The Lafitte’s Pirogue is a grilled biscuit topped with andouille sausage, over easy two eggs and crawfish hollandaise. The warm spinach salad is served with red onion, bacon, candied pecans and house-made honey-mustard dressing. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $
Thai ribs are St. Louis-style ribs coated in sweet and spicy Thai sauce and sprinkled with sesame seeds and Asian herbs. Half a rotisserie chicken is served with garlic-herb sauce, smoky barbecue or sweet-and-spicy chili glaze and sides like Thai snap beans or roasted potatoes. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $$
Lobster can be ordered char-broiled, stuffed, boiled or Marco style — stuffed and served with pasta and shrimp, mushroom and onion cream sauce. Drago’s signature char-broiled oysters are topped with Parmesan, butter, parsley and garlic. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$
There are several venues inside House of Blues, including its outdoor Voodoo Garden patio, where you can find free comedy Tuesday and Thursday nights, and The Parish, an intimate upstairs concert room. Its Sunday gospel brunch includes a bloody mary bar, and live karaoke has $3 Fireball whiskey shots. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.