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Trash Rabbit | Object illusionist Matthew “Poki” McCorkle and contortionist Ember Bria’s Trash Rabbit was one of the most popular shows at the 2012 New Orleans Fringe Festival. The New Mexico-based performers stayed in New Orleans after the festival to work on the show at an artists’ residency at the Marigny Opera House. Following a brief tour, they’re back at the Opera House for two more performances. The show explores a nexus of poverty, religion, freedom and guns and features stark imagery, circus arts, humor and partial nudity. PAGE 111.

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family adoptions, only foster care adoptions managed by the state, Kim Shultz gave up which can include ages ranging a baby for adoption from a few months to 17 years. when she was 15 but The reasons are varied. Societal stays in touch with norms have been shifting for genthe child and his erations, Cousins says, and there adoptive parents. is a greater acceptance of teenage PHOTO BY THERESA CASSAGNE PHOTOGRAPHY mothers and more support for related resources. These factors, among others, are why adoptive parents often have to wait years to embrace a child of their own. But children of all ages also can be adopted through the local foster care system overseen by the state. Whereas infant adoptions are declining due to fewer available babies in the privateadoption sector, foster care adoptions are down because interest in the public system has waned. Trey Williams, DCFS’ director of communications and government affairs, says it is a simple matter to explain: Fewer people in the New Orleans region express interest in public adoptions. page 8

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f you want to adopt an infant in the greater New Orleans area, you are not alone. Ten or 20 years ago, people could get through the adoption process with a little bit of patience, says Danna Cousins of Catholic Charities Adoption Services in Metairie. These days, though, it takes a lot of patience. “There are more loving families looking to adopt infants than there are infants available for adoption in the region,” Cousins says. Foster care adoptions in New Orleans have hit their lowest point in recent years. According to statistics provided by the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS), 72 foster care children were adopted by 53 New Orleans area families between July 1, 2011, and June 30, 2012 — down from 129 adopted children and 88 families during the 2009-2010 fiscal year. (In 2010-2011, 75 children were adopted by 54 families in New Orleans.) These figures do not include private or intra-

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By Jeremy Alford Kim Shultz stacks four photo albums in front of her, each representing a different couple who wants to adopt her unborn child. She has been pregnant for six months and it has all come down to four photo albums. Shultz places the first album on her belly, which is now big enough to both get in the way and be useful. Inside, the prospective family has chosen to include photographs of themselves in what must be every room of their home. Each crinkle of cellophane and turn of the page further suggests this family may never leave its home. This is not what Shultz wants in a family. She wants people who are active and involved in their community. But she can only blame herself. She had only one request for the adoption agency orchestrating the arrangement. “I just want him to have siblings that were adopted,” she told her adoption counselor a few months earlier. “I want him to have siblings who will share the same experiences and understand what he’s going through.” The second album was everything the other was not, with several images of a mother and a father and two daughters, all with sunshine on their faces. Here is everyone at the beach. They’re fishing. Baking cookies. Playing. At 15 years old, with some close to her urging for an abortion she did not want, it had all the makings of a life Shultz would have wanted for a younger version of herself. As she gets deeper into the album, it suddenly bounces and shifts, however slightly. Then again. And again. Finally Shultz takes a firmer grasp of the album with one hand and brushes her tears away with the other. The baby boy she calls Evan, but who eventually will be named Matthew, is kicking. Maybe punching, too. “I hear you,” she says rubbing her belly between sobs. “I hear you.”

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“This is something that we are seeing in regards to foster parents as well,” Williams says. “The number of people wanting to become foster parents is decreasing. We are working on some outreach in the next year to address both of these concerns.” Regarding the need for more foster care families, Williams says the agency plans meetings and recruitment efforts on the community level. While there are more than 4,000 children in the Louisiana foster care system, there are only about 2,000 certified homes. Unfortunately, the potential for growth is limited. Only 350 applicants began the process of becoming a foster family over the past four months. Williams points to the state’s online adoption portal, which has helped transfer 64 children from foster care to permanent homes, including some cases in Orleans Parish. The portal connects foster children from each region with potential adoptive families by featuring and profiling the children on the DCFS website. Last month, potential adoptive parents were introduced via the site to Brandon, an “energetic Star Wars fan” who excels academically, among other things. In November, it was a 4-year-old who’s described as “lovable” and “enjoys chicken nuggets and giving hugs”— a child who is now in the process of being adopted, Williams says. In December 2012, just two weeks before Christmas, an infant was introduced into the home of Bruce and Stacy Montesano — but only for eight days. Nonetheless, it was an unforgettable Yuletide experience. “We were called and asked to be a foster family,” Stacy says. “They told us they were looking for an inn. I mean, come on. What were we supposed to say?” The Montesano home in Breaux Bridge was briefly transformed into a holiday holding station of sorts, a safe transition for the infant to move from the foster care system to its new adoptive family. When it came time for the child to be handed over, Stacy says she and her husband realized that the experience was worth it for three reasons: Amanda, 18, Stephanie, 17 and Matthew, 14. All three were adopted by the Montesanos when they were infants, and over Christmas the teenagers were able to see how their own stories began. Their son Matthew is the same baby who kicked and punched a 15-year-old Kim Schultz from inside her womb while she was viewing photographs of the Montesano family fishing, baking cookies and vacationing on a beach almost a decade and a half ago. Even though they took the initiative to change their lives, with the help of Shultz and two other birth mothers before her, the Montesanos are not eager to take any credit. That’s because they ended up with something more lasting in exchange. “We get praise for being willing to adopt, but we don’t feel like we deserve it,” Stacy says. “The praise goes to these children, who are really responsible for changing our lives. They have no idea how lucky they make us feel.” Kim Shultz, now 30, lives in Mandeville. Recalling the decision that led to her son’s adoption still brings tears, particularly the moment when her unborn child jostled around in her womb. “That’s why I always tell Matthew he picked his own family,” she says. “But he just confirmed what my heart already knew.” Shultz says the birth father was “not a good person” and her home life was “terrible” as a teenager. She felt that an open adoption — a private process where the birth mother knows the adoptive parents and can change her mind late in the process — was the right thing to do. For Shultz, it is a testament to the power of adoptions. “Matthew never has to wonder why I did what I did,” she says. “It was a decision I made for Matthew. If I had kept him, he would not have had such a life full of the opportunities he has had.” For the Montesanos, it is a testament to how far a little bit of patience and a whole lot of faith can go. It was the same way with the other open adoptions they participated in before welcoming Matthew into the family. “We were somewhat resistant at first, but it was only because we weren’t educated on the process. We didn’t know what was com-

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What is especially sad about the decline in foster care adoptions in the greater New Orleans area is that the rest of the state is posting record adoption numbers. Statewide there were 654 children adopted by 468 families last fiscal year — an all-time high. In the Lafayette region, which is leading all other metro areas, 154 foster care children were adopted by 102 families during the last fiscal year — an increase of 41 adopted children compared to the 2009-2010 fiscal year. While declining figures are evident in New Orleans, Slidell attorney Laura M. Borchert says the number of private cases she is picking up out of the city remains steady. But there are still obstacles to overcome. Borchert says the most common fears involve open adoptions, which are not technically covered under Louisiana law. Why? Because the birth mother can always change her mind. “You never know what’s going to happen when the baby is born and the mother takes that first look,” she says. As for barriers that have been removed, Borchert says families are learning new ways to deal with the costs involved in adopting a child. There are more firms that offer pro bono services, she says, and there is a federal adoption tax credit available that Congress renewed as part of the so-called fiscal cliff deal last year. While the $10,000 tax credit was made permanent and is not subject to renewal again, adoption supporters were unable to make it refundable for families whose tax liability is less than the credit. U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu, a Democrat from New Orleans, worked to expand the adoption tax credit. She currently co-chairs the Congressional Coalition on Adoption. “For families who have generously opened their hearts and homes to a child, the adoption tax credit gives them important assistance along the journey,” Landrieu says. page 10

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In addition to traditional public and private options, local families  often pursue international adoptions, the popularity of which has  helped decrease domestic adoption figures. Each year, American  families open their homes to approximately 1,000 Russian children  through adoption. But a new Russian law banning American adoptions took effect Jan. 1 and keeps Russian children and American  families in limbo as interested parties seek a compromise.      Landrieu and fellow U.S. Sen. David Vitter, a Republican from Metairie, are appealing to Russian President Vladimir Putin to reverse  his country’s adoption ban, to no avail so far. The State Department  estimates that 350 to 500 active adoption cases involving Russian  children matched with American families were in process before  Russia’s ban.      The Russian ban is known as the Dima Yakovlev law, named for  an adopted child that had the American name of Chase Harrison,  and whose adoptive father from Washington, D.C., left him in an  overheated car before he died of heat stroke. Russian officials have  used the ban as a way of encouraging its citizens to adopt more native infants and children.     But Vitter says Putin’s ban actually was issued in response to  Congress’ decision to prohibit human rights violators from entering the U.S. and, if needed, freeze their U.S. assets. The provision  was included in December as part of the Russia Permanent Normal  Trade Relations bill, which also removed some of the remaining  Cold War-era restrictions on trade.     “Putin’s ban is simply retaliatory,” Vitter says. “We need to  stand up to this ridiculous order, stand by our support for human  rights, and continue processing the adoptions that have already  been matched.”      If a compromise is not brokered on Russian adoptions, it will  mean Louisiana families have fewer options than ever. Considering  the unwillingness of Congress to expand financial assistance to  adoptive families, the lull in interest in regional foster care children  and the lack of infants available through private means, adoptions  may become more difficult than ever.      But advocates and others who have successfully navigated the  system know there is something else waiting on the other end of the  trials and tribulations for adoptive parents who stay the course.  Shultz sees Matthew at least twice a year and has stayed at the  Montesanos’ home on several occasions. It is an unconventional  family, but one that works, with Shultz finding some of the compassion that was kept from her in her youth (“I kind of wish they would  have adopted me,” she jokes), and Matthew getting the upbringing  his birth mother wanted.      Shultz has a family of her own now, with two boys, ages 2 and 5.  Matthew is always a phone call or brief drive away. “Once during the  summer and once at Christmas, that has been the arrangement so  far,” she says. “And we all talk on a regular basis.”      She says she regrets having to make the decision, but not the decision itself. “It was some pretty hard lessons to learn at 15. I was in  a maternity home with six other girls for four months until I delivered,”  Shultz recalls. “But I did it all for Matthew.      “I’m just so happy to see how much love he has in his life. It’s  overwhelming, really.” Jeremy Alford is a freelance journalist based in Baton Rouge. You can reach him at jeremy@jeremyalford.com.

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scuttlebutt Quotes of the week Blackout reaction edition “My heart stopped.” — Mayor Mitch Landrieu, describing his reaction to the blackout at the Superdome during the Super Bowl. “But 34 minutes of darkness will never overshadow or outshine the city of New Orleans — or how we performed this super Bowl week.” “i think if you were there and you saw the delay of game … and you saw the mood of the people there, it was a real tribute to the people of New Orleans who had extended such gracious hospitality in every way.” — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-California, who grew up in Baltimore but was in New Orleans to cheer on her home state’s San Francisco 49ers. “He didn’t seem to care one bit, actually. He was eating some popcorn, checking his Blackberry. He seemed relatively unconcerned, and i looked and i said, ‘That’s leadership — look at this guy.’ He figured he’s got people who are working on this.” — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, explaining to David Letterman what NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell did during the blackout.

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Insuring controversy PossiBle citizens rate hikes New Orleans residents whose homes are insured by Citizens Property insurance could see premium increases as high as 16.7 percent in the coming weeks, just as lawmakers are preparing to convene for their annual session. in response, one lawmaker is considering a bill that would require an additional layer of approval for Citizens to increase rates for wind and hail coverage. Citizens, the state’s insurer of last resort, came under fire from coastal lawmakers last year when it hiked premiums in south Louisiana by double and triple digits. The state requires Citizens to charge at least 10 percent more than the actuarial rate, or whatever private companies are writing for the same policies. state sen. Bret Allain, r-Franklin, said residents near the coast realize their homes come with the added risks of natural disasters, but he noted that “they already pay their fair share of that risk” without the increases. Allain said his legislation, which is still being drafted, could force Citizens to seek approval of the House and senate insurance committees for any parishwide increase exceeding 25 percent. while the higher rates will likely give coastal residents a case of sticker shock, lawmakers passed legislation last year — with backing from Gov. Bobby Jindal — granting property insurance holders a two-year, 10 percent break on their premiums, including the recent increases. (A similar break for coastal parishes was on the books for the five years following Hurricanes Katrina and rita in 2005.) That waiver, which will expire in 2015, applies to Orleans and 11 other parishes. The regular session convenes April 8 in Baton rouge. — JereMY ALFOrD

truck stopped revising food truck ordinance New Orleans City Council President Stacy Head presented her proposed food truck ordinance to the council’s economic Development Committee last week, but she will revise the measure “to accommodate the loudest voices” in op-

position before a final vote, she said. J.T. Lane, assistant secretary of the state Department of Health and Hospitals, wrote council members about the DHH’s “future enhancements” to retail food regulation — including mobile vending. “Our office will continue to inspect all food establishments and enforce the state’s sanitary code, regardless of business model,” Lane wrote. “it seems to me he’s saying don’t use their desire to do a better job for all food service providers as a subterfuge for slowing down or stopping regulatory changes made in the city of New Orleans,” Head said. New Orleans Food Truck Coalition attorney Andrew Legrand said one of the coalition’s main opponents is the Louisiana restaurant Association (LrA), which Legrand said is running a “fear-based campaign” about health and safety as a smokescreen against its real objection: possible competition from mobile vendors. Paul Rotner, president of the New Orleans chapter of the LrA, said the organization does not oppose food trucks “conceptually” but argued for consistent health and tax rules for trucks and “brick and mortar” restaurants. Head’s latest proposal would increase the mobile vendor permit cap from 100 to 200, and expand the allotted time a vendor can stay in one place from 45 minutes to four hours. it also would allow food trucks to operate 50 feet from restaurants. Current law prohibits them from parking anywhere inside the French Quarter, CBD and warehouse District, but Head proposes expanding the permitted spaces to include the area bounded by Canal street, south rampart street, Poydras street and the Mississippi river. That would add much of the CBD to the trucks’ permitted region, which currently includes parts of Treme and the new Biomedical District. — ALex wOODwArD

write stuff dardenne’s PurPle Pen Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne was named a “state republican Official to watch in 2013” by the website Governing.com, which also pointed out a curious line on Dardenne’s resume: He has placed several times in the annual Bulwer-Lytton Contest in which participants compete to write the worst possible opening for a novel. The website reprinted Dardenne’s 2005 entry in its entirety: “Falcon was her name and she was quite the bird of prey, sashaying past her adolescent admirers from one anchor store to another, past the kiosks where earrings longed to lie upon her lobes and sunglasses hoped to nestle on her nose, seemingly the beginning of a beautiful friendship with whomsoever caught the eye of the mall tease, Falcon.” The Mall of Louisiana, perhaps? — KeviN ALLMAN

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Mayor wants to Bench judges to save Money Mayor Mitch Landrieu said last week he will ask legislators to reduce the number of Orleans Parish Juvenile Court judges to three from the six now designated by state law. “we have a responsibility to make sure we have enough money for the entire criminal justice system,” Landrieu said. “i’m going to go to the Legislature. we don’t need six judges.” Landrieu’s announcement to reporters came after a groundbreaking ceremony for the New Orleans Juvenile Justice Center. in her remarks during the ceremony, Chief Juvenile Court Judge Ernestine Gray criticized the design of the $32 million complex, which will accommodate only four judges. Gray said she was alerted to that feature of the center only a day before the groundbreaking. Gray’s husband James is the new District e city councilman; he was elected recently with Landrieu’s support. “The mayor has talked about reducing the number of judges, and maybe this is one way of doing it,” Gray said. The Landrieu administration previously characterized the court as bloated, pointing to state- and city-commissioned studies criticizing the size and complexity of New Orleans’ criminal justice system. A 2010 caseload analysis by the state supreme Court’s Judicial Council suggested the city needed only one Juvenile Court judge. Judge Gray, who opposes the reduction, disputed those analyses. “My personal position is there is a lot of work,” she said, adding the studies compare adult and juvenile caseloads

one-to-one rather than taking into account the extra work involved with juvenile cases. “You cannot just sit on the bench and think you can do your work there.” she added that Landrieu should recognize that his “intrusion into the judgeships is outside of his bailiwick.” Landrieu said building two additional courtrooms at the Juvenile Justice Center would have cost an extra $6 million. while costs of the construction came from a number of sources, including FeMA, funding two more judges’ offices would have an ongoing adverse impact on the city’s annual budget, he said. — CHArLes MALDONADO

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Bring on Super Bowl LII one blip in what was otherwise a flawless performance by the city. Goodell and Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti said as much, in fact. Many sportswriters and pundits thought (or hoped) the blackout would scotch New Orleans’ chances for hosting another Super Bowl in the near future, to which we say: Dream on. We’re aiming for 2018. Indianapolis, home of the 2012 Super Bowl, has announced that it will bid for the 2018 event (Indy’s media, which had no complaints when they came to our Super Bowl, promptly made hay of the blackout). Minneapolis and San Francisco, both cities with big stadium building plans, will likely be in the mix. Dallas, Denver, Houston and Miami may also compete for Super Bowl LII. Formal declarations of bidding will come later this year, followed by presentations to the NFL, and a final decision in May 2014.

A three-week party with some football in the middle was a piece of (king) cake for New Orleans. Of course, New Orleans has one consideration those other cities don’t — Carnival. Turns out that Mardi Gras 2018 falls on Feb. 13 — just one day later than this year. Assuming the 2018 Super Bowl will be held Feb. 4, the first Sunday of the month, we would have the same split Carnival calendar that we had this year: two weeks of Mardi Gras with a week of Super Bowl in the middle. That isn’t ideal. A Fat Tuesday in March would put some padding between celebrations, but this year we proved that a three-week party with some football in the middle was a piece of (king) cake for New Orleans. Another advantage: The krewes that were inconvenienced by this year’ schedule will have plenty of time to prepare. “New Orleans is the perfect Super Bowl host,” wrote Lynn Zinser of The New York Times — a full week before the kickoff. Actually, Zinser’s full quote was: “Which is why New Orleans is the perfect Super Bowl host: crazy set up shop here long ago and called it home.” We’ll still take the compliment — and the 2018 Super Bowl. Bring it on.

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ast week, as city officials basked in the glow of the wildly successful staging of Super Bowl XLVII (with one notable exception, of course), it was instructive to contemplate the things that would remain in New Orleans after the game fades into history. To name a few: Resurfaced streets and new curb cuts in the French Quarter. A significant facelift for an airport that badly needed one. New plantings and sculptures downtown. And a Superdome that was once a symbol of human misery transformed into a glowing beacon that symbolized, for TV cameras, just how far New Orleans has come since Hurricane Katrina and the failure of the federal levees. One underreported aspect of Super Bowl weekend was the Super Saturday of Service, which was a cornerstone of New Orleans’ bid to host the game. Volunteers from the NFL, along with people from sponsoring corporations and New Orleans citizens, worked on five city parks to help clean up, plant trees and make other improvements. (The turf from the game was scheduled to surface Harrell Stadium in Carrollton/Hollygrove.) Success has many parents, and city officials deserve kudos, but we think two groups of people deserve special praise for making the run-up to Super Bowl successful. First, some 17,000 volunteers pitched in to help behind the scenes and welcome many thousands of Super Bowl visitors. Second, the citizens of New Orleans put up with months of inconvenience (traffic delays, construction and more) on the word of Mayor Mitch Landrieu, who promised everything would get done on time. It did. That’s small comfort to some, particularly French Quarter residents and businesses, for whom the inconvenience was a daily affair — and for those who found much of the corporate branding an affront to their small-business sensibilities. On that score, it should be noted, organizers included local businesses and artists to good advantage, from the 40-plus Louisiana bands that entertained in Woldenberg Park over the weekend to the po-boy shops and oyster houses that shared space (and exposure) with white-tablecloth restaurants at the Super Bowl media party. There was one major glitch, of course, and it was the one thing for which the game will likely be remembered: the 34-minute blackout during the third quarter, which spawned a million grim jokes. For those whose Super Bowl was just a few hours on TV, it loomed large; for those who were here all week (including NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and team owners), it was

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Dear Kyle and Vaeda, Holy Trinity Parish was founded in 1847 What can you tell me about the for German Catholics of the 3rd District. Uptown School Association? My Built in 1853, the church was designed by wife went there as an elementary architect T.E. Giraud, who built many of the student and said the school closed Roman Catholic Churches in New Orleans after desegregation in the 1960s. in the 1840s and ’50s. The Romanesque church had a pair of towers topped with Bill Blain onion-shaped domes. Later in the century, it was damaged in a fire and rebuilt. Dear Bill, For years, immigrant priests with names The Uptown School Association was like Schifferer, Prim and Bichelmeier a private, nonsectarian school located at celebrated Masses in Latin and homilies in 3606 Magazine St. Opened in 1962, the German from a canopied pulpit high above school served children in first through the pews. eighth grades. There were 150 students The Rev. Peter Thevis, a pastor at Holy at its peak enrollment, but by the time it Trinity who hailed from Cologne, Germany, closed Jan. 12, 1968, there were only 80 founded St. Roch Cemetery and built a students and six teachers. Loss of state locally famous Gothic chapel there after grant-in-aid funding was blamed for the the yellow fever epidemic of 1867 passed closing. without taking any lives in his church parish. Holy Trinity was one of three Catholic churches clustered tightly together. A Hey Blake, century ago each served an immigrant Can you tell us about Holy Trinity Church on St. Ferdinand Street in population: Holy Trinity (721 St. Ferdinand St.) for Germans; St. Vincent de Paul (now the Bywater? Blessed Francis Seelos Catholic Church, 3053 Dauphine St.) for French Catholics; Kyle Scott and Vaeda Baty

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and Sts. Peter and Paul (in the 2300 block of Burgundy Street) for the Irish. It closed in 2001. Holy Trinity was locked up in 1997 and later closed due to dwindling congregations and a nationwide shortage of priests. Statues, an ornate side altar, the Gothic main altar, a custom-built organ, millwork, pews and holy water fonts were removed. More than 400 people attended the final service March 22, 1997. Two years later, Morgan Higby of Los Angeles bought the building for $140,000. The stained glass was removed and replaced by frosted glass, a huge disappointment to preservationists. In July 2011 the church was sold to Dave Hurlbert and Scott King, who envisioned restoring the historic building as a spiritual and artistic resource for the city. The church has a new name — The Marigny Opera House Neighborhood Church of the Arts — and is an unaffiliated neighborhood church that endeavors to serve the community through arts programs, 12-step recovery programs and writers’ groups.

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Bobby’s Dilemma any Carnival parades keep their themes and their royalty a closely guarded secret until the day of their public processions. some never reveal their monarchs. such “mystikness” is part of Mardi Gras tradition. That’s fine for Comus, but not for a governor who wants to make major changes in the state tax code. Public policy must always be made in public, with lots of time for debate and tinkering as part of the legislative process. so far, Gov. Bobby Jindal is keeping details of his proposed tax plan under tight wraps, though bits and pieces of potential ideas have leaked out. Jindal long ago figured out the easy part: He wants to eliminate Louisiana’s personal and corporate income taxes and corporate franchise fee. He also wants the plan to be “revenue neutral,” which means he and state lawmakers must find a substitute revenue source (or several sources) to make up the $3 billion or so that the income taxes and franchise fee bring in each year. The second half of that equation is the hard part. In fairness to Jindal, he is talking (and hopefully listening) to a lot of folks as

he searches for the right formula. so far, he is said to favor raising the state sales tax (in the range of 1.8 cents on the dollar from the current 4 cents), eliminating many of the exemptions and exclusions to the state sales tax, and raising the cigarette tax by more than $1 a pack. Never mind that two years ago he vetoed legislative renewal of an existing 4-centsa-pack cigarette tax on the grounds that it was a “tax increase.” No doubt he’ll argue that this time it’s all about revenue neutrality, but two years ago it was “revenue neutral” as well, because it was an existing tax set to expire. But I digress. Most folks have no problem with hiking a cigarette tax. smoking is bad for everyone; it causes cancer and costs the state many millions to treat smoking-related illnesses. Raising the general state sales tax rate and eliminating exemptions are another matter. several folks who have met with Team Jindal to discuss the governor’s proposal say he seems determined to achieve revenue neutrality via sales taxes. He does not want to hear about other taxes, they say. That’s too bad, because there are any

There are any number of ways the state can generate $3 billion. number of ways the state can generate $3 billion. At some point, Jindal may have to bend, because resistance to a sales taxes hike appears to be growing. one veteran House member tells me there’s no way the House will find the two-thirds supermajority needed to pass it. on top of that, Jindal’s approval rating is at an all-time low. A recent survey conducted for the Louisiana state Medical society showed the governor with only a 46 percent “positive” rating among voters and a 48 percent “negative” rating. That’s hardly the kind of firm ground a governor needs to launch a tax increase. In addition to his flagging political fortunes and anticipated criticism that sales

taxes are regressive (i.e., they disproportionately burden the poor), raising the state sales tax forecloses local governments’ best option for raising revenue. Even if they don’t buy the “regressive” argument, many legislators will get pressure from back home not to cut off local governments’ most viable means of supporting themselves, particularly when the state has so many other options. For example, the state could adjust its severance taxes, or consider a tax on proven oil and gas reserves. It could raise gasoline taxes in addition to the tobacco tax. It could consider various excise taxes — or even a flat, very low income tax — just to name a few. If Jindal insists on eliminating all income taxes, he may have to compromise his sales-taxes-only approach to achieving revenue neutrality. After all, his ambitions require that he eliminate income taxes — not necessarily that he raise sales taxes. He has another dilemma: the clock is ticking. Jindal needs to put forth a “final” plan soon — preferably by early March — to give lawmakers and the public time to study it. He may be governor, but he ain’t Comus.

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Will the blackout — an event that seemed to turn the tide in the game (at least temporarily) as San Francisco rallied after the lights came back on — affect New Orleans’ chances of hosting another Super Bowl? I’m amazed blackouts don’t happen more often, considering what it must take to power the Superdome on Super Sunday. If it could have been prevented and wasn’t, however, that could hurt our chances for the 2018 game. I don’t think it will. Super Bowl XLVII will be marred forever by the blackout, but it shouldn’t discredit all that went well the week leading up to the game. Calling for a city and its people to be punished, as Smith did, is callous and short-sighted, especially when he spent Super Bowl week inside the ESPN studios in Bristol, Conn. “The most important thing is that people understand this was a fantastic week here,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said a day following the game. “This will not affect the view of the NFL about the success of the game here in New Orleans. … I fully expect we will be back here for future Super Bowls. We want to be back.” Goodell, who probably still won’t be invited to a crawfish boil in New Orleans, gets it. He sees the bigger picture. Whatever caused the blackout can be fixed. The commissioner knows what is important is how the whole weeklong event was staged, how guests were handled and entertained and the proximity of all the events. It stinks that an electrical problem blackened our Perfect 10, but the week was fantastic, and we showed the world we can still function even when the lights go out. We used the time to get more drinks or take a bathroom break. We’re kinda used to that in these parts. Don’t worry, NOLA, the Super Bowl will be back in 2018.

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he Super Bowl — the NFL’s biggest game. Millions of dollars are spent to attract millions of viewers, and each year the host city hopes it will receive positive publicity and a super economic boost. Prior to Super Bowl XLVII Feb. 3, New Orleans had hosted nine world championship games — all prior to Hurricane Katrina. The city and the NFL went to great lengths to show New Orleans not only had come back from the devastation of 2005, but had moved forward, and that the state of Louisiana also was improving. “A Perfect 10” was the theme used when the city bid for the event, and the week leading up to the big game was indeed perfect. Then, in one moment, perfection disappeared — the lights in the Superdome went dark. They came back on 34 minutes later — but by then, the damage was done. Workers detected an abnormality in a sensor that shut down power to the Dome, leaving the field barely lighted and many of the corridors and bathrooms dark. In an instant, memories of a week blessed with great weather, good food and lots of fun were replaced with images of the Dome following Katrina, when daylight showed through a torn ceiling. Criticism was harsh and quick. “Hope New Orleans enjoyed this week. It won’t get another Super Bowl after this,” tweeted Yahoo! Sports’ Pat Forde, a national sportswriter and host of a weekly radio show aired across the country. ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith also went off on Twitter: “This is TERRIBLE. INEXCUSABLE. And Embarassing. Somebody should pay for this. “This is sickening. If somehow B’More’s momentum is thwarted here, what do you say. I’d ban the SB from New Orleans for next 20 yrs for this! DISGRACEFUL!” Many members of the national sports media were unhappy with the blackout. A Google image search for “Superdome blackout” brings up countless pictures from news services all over the world. At the time it was happening, I hoped the problem stemmed from Beyonce’s halftime show, which featured fire, countless lights, video and sound. That hope turned to disappointment when media reports said the problem was in house — and it was the very thing organizers brought up as a potential problem during planning meetings in October and December 2012. I thought of 2018. Duing Super Bowl week, the city made it known it would bid for the 2018 Super Bowl, a process that begins this year and will result in a decision in 2014.

