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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
 
Meet at: Voodoo Vibe
333 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA 70130, USA
(open map in new window)

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2013-01-30 12:07:34 PM  
Sounds fun.  I'm thar.
 
2013-01-30 12:10:41 PM  
Sounds like les bon temps will rouler!
 
2013-01-30 12:11:34 PM  
Anyone wanna give me a grand or three?
 
2013-01-30 12:11:51 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-01-30 12:15:49 PM  
A million times in.
 
2013-01-30 12:16:16 PM  
I'll be there.
 
2013-01-30 12:16:42 PM  
I'll be there with boobs on!
i1181.photobucket.com
 
2013-01-30 12:17:12 PM  
Being a New Orleans native I approve. Unfortunately I already have plans that week.. Bring the GF to Paris to propose to her and whatnot. Also the Louvre.
 
2013-01-30 12:19:54 PM  
Sounds like fun Unfreakable. I have a suggesstion for other activities: A restaurant crawl for the foodies! Surely some Farkers from the area could work up a good list of the local hot spots.


/wish I could go
 
2013-01-30 12:22:59 PM  

Kyro: [i.imgur.com image 200x186]


We're going to do horrible, horrible things to our livers together.
 
2013-01-30 12:24:17 PM  
Sweet. Vegas it is!
 
2013-01-30 12:25:06 PM  

drkdstryer: We're going to do horrible, horrible things to our livers together.


Open bar? Dude, I'm going to embarass myself and as many people in my immediate proximity as possible.
 
2013-01-30 12:31:42 PM  

Kyro: drkdstryer: We're going to do horrible, horrible things to our livers together.

Open bar? Dude, I'm going to embarass myself and as many people in my immediate proximity as possible.


DAMMIT.
I neeeeeeeeeeeed to come see this.
 
2013-01-30 12:32:37 PM  
I cannot afford to go this year.   I am sad about it, though.  You all have fun without me.
 
2013-01-30 12:35:37 PM  
right in time for my birthday... *sigh*
 
2013-01-30 12:36:13 PM  
hmm... perhaps this may be my first time to meet real farkers in the wild.  or wild farkers in the real... or something

/ lives in new orleans... but, this would also be my first time on bourbon street since the saints won the superbowl.
 
2013-01-30 12:36:42 PM  
There are a bunch of people looking for roomies, to help alleviate costs and such. Maybe that would make the difference for some people that want to go but can't because of costs.
Maybe there should be a thread or something with people that would be willing to split a room, and then y'all can pair up.
 
2013-01-30 12:36:54 PM  

Kyro: drkdstryer: We're going to do horrible, horrible things to our livers together.

Open bar? Dude, I'm going to embarass myself and as many people in my immediate proximity as possible.


Bring the helmet.
 
2013-01-30 12:37:00 PM  
I'm in! See y'all there
 
2013-01-30 12:37:09 PM  

AlwaysRightBoy: Sounds like fun Unfreakable. I have a suggesstion for other activities: A restaurant crawl for the foodies! Surely some Farkers from the area could work up a good list of the local hot spots.

/wish I could go


Actually, there will probably be a bunch of side-trips to various area restaurants, as well as little jazz and blues clubs, karaoke, things like that.
 
2013-01-30 12:38:08 PM  
At the top where it says only farkers allowed into the party...... we can bring our spouses, right?
 
2013-01-30 12:38:09 PM  

pute kisses like a man: hmm... perhaps this may be my first time to meet real farkers in the wild.  or wild farkers in the real... or something

/ lives in new orleans... but, this would also be my first time on bourbon street since the saints won the superbowl.


I haven't been to Bourbon since before Katrina.
 
2013-01-30 12:38:28 PM  

The Muthaship: Sweet. Vegas it is!


DingDingDing
 
2013-01-30 12:38:50 PM  

Soni: I'm in! See y'all there


GIRL!! Really???
It'll be so good to see you again!
:)
 
2013-01-30 12:39:43 PM  

megalynn44: At the top where it says only farkers allowed into the party...... we can bring our spouses, right?


"Farkers...." "Spouses...."

DOES
NOT
COMPUTE
 
2013-01-30 12:39:47 PM  
Can't make it.  I'll have to settle for a park farty.

Both activities are equally embarrassing to do in public places
 
2013-01-30 12:39:48 PM  

Unfreakable: AlwaysRightBoy: Sounds like fun Unfreakable. I have a suggesstion for other activities: A restaurant crawl for the foodies! Surely some Farkers from the area could work up a good list of the local hot spots.

/wish I could go

Actually, there will probably be a bunch of side-trips to various area restaurants, as well as little jazz and blues clubs, karaoke, things like that.


I'm planning on dragging people to Frenchmen Street for music....
 
2013-01-30 12:39:49 PM  

Kyro: [i.imgur.com image 200x186]


This; that's the only place other than Vegas that you probably hold a World Fark Party.
 
2013-01-30 12:40:11 PM  

megalynn44: At the top where it says only farkers allowed into the party...... we can bring our spouses, right?


Of course, but the door charge would apply to both.
 
2013-01-30 12:41:00 PM  
Unfortunately, I'm already taking a week off to visit Nashville at the end of March and April 8th off for the Indians home opener. Maybe next year...again.
 
2013-01-30 12:44:13 PM  

CavalierEternal: Unfortunately, I'm already taking a week off to visit Nashville at the end of March and April 8th off for the Indians home opener. Maybe next year...again.


Wife and I just moved to Nashville FROM New Orleans not too long ago.

The fact that I'm now here and the party is there may be the only regret I have about moving away.

That, and the food.
 
2013-01-30 12:46:06 PM  
I'm in.
 
2013-01-30 12:48:12 PM  
As another native, I MUST ask: "Why Bourbon Street?" As a service to others, I'll probably lead a side-trip or two to the Marigny, so you can see actual good bars, and not touristy crap hawked on Bourbon. Also, I'm down for a poker tournament.
 
2013-01-30 12:48:37 PM  
Drew will be there, too.
 
2013-01-30 12:50:21 PM  

ertai_lapis: As another native, I MUST ask: "Why Bourbon Street?" As a service to others, I'll probably lead a side-trip or two to the Marigny, so you can see actual good bars, and not touristy crap hawked on Bourbon. Also, I'm down for a poker tournament.


Not everything has to take place on Bourbon Street, but for a lot of people who have never been there, it wouldn't make sense to go to New Orleans and then not even go there once. New Orleans is a hell of a lot more than just Bourbon Street, and I expect that the locals will be able to show noobs like me what's cool.
 
2013-01-30 12:52:12 PM  
Well, I live here, so I'm in.
 
2013-01-30 12:52:20 PM  
I will be there in spirit only. I'll call ahead with a CC# and sponsor at least 1 round of drinks for you guys.
 
2013-01-30 12:53:24 PM  

brap: I'm in.


Aww yeah.

Unfreakable: Drew will be there, too.


Aww crap.
 
2013-01-30 12:55:02 PM  
Sounds like fun.  I'll be going.
 
2013-01-30 12:55:46 PM  

ertai_lapis: As another native, I MUST ask: "Why Bourbon Street?" As a service to others, I'll probably lead a side-trip or two to the Marigny, so you can see actual good bars, and not touristy crap hawked on Bourbon. Also, I'm down for a poker tournament.


Seconded. Seriously, Bourbon street is fun for about 45 minutes.
 
2013-01-30 12:55:52 PM  
Take a side trip one afternoon down to the Bayou Barn in Jean Lafitte for a canoe trip in alligator infested waters. Tell em BtS sent you.

They'll say WTF are you talking about? but tell em anyway.
 
2013-01-30 12:56:56 PM  
Hey locals: what are the must-see/must-do things when we get there? What restaurants do you recommend? What places?
 
2013-01-30 12:57:23 PM  

Unfreakable: ertai_lapis: As another native, I MUST ask: "Why Bourbon Street?" As a service to others, I'll probably lead a side-trip or two to the Marigny, so you can see actual good bars, and not touristy crap hawked on Bourbon. Also, I'm down for a poker tournament.

Not everything has to take place on Bourbon Street, but for a lot of people who have never been there, it wouldn't make sense to go to New Orleans and then not even go there once. New Orleans is a hell of a lot more than just Bourbon Street, and I expect that the locals will be able to show noobs like me what's cool.


This.
I'm expecting that people that have never been to NOLA will want to see and party on the infamous Bourbon Street. It's a given, and I understand it.

That being said, I will try like hell to drag people to Frenchmen Street, to the LGD, the Marigny, and just other areas of the FQ.
 
2013-01-30 12:57:30 PM  
im in like sin
 
2013-01-30 01:00:41 PM  

Unfreakable: Drew will be there, too.


Out
 
2013-01-30 01:01:07 PM  
$50 entry for an open bar? CHALLENGE ACCEPTED
 
2013-01-30 01:02:13 PM  

Unfreakable: ertai_lapis: As another native, I MUST ask: "Why Bourbon Street?" As a service to others, I'll probably lead a side-trip or two to the Marigny, so you can see actual good bars, and not touristy crap hawked on Bourbon. Also, I'm down for a poker tournament.

Not everything has to take place on Bourbon Street, but for a lot of people who have never been there, it wouldn't make sense to go to New Orleans and then not even go there once. New Orleans is a hell of a lot more than just Bourbon Street, and I expect that the locals will be able to show noobs like me what's cool.


well, if you have a venue set up for the event already, it doesn't really matter what street it's on.  and, it's not like the marigny is a far walk.  i assume most people are coming in from out of town, so being close to the cbd hotels is probably a bonus.  but, the bar and restaurant excursions should happen away from bourbon st, lest you create a new group of people who see only the tourist containment zone of this great city.
 
2013-01-30 01:03:14 PM  

Langston: $50 entry for an open bar? CHALLENGE ACCEPTED


That's like four cocktails. No sweat.
 
2013-01-30 01:03:54 PM  

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


Obviously a stop at Cafe du Monde for Beignets...hahaha, but I don't have to tell you that.

Frenchmen Street for the music clubs.

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!

Camellia Grill...take the St. Charles Streetcar all the way Uptown. And after you stuff yourselves there, walk across the street and stuff yourselves with more food and lots o' booze at Cooter Brown's.

Obviously, you have to visit the French Market/flea market for touristy crap...it's a good place to find CDs of local musicians, though, and also local artists.
 
2013-01-30 01:04:19 PM  

ertai_lapis: As another native, I MUST ask: "Why Bourbon Street?" As a service to others, I'll probably lead a side-trip or two to the Marigny, so you can see actual good bars, and not touristy crap hawked on Bourbon. Also, I'm down for a poker tournament.


I will be staying in the Marigny.  I'm also not going to biatch about the event locations.  It's all within walking/stumbling distance.
 
2013-01-30 01:05:09 PM  
No can do. Sorry.
 
2013-01-30 01:05:10 PM  
I'm eliciting help now to carry Kyro home because, quite frankly, I'm a weakling. EIP if you'd like to volunteer.

To sweeten the deal, I'll make sure you get his BIE after the party.
 
2013-01-30 01:05:24 PM  
I live in New Orleans, so I'm getting a kick...I'll be there with my helmet on...
 
2013-01-30 01:05:47 PM  
TIL: I say "obviously" way too much.
 
2013-01-30 01:05:49 PM  

Bartleby the Scrivener: Take a side trip one afternoon down to the Bayou Barn in Jean Lafitte for a canoe trip in alligator infested waters. Tell em BtS sent you.

They'll say WTF are you talking about? but tell em anyway.


a friend of mine does kayak tours through bayou st john (goes through city park, sometimes ends up with po-boys at liuzza's by the track), so you don't really need to take that much of a side trip.
 
2013-01-30 01:06:46 PM  
....Liuzza's.......

/*wipes drool*
 
2013-01-30 01:07:03 PM  

Alpha Sierra Foxtrot: I'm eliciting help now to carry Kyro home because, quite frankly, I'm a weakling. EIP if you'd like to volunteer.

To sweeten the deal, I'll make sure you get his BIE after the party.


I might have to reconsider my "no" response ....
 
2013-01-30 01:07:37 PM  
Also, I was thinking of doing a riverboat lunch cruise thing on Saturday, so if you're interested in that, let me know.

Or, of course, if you have a better idea.
 
2013-01-30 01:07:57 PM  

Alpha Sierra Foxtrot: I'm eliciting help now to carry Kyro home because, quite frankly, I'm a weakling. EIP if you'd like to volunteer.

To sweeten the deal, I'll make sure you get his BIE after the party.


I was in until the BIE.  Can I just have cheesecake?
 
2013-01-30 01:08:15 PM  

ffish: Alpha Sierra Foxtrot: I'm eliciting help now to carry Kyro home because, quite frankly, I'm a weakling. EIP if you'd like to volunteer.

