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re: Rio Mar closing - vistajay
I used to go years ago and loved it, but it has been a while. Just too many restaurants to explore. Reading the article, it sounds like they are saying they were not pulling in the locals anymore so they are changing the concept to appeal to the tourists spilling out of the Convention Center, etc......


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re: Whats the most ridiculous thing you've seen at a wedding? - vistajay
I always thought the money dance was a Yankee thing....


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re: On a scale of 1-10, how much does your dog love you? - vistajay
eh, 6 or sometimes 7. Pretty sure he would eat me if I died in the house and no one else were around....


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re: Winnie the Pooh is a Great Philosopher with Great Life Advice - vistajay
While Eyore frets and Piglet whines and Owl pontificates, Pooh just is. ...


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re: Around UNO dining - vistajay
Munch Factory. You will thank me later. ...


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re: Dog Boarding - vistajay
Gretna Animal Hospital. They have dog runs and only $13 a day for boarding. Vet is there if anything were to happen. My dog has the same type of anxiety but and is aggressive with larger dogs but loves boarding there and has never had a problem with the other dogs....


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re: Largest cities in the United States by population by decade - vistajay
So NOLA doubled in population between 1830 and 1840, adding over 50,000 residents. I have always heard of a lot of Americans from NE descending on NOLA during that time, settling the Garden District, etc... I did not know the population gain was that dramatic. I can only imagine the stress to infr...


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re: Mizado Cocina review dinner (and now two Brunches) - vistajay
I've been to Mizado 3 times now and have been impressed. It fills a great niche for the area: very light and interesting food at reasonable prices. Perfect for a summer meal before going to a movie. Love the grilled gulf fish with chimichurri sauce....


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re: Brazil vs. Germany: Match Thread - vistajay
Sucks being a Brazil fan and having to sit through another 60 minutes of this game....


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With US gone who will you be supporting in WC? - vistajay
Amusing WSJ article today advocating for Dutch support now that USA is out. http://online.wsj.com/articles/why-its-time-for-the-u-s-to-go-dutch-1404325468 Who will you be supporting? I am trying to decide between Germany and the Netherlands....


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re: Suggestions for Bacchanal? - vistajay
[quote]It's hot for sure, stick to whites and rosés. It probably won't be too crowded on a weeknight, but I'd go around 6 and drink for awhile before ordering to ensure you get a decent table.[/quote] And how does that work? Do you go in, secure a table, then go order wine from the retail store a...


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Suggestions for Bacchanal? - vistajay
I am thinking of going to Bacchanal tonight: 4 people. I've never been. Is this a good idea or is it too hot there this time of year? Any tips on where to sit, best time of the evening to go?...


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re: Where do you want to go when you retire? - vistajay
Bay St. Louis. Easy trip to NOLA to see grandkids and meet old friends for martini lunches....


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re: Do you keep Sriracha in the ice box? - vistajay
No. But I usually toss it after it goes from a bright red to a rusty color. ...


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re: Best cheap wine. Under $10 - vistajay
Columbia Crest and its parent co Chateau St. Michelle are the way to go. I've been drinking their stuff for 20 years. Columbia Crest Two Vines Cab and Merlot are good every day wines or good when you need a lot of wine for a party. Columbia Crest Grand Estates Chardonney, Merlot and Cab are very ni...


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re: The people who own Charcoal's are blaming a ghost for bad business - vistajay
This place is getting some extremely poor word of mouth. Don't know anyone personally who has a good thing to say about it. My kids love burger joints and we frequent most of the Uptown places but we've never tried Charcoal despite the fact my kiddos go to school down the street. Threads like this w...


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re: What do/did you call grandparents? - vistajay
Meme and Papa on one side. Granddad and Gram on the other. Seems pretty formal compared to all you Meemaw and Pawpaw folks. ...


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re: Brisbi's - vistajay
Been to Brisbi's a few times and always impressed. Cool looking place too. Been to Blue Crab once and found it boring and overpriced and average food. ...


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re: private schools vs catholic schools in new orleans. - vistajay
[quote]I did not attend any school in New Orleans so I have no dog in this fight. However, when it comes to average SAT scores, National Merit Scholars, and college placement, Newman is so far ahead of every other private school that it makes a Polish horseback unit fighting German tanks look like a...


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re: Are there Clubs for Southerners Outside the South? - vistajay
Look for a local Sons of the Confederacy chapter and see if you qualify for membership....


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re: New Orleans is the greatest thing about Louisiana - vistajay
[quote]I was born and raised in NOLA, but I'll probably never move back. Too many opportunities elsewhere. NOLA natives have a little trouble comprehending that however. [/quote] No we don't. We just realize there is more to life than chasing $$....


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Milkfish quick lunch review - vistajay
Popped into Milkfish on Carrollton for lunch. Was surprised to see it basically empty considering all the press it has received. Decor is dark and funky. Probably looks better at night. Some sort of Asian soft rock music played in the background. Admittedly I ordered conservatively but was underw...


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re: Best minimalist running shoe? - vistajay
I know they look funny and take some getting used to, but if you want to feel like a ten year old running barefoot through the grass, get the Vibram KSO....


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re: Interested in Law School? Employment Numbers - vistajay
[quote]Litigation is adversarial. Deals are typically more collaborative. Obviously you still have to represent your client's interests, but there is far less underhanded shite.[/quote] It really depends where you practice. The smaller the venue, the more professional the attorneys and less stress...


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re: Interested in Law School? Employment Numbers - vistajay
[quote]What did I miss?[/quote] 7. Practice for 20 years. By this point most of your peers have quit the practice of law, been disbarred, moved away, or died; leaving you as the last man standing. Profit. ...


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re: Best thing you ate @ FQF ? - vistajay
Ninja braised beef po-boy. Same one they had at Jazz Fest. Awesome. :bow: Chicken livers were good as well....


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re: Diesel Automobiles OT's Opinion - (VW SportWagen TDI) - vistajay
Do it for the driving pleasure alone. I have the diesel Jetta sedan and it is great fun to drive. Agree wait for the new model Sportswagen but the Allroads version will not be worth the price premium, imo....


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re: NOLA Restaurant and Bar scene: What is missing? - vistajay
Singha Thai is reopening soon in CBD on Gravier St. ...


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re: 2013 VW Jetta TDI - Anybody have one? - vistajay
I have one. About 8000 miles on it so far. I have a Pilot and a CRV so was looking for something smaller, cheap and fun to drive for a third car. The TDI is a kick to drive. Great torque and acceleration. It's a little cheap on the inside but I am leasing it so don't care how it will look in 8 yea...


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re: Any updates on MoPho? thinking of trying it again - vistajay
Went last week and got the duck poboy, whole fried fish and wings. All was excellent but liked the wings and fish the best. Will go back and try the oysters....


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