Casual dinner in NOLA

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  1. pharpe

    pharpe Founding Member

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    Taking some out of town friends down to New Orleans tonight. Looking for suggestions for good places to have a good but causal dinner. Something in the Quarter, St Charles/uptown, or the warehouse district. Trying to stay away from the tourist traps like Acme or Mothers.
     
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    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    Hard to beat Port O Call for casual quality if you time it well and evade the crowded times.
     
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    pharpe Founding Member

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    I love Port O Call. Probably my favorite burger although they have some pretty good places in Dallas too. They might want something a little more "cajun" though.
     
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    Mr. B's Bistro
     
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  5. Cajun Sensation

    Cajun Sensation I'm kind of a big deal Staff Member

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    Jacques-Imo's
     
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    Cajun Sensation I'm kind of a big deal Staff Member

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    You think Mother's is a tourist trap?

    Best Tourist trap in the Quarter is Deanie's.
     
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    I think it is.

    But you were right on with Jacques-Imo's. That's the best place to bring people for a casual dinner with a real new orleans flair. Another option is Adolfo's on Frenchmen St. Italian Creole Cuisine in a great neighborhood.
     
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    Cajun Sensation I'm kind of a big deal Staff Member

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    I guess Mother's is. I just don't like to think of it that way, but y'all are right. That explains the ever-present line on the side of the building.

    Jacques-Imo's is awesome. They are famous for bringing you free shots of tequila for the eff of it while you wait.

    I partied with the owner at Hangout Fest. He and the guys from Galactic had a house on the beach 3 houses down from the house that my crew rented. He's a little grey bearded guy that likes to party. We have some mutual friends and he was introduced to me as the owner of Jacque-Imo's. Nice guy.

    Also, you have to walk through the kitchen to get to the rear of the restaurant and to the bathroom which is strange.
     
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    yeah, I knew him through a friend. He was a blast back before the storm. Walking around in a chef's jacket and shorts greeting all the tables and buying everyone drinks. Super nice guy. I think he's trying to lay off the bottle now.
     
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    stevescookin Certified Who Dat

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    Port of Call !!
     

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