To sweeten the deal, I'll make sure you get his BIE after the party.

I might have to reconsider my "no" response ....


Tooold you sooo. ;)
 
2013-01-30 01:08:45 PM  
On Thurs or Fri, I am planning a stop for lunch at my friend's restaurant in Mid-City, in the American Can Company. It's called Serendipity, and it's run by Chef Chris DeBarr (formerly of Green Goddess). Anyone that wants to join me is very welcome. The man is a genius with food.
 
2013-01-30 01:08:56 PM  

gamergirl23: Alpha Sierra Foxtrot: I'm eliciting help now to carry Kyro home because, quite frankly, I'm a weakling. EIP if you'd like to volunteer.

To sweeten the deal, I'll make sure you get his BIE after the party.

I was in until the BIE.  Can I just have cheesecake?


Yes, yes you may. All the cheesecake you want. I have my mom's credit card & carte blanche.
 
2013-01-30 01:09:24 PM  

Alpha Sierra Foxtrot: I'm eliciting help now to carry Kyro home because, quite frankly, I'm a weakling. EIP if you'd like to volunteer.

To sweeten the deal, I'll make sure you get his BIE after the party.


\o
 
2013-01-30 01:09:30 PM  
I think I'm going to try Galatoires This time, can't believe I've never been there before.
 
2013-01-30 01:10:18 PM  
Road trip!  Booked at Hilton.  Haven't been to NOLA since 2002.
 
2013-01-30 01:10:30 PM  

Tziva: I cannot afford to go this year.   I am sad about it, though.  You all have fun without me.

 
2013-01-30 01:11:16 PM  

drkdstryer: Alpha Sierra Foxtrot: I'm eliciting help now to carry Kyro home because, quite frankly, I'm a weakling. EIP if you'd like to volunteer.

To sweeten the deal, I'll make sure you get his BIE after the party.

\o


You could just room with them. You'd have more opportunities to sneak a peek at Kyro's glorious man-boobage in the privacy of y'all's room.
 
2013-01-30 01:11:33 PM  
1. Sounds like fun. It's within driving distance, so i will attend.

2. How many people normally attend these things?

3. Is there a median age or concentration of ages? Don't want to be the only 40-something guy there.

4. I say we begin now to create a pool that would be a prize to whoever finds and brings Lootie to the party. I pledge $100. Maybe Heineken will sponsor.

5. If I bring my hot, much younger girlfriend who has a habit of drinking too much and wandering off with strangers, will you all promise to leave her alone?
 
2013-01-30 01:11:52 PM  

Tziva: I cannot afford to go this year.   I am sad about it, though.  You all have fun without me.


This makes me so sad that I cannot even begin to articulate how sad it makes me. :(
 
2013-01-30 01:12:02 PM  

Sir Cumference the Flatulent: No can do. Sorry.


Look pal, you better be coming to this unless you're out of the damn country!

Oh, what? Ahh, okay. Never mind.
 
2013-01-30 01:12:08 PM  
I'm still upset that Donna's closed.  That was my favorite hangout.  They always had the best music.

:(
 
2013-01-30 01:12:24 PM  
Unfreakable

Two quick things:
1. It's Poydras, not, Polydras
2. Check out dba on Frenchmen Street for Friday night. It's my Friday ritual when I'm down there for habitat. Great bar with live music and good beers.
 
2013-01-30 01:13:19 PM  

brap: I'm still upset that Donna's closed.  That was my favorite hangout.  They always had the best music.

:(


Me too.
 
2013-01-30 01:15:23 PM  

mootmah: Unfreakable

Two quick things:
1. It's Poydras, not, Polydras
2. Check out dba on Frenchmen Street for Friday night. It's my Friday ritual when I'm down there for habitat. Great bar with live music and good beers.


1. Fixed, thanks. I misread it
2. Will do. Good call
 
2013-01-30 01:17:23 PM  
Ill be sure to clear my Calender.

/its empty anyway
 
2013-01-30 01:19:18 PM  
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.
 
2013-01-30 01:19:22 PM  
Most likely won't be able to make it this year :(
 
2013-01-30 01:20:50 PM  
 
2013-01-30 01:21:21 PM  
I work on Bourbon Street at a major club. I'd be happy to help out any way I can :)
 
2013-01-30 01:21:51 PM  

Neverhood9: I work on Bourbon Street at a major club. I'd be happy to help out any way I can :)


Totally inserted the word "strip" in there in my head.
 
2013-01-30 01:23:07 PM  
I would looooooooove love love to be there, and I will if I can afford it. Depends on how much money I owe in taxes this year. TBD.
 
2013-01-30 01:23:55 PM  

Neverhood9: I work on Bourbon Street at a major club. I'd be happy to help out any way I can :)


Shoot me an email when you get a chance.
 
2013-01-30 01:24:08 PM  
No mention of Drago's? Don't they have one just outside the quarter now?
 
2013-01-30 01:24:57 PM  

Alpha Sierra Foxtrot: Neverhood9: I work on Bourbon Street at a major club. I'd be happy to help out any way I can :)

Totally inserted the word "strip" in there in my head.


While we do have gogo dancers...may not be the kind you're interested in ;)

The Bourbon Pub...aka the main gay club
 
2013-01-30 01:25:25 PM  

Alpha Sierra Foxtrot: gamergirl23: Alpha Sierra Foxtrot: I'm eliciting help now to carry Kyro home because, quite frankly, I'm a weakling. EIP if you'd like to volunteer.

To sweeten the deal, I'll make sure you get his BIE after the party.

I was in until the BIE.  Can I just have cheesecake?

Yes, yes you may. All the cheesecake you want. I have my mom's credit card & carte blanche.


Hrm.  I should find mine, just in case.
 
2013-01-30 01:26:29 PM  
I would very much enjoy attending, if I may. Yes, enjoy very much.
 
2013-01-30 01:26:44 PM  
As far as recommendations for New Orleans Om Nom Noms go:

Drago's $$$ (My TOP TOP TOP recommendation)

2 Poydras St, New Orleans

Recommendation: The Chargrilled Oysters. Drago's was the originator of this recipe that has now gone viral across the country. Yet nobody has perfected it besides Drago's. Great seafood gumbo too.

Antoine's $$$$$

713 St. Louis Street

Recommendation: ANYTHING....but ask to sit "in the back" as the front of the restaurant is geared more towards tourists. The back half of the restaurant is decorated with Mardi Gras regallia and other authentic New Orleans historical items. It's nice.

Elizabeth's $$$

601 Gallier St. New Orleans, LA (A little out of the way)

Recommendation: Crab Cake Eggs Benedict

Camellia Grill $$

540 Chartres St, New Orleans

Recommendation: Mushroom Swiss Burger (Rare). This is just a great ole dirty burger joint. But you'd be hard pressed to find a more satisfying burger in this town.
 
2013-01-30 01:27:21 PM  

Unfreakable: ertai_lapis: As another native, I MUST ask: "Why Bourbon Street?" As a service to others, I'll probably lead a side-trip or two to the Marigny, so you can see actual good bars, and not touristy crap hawked on Bourbon. Also, I'm down for a poker tournament.

Not everything has to take place on Bourbon Street, but for a lot of people who have never been there, it wouldn't make sense to go to New Orleans and then not even go there once. New Orleans is a hell of a lot more than just Bourbon Street, and I expect that the locals will be able to show noobs like me what's cool.


NOLA farker here as you may know.  I'm willing to help.  At least give some ideas.  And yes, I should be able to attend most events.
 
2013-01-30 01:29:09 PM  

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


it really depends on what you want and how much you feel like spending

as said everywhere, frenchman street for some music, deeper into the marigny for something different.

for some well crafted cocktails, bar tonique or pravda (or, more precisely, perestroika at pravda, they've changed management from an empty russian themed bar that had absinthe to an excellent cocktail bar that also happens to serve absinthe.  i really like the cleverness in the name that accompanied the change)

st claude st or st roch's for some dirty hipster bounce party.  (bounce is a native new orleans music that is probably the lowest form of music on earth, but is also pretty awesome.  it is impossible to dance poorly to it).  on a side note, our hipsters are infinitely better than all other hipsters.  they are usually just poor young people that build strange things and play instruments.

kajun's for karaoke.

when if comes to food...  it really depends on whether you want new food, or traditional creole or cajun fare.  there are a lot of chefs here doing some amazing things.

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).

X1's Here: Camellia Grill...take the St. Charles Streetcar all the way Uptown. And after you stuff yourselves there, walk across the street and stuff yourselves with more food and lots o' booze at Cooter Brown's.


there's a camellia grill on chartres in the quarter. opened recently.  but a better breakfast place is coulis, bring some vodka, they'll make you an awesome bloody mary (they don't have a liquor license).

but, if you go far uptown, check out boucherie.  awesome restaurant, and very nicely priced for the quality of food.  has good beer on tap too, for a restaurant.
 
2013-01-30 01:29:39 PM  

ffish: drkdstryer: Alpha Sierra Foxtrot: I'm eliciting help now to carry Kyro home because, quite frankly, I'm a weakling. EIP if you'd like to volunteer.

To sweeten the deal, I'll make sure you get his BIE after the party.

\o

You could just room with them. You'd have more opportunities to sneak a peek at Kyro's glorious man-boobage in the privacy of y'all's room.


Looking in on their sexytime just wouldn't be the same if I didn't have a pane of glass between us, fogging up with my heated breath. I have a ritual, and I like to keep to it.
 
2013-01-30 01:30:13 PM  

pute kisses like a man: well, if you have a venue set up for the event already, it doesn't really matter what street it's on. and, it's not like the marigny is a far walk. i assume most people are coming in from out of town, so being close to the cbd hotels is probably a bonus. but, the bar and restaurant excursions should happen away from bourbon st, lest you create a new group of people who see only the tourist containment zone of this great city.


Also, while there's more fun IMHO outside Bourbon and the Quarter, there aren't too many good places I can see where they'd let a bunch of people rent the space out for a weekend night.

I know of one on Frenchmen, a bunch of us had a Super Bowl party there when the Saints were in.
 
2013-01-30 01:31:22 PM  

Neverhood9: Alpha Sierra Foxtrot: Neverhood9: I work on Bourbon Street at a major club. I'd be happy to help out any way I can :)

Totally inserted the word "strip" in there in my head.

While we do have gogo dancers...may not be the kind you're interested in ;)

The Bourbon Pub...aka the main gay club


A bunch of internet blog types at a gay club should be (as we call it in the south) a "hoot".

/I'm in
//Definitely not enabling suppressed homosexual urges
///No, really - I just like to see the gay chicks.
 
2013-01-30 01:32:25 PM  

Neverhood9: As far as recommendations for New Orleans Om Nom Noms go:

Drago's $$$ (My TOP TOP TOP recommendation)

2 Poydras St, New Orleans

Recommendation: The Chargrilled Oysters. Drago's was the originator of this recipe that has now gone viral across the country. Yet nobody has perfected it besides Drago's. Great seafood gumbo too.

Antoine's $$$$$

713 St. Louis Street

Recommendation: ANYTHING....but ask to sit "in the back" as the front of the restaurant is geared more towards tourists. The back half of the restaurant is decorated with Mardi Gras regallia and other authentic New Orleans historical items. It's nice.

Elizabeth's $$$

601 Gallier St. New Orleans, LA (A little out of the way)

Recommendation: Crab Cake Eggs Benedict

Camellia Grill $$

540 Chartres St, New Orleans

Recommendation: Mushroom Swiss Burger (Rare). This is just a great ole dirty burger joint. But you'd be hard pressed to find a more satisfying burger in this town.


Yo Mama's $

St. Peter's by Bourbon

Requirement: Peanut Butter Bacon Burger
 
2013-01-30 01:35:13 PM  

pute kisses like a man: there's a camellia grill on chartres in the quarter. opened recently.  but a better breakfast place is coulis, bring some vodka, they'll make you an awesome bloody mary (they don't have a liquor license).


I know there's a new one, but I figured the ppl that have never been to NOLA might be interested in a ride on the Streetcar, plus the sightseeing along St. Charles Ave.

I love The Coffee Pot for breakfast, and also The Ruby Slipper.
 
2013-01-30 01:35:31 PM  
Somebody will come with me to get a spiked milkshake at Stanley, right? Afterwards we can get our fortune's told in the square. It's cliche'd tourist as shiat but I don't care. It's fun!
 
2013-01-30 01:36:25 PM  

mootmah: Elizabeth's $$$

601 Gallier St. New Orleans, LA (A little out of the way)

Recommendation: Crab Cake Eggs Benedict


How can you bring up Elizabeth's and not mentioned the candied bacon??
 
2013-01-30 01:36:44 PM  

megalynn44: Somebody will come with me to get a spiked milkshake at Stanley, right? Afterwards we can get our fortune's told in the square. It's cliche'd tourist as shiat but I don't care. It's fun!


I don't see why not.  That sounds fun, but I'll skip the fortune telling.
 
2013-01-30 01:37:14 PM  

X1's Here: On Thurs or Fri, I am planning a stop for lunch at my friend's restaurant in Mid-City, in the American Can Company. It's called Serendipity, and it's run by Chef Chris DeBarr (formerly of Green Goddess). Anyone that wants to join me is very welcome. The man is a genius with food.


i love chef deBarr... but, I haven't been back to serendipity since the soft opening.  i feel like I need to go back.
 
2013-01-30 01:38:02 PM  

X1's Here: mootmah: Elizabeth's $$$

601 Gallier St. New Orleans, LA (A little out of the way)

Recommendation: Crab Cake Eggs Benedict

How can you bring up Elizabeth's and not mentioned the candied bacon??


Holy crapballs....you're right! I...I am ashamed :(

Praline Bacon!
 
2013-01-30 01:39:15 PM  

pute kisses like a man: X1's Here: On Thurs or Fri, I am planning a stop for lunch at my friend's restaurant in Mid-City, in the American Can Company. It's called Serendipity, and it's run by Chef Chris DeBarr (formerly of Green Goddess). Anyone that wants to join me is very welcome. The man is a genius with food.

i love chef deBarr... but, I haven't been back to serendipity since the soft opening.  i feel like I need to go back.


You do.
You do, indeed. Open for lunch, now.

The last time I was there, it was raining and I finished my (long) lunch with a French Press pot of Dark Roast Mello Joy coffee, watched the rain...best afternoon I've had in a long while.
 
2013-01-30 01:39:49 PM  

Neverhood9: Elizabeth's $$$

601 Gallier St. New Orleans, LA (A little out of the way)

Recommendation: Crab Cake Eggs Benedict


They've kinda gone down hill.  I live in Bywater, many locals here would agree with me.
 
2013-01-30 01:41:33 PM  

Neverhood9: Praline Bacon!


I'm going to start a To-Do list that will contain only this.
 
2013-01-30 01:42:55 PM  

brap: I'm still upset that Donna's closed.  That was my favorite hangout.  They always had the best music.

:(


Didn't it open back with a new name?

I'm looking forward to Fritzels, and if it's closed, imma cry right now.
 
2013-01-30 01:44:34 PM  

X1's Here: mootmah: Elizabeth's $$$

601 Gallier St. New Orleans, LA (A little out of the way)

Recommendation: Crab Cake Eggs Benedict

How can you bring up Elizabeth's and not mentioned the candied bacon??


I didn't. I only added the last entry.
 
2013-01-30 01:44:35 PM  
If you want something to do earlier in the day before partying, I'd recommend a swamp tour.  Yeah, most tours down here are terribly cheesy.  I recommend against pretty much all of them, except the swamp tours.  Its the only chance you'll get to visit the middle of the bayou.  Like deep, deep into the bayou.
 
2013-01-30 01:45:34 PM  

drkdstryer: ffish: drkdstryer: Alpha Sierra Foxtrot: I'm eliciting help now to carry Kyro home because, quite frankly, I'm a weakling. EIP if you'd like to volunteer.

To sweeten the deal, I'll make sure you get his BIE after the party.

\o

You could just room with them. You'd have more opportunities to sneak a peek at Kyro's glorious man-boobage in the privacy of y'all's room.

Looking in on their sexytime just wouldn't be the same if I didn't have a pane of glass between us, fogging up with my heated breath. I have a ritual, and I like to keep to it.


Just get a pane of glass and hold it up in front of you. Like this:

us.123rf.com

Hard hat and vest optional.
 
2013-01-30 01:46:40 PM  
Oh, and I love Happy Hour at Galvez. Good drinks, one of the most awesome views around, and great food. The roasted mixed olives are to die for.
 
2013-01-30 01:50:32 PM  

Neverhood9: While we do have gogo dancers...may not be the kind you're interested in ;)

The Bourbon Pub...aka the main gay club


I am a girl. I am very interested. I am totally okay with looking and not touching.
 
2013-01-30 01:51:05 PM  

drkdstryer: A million times in.


yyyyyyyyyyyyeah okay. me too
 
2013-01-30 01:55:12 PM  

downstairs: If you want something to do earlier in the day before partying, I'd recommend a swamp tour.  Yeah, most tours down here are terribly cheesy.  I recommend against pretty much all of them, except the swamp tours.  Its the only chance you'll get to visit the middle of the bayou.  Like deep, deep into the bayou.


I second this.  It's pretty awesome, I've done it twice.  Once I think it was too cold and we only saw nutria, the last time I went the place was swimming with gators, which apparently love marshmallows.
 
2013-01-30 01:56:37 PM  

brap: downstairs: If you want something to do earlier in the day before partying, I'd recommend a swamp tour.  Yeah, most tours down here are terribly cheesy.  I recommend against pretty much all of them, except the swamp tours.  Its the only chance you'll get to visit the middle of the bayou.  Like deep, deep into the bayou.

I second this.  It's pretty awesome, I've done it twice.  Once I think it was too cold and we only saw nutria, the last time I went the place was swimming with gators, which apparently love marshmallows.


Yep.

And there's also the Insta-Gator Farm...you can hold baby alligators!
 
2013-01-30 01:57:07 PM  

Alpha Sierra Foxtrot: Neverhood9: While we do have gogo dancers...may not be the kind you're interested in ;)

The Bourbon Pub...aka the main gay club

I am a girl. I am very interested. I am totally okay with looking and not touching.


We encourage touching...as long as you tip haha
 
2013-01-30 01:57:32 PM  
Also, RE: Burbon Street.  Shilling for a friend who runs part of this, but every Friday at Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse there's a Burlesque Ballroom show at midnight.

Its on Burbon, but its a totally classy joint in a classy hotel.

And its free.  Drinks are a tad bit expensive, but its totally worth it.

If you want to do it, get there early.  Seats can fill quickly.  Actually there's a band that plays before it.  I generally catch the end of that, and nab seats as people leave that show (again, all free so you can come and go.)
 
2013-01-30 01:59:41 PM  
Sounds fun.   Trying to work the details out, but the wife and I may come out.
 
2013-01-30 01:59:48 PM  
I can't wait to go!  I'm gonna be throwin' my nuts all over NoLa!
 
2013-01-30 01:59:59 PM  

Lucky LaRue: brap: I'm still upset that Donna's closed.  That was my favorite hangout.  They always had the best music.

:(

Didn't it open back with a new name?

I'm looking forward to Fritzels, and if it's closed, imma cry right now.


No.  The owners and the residents didn't like them and did everything to kill off Donna's.  :(
 
2013-01-30 02:04:52 PM  
I can't wait to introduce you all to my RealDoll.
 
2013-01-30 02:05:03 PM  
I'm a local too - transplanted to NOLA 10 years ago. I'm married, I don't drink and I have enough T-Shirts so I don't spend much time on Bourbon St.

Frenchman St is where the music is and there are some pretty well reviewed restaurants there too although I haven't been to them personally. There may also be a couple of food trucks on Frenchman.

Le Peniche is a quiet neighborhood restaurant a couple of blocks away from the Frenchman St mayhem and open 24 hours. They have good food, full bar and hardly ever a wait. Great late night nosh!

I really enjoy Kajun's Pub on St Claude for people watching - my wife went to the karaoke and had a blast! They had really good live Blues there this past Sunday night, really fun place. They still allow smoking which is about the only thing I don't like.

Fiorella's is about the only restaurant in The Quarter that we go to regularly. They lost their mojo for a while after Katrina but had the good sense to close down, retool and re-open and their fried chicken and Italian food is back to its former glory.

Elizabeth's in The Bywater used to be a breakfast favorite but after 3 or 4 bad experiences we gave up on them. It's been over a year since I've been there so they may be good again but I'm waiting for someone else to do that research.

I love BBQ but was never as big a fan of The Joint as lots of other people, They moved recently but they're still in The Bywater. If you're willing to travel uptown (streetcar) Squeal BBQ on Oak St. is where I go when I don't take the time to smoke my own meat. It's right up the street from Jacques-Imo's which is a loud and crowded dinner only restaurant with some great food and funky atmosphere. The Maple Leaf Bar is also on Oak and has great live local music every night.

A current favorite up by the Lakefront is Sassafras. REALLY good Soul/Comfort food. It's a small, quiet restaurant located in a small grocery store plaza. Strange location but great service and food.

A great reference for New Orleans area restaurants is NOMenu.com. It's compiled by local food critic Tom Fitzmorris who can be a little ... opinionated, but it's a comprehensive list that's up to date and useful for names, addresses,descriptions and phone numbers.
 
2013-01-30 02:05:45 PM  

Neverhood9: While we do have gogo dancers...may not be the kind you're interested in ;)

The Bourbon Pub...aka the main gay club


I'm a to each his own person, so totally not knocking you.  Just be aware the Bourbon Pub is LOUD as hell.  I have two lesbian friends for whom that is their hangout, so I'm there often enough.  I personally hate loud bars with blaring music, but I suck it up because they're my friends.

Anyway... gay or straight (I'm straight)... it is always a wild time at the Bourbon Pub.  I recommend at least poking in (no pun intended, or maybe it is) for a few minutes.

Also, that Pub is in the sorta unofficial gay district of Bourbon, which is a lot more fun than the rest... as the over-served frat boys don't venture there as much.

New Olreans is also one of- if not the- gay friendliest cities in America.
 
2013-01-30 02:07:36 PM  

X1's Here: Camellia Grill...take the St. Charles Streetcar all the way Uptown. And after you stuff yourselves there, walk across the street and stuff yourselves with more food and lots o' booze at Cooter Brown's.


The last Fark party, sometime last year I think, was at CB's. Sure hope this one pulls in more Farkers; you could hear crickets chirping at that one.

/although the quantity of farkers was small, the quality was superb
 
2013-01-30 02:08:20 PM  
so, like, how does a world fark party work?  do we all come out and reveal our true identities or something?  i've said some dumb things here, i might be embarrassed.  or worse, take all the allure out of my internet presence by describing the inane pretentiousness of my handle.
 
2013-01-30 02:09:28 PM  
Has anyone mentioned the New Orleans Cake Cafe on Chartres? Or even better, Jack Dempsey's in the Bywater (if you've got the wheels to get there).
 
2013-01-30 02:09:37 PM  

Hebjamn: Elizabeth's in The Bywater used to be a breakfast favorite but after 3 or 4 bad experiences we gave up on them. It's been over a year since I've been there so they may be good again but I'm waiting for someone else to do that research.


Nope, as I mentioned before I don't recommend it any more.  Service went downhill, food- while the menu is technically the same and potentially awesome- can be spotty now in terms of quality.

Also, there are new brunch options in the Bywater.  I'll get a list.  I don't do brunch, so I forgot who's the best now.  My wife would know.
 
2013-01-30 02:11:39 PM  

Trillian Astra: Has anyone mentioned the New Orleans Cake Cafe on Chartres? Or even better, Jack Dempsey's in the Bywater (if you've got the wheels to get there).


Ding!  That's what I was thinking of for brunch (they no longer do dinner, FYI).

Jack Dempsey's is just fried food, nothing you can't find in the quarter.
 
2013-01-30 02:12:55 PM  

pute kisses like a man: i've said some dumb things here, i might be embarrassed.


It wouldn't be fark if this wasn't true about everyone.
 
2013-01-30 02:14:06 PM  
Also, if you want a real awesome experience, come to Bacchanal Wine in the Bywater.  Chartres and Poland.  Outdoor courtyard with awesome (and quiet) music (so you can still have a conversation and all.)\

Awesome food.  They will have an upstairs bar with awesome cocktails by April.  (Actually, the upstairs planned opening is this weekend, for all you NOLA farkers who are looking for something new.  I'd call ahead, because as with all construction... there have been delays.)
 
2013-01-30 02:14:07 PM  

downstairs: Ding! That's what I was thinking of for brunch (they no longer do dinner, FYI).


I never knew they did dinner, I've only ever been in for lunch. Goddamn their bread is good.
 
2013-01-30 02:14:41 PM  

ffish: Hard hat and vest optional.


Not the way Kyro makes love, they're not.

Alpha Sierra Foxtrot: I am a girl. I am very interested. I am totally okay with looking and not touching.


I know a bartender at a place called Good Friends, (according to him) it's a great gay bar. I'll be going at least once to hang out with him, maybe you guys could come too!

sgt cyanide: yyyyyyyyyyyyeah okay. me too


\o/

rickythepenguin: I can't wait to go!  I'm gonna be throwin' my nuts all over NoLa!


