Looking for something unique in N.O.
I am in Los Angeles and will be in New Orleans next month, I am looking for the 'off the beaten path' stuff. Something other than typical gumbo and crawfish...
If you truly want off the beaten path I would say hop in a car, head to da parish and visit Rocky and Carlo's. It's worth it just for the experience.
Boucherie, Stanley for lunch, R&O's in Bucktown for poboys and other good stuff, New Orleans Food & Spirits right next door to R&O's. Parkway Bakery for more poboys, Rivershack in Jefferson on River Road.
NOLA is so much more than gumbo and crawfish, but we do love them both and enjoy their place in our cuisine.
for something different, I'd check out Mosca's, Iris, Cafe Minh, RioMar, La Boca, Rambla, Jack Dempsey's, Patois, Stella.
I'd still venture to some of the classics like Galatoire's and Commander's, as they have a lot to offer that you might not find elsewhere.