I love all the funky funky stores on Magazine, and hope to spend a happy happy day wandering up and down, but if I'm going to bring my honey along, I'll have to have several places to stop for re-invigorating refreshments along the way--he dehydrates so easily.
So, any recommendations for places along Magazine St. with snacks, caffeine, and most important, micro-brewed beers? Any best spots for quaffing and people watching?
...by this time next week, I may ~be~ in one of your recommended spots on Magazine. Look for the chowhound with the giddy, happy grin...
Yep, the Bulldog. A few blocks downtown of the Bulldog is Rue de la Course, a good local coffee shop chain. Next door to that is Sip, a wine store with tables out front if you care to imbibe right there. The Balcony Bar is also in that neighborhood, nothing special about the beer selection, but you can sit upstairs on the balcony.
Then there's a long stretch of Magazine that's pretty residential, until you get up near Napoleon. Ms Mae's is an infamous, cheap dive bar on that corner (1/2 a block from Casamento's, if you need a dozen raw). Further on is Tee-Eva's stand for snowballs and other local delicacies, and La Boulangerie is just past that (french bakery).
Another residential stretch, and you come to the corner of Jefferson, with both a CC's and a PJ's coffee shop in that block (and one of my favorite stores, Scriptura-- stationery, etc). Two more blocks to the Whole Foods, which has patio seating. At the corner of Nashville past that is another coffee shop, called Cafe Luna, I think. Keep going all the way to Audubon park, and get a coke at the Audobon Golf Course club.