The Michigan Daily - Friday, December 9, 1983-- Page
Sugar and booze on Bourbon Si
By ROB POLLARD
What can you say about a place
where night clubs feature female im-
personators, boisterous crowds scream
"show your tits " to females (who often
obie) on French Quarter balconies,
a is still hailed as a cultural center?
'hat's New Orleans.
Te festive atmosphere of the French
Quarter and the easygoing manner of
te4residents of New Orleans make it a
g t place for a get-away.
,NEW ORLEANS is best noted for the
tremendous amount of drinking that is
done there. But New Orleans has a lot
nore than just booze to offer.
ZThere is entertainment, ranging from
e ,ellent jazz to numerous street cor-
ier acts. The restaurants of New
Orleans have an excellent reputation,
and contrary to popular belief, many of
them are affordable.
Even the Crescent City's transpor-
tation system can be considered a form
of entertainment. The street cars run
up and down beautiful St. Charles St.
and for 40 cents one can ride one of
these open air vehicles to anywhere
along its four mile route. For those
leaving the downtown area after mid-
night the streetcars leave from Canal
and St. Charles once an hour, but they
are not dependable. An hour and a half
wait for a streetcar is not uncommon.
ALTHOUGH A car is handy for get-
ting around the city, currently many
parts of the city are torn up because of
renovations for the 1984 World's Fair,
and anyone who drives is bound to have
a hard time finding a parking space.
No description of New Orleans is
complete without mentioning the
weather. When the Morton salt girl said
"when it rains it pours," she was not
talking about salt. Although it seldom
rains for more than an hour or two, the
rain comes down very hard. As far as
temperatures, New Orleans weather is
unpredictable. On a December day the
temperature can be anywhere from 35
to 70 degrees.
The majority of Ann Arborites will be
absorbing their New Orleans culture
from a bottle. The drinking age in New
Orleans is 18, but there is not a bar in
the city that will serve anyone a day
under 15. To say the least, New Orleans
drinking laws are liberal.
THE MOST famous New Orleans
watering hole is Pat O'Briens. Located
at 718 St. Peter in the quarter, Pat 0's is
the world's largest bar in terms of
volume of alcohol consumed. A trip to
Pat O's often involves a wait to get in,
but it's worth it. Rather than the
tourist-favorite Hurricane, try a purple
people eater or a skylab fallout.
There are numerous clubs in the
quarter advertising female and male
strippers with "no cover charge and no
minimum," but unless you have money
you need to get rid of, you're better off
sneaking a peek through the doors and
going on your way. The various jazz
and blues bars are excellent, but you
pay for it, and often you can hear and
see the performers just as well from the
The most economical way to enjoy
yourself in the French Quarter is to buy
beer or drinks on the street and walk
around the quarter, getting a glimpse of
all that's going on. Takee-Outee, a
Chinese fast food chain, sells 20 ounce
cups of beer for a buck. The trick is to
see if you can finish them before they
ALTHOUGH ALCOHOL regulations
are lenient, drug laws are not. The
irresistable urge to light up a joint on
the street may result in a night in New
Orleans central lockup. Possession of
any amount of cocaine is a felony, as is
the sale of any amount of either cocaine
or marijuana (including the sale of a
For a cheap but delicious meal try
Cafe Maspero. Maspero's is on the edge
of the quarter at 601 Decatur St., try the
roast beef and cheese. Drinks at
Maspero's are also cheap. Brennan's
and Antoine's are world renowned.
They are places to go when your wallet
is getting too fat for your pocket, but the
cuisine is superb. Try Brennan's cham-
Anyone visiting New Orleans can't
help but eat at Popeyes. The spicy fried
chicken will clear out your system for
days, if you live that long. Don't forget
to order a large coke.
When in the downtown area one must
be alert. Crime in New Orleans is a
problem. Keep your possessions in a
safe place and do not wander off to the
unpopulated parts of the Quarter. There
are lots of little kids running around the
French Quarter. Many of them are
smiling not because their mothers let
them stay out late but because the
have lifted some unsuspecting tourist'
wallet. Be careful if you're going to ge
All those Wolverine fans who hit Nei
Orleans and Bourbon St. are sure t
have a lot of fun, and there is one othe
form of entertainment New Orlean
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