We're taking a 14 day road trip from Winnipeg to New Orleans in about a week. We're planning on taking it pretty slowly through the Ozarks in Arkansas, Cajun country in LA, and the Delta in MS and we're giving ourselves two nights in New Orleans. (We're just missing the Jazz festival!)
I've read a lot of recommendations for great restaurants - Cafe Des Amis in Breaux Bridge, Doe's in Greenville, Leatha's in Hattiesburg are some of the few I might check out, depending on our route. I haven't really heard much about Arkansas or Northern rural Louisiana, but I am willing to detour for tasty Southern food!
(As I'm re-reading this, it seems kind of funny that I'm calling this 'taking it pretty slowly'...)