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May 6, 2002 10:13 AM

looking for good times & good (cheap) food!

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I'm traveling to New Orleans for the first time with my husband and my parents. We're a very fun loving crowd, with simple tastes in food. We're really interested in great food and a laid back atmosphere. I'd love to find a great creole / cajun restaurant and if there's live music that's even better! We will have our car, so if it's a little out of the way, that's just fine. Any suggestions would be very much appreciated! Also, if you want to throw in any suggestions for great live music clubs, I'd appreciate that too!

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  1. If you're looking for really great food at a great price, I'd recommend Sal & Judy's in Lacombe. It's out of the way, but worth the trip.

    If you want something closer to town, Jacques-Imo is really awesome, and there's a great live music club next door, called The Maple Leaf. It's pretty hard to get into Jacques-Imo though. You can only make reservations if you have a party of 5 or more. If not, you just wait...up to 2 hours. But it's worth it cause you just sit in the bar and have drinks. When you wait, every once in a while, the chef will come out and give people stuff to nibble on while they wait!