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.
Grilled red snapper is topped with shrimp in coconut curry sauce and served with new potatoes and vegetables. Pork Maconnais is a 14-ounce chop served with white wine reduction, parsley mashed potatoes and vegetables. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$
Oz is a 24/7 party that often spills out onto Bourbon Street. It also hosts (relatively) sedate activities like drag bingo from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays, as well as drag shows at 9 p.m. Sundays and 10 p.m. Wednesdays. Open daily. No food. Happy hour 4 p.m.-8 p.m. daily.
Two pan-fried crab cakes made with Louisiana blue crab, onions, peppers and seasoning are topped with a tangy sauce and served with mirliton slaw. Fried chicken breast is served on a Belgian waffle with honey-Tabasco glaze. No reservations. Breakfast Fri.-Mon., lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$
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. $$
The muffuletta is filled with ham, Genoa salami, pastrami, Swiss cheese, provolone and house-made olive salad and served warm. Shrimp remoulade is served atop a tomato. No reservations. Lunch Sun.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$
Goat-cheese filled crepes are topped with Gulf shrimp in chardonnay cream sauce with onion, tomato and bell pepper. Wood-grilled double-cut pork chop is topped with Louisiana sugar cane-apple glaze and served with candied pecan sweet potatoes and greens. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$
The menu includes pizza, pasta, lasagne and more. Mardi Gras pasta features shrimp and spicy red cream sauce over linguine. Paneed veal is seasoned with Italian herbs and served with linguine Alfredo. No reservations. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$
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.