Tulane Internal Medicine Residency, Resident Lifestyle

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  • Jazz Fest
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Resident Life

New Orleans is unlike any other city in the United States. In fact, some would argue that New Orleans is not a city at all, but rather it’s own country somehow trapped within the borders of the continental U.S.! (Don’t believe me, check out the Washington Post’s validation).

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As physicians in this great city, we are challenged by diverse disease and pathology, and are rewarded by living in a city rich with history - where live music fills the streets, and gourmet food is found around every corner.

Tulane prides itself on giving its residents time to enjoy many of the local and national events that occur in the New Orleans area. In addition to 412 festivals, Jazz Fest and Mardi Gras, New Orleans is home to both the NFL Saints, and the NBA Pelicans… and the program has season tickets for both.

But be prepared… should you find yourself living in the Big Easy, you will constantly have friends and family asking to visit… they’ll be after your couch or extra bedroom as a place to stay during Mardi Gras, Jazz and Heritage festival, or any number of the 412 other festivals that occur throughout the year.

And then there is the Tulane Residency Social Curriculum… a series of events that are sure to keep you balanced as you develop clinical excellence.

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Please select from the categories on the right to learn more about some of the events that occur yearly in New Orleans. While this is just a start, we have attempted to provide a "local's guide" to diving into our city.

And remember, residency is three year’s of your life…. And three “salad years” at that (28 to 31 is not the same as 78 to 81)… Don’t you want to look back on this time in your life and say, “Wow, that was unique!”? It's time you lived the good life! Come be a part of one of the last unique cities in America.

New Orleans

A Little History...

As one of the oldest cities in the United States, New Orleans is rich with heritage and culture. First settled by Native Americans 10,000 years ago, it’s written history begins in the early 1600’s when the Spanish settled the city. The Spanish established a fort on the bend of the river, largely to protect the fur trade that traveled the Mississippi. Later, it was the French who would occupy this fort, renaming it the French Quarter. To the west, the Acadians, having been exiled from Nova Scotia, settled in the 1700’s. The Acadians would later be known as the Cajuns. Even from its inception, New Orleans was known for its welcoming tolerance, and it quickly became one of the most racially and ethnically diverse cities in the use: Germans, Cubans, Blacks, Italians, Irish, Greeks in addition to its Native American founders would occupy the city in harmony. This spirit of cosmopolitan tolerance and diversity continues today, and it explains in part the 412 festivals each year…. Representing each of these unique cultures. It remains the “Ellis Island” to the Americas. Read more about New Orleans History.

Since its inception, it has grown to fill the space between the winding Mississippi river (to the south, east and west) and Lake Ponchatrane (to the north). Early in its history, the city was organized into very narrow plantation tracks that would extend from the river (some as narrow as a few 100 yards) extending inwards; this insured that everyone had access to the mighty Mississippi for exporting their goods. Even today, the streets of New Orleans parallel the plantation tracks, extending perpendicular to the river. Cross streets follow the course of the river.

As you move away from the river, the elevation drops, and it was not until the 1700’s that the swamps that occupied this territory began to be drained. As the population increased, and New Orleans progressively became a prominent port for European travels and exporters, more and more of the swamp was drained. But with swamp land persisting, mosquitos, and thus yellow fever prevailed. It was for this reason that Charity Hospital was established in 1634 by the Daughters of Charity. For the same reason, Tulane Medical School was established over a century later. Both have persisted with amazing perseverance and resolve.

New Orleans Today...
The city has 10 districts, each with a special flavor, and sure to fit every preference. Those opting for a quiet, sub-urban large space lifestyle can find affordable housing on the West Bank, Meterie, Lakeview and the Northshore. Those opting for a cosmopolitan, urban feel can find many options in the French Quarter.... if you want an even more international & hip feel, then the Marigny is for you. For a modern hip scene, there is the CBD and the Arts District. For the ultimate in historic livinig, there is the Garden District, and a further up the river you’ll find Uptown and Carrolton… historic in its own right, it is a quiet, safe and unique area. Most of the Tulane residents will find a home in the Uptown area, but residents live in each of the districts. Housing is incredibly affordable for a major city…. Certainly affordable for the quality of life and cosmopolitan options New Orleans offers.

Family Life in New Orleans...
New Orleans has a reputation for being a party town, and if that’s what you want it to be, it certainly is. But once you leave the French Quarter, you’ll find some of the most beautiful, peaceful and safe neighborhoods in the country. With overarching Oak trees, and lush, green parks, this will be a perfect place for your family. Tulane has a relationship with Tulane Kid-opolis (200-child, accredited daycare facility for children of faculty and staff) and the Newcome Child care center for daycare, and with the schools having been redesigned in the city, New Orleans (especially Tulane) can be a great place for families. Perhaps this is the reason that our residency has a balanced complement of single and married (many with children) residents.

All that water... are there any beaches?

Why yes…. The beaches around the Mississippi are not that great, the silt from the river makes the water a bit murky. But take an 1.5 hour drive east and you’ll find some crystal clear water… with white sand beaches.

Is New Orleans Safe?
New Orleans has crime, just like every other city in the US. The recent new spotlight cast upon New Orleans has created a negative appearance that is way out of proportion to the reality. The truth of the matter is that New Orleans did NOT make the list of the 100 most unsafe cities, and for its population, ranks somewhere in the middle of the countries major cities. A comparison to other major cities is listed below (source: http://www.bestplaces.net/)

What about Katrina?
Katrina no doubt had a devastating effect on New Orleans, but the city has reached recovery. All but New Orleans East and the Ninth Ward (grey portion on the map above) has reached full recovery. Prior to the storm the city was home to 500,000 (Orleans Parish) and 1.5 Million in the metro area. The population is now is 300,000 in Orleans Parish and 1.5 Million in the metro area. It is estimated that between 5,000 to 10,000 people return to the city each month, heralding the future growth and expansion of the city. The public schools have been completely rebuilt, and the levies have been shored up to prepare for the next 50-year storm (if it comes). The incredible pace of reconstruction has brought an added diversity to the city, as the Mexican-American community has established itself squarely within the diversity of the other cultures that comprise New Orleans. There has never been a better time to be a part of this great city.

And perhaps you are wondering about why Katrina receives such paucity of attention on this website. Largely because we are over it, but mostly because the Tulane and New Orleans has moved past the devastation to a new era of growth and prosperity…. Much like New York City recovered from 911, Chicago from the great fire, San Francisco from its earthquakes, and every other city that has suffered a national disaster. New Orleans Lives…. Just as it has since the early 1600’s.

Mardi Gras:

Why is Mardi Gras celebrated? Mardi Gras, or Fat Tuesday, is the last day before Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. The Lenten season is dedicated to repentance and fasting in preparation for Easter. In preparation for this lean, hungry and virtuous season, age-old European tradition is to eat, drink and party like mad to get it out of their collective system. This season of frolic between Twelfth Night and Ash Wednesday is called Carnival (from the Latin "farewell to flesh" ). The Carnival ball is a formal party given by a krewe for its members and their guests. It consists of a royal court with king and queen, dukes and duchesses and the like, who are presented in lavish costumes to an audience of invited guests. The more traditional balls present tableaux, which are staged pageants that depict stories, usually from mythology or history. A queen's supper, which might be a dinner dance or informal party, often is held after the ball. Sometimes balls are also cotillions. The Original Illinois Club, for example, has an annual ball and debutante cotillion.

Who has balls now? By our informal count, there are 137 local Carnival balls. The first is always the Twelfth Night Ball, held on Jan. 6, or Kings' Day, by the Twelfth Night Revelers. This signals the start of the Carnival season. Traditional balls are still by far the most popular, with 87 organizations favoring them. Another 23 groups present tableaux, followed by balls or supper dances. Eighteen krewes have changed to supper dances alone, while seven stage balls followed by dances.

Mardi Gras Parade Schedule
( from NOLA.com )

Tulane Residency Krewe:

The Tulane Residency rolls in Atlas (the first Friday of the Carnival. It is a Friday parade (rolling at 7:30 pm) in Meterie.

