How do you pronounce...
Hermes, as in the name of the bar at Antoine's? And, I guess, the krewe as well. I'm betting it's not AIR-mays like the leather company in France. But I could be wrong....
I'm from the Montreal area, just back from 6 days in Lafayette and 7 days in New Orleans. We laughed at how wrong our pronunciation was for almost everything (Although a Cajun from Rayne joked "Naw, ya'll folks are sayin it right, its us whos got it all wrong, see?").
Me thinks that unless you're from the area, chances are you will get it wrong (especially if you're thinking in French).
(we lost a bet for a free ride with a cabbie on that one)
etc etc etc
I vote for restaurant and krewe pronounced as "Her-meez, with the hard H. A possible variation would be "HOI-meez' (dawlin')
what I love is how folks stumble over andouille.12 ways from Sunday and still never get the colloquial right.