Last week I went to New Orleans for a few days. I wanted to see some things, take some pictures and generally hang out.
Eating and drinking is definitely on the list of things to be done in NOLA. You can get recommendations on everything from coffee to cocktails. New Orleans is also a good place to see things. There are all kinds of tours to take, from the usual sightseeing to haunted tours. I took a tour that sort of combined the two.
I visited the Old New Orleans Rum Distillery. It's just outside the French Quarter in an industrial area you won't find a lot of tourist attractions.
Celebration Distillation, which makes Old New Orleans Rum was founded by artist James Michalopoulos. The back story on the distillery sounds like quite the DIY, 'let's try this and see what works' kind of business. It's small, only distributes to a few states, and the guys who work there do most of the work by hand.
The tour was fun and interesting, and well worth the $10 cost. I'd suggest taking it next time you're in New Orleans.