Tourist beware. For the record I have been to New Orleans many times and love the vibe and food. Chose Coop's from the chow hound recs. Most of the food was great. However , don't expect a warm reception if your from out of town. The bar tender w/ the chignon was definately not forth coming with what the locals order. When my husband and I asked what the obviously locals were eating, we ordered it.Yes it was good, but the portions were noticably smaller. No biggy! We went back. This time my order came w/ FFs that were a soggy refried mess. I didn't send them back because I had been put in my place by the watiress for getting in her way as I was trying to navigate through the tight space to the bathroom out back. I think I was afraid of a pay back.I was amazed as I was headed to the bathroom that all the grilling was done on a small charoal bbq grill. It was an only in NOLA type of thing. Over all it was an interesting experience. I would go back. My disappointment was .... in this still obviously devistated town there was very little appreciation for those pouring money in to the economy. We were there for a weekand had a great time. Thank yall for absolutely pointing us in the right chow directions. This isn't a complaint, merely an observation.