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Curious to see what the headcount's like here on the board. You going?
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I will be there with 7 of my closest buddies (amazing how many friends you have when you have Gator Sugar Bowl tickets).
I'm staying out of this. I've offered my assistance to everyone that was coming here on another thread, and basically no one took it. As opposed to another another site, where there the thread has reached like 5 pages.
I don't know much. Hell, I don't know hardly anything much NOLA and the Gators. But I do know NOLA. Goldkamp can vouch for that. And I wan't to help people that are coming here in regards to restaurants, bars, etc. Any resident of New Orleans would. We love our city.
I guess I'm not staying out of this. I offered my assistance quite awhile ago. I'm offering my help again. If you want to know anything about this city, I will do all in my power to provide the assistance I can.
Be a New Orleanianian, wherever you can,
Ill be there with 5 friends. Staying on bourbon for New Years too. Can't wait! Shits about to go down.
To ice, I think the fact that quite a lot of us on the board are younger then other sites, such as myself being a student and not established in the real world influences desired plans. I do not mean to speak for others, but I wish I could make it to New Orleans but with travel, stay, and tickets make it not reasonable for me to travel there.
Where you staying on Bourbon?
When I was in college, I went down to the quarter for the Sugar Bowl every year regardless who was playing. Always an awesome environment with New Years and college football colliding. Of course, most of the times I think the game was the very next day. Not sure I remember going to one where New Years was two nights before the game. Be interesting to see how many of the fans are down there compared to other years for New Years.
I'll found out Christmas morning lol
Despite the ho hum matchup, I'd love to go. It's just impossible right now with 2 little ones. Hoping we are there again soon.
Gunga galunga...gunga -- gunga galunga
Someone lookin for a place to crash?
Ice, I recall some of us said thanks, but take me for example, I live an hour from New Orleans and grew up 3 hour from NO. I've spent weeks there before and my brother lives there.
Its not that folks are not grateful, its just that maybe some of us don't need it on this one. That said, its very generous of you to make this offer and to do so again.
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Haha, nah, I've got dozens of friends who live down there. Sister just got a new place downtown, actually.
Well good. Cause I might need a place to crash.
My brother and I will be there; tix came in the mail couple days ago. Staying at the Hyatt Regency next to the Superdome. Where's the good drinking/food spots?
Depends what you're looking for. Ice can probably help you better than I can, to be honest.
Staying at the Hyatt Regency; what's a good sports bar, local place we have to eat at, and fun nightlife spot...not necessarily just a club and in walking distance?
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Ice or Thomas Some advice/suggestions please.
I am going with my wife and kids (10 and 13 years old). My wife and I have been to NOLA (alot) and the Sugar Bowl in the past sans kids. I think they are old enough for a bowl game in NOLA without a heavy dose of the french quarter but any suggestions for day/night activities including New Years Eve? We are staying at Poche Plantation (arriving by Motorhome but have car also) and plan on doing the plantation tours one day and maybe the WWII muesem. Arriving the 28th.
Any suggestions where to and not to go?
Will be going NOLA with my daughter who is a student at UF now and my son-in-law.
Not sure where we will be staying still shopping around for hotels downtown.
Good sports bar? Cooter Brown's in the Riverbend. Nothing else close to it in the city. You can take the St. Charles streetcar line right to it.
Local place you have to eat at? Um, uh, about 500 of them? I mean, if you want a muffaletta, then you have to go to Central Grocery, which invented them. You want a po' boy, there are fancier places, but head to Parkway or Domilise's (and wave hi to me, since I live right down the street from it). Fun nightlife spot? Just head to Frenchmen St, a short walk from the FQ. It's where the top jazz clubs are in the city and some great bars overall. The whole street is a just a great scene with brass bands playing in the street, etc.
For the kiddies, I would certainly go the the zoo in Audobon Park and just go to the Park anyway, maybe walk across the street to Tulane/Loyola. It's a beautiful area. The 10 year-old might really like the NOLA Children's Museum as well. And the Aquarium. The WWII museum, as you mentioned, is amazing. I'm a benefactor of that museum. John Besh now has a restaurant there which has a great happy hour, which, of course, makes it even better.
Where not to go? Central City or in a cemetery without a guide or group of people.
Too far for me to walk so im not gonna make it
I'll just enjoy the game on my TV and save the $$$
I'll be there with a group of 6. Arrive on New Year's Eve
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Ice. Great info. I have upvoted all of your suggestions.
"You're not a good guy, you go somewhere else. We'll play you. We'll beat you."
Love Cooter Brown's, so I can second that recommendation if you're looking for a good sports bar. Great beer selection.
im not sure which hotel we got. Im waiting to hear back from my boy, he got the room and I'm getting the tickets to the game.
FYI Read the signs on the doors of the bars. One of them is confusing to drunk people. Says "nude female" in big lettering, and "impersonators" in small lettering below it. My friend was heading in when we saw it lol.
And if you see a horse coming down the street sideways get the hell off the street. A cop almost beat my friends ass because he was drunk and didnt know. Started shoving him back into people. this was during mardi gras im not sure about new years. I guess its the same crowd, but maybe the cops wont be such douche bags because its not a week of dealing with drunks.
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I would go, but a Wednesday night game is retarded. It's like they don't want people to go to the game.
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