For Celeste: I went by brown's place on Oak St. Saturday morning and bought a doughnut (ok, two)-- they do not make them there (i did not ask where they got them after the short "no" i got in answer to my question). They also don't seem to have a kitchen, just a microwave (with a bag of instant grits on top) and those restaurant chafing dish things. No specials board. The donut was ok, and if you want a 6 dollar omelet, they have them. The menu says they have another location on Read Blvd. Anyway -- don't bother stopping for the donuts, especially with maurice's right around the corner.
Then I ate lunch at Crabby Jack's -- the cochon du lait poor boy. Loved every slurpy pork fat bit of it. Now, it was dressed normally, but don't they sometimes dress them with cole slaw? Or is that just the jazz fest vendor? Also, they gave me a little vat of barbeque sauce on the side, is this normal? The shrimp poor boy was stuffed and delicious as always, and I liked the duck and andouille gumbo, which was very heavy on the black pepper. They had boiled shrimp and live crabs for sale also.
And THEN I ate supper at Arnaud's. I forewent the fish (living dangerously) and got the quail elzy (stuffed w/ foie gras and wrapped with bacon-- need I say more?) Loved everything, as always, the pototo souffles, shrimp arnaud (remoulade, may favorite in town), trout meuniere, and pompano w/ some sort of white sauce w/ shrimp, can't remember the name. And cafe brulot. Oh, and I tried a French 75, which was very refreshing, not sweet at all. I'll have to try it at home.