Former contractor Jay Nix resurrected more than just a dilapidated building when he reopened Parkway: he also brought back to life a dormant community spirit. You can find neighbors and regulars from other parts of the city sinking into Parkway's roast beef and grilled-ham po'boys; some simply wander in for a hot dog and beer at the bar, and to take in the New Orleans nostalgia decorating the walls. For dessert, choose from a selection of rum cake, bread pudding, and banana pudding—all made fresh daily. As it's near the fairgrounds, Parkway jumps during Jazz Fest. The famous fried oyster po'boy is available only Monday and Wednesday.