See Dr. Wiese if you want on the float. Cost is $100 to ride; you’ll want at least $200 worth of beads.

Future Mardi Gras Dates During Your Residency/ Fellowship

Important Mardi Gras tips (from the pros).

  1. Bathrooms - Know where the nearest facilities are. Port-o-lets are around but lines are long. To use the restrooms in restaurants and bars, you need to purchase something. Lots of things are allowed during Mardi Gras, but not public urination. This will get you in the klink for the whole festival.
  2. Sun screen - New Orleans is tropical, so bad sunburns can be had even in Feb.
  3. Folding chairs - unless viewing parades from a balcony or grandstand, you might want to bring folding chairs with you. Of course, if you bring them, you have to carry them. If you are planning on just viewing parades, it's a great thing. If you planning on going to the Quarter, you won't want to lug them around.
  4. Beverages - I think this goes without saying.
  5. Don't reach down with your hands to pick up beads or doubloons: you will end up with a broken finger. Step on whatever you want, then retrieve it. Downtown, on St. Charles and Canal, especially, do not cross barricades to pick up throws.
  6. Driving/parking/barricades - Police block traffic from major parade routes well before the parades. Allow extra time to arrive and find parking. On foot, take care not to cross police barricades. Especially on Canal Street, crossing a barricade.

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, a 10-day cultural feast of music, food, and crafts will occur April 23rd through May 2nd, 2010 at the New Orleans Fair Grounds. The Louisiana Heritage fair is the signature feature of the festival season showcasing unforgettable music on 12 simultaneous stages! If your friends missed Mardi Gras, or simply have never attended, it's a must for all New Orleans residents and visitors!

Previous performers include: Bruce Springsteen, Lenny Kravitz, Blues Traveler, Gov. Mule, Dave Matthews Band, Cowboy Mouth, Willie Nelson, Mystikal, Sting, The Allmon Brothers, Dr. John, The Marsalis Family, Phil Lesh, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, John Mayer, Galactic, the Neville Brothers, Lionel Richie, Jimmy Buffet, Counting Corws, Taj-Majal, George Porter Junior, Mellisa Ethridge, Better Than Ezra, Paul Simon, and many more…

You don’t want to miss this one! Look for the Tulane flags at the Sprint stage if you want to hang with us.

For more information about the Jazz and Heritage Festival as well as artists, performance times and stages, check out: http://www.nojazzfest.com


The Tulane resident is balanced: working hard when required, but playing and relaxing when time permits. We believed the balanced physician is the best physician for his or her patients. This section provides some of the unique opportunities New Orleans offers for the Tulane residents.

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This page is to help you get a glimpse of what life is like in the Big Easy. We love this town, and why wouldn't you? Sure there are a few potholes, but that's a small price to pay for a city that never sleeps, full of people who are always happy to see you. New Orleans has character; it is a life experience worth having. Whether it be Music, the Arts, Museums, or Festivals, there is always something to do in New Orleans... Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.


New Orleans has the best Jazz in the country. Unlike some cities where you have to buy pricy tickets to see big name talent, the best music in New Orleans occurs in small bars and clubs requiring little or no cost. Other musical talents flock to New Orleans to play alongside the great Jazz and Blues musicians. Having seen the Rolling Stones at Tipitinas (a bar that fits 50 to 100 people), I can tell you that there is nothing like it!

Planning ahead is good, but not required at all: last minute change of venues is common, and this is your best opportunity to see the great performers. Start with the following free guides:

Have a look at the links- you are sure to be impressed.



There are few cities that offer the culture of New Orleans . Is it any wonder why so many artists (of every medium) find their way to New Orleans to further develop their art? Below are just a few of the many things to see and do in New Orleans . Click on the link above for a list that will blow your mind.

Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra
Led by world renown Klauspeter Seibel

The New Orleans Opera
Opera is Murder...and secrets, unrelenting love, betrayal, and redemption- the ultimate theatrical experience!...You'll love the New Orleans Opera.

