https://www.thrillist.com/venue/drink/new-orleans/bar/bellocq-3323517In New Orleans, it's not just about what's in your go-cup, it's about where you carry it. To make mastering the Big Easy a little, well, easier, we pinned down the dudes behind three of the city's hottest bars -- Neal Bodenheimer and Kirk Estopinal of Cure, Bellocq, and Perestroika at Pravda -- to point the way.
Favorite Restaurant Kirk: Pho Bang. They watch my baby while I eat and it's hands-down the best soup in the country. But for dinner dates, Domenica. Neal: Coquette. Chef Mike's food is fantastic and I just love the vibe of this place.
Best Late-Night Eats Neal: ROOT. It's one of New Orleans' best, even when it's not late. Given the fact that you can eat there until 2am on the weekends, it's THE go-to for an amazing late night meal. Kirk: ROOT on the weekends. In New Orleans, there's a real void of places to go for late-night food, and there's a void of interesting offerings as well. ROOT offers inventive cuisine 'til late, which I love!