No. Not me. Budgetary restrictions and all that. But if you guys had one road trip to take this year, I hope it's New Orleans. It's one of my favorite towns with, as they say, beaucoup restaurants and eateries.
I'll give you a few of my favorite stops down there if those returning or those who paid past visits there give me their favorites. Just do me a favor. Bring me back some Cajun stuff 'cuz "I'm not goin' to no Galletoire's tonight." (double-click prize for the reference! Hint: TW).
Commander's Palace: One of the great restaurants in all of America. Classy joint, and fantastic, non-traditional (for my tastes, anyway) food. I had grilled antelope there once, and it was unbelievable. And no, it didn't taste like chicken. You have to order the signature bread pudding before the meal, so save room. It's well worth it.
K-Paul's Louisiana Kitchen: Super-chef Paul Prudhomme's place. Had trout with a jalepeno sauce. M-m-m, m-m-m. Dat dare trout good, ah gar-own-tee! Don't look for it on Bourbon Street. It's on Chartres.
Mother's: Can't beat the breakfast there. Looks like a dump, but order the crawfish etouffee omlet and you'll forget all about the surroundings.
Cafe du Mond: Not the one in the mall. The one across from St. Louis Cathedral. Hickory coffee and powdered beignets. Usually a saxman playing for tips outside. Great way to spend a Sunday morning before a game.
Also, don't forget to go to a deli and pick up a muffalata.
Okay, now give me yours.