1401 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 468-7733; 1525 St. Charles Ave., 520-8100; 1655 Hickory Ave., Harahan, 738-0799; 4450 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 780-9090, New Orleans
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American, Seafood, Bar
Billing it as a "happier happy hour," all Zea locations offer two-for-one drinks at the bar from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, including one of four exclusive specialty beers from Covington Brewhouse and signature cocktails like the Z Rita: blue agave tequila with agave nectar and fresh-squeezed lime juice. Open daily. Full restaurant menu.
Mrs. Wheat's Cajun-style meat pies are served toasted. The vegan muffuletta is made with tempeh and olive salad. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $
The Shanghai fried shrimp po-boy is dressed with Asian slaw, cilantro, Shanghai Foo's gold sauce and ranch dressing. Santa Fe chicken tacos feature fried or grilled chicken topped with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and Santa Fe sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $
Rotisserie chicken, Greek-style stuffed peppers, raspberry-chipotle chicken wings and pesto tofu are just a few of the offerings at this national organic grocer’s hot and cold food stations. Seasonal produce rounds out the salad bar, and there also is a bakery and coffee counter. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $
The Voodoo platter includes a half rack of ribs and a half pound of barbecued meat or a half Cajun chicken plus two sides and cornbread. The barbecue-stuffed baked potato is loaded with butter, cheese, sour cream, green onions and a choice of pork, brisket or smoked chicken. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $
Wash down hefty po-boys, boudin, boiled seafood and raw oysters ($10 a dozen Thursday through Sunday) with a beer or bloody mary at this bar while surrounded by 20 TVs and dozens of screaming New Orleans Saints fans and you'll see why it's a hotspot for catching games and UFC fights. There's also a covered outside area with picnic tables. Open daily.
Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. weekdays.
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.
A changing small-plates menu pairs easily with an extensive wine list, beer or original cocktails such as The Other Redhead (Jameson Irish Whiskey, Domaine de Canton, Ancho Reyes and orange bitters). Enjoy noshing in an intimate, elegantly decadent setting that's home to top-notch local jazz/blues musicians like Luke Winslow King. Open Wed.-Mon. Full restaurant menu.
The casual cantina serves tacos, burritos, flautas and more. Avocado salad features sliced avocado, lettuce and tomatoes in tangy dressing. The shrimp quesadilla is filled with mozzarella and cheddar cheeses and served with guacamole and salsa. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $
Bananas Foster French toast is filled with banana cream cheese and topped with bananas, brown sugar rum sauce and powdered sugar. Shrimp and grits features Gulf shrimp atop a bowl of grits with bacon, scallions and French bread croutons. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $
There are more than 80 types of tequila shots at this busy Mexican restaurant that brings in a robust happy hour crowd. Margaritas, frozen or on the rocks, are the drinks of choice. Beer and mojitos, pina coladas, bloody marys and daiquiris also are available. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3:30 p.m.-6 p.m. daily.
The Orleans features a choice of fish, which is pan-seared and served with brown butter, green onions, mushrooms, jumbo lump crab, spinach and tasso dressing. The dueling tomatoes dish features fried and ripe tomatoes, grilled shrimp, avocado, corn, crumbled bacon and caper dressing. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$
The FEMA roll bundles salmon, snow crab, asparagus and avocado in soybean paper topped with spicy tuna, smelt roe and spicy mayonnaise. The Black and Gold roll features coconut shrimp and cream cheese with mango and avocado on top. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
Sucre's artisan confectioners create wedding cakes, groom's cakes, specialty cakes, French macaron trees and chocolate party favors.
The roasted turkey and brie sandwich is topped with caramelized onions and served on pressed sourdough or wheat bread. Shrimp nicoise salad features feta, green beans, shaved red onions, boiled Gulf shrimp, mixed greens, Kalamata olives, diced tomatoes, boiled egg and croutons with Creole mustard vinaigrette. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $