Very excited to come into town for a work conference in a couple of days. It's my first time in New Orleans so I'm trying to pack things in during non-business hours.
Here's what I have planned so far:
Thursday- dinner at Commander's Palace
Friday- early am jogging tour
Friday night- dinner at Upperline
Friday later- conference party at WWII Museum
Saturday day- conference
Saturday dinner- NOLA
Saturday night- Preservation Hall
Sunday day- conference
Sunday night- work event at BB Kings
Sunday later-??? Frenchmen Street?
Monday dinner- GW Fin
Tuesday 1/2 day-conferene
Free afternoon and evening
So the other things on my list are picking up pralines at the very last day (Wednesday) at New Orleans Cooking school and the muffuletta at Central Grocery to take home.
The other food places I'm going to try to hit are Mother's for the ham and Cafe du Monde. I'm debating/wondering if I should take the Garden District Tour and Cemetery tour on my last full day. Any advice on where to dine solo on Sunday or Tuesday night? Also, would it be relatively safe for me to explore Frenchmen St. on my own in the evening? I like live music, especially Brass bands.
Any suggestions are appreciated!