Hello....Planning on going to NOLA for my sisters 30 th birthday with a group of friends. We are staying near the French Quarter. I need to know a good resturant to have dinner which is: moderate, casual, good middle aged crowd, comfy with local creole/ soul flair. We are from NYC and enjoy eating lots of comfort food rather than expensive 5 course meals at 5 star resturants. We also enjoy having drinks at lounges and hanging out. I was looking into Acme, the menu looks great because of the variety of food but, a lot of people said to avoid Acme if you're not going just to have oysters. We would be interested in a resturant like Acme that has a variety of NOLA food. Any good lounges/ bars?
Also I need a good bakery for her birthday cake. We prefer cakes that taste home made with a moist pound cake consistency and not like a basic store bought cake from a local supermarket. Any suggestions?