Oh gosh, food. Well without knowing more, here are a few great places.
Coop’s Place. They are a dive bar with amazing cajun fried chicken. Cavet: 21+ only
The Old Coffee Pot. They are great for breakfast and brunch.
Mojo’s. Just a nice place for a lunch. Good food and not expensive. If you going to lunch during the week, say Hi! to Cate behind the bar for me.
Killer Po-Boys. A great pop up in the back of a cool Irish bar, the Erin Rose.
Yuki. Cool, funky Japanese salarymen’s restaurant. Think Japanese tapas without sushi.
Three Muses. Another tapas restaurant. This one is New Orleans based.
Cochon & Butcher. A lovely Donald Link pair of restaurants. Butcher for lunch and Cochon for dinner. If you like pork, this is your place.
Treo. This is a new restaurant. My friend is the head chef there and he is amazing. The cocktails are also killer. Try the shrimp fritters.
St. James Cheese Company. Just what it sounds like. Go in for cheese, meats, salads and sandwiches. When you’re done, go down the block to the Creole Creamery for a nice malt.
Crescent Pie and Sausage Company. Pizzas and sausages hand made.
Milkfish. Really good Filipino food. First Filipino settlement in North America was in New Orleans back in 1763.
Toups Meatery. Contemporary Cajun.
I could go on and on and there are a lot of famous places I left out. So do a little research too and you’ll have no problems.
As for what to do, here is a list of New Orleans Museums. Go to City Park. Check out the Audubon Zoo, Aquarium, and Insectarium. Listen to music on Frenchmen St. Walk the shops on Oak st. and Magazine and Freret.
Visit one of our amazing cemeteries.
There is a lot to do in New Orleans.