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New Orleans Parties Like It’s 1933



Our Elites hopped into their handy dandy time machines to travel back to 1933 to celebrate the opening of Pat O’Brien’s in the French Quarter, soon to be turning 80! These cats were privy to a pre-anniversary party in the Briar Suite where Pat O’s brought out the big guns with a cache of cocktails and a hearty feast.

“This roll-back party was just the ticket, despite New Orleans being the wettest city in the US,” swoons Suzanne C, with a coy reference to not only the weather, but our affinity for the hooch here in the big toe of the boot state!

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Guests arrived to our very own Yelptern Vicky L transformed into a sultry candy cigarette girl peddling her wares of chocolate stogies and Compli-mints to the guests. It might’ve been the Great Depression but we weren’t rationing fluffy, delicious cupcakes of all flavors, thanks to the Kupcake Factory.

After indulging in the cornucopia of throwback cocktails including Sazeracs, brandy milk punch, and gin fizzes, guests found themselves toe-tapping to our very own swing band, Jack Pritchett’s New Orleans Ragweeds; a three-piece swing band with Kris Tokarski tickling the ivories, Andy Reid slappin’ the bass and Pritchett on vocals and the horn. These guys had Dance Quarter’s skillful instructors Katarina Boudreaux and Gabriel Cavallini bouncing and dipping all over the dance floor with their serious swing moves! Lindsay A’s "favorite moment was seeing our very own Jeff C cutting a rug" in his zoot suit!

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With Throwback ‘30s Trivia and our very own Repeal Day Photo booth, things were upbeat all night! Pat O’s Scott Touchton gave us the rundown on the restaurant and bar’s dedication to its locals. We toasted their signature Hurricanes to Pat O’s next 80 years!

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I would like to thank Pat O’Brien’s for hosting this fabulous event, and congratulations on your true anniversary event on December 3, 2013! Thank you also to the Kupcake Factory, Dance Quarter’s Katarina and Gabriel for showing us how to swing, and The New Orleans Ragweeds for some great tunes! Step back in time with our photos courtesy of Billy Welliver from Welliver Productions and Royal Montz! Relive our hoppin’ good time through our swingin' reviews. Can’t wait to see you on the next go’round!

Shake a leg,

Morgan F

Yelp New Orleans Community Manager

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