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Fark Party
Host: Unfreakable
Description: World Fark Party III - New Orleans, Louisiana: April 5 - April 7
Date/Time: April 6, 2013 - 08:00 PM (local time)
Party Info: This is the third annual World Fark Party, to be held in New Orleans this year, because New Orleans.We're just going to invade Bourbon Street, including a Saturday night at a venue right on Bourbon Street where we'll have our own party including an open balcony. Here is the schedule:

Thursday (4/4): Frenchmen Street Pub Crawl, starts at 5PM at Galvez Restaurant, 914 N Peters St. Bring a spare liver if you have one, or a bathtub and ice if you plan to acquire one there.

Friday (4/5): 4PM - 7PM - Meetup at Checkpoint Charlie's (501 Esplanade Avenue) for a Fark event to be explained later. 8PM - midnight: Crawfish boil and drinks at The Bricks (735 St. Joseph Street), sponsored by the Huffington Post, including some free drinks from New Orleans Rum.

Saturday (4/6): WORLD FARK PARTY III, 8PM - midnight at the Voodoo Vibe on Bourbon Street. Entry will be $50, which is only to cover the venue (with the balcony) and the open bar. Yes, I said OPEN BAR. It will be limited to Farkers only.

Twitter hashtag: #farknola2013

And feel free to install the app for this party: http://my.yapp.us/FARK
 
Location: Voodoo Vibe
333 Bourbon Street
New Orleans, LA 70112

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2013-03-30 01:29:50 AM  
somebody has to eat at ...

Rocky & Carlo's.
St. Bernard: 613 W St Bernard Hwy. 504-279-8323.

no one will regret it.
 
2013-03-30 01:38:14 AM  

Unfreakable: Hey locals: what are the must-see/must-do things when we get there? What restaurants do you recommend? What places?


Thou shalt eat at The Gumbo Shop. Second best meal of my life there. Stand on Decatur St looking across Jackson Sq (to NW) past the statue towards the church cathedral. Look left of the church. Small alley looking street runs NW from the west corner. That's Saint Peter's St. Go up the street, restaurant on left. I can't imagine how many people walk within 100 yards of the place and never know it exists.
http://www.gumboshop.com/

Unlikely I'll be able to attend. Enjoy, you farkers.
 
2013-03-30 06:25:50 AM  

numberonenoob: lol I've been a lurker for about 9 years now, nobody will know who I am, but...  I'll be there!

/lives in nola
/derek
/world fark party!


Miss_Alice: Excited, I'm going to be there!


Looking forward to meeting you both. Welcome in advance!
 
2013-03-30 07:41:02 AM  

numberonenoob: lol I've been a lurker for about 9 years now, nobody will know who I am, but...  I'll be there!

/lives in nola
/derek
/world fark party!


I know you....lmao.....it'll be fun to see you again!
 
2013-03-30 07:56:22 AM  

BlueJayAggie: Never been to a Fark party of any sort, but my hometown deserves a good group of people. I put together the following guide for other out-of-town visitors earlier this year. Feel free to use, lose, combine with other suggestions, mix, match, shake, stir, and puke up anything you don't like.

Restaurant Recommendations, by Type

(You'll notice there aren't many downtown places here. Personal preference)

Seafood:


·Drago's: best oysters in the city. You'll definitely pay for it, though.


There is a Drago's in the hotel at 2 Poydras, where many of you are staying. FYI. It's not quite the same atmosphere as the original in Fat City, but the Chargrilled Oysters are an absolute must-have.

Creole/Cajun Food:

·Parkway Bakery & Tavern (Bayou St John area): legendary po-boy spot where locals eat on game day. Get something messy, like roast beef.


Agreed. Get the Roast Beef Po'Boy "with debris"...this means with the pan drippings/gravy. If you eat this and your face is clean and stuff ain't runnin' down your arm, you're doing it wrong.

·Napoleon House on Chartres: nice location, a bit on the pricier side, but the food is phenomenal and the location is historic.

If you go here, you must have a drink called a Pimm's Cup. Also, they serve their Muffulettas hot, which is rare, but very tasty.

