New Orleans is stil the place to go, but you got to know where!
As a native from New Orleans it is necessary that you know where to go and what you are looking for.
There is plenty of GREAT music and GREAT food in NOLA (New Orleans Louisiana).
The French Quarter was not touched in the storms and is the same as it ever was, except for Burbon street has more adult establishments then ever.
If you are still planning on going send me a PM and I can clue you in on all the GREAT places to go, see and eat!