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Dec 26, 2006 11:17 PM

St. Patrick's Day

It looks like I'll be in NO on St. Patrick's Day. I'm staying at the Ritz-Carlton (wife got a GREAT rate for her convention) and I'm looking for dinner within walking distance. I'm assuming St. Pat's is a bit nuts in the Quarter, so I'd prefer to walk rather than rely on cabs that night.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

(I've been to Mr. B's and K-pauls which aren't too far)

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  1. Not totally for sure, but I think the St. Patty's day stuff may not in the Quarter. I think it is in The Irish Channel area. The St. Joseph's Parade is in the Quarter.

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    1. re: Spencer

      Yes, the insanity (veggies thrown from floats, drunken marching) takes place Uptown. It ends up at Parasol's in the Irish channel. St. Joseph's day is later.

    2. quickest way to get sobered up on St Pat's is getting knocked in the head with a cabbage or bar of Irish me...go to the Parade Uptown and bring a bag for collecting loot- and keep your eye out for flying green objects (last year I saw pkgs of ramen w/green lables and lime tic tacs) magazine and louisiana is a good spot

      1. I'm pretty sure that the Palace Cafe should be within walking distance. It would be a great choice for dinner. The crabmeat cheesecake is a wonderful appetizer, but you also might want to try the turtle soup, which is exceptional. And the white chocolate bread pudding makes a great finish! Now all you have to do is choose between a number of appealing entrees... duck, beef tenderloin, fresh fish, etc.

        1. I'm not a fan of Palace Cafe. If I were at the ritz, I'd walk down to Bayona. Peristyle wouldn't be too far, nor would GW Fins, Arnaud's or Galatoire's. Dominique's is also very good, and was mostly empty when I was there a few months ago.