Flew into New Orleans late last night for ApacheCon US 2008. The taxi booth at the airport actually has a flat rate posted: $28 for travel to Downtown or the French Quarter. Our cabbie charged us $30, which is close enough. We went for coffee and beignets at Cafe Du Monde, which is part of New Orleans, The Ride. Beignets are like donuts, except with more powdered sugar and slightly undercooked which may not be intentional.