My little sister will be starting college in New Orleans in late August. We are both really (really!) into food and love eating. I'm traveling from D.C. down for the weekend before she officially starts school from Saturday morning to Monday night. We both grew up in Miami, but New Orleans will be her home for the next 4 years and I would love to give her a list of great local places that she can be "in-the-know" about, even though she's still an out-of-towner!
I'm hoping someone can recommend a mix of prices-she'll be a broke college student after all. However, I would like to treat her to one unforgettable meal at a quintessential New Orleans restaurant. I can see this board gets rec-requests all the time, but I'm hoping you can recommend places a (future) local should get to know. She is attending Loyola if that helps, and we'll be staying in the French Quarter. Thank you everyone for your help!