The alcoholidays are really year round for me, but it’s nice to class up the drinks with wreaths and all things red. While I try to avoid the French Quarter for all the work it takes to drive, look for parking, try to parallel park, give up, then eventually just pay to park—every now and then its beauty lures me. And by beauty, I mean all the good drink deals. And thus, we find ourselves at Mr. B’s Bistro, a New Orleans stronghold: the best place to get BBQ shrimp and practically free Bloody Mary’s.
Vibe: traditional, old school, classic
Drink menu: $1.50 Bloody Mary’s during lunch
Food Favorites: BBQ shrimp is a must
Address: 201 Royal St.