For anyone visiting New Orleans it is worth your while to venture out of the French Quarter for a real treat. As someone born and raised in the Big Easy take my advice and head to 3800 Canal St for a wonderful lunch or dinner. Mandina's has been a local favorite for years. Gumbo, turtle soup, crab claws, shrimp remoulade are all wonderful appetizers. Daily specials are always good (stuffed crab on Friday is my personal fave) and the oyster and shrimp po boys are unbeatable. Be sure and have an Old Fashion cocktail, house specialty and oh so good. So hop the streetcar from anywhere downtown for a 15 minute ride to some great food.