His first restaurant, Jacques-Imo's, on Oak street, almost singlehandedly rejuvenated a depressed neighborhood. It's now a mandatory entry in all the tourist books-- still called a "locals favorite", though a line of mostly tourists goes out into the street on weekends. It's very often sublime, and always hopping. (Also, his new Crabby Jack's fish market and lunch counter is one of the best values around. Stuffed mirlitons with dirty rice... mmm.)
I missed a very awkward segment with Jacques on the Today Show earlier this month, only worsened by Matt Lauer's attempts to say "N'awlins" whenever possible. Here you can find some of his new recipes, and if you jump to the end of the video you will see one of the most decadent dishes ever.
A Deep Fried Roast Beef Po boy!
Eat your heart out, Lisa.
Update 7/15: Apparently, it's a bit rockier than I heard. Takes a lot of poboys to cover Manhattan rent.