For real, dude? \o/
 
2013-01-30 02:18:03 PM  

drkdstryer: I know a bartender at a place called Good Friends, (according to him) it's a great gay bar. I'll be going at least once to hang out with him, maybe you guys could come too!


Good Friends is a cool place. It was my old boss's regular hangout.
 
2013-01-30 02:20:32 PM  

brap: downstairs: If you want something to do earlier in the day before partying, I'd recommend a swamp tour.  Yeah, most tours down here are terribly cheesy.  I recommend against pretty much all of them, except the swamp tours.  Its the only chance you'll get to visit the middle of the bayou.  Like deep, deep into the bayou.

I second this.  It's pretty awesome, I've done it twice.  Once I think it was too cold and we only saw nutria, the last time I went the place was swimming with gators, which apparently love marshmallows.


I did this the first time I went to New Orleans.  There was a snake as thick as my arm sunning itself in some tree branches hanging over the water.  It couldn't have gotten to us, but that took all the curiosity out of me.
 
2013-01-30 02:21:18 PM  

downstairs: Also, if you want a real awesome experience, come to Bacchanal Wine in the Bywater.  Chartres and Poland.  Outdoor courtyard with awesome (and quiet) music (so you can still have a conversation and all.)\

Awesome food.  They will have an upstairs bar with awesome cocktails by April.  (Actually, the upstairs planned opening is this weekend, for all you NOLA farkers who are looking for something new.  I'd call ahead, because as with all construction... there have been delays.)


i've been waiting for this...

but, for brunch near that area, there's satsuma. for the people who want local produce and fancy juices.  pretty good coffee too
 
2013-01-30 02:21:50 PM  
Fark party in NOLA!!! Break out the Vodak!!!!
 
2013-01-30 02:26:14 PM  

pute kisses like a man: downstairs: Also, if you want a real awesome experience, come to Bacchanal Wine in the Bywater.  Chartres and Poland.  Outdoor courtyard with awesome (and quiet) music (so you can still have a conversation and all.)\

Awesome food.  They will have an upstairs bar with awesome cocktails by April.  (Actually, the upstairs planned opening is this weekend, for all you NOLA farkers who are looking for something new.  I'd call ahead, because as with all construction... there have been delays.)

i've been waiting for this...

but, for brunch near that area, there's satsuma. for the people who want local produce and fancy juices.  pretty good coffee too


Yes, Satsuma is awesome too.  Most down here agree its the best brunch this side of Canal.

And the Bacchanal upstairs is going to be awesome.  I've been up there many times during the construction.

Protip for Bacchanal... no idea if the upstairs area will alleviate this, but I don't recommend going on Sunday during the nice weather months (April is one of them of course).  You may not find a seat.

Friday and Saturday are fine.  I recommend getting there around 6-7 though to be safe.

Its gotten popular.  Not in a bad way, but there's a reality to their outdoor capacity.
 
2013-01-30 02:26:26 PM  
why are there only like 3 posts in this? arent more people going to this?!
 
2013-01-30 02:29:09 PM  

utsagrad123: Sounds fun.   Trying to work the details out, but the wife and I may come out.


Won't be the first time that's happened in the Quarter.
 
2013-01-30 02:29:59 PM  

sgt cyanide: why are there only like 3 posts in this? arent more people going to this?!


Hahaha.. you're going to spend a weekend surrounded by people you'd rather ignore!
 
2013-01-30 02:30:19 PM  
if you want to check out something a little different, there's the 12 mile limit.  it's in mid-city.  close to finn mccools.  they make pretty good cocktails and have a good selection of booze, all the while they charge dive bar prices.  plus, there's a guy there from texas that does some pretty good barbecue.

bartenders who visit new orleans all seem to love 12 mile limit like it was something special.  i usually go there for football games, because nobody who goes here likes football, so i get a couch to myself and a huge projection screen to watch and dominion over what game to watch.
 
2013-01-30 02:32:37 PM  

MBooda: utsagrad123: Sounds fun.   Trying to work the details out, but the wife and I may come out.

Won't be the first time that's happened in the Quarter.


Nor the last
 
2013-01-30 02:33:46 PM  

Neverhood9: We encourage touching...as long as you tip haha


WHOO HOO I NEED SOME DOLLA BILLS!

drkdstryer: I know a bartender at a place called Good Friends, (according to him) it's a great gay bar. I'll be going at least once to hang out with him, maybe you guys could come too!


I love gay bars. They make me happy.
 
2013-01-30 02:36:51 PM  

Alpha Sierra Foxtrot: Neverhood9: We encourage touching...as long as you tip haha

WHOO HOO I NEED SOME DOLLA BILLS!

drkdstryer: I know a bartender at a place called Good Friends, (according to him) it's a great gay bar. I'll be going at least once to hang out with him, maybe you guys could come too!

I love gay bars. They make me happy.


Just stop stealing all the women.
 
2013-01-30 02:38:43 PM  
I will be going
 
2013-01-30 02:39:19 PM  

ffish: Alpha Sierra Foxtrot: Neverhood9: We encourage touching...as long as you tip haha

WHOO HOO I NEED SOME DOLLA BILLS!

drkdstryer: I know a bartender at a place called Good Friends, (according to him) it's a great gay bar. I'll be going at least once to hang out with him, maybe you guys could come too!

I love gay bars. They make me happy.

Just stop stealing all the women.


I will have you know I have stolen absolutely zero women.
 
2013-01-30 02:39:47 PM  

X1's Here: Unfreakable: AlwaysRightBoy: Sounds like fun Unfreakable. I have a suggesstion for other activities: A restaurant crawl for the foodies! Surely some Farkers from the area could work up a good list of the local hot spots.

/wish I could go

Actually, there will probably be a bunch of side-trips to various area restaurants, as well as little jazz and blues clubs, karaoke, things like that.

I'm planning on dragging people to Frenchmen Street for music....


That's where I always hang out. Love me some Coop's, Alphonse's (i think that's the name of it), Spotted Cat, Vos, et. al. Awesome shopping also, weird shops.
 
2013-01-30 02:46:25 PM  
Also, who's up for Collette's?
 
2013-01-30 02:49:04 PM  

ertai_lapis: As another native, I MUST ask: "Why Bourbon Street?" As a service to others, I'll probably lead a side-trip or two to the Marigny, so you can see actual good bars, and not touristy crap hawked on Bourbon. Also, I'm down for a poker tournament.


Yeah man, please do. Bourbon Street sucks. Keep our nice innocent farkers them away from that miserable cesspool of a trap. Marigny, Uptown, Mid City, Oak Street--that's where it's at. Bourbon street is nice if you like paying 5 dollars for a stale 12 oz bud light, or if you like shady people approaching you to sell fake party favors.
 
2013-01-30 02:51:43 PM  

WildManBand: Yeah man, please do. Bourbon Street sucks. Keep our nice innocent farkers them away from that miserable cesspool of a trap. Marigny, Uptown, Mid City, Oak Street--that's where it's at. Bourbon street is nice if you like paying 5 dollars for a stale 12 oz bud light, or if you like shady people approaching you to sell fake party favors.


That's pretty much how I feel about it. I don't see the appeal personally.
 
2013-01-30 02:57:32 PM  
One advantage to Bourbon Street, we can stand around and bet the tourists we know where they got their shoes.
 
2013-01-30 03:02:23 PM  

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


A lot of this depends on your transportation, but some must-see stuff on your visit should include some of each of the following:

For music, head uptown, by taxi or the St. Charles street car line and head to Oak street to go to the Maple Leaf.  If Rebirth Brass Band is playing, you MUST go.  That said, when I would go, they usually played Tuesday nights.  If nothing else, hang out at the Maple Leaf and tie one on while waiting for your table at Jaques-Imo's Cafe, one of the best restaurants in the city.  The hostesses will come get you, and you may end up getting blotto with Jacques himself.  Another New Orleans music institution is Tipitina's, uptown on Tchoupitoulas Street.

Food:  Cochon in the Warehouse District for some cajun food that is mind-blowing.  They also opened a sandwich shop out back called Butcher, and it is mind-blowing.  Every bit of meat they serve is cured on site.  Want a po'boy?  Make your way to Domelise's po'boy shop uptown on Annunciation Street.  Parkway Tavern reportedly has the best hot roast beef.  Kill a hangover with a big bowl of pho at Pho Tau Bay on the Westbank.  A couple of other uptown gems are the recently opened Restaurant Patois and Boucherie, which specializes in small plates.

The WWII Museum is a must for anyone interested in history.  Also, you can grab a bite to eat at John Besh's The American Sector.  The bar, as well as the Stagedoor Canteen, offer some awesome retro cocktails.  The Museum is parked in the warehouse district and there are lots of art galleries in that neighborhood, as well as a stellar Spanish seafood restaurant called Rio Mar, and an Argentinean-style steak house called La Boca.  You'll need reservations for the latter.

Basically, get out of the Quarter for a bit if you can.  The Quarter is fun, and there's nothing wrong with that, but get out and about uptown if you can.  Hop on the St. Charles Streetcar and take the line to Riverbend and get off and grab some lunch and some beers at Cooter Brown's.  For my money, they have some of the best raw oysters in the city when the oyster bar is running.  Take a trip up Magazine street and back.  Go bowling at Rock 'n Bowl, which is basically a live music venue that adds booze, food, and a fully functioning bowling alley.
 
2013-01-30 03:09:04 PM  

WildManBand: Yeah man, please do. Bourbon Street sucks. Keep our nice innocent farkers them away from that miserable cesspool of a trap. Marigny, Uptown, Mid City, Oak Street--that's where it's at. Bourbon street is nice if you like paying 5 dollars for a stale 12 oz bud light, or if you like shady people approaching you to sell fake party favors.


Well, Bourbon is a good place to start everything.  Firstly, everyone should see that mess at least once in their life.

As for renting out a space... it doesn't matter.  You're shielded from the mess and its just us farkers.

Not trying to be "that annoying local guy". For the Pub Crawl... just MHO here, I'd start on Bourbon for a short while, and at least take it down to Frenchmen via lower Decatur.  You'll have a much better time.

90% of Bourbon Street bars not in the gay secton are really all the same.  On Frenchmen, and into the Marigny you're going to find real good music, better bar food, and more unique atmosphere.

All in all, its no big deal... all of this is within walking distance.
 
2013-01-30 03:09:20 PM  

Trillian Astra: WildManBand: Yeah man, please do. Bourbon Street sucks. Keep our nice innocent farkers them away from that miserable cesspool of a trap. Marigny, Uptown, Mid City, Oak Street--that's where it's at. Bourbon street is nice if you like paying 5 dollars for a stale 12 oz bud light, or if you like shady people approaching you to sell fake party favors.

That's pretty much how I feel about it. I don't see the appeal personally.


if youre there its appeal enough.
 
2013-01-30 03:10:57 PM  

Nabb1: Cooter Brown's.  For my money, they have some of the best raw oysters in the city when the oyster bar is running.


i agree cooter browns is a great place for some oysters.  however, luke's in the cbd has a happy hour from 3-6 everyday that means $0.50 oysters and half priced drinks.   they get some pretty great oysters and good cocktails.
 
2013-01-30 03:11:42 PM  

rostit: if youre there its appeal enough.


Unfortunately I won't be there. I moved from New Orleans to Atlanta at the end of the year and school will keep me busy with finals prep around the time of the gathering.
 
2013-01-30 03:11:56 PM  

Alpha Sierra Foxtrot: I love gay bars. They make me happy.


Do you guys have a flight yet? I'll find out when my friend is working, see if we can get cheap/free drinks off him. Awesome.
 
2013-01-30 03:13:14 PM  

Nabb1: A lot of this depends on your transportation,


Yeah, do note that New Orleans IMHO is a terrible driving city.  Walking, cabs, and the streetcar are the way to go even if you do drive on down here.

Maybe its because in my older age now I hate driving in general.
 
2013-01-30 03:14:17 PM  

downstairs: Not trying to be "that annoying local guy". For the Pub Crawl... just MHO here, I'd start on Bourbon for a short while, and at least take it down to Frenchmen via lower Decatur. You'll have a much better time.


This isn't so much as being an annoying local as much as it is being sensible that Bourbon isn't everyone's idea of a good time, especially people who have been there before. Frenchman is fantastic, I did Halloween on Frenchman the last few years and thoroughly enjoyed myself.
 
2013-01-30 03:27:47 PM  

pute kisses like a man: Nabb1: Cooter Brown's.  For my money, they have some of the best raw oysters in the city when the oyster bar is running.

i agree cooter browns is a great place for some oysters.  however, luke's in the cbd has a happy hour from 3-6 everyday that means $0.50 oysters and half priced drinks.   they get some pretty great oysters and good cocktails.


Luke is great.  And some of the oysters they get from the Pacific Northwest on occasion are really good, and a bit of a change of pace.  Though, I still think our Gulf oysters are the best.
 
