The Angus burger is a half-pound patty dressed with lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise and served with french fries. Drunken pizza features chicken, beef, pepperoni, peppers, grilled onions, mushrooms and mozzarella cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $
The Cajun burger is a half-pound burger topped with hot sauce and bacon. For a snack or side, there are french fries loaded with melted cheese. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $
This low frills St. Charles Avenue barroom has a grill that’s open late and a menu of burgers, chicken sandwiches, chicken nuggets and cheese sticks. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $
The catfish po-boy features three pieces of catfish served dressed on French bread. The Rano's omelet is an egg white omelet with spinach, onions and Swiss cheese. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $
The Oak Street institution has live music every night and seafood boils on Sunday. Rebirth Brass Band plays at 10 p.m. every Tuesday, and the music calendar also features funk, rock, jazz, jam bands and touring acts. A weekly poetry reading at 3 p.m. Sunday afternoons honors the late Everette C. Maddox, the Maple Leaf's poet laureate. Open daily. No food.
What started as a warehouse space converted to a music hall more than 35 years ago has become a local music institution. Tipitina's presents a mix of local and touring bands, and the bars are open when the club is open for shows, including Sunday afternoon's Cajun dance party. Open for concerts. No food.
The Special club sandwich features turkey, smoked ham, bacon, cheddar and Swiss cheeses, lettuce, tomatoes and mayonnaise on three slices of toasted bread. The pork chop breakfast is served with two eggs, white or wheat toast and a choice of grits or hash browns. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $
Cafe au lait and beignets made Cafe du Monde world famous. While the original Decatur Street location remains a French Quarter landmark, satellite shops can be found scattered throughout the metro area. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Cash only. $
Flash-fried Louisiana oysters come with Dijon celeriac remoulade, capers, lemon, chives and Meyer lemon beurre blanc. Louisiana soft-shell crab is served with a salad of local baby greens, roasted corn, red onions, cherry tomatoes, English cucumbers and house vinaigrette. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Wed.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$