Robert can help you make groceries or get a meal to go. Choose from rotisserie chicken, an extensive salad bar, sushi bar, daily soup specials, po-boys made-to-order and deli items. The fried fish dinner includes two side items and rolls. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $
Parlay's demure entrance along a bustling stretch of Harrison Avenue belies the rowdy atmosphere you'll find on Sundays when the New Orleans Saints play. Friendly neighborhood faces, dog and human alike, fill spots along the 60-foot wooden bar facing a line of TVs, enjoying $3 bloody marys and mimosas and a free food spread in the back room. Open daily. No food. Happy hour 4 p.m.-midnight daily.
The surf-and-turf 12-ounce rib-eye is topped with grilled Louisiana Gulf shrimp and served with a loaded baked potato and garlic bread. The spicy half-pound burger features a hot sausage and ground beef patty and comes with a loaded baked potato and a soft drink. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $
Eggs Cochon features poached eggs, slow-roasted pulled pork and hollandaise. The chicken pesto panino includes grilled chicken, Parmesan, Caesar dressing and pesto sauce on pressed sourdough bread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$
With a laid-back atmosphere, professional but unpretentious bartenders and an overall no-frills approach, the Chart Room has long been a locals' oasis in the middle of a touristy section of the Quarter. Having one of the city's best jukeboxes — featuring local favorites from James Booker to Honey Island Swamp Band — doesn't hurt. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food.