My girlfriend and I will be in NOLA from Thursday, January 10th - Wednesday, January 16th. We're from Jersey so we can pretty much experience any kind of food save for real Cajun or Creole.
So what we want is New Orleans for awesome renowned restaurants and local divey joints with awesome food. I've seen a few posts here and elsewhere and I've started to put together some of the basic good stuff we'd like to eat at. Plus, we want to take in some jazz. Neither of us are jazz aficionados so we have no clue where to start or what's good. :-D
Here's what I'm looking at in terms of meal since we don't really have a singular set plan for what day to eat. Any input or advice is mucho appreciated.
Willie Mae's Scotch House
Grand Isle (Shrimp or crawfish boil, any input here?)
Liuzza's By the Track (OTB raved about the barbecue shrimp po'boy)*
Morning Call Coffee Stand
I did put Commander's Palace up twice - is it better for brunch or dinner?
* = we've been told the po'boys are worth it, my hope is to get the best debris po'boy, the best fried seafood po'boy, and the best overall for any other kind of po'boy.
Everything else is totally open. Feel free to call me out for the shameless tourists we will probably be. :D
EDIT: We plan on going to Laplace to get some Wayne Jacobs andouille, and I'll have a rental car for a bit as well. Are there any destinations worth driving out for? I've heard good things about Lafayette. I'll also have a scooter for a day or two to get around the city and have fun in the process. XD