There are several memebers of The Contingent
, a Chicago/Milwaukee based Roadfood group who will be in New Orleans over the Holidays--in fact, they might be there right now!
Try sending PMs to X1, ChuckL50, or quijote. If they're checking their email they'll get your message and might be interested in joining you. X1 is a displaced New Orleanian(?) forced to move north by Katrina. Both ChuckL50 and quijote have spent a significant amount of time in NOLA, and know it quite well.
Keep your eyes open here at Roadfood-there's almost always someone
on this board running down to NO, looking for suggestions and good company. Also, you can take the initiative and start your own sub-group in your area. That's how The Contingent
started-just a loose group of folks who realized we had common food interests in our two cities. So we started getting together on a semi-regular basis, gave ourselves a name, and here we are.
Good luck getting together with other Roadfooders. Next time Mrs. Roadhouse and I are headed your way, we'll send you a PM and try to hook up.