A bunch of friends and I will be heading down to New Orleans for the first time this coming June for a FULL WEEK! We'll hopefully be staying in The Quarter House http://www.quarterhouse.com/ or Bluegreen's Club la Pension, either way, they're right near each other and of course they're right near the French Quarter. The question is, what are your favorite local places to go for food in the area?
We won't have a car so if it's not do-able by foot or a short rail car ride then it's not an option, I want everything from the places to go for great drinks, places to go for great atmosphere, great music, great food, (any combination of the above is certainly good). As well as your favorite holes in the wall, favorite moderately priced fine dining (we're actually broke college students but we do appreciate quality fine dining), favorite party places, favorite late night drunken/hung over haunts, favorite places for a quiet breakfast/brunch, you name it. And of course we definitely want to know only local places, if it's a chain, tourist trap, or even just a place that locals don't approve of, we don't want to know about it. Since we've got months until the trip I hope to keep this going for a while so we have plenty of options, remember we'll be there for a full week and we LOVE to eat.