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Apr 30, 2013 05:33 AM

Jazz for chowpups?

We're coming to town tomorrow - getting very excited! The chowpups really want to be able to hear some great live jazz, besides what we'll be enjoying at Jazz Fest. We're big Marcia Ball fans, and I see that she's playing the early show at Snug Harbor. Is that a kid-friendly venue?

So I guess my question is, are there venues besides Preservation Hall where kids are welcome? The pups are 10 and 12 and are used to enjoying live music. Venues where good food is available would be a plus.

I've already booked a lane at Rock 'n' Bowl for Thursday night's Zydeco show.

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  1. I don't think Snug will allows your kids in, but certainly worth a call. I think PH is the only one that will because they don't serve alcohol. You might also look into the policy in place at Palm Court Jazz on Decatur, they serve food. Nice place for trad/Dixieland jazz. Have a fun time!

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    1. re: sanglier

      Thanks, sanglier, for the recommendation. I'll look into the Palm Court.

      I saw that on Thursday afternoon there is an outside concert scheduled in Louis Armstrong Park. If the weather cooperates, I think that's a player. If you had to pick between NOLA and Domenica for lunch which would you choose?

      1. re: Bivalve88

        I'm super-biased! I LOVE Domenica, especially their pizzas and pastas. If you can hold out til 3, they have a wicked Happy Hour with half priced pizzas and wines by the glass. If you're a cauliflower fan, don't miss the roasted cauliflower. It's always a good idea to make a reservation there, just in case, because it can get crowded.

        1. re: Bivalve88

          I love the Thursday Jazz in the Park series - it's usually nicely busy with lots of Treme locals but not crazy packed, though this week's combo of Kermit Ruffins + Jazz Fest may lead to larger than usual crowds. I agree with Sanglier about Domenica particularly the happy hour.

      2. The park service has family friendly shows. They're during the day or early evening, free, and the "rangers" are knowledgeable and talented.