The Broken Egg specializes in big stuffed omelets but has plenty of breakfast options. The Southern Crab Stack piles a crab cake on a grits cake and adds andouille and shrimp cream sauce. Also consider the stuffed French toast: brioche bread laden with pastry cream, fresh berries and whipped cream. For dessert, try the classic bananas Foster bread pudding. Reservations accepted weekdays. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards and checks. $$
The Spicy Girl roll features deep fried white fish, snow crab and cucumber topped with pepper tuna, green onions and ponzu sauce. The Dream roll includes snow crab, barbecue eel, avocado and crunchy flakes layered with spicy tuna, wasabi tobiko and eel sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
You get to keep your beer glass during Wednesday's Pint Night at this dog-friendly pub with patio seating. Other days offer changing drink specials, Rockbot (patrons choose the songs) and trivia. There's a large variety of beers on tap, including local drafts Abita, NOLA, Parish and Tin Roof, and The Bulldog specializes in craft beers and imports. Open daily. Smoking allowed. Bar food. Happy hour opening-7 p.m. Mon.-Fri
Located on the lakefront in Old Mandeville, The Barley Oak offers 47 beers on draft and a place to sip drinks while looking at Lake Pontchartrain. One hundred bottled beers accompany the wide draft selection, and the pub's menu has salads, soups, baked pretzels and more. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Mon.-Thu.
Behind an unremarkable facade on the edge of the French Quarter is this lounge with a large U-shaped bar, some banquette seating and an extensive menu of classic and original cocktails. The bar uses house-made tonic water, juices and syrups in its drinks, and there is a wide selection of premium spirits and beers. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food. Happy hour noon-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.