I will be in New Orleans for the weekend in October and just have one night that we will be able to experience what the city has to offer. I have eaten at many of the fine New Orleans restaurants in the past, but would love some suggestions from the folks on this board. I will be staying in the quarter, but will have a vehicle. I'm looking for a place that is a modern approach to New Orleans cooking, but wouldn't mind a traditional venue. Please give me your feedback as to where you would go if you just had 1 meal. It does not have to be fancy by any means.
As a side note, I am heading to baton rouge on saturday. Any suggestions for a local spot for lunch I could hit up on the way?