2013-01-30 03:32:09 PM  

downstairs: Nabb1: A lot of this depends on your transportation,

Yeah, do note that New Orleans IMHO is a terrible driving city.  Walking, cabs, and the streetcar are the way to go even if you do drive on down here.

Maybe its because in my older age now I hate driving in general.


i feel the same way...  biking is actually my preferred method these days.  i just moved to the lgd, work in the cbd, and (I ran out of acronyms), but i can get anywhere faster by bike than someone with a car... and i'm a really shiatty bike rider.  thank god for all these bike lanes.

but, i am a new orleans rapid transit rider.  this city is actually not that hard to get around by bus and street car.  hopefully by then the smartphone real time tracking info will be working (it's still in beta -- i think the superbowl coming here is putting a lot of pressure on norta to straighten everything out... though, I can attest, it was not working today).  when it works, taking public transportation in this city is extremely pleasant.  otherwise, there can be some delays.

but, for a tourist's purposes, the street car can take you to a lot of places, and usually if there's a walk, like to the garden district, it's a beautiful walk, and you just might find a cemetery to check out (like lafayette cemetery).
 
2013-01-30 03:33:36 PM  

drkdstryer: Alpha Sierra Foxtrot: I love gay bars. They make me happy.

Do you guys have a flight yet? I'll find out when my friend is working, see if we can get cheap/free drinks off him. Awesome.


Yes. Yes, we do. We arrive sometime on Thursday. Kyro knows all things flight-related.
 
2013-01-30 03:33:39 PM  

Alpha Sierra Foxtrot: Neverhood9: While we do have gogo dancers...may not be the kind you're interested in ;)

The Bourbon Pub...aka the main gay club

I am a girl. I am very interested. I am totally okay with looking and not touching.


Tuesday night is dyke night, wife and used to go but we're all responsible now what with kids and work. Drag king show is a blast.
 
2013-01-30 03:34:13 PM  
That's my birthday, I have no car, I have no disposable income at all, I'm dirt poor, I'm ratty-looking, disheveled, unwashed, hirsute, and I no longer drink alcohol. I don't think I'll make it.

/ But drink one for me
 
2013-01-30 03:37:12 PM  
Could we maybe do this one year on a weekend other than this particular weekend?
 
2013-01-30 03:40:19 PM  

Go Fast Turn Left: Could we maybe do this one year on a weekend other than this particular weekend?


My wife is on call, which means she'll be at the hospital at all hours, which puts me at home with the kids on the nights of most of the bar stuff.  It sucks, but I understand why they had to go with that weekend.
 
2013-01-30 03:40:21 PM  

downstairs: Neverhood9: While we do have gogo dancers...may not be the kind you're interested in ;)

The Bourbon Pub...aka the main gay club

I'm a to each his own person, so totally not knocking you.  Just be aware the Bourbon Pub is LOUD as hell.  I have two lesbian friends for whom that is their hangout, so I'm there often enough.  I personally hate loud bars with blaring music, but I suck it up because they're my friends.

Anyway... gay or straight (I'm straight)... it is always a wild time at the Bourbon Pub.  I recommend at least poking in (no pun intended, or maybe it is) for a few minutes.

Also, that Pub is in the sorta unofficial gay district of Bourbon, which is a lot more fun than the rest... as the over-served frat boys don't venture there as much.

New Olreans is also one of- if not the- gay friendliest cities in America.


Current resident of Nola and I was quite surprised how gay friendly this town is. I was also surprised at just how small this place is, biggest little town ever. My wife wouldn't date the local girls here because everyone knows everyone and dated at some point lol
 
2013-01-30 03:40:38 PM  
Alright. We've made our reservations so we'll be there.
 
2013-01-30 03:43:08 PM  

Nabb1: pute kisses like a man: Nabb1: Cooter Brown's.  For my money, they have some of the best raw oysters in the city when the oyster bar is running.

i agree cooter browns is a great place for some oysters.  however, luke's in the cbd has a happy hour from 3-6 everyday that means $0.50 oysters and half priced drinks.   they get some pretty great oysters and good cocktails.

Luke is great.  And some of the oysters they get from the Pacific Northwest on occasion are really good, and a bit of a change of pace.  Though, I still think our Gulf oysters are the best.


i thought the oysters they have on happy hour are gulf oysters...  i know they also offer foreign oysters.  i guess i haven't checked, last time i hit up the happy hour was last mardi gras.

of course, their website doesn't mention the happy hour deal, but on their menu, they offer gulf oysters.  they also offer some foreigners  but those are for 'market price' which inevitably means they won't show up on a happy hour price.  and someone somewhere on the internet says they're from p&j.
 
2013-01-30 03:44:57 PM  

Nabb1: Unfreakable: Hey locals: what are the must-see/must-do things when we get there? What restaurants do you recommend? What places?

A lot of this depends on your transportation, but some must-see stuff on your visit should include some of each of the following:

For music, head uptown, by taxi or the St. Charles street car line and head to Oak street to go to the Maple Leaf.  If Rebirth Brass Band is playing, you MUST go.  That said, when I would go, they usually played Tuesday nights.  If nothing else, hang out at the Maple Leaf and tie one on while waiting for your table at Jaques-Imo's Cafe, one of the best restaurants in the city.  The hostesses will come get you, and you may end up getting blotto with Jacques himself.  Another New Orleans music institution is Tipitina's, uptown on Tchoupitoulas Street.

Food:  Cochon in the Warehouse District for some cajun food that is mind-blowing.  They also opened a sandwich shop out back called Butcher, and it is mind-blowing.  Every bit of meat they serve is cured on site.  Want a po'boy?  Make your way to Domelise's po'boy shop uptown on Annunciation Street.  Parkway Tavern reportedly has the best hot roast beef.  Kill a hangover with a big bowl of pho at Pho Tau Bay on the Westbank.  A couple of other uptown gems are the recently opened Restaurant Patois and Boucherie, which specializes in small plates.

The WWII Museum is a must for anyone interested in history.  Also, you can grab a bite to eat at John Besh's The American Sector.  The bar, as well as the Stagedoor Canteen, offer some awesome retro cocktails.  The Museum is parked in the warehouse district and there are lots of art galleries in that neighborhood, as well as a stellar Spanish seafood restaurant called Rio Mar, and an Argentinean-style steak house called La Boca.  You'll need reservations for the latter.

Basically, get out of the Quarter for a bit if you can.  The Quarter is fun, and there's nothing wrong with that, but get out and about uptown if you can ...


Rock n' Bowl would be a hoot. I've only been there once but it was crazy. Farkers could bowl, dance and get liquored up.
 
2013-01-30 03:46:04 PM  

Nabb1: Go Fast Turn Left: Could we maybe do this one year on a weekend other than this particular weekend?

My wife is on call, which means she'll be at the hospital at all hours, which puts me at home with the kids on the nights of most of the bar stuff.  It sucks, but I understand why they had to go with that weekend.


Yeah, I photography stuff to do Martinsville weekend, which is always the first weekend of April/last weekend of March, and always the same weekend of this thing.  Blah.
 
2013-01-30 03:47:26 PM  
Terrific then! So who's bringing the Heineken?
 
2013-01-30 03:57:58 PM  

MBooda: Terrific then! So who's bringing the Heineken?


What !!??

invadenola.com

THIS is what you drink when in the Big Easy.
 
2013-01-30 04:08:21 PM  

Beerguy: MBooda: Terrific then! So who's bringing the Heineken?

What !!??

[invadenola.com image 543x509]

THIS is what you drink when in the Big Easy.


Well...that's what I drink when I'm on the northshore.

THIS is what I drink when in the Big Easy:
blog.nola.com
 
2013-01-30 04:09:15 PM  

Beerguy: MBooda: Terrific then! So who's bringing the Heineken?

What !!??

[invadenola.com image 543x509]

THIS is what you drink when in the Big Easy.


actually, a lot of good beer is in new orleans right now:

www.inthenola.com

farm9.staticflickr.com
just to name a couple
 
2013-01-30 04:10:30 PM  

MBooda: Beerguy: MBooda: Terrific then! So who's bringing the Heineken?

What !!??

[invadenola.com image 543x509]

THIS is what you drink when in the Big Easy.

Well...that's what I drink when I'm on the northshore.

THIS is what I drink when in the Big Easy:
[blog.nola.com image 240x277]


yeah, a few seconds too late.

this has been my mardi gras beer since they sell 'em in cans.
 
2013-01-30 04:23:30 PM  
I will be there.
 
2013-01-30 04:24:30 PM  
Booked it, staying in the Marigny neighborhood.  Look forward to seeing you Chuckleheads.
 
2013-01-30 04:32:41 PM  
Wish we could make this one but it looks unlikely due to finances *sadface*. We had such a blast at the last two, and I reckon NOLA will be fun. Safe travels all.
 
2013-01-30 04:40:58 PM  
Who makes the local beer with the Steen's Cane Syrup? Mylawd, that stuff is awesome.

On St. Charles, there's a place called The Blind Pelican that has .25 Oyster Happy Hour. I'll probably hit that on Thursday.
 
2013-01-30 04:42:55 PM  
got airstream parking 7 miles away if anyone wants to boondock it.
 
2013-01-30 04:45:39 PM  

Alpha Sierra Foxtrot: I'm eliciting help now to carry Kyro home because, quite frankly, I'm a weakling. EIP if you'd like to volunteer.

To sweeten the deal, I'll make sure you get his BIE after the party.


Can I draw dicks on his face?
 
2013-01-30 04:51:56 PM  
Oh, and speaking of beer and The Blind Pelican...right down the street from the Pelican is a place called The Avenue Pub. One of the best beer selections in the City.
 
2013-01-30 04:59:18 PM  
a fark party would be the only reason to get a local to bourbon street.
 
2013-01-30 05:02:21 PM  

X1's Here: Who makes the local beer with the Steen's Cane Syrup? Mylawd, that stuff is awesome.


Tin Roof in Red Stick. Not at all bad. Usually stock up on it before I have to visit my in-laws in Zachary. F-i-L is a preacher and doesn't permit any alcohol under his roof.

/even his immediate family can't stand him, but if you have enough of a buzz on he's a trip
 
2013-01-30 05:05:16 PM  

X1's Here: Oh, and speaking of beer and The Blind Pelican...right down the street from the Pelican is a place called The Avenue Pub. One of the best beer selections in the City.


I love the Avenue! Mmm beer...
 
2013-01-30 05:06:36 PM  

MBooda: X1's Here: Who makes the local beer with the Steen's Cane Syrup? Mylawd, that stuff is awesome.

Tin Roof in Red Stick. Not at all bad. Usually stock up on it before I have to visit my in-laws in Zachary. F-i-L is a preacher and doesn't permit any alcohol under his roof.

/even his immediate family can't stand him, but if you have enough of a buzz on he's a trip


That's the one. They have it at Avenue Pub, I know. I will be partaking when I'm there.
 
2013-01-30 05:10:19 PM  

X1's Here: Who makes the local beer with the Steen's Cane Syrup? Mylawd, that stuff is awesome.


i think nola made one with steens, and parish brewing makes one (but they're not as local)
 
2013-01-30 05:12:03 PM  

brap: Booked it, staying in the Marigny neighborhood.  Look forward to seeing you Chuckleheads.


Awesome.  Where you get a room, may I ask?  You'll love staying in the marigny.  Close enough to the Quarter, but quieter.  And its a beautiful neighborhood to stroll around in during the day.
 
2013-01-30 05:12:36 PM  

pute kisses like a man: X1's Here: Who makes the local beer with the Steen's Cane Syrup? Mylawd, that stuff is awesome.

i think nola made one with steens, and parish brewing makes one (but they're not as local)


Y'know...now that you say Parish...I think that's the one. I don't know. I just am hoping that they still have it at Avenue when I'm there.
 
2013-01-30 05:20:13 PM  
downstairs: Awesome.  Where you get a room, may I ask?  You'll love staying in the marigny.  Close enough to the Quarter, but quieter.  And its a beautiful neighborhood to stroll around in during the day.

Royal Street Inn rooms are above the R-Bar, they give you a drink token when you check in!  I like it because it feels more like an apartment.  I've been to New Orleans many times and Marigny is my favorite neighborhood.

I really wanted to stay in the Marigny Guest House where they give you half a shotgun shack.

I am going to start dieting right now because I know I will gain at least five pounds.
 
2013-01-30 05:41:29 PM  

try fect taa daa: a fark party would be the only reason to get a local to bourbon street.


We took Bourbon Street back the night the Saints won the NFC Championship game.  And again when they won the Super Bowl.  French Quarter Fest is not so bad, either.  Also, Galatiore's in on Bourbon and a totally legitimate reason to be on Bourbon Street.
 
