I'm heading down to NOLA with my 5-year-old daughter Columbus Day weekend and meeting my parents (my wife can't join this time). I have a tentative plan, but would welcome any constructive input/suggestions for kid-friendly restaurants/stuff to do in town that weekend. Here is my tentative itinerary:
Thursday: arrival late in the evening with child so will have to live with room service.
Friday: Cassamento's for lunch; Hansen's for snowballs; Upperline for an early dinner. I'll head out on my own after dinner and find some music and cocktails.
Saturday: breakfast at Cafe du Monde; lunch at Liuzza's by the Track; dinner at Pascale's Manale. After dinner I'll head out on the town again--great to have the grandparents around!
Sunday: Elizabeth's for breakfast/brunch. I have Saints tickets with my dad Sunday night so we'll eat something at the Dome and then grab a late-night snack. How is the food at the Dome?
Monday: Heading home in the late morning.
I may try to do one "high-end" meal with one of my parents if the other will babysit one night. I'd love to try Root, but I don't know if it can happen this time. Are there any good festivals going on or anything I should know about Columbus Day weekend?