Play trivia Tuesday, buy a pint of beer and keep the glass Thursday and hear live music Friday and Saturday. There's outdoor seating at this dog-friendly bar, and the restaurant's menu is available until 9 p.m. Open Mon.-Sat. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m.
Jumbo soft-shell crab is topped with lump crabmeat and Alfredo sauce. Blackened or grilled redfish is topped with grilled shrimp and crabmeat and served with potatoes and vegetables. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$
Applebee’s aims to please every palate with its menu of steaks, ribs, burgers, sandwiches, fried seafood, fajitas and pasta bowls. There also are menus of drinks, desserts, low-calorie and kids’ items. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
Sicilian cannoli are fried cinnamon pastry shells with ricotta filling, chocolate and pistachios. Stracciatella is an Italian version of chocolate chip gelato. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $
Beef carpaccio features thinly sliced beef tenderloin topped with Parmesan cheese and white truffle oil. House-made potato gnocchi are topped with tomato sauce or four cheese sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$
The tavern serves raw oysters and a menu of sandwiches, burgers and fried items. The jalapeno burger is a half-pound Angus beef patty topped with fried jalapeno rings, pepper Jack cheese, caramelized onions, jalapeno aioli and house-made hot sauce. Fried shrimp po-boys are dressed with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and mayonnaise on Leidenheimer bread. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night 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. $
Get $2 bloody marys Saturday and Sunday. The menu features burgers, po-boys, sandwiches, salads and lunch specials. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri., 4 p.m.-close Tue.
The menu includes beef or shrimp flautas filled with cheese and served with guacamole and sour cream. The shrimp quesadilla is filled with mozzarella and cheddar cheeses and served with guacamole and salsa. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $