My wife and I arrive in New Orleans tomorrow around 10 pm after a long couple of flights. Plan is to hustle straight over to Vaughn's to catch Kermit Ruffins. By the time we're finished, I figure we'll be starving. The question: What are our options for getting some decent food after 2-3 a.m.? Are there options? We'll have a car (staying near airport actually...hitting NOLA for just a couple days, going to beach at Gulf Shores for a week then back to New Orleans for a real visit for five days after that...expect more questions later), so location isn't a huge deal. We're not looking for anything fancy, just some options for a decent late-night bite to kick off our vacation.
Also locals: In your opinion, is it safe to park/walk in that part of Bywater or are we better off parking and cabbing it from Quarter or CBD?
(dunno if youre aware but last i heard Kermit has upped his schedule to starting at 9pm instead of the prior 11pm)
i always find myself eating his beans & rice. not only does it help offset the high $10 cover, but they are actually the best beans in town, due to a damn near whole hog stewing in there.
but if not, then Mimi's is the next logical choice -- late-nite tapas, sometimes till 4am. they are dear to me but i am disappointed by the rising prices and shrinking portions.
for cheap eats, Hank's Seafood has a foot-long hot sausage poboy on decent bread for 5 bucks that cant be beat. bunch other fried stuff too (its a convenience store).
parking safety at Vaughn's is fine, its not the hood; my friends and i walk to & from our homes in the area.
Mimi's In the Marigny
2601 Royal St, New Orleans, LA 70117
2634 Saint Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA