Coming to New Orleans for New Year's weekend and my traveling companion and I want to do a crawl of the city hitting the best dive bars and hole-in-the-wall food joints the city has to offer. We're not going to have a car, but are willing to travel off the beaten path by taxi if something is highly recommended. Thanks in advance for your suggestions!
(For a few more specifics, looking for old style lounges and hip dingy bars with good jukeboxes or interesting live music...With respect to food, anyplace where you can get a decent and hearty meal for under $12 bucks pp is fair game. Cheers!)