We haven't been to NO since the spring before Katrina. We're going on a 5 day Princess Cruise (relatives' choice) and plan to stay a couple of days afterwards. I'm glad to hear Herbsaint and Brigtsens are open and still wonderful. I had read that Herbsaint closed and moved to Memphis or somewhere right after Katrina. I think we'll go to both for dinner. We might try to bus to Casementos for lunch one day. Are they open for lunch Thursday and Friday? Our favorite dive Ugliches (Sp?) closed before the storm I think. I was looking for another lunch recommendation. We had lunch at Herbsaint last time we were there, not dinner, but it was delish! I guess the muffaletto at Central Grocery is still tops. We also liked Dick & Jenny's (isn't that the place across from the grocery store shopping center?) last time, but it appears to have mixed reviews on this board. BBQ shrimp at Mr. B's BIstro or is there somewhere better? We probably could just go for the best gumbo in town one day. Is the St. Charles trolley in service out to Brigtsen's? Last time we took it back to the hotel and found it faster and more nostalgic than the cab we took on the way there. We won't have a car. I assume Preservation Hall never closed after the storm? We always go there to step back in time.