Platters of slow-cooked meats from the rotisserie include combos like half a barbecued chicken and a half-rack of St. Louis ribs. The Asian tuna salad features seared rare tuna with crispy noodles, sesame seeds, almonds and peanut vinaigrette. Reservation policies and hours vary by location. Credit cards. $$
Zea offers slow-roasted meats from the rotisserie and creative takes on new American and Asian favorites. Thai ribs are St. Louis-style ribs slow cooked with spicy soy and sweet chile glaze with Asian herbs. The bar serves beer specially microbrewed for Zea. Reservation policy varies by location. Lunch and dinner daily. Kenner location serves brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$
This bohemian coffeehouse serves chai and organic, fair trade coffees as well as a wide variety of teas. The cafe's light fare includes croissants and vegan pastries. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Cash only. $
WOW serves chicken wings and an eclectic menu including quesadillas, burgers, wraps, chicken tenders and salads. The Shanghai shrimp po-boy features fried shrimp topped with carrot and cucumber Asian slaw, Shanghai Foo's Gold sauce and ranch dressing. The selection of wing sauces ranges from spicy Buffalo to Texan mesquite barbecue to sweet-and-sour Polynesian sauce. No reservations. 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. $
Voodoo gets its mojo working with a selection of house-made sauces. Beef brisket is sprinkled with a dry rub and smoked for 14 hours over oak and pecan wood. Other meat options include pulled pork, ribs, Cajun smoked sausage and jerk chicken. Cornbread souffle is offered as a side. Delivery available from some locations. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $
Irish Channel denizens will find many familiar faces at Tracey’s, where staff from the old Parasol’s moved en masse this summer. They brought the kitchen’s famous roast beef po-boy recipe with them too. Darts, pool and 18 TVs complete the scene at this new bar with well-established street cred. Open daily. Happy hour Mon.-Fri., 4 p.m.-7 p.m. NFL Sunday Ticket and ESPN GamePlan. Smoking: yes.
There's a reason Tipitina's is one of New Orleans' venerable music spots, and we think it has everything to do with the spirit of Professor Longhair, whose famed song gave the club its name. Rub the head of his statue for respect when you come in, and be prepared to catch (and dance to) local, regional, national, and international music acts. Open Thu.-Sun. No smoking. No food.
Feta fries are among the most popular small plates at Three Muses. Lamb sliders are small sandwiches featuring lamb patties on house-made buns with tomato chutney and herbed goat cheese. No reservations. Dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $
These taquerias serve tacos, burritos, quesadillas, salads and more. Flautas feature cheese and shrimp or beef in a fried tortilla. Cebollitas are bundles of char-broiled green onions sprinkled with seasoned salt. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $
Bananas Foster French toast is stuffed with banana cream cheese and topped with bananas Foster sauce. Shrimp and grits feature Gulf shrimp sauteed in New Orleans-style barbecue sauce made with Abita Amber. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and brunch daily. Cash only. $
Whether it's Mardi Gras, St. Patrick's Day or Cinco de Mayo, Superior holds court with its popular margaritas and Tex-Mex fare. Get two-for-one margaritas and mixed drinks during happy hour. Open daily. Smoking allowed on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.
The Saints roll combines coconut shrimp and cream cheese and is topped with mango, smelt roe and avocado. The LSU roll features shrimp tempura and cream cheese topped with snow crab, tuna, avocado and eel sauce. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
Sun Ray is known for Southwestern and Asian dishes, seafood, steaks and small plates. Guacamole with blue corn chips is a signature appetizer, and other noshing items include ribs, spring rolls and nachos. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
Sucre offers gelato, pastries and assorted sweets. Salted caramel macaroons are part of the New Orleans macaroon collection, which includes flavors like Southern pecan, cafe au lait and bananas Foster. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $