Pork cheek boudin balls are served with tomato-bacon jam and Creole mustard aioli. Miss Hay's stuffed chicken wings are deboned and filled with ground pork and chopped shrimp, and served with garlic-hoisin sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Mon., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$
A 12-ounce prime rib-eye is topped with Shropshire blue butter and served with goose-fat french fries. Mofongo relleno de pollo guisado is mashed fried plantain stuffed with stewed chicken in roasted poblano sauce. No reservations. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$
The menu includes classic and contemporary Creole dishes. Louisiana crabmeat au gratin is a casserole of crabmeat in Mornay sauce topped with Parmesan and is served with asparagus and tasso hollandaise. Duck leg confit is served with Madeira reduction, andouille butter beans and fried onions. Reservations recommended. Dinner and brunch daily. Credit cards. $$$
The tavern serves raw oysters and a menu of sandwiches, burgers and fried items. The jalapeno burger is a half-pound Angus beef patty topped with fried jalapeno rings, pepper Jack cheese, caramelized onions, jalapeno aioli and house-made hot sauce. Fried shrimp po-boys are dressed with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and mayonnaise on Leidenheimer bread. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $
Steak frites features a filet served with sauteed mushrooms and french fries. Lump crab salad features local jumbo lump crabmeat, spring greens and white remoulade dressing. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and dinner daily, lunch Fri.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$
A revolving door of touring rock bands, Circle Bar is a mainstay of the local rock 'n' roll scene with a smattering of local blues and honky tonk spicing up its nightly roster of live music. Open daily. No food. Happy hour 4 p.m.- 8 p.m. daily.
King’s nachos are topped with refried beans, cheese, jalapenos, sour cream, pico de gallo and guacamole. The Buffalo chicken sandwich features fried chicken tenders tossed in Moe’s wing sauce and served on a cheddar-jalapeno wheat bun with blue cheese or ranch dressing. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $
Buffalo Bruno is a breaded and fried chicken breast tossed in Buffalo sauce, topped with blue cheese and served with ranch dressing. Deep-fried pickles come with ranch dipping sauce. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sat.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $
With its drooping awning and low-frills decor of corrugated metal, this bar looks like a roadhouse, but the extensive whiskey and craft beer offerings are upscale. There's a deep selection of American, Irish and Japanese whiskeys, single-malt Scotches and more. Beers range from American craft beers to Belgian and German imports. Open daily. Food available. Happy hour 4 p.m.-6 p.m. Mon.-Fri.
The Boot is in the middle of college row and offers daily specials including double drinks during Tulane's football games and triple shot mixed drinks on Wednesdays. Pizzas, burgersand wings are served from The Boot Pizza & Grill next door. Open daily. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-close Wed., 4 p.m.-10 p.m. Fri.
On the bar's second floor, G's Kitchen Spot serves pizza, sandwiches, chicken wings, salads and waffle fries. The Fiery Hawaiian pie is topped with ham, pineapple, red onion and spicy sauce. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$