2013-01-30 05:47:30 PM  
RE: someone mentioned a food crawl

Also, although their site doesn't have a 2013 date yet, I've heard this awesome festival will be on the 6th:

link

Great way to sample a ton of New Orleans food in one place.
 
2013-01-30 05:52:26 PM  

brap: I'm in.


Is this you?
dl.dropbox.com
I'll bring my camera.  (Clicky for pics from last year.)
 
2013-01-30 05:55:23 PM  

Nabb1: try fect taa daa: a fark party would be the only reason to get a local to bourbon street.

We took Bourbon Street back the night the Saints won the NFC Championship game.  And again when they won the Super Bowl.  French Quarter Fest is not so bad, either.  Also, Galatiore's in on Bourbon and a totally legitimate reason to be on Bourbon Street.


not saying you're wrong in any way--it just takes alot to get me down there.  world fark party destination is quite an honor.  should just rent out that place in the marigny where folks go naked...the clubhouse?
 
2013-01-30 05:57:09 PM  
Also if anyone wants to extend their stay until the 11th, this is one of the largest and best festivals in the city:

French Quarter Festival
 
2013-01-30 05:58:21 PM  

try fect taa daa: not saying you're wrong in any way--it just takes alot to get me down there. world fark party destination is quite an honor. should just rent out that place in the marigny where folks go naked...the clubhouse?


The Country Club is what its called.  Its an awesome place.  And they do rent it out.  I know they have for certain festivals, at least.
 
2013-01-30 06:09:38 PM  

X1's Here: pute kisses like a man: X1's Here: Who makes the local beer with the Steen's Cane Syrup? Mylawd, that stuff is awesome.

i think nola made one with steens, and parish brewing makes one (but they're not as local)

Y'know...now that you say Parish...I think that's the one. I don't know. I just am hoping that they still have it at Avenue when I'm there.


i think it's parish canebrake.  that's what the avenue says in on their beer list.

/ this conversation made me want to go to the avenue pub.  got curious.
 
2013-01-30 06:16:19 PM  

MerelyFoolish: 1. Sounds like fun. It's within driving distance, so i will attend.
2. How many people normally attend these things?
3. Is there a median age or concentration of ages? Don't want to be the only 40-something guy there.
4. I say we begin now to create a pool that would be a prize to whoever finds and brings Lootie to the party. I pledge $100. Maybe Heineken will sponsor.
5. If I bring my hot, much younger girlfriend who has a habit of drinking too much and wandering off with strangers, will you all promise to leave her alone?


Since no one else has answered yet, I'll take a crack at these:
1. Driving distance really depends on time and money. I'll be driving and I live at the other end of Texas.
2. About 100 last year. Feel free to go all super-spy photo analyst on my pics from last year which you can find a link to elsewhere in this thread.
3. No. As much as I could estimate, the age distribution seems to be flat from the age of majority to retirement.
4. Excellent idea. I'll pledge $5 for this right now. (Payable upon Lootie's and my arrival.)
5. We would never promise such a thing. Leaving a young, attractive, inebriated young lady all alone in a strange city to be preyed upon grifters, lechers, and otherwise trolls is something we would never do. I can assure you that if she should happen to drink too much and wander off (and do the sort of coquettish things that grown men who watch too much anime dream about about would never actually take advantage of), plenty of your fellow Farkers and Farkettes would be there to guide her back to the convention hotel.
/redhead?
 
2013-01-30 06:31:21 PM  

pute kisses like a man: X1's Here: pute kisses like a man: X1's Here: Who makes the local beer with the Steen's Cane Syrup? Mylawd, that stuff is awesome.

i think nola made one with steens, and parish brewing makes one (but they're not as local)

Y'know...now that you say Parish...I think that's the one. I don't know. I just am hoping that they still have it at Avenue when I'm there.

i think it's parish canebrake.  that's what the avenue says in on their beer list.

/ this conversation made me want to go to the avenue pub.  got curious.


Yep..Canebrake. That's it, I'm sure of it.
Have you never been to Avenue Pub? Oh, you must go...especially if you like beer.
 
2013-01-30 06:58:23 PM  

X1's Here: pute kisses like a man: X1's Here: pute kisses like a man: X1's Here: Who makes the local beer with the Steen's Cane Syrup? Mylawd, that stuff is awesome.

i think nola made one with steens, and parish brewing makes one (but they're not as local)

Y'know...now that you say Parish...I think that's the one. I don't know. I just am hoping that they still have it at Avenue when I'm there.

i think it's parish canebrake.  that's what the avenue says in on their beer list.

/ this conversation made me want to go to the avenue pub.  got curious.

Yep..Canebrake. That's it, I'm sure of it.
Have you never been to Avenue Pub? Oh, you must go...especially if you like beer.


I've been several times, I actually live in the lgd so I can walk there. Lately I've been a liquor person over beer. But, mardi gras reminds me of the pleasure of beer.
 
2013-01-30 08:43:20 PM  
It's the week after spring break, so I'll be missing it this year. It was fantastic, a lot of fun in the apocalypse year of 2012.
 
2013-01-30 09:25:14 PM  
Cowboy Mouth playing in town that weekend? A big Reverend Fred service would be good for all involved.
 
2013-01-30 10:30:07 PM  
oh fark me, I'm moving out of NOLA in a few weeks

I'm just gonna go slash my wrists now
 
2013-01-31 12:07:17 AM  
There. Most likely with a wig and cleavage.
 
2013-01-31 03:01:14 AM  
Maybe. My  and a few othersdea and all. Maybe
 
2013-01-31 06:59:18 PM  

Yoyo: brap: I'm in.

Is this you?
[dl.dropbox.com image 640x427]
I'll bring my camera.  (Clicky for pics from last year.)


By gum, I do believe that is my crotch.  How that shot would get into someone's camera is a COMPLETE mystery to me.

*whistles innocently and shuffles off*
 
2013-02-01 01:42:12 PM  

Yoyo: brap: I'm in.

Is this you?
[dl.dropbox.com image 640x427]
I'll bring my camera.  (Clicky for pics from last year.)


I see that is a common perspective for you...
 
2013-02-01 09:34:57 PM  
Yes, Virginia, there is a Raging Thespian coming to NOLA.
 
2013-02-04 04:56:52 PM  
I'll be there.  Hopefully, I can find a guitar full of booze to drink.
 
2013-02-13 07:14:24 AM  
Can't wait!
 
2013-02-15 11:22:21 AM  
Free cruise for all farkers.
 
2013-02-15 11:27:08 AM  
I live on the northshore so maybe!
 
2013-02-15 11:27:45 AM  

twit: There. Most likely with a wig and cleavage.


That's my plan too.
 
2013-02-15 11:34:48 AM  
Will their be a tread dedicated to watching the hockey farkers singing karaoke streaming online from that bar?
 
j4x
2013-02-15 12:09:53 PM  
I'm not going unless someone lets me sleep on their floor.
 
JJR
2013-02-15 12:14:23 PM  
Free bullet proof vests?
 
2013-02-15 12:15:10 PM  
I think we are holding out for French Quarter Fest.
 
2013-02-15 12:18:16 PM  
Toledo to Nola is 14 hours by car. Just sayin'.
 
2013-02-15 01:09:42 PM  
Any Philly/Baltimore area farkers looking to carpool? And/or anyone looking to share a room? I put my clothes in a hamper, my trash in the can, and dishes in the sink.

EIP if maybe interested.
 
2013-02-15 01:16:44 PM  
I will bite, Frenchman and the Marigny are good places, a little ageing hipsterish as the years pass on, but still the most normal place to party in the city.

Food.  Uptown I would hit Le Crepe Nanou, french wood, and amazing wine selection, and inexpensive and fun.

The Trolley Stop is my go to drunk food place. Since I can get gumbo and a etoufee omelette and 3 am.

And of course Lucky Dogs or if your feeling the asian creole vibe, a cup of Ya Ka Mein Noodles.

My favorite dive bars were always the Saturn and Snake and Jakes.

And if I must go to a bar on bourbon street it is either tropical isle or The Steak Pit with their huge ass beers.

/native, former manager at pat obriens, on my third liver.
 
2013-02-15 01:31:12 PM  
OPEN BAR DUDE!
i6.photobucket.com

I'll be there!
 
2013-02-15 01:46:19 PM  
Goddammit. I just moved from Minneapolis to Los Angeles. And since Vegas is only a 4-hour car trip, I was planning to make it this year. Then the whole circus up and moves to New Orleans?!? Thanks a LOT.

Look, if I smell bad, then just say so.
 
2013-02-15 02:05:06 PM  

basemetal: I think we are holding out for French Quarter Fest.


Lots of great food and music at French Quarter Fest, but just be aware... its gotten very popular, and can be jam packed.  That doesn't bother everyone, so maybe that's cool with you.  I can't do it anymore, personally.  Just an FYI.
 
2013-02-15 03:46:25 PM  

drkdstryer: Kyro: [i.imgur.com image 200x186]

We're going to do horrible, horrible things to our livers together.


Wish I could join you guys.
 
2013-02-15 03:52:55 PM  

Unfreakable: ertai_lapis: As another native, I MUST ask: "Why Bourbon Street?" As a service to others, I'll probably lead a side-trip or two to the Marigny, so you can see actual good bars, and not touristy crap hawked on Bourbon. Also, I'm down for a poker tournament.

Not everything has to take place on Bourbon Street, but for a lot of people who have never been there, it wouldn't make sense to go to New Orleans and then not even go there once. New Orleans is a hell of a lot more than just Bourbon Street, and I expect that the locals will be able to show noobs like me what's cool.


Indeed. Might I suggest Frenchmen St. in the Marigny? The Spotted Cat and Three Muses and such are pretty cool. I'm not into Bourbon. Also, Marie's (much further) in the Marigny makes the...Best. Bloody. Marys. Ever.

Also, something you guys can do to get you out of the FQ...

http://confederacyofcruisers.com/new-orleanbicycle-tours

 I think it is a great way to see the Marigny and Bywater. The name is, of course, a homage to Confederacy of Dunces.

Antoine's in the FQ does very traditional fare and has a $20.13 lunch special and a really interesting atmosphere.

Go to Brocato's on Carrollton for ice cream and pastries, if you like that. It is really good.

The Irish House on St. Charles is very cool if you like the Irish thing.

The Bourbon House is a good place to go to the bar and get a beer and raw oysters. Great service and much less of a wait than Acme next door.

Do Cafe du Monde for beginets, of course. Crossaint d'Or on Ursullines in the FQ is very nice for breakfast pastries and coffee.

/Check out Yelp and Trip Advisor for stuff.
//Don't think I'll be there for this but am willing to help out with suggestions.
 
2013-02-15 04:01:31 PM  
Holy Crap a 19 hour drive from Toronto to NOLA. JEBUS!

I think the only way to swing this would be for a group of Toronto Farkers to go and rent a house for the time there.
 
2013-02-15 04:17:34 PM  

downstairs: basemetal: I think we are holding out for French Quarter Fest.

Lots of great food and music at French Quarter Fest, but just be aware... its gotten very popular, and can be jam packed.  That doesn't bother everyone, so maybe that's cool with you.  I can't do it anymore, personally.  Just an FYI.


We were there last year, and yeah, on Saturday, it got crazy.  this year we'll be there Wed night - Sat departure.


 farm9.staticflickr.com

We had the best time with this salsa band, people dancing, grooving, just a damned cool moment we stumbled upon.

 
2013-02-15 04:18:33 PM  

KingoftheCheese: drkdstryer: Kyro: [i.imgur.com image 200x186]

We're going to do horrible, horrible things to our livers together.

Wish I could join you guys.


CHEESE! I MISS YOU CHEESE!
 
2013-02-15 04:26:54 PM  

basemetal: downstairs: basemetal: I think we are holding out for French Quarter Fest.

Lots of great food and music at French Quarter Fest, but just be aware... its gotten very popular, and can be jam packed.  That doesn't bother everyone, so maybe that's cool with you.  I can't do it anymore, personally.  Just an FYI.

We were there last year, and yeah, on Saturday, it got crazy.  this year we'll be there Wed night - Sat departure.


 [farm9.staticflickr.com image 640x480]

We had the best time with this salsa band, people dancing, grooving, just a damned cool moment we stumbled upon.


Wed and Thurs should be OK, actually.  Enjoy!
 
2013-02-15 04:28:08 PM  
This world fark party also begs the question:

Will Bevets appear and prove to FARK that he is real and not a program? If so, how do we avoid a "I am Spartacus!" like situation?

Since I've only seen Bevets post in a non-evolution thread once, my theory is that he's the alt identity of another farker, but whom?

It's the ultimate thought experiment.
 
2013-02-15 04:28:59 PM  
Drew and I had a drink w/ him once, he's real.
 
