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Casablanca - Meat, Moroccan
3030 Severn Ave, Metairie, LA
http://www.kosherneworleans.com/
Hechsher: LKC - http://www.louisianakosher.com/Casablanca_LOC_July_26_2018.pdf

Kosher Cajun - Meat, NY style deli & Cajun classics (red beans & rice, jambalaya, po'boy)
3519 Severn Ave, Metairie, LA
http://koshercajun.com/
Hechsher: LKC - http://www.louisianakosher.com/kosher_letters/Koshercajun2017.pdf

Waffles on Maple (2 locations) - Dairy, waffles (some weird, like chili-topped waffles!), pizza, coffee drinks
4650 W Esplanade Ave #100, Metairie, LA 70006
7712 Maple St, New Orleans, LA
http://www.wafflesonmaple.com/
Hechsher: Rabbi Greenberg - https://shop.cafedumonde.com/media/wysiwyg/CafeDuMonde_2018_kosher.pdf

Cafe Du Monde (2 locations) - coffee, beignets
800 Decatur St., New Orleans, LA 70116
4700 Veterans Blvd., Metairie, LA 70006
http://www.cafedumonde.com/
Hechsher: Rabbi Greenberg - https://www.wafflesonmaple.com/contact
(website currently showing LKC for one location, but LKC says its no longer under them)

Rimon
912 Broadway St., New Orleans, LA 70118
http://www.rimontulanehillel.com/
Hechsher: Rabbi Schiller - http://www.rimontulanehillel.com/kashrut/

Shuls
Anshe Sefard
2230 Carondelet St.
New Orleans, Garden District
Orthodox
http://www.anshesfard.org/
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Congregation-Anshe-Sfard-of-New-Orleans/190279014373125

Chabad - Metairie
4141 West Esplanade Avenue
Metairie, LA
Daily Mincha/Maariv at the Zman
Shacharis on Sundays only @ 8:00 am

Chabad - Uptown
7037 Freret St
New Orleans, LA
Daily Shacharis 7:00 am M-F , 8:00 am Sunday

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Re: New Orleans Master Thread
« Reply #15 on: April 04, 2013, 11:40:18 AM »
Off to New Orleans on Monday!! Bought the Frontier tickets for 29 dollars there. Not sure how I am getting back yet, any suggestions on the 9th or 10th would be great.

We are landing at 5pm on Monday and gonna be there till Tuesday or Wednesday. I am open to driving somewhere a couple of hours away to get a return using BA miles. At this point all I found is Atlanta to NYC for Wednesday morning but it's a 7 hour drive!! The one way car rentals are also about 300 hundred dollars so that is not cheap for 2 days!

Any not to miss things aside from the French Quarter? Are the kosher restaurants in that area? There is an SPG property in the F.Q. so I would stay there if it is centrally located.


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Re: New Orleans Master Thread
« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2013, 12:02:15 PM »
Are the kosher restaurants in that area?

Did you read the thread? Only 2 kosher places and they are not near the frech quarter. I was at a wedding in the Sheraton it is a block from the FQ it was nice.
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Re: New Orleans Master Thread
« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2013, 12:14:51 PM »
Did you read the thread? Only 2 kosher places and they are not near the frech quarter. I was at a wedding in the Sheraton it is a block from the FQ it was nice.
Yes I read your post that's how I knew there was a restaurant, I was just wondering if it was at the FQ. How far is the FQ from the kosher food?

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Re: New Orleans Master Thread
« Reply #18 on: April 04, 2013, 12:18:17 PM »
Yes I read your post that's how I knew there was a restaurant, I was just wondering if it was at the FQ. How far is the FQ from the kosher food?
not sure, haven't been there is a couple years. GIYF.
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Re: New Orleans Master Thread
« Reply #19 on: April 04, 2013, 02:32:44 PM »
Hyatt is much better than SPG in New Orleans IIRC.
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Re: New Orleans Master Thread
« Reply #20 on: May 05, 2013, 06:01:16 PM »
The airport is in Kenner which is about 20 minutes west of downtown/French Quarter. If you want to go anywhere besides the quarter it is probably a good idea to rent a car.  The kosher restaurants are in Metairie which is about 15-20 minutes from the quarter,  but will take longer during rush hour.
Must see places include:
National WWII museum (formerly called the D-day museum)
Take a ride up and down St Charles AVe on the streetcars. (there are also streetcar lines in the french quarter but those were added in the last 15 years. the St. Charles streetcars are original)
Take a cemetery tour (make sure to go with a legit company- the areas can be dangerous at night if you dont know where you are going)
a plantation (there are several plantations around the city- San Francisco plantation is particulalry good (http://bit.ly/mY5NXH)
Take a swamp tour-
Take a walk on Royal st. Its one block parallel to Bourbon. No trashy places, many antique stores, art galleries, etc. (tidbit- most movies that are "filmed" on bourbon st are actually filmed on Royal st. Personally I would avoid bourbon as it is really full of inappropriate clubs)

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Re: New Orleans Master Thread
« Reply #21 on: April 06, 2014, 06:44:35 PM »
I will be in there in May and have a conference that's starts early,  does anybody know if the traffic is bad around the French Quarter as I'm trying to figure out my schedule?