Anywhere on Frenchman Street: night location with bars & music, less touristy than the quarter, more locals. Always a unique place to hang out.

As pointed out above, there is a Frenchmen Street Pub Crawl on Friday night. It starts at Happy Hour at Galvez (www.galvezrestaurant.com), moves on to Checkpoint Charlie, then on to Frenchmen Street proper.  If you are planning on attending the Galvez Happy Hour part, please speak up...the Manager there is planning something nice for us, but would like a ballpark figure for a headcount. She's also extending HH for us until 6.30, which includes both drinks and food. Their HH food is tremendous, especially the small plates and Gumbo, and will be a nice base for a long night of imbibing.

Abita Beer (especially Amber, Turbodog, and Purple Have), Nola Brewery (Blonde and Hopitoulas)

Purple Haze, not Have.

Camellia Grill on Carrollton: legendary all-day breakfast & countertop joint. Historic to the city, legendary chefs there, cheap greasy food. Worth the wait outside. On the St. Charles streetcar line.

There is also a Camellia Grill in the Quarter, but I really recommend the original, as well.


Also, please be aware that on Saturday afternoon, the Freret Street Festival is going on Uptown, which you can also reach via St. Charles Streetcar. It's where several Farkers are planning to wander around...live music, food, vendors...plus Insta-Gator Farms will be there, so you can hold a live baby alligator if you want.
 
2013-03-30 08:02:26 AM  
CORRECTION: FRENCHMEN STREET PUB CRAWL IS THURSDAY NIGHT.
 
2013-03-30 08:07:06 AM  

pute kisses like a man: for the weird foodie, check out serendipity (or green goddess, if you don't mind waiting 3 hours to eat -- but, at least it's in quarter).


Thursday lunch is at Serendipity at 11.30. If anyone is planning on going, please let me know so I can let Chef Chris know how many will be in for lunch. I don't want to overwhelm the kitchen. Serendipity is not a Quarter restaurant, it's in Mid-City in the American Can Apartments, on the first floor, and it's mostly locals, so they'll be freaked if 20 people walk in unexpectedly. So far, I have 8 of us attending.
 
2013-03-30 09:33:39 AM  
Franky & Johnny's closed. A rat fell out of the ceiling on a customer. I used to love that place but it steadily declined in quality after Katrina.
 
2013-03-30 09:37:45 AM  
Is Felix's still the place to scarf some ersters?
 
2013-03-30 10:01:58 AM  

Dancin_In_Anson: Is Felix's still the place to scarf some ersters?


Since I live uptown, I usually hit Cooter Brown's or Casamento's for my oyster fix. I haven't been to Felix's in a long time
 
2013-03-30 10:12:32 AM  

Nabb1: Since I live uptown, I usually hit Cooter Brown's or Casamento's for my oyster fix. I haven't been to Felix's in a long time


Let's look into correcting that situation eh?
 
2013-03-30 11:02:57 AM  
I'm tempted to show up and eat my way into a new body.
 
2013-03-30 01:37:38 PM  
Not-quite-off-topic:   For the Saints fans among us, a little something I put together a couple of years ago...
 
2013-03-30 06:16:38 PM  

numberonenoob: lol I've been a lurker for about 9 years now, nobody will know who I am, but...  I'll be there!

/lives in nola
/derek
/world fark party!


I'm in the same boat (well except that I don't live in nola).  Can't wait to meet everyone.
 
2013-03-30 09:44:11 PM  

Beerguy: The craft beer fanatics should do a side trip to the Abita Brewery...about 30 mins outside of N.O.

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As you can see, the Beerguy has already been.

I can not recommend this enough.


Nola Brewery on Tchoupitoulas (you'll all have this pronunciation down within five minutes) does tours on Fridays.  They have a phenomenal Irish Channel Stout.
 
2013-03-30 09:45:40 PM  

Sargun: oh fark me, I'm moving out of NOLA in a few weeks

I'm just gonna go slash my wrists now


While you would get the joy of staying here, the stay would be in the waiting room at LSU Medical.  No one wants that.
 
