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Mardi Gras 2011

A March 2011 trip to New Orleans by Ken @ American Odyssey TV

Luke Photo, New Orleans, Louisiana More Photos
Quote: A short festive trip to Nola for Party Gras

Bourbon Street

Attraction | "Alcohol Fueled Fun and Debauchery"

Bourbon Street Photo, New Orleans, Louisiana
Quote:
Bourbon St. - a massive cluster of alcoholic debauchery mixed with a clamoring for small plastic necklaces. There are so many people that it is nearly impossible to actually do anything other than stand in one place and look up in hopes of getting beaded, or to watch people do outrageous things in order to win the love of the tosser on the balcony. Entering Bourbon Street, it is necessary to have an adult beverage in hand - I don't know if it's peer pressure, or some innate desire to drink when crossing into the intoxication zone. Either way, I got a beer and started my walk through the Quarter. However, there are so many people around, mostly drunk, that you are bound to be hit and bump...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 11, 2011

Bourbon Street
Bourbon Street
New Orleans, Louisiana

Mardi Gras

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Attraction | "The Float, The Band, The Float"

Mardi Gras Photo, New Orleans, Louisiana
Quote:
My trip to Nola for Mardi was planned months ahead of time, when lots of friends were interested in coming. Of course, as luck will have it, they all had reasons they couldn't attend. So, I was in Nola alone for Mardi Gras. Maybe that was a good thing - I managed to keep myself out of too much trouble, but then, maybe that was a bad thing because if you are going to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, you should be looking for trouble. I was there only a short 30 hours or so, as I arrived on late Monday afternoon and left early on Wednesday morning. It was a very short trip to say the least. Before going I was really looking forward to the parades. To be honest, I was expecting Carneval...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 11, 2011

Mardi Gras
1 Poydras St
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

Le Pavillon Hotel

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Hotel | "Old World Classic"

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I knew New Orleans hotels for Mardi Gras would be expensive, so I booked early. I wanted to stay at a decent place, and since there wasn't a big difference in price between a 2 and a 4 star hotel, I went with the 4. Le Pavillon was listed as a fours star hotel on Expedia, and went for $250 a night. It is located about four blocks from the French Quarter and a block from the parade route - in fact, I could see the parade from my room. The exterior had huge columns, and some statues built into the walls, with greenery behind them. If looking at a picture, you'd think you were in Paris, or Rome, but not the Dirty South. Not knowing what to expect, when I walked in I wa...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on March 11, 2011

Le Pavillon Hotel
833 POYDRAS STREET
New Orleans, Louisiana 70140
504-581-3111

Luke

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Restaurant | "Raw Bar, Great Food, Good Prices"

Luke Photo, New Orleans, Louisiana
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After a red-eye flight into New Orleans, I arrived in the early afternoon and was starving. I wanted good food, but more importantly, I needed to eat right away. I checked my Yelp app, and there was a place called 'Luke' just down the street with tons of good reviews. Done. This was Lundi Gras, and Luke's is right off the parade route, so I expected to get turned away, but to my surprise, there was a seat at the bar. I was alone, so one seat was all I needed. When sitting at the bar, you immediately notice the raw seafood being shucked, and I then heard about the happy hour prices on oyster - a dozen for $6. Okay, enough said. I ordered a dozen. The guy next to me said the shri...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 11, 2011

Luke
333 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
(504) 378-2840