had excellent meal at stella. very professional service with above average wine list. quaint back room with dark wood and comfortable chairs but there is also an outdoor seating area with full service menu. great if you want to do apps and keep on going. had a great dinner there and then hopped across esplanade to frenchmens st in the marigny and saw great band on friday night at bar called "the spotted cat". too many sazeracs so cant remember the name but it was a six piece group. fantastic!
ate at bunch of places,
bayona (average..at best)
k-pauls (good to very good but pricey. have to go at least for a drink though. like visiting the pope) masperos (ok)
mothers (great but heavy, good bbq shrimnp)
in the garden district. must eat places!!!
camellia grill. lots of fun, great b-fast and burgers
jaques-imos. must eat. great place. most of food looked great and the things we ate were excellent. jambalaya, blackened redfish and the best of em all. the fried roast beef po-boy. gotta do it and not think about how bad it must be for you while eating it. worth a trip on the trolley car just for that.
thanks for all the tips as most of the places we went too were originally off this board. oh yeah. go to the rock and bowl. a definite must visit. take a cab.