Watched Bourdain last night and he hit the nail on the head with hit show. He hit every major theme: We are not OK, but we're still open for business. Everyone here is a bit on edge (highlighted by a truly erratic performance by Chris Rose). Bourdain picked up on the level of anger at being forgotten by our government.
Here's my quick list of the restaurants discussed/visited: Cafe Reconcile, Cochon, Herbsaint, Antoine's, Domilice's, a few Warehouse District bars, and a visit with the Pope (Emeril).
He was also sporting a Big Easy Rollergirls shirt.
At the very end of the episode, he ended with the challenge, "I'm here. What's keeping you?" Anthony Bourdain: Friend of New Orleans.
Anyway, Happy Mardi Gras, y'all!
UPDATE- Another great local reaction.