Word Of Mouth: Jacquline Slaughter's Best Of New Orleans

Brunch: Commander's Palace (easily!)

Fancy: Restaurant August

Best Value: Casamento's

Bar Scene/Drink: The Bulldog (for beer); The Old Absinthe House (for the atmosphere); Tujagues (for an all-around spectacular bar experience)

Business Lunch: Herbsaint

Burger: Port of Call

Pizza: I'm sure it exists, but I never found particularly good pizza there.

Sandwich: A Central Grocery Muffuletta and a shrimp poboy from Domilise's

Food Truck: This is not a city with many food carts.

Regional: Commander's Palace (easily!)

Hidden Gem: The Old Coffee Pot

Desserts: Tee-Eva's