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AfricAn BENNACHIN 1212 Royal St., (504) 5221230; www.bennachinrestaurant.com Copeni Cone is a chicken and broccoli dish seasoned with ginger and garlic that comes with fried plantains, coconut rice and sauteed spinach. Baham is a popular vegetarian option of cauliflower, carrot and broccoli in light brown gravy served with couscous or rice. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

AmericAn BAYOU HOT WINGS 6221 S. Claiborne Ave., (504) 865-9464; www.bayouhotwings.com Fried Louisiana gator bites are made with seasoned alligator meat. Chipotle barbecue wings are seasoned, fried and tossed in smoked jalapeno sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

BUFFA’S 1001 Esplanade Ave., (504) 949-0038; www.buffasrestaurant.com Bratwurst jambalaya is made with beer-soaked Johnsonville brats. The Buckaroo burger tops a half-pound patty with barbecue sauce, Swiss cheese, bacon and an onion ring. The menu also includes salads, chicken wings, pasta, sandwiches and Creole favorites such as red beans and rice. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

THE BUFFET AT HARRAH’S 8 Canal St., (504) 533-6000; www.harrahsneworleans.com The Buffet offers a large selection of local seafood, Southern favorites like fried chicken, Asian dishes and a 40-item dessert bar. Friday nights feature seafood specials. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

CAFE NAVARRE 800 Navarre Ave., (504) 483-8828 The thin-crust prosciutto and arugula pizza is made with garlic-basil sauce, thin-sliced prosciutto and arugula tossed in olive oil, salt and pepper. The Mediterranean omelet is filled with sauteed spinach, artichokes, tomatoes, mozzarella and feta cheese and served with grits or potatoes. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

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COPELAND’S CHEESECAKE BISTRO 2001 St. Charles Ave., (504) 593-9955; 4517 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 4547620; www.copelandscheesecakebistro.com Blackened shrimp fettuccine Alfredo is topped with shaved Parmesan and served in an herbcheese pizza bowl. The crab and crawfish baked dip comes with garlic bread. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

DEJA VU RESTAURANT & BAR 400 Dauphine St., (504) 523-1931; www.dejavunola.com The seafood platter features fried catfish, shrimp, oysters and crawfish. Half-pound char-grilled burgers are topped with two strips of bacon, American cheese, lettuce, tomato and mayo. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

HOUSTON’S RESTAURANT 1755 St. Charles Ave., (504) 524-1578; 4241 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 889-2301; www.hillstone.com The Thai steak salad features beef, noodles, fresh herbs and vegetables in spicy Thai dressing. Rotisserie chicken is slowroasted and served with dirty rice. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

INDULGE ISLAND GRILL 845 Carondelet St., (504) 609-2240; www.indulgeislandgrill.com The pirate-themed restaurant serves burgers, sandwiches, salads, ribs, steaks and entrees. Pirate’s Kiss seafood pasta features sauteed shrimp, catfish and catfish in lemon-vodka cream over linguine with pepper bacon on top. Carondelet catfish is a crispy fried fillet topped with crawfish au gratin cream sauce and green onions. Reservations

accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

JANIE BROWN’S RESTAURANT 27207 Hwy. 190, Lacombe, (985) 882-7201 Trout meuniere is served with lump crabmeat or grilled oysters. Chicken Marsala tops grilled chicken breasts with tomato and mushroom Marsala sauce over capellini or fettuccine. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

KNUCKLEHEADS EATERY 3535 Severn Ave., Suite 10, Metairie, (504) 888-5858; www.knuckleheadsnola.com This casual eatery serves burgers, sandwiches, wraps, salads and bar noshes. Mulligan Mike’s 100 percent Angus chuck burger is topped with grilled ham and Swiss or cheddar cheese and comes with fries and a pickle. The Nudillocabeza chicken salad features grilled chicken, black beans, tomatoes, cheddar, tortilla strips and pepper jelly dressing. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

MEALS FROM THE HEART CAFE 1100 N. Peters St., Suite 13, (504) 525-1953; www.mealsfromtheheartcafe.com Black bean soup with avocado and brown rice is organic, vegan and gluten free. Order turkey-apple

sausage as a breakfast side or in a sandwich with spinach and tomatoes. Credit cards. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. $

PARROT PETE’S Fountain Park Centre, 1901 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, (504) 362-9780; www.parrotpetes.com The Philly cheesesteak combines sauteed beef, onions and bell peppers and Swiss cheese on a hoagie roll. The Top of the Morning plate comes with scrambled eggs, cheese and bacon on a buttered croissant and a choice of hash browns or grits. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

PICCADILLY Citywide; www.piccadilly.com Southern-style fried chicken is a staple at these cafeterias. Shrimp Diablo is shrimp simmered in spicy tomato sauce and served over rice. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

RAISING CANE’S CHICKEN FINGERS Citywide; www.raisingcanes.com The Box combines four fried chicken tenderloins, tangy Cane’s sauce, french fries, Texas toast and coleslaw. Wash it down with fresh-squeezed lemonade served over crushed ice. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

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Steak or chicken fajitas come with sauteed onions and green peppers, tomato, lettuce and flour tortillas. Po-boy options include oysters, shrimp, roast beef and turkey. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

An army of diners enjoys deli sandwiches at Jims. www.sippinstation.com The 24 fried jumbo shrimp special comes with french fries. Crab cakes are covered with panko breadcrumbs fried and served with remoulade. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

THE SHIMMY SHACK 1855 Dock St., Harahan, (504) 729-4442; www. theshimmyshack.net Filet de Harahan is served with brandy, mushrooms and balsamic coulis. Lobster pot pie features lobster tails marinated in merlot, blended with Creole vegetables and topped with mac and cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

SPUDLY’S SUPER SPUDS 2609 Harvard Ave., Metairie, (504) 455-3250; www.spudlys.com You can create your own spud here with a choice of toppings, or choose one like the Super Duper with crabmeat, shrimp and crawfish topped with cheese sauce, cheddar and chives. The Dunk-aHunk sandwich features roast beef on French bread served au jus and wedge fries or a baked potato. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit

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THE TIMES GRILL 1827 Front St., Slidell, (985) 639-3335; 1896 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 626-1161; www.timesgrill.com The Sweet Heat bacon cheeseburger is topped with melted cheddar, hickory barbecue sauce and hickory-smoked bacon. Catfish Tchefuncte is a fried catfish fillet topped with creamy crawfish sauce and served over seasoned rice with salad. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

TREASURE ISLAND BUFFET 5050 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 443-8000; www.treasurechestcasino.com The all-you-can-eat buffet includes New Orleans favorites as well as dishes from a variety of other cuisines. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

WOW CAFE Citywide; www.wowcafe.com Wings are available in various quantities and the sampler platter includes 3 pounds (18-24 pieces) and four sauces. The Shanghai shrimp po-boy features shrimp topped with Chinese chili-mustard sauce, ranch dressing, carrots,

cucumbers and cilantro. The Philly burger is topped with Monterey Jack cheese, grilled onions, peppers and mushrooms, lettuce and house-made ranch dressing and served on a toasted bun. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

ZEA ROTISSERIE AND GRILL Citywide; www.zearestaurants.com Thai ribs are St. Louis-style ribs coated in sweet and spicy Thai sauce and sprinkled with sesame seeds and Asian herbs. Off the rotisserie, order a half chicken with either garlic-herb sauce, smoky barbecue or sweet and spicy chili glaze and sides like Thai snap beans or roasted potatoes. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $$

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Bar & Grill ALIBI BAR AND GRILL 811 Iberville St., (504) 522-9187; www.alibineworleans.com Alibi Killer Fries top a pound of fries with chili, cheddar, mozzarella, jalapenos, onions, salsa and sour cream. The shrimp plate features fried jumbo shrimp, fries and toast points. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

ATTIKI BAR & GRILL 230 Decatur St., (504) 587-3756; www.attikineworleans.com This hookah and martini lounge and restaurant offers dishes like tomato Buffala, featuring baked tomatoes and mozzarella topped with with basil and olive oil. Filet mignon is grilled, topped with creamy mushroom sauce and served with two sides. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

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BAYOU BEER GARDEN 326 N. Jefferson Davis Pkwy., (504) 265-8090; www.bayoubeergarden.com Brew-friendly appetizers include Disco Fries topped with cheese and debris gravy. The portobello sandwich features a garlic-marinated and grilled mushroom with provolone cheese, pesto aioli and red peppers on a ciabatta bun. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

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1732 St. Charles Ave., (504) 586-9243; www.avenuepub.com Burgers feature hand-made patties on ciabatta. French fries are served with garlic bechamel. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

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and cilantro. The fried fish tacos fill two flour tortillas and are topped with cabbagemango salsa. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BEACHCORNER BAR & GRILL 4905 Canal St., (504) 4887357; www.beachcornerbarandgrill.com The 10-ounce hot and spicy burger is topped with hot sauce, jalapenos and pepper Jack cheese. The hickorysmoked chicken sandwich is drizzled with house-made hickory sauce and topped with cheddar cheese. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

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cheese, jalapenos, sour cream, pico de gallo and guacamole. Ground beef, chicken and pulled pork are optional additions. No reservations. Lunch Wed.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CAJUN GRILL & BAR 2325 N. Hullen St., Suite 100, Metairie, (504) 831-0095; www.cajungrillandbar.com Try the Buffalo fried chicken sandwich with spicy buffalo sauce tempered with blue cheese and a side of fries. There’s also a New Orleans sampler with shrimp Creole, fried catfish, gumbo, jambalaya and red beans and rice. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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509 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-9104; www.cooterbrowns.com The Radiators special sandwich includes shrimp, oysters and a combination of cheeses on French bread. The Bayou Philly combines alligator sausage, shrimp, peppers, onions and pepper Jack and American cheeses on open-faced French bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

1628 St. Charles Ave., (504) 558-9398; www.theblindpelican.com This bar and restaurant serves burgers, pizzas, salads, raw oysters and more. Fish tacos feature blackened, grilled or fried redfish topped with red cabbage and chipotle-garlic aioli. One special pizza combines grilled shrimp, Italian sausage and red, green and yellow peppers. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

BRUNO’S TAVERN 7538 Maple St., (504) 861-7615; www.brunostavern.com Smoked sausage po-boys come dressed on French bread. Macaroni and cheese is made with sharp cheddar, blue cheese and bacon. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

THE BULLDOG 3236 Magazine St., (504) 891-1516; 5135 Canal Blvd., (504) 488-4191; www.draftfreak.com The Buffalo chicken sandwich is served on a cheddarjalapeno wheat bun with either blue cheese or ranch dressing. King’s nachos are topped with refried beans,

520 Capdeville St., (504) 371-5161; www.capdevillenola.com The Mayor burger is topped with Gouda, onions and smoked chili ketchup. The decadent truffle mac and cheese is made with brown butter, sage, Parmesan, pancetta and peas. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat., brunch Sat. Credit cards. $$

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COPPER MONKEY BAR & GRILL 725 Conti St., (504) 527-0869 The peanut butter burger is a half-pound sirloin patty served with a side of fries. The filet mignon comes with mashed potatoes or fries and a house or Caesar salad. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

DINO’S BAR & GRILL 1128 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 558-0900 The Philly cheesesteak wrap bundles slices of Prime sirloin cooked with onions and peppers in a spinach tortilla. The chicken Caesar salad features an 8-ounce grilled breast over romaine lettuce, Parmesan cheese and croutons in Caesar dressing. No reservations. Lunch, dinner

DMAC’S BAR & GRILL 542 S. Jefferson Davis Hwy., (504) 304-5757; www.dmacsbarandgrill.com Daily specials include chicken-fried steak with mashed potatoes and vegetables on Thursdays. The 12-ounce New York strip steak comes with fries and salad on Tuesdays. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

DOWN THE HATCH 1921 Sophie Wright Place, (504) 522-0909; www. downthehatchnola.com The Texan burger features an Angus beef patty topped with grilled onions, smoked bacon, cheddar and a fried egg. The house-made veggie burger combines 15 vegetables and is served with sundried tomato pesto. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

F&M PATIO BAR 4841 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 895-6784; www.fandmpatiobar.com Waffle fries are smothered with a blend of three cheeses and green onions. The burger is topped with a choice of shredded cheese, bacon, mushrooms, chili, jalapenos or grilled onions and peppers. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Cash only. $

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550 Gause Blvd., Slidell, (985) 201-8905; 3206 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 833-9226; 4700 Hwy. 22., Mandeville, (985) 674-9090; www.bearsgrillandspirits.com The New Orleans burger features a seasoned, grilled patty with roast beef debris and Swiss cheese. The Ferdi po-boy combines grilled ham, roast beef and Swiss cheese. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

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FAT HARRY’S 4330 St. Charles Ave., (504) 895-9582 Buffalo wings and drumettes are fried and dipped in Fat Harry’s house wing sauce. The Jazz burger features a ground beef-and-hot sausage patty topped with barbecue sauce and cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

FOX AND HOUND 1200 S. Clearview Pkwy., Harahan, (504) 731-6000; www.foxandhound.com The Play-Action appetizer platter includes wings, pretzels, potato skins and breaded mozzarella sticks. The Black Forest sandwich is a Bavarian pretzel roll with turkey, Monterey Jack cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato and honey mustard served with fries. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

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HARBOR BAR & GRILL 3024 17th St., Metairie, (504) 835-6111 The bestsellers here include the blackened tuna steak with French green beans and new potatoes. The Harbor burger tops a 12-ounce patty with melted cheddar. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

IGOR’S BUDDHA BELLY BURGER BAR 4437 Magazine St., (504) 891-6105 The Cajun burger is a halfpound patty seasoned with Cajun spices and hot sauce and served with fries or onion rings. Jalapeno poppers are battered and fried cheese-stuffed peppers. No reservations. Lunch, dinner

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2133 St. Charles Ave., (504) 568-9811 The Cajun burger is a halfpound patty seasoned with a blend of Cajun spices and topped with hot sauce. Shoestring fries can come topped with American cheese. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

1518 N. Lopez St., (504) 218-7888 Liuzza’s seafood gumbo is made with shrimp, oysters and andouille sausage. The barbecue shrimp po-boy features shrimp prepared in a house-made butter sauce and served in hollowed-out French bread. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

JIGGER’S BAR AND GRILL 1645 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 828-3555 This sports bar has a kitchen offering sandwiches and bar noshing items. Popular items include the 10-inch shrimp po-boy and the fried chicken breast sandwich. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

LAGER’S INTERNATIONAL ALE HOUSE 3501 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 887-9923; www.draftfreak.com Elevated pub grub includes the Chimay blue cheeseburger, Argentinean hanger steak (seasoned and served with sweet and tangy chimichurri sauce) and the grilled mahi mahi sandwich. No reservations. Lunch, dinner

LIVE BAIT BAR AND GRILL 200 Old Hammond Hwy., Metairie, (504) 840-0902; www.livebaitnola.com Live Bait is known for its fried seafood platters with catfish, shrimp, oysters or soft-shell crabs or a combination of all of them. The oyster bar boasts char-grilled oysters with garlic butter, and boiled seafood is available in season. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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MAGNOLIA GRILL 1122 Decatur St., (504) 566-6003 Blackened chicken is served on top of a Caesar salad. The fried seafood platter contains shrimp, catfish, oysters, calamari, fried crab cakes and french fries. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

MELIUS BAR & CAFE 1701 Lake Ave., Metairie, (504) 828-9446; www. meliusbarbucktown.com This Bucktown bar offers a Cajun-spiced Lafourche burger with green onions and garlic, and a Cordon Bleu burger with Creole mustard, ham and Swiss cheese. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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OCEANA GRILL 739 Conti St., (504) 5256002; www.oceanagrill.com Eggs Melanzana features fried eggplant rounds topped with ham, poached eggs, grilled tomato and hollandaise. Deep-fried crab cakes are served with crawfish cream sauce. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

OSCAR’S RESTAURANT & BAR 2027 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 831-9540 House-cooked roast beef goes into a po-boy that is served hot. The handmade half-pound burger comes with an overstuffed baked potato. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner daily,

RENDON INN’S DUGOUT SPORTS BAR & GRILL 4501 Eve St., (504) 826-5605; www.therendoninn.com The Boudreaux burger features lean ground beef, hot sausage, applewoodsmoked bacon, cheese, onions and remoulade on a ciabatta bun. A drizzle of truffle oil and Parmesan cheese accent fresh cut fries. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

RIVERBEND BREWHOUSE 1715 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson, (504) 309-4975; www.riverbendbrewhouse.com The Hot Damn, Brew Dat burger has a patty combining ground beef and hot sausage and is served on a Leidenheimer bun. Golden-fried crab balls are served with the house dipping sauce. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $

SEYMOUR’S RESTAURANT AND BAR 2216 Hickory Ave., River Ridge, (504) 737-3148 The Crab-on-Crab features a soft-shell crab on top of crabmeat fettuccine served with salad. The Chill Down salad combines shrimp remoulade, shrimp cocktail, shrimp salad and potato salad. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

SHAMROCK 4133 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 301-0938; www.shamrockparty.com Salad and french fries or mashed potatoes accompany the 10-ounce Angus rib-eye steak. Burgers are a half-pound each and come with a choice of fries, chips or slaw. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

SIDELINES BAR & GRILL 1229 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 831-4002 Sidelines sliders are housemade mini-burgers with cheddar cheese, grilled onions and Creole mustard sauce. The brioche brisket is house-made smokehouse brisket with pepper Jack cheese, red onions, pickles and barbecue sauce on a warm brioche bun. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

STEPBROTHERS BAR & GRILL 4971 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 889-9856 The Super Club is a favorite here, with ham, turkey, bacon, Swiss cheese, lettuce and tomato on white or wheat bread. The Not-So-StepChild fries are smothered in gravy, sour cream, chives, bacon and cheddar. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

VIC’S KANGAROO CAFE 636 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 524-4329 Chicken and sausage jambalaya is made with wild rice. The shepherd’s pie is made with minced beef and vegetables and topped with mashed potatoes and cheese. No reservations. Lunch Fri., dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards. $

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VITASCOPE HALL Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., (504) 613-3740; www. neworleans.hyatt.com The Vitascope burger is an 8-ounce custom-ground, grass-fed beef patty crusted in potato chips and topped with brie and caramelized onions. Sushi options include the Uptown Roll, featuring yellowtail, snow crab, avocado and white or brown rice. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Sat. Credit cards. $$

WALK-ON’S BISTREAUX & BAR 1009 Poydras St., (504) 309-6530; www.walk-ons.com Catfish Atchafalaya features blackened or fried fillets topped with crawfish etouffee and fried crawfish. Cajundillas are quesadillas filled with chicken, boudin, pepper Jack cheese, grilled onions, andouille sausage and rice. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY Steak Special - Steak with Baked Potato

A sampling from our menu: SALMON TUNA 1/2 lb. BURGERS

OVERSTUFFED BAKED POTATOES

HOME COOKED ROAST BEEF & MEATBALL POBOYS

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ZADDIE’S TAVERN 1200 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson, (504) 832-0830 Zaddie’s fills hot tamales with beef and also serves mini pizzas. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

BarBecue ABITA BAR-B-Q 69399 Hwy. 59, Abita Springs, (985) 892-0205 Slow-cooked meats such as chicken and pulled pork can be ordered on a bun, in a po-boy or as part of a combination platter. House-made boudin dressing, coleslaw page 28

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634 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-9741; 8859 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 461-9840; www.ohenrys.com Crawfish Monica pasta features penne with sauteed crawfish tails in cream sauce. The Tex-Mex burger is topped with chili, bacon and Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses on a jalapenocheddar bun. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

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and turnip greens are popular side items. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

THE COMPANY BURGER 4600 Freret St., (504) 267-0320; www.thecompanyburger.com The house specialty at this burger joint is the namesake Company Burger, assembled with two patties, bread-andbutter pickles, American cheese and red onions. The lamb burger features house-ground lamb, local feta, arugula and chili-mint glaze on a toasted bun. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards and checks. $

BOO KOO BBQ Finn McCool’s, 3701 Banks St., (504) 265-8997; www.bookoobbq.com The Cajun banh mi is filled with smoked pulled pork and boudin topped with pickled carrot and daikon radishes. Da Mutha Load nachos feature barbecued pulled pork, brisket, smoked chicken, boudin, cheddar cheese, sour cream and jalapenos. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, latenight Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $

DRESS IT

4243 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 887-5000; www.corkysbarbq.com The pulled pork shoulder is slow-smoked for 12 to 14 hours and topped with Corky’s special sauce. Memphis-style ribs come wet (slathered in barbecue sauce), dry (topped with Corky’s dry shake) or both. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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7457 St. Charles Ave., (504) 266-2921; www.fathengrocery.com The slow-smoked Texas-style beef brisket is served with two sides and a cheddar biscuit. Crispy Mississippi catfish is served with pimento cheese grits and Creole tartar sauce. Reservations recommended . Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

HICKORY PRIME BBQ 6001 France Road, (757) 277-8507; www.hickoryprimebbq.com The menu includes Texasstyle brisket, smoked chicken, steamed crab legs, ribs, raw oysters and more. The pulled pork platter features pork cooked for 12 hours over hickory and white oak and it comes with two sides. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

HILLBILLY BAR-B-Q 2317 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 738-1508; www.hillbillybbq.com The pork and beef combo platter includes pork shoulder, beef brisket and two side items. Pork spare ribs come with your choice of two sides. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

HURRICANE BBQ & SEAFOOD CO. 4011 Airline Drive, Metairie, (504) 315-4227; www.hurricanebbq.com Hurricane BBQ is known for its pulled pork and jambalaya. Side items include Italian-cut

green beans, twice-baked potatoes and fresh-sliced onion rings battered and cooked to order. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

THE JOINT 701 Mazant St., (504) 9493232; www.alwayssmokin.com The sausage plate features three links of locally made, smoked chaurice sausage seasoned with garlic and jalapenos and served with a choice of two sides. The dinner salad is a mix of organic greens dressed with house-made smoked-tomato and onion dressing and topped with pulled pork, chopped brisket or smoked chicken. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

SAUCY’S 4200 Magazine St., (504) 301-2755; www.saucysnola.com This barbecue joint offers three-pound racks of St. Louis ribs served with a choice of sauce. The cochon blue sandwich features slow-smoked pulled pork topped with blue cheese dressing and mozzarella on a toasted sesame seed egg bun. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

SHANE’S RIB SHACK 1855 Barataria Blvd., Suite E, Marrero, (504) 341-2226; www.shanesribshack.com The Shack sampler includes a quarter-rack of ribs, two chicken tenders and either a half-pound of pork or barbecue chicken, plus two sides and Texas toast. Ribs are available by the half or full rack and come

with two sides and Texas toast. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

SQUEAL BAR-B-Q 8400 Oak St., (504) 3027370; www.squeal-nola.com Smoked pork cakes made with onions, peppers and cream cheese are pankocrusted and fried then topped with sour cream-based white barbecue sauce and pico de gallo. The oven-baked Squeal pie features pulled pork and Squeal sauce layered with corn macque choux and andouille mashed potatoes and is topped with cheddar cheese. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SWEET DADDY’S BBQ 420 S. Tyler St., Covington, (985) 898-2166; www.sweetdaddysbarbq.com Pecan-smoked pork comes with a choice of two side items. The popular two-meat combo platter includes a choice of two sides. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

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Breads on Oak offers a variety of breads and baked goods to go, as well as a lunch menu. of two sides and garlic-buttered Texas toast. For a side, corn pudding is a cornbread souffle baked with whole sweet corn. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

BrewpuB ABITA BREW PUB 72011 Holly St., Abita Springs, (985) 892-5837; www.abitabrewpub.com Chicken Abitafeller features grilled chicken and fried oysters atop creamed spinach and shrimp-herb cream sauce and is served with smashed potatoes and sauteed vegetables. The chicken burger features a grilled, blackened or fried chicken breast and is served with fries. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

UGLY DOG SALOON 401 Andrew Higgins Drive, (504) 569-8459; www. uglydogsaloon.net Barbecue brisket is cooked for 12 hours over oak wood and is served with a bag of chips. Order an Idaho baked potato stuffed with brisket or pork as an entree or loaded with your choice of toppings as a side dish. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

VOODOO BBQ & GRILL Citywide; www.voodoobbqandgrill.com Pulled pork is cooked for 14 hours over oak and pecan wood and served with a choice

CRESCENT CITY BREWHOUSE 527 Decatur St., (504) 5220571; www.crescentcitybrewhouse.com Seafood cheesecake is made with crawfish, shrimp and imported cheeses and topped with Louisiana crabmeat, jumbo shrimp and roasted red pepper mayo. Gulf grouper is served with avocado, tomato, carrots, cilantro, cucumbers, cabbage, poblano peppers, mango mayo, sweet potato fries and naan. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

GORDON BIERSCH 200 Poydras St., (504) 5522739; www.gordonbiersch. com Orzo pasta jambalaya is studded with chicken, shrimp, ham and andouille sausage. The grilled chicken and avocado sandwich is topped with lettuce and ranch dressing and comes with a side of garlic fries. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Burgers BUD’S BROILER Citywide; www.budsbroiler.com The No. 4 special is a charbroiled burger topped with cheddar cheese and chili or hickory smoked sauce. Hot dogs are topped with chili and cheddar cheese. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Some locations accept credit cards. $

CHEESEBURGER EDDIE’S 4517 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 455-5511; www.austinsno.com This eatery serves a variety of specialty burgers, Mr. Ed’s fried chicken, sandwiches, po-boys, salads, tacos, wings and shakes. Besides patty melts and chili-cheeseburgers, there also are seafood burgers featuring tuna, salmon or crabmeat. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Omni Royal Crescent Hotel, 535 Gravier St., (504) 5270006; www.omnihotels.com Build your own burger from a long list of toppings or try a house burger like the Dress It, topped with garlic aioli, bacon, brie and balsamic-glazed onion. The Friday special is a fried shrimp and oyster platter that comes with a house-made horseradish and Crescent salad of baby greens, carrots, tomato, onions and house vinaigrette. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

GROUND PAT’I RESTAURANT Citywide; www.groundpati.com The Phill’i burger is topped with sauteed bell peppers and onions and provolone cheese. The steak and shrimp dinner includes a 10-ounce rib-eye and either fried or grilled Gulf shrimp. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

JUICY LUCY’S 133 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 598-5044; 3320 Houma Blvd., Metairie, (504) 3098767; www.msjuicylucy.com The Juicy Lucy original burger features American cheese stuffed inside a half-pound beef patty. The All-American is stuffed with bacon and cheddar and topped with special sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

PHIL’S GRILL 1640 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 305-1705; 3020 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 3249080; www.phils-grill.com Build your own burger here, where your patty options include alligator, bison, Angus beef and the Philet (filet mignon). A variety of buns/breads, sauces, toppings, cheeses and sides round out a customized meal. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

PORT OF CALL 838 Esplanade Ave., (504) 523-0120; www.portofcallpage 30

NEW GULF SEAFOOD & HOUSE MADE DISHES FRESH GULF TUNA

GI FISHERMAN’S STEW

PORK SHOULDER

Cold Smoked then Grilled w/ a Horseradish Cream, Sauteed Spinach & Sweet Potatoes

Fresh Fish, Shrimp & Oysters w/ Farmer’s Market

w/ Cucumbers, Lima Beans, Red Onions & Herbs

Vegetables braised in a Seafood Broth, Brown Crowley Rice

PANCETTA & OYSTER LINGUINE

in Brown Butter & Lemon w/ Stewed Okra & Tomoatoes

Gulf Oysters & House Made Pancetta in a Creamy Parmesan Sauce

CHILI BUTTER BAKED FISH

SAUTEÉD FRESH CATCH

Daily Fresh Catch Baked in our Famous Compound Chili Butter w/ Broccoli & Herbed Potatoes

HOUSE MADE CHARCUTERIE SELECTION

OUR SIGNATURE OYSTERS & AWARD-WINNING PO-BOYS HOUSE MADE GATOR SAUSAGE PO-BOY

OYSTERS FULTON

House Made Bacon, White Cheddar & Caramelized Onions

SHRIMP CAMINADA PO-BOY Spicy Citrus Butter w/ Asian Herb Slaw & Fries

Lettuce, Tomato, Pickled Onions, Creole Mustard, Mayo & Fries

OYSTERS FOURCHON

SMOKED FRIED OYSTERS

Olive Oil, Bread Crumbs, Parmesan, Lemon & Garlic Go to www.grandislerestaurant.com for our full menu

575 Convention Center Blvd. Fulton St. at Lafayette

Open 11am-til 504.520.8530 www.grandislerestaurant.com $3 Validated Parking in Harrah’s Self Parking Garage

Chef’s Special Seafood and Vegetarian dishes for the season FISH FILET WITH CHEF’S SPECIAL SAUCE Light battered Tilapias

with fresh seasonal vegetables top with chef’s own blend of ginger, garlic and scallion sauce.

CRISPY GINGER SHRIMP Jumbo gulf shrimp in lightly sweet and tasty

ginger sauce.

SEAFOOD COMBINATION DELIGHT Shrimp, Scallop, Squid sauteed

with fresh vegetables in brown sauce.

SAVORY CRISPY SOFT SHELL CRAB soft-shell crab deep fried in a

special batter & sautéed w/ choice of sauce

SIZZLING JUMBO SHRIMP Plump Gulf Shrimp sauteed with fresh

mushrooms, baby corn and snow peas.

