My friend Joy pointed me in the direction of this site:
http://www.nomenu.com/RestaurantsOpen.html, that keeps one up to date on which restaurants are currently open in New Orleans. How handy! I want to go back to New Orleans badly, in part to see how it's changed, and in part hoping that it's a place remotely close to what it used to be. It has an atmosphere like no other place I've ever been and I think I want to reassure myself that some of that has been preserved. I hope.
And to eat mass quantities of beignets. That's another reason.
Maybe Mark will take me for my birthday. Mark?