Go old school with beignets at Café Du Monde (cafedumonde.com).
Follow the cobblestones to Cochon Butcher (cochonbutcher.com) for a muffuletta with house-cured meats. Study Italian with a Pizza Enzo with mortadella, anchovies, basil, tomatoes, and garlic at Domenica (domenicarestaurant.com).
Then, hit La Petite Grocery (lapetitegrocery.com) for handmade spaghetti with blue crab, Italian anchovy essence, and lemon.
Finish with banana pudding at John Besh’s Restaurant August (restaurantaugust.com): toasted marshmallows with banana cake, caramelized bananas, peanut butter powder, and vanilla wafer ice cream.