I've done my research, and here's what I've come up with... If you have any thoughts on any of these places, or any places I missed, please let me know--good or bad.
Drinks Kermit Ruffins @ Blue Nile OR
Rebirth Brass Band @ Howlin' Wolf OR
The Dirty Dozen Brass Band @ Maple Leaf
Breakfast Café Du Monde (beignets)
Lunch Domilise’s (Po Boys)
Cocktails Loa Bar (Int’l House Hotel)
Dinner August (John Besh)
Drinks Soul Rebels Brass Band &
DJ Bombshell Boogie @ Tipitina's Uptown
Brunch Green Goddess – Brunch/Jazz. (Moonshine Bloody Mary’s/Sundae w/ bacon)
Drinks Anders Osborne @ House of Blues
Walter Wolfman Washington, Joe Krown, Russell Batiste @ Maple Leaf
Other recommendations I’ve noted:
Luke and Domenica (Besh)
Commanders Palace – lunch.
Meson 923 (heard they lost their chef)
Cochon Butcher – lunch
Casamento’s -- oysters.
Camellia Grill – breakfast/lunch
Cocktail Bars to try:
DBA - beers (and music) - http://dbabars.com/dbano/
Yo Mamas (spirits and peanut butter burger) - http://yomamasbarandgrill.menutoeat.com/
Cure - cocktail bar
The Monteleone (for the carousel bar) -
French 75 (also for food) -
The Bombay Club -
I am all about good food -- but it doesn't have to be fancy. I prefer go to places with good energy over a stuffy place - as long as the food is great!
Thanks in advance!