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Chirstmas in NOLA

We decided to not worry about the in-laws this year and booked a last-minute Christmas trip to New Orleans instead. So where do we eat on Christmas? [more inside]
posted by thecjm on Dec 18, 2014 - 14 answers

Escape From New Orleans

Can you please recommend to me an overnight road trip approximately 2-3 hours from New Orleans where I can do some low-key exploring (preferably outdoor), have a couple of quiet beers, eat some awesome (vegetarian) food, and mellow out? [more inside]
posted by justjess on Nov 10, 2014 - 4 answers

Places to go camping with a 5- and 7-year-old near New Orleans?

My SO's kids are becoming a bigger part of my life, and she and I would like to start taking them on camping trips as a way to have fun, bond, introduce them to the outdoors, and find some precious peace and quiet out away from the roar of the city. We live in New Orleans, Louisiana; what are some good places to take them for weekend camping adventures? [more inside]
posted by Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The on Sep 1, 2014 - 3 answers

a road trip without any ability to drive

BeMyTravelAgentFilter: Help me figure out a way to make a trip from the Bay Area to New Orleans doable and affordable - when driving is not an option. [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jun 4, 2014 - 23 answers

NOLAfilter-Travel safety for woman arriving at dawn, on foot in Marigny?

My friend is taking a Megabus from Florida to Texas. She's connecting between the two states in New Orleans - where she arrives early tomorrow morning. Can you offer advice about navigating the Marigny safely by foot, or about using Megabus services in New Orleans? [more inside]
posted by mitschlag on Jun 4, 2014 - 10 answers

Should the office be in Portland, Boulder, Salt Lake City or N'awlins?

Company is looking to open an office in Portland, Boulder, Salt Lake City, or New Orleans. What is it like to hire programmers and designers there? What is the talent pool like? What do people get paid? [more inside]
posted by 3491again on May 14, 2014 - 30 answers

Best of New Orleans

A friend and I are taking a short trip (about 3 days) to New Orleans. We're staying near the French Quarter, access to buses and bikes. Where should we go, what should we do? [more inside]
posted by serelliya on Mar 8, 2014 - 7 answers

Poverty Public Policy Interships in New Orleans

Where should a grad student in public policy (with a focus on poverty) intern in New Orleans this summer? What organizations do related work? What internships are there? [more inside]
posted by rue72 on Jan 29, 2014 - 2 answers

Please help these hipster snobs cool it up in New Orleans!

30-ish scenester types seeking curated, non-comformist travel recommendations for the Crescent City. [more inside]
posted by sureshot on Jan 6, 2014 - 38 answers

Recommendations for New Orleans?

I'm going to New Orleans in a few days to cover a conference for a client. I will be going a half day early and staying an extra ~2 days more. I have limited time to do research, and do plan to go through the archives and NYT recommendation article. However, I was hoping to dig up any recommendations as to other things to see/check out when I'm there, and this seems to be an easy way to do so. [more inside]
posted by Wolfster on Dec 4, 2013 - 9 answers

A good mechanic near New Orleans for a '94 4Runner?

This is a long shot, but does anybody know a good mechanic in the New Orleans area who'll work on my old 4Runner? I'm having a hard time finding one for some reason. [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Nov 29, 2013 - 5 answers

Help me decode New Orleans hotel locations!

I'm somewhat last-minute booking a trip to NOLA, and have never been before, so I'm floundering a bit in sorting through my hotel decisions. There's tons of advice on where to eat, but very little on where to sleep! Which we do plan to do at least once. ;) So dear MeFites, where should the boy and I park ourselves between beignets? [more inside]
posted by like_a_friend on Sep 10, 2013 - 21 answers

Who shops at an open-air market for dental tools?

