So I need your help again, gentle Food Lush readers. You all were so helpful when I went to Houston in the fall, and while I sadly didn't get a chance to eat at any of the places you recommended because of limited time and several social obligations, I have the list ready for when I go back.
This time I'm headed to New Orleans. I'm part of a panel at the Mom 2.0 conference this week, and will be spending quite a bit of time on that great event. However, as you may know if you've been to NOLa, one must always make time for play -- much of it involving food and drink.
I've been to the city several times, and have never left deprived of at least a few good meals. My budget doesn't really allow for fancy, but thanks to my mother I've been able to have brunch at Commander's Palace.
Left to my own devices, I love street food and snacks, muffulettas and po' boys. On a trip last year, I went to my hotel long enough to drop my bags, then headed out for Mother's, where I got a debris (what they call the tasty odds and ends of the roast beef, basically) po'boy and the best bread pudding I've ever had in my life.
I love Voodoo BBQ on St. Charles Avenue (the corn pudding is addictive) and beers at the Bulldog on Magazine Street. I've eaten multiple times in one trip at the Bourbon House raw bar (milk punch, oh dear, yes.) and had a great meal I waited hours for at Jacques-Imo's in the Garden District. Beignets and coffee at Cafe du Monde are required each time I go, and a muffuletta at Central Grocery when I remember they're closed on Mondays.
This time I want to try some new things, though. Acme Oyster House is on my list, but I'm not sure what else. Caveat: I'm staying in the Quarter, have to stick pretty close to the conference site, and won't have a car.
So where should I go in the city?