New Orleans Ballet Association
NOBA is the region's premiere presenting and service organization dedicated solely to the art of dance. NOBA's dynamic Main Stage season annually features a variety of world-class dance companies at the Theater of the Performing Arts in Armstrong Park .


National WWII Museum

Open 9-5 M-F. Adults $7, Kids 5-17 $5.00. Call 504-527-6012 for details.

New Orleans Historic Vodoo Museum
Experience authentic Voodoo altars, artifacts. Call 504-523-7685 for details.

Aquarium of the Americas
One of the nicer aquariums in the U.S Must see the penguin exhibit, and gulf of mexico. Located on the riverwalk. Call 504-581-4629 for details.

Audubon Zoo
"I went on down to the Audubon Zoo and they all asked for you!" 58 acres with lots of places to sit, relax or read. Amazing Swamp, alligator exhibit (only white alligator in the world). Check out the zoo during swamp fest. Call 504-581-4629 for details.

Contemporary Arts Center
Tuesday.- Sunday 11am - 5pm. Modern art. Call 504-528-3805 for details.

Check out this link for over twenty + other museums !!!

Swamp Tours

They call the alligators by name- they swim right up to the boat and leap up to eat raw chicken off a stick.


Plantations & Historical Tours

See what life was like in the big easy during the 1600's, 1700's & 1800's. Listed below are just several of the larger plantations. Of course, New Orleans has multiple historical museums. but many of the most interesting sites (above ground cemeteries from the 1600's, historical homes, etc) can be seen just by walking around. And feel free to take your drink with you as you walk- that's legal here.

Whitney Plantation
In 2014, the Whitney Plantation opened its doors to the public for the first time in its 262 year history as the only plantation museum in Louisiana with a focus on slavery.

Laura Plantation
ca 1805 -- most notably known for slave house where Br'er Rabbit tales were first collected.

Oak Alley Plantation
ca 1837 -- the square Greek revival mansion is situauted at one end of a mile alley of 28 stately, perfectly spaced live oaks. It's been in countless films, so if you've seen a film with a romantic plantation in it, you've probably seen Oak Alley.

Destrehan Plantation
ca 1787 -- listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Destrehan Plantation remains the oldest documented plantation home in the lower Mississippi Valley.



Take your pick from playoff caliber football, basketball or baseball. In addition, experience minor league hockey in a tropical environment. If that is not enough, check out Tulane/ LSU college football or the Sugar Bowl. (Perhaps even the Superbowl!)

New Orleans Hornets
Over 45 home games to be seen. A great venue as well.

New Orleans Baby Cakes
(AAA- Team For the New York Mets- Part of the Pacific Coast League (504) 734-5155

New Orleans Saints
We have 14 season tickets. Ask Wiese if you want to buy a couple of ticks ($35 each)

PGA Zurich Classic



In addition to the Tulane Residency-exclusive festivals of our own, New Orleans has over 412 festivals each year. Here are some of the highlights!

New Year Eve, French Quarter style. Little more needs to be said.

AllState Sugar Bowl. A collegiate classic, but the French Quarter party before and after is INSANE!

The Louisiana Fur and Wildlife Festival

Rice and Gumbo Festival

Black Heritage Festival

Catfish Festival

Louisiana Nursery Festival

Jubilee Festival of the Arts and Humanities

Oyster Festival

Cotile Lions Club Spring Fling Festival

Oak Alley Festival

Louisiana Cypress Sawmill Festival

Ashland Spring Festival

Southdown Marketplace Arts Festival

St. Patrick's Day Parade

Tennessee Williams Literary Festival

Festival des Families d'Erath

Crawfish Boat Festival

Boggy Bayou Festival

Dogwood Festival

Natchitoches Spring Fling Festival

Louisiana Railroad Festival

Strawberry Festival

Cajun Hot Sauce Festival

French Quarter Festival

Atchafalaya River Festival

Catfish Festival

Bayou Teche Bear Festival

Great Southern Bluegrass Event

Potpourri Festival

Wine and Food Experience

Louisiana Crawfish Festival

Art for Arts Sake . Some of the best Art and Wine. what a great combination!

