Procrastination is not usually the key to success when it comes to reserving a dining option on New Year's Eve, but still, if you're looking for a last-minute option, you're in luck. The Eaterwire has been blowing up with a few more choice ways to celebratevia gorging yourselfthat are mostly low key, some requiring no reservations at all. Good luck and Happy New Year.
First up, Uptown's smokin' hotness McClure's Barbecue (4800 Magazine) is open today from 11:30 a.m. until they run out of food with their normal menu available, and sweatpants encouraged. (504) 301-2367.
The French Quarter's proto-tiki hub Cane & Table (1113 Decatur St) will be serving their regular food menu with no minimums/prix fixes. Cool thing is tiki God Jeff "Beachbum" Berry will be hosting the evening, and Nick Detrich and company will be serving cocktails from Berry's new book. No reservations necessary, but FYI: if you want food the kitchen is only open until Midnight.
NoDef reports that brand new Bywater gastropub from La Fin Du Monde's team, Oxalis (3162 Dauphine) will be offering a $30 prix fixe ($20 add-on for a bottle of champers) and cocktail specials. No word on if reservations are required, so call ahead (504) 267-4776.
At the Hotel Modern overlooking Lee Circle, Tivoli & Lee's NYE menu involves a whole pig and will be served family style with large portions, sharing encouraged. Two seatings are still available (7 and 9:30 p.m). $60 for 3 courses and complimentary champagne. Plus, exceptional bartender Kimberly Patton-Bragg will be slinging cocktails and words of the wise for the New Year. Call (504) 962-0909 for reservations.
The CBD's swanky new boutique bowling venue Fulton Alley will have specialty, champagne cocktails, small plates, bowling and a live DJ from 5pm until. (504) 208-5569.