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"There's not enough acid in the city of Berkeley to make the Grateful Dead interesting."


Comical coming from Bourdain who pimps The Ramones.


Bourdain didn't say it.






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TheDude
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Enjoyed the show except for that second line dancing cross dresser. All I could do was shake my head and say, "da frick?", while she was on.





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What do you get from TL? The couple times I ate it I had to throw it away because it was so salty.


I have the same question. I have found it to be inedible.






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I watched the episode last night. Say what you want about Bourdain but he really appreciates New Orleans and its culture. In his No Reservation NOLA and Cajun Country episodes, he really respects, appreciates and puts these areas in a good light. He is one of the few "culture" shows and does it well. No Reservations and The Layover are really more than a food show.

This episode really made me really miss Nola. It's such a unique place. Bourdain and others on this show are right to say Katrina changed Nola and that it is rebuilding better than it was. People are flocking to the city to get in on they unique vibe of the City.






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I thought Bourdain did a good job with the episode and has done well by LA in all his visits. I cant tell you how many people asked me about LA cuisine after the No Reservations - Cajun Country episode but it was a lot. Several have since visited LA or have it on their to-do list.





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It's such a unique place. Bourdain and others on this show are right to say Katrina changed Nola and that it is rebuilding better than it was. People are flocking to the city to get in on they unique vibe of the City


Very true. I've been meeting more and more people where the " what school you went to " introduction is answered with the name of a college and not a local high school. I welcome it. Every transplant I meet wants to be a part of the heart and soul of the city. It an awesome time to be part of New Orleans.






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. I welcome it. Every transplant I meet wants to be a part of the heart and soul of the city. It an awesome time to be part of New Orleans.

I like it too. And then when their kids go to high school here, the whole cycle will start anew






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where the " what school you went to " introduction


You do realize no matter where you grow up, when you meet people who also grew up there, it is extremely common to ask them something like the above maybe "what part of town did you grow up in" but it is basically the same question. Some view the New Orleans high school thing as a way to judge, but more often than not it is a conversation starter, a way to follow up with ohh my cousin went there.






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ProjectP2294
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Some view the New Orleans high school thing as a way to judge, but more often than not it is a conversation starter, a way to follow up with ohh my cousin went there.


Yeah, I don't see why people would take issue with that. It's a way to find common ground. NOLA and STL were big on where people went to HS. Baton Rouge people were more interested in where people went to elementary school. Either way, it's just a way of getting a conversation going.






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I do realize that and I see the question of "where you went to school" nothing more than a conversation starter. I'm just pointing out the fact that this is changing. I've lived other places where the typical conversation start might be " where are you original from". I could see this being more common in NOLA in the next ten years. It's kinda of cool what's going on here.





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the whole cycle will start anew


What about the, "What does your dad do?"

Or is that only reserved for NOLA women?







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I do realize that and I see the question of "where you went to school" nothing more than a conversation starter. I'm just pointing out the fact that this is changing. I've lived other places where the typical conversation start might be " where are you original from". I could see this being more common in NOLA in the next ten years. It's kinda of cool what's going on here.


Anything other than the "what do you do for a living?"






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kfizzle85
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That's usually the second question. Depending on who's asking determines the order, shite isn't any different in Houston or NYC.





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Rohan2Reed
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that was an entertaining episode. it was a little heavy on hip spots that actually aren't all that fun to me - R Bar, Kingpin, Roosevelt Hotel bar - but I liked Bourdain's overall theme about there being tons to do outside of the FQ. although he did say that even still, there's not much else besides eating and drinking and hearing live music.





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I enjoyed the episode and thought he did a good job of showing just how many options of restaurants and bars there are there.





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. it was a little heavy on hip spots that actually aren't all that fun to me - R Bar, Kingpin, Roosevelt Hotel bar -


I would give zero fricks if R Bar burned to the ground today. Want to talk about possessiveness? If you walk in with a polo on you get the most obnoxious hipster treatment



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Rohan2Reed
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I would give zero fricks if R Bar burned to the ground today. Want to talk about possessiveness? If you walk in with a polo on you get the most obnoxious hipster treatment


Yeah that pretty much sums up a lot of the Marigny/Bywater bars. For a self-proclaimed "open-minded" group of people, they sure are judgmental of anyone who doesn't fit their criteria of anti-establishment.






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kfizzle85
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I've been to R bar more times than I can count and never gotten that feeling. But, I'm always with a group of people and would say not likely paying attention to what the guy with the Skrillex haircut next to me is thinking. Just give me the highlife and jameson boss.





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not likely paying attention to what the guy with the Skrillex haircut next to me is thinking. Just give me the highlife and jameson boss.




"Who did your sleeves bro?"







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kfizzle85
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I only hear that at Boondocks here in Htown.





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