I saved my final New Orleans to be about my favorite topic: the food! Wow - we seriously did not have a bad meal there! Wonderful, rich and unique food - I wish we had more cajun/creole restaurants in Seattle.
I have to start out with Cafe du Monde - wow, yummy! We ate there four out of five mornings and the only reason we couldn't one of the days was becasue we had to go to our swamp and plantation tour and didn't have the time. Otherwise it would have been an every morning deal.
Another place we loved was Cochon Restaurant, and I even had fried alligator there. Tastes like chicken! A few days before we left (luckily we already had reservations) the head chef and owner won a James Beard Award and the restaurant has also been written up in the New York Times with rave reviews.
A couple of other delicious places we went to were Mr. B's bistro, Emeril's Nola, Mothers and of course we ate lots of po'boys!
Thank you New Orleans for a fabulous trip, we'll be back!