What I mean by neutral are your collards, maybe the slaw, shroomgirl's oysters, maybe fried okra or something. Not that the spicy foods aren't great, it's just something to accompany them. OMG, for beignets, you could do a beignet bar with various sauces, or you could individually flavor a bunch of beignets. Mind you, I've never been to NO, so my idea of what is traditional is probably quite different from what actually is. That is why I asked how close you want to be to the real thing. Beignet flavors could be: pecan, banana, bourbon...y'know typical dessert flavors of NO, but would you want to stray from that and do things like blueberry, with lavendar honey syrup, for example?