So I'm flying out of Charlotte tomorrow night for NOLA. Let me know if your buddy has any tips on where to get some good grub. It'll probably be a large group of dudes that have been drinking, so nothing too fancy.
Reading through this thread and lots of good advice. I'm looking forward to wearing my Panthers t-shirt around town. Wish me luck.
I hit up my guy and am waiting to hear back from him. Keeping in mind that he is a chef in NOLA that means it might take a day or two to get back to me. Not because he is that busy mind you, but rather because as a professional chef in NOLA that also means you are a professional drinker. He will have to sober up long enough to log in and respond.
And ignore all of the haters. New Orleans is a fantastic city with a ton of things to offer both in regards to food, culture, history, and yes partying. Its been my experience that most of the people who talk poo are the folks who have never seen anything more than the airport, the highway from the airport to the quarter, and then the quarter. Like any city NO has much more depth and flavor that that roughly half a square mile.