You obviously think good food is not for you! Not to far from I-10 is Mothers Restaurant on the corner of Poydras and Tchoupitoulas, you could be there within blocks of the Intersate and had some of the best food you ever tasted and that is only 1 of thousands of places to go! You let your fear get the best of you!
Hands down the best food in the whole Country! On the way back make sure you stop there and get a Roast Beef Po-Boy with debris, and get a bowl of Sea Food Gumbo with Red Beans and Rice, I know it is a lot of food but you have guns so you must be a tough guy!, then walk a couple blocks over Canal Street toward the warf and get an order of Beignets at the Café Du Monde, you will think you died and went to Heaven!