Erik's Favorite Things


Wrong Iron On The Greenway

A New Orleans-style beer garden with pop-ups and food trucks located in the heart of Mid City along the Lafitte Greenway. Serving up 50 beers, 10 wines, 5 cocktails, and 4 frozen drinks all on tap. Plus, we also offer an extensive wine and cocktail menu.

Davenport Lounge

Located in the Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans, this upscale, lively lounge is named in honor of the hotel's headline entertainer, Jeremy Davenport. This jazz bar in the French Quarter features live music, light fare, cocktails, and Afternoon Tea.


Luke is a Creole-inspired Brasserie located in the heart of New Orleans' Central Business District on world-famous St. Charles Avenue, steps from the French Quarter neighborhood. A lively atmosphere surrounds the raw bar offering the freshest seafood and oysters procured daily from the Gulf of Mexico.

Red Fish Grill

Casual New Orleans food delivers locally-sourced, seasonally fresh, innovative twists on Gulf fish, oysters, shrimp, crab, and crawfish and anchors the first block of Bourbon Street. The festive décor, expansive bar, oyster bar, and laid-back vibe offer a perfect prelude to, or occasion for, a night in the Quarter.

Jacques Imo's

Jacques-Imo's Cafe is one of the hottest tickets in New Orleans for anyone looking for "real Nawlin' food." Reservations are required for parties of 5 or more.

Ruby Slipper

The Ruby Slipper Cafe is a must for breakfast lovers. They offer monthly brunch specials, seasonal cocktails, and New Orleans classics with local twists such as the Shrimp Boogaloo Benedict and the Grilled Fish St. Peter. The Ruby Slipper is truly an authentic New Orleans breakfast.


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Renaissance New Orleans Pere Marquette French Quarter Area Hotel

Conveniently located in the French Quarter Neighborhood, the Renaissance New Orleans Pere Marquette is within walking distance to world-famous landmarks, one-of-a-kind jazz clubs, lively Bourbon Street, stunning Magazine Street, and historic Jackson Square. This curated list of places to see and things to do in New Orleans is sure to pique your interest and enjoy your stay while visiting. 


The red Canal Streetcar Line route from the foot of Canal Street through the Central Business District and into the Mid-City area ending in City Park at the historic cemeteries. Meanwhile, take the St. Charles Streetcar in the Central Business District through the oldest and most majestic section of Uptown New Orleans through a tunnel of Live Oaks, the streetcar passes dozens of mansions, Loyola and Tulane universities, breathtaking Audubon Park, and fine hotels, restaurants, and bars.

Streetcars fare is $1.25 and must be paid with exact change when you board. One, three, and 31-day unlimited ride “Jazzy Passes” are also available for $3, $9, and $55 respectively.

See the Regional Transit Authority (RTA)'s website for a list of places to purchase these as well as information about wheelchair accessibility. You can also download the RTA's Le Pass app and pay your fare instantly from your phone.