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I know this is no news flash – but I just love being in the French Quarter. Especially this time of year when the weather is so nice and people are everywhere. April is a great month in the Crescent City and people come in droves for the festivals as well as for normal NOLA fun.
For me, normal NOLA fun means hanging out with my “Quarter Rat” buds. Part of our routine is trying out the varied but amazing eateries scattered throughout the Vieux Carre. We are all about the food. Yea you right!
In all of our “rattin’ “ (roaming around the Quarter) sometimes we lose track of time and even in the Quarter some places close. Imagine that! Not to worry. At Déjàvu Bar and Diner anytime is a good time because they are open 24 hours a day. Located on the corner of Dauphine Street and Conti (one block off of Bourbon Street) it is a great place to get off your feet and kick back for a while.
The menu holds something for everyone. The Crawfish, corn and crab bisque is really yummy. Salads, burgers, po’boys and plates like hamburger steak, roast and red beans are but a sampling of the good ole comfort food that Pixie (our favorite waitress) will carry out to you. There are featured specials like Steak Night and Spaghetti Night. The prices are as easy to swallow as their famous Bloody Marys too.
The juke box is jammin’ , the bar is open and there are video poker games if you want a little more to do than eat. Check out Déjà vu at 400 Dauphine next time you are in the area. Like I said, anytime is a good time. See you soon.
By Sharon Denise Talbot
Would like to See New Orleans. Senior planning trip first week of December. What is weather like, what to see (museums, tourist attractions, tours), what to eat, nightime entertainment. Heres the catch. It has to be on the CHEAP. Need advice to save money. I travel on a limited budget.
What is a cheap hotel that is within walking distance to attractions? I need suggestions. HELP!
Easily write for hours on this one – favorite city…
Haven’t been since the hurricane – been the longest I’ve been away in 15 yrs…
I’ll give general locations – but ask anyone local – they will point you in the direction….
MUST (food & some other stuff): I’ll list a few…
Cafe du Monde (accross from jackson sqr) Ben-yais (no idea how to spell it) and cafe au lait – MUST – you’ll end up here alot – its open 24hrs (used to be at least)
Central Grocery (right by jackson sqr) – split a half mufaletta (its huge).
Mother’s (not far from harrahs – two blocks away from canal and a block away from the river) – GREAT FOOD
End of bourbon you’ll find the blacksmith shop – now a bar (I think the oldest in america).
On the edge of the quarter is a graveyard (walking distance – daytime) – go see it.
Acme oyster – block off of canal and 1/2 block off bourbon in the quarter – historical and a must for some oysters or mudbugs.
Columns Hotel – cool place – take the st. charles street car out there from the quarter.
As to the cheap hotel – try to get something off the St. Charles Line (street car) assuming its still running.
have fun and be safe.
A New Disney Podcast: The Magic Makers Disney Podcast!
Francis Xavier Atencio also known as X Atencio, is a former animator and Imagineer for The Walt Disney Company.
He was a Disney artist from 1938 until 1965, when he became an Imagineer to help design the Disneyland Railroad’s Primeval World diorama segment. He then contributed to various Disney attractions. He wrote the script the Haunted Mansion, including the lyrics to that attraction’s theme song, “Grim Grinning Ghosts ” His voice can also be heard emanating from the coffin in the Haunted Mansion’s conservatory (“Hey! Let me out of here!”) and, in the Disneyland mansion, when the attraction comes to a temporary stop it is his voice which announces, “Playful spooks have interrupted our tour. Please remain seated in your Doom Buggies.” So seat back in your seat and watch X Atencio and The Haunted Mansion Podcast!
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New Orleans Saints looking good. Bucs won the toss and got the ball first, but New Orleans Saints scored first. Go New Orleans Saints. Who Dat?!
New Orleans Saints
The New Orleans Saints 11 – 5 play the Seattle Seahawks 7 – 9 in Seattle today in the opening round of the playoffs. The Seahawks get a home game by virtue of them winning their division championship. So even though they have a losing record they get to play their first game at home.
The New Orleans Saints will be without several players as of the latest injury report. Running Backs Chris Ivory and Pierre Thomas are on IR and out for the season. Free Safety Malcolm Jenkins Tight End Jimmy Graham, Linebacker Danny Clark and Defensive Tackle Tony Hargrove are out for the game after not being able to practice all week.
There is some good news for the New Orleans Saints in the injury report. Tight Ends Jeremy Shockey and David Thomas are listed as probable after they were able to practice on Friday. Wide Receiver Marques Colston was also able to practice for the 3rd consecutive day since returning from surgery. Colston has been the New Orleans Saints receiver this season with 84 catches for 1,023 yards.
