Help with the Rotation
We (the girl and I) will be arriving on Wednesday 5/2 and staying for a week. We are long time visitors and can't wait to be back in our favorite city. Here is our rotation. Wed dinner at Cochon, Thurs is K-Pauls, and Monday is August. We always stuffed after the Fest, no need for plans Fri-Sun. Question for the group is what are the best options pre and post dinner (Drinks, music). Thanks everyone on this wonderful board, I have been lurking for months in anticipation of vacation, and have learned much. We will be staying at the Monteleone if that's helpful.
I love the bar in the Monteleone, so you have a good homebase. Napoleon house is near there, nice quiet and dark.
For music: Frenchman St. Great bars, lots of live music, some of it is even free. Find the Jazz Vipers, they often play at the Spotted Cat. Donna's on Rampart gets good people in, too.
Lots of special stuff goes on in the evenings during Jazzfest, get ahold of an Offbeat magazine so you know what's happeneing at Tip's, Rock 'n' Bowl and the Maple Leaf to see if it's worth catching a cab.