must eat places is welcomed.

All types of places are welcome exept fine dining/sushi...wifey does not like sushi.

Looking to eat...

Italian:

Have reservations at Seven Hills....looking at Sotto Marie for some Seafood, La Ciccia and maybe Delfina.

Wine Bars/Small Plates/Gastro/Bars

Excetra Wine Bar, Alembic, Vesuvio, Hemlock Tavern

Brunch: Saturday at Brendas French Soul Food

Mexican:

Looking at La Espiga De Oro for burritos, El Farolito, La Taqueria, and maybe Taqueria Cancun...and Gallardos for Pozole....I am a big fan of pozole.

Chineese:

***would love to eat some crispy roasted duck or pork......Best place to do that?

Dim Sum......Wing Lee, Hong Kong Lounge, Yank Sing, You's, Shanghai Dumpling King

Food....Z & Y, Mission Chinese, Hakka, The House...not Chinese, but looks good.

Japanese:

Izakaya Sozai for Ramen and Yakitori

Viet:

Ngoc Mai, Bodega Bistro, Siagon Sandwich

Thai:

Lers Ros

Heading to Off the Grid Fort Mason on Friday night, and the Ferry Building on Thursday.

What on my list can I miss......what should I add?

And MUSIC....where to go to see some good tunes....I know this is Chowhound..but any locals know goo places to see some music would be greatly appreciated.

MUCH THANKS...for any and all help.

Mike