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Why not utilize more of a 3 step drop back? - plawmac
With the pressure Brees has been under when he goes to a standard dropback, why haven't the Saints utilized a 3 step drop on occasion? I'll hang up and listen..........


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Worse performance of season thus far - plawmac
Against Seattle, you got the impression that they were trying, but just had an off game. This just looks like a team that has no interest in being here today. Sad, pathetic excuse for a team that s allegedly contending for a playoff bye. Next week's game against Car will be winner take all at this p...


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Ted Brennan to reopen Brennan's?!? - plawmac
No link, but WWL TV just reported that Ted Brennan won a victory at the state court of appeals, and has announced that he and his daughter will reopen Brennans. Apparently, none of the appellate court judges ever ate there...........


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1 td in last 17 possessions - plawmac
Something has gone horribly wrong since the Dallas game. ...


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Pelicans Talk
George Karl discusses Pels - plawmac
On my iPhone and can't link it, but noladefender.com has an article in which Karl gives his overview of the Pels. It appears as if he's lobbying for the job. ...


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Philippines Fundraiser at Spotted Cat 11/23 - plawmac
Guys - there will be a fundraiser for Philippines relief at the Spotted Cat in NOLA Sat starting at 2 pm and running through 10. Constant live music, including the likes of Paul Sanchez, Debbie Davis, Antoine Deal, and many, many more. Free jambalaya to boot (while supplies last). Please come on dow...


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Hugh Laurie - guy plays piano! - plawmac
Went to the Professor Longhair Fess Fest last night at Tipitina's in NO. Was a great night of music and proceeds went to help restore Fess' house in NO. The English actor, Hugh Laurie, was the emcee for the evening and also played piano and sang for a few tunes. Guy has some serious piano chops. He ...


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Johnny Winter will be playing tonight at BJs bar in NO - plawmac
Unannounced show. He's in town with the Blues Cruise (ship is parked in NO for the night). Guitar Lightning Lee, Little Freddie King and King James and the Special Men will be there, too. Show starts at 8. This is the same place that Robert Plant showed up unannounced about 3 months ago. ...


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Old style New Orleans Rhythm and Blues - King James & the Special Men - plawmac
King James and the Special Men are fantastic. They play at BJ's Lounge in the Bywater every Monday night at 10. Just released an ep and its available on Itunes. Here's a clip of them performing at BJ's: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrZoU5_sTvI...


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New Orleans Saints Talk
Where's Colston?!? - plawmac
With Graham drawing Aquib in coverage, Colston should be getting open. Hell, I can't even tell if he's on the field. Hasn't been thrown to, much less looked at the 1st half. ...


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New FQ Restaurant - close to Saenger and Armstrong Park - plawmac
Marti's just opened in the old Peristyle location; Dumaine and N Rampart. Marti's was actually the predecessor restaurant, and was considered nouvelle cuisine back in the 70's. New owner also runs Gautreau's. Should be good. http://www.theneworleansadvocate.com/home/7269180-172/historic-restaurant...


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Fark request - plawmac
How about Sean Payton as Walter White - pix of Sean with the glasses and black hat dropping down on his image, with the words, "Say my name." ...


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Rob Ryan as Fabio?? - plawmac
Newbie so can't fark, but can anyone transplant Rob Ryan on a Fabio paperback book cover?...


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Mimi's in New Orleans has live music again! - plawmac
FYI - they obtained a live music permit and have started to host music acts again. Last night Gal Holiday, tonight Washboard Chaz. ...


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Rob Ryan celebrated win yesterday - plawmac
by going to Ms. Mae's and buying the house a round: http://www.noladefender.com/content/ro49b-ryan-bu1ys-round-ms-maes-after-saints-win...


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New Orleans Saints Talk
Great article and video re Hicks' play yesterday - plawmac
Hicks destroys Atlanta's O lineman in this video: http://blackandgoldreview.com/2013/09/09/saints-new-hope-player-week-akiem-hicks/...


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Cafe Habana gets VCC approval - plawmac
The proposed restaurant at the corner of Esplanade and Rampart n New Orleans, was approved by the Vieux Carre Commission. Still has to go to N.O. City Council, but a huge step in the right direction. ...


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Marisa's in the Bywater - plawmac
Went last night. Place is fantastic - good atmosphere, great food, nice wine list and craft cocktails. We split an order of the goat ricotta bruschetta as an appetizer. One order is more than enough for 2 people. Ricotta is whipped so its not a dense consistency. I had the duck with papardelle, whil...


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Preservation Hall and Jim James cover Curtis Mayfield's Move On Up - plawmac
I really like the collaborations between Jim James and the PHJB. Here's a live version that they did of a great Curtis Mayfield song: http://preservationhalljazzband.com/news/173593...


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Dining ideas near Lauberge Casino in BR - plawmac
Will be going there tonight to go see Smoky Robinson. The restaurants inside the casino don't really entice me. Anything near that area that's decent? Would go for sushi or other seafood preferably. Many thanks!...


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New Chef at Mr. John's - plawmac
http://www.nola.com/dining/index.ssf/2013/08/mr_johns_steakhouse_hires_chef.html Interesting switch. I like Lil Gem, but its more of a music club. Will be curious to see how much the menu changes at Mr. John's. ...


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Cafe Borrega - New Orleans - plawmac
New Mexican restaurant/music club located on Oretha Haley Blvd in New Orleans (2 blocks down from Cafe Reconcile). Went there Sat. night. Has a limited menu for now (open less than 30 days) but food was very good. Fiance had a grilled shrimp dish and I ordered the chicken mole. We split some guacamo...


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Is Boucherie still coming to Frenchman?!?!? - plawmac
A little over 6 mos ago, there were news reports that they were going to open a new location at the old Sante Fe place - Dauphine and Frenchman. Shortly afterwards, there were construction signs hung on the bldg, but never really noticed muck work taking place. Passed there today, and all constructi...


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Fri: a hit and a miss - plawmac
Bought a house yesterday. To celebrate, had lunch at Maurepas. Simply great. Had grilled amberjack with watermelon, grilled halloumi and mint. Fiance had grilled shrimp with a side of grits. She liked hers - didn't get a chance to taste out of fear that she would stab me with her fork. Had a ...


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used to be a great board - plawmac
now, all you have to do is post a thread asking if sec baseball is overrated and its whacked. WTF?...


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SEC Rant
Is SEC baseball overrated? - plawmac
What the frick is the answer? ...


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Melange closing - plawmac
Place right off of Frenchman, on Chartres - closing after this weekend. When it first opened, food was very good. Now, not so good. ...


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Hogs raised close to 3/4 Million$!!!!! - plawmac
And all for pediatric brain cancer! Dem boys did good! http://www.nola.com/dining/index.ssf/2013/05/hogs_for_the_cause_raised_7000.html#incart_m-rpt-2...


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Saw Tower of Power at HOB last night - plawmac
Never really a huge fan of TOP, but my ladyfriend is into them big time. Got to say, they put on a hell of a show. Packed house at HOB (New Orleans) and had everyone moving/dancing. Made a convert out of me. ...


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N.O. Blues Musician, Marc Stone - plawmac
Don't believe his name has ever come up on this board. Have seen him live several times, and caught his gig yesterday at the FQ Fest. Great blues musician: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6RoMCRXd84...


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