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Where Roger Goodell Can't Eat or Drink in New Orleans

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Who Dat? Who Dat? Who dat sayin' they gonna serve this man? Oh, Roger Goodell. Will you be treated like a king while in New Orleans, or will you venture to the wrong side of the tracks where Pony Boy types will throw darts at your forehead and watch you get swallowed up by something called the Super Hole XLVAG? By now, it's obvious that the city?with much urging from Mayor Landrieu and even Sean Payton? are rolling out the red carpets for the NFL commissioner. But a habit is a hard thing to break. And in New Orleans, hating Goodell is habit.

Take a look at this Times-Pic picture from yesterday, and you'll see the the Who Dat Nation is not totally sold on the niceties deal. So now, dearest Who Dat Nation, for the fans who can't get over the fact that the Saints aren't playing in the Dome this Sunday, that we are losing our 2nd round draft pick for 2013, and that we just don't trust a guy who never seems to smile that much, Eater presents ten bars and restaurants that are holding down the Do Not Serve This Man attitude during this Super Bowl. Here are ten places Where Goodell Can't Eat or Drink in New Orleans.

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1. Finn McCool's Irish Pub

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3701 Banks Street
New Orleans, LA 70119
(504) 486-9080
The Mid City favorite for football is always packed on game days, and they have a Go To Hell Goodell sign that looks like a piece of art. The bar appeared in several national news reports about places that refuse to serve Goodell.

2. Creole Creamery

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4924 Prytania
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 894-8680
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A Facebook fan of this Uptown home of Black and Gold Crunch ice cream recently suggested they take down their much beloved Do Not Serve This Man poster— it's even framed— now that Payton is back. Chances are they will not.

3. Kyoto

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4920 Prytania Street
New Orleans, LA 70115
Owner of this Prytania Street sushi go-to, Sara Maloney, recently told the New York Times, "I hope he's bringing some food tasters with him down here — or his own sandwiches."

4. The Midway

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4725 Freret St.
New Orleans, LA 70115
(504) 322-2815
The Chicago style pizza favorite on Freret don't play..."He can't drink here," owner Ben Sherman has told WWLTV of Goodell. "Because we don't serve babies."

5. Parkview

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"He would be booed out the door without a doubt," says owner Kathy Anderson. So many people have thrown bullseyes at Goodell, that she keeps having to change out the NFL Commissioner poster on the dart board.

6. The Jimani Lounge & Restaurant

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141 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 524-0493
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NBC Sports reports that this small bar, located in the historic building that housed the Upstairs Lounge, will not serve Goodell if he happens to wander into their establishment.

7. Coop's Place

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1109 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 525-9053
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The fried chicken and soul food favorite with lines usually pouring out the door, has the classic Do Not Serve This Man poster up in the entrance.

8. 801 Royal

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The photo says it all. At this French Quarter bar and grill all the servers proudly wear Geaux To Hell Goodell shirts.

9. Buffa's Lounge

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1001 Esplanade Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 949-0038
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Esplanade's popular dive bar/live music brunch spot, with a smoke free back room has 'Permanently 86'd' Goodell, according to a sign that hangs in the window.

10. Lost Love Lounge

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2529 Dauphine St.
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 949-2009
Co-owner Geoff Douville has a lot to say about Goodell, including this: "Assuming that Saints fans are idiots who can't see through the ruse of reinstating Payton just before the Superbowl— as a lame attempt to ameliorate fan anger—makes Roger Goodell even more of a moron, and more unwelcome, than he already is."

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1. Finn McCool's Irish Pub

3701 Banks Street, New Orleans, LA 70119
The Mid City favorite for football is always packed on game days, and they have a Go To Hell Goodell sign that looks like a piece of art. The bar appeared in several national news reports about places that refuse to serve Goodell.
3701 Banks Street
New Orleans, LA 70119

2. Creole Creamery

4924 Prytania, New Orleans, LA 70115
A Facebook fan of this Uptown home of Black and Gold Crunch ice cream recently suggested they take down their much beloved Do Not Serve This Man poster— it's even framed— now that Payton is back. Chances are they will not.
4924 Prytania
New Orleans, LA 70115

3. Kyoto

4920 Prytania Street, New Orleans, LA 70115
Owner of this Prytania Street sushi go-to, Sara Maloney, recently told the New York Times, "I hope he's bringing some food tasters with him down here — or his own sandwiches."
4920 Prytania Street
New Orleans, LA 70115

4. The Midway

4725 Freret St., New Orleans, LA 70115
The Chicago style pizza favorite on Freret don't play..."He can't drink here," owner Ben Sherman has told WWLTV of Goodell. "Because we don't serve babies."
4725 Freret St.
New Orleans, LA 70115

5. Parkview

New Orleans, LA 70119
"He would be booed out the door without a doubt," says owner Kathy Anderson. So many people have thrown bullseyes at Goodell, that she keeps having to change out the NFL Commissioner poster on the dart board.

6. The Jimani Lounge & Restaurant

141 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130
NBC Sports reports that this small bar, located in the historic building that housed the Upstairs Lounge, will not serve Goodell if he happens to wander into their establishment.
141 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70130

7. Coop's Place

1109 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116
The fried chicken and soul food favorite with lines usually pouring out the door, has the classic Do Not Serve This Man poster up in the entrance.
1109 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70116

8. 801 Royal

New Orleans, LA 70116
The photo says it all. At this French Quarter bar and grill all the servers proudly wear Geaux To Hell Goodell shirts.

9. Buffa's Lounge

1001 Esplanade Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70116
Esplanade's popular dive bar/live music brunch spot, with a smoke free back room has 'Permanently 86'd' Goodell, according to a sign that hangs in the window.
1001 Esplanade Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70116

10. Lost Love Lounge

2529 Dauphine St., New Orleans, LA 70117
Co-owner Geoff Douville has a lot to say about Goodell, including this: "Assuming that Saints fans are idiots who can't see through the ruse of reinstating Payton just before the Superbowl— as a lame attempt to ameliorate fan anger—makes Roger Goodell even more of a moron, and more unwelcome, than he already is."
2529 Dauphine St.
New Orleans, LA 70117

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