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Trip Report Return to NOLA - Featuring "Dirty Linen Night"

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& the "Red Dress Run" - http://www.nola.com/society/index.ssf/2011/08/royal_streets_dirty_linen_nigh.html http://noladefender.com/content/dirty-linen-night http://nolareddress.tumblr.com/

For starters we left CLT on a direct flt to MSY 1st thing Friday Morning. We arrived in NOLA w/out incident. Proceeded to the Hotel Monteleone via taxi & were checked in by 11am (w/no problem) to our 'Royal Salon' room which included a nice view of the River & a huge tub w/a separate shower.

Off to Cafe Maspero for the obligatory Muffaletta & Abita Ambers to get things started.
(An aside - My SO had visited NOLA only once before on a 24 hour stopover, so much wandering was done that will require little in the way of specifics.) Also, IMHO, Cafe Maspero has the BEST muffalettas period, bar none. You can have the ones from Central Grocery, these are better. (Cash only, BTW)

From there we ventured on down to the French Market which still contains tons of 'junk' however - the food portion has also been revived since my last visit for the same events 2 years ago.

From there we trundled over to Frenchmen St. to see who was playing where (ironically, we never made it back to Frenchmen St. for the remainder of our visit) then to Crescent City Brewhouse (we had stopped by earlier) & when I was told their seasonal beer was my favorite Kolsch-style brew, we made it a point to stop back by & have a cold one & a few oysters. These were, BTW, the best raw oysters we had during out stay. http://www.crescentcitybrewhouse.com/

Back to the hotel to get changed & showered for a place my friend (a former bartender/singer from O'Flaherty's pre-K.) suggested - http://www.sonesta.com/RoyalNewOrleans/index.cfm?fa=misc.page&pageID=17798
located in the Royal Sonesta. They have a great $5 for drinks & appetizers special on Friday evening & a great piano player. Our faves were the Mojito & the 'gator sliders'. @ Midnight they also have an excellent burlesque show.

After that we did the cursory wander through the Quarter that included a couple of stops on Bourbon for some jazz, as well as some '70s & 80's covers.
After that, off to enjoy a great nights sleep in one of the most comfortable beds ever...

More to come...

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