Stop at this neighborhood spot on a Thursday to drink for a good cause: a percentage of proceeds are donated to a local charity. The bar offers prime space for viewing sports on TV inside and out, and a large outdoor patio hosts live music performances. Food trucks park outside Thu.-Sun. Open daily. No food. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Wed. & Fri.
The breakfast fare at Ruby Slipper includes shrimp and grits combining Gulf shrimp, Abita Amber rosemary reduction, creamy stone-ground grits and a biscuit. The cochon po-boy features pork debris, arugula and balsamic grilled red onions. No reservations. South Cortez Street: Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Magazine Street: Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $
Live jazz accompanies Sunday brunch in the Blue Room, where diners will find everything from crabmeat omelets and banana nut waffles to roasted chicken and pork loin. For dessert, there’s traditional bread pudding. Reservations accepted. Brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$