SEAFOOD LOW MEIN BROCCOLI WITH CRAB MEAT SAUCE BROCCOLI IN HOT GARLIC SAUCE EGG PLANT IN PEKING SAUCE

APPETIZERS COCONUT SHRIMP SALT AND PEPPER FRIED CALAMARI

LUNCH MENU SWEET & SOUR PORK OR CHICKEN SHREDDED PORK IN HOT GARLIC SAUCE TWICE COOKED PORK MOO GOO GAI PAN HUNAN CHICKEN

HUNAN SHRIMP SHRIMP IN HOT GARLIC SAUCE SHRIMP IN LOBSTER SAUCE PEPPER SHRIMP IN BLACK BEAN SAUCE

SLICED CHICKEN HOT GARLIC SAUCE

SHRIMP EGG FOO YOUNG

PEPPER STEAK

COMBINATION OF CHICKEN, BEEF AND SHRIMP WITH VEGETABLES

BEEF W/ HOT GARLIC SAUCE HUNAN BEEF MONGOLIAN BEEF

VEGETARIAN DELIGHT

GENERAL’S CHICKEN

We Deliver! Please Call For Area Delivery

LUNCH SPECIALS MON - S AT 1 1:0 0 -4:0 0

OPEN 7 DAYS > LUNCH & DINNER

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nola.com Half-pound burgers are served with a baked potato. The 14-ounce rib-eye is served with a baked potato, salad and bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

turkey, Swiss cheese and Creole mustard. The Caprese sandwich features thicksliced mozzarella, Creole tomato, basil pesto balsamic vinaigrette and comes on a pistolette. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

SMASHBURGER

ARTZ BAGELZ

3300 Magazine St., (504) 342-2653; www.smashburger.com The NOLA burger is topped with Creole mustard sauce, shredded leaf lettuce, fried green tomatoes, mayo and Swiss cheese. The andouille sausage sandwich features chef Paul Prudhomme’s andouille with grilled onions and Creole mustard. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

3138 Magazine St., (504) 309-7557; www.artzbagelz.com Artz bakes a variety of bagels in house. Bagels and lox comes with cream cheese, red onion, tomato and capers. The Audubon salad features chicken or tuna salad over mixed greens, avocado and tomato wedges. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

TED’S FROSTOP

AUDUBON CLUBHOUSE CAFE

810 Clearview Pkwy., Metairie, (504) 302-2195; 3100 Calhoun St., (504) 861-3615 The Loto burger combo features a hamburger dressed with lettuce, tomato and onions served with french fries and a mug of Frostop root beer. The draft-style root beer also fills old-fashioned floats. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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8115 Oak St., (504) 218-5416; www.truburgernola.com The Truth burger is an Angus patty ground in-house and topped with Swiss cheese, thin-fried onions and house Tru sauce. The corn dog is made with a Zweigle’s all-beef hot dog hand-dipped in Tru’s corn dog batter. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Cafe

6500 Magazine St., (504) 212-5282; www. auduboninstitute.org The Sandbagger is a Belgian waffle sandwich stuffed with scrambled eggs, hash browns, cheese and sausage patties. The Irish Channel chicken cobb sandwich features sliced chicken, Swiss cheese, avocado and honeyDijon on Asiago ciabatta toast. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

BETSY’S PANCAKE HOUSE 2542 Canal St., (504) 822-0213 The breakfast special features two eggs, bacon, grits and pancakes. The lunch specials include soup or salad, dessert and iced tea or coffee with an entree. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Sun.-Fri. Credit cards. $

BLUE PLATE CAFE ANGELI ON DECATUR 1141 Decatur St., (504) 566-0077; www.angelirestaurant.webs.com Mystical pizza is made with garlic herb sauce, mozzarella, feta, sun-dried tomatoes, red onions, roasted red peppers and bacon. The Italian Feast sandwich contains mozzarella, pepperoni, ham, Genoa salami, red onions, lettuce and tomato and is served with salad, potato chips or pasta salad. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

ANTOINE’S ANNEX 513 Royal St., (504) 5258045; www.antoines.com The roasted turkey panino is served on pistolette and combines oven-roasted

1330 Prytania St., (504) 309-9500 The Uptown omelet combines three eggs with shrimp, spinach and Swiss cheese and comes with grits and toast. Crawfish cakes are topped with crawfish sauce. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

BREADS ON OAK 8640 Oak St., Suite A, (504) 324-8271; www. breadsonoak.com Organic beans are used for coffee, cappuccino and espresso. The bakery uses Old World technique Ancient Grain breads in addition to miche: a slow-fermentation bread with high whole grain and wheat content. Breakfast Thu.-Sun., lunch Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $

BRICK OVEN CAFE 2805 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 466-2097; www. brickovencafe.biz Spaghetti and salsiccia features spaghetti with house-made Italian sausage and marinara. Florentina pizza combines house-made marinara, mozzarella cheese, roasted garlic, red onions, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes and feta cheese. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BROTHERS OLE NEW ORLEANS CAFE 1502 Lapalco Blvd., Harvey, (504) 366-1073 Muffulettas feature layers of ham, cotto and Genoa salami, provolone cheese and olive salad. The Kelly shrimp burger features fried shrimp on a bun dressed with red onion, Swiss cheese and remoulade and is served with sweet potato fries and dipping sauce. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CAFE AMELIE 912 Royal St., (504) 412-8965; www.cafeamelie.com The oven-roasted pork chop is served over black-eyed pea cassoulet with wilted greens. The spiced lamb shank from Two Run Farm is slow-cooked and served with local root vegetables and lamb jus over Old Mill grits. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

CAFE AT THE SQUARE 500 St. Charles Ave., (504) 304-7831; www.cafeatthesquare.com A local take on the BLT adds fried green tomatoes and remoulade to smoked bacon and arugula on ciabatta. Hand-made crab cakes come with salad. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

CAFE BEIGNET 311 Bourbon St., (504) 5252611; 334 B Royal St., (504) 524-5530; www.cafebeignet.com Gumbo brims with chicken and sausage and is served with rice and French bread. The Royal Croissant layers Louisiana ham and white cheddar on a toasted croissant dressed with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and honey mustard. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

CAFE DITALI’S 1650 Manhattan Blvd., Suite E, Harvey, (504) 361-0058;

www.ditalis.com Pasta Ditali features a chicken breast sauteed with onions, mushrooms and broccoli and is served over penne pasta with white wine sauce and Parmesan. Ditali’s Favorite Salad features grilled chicken over a salad of pecans, cranberries, apples, blue cheese and spring mix. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

CAFE EAST 4628 Rye St., Metairie, (504) 888-0078; www.cafeeastnola.com Thai red snapper is panroasted and served with artichokes and potatoes in green curry sauce. The Cafe East trio is a stir-fry combining shrimp, beef, chicken, mushrooms and okra in spicy sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CAFE ENVIE 1241 Decatur St., (504) 524-3689 The spinach and feta wrap bundles a two-egg omelet with sauteed mushrooms, onions and spinach in a tomato tortilla. Breakfast in a go-cup combines two scrambled eggs, bacon, hash browns, grits, sausage and gravy. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

CAFE EQUATOR

combines grilled chicken, pineapple, peppers, onions and cheese. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

CAFE ZIZZI CAFE GRANADA 1506 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 865-1612; www. cafegranadanola.com Seafood paella combines shrimp, mussels, clams, chicken, calamari and chorizo. The sea scallop brochette features flame-grilled scallops, cherry tomatoes, onions and bell peppers on a rosemary skewer. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

CAFE NOMA New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, (504) 4821264; www.cafenoma.com One of the daily flatbread pizza specials is topped with roasted garlic, sweet peppers, caramelized onions and manchego cheese. The chipotle-marinated portobello mushroom slider is made with spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, red onions and Vermont cheddar. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Sat. Credit cards. $

1401 Airline Drive, Metairie, (504) 304-4888 The Zizziism features grilled shrimp, baby spinach, feta, sauteed mushrooms, grilled artichokes, sun-dried tomato pesto-ranch on a toasted quesadilla. Zingin da Bluez includes pulled pork, caramelized onions, roasted corn, grilled peppers, cabbage, jalapenos, blue cheese and Cajun-Asian sauce in either a tortilla or lettuce wrap. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat. Credit cards. $

CAFFE! CAFFE! 3547 N. Hullen St., Metairie, (504) 267-9190; 4301 Clearview Pkwy., Metairie, (504) 885-4845; www.caffecaffe.com Both locations serve comfort food like hearty vegetable soup with beef and pasta, or a grilled chicken breast on a toasted croissant with honey mustard spread. No reservations. Clearview: lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Fri. N. Hullen Street: breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CAFE ROMA 1901 Sophie Wright Place, (504) 524-2419; www.caferomauptown.com The Roma special sandwich is an Italian loaf filled with pepperoni, salami, ham, cheese, black olives and mushrooms. Chicken Caesar salad is tossed with housemade Caesar dressing. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

CAFFE LATTE DA 5860 Citrus Blvd., Harahan, (504) 818-0051; www.caffelatteda.com Grilled tuna comes on a wheat bun with a choice of side item. The California turkey wrap features avocado, spring mix and tomatoes in a sun-dried tomato tortilla. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards and checks. $

CAMELLIA CAFE

CAFE FLEUR-DE-LIS

CAFE ROSE NICAUD

307 Chartres St., (504) 529-9641 The fleur de lis omelet combines crawfish tails, pepper Jack cheese, bell peppers and onions and is topped with Cajun crawfish sauce. Eggs Benedict features a large biscuit topped with sliced ham, poached eggs and hollandaise and comes with a side of hash browns. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

632 Frenchmen St., (504) 949-3300; www.caferosenicaud.com A pulled-pork banh mi is served on French bread. The Rose Benedict features two sunny side up eggs over a biscuit with caramelized onions, alligator sausage, arugula, avocado slices and balsamic vinaigrette and it comes with rosemary cheese grits. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CAFE FRERET

CAFE ROYALE

7329 Freret St., (504) 861-7890; www.cafefreret.com The Freret spinach salad features spinach, diced tomatoes, cran-raisins, fresh mushrooms and blue cheese. The muffuletta features layers of mortadella,

3343 Metairie Road, Suite 1, Metairie, (504) 3048438; www.caferoyale. vpweb.com The Philly Gentilly panino features ham, roast beef, onions and mushrooms with a choice of dressing. The Hawaiian chicken salad

525 Hwy. 190 W., Slidell, (985) 649-6211; 69455 Hwy. 59, Abita Springs, (985) 809-6313; www. thecamelliacafe.com The seafood platter includes fried catfish, shrimp and oysters, stuffed crab, stuffed shrimp, hushpuppies, toast, a side and salad. The chef’s salad is topped with turkey, cheese, tomatoes and bacon. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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CHAD’S BISTRO 3216 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-9935; www.chadsbistro.com The veal Parmesan sandwich tops fried veal with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese on toasted French bread. Chad’s Super Seafood Platter features fried shrimp, oysters and catfish, stuffed shrimp and stuffed page 32

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2920 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-4772; www.cafeequator.com Lava beef or pork features sauteed slices of meat in Thai sauce. Ginger Tori combines sauteed chicken, mushrooms and vegetables in ginger sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

ham, provolone, Genoa salami and house-made olive salad. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Fri.-Wed., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

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crab, side dishes and hot buttered toast. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

CHATEAU CAFE 139 Robert E. Lee Blvd., (504) 286-1777; 701 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 461-9819; 3501 Chateau Blvd., Suite E4, Kenner, (504) 465-9444; www.chateaucafe.com The Chateau burger is a grilled 8-ounce lean beef patty dressed and served on an onion bun. The Cali wrap bundles avocado, baby Swiss, smoked turkey, romaine lettuce, bacon and honey mustard in a wheat tortilla and comes with fries or chips. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CHEESESTEAK BISTRO

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528 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 875-9793; www.thecheesesteakbistro.com The cheesesteak deluxe features grilled sirloin, onions, peppers, mushrooms and provolone on a seeded French loaf. Bistro eggs Benedict features poached eggs atop grilled English muffins or French bread with ham and hollandaise and is served with grits or hash brown casserole. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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CHEF RON’S GUMBO STOP 2309 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, (504) 835-2022; www.gumbostop.com The seafood gumbo brims with shrimp, crawfish, crab, okra and diced tomatoes. Bayou scampi is a variation on New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp with an olive oil, garlic and white wine sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CHICKEN SUE’S 203 W. Harrison Ave., (504) 371-5546; www.chickensues.com The City Park po-boy combines roast beef and creamy baked mac and cheese topped with brown gravy. Country-fried steak made from scratch comes on a platter or in a po-boy. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

COFFEE RANI 234 Lee Lane, Covington, (985) 893-6158; 3517 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (985) 6740560; www.coffeerani.com The black bean burger features a bean and corn

patty on a wheat bun with grilled zucchini and eggplant, roasted red peppers, red onions, avocado, three cheeses and chipotle mayo. Warm pita chips accompany the spinach and artichoke dip. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $

and caramelized onions. The Mediterranean burger is topped with mozzarella, feta, lettuce, tomato, red peppers and hummus and sun-dried tomato mayonnaise. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

FRESH BAR COMMON GROUNDS 335 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, (504) 227-2200 Crab cake Benedict features poached eggs over a crab cake with hollandaise. The seafood platter comes with fried shrimp, oysters, catfish and fries. No Reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

THE ENGLISH TEA ROOM 734 E. Rutland St., Covington, (985) 898-3988; www.englishtearoom.com Windsor high tea includes a pot of tea, finger sandwiches, mini-quiches, two minicakes, a chocolate-dipped strawberry and scones served with clotted cream, lemon curd and preserves. The Coronation chicken salad features a mix of chicken, grapes, apples and walnuts in mild curry dressing and can be ordered on a salad or in a sandwich. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

ERNST CAFE 600 S. Peters St., (504) 525-8544; www.ernstcafe.net Crispy fish tacos fill warm tortillas with fish and are topped with slaw and spicy aioli. Shrimp Creole features a savory tomato sauce and is served over white rice. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

ESPRESSO EXPRESS One Shell Square, 701 Poydras St., Suite 116, (504) 524-5115 The breakfast burrito is a wheat or white tortilla filled with eggs, cheese, bacon, sausage and salsa. Chicken salad features roasted chicken, cranberries, tomato, feta cheese and walnuts tossed in pepper jelly vinaigrette. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

FRESCO CAFE AND PIZZERIA 7625 Maple St., (504) 8626363; www.frescocafe.us The Fresco special pizza is loaded with house-made tomato sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, ham, Italian sausage, roasted red peppers

6101 Magazine St., (504) 309-9513; www.freshbarnola.com The Chef’s Special salad combines avocado, artichoke hearts, cherry tomatoes, grapes, almonds, feta cheese and balsamic vinaigrette. The quinoa and vegetable salad features quinoa, bell peppers, onions, almonds, feta and dried cranberries and is dressed with white wine vinaigrette. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

GOTT GOURMET CAFE 3100 Magazine St., (504) 373-6579; www.gottgourmetcafe.com Mac and cheese is tossed with five cheeses in creamy sauce and topped with truffled breadcrumbs and shaved Parmesan. Bacon and jalapenos are optional additions. The shrimp BLT wrap combines Tabasco butter-sauteed shrimp, mozzarella, applewood-smoked bacon, roasted peppers, avocado, roasted tomatoes, greens, chili mayo and chipotle cream cheese in a tortilla. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.Sun., dinner Tue.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

GRACIOUS BAKERY AND CAFE 1000 S. Jefferson Davis Pkwy., Suite 100, (504) 301-3709; www.graciousbakery.com The hazelnut “Kermit Cruffin” is made with croissant dough and hazelnut and cinnamon spread and is baked in a muffin tin. The smoked ham sandwich features pecancheddar spread, pepper jelly and green apples slices on a house-made baguette. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

HEY! CAFE 4332 Magazine St., (504) 891-8682; www.heycafe.biz Try the baked tofu and herbs sandwich. House-made vegan hummus is served on a bagel or in a pita. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Sun.Thu. Credit cards. $

HICKORY CAFE AND GRILL 1313 Hickory Ave., Harahan,

(504) 737-0033 The house-made roast beef po-boy comes dressed on Leidenheimer bread and is drenched in baconfat gravy. The Uptown chicken sandwich is topped with melted brie, bacon, spinach and tomatoes. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $

HOBNOBBER CAFE 5928 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie, (504) 734-8448; www.hobnobbercafe.com Daily specials include the stuffed bell peppers with baked mac and cheese, and grilled chicken over spinach salad with pepper jelly dressing. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

IL POSTO ITALIAN CAFE 4607 Dryades St., (504) 8952620 The pesce grilled cheese features tuna salad, avocado, red onions and fontina cheese on pressed multigrain bread. The classic prosciutto panino is made with fresh mozzarella and basil pesto on pressed ciabatta. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

JOE SEPIE’S CAFE 4402 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson, (504) 324-5613 The meatball sandwich po-boy comes with or without cheese. The Reuben features grilled corn beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and dressing on Susan Spicer’s artisan rye bread. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Thu.-Fri. Credit cards. $$ 515 Harrison Ave., (504) 4840841; 6215 Wilson St., Harahan, (504) 737-3933; www.kozcooks. com The red beans and rice dinner plate comes with a choice of sausage or chicken. The roast beef po-boy features home-cooked roast beef on Gendusa Bakery bread. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

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LA BOULANGERIE 4600 Magazine St., (504) 2693777 Le Parisien is a traditional ham and cheese sandwich on a fresh baguette. The mille feuille vanille layers puff pastry with pastry cream, drizzled with chocolate and vanilla icing. No reservations. Breakfast daily, lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

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LAKEVIEW HARBOR 911 Harrison Ave., (504) 486-4887; www.lakeview-harbor.com The crab feast includes stuffed crab, a crab cake, a soft-shell crab, crab fingers and a choice of two sides. The 8-ounce burger is topped with mushrooms, bacon and cheese and comes with a baked potato. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

LAUREL STREET BAKERY 5433 Laurel St., (504) 897-0576; www.laurelstreetbakery.com This bakery prepares breads, bagels, pastries and pies like the seasonal berry pie. Ham and cheese are piled on a croissant for a lunch option. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Cash and checks. $

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1500 Esplanade Ave., (504) 569-8997; www.lildizzyscafe. com Trout Baquet is topped with lemon-butter garlic sauce and lump crabmeat and comes with salad and a side item. Red beans, greens or potato

salad accompany the Southern fried chicken. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Thu.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

LIBERTY’S KITCHEN 422 1/2 S. Broad St., (504) 822-4011; www.libertyskitchen.org Gulf shrimp are sauteed with white wine for the shrimp and grits, served with smoked crimini mushroom sauce. Cowboy caviar is a black-eyed pea salad with cilantro-lime vinaigrette. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

MAPLE STREET PATISSERIE 7638 Maple St., (504) 304-1526 The bakery offers French croissants along with traditional, hand-rolled European-style pastries. The almond cake features whipped mocha butter cream topping. No reservations. Breakfast Tue.-Sun., lunch Tue.Sat. Credit cards. $

THE MARKET CAFE 1000 Decatur St., (504) 527-5000; www.marketcafenola.com The muffuletta combines ham,

MENA’S PALACE RESTAURANT 200 Chartres St., (504) 5250217; www.menaspalace.com The house-made smoked tasso goes in gumbo, red beans and an omelet at breakfast. The muffuletta combines ham, salami, mozzarella, Swiss cheese and house-made olive salad on French bread and is served warm. No reservations. Breakfast daily, lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

MERCHANT 800 Common St., (504) 571-9580; www.merchantneworleans.com The pancetta crepe is filled with roasted tomato, basil and mozzarella. The prosciutto croque baton is a sandwich dressed with Italian cheeses and red onion. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

on house-made challah bread. The tofu sandwich features cucumber, pesto and roasted tomato. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

NAPOLEON HOUSE BAR & CAFE 500 Chartres St., (504) 524-9752; www.napoleonhouse.com Shrimp remoulade fills an avocado at the center of one salad. The house specialty is the muffuletta made with ham, Genoa salami, pastrami, olive salad, Swiss and provolone cheeses and served warm. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat., late-night Fri.Sat. Credit cards. $$

THE NUTRITION COMPANY 4350 Hwy. 22, Suite H, Mandeville, (985) 727-3482; www.vitalityblends.com The Blast sandwich is made with free-range turkey, bacon, lettuce, avocado and soy Swiss and is served on grilled bread. The free-range Buffalo burger is served on a toasted organic-sprouted grain bun. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

NEW ORLEANS BREAKFAST AND PANCAKE HOUSE 101 Lapalco Blvd., Gretna, (504) 394-7272 Char-broiled oysters are served with French bread. Chicken and waffles features a fried half chicken. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

OAK STREET CAFE 8140 Oak St., (504) 8668710; www.oakstreetcafe.com Crawfish Boudreau features two poached eggs atop a split biscuit with Roma tomatoes, crawfish and hollandaise. French toast is stuffed with baked brie and topped with New England maple syrup coulis and fresh blueberries and served with two eggs and ham, sausage or bacon. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

NEW ORLEANS CAKE CAFE & BAKERY 2440 Chartres St., (504) 9430010; www.nolacakes.com The bakery prepares its own breads, pastries and cakes. A popular sandwich features crab, brie, spinach and bacon

PEPPERONI’S CAFE 8123 Hampson St., (504) 865-0336; www.pepperoniscafe.com The Nutella crepe is filled with fresh strawberries and chocolate hazelnut spread. Huevos rancheros includes two fried eggs, black beans, sour cream, guacamole and ranchero sauce. Reservations accepted. Breakfast Sat.-Mon., lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

PERE ANTOINE 741 Royal St., (504) 5814478; www.pereantoine.com Peel-and-eat barbecue shrimp are served with house-made barbecue sauce. Soups include oyster and artichoke. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

REFUEL CAFE 8124 Hampson St., (504) 872-0187; www.refuelcafe.com The brunch menu includes whole-wheat pancakes topped with raspberries, blackberries, whipped cream and powdered sugar. The goat cheese BLT combines goat cheese, applewood-smoked bacon, spinach and tomato on multigrain bread.

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RICCOBONO’S PANOLA STREET CAFE 7801 Panola St., (504) 314-1810 Eggs Benedict feature poached eggs atop Canadian bacon and an English muffin with hollandaise and potatoes. The Nola burger is topped with applewood-smoked bacon, mushrooms and grilled onions on a Leidenheimer French bun. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

THE RUBY SLIPPER CAFE 139 S. Cortez St., (504) 309-5531; 200 Magazine St., (504) 525-9355; 2001 Burgundy St., (504) 525-9355; www.therubyslippercafe.net Eggs Blackstone is made with applewood-smoked bacon, grilled tomato and poached eggs served open-face on a buttermilk biscuit with hollandaise. Bananas Foster pain perdu features French toast topped with rum-flambeed banana and raisins and comes with applewood-smoked bacon. No reservations. Hours vary by

location. Credit cards. $$

RUE DE LA COURSE 1140 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-4343 The Mediterranean sandwich features tomato, fresh basil, mozzarella, prosciutto and balsamic vinaigrette. The Sicilian salad combines baby greens, prosciutto, mortadella, salami, provolone, croutons, olive salad, Parmesan and vinaigrette dressing. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $

SATSUMA CAFE 3218 Dauphine St., (504) 304-5962; 7901 Maple St., (504) 309-5555; www.satsumacafe.com Satsuma’s roasted pear and brie melt is dressed with caramelized onions, walnut spread and balsamic glaze on sourdough or wheat bread. The quinoa salad features roasted local zucchini, quinoa, feta cheese, arugula, mint, almonds and orange-jalapeno vinaigrette. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $$

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SPECIAL TEA CAFE 4337 Banks St., (504) 982-0922; www.specialteanola.com Specialty teas include green tea mango, a sencha-based green tea infused with mango. The curry chicken wrap features spicy, curried chicken, melted cheese and a tangy sauce. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $

THE STORE 814 Gravier St., (504) 322-2446; www.thestoreneworleans.com The fried shrimp and greens po-boy features fried shrimp in New Orleans-style barbecue sauce dressed with collard greens. Asian shrimp and avocado salad features boiled Gulf shrimp, avocado, tomato,

julienned carrots, wontons and black sesame seeds tossed in soy vinaigrette. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

STREETCAR CAFE 110 Carondelet St., (504) 523-6614 The alligator omelet includes sauteed onions and peppers and is served with Creole mustard sauce. The Streetcar po-boy is filled with housecooked roast beef, ham, Swiss cheese and brown gravy. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

SURREY’S CAFE & JUICE BAR 1418 Magazine St., (504) 524-3828; 4807 Magazine St., (504) 895-5757; www.surreyscafeandjuicebar.com Sate a sweet tooth with bananas Foster French toast featuring bread stuffed with banana cream cheese and topped with a sauce of brown sugar and butter. The smoked chicken breast sandwich is dressed with avocado slices, sprouts, tomato, mixed green and mango spread. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and brunch daily. Cash only. $

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TERRAZU Place St. Charles, 201 St. Charles Ave., Suite 129, (504) 287-0877; www.terrazu.net The BBLTA sandwich layers whole wheat toast with brie, bacon, lettuce, tomato and avocado and is dressed with mayonnaise and Dijon mustard. For a salad, grilled chicken tops a bed of baby spinach, cranberries, toasted pecans, avocado and blue cheese. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

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TOUT DE SUITE CAFE 347 Verret St., (504) 362-2264 The Atchafalaya is a grilled buttermilk biscuit topped with crawfish etouffee, poached eggs and sauce piquant. A quinoa and goat cheese patty is served with roasted red pepper sauce and roasted vegetables or spring salad. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

UR WAY YOGURT AND COFFEE BAR 3001 Tulane Ave., Suite 1A, (504) 304-1556; www.urwaynola.com The chicken Caesar wrap features white-meat chicken and vegetables from Nola Green Roots. Specialty Belgian waffles with a variety of toppings are new to the menu. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

VIANNE’S TEA HOUSE 544 Girod St., Mandeville, (985) 624-5683; www.viannes.com Vianne’s offers complete tea service as well as a la cart items. Scones are baked daily in flavors including cherry-walnut, cinnamon spice, lemon poppyseed and blueberry and they are served with house-made lemon curd, jam and clotted cream. A paneed breast of chicken tops a salad of mixed organic greens, sprouts, cucumbers, peanuts, tomatoes and mandarin orange segments. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.Sat. Credit cards. $

VILLAGE COFFEE & TEA CO. 5335 Freret St., (504) 861-1909; www.villagecoffeenola.com Order chicken salad, featuring sesame chicken, green onions, bell pepper, celery, dried cranberries and pecans, on a salad or

in a sandwich. The Uptown club has layers of sliced turkey, bacon, avocado, lettuce and tomato on a croissant or multigrain hoagie. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

VINTAGE GARDEN KITCHEN 925 S. Labarre Road, Metairie, (504) 620-2495; www.vintagegardenkitchen.org Order the Islander, a combination of pineapple, bell pepper, carrot, cucumber, toasted sesame seeds, crunchy noodles and choice of mixed greens with ginger-miso dressing, as a salad, wrap or bowl with rice, quinoa or pasta. Choose from shrimp, chicken or portobello served with kale slaw topped with dried cranberries, sliced almonds and carrots with ginger-cider vinaigrette. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $

WHO DAT COFFEE CAFE 2401 Burgundy St., (504) 872-0360; www.whodatcoffeecafe.com The Vieux Reuben features corned beef, house-made sauerkraut and remoulade on toasted rye bread with a choice of chips, fruit or potato salad. The Who Dat burger is a three-quarter pound beef patty served on a toasted bun with fries. Baked goods include chocolate-bacon muffins. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Cajun CAFE PONTALBA 546 St. Peter St., (504) 522-1180 The Cajun combination features red beans and rice with smoked sausage, jambalaya and a cup of gumbo. Ragin’ Cajun pasta includes shrimp, crawfish and andouille in spicy cream sauce. Blackened or fried alligator meat is served as an appetizer. No reservations. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

COCHON 930 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 588-2123; www. cochonrestaurant.com Cochon takes a refined approach to many traditional Cajun dishes and ingredients. The Louisiana cochon is pork served with turnips, cabbage and cracklings. Fried alligator is served with chili-garlic aioli. Reservations recommend-

ed. Lunch and dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$$

COOP’S PLACE 1109 Decatur St., (504) 525-9053; www.coopsplace.net Hearty rabbit and sausage jambalaya is kicked up to “supreme” with the addition of shrimp, tasso and crawfish tails. Smoked duck quesadillas are topped with orange marmalade. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

GRAND ISLE 575 Convention Center Blvd., (504) 520-8530; www.grandislerestaurant.com A duck debris po-boy is dressed with slaw and served on French bread. Linguine is topped with oysters and house-made pancetta in Parmesan cream sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

JAN’S CAJUN RESTAURANT 4831 Jean Lafitte Blvd., Lafitte, (504) 689-2748 Jan’s prepares both chicken and seafood gumbo with a dark roux. The seafood plate includes fish, oysters, stuffed crab and stuffed shrimp. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

MULATE’S CAJUN RESTAURANT 201 Julia St., (504) 5221492; www.mulates.com The seafood platter features stuffed crab, crawfish tails, shrimp, catfish, calamari, oysters, jambalaya and french fries. For dessert there is the house-made butter pecan pie. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