2013-03-30 10:20:13 PM  
 I wanted to remind everyone to please check out the WWII Museum (formerly known as D-Day Museum).  It's farking phenomenal. You don't have to be a military or gun nut to enjoy it.

As others have noted, Bourbon is more or less a waste of your time. Aside from some bars being open 24 hours and you being able to drink alcohol on the street, there's nothing NOLA about it. For that you need to heed the advice of other NOLA Farkers in this thread and hit uptown, Frenchmen St., etc. Go to Bourbon just to say you did it, but after that you might want to check out what New Orleans is really all about, and why we're so passionate about living here.

Bourbon is also filthy. Funny...it's the same tourists who complain about the filth that completely trash our French Quarter. Iguarantee that when you visit it, the only locals will be the 22 year-old blonde and dead-eyed bartenders who commute from the suburbs and the hustlers hitting you up for spare change. No one...I mean NO ONE who lives here actually drinks there.

Once you get deeper in the Quarter, it turns very local, very quickly. You'll notice that it's clean, too.

I love the French Quarter (lived there for ten years or so), but am irritated that people from all around the world take Bourbon St. and extrapolate it to the entire city, telling their friends back home about the smell of piss, failure, and stale sex. Maybe if tourists bothered to investigate the city they'd understand it's nowhere near the armpit we're accused of being. And as noted in my profile, it's our visitors that make it so raunchy.

I live uptown now, and there is an EIP. I'm a NOLA expert. Anyone needing advice, drop me a line!
 
2013-03-30 10:28:12 PM  
I'm looking forward to it, I'm a lurker, mostly, and a NOLA farker, but I will try to go to some events if work cooperates with me.
 
2013-03-30 11:12:48 PM  
Boyfriend and I would love to go (April 7 is our anniversary and we met because of TFD) but money is tight and our bosses wouldn't approve the PTO for it.

Someone have a drink for us - he likes German beers and I like Irish whiskey.
 
2013-03-30 11:58:07 PM  
Wooooooo amazing timing. I live in the area, I work blocks from there. Hot diggity damn! Beer, Fark, and Crawfish, the top three things in life that I love that didn't make it to the top ten list!
 
2013-03-31 12:17:59 AM  

aevorea: Boyfriend and I would love to go (April 7 is our anniversary and we met because of TFD) but money is tight and our bosses wouldn't approve the PTO for it.

Someone have a drink for us - he likes German beers and I like Irish whiskey.


I live in what's called the Irish Channel. It's ground zero for St. Pat's and, as you might guess, Irish whisky. Not just Jameson and Bushmill's, but a huge selection at our two main bars (Parasol's and Tracey's). I will celebrate on your behalf. Not really a German beer neighborhood but I'll figure something out at one of the brewpubs downtown.

Gotta represent my Fark peeps.

/
 
2013-03-31 06:04:06 AM  

dickfreckle: aevorea: Boyfriend and I would love to go (April 7 is our anniversary and we met because of TFD) but money is tight and our bosses wouldn't approve the PTO for it.

Someone have a drink for us - he likes German beers and I like Irish whiskey.

I live in what's called the Irish Channel. It's ground zero for St. Pat's and, as you might guess, Irish whisky. Not just Jameson and Bushmill's, but a huge selection at our two main bars (Parasol's and Tracey's). I will celebrate on your behalf. Not really a German beer neighborhood but I'll figure something out at one of the brewpubs downtown.

Gotta represent my Fark peeps.

/


I'm sure Avenue Pub has a few German beers.
 
2013-03-31 09:43:37 AM  

Dancin_In_Anson: Is Felix's still the place to scarf some ersters?


Felix's has always been the place to go if Acme, across the street, has a line longer than you want to wait.  IF you can get a seat at the oyster bar up front in Acme, and I say IF, you will have a great time.  The Mother Shuckers who work there will give you a good time.  Just order oysters.  That's all.  Not a dozen, not two dozen, just oysters.  If you show you'll be a good tipper, you'll learn what Louisiana lagniappemeans.  They just stack the shells in front and count, kind of. Also, even more important, realize they are shucking for the rest of the restaurant, putting dozens on trays.  They will give you the best and coldest, just as they are shucking, when you need them.  If you are or are with a female farker, they will put on a show feeding you or your friend an oyster and then wiping your chin.  Having lived in NOLA and gone to Acme many times with my ex-wife, and later dates and friends, I love sitting at the oyster bar.  Just tell the person at the door you want to sit there.  Usually you'll get seated before most of the others in front of you since they are looking for a table.

Another bar to go to is the Balcony on Magazine, across from the Bulldog.  Three areas.  Downstairs happy hour are the locals as within walking distance.  The upstairs bar is usually the hangout for gays.  The Balcony is likely to be inhabited by an Uptown group.  Tulane and Loyola students, yuppies, etc.  Also there are some rooms upstairs where some people have planned or impromptu parties. Downstairs later becomes completely different.  They have as many beers or more on tap as the Bulldog, (48 I think) and much cheaper.

Not being from the Uptown crowd, (I went to LSU, not Tulane), I like the Balcony better.  Plus, within walking distance from where I lived, most of the people were my friends.  Bulldog was a bit too yuppyish for me.  Just my opinion.
 
2013-03-31 09:58:36 AM  
If you are on Bourbon and want Oysters, stop in to Remoulade.

Uptown, Cooter Brown's has an excellent Oyster bar, as well as an excellent beer selection. Also Uptown on St. Charles is The Blind Pelican, which serves .25 Oysters during Happy Hour.

Pascal's Manale is THE place to experience New Orleans style BBQ Shrimp, but they also have an excellent Oyster bar, although rather small.

Also try Bozo's and The Bourbon House.
 
2013-03-31 10:09:25 AM  
Warning : Shameless plug for a friend's band:

If you are in town on Thursday April 4th and want to here some live "swamp pop" style music, check out The Creole String Beans.  They'll be playing at Chickie Wah Wah, 2828 Canal St (accessible by the Canal St Streetcar) at 8:00 p.m.  They're a fun party band and CWW is a pretty cool, off-the-beaten-path bar.  Check 'em out on Youtube.  (I get no money or other compensation from The Beans - I just enjoy their music).

They'll also be playing at The Freret Street Festival on Saturday April 6th.  This is a fairly new festival but it's gaining a lot of fans thanks to it's great food, music, craft vendors and block party atmosphere.  You'll probably need a cab to get to it, but it's a great way to experience a New Orleans style street party !
 
2013-03-31 10:31:33 AM  
lorosammy

Thanks for the tips! See you there?
 
2013-03-31 10:49:33 AM  

Hebjamn: Warning : Shameless plug for a friend's band:

If you are in town on Thursday April 4th and want to here some live "swamp pop" style music, check out The Creole String Beans.  They'll be playing at Chickie Wah Wah, 2828 Canal St (accessible by the Canal St Streetcar) at 8:00 p.m.  They're a fun party band and CWW is a pretty cool, off-the-beaten-path bar.  Check 'em out on Youtube.  (I get no money or other compensation from The Beans - I just enjoy their music).

They'll also be playing at The Freret Street Festival on Saturday April 6th.  This is a fairly new festival but it's gaining a lot of fans thanks to it's great food, music, craft vendors and block party atmosphere.  You'll probably need a cab to get to it, but it's a great way to experience a New Orleans style street party !


I'll be at the Frenchmen Street Pub Crawl on Thursday night, but I'm going to the Freret Street Festival, so I'll catch them then. Love the Beans.
 
2013-03-31 03:31:29 PM  

Dancin_In_Anson: lorosammy

Thanks for the tips! See you there?


Certainly going to try to make it to some of the events.
 
2013-03-31 07:12:03 PM  

X1's Here: pute kisses like a man: for the weird foodie, check out serendipity (or green goddess, if you don't mind waiting 3 hours to eat -- but, at least it's in quarter).

