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Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2002 - 8:26 am:   Edit PostPrint Post


I wish I had known...pardon for not checking the forum sooner. I could have given you the Royal tour. Did you make it to the new and improved Old Absinthe House, Since you were in the Quarter? Pirates Alley? Could have shared some Pernod. Next time.
Posted on Saturday, June 1, 2002 - 7:09 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Thank you everyone for your suggestions about New Orleans.

I'm back from my trip. I spent most of my time working, but I did get a chance to stroll throught the french quarter and had a very nice dinner at a place who's name I can't remember.

I got my bottle of Herbsaint and it wasn't bad. It was quite sweet and didn't require any sugar. It has a very pleasant taste. With a nice herbal complexity similar to absinthe.

However on Friday, my order from SC arrived and I have replenished my real absinthe stock with a bottle of NS and Segera.

I haven't decided yet which I like the best. The NS has a strange peppery flavor and scent. The Segera seems much more subdued. Both are very nice and I had a very enjoyable time last night sampling them both.
Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2002 - 8:55 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

The only thing I have, at the moment, is a nostalgic picture of the Old Absinthe House on my site.

Can you find the fountain? I truly miss this place. The "new and improved" House just doesn't hack it.
Posted on Tuesday, May 28, 2002 - 2:46 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

*feels warm and fuzzy inside*
Posted on Tuesday, May 28, 2002 - 5:13 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Vera's site :
Posted on Tuesday, May 28, 2002 - 4:04 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Herbsaint can be bought in New Orleans at a very reasonable price.

Visit Vera's Beauty and Ruin webpages and read my account of a trip to New Orleans last year. Lots of tips in there.
Posted on Monday, May 27, 2002 - 9:28 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I asked the same question earlier in the spring. Do a subject line keyword search for 'Honeymoon in New Orleans' and you will find lots of great ideas. I went to most of the places suggested and had a great time. My favorites were Lafittes Blacksmith Shoppe, Napoleon House and Coops. My wife's favorite was the D Day museum.
Have fun
Posted on Monday, May 27, 2002 - 4:33 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post


get off Bourbon st. and wander around all the other little streets and avenues.

I lived in the French Quarter in the early '70s.
Its one of my favorite places. But, you can lose your mind there.
Posted on Monday, May 27, 2002 - 4:28 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Thanks Marccambell.

Actually, I kind of like hippies, I even married one. We just agree to disagree about politics.

I'm actually a nice guy and hardly ever swear. It's just that I have a couple of buttons, and one got pushed.

I realize Herbsaint is pastis, but I still would love to give it a try. I'm waiting rather impatiently for a shipment from SC, I think the Herbsaint will make the waiting a little easier.

Have you been to NO very much? It seems that I am going quite frequently on business. I hadn't had much time to enjoy the city, but I did get to spend a little time on Burbon street a couple of weeks ago, and now I'm hooked. It seems to have something for everyone, even right-wing gun toting computer nerds from Texas. :-)
Posted on Monday, May 27, 2002 - 3:21 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Posted on Monday, May 27, 2002 - 3:15 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post


watch out, there are alot of hippies in the French Quarter.

Central Grocery for a muffulatta.
Praline Connection for ribs.
Nola for upscale cajun.
Howlin' Wolf for music.

Herbsaint is not real absinthe.
Posted on Monday, May 27, 2002 - 1:36 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I'm off tomorrow for beautifull New Orleans. I'm hoping to pick up a bottle of Herbisant, but I'm curious if there is any absinthe to be had in NO.

If anyone has any suggestions for things to do or see in NO, I'd love to hear them.


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