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New Orleans, LA (USA)
« on: October 26, 2011, 03:37:57 pm »
New Orleans, LA (USA)
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Re: New Orleans, LA (USA)
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2012, 07:12:28 pm »
The French Quarter is always a good start.
plenty of tours to go on. Ive never been on the reiverboat tour but I hear good things.
One thing I love about New Orleans is the bars and clubs are open til 5 or 6 AM 7 days a week. No getting sent home before your ready to go.
I always Enjoy watching my New Orleans Saints play football.
Magazine St. Is a great place to shop.
Pat O'brians is a hot spot resturant and Bar
BUTCHER is also a great spot to eat and have a cocktail
most of all before leaving I try and scoop up a beignet from the famous Cafe Du Monde
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Re: New Orleans, LA (USA)
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2012, 08:45:09 pm »
Man, I really love Meyer the Hatter. It's an awesome little old school hat shop. It's been there since 1894 and is still ran by the same family. I bought a couple of good finds there from the wife of the owner, she's the sweetest little French woman in her 80's. I visit it every time I'm in Nawlins.

http://www.meyerthehatter.com/meyer/
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Re: New Orleans, LA (USA)
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2013, 05:05:11 am »
There's too much to get into here, but feel free to PM me with what you like to do, to anyone visiting New Orleans looking for stuff to do.  I personally spend most of my time in Marigny/Bywater, Frenchmen, and Uptown when I'm there.
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Re: New Orleans, LA (USA)
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2013, 07:30:18 pm »
N'Orleans is a brilliant city.. just watch out for the hurricanes (the drink)... taste great but are deadly...

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Re: New Orleans, LA (USA)
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2013, 03:57:55 am »
While we're speaking of New Orleans drinks, I'd like to give a few shouts out to some of the amazing beverages my favorite city has contributed, the Sazerac, the Vieux Carre, the Cocktail a la Louisianne, and Governor Huey Long's favorite, the Ramos (pronounced "RAY-mus) Gin Fizz.

The Sazerac is New Orleans' take on an Old Fashioned, dating back to the 1840s.  A jigger of spicy rye gets stired with some sugar and Peychaud's bitters briskly with ice.  A chilled Old Fashioned glass is rinsed with absinthe.  Strain the stirred mixture into the glass, squeeze a lemon over it, toss the lemon rind.  Sip it and contemplate the wonders of the universe.

The Vieux Carre (named after the French term for the French Quarter) is equal parts rye, cognac, and vermouth, a barspoon of Benedictine, and a couple dashes each of Peychaud's and Angostura bitters, stirred over ice in an Old Fashioned glass.

Cocktail a la Louisianne is a half jigger each of rye whiskey, Benedictine, sweet vermouth, 3 dashes absinthe, 3 dashes Peychaud’s

And the Ramos, this is an interesting one.  You have to be prepared to shake the everloving shit out of your mixing tins.  The payoff is a luscious, thick meringue on this dessert-like concoction.  Get some gin, preferably Old Tom, an egg white, cracked ice, a few drops of orange flower water, and the juice (FRESH!) of a half a lime and a half a lemon into a shaker.  Shake the shit out of it for at least a full minute.  Then add a half ounce of heavy whipping cream.  Shake the shit out of it for at least a minute.  Strain this into a highball.  Pour a few ounces of soda water back into the shaker, shake a little, and then top off the highball until meringe starts popping out of the top.  If you do your job well, the emulsification is thick enough to make the top dome out quite far.  This is a lot of prep but the payoff is worth it if you want something unique.  Back in the day, the drink's inventor Henry Ramos would have teams of "shaker boys" shaking the drink for 12 minutes, even during Mardi Gras--they would pass the tins down the line as soon as arms were tired.  During off-peak times, each bartender just had a shaker boy.

Any place worth its salt down there can make these. 

P.S. I like rye
P.P.S I am now thirsty.
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Re: New Orleans, LA (USA)
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2013, 07:51:47 pm »
I like the sound of the third drink in particular... that is one of the things i really liked about New Orleans... I can drink drinks there that would get me laughed out of pubs back in Ontario without fear of social stigma  ;D

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Re: New Orleans, LA (USA)
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2013, 09:06:35 pm »
Speaking of drinks. Can't go wrong with a traditional absinthe at the Old Absinthe House. I do really like Sazeracs as well.



One of my favorite cities. Beautiful and historic.

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Re: New Orleans, LA (USA)
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2013, 05:30:21 am »
Yep, it's a wonderful place with unique history.  Spanish and French before it was ever American, very Caribbean... Great history, beauty, people, music, food, and drink.
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