Essence Festival . The best of rhythm, smooth jazz and soul music. (Mary J. Blige, Al Green, Luther Vandross, Maze, Gerald Levert and the Isley Brothers, Destiny's Child, and Jill Scott).

Jazz in the Vines - Outdoor Concert Series. Outdoor concerts at Ponchartrain Vine. (985) 892-9742

White-Linen Night - Thousands of people come to the free street party on Julia Street to enjoy art galleries, food, and music. The fair is from 6-9p. (504) 528-3805

Satchmo Festival -This weekend-long festival pays tribute to Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong.

Southern Decadence Festival - The name says it all: it is a circus gone amok: wildly aberrant, unusual, and, slightly crazed avant garde people in drag and costumes. Not for the faint of heart. Sunday of Labor Day weekend

Oktoberfest . New Orleans , Deutsches Haus, 200 S. Galvez St. Traditional German music, dancing, food and drink. 522-8014.

Swamp Fest . The first two weekends in October at the World Famous Audubon Zoo

Angola Prison Rodeo . Angola , Louisiana State Penitentiary. The Angola Rodeo, the longest running prison rodeo in the nation (1965). The only self-sustaining penitentiary.

The VOODOO Fest! If you are into the latest in pop and rock music, you won't want to miss this one. It's a mini-Woodstock every single year. Solid music from the top performers for three solid days. Incredible.

Halloween in the Quarter. Well, I don't think this requires an explanation.

November- January Enjoy the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra or the Saenger Broadway Music Series. (see above)

November (Thanksgiving) to March. Louisiana Downs . Come enjoy some of the best thoroughbred racing in the South. Enjoy mimosas in the clubhouse as the pony's run.

December Watch the Saints roll into the playoffs, while the Hornet's get geared up for mid-season play. Enjoy the Housestaff Holiday party and many, many more holiday festivals throughout the city.

Nov. 25 to Jan 2 Celebration in the Oaks - City Park 's annual holiday lighting extravaganza A two-mile drive through 15 acres of lighted displays in the N.O botanical gardens. Nightly entertainment, horse drawn carriages (very romantic) and miniature trains (not as romantic). 504-483-9415. Also go ice-skating in City Park.

New Orleans Food!

It's not where did you go, it's what did you eat?

New Orleans is home to the finest dining in the world, famous for its southern, Creole blend of food. Whether you have a taste for fine dining, or a casual night out, The Big Easy never fails to satisfy. Residency is three years, but even then, it might be hard to hit all of these great places. Check out our recommendations below, or visit the New Orleans Restaurant Index for other suggestions.


Favorite Restaurant to Dine at when your family is in town picking up the bill.

World-Class Restaurants

Arnaud's (813 Bienville) 523-5433
Antoine's (713 St. Louis ) 581-4422
Brennan's (417 Royal) 525-9711
Brightsen's (723 Dante) 861-7610
Commander's Palace (1403 Washington ) 899-8221
Clancy's (6100 Annunciation) 895-1111
Delmonico (1300 St. Charles ) 525-4937
Dickie Brennan's (716 Iberville) 522-2467
Emeril's (800 Tchoupitoulas) 528-9393
Galatoire's (209 Bourbon 525-2021
Gama (320 Decatur ) 299-8800
Grill Room at the Windsor Court (300 Gravier) 523-6000
NOLA - 534 St. Louis Street 522-6652



Adolfo's (611 Frenchman) 948-3800
Chateaubriand (310 Carrollton ) 207-0016
Cobalt (333 St. Charles ) 565-5595
Herbsaint (701 St. Charles ) 524-4114
JacquesImo's Café ( 8324 Oak St. ) 861-0886
Kelsey's (3923 Magazine) 897-6722
Lillette (3637 Magazine) 895-1636
Lemon Grass (217 Camp) 523-1200
Louis XVI (730 Bienville) 581-7000
Mr. B's (201 Royal) 523-2078
Pascal's Manale (1838 Napoleon) 895-4877
Peristyle ( 1041 Dumaine St. ) 593-9535


