Cosimo’s (#209, 8/15/2012)
This is a place I probably never would have gone if not for my Groupon addiction. But it’s not too bad. It’s in a shady neighborhood on Burgundy Street (pronounced bur-GUN-dee). I guess it’s a dive, though not as much of a dive as many places in town. It had good music playing (but no juke box, as far as I could tell); it also has a Ms. Pacman machine, some decent pool tables and a good selection of tv’s (I think if you’ve upgraded to flat screens, you’re no longer a dive bar, right?). The food is basically bar food; I went for a cheeseburger with some pot stickers, but also considered the spring rolls – trying new things with my ban on French fries. There was quite a long wait, but overall a decent meal. They also serve food very late, so if you’re wondering the back alleys of the deep Quarter in the late hours, then this isn’t a bad stop for a burger and a beer. In other words, I’ll probably be back.