New Orleans Beyond Bourbon Street
Get your day started right by devouring a down-home breakfast at Ruby Slipper Café in the Central Business District (though there are three other locations in NOLA). The restaurant is known for using only local ingredients—the dairy, bread, sausage and coffee is all sourced from local purveyors—and being creative. The fried catfish is served over French-bread spears and topped with poached eggs, sautéed spinach, tomatoes, artichoke hearts and tasso, finished with Creole tomato court bouillon. And for the late riser, they offer the Rubyn—corned beef and Swiss cheese, topped with sauerkraut and Russian dressing, served on a marble-rye bagel.