Let the good times roll in downtown Dallas at NOLA Brasserie, an authentic Cajun/Creole restaurant located at One Main Place. Whether you’re indulging in honor of Mardi Gras or simply because it’s the end of the work day, NOLA Brasserie boasts a daily lunch menu of blue plate specials ideal for quick business lunches and a “happier hour” menu that offers discounted signature cocktails (the Southern Bella and the Cucumber Cosmo are handcrafted staples). Specialty entrées like crawfish etouffée, made-from-scratch gumbo, red beans and rice do not disappoint—especially on a cold winter day. wwww.nolabrasserie.com. 1201 Main St., 469.872.1820.