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TulaneUVA
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re: TulaneLSU poorboy tours of New Orleans
Would be fully behind it and is a good idea. I’ve done this on my own as a lover of po boys.

Needs to mix in the right level of of:
- good food with VARIETY
- good history
- restaurants that will cooperate.

I would suggest picking good ones around the city and infusing in general knowledge about the city.

Just shooting the shite and thinking out loud:

Start somewhere in CBD or French Quarter since you’ll be targeting tourists. Some place like Mother’s or Mahoneys.
Travel to a uptown and hit up Parasols and then either Domilises and/or Guys.
Hit up Crabby Jacks and/or Ye olde college inn
Then end up at Parkway. Parkway seems to do all their po boys well so close it out with a po boy that hasn’t been done yet.

You got French quarter/CBD, Uptown, and Mid City all covered.

Let me know when you get this started. I would love to join
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FightingTigers138
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re: TulaneLSU poorboy tours of New Orleans
Nice to have you back Steve. What did you think about the #FreeDevinWhite campaign?

Considering it was before Facebook, twitter, etc., your LSUoverUSC billboard was impressive too.


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TigerWise
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re: TulaneLSU poorboy tours of New Orleans
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I worked for a long time at Bud’s at City Park.


Were you the one who threw the hot coals into dumpster that caused the fire ?

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intend to finish the restoration of a 1997 Ford 350 Super Duty tour bus (any mechanics here who could help please contact me) and do two tours daily.


Did you run this by the city and get the proper documentation? I’d love to hear more about this.


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Chateau Super Mart


I had my bike stolen there brah.

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I am thinking $50 per person to cover fuel, food and a driver, as I plan to dangerously stand and speak on the bus as we slice through the streets


You ain’t gonna make shite. Should have bought a 15 passenger van and wrapped it like a po boy. That bus will be a money pit.


Why do po boys have shredded lettuce ?


TulaneLSU
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re: TulaneLSU poorboy tours of New Orleans
TigerWise: I was not responsible for that fire. I have not yet gotten the proper licensing from the draconian state. Although I would much prefer doing it on my own, if there are road blocks, I do have good connections within city government to smooth the process. The first time I ever tried boiled peanuts was in the Chateau Super Mart, so we have more in common than you might think. This was in the 1980s and it may have been named something different and with likely different ownership. It is remarkable how little that part of Vintage has changed over three decades. The gas station poorboy tour I suspect will become a regular feature, as gas stations carry on the original spirit of the poorboy much more than do the restaurants that now charge $10-15 for a large roast beef. I am working on designs for the bus. I could not afford a 15 passenger bus. The current vehicle will hold nine paying customers. At $450 a trip x 2 trips daily x 6 days a week x 52 weeks a year, that equates to approximately 140,000 a year. Food, taxes, permits, my driver employee and insurance, if I have my numbers correct, which is a big if, should guarantee me 40,000 profit if I fill up every spot, which I suspect I will. I will also be selling t-shirts and a to-be published book on poorboy history on the tour, which may supplement that enormous income. Once I have some financial terra firma, purchasing a larger vehicle will be prioritized above all after giving my employee a raise and stock options -- I have hope for an IPO in several years. Why do poorboys have lettuce? You'll have to join us to find out!

138: I know nothing about billboards, but I would like to purchase a billboard one day to advertise.

TulaneUVA: I appreciate your thoughtful ideas and suggestions. I already have in mind the poorboy shops each tour will take, but I like your suggestions. Once a month, there will be an all day poorboy tour. Six hours of the most amazing tour of your life. It will start in Kenner and move through Metairie, Old Jefferson, Uptown, FQ, Gentilly, Arabi, and Chalmette.

What will the menus look like? I'm still working on that, and the outcome is fluid. Will there be variety, such as shrimp at one locale then roast beef at another and hot sausage as a finale? Will they all be roast beefs? Again, it's a fluid situation and ultimately the customers and the owners of the poorboy establishments will dictate this. Each restaurant, though, will be one set poorboy. If we went to Short Stop, it will not be some get shrimp, some get beef. More than half of the poorboy shops insisted on this rigidity. Dressed vs not? At the start of the tour, there will a hand vote. I will tally up the orders and then send a picture of that tally to the establishments.

Cold Drink: Please do not use profanity in my threads.

Swagga: Thank you.

hungryone: There will be coordination and agreements with all poorboy shops. This venture is guaranteed steady income for them. When this takes off, I am confident some of the big named shops will either come to me with deals or try to start their own copycat tours. Initially, this will not be a big name poorboy tour (Parkway, Mother's, Domilese, etc.). Why? I want to build up quality, lesser known poorboy destinations. Food tourism has become so generic and predictable. People base their decisions on national articles and schlocky websites like Yelp and TripAdvisor. These are the types that look down on people who eat at chain restaurants, but formulate their dining decisions from national monolithic voice boxes.

