One of my favorite spots is the restuarant Morning Call in city park. They have killer beignets (better than cafe du monde), alligator sausage, gumbo, jambalaya, you name it! They almost always have live music and you can sit outside and enjoy the beauty of the park.
Running of the bulls NOLA is just like in Spain except instead of bulls we have roller derby girls with wiffle ball bats. If you are here during the summer this is a must go!
I was looking to find a place as different from home as possible. There is no other place like New Orleans
The best professor I have had at Tulane is Dr. Bruce Fleury. His Environmental Biology class was phenomenal. He always started class by playing one of his favorite albums and his pop culture references are always hilarious.