During the regular season, the New Orleans Saints played the Seahawks in the Superdome and won 34-19. During that game QB Matt Hasselbeck torched the New Orleans Saints defense for 366 yards passing. The loss of Jenkins will not make defending the Seahawks any easier. Jenkins has been a key player for the New Orleans Saints at Safety and playing Cornerback in the nickel defense.
The Seahawk defense seems to have improved since the New Orleans Saints gained 494 total yards against the Seahawks in November. They were able to hold the St Louis Rams in check to win the final game of the regular season and earn a playoff berth.
The atmosphere will be different in the hostile Seahawk stadium. The Seattle home crowd has caused an average of two false starts this season. The weather could also be a factor. The temperature is supposed to be 43 degrees at game time and dropping throughout the game. There is a 50% chance for precipitation. The New Orleans Saints are a dome team so this could come into play.
New Orleans Saints vs Seattle Seahawks
Most pick the New Orleans Saints as favorites. Still the New Orleans Saints need to take the Seahawks serious or they could find themselves watching the playoffs from home. Prediction: New Orleans Saints 27 Seahawks 21 WHO DAT!
New Orleans Saints
You know about Mardi Gras, the French Quarter and Bourbon Street, but there’s so much more to learn. Find out more about life with http://www.WatchMojo.com in the Big Easy: New Orleans.
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I am going during the Essence music festival. If you are from N.O. or have visited please give me your opinion on the best resturants, ferries boats, bars, club, attractions, etc. Don’t forget a safe place to stay and parking advice thanks!
Metairie is NOT close to the French Quarte – it is a mostly middle class suburb to the west of the city. Metairie was damaged by Katrina but did not suffer the really extensive flooding that devastated New Orleans so it has almost fully recovered.
Katrina flooded about 80% of New Orleans with salt water, and the water stayed for almost a month. Much of the city is still struggling to recover and all you have to do to see devastation is drive around. It will take years for NOLA to fully recover from Katrina.
However, the parts of the city that tourists usually visit were not flooded. It’s not a coincidence – the French Quarter and other old parts of the city were built on relatively high ground and only suffered wind damage from Katrina. Almost all of the damage has been repaired and you have to look closely in the FQ or city center to see that Katrina happened at all.
If you drive or rent a car, put your car in a lot or garage and leave it there unless you are traveling away from downtown. You don’t need a car to get around in the French Quarter, Central Business District, or Warehouse District. Also, the parking regulations are Byzantine and there are lots of "parking control agents".
The regional transit authority (www.norta.com) sells 1 and 3 day passes that offer unlimited use of buses and streetcars for the day(s) you select.
There is always music, but the bands change: Go to www.bestofneworleans.com and click on Music then Listings or to www.offbeat.com and click on Listings, then Music.
Wander around the French Quarter, enjoy the architecture, watch the street entertainers (do tip), and visit some of the historic buildings that have been turned into museums. Most of them charge admission but some are free (go to www.frenchquarter.com and click on Historic Attractions).
Assuming the weather is nice, you can collect a sandwich lunch and eat in the riverfront park (watch the shipping) or in Jackson Square (a very nice park).
The Riverwalk shopping center has a food court with dining overlooking the river (www.riverwalkmarketplace.com)…
Cafe du Monde is in the French Quarter and you shouldn’t miss having cafe au lait & beignets (www.cafedumonde.com). Another great coffee shop is the Croissant d’Or (at 615 Ursulines Street), which is open from 7:00am to 2:00pm and has food other than pastry.
There is a free ferry across the Mississippi at the "foot" of Canal Street. It is a short trip but like a harbor cruise w/o a guide.
The Aquarium and Audubon Zoo are world-class attractions (www.auduboninstitute.org) and you should see them if you can. There is a shuttle boat (not free) between the Aquarium (which is next to the French Quarter) and the Zoo (which is several miles away). You can also drive to the Zoo (which has free parking) or take public transit from the French Quarter.
New Orleans is home to a number of other museums, such as the National World War II Museum (www.ddaymuseum.org) and the New Orleans Museum of Art (www.noma.org). Both can be reached by public transit: The WWII museum is in the central business district but a long walk from the French Quarter and NOMA is not within walking distance of downtown but has free parking if you choose to drive there…
Crime tends to become a topic in questions about New Orleans. Use the same common sense you need in every major city in the world and there is little chance you will be a victim of anything except a need to visit the gym: Pay attention to your surroundings. Stay away from anywhere dark & deserted. Pay attention to your feelings – if anyone or anywhere gives you a bad feeling, leave the area. Don’t leave something like a camera-bag or backpack unattended on a park bench while you wander off to take photos. Etc.
Hope you have a good visit!