Hello great wise minds of the New Orleans Chowhound board. (yes I am buttering you up -- but you do know far more than I do about New Orleans -- and I do appreciate the help.)
I am coming to your fair city for a conference in a little over a week (Yippee!) and my dinners are set. I am going to Upperline, Bayona, Mr. B's, and Cochon for dinner. I am doing Sunday brunch at Commander's Palace.
I really want to get a fried oyster po boy for lunch one day. The last time I was in New Orleans (16+ years ago) I went to the Acme Oyster Bar. I know some folks here say it is a tourist trap. Should I go there or is there another place to go instead? I won't have a car and I am staying at at the Hilton Riverside.
My coworker and I would like to hear some jazz and get a drink (or two). Are there places without cover charges that you could recommend? My coworker and I are on limited budgets. Our work per diem is $56 a day.
I am hoping to have time to wander the French Quarter, visit the French Market area and have fun.
Thanks for all your help!
930 Tchoupitoulas St., New Orleans, LA 70130
Commander's Palace Restaurant
1403 Washington Ave, New Orleans, LA 70130
430 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70112
1413 Upperline St, New Orleans, LA