Does New Orleans have an open-air market for dental tools? Back in the late '90s, I visited New Orleans with my parents. I have one memory from that trip that I am still bedeviled by. One afternoon, we headed to a big open-air market -- rows and rows of stalls, I think under some kind of canopy, various goods for sale. I guess this was probably the French Market, but I don't specifically remember. As we got further and further into the market, the stalls started to get a little funny. Everyone had POW-MIA flags, and I saw one that read, "KILL THEM ALL AND LET GOD SORT THEM OUT." [more inside]
posted by grobstein on Jun 25, 2013 - 18 answers

Sophisticated Cissy

This morning I was talking to my wife about Lee Dorsey and the Meters, and we put on the tune "Cissy Strut." The Meters also have a tune called "Sophisticated Cissy." I was wondering - what does the word "cissy" mean to the Meters? Are they using it the same way i would use the word "sissy"? Or did it mean something different in 1969 than it does now?
posted by to sir with millipedes on Jun 21, 2013 - 6 answers

Looking for awesome restaurants,bars and fun things to do in New Orleans

My girlfriend and I are going to New Orleans for Jazz Fest later this month. Although we'll spend a fair amount of time at the festival, we'd like to spend some time exploring NOLA itself. Looking for awesome restaurants, bars and fun things to do in New Orleans [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Apr 5, 2013 - 14 answers

Halloween in New Orleans?

Apologies in advance for like my umpteenth Ask about New Orleans. But I have some Halloween-specific questions... [more inside]
posted by JoanArkham on Mar 20, 2013 - 8 answers

Visiting New Orleans with an infant

My wife and I will be visiting New Orleans at the end of this month with our almost 1-year old son. Having the baby with us has required two contingencies: we are renting a car, and our days will have to end by 6:30 or 7 pm-ish (although they do start at 6:30-7am). We will also need to find a quiet place for him to nap during the day, or else sit in the car/return to our lodging for an hour or so. I am hoping he'll nap in the stroller as we wander the city, but can't take this for granted. Given this, and the fact that we only have two days (Friday-22 and Monday-25, the weekend is taken up by the wedding we are travelling for) how best to organize our time? Any advice on travelling with an infant? [more inside]
posted by arcticwoman on Mar 13, 2013 - 5 answers

Planning a big dinner party in New Orleans

Dinner party for 300. New Orleans. October. Have about $100/person to spend. Where should we go? [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Mar 6, 2013 - 5 answers

Is New Orleans in March nuts?

I'm considering going to New Orleans with my girlfriend for vacation the third week of March, and wondering if it gets crazy enough with spring breakers to make that a bad idea. [more inside]
posted by transient on Feb 8, 2013 - 12 answers

Christmas in New Orleans: everything closed?

We're considering a short trip to New Orleans over Christmas. Will we find a town that's closed up for the holiday? [more inside]
posted by intermod on Nov 30, 2012 - 22 answers

Remembering care in the city it forgot.

Safely exploring New Orleans on foot. [more inside]
posted by eugenen on Nov 19, 2012 - 10 answers

Help me leave New Orleans before I even get there

I would like to take a two day trip less than 4 hours from New Orleans on public transportation. Where should I go? [more inside]
posted by unbearablylight on Aug 25, 2012 - 13 answers

New Orleans wedding musicians

Can anyone recommend a small jazz or blues band (3 or fewer musicians) to play a short wedding reception in a small space in New Orleans in October? [more inside]
posted by Latifolia on Aug 19, 2012 - 3 answers

One night in New Orleans and Nashville

One night in New Orleans and Nashville. Where to stay, what to do? [more inside]
posted by youcancallmeal on Aug 18, 2012 - 6 answers

Do You Know What It Means to Rediscover New Orleans?

Best way to rediscover New Orleans for a former resident and a best way to discover it for her newbie husband? [more inside]
posted by Kitteh on Aug 17, 2012 - 6 answers

Suggest a road trip of around 10 hours from Orlando!

