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Restaurants
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)

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 #45 on: December 29, 2014, 12:59:21 AM »
Also, does anyone know about Rabbi Polsky or Anshe Sfard? He has a standing offer to host tourists for Shabbat dinner, and the shul is under a mile from our Shabbat hotel.

ushdadude, it's just under 2 mi from yours...

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Re: New Orleans Master Thread
« Reply #46 on: December 29, 2014, 09:04:53 AM »
Also, does anyone know about Rabbi Polsky or Anshe Sfard? He has a standing offer to host tourists for Shabbat dinner, and the shul is under a mile from our Shabbat hotel.

ushdadude, it's just under 2 mi from yours...

I saw. Thanks. Let me know what you here about him and the shul. The lectures start at 8 so I would have to make special arrangements to be able to hear parshas zachar with him.
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Re: New Orleans Master Thread
« Reply #47 on: January 01, 2015, 07:26:17 PM »
Also, does anyone know about Rabbi Polsky or Anshe Sfard? He has a standing offer to host tourists for Shabbat dinner, and the shul is under a mile from our Shabbat hotel.

Anyone?
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Re: New Orleans Master Thread
« Reply #48 on: January 02, 2015, 11:32:23 AM »
It's an orthodox shul.  Hes a nice guy

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Re: New Orleans Master Thread
« Reply #49 on: February 23, 2015, 01:13:55 PM »
Is it crazy to try and do SF Plantation without a car? In general, can I get away without having a car in New Orleans?
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Re: New Orleans Master Thread
« Reply #50 on: February 23, 2015, 01:42:24 PM »
I have a weekend conference at the New Orleans Riverside Hilton. Any shuls near there? My big concern is that it's Parshas Zachar.

I stayed there- found a shul nearby that I walked to Friday night. Long walk and was through a really grungy gross neighborhood, didn't really feel so safe to me, but that's just the way I felt.

On another note, I was hilton gold and got upgraded to the executive level with access to the lounge. The lounge is nice, but the executive levels are really high up-something I didn't consider until I was walking up 20 flights of stairs.

In general, can I get away without having a car in New Orleans?

I took a shared shuttle to the Hilton. Wasn't bad at all. That being said after I had walked around a little I wanted to get out of the downtown area (getting to the Jewish areas for example you'd need a car, and I needed one to hit up all the CVSes in the area for about 20k in VRs  ;D ). Anyway, the rental price isn't the problem, the parking is- its super expensive. There's a Hertz right near the Hilton. Thing is they were booked out of rental cards with about 4 people waiting in line. On the other hand they had 3 cars sitting there that were hourly rentals, and it ended up costing me less overall to rent by the hour-I got the app and key dongle right there and walked out with a car while everyone else sat there complaining and hoping someone would return a regular rental. Anyway, again renting when I wanted to get out, I saved on the rental, gas, and parking fees, was definitely the way to go. Let me know if you have any other questions.

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Re: New Orleans Master Thread
« Reply #51 on: February 23, 2015, 02:04:42 PM »
I stayed there- found a shul nearby that I walked to Friday night. Long walk and was through a really grungy gross neighborhood, didn't really feel so safe to me, but that's just the way I felt.

On another note, I was hilton gold and got upgraded to the executive level with access to the lounge. The lounge is nice, but the executive levels are really high up-something I didn't consider until I was walking up 20 flights of stairs.

I took a shared shuttle to the Hilton. Wasn't bad at all. That being said after I had walked around a little I wanted to get out of the downtown area (getting to the Jewish areas for example you'd need a car, and I needed one to hit up all the CVSes in the area for about 20k in VRs  ;D ). Anyway, the rental price isn't the problem, the parking is- its super expensive. There's a Hertz right near the Hilton. Thing is they were booked out of rental cards with about 4 people waiting in line. On the other hand they had 3 cars sitting there that were hourly rentals, and it ended up costing me less overall to rent by the hour-I got the app and key dongle right there and walked out with a car while everyone else sat there complaining and hoping someone would return a regular rental. Anyway, again renting when I wanted to get out, I saved on the rental, gas, and parking fees, was definitely the way to go. Let me know if you have any other questions.

Thanks for all the info! I emailed the shul and they won't have a minyan this Friday night and I can't make it during the day.  :( I'm Hilton silver so I don't know if I'll get upgraded. I only plan on walking up and down twice so I'll try. Hertz sounds like a great idea. I'll look into it. Thanks!
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Re: New Orleans Master Thread
« Reply #52 on: February 23, 2015, 02:38:21 PM »
Absolutely. Wish I had called-walked all the way there Friday night and the shul was closed  :-\
At least I got to see part of the city...and no offense to people from there, but I did not like it one bit.

You get gold with the hilton reserve card I think (at least that's how I think I had it).

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Re: New Orleans Master Thread
« Reply #53 on: February 24, 2015, 09:59:15 AM »
Absolutely. Wish I had called-walked all the way there Friday night and the shul was closed  :-\
At least I got to see part of the city...and no offense to people from there, but I did not like it one bit.

You get gold with the hilton reserve card I think (at least that's how I think I had it).

Do you remember which hertz location? I called the one on Convention BLVD and they had no idea what I'm talking about.
I'm not going to apply for a cc just for the privilege of walking up 20 flights  :P Maybe I'll ask for an upgrade motzei shabbos
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Re: New Orleans Master Thread
« Reply #54 on: February 24, 2015, 03:58:09 PM »
Yeah that's the one. It's called Hertz 24/7. Looked at their site but it doesn't list that location anymore. Definitely where I got it from, maybe they discontinued it there  :-\

I guess ask the manager of the branch-it was less than a year ago...

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Re: New Orleans Master Thread
« Reply #55 on: February 24, 2015, 09:02:36 PM »
Yeah that's the one. It's called Hertz 24/7. Looked at their site but it doesn't list that location anymore. Definitely where I got it from, maybe they discontinued it there  :-\

I guess ask the manager of the branch-it was less than a year ago...

Thanks
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Re: New Orleans Master Thread
« Reply #56 on: February 26, 2015, 01:26:14 AM »
Thanks
Now that I'm banned from uber, I need an alternative.
As of July 9th Uber wasn't operating in NOLA. Cab was $30 from MSY to The Quarter.
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Re: New Orleans Master Thread
« Reply #57 on: February 27, 2015, 12:14:32 PM »
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Now that I'm banned from uber, I need an alternative.
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Re: New Orleans Master Thread
« Reply #58 on: February 27, 2015, 01:22:26 PM »
As of July 9th Uber wasn't operating in NOLA. Cab was $30 from MSY to The Quarter.
If you are going to be there for Saturday night, hit up Frenchman Street best music performances. Hope you enjoy pregaming for Purim!

Uber-x doesn't work but uber-black and suv do. not so many drivers though.
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Re: New Orleans Master Thread
« Reply #59 on: February 27, 2015, 01:40:30 PM »
Casblanca or kosher cajun for dinner sunday night?
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