RESTAURANT DES FAMILLES 7163 Barataria Blvd., Crown Point, (504) 689-7834; www.desfamilles.com Alligator-stuffed mushrooms are served with alligator sauce piquant. Redfish Marcel is lightly battered, fried and served with sauteed mushrooms, crabmeat and grilled shrimp. Broiled Barataria stuffed crab features crab shells filled with seasoned crabmeat dressing. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

TOUPS’ MEATERY 845 N. Carrollton Ave.,

(504) 252-4999; www.toupsmeatery.com Lamb neck is served with mint chow chow and black-eyed pea salad. The Meatery Board features a selection of fresh and house-cured meats and condiments. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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Hotel Ste. Marie, 827 Toulouse St., (504) 207-4532; www.vacherierestaurant.com A deep-fried Cornish hen is stuffed with boudin and served with braised collard greens. Rabbit cassoulet features beans and pulled rabbit. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

WAYNE JACOB’S SMOKEHOUSE RESTAURANT 769 W. Fifth St., LaPlace, (985) 652-9990; www.wjsmokehouse.com House-made andouille is the star of the andouille burger, which combines sausage, ground beef and roasted pecans. Plantation veal is fried and served over pasta with shrimp, artichoke and mushroom-basil cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Thu.Fri., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

WOLFE’S IN THE WAREHOUSE Marriott New Orleans, 859 Convention Center Blvd., (504) 613-2882; www. wolfesinthewarehouse.com The herb jumbo shrimp linguine is topped with tomato, bacon, spinach and Parmesan cheese. The 8-ounce beef tenderloin is applewood smoked and comes with au gratin potatoes, baby carrots and caramelized shallot demi-glace. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Caribbean/ Cuban BOSWELL’S JAMAICAN GRILL 3521 Tulane Ave., (504) 482-6600 Oxtail is smothered in gravy and served with broad beans. The jerk chicken is served with two sides and plantains. No reservations. Delivery available. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

620 Iberville St., (504) 522-1138 The ropa vieja is a traditional Cuban version of stewed shredded beef served over rice. The Cuban pressed sandwich features ham, roasted pork and cheese. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

437 Esplanade Ave., (504) 252-4800; www.mojitosnola.com The Aruba scallops feature sea scallops with white chocolate-chipotle sauce, grits and vegetables. The Jamaican pork chop is marinated in jerk seasoning and served with mangoapple sauce, black beans and rice. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sat.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

THE RUM HOUSE 3128 Magazine St., (504) 941-7560; www.rumhousenola.com Roasted sweet potatoes, toasted pecans, goat cheese crumbles, shaved red onions and spinach leaves tossed in curry vinaigrette jazz up the Rum House salad. Island-style Cuban steak features medium-rare flank steak prepared with gingersoy-pineapple marinade, served with black beans and cornbread dressing. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Chinese BEIJING 2222 Clearview Pkwy., Metairie, (504) 885-8881 Beijing duck is served with hoisin sauce, pancakes, scallions and cucumber. Beijing crispy chicken is served with sweet brown sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

CHINA DOLL 830 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, (504) 366-1111 Empress lo mein combines sauteed roast pork, beef, chicken, shrimp, mushrooms, snow peas and bean sprouts with Chinese egg noodles in a light sauce. Kung bo beef ding features beef, cauliflower, baby corn, peppers and cashews in spicy brown sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$ page 38

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CHINA ORCHID 702-704 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 865-1428; www.chinaorchidneworleans.com Sizzling black pepper beef is sauteed in brown sauce with onions and red and green peppers and served over rice. Lightly battered fried fish is topped with sweet-and-spicy sauce and served with steamed broccoli and shrimp fried rice. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

CHINA ROSE 3501 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, (504) 887-3295 The China Rose special is a marinated half duck sauteed with bell peppers and served with brown sauce. If you’re craving heat, order the spicy Mongolian beef or shrimp in hot garlic sauce. Dumplings are pan-fried and crisped with egg. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

FIVE HAPPINESS 3605 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 482-3935; www.fivehappiness.com Five Happiness prepares dishes from many Chinese

regional cuisines. Crispy beef with black pepper and onions is served with rice. Almondcrusted chicken is served with a lemon sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

FONG’S CHINESE & CANTONESE RESTAURANT 2101 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 469-8216 The Four Happiness combines roast pork, chicken, beef, shrimp and vegetables. Fong’s Triple Treat features roast pork, shrimp, snow peas, water chestnuts and vegetables over rice. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, latenight Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

GREEN TEA 1116 Louisiana Ave., (504) 899-8005; www.greenteano.com Chicken with garlic sauce combines sauteed white meat, broccoli, baby carrots, mushrooms, water chestnuts, celery and zucchini in spicy garlic sauce. Singapore mai fun features thin rice noodles sauteed in yellow curry sauce with chicken, shrimp, pork, green onions, egg and Chinese cabbage. No

reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

JUNG’S GOLDEN DRAGON 3009 Magazine St., (504) 891-8280; www.jungsgoldendragon2.com Mu-shu pork includes chopped pork, cabbage, mixed vegetables and soft pancakes. A whole Peking duck is accompanied by steamed buns and tofu soup. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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THE RED PALACE ADRIAN’S BAKERY 1025 Westbank Expwy., Gretna, (504) 366-7071 Catfish fillets are coated in sesame seeds and breadcrumbs and topped with crawfish and spicy black bean-garlic sauce. The Long Fong Steak comes with seared or fried chicken over a bed of Chinese vegetables. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

2016 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 875-4302; 4710 Paris Ave., (504) 282-2283; www.adrians-bakery.com The bakery offers donuts, eclairs, pastries, turtles, doberge squares and custom cakes. Praline cake is similar to a pound cake with praline topping. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards and checks. $

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seafood and eggplant includes shrimp, scallops and crawfish stir-fried with Chinese eggplant in bean sauce. Honey-glazed pecan shrimp features Gulf shrimp in sweet cream sauce served with honey-roasted pecans and sesame seeds. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

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THE BEAN GALLERY 637 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 324-8176; www.facebook.com/thebeangallery The bagels and lox sandwich features smoked salmon, capers, cream cheese and red onion on a bagel. The Caprese panino is stuffed with mozzarella, basil and tomatoes and comes with grapes, chips or potato salad. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Sun.-Thu. Credit cards. $

BITTERSWEET CONFECTIONS 725 Magazine St., (504) 523-2626; www.bittersweetconfections.com The chocolate pecan bourbon tart is drizzled with extra chocolate and toasted Louisiana pecans. The salted caramel cupcake features Tahitian vanilla batter with salted caramel mousse, caramel buttercream frosting and a sprinkle of sea salt. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch

and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

BLUE DOT DONUTS 4301 Canal St., (504) 2184866; www.bluedotdonuts.com Popular donut flavors include red velvet, wedding cake and peanut butter and jelly. For extra debauchery, try a donut ice cream sandwich, made with a choice of donut, toppings and ice cream from New Orleans Ice Cream Co. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

CC’S COMMUNITY COFFEE HOUSE Citywide; www.communitycoffee.com CC’s serves an array of hot and cold coffee drinks and teas, as well as pastries, cookies, scones, muffins and more. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Credit cards. $

CAFE D’CAPPUCCINO 4041 Williams Blvd., Suite B8, Kenner, (504) 443-2299; www.cafedcappuccino.com The Texas barbecue smoky chicken wrap special combines barbecued chicken, cheddar cheese, lettuce and tomato in a tortilla. The grilled chicken Caesar wrap features mari-

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CAFE DU MONDE Citywide; www.cafedumonde.com Cafe du Monde serves its signature beignets loaded with powdered sugar. Wash them down with a cafe au lait or iced coffee. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Cash only. $

CAMPBELL’S COFFEE & TEA 516 S. Tyler St., Covington, (985) 246-6992; www.campbellscoffee.com Campbell’s offers an array of coffees micro-roasted on site, as well as sandwiches by Columbia Street Natural Market and house-baked pastries such as muffin tops and cinnamon rolls. No reservations. Breakfast Mon.-Sat., lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $

vey, (504) 267-4764; 3348 W. Esplanade Ave., Suite C, Metairie, (504) 322-2118 This frozen yogurt emporium offers gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, kosher, nonfat and low-fat options. Featured frozen yogurt flavors include sea salt caramel pretzel and mango sorbet. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

COLD STONE CREAMERY

creolecreamery.com These parlors make their own ice cream in a variety of artisanal flavors and serve old-fashioned sundaes, floats and banana splits. King cake ice cream has a cinnamon base and includes chunks of king cake dough swirled with Mardi Gras colors. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $

CROISSANT D’OR

624 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 218-8900; 1130 S. Clearview Pkwy., Suite F, Harahan, (504) 736-5037; 70380 Hwy. 21, Suite 3, Covington (985) 871-1470; www.coldstonecreamery.com The Hot for Cookie is a warm medley of chocolate chip cookie and cookie dough, French vanilla ice cream, whipped topping and chocolate shavings. The Birthday Cake Remix combines cake batter ice cream, fudge, rainbow sprinkles and a brownie. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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617 Ursulines Ave., (504) 524-4663; www.croissantdornola.com Almond croissants are buttery, flaky pastries filled with almond paste and topped with almond slices. The broccoli and ham bechamel is a warm sandwich with bechamel sauce and melted cheese. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

FRENCH PRESS COFFEEHOUSE 3236 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 305-0276; 3238 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 5985274; www.frenchpresscoffeehouse.com Local coffee flavor options include praline, Southern pecan and king cake. The French Press salad combines

grilled chicken, pecans, raisins, feta cheese and balsamic vinaigrette on a bed of spinach. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

GAMBINO’S BAKERY 300 Lapalco Blvd., Gretna, (504) 391-0600; 4821 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 885-7500; www.gambinos.com Gambino’s has provided sweet treats to locals for more than 60 years. Specialty cakes like Cupid’s Red Velvet cake and fudge pecan brownie cakes remain perennial favorites. French bread and muffuletta sandwiches are available as well. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

HAAGEN-DAZS Aquarium of the Americas, 1 Canal St., (504) 378-2624; Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., (504) 212-5418; Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., (504) 523-3566; www.haagendazs.com The lemon sorbet is a sweet and zesty treat. The vanilla waffle cone sundae is drizzled with caramel sauce and topped with roasted almonds. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

HAYDEL’S BAKERY 4037 Jefferson Hwy., (504) 837-0190; www.haydelbakery.com Traditional and specialty king cakes are available all year around. The Cajun kringle is an oval of flaky pastry with praline filling topped with caramel icing and pecans. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

THE KUPCAKE FACTORY 800 Metairie Road, Suite Q, Metairie, (504) 267-4990; 819 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 464-8884; 911 Veterans Memorial Blvd., (504) 570-6420; 6233 S. Claiborne Ave., (504) 267-3328; www. thekupcakefactory.com Wedding cake is a popular cupcake flavor. Lemon-lemon cupcakes feature lemon cake and lemon frosting. Red velvet cupcakes are topped with cream cheese icing. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

LA DIVINA GELATERIA 621 St. Peter St., (504) 3022692; 3005 Magazine St., (504) 342-2634; Loyola University, Carrollton Residence Hall, (504) 258-2115; www.

ladivinagelateria.com Bourbon pecan is a popular gelato flavor. The blueberry-basil sorbetto is made from fresh blueberries and homegrown basil. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

LA DOLCE NOLA 200 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-1122; www.ladolcenola.com Homemade artisan gelati includes such flavors as blood orange, balsamic strawberry and goat yogurt with cranberry, fig compote, honey and strawberry. Fresh-baked challah bread is available on Fridays. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

LAKEVIEW BREW COFFEE CAFE 5606 Canal Blvd., (504) 4837001; www.lakeviewbrew.com The fleur de lis panino includes oven-roasted turkey, smoked Gouda, asparagus and apple butter spread on a grilled ciabatta baguette or multigrain or wheat bread. The chicken avocado wrap features an herbgarlic, spinach, tomato-basil or wheat tortilla filled with a grilled chicken breast, avocado, tomatoes, romaine lettuce page 40

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and mango vinaigrette and is topped with fresh fruit relish. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

MARBLE SLAB CREAMERY 4201 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite D, Metairie, (504) 8872167; www.marbleslab.com Choose ice cream, sorbet, low-fat yogurt or sugar-free ice cream, add some mix-ins (fruits, nuts, cookies and candy) and watch them get mixed together on a cold marble slab. Cherries Jubilee features sweet cream ice cream with cherries and graham crackers. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

MOJO COFFEE HOUSE 1500 Magazine St., (504) 525-2244 Mojo’s menu includes specialty coffee drinks like the Milky Way, made with Smith Creamery Milk. The strawberry mint scones are baked locally. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $

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callcoffeestand.com Generations of New Orleansarea coffee drinkers have started the day or ended a long night at Morning Call. Beignets are made with the same recipe used when it opened in 1870, and donuts are hand-rolled and cut. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Cash only. $

NOLA BEANS 762 Harrison Ave., (504) 2670783; www.nolabeans.com The Argonne combines roasted turkey, Havarti, sprouts, avocado and tomatoes and is available as a sandwich or wrap. The Spanish Fort salad features romaine lettuce dressed with avocado ranch and topped with avocado, grilled chicken, pico de gallo, corn and black beans. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, early dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $

lunch Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

ORANGE COUCH 2339 Royal St., (504) 2677327; www.theorangecouchcoffee.com The Mocha Masala latte is made with espresso, dark chocolate and house-ground masala spice. A popular dessert treat is Japanese mochi ice cream. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

PJ’S COFFEE Citywide; www.pjscoffee.com PJ’s serves an array of hot and cold coffee drinks including cold-dripped iced coffee. Shops also offer granita, an icy, smooth frozen coffee drink, pastries, cookies and other baked goods. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

THE PEACEBAKER NONNA RANDAZZO ITALIAN BAKERY & CAFE 2033 N. Hwy. 190, Suite F, Covington, (985) 893-1488; www.nonnarandazzo.com Nonna’s house specialties include chocolate eclairs and cannoli, featuring house-made filling and shells. No reservations. Breakfast Tue.-Sun.,

6601 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 1, Metairie, (504) 888-9094; www.thepeacebaker.com Vegan eclairs are filled with chocolate custard and topped with a chocolate glaze. The vegan cinnamon rolls are topped with a vanilla bean glaze. The vegan and glutenfree PeaceBaker handpie

features house-made seasonal fruit filling in a flaky crust. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

PETITE CUPCAKES & EVENTS 2766 Belle Chasse Hwy., Suit A9, Gretna, (504) 233-3020; www.petite-cupcakes.com The King Cake cup cake is topped with cream cheese icing and gold, green and purple sprinkles. The Verry Berry Strawberry is a golden vanilla cake filled with strawberries and topped with cream cheese frosting and strawberry drizzle. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

PINKBERRY 300 Canal St., (504) 8994260; 3460 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (985) 612-7306; 5601 Magazine St., (504) 899-4260; 1212 S. Clearview Parkway, Harahan, (504) 8994260; www.pinkberry.com Order the chocolate hazelnut yogurt with roasted hazelnuts and hazelnut wafer roll cookies on top. Pair the grapefruit Pinkberry with grapefruit-basil puree, caramelized almonds and grapefruit pieces. No reservations. Hours vary by

location. Credit cards and checks. $

PUCCINO’S COFFEEHOUSE Lakeside Shopping Center Annex, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie,(504) 835-3151; 5200 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 780-9970; www.lovepuccinos.com The smoked salmon BLT includes smoked salmon, smoked bacon, lettuce, tomatoes and Puccino’s tangy remoulade spread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

PURE YOGURT CULTURE 8108 Hampson St., (504) 864-8108; www.pureyocult.com The satsuma is a popular flavor among the many yogurts here. The Original Pure Tart flavor is made using nonfat, kosher-certified yogurt. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

ROYAL BLEND COFFEE & TEA HOUSE 204 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 835-7779;621 Royal

St., (504) 523-2716; www. royalblendcoffee.com The Harvest salad combines dried cranberries, onion, feta cheese, pecans, tomatoes, roasted corn and honey-balsamic vinaigrette. The Executive club sandwich features turkey, ham, bacon, Swiss and cheddar cheeses, lettuce, tomato and honey-mustard dressing. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

SOUND CAFE 2700 Chartres St., (504) 947-4477 Sliced apples and brie are served on a sesame, everything or plain bagel. A variety of quiches are available, including asparagus and spinach. Ham and cheddar cheese is served on a toasted croissant. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sun. Credit cards $

STILL PERKIN’ The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., (504) 899-0335; www.stillperkinneworleans.com Still Perkin’ offers an assortment of specialty coffee drinks including chicory coffee. Baked goods include breakfast pastries, brioche buns and bagels. No reservations. Breakfast,

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Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., (504) 6133850; www.neworleans.hyatt.com The smoked pork andouille sandwich is served on ciabatta and dressed with organic zucchini slaw and cranberry dressing. The cured salmon and egg-white frittata features cage-free eggs, organic baby spinach and organic tomato tartare. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. $$

THE SWEET PALATE 519 St. Louis St., (504) 522-5150; www.thesweetpalate.com Rich dark chocolate coats a hazelnut praline infused with “pop-rocks.” Pistachio gelato is made in house and served in a handmade cone. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Z’OTZ COFFEEHOUSE 8210 Oak St., (504) 861-2224 Flaky croissants are stuffed with spinach and feta cheese. A portobello and mozzarella sandwich is served on a warm bagel. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Cash only. $

ALLEGRO BISTRO 1100 Poydras St., (504) 5822350; www.allegrobistro.com The steakhouse grilled romaine salad features sliced filet mignon, Creole tomatoes, red onions and blue cheese dressing. The spicy chicken Alfredo combines roasted spicy chicken tossed with Creole spices, green onions and mushrooms. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

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(504) 528-1940; www.nationalww2museum. org/american-sector Alligator and pork cheek meatballs top spaghetti with red gravy. Grilled black drum comes over farro and Covey Farms mixed vegetables. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

APOLLINE RESTAURANT 4729 Magazine St., (504) 894-8881; www.apollinerestaurant.com Crabmeat and goat cheese tart comes with cherry tomato gastrique and frisee lettuce. Lamb osso buco is served with house-made fettuccine, mint gremolata and veal glace. Reservations recommended. page 42

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Dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sat.Sun. Credit cards. $$$

BAYONA 430 Dauphine St., (504) 5254455; www.bayona.com Chef Susan Spicer’s flagship restaurant offers New Orleansstyle barbecue shrimp served with pimento cheese grits and smothered greens. A gnocchi dish is made with Yukon Gold potatoes and accompanied by rabbit leg fricassee, sage and natural jus. Reservations required. Lunch Thu.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

BORGNE Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., (504) 6133860; www.borgnerestaurant.com Borgne’s 10-clove garlic shrimp dish is prepared with potatoes, peppers and fennel. Black drum a la plancha is topped with pecans and jumbo lump crabmeat in brown-butter sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

THE BOSTON RESTAURANT 100 NE Central Ave., Amite, (985) 748-5555; www.bostonofamite.com Black pepper beef tenderloin

features cubes of tenderloin stir fried medium rare with potatoes, onions and mushrooms. Fried green tomatoes are topped with crawfish cream sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BOUCHERIE 8115 Jeannette St., (504) 862-5514; www.boucherie-nola.com Boucherie’s Chappapeela Farms pork confit comes with black-eyed peas, caramelized onion fondue and grilled green onions. The applewoodsmoked scallops a la Provencal are paired with brown butter and cauliflower. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

BOULIGNY TAVERN 3641 Magazine St., (504) 891-1810; www.boulignytavern.com Chef John Harris’ elegant lounge offers a menu of cheese boards and small plates. Grilled baby octopus comes with chick peas and olive tapenade. Crostini of sauteed mushrooms is made with sherry vinegar and garlic. No reservations. Dinner

and late-night Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CANAL STREET BISTRO 3903 Canal St., (504) 482-1225; www.canalstreetbistro.com Crab cakes feature lump crabmeat and fresh herbs and are served over organic spring mix with remoulade. Fish Grand Cayman is poached in coconut curry sauce. Reservations recommended. Breakfast and lunch Wed.-Mon., dinner Wed.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

CAROUSEL BAR AND LOUNGE Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., (504) 523-3341; www.hotelmonteleone.com The bar bites menu features pig wings, which are drenched in mango barbecue sauce and served with braised Swiss chard, goat cheese, micro sprouts and a biscuit. Blue crab and crawfish beignets are topped with remoulade. No reservations. Lunch daily. Credit cards. $$

THE COUNTRY CLUB 634 Louisa St., (504) 9450742; www.thecountryclubneworleans.com

Brunch features shrimp and andouille over stone-ground grits with mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and red onion. A house speciality is the canjiquinha, a Brazilian pork and corn-grit stew. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner and latenight daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

COWBELL 8801 Oak St., (504) 2988689; www.cowbell-nola.com Gulf fish is marinated in olive oil and lemon zest, grilled and served with house-made roasted-jalapeno tartar sauce, garlic-sauteed local greens and spicy crab-boil potatoes. The organic chicken breast is marinated in a lime-cilantro vinaigrette and is served with smoky barlotti beans, guacamole and grilled flour tortillas. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sat. Credit cards. $$

CRIOLLO RESTAURANT & LOUNGE Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., (504) 681-4444; www.criollonola.com Bucktown oysters are served with collard bechamel, sunny side-up quail eggs and

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applewood-smoked bacon. The coriander-crusted Two Run Farm lamb is served with port wine reduction and comes with spiced chestnuts and seared foie gras. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

CRYSTAL ROOM AT LE PAVILLON 833 Poydras St., (504) 6208899; www.lepavillon.com Herbsaint oysters are fried and served atop grilled tomatoes with tasso and spinach cream. Rack of lamb is served with almond-mint pesto, a vegetable and a starch. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

CURE 4905 Freret St., (504) 3022357; www.curenola.com The short-rib debris sandwich comes on multigrain bread with Gruyere cheese and redonion jam. Truffled cauliflower comes with green pea pesto crostini. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

THE DELACHAISE 3442 St. Charles Ave., (504) 895-0858; www.thedelachaise.com

Eggplant cannoli feature slices of eggplant layered with a mix of ricotta, chevre and herbs, topped with muhammara, a Syrian red-pepper sauce. The flank-steak bruschetta features grilled marinated beef, shaved manchego cheese and Peruvian garlic spread on ciabatta crostini. No reservations. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

ELIZABETH’S 601 Gallier St., (504) 944-9272; www.elizabethsrestaurantnola.com Rotating seafood specials include grilled drum with shrimp Creole sauce and fried soft-shell crabs with chili hollandaise. The crawfish cheesecake comes on a Parmesan-breadcrumb crust. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

GAUTREAU’S RESTAURANT 1728 Soniat St., (504) 899-7397; www.gautreausrestaurant.com Stone crab claws are served with preserved lemon creme fraiche aioli, celery root-fennel

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THE GREEN GODDESS 307 Exchange Place, (504) 301-3347; www.greengoddessnola.com Thin-cut pork belly is pan-fried and served in a banh mi with shrimp, foie gras mousse, cucumber, carrots, jalapenos, arugula, basil and chili sauce. Beef daube is local beef slow braised with onions, tomatoes and red wine with a hint of olive and served with a truffled grit cake and broiled tomato. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

THE GRILL ROOM Windsor Court Hotel, 300 Gravier St., (504) 522-1994; www.grillroomneworleans.com Hudson Valley foie gras is served with a buttered date, a bacon beignet, pickled apple, brown-butter pecans and fried sage. Niman Ranch dry-aged tenderloin comes with potato butter, baby vegetables, mushroom ravioli and black garlic jus. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and

dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

HERBSAINT BAR AND RESTAURANT 701 St. Charles Ave., (504) 524-4114; www.herbsaint.com For an appetizer, house-made spaghetti is served with housecured guanciale and a fried poached farm egg. Louisiana shrimp are served with Calasparra rice, artichokes and maitake mushrooms. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

IRIS 321 N. Peters St., (504) 299-3944; www.irisneworleans.com Lemon grass chicken soup is made with cilantro and rice. The local farm-raised muscovy duck breast is served with Louisiana legumes, Brussels sprouts, Spanish chorizo and baby carrot salad. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$$

LA FIN DU MONDE 2917 Magazine St.; www.lafinrestaurant.com The shrimp and grits features Gulf shrimp sauteed with shallots, garlic, roasted red pepper, house-made tomato paste,

house-made tasso, shrimp stock, lemon juice and butter. The 12-hour cured pork belly is slow roasted, topped with Steen’s cane vinegar glaze and served with house-made kimchi, pickled radish, cucumber and butter lettuce. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

LA PETITE GROCERY 4238 Magazine St., (504) 891-3377; www.lapetitegrocery.com Pan-fried rabbit comes with spaetzle and caper-butter sauce. Popcorn risotto is mixed with piave vecchio cheese and black kale and topped with a crispy fried egg. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

LE FORET 129 Camp St., (504) 5536738; www.leforetneworleans.com The barbecue shrimp features Louisiana shrimp, a fried grit cake and Abita beer barbecue sauce. The sugar cane-glazed quail is a popular entree. Reservations recommended. Dinner nightly. Credit cards. $$$

LILETTE RESTAURANT 3637 Magazine St., (504) 895-1636; www.liletterestaurant.com The grilled lamb sirloin is served with a salad of arugula, fried chickpeas, roasted peppers, onions and balsamic vinaigrette. Sauteed drum is served with artichoke, roasted tomatoes, haricots verts and lemon-oregano yogurt. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

LUKE 333 St. Charles Ave., (504) 378-2840; www.lukeneworleans.com The Luke burger is topped with Allan Benton’s bacon, caramelized onions, tomatoes and Emmentaler cheese and is served with house-made fries. Jumbo Louisiana shrimp “en cocotte” combines McEwen & Sons creamy white-corn grits and Poche’s andouille. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

MARIGNY BRASSERIE 640 Frenchmen St., (504) 945-4472; www.marig-

nybrasserie.com Garlic-Tabasco hot wings are served with blue cheese dressing. Blackened Gulf fish is served over dirty rice with lump crabmeat and Tabasco hollandaise. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

MARTINIQUE BISTRO 5908 Magazine St., (504) 891-8495; www.martiniquebistro.com Vanilla bean gnocchi are tossed with Maine lobster, tarragon and sauce Americaine. Traditional cassoulet gets a local twist with the addition of andouille sausage, duck confit, duck sausage and cannellini beans. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

MEAUXBAR BISTRO 942 N. Rampart St., (504) 569-9979; www.meauxbar.com Sauteed Louisiana frogs’ legs Provencale are served over saffron and fennel slaw with garlic beurre blanc. Classic bouillabaisse is loaded with sea bass, jumbo lump crabmeat, shrimp

and mussels and garnished with rouille. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

MILA 817 Common St., (504) 412-2580; www.milaneworleans.com Signature oysters Rockefeller Deconstructed features poached oysters, bacon chips, spinach and licorice root. The sweet-tea duck and crispy French baby chicken are popular entrees. Reservations recommended. Breakfast daily, lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$$

THE MUNCH FACTORY 6325 Elysian Fields Ave., (504) 324-5372; www.themunchfactory.net Aunt Irma’s Hawaiian tuna salad combines mixed greens, toasted sesame seeds, wonton strips, avocado and cucumber, tossed with seared rare tuna and sweet and spicy Asian dressing. Blackened redfish is served with mashed potatoes and a side item. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ page 44

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PRIME GRILLE 3162 Dauphine St., (504) 301-1740; www.primegrille3162.com Cajun spiced rib-eye is topped with blue cheese and served with blue cheese gratin and white wine-infused Brussels sprouts. Lamp lollipops are coated in Creole mustard sauce and served over cheese grits. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

RALPH’S ON THE PARK 900 City Park Ave., (504) 488-1000; www.ralphsonthepark.com Tuna two ways features tuna tartare and pepper seared tuna with avocado, sweet chili and wasabi creme fraiche. The miso- and cane-glazed fish of the day is seared in olive oil and served with miso glaze, shrimp dumplings, vegetables, watercress, ginger and lemon grass infused shrimp nage. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.Sun., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

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ROOT 200 Julia St., (504) 2529480; www.rootnola.com Louisiana pickled shrimp includes shrimp and deviled eggs topped with truffled egg-yolk mousse. Cohibasmoked scallops are coated with chorizo dust and served with caramelized cauliflower, patatas bravas and fennel choucroute. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.Fri., dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

RUE 127 127 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 483-1571; www.rue127.com Chef Ray Gruezke prepares sweetbread risotto with enoki and beech mushrooms, pine nuts and lemon risotto and heritage rabbit. The rabbit pot pie is made with sage, turnips, leeks and carrots and served with rosemary cornbread. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

SARA’S BISTRO & BAR

301 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 299-9777; www. restaurantaugust.com Chef John Besh’s signature house-made gnocchi are tossed with blue crab and Perigord truffles. Breaded trout Pontchartrain is served with wild mushrooms, jumbo lump crabmeat and hollandaise. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

724 Dublin St., (504) 8610565; www.sarasbistro.com Short ribs are cooked sous vide (vacuum sealed and cooked slowly) with spicy hoisin and chili demi-glace and served with whipped potatoes and seasonal greens. Pan-seared wild Atlantic salmon is served with spiced winter squash and sweetand-savory tomato chutney. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

