I've been reading these boards for a few weeks now, and have posted a few times as well. I want to thank everyone who regularly posts and has taken the time to answer my questions :)
I was in NOLA once before, pre-K, but I arrived for a weeks stay with about $50 for food. (It can be done . . .. but not graciously!) I was able to check into my hotel early at 0100 - who says NOLA is not a southern city! I ordered an extra large pizza that I made last for several days, and ate a HUGE breakfast at Mother's almost every day (sneaking biscuits and ham into my handbag to eat later in the day), and tried to fill up as much as acceptedly possible at receptions at the conference I was attending, THANK THE GRACES I will not have to deal with such strategies again! i will not be able to afford the amazing wine dinners I have read Hunt describe, and I will not be able to enjoy all the places I would like to try. But I WILL be able to enjoy several 'high end' meals, and know from reading these boards the places I can go to for deals; as well as which of the 'more reasonable' places will give me an excellent experience.
Thanks to EVERYONE who frequently posts information on this board! I'll keep Ya'll (I'm originally Southern born) posted on which places I end up eating at!!!