Favorite Place to Take a Date

Abita Brew Pub
Café Degas
- 3127 Esplanade Ave 945-5635.
Café Rani (2917 Magazine) 895-2500
Cafe Du Monde (1401 Esplanade) 468-3588
Dante's Kitchen ( 736 Dante St. ) 861-3121
Dick and Jenny's - 4501 Tchoupitoulas. 894-9880
Franky and Johnny's (321 Arabella) 899-9146
Le Crepe Nanou - 1410 Robert St .) 899-2670
Matt & Naddie's (937 Leonidas) 861-9600
Tony Angelo's (6262 Fleur De Lis) 488-0888
Venezia's (134 Carrollton ) 488-7991
Vincent's - Italian. (7839 St. Charles ) 866-9313


Other Good Restaurants

Acme Oyster House (4023 Banks) 486-0410
Bangkok Thai (513 Carrollton ) 861-3932
Casamento's (4330 Magazine) 895-9761 (only open during oyster season)
Genghis Khan (201 Baronne) 299-9009
Ninja (8433 Oak) 866-1119
Nirvana (4308 Magazine) 894-9797


Favorite On Call Meal/Delivery

Café Roma - 524-2419
Five Happiness - (3605 Carrollton ) 482-3935 www.fivehappiness.com
Horinoya - Sushi, no delivery but excellent. 561-8914
Italian Pie - 522-7552
Juans Flying Burrito (no delivery, but will leave you feeling stuffed) 569-0000
Moonlight Café (522-7313)
MikiMotos Sushi -Decent quality, cheap and they deliver until late.
Mystic Café - (3244 Magazine) 895-7272
Port of Call (838 Esplanade) 523-0120


Favorite Post-Call Restaurant

Bud's Broiler - (3150 Calhoun) 821-3022
Clover Grill - (Burbon and Dumaine)
Chicken Box (Carrolton) - who can argue with 1000 pieces for $299. " Just like your mama's".
Kanpai Sushi Bar -
(3150 Calhoun) 861-3922
Port of Call - 838 Esplanade, The best burger and potato in town. 523-0120
Reginelli's Pizza
Tower of Pizza
( 2104 Veterans Blvd. ) 833-9373


Favorite Late Night Food

Balcony Bar and Grill (Magazine)
Camellia Grill (626 Carrollton ) 866-9573
F&M's - late night bar food (best Cheese Fries in the City)
Trolley Stop- Diner (24/7)


Sunday Morning Hangover

Cafe Du Monde (1401 Esplanade) 468-3588
Bluebird Café (3625 Prytania) 895-7166
Camellia Grill (626 Carrollton ) 866-9573
Domilese's (Annunciation Uptown)
Nick's on Carrollton (1120 Carrollton ) 866-1414



Classic New Orleans Bar

Feelings Café d' Aunoy - Built in 1795
Jean Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop
The Old Absinthe House
(Bienville and Bourbon) Built in 1874
Napoleon House - ( St. Louis Street ) Built in 1914
Pat O'Briens
The Sazerac
(inside the Fairmont Hotel)
Café Sbisa () Built in 1820
Column's Hotel
() Built in 1827
O'Flaherty's Irish Channel Pub
The Carousel Bar
Le Pavillon Hotel
The Red Room
The Pontchartrain Hotel's Bayou Bar
Vaughan 's
(Great Thursday night latenight music)


Favorite Bar to Catch A Sports Game

Cooter Brown's
Fat Harry's
Fox and the Hound


Favorite Late Night Bar

Donna's (800 Rampart) 596-6914
Red Eye Grille (852 Peters) 593-9393
Ms. Mae's the Club
The Gold Mine

Favorite Place to Catch Local Music

Funky Butt
Le Bon Temps Roule
Maple Leaf
(Rebirth Brass Band, A New Orleans Standard)
Red Room
Snug Harbor
Spotted Cat
Rock and Bowl
Vaughan 's
Mermaid Lounge


