The debut of Tulane's new football stadium redraws some of the calculations for quick, easy game day meals. Here are a half-dozen options serving a diverse range of food in the radius for fans on the way to the game or back.
3100 Calhoun Street, New Orleans
Directly across from the stadium, Ted's is a local classic for burgers, root beer and hearty diner-style breakfast dishes with a nostalgic feel.
Bayou Hot Wings
6221 S. Claiborne Avenue, New Orleans
Also within view of the stadium, a wing shop with hand-crafted sauces and options for shrimp, chicken or even frog legs dunked in these spicy, sweet or in-between coatings.
7708 Maple Street, New Orleans
On Maple Street, a modern po-boy shop with a creative kitchen and a laidback, family-friendly vibe. Get something different, like the Korean chicken po-boy, or something a little lighter, like grilled the vegetable po-boy with tofu remoulade.
7901 Maple Street, New Orleans
Speaking of lighter, this casual, counter-service cafe has blissfully fresh salads, fresh juice blends and other alternatives to typical quick-serve indulgences, while fat sandwiches and breakfast dishes also satisfy.
4721 Freret Street, New Orleans
Freret Street is chockablock with good options for casual food near the stadium. The Midway stands out for its massive, family-size Chicago deep dish pizzas (one large can easily take care of a family of four), and a bar with a great beer selection.
5030 Freret Street, New Orleans
And then of course there are hot dogs, practically synonymous with a day at the stadium. Dat Dog has gone a long way to making them downright cool again, and the menu covers a united nations of sausage links as well. The beer garden setting in the patio is perfect for pre- or post-game visits.