I'm assuming the restaurant is still kosher based in the earlier post.

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Re: New Orleans Master Thread
« Reply #22 on: April 09, 2014, 11:49:16 AM »
around the french quarter is fine. coming into the city gets backed up.

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Re: New Orleans Master Thread
« Reply #23 on: April 17, 2014, 01:27:10 AM »
Will be spending a weekend in New Orleans this summer, and would appreciate any recommendations on where to stay.  I've never been there before, so I'm not at all familiar with the different areas or proximity to shuls, food, sights.  I have SPG pts and UR pts, but the hotel rates seem pretty cheap, so I'm not sure if I would even use my points.

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Re: New Orleans Master Thread
« Reply #24 on: April 23, 2014, 12:52:01 PM »
Bump.... Still looking for any recommendations/guidance....

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Re: New Orleans Master Thread
« Reply #25 on: April 23, 2014, 01:45:59 PM »
Bump.... Still looking for any recommendations/guidance....

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Maybe try PMing the members who've posted in this thread previously?

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Re: New Orleans Master Thread
« Reply #26 on: April 23, 2014, 06:52:40 PM »
we stayed in the hilton st charles and waldorf astoria roosevelt hotel last summer. Both were pretty cheap as the summer is the off season. They were both within 5 min walk of FQ. the restauarants are in Metarie which is around a 20-25 min drive depending on traffic.

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Re: New Orleans Master Thread
« Reply #27 on: April 27, 2014, 02:04:20 AM »
Thanks. Would you recommend either? Is the location good as well?
Any other recommendations?

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Re: New Orleans Master Thread
« Reply #28 on: April 27, 2014, 04:53:50 AM »
Here is an email I sent someone recently who was planning on visiting New Orleans

Firstly there are two kosher restaurants. Kosher Cajun is a ny style deli with some local dishes. Casablanca is a very nice restaurant with mostly Moroccan/middle eastern food- very good. Both are located in Metairie, which is about a twenty minute drive from downtown/French quarter area(will take longer during rush hour).

Museums:
I highly recommend the  national WWII museum. They have a 4-d movie too.
Less famous is the confederate war museum, which has a bunch of cool artifacts from the civil war, mostly from the southern point of view.

Noma = New Orleans museum of art is located in city park. You can hop on the red street car line from downtown to city park. City park also has paddle boat rentals and surrey bikes
There is also the ogden museum of southern art which is located near the wwii museum.

The cabildo- aka Louisiana state museum: as the name implies all about the history of Louisiana and place the Louisiana purchase was signed

The Audubon aquarium is very good, as is the Audubon zoo. They actually sell a package where you can visit both the aquarium and the zoo and ride a ferry down the river to get to the zoo from downtown. Also part of the Audubon institute is the insectarium- I haven't been there but have been told its interesting

There is a free ferry that takes you(and your car if you'd like, though I think they charge $1 for a car) across the river to Algiers. There are some historic buildings and some shops in old town Algiers.

You don't want to walk down bourbon st., especially with kids even during the day. However the next street over, royal st, is a must. It has gorgeous architecture, great shops, boutiques, galleries,etc.
There is a streetcar(original from when streetcars were in vogue) that goes down st Charles ave, which has beautiful houses and is uniquely new Orleans. (If you go to the zoo, you can ride the ferry one way and take the streetcar back downtown).

Beauregard-keyes house: home of confederate general pt beauregard.($10 fee)


There are also several old plantations that offer tours and show what it was like for the slaves. There are some nice ones between New Orleans and baton rouge. (Off the top of my head, San Francisco plantation, oak alley plantation are the famous ones. )

Also interesting is a swamp tour, though in the winter you don't see many alligators or other animals.


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Re: New Orleans Master Thread
« Reply #29 on: April 27, 2014, 12:04:29 PM »
The Roosevelt was definitely more upscale and a bit closer to the French Quarter. I highly recommend the National WW2 museum and the Mardi Gras museum.