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Old 01-19-2010, 02:53 PM   #1
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Well some buddies and I are heading to New Orleans tomorrow. Going to play golf at English Turn and the TPC. I also hear that there is going to be a ballgame there.

It sure is nice to be retired and be able to go where and when I want.
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Mother's is great, well known, and in a convenient location.

We like the little neighborhood restaurants (inexpensive holes in the wall) sprinkled about town. It is really hard to go wrong if you avoid chain restaurants and new restaurants, because the restaurant business here is extremely competitive.

Edited to add: Or, if you want to know more first, try this food critic's website.
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Lucky!

I heard there's going to be some kind of big week-long party in NO in a few weeks, too. Maybe you can do a test run this weekend to be sure the establishments are all prepared?
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Hmmm - Saint's play the Vikings this weekend - gonna be crowded where ever you go - even on the West Bank.

heh heh heh - don't know that end of town much - just start asking locals - they are always willing to talk food. . At least they always used too.
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Hmmm - Saint's play the Vikings this weekend - gonna be crowded where ever you go - even on the West Bank.

heh heh heh - don't know that end of town much - just start asking locals - they are always willing to talk food. . At least they always used too.
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Well some buddies and I are heading to New Orleans tomorrow. Going to play golf at English Turn and the TPC. I also hear that there is going to be a ballgame there.

It sure is nice to be retired and be able to go where and when I want.
I've walked English Turn back when the PGA tournament was there. Very nice course. At one time I think they required caddies. I've never played a course that required one. I'm too cheap to pay for one anyway.
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Well, I know I'm mighty jealous of you going to NO--my favorite American city for sure.
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I have returned. We stayed at Harrah's and were within walking distance of many of the local establishments. I didn't golf very well, but still had a good time. We had carts, but had one caddie along to help us out. Also met Terry Bradshaw at the golf coarse, as we had lunch at the club and were there at the same time. We invited him to go out to eat with us later, and he said yes, but his producer said no, he had to work the next day.

One of my buddies won $2,500 at the casino, he was up $5,000 at one time, we stayed out of the casino the rest of the time so he left a winner. One of the guys lived in New Orleans for 12 years so he played tour guide and was also a former member at English Turn and we paid guest rates. He also got us tickets to the game.

I also had charbroiled oysters for the first time, they were good.
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I have returned. We stayed at Harrah's and were within walking distance of many of the local establishments. I didn't golf very well, but still had a good time. We had carts, but had one caddie along to help us out. Also met Terry Bradshaw at the golf coarse, as we had lunch at the club and were there at the same time. We invited him to go out to eat with us later, and he said yes, but his producer said no, he had to work the next day.

One of my buddies won $2,500 at the casino, he was up $5,000 at one time, we stayed out of the casino the rest of the time so he left a winner. One of the guys lived in New Orleans for 12 years so he played tour guide and was also a former member at English Turn and we paid guest rates. He also got us tickets to the game.

I also had charbroiled oysters for the first time, they were good.
Sounds like a good time. I love charbroiled oysters.
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Glad you had a good time! Sounds like you went to Drago's if you got char-broiled oysters, their specialty. I love Drago's.

Some game, huh?
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Yep, drago's was the place. We also had dinner one night at a small place called Lillet's, I think was the name, it was also good. It was Saturday and most places were full.

Everyone was definatly excited about the game.
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Glad you had a good time! Sounds like you went to Drago's if you got char-broiled oysters, their specialty. I love Drago's.

Some game, huh?
OK, how does a cheap retiree do this at home?
Recipe, instructions or at least a clue as to technique?
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Nola Cuisine » Blog Archive » Drago’s Style Charbroiled Oysters Recipe
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Wow, those look and sound great.
I must try it.
I enjoy the man and his grill thing
Must be the caveman in all us.
I go to extremes, I guess. I cut & split my own cooking woods, aged for a year or more, do the very slow smoking thing.
I've never tried any competitions but have given it some thought.
Those guys would probably blow me away though.
But my friends and family seem to like what I do.
It does disappear quickly, so that's all that matters to me.
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Nope - didn't like em in the 70's - wouldn't be prudent now.

Now salty raw oysters on the half shell - no sauce - yum.

Would not go near a raw oyster till I moved to New Orleans.

heh heh heh - Glad you had a great time in New Orleans.
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