I should also say that you should pick up a copy of Gambit (they are everywhere and free). It will have all of the info about who has specials on what and what else is going on around town. New Orleans has the best, reasonably priced eating in the country (IMHO). There are tons of great places that I have not mentioned. Look at the archived threads involving New Orleans and you will see many, many places mentioned that are worth trying out. About the only major category we are weak in is BBQ. There is virtually none worth mentioning (although the BBQ oysters at Drago’s are worth a sidetrip…in fact…they are worth the whole trip. Bivalves on the half, cooked on a charbroiler, with a tangy homemade sauce). Man are they good. And the bbq redfish at Mike Anderson’s (redfish filet cooked skin on-skin side down with a great thin bbq sauce…this might be the most underrated piece of fish in NOLA). Have fun. Spend money. Tell your friends. We need the money.