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On 3/12/2020 at 8:17 PM, AustinMT said:

Have a trip coming up end of March (and may have to go back end of April, CV permitting).  Have everything lined up, but debating one last slot:  Restaurant R’evolution or La Petite Grocery?

You dead?

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On 3/21/2020 at 1:27 PM, We’reTexas said:

When all of this is said and done we will have seen a lot of bizarre things, but I think one of the weirdest things we’ll remember is that Commander’s Palace was on uber eats and did a takeaway jazz brunch. 
 

https://wgno.com/news/commanders-palace-offering-takeout-for-the-first-time/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

wonder if that included $.25 martinis

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The next time we go to New Orleans, I am gonna drink enough to end up on an episode of Cops.

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Just how close to zero are my odds of being there for my mid May trip?

I fear very.


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2 hours ago, 4th and 5 said:

Just how close to zero are my odds of being there for my mid May trip?

We got a July trip booked that I'm thinking is 50/50 right now.  

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10 minutes ago, Redneck Mutha said:

We got a July trip booked that I'm thinking is 50/50 right now.  

I’ve got an October trip booked and that’s when everyone is expecting a second spike. 

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3 hours ago, 4th and 5 said:

Just how close to zero are my odds of being there for my mid May trip?

We already cancelled our early May trip.  I don't see how it will be safe by then.

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3 hours ago, 4th and 5 said:

Just how close to zero are my odds of being there for my mid May trip?

In the words of Jim Morrison:

Five to one, baby
One in five
No one here gets out alive

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Best Italian place in town for the survivors, hopefully? Vincent's is too far. 

Yes, I already know about Irene's in the Quarter. 

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1 hour ago, billfromlaketravis said:

Best Italian place in town for the survivors, hopefully? Vincent's is too far. 

Yes, I already know about Irene's in the Quarter. 

 

1 hour ago, billfromlaketravis said:

Best Italian place in town for the survivors, hopefully? Vincent's is too far. 

Yes, I already know about Irene's in the Quarter. 

Mosca’s. 
 

Creole-Italian is the foundation of the New Orleanian concept of the neighborhood restaurant. These are small businesses that I really worry about, not necessarily because they may struggle, but because they may decide it’s a good time for the family to throw in the towel.

Liuzza’s, for, example. On Bienville, mind you - I like by the Track, but Bienville is just a pure distillation of Irish-Italian ‘Yat New Orleans (“The Pope in Avignon!”, as John Goodman remarked in Treme). We were in town for Mardi Gras and had the bulk of Monday to kill before our flight, so we dropped by Liuzza’s shortly before they opened. We were sitting outside when the owner opened the door and asked, in his great Mid-City accent, “Ya hungry? Ya thirsty? Well, c’mon in!” Within minutes we we inundated with red beans, shrimp remoulade, garlic bread, and of course the big frosted mugs of Abita Amber. Professor Longhair, Dr. John and Allen Toussaint were on repeat, because this is the kind of place where they must be on repeat. 
 

I fear it will be some time before we return, and I fear that New Orleans will be very different. This August will be the 15th anniversary of the federal flood, btw. 

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Impastatos in Metairie is fantastic for Italian. No tourist. Serious old school place. Mr Joe has some very cool NFL memorabilia in the bar area.


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Going in mid July.. We have been wanting to hit Commanders Palace for a while, but its closed.. any recs? Wife wants reservations as the 25% rule is in effect.

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9 hours ago, texashorne said:

Going in mid July.. We have been wanting to hit Commanders Palace for a while, but its closed.. any recs? Wife wants reservations as the 25% rule is in effect.

GW Fins has reopened and is taking reservations for dine in Wed-Sun.   That may change and expand if they hit Phase II by July.   I'm sure some of the other places have started to re-open for limited dine in as well, but that's the only one I'm sure of.  Best to hit the google and look around.

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Domenica has a huge open seating area so that would be another good place to go if they are open.

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I would kill all of you to be sitting in that little courtyard with a Lafitte's Hurricane.

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10 hours ago, kevwun said:

I would kill all of you to be sitting in that little courtyard with a Lafitte's Hurricane.

It's the purple one that'll get ya.

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On 4/3/2020 at 10:11 PM, billfromlaketravis said:

Best Italian place in town for the survivors, hopefully? Vincent's is too far. 

Yes, I already know about Irene's in the Quarter. 

 

On 4/4/2020 at 7:18 PM, Mac8111 said:

Impastatos in Metairie is fantastic for Italian. No tourist. Serious old school place. Mr Joe has some very cool NFL memorabilia in the bar area.


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My choice is Vincent's in Metairie on Chastant St.  Does anyone know if the Bon Ton Cafe is still open?  It's been like forever since we last dined there but it was awesome even though it's not Italian.

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virtually no line at Parkway at noon on Saturday

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monday special at dunbar's

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eggplant napoleon with fried shrimp and crawfish cream sauce at joey k's

 

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8 hours ago, Jack Straw said:

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virtually no line at Parkway at noon on Saturday

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monday special at dunbar's

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eggplant napoleon with fried shrimp and crawfish cream sauce at joey k's

 

Looks fantastic.  For the people that were there, were they adhering to social distancing/mask measures at all?  All of those places are well outside the Quarter, but did you happen to get anywhere down there?  I'm curious about crowd sizes and social distancing/mask measures, as I'm headed there over July 4th weekend.  

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3 hours ago, Biff Tannen said:

For the people that were there, were they adhering to social distancing/mask measures at all?  All of those places are well outside the Quarter, but did you happen to get anywhere down there?  I'm curious about crowd sizes and social distancing/mask measures, as I'm headed there over July 4th weekend.  

re: social distancing: a mixed bag.  in stores (grocery, convenience, hardware), very little to nearly no masks and social distancing other than employees.  we had reservations at La Petite Grocery for Father's Day; they called me Saturday and cancelled and said they had someone test positive and they were closing down for several days - so I cooked at my dad's house that night instead.  now, the restaurants we went to (some pictured above, some not) all had tables spaced well, employees all masked, and enforcing masks to enter and walk through until at table, no standing at the bar to wait for take out (except for superior seafood, which had just opened back up for dinner and was pretty packed out, including bar seating - no pics of the two dozen oysters i had there).  i was looking around for a place not on the itinerary for one night and really, a lot of places (all uptown) were still closed down - and we went by a few other of our favorites over weekend to check them out and they were still closed (high hat, bar frances, upperline).  

did not go into the quarter at all.  unless we are going down to the quarter to go to a specific restaurant and then leave, my GF and I don't spend much time down there  - so I can't report on that.  we stayed on st. charles uptown and the streetcars were pretty empty the whole long weekend we were there - that tells me the tourists aren't really coming back en masse just yet.

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couple more:

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oyster po-boy from old tyme grocery in lafayette

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boudin balls from best stop and road trip warrior 

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