I spent a lot of time browsing Chowhound before our trip, so I thought I'd post a little summary of our food tour.
We went to Cochon for our first dinner and loved it. I especially liked the fried alligator. The DH loved the brisket. Pineapple upside down cake is a must.
Breakfast the next morning at Camellia Grill was disappointing. I should have listened to my instincts that this was a tourist trap, but reviews were mixed. Everything (pecan waffles, sausage omelet) was just okay. We stopped at Sucre for a quick sweet in the middle of the day. Desserts look pretty much mass produced here, but the sea salt chocolates were good. Our dinner that night at Boucherie was the highlight of the whole trip. From the Parmesan fries to the shrimp and grit cake to the duck large plate--everything was so good. Service was delightful (great service everywhere but especially here). Of course, the Krispy Kreme bread pudding is not to be missed. We wished we had gotten two of them instead of the Thai chocolate pie which was good but not amazing.
Breakfast the next morning was Cafe du Monde because beignets are little pieces of heaven on earth. Waited about thirty minutes at about ten a.m. Lunch was Parkway Bakery. DH absolutely loved the surf and turf and was sad to only have one. My shrimp po'boy was also super yummy. We waited a very long time in line--probably about an hour. For dinner that night, we ate at August. We enjoyed everything about this dinner as well--some things more than others. The blue crab gnocchi app was nice,, but the oyster with Creole cream cheese and bacon dumpling hurt my feelings it was so good. My wahoo with figs was good (maybe a tad dry) and DH enjoyed his trout with hollandaise. Definitely get the goat's milk cheesecake for dessert. The honey cake was not as good.
Thanks again for your help. I'm currently making choices for our NYC trip based on the boards.