I'm headed to New Orleans for a few days with my very small dog. We are planning to walk in the Krewe of Barkus dog parade on February 23, which should be lots of fun. I'm a little concerned about eating and drinking, though, because it's just me and the pooch for 5 days at the end of February. Will it be warm enough to sit on patios and will the dog be welcome, or will I be relegated to ordering food to go and eating on park benches? I'm willing, if need be, but it would be much nicer to hit patios and courtyards and have table service, wherever possible. The dog will happily curl up in my lap and be largely invisible, but I don't want to break any rules or pressure restaurant waitstaff to allow us anywhere we really shouldn't be. Any suggestions of dog-friendly patios, creative dining options outdoors or carry-out from better than average restaurants and corner joints that will still taste great once I find a suitable place to sit and eat?