RESTAURANT CYPRESS

THE SAZERAC RESTAURANT

4426 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, (504) 885-6885; www.restaurantcypress.com Among the upscale contemporary Creole offerings is a combination of a pan-seared breast and confit of duck with huckleberry glaze, served with an andouille-cornbread dressing. The fish of the day is pan-seared and served with crabmeat butter sauce and asparagus. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Roosevelt Hotel, 123 Baronne St., (504) 648-1200; www.therooseveltneworleans.com Lobster BLT sliders feature Maine lobster salad, pancetta, Bibb lettuce and tomatoes on brioche bread. Garlic-roasted giant prawns come with saffron carnaroli rice paella and cognac-shellfish sauce. Reservations accepted. Breakfast daily, lunch Mon.-Thu., dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

THE RIDGE BISTRO

SERENDIPITY

1827 Hickory Ave., River Ridge, (504) 305-4195; www.ridgebistro.com Gulf shrimp and smoked sausage come with white beans and creamy Creole sauce. The Peppery Pig sandwich features smoked ham, provolone cheese and pepper jelly on a toasted croissant. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Tue.-

3700 Orleans Ave., (504) 407-0818; www.serendipitynola.com Chef Chris DeBarr’s signature dishes include “shrimp in a grass skirt,” his version of New Orleans barbecue shrimp with phyllo strands. Truffled goat cheese “ravioli” are made with slices of golden beets instead of pasta. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

SOBOU 310 Chartres St., (504) 552-4095; www.sobounola.com SoBou’s creative dishes include duck debris and butternut squash beignets with foie gras fondue and chicory coffee ganache. The foie gras burger features seared Hudson Valley foie gras, a sunny side-up yard egg, duck bacon and foie gras mayo on a caramelized onion brioche bun and it comes with a small Abita root beer and foie gras ice cream float. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

STELLA! 1032 Chartres St., (504) 587-0091; www.restaurantstella.com Spanish octopus features pimenton aioli, jamon iberico de bellota, pine nuts and shaved radishes. Bone marrow-crusted beef tenderloin is made with black garlic, charcoal-roasted carrots, king oyster mushrooms and pommes Dauphine. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

SUIS GENERIS 3219 Burgundy St., (504) 309-7850; www.suisgeneris.com The restaurant’s constantly changing menu may include dishes like house-made cilantro ravioli filled with artichoke hearts, shiitake mushrooms, smoked mozzarella and shallots, served with grilled asparagus and roasted red peppercucumber-sambal oelek sauce. Wake Up Duck is a duck breast brined in coffee, star anise, garlic and orange, pan-seared and served with black rice and Brussels sprouts. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner Wed.-Sun., late-night Thu.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

SYLVAIN 625 Chartres St., (504) 265-8123; www.sylvainnola.com This gastro pub offers creative new American cooking and craft cocktails. Slow-roasted pork shoulder is rolled into a patty, pan fried and served with Coosa Valley grits, braised greens and mustard jus. American Wagyu beef belly is braised and served with sweet soy reduction, a scallion and parsnip pancake, pickled onions and local sprouts. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

VINE AND DINE 141 Delaronde St., (504) 361-1402;

Opening March 2013! Chef Mike Nirenberg’s www.vine-dine.com Escargot are sauteed in garlic butter and served in Parmesan-crusted phyllo cups. Andouille and zucchini skewers are served with corn maque choux made with tasso, onions and peppers. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Creole 5FIFTY5 New Orleans Marriott, 555 Canal St., (504) 553-5638; www.555canal.com Lightly fried crab cakes are served with succotash and charred-tomato vinaigrette. The 20-ounce cowboy ribeye is grilled, drizzled with house barbecue sauce and served with caramelized onion and goat cheese polenta. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

ANNADELE’S PLANTATION

ANTOINE’S RESTAURANT 713 St. Louis St., (504) 581-4422; www.antoines.com The crabmeat au gratin features lump crabmeat in cream sauce sprinkled with a mixture of cheese and French breadcrumbs. Oyster a la Foch consists of fried oysters on toast buttered with pate de foie gras served with rich Colbert sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

The Bourbon Street chicken features a Zapp’s potato chips and pecan-crusted chicken breast with andouille sausage and mushroom in bourbon cream sauce. Traditional New Orleans barbecue shrimp is served with smoked Gouda grits. Reservations recommended. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Tue.Sat. Credit cards. $$$

BON TON CAFE

COMMANDER’S PALACE

401 Magazine St., (504) 524-3386; www.thebontoncafe.com The redfish Bon Ton is a seared fillet of seasoned drum topped with lump crabmeat and lemon butter. Oysters Alvin features lightly breaded bivalves served over seasoned rice pilaf and topped with a sauce of lemon, beef broth and fresh mushrooms. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$$

1403 Washington Ave., (504) 899-8221; www.commanderspalace.com Brown butter-roasted Gulf fish comes with crab-boiled artichokes, eggplant, smoked tomatoes, sliced olives, crispy capers and tarragon butter. In the cranberry molasses lacquered quail, cochon de lait boudin-stuffed quail is served with caramelized onions, bacon lardoons and garlic wilted greens with sticky cranberry-apple jus. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

BRENNAN’S RESTAURANT 417 Royal St., (504) 525-9711; www.brennansneworleans.com Eggs Hussard is a spin-off of traditional eggs Benedict, featuring marchands de vin instead of hollandaise. The chef’s specialty is redfish Perez, a sauteed fillet topped with lump crabmeat, shrimp and hollandaise. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

BROUSSARD’S RESTAURANT 819 Conti St., (504) 5813866; www.broussards.com Chef Tory Stewart’s Louisiana shrimp and corn bisque is served with crispy sweet potatoes and lime and chive creme fraiche. Grilled Colorado lamb chops come with mint pesto and goat cheese gnocchi. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

CAFE DAUPHINE

813 Bienville St., (504) 523-5433; www.arnaudsrestaurant.com This Creole grande dame is known for its signature zesty remoulade. Quail Elzy is stuffed with a foie gras mousse and served with a truffle demi-glace. Smoked pompano is a Gulf-caught, smoked fillet. Dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

5229 Dauphine St., (504) 309-6391; www.cafedauphine.com Lizardi rolls are egg rolls filled with cabbage, crabmeat, shrimp and crawfish, seasoned with a mixture of Cajun and Asian spices and served with sweet chili sauce. Order a deep-fried bell pepper stuffed with crabmeat and shrimp dressing. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

ATCHAFALAYA

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COPELAND’S Citywide; www.copelandsofneworleans.com Copeland’s offers creative twists on Creole and Cajun flavors. Jambalaya pasta combines shrimp, chicken, andouille, smoked sausage, mushrooms, peppers and bow tie pasta in spicy jambalaya sauce. Shrimp Ducky features strips of duck breast sauteed in burgundy-mushroom sauce served over rice or linguine. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

CORNER OYSTER HOUSE 500 St. Peter St., (504) 522-2999; www.corneroysterhouse.com The crawfish and chicken Homerun is a chicken breast topped with crawfish, mushrooms and peppers served over rice. Crawfish and crab cake Pontchartrain features crab cakes and crawfish topped with crabmeat and lemon-butter sauce served over pasta. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

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71518 Chestnut St., Covington, (985) 809-7669; www.annadeles.com Grilled duck breast and quail is served with creamy mushroom risotto, grilled asparagus and sweet potato hay. Savory cheesecake St. Tammany is caramelized onion and shrimp cheesecake topped with barbecue shrimp. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Fri., dinner Wed.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$$

Sunflower-crusted scallops are served with Creole tomato risotto, pickled shiitake mushrooms and pancetta vinaigrette. Creole vongole is served with spaghetti and made with lacinato kale and ham hocks in tomatoshellfish broth. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

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DESIRE BISTRO & OYSTER BAR 300 Bourbon St., (504) 5860300; www.sonesta.com/ royalneworleans Shrimp and grits is made with tasso and spicy cream sauce. Oysters Desire are charbroiled with garlic butter and Parmesan. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

DOOKY CHASE RESTAURANT 2301 Orleans Ave., (504) 821-0600; www.dookychaserestaurant.com “When you come here, it’s a whole ’nother ball game of Creole,” chef Leah Chase says of her restaurant. Her classic dishes include gumbo featuring shrimp, crab, chicken, ham and sausage. Shrimp Clemenceau is made with butter, garlic, peas and potatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Fri. Credit cards. $$$

EAT NEW ORLEANS

FEELINGS CAFE 2600 Chartres St., (504) 9452222; www.feelingscafe.com Gulf fish Nicholas is a grilled fillet brushed with Dijon mustard and served with grilled shrimp, creamed spinach and new potatoes. A vegan option is the potato and tempeh patty with tomato vinaigrette, served with squash ribbons and topped with Creole sun-dried tomatoes and olive sauce. Reservations accepted. Dinner Wed.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

GALATOIRE’S RESTAURANT 209 Bourbon St., (504) 5252021; www.galatoires.com Poisson meuniere amandine is a crispy fried Gulf fish topped with toasted almonds and meuniere sauce. The Galatoire goute is a cold seafood sampler featuring shrimp remoulade, crabmeat maison and oysters en brochette. Jackets required at dinner and on Sunday. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$$

630 St. Peter St., (504) 5251486; www.gumboshop.com Chicken espagnole features a half chicken simmered in brown sauce with mushrooms, shallots, wine and garlic and is served over rice with vegetables. Crawfish etouffee is made with crawfish tails simmered in a spicy sauce of onions, bell peppers, celery, garlic and wine. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

THE PRALINE CONNECTION 542 Frenchmen St., (504) 943-3934; www.pralineconnection.com Home-style meatloaf is served with creamed potatoes and green beans. The fried Gulf shrimp plate includes cornbread and a side item. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

IGNATIUS EATERY 3121 Magazine St., (504) 899-0242 The ground crawfish- and shrimp-stuffed bell pepper is topped with grated Parmesan cheese and served with buttered garlic new potatoes. Meatloaf is stuffed with Poche’s pork and jalapeno boudin and topped with creamy horseradish sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

JACQUES-IMO’S CAFE 8324 Oak St., (504) 8610886; www.jacques-imos.com Roasted stuffed quail features bacon, mushrooms, foie gras and cranberries. Blackened lamb sirloin is served with sun-dried tomato demi-glace. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

LE BAYOU RESTAURANT

ROUX ON ORLEANS

oysters topped with garlic, parsley, butter and cheese. Eggplant Algiers features three fried eggplant medallions layered with a crab cake, boiled shrimp and crabmeat and topped with light sherry cream sauce. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

MANNING’S

208 Bourbon St., (504) 5254755; www.lebayourestaurant.com Catfish stuffed with crawfish dressing is baked and topped with crawfish cream sauce and served with vegetables and jambalaya. The shrimp and grits Napoleon adds fried green tomatoes and creamy bourbon sauce to the popular dish. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

519 Fulton St., (504) 5938118; www.harrahsneworleans.com The Archie burger is served on a toasted brioche bun. The organic chicken Caesar salad features grilled chicken, romaine lettuce, olives, smoked croutons and Caesar dressing. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

LITTLE GEM SALOON

2106 Chartres St., (504) 3097335; www.melangenola.com The late-night menu includes shrimp and grits, duck and andouille gumbo and a grilled andouille sandwich on French bread with roasted red peppers and Tabasco mayonnaise. Reservations accepted. Dinner Wed.-Sun., late-night Thu.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

445 S. Rampart St., (504) 267-4863; www.littlegemsaloon.com A trio of deviled eggs includes Maylie’s deviled egg remoulade, one with champignon and mushroom catsup and one with Creole caviar. Gulf fish Roland is the fish of the day stuffed with crabmeat and shrimp and served with green onion rouille and sauteed vegetables. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

LOUIE & THE REDHEAD LADY 1851 Florida St., Mandeville, (985) 626-6044; www.louieandtheredheadlady.com Oysters La Luzianne are fried

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MR. B’S BISTRO 201 Royal St., (504) 5232078; www.mrbsbistro.com Mr. B’s blackened shrimp comes with French bread to dip in the peppery butter sauce. Gumbo ya ya is a dark roux gumbo filled with chicken and andouille sausage. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

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MOTHER’S RESTAURANT 401 Poydras St., (504) 5239656; www.mothersrestaurant.net The Famous Ferdi po-boy is loaded with ham, roast beef debris, baked ham, shredded cabbage, pickles, mayo and yellow and Creole mustards. Popular traditional Creole dishes include Jerry’s jambalaya and red beans and rice. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

N’TINI’S 2891 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (985) 626-5566; www.ntinis.com Mediterranean redfish features a fillet seared in a cast-iron skillet, topped with house-made olive salad and served with spinach-artichoke orzo risotto. The menu includes a selection of steaks and steakhouse side dishes like creamed spinach, steak fries, loaded baked potatoes, sweet potato souffle, Creole green beans and more. Reservations recommended. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

cream sauce. Oysters are served raw or char-grilled. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

OLIVIER’S CREOLE RESTAURANT 204 Decatur St., (504) 5257734; www.olivierscreole.com Braised Creole rabbit is served with sage-oyster dressing. The eggplant Olivier appetizer features crawfish tails and andouille in basil-garlic sauce atop flash-fried eggplant slices. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.- Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

THE ORIGINAL PIERRE MASPERO’S 440 Chartres St., (504) 5248990; www.pierremasperosrestaurant.com Blackened chicken tops fettuccine and is served with corn maque choux made with corn, peppers and tasso. Seafoodstuffed pistolettes feature creamy shrimp, crab and crawfish stuffing in Leidenheimer bread. Reservations accepted. Breakfast Fri.-Mon., lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

NEYOW’S CREOLE CAFE

PALACE CAFE

3340 Bienville St., (504) 827-5474; www.neyowscreolecafe.net Pasta on the Bayou features sauteed crawfish and Gulf shrimp over penne pasta in

605 Canal St., (504) 5231661; www.palacecafe.com Crabmeat cheesecake is baked in a pecan crust and topped with wild mushroom sauce and Creole meuniere.

Bourbon Orleans Hotel, 717 Orleans Ave., (504) 571-4604; www.bourbonorleans.com/ roux-on-orleans Redfish couvillion comes with rice pilaf and is topped with spicy Creole sauce. Fried catfish shrimp and grits is dressed with etouffee sauce and roasted corn maque choux. Reservations accepted. Breakfast daily, dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

SAINTS AND SINNERS 627 Bourbon St., (504) 528-9307: www.saintsandsinnersnola.com Channing Tatum’s Storyvillethemed eatery serves everything from burgers and salads to Creole favorites. The Politician’s special includes a cup of gumbo, jambalaya and crawfish pie. Get a cheesy Cajun grit cake topped with a jumbo lump crab cake. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

SAL & JUDY’S 27491 Hwy. 190, Lacombe, (985) 882-9443; www.salandjudysrestaurant.com Trout Nicholas is pan-fried trout topped with lump crabmeat, shrimp and mushrooms in lemon-butter cream sauce. Marinated crab claws are served with white wine cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Sun., dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

SMILIE’S RESTAURANT 5725 Jefferson Hwy., Harahan, (504) 733-3000; www.smiliesrestaurant.com Trout Orleans is a pan-fried fillet topped with jumbo lump crabmeat and shallots, served with chardonnay sauce, potatoes and vegetables. Caribbean salad features almond-crusted chicken breast, romaine lettuce, blue cheese, fruit and nuts tossed in pepper jelly dressing. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $ page 48

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900 Dumaine St., (504) 5227222; www.eatnola.com Chicken and dumplings fills a cast-iron pan with three biscuits in vegetable cream sauce with chicken. The hogshead cheese appetizer comes with housemade hot sauce. Reservations accepted. Breakfast Sat., lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Pecan-crusted catfish is served with Creole meuniere sauce, spiced pecans, popcorn rice and vegetables. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

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bacon and bearnaise. The veal Oscar features veal cutlets with asparagus, sauteed lump crabmeat and tasso hollandaise and comes with mashed new potatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and brunch daily. Credit cards. $$$

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SNUG HARBOR JAZZ BISTRO 626 Frenchmen St., (504) 949-0696; www.snugjazz.com The fish Marigny features a fried redfish fillet topped with Gulf shrimp and Creole cream sauce. Spicy barbecue shrimp are sauteed in butter, garlic, rosemary and cayenne pepper. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

STEAMBOAT NATCHEZ Toulouse Street Wharf, (504) 586-8777; www.steamboatnatchez.com Blackened Paddlewheel pork loin is served with either Creole mustard sauce or Caribbean butter infused with Steen’s cane syrup. Creole creamed spinach is Cajun spiced. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

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823 Decatur St., (504) 5258676; www.tujagues.com Tujague’s serves a traditional prixe fixe dinner menu and one of the entree options is its signature chicken bonne femme, which is pan-fried, seasoned with garlic and parsley and served with potatoes. Boiled brisket is served with Creole horseradish sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sat.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

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WILLIE MAE’S SCOTCH HOUSE 2401 St. Ann St., (504) 822-9503 Fried chicken here is coated in wet batter and prepared according to Willie Mae Seaton’s family recipe. Bread pudding is a popular dessert. No reservations. Lunch daily, early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Deli BREAUX MART Citywide; www.breauxmart.com At the deli counter, daily specials include crispy fried catfish with sides like mac and cheese or fried okra. Monday’s red beans and rice special comes with a baked or fried pork chop and side items. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

www.cansecosmarkets.com These family-owned groceries have deli counters that serve house-made savory meat pies and pressed Cuban sandwiches: marinated pork, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles and mustard. The Friday night special at the Metairie Road location is a fried shrimp po-boy. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

DELI 70124 872 Harrison Ave., (504) 304-8501; www.deli70124.com Megan’s Favorite Salad combines spinach, grilled chicken, walnuts, cranraisins, goat cheese and raspberry vinaigrette. Karen’s Reuben fills rye bread with lean corned beef and sauerkraut. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

DORIGNAC’S 710 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 8348216; www.dorignacs.com Dorignac’s offers daily specials like Monday’s red beans or white beans with meat choices including fried chicken, smoked sausage and smothered pork chops. The golden fried chicken livers are hand battered and served as lunch plate. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

THE GROCERY 2854 St. Charles Ave., (504) 895-9524; www. thegroceryneworleans.com The pressed chicken Philly sandwich combines chicken, provolone and American cheeses, mushrooms, sauteed onions, roasted peppers, mayo and Italian seasonings on Leidenheimer French bread. The house chicken and sausage gumbo is made with a rich, dark roux. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

GUILLORY’S GROCERY 3708 Derbigny St., Metairie, (504) 833-1390 Burger patties are made fresh daily and the Mr. G’s burgers (Junior or Senior) are topped with house-made chili. Hot tamale sandwiches are served on French bread and topped with chili and cheese. Krispy Krunchy fried chicken is popular. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

trami on rye with horseradish, mustard and coleslaw and is served hot. The kosher fried shrimp po-boy features imitation shrimp served with cocktail sauce, lettuce and tomato. No reservations. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner Mon.Thu. Credit cards. $

LAKEVIEW GROCERY 801 Harrison Ave., (504) 293-1201; www.lakeviewgrocery.com A Chisesi ham po-boy comes dressed with lettuce, tomato, pickles and mayonnaise and can be pressed as a panino as well. The chicken platter includes the option of either fried or rotisserie pieces. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

LANGENSTEIN’S 800 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 831-6682; 1330 Arabella St., (504) 899-9283; www.langensteins.com Button mushrooms are seasoned, smoked and stuffed with creamy crabmeat filling. The Masterpiece Roast combines beef tenderloin, veal cutlet, provolone cheese and herbs. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

MARDI GRAS ZONE 2706 Royal St., (504) 9478787; www.mardigraszone.com The neighborhood grocery and restaurant has a deli counter with sandwiches and hot plates. Steaks, burgers and seafood are cooked on the grill. Twenty-inch handtossed pizzas are cooked in a wood-fired brick oven. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

MARTIN WINE CELLAR 714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie, (504) 896-7350; www. martinwine.com The Deli Deluxe sandwich features corned beef, pastrami, Swiss cheese, Russian dressing and Creole mustard on an onion roll and is served hot. The European salad combines baby arugula, prosciutto, dried cranberries, toasted pine nuts, shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano and sherry vinaigrette. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Fri., brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

MCALISTER’S DELI CANSECO’S MARKET 1519 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 835-5979; 3135 Esplanade Ave., (504) 322-2595; 5217 Elysian Fields Ave., (504) 218-8426;

KOSHER CAJUN NEW YORK DELI & GROCERY 3519 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-2010; www. koshercajun.com The J&N Special is made with corned beef and pas-

Citywide; www.mcalistersdeli.com The club sandwich has layers of ham, turkey, cheddar, applewood-smoked bacon, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato and honey mustard on toasted wheat bread. The

Spud Max potato is loaded with ham, turkey, bacon, melted Swiss and cheddar cheeses, olives, green onions and sour cream. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

and jalapeno. House-made hogshead cheese is available by the pound. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

WELTY’S DELI

3501 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 885-4010; www. mrroosdeli.com The chicken or cheese quesadillas are made with mozzarella and cheddar cheese, lettuce and tomato topped with sour cream and salsa. The Mr. Club sandwich features turkey, ham, American cheese, bacon, lettuce and tomato on white or wheat toast. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

336 Camp St., (504) 5920223; www.weltysdeli.com The Asian chicken salad tops baby greens with roasted chicken, carrots, mandarin orange segments, fried rice noodles and toasted almonds tossed in ginger-soy dressing. The AK (After Katrina) sandwich is assembled with a choice of four deli meats and cheddar, Swiss, pepper Jack and provolone cheeses on a warm muffuletta bun. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

QUARTER MASTER DELI

WHOLE FOODS MARKET

1100 Bourbon St., (504) 529-1416; www.quartermasterdeli.net The roast beef po-boy features thin-sliced, slowroasted beef in gravy on French bread. Brisket is slow roasted, sliced thick, slathered in barbecue sauce and served with potato salad and baked beans.. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Cash only. $

3420 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 888-8225; 5600 Magazine St., (504) 8999119; www.wholefoodsmarket.com These markets offer a rotating selection of salads, baked goods, deli items, pizza and more. One healthy option is the winter crunch salad with broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and apple chunks tossed with tangy citrus vinaigrette and topped with salted, roasted cashews. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

MR. ROO’S DELI & CATERING

ROUSES

SAMMY’S FOOD SERVICE & DELI 3000 Elysian Fields Ave., (504) 947-0675; www.sammysfood.com The burger features a 12-ounce patty of beef ground in-house served on a Leidenheimer bun with topping options including blue cheese or sauteed mushrooms. The catfish is stuffed with shrimp and crabmeat, baked, topped with shrimp and crabmeat cream sauce and served with a choice of two sides. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $

TAG’S MEAT MARKET & DELI 1207 E. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, (504) 277-6594 Po-boys feature a variety of house-made sausages including hot sausage, Italian sausage and green onion

ZARA’S MARKET 2042 Prytania St., (504) 523-3658; 4838 Prytania St., 895-0581; www.zarasmarket.com Deli-style turkey and roast beef sandwiches are dressed with lettuce, tomato and pickles and served on Susan Spicer’s multigrain bread. The corn and crab chowder is made in house. No reservations. 4838 Prytania St.: breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily; 2042 Prytania St.: breakfast, lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

Diner 13 517 Frenchmen St., (504) 942-1345; www.13monaghan.com Breakfast burritos are available all day and feature whole wheat tortillas filled with roasted red pepper sauce, cheddar cheese, salsa and either scrambled eggs or tofu. Tater tachos are made with baked tots covered with black beans, jalapenos, cheddar cheese, salsa and sour cream. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

833 Howard Ave., (504) 299-8792 The hearty vegetarian chili is made with red beans and served with salad and tortilla chips. Lean ground turkey burger is dressed with tomato, lettuce and pickles on a cracked wheat bun. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast Mon.-Fri., lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CADDYSHACK 3217 Ridgelake Drive, Metairie, (504) 833-1799 Fried catfish Acadiana is topped with etouffee and comes with a side of potato salad. The hamburger steak comes with mashed potatoes and gravy. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

CAMELLIA GRILL 540 Chartres St., (504) 522-1800; 626 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 309-2679 Get regular or chocolate pecan pie hot off the griddle served a la mode or with whipped cream. Doc Brinker’s special is a twopatty cheeseburger topped with American and Swiss cheeses and grilled onions on rye bread and served with coleslaw and chili. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

August Moon Restaurant

CITY DINER 3116 S. I-10 Service Road East, Metairie, (504) 8311030; 5708 Citrus Blvd., Harahan, (504) 309-7614; www.citydiner.biz City Diner offers creations like the Bottom of the Bowl: crawfish, crabmeat and shrimp in cream sauce topped with mixed cheeses in a seasoned bread bowl. Or try the Cajun burger made with hot sausage and ground beef, or filet tips with mushrooms and onions. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

CLOVER GRILL 900 Bourbon St., (504) 598-1010; www.clovergrill.com This retro-styled diner serves a lively crowd late into the night. The open-faced biscuit comes smothered in country gravy. Battered chickenfried steak comes with two eggs, toast and hash browns or grits. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

Chinese & Vietnamese Cuisine

Lunch Specials starting at $7.95. ( including soup & your choice of appetizer )

Uptown

Westbank

3635 Prytania St (at Amelia) 504.899.5129 Mon-Fri 11am-10pm Sat 5-10pm • Sunday Closed

875 Manhattan Blvd (near Westbank Expy) Harvey • 504.302.7977 • 11am-10pm Fri & Sat Open ‘til Midnight Closed on Tuesday

Dine In • Take Out • Catering FREE DELIVERY Banquet room available at Westbank location. For your health, our food is prepared with fresh ingredients & contains absolutely no MSG.

