You asked about Mr. B's - have heard really mixed reviews. Twenty yrs ago I would have said yes.
Will he be alone? With someone? A group?
Commander's can be nice with a party of 4.
I am not saying don't go alone or with just 2, but it is so much more fun with 4 or more. Shrimp Tasso Henican has been rolling around in my head for about a year.
In fact, I have the recipe & could make it myself!
John Besh.... I did put August on the list.
There's Luke, for which I am getting mixed reports.
Some say stellar, some say not. Can you take a chance?
The last time I went to The Palace Cafe was for a small company paid dinner of which I was a guest. We ordered off of the menu, 8 of us. Not enough to be so screwed up. Other tables were having the same problem. Honestly, I never hear anyone talking about it. Period.
LBTT will be a madhouse.
Parkway Bakery might be a good idea for po boys.
Will he have a car?
What is his M.O.? Jazz Fest then Quarter?
No driving around? Driving around?
I might throw in Brigtsen's to the mix too.
I'd love to see your final compiled list.
Take care dawlin!
p.s. getting ready to meet with someone so I didn't answer.