Thursday lunch is at Serendipity at 11.30. If anyone is planning on going, please let me know so I can let Chef Chris know how many will be in for lunch. I don't want to overwhelm the kitchen. Serendipity is not a Quarter restaurant, it's in Mid-City in the American Can Apartments, on the first floor, and it's mostly locals, so they'll be freaked if 20 people walk in unexpectedly. So far, I have 8 of us attending.


I won't be doing this, but curious how you know Chris?  He's an awesome- albiet crazy dude.  Known him as an acquantence since his Green Goddess days.

He's an awesome chef.
 
2013-03-31 07:15:41 PM  
Quick question on the two fark-only events (The Bricks, VooDoo Vibe).  Especially the former, since its free... how do we inform people we're part of the party?

I'm going to be at both most likely.

Secondly... the feret st. market... any procedure to get us all together?  I don't know most farkers by anything but their handles.  I'm going to the feret st. market, me and the Mrs. don't go all the time anway.  So I won't be part of a carpool or whatever.  But I'd dig knowing who's who there.
 
2013-03-31 08:02:40 PM  

downstairs: X1's Here: pute kisses like a man: for the weird foodie, check out serendipity (or green goddess, if you don't mind waiting 3 hours to eat -- but, at least it's in quarter).

Thursday lunch is at Serendipity at 11.30. If anyone is planning on going, please let me know so I can let Chef Chris know how many will be in for lunch. I don't want to overwhelm the kitchen. Serendipity is not a Quarter restaurant, it's in Mid-City in the American Can Apartments, on the first floor, and it's mostly locals, so they'll be freaked if 20 people walk in unexpectedly. So far, I have 8 of us attending.

I won't be doing this, but curious how you know Chris?  He's an awesome- albiet crazy dude.  Known him as an acquantence since his Green Goddess days.

He's an awesome chef.


I have known of him for a while...met through a mutual friend when he was at GG...then followed him to Serendipity. I love him. He's a food genius.

downstairs: Quick question on the two fark-only events (The Bricks, VooDoo Vibe).  Especially the former, since its free... how do we inform people we're part of the party?

I'm going to be at both most likely.

Secondly... the feret st. market... any procedure to get us all together?  I don't know most farkers by anything but their handles.  I'm going to the feret st. market, me and the Mrs. don't go all the time anway.  So I won't be part of a carpool or whatever.  But I'd dig knowing who's who there.


You mean Freret Street Festival?
I have no idea how we'd know each other...I guess if someone recognizes someone else...or if people go there together....text each other, maybe? Or follow the hash #FarkNOLA2013 on Twitter. It's Saturday afternoon, so I'm hoping that by then, people would sort of recognize each other from the Thurs/Fri events.
Also, you could look in the Children's Pavilion at Insta-Gator...any adult going out of their minds and pushing kids out of the way to hold a baby alligator...is probably a Farker.
 
2013-03-31 11:10:06 PM  

X1's Here: Coop's on Decatur, but apparently the word it out about that place...I've never seen it more crowded than in the last few years. Lines to get in. Lines!



I was first told about it 3 years ago and when I went it was easy sailing. Went a few weekends ago and it was balls to the wall packed. Glad to hear I'm not the only one who thought it somehow blew up.
 
2013-04-01 01:40:09 PM  

basemetal: Wish it was a week later.

/i will enjoy french Quarter Fest though.


Email me at my ultrafark email. I'd like to buy you a beer.

Also, if you're getting to town on Wednesday, please let me know. I think I'm going to give a tour to a few folks. Email me at ultrafark.
 
2013-04-01 01:49:31 PM  
I will be attending.  Houston coont Caravan 2013!
 
2013-04-01 02:49:38 PM  
Oh yea, also:  Don't get arrested.  From a piece I did today.

Not trying to scare anybody off.  Just sayin', don't get arrested.  OPP is not a nice place.
 
2013-04-01 02:56:29 PM  

X1's Here: downstairs: X1's Here: pute kisses like a man: for the weird foodie, check out serendipity (or green goddess, if you don't mind waiting 3 hours to eat -- but, at least it's in quarter).

