The catfish plate features fried thin-cut catfish, Mardi Gras coleslaw, hushpuppies and garlic-herb fries. The Shrimpzilla is a shrimp po-boy topped with Swiss cheese, roast beef debris gravy and shredded cabbage with Creole mustard sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
The FEMA roll bundles salmon, snow crab, asparagus and avocado in soybean paper topped with spicy tuna, smelt roe and spicy mayonnaise. The Black and Gold roll features coconut shrimp and cream cheese with mango and avocado on top. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
It began as a neighborhood juke joint in the 1970s and as a place for New Orleans music legend Professor Longhair to perform. Over the years, however, it became an institution where local musicians and traveling music stars took the stage — sometimes together. There often are food trucks outside during music shows. Open weekends and when music is scheduled. No smoking. No food.
Shrimp and grits are served with tasso and spicy cream sauce. Char-broiled oysters Desire are topped with garlic butter and Parmesan. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$
The New Orleans medley includes samples of gumbo, jambalaya, red beans and rice and grilled smoked sausage. The Peacemaker po-boy combines fried shrimp and oysters dressed with Tabasco-infused mayonnaise. Reservation policies vary by location. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
The jazz and blues club features live music every day and free swing dance lessons from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday. Dancing is encouraged. Open daily. Smoking allowed. No food.
There are three stages that feature live music by local musicians from opening at 5 p.m. to close (between 2 a.m. to 3:30 a.m.), including jazz, brass bands and more. Mondays feature Super Jams with a variety of musicians playing together. The house bloody mary is made with basil- and garlic-infused Tito's vodka mixed with Zing Zang mix, fresh lemon and lime juice, Tabasco and Worcestershire. The restaurant offers Cajun and Creole entrees, appetizers and desserts until 11 p.m. or later nightly. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.