• New Orleans

    The Lost Bayou Ramblers at French Quarter Fest 2009

    The Lost Bayou Ramblers perform at the French Quarter Festival, April 18, 2009. New Orleans, Louisiana. I don’t know the name of this song. Sorry about the camera work, but the dancers got in the way and I moved for a better spot. My bad! www.lostbayouramblers.com www.myspace.com/lostbayouramblers Duration : 0:3:12

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    New Orleans Hotel Monteleone Celebrates Monte’s Birthday with Gumbo, Hugo And Friends

    New Orleans     It’s a Party for Monte the Lion and You’re Invited! Hotel Monteleone celebrates Monte’s birthday with Gumbo, Hugo and friends   New Orleans, LA (May 9, 2011) – Monte the Lion, a friendly mountain lion and the official mascot for the Hotel Monteleone, is having a birthday party with his local mascot friends on Saturday, June 11 from 10am – noon and is inviting all children and families to join in on the fun!   Monte the Lion is one of the most loved – and most cuddly – members of the Hotel Monteleone family. Children attending the party will have the chance to take pictures…

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    We Are An Elderly Couple Going To New Orleans And Want To Know Which Tour Groups Are The Best/?

     Tours and New Orleans go hand in hand.  On any given day you can spot numerous tour groups on most streets.  There is a tour for everyone so whether you want history or thrills, fact or fiction, walking or riding, New Orleans tours can accomandate you.     The question was”Which tour groups are the best?  Does any of them pick up at the hotels? Which attractions are the best?”.  Wow, how do you answer that?  It has been suggested that Grey Line is the best overall tour company in New Orleans. They pick-up at most hotels, but you have to check with them to be certain. The much touted…

  • Bourbon Street

    Flashing for Beads on Bourbon Street

    New Orleans and Bourbon Street in particular is known for having an anything goes attitude. This video illustrates of of the “customs” that are allowed during Mardi Gras season, flashing for beads on Bourbon Street. Is Flashing for Beads In New Orleans Allowed All Over The City?     While it is thought that “flashing for beads” is allowed all over New Orleans all of the time this is incorrect. It is not a custom or a tradition. Flashing for beads is however allowed during Mardi Gras in the French Quarter and mainly on Bourbon Street. Anywhere else in the city, you run the risk of going to jail. This…

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    what is something fun to do in the french quarter?

    i am trying to plan a date in the french quarter that does not revolve around bourbon street. nor taking one of those horse carriages. is there something else fun to do besides drink? When I was a graduate student in New Orleans some of my favorite French Quarter activities were to start with a lunch at Napoleon House. http://www.napoleonhouse.com/ Then move onto the Louisiana State Museum. http://lsm.crt.state.la.us/ It is a wonderful museum with a delightful Mardi Gras exhibit featuring some historic gowns and "royalty" items. Next up I would head over to the Museum of the American Cocktail. It is quick and fun. http://www.museumoftheamericancocktail.org/ I would then slow down…

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    What are the hottest upscale clubs in New Orleans at the moment?

    I’m looking for a fun place to take a bachelor party in New Orleans on a Saturday night. We’re happy to pay for bottle service, but we’re looking for a sophisticated, diverse crowd and an active dance floor – preferably hip-hop music. French Quarter location is a bonus. Thanks for your suggestions! Here’s some info for you: http://www.tipitinas.com/calendar.asp http://search.cityguide.aol.com/neworleans/bars/browse/bar-club-hip-hop-rap-funk-french-quarter/v-47-1073-228 best of luck to you!

  • Bourbon Street,  New Orleans,  New Orleans Attractions,  NOLA Life

    Yo Mama!

    Just off of Bourbon Street, a couple of doors down at 727 St. Peter is the coolest little pit stop with the best jukebox in the Quarter.  Yo Mama’s Bar and Grill is home to ice cold Abita and other beers and cocktails that hit the spot on a Vieux Carre’ cruise. Jumbo burgers piled with your choice of extras like bacon, mushrooms, cheddar and peanut butter (I kid you not) are mouthwateringly juicy.  A burger order includes an oversized loaded baked potato. You lightweights better share with a friend.  You will never finish this mountain of food alone. This time of year there is also spicy hot boiled crawfish. Good stuff!…

  • New Orleans Attractions

    I am visiting New Orleans and want to know about exciting things to do?

    Hello All, I am visiting New Orleans in January 2009 and would like to know where are the hot spots? Are there any great restaurants, night clubs or other tourist attractions to try out? I will be coming with my job so it would definitely be after 5-6pm outings. Thanks There is a restaurant on the corner of Conti and Bourbon called Ole New Awlins Cookery. I used to live in Baton Rouge area and have actually driven to New Orleans just to eat at this restaurant. I highly recommend the BBQ Shrimp. As for the haunted tours, they give a lot of false information but if that doesn’t matter…

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    French Quarter Suites and the New Orleans Courtyard Hotel

    If you are looking for some place to stay in the heart of things then this post offers a great choice. There are additional links to resources for staying and playing in New Orleans.     On thing to learn when traveling to New Orleans is that the hidden places many times are the best places. The French Quarter Suites and the New Orleans Courtyard Hotel are a prime example. The French Quarter Suites and the New Orleans Courtyard Hotel are hidden behind beautiful garden walls and amazing antique shutters. This is an Urban Oasis that exudes European charm with New World amenities. meets French Quarter Suites Hotel invites you to…

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