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Old 07-03-2013, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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Just a few basic questions.

1. In order to get to the city from the airport, which one's better, taxi or shuttle?

2. How much does it usually cost for a shot of absinthe?

3. So far, my itinerary for dining looks like this: Crawfish boil and oysters at ACME, Po'boys at either Verti Marte or the Quarter Grocery, Beignets and Cafe au Lait at either Cafe du Monde or Cafe Beignet, Red Beans & Rice and Jambalaya at Coop's Place, Fried chicken at Willie Mae's, Shrimp & Grits at Ruby Slipper, Snow balls at Hansen's, Crepes at Merchant, Creole Cream Cheese ice cream at Creole Creamery, and Gumbo, Etouffee, Shrimp Creole, and/or Blackened Catfish at either Pierre Masperos or Desire. If there's anything else I should try, then by all means let me know!
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Old 07-03-2013, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Metairie, LA
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1. Bus is the cheapest. See: //www.city-data.com/forum/new-o...ve-proper.html

The shuttle is cheaper than the cab, but you'll have to arrange it ahead of time. A cab is $33 + tip.

2. No more than a normal top shelf shot

3. That's a good list. I know it's touristy, but The Gumbo Shop really does have some decent gumbo. I would scratch Pierre Maspero's at the end there, as Desire would be a better choice if you want to stay in the quarter. If you want to get out of the tourist zone for Creole/Soul Food, check out Neyows in Mid-City.
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Old 07-03-2013, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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I'm aware that bus is the cheapest, but the person I'm going with doesn't have as good a sense of direction as I do, and in all honesty, having already looked at that bus, I would not mind riding it at all if it got within several block walking distance of my hotel (one block west, or "downriver" as y'all like to call it down there apparently from Canal St.), but it stops at the Jefferson County border, meaning we would have to take at least two buses. Don't want to have to do that while carrying around our luggage. Money certainly won't be an issue for us.

Could you at least recommend another shuttle service besides Airport Shuttle? It's the only one I could find that seems legit in all honesty.
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Old 07-03-2013, 05:10 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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I'm aware that bus is the cheapest, but the person I'm going with doesn't have as good a sense of direction as I do, and in all honesty, having already looked at that bus, I would not mind riding it at all if it got within several block walking distance of my hotel (one block west, or "downriver" as y'all like to call it down there apparently from Canal St.), but it stops at the Jefferson County border, meaning we would have to take at least two buses. Don't want to have to do that while carrying around our luggage. Money certainly won't be an issue for us.

Could you at least recommend another shuttle service besides Airport Shuttle? It's the only one I could find that seems legit in all honesty.
The airport bus (e2, I think) goes all the way into the CBD.
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Old 07-03-2013, 05:49 PM
 
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Just a few basic questions.

1. In order to get to the city from the airport, which one's better, taxi or shuttle?

2. How much does it usually cost for a shot of absinthe?

3. So far, my itinerary for dining looks like this: Crawfish boil and oysters at ACME, Po'boys at either Verti Marte or the Quarter Grocery, Beignets and Cafe au Lait at either Cafe du Monde or Cafe Beignet, Red Beans & Rice and Jambalaya at Coop's Place, Fried chicken at Willie Mae's, Shrimp & Grits at Ruby Slipper, Snow balls at Hansen's, Crepes at Merchant, Creole Cream Cheese ice cream at Creole Creamery, and Gumbo, Etouffee, Shrimp Creole, and/or Blackened Catfish at either Pierre Masperos or Desire. If there's anything else I should try, then by all means let me know!
We liked Cafe du Monde best. At first I thought it was the ultimate tourist trap because it was so crowded, but when we had their beignets, we understood why!
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:08 PM
 
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When you go to Cafe du Monde, don't stand in line. No one will seat you. If there is a line in the front go around to the back or just cut line and go in. If there are no vacant tables, sit at one that is piled with dishes. Believe me they will clear them off for you. Enjoy!
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:23 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
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If money isn't an issue take a cab! Are you coming to visit the city or are you coming to eat? LOL As others has already said, go to Café du Monde.
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:49 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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definitely coming to visit in general! I already have an itinerary laid out, where to eat was just the only thing I wasn't quite sure about yet.
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:54 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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If you want to get out and explore the city more, there's a Morning Call Coffee (Beignet) Stand in City Park. But you'll have to spread out your own sugar
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:54 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
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I knew that. I was just messing with you. Have a great time. Stay away from the chain restaurants and you can't really go wrong.
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