The last time I went, I missed Cafe du Monde, this time, we headed there on the first night.
The fire display was impressive, but, in the end, Irene's is the place I'd recommend. One thing I have to note about New Orleans, the wait staff didn't give change, really, they kept it unless you asked for it, this included everyone from the street vendors to nice local restaurants. 99.9 percent I tip much more than the change (too many of my friends have worked service, and so I tip for all the non-tippers), but I like to have the option. We had some great service, and some of the worst service available, but consistently good food, and consistently...no change.We enjoyed some jazz on Bourbon Street the second evening.
On our second full day in town, we headed via trolley to Magazine Street.
After 4 days of shops, eating, conferencing, and eating, with a stop or ten to eat.... I know I'll be back, I have to, the shops were mostly closed, the plantations were totally ignored, and there are far too many desserts that need my attention, they need me.
here are some more photos.