To say that tradition is important in New Orleans is a huge understatement, nowhere more so than at the over-100-year-old Galatoire's (see the Roadfood.com review). Which is why news that Galatoire's has purchased the building next door, at 215 Bourbon (vacant since Katrina), has created such a stir in the city. All sorts of plans for the new space have been discussed, from adding private dining space to the second floor, to adding a first floor bar and a new "dining concept." They expect to open the new space by Christmas. Galatoire's has reassured the many faithful that nothing will change in the current first-floor dining room, so beloved by locals.