I'm an out of towner who makes an annual trip to NO, usually for Jazzfest. I missed last year, though, and am in a fever to visit soon.
While I haven't tried all the hot spots and there are so many I still want to try (Fest time is so crowded and busy), Jacques Imo's is by far my favorite Big Easy spot. I've been to Mr. B's, one the the Brennan joints, hipper spots like Herbsaint and a bunch of varied joints in between, but am still quite infatuated with Jacques Imos. Great food and great funky vibe. Sometimes I'll be walking around and thoughts of Jacques Imo's just pop into my head out of nowhere. Is the place really that good, or should I consult with a friendly mental health professional?