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Apr 3, 2010 05:38 PM

Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans?

Just sitting here feeling blue no money or time to go to New Orleans and Im missing it. Oh to wake up tomorrow and be at Cafe Du Monde at 7 a.m. thats always been a magical time for me there. To hear Louisiana music from so many doorways in the quarter a poor boy at Guys Poboys where Marvin the owner makes one for you out of love and friendship. To slip into one of the many dive bars anywhere in town and sip a beer.
Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans?

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  1. Yep, I sure do. Just a few minutes ago my partner and I were talking about the onion rings at Mandina's, of all things. A random conversation that we're not sure how it started. Been working inside the house all day , repairing various things that go wrong on a nearly 100- year- old house, with PBS and some old Meters blaring on the stereo. We were in New Orleans at Christmas and 3 months is too long! The good news is we'll be back in mid-May. Before Casamentos closes for the season, yay! This trip, we'll finally eat at Brigtsens, which will be a first for us. Can't wait!

    Mandina's Restaurant
    3800 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70119

    Casamento's Restaurant
    4330 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

    Brigtsen's Restaurant
    723 Dante St, New Orleans, LA 70118

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    1. re: superk

      I must go to Casamento's soon. I am spending way too much time dreaming about oyster loaf.

      Also, I shoud hit CDM as well. That's something that, as a local, I don't do often enough.

      Casamento's Restaurant
      4330 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115

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      1. I do...went to college there and have been back several times since. There is just no place like NOLA whether you are a resident or visitor--although as great as it is to visit, it's just not quite as magical as when you live there. I miss late-night (or early morning) at "the grill"--Camelia, that is--crawfish at Frankie and Johnny's, and a snowball on the way home.

        PS...I will have that song in my head for days! ;)

        1. You really got me with this query...Havent posted a lot as of late due to a very full work schedule, but just had to respond. Roman candy at Audubon Park,(Zoo) all summer long! A bag of crawfish from the The Fly at sunset... my first Cream of Nectar snowball with condensed milk at Hansen's....and these are just my childhood favorites over summer/spring. Moving back home this summer and so excited!! My children can enjoy these same experiences on a regular basis!! I absolutely know what it means to Miss New Orleans and Im headed home ASAP!

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