Dining out is one way to explore your town, along with clinging to the back of a bus and borrowing a police horse. Try something new with this Groupon.
$10 for $20 Worth of Creole Cuisine and Drinks
The menu features po' boys stuffed with a dozen ingredient combinations such as fried green tomatoes and shrimp rémoulade ($12.95), Brooklyn-style pizzas including the Boudreaux with cochon de lait and garlic-butter-cream reduction ($16), and baby-back ribs slowly cooked in blackberry-jalapeño barbecue sauce ($17.95 for a half rack).
Katie’s Restaurant & Bar
Featured on the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, Katie’s Restaurant & Bar’s head chef and native New Orleanian Scot Craig celebrates traditional and modern creole dishes at the nearly 30-year-old establishment. Cochon de lait plays a key role in the cuisine, and for good reason: Chef Craig spends hours rubbing down the pork with dry-spice rub, reading it pig-themed nursery rhymes, and then smoking it to a luscious finish in the small smoker behind the restaurant. You’ll find the tender pork atop a Brooklyn-style stone-baked pizza, which was Lauded by Best of New Orleans as “hard to resist.” It also dons Tabasco mayo in the restaurant's barge-sized po' boys, and weekends finds the meat sitting daintily atop a poached egg and English muffin drenched in hollandaise.