Can you suggest some amazing places for me to visit within a ~10 hour drive of Orlando, Florida? I will be leaving Orlando on September 1st and have to be back either in Orlando or in Atlanta, Georgia afternoon of 7th September for my flight back to London, England. New Orleans is one enticing idea so far, Miami slightly less so...but very keen to get some suggestions from the hive mind. Everything from historic landmarks to city culture to the big wide open considered (and I'm a big fan of freshwater swimming too). [more inside]
posted by skylar on Jul 30, 2012 - 20 answers

Quick trip to New Orleans?

I’ve been thinking about a return trip to New Orleans for a while now (last there in 2008), and came across some good off-season fares/hotel deals for August. Yes, New Orleans in August. (Probably too many) specific questions inside… [more inside]
posted by JoanArkham on Jun 18, 2012 - 41 answers

Help a large group dine in New Orleans' French Quarter!

I'm organizing a group trip to New Orleans in June. There will be 12-13 of us and I'm trying to find a Friday-night casual restaurant and a Sunday brunch spot in the French Quarter that will take reservations for such a large group. (French Quarter preferred as it's near the hotel and some folks have walking issues, but we can possibly branch out with cabs, etc.) [more inside]
posted by GaelFC on May 22, 2012 - 11 answers

Cheap internet!

Who is currently the best ISP in New Orleans in terms of price/bandwidth? [more inside]
posted by Scientist on May 3, 2012 - 5 answers

Looking for a care package for a medical student in New Orleans

I'm looking for nice gift(s) for my brother who is about to take a major test, except the test in on Thursday, and he lives 1,800 miles away. What could I order or have delivered in New Orleans for a stressed out med student?
posted by filthy light thief on Apr 18, 2012 - 4 answers

Moving to New Orleans

As mentioned in a previous question, I'll be moving to New Orleans in the fairly near future. I have a few questions and a need for reassurance. [more inside]
posted by dotgirl on Mar 30, 2012 - 10 answers

Don't tell me I have to wax my eyebrows, too.

How weird is my (unremarkable for either coast) gender presentation going to seem to people when I live in New Orleans? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 28, 2012 - 13 answers

WWII Museum and dodging Final Four fans

Can anyone comment on the "Behind the Lines" tour at the National WWII Museum? And also, we'll be there on Final Four weekend, but care nothing for basketball; any ideas for what to do and what not to try to do? [more inside]
posted by wenestvedt on Mar 19, 2012 - 6 answers

Eating in New Orleans?!?

New Orleans eats? A friend from Qatar (!) is traveling to Nawlins, would love some suggestions for places locals eat, mostly cajun and seafood--from cheap diners to spending a good bit of money. Thanks
posted by ambient2 on Mar 3, 2012 - 18 answers

How best to experience the Crescent City on St Pat's?

Yet another New Orleans travel question, with a twist: We're going to be in New Orleans on St. Patrick's Day, what should we expect? [more inside]
posted by 1f2frfbf on Mar 3, 2012 - 8 answers

Parking During Mardi Gras

I need parking suggestions in New Orleans (Maurigny/French Quarter) during Mardi Gras this year. [more inside]
posted by schleppo on Feb 10, 2012 - 9 answers

School me on schools

Is the Lusher-Tulane arrangement unprecedented, or business as usual as U.S. charter schools go? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 25, 2011 - 5 answers

Can two pseudo introverts have a good time in NOLA?

My husband and I would like to go to New Orleans, LA in March, 2012. We're fairly laid back and not huge into the tourism craziness that I tend to associate with NOLA. It is possible to go to The Big Easy and, well, have a chill time? [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Nov 18, 2011 - 30 answers

Let the good times roll in New Orleans, 2012

I'm looking for an affordable hotel in New Orleans, ideally in the French Quarter. I'm coordinating a meetup of friends in 2012. Right now we're considering April 20-22 but are open to other dates. We've only started to look but the early prices we've been quoted are $320 a night (at Holiday Inn French Quarter) which our group can't handle. Group rates are lower, but we may not be able to guarantee 10 rooms. [more inside]
posted by GaelFC on Nov 1, 2011 - 13 answers

What to do in NOLA that isn't a tourist destination?

