I lurk here year round pretty much and am always interested in others trip reports and goings on in NOLA as it's truly one of my fave places. This trip I took my son (23) for his first time and some friends were also there pre-cruise. Had a fabulous time and did a lot of stuff including Jazz Fest! We stayed at Place D' Armes. The report is long, so I warn you now. :)
Some of the restaurants I/we dined at are SouBo, August, Camellia Grill, Herbsaint, Stanley, K-Pauls, Commander's Palace, French Market, Donald Link's new Peche, Greg Sonnier's new King Fish, Felix's and Restaurant R'evolution.
We went to Houmas House. Did a Segway Tour, did a Ghost Tour and of course Jazz Fest.
I hope someone finds some information that helps in their planning and if there are any questions, please ask. PS. I gained 3 lbs. in case you're wondering. :)