DAISY DUKES 121 Chartres St., (504) 561-5171; www.daisydukesrestaurant.com The New Orleans sampler includes etouffee, a cup

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Citywide; www.rouses.com The options at Rouses include a salad bar, sandwiches, sushi, Asian noodle dishes cooked to order, breads and sweets from the bakery and more. Daily specials include Monday’s red beans and rice with smoked sausage and Friday’s fried fish served with white beans and rice. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

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of gumbo, red beans and rice, fried green tomatoes and a biscuit. The Cajun omelet combines cheese, hot sausage, tomatoes, onion, parsley, paprika and cracked pepper with hash browns or grits and toast or a biscuit. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

DOT’S DINER Citywide; www.dotsdiner.com The Dotwich is a breakfast sandwich of scrambled eggs, a sausage patty and cheese on a grilled buttermilk biscuit. The grilled hamburger steak is topped with mushrooms, onions and brown gravy and comes with salad, a vegetable, garlic bread and hash browns or mashed potatoes. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

FIORELLA’S CAFE 1136 Decatur St., (504) 553-2155 This casual eatery off the French Market is known for chicken fried to order. The liver and onions are cooked in Abita beer gravy and served with mashed potatoes and vegetables. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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Citywide; www.ihop.com The breakfast sampler includes two eggs, two strips of bacon, two pork sausage links, two pieces of ham, hash browns and two buttermilk pancakes. Grilled tilapia is served with hollandaise, red potatoes, steamed broccoli and garlic bread. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

boudin, topped with bacon, fried eggs and cheese on French bread. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

P & G RESTAURANT 345 Baronne St., (504) 525-9678 Fried shrimp can be ordered in a po-boy or on a platter with sides of potato salad, french fries or macaroni and cheese. For breakfast, house-made biscuits, omelets and hash browns are popular. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $

RUSSELL’S MARINA GRILL 8555 Pontchartrain Blvd., (504) 282-9999 Eggplant Lafitte features paneed eggplant rounds over angel hair pasta with crawfish etouffee sauce. Eggs 9th includes two lump crab cakes, poached eggs and shrimp hollandaise. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch daily. Dinner Thu.Sat. Credit cards. $$

SLIM GOODIES DINER

115 Chartres St., (504) 309-9360; www.jimmyjscafe.com Breakfast is available all day, and popular items include the seafood and spinach omelet filled with seasonal seafood, spinach, bell peppers and cheddar cheese and served with home fries. The grilled eggplant sandwich is topped with sun-dried tomato pesto, squash, goat cheese and roasted garlic aioli on ciabatta and is served with fries. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Open 24 hours Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

NOSH 219 Dauphine St., (504) 581-6674; www.nolanosh.com The corned beef hash features house-cooked corned beef, hash browns and two eggs any style. The boudin breakfast sandwich is made with fried out-of-the-casing

THE MELTING POT 1820 St. Charles Ave., (504) 525-3225; www.meltingpot.com Classic cheese fondue melts Gruyere and Emmenthaler Swiss with white wine, nutmeg, garlic, lemon and fruit brandy. The French Quarter entree includes filet mignon, Cajun-seasoned shrimp and andouille sausage. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

French CAFE DEGAS 3127 Esplanade Ave., (504) 945-5635; www.cafedegas.com Les moules au fenouil feature Prince Edward Island mussels steamed in white wine, fennel and fresh herbs and served with pomme frites and roasted garlic aioli. The house-made crawfish ravioli is stuffed with baby spinach and brandy-mushroom duxelle and served with lemon-herb beurre blanc. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Wed.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

CAFE LYNN 3322 Magazine St., (504) 891-3447; www.facebook. com/slimgoodiesnola The Guatemalan breakfast combo includes eggs, black beans, plantains and warm tortillas. The Italian Stallion burger is topped with mushrooms, tomatoes, onions and melted provolone cheese. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Checks. $

3051 E. Causeway Approach, Mandeville, (985) 624-9007; www.cafelynn.com Semi-boneless quail is pan-roasted. The fish of the day is served crabmeat and brown butter. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

CAFE SOULE STANLEY

JIMMY J’S

Fondue

547 St. Ann St., (504) 5870093; www.stanleyrestaurant.com Eggs Stanley features cornmeal-crusted oysters, poached eggs, Canadian bacon and Creole hollandaise on a toasted English muffin. The soft-shell crab po-boy comes dressed with coleslaw, remoulade and cocktail sauce. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

720 St. Louis St., (504) 304-4636; www.cafesoule.com Salade crevette features sauteed Louisiana shrimp, carrots, red onions and julienne peppers on spring greens. The crepe de fraises et creme is filled with sliced strawberries and creme anglaise. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

STEVE’S DINER

CHATEAU DU LAC BISTRO

Place St. Charles, 201 St. Charles Ave., Suite 210, (504) 522-8198; www. steves-diner.com Daily hot-plate lunch specials include favorites such as the fried catfish with crawfish etouffee sauce. The diner’s signature dish is the baked chicken quarter with herbs. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

2037 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 831-3773 The roasted rack of venison comes with chestnut puree and huckleberry sauce. There’s also a roasted half-duck with maple-pecan glaze, and the fresh fish of the day is seared and served with lemon-butter sauce. Reservations recommended on weekends. Lunch Tue.Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

7918 Maple St., (504) 8669551; www.cotesudrestaurant.com Cotes d’Agneau grillees aux herbs de Provence is a grilled rack of lamb with Provencal herbs and vegetables. Les moules frites is a large bowl of steamed mussels served with pommes frites and a choice of marinieres, curry, Provencal or blue cheese sauce. Delivery available. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Cash and checks. $$

CREPES A LA CART 1039 Broadway St., (504) 866-2362; www.crepecaterer.com The Spanish omelet crepe is filled with ham, eggs, baby spinach, mushrooms, red onions, salsa and a choice of cheese. The strawberries Romanoff crepe is made with chocolate chips or hazelnut chocolate, strawberries and a splash of orange liqueur. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

LA CREPE NANOU 1410 Robert St., (504) 8992670; www.lacrepenanou.com Grilled amberjack comes atop a bed of rice and mixed vegetables and bearnaise sauce. The crepe aux ecrevisse is filled with Louisiana crawfish tails in lobster sauce. No reservations. Dinner daily, lunch Friday. Credit cards. $$

RENE BISTROT

STE. MARIE 930 Poydras St., Suite 101, (504) 304-6988; www.stemarienola.com Hand-made gnocchi are seared and served with roasted cauliflower and butternut squash and house-cured pancetta in cream sauce and topped with grated Parmesan. Chicken and waffles features chicken marinated in hot sauce, deep fried and served with a buttermilk Belgian waffle and drizzled with Crystal hot sauce maple syrup. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Wed.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

TOMAS BISTRO

BOSCO’S ITALIAN CAFE

755 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 527-0942; www.tomasbistro.com The chicken Pontalba is a chicken breast served on a bed of brabant potatoes, diced ham and mushrooms with bearnaise sauce. The bouillabaisse is saffron broth brimming with shrimp, red snapper, black mussels and lobster. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

2040 Hwy. 59, Mandeville, (985) 624-5066; www.boscositalian.com Veal Carmella features paneed veal cutlets topped with shrimp, mushrooms and lemon cream sauce. Crabmeat Buster features baked crabmeat dressing over artichokes with sherry cream sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

German JAGER HAUS GERMAN RESTAURANT & BAR 833 Conti St., (504) 5259200; www.jager-haus.com Sauteed veal cutlets in porcini mushroom and veal demi-glace come with spaetzle dumplings and lingonberry sauce. German meatloaf is made from ground beef, pork, applewood-smoked bacon and pork belly, topped with mushroom demi-glace and served with a choice of potato salad, spaetzle, red cabbage or sauerkraut. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Greek MR. GYROS GREEK RESTAURANT 3363 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 833-9228; www.mrgyrosnola.com The name of the game here is gyros: seasoned rotisseriebroiled lamb and beef served with roasted potatoes and tzatziki sauce — either in a sandwich or on a platter or kid’s plate. The roasted lamb is a tender lamb shank seasoned with garlic, lemon and oregano. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

IndIan/ PakIstanI NIRVANA INDIAN CUISINE 4308 Magazine St., (504) 894-9797; www.insidenirvana.com Shrimp Manchurian is stir-fried in tangy garlic sauce. The spicy chicken vindaloo is a popular dish and comes with potatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

TARTINE 7217 Perrier St., (504) 8664860; www.tartineneworleans.com Tuna nicoise salad includes olives, potatoes, boiled eggs, hearts of palm, roasted tomatoes, anchovies and vinaigrette.

BRAVO! CUCINA ITALIANA

SAFFRON NOLA 505 Gretna Blvd., Suite 6, Gretna, (504) 363-2174; www.saffronnola.com The seared scallops Mumbai are crusted in chili pepper and ginger and topped with mango

sauce. The curried seafood gumbo comes with crab, shrimp and okra. Reservations recommended. Dinner Fri. Credit cards. $$

Chef Austin Kirzner prepares creative seafood dishes at Red Fish Grill.

SALT ’N’ PEPPER 403 Iberville St., (504) 561-6070 Samosas are potato and vegetable fritters that come with salad and raita. Chicken tikka masala is spiced chicken in mild creamy tomato sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

SCHIRO’S COMMUNITY CAFE & BAR 2483 Royal St., (504) 944-6666; www.julieslittleindia.com Traditional chicken curry is sauteed with olive oil, onion and a blend of Indian spices and comes with naan, papadom chips and basmati rice. Tandoori chicken is made in a clay oven and served with naan made in-house. Po-boys and Creole favorites are available as well. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

TAJ MAHAL 923 Metairie Road, Suite C, Metairie, (504) 836-6859 Chicken tikka masala is a roasted chicken breast with bell peppers in spicy cream sauce served over basmati rice. Masala dosas are rice crepes stuffed with potatoes, onions, tomatoes, cilantro and mustard seeds. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

TANDOORI CHICKEN RESTAURANT

3413 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 828-8828; www.bravoitalian.com The restaurant’s light menu features grilled chicken Caprese with marinated tomatoes, whole milk mozzarella, spinach, orzo farro and pesto vinaigrette. Chicken scaloppine combines sauteed chicken, roasted portobellos, diced tomatoes and provolone and feta cheeses over herb linguine in lemon-caper-butter sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

CAFE DI BLASI 2916 Cleary Ave., Metairie, (504) 889-7880; www. tandoorichickennola.com Palak paneer is fresh spinach cooked with house-made paneer cheese and Indian spices. The fish masala is cooked in tomato cream sauce and is available on the Friday and Saturday dinner buffet. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

IrIsh

Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

ADOLFO’S 611 Frenchmen St., (504) 948-3800 Crabmeat and corn cannelloni is drenched in spicy pink sauce. The fish Ocean gives diners a choice of five types of fish, which is pan-fried and topped with a choice of shrimp, crawfish or crabmeat. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner daily. Cash only. $$

IRISH HOUSE 1432 St. Charles Ave., (504) 595-6755; www.theirishhouseneworleans.com Irish House’s fish and chips comes with house-made tartar sauce and fresh malt vinegar. The bangers and mash features mashed potatoes with Irish sausage in brown onion gravy. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

ItalIan

ANDREA’S RESTAURANT 3100 19th St., Metairie, (504) 834-8583; www.andreasrestaurant.com Get crawfish or crabmeat ravioli with cream sauce. The crab cake Andrea features Louisiana crabmeat with sliced eggplant in Italian seasonings topped with crabmeat and lemonbutter sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

A MANO

ASSUNTA’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT

870 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 208-9280; www.amanonola.com Fettuccine is topped with slow-roasted pork, baby squash and mint. The Lombo di Maiale is grilled pork loin over farro, sweet peppers and onion agrodolce, a traditional Italian sweet and sour sauce.

2631 Hwy. 190 W., Slidell, (985) 649-9768; www.assuntas.com Assunta’s frutti di mare is a combination of shrimp, crawfish, oysters, calamari, mussels, clams and bay scallops sauteed with diced tomatoes, olive oil, marinara and garlic. Veal Assunta features fried veal topped

1801 Stumpf Blvd., Suite 4, Gretna, (504) 361-3106; www.cafediblasi.com The veal picatta features tender veal sauteed in butter and white wine and topped with capers. Crabmeat and spinach cannelloni features fresh pasta filled with creamy spinach and jumbo lump crabmeat with Parmesan cheese sauce on top. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

CAFE GIOVANNI 117 Decatur St., (504) 5292154; www.cafegiovanni.com Chef Duke LoCicero’s spaghetti and meatballs feature two veal, pork and beef meatballs and spaghetti marinara. Shrimp and duck Decatur features grilled shrimp and marinated Cajun duck breast in spicy tasso and mushroom sauce served with vegetable orzo. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

CARMELO RISTORANTE 1901 Hwy.190, Mandeville, (985) 624-4844; www.carmeloristorante.com Cacciucco is a seafood soup featuring clams, mussels, shrimp, lobster, calamari and fresh fish. Grouper Leonora features roasted Gulf grouper and topped with artichoke, shrimp and mushrooms in lemon butter sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Sun.-Mon. and Wed.-Fri., page 52

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700 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 613-2350 The bistro steak comes with truffled garlic potatoes and portobello mushrooms. The oysters on the half-shell come with horseradish, cocktail or mignonette sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

with shrimp in bechamel sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

Pork rillette tops a toasted baguette with onion marmalade and cornichons. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

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dinner Wed.-Mon., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

COSCINO’S ITALIAN GRILL 1809 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 727-4984; www.coscinospizza.com The appetizer sampler includes chicken wings and strips, garlic bread and eggplant and mozzarella sticks. Lasagna is made in-house and features Italian sausage, ground beef, ricotta and whole milk mozzarella. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

DEL PORTO RISTORANTE 501 E. Boston St., Covington, (985) 875-1006; www.delportoristorante.com Spinach and potato gnocchi is served in Gorgonzola cream sauce with toasted pine nuts and diced tomato concasse. Braised lamb osso buco is served with pecorino Romano cheese, sage gremolata and natural jus. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Soft-shell crab Emily features a fried soft-shell crab served with angel hair pasta and crawfish cream sauce. Get cheese ravioli topped with Alfredo sauce and grilled shrimp. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

DOMENICA 123 Baronne St., (504) 6486020; www.domenicarestaurant.com Domenica’s whole roasted cauliflower is cooked in a wood oven and served with whipped feta cheese. The thin-crust margherita pizza is topped with fresh mozzarella, tomato and basil. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

ELEVEN79 1179 Annunciation St., (504) 299-1179; www.eleven79.com Italian specialties include osso buco Milanese served with pappardelle pasta. Barbecue shrimp are jumbo Gulf shrimp sauteed with white wine, olive oil, rosemary, garlic, bay leaf and black pepper. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

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FAUSTO’S BISTRO 530 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 833-7121;

www.faustosbistro.com Fausto’s frutti di mare features shrimp, crab claws, calamari, oysters and fish sauteed with fresh herbs and garlic in seafood reduction sauce. Italian sausage is sauteed with bell peppers, onions, garlic and Italian herbs and served over angel hair marinara. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

FAZZIO’S RESTAURANT 1841 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 624-9704; www.fazziosrestaurant.com JimBob shrimp are stuffed with a crabmeat dressing, battered and fried and served with crab cream sauce over pasta. Veal piccata is served in lemonbutter sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

FRANK’S RESTAURANT 933 Decatur St., (504) 5251602; www.franksrestaurantneworleans.com Shrimp and crawfish Gagliano features seafood tossed with garlic, green onions and fresh basil over angel hair pasta. The veal Marsala is veal sauteed

with mushrooms and wine and served with pasta. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

FURY’S RESTAURANT 724 Martin Behrman Ave., Metairie, (504) 834-5646; www. furysrestaurant.com Trout Carrie is a fillet topped with sauteed crabmeat and served with salad, a vegetable and potato or spaghetti. Veal Parmesan with melted mozzarella cheese comes with a choice of pasta, salad and a vegetable. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$

IMPASTATO’S RESTAURANT 3400 16th St., Metairie, (504) 455-1545; www.impastatos.com Named for New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton, fish Payton is the pan-fried catch of the day topped with crabmeat, crawfish, artichoke hearts, mushrooms, lemon and Dry Sack sherry sauce. There’s also the veal Payton which features beaded veal and the same toppings. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

IRENE’S CUISINE 539 St. Philip St., (504) 529-8811 The signature baked oysters Irene are topped with Italian cheeses and pancetta. The lamb a la Provence features seared chops with rosemarywine demi-glace. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

ITALIAN BARREL 430 Barracks St., (504) 569-0198; www.italianbarrel.com Porcini and truffle ravioli are served with white wine cream sauce and a drizzle of truffled olive oil. The osso buco is a baked 16-ounce veal shank served with red sauce and polenta. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

LEONARDO TRATTORIA 709 St. Charles Ave., (504) 558-8986; www.leonardonola.com Order a bone-in veal chop or shrimp over pasta with a choice of sauces including Marsala, parmigiana, piccata or barocca, which includes focaccia breadcrumbs, cream, prosciutto and mozzarella. Reservations ac-

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MARIZA 2900 Chartres St., (504) 598-5700; www.marizaneworleans.com Crispy air-dried bacon salad comes with roasted garlic and cherry tomatoes. Short ribs rigatoni is served with wild mushrooms. No reservations. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

MAXIMO’S ITALIAN GRILL 1117 Decatur St., (504) 5868883; www.maximosgrill.com Osso buco is a braised veal shank served with garlic, thyme and white wine demi-glace, herb-roasted Parmesan potatoes and grilled asparagus. The vitello saltimbocca features baked veal cutlets layered with prosciutto, sage and Parmigiano Reggiano and served with sauteed vegetables. Reservations accepted. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

MIA’S BALCONY 1622 St. Charles Ave., (504) 301-9570; www.miasbalcony.com Veal piccata is topped with lemon, butter and caper sauce and served with crispy roasted

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potato wedges and asparagus. Pecan-crusted chicken is served with meuniere sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

MONA LISA RESTAURANT 1212 Royal St., (504) 522-6746 The Mardi Gras linguine features andouille sausage, shrimp and tomato cream sauce. Paneed eggplant Parmesan is topped with mozzarella, provolone and Parmesan cheeses and Creole red sauce. No reservations. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MOSCA’S RESTAURANT 4137 Hwy. 90 W., Westwego, (504) 436-8950; www.moscasrestaurant.com Oysters Mosca features Louisiana oysters baked with Italian seasoning and breadcrumbs. Chicken a la Grande is sauteed with rosemary, Italian seasonings, garlic and white wine. Johnny’s house-made sausage is served with roasted potatoes. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Cash only. $$$

NONNA MIA 3125 Esplanade Ave., (504) 948-1717; www.nonnamia.net The Tuscan pizza features pancetta, sun-dried tomatoes, goat and mozzarella cheeses on a garlic sauce base. Divine portobello dip features a blend of mushrooms, oven-roasted chicken breast and spinach in spicy red pepper sauce and is served with bread. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

NUVOLARI’S 246 Girod St., Mandeville, (985) 626-5619; www.nuvolaris.com Paneed veal Alfredo tops veal with jumbo lump crabmeat and lemon butter and serves it over wild mushroom pasta in Alfredo sauce. Scallops, shrimp and crabmeat are tossed with pasta and served with marinara or sherry cream sauce. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$$

THE OLIVE BRANCH CAFE 1995 Barataria Blvd., Marrero, (504) 348-2008; 5145 Gen. DeGaulle Drive, (504) 3931107; www.olivebranchcafe.com Pasta jambalaya features sau-

teed smoked sausage, chicken, onions and green peppers in roasted garlic cream sauce with penne pasta. Becky’s pasta features sauteed shrimp, mushrooms and red onions over angel hair pasta in roasted garlic cream sauce and is topped with two fried eggplant medallions. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

RED GRAVY 125 Camp St., (504) 561-8844; www.redgravycafe.com Pasta Bolognese features rigatoni tossed with a hearty sauce made with guanciale, tomatoes, wine and vegetables. Tuscan shrimp and sausage combines Gulf shrimp and Italian sausage in a light basil sauce is served over creamy polenta. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon. and Wed.-Fri., dinner Thu.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

RICCOBONO’S PEPPERMILL 3524 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 455-2266; www.riccobonos.com For breakfast, crab cakes Benedict features two poached eggs atop crab cakes with hollandaise and potatoes. Oysters

Riccobono is oysters baked with mushrooms, garlic, olive oil, Italian breadcrumbs and Parmesan, served with spaghetti bordelaise. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

RISTORANTE DA PIERO 401 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 469-8585; www.ristorantedapiero.net Osso buco is served with risotto. The grilliata mista includes lamb leg, a pork chop, pancetta and Italian sausage. Housemade gnocchi are topped with Gorgonzola cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

RISTORANTE FILIPPO 1917 Ridgelake Drive, Metairie, (504) 835-4008 The oysters Oreganate are local oysters dusted in Italian breadcrumbs, baked and topped with parsley and Romano cheese. A 12-ounce pork chop is grilled and served with bordelaise sauce and roasted potatoes. All entrees come with warm Italian bread and salad dressed with Italian vinaigrette. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., din-

ner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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SANDRO’S TRATTORIA 6601 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie,(504) 888-7784; www.sandrostrattoria.com Sauteed shrimp, peppers, mushrooms and onions are served over fettuccine Alfredo with spinach and fried eggplant medallions on the side. The pan-seared speckled trout is served over angel hair pasta and topped with crabmeat and mushroom Alfredo sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

SEMOLINA Clearview Mall, 4436 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 454-7930; www.semolina.com The shrimp Roban features sauteed shrimp in spicy cream sauce over shell pasta and is garnished with green onions. The double cheeseburger pasta features ground 100 percent Angus beef tossed with caramelized onions, barbecue marinara and penne pasta topped with cheese sauce and garnished with sesame seeds and french fry sticks. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

2330 Belle Chasse Hwy., Gretna, (504) 391-1090; www.specialtyitalianbistro.com Shrimp scampi features shrimp sauteed in garlic, white wine and lemon butter served over linguine. The mushrooms Vienna is of a trio of large mushroom caps sauteed in a Creole meuniere sauce and stuffed with crabmeat dressing. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

TOMMY’S CUISINE 746 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 581-1103; www.tommysneworleans.com Fish Capri is made with jumbo lump crabmeat, crawfish, capers and artichokes in beurre blanc. Lightly battered and fried soft-shell crabs are served over linguine with fresh basil, Roma tomatoes and Reggianocrawfish sauce. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

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www.tommysneworleans.com The veal piccata is topped with crab meat and served with green beans and garlic mashed potatoes. A sauteed fish fillet is topped with grilled shrimp, roasted red peppers and beurre blanc and served with corn maque choux and julienne sweet potatoes. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

TONY ANGELLO’S RESTAURANT 6262 Fleur de Lis Drive, (504) 488-0888 Eggplant Tina features thinly sliced eggplant that’s breaded, fried and layered with light marinara sauce and Romano cheese. Tony Angello’s “Feed Me” dinner features appetizer-sized portions of popular dishes. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

VENEZIA RESTAURANT 134 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 488-7991; www.venezianeworleans.com The eggplant Vatican features shrimp, crawfish and crab sauce and fried eggplant. The 8-ounce center-cut filet mignon comes with a choice of sides. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri. and Sun., dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

VINCENT’S ITALIAN CUISINE 4411 Chastant St., Metairie, (504) 885-2984; 7839 St. Charles Ave., (504) 866-9313; www.vincentsitaliancuisine.com Veal- and spinach-stuffed cannelloni is served with both red sauce and cream sauce. Veal Roberto tops sauteed veal with portobello mushrooms, jumbo lump crabmeat and sherry beurre blanc. Reservations accepted. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $$

Japanese/ sushi CHIBA 8312 Oak St., (504) 8269119; www.chiba-nola.com The foie gras steamed buns are made with foie gras sauteed with ponzu, canola oil, ichimi powder, green apple, onions and red-wine reduction. The Let the Good Times Roll is made with crispy shrimp tempura, spicy snow crab and cucumber and is topped with yellowfin tuna, sweet chili sauce and green

onions. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Thu.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

HANA JAPANESE CUISINE & SUSHI BAR 8116 Hampson St., (504) 865-1634 The mango-salmon roll features snow crab and shrimp tempura inside with fruit sauce on top. The Who Dat roll combines spicy tuna, shrimp tempura and snow crab and is topped with salmon, tuna, avocado and crunchy tempura flakes. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

HORINOYA 920 Poydras St., (504) 561-8914 Chirashi sushi is a bowl featuring sashimi-style slices of fish and seafood salads over a bed of rice. Sugaki are raw oysters served with ponzu sauce, scallions and a dash of lemon juice. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

KAKKOII JAPANESE BISTREAUX 7537 Maple St., (504) 570-6440; www.kakkoii-nola.com Kakkoii offers sushi, original rolls, noodle dishes and teriyaki and some Thai dishes. Fish tacos feature tempura-battered fish topped with pickled cucumbers. Monki ribs are baby back ribs prepared with a Japanese-style barbecue glaze. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

KANNO CALIFORNIA SUSHI BAR 3205 Edenborn Ave., Metairie, (504) 455-5730 Specials at this sushi outpost include the aalbacore tuna sashimi, steamed fish with a blue crab sauce and spicy miso soup. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

KYOTO 4920 Prytania St., (504) 891-3644; www.kyotonola.com The poke salad mixes tuna, crab, seaweed, squid, cucumber, avocado and asparagus in spicy chili vinaigrette. The Sara roll is made with spicy shrimp and avocado topped with crunchy chili sauce. Reservations accepted for large

parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

LITTLE TOKYO 590 Asbury Drive, Mandeville, (985) 727-1532; www.littletokyosushi.com The Tiger Roll is a combination of tuna, yellowtail, barbecued eel, fresh salmon and avocado. The Burning Man roll has crunchy tuna inside and pepper tuna on the outside. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

LITTLE TOKYO JAPANESE RESTAURANT 310 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 485-5658; 1521 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, (504) 831-6788; www. littletokyonola.com The Love Boat Tokyo for two includes beef and chicken teriyaki, tempura shrimp, sashimi, sushi rolls, fresh fruit and vegetables. The Chocolate City roll combines spicy tuna, seared tuna, snow crab and avocado in soybean wrap and is topped with the chef’s special, barbecued eel sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

LITTLE TOKYO SMALL PLATES & NOODLE BAR 1340 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-6088; www.littletokyonola.com Tonkatsu pork bone ramen contains green onions, bean sprouts, fish cakes, boiled egg, chashu pork and bamboo shoots. The sushi pizza panino features spicy tuna, crawfish, snow crab and mozzarella cheese on bread and is baked in the oven. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

MIKIMOTO JAPANESE RESTAURANT & SUSHI BAR 3301 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 488-1881; www.mikimotosushi.com Who Dat poppers feature fried jalapenos filled with spicy salmon and snow crab topped with sweet chili sauce. The po-boy roll is soy paper filled with softshell crab, shrimp tempura, spicy crawfish and rice. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner daily, lunch Sun.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

MIYAKO JAPANESE SEAFOOD & STEAKHOUSE 1403 St. Charles Ave., (504) 410-9997; www. miyakonola.com

The hibachi steak special features beef cooked at the hibachi tabletop grill and the meal includes soup, mixed green salad, a shrimp appetizer, rice and vegetables. The Philadelphia sushi roll is smoked salmon and cream cheese rolled with white rice. Reservations recommended. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Check the menu for daily specials from the sushi bar and the kitchen. Teishoku lunches are Japanese “businessman’s lunch” specials that come with a choice of entree (mackerel, salmon, chicken, beef, tempura, sushi and more) with an appetizer, sashimi, egg custard, miso soup, pickles and steamed rice. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

ORIGAMI 5130 Freret St., (504) 899-6532; www.origami5130freret.jimdo.com Shrimp and vegetables are tempura fried and served with miso soup and rice. The Burning Woman roll contains snow crab and crunchy tempura flakes wrapped with pepper tuna and avocado and drizzled with eel and ponzu sauce. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

ROCK-N-SAKE 823 Fulton St., (504) 581-7253; www.rocknsake.com The LSU roll features tempura shrimp and cream cheese topped with tuna, snow crab, avocado and eel sauce. Scallops are sauteed with garlic-butter sauce and served on a bed of mixed greens. No reservations. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

SAKE CAFE UPTOWN 2830 Magazine St., (504) 894-0033; www.sakecafeuptown.us A boneless half-duck is marinated in soy and ginger, seared in a wok and served with vegetables. The banana roll pits salty against sweet, with a combination of salmon, cream cheese, fried banana and masago. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.Sat. Credit cards. $$

SEKISUI SAMURAI 239 Decatur St., (504) 525-9595; www.samuraineworleans.com The Decatur roll is filled with crawfish, crunchy bits and cilantro and is topped with seared white tuna and garlic. The Ocean Pyramid features layers of avocado, tuna, salmon, yellowtail and fish roe molded into a pyramid. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SHOGUN 2325 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 833-7477; www.shogunneworleans.com

SOUTH SEAS ASIAN CUISINE 1714 Gause Blvd. W., Slidell, (985) 646-6085 The Spartan roll contains two tempura shrimp rolled with cream cheese and is topped with snow crab, tuna, avocado and eel sauce. Sushi poppers are tempura jalapenos stuffed with fresh salmon and cream cheese and drizzled with eel sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SUSHI BROTHERS 1612 St. Charles Ave., (504) 581-4449; www.sushibrothers.net Sushi Brothers serves sushi, sashimi, teriyaki dishes, soups with udon noodles, tempura fried items and more. The FEMA roll features salmon, snow crab, asparagus, avocado and tempura flakes inside soy paper with spicy tuna and smelt roe on top. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

TASTE OF TOKYO 10160 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge, (504) 737-0688; www.tasteoftokyorr.com The Todo roll features tempura shrimp, cream cheese and snow crab inside soy paper and fried potato strings, spicy mayo and honey on top. An 8-ounce filet mignon is marinated overnight, grilled and served with vegetables and rice. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

TENNOU SUSHI BAR 1818 Manhattan Blvd., Suite 11, Harvey, (504) 366-3898; www.tennousushi.com The Tsunami roll features shrimp tempura, crawfish, white tuna, mayonnaise, cream cheese and is baked. The Hawaii roll features tempura shrimp, snow crab, mango, crunchy tempura flakes and is topped with eel sauce and

spicy mayo. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

WASABI 900 Frenchmen St., (504) 943-9433; 8550 Pontchartrain Blvd., (504) 2673263; www.wasabinola.com Frenchmen scallops are sauteed in garlic-butter sauce. The firecracker roll combines tempura shrimp, spicy tuna, snow crab, jalapenos, cucumber and smelt roe and is served with the house spicy mayo sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

YUJIN JAPANESE RESTAURANT 323 N. New Hampshire St., Covington, (985) 809-3840 The Chocolate roll features spicy tuna, snow crab and crunchy tempura bits wrapped in sesame soybean paper and topped with avocado and peppered tuna. The Lion roll is filled with tempura shrimp and snow crab and topped with crabstick and boiled shrimp. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

YUKI IZAKAYA 525 Frenchmen St., (504) 943-1122; www.facebook.com/yukiizakaya The Japanese-style tavern offers Japanese snacks and small plates. Grilled beef tongue is lightly seasoned with salt and pepper. Karaage is chicken marinated in ginger sauce and fried. No reservations. Dinner daily, late-night Thu.Sat. Credit cards. $

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JAMBA JUICE 930 Poydras St., (504) 304-4210; 3341 Magazine St., (504) 644-4220; www.jambajuice.com Apple ’n’ Greens is a fruit and veggie smoothie with greens such as broccoli, spinach and kale mixed with an applestrawberry juice blend. The Caribbean Passion smoothie is a blend of passion fruit-mango juice with strawberries and peaches. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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Korean KOREA HOUSE 3547 18th St., Metairie, (504) 888-0654 Spicy dubukimchi features stir-fried pork and poached tofu with kimchi. Samgyupsal is broiled fresh bacon cooked tableside and served with a special house sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Thu.-Tue. Credit cards. $$

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garlic-marinated beef and pork. Traditional bibimbap combines mixed vegetables and rice with spicy sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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8120 Hampson St., (504) 862-5252; www.pupusasneworleans.com Pork pupusas are formed from handmade corn tortillas stuffed with cheese and beans and served with refried black beans and plantains. Traditional Salvadoran ceviche features citrus-cured shrimp. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Checks. $$

300 Poydras St., (504) 5953305; www.cafeadelaide.com Seared Gulf fish is served with cracked olives, roasted eggplant, salted lemon, white anchovies, chickpeas and charred parsley. The cassoulet stew features crispy duck breast and pickled pork- and andouille-stewed white beans, satsuma gremolata and pepper jelly. Reservations recommended. Breakfast and dinner daily, lunch Mon.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

2424 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 468-3533 Coxinha are deep-fried fritters made with spiced and floured shredded chicken. Feijoada is a traditional black bean and pork stew made with salted pork, smoked pork ribs and smoked sausage and served with collard greens, orange slices and rice sprinkled with tapioca flour (farofa). Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch daily, early dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $

CARMO 527 Julia St., (504) 875-4132; www.cafecarmo.com The rico is a grilled plantain patty topped with melted panela cheese, spicy pork, salsa fresca, avocado and tangy sweet rico sauce. The Esmeralda salad features quinoa, black beans, corn, peppers and cilantro tossed with coconut-chililime vinaigrette and topped with toasted pumpkin seeds and Cotija cheese. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.Sat. Credit cards. $$ 3100 Kingman St., Suite 104, Metairie, (504) 885-6516 The Cuban sandwich is prepared with house-cooked, hand-sliced pork, glazed ham, Swiss cheese, butter, pickles and mustard pressed on locally baked bread. The bistec relleno is sirloin steak stuffed with ham, bacon, onions, olives and parsley and simmered in garlic, onions, tomatoes and herb sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat.,

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2027 Magazine St., (504) 309-3401; www.mojitoland.com The Chino Cubano is Cubanstyle seafood fried rice served with Argentinian churrasco steak, chimichurri and a fried egg. The tuna watermelon ceviche features ahi tuna and watermelon mixed with lemon oil, cilantro, onions, sambal oelek, yuzu juice and candied orange peels topped with cabbage escabeche and comes with flatbread chips. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sat.Sun. Credit cards. $$$

PUPUSERIA DIVINO CORAZON 2300 Belle Chasse Hwy., Gretna, (504) 368-5724 Combination pupusas feature thick cornmeal tortillas stuffed with pork, cheese and beans. The bistec en cebollado is steak covered in onions served with white rice, black beans and tostones. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $

SERRANOS SALSA COMPANY Clearview Mall, 4436 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 780-2354; www.serranossalsacompany.com Chili oyster tacos contain spicy fried oysters, grilled onions,

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poblanos, pico de gallo, cilantro avocado salsa and Serramoulade sauce. There also is Cuban pork carnitas (marinated pork roast with garlic, spices and grilled onions topped with orange-and-lime mojo) and Cuban steak (grilled skirt steak and onions with tequila lime marinade). Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

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contemporary 7 ON FULTON Wyndham Riverfront New Orleans Hotel, 701 Convention Center Blvd., (504) 525-7555; www.7onfulton.com Oven-roasted lobster tail is topped with Louisiana crawfish and corn cream sauce and comes with fingerling potatoes and asparagus. One po-boy option features flash-fried Gulf oysters dressed with remoulade sauce on French

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BISTRO DAISY 5831 Magazine St., (504) 899-6987; www.bistrodaisy.com Jumbo lump crabmeat is served with horseradish aioli, chilled roasted beets, torn-bread croutons and chives. A bouillabaisse of fresh Gulf seafood features saffron-herbsaint broth and is served with a rouille crouton. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

BOMBAY CLUB 830 Conti St., (504) 586-0972; www.thebombayclub.com The 16-ounce pork porterhouse

is glazed with Steen’s cane syrup and Creole mustard and served with bacon-smothered green beans and brabant potatoes topped with fried shallot rings. Duck Lafourche includes a slow-roasted leg quarter and a pan-seared breast served with grilled boudin, greens, chowchow and demi-glace. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

BRIGTSEN’S RESTAURANT 723 Dante St., (504) 8617610; www.brigtsens.com Chef Frank Brigtsen serves contemporary Creole dishes. The cochon du lait entree comes with cornbread dressing, crackling and a natural pan gravy. File gumbo brims with rabbit and andouille. Reserva-

2228 Carey St., Slidell, (985) 641-4501; www.christophersoncarey.com The cioppino features mussels, speckled trout, shrimp and crabmeat sauteed with white wine, garlic, shallots and smoky tomato broth. The bone-in veal rib-eye is sauteed in mushrooms, white wine and spinach, and comes with fingerling potatoes and seasonal vegetables. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Wed.Sat. Credit cards. $$$

CLANCY’S 6100 Annunciation St., (504) 895-1111; www.clancysneworleans.com Prince Edward Island mussels are steamed in savory andouille, onion and tomato broth and finished with fresh herbs and roasted tomatoes. The sauteed speckled trout is served with jumbo lump crabmeat and meuniere sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

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chutney and house-made croustades. The French dip features slow-roasted beef, melted Swiss cheese, horseradish mayonnaise and is served with house-made potato chips. Reservations accepted. Breakfast daily, lunch Fri.-Sat., dinner Sun.Thu., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

DAKOTA 629 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 892-3712; www. thedakotarestaurant.com Veal with three sauces features bearnaise, glace de veau and beurre blanc topped with jumbo lump crabmeat and served with truffled potatoes. Brie soup is topped with crabmeat. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$$

DANTE’S KITCHEN 736 Dante St., (504) 861-3121; www. danteskitchen.com “Roasted chicken under a brick” features half a deboned bird served with maple glaze. Wagyu oxtail is served with heirloom tomato sauce over a pickled corn grit cake with a side of okra chips. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Mon., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

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4501 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 894-9880; www. dickandjennys.com Duck confit cigars are housemade crepes bundling duck confit, tangy citrus-ginger bok choy served with zesty ginger-soy sauce. The Gulf fish bouillabaisse adds the fish of the day to a mix of shrimp, calamari and crab. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$$

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1379 Annunciation St., (504) 522-4712; www.dijonnola.com Roasted oysters en persillade are served with baby arugula and preserved lemon. The cochon de lait entree includes grilled pork loin, braised shoulder, roasted belly with turnip puree, Brussels sprouts and mustard jus. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

DISH ON HAYNE 9734 Hayne Blvd., (504) 301-0356; www.dishonhayne.com Grilled salmon is made with bourbon pecan sauce, garlic mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus. Catfish Charles features two deep-fried 9-ounce fillets on a panko-crusted potato cake

with crawfish cream sauce, corn, peppers and Parmesan cheese. Reservations accepted. Lunch Thu.-Fri., dinner Thu.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

EMERIL’S DELMONICO 1300 St. Charles Ave., (504) 525-4937; www. emerilsrestaurants.com/ emerils-delmonico Dry-aged moulard duck breast is served with corn maque choux, broccoli rabe, roasted poblano, cheddar grits and house-made tasso jam. Louisiana drum meuniere is served with local blue crab, olive oil-poached artichoke, roasted fingerling potatoes, young arugula and grape tomatoes. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

EMERIL’S RESTAURANT 800 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 528-9393; www. emerils.com Fried chicken and waffles is served with watermelon slaw and Crystal hot sauce syrup. The sweet barbecue-glazed salmon is served alongside crispy onions, potato and andouille hash and finished with a house-made Worcestershire sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

FLAMING TORCH RESTAURANT 737 Octavia St., (504) 8950900; www.flamingtorchnola.com Homard thermidor is a traditional lobster dish served with mushrooms, leeks, garlic, cream and orange mousseline sabayon. Coq au vin pommes de terre gremolata is a red wine-braised free-range chicken served with gremolata potatoes and root vegetables. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.Sun. Credit cards. $$$

GALLAGHER’S GRILL 509 S. Tyler St., Covington, (985) 892-9992; www.gallaghersgrill.com Steaks like the bone-in 18-ounce Kansas City strip are served sizzling with butter. Pan-seared pompano is topped with sauteed crabmeat and citrus beurre blanc. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.Sat. Credit cards. $$$

HERITAGE GRILL 111 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 150, Metairie, (504) 934-4900; www. heritagegrillmetairie.com The crabmeat grilled cheese is made with fontina and Vermont white cheddar on sev-

en-grain bread and served with a cup of soup. Duck and wild mushroom spring rolls are served with a mirin-soy dipping sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

HIGH HAT CAFE 4500 Freret St., (504) 754-1336; www.highhatcafe.com Fried farm-raised catfish is served with fresh-cut fries, coleslaw and hushpuppies. The pimento cheeseburger is a half-pound Angus burger topped with pimento cheese served on a brioche bun. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

K-PAUL’S LOUISIANA KITCHEN 416 Chartres St., (504) 596-2530; www.kpauls.com The surf and turf combines blackened Louisiana drum and blackened beef tenderloin topped with debris sauce and served with seasonal vegetables and mashed potatoes. An appetizer of fried rabbit tenderloin is topped with Creole mustard sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

LE CITRON BISTRO 1539 Religious St., (504) 566-9051; www.le-citronbistro.com Blackened redfish topped with lump crab and hollandaise comes with mixed vegetables and sweet potato mash. Paneed duck breast is served with pineapple, onion and pepper glaze and jambalaya. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

LOLA 517 N. New Hampshire St., Covington, (985) 892-4992; www.lolacovington.com Red bean hummus is served with house-made bacon marmalade, grilled focaccia, house-made pickles and Creole mustard. The Lola burger features sharp cheddar cheese, housemade pickles, spring mix and bacon marmalade white truffle fries. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.Fri., dinner Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

LOUISIANA BISTRO 337 Dauphine St., (504) 525-3335; www.louisianabistro.net For an appetizer, Louisiana blue crab is served with asparagus and lemon-pepper aioli. The seafood courtbouillon is a traditional Louisiana seafood stew. Reservations

recommended. Dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

MAPLE STREET CAFE 7623 Maple St., (504) 314-9003; www.maplestreetcafenola.com Duck Jameel is a boneless breast topped with blueberry-cognac sauce. Fried soft-shell crab is served with linguine in crawfish cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ 937 Leonidas St., (504) 861-9600; www.matandnaddies.com A Panamanian-style dish features poached Gulf grouper and shrimp in a hearty sweet and hot pepper, tomato and coconut milk stew with rice. A vegan option is the roasted banana with green lentil flour curry paste served with almond cream and tomatomint-cilantro relish. Reservations recommended. Dinner Mon.-Tue., Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

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MURIEL’S JACKSON SQUARE 801 Chartres St., (504) 568-1885; www.muriels.com Pecan-crusted puppy drum is served with roasted pecan and jumbo lump crabmeat relish and lemonbutter sauce. Crawfish and goat cheese crepes are topped with a buttery sauce made with chardonnay, tomato, bell pepper and onion. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

NOLA RESTAURANT 534 St. Louis St., (504) 522-6652; www.emerilsrestaurants. com/nola-restaurant Crispy smoked duck and mushroom boudin balls are served with tomatobacon jam and Creole mustard aioli. The grilled pork chop is served with brown sugar-glazed sweet potatoes, toasted pecans and caramelized onion reduction. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

ONE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE 8132 Hampson St., (504) 301-9061; www.onerestaurantnola.com The duck confit leg quarter comes with grilled chicken sausage, applesauce, heirloom potatoes and baby carrots. Louisiana crab cakes are served with mirliton fries and roasted garlic aioli. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

NATHAN’S RESTAURANT

ORLEANS GRAPEVINE WINE BAR AND BISTRO

36440 Old Bayou Liberty Road, Slidell, (985) 6430443; www.nathansrestaurant.net Char-broiled Louisiana oysters are topped with garlic butter. Blackened tuna is served on a bed of tasso and potato hash with Creole honey-butter. Reservations recommended.

720 Orleans Ave., (504) 523-1930; www. orleansgrapevine.com Stuffed flounder is filled with Pontchartrain blue crabmeat and topped with crawfish tasso cream sauce. Conch sabayon is served in a shell. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

THE RED MAPLE 1036 Lafayette St., Gretna, (504) 367-0935; www.theredmaple.com Redfish Pontchartrain is topped with lump crabmeat and served with mashed potatoes, vegetables and mushroom-sherry cream sauce. Bread pudding is drizzled with rum sauce. Reservations required. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$$

REDEMPTION 3835 Iberville St., (504) 309-3570; www.redemption-nola.com Roasted duck breast is served with poached pear reduction, foie gras, risotto and sauteed greens. Sauteed flounder is served with shrimpstuffed mirliton, flash-fried green tomato and crawfish etouffee sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

RESTAURANT R’EVOLUTION 777 Bienville St., (504) 553-2277; www.revolutionnola.com Death by Gumbo features andouille- and oyster-stuffed quail finished tableside with a ladle of gumbo on top. Gulf shrimp and grits “Villages de l’Est” tops stone-ground cheese grits with shrimp stir-fried with chilis and ginger. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

PATOIS 6078 Laurel St., (504)

Diners dig into Creole and Italian dishes at Tommy’s Cuisine. 895-9441; www.patoisnola.com Octopus Portuguese is grilled and layered over fregola, San Marzano tomatoes, olives and capers. Braised quail is stuffed with boudin noir and dirty farro, nestled beside slow-braised greens and finished with apple cider reduction. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Wed.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

TIVOLI & LEE 936 St. Charles Ave., (504) 962-0909 Crispy pork belly is served with fried, local Brussels sprouts and house-made pepper jelly glaze. The pickled Gulf shrimp salad features poached shrimp, pickled cauliflower and green beans, croutons and fresh herbs tossed in chili-shallot vinaigrette. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

UPPERLINE RESTAURANT 1413 Upperline St., (504) 891-9822; www.upperline.com Drum fish is served with spicy shrimp and sauce piquant. Traditional Louisiana grillades and grits are served with mushroom and bell pepper gravy. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit

cards. $$$

VERANDA RESTAURANT Intercontinental New Orleans, 444 St. Charles Ave., (504) 585-4383; www.icneworleans.com The lamb burger is topped with olive-pepper relish and tzatziki sauce. Gumbo ya ya includes shrimp, crawfish, sausage and okra. Reservations recommended. Breakfast and lunch Mon.Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

WATER STREET BISTRO 804 Water St., Madisonville, (985) 845-3855; www.waterstreetbistromadisonville.com Pan-seared scallops are served on top of baby spinach with feta cheese. Grilled rack of lamb features balsamic- and rosemary-infused olive oil and is served with creamed potatoes and vegetables. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Wed.Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

ZACHARY’S RESTAURANT 902 Coffee St., Mandeville, (985) 626-7008; www.zacharys985.com Chef Zachary Watters prepares changing Gulf seafood specials. Braised beef short rib osso buco is served over turnip mash page 61

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1000 N. Peters St., (504) 524-4747 Louisiana crab cakes are served with crawfish cream sauce. Louisiana redfish is topped with lump crabmeat, Louisiana crawfish tails and white wine sauce and served with rice pilaf and the vegetable of the day. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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with a root vegetable medley. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Mediterranean/Middle eastern ACROPOLIS CUISINE 3841 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 888-9046 Fried ravioli is seared in olive oil and served with marinara sauce. The souvlaki wrap combines marinated and grilled pork, lettuce, tomato, grilled sweet peppers, Bermuda onions and tzatziki sauce and comes with steak fries or grilled vegetables. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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BABYLON CAFE 7724 Maple St., (504) 314-0010; www.babyloncafe.biz Lamb chops are marinated with rosemary and olive oil, grilled and served with sauteed vegetables. The Babylon platter includes stuffed grape leaves, kibbeh, hummus and rice and is served with either a kebab or chicken shawarma. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BYBLOS 1501 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 834-9773; 3242 Magazine St., (504) 894-1233; www. byblosrestaurants.com Drunken Halloumi is Cypriot Halloumi cheese lightly sauteed in ouzo and olive oil and served with tomatoes and garlic sauce. Order a rack of lamb or lamb strip kebabs with sides like hummus or basmati rice pilaf. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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CLEOPATRA MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE 2701 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, (504) 361-1113; www.cleopatramediterraneancuisine.com Lamb chops are served with hummus, rice, salad and grilled vegetables. Chicken zaroul is marinated in garlic, oregano and barbecue sauce and served with hummus, rice, salad and vegetables. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

COURTYARD GRILL 4430 Magazine St., (504) 875-4165; www.courtyardgrillnola.com Iskandar kebab is a combination of slow-cooked beef and lamb served on bread with warm tomato-butter sauce, yogurt and rice. Hunkar Beyendi features chunks of lamb kebab over roasted eggplant with tomato sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

FATOUSH New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., (504) 371-5074 Moussaka, available in lamb and vegetarian varieties, features layers of grilled vegetables with tomato and bechamel sauce. Lamb shank is cooked in a spiced tomato sauce and served with rice, salad and grilled eggplant. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

GUSTO The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., third floor, (504) 581-5400; www.thetheatres.com/cafe The chef’s platter includes zucchini agrodolce, marinated olives, hummus, tzatziki and herbed feta. The Spanish muffuletta is made with serrano ham, chorizo and manchego cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

JAMILA’S MEDITERRANEAN TUNISIAN CUISINE 7808 Maple St., (504) 866-4366 Grilled lamb chops are

served with merlot and port wine reduction, steamed asparagus and pommes lyonnaise. Tunisian-style tagine of lamb is baked in a terracotta pot and served with saffron basmati rice. Whole red snapper with garlic and onion chutney is served over vegetables. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

LEBANON’S CAFE 1500 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 862-6200; www.lebanonscafe.com The sauteed vegetable plate features sauteed eggplant, onion, carrots, tomatoes, squash, cauliflower, broccoli and red, yellow and green peppers and melted feta and mozzarella cheeses over basmati rice. Char-broiled rosemary lamb chops are marinated in olive oil, Middle Eastern spices and rosemary. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MONA’S CAFE 504 Frenchmen St., (504) 949-4115; 1120 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-8175; 3901 Banks St., (504) 482-7743; 4126 Magazine St., (504) 894-9800 A popular appetizer is the house-made hummus, served with pita bread that is baked fresh daily. Chicken shawarma, available in a number of dishes, features roasted meat that has been marinated in lemon, spices and olive oil. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

PHOENICIA RESTAURANT 4201 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 889-9950 Popular dishes includes seasoned and marinated chicken shawarma and the gyro plate with thin-sliced beef and lamb. The Phoenician plate includes tabbouleh, hummus, stuffed grape leaves, falafel, kebabs, salad and rice. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

PYRAMIDS CAFE 3149 Calhoun St., (504) 861-9602 The lamb gyro wrap is dressed with lettuce and tomatoes and served with hummus, fries or salad. The vegetable plate features sauteed vegetables topped with feta cheese and comes with rice. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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southwestern COYOTE BLUES 4860 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 3013848; www.coyotebluesfreshmex.com Fajitas are cooked on a wood-burning grill and served with onions, bell peppers, poblano rice, charro beans, guacamole, sour cream, cheddar cheese, fresh pico de gallo, garlic butter, and flour, wheat or corn tortillas. Nuevo crab enchiladas feature two roasted corn crepes filled with crab and cheese stuffing topped with mango and red pepper salsa. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

CUCOS 2766 Belle Chasse Hwy., Gretna, (504) 393-7766; 5048 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 4545005; www.cucosmex.com This Tex-Mex trove serves Mexican pizza with your choice of beef or chicken baked with melted cheeses, pico de gallo and ranchero sauce. There also are spicy chicken wings and big, stuffed burritos. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

EL GATO NEGRO 81 French Market Place, (504) 525-9752; 300 Harrison Ave., (504) 4880107; www.elgatonegronola.com Guacamole is prepared tableside with two avocados, pico de gallo, lime and sea salt, and jalapeno peppers are optional. The mixed grill is a Mexican surf-and-turf platter combining New York strip, jumbo shrimp, pork loin, mixed vegetables and chimichurri. No reservations. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

FELIPE’S TAQUERIA 301 N. Peters St., (504) 267-4406; 6215 S. Miro St., (504) 309-2776; www.felipestaqueria.com The chimichanga is a deepfried burrito filled with a choice of meat, beans, rice, pico de gallo and vegetables and is topped with queso dip. Fish tacos are double corn tortillas filled with fried fish, pickled cabbage, pico de gallo and seafood sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

GEORGE’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT 1461 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 626-

4342; www.georgesmexicanrestaurant.com Shrimp fajitas are served with pico de gallo, tortillas and house-made guacamole. The Sizzlin’ Pork plate features citrusmarinated pork, sauteed onions, black beans, Mexican rice and tortillas. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$

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IZZO’S ILLEGAL BURRITO 1901 Manhattan Blvd., Suite 101, Harvey, (504) 570-6077; 4316 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite A, Metairie, (504) 889-5505; 70488 Hwy. 21, Suite 100, Covington, (985) 327-5114; www.izzos.com Diners can get a burrito made to order with a choice of tortilla (flour, cayenne, spinach or wheat), meats (chicken, steak, shrimp), vegetables, salsas, cheeses, rice and beans. Izzo’s also serves salads, quesadillas, nachos and tacos. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

JUAN’S FLYING BURRITO 2018 Magazine St., (504) 569-0000; 4724 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 4869950; www.juansflyingburrito.com The bacon Azul quesadilla is loaded with blue cheese, ground beef and applewood smoked bacon, with ranch and salsa for dipping. The Mardi Gras Indian taco platter features three tacos filled with grilled corn, squash, pinto beans, Monterey and Jack cheeses and spicy coleslaw. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

LA CARRETA 107 Carrolwood Drive, LaPlace, (985) 651-9991; 108 NW Railroad Ave., Hammond, (985) 4199990; 1200 W. Causeway Approach, Mandeville, (985) 624-2990; www. carretarestaurant.com Burritos verdes features grilled chicken topped with tomatillo sauce. The duck quesadilla combines smoked duck and mixed cheeses between flour tortillas. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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1958 N. Hwy. 190, Suite A, Covington, (985) 8678292; www.albashabr.com The Albasha platter can be ordered with chicken shawarma, gyros or kebabs and comes with stuffed grape leaves, kibbeh, hummus and rice. Broiled shrimp scampi are topped with sauteed mushrooms and bell pepper. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Blvd., Metairie, (504) 8379777; www.byblosrestaurants.com Combo kebabs include chicken, beef and lamb skewered with vegetables. The chicken and gyro plate is served with hummus, pita bread and salad. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

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includes grilled chicken breast, skirt steak, jumbo shrimp, onions, bell peppers, sour cream, guacamole, pico de gallo, lettuce, cheese and jalapenos. The mixed green salad is made with grilled chicken, spring mix greens, candied pecans, roasted red peppers, mandarin oranges, Cotija cheese and cilantro-lime vinaigrette. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

braised and served atop rustic mashed potatoes drizzled with barbecue jus. Breaded veal cutlets lay on a bed of trottole pasta tossed with Absinthe, spinach and artichoke and are topped with flash-fried oysters. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, and late-night Fri.Sat. Credit cards. $

2805; www.tacodelmar.com Fish tacos come topped with pico de gallo, cabbage, cheese, cilantro, guacamole, sour cream and fresh lime juice. Burritos can be ordered with a choice of meat and fillings such as pico de gallo, lettuce, cilantro, shredded cheese, guacamole, sour cream and salsa. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

ROCK ’N’ BOWL 3016 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-1700; www.rockandbowl.com House-made Boss sauce (Crystal hot sauce-infused mayonnaise) accents the grass-fed Straight Stick Ranch cheeseburger, served on a Maple Street Patisserie bun. Meat pies also feature grass-fed beef and come with Boss sauce and pico de gallo. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

TAQUERIA CORONA 1325 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 309-7742 Mole enchiladas feature traditional chicken enchiladas topped with sweet and spicy mole. Fish tacos are topped with house-made tartar sauce and any of the restaurant’s 12 salsas. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

SANTA FE RESTAURANT 3201 Esplanade Ave., (504) 948-0077; www.santafenola.com Ceviche features fresh fish, jumbo shrimp, calamari, avocado, red onion, radishes, tomato and cilantro. The seared yellowfin tuna tostada is topped with lettuce, beans, guacamole, corn salsa, sour cream and cilantro. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

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TACO DEL MAR 514 City Park Ave., (504) 2720557; 925 E. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette (504) 302-

THE VELVET CACTUS 6300 Argonne Blvd., (504) 301-2083; www.thevelvetcactus.com Chicken chipotle barbecue tacos are topped with pineapple-habanero relish, cilantro, manchego cheese and homemade chipotle sauce. Lou Lou shrimp enchiladas are topped with jalapeno sour cream. No reservations. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Music and Food BACCHANAL 600 Poland Ave., (504) 948-9111; www.bacchanalwine.com The wine bar’s kitchen offers entrees such as the roasted pork shank with barley, shiitake mushroom, pancetta and driedcherry mosterda. There’s also a selection of cheeses served with grilled bread, olives and caperberries. No reservations. Dinner daily. Cash only for food. $$

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CHECKPOINT CHARLIE 501 Esplanade Ave., (504) 281-4847 The grilled chicken breast sandwich is served on a bun. The garden burger is seasoned with Cajun spices and comes with fries or potato tots. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

HOUSE OF BLUES 225 Decatur St., (504) 310-4999; www.houseofblues.com The Voodoo shrimp are shrimp simmered in Amber beer reduction served on jalapeno corn bread. Shrimp and grits features pan-seared jumbo shrimp in chipotle-garlic cream sauce over a crispy fried grit cake with teardrop tomatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

KUKHNYA Siberia, 2227 St. Claude Ave., (504)265-8855; www.siberianola.com

Lakeview Brew serves lunch items, baked goods and more. The Russki Reuben features corned beef, Swiss cheese, kapusta (spicy cabbage) and Russian dressing on grilled rye bread. Potato and cheese pierogies are served with fried onions and sour cream. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

MAISON 508 Frenchmen St., (504) 371-5543; www.maisonfrenchmen.com Gigantic Gulf shrimp are wrapped in bacon with a sliver of jalapeno and drizzled with a balsamic reduction and served with potatoes and a vegetable. The pork chop Creole is a grilled 10-ounce pork chop with a bourbon-honey glaze served with sweet potato fries and the vegetable du jour. No

reservations. Dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards. $$

PALM COURT JAZZ CAFE 1204 Decatur St., (504) 525-0200; www.palmcourtjazzcafe.com Oysters Bordelaise features fried oysters and either chasseur or green peppercorn sauce. For crawfish Nantua, crawfish tails are flamed in brandy cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$$

RIVERSHACK TAVERN 3449 River Road, Jefferson, (504) 834-4938; www.therivershacktavern.com House-smoked pork shank is

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536 Frenchmen St., (504) 252-4801; www.thethreemuses.com Louisiana strawberry and barbecue shrimp features Gulf shrimp bathed in strawberrybarbecue sauce and served with a rosemary buttermilk biscuit. Horseradish and herb-crusted Scottish salmon is served over a salad of beets, blood oranges and arugula with hibiscus quinoa. No reservations. Dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

neighborhood BISTRO BYRONZ 1901 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (985) 951-7595; www.bistrobyronz.com The steak frite salad includes sliced, flat iron steak atop romaine lettuce with tomatoes, blue cheese, cane dressing and fries. Chicken Paillard features a chicken breast with mesclun salad and fresh vegetables. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch page 64

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3636 St. Charles Ave., (504) 899-4200; www.superiorgrill.com Grilled seasoned shrimp are wrapped in fresh enchiladas and topped with pechuga, tomatillo sauce and Monterey Jack cheese. The parrillada mixta includes mesquite beef and chicken fajitas, jumbo shrimp, sizzling brochetas and baby back ribs. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

1827 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 738-6722; 3535 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 885-5088; 5932 Magazine St., (504) 897-3974; www.taqueriacorona.com Spicy beef tongue tacos are topped with pico de gallo and wrapped in fresh corn or flour tortillas. The California burrito is bursting with beans, rice, lettuce, cheddar cheese, guacamole, onions, cilantro, and your choice of meat. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

BUTCHER DAT DOG 930 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 588-7675; www. cochonbutcher.com Braised pork belly is dressed with mint, cucumbers and chili-lime aioli and served on toasted white bread. The Cochon muffuletta combines house-made Genoa salami, mortadella, capicola, provolone cheese and giardiniera on a sesame roll. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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Offering a wide variety of Seasonal Fruits & Vegetables grown right here in Louisiana. And a great selection of specialty produce to create your favorite exotic recipes.

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It’s Seafood Season. We have the freshest selections of LA. Redfish, Speckled Trout, Shrimp & Crawfish. We also offer a variety of wild caught seafood such as Salmon & Lobster. Ask about our weekly specials.

2700 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 934-4700; www.cafeb.com Creole crab dip features Lake Pontchartrain lump crabmeat, house-made Creole cream cheese, scallions, toasted chevre and brioche. Sauteed speckled trout with jumbo lump crabmeat comes with seasonal wilted greens, crispy brabant potatoes and local citrus butter sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

CORNER CAFE 3316 Green Acres Road, Metairie, (504) 454-1008 The seafood platter for two includes crab balls, shrimp, oysters, catfish, shrimp, softshell crab, jalapeno poppers, hush puppies, two cups of gumbo, two salads and hand-battered onion rings. Reservations accepted. Breakfast Tue.-Sun., lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

THE CREOLE GRILLE & BAR 5241 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 889-7992 Barbecue shrimp with Abita and Worcestershire barbecue sauce is served with creamy grits. The grilled pompano fillet is topped with jumbo lump crabmeat and white wine-lemon-butter sauce and served with steamed vegetables. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

FLORAL DEPARTMENT From a Dozen Roses to a Beautiful Floral Arrangement, we’ve got the perfect blooms to express your love on Valentine’s Day.

