Eats, drinks, etc?
It depends on what area of town you're staying in and to some degree, what your age is.
For example, if you find yourself near the 5-points south area of town, you can't go wrong with Highland's Bar and Grille
, The Veranda on Highland
or Hot and Hot Fish Club
for dining. Of course these can in no way compare with what NOLA has to offer, but they are unique in their own way.
Again, depending on your age and expectations, you might also enjoy the SOHO Square
in downtown Homewood, just be careful due to it's proximity to the HPD if you consume any adult beverages.
Just be sure that you avoid basically anything West of I-65 or North of I-20/59.