I appreciate your many suggestions. Don't worry about the trip's length. Neither autism, nor ennui, nor the wages of the cellphone age will separate my attendants' attention from my words. Such is the sweetness of my tone, the power of my voice, and the splendor of their meaning. A ten hour discourse from these lips will be but a moment in time.

An interesting suggestion regarding music, and one I will consider. What was it Shakespeare said?
The man that hath no music in himself
Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds
Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils;
The motions of his spirit are dull as night
And his affections dark as Erebus.
Let no such man be trusted.

Forever, a person of silence, I have never agreed with the Bard. I despise popular, secular music, including jazz, rap, and other forms of noise that New Orleans has produced. Nonetheless, I recognize music's importance in the city's history, and there may be some educational function the music will provide to the tour. Perhaps discuss how music has influenced the destruction of the family unit and amplified the city's social ills by encouraging debauchery, fornication, and drug use?

"Do you see that encampment of homeless IV drug users?They all loved this song by Louis Armstrong."

"Do you see that bullet hole in your window? That was made by a teenager who grew up listening to Little Wayne."

I am considering Canal Place as our point of departure and arrival. Attendees will receive three 4" sections of poorboys. This is plenty of food. The majority of the cost is not a food cost, but transportation and educational costs.

FunBunch: I have not been on leave.

Y.A. Tittle: My dear friend. Your memory is as sharp as your supposed looks. Would you believe I've found a superior burger to WF?

MorbidTheClown: Join a tour and you will get plenty of reviews!

Ham and Glass: I would be happy to sip a tall glass of tap water and enjoy a roast beef with you!

BigChipper: Stay in North Carolina please.

jbgleason: I will greet you with a hug.

SuperSaint: Good to see you, my friend.

fightin tiger: Thank you. I've occasionally peeked in through the years only to share in that opinion. When the most popular posters think Deanie's is in West End, think people care about what alcohol they're drinking each day, and think we care about their backwards Southern recipes, that's when you know the Food Board needs what made it great. I will try to Make the Food Board Great Again.

NorceauxTigerFan: Thank you. I hope you will join us.

Degas: I think tourists will snatch up spots on the tour initially, but once it becomes a phenomenon, locals will be quick to join. Tourists initially will not know who I am nor care who I am except that I am a legitimate tourism artist who will provide a safe and edifying experience for adults and children alike! Alcohol will be strictly prohibited.
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re: TulaneLSU poorboy tours of New Orleans
“Otis2: You are correct. I determined that I will not benefit from psychotherapy and therefore chose to decline that treatment.”
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NIH
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re: TulaneLSU poorboy tours of New Orleans
I’d be honored to take this tour.


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Ham And Glass
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re: TulaneLSU poorboy tours of New Orleans
Gold. Please post more.


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Will alcohol be strictly prohibited on the bus only, or will this be a completely dry tour?


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Jones
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re: TulaneLSU poorboy tours of New Orleans
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The current vehicle will hold nine paying customers. At $450 a trip x 2 trips daily x 6 days a week x 52 weeks a year, that equates to approximately 140,000 a year.


dangerous thinking here


OTIS2
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You’re being generous with the use of the term “thinking” here, kind man.


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LSUZombie
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re: TulaneLSU poorboy tours of New Orleans
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At $450 a trip x 2 trips daily x 6 days a week x 52 weeks a year, that equates to approximately 140,000 a year. Food, taxes, permits, my driver employee and insurance, if I have my numbers correct, which is a big if, should guarantee me 40,000 profit if I fill up every spot, which I suspect I will.


I mean don't get me wrong, I hope you have massive success, but I wouldn't bank on these numbers out the gate for a few months


Jones
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re: TulaneLSU poorboy tours of New Orleans
You cant ever bank on those numbers


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LSUZombie
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re: TulaneLSU poorboy tours of New Orleans
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Each restaurant, though, will be one set poorboy. If we went to Short Stop, it will not be some get shrimp, some get beef. More than half of the poorboy shops insisted on this rigidity.


What about those with shellfish allergies?


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TulaneLSU
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re: TulaneLSU poorboy tours of New Orleans
Alcohol, the world’s deadliest drug, will be forbidden during the entirety of the tour. Those found breaking this rule will not be allowed on the bus.


t00f
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Alcohol, the world’s deadliest drug, will be forbidden during the entirety of the tour. Those found breaking this rule will not be allowed on the bus.





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Zappas Stache
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re: TulaneLSU poorboy tours of New Orleans
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Alcohol, the world’s deadliest drug, will be forbidden during the entirety of the tour. Those found breaking this rule will not be allowed on the bus.


I really don't have time to discuss the errors of your value judgements.


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Mouth
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re: TulaneLSU poorboy tours of New Orleans
So someone can’t order a beer at one of these establishments to have with their poor boy?



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