Saturday, September 21, 2013

The Cigar Life

New Orleans.  One of the last great vestiges of civilized society.  At one time in America there were ashtrays in airplanes, businessmen drank whiskey in their offices, and a smoke filled bar was a given.  Life was simpler then.

Now our fair city of New Orleans is one of the only places left where you can smoke indoors.  So to celebrate this truly civilized freedom, I give you: The Cigar Life.

First, go here to buy a cigar.  

Then smoke it here -- with a drink of course.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Saturday, September 14, 2013

The Young, Rich and the Famous Crawl

If you are dressed up, with a date or friends, and have money to burn, this a baller way to spend the evening.   Enjoy:)

---  First make a reservation for around 8 or 8:30 at the Grill Room at the Windsor Court Hotel.  Ask for Joe to be your server.

Then start the night with cocktails.  Two bars.  One drink at each.

Then go to dinner. 

Then after dinner drinks.

Now for some jazz. 

Friday, September 13, 2013

Fewer Tourists? Eat Lunch in the CBD

You wake up downtown.  You're starving, but can't make a decision about where to eat.  Laying back down in bed, you dig around on Yelp before just settling on some place you've been to so many times.  (Or even worse, a chain restaurant)

Venture out to the CBD.  There are a lot more amazing spots out there than
you'd think.  And you won't be surrounded by tourists.....

First go get coffee.   To Spitfire if you're near or PJ's if you're not.

Then try one of the places on this list.  

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Enough with the Cocktails... Where is the Good Beer?

There are lots of great craft cocktail bars in New Orleans, but the craft beer bars are harder to come by.  Here are a few of the best ones:

-- Oh, and Stein's isn't a bar, but they do have a killer beer selection.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

NOLA Dive Bars: Where One Beer Turns into Seven

Am I suggesting you go to these places?  Not really.  But yes, definitely go.

Here are a few suggestions:

1. Don't order "cocktails."
2. Don't play Wagon Wheel or Freebird on the jukebox.
3. At this point in your night you have little left to prove.  Leave the shots of whisky to the bartenders and regulars.

Enjoy in mediocre health!

Also don't forget to get a sandwich from Killer PoBoys while at Erin Rose.  They go from 12-12 and their poboys are fantastic.  

**I left Snake's for last because it requires some additional advice:
1. I wouldn't show up before midnight.
2. Order Schlitz beer.
3. Think twice before going there.  Then think about it again.  (Never once have I regretted not going to Snake and Jakes.)
4.  But seriously, if you like dive bars Snakes is a must-see.  Oh and George Clooney and Anthony Bourdain  have both been there.  If it's cool enough for them it's cool enough for you.