At least once during your next trip to New Orleans, you’re going to wake up thinking, “Things really went sideways last night after that third Hurricane.” When that happens, head east to Elizabeth’s. This place is famous for its huge breakfast and brunch dishes, like eggs Florentine topped with fried oysters and sweet potato duck hash over a cornbread waffle, along with their praline bacon. We promise, you’ll feel better afterward and if not, they also serve really solid morning cocktails for when desperation sets in.
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Grab a fresh juice and something light to start your day at Satsuma Cafe in the Bywater. It’ll probably be the healthiest choice you make all day.
Bacchanal in the Bywater is a wine-fueled utopia, with nightly live music, a huge backyard, and an atmosphere that could never be duplicated.
N7 is hidden away on a side street in the Bywater, serves fancy canned seafood, and feels like a secret dinner party you randomly stumbled across.
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Cane & Table
Cane & Table is either a restaurant with excellent drinks, or a cocktail bar with great food. Either way, it’s one of the best escapes in the Quarter.
The Bulldog in Uptown is where to go when you want to drink a few beers on a patio, and get completely away from the French Quarter.
The Country Club
Go to The Country Club in the Bywater to drink by to a pool, or for drag brunch. Either way, you’re going to enjoy yourself.
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When you want a taste of true, classic New Orleans, grab lunch and 25 cent martinis at Commander’s Palace in the Garden District.
La Petite Grocery
La Petite Grocery is where to go in the Garden District for great modern Creole food, and the best bowl of turtle ragu you’ll ever eat.
Green Goddess is a picturesque outdoor spot hidden down an alley in the French Quarter, with plenty of vegan and vegetarian options.
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