Hi everyone, my sister and I (NY and Philly, respectively) are heading to New Orleans for Christmas. Neither of us has been there for at least 20 years and we're really excited! I plan to read the boards extensively, but I'd appreciate any specific guidance on spots near our hotel (the Sheraton near the French Quarter) and on spots that will be open or having special meals on Christmas Eve and Christmas itself. We like cheap neighborhood joints just as much as fancy places (if not more!), but we would probably like to have at least one blow-out meal. Ethnic cuisines are certainly welcome, but we definitely feel the need for some good local flavors. Guide me -- we're hungry putty in your hands! Thanks.