Favorite Place to "meet up"

Joe's (Across from Tulane Hospital ) Any day.
St. Joes - Mon ( Magazine St .)
Bruno's Bar -Tues ( Maple St .). You'll be the oldest person there.
Superior Grill - Wed. ( 3636 St. Charles Ave. ) 899-4200
The Bulldog- (Magazine)
Dino's Bar
- Thurs. (1128 Tchoupitoulas) 558-0900
Balcony Bar -Thurs ( Magazine St .)
Lucy's -Friday (701 Tchoupitoulas) 523-8995
Phillips -Friday/ Saturday (Maple St.). Ask to see ID's (age) of people you meet.
Loa (221 Camp) 553-9550
Monkey Hill - Upscale; very nice. Magazine
Rue de La Course- Magazine St. only. Many people pretending to study.
Park Avenue
The Boot
Fri./Sat.(1039 Broadway) 866-9008. You'll be meeting up 18 yr olds.


Favorite Bar to just chill and drink

Joes- As above. All doctors, and those that want to meet doctors.
St. Joes- A great back outdoor bar. St. Joseph and Magazine
Dos Jeffs (great cigar bar). Great music; outdoor patio (Tschopitoulos)
Winstons (on Metairie road)
Spotted cat
Absinthe House
Column's Hotel
(3811 St. Charles ) 899-9308
Ernst Café (600 S Peters) 525-8544
Vaqueros (4938 Prytania) 891-6441
Napoleon House (500 Chartres ) 524-9752
Pat O'Briens (624 Bourbon) 588-2744


Favorite Bar to go Dancing

Grits -after 2 AM (Tschopitoulos)
F &M's - on the pool tables after 1 AM (Tschopitoulos)
Shim Sham Club - 80's night on Thursday's
The Metro - Experience New York Club scene in the Big Easy (only open on Sat)
The Red Eye -. Great mid-night dancing (10 PM to 2 AM)
Café Brazil - in the Marigny. (Latin American)
Red Room - (2040 St. Charles) 528-9759 Built from the Eifel tower. It's all red.
Club 360 -enjoy scenic views of the city while listening to the latest house music
OZ/Parade - Both are gay bars; great dance clubs
Gold Mine -dirty, hot dive, with lots of pumpin and grindin..
Rainbow Club (inMmetarie)


Coffee Shops/ Places to Study

Believe it or not, we study. But never at Starbucks. Try instead:

CC's Coffee House . Either Magazine location. Wireless internet
PJ's Coffee House . Anywhere really, but Magazine is the best. Wireless internet
Rue de la Course . Smoky Rue= Magazine; Big Rue= Carrolton.


Best Place to Lose Some Money

Treasure Chest Casino (5050 Williams) 443-8000
Harrah's Casino . At the foot of Canal. Hard to miss.



If you want to really experience New Orleans , try one of these hotels.

Maison St.Charles - (1319 St. Charles ) 522-0197 has old school 18th century cottages as rooms and the 2 bdr suites are awesome. Pricey, but worth it.

LePavillon Hotel (833 Poydras) (1-800-535-9095

The Park St.Charles - (on Poydras) is economical and close enough for tourism.

Ritz Carlton (921 Canal) 524-1331

Royal Sonesta (1-800-766-3782)

Windsor Court (300 Gravier) 523-6000

International House (221 Camp) 553-9550

Column's Hotel (3811 St. Charles ) 899-9308

Fairmont Hotel (1-800-441-1414)

Cotton Exchange Hotel (231 Carondelet) 962-0700

The Degas House (2306 Esplanade) 821-5009


Standard Hotels Chains..

Embassy Suites (1-800-Embassy)
Hamptom Inn 899-9990
Holiday Inn (1-800-465-4329)
Hyatt ((1-800-233-1234)
La Quinta (1-800-687-6667)
Marriott (1-800-228-9290)
Omni (1-800-THEOMNI)
Radisson (1-800-333-3333)
Sheraton (500 Canal) 525-2500
W Hotel (1-877-946-8357)