Thursday lunch is at Serendipity at 11.30. If anyone is planning on going, please let me know so I can let Chef Chris know how many will be in for lunch. I don't want to overwhelm the kitchen. Serendipity is not a Quarter restaurant, it's in Mid-City in the American Can Apartments, on the first floor, and it's mostly locals, so they'll be freaked if 20 people walk in unexpectedly. So far, I have 8 of us attending.

I won't be doing this, but curious how you know Chris?  He's an awesome- albiet crazy dude.  Known him as an acquantence since his Green Goddess days.

He's an awesome chef.

I have known of him for a while...met through a mutual friend when he was at GG...then followed him to Serendipity. I love him. He's a food genius.


I knew chris from eating at green goddess, and then one night my wife and i ran into him at mimi's and spent the whole night talking about stuff, mainly literature (he was just opening serendipity), since then we hit it off and went to his soft opening at serendipity and talk everytime we see him (though, i haven't gone back to serendipity too many times, unfortunately).

I really wish I could make lunch, but I'm going to be slaving away for that yankee dollar.  maybe that night or friday...

but, overall, bad timing for the fark party, i'm a best man in a wedding this weekend that will pretty much soak up any time to be around farkers.

well, so what's the friday deal?  that might be a possibility

/ i have eip, normally, i never check it, but i will for as long as this fark party is going on
 
2013-04-01 03:16:59 PM  
Friday is an unnamed event (how mysterious!) at Checkpoint Charlie at 4pm, then a party at The Bricks starting at 8pm.
 
2013-04-01 03:18:03 PM  

thepersonalgoddess: I will be attending.  Houston coont Caravan 2013!


Woohoo!
 
2013-04-01 03:46:33 PM  

vicejay: From a piece I did today.


O_O

I'll be good.
 
2013-04-01 06:31:54 PM  

vicejay: Oh yea, also:  Don't get arrested.  From a piece I did today.

Not trying to scare anybody off.  Just sayin', don't get arrested.  OPP is not a nice place.


Thank you, Ric Romero.

;)
 
2013-04-01 07:12:22 PM  

vicejay: Oh yea, also:  Don't get arrested.  From a piece I did today.

Not trying to scare anybody off.  Just sayin', don't get arrested.  OPP is not a nice place.


Well, hell. There goes my agenda.
 
2013-04-01 07:58:37 PM  
You're not down with OPP?

/you know me
 
2013-04-01 09:13:51 PM  
So, i need to know the route for Thursday. no smart phone so I will have to catch up where ever you are.  any ideas?
 
2013-04-02 12:43:56 AM  
digitaldarlin...

Pub crawl starts at the Galvez at 5, moves to Checkpoint Charlie from there.... We should be at CC at 7.

after CC, we're headed to Frenchman St
 
2013-04-02 01:55:34 AM  
5pm Thurs?  okay, then, guess I need to try to get as far as Birmingham AL on Wed night...
 
2013-04-02 12:27:15 PM  

X1's Here: vicejay: Oh yea, also:  Don't get arrested.  From a piece I did today.

Not trying to scare anybody off.  Just sayin', don't get arrested.  OPP is not a nice place.

Thank you, Ric Romero.

;)


And don't swim in the river, where the water is wet.   :)
 
2013-04-02 01:17:10 PM  

Mike: 5pm Thurs?  okay, then, guess I need to try to get as far as Birmingham AL on Wed night...


You're driving?!  I've done it once (from the Charlotte area).  Going down wasn't bad, but that drive home was *horrible*!
 
2013-04-02 01:39:48 PM  
My boyfriend and I need a place to crash.  Any volunteers?  We only require a corner in a room...(We don't mind the floor)  I'll be bringing home made food...(probably pizza and some sort of pasta to cure the hangovers) (I AM a GREAT COOK)  I'm a professional photographer and I'll be documenting the whole party :)

<3 <3 Peace love hugs!

Click on my profile to find out more :D!

/Farkette...duh!
 
2013-04-02 01:40:05 PM  
Yeah, I have too.  Gotta detour through Texas on the way home for a funeral though.
 
2013-04-02 02:13:52 PM  
Why would anyone bring food to NOLA?
*puzzled*
 
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