Coming to New Orleans for the first time, what can't I miss?
Based on our recent visit, Felix's for oysters (not Acme, right across the street from Acme)...great food and service and no lines. Hurricanes where excellent (not sickly sweet and not from a powder base). Cochon is a must not miss for us along with K Paul's (home of "blackened" food). Old Absinthe House (now with absinthe with was only made legal in the US in 2007)....AND Petunias for breakfast.
Of course, everyone has their own opinions, and many will tell you to do a search. This thread is a good start for specific favorite dishes (rather than restaurants):
For me, "Only in 'Nawlins" can't misses include:
-Beignets and Cafe Au Lait at Cafe Du Monde
-Crab Au Gratin at Bon Ton Cafe
-Crab Cheesecake appetizer at Palace Cafe
-Fresh hot pralines from Southern Candymakers
-Praline Bacon at Elizabeth's
-Any fish entree with Creole Meuniere at Bourbon House (I could drink that sauce)