This book, written by a NOLA local who started out as a tourist, is both informative and entertaining. With personal anecdotes interspersed with sound travel advice, the book was fun to read. I am visiting NOLA in May (part business, part pleasure), and this book helped me make excellent decisions for my limited free time.
Recommendations range from restaurants, to self-guided walking tours, to which guided tour companies deliver the most bang for the buck.
Highly recommended for those planning a trip to the Crescent City.