The most popular drink at this Warehouse District bar is the Disco Lemonade, a frozen blend of vodka, sake and lemonade. The Rusty Nail has a dog-friendly patio, and the bar hosts game nights, open-mic on Tuesday and a variety of food trucks most nights of the week. Open daily. Smoking on patio. No food. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-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. $$$