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Hipster Louisiana

Some of the info on this page may be out of date due to the difficulty in dealing with what businesses have closed due to hurricane katrina

The Local Alternative weekly for New Orleans is the Gambit weekly which you can access at the site
Best of New OrleansOffbeat has a list of live music clubs around town.  Mojono.com has a good club listing as well.  Also check live New Orleans.

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Evan @ hipstertravel.com

In New Orleans you must go to the Camellia Grill, they have the best diner food you will ever have and tremendous service! it's a trolley ride out of the city but that in its self is worth it, get off at the river bend.

Napoleon House Bar & Cafe -500 Chartres St , New Orleans (504) 524-9752-They make a hot muffeletta sandwich here.  Most places in New Orleans serve it cold.
Central Grocery - New Orleans, LA, 923 Decatur St.
New Orleans, LA -The famous Muffalata place.  A loaf of soft Italian bread is piled with salami, ham, and provolone,  chopped green and black olives with anchovies and garlic, then pressed flat.
Domilise's Po-Boys - New Orleans, LA, 5240 Annunciation St. New Orleans, LA 504-899-9126 -has reopened since katrina.  In an unassuming blue collar neighborhood.
you May want to phone in your order for Shrimp, oysters, and catfish, cold cuts,  Hot smoked sausage with gravy is the one we recommend above all others. “dressed,” means topped with tomato, lettuce, and  Creole mustard.
Parasol's Restaurant & Bar, 2533 Constance Street, New Orleans, LA 70130 Bar Phone: 504.897.5413 
504.899.2054 Parasol's Restaurant & Bar is on the corner of third and Constance Street.  Oooold building, but they make what is supposed to be an amazing Roast Beef Po boy, drenched in gravy.  Also a warm!? Muffalata, gumbo and fried boudoin balls, which is a regional sausage.
Traceys - 2604 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA, 504.897.5413 -Another purveyor of Po Boys, especially the Roast Beef Po Boy
The Joint?-801 Poland Ave-New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 949-3232-BBQ joint mixing different styles of Cooking.
- alwayssmokin.com

Record Shops-
Underground Sound-735 Octavia-New Orleans, LA 504-897-9030
also Rocks Off RPM-4739 Magazine St, New Orleans, LA 70115-1630
(504) 895-9513 both these stores are indie/punk shops.  Call before you go as many record stores have been closing lately around the country.

Other Stuff-
Marie Laveau House of Voodoo, 739 Bourbon St, New Orleans, LA-this is a voodoo shop.  They don't seem to have a direct link

Live Music
University of New Orleans Arena gets lots of national touring acts.
Jimmy's  8200 Willow St-New Orleans 504.861.8200
Maple Leaf Bar-8316 Oak St at Carrolton Ave, New Orleans (504) 866-9359 or (504) 866-5323-voted best place to hear live music.
Circle Bar-1032 Saint Charles Ave, New Orleans tel: (504) 588-2616
Funky Butt-714 North Rampart-504-558-0872
Mermaid Lounge-504-524-4747, 1100 Constance St, NOLA

Red Room-2040 St Charles Ave. New Orleans-tel: (504) 528-9759.  Open til 3 am.  Dance Club.

Pollstar tour database thing just look up new
orleans and dates and see if anyone you like is playing

Baton Rouge, LA

Live Music-
The Bayou-124 W Chimes St.-Baton Rouge, LA  (225) 346-1765
Lafayette, LA

For beignets (despite the college students), go to Coffee Call on College, near the IHOP. (225) 925-9493  3010 College Dr, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
--Fleur de Lis, oldest pizza joint in BR. Square, sicilian-style pizza on Govt. Street-(225) 924-2904  -5655 Government St, Baton Rouge, LA 70806
--Ethel's Snack Shack; in Scotlandville, two blocks off Scenic Highway (upriver), just past the McD's. Breakfast favorite spot for SU students; cheap, tasty soul food. Delaware punch in the can & red velvet drapes. Used to sell a $3.00 plate of red beans & rice with half a dozen fried drumettes--I'm sure the price has gone up a little.
--Poor Boy Lloyd's (Riverside drive, downtown); nice fried seafood & mississippi mud pie, (225) 387-2271  -205 Florida St, Baton Rouge, LA 70801
--Riverside Patty; Third St. downtown, huge, huge hamburgers. Lunches weekdays (225) 387-5618  336 3rd St, Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Tony's Seafood (225) 357-9669-5215 Plank Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70805-Cafeteria take out style, live catfish, decent crawfish, boudin, andouille, tasso, etc.
The Chimes-3357 Highland Road, Baton Rouge, LA (225) 383-1754- a favorite local pub
Louie's Cafe  (225) 346-8221-1058 North Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA -Diner food

Record Stores
Toys Alternative Music, 133 Arnould Blvd., Lafayette, LA 70506