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Re: New Orleans
« Reply #15 on: April 07, 2016, 08:18:41 am »
If you can get to Willie May's  scotch house, I believe in the 9th Parrish, GO!

It's in the 7th Ward (wards were the old voting subdivisions within parishes).

I do highly recommend Domilise's - best po boys I've ever had (Toby might disagree).

How can I disagree that it's been the best you've had?  lol  That being said, Domilise's and Parkway are pretty much the standard for po boys.  The best po boys ever though aren't in existence any more.  There was a small place in Lafourche Parish called Philip George's.  There are still people that bring them up in po boy conversations in those parts.  Their roast beef po boys were perfect.  The cook also made the best popcorn balls on the planet every year for Halloween.  But you had to go to her house to get them.  I'm biased though.

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Re: New Orleans
« Reply #16 on: April 07, 2016, 08:23:24 am »
If you can get to Willie May's  scotch house, I believe in the 9th Parrish, GO!

It's in the 7th Ward (wards were the old voting subdivisions within parishes).

I do highly recommend Domilise's - best po boys I've ever had (Toby might disagree).

How can I disagree that it's been the best you've had?  lol  That being said, Domilise's and Parkway are pretty much the standard for po boys.  The best po boys ever though aren't in existence any more.  There was a small place in Lafourche Parish called Philip George's.  There are still people that bring them up in po boy conversations in those parts.  Their roast beef po boys were perfect.  The cook also made the best popcorn balls on the planet every year for Halloween.  But you had to go to her house to get them.  I'm biased though.


Fair enough  ;D   I just meant that you might not agree they're the best. I want to try Parkway next time, heard great things.
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Re: New Orleans
« Reply #17 on: April 07, 2016, 09:07:34 am »
Fair enough  ;D   I just meant that you might not agree they're the best. I want to try Parkway next time, heard great things.

Honestly, po boys are like women (or men depending on your orientation) or beer.  What one person may like, another person may not.  So, I generally don't argue 'best' about that sort of thing.  It's more of a "this is what I like, so here's what is along those lines" or "tell me what you like, and I'll point you in that direction" sort of thing.

Parkway's Roast Beef is similar to Mother's.  It's messy.  Stein's Deli is also a really good sandwich spot.  They have a packaged beer room out the back door to the right for stuff to take home.  Two things to remember, though.  They're closed on Mondays, and don't try to buy packaged beer during a lunch rush (Dan might get a little testy with you).

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Re: New Orleans
« Reply #18 on: April 07, 2016, 07:25:45 pm »
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Re: New Orleans
« Reply #19 on: April 10, 2016, 06:10:24 am »
Visit Cooter Brown's, a pub that's Uptown at the Riverbend.  It's definitely on the dumpy side as far as venues go, but the beer list is killer http://www.cooterbrowns.com/beers.html and their raw ersters are great.

Get a one-day streetcar pass for $3.  Stop at the Columns Hotel and spend a lazy hour on the front porch with a snack plate watching the world go by (or, inside in their fabulous bar) with the help of a few Sazeracs.  Then go further uptown to Cooter Brown's for sumbeers and ersters; and mosey a couple of blocks over to Camellia Grill.

Two blocks off the St. Charles streetcar is Commander's Palace.  Go for lunch or brunch for the best bang for your buck.  Food and service are the best, and for lunch you can order $.25 Martinis (full martinis, not small or watered down).  But limit 3, "cause that's enough."

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Re: New Orleans
« Reply #20 on: April 10, 2016, 10:29:36 am »
Visit Cooter Brown's, a pub that's Uptown at the Riverbend.  It's definitely on the dumpy side as far as venues go, but the beer list is killer http://www.cooterbrowns.com/beers.html and their raw ersters are great.

They also opened up the back bar as a "bar within a bar" called the Snooty Cooter where they serve the 'higher end' stuff.  Probably the worst name ever, though.  Sounds like a VD.

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Re: New Orleans
« Reply #21 on: April 10, 2016, 10:51:48 am »
Visit Cooter Brown's, a pub that's Uptown at the Riverbend.  It's definitely on the dumpy side as far as venues go, but the beer list is killer http://www.cooterbrowns.com/beers.html and their raw ersters are great.

They also opened up the back bar as a "bar within a bar" called the Snooty Cooter where they serve the 'higher end' stuff.  Probably the worst name ever, though.  Sounds like a VD.
I was never too fond of Cooter's.  It smelled a bit off and one time they were out of my first three choices from the beer menu.  I know it can be hard to keep a changing menu current, but that was odd and time consuming.
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Re: New Orleans
« Reply #22 on: April 11, 2016, 05:50:15 pm »
I was never too fond of Cooter's.  It smelled a bit off and one time they were out of my first three choices from the beer menu.  I know it can be hard to keep a changing menu current, but that was odd and time consuming.

Me either.  I'm a couple of decades older than their traditional target market.

