The All That Jazz po-boy fills grilled French bread with ham, turkey, shrimp, American and Swiss cheeses, grilled mushrooms, tomatoes and house “Wow” sauce. Barbecued ribs are served with macaroni and cheese, baked beans and two vegetable sides. Delivery available. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Cash only. $
Breaux Bridge Benedict features house-made boudin, smoked ham, American cheese, poached eggs and hollandaise on French bread. The fried oyster po-boy comes dressed with coleslaw, remoulade and cocktail sauce. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
Evoking New Orleans’ famed Storyville with its decor, this music club books blues and jazz bands nightly, including regulars Brian Lee and Rooster and the Chickenhawks. Get three-for-one cocktails 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. every day. Open 5 p.m. daily. Smoking: yes.
This legendary traditional jazz club is kid-friendly — no smoking is allowed and there is no bar — and gives youngsters a rare chance to hear jazz performed as it was in its early years. The setting is intimate, giving the audience a good view of performing musicians. Guests can bring in beverages in plastic cups only. Open 8 p.m. daily, with shows starting at 8:15 p.m., 9:15 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. Admission $15, $10 for students with school ID.
This is an elegant, brick-walled traditional jazz and Creole food spot where you can bust out your seersucker and repose by a Steinway grand piano while sipping a Sazerac. Live jazz at 8 p.m. every night. Open Wed.-Sun. Full restaurant menu.
Oz is a 24/7 party that often spills out onto Bourbon Street. It also hosts (relatively) sedate activities like drag bingo from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays, as well as drag shows at 9 p.m. Sundays and 10 p.m. Wednesdays. Open daily. No food. Happy hour 4 p.m.-8 p.m. daily.
Two pan-fried crab cakes are served on a bed of sauteed spinach, heirloom tomatoes, mushrooms and onions with tangy sauce. Chicken and waffles features a Southern-fried chicken breast atop a Belgian waffle with honey-Tabasco glaze. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast Fri.-Mon., lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$
The Old Coffee Pot is known for calas — Creole fried rice cakes sprinkled with sugar. The menus offers classics like gumbo, crawfish etouffee and shrimp Creole. The Fleur-de-Lis chicken is paired with grilled Gulf shrimp, and comes topped with crabmeat, shrimp and crawfish dressing on a bed of asparagus. Reservations recommended for large parties. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$
New Orleans Mayor Nicholas Girod's home was offered to Napoleon Bonaparte. Napoleon never arrived, but the barroom exudes historic French Quarter charm with its old wooden bar and aging patina inside and out. It has French doors looking out on the street and is known for playing classical music and for its Pimm's Cup and muffu-letta. Open daily. Full restaurant menu.
Pecan-crusted puppy drum is served with roasted pecans and Louisiana crabmeat relish. A grilled double-cut pork chop is topped with peach barbecue sauce and served with jicama, sweet potato slaw and baby arugula. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$
Mardi Gras pasta features shrimp and spicy red cream sauce over linguine. Paneed veal is seasoned with Italian herbs and served with linguine Alfredo. No reservations. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$
Mardi Gras is always exciting for children, and the permanent exhibit Mardi Gras: It's Carnival Time in Louisiana provides eye candy and fun, tracing New Orleans' parades and Carnival balls from their beginnings to today. Open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Closed holidays. Admission $6 adults; $5 seniors, students and active military personnel; free children 12 and younger. Admission includes other exhibits in the museum.