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Old 02-10-2011, 12:58 PM   #271
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Outside the French Market



Once we finished walking around the French Quarter, we realized we were hungry and wanted to eat. Jay, from our cruise had recommended a great cheap place to eat. We stopped into a visitor’s information office and asked for the address of Déjŕ Vu. The person there pulled out a phone book, got the address, and located it on a map for us.

We wandered over to our lunch spot and found this great find. It is a dive, a greasy spoon. It is located at 400 Dauphine Street (corner of Conti and Dauphine). A sports game was playing on monitors mounted in the corners of the restaurant/bar. Most of the seats were taken over at the bar. You just seat yourself wherever you like. Eventually a server will be by to help you out.You can play a game of video poker if you like to loose money. Obviously, due to the gambling and alcohol this is a 21+ establishment. I had the Cajun seasoned fried crawfish po’ boy with mayo, lettuce and tomato. A po’ boy is a sandwich served with a fluffy French bread that is made daily and a local specialty. My sandwich was mighty tasty. I washed it down with an iced tea. If you are looking for inexpensive comfort food and aren’t too picky about your service, this is the place for you. Of course, since I hadn’t eaten much at breakfast my hungry might have colored my positive attitude. Craig enjoyed his meal but didn’t say a heck of a lot. The place is open 24 hours so I would imagine would make a great stop after a night out on the town should you get a fit of the munchies.

We wander around more of the French Quarter when we stumble upon an unexpected treat out on the street.








Deja Vu Restaurant & Bar





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NEXT: Local entertainment and biking through old Creole neighborhoods
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Old 02-10-2011, 01:26 PM   #272
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mmmm, that sandwich looks yummy! And all the different forms of architecture look so interesting. did u make it to cafe du monde for chicory coffee and beignets?
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Sounds like a great time exploring New Orleans!!

I went into this TR excited to read about Carnival as my dd and I plan to take a cruise late this summer. I finally started researching and I have decided on a cruise for the end of July that travels to Cozumel.... Now this whole time I had been planning to do a dolphin excursion (not knowing what our ports would end up being- as I have yet to book); but as I looked through the excursions I found a secret river tour that looks very similar, if not the same to the one you guys took! And it's roughly the same price as the dolphin excursion was going to be.... As soon as I seen it, my heart jumped I was so excited as I had just loved the review and pictures of your excursion.......

Looking forward to more.....
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I'm loving the architecture of New Orleans - simply beautiful!
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Wonderful photos of New Orleans. Looks like the Frommers guide tours worked really well for you. Perfect weather. Deja Vue sounds like a great find! (Heather, have you been to this place?)
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I love New Orleans! I want to go back there very soon. The bike riding sounds awesome. I can't wait to hear more about your adventures!
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I recognize many of your photos Douglas! Its like a tour of my home on the PP boards--sort of surreal. An interesting note. The photo of the house with the American Flag is the Bell house. Mr. Bell, if he's still living, is a WWII Vet. The interior of the house is one of the few examples of French Architecture on the American side. He's had it completely restored and decorated to look like it would have right after it was built. (I was lucky enough to receive a tour from Mr Bell himself in 2002.) Mr. Bell used to leave old school tape players on the back porch of his favorite Garden District walking tour. You could just borrow one and return it when you were done.

I have been to DejaVu, but never in daylight hours, and never ummm . . . sober. Late at night its home to lots of the service industry crowd from Bourbon . . . lots of women . . . if you get my drift. Its been years since I set foot inside, it'll be interesting to see if you stumbled into any of my usual haunts Douglas.
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Great updates Douglas - loved the walking tour of the Garden District - and weird enough, I ate lunch at the Deju Vu in Feb 2009 while I was in NOLA for training.... sing it with me now "its a small world"...
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