Restaurants & Supermarket

There are many restaurants within a short walk of the conference hotel or the lecture hall. Each room in the conference hotel has a microwave and a refridgerator. also, Champagne's Market is a nearby supermarket (at most a 10-minute walk away; in their Deli, they have plate lunches and a few breakfast items; more info is available here). Below is a list of restaurants that are close to the conference hotel and the lecture hall. Many of them can be reached within 10-15 minutes by walking and all of them can be reached (on foot) in 25 minutes or less.

(Note: below, "10m" means that it takes at most 10 minutes to walk to the restaurant from the lecture hall.)
Antoni's Italian Cafe: 10m, medium priced, highly recommended, nice atmosphere, has coffee, more info is here.
Bisbano's Pizza Parlor: 10m, medium priced, have TVs to watch and a bar downstairs, has coffee, more info is here.
Blue Dog Cafe: basically next to conference hotel, a popular local restaurant, features the art of George Rodrigue (which explains the restaurant's name), more info is here.
The Boulevard Grille: 10m; Monday thru Saturday 11am - 2pm, recommended, medium priced; excellent beef (etc.) burgers (sandwiches), more info is here.
Cafe Lola: 10m, for any budget, excellent sandwiches; note: open only M-F, 10:30-2; their menu is here.
Chili's Grill & Bar Restaurant: 25m, medium-priced; has TVs usually showing sports and the walk there is a nice distraction passing over a river.
CT Grill & Seafood: 15m, reasonably-priced; serves some Cajun food against a backdrop of Chinese-American music (sometimes) and Chinese art (some).
Hub City Diner: 15m, reasonably priced, more info is here.
Jolie's Louisiana Bistro: 15m, expensive but delicious, excellent atmosphere.
McDonald's: 10m; a good way to get inexpensive coffee.
Papa John's: 12m; a good place for reasonably-priced pizza, even without cheese.
Picadilly: 10m, reasonably priced; a good place for getting a well-balanced meal centered around Cajun dishes, cafeteria-style, great for groups of 4, 6 or 8.
Roly Poly: 10m, reasonably priced, offers a wide variety of sandwiches.
Ruth's Chris Steak House: 15m, more info is here.
Sonic: 15m, inexpensive.
Subway: 10m, for all budgets, right next to Champagne's Market, has coffee in the morning.
Subway on St. Mary's: less than 10m, inexpensive, has a variety of sandwiches.
Taco Bell: 10m, inexpensive.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe: 10m, for any budget, has much more (breakfast all day long, lunch, dinner) than what's indicated by their name, has coffee for breakfast, more info is here.
Whole Wheatery Eatery: 10m.
Zeus Cafe, Greek and Lebanese Cafe: 15m, medium-priced, more info is here.