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
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
The Boulevard Grille: 10m; Monday
thru Saturday 11am - 2pm, recommended,
medium priced; excellent beef (etc.) burgers
(sandwiches), more info is
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
Hub City Diner: 15m, reasonably priced,
more info is
Jolie's Louisiana Bistro: 15m, expensive but delicious, excellent
McDonald's: 10m; a good way to get inexpensive coffee.
Papa John's: 12m; a good place for reasonably-priced pizza, even without
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
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