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Re: New Orleans
« Reply #23 on: April 21, 2016, 12:01:38 pm »
Two blocks off the St. Charles streetcar is Commander's Palace.  Go for lunch or brunch for the best bang for your buck.  Food and service are the best, and for lunch you can order $.25 Martinis (full martinis, not small or watered down).  But limit 3, "cause that's enough."

Thanks for that! I'm headed back down this weekend and for the life of me I couldn't remember the name of that place. I wonder why...
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Re: New Orleans
« Reply #24 on: April 21, 2016, 12:23:34 pm »
Visit Cooter Brown's, a pub that's Uptown at the Riverbend.  It's definitely on the dumpy side as far as venues go, but the beer list is killer http://www.cooterbrowns.com/beers.html and their raw ersters are great.

They also opened up the back bar as a "bar within a bar" called the Snooty Cooter where they serve the 'higher end' stuff.  Probably the worst name ever, though.  Sounds like a VD.

Based on that online list it looks like the "front bar" link is actually the fancy stuff.  The "back bar" is 7 taps of Abita and Miller High Life but they could just have the links reversed. 

Holy hell those prices though.  I know touristy places are going to be expensive and especially for something rare and 12% like KBS but good lord.  9$ for a 10oz? Yikes.

If you're going to charge 11$ for a 10oz pour, why on God's earth would you offer that in a pitcher? Do you expect anyone to pay 60$ for a pitcher of Mikkeller? I'm sure it's probably worth it but that's obscene.

Besides the sticker shock... New Orleans is awesome.  I can't wait to go twice.  My wife and I have both been multiple times but it was before we met so we haven't yet been together. 
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Re: New Orleans
« Reply #25 on: April 21, 2016, 01:39:07 pm »
Holy hell those prices though.  I know touristy places are going to be expensive and especially for something rare and 12% like KBS but good lord.  9$ for a 10oz? Yikes.

If you're going to charge 11$ for a 10oz pour, why on God's earth would you offer that in a pitcher? Do you expect anyone to pay 60$ for a pitcher of Mikkeller? I'm sure it's probably worth it but that's obscene.
New Orleans has figured out the same thing that Las Vegas and Disney Theme Parks prosper on. Once you're there -- you're high on life (and maybe several other things too).

If you're cheap, when you have a party and your friends all get drunk you hide the precious homebrew and roll out the High Life. Who cares, they're drunk anyway. On the other hand, if you're running a for-profit establishment, you do the same thing, but your incentive is reversed so out comes the expensive stuff.

Disney could probably sell the $..t out of some Chimay if they weren't scared that people puking in the trash cans would screw up their image  ;)

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Re: New Orleans
« Reply #26 on: April 21, 2016, 01:45:14 pm »
Based on that online list it looks like the "front bar" link is actually the fancy stuff.  The "back bar" is 7 taps of Abita and Miller High Life but they could just have the links reversed. 

They do.  The back bar has the 46 taps and the better stuff they serve.

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Holy hell those prices though.  I know touristy places are going to be expensive and especially for something rare and 12% like KBS but good lord.  9$ for a 10oz? Yikes.

If you're going to charge 11$ for a 10oz pour, why on God's earth would you offer that in a pitcher? Do you expect anyone to pay 60$ for a pitcher of Mikkeller? I'm sure it's probably worth it but that's obscene.

You might be surprised at what the clientele at Cooter Brown's might be willing to buy by the pitcher.  lol  That being said, it's not really a touristy spot.  All the touristy spots are in the Quarter.  And they will be the really expensive ones.

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Besides the sticker shock... New Orleans is awesome.  I can't wait to go twice.  My wife and I have both been multiple times but it was before we met so we haven't yet been together.

We were just at the Avenue Sunday.  Mug Club cellar night.  Had some cool stuff including Westy, Upland, 3F, and Damnation.

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Re: New Orleans
« Reply #27 on: April 21, 2016, 01:48:44 pm »
Disney could probably sell the $..t out of some Chimay if they weren't scared that people puking in the trash cans would screw up their image  ;)

Disney has some good beer options here and there (at their properties and Epcot).  The prices aren't too different from bar prices IME.  I really liked the time we went and Germany had Optimator on draft.

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Re: New Orleans
« Reply #28 on: April 21, 2016, 01:51:14 pm »
Disney could probably sell the $..t out of some Chimay if they weren't scared that people puking in the trash cans would screw up their image  ;)

Disney has some good beer options here and there (at their properties and Epcot).  The prices aren't too different from bar prices IME.  I really liked the time we went and Germany had Optimator on draft.
I agree. They seem to hide the good beer in some places that are off the beaten path, but you're right -- it's certainly there. Last time I had Optimator on draft was here in Austin, but I'd love to have it a little closer to the brewery someday  :)

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Re: New Orleans
« Reply #29 on: April 21, 2016, 02:00:53 pm »
Yeah, Epcot had some surprisingly good beers last time I went, with prices nowhere near as bad I thought. Of course the gate price.......
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