The Taste of New Orleans dinner includes turtle soup, gumbo, duck etouffee, fried green tomato with shrimp remoulade, spicy shrimp, slow-roasted duck quarter and dessert. Oysters St. Claude are lightly fried oysters served with Creole Moroccan sauce. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$
Tipitina's is as much an event venue as a bar — it's only open when music or events are scheduled — but it has a full bar when it hosts popular bands, performances and events for Halloween, New Year's Eve, Mardi Gras and more. Food trucks park outside for most events. Open when shows are scheduled. No smoking. No food.
The live music venue has been offering a range of music acts for more than 25 years, and its calendar has hosted a variety of national acts. The bar is made with hand-carved mahogany salvaged from the demolition of Al Capone's Lexington Hotel. Food is available at Howlin' Wolf Den. Open daily. No smoking. Food available.
Daily live music features dueling rock ’n’ roll pianos and performers with vast songbooks and lively senses of humor. There also are TVs for watching sports. Happy hour offers three-for-one cocktails from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Open daily. Smoking: yes. No cover charge.