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accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

4400 Banks St., (504) 4822426; www.crescentpieandsausage.com The Creole chaurice sausage plate features house-made sausages and comes with sauteed greens and macaroni and cheese. The duck and brie pizza features duck confit, sliced brie, smoked mushrooms and truffle aioli over a garlic olive oil base. Reservations

5030 Freret St., (504) 8996883; www.datdognola.com The Irish Guinness sausage is pork bratwurst made with Guinness beer and is served with andouille sauce, cheddar cheese, white and green onions, yellow mustard and bacon on a toasted sourdough bun. The Turducken sausage is made with turkey, duck and chicken and is topped with a choice of grated cheddar, diced onions, wasabi, sauerkraut or house-made chili. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $

DRY DOCK CAFE 133 Delaronde St., (504) 361-8240; www.thedrydockcafe.com New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp features a half-pound of shrimp in peppery sauce with French bread for dipping. Crawfish Maureenica combines crawfish tails in creamy Parmesan sauce over pasta. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

THE GALLEY RESTAURANT 2535 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-0955 The Galley is known for serving soft-shell crab and catfish fillet po-boys at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The menu also includes crawfish etouffee, a grilled grouper sandwich and sweet potato fries. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $$

HUCKLEBERRY’S RESTAURANT AND BAR 1821 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 305-6066; www.huckleberrys.us The sweet and savory pecancrusted catfish is made with lightly salted pecans, panko breadcrumbs and rum sauce. Char-grilled oysters are made with a garlicbutter sauce and served with French bread. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

JIMS 3000 Royal St., (504) 3048224; www.facebook.com/ eatatjims The Reuben combines corned beef, pastrami, Swiss and provolone cheeses and sauerkraut on fresh-baked rye bread. The Cuban sandwich features marinated pork loin, ham, pickles and mustard on pressed French bread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.Sun. Credit cards. $

JOEY K’S RESTAURANT & BAR 3001 Magazine St., (504) 891-0997; www.joeyksrestaurant.com Soft-shell crab is battered, deep fried and served with mixed vegetables and new potatoes. The shrimp Magazine features large butterfly shrimp lightly floured and pan fried in olive oil with garlic, artichoke hearts, ham and green onion and served over pasta. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

THE JUJU BAG CAFE

435 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, (504) 368-1114; www.gattusos.net The blackened salmon salad is made with spinach, red onions, pecans, raisins, blue cheese with a choice of dressing. The roast beef po-boy is dressed with gravy, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato and pickles on toasted French bread and served with fries. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

5363 Franklin Ave., (504) 872-0969 The grilled salmon steak salad is made with avocado, tomato, lettuce, red onions, black olives and sauteed mushrooms with raspberrywalnut dressing. Jamaican jerk chicken wings are served on a bed of romaine lettuce with avocado, tomato, Caribbean potato salad and whole wheat French bread. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner and late-night Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

GIORLANDO’S RESTAURANT

K.Y.’S OLDE TOWNE BICYCLE SHOP

741 Bonnabel Blvd., Metairie, (504) 835-8593; www.giorlandos.com The roast beef sandwich features sliced roast beef in brown gravy on sesame-seed French bread. Enjoy one with handmade beer-battered onion rings. No reservations.

2267 Carey St., Slidell, (985) 641-1911; www.kysoldetowne.com The slow-cooked roast beef po-boy is dressed to order. The fried and grilled seafood platters combine shrimp, catfish, oysters, hushpuppies and two sides. No reserva-

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tions. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

KATIE’S RESTAURANT & BAR 3701 Iberville St., (504) 488-6582; www.katiesinmidcity.com Blackberry and jalapeno ribs feature marinated, slow-cooked ribs served with two sides. The Crawfish beignet appetizer features donuts filled with crawfish, jalapenos, onions and three cheeses topped with jalapeno aioli. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

LA PENICHE RESTAURANT 1940 Dauphine St., (504) 943-1460 Eggs Benedict La Peniche features poached eggs, Canadian bacon, tomatoes and hollandaise on an English muffin served with a side of grits. The seafood platter includes fried Gulf shrimp, oysters and catfish, stuffed crab and french fries or a baked potato. No reservations. Open 24 hours Thu.-Tue. Credit cards. $$

LAZARO’S PIZZA & POBOYS

LIUZZA’S RESTAURANT AND BAR 3636 Bienville St., (504) 482-9120; www.liuzzas.com Liuzza’s serves a mix of casual Creole and Italian dishes. The Frenchuletta sandwich fills French bread with the traditional muffuletta fillings and is served hot. Oysters remoulade features fried oysters on a bed of mixed greens with house-made remoulade. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat. Cash only. $$

MANDINA’S RESTAURANT 3800 Canal St., (504) 4829179; www.mandinasrestaurant.com Fried trout is available with meuniere sauce or amandine style. Shrimp remoulade is served on a bed of lettuce. Reservations for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MAUREPAS FOODS 3200 Burgundy St.,

MONDO 900 Harrison Ave., (504) 224-2633; www.mondoneworleans.com Mondo eggs Sardou features poached eggs atop prosciutto and artichoke bread pudding with Meyer lemon hollandaise. The grilled pimento cheese sandwich is made with andouille and caramelized onions and comes with crab boil potato chips. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

PETUNIA’S PLACE 2020 Hwy. 59, Mandeville, (985) 674-3436; www. petuniasplace.com Eggplant JoAnn features breaded eggplant medallions topped with artichoke dressing, sauteed crawfish and Alfredo sauce and is served with garlic-butter pasta. The praline pork chops are served over rice. Reservations accepted. Lunch Thu.Tue., dinner Thu.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

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french fries are piled high on the specialty sandwich. The seafood plate features catfish, shrimp, crab cakes and fries. Delivery available. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

SOUTHSIDE CAFE 3154 Pontchartrain Drive, Slidell, (985) 643-6133; www.southsidecafe.net The Peacemaker combines a dozen fried oyster, two eggs cooked to order, American cheese and applewoodsmoked bacon on Leidenheimer French bread. The brisket burger features beef trimmed and ground in house and can be topped with jalapenos, grilled onions, mushrooms and green peppers, avocado, smoked bacon, fried egg or cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

YE OLDE COLLEGE INN 3000 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-3683; www.collegeinn1933.com The Oysters Bleu appetizer features flash-fried Louisiana oysters, purple onion, shredded lettuce and blue cheese. The shrimp and stone-ground grits entree features jumbo Gulf shrimp, Papa Tom’s stone-ground grits with Gouda, green tomato chow-chow and Monica sauce. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Pan-asian AUGUST MOON

2018 Clearview Pkwy., Metairie, (504) 456-6362 Stuffed bell peppers are filled with a mixture of ground beef and hot sausage and served with pasta. A chicken breast stuffed with spinach and artichoke is served over linguine in cream sauce. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

R & O’S RESTAURANT 216 Old Hammond Hwy., Metairie, (504) 831-1248 R&O’s serves its roast beef po-boy on a toasted sesame loaf with rich, dark gravy, or diners can get one topped with red gravy and cheese. Muffulettas feature ham, salami, Swiss and mozzarella cheeses and olive salad on toasted bread. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

ST. CHARLES TAVERN 1433 St. Charles Ave., (504) 523-9823; www.stcharlestavern.com Corned beef, coleslaw and

875 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, (504) 302-7977; 3635 Prytania St., (504) 899-5129; www.moonnola.com Tempura shrimp is panseared with sweet onion, minced lemon grass and pepper and served with rice vermicelli and house nuoc cham sauce. The seafood Bird Nest features jumbo lump crabmeat, shrimp, scallops, squid and fresh vegetables sauteed in a wine sauce and served over panfried noodles. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Pizza ANCORA PIZZERIA & SALUMERIA 4508 Freret St., (504) 324-1636; www.ancorapizza.com The meatball pizza features house-made meatballs, San Marzano tomatoes, grana and basil. The affettati misti is a sampler platter of housecured meats and is available in three sizes. Reservations page 66

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4413 Banks St., (504) 483-8609 The T-Bird pizza features pepperoni, roasted chicken, Italian sausage, roasted red peppers and asparagus on top of a thin-crust. The Herbivore pizza comes with a choice of seven vegetable toppings. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

(504) 267-0072; www.maurepasfoods.com A confit chicken leg is served with stewed market greens, a slow-poached egg and grits. Cookie sandwiches feature a pair of mint chocolate ice cream sandwiches topped with chocolate sauce and a mini cocoa crisp cookie. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night Thu.-Tue. Credit cards. $$

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and is served with fries. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

large parties. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

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ANGELETTO’S PIZZA 220 S. Robertson St., (504) 581-3500; www.angelettospizzeria.com The Mediterranean pasta consists of portobello mushrooms, artichokes, basil and fettuccine tossed in creamy garlic-tomato sauce. Angeletto’s barbecuedchicken pizza is topped with barbecue sauce, mozzarella, grilled chicken, sweet corn, red onion and a mix of green, red and yellow bell peppers. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

BROOKLYN PIZZERIA 4301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 8331288; www.eatbrooklyn.net The Boss pizza features pepperoni, Canadian bacon, mushrooms, garlic and extra cheese. The Meatza pizza is covered with pepperoni, Italian sausage, ground beef, Canadian bacon and bacon. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

139 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, (504) 366-1818 Besides pizza, Huey P’s features dishes such as the New Orleans barbecue shrimp and grits and crispy fried chicken wings. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

ISABELLA’S PIZZERIA 200 Hewitt Road, Hammond, (985) 230-9900; 1331 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 809-1900; 2660 Florida St., Mandeville, (985) 674-5700; 70452 Hwy. 21, Suite 500, Covington, (985) 875-7620; www. isabellaspizzeria.net Shrimp bisque is made with shrimp, onions, garlic, cream and slow-cooked mirlitons. The pasta Cucina combines linguine, shrimp, crawfish, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, green onions, parsley and a squeeze of lime. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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DITALI’S PIZZA

René bistRot: A FRenCH bistRo WitH An AMeRiCAn PAssPoRt Master Chef René bajeux brings his French bistro‑style restaurant to the Renaissance new orleans Arts Hotel. Where local ingredients and cooking styles meet classic French cuisine.

Located in the Renaissance New Orleans Arts Hotel 700 Tchoupitoulas Street, New Orleans, LA 504.613.2350 | ReneBistrotNewOrleans.com Complimentary valet parking.

8160 Belle Chasse Hwy., Belle Chasse, (504) 3931160; Oakwood Mall, 197 Westbank Expwy., Gretna, (504) 366-2882; Northshore Square Mall, 150 Northshore Blvd., Slidell, (985) 649-5657; www. ditalis.com The New York thin-crust pizza with pepperoni is one of the favorites at Ditali’s. Home-style lasagna is served with crunchy bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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DON FORTUNATO’S PIZZERIA

95 French Market Place, (504) 522-9500; www. louisianapizzakitchen.com Garlic shrimp pasta features jumbo Gulf shrimp in garlic butter sauce over angel hair pasta. The grilled freerange chicken sandwich on ciabatta bread is topped with fresh mozzarella, roasted red peppers and basil pesto. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

3517 20th St., Metairie, (504) 302-2674; www. donfortunatospizzeria.com This pizzeria serves chicken wings, calzones, wraps, pasta dishes and more. Don Fortunato’s special pie features tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, meatballs, sauteed onions, roasted red peppers and Portobello mushrooms. The Portobello pizza combines mushrooms, mozzarella and feta cheeses, roasted red peppers and baby spinach over a garlicherb sauce brushed crust. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

THE DOUGH BOWL 1039 Broadway St., (504) 861-2200 Slices of cheese pizza are served late into the night. The Boot Burger features a halfpound patty on a Kaiser roll

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Citywide; www.italianpie.com The Mediterranean pizza features artichoke hearts, kalamata olives, red onions, tomatoes, herbed ricotta, mozzarella and pesto sauce. Fettuccine is topped with creamy Alfredo sauce and grilled chicken or shrimp. Delivery available. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

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LOUISIANA PIZZA KITCHEN UPTOWN 615 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-5900; www.louisianapizzakitchenuptown.com Butternut squash ravioli comes with shrimp, scallions and red bell peppers in an herbed butter cream sauce topped with Parmesan cheese. The Cuban pizza is topped with pulled pork, slaw, barbecue sauce, mozzarella cheese and pickles. Reservations accepted for

2035 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-8032; www.marktwainspizza.com The Innocent’s Abroad is an Italian pizza topped with Genoa salami, Italian sausage, ripe tomatoes, artichokes and fresh basil. The Mysterious Stranger is a spinach and feta pizza with a choice of vegetable with either charisse or Canadian bacon. No reservations. Lunch Tue.Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

MELLOW MUSHROOM 1645 Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 327-5407; 3131 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 644-4155; www.mellowmushroom.com The Greek salad features feta cheese, red onions, tomatoes and kalamata olives. Salami, pepperoni, ham, freshwater mozzarella and caramelized onions top the muffuletta pizza, served with a spring greens salad. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

THE MIDWAY 4725 Freret St., (504) 322-2815; www.midwaypizzanola.com The Uptown Meatdown features pepperoni, sausage, ham, bacon and house-made meatballs. The King Creole pizza is Midway’s signature deep dish with Creole sauce, garlic, Gulf shrimp, tomato basil relish and green onions. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MILANO’S PIZZERIA 3002 Cleary Ave., Metairie, (504) 780-7500, www.milanosmetairie.com The barbecue chicken pie is topped with grilled chicken, barbecue sauce, mozzarella, red onions and peppers. Milano’s lasagna features layers of seasoned ground beef, pasta, tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese. No reservations. Lunch Mon.Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MO’S PIZZA 1112 Ave. H, Westwego, (504) 341-9650; www.mospizzanola.com The muffuletta pizza tops an olive oil-brushed crust with ham, Genoa salami, mortadella, cheese and olive salad. The All Meat pizza comes with pepperoni, sausage, ham and meatballs. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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A hearty way to start the day at the Ruby Slipper Cafe. There are 20 specialty pies in rotation at this pizza parlor. The hot Italian sausage pizza is topped with pork sausage, bell peppers and caramelized onions. Another pie is topped with local arugula, cheese and Peppadew peppers. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tues.-Sun. Credit cards. $

NEW YORK PIZZA 4418 Magazine St., (504) 891-2376; www.newyorkpizzanola.com The Brooklyn barbecue pie features barbecue sauce and chicken, and the Queens pizza has an olive oil-brushed crust topped with spinach, mushroom, artichokes and mozzarella and feta cheeses. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

PIE PIZZA & PASTAS 814 S. Peters St., (504) 528-2743; www.piepizzaandpastas. com Swamp Thing features alligator and duck sausage and zesty remoulade. The chicken club comes with applewood-smoked bacon, Black Forest ham, marinated chicken and sun-dried tomato aioli. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

PIZZA DELICIOUS 617 Piety St., (504) 676-8482; www.pizzadelicous.com

PIZZA FLORENCE 4445 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 888-7888 The chicken Caesar wrap is made with Mediterranean lavash bread, chicken, lettuce, Parmesan and Caesar dressing and is served hot. The Mediterranean salad comes with chicken or shrimp over romaine lettuce, spring greens, tomatoes, red onions, kalamata olives, artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers and feta cheese. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $

PIZZA MAN OF COVINGTON 1248 N. Collins Blvd., Covington, (985) 892-9874 The Wow pie features a hand-tossed, olive oilbrushed crust topped with artichoke hearts, crabmeat, garlic and Romano cheese. The Pizza Palace pie features house-made meatballs, pepperoni, Italian sausage, green peppers and onions. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner daily.

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PIZZA NOLA 141 W. Harrison Ave., (504) 872-0731; www.pizzanola.com Fleur de lis pizza features a base of garlic-infused olive oil sauce topped with mozzarella, blue cheese, basil, bacon and tomatoes. The prosciutto rosemary goat cheese crisp appetizer is drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with sea salt and pepper. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, Fri.-Sun., lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

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PIZZICARE 3001 Tulane Ave., (504) 301-4823; www.pizzicare.com The NOLA Green Roots pie features vegetables, mozzarella and a pesto- and tarragon oil-brushed crust. The lasagna pizza is topped with meatballs, Italian sausage and Parmesan, ricotta and mozzarella cheeses. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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REGINELLI’S PIZZERIA Citywide; www.reginellis.com The Tony’s Play pie is topped with pepperoni, pancetta, prosciutto, mushrooms, onions, peppers, capers, mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce. The avocado and asparagus salad is tossed page 68

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701 Metairie Road, Suite 2A105, Metairie, (504) 835-0066; 6307 S. Miro St., (504) 865-0244; www. nakedpizza.biz The Omnivore pie is topped with ham, pepperoni, hamburger, black olives, mushrooms and bell peppers. The Superbiotic pizza is topped with artichokes, spinach, bell pepper, mushrooms, garlic, red onion and cilantro. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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6 ounces thinly-sliced ribeye, mushrooms, onions, green peppers & garlic sauteed to sweetness, topped with a melted blend of natural cheeses on a lightly-toasted, 8-inch, fresh-baked French roll:

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7329 Cohn St., (504) 8661166; www.facebook.com/ romanpizza2000 Smiley Stix are doughy breadsticks baked with pepperoni, mozzarella, bacon, feta cheese and jalapeno and come with marinara dipping sauce. The chicken Alfredo pizza has a white sauce base and is topped with chicken, Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses and fresh tomato slices. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

ROTOLO’S PIZZERIA Citywide; www.rotolos.com The parma rosa pasta features blackened shrimp, Italian sausage and penne pasta tossed in creamy tomato sauce. The barbecue chicken pizza has barbecue sauce, grilled chicken and red onions on a hand-tossed crust. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

SLICE PIZZERIA 1513 St. Charles Ave., (504) 525-7437; 5538 Magazine St., (504) 897-4800; www.slicepizzeria.com Slice’s grilled salmon panino has capers, goat cheese and red onions and is served with a mixed green salad. The shrimp and andouille pizza includes caramelized onions, corn, diced tomato and green onion. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

SUGAR PARK 3054 St. Claude Ave., (504) 942-2047; www.sugarparknola.com Choose among specialty pies such as the Bronx Bomber, with pepperoni, Italian sausage, green peppers and black olives. Pub-style fish and chips features beerbattered and fried cod with thick-cut fries and malt vinegar. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

THEO’S PIZZA 1212 S. Clearview Pkwy., Harahan, (504) 733-3803; 4024 Canal St., (504) 302-1133; 4218 Magazine St., (504) 894-8554; www. theospizza.com The spicy Mexican chicken pizza brings the heat with toppings of olive oil, onions, feta cheese, cheddar, mozzarella, chicken, spicy tomatoes, Anaheim peppers and chili powder. The Reuben piles corned beef, sauerkraut

141 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-1600; www.witsinn.com The Wit’s Works pizza features tomato sauce topped with pepperoni, Italian sausage, mushrooms, Roma tomatoes, green peppers, artichoke hearts, red onions, ham, black olives and mozzarella. The deluxe vegetable muffuletta includes artichokes, mushrooms, roasted red peppers, roasted garlic, spinach, feta, mozzarella and pesto mayonnaise on muffuletta bread. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

SandwicheS & Po-boyS AVERY’S PO-BOYS 2510 Tulane Ave., (504) 821-4110; www.averysontulane.com Oyster Rockefeller dip combines oysters, spinach, Romano cheese, cream and Pernod and is served with crostini. Po-boy options include Buffalo shrimp or house-made roast beef debris. There is bread pudding with bourbon caramel sauce for dessert. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

BACKSPACE BAR & KITCHEN 139 Chartres St., (504) 322-2245; www.backspacenola.com The Grown Up Grilled Cheese features melted cheddar, Swiss and Gruyere cheeses, grilled onions and tomato and comes with chips. The Hemingway Cuban combines pulled pork, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles and mustard and comes with chips. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

BEAR’S RESTAURANT 128 W. 21st Ave., Covington, (985) 892-2373 Top po-boy choices include the roast beef made with slow-cooked, house-made roast beef with gravy, and the meatball po-boy, featuring hand-rolled meatballs in red gravy. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

Fried chicken sandwiches are dressed with lettuce, onions and pickles. Burgers feature 8-ounce patties grilled to order. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards. $

CAFE MASPERO 601 Decatur St., (504) 523-6250; www.cafemaspero.com This casual eatery serves many Creole favorites. Get a po-boy filled with grilled Gulf shrimp, or muffuletta featuring ham, salami, pastrami and olive salad on po-boy bread or sesame seed bun. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CAJUN MIKE’S PUB 116 Baronne St., (504) 566-0055; www.cajunmikes.com The Cuban sandwich features pork, ham, Swiss cheese, mustard and pickles pressed on French bread. The fried alligator po-boy is dressed to your liking. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sun. Credit cards. $

CENTRAL GROCERY 923 Decatur St., (504) 523-1620; www.centralgroceryneworleans.com This Italian grocery serves its famous muffuletta on a half or whole loaf. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CRABBY JACK’S 428 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson, (504) 833-2722; www.crabbyjacksnola.com Remoulade tops the fried green tomato po-boy served on Gendusa’s French bread. Slow-roasted duck po-boys are served dressed and dripping with gravy. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

DIMARTINO’S FAMOUS NEW ORLEANS MUFFULETTAS 700 S. Tyler St., Covington, (985) 276-6460; 1788 Carol Sue Ave., Terrytown, (504) 392-7589; 3900 Gen. DeGaulle Drive, (504) 367-0227; 6641 Westbank Expwy., Suite A, Marrero, (504) 341-4096; www. dimartinos.com The muffuletta is served with house-made olive salad. Eggplant Parmesan is served over angel hair pasta with Alfredo or marinara sauce. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

DIVA DAWG BROOKS SEAHORSE SALOON 1648 Gentilly Blvd., (504) 218-4217

1906 Magazine St., (504) 304-8777; www.divadawgnola.com This hot dog house dresses

up its chili dog with red beans, fried chicken and andouille ketchup on a brioche bun. The Sweet Fire oyster dog is topped with fried oysters that are tossed in house-made sweet fire sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

DOMILISE’S PO-BOYS 5240 Annunciation St., (504) 899-9126 The fried oyster po-boy is dressed with lettuce, pickles, mayonnaise, house-made ketchup and hot sauce. The fried shrimp po-boy is dressed with Swiss cheese and roast beef gravy. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Wed. and Fri.Sat. Credit cards. $$

FRERET STREET PO-BOYS & DONUTS 4701 Freret St., (504) 8729676; www.freretstreetpoboys.com The roast beef po-boy features garlicky roast beef that has been slow-cooked in gravy. Baked chicken is served with garlic-roasted potatoes. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

JAM’S PO-BOYS & CATERING

JOHNNY’S PO-BOYS 511 St. Louis St., (504) 525-8037; www.johnnyspoboys.com Johnny’s offers a long list of classic and original po-boys. The seafood muffuletta includes fried catfish, shrimp and oysters. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Cash only. $

and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

KILLER POBOYS

MIKE SERIO’S PO-BOYS & DELI

811 Conti St., (504) 252-6745; www.killerpoboys.com Located inside the Erin Rose bar, Killer Poboys serves a short and changing list of gourmet po-boys. The Guinness- and garlic-braised beef po-boy is made with grass-fed beef dressed with horseradish aioli and pickled onions. The Jameson grilled cheese features Hook’s two-year cheddar on Susan Spicer’s Wild Flour wholegrain bread and is spritzed with Jameson. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. Cash only. $

LA BELLA’S 2118 Third St., Kenner, (504) 466-4675; www.labellascatering.com The muffuletta is piled high with layers of Genoa salami, Chisesi ham, provolone and mozzarella cheeses and house-made olive salad. The roast beef po-boy is made from large inside rounds of beef that are cooked overnight and served with gravy on French bread. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $

MAGAZINE PO-BOY AND SANDWICH SHOP 2368 Magazine St., (504) 522-3107 Fried oysters top romaine lettuce with house-made remoulade. The eggplant Parmesan po-boy features breaded eggplant topped with house-made red sauce and Swiss cheese. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

MAHONY’S PO-BOY SHOP 3454 Magazine St., (504) 899-3374; www.mahonyspoboys.com The Peacemaker is made with local fried oysters, bacon and cheddar cheese on Leidenheimer French bread. Fried chicken livers are served with house-made Creole coleslaw on Leidenheimer French bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

JUGHEAD’S DEPOT BAR & GRILL

MANO’S PO-BOYS

801 Poland Ave., (504) 304-5411; www.jugheadsneworleans.com This sandwich joint specializes in cheesesteaks topped with sauteed peppers and onions and melted cheese. There are beef, chicken and portobello versions. There also are bar noshing items like chicken wings and mozzarella sticks. Delivery available. No reservations.

6943 Saints Ave., Metairie, (504) 734-0922 The Saints special includes two eggs, cheese and a choice of ham, bacon, hot sausage or pork sausage on a choice of bread. Grilled catfish is seasoned with spices, parsley, lemon and butter and served with rice, mashed potatoes or fries, a vegetable and salad. No reservations. Breakfast

133 St. Charles Ave., (504) 523-2668 Mike Serio’s muffuletta combines the traditional ingredients, and its long list of sandwiches also includes a roast beef po-boy made with garlicky house-cooked roast beef. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

MILK BAR 710 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 309-3310; 1514 Delachaise St., (504) 891-9361 The Speared Pig piles ham, asparagus and hollandaise on ciabatta bread. Christmas in July mixes sweet cranberry sauce with salty turkey and spinach and also is served on ciabatta. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

MR. POOR BOY RESTAURANT 10202 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge, (504) 737-1170 The grilled catfish plate is served with house-made eggplant sauce, sauteed spinach and two sides. The roast beef po-boy features slow-cooked roast beef dressed to order on Leidenheimer French bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

MONSTER PO-BOYS 1814 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 9, Mandeville, (985) 626-9183 Cheese, ham, turkey and house-made roast beef smothered in gravy fill the Monster po-boy. A popular pasta dish features grilled shrimp over rotini pasta in garlic-butter sauce. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Wed.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $

NOR-JOE IMPORT COMPANY 505 Frisco Ave., Metairie, (504) 833-9240; www.norjoe.com This distributor of imported Italian specialty foods is known for its classic muffuletta: Italian meats, cheeses and olive salad piled high on Sicilian sesame bread. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

PARADISE CAFE 3717 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 8884141; www.paradisecafeandgifts.com The popular choices here include the grilled turkey sandwich with onions, mushrooms and Swiss cheese on page 71

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612 Sena Drive, Metairie, (504) 833-5882; www.jamspoboys.com This cafe is known for its roast-beef po-boy with homemade gravy and its all-you-can-eat catfish plate. Pasta options include spaghetti and meatballs and eggplant Parmesan. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Wed.-Fri. Credit cards. $

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PARKWAY BAKERY & TAVERN 538 Hagan Ave., (504) 482-3047; www.parkwaypoorboys.com Go past the front barroom to the kitchen window to order from a long list of po-boys. The roast beef po-boy features beef cooked for 24 hours in its own gravy. The surf-and-turf po-boy tops fried shrimp with roast beef gravy. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $

PARRAN’S PO-BOYS 3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 885-3416; www.parranspoboys.com The po-boys are the signature item here — with original options like grilled yellowfin tuna or prime rib. Parran’s seafood muffuletta is filled with fried shrimp, catfish and oysters dressed with house-made Cajun mayo. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Wed.Sat. Credit cards. $$

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PO-BOY SHACK 1703 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 626-1303; www.poboyshackllc.com This eatery serves po-boys and weekday lunch specials. The roast beef po-boy is dressed with lettuce, pickles, gravy and

www.steinsdeli.net The Sam sandwich is made with hot pastrami, imported Swiss, coleslaw and housemade Russian dressing on Jewish rye. The Italian roast pork sandwich is a Thursday special featuring pork roasted overnight with Italian seasoning, sauteed rapini and imported aged provolone on toasted house-made ciabatta bread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $

RADOSTA’S RESTAURANT & DELI 249 Aris Ave., Metairie, (504) 831-1537 Don’s Special features housemade Italian sausage, olive salad and melted provolone. The Cajun delight features crawfish cakes, fried green tomatoes, remoulade sauce, romaine lettuce and green onions. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

THAT’S A WRAP 4241 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 885-0009; www.thatsawrapnola.com The Double Whammy Hammy wrap includes house-cured slow-cooked ham, bacon, sharp cheddar, pineapple chunks, mixed greens and tangy teriyaki sauce. The Black and Bleu combines marinated brisket, blue cheese, mixed greens, lettuce, tomatoes and blue cheese dressing. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

ROLY POLY One Shell Square, 701 Poydras St., Suite 121, (504) 561-9800; 816 Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 892-2462; 3020 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 872-0957; 5409 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 891-8373; www.rolypoly.com Roly Poly’s Spa salad features plum tomatoes, green peppers, cucumber, carrots, mushrooms, avocado, walnuts, dried cranberries, alfalfa sprouts, mixed greens and balsamic vinaigrette. The pressed Key West Cuban sandwich combines smoked pork, turkey, ham, Swiss and cheddar cheeses, pickles, onions, tomatoes, lettuce and honey-mustard. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

ST. JAMES CHEESE COMPANY 5004 Prytania St., (504) 8994737; www.stjamescheese.com The Sunday special croque monsieur loads ham and cheese on white pullman bread drenched with a bruleed creme fraiche cheese sauce. The Gruyere sandwich melts the cheese with onion confit between two slices of multigrain bread and is served with salad or chips. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

SAMMY’S PO-BOYS

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AND CATERING 901 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 8350916; www.sammyspoboys.com Creole seafood gumbo is loaded with crab, shrimp and okra. The Flickaletta is Sammy’s version of the muffuletta and it includes ham, salami, Swiss cheese and olive salad on French bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

SHORT STOP PO-BOYS 119 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, (504) 885-4572; www.shortstoppoboys.com A popular po-boy features roast beef debris cooked in-house with garlic, onions and Worcestershire sauce. Short Stop’s gumbo blends hot, smoked and andouille sausage and chicