Happy hour daily 2-5, 1/2 off draft beers and wine. The bartender asked right away if we’d like our beers “to go?” With these comfy barstools- hells no. She didn’t seem pleased. I don’t think we belong… so we ordered the fries. (Go to Wayfare on Freret…) you can taste the…. never mind…


Juan’s Flying Burrito

2018 Magazine St.

Happy Hour: M – F 4:00 – 7:00, all day Sunday -$3.50 Margaritas.

We hit this joint to celebrate, and to help wash off a rough day. Actually, we don’t  need a reason to go to Juan’s. The namesake burrito is the best ten bucks one can spend in the Lower Garden District. Half price Margaritas and one dollar PBRs make it that much easier. With few exceptions, service is usually outstanding. We’ve mentioned Sigourney multiple times. The local service industry could use more like her.




497 days later…

So it’s been quite some time since we’ve posted on the blog itself. At some point, we decided to focus our efforts more on social media – quick posts on Facebook, and now Instagram. When we first started the blog, we intended to write long, elaborate posts detailing the subtleties and minutiae of each establishment, accompanied by numerous photos.  At some indeterminate point, we realized that the more practical approach was to post more frequently with less extrapolation.

Having passed out countless business cards in the interim, we realized the the blog itself had not been updated since the waning days of 2015. Discussing this matter over a few beers, we realized that there is a middle ground between the short-attention span posts to social media, and the elaborate posts of the blog.

From this point forward, we will update the blog when we post on social media, only with a sense of brevity, while maintaining the integrity of our original mission statement.

Cheers, y’all.



4510 Freret St.

Happy Hour: 3:00 – 6:00 P. M. Daily

Once again, we have been here before, but only for drinks. Nancy has stated that this is the best drink deal in town. The deal was in fact so good, that she made me circle back for a third round after burgers one night… so we felt it necessary to “whore it up”.

The interior is equal parts rustic and modern. The seating area is clean, wide open, and spacious, and the marble bar seats roughly fifteen. The ambience is understated, with muted colors, minimal, yet adequate lighting, and low music. There was jazz, indie rock, and somehow, and an almost excessive amount of Phil Collins. The smell of fries is intoxicating.


The happy hour note on the primary menu reads: half off all drinks (roughly 20 beers on tap – great local and national variety, local takes on classics such as the Freret Street Gibson, Streetcar, and Raspberry Royale) and half off all starters and bar fare (meat pies regularly $8.00, arancinis regularly $7.00. – they change daily).  They use great liquors such as Deep Eddy, Stoli, and Yazi vodkas, Hendrix gin, and Bayou rums. Prices regularly range from $10.00 – $12.00.






Our bartender Nathan places hand-stamped paper placemats and silverware, and immediately talks up the happy hour specials and craft cocktails. We liked him immediately. Our drinks were prompt and delicious, with great presentation. Our food was delivered shortly thereafter.

The Duck Fat Fries are presented with Chili Pepper Aioli – a very spicy dipping sauce. We enjoyed them, they’re great fries – not greasy at all. The meat pies were out of this world (turkey, black beans, roasted jalapeños, poblano peppers, and cilantro lime crema).



This is a great happy hour.  We will be back.





Sake Cafe

2830 Magazine St.

Happy Hour: 3:00 – 6:00 P.M. Daily

When one thinks of New Orleans cuisine, sushi isn’t exactly the first thing that comes to mind. When the mood strikes, it’s good to know there’s a place to satisfy this particular craving. Located on Magazine street near Washington, the Sake Cafe instantly wins points by providing ample free parking on either side of the restaurant. With the plethora of restaurants and bars lining the street, the convenience of easy parking cannot be overstated.

Full disclosure: We have been here many times, and we arrived armed with our patience, as it does sometimes take a while to get served. We were seated immediately by a friendly and cordial hostess. Within minutes, we met Robert, who introduced himself as our server for the evening. As far as ambience goes, the lighting always tends to be on the pleasingly dim side. Musically, it’s usually a miss with techno, dance sort of pop music that is often too loud. We were surprisingly pleased this time with the understated jazz. There is plenty of seating with an open floor plan, huge sushi bar, and clean, modern decor.


Interior – looking into the bar area.

As always, we begin with beverages. The special is two for one drinks. Listed on the menu are twelve specialty cocktails,  six draft beer options, three house wine selections, hot or cold sake, and two frozen drinks. We landed on the specialty cocktails, even though we were somewhat reluctant, as the menu did not specify what vodka was being used. We were impressed with the creative mixers and fresh ingredients. We  both enjoyed the Lemon Drop (Citron Vodka, Cointreau, and fresh lemon in a sugar-rimmed glass). Sweet, sour, and boozy for $3.00 – amazing.


Partially-consumed Lemon Drop.

Food options include the standard Asian small plates, such as edamame and gyoza for $3.00 each, and chicken spring rolls for $4.00. There are eight varieties of sushi or sashimi for $3.50 per order (two pieces per order), and seven selections of rolls for $3.50 as well.

We ordered one each of avocado, California, snow crab, and crawfish rolls, as well as one order of tuna sushi. Robert was professional as we rushed our order to beat the 6:00 P.M. deadline for happy hour. There were five sushi chefs on at the time, so our food arrived relatively fast. It was fresh, delicious, and presented beautifully. We were especially impressed with the crawfish roll – a local take on a Japanese specialty. It was spicy, creamy, and unique.


Dinner for two.


Tuna and crawfish roll with wasabi and ginger.

As we started our meal, Robert was attentive in reminding us that we had a free drink coming. The timing was perfect.


Soy sauce remnants.

Another happy hour score. A complete meal for happy hour prices: four drinks, four rolls, and two pieces of sushi for just over 30 dollars. Sake Cafe is our go-to restaurant for those late afternoon sushi cravings.


A bargain by anyone’s standards.