We'll be in NOLA for the first week of the Fest, coming in April 22, so we'll have several days before the festival starts, staying on Marengo just off Magazine. We lived on Prytania, just off Napoleon during my med school years, so love the uptown area. We of course will visit Casamento's, which was nearly a weekly visit while we lived there--then always easy to get into for dinner. Upperline at that point was Martin's Oyster Bar, and that was also a nearly weekly event for the fixed prix turtle soup, salad, dinner and bread pudding. We like Upperline now, but haven't been there in a couple years. We'll visit Dick & Jenny's, probably Clancy's, etc. Other thoughts are welcome entirely. Is Mosca's still in existence?
My major question is what are the best things at the Festival? Cochon de lait po'boy has been oft mentioned here, but what else should we fixate on?