2013-02-15 04:32:38 PM  

j4x: I'm not going unless someone lets me sleep on their floor.


Can't you just sleep on a TFette like you usually do?
 
j4x
2013-02-15 04:36:02 PM  

thismomentinblackhistory: j4x: I'm not going unless someone lets me sleep on their floor.

Can't you just sleep on a TFette like you usually do?


JDTW offered but I don't want to limit my options.
 
2013-02-15 05:29:05 PM  

basemetal: KingoftheCheese: drkdstryer: Kyro: [i.imgur.com image 200x186]

We're going to do horrible, horrible things to our livers together.

Wish I could join you guys.

CHEESE! I MISS YOU CHEESE!


Hello, basemetal.
 
2013-02-15 06:00:22 PM  

Mike: Drew and I had a drink w/ him once, he's real.


How did you know it was really him though?
 
2013-02-15 08:45:54 PM  
I will be there.
 
2013-02-15 09:03:32 PM  
welcometofark.jpeg!
 
2013-02-16 11:57:21 AM  
I'll be there
 
2013-02-16 11:58:58 AM  

IamKaiserSoze!!!: No mention of Drago's? Don't they have one just outside the quarter now?


There's a Drago's in the 1st floor of the Riverside Hilton
 
2013-02-19 08:45:54 PM  
I've always wanted to attend one of these things and I think I just might make this one.  Better start saving now though.  Quick question though,  do we have to stay at the Hilton or can we search around for a better deal?
 
2013-02-21 11:52:27 AM  

5 star chef of tv dinners: I've always wanted to attend one of these things and I think I just might make this one.  Better start saving now though.  Quick question though,  do we have to stay at the Hilton or can we search around for a better deal?


You can stay where you like, though there are other things going on in NOLA that weekend that are eating up a lot of the hotel rooms.
 
2013-02-21 04:55:07 PM  

Mike: 5 star chef of tv dinners: I've always wanted to attend one of these things and I think I just might make this one.  Better start saving now though.  Quick question though,  do we have to stay at the Hilton or can we search around for a better deal?

You can stay where you like, though there are other things going on in NOLA that weekend that are eating up a lot of the hotel rooms.


Thanks.  I'm in.  I've wanted to take a good vacation for awhile now.  This is as good of an excuse as any.
 
2013-02-22 11:54:12 PM  
I'll be around for late night drinking. Or early morning drinking. It doesn't matter
 
2013-03-01 12:07:43 PM  
Only a few rooms left at the Hilton, and the group code is only good through Monday. BOOK TODAY if you're going, the prices are crazy that weekend
 
2013-03-01 12:14:41 PM  
The bad news.  It's shaping up to be a sausage party.

The good news.  As sausage parties go, andouille sausage is particularly flavorful.
 
2013-03-01 12:15:01 PM  
Do it!  I had a lot of fun in Vegas last year, even if I couldn't stick around for the whole thing.
 
2013-03-01 12:15:31 PM  
Live blog it and I'll get drunk and follow along from home.
 
2013-03-01 12:15:35 PM  

Unfreakable: Only a few rooms left at the Hilton, and the group code is only good through Monday. BOOK TODAY if you're going, the prices are crazy that weekend


We're staying somewhere else, but wanted to know if we need to register for Friday/Saturday's events, or just show up?
 
2013-03-01 12:16:19 PM  
I was going to make as it is my home town, but I won an award at work and have to spend 4 days at the Bellagio in Vegas accepting it in April, so there is that.
 
2013-03-01 12:19:29 PM  
Sausage party? Probably not
 
2013-03-01 12:23:27 PM  

utsagrad123: Unfreakable: Only a few rooms left at the Hilton, and the group code is only good through Monday. BOOK TODAY if you're going, the prices are crazy that weekend

We're staying somewhere else, but wanted to know if we need to register for Friday/Saturday's events, or just show up?


For Saturday night's event, it'll be pay at the door.
 
2013-03-01 12:30:51 PM  
Hell yeah. A big fark party i can finally make it to because its right where I live.
 
2013-03-01 12:43:12 PM  
World Fark Party... You mean...

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2013-03-01 12:45:49 PM  
Just so everyone is aware, there are two big events happening over that weekend: American Chemical Society conference and NCAA Women's Final Four. So, don't be surprised if it is a little more "touristy" than normal. And, be wary of long lines for restaurants in the CBD and French Quarter.
 
2013-03-01 01:04:27 PM  
It is definitely worth the wait to stand in line at Mother's on Poydras for breakfast.
Or lunch.
Well shiat dinner too
 
2013-03-01 01:11:16 PM  

downstairs: The Country Club is what its called.  Its an awesome place.  And they do rent it out.  I know they have for certain festivals, at least.


I'll go.  Am not a sausage.  Vegas not my thang, NOLA mos def is.
 
2013-03-01 01:17:11 PM  
I'm out :-(

I'm having surgery and there's no way I'll be healed enough by then.

Have fun and do something ill-advised for me.  I know you guys are up the task!
 
2013-03-01 01:23:50 PM  
Should be an interesting weekend.  :)

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2013-03-01 01:27:33 PM  
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Well, actually, no, but have fun.......
 
2013-03-01 01:30:29 PM  

delta_pwnd: downstairs: The Country Club is what its called.  Its an awesome place.  And they do rent it out.  I know they have for certain festivals, at least.

I'll go.  Am not a sausage.  Vegas not my thang, NOLA mos def is.


Word of warning about The Country Club (and things may have changed, I haven't been in 2+ years).  The wife and I ate there 5 times, through multiple chefs.  The food was either horrible or downright dangerous (wife's chicken wasn't cooked through).  And its supposed to be- and priced to be- pretty fine cuisine.

The pool area is georgous.  But after a lot of experience, albiet in the past, I'd prepare to eat somewhere else.  Nice thing is there are places to eat within walking distance of The Country Club.
 
2013-03-01 01:34:14 PM  

AlwaysRightBoy: Sounds like fun Unfreakable. I have a suggesstion for other activities: A restaurant crawl for the foodies! Surely some Farkers from the area could work up a good list of the local hot spots.

/wish I could go


Your post reminded me about an email I sent to a fellow Farker a couple of years ago who was coming to New Orleans & was looking for bar/restaurant advice...still had in in my sent folder, so here it is:

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When you're in the Quarter, there are some great places that are tourist-y, but still great.  Acme Oyster House on Bienville is a favorite.. Mother's Restaurant on Poydras not far outside the quarter, but worth a cab ride.  (Get the 'debris' roast beef po-boy.)   Antoine's on St. Louis is fantastic.  Port of Call on Esplanade (north side of Quarter) has the best burgers in town.  Pat O Brien's is a tourist mecca, but worth at least one trip.  Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop on Bourbon is the oldest bar in America.

Outside the Quarter: If you really want to impress your g/friend (and are ready to spend a lot,) Commander's Palace is a must. (Not sure if they still require a jacket, it's been a while.)
- Lakeview Harbor on Harrison  - great seafood. 
- Lucy's on Tchoupitoulas - Great bar in Warehouse district, mediocre food, great happy hour, great local scene.
-  Drago's on Poydras (in the Riverside Hilton) - A lot of tourists there, b/c it's in the Hilton, but the locals love it.. best oysters in the city.  (They invented grilled/char-broiled oysters.) 
-  Mike's on the avenue (St. Charles Avenue) - Oyster burrito?? Yea. 
-  Lola's on Esplanade is one of our favorites - Spanish cuisine. Intimate, small place. (Long wait for a table, bring a bottle of wine.)
- Cooter Brown's - St. Charles at Carrolton - great neighborhood sports bar/grill (and four blocks from my house.)   On the streetcar line, a good 20 minute+ ride from the Quarter.  40 beers on draft.  (3/1/13 update - The streetcar line in this area is under repair, will need to take a cab or drive. Too far to walk from Quarter.)
- Mid-City Yacht Club, S. St. Patrick St - great bar.  (Not actually a yacht club.. was flooded post-Katrina, hence the name.)
- The Columns Hotel on St. Charles - It's a mansion converted into a hotel. The downstairs bar is fantastic.. if you can get a table on the front porch, the people-watching on St. Charles is amazing.
- Henry's Bar on Magazine -  Great neighborhood bar.  Large drinks.
- Kingpin Bar on Lyons street - great neighborhood bar.
- Wine Institute of New Orleans (W.I.N.O), if you like wine, on Tchoupitoulas Street - $35 for 8 tastings. 
- The Bulldog on Magazine - neighborhood Uptown bar, 50+ beers on tap
 
That's a bunch off the top of my head.  Be especially careful in the Quarter, don't go anywhere alone, and don't drink anything that comes with a small plastic hand grenade on top of the ice. re: the grenade... A couple of bars along Bourbon street make big tropical drinks with Everclear, and put a signature plastic grenade on top...  I've known more than one person that suffered a bad blackout from drinking a couple/three of these in a row. 
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Hey, on the previous list, I forgot to mention Cafe du Monde.. It's a famous coffee place on the south side of the Quarter by the river.  Has been in operation 24/7 since 1862, except for a few weeks after Katrina.  Serves thick coffee & beignets, a deep-fried pastry that's smothered in powdered sugar.  Favorite of tourists & locals alike.

Also in the quarter:  Central Grocery on Decatur...has been in operation since about 1905. Invented the muffuletta sandwich.  (I think they're only open for lunch, maybe till 2PM.)

By the way, in case you've never been to New Orleans... There's actually not a lot of major crime in the Quarter, b/c of all the cops (a lot of them plainclothes.)  Mostly the occasional pickpocket/purse snatcher.  Most thugs know that if they try something in the tourist areas, they might "accidentally fall down face-first" 5 or 6 times if they're caught & arrested. 

Some main "rules" in the Quarter:

- Don't talk back to the cops, ever.  If you see a cop on a horse, don't touch the horse...& Don't take a picture of it/them up close without asking first.
- Women can show their tits, generally, on Bourbon street.. but not anywhere else...And if a guy shows his dick *anywhere,* he'll go to jail.
- You can take drinks out to the street from a bar, but cops will stop you if you are on the street with a glass bottle. The bar workers  won't warn you about this. 
- If you're driving in, or using a rental, pay very close attention to the parking signs..which can be confusing and conflicting at best.  Usually a better ideal to park in a public or hotel garage rather than park on the street.
- Try not to let anyone in your group go anywhere by themselves.  That's when we usually find people turning up as headlines on Fark
 
2013-03-01 01:49:01 PM  
Entry will be $50, which is only to cover the venue (with the balcony) and the open bar.

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2013-03-01 01:49:05 PM  
As a former manager at Pat O Brians, only drink a Hurricane if you ask a bartender to make it from scratch in front of you.  Otherwise it comes out of a big giant tank, and sometimes river rats generally take a dip in it.

The Harbor is a great bar, and has been for years.

Traditional dive bars are the Saturn Bar and Snake and Jakes.

My fav bar for years has been the Mayfair Lounge uptown.
 
2013-03-01 02:12:31 PM  

theflatline: As a former manager at Pat O Brians, only drink a Hurricane if you ask a bartender to make it from scratch in front of you.  Otherwise it comes out of a big giant tank, and sometimes river rats generally take a dip in it.


I think that's what they ship to the one here at Universal Studios.
 
2013-03-01 02:14:32 PM  
Already booked at the Hilton.  Wheeeeee
 
2013-03-01 02:15:58 PM  
I'll do my best to ensure that myself and Mrs. Mooseyfate make it. Sounds like a good time.

/especially since all the Farkers that routinely talk shiat about NOLA won't be anywhere near said good time
//now the real question is: Do I attend dressed as a Pirate, dressed as a fallout ghoul, or as myself?...
 
2013-03-01 02:16:23 PM  

vicejay: Wine Institute of New Orleans (W.I.N.O), if you like wine, on Tchoupitoulas Street - $35 for 8 tastings.


Never been there, but I'll throw out another idea.  Bacchanal in the Bywater (600 Poland) has a *free* wine tasting every Saturday.  3-6.  Everyone gets 4-6 tasting-sized glasses.  And if you're nice they'll let you try a few again.

With a live band, and a full menu all day.  (The food, of course isn't free... but its rather inexpensive for what you get.)

And they have very affordable bottles of wine, craft beer, and a full bar*

*The bar is a craft-cocktail type thing that is a tad expensive right now.  I think they're trying to make that more affordable.

Gather up 3-4 people and your cab ride from the Quarter is gonna be like $4-$5 each after you split it.  If that.

Not at all trying to knock vicejay's suggestion... just saying if you're into wine (even a little bit, they're not pretentious)... its a great, inexpensive way to waste away a Saturday.  And most of the people who come are from the neighborhood, and we're all friendly.  Weird.  But friendly.
 
