The line never ceases at Cafe Du Monde, famous for its beignets and people-watching.
Wait in line at Cafe du Monde ... or cross the street to River's Edge and get regular coffee and a slice of pecan pie for breakfast.
Nose-to-tail cooking is permeating New Orleans as well. Behind Cochon in the Warehouse District is Butcher, on Canal St., serving house-made deli sandwiches, such as Italian, Cuban and pork belly.
Perhaps the best bread pudding in the world at SoBou, South of Bourbon St. near the French Quarter.
A traditional New Orleans drink is the Sazerac, made with rye whiskey and Peychaud's bitters. This one from the Swizzle Stick Bar on Poydras St.
Lobster bisque at Galatoires 33 Bar and Steak, a nice getaway from the debauchery on Bourbon St.
A New Orleans trip isn't complete without beignets, these from Legacy Kitchen on Tchoupitoulas St. in the Warehouse District.