We're coming in for JazzFest, and would love recommendations for places to eat.
We're staying near Rock 'n' Bowl; I've been told to eat at Mandina's. Anywhere else?
I'm sure we'll find ourselves at the Music Factory before and after the festival. Any suggestions of where to eat around there? I feel like there are so many tourist traps in and around the Quarter, and I don't want to get caught in one of those. What do you think about the Gumbo Shop? Coop's Place? Other suggestions?
The last 6 times I've been to JF, I was a student, so wa really limited in my choices. This year I have a job (albeit at a non-profit), so I have a bit more money to spend. Dinners around $15 would be OK.
We're looking for typical New Olreans food - food we can't get up here in New England. I'm sure there's great Mexican, Indian, Asian, etc. food in NO, but we want what we can't get elsewhere.
Thanks in advance for your recommendations!