Hard Times in the Big Easy
O’Connel’s Pub is one of the finest taverns in all of New Orleans. Slightly off the beaten path but still located in New Orleans, O’Connels is a gem the local police keep all to themselves. Let the tourists visit the bars on Bourbon Street or in the French Quarter, O’Connel’s is where you go to relax, have a pint, and either some of the best Irish homecooking this side of the Atlantic or a taste of Louisiana. The owner, Patrick O’Connel, has taken to cajun cooking like a duck to water and now serves both in his establishment. O’Connel’s is paterned after classic Irish pubs but with just enough hint of the bayou that it fits in well in New Orleans. Fans of the restaurant encourage new comers to try some of Patrick’s home brewed Ale and also his signature dishes, Irish Stew and Crawfish Etouffe. So if your looking for a place to relax and knock back a few, come on down to O’Connel’s Pub.
Unknown to the public or the police is that Patrick pays weekly protection money to the LaChaise clan directly and indirectly to the Matranga Crime Syndicate in order to keep the peace.