I am considering taking a trip to NOLA in December... however, in looking at hostel listings, I realized that I do not know what is a good location to book a hostel. This is because I am not familiar with the city and I am not certain where the interesting parts are located. I also do not know much about the transit options available for accessing different places. It seems there are some trolley lines, but again, without knowledge of where I want to go, I don't know if they will be helpful or not. I do not care about hitting up every one of the top-ten tourist sites. To be cliche, I am more interested in experiencing the actual New Orleans rather than the tourist version of the city. Suggestions?
posted by terezaakarenin on Oct 24, 2011 - 13 answers

Witty Cross-Stitch Won't Cut It

New Hobby; Need Help. Colorful bead art like the pieces that Mardi Gras Indians wear... how to learn? [more inside]
posted by sestaaak on Oct 19, 2011 - 6 answers

How do I deal with all that jazz?

What music should a New Orleans noob go see this weekend? [more inside]
posted by soy_renfield on Oct 19, 2011 - 5 answers

Get me and my stuff from Point A to Point B (possibly via Point C?)

Transitioning from car-free East Coast existence to Southern California sprawl. What's the most efficient way to do this? [more inside]
posted by Sara C. on Aug 28, 2011 - 17 answers

Touch of class in New Orleans

After dining at Commander's Palace in New Orleans next Friday, what's a classy bar that we could visit? Bonus points for gorgeous wood bars, good cocktails, and minimal crowds.
posted by little_c on Aug 26, 2011 - 8 answers

Do you know what it means?

I want to move to New Orleans in December/January. I will be a registered nurse with a bachelor's degree. I don't know anyone who lives there. I'm looking for any advice or encouragement. Where should I live? What are the job prospect like and where should I work? If you've ever moved somewhere you really weren't familiar with, what advice do you wish someone had given you? [more inside]
posted by alittlecloser on Aug 9, 2011 - 11 answers

accentuate the positive for me!

Can anyone recommend to me music similar to the album Delmond and his father were recording in HBO's Treme? [more inside]
posted by mannequito on Aug 2, 2011 - 3 answers

What can a vegetarian eat in the French Quarter of New Orleans?

I am going to New Orleans on business. I will be on the edge of the French Quarter and am looking for restaurants that serve at least one vegetarian dish, preferably in or near the French Quarter. Cheap is not required and in fact for many meals higher end would be preferable. [more inside]
posted by rednikki on Jul 14, 2011 - 11 answers

How do foreign visitors find a local doctor in the USA?

I'm going to be visiting New Orleans with my kids. We try to go every year and this trip we'll be staying around a month. I'd like to have a regular doctor or medical practice so that I don't need to visit a hospital emergency room for something minor. We have travel insurance, and most of our party will be US citizens.
posted by Joe in Australia on Jun 9, 2011 - 3 answers

What should we do/see in New Orleans?

My wife and I are traveling to New Orleans between June 14th and June 18th for our 1st anniversary. What should we do there? Relevant details: we're both vegetarian, both like jazz and beer and museums, I love funk music, she's into fancy cocktails and cool-looking old buildings. Neither of us have ever been before. Any recommendations for vegetarian restaurants would be especially appreciated.
posted by IjonTichy on May 26, 2011 - 23 answers

I've memorized Port and Starboard. What else do 2 cruise n00bs need to know?

The Lady and I are taking our first cruise this Sunday. Leaving New Orleans and heading to Belize, Roatan, Costa Maya and Cozumel. I've been to N.O. before, but neither of us have been any of the other places. Any pro-tips, suggestions or amusing anecdotes about any of those places? We really have no idea what to expect... [more inside]
posted by indiebass on May 24, 2011 - 18 answers

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