I'm going to New Orleans from July 21-28 for a work conference, and bringing my partner along. We are staying in the French Quarter. We want to experience the classic New Orleans food stops (Commander's Palace, Herbsaint, Emeril's, etc), but we are on a budget and were wondering if anyone has suggestions for more affordable places. Street food suggestions are welcome as well! We were thinking of going to some of these (I know that some are pricey, but we can splurge for a few of the days):
Johnny's Po-boys (I know this is probably the touristy place, but we are open to suggestions!)
Booty's Street Food
St. Rock Market
I am looking for good seafood and authentic Cajun/Creole. My boyfriend is pickier, but... he can deal :-)
Also, any suggestions for some good jazz and drinking venues?
I realize that its going to be very hot and humid. Is there also frequent rain? Any wardrobe suggestions?