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All aboard! Trumpeter and unofficial NOLA mayor Kermit Ruffins took over this brightly muraled, historic spot in 2014. Nowadays, the former headquarters of dearly beloved Ernie K-Doe (his illustrious manikin is gone) draws 7th Ward locals; entertainment is irregular and consists mostly of over amplified beats. But if Kermit or Kid Merv happen to be blowing, or if the BBQ is fired up in the yard, it's worth stopping in for a bone, a brew and the historic value.