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St. Patrick's Day

chris in illinois Dec 26, 2006 11:17 PM

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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    Spencer RE: chris in illinois Dec 27, 2006 03:12 AM

    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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      Frolic RE: Spencer Dec 27, 2006 06:30 PM

      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.

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      chef4hire RE: chris in illinois Dec 28, 2006 06:59 PM

      quickest way to get sobered up on St Pat's is getting knocked in the head with a cabbage or bar of Irish Spring...trust 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

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        cajungirl RE: chris in illinois Dec 31, 2006 03:09 AM

        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.

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          JGrey RE: chris in illinois Jan 1, 2007 09:23 PM

          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.

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