Tim - I'll be cruising the Conquest a couple weeks after you. We're staying a few days in NOLA after. I've done a lot of research on TripAdvisor.com on restaurants. The user reviews are fantastic. We plan on eating brunch at Emeril's Delmonico despite the reviews of really snotty waiters, dinner at Cobalt (we're staying at Hotel Monaco, so it will be convenient), dinner at Brigtsen's (only heard GREAT things... make reservations NOW) and you gotta have a muffaletta from Central Grocery. Other places we hope to try are: Galatoire's, Camellia Grill and NOLA (another Emeril's restaurant). Plus beignets at Cafe du Monde.