This publication has never been known for its sports coverage, but we’re all about New Orleans. And New Orleans is all about a party. And the big party this weekend is the game. Geaux Tigers. We had to say it. Even Tom has had to say it for his Dorignac’s commercials, and yes, we think it is hilarious too.
So we are covering this big state, national, and citywide contest between two tiger teams. Because at the very least, it’s another excuse to party. You don’t need us to tell you where to go, but we do have just a few suggestions.
If you want to be close to the action, i.e., the dome, Gameday Hospitality is sponsoring a pre-game party at the Pythian Market just blocks from the dome. Tickets range from $50-$125 with a bar and buffet for each level ticket. Doors open for VIP level at 2pm and other ticket levels at 3pm. Ends at 6pm. Game time,
Tomorrow, January 13th
234 Loyola New Orleans
And if you don’t need to be in the thick of things, a raucous good time will be had at Chef Duke’s new place, Dabs, in Metairie. $25 buffet with $4 wine and beer and $5 drinks. Doors open at 5:30.
3401 N Hullen Metairie
Tomorrow, January 13th
And if you don't care about the big game at all, but just want to be in the thick of things, forget the buffets and go for the great food.
The Pelican Club will change plans a little this Monday, reversing course by opening for lunch from 12-4 and closing for dinner. It’s so unusual to get lunch there it’s a perfect opportunity not to miss. The menu is a la carte and includes soups like chicken andouille gumbo, creamy crab bisque and a carrot ginger vegan soup option. Nine appetizers are offered, including baked oysters, tuna poke, the signature seafood martini ravigote, BBQ shrimp, escargots, quail with foie gras, crab cakes, Salad Maison and a scalloped stuffed artichoke. Entrees are no less interesting, featuring a trio of duckling, paneed redfish with jumbo lump crabmeat, the signature whole crispy fish, Louisiana jumbo lump crab spaghetti fino. There is an 8 oz filet mignon, a 10 oz rack of lamb, or a 1 lb lobster, with shrimp and scallop, and Louisiana Cioppino in its own pot. This has a vegetarian or vegan option. Desserts here are plentiful and just as delicious.
312 Exchange Alley New Orleans
Hours for this Monday, January 13th only
12-4 Closed for dinner