2013-03-01 02:19:25 PM  

X1's Here: Old New Orleans Rum also does distillery tours....http://www.oldneworleansrum.com/tour-the-distillery/old-new- orleans-to urs/


Old New Orleans rum is crap.

/rummy
 
2013-03-01 04:32:18 PM  
Not-quite-a-lurker in. Road trip!
 
2013-03-01 07:59:40 PM  

Unfreakable: megalynn44: At the top where it says only farkers allowed into the party...... we can bring our spouses, right?

Of course, but the door charge would apply to both.


Considering the Mrs. and I put away $190+ worth of French Quarter Priced Booze when we're out and about, I'd say $100 still sounds like a fantastic deal.
 
2013-03-01 11:38:19 PM  
[Comments in this thread will stay open until after the party]

You bastages better take pictures!  Some of us will be going through withdrawls.  Have fun and be safe!
 
2013-03-02 01:44:38 AM  
ATTENDING!!!   WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
 
2013-03-02 01:46:18 AM  
Will someone please Total Fark me?  BIE!
 
2013-03-02 09:37:58 AM  
Dont forget Frenchman street!  Salsa, jazz, all the best!
 
2013-03-02 11:09:35 AM  

digitaldarling: Dont forget Frenchman street!  Salsa, jazz, all the best!


Yea you right.

Also, in my note above, I described the food at Lucy's as "mediocre." To be fair, it's not bad, but it's got a lot of competition.  "Mediocre" in New Orleans  may be considered quite good in other cities.
 
2013-03-02 09:05:56 PM  

vicejay: digitaldarling: Dont forget Frenchman street!  Salsa, jazz, all the best!

Yea you right.

Also, in my note above, I described the food at Lucy's as "mediocre." To be fair, it's not bad, but it's got a lot of competition.  "Mediocre" in New Orleans  may be considered quite good in other cities.


Mojito's Rum Bar Sat at midnight rocks :)
 
2013-03-02 09:07:10 PM  

digitaldarling: vicejay: digitaldarling: Dont forget Frenchman street!  Salsa, jazz, all the best!

Yea you right.

Also, in my note above, I described the food at Lucy's as "mediocre." To be fair, it's not bad, but it's got a lot of competition.  "Mediocre" in New Orleans  may be considered quite good in other cities.

Mojito's Rum Bar Friday at midnight, followed by maison

 
2013-03-04 03:36:43 PM  

pute kisses like a man: Bartleby the Scrivener: Take a side trip one afternoon down to the Bayou Barn in Jean Lafitte for a canoe trip in alligator infested waters. Tell em BtS sent you.

They'll say WTF are you talking about? but tell em anyway.

a friend of mine does kayak tours through bayou st john (goes through city park, sometimes ends up with po-boys at liuzza's by the track), so you don't really need to take that much of a side trip.


so who is it that does the tours?
 
2013-03-04 03:53:25 PM  

MerelyFoolish: 1. Sounds like fun. It's within driving distance, so i will attend.

2. How many people normally attend these things?

3. Is there a median age or concentration of ages? Don't want to be the only 40-something guy there.

4. I say we begin now to create a pool that would be a prize to whoever finds and brings Lootie to the party. I pledge $100. Maybe Heineken will sponsor.

5. If I bring my hot, much younger girlfriend who has a habit of drinking too much and wandering off with strangers, will you all promise to leave her alone?


I am 50 so you will not be the oldest :)
 
2013-03-04 04:08:22 PM  

downstairs: Also, if you want a real awesome experience, come to Bacchanal Wine in the Bywater.  Chartres and Poland.  Outdoor courtyard with awesome (and quiet) music (so you can still have a conversation and all.)\

Awesome food.  They will have an upstairs bar with awesome cocktails by April.  (Actually, the upstairs planned opening is this weekend, for all you NOLA farkers who are looking for something new.  I'd call ahead, because as with all construction... there have been delays.)


I am in for that :)
 
2013-03-04 04:42:45 PM  

Seppuku for Cocoa Puffs: Just so everyone is aware, there are two big events happening over that weekend: American Chemical Society conference and NCAA Women's Final Four. So, don't be surprised if it is a little more "touristy" than normal. And, be wary of long lines for restaurants in the CBD and French Quarter.


Also, RiverFest 2013 has been postponed until the fall. so no built in festival fun that weekend
 
2013-03-05 01:19:23 AM  

tricycleracer: Live blog it and I'll get drunk and follow along from home.


Ditto. We can do a satellite Fark party here in the Tampa Bay area.
 
2013-03-05 02:11:05 AM  
Come for the legenday food....stay for the smell of stale piss that permeates everything.
 
2013-03-05 02:52:33 PM  

digitaldarling: I am 50 so you will not be the oldest :)


Neither will you.

/get off my lawn
 
2013-03-05 10:34:52 PM  
I am going to bring food.  I am a cook.
 
2013-03-06 10:06:27 PM  

Cyberchp: [Comments in this thread will stay open until after the party]

You bastages better take pictures!  Some of us will be going through withdrawls.  Have fun and be safe!


This.
 
2013-03-07 10:39:06 AM  
Here's my contribution as a dude who lives here. I haven't read the entire thread, and this is, by no means, an exhaustive guide of things to do while you're here.

To get around town
The streetcar is $1.25, cash, each time you ride, unless you get a transfer for $0.25 and use it within an hour or two. It's the best way to get around between Uptown and the French Quarter. Parking in the Quarter is $25/day, so I recommend parking between Poydras and Canal in a surface lot for $5.

Okay, here's a list of things to do, broken down by area of the city, and time of day. It is, by no means, exhaustive, but it's a start.

French Quarter
Morning
: Grab breakfast wherever you like. Seriously. There isn't a whole lot of bad food, as long as you avoid the all-night pizza/gyro places. Bourbon doesn't really start waking up until mid-afternoon, so take this time to see the rest of the quarter. Walk to Jackson Square, have a beignet at Cafe du Monde, and see the art galleries and shops in the area. Visit the French Market, which is a large open air flea market on the other side of Cafe du Monde. You can haggle prices at that market, and it's encouraged. Take a walking tour if you like. Camelia Grille opened a FQ location, and that's a killer breakfast. The Uptown location is a huge tourist and locals destination, but the FQ one isn't nuts yet.

Afternoon: This is a good time to hit the pool at your hotel if it has one, and to recharge for the evening. Take a nap, and relax. You will need your energy, because you won't be leaving the clubs on Bourbon before 3 or 4 am. Seriously. Bourbon never closes, but it slows down a little after 3 am.

Anyhow, as to what to do in the Quarter at that time: shop, primarily, or listen to any of the bands playing in the bars on Bourbon. Eat as you like. I recommend a lunch at Galatoire's, The Alpine, or Bayonna. If you want a muffaletta, GO TO CENTRAL GROCERY ONLY. I can't stress that enough.

Evening: Get your grub on. Bayonna is a fine restaurant, as is Arnaud's. R'Evolution just opened, and it's had rave reviews. Galatoire's, again, is quite good. If you're looking for something less pricey, head to one of the bars on Bourbon that serves food. Their food will be okay, but not holy crap awesome.

Late night: You're going to spend every late night in this area, most likely, unless you venture to Frenchmen Street or Oak Street for live music. Just walk up and down the blocks and find what strikes you. There are literally bars every few feet on Bourbon, so if you don't like one, head to the next one. You can travel with your drinks, so it's no big deal. If you want to live a little, head off Bourbon to Royal (one block over) and check out some of the bars there. Also, take a look for Harry's Corner. It's a cash only locals bar, but they won't like you if you come in and get all brotastic.

Magazine Street (Uptown/Lower Garden/Irish Channel Neighborhoods)
Daytime: This is an area with a ton of shops and restaurants. It's a good place to spend an afternoon kicking back at a bar or at a table, drinking and watching hot women walk by. To get there, you can take the streetcar from the Quarter up St. Charles, then get off at 3rd Street or so and walk 5-6 blocks over to Magazine. Walk up Magazine towards 8th and 9th to find cool bars, restaurants, and a nice cigar shop called the Mayan Import Company (at ~7th and Magazine). Sucre is a sweets shop with liquor-laden gelato shakes that are really good. The Rum House has awesome oddball tacos (like scallops or brisket or pulled pork or jerk chicken) and good booze. Tracy's is the locals bar there, and they have decent food and cheap drinks. That's at 3rd and Magazine. Just down the block from Tracy's on 3rd, toward Constance, is a place called Parasol's that has killer po boys and other food. Magazine Street Po Boy Shop is really good, too, and they're at First and Magazine.

In this area are also some incredible homes, and a couple of cool cemeteries. You can't miss them, and it's worth it to walk/drive around and see these things.

Afternoon/Evening: Best food in this area is Commander's Palace, one of the top 5 restaurants in the country. You must wear slacks and a collared shirt, and the food is divine. If you go, get reservations now, and, for love of God, go at lunch, not dinner. They have a three course lunch for $20-25 that includes $0.25 martinis on weekdays. Do it.  YOU WILL NOT REGRET THIS

St. Charles Avenue (Uptown - it's a LONG street)
Morning: For breakfast, you can get on the streetcar and ride it as far as it will take you and go to Camelia Grill for a true tourist breakfast. Great food, just lines.

Daytime: At the downtown end of St. Charles Avenue are a series of decent bars: Avenue Pub, Lucky's, and The Irish House are probably the best of the bunch. In the middle, I'd head to The Columns Hotel, which has an awesome bar and a decent restaurant, and is a really cool old building. Their patio is a nice place to sit and watch hot girls jogging on the tracks of the streetcar. At the far uptown end, Cooter Brown's is AWESOME (this is where the Fark party is). Cooter's has 400+ beers, a full menu of bar food which is tits, and an oyster bar. Cooter's is true NOLA locals living, and it just kicks ass. You have Tulane and Loyola students in there, plus locals from attorneys to construction guys. It's a sports bar and dirty and wonderful. It's pretty big, too.

Evening: For fine dining near downtown, look to Delmonico's. For fine dining in the middle, there isn't much. For fine dining way uptown, there are a slew of restaurants at the far uptown end near Cooter Brown's. Nothing really wild along this street, but all the daytime places are good in the evening, too, if you want a kick back night just smoking cigars. Speaking of smoking cigars, there is a great cigar bar on Tchoupitoulas, way Uptown (take a cab), that has live music every night after 9, and a taco truck that parks outside. They have sofas and a really, really, really laid back vibe. The place is called Dos Jefes, and it's a phenomenal spot. Their humidor isn't too great, but the atmosphere is.

Oak Street (Way, way Uptown)
This street is about 15 blocks long, and is lined with shops and restaurants. More of a locals' shopping and dining area, but out-of-towners still love the street. Take a cab or a car to get there. Go to the corner of Carrollton and Oak and you can just walk in.

Morning: Breakfast at Oak Street Cafe. Their shrimp and grits are mindblowingly good. I'm not kidding - they will change your life. Don't get a crawfish meal there, though. Not that great. Everything else on their menu is pretty good. Well worth the trip with a small group of guys.

Afternoon: Lots of shops. Not too many bars. Not much to do.

Evening: Jaques Imo's is already on your list. Great place. Order stuff that is traditional NOLA food though. They don't always do great on their experimental stuff. I recommend their blackened fish, and their deep fried oysters are really good. Squeal BBQ isn't bad, either, and it's right across the way. GET RESERVATIONS AT JAQUES IMO'S OR  YOU'RE farkED. Note that Jaques Imo's is totally casual, too.

Night: Right next door to Jaques Imo's is a place called the Maple Leaf. This is a fantastic live music venue that has about a $10 cover. Their bands are usually really good, and it's a good place to chill for a couple hours, listen to some music, and drink. Drinks are relatively inexpensive compared tot he rest of the country, but kind of expensive for here (unless you're drinking light beer, which is dirt cheap).

Frenchmen Street (Marigny - other side of the French Quarter - nighttime only)
At the end of the French Market, you run into the old US Mint building. On the other side of that building is the beginning of Frenchmen Street. This is the live music heart of the city. There are 6-10 clubs that will have their doors open after the sun goes down, with live music coming from everywhere. There will likely be a brass band on the street just playing. There will be hippies playing guitar, and old men looking for money. It's a wonderful, wonderful place, and one of my favorite places in the entire country. The Spotted Cat Club will have blues-type music and no cover, and they only take cash. That's my favorite place. It's stark - a bar, some benches, some stools, and a stage. Snug Harbor is a larger venue that usually has a cover, and decent bands.

Just walk up and down the street and drink it in. That street is just pure passion.

 That's my short list of things to do while you're here. Enjoy.
 
2013-03-07 10:42:53 AM  
Note:

That post was a modified email that I sent to a Farker who visited last year, so there are some recommendations in it that were tailored to his bachelor party group.