Bayou Beer Garden: This mid-city classic bar has an enormous outdoor deck, large plasma TV's, and a beer selection that will make your taste buds jump for joy. Their food menu is pretty amazing as well. Located at 326 N. Jefferson Davis Pkwy, open daily until late.
Parkway Bakery and Tavern: Nothing says New Orleans like a delicious po-boy, and at Parkway, that's just what you'll get it. Their menu is so flavorful, even the President couldn't resist a visit to the neighborhood restaurant. Located at 538 Hagan, open Wed-Mon: 11a-10p.
Installation artist and urban planner, Candy Chang recently inspired New Orleans locals to declare their hopes and dreams on a wall in their community for her new project, Before I Die. This interactive street art uses an abandoned house as a blackboard and encouraged passersby to write down the one thing they want to do before they kick the bucket with the chalk provided.