X1- I definitely will make plans to be there. You've done a wonderful job, you could be a NOLA tour guide/goodwill ambassador.
If I may, I'd add a couple of things of interest, strictly my own personal picks:
Restaurant reviews, listings, and recipes go to: www.nomenu.com
This is the website of Tom Fitzmorris, who's a local restaurant critic, and cookbook author who also has a radio call-in show from 4pm-7pm Mon-Fri. which you can listen to online.
Some food-related things to do:
Grayline tours (graylineneworleans.com) offers a walking tour called Tales of the Cocktail, and a dining tour called Crescent City Nights
The Absenthe Museum of America - 823 Royal Street
Southern Food and Beverage Museum - (www.southernfood.org
inside the Riverwalk, # 1 Poydras Street)
For history buffs: The paddlewheel cruise ship Creole Queen (www.creolequeen.com
) has started a cruise down river to the Chalmette battlefield, where you are met at the dock by a park ranger who gives a narrative history of the Battle of New Orleans.
For a complete calendar of events and info on tours - the Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Burea - www.neworleanscvb.com
For cemetery tours, no finer group than Save Our Cemeteries (SOC) www.saveourcemeteries.org
Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World - www.MardiGrasWorld.com
warehouse tour has moved from the westbank and is now on the river near the cruise ship terminal. They run a minivan shuttle service in front of the Algiers ferry every day.
The National WW II Museum - www.nationalww2museum.org