I want to take my wife to dinner on a Sunday during our stay (our 12-year anniversary), and see that a lot of restaurants are not open on Sunday. We would like to go to a casual place that's moderately priced, preferably where locals eat where we can get a taste of Cajun/Creole cuisine. We are certainly willing to go out of the Quarter within reasonable cabbing distance or somewhere accessible by streetcar. We have other meals planned for the remainder of the trip based on Chowhound tips we've read (including a dinner with a large party at Galatoire's on Halloween that we had no control over).
We'd like to check out some music during our stay too. We're 40-ish but seem 30-ish and want to check out the music scene. We like to hang at places the locals hang,not the trendy tourist traps, and love all kinds of music, but would love to see some local Cajun/Zydeco bands while in town.
We also love to plant ourselves at a nice, comfortable bar and drink the afternoon away, which I understand is not difficult in NO.
What's the weather doing there this time of year?
Any suggestions are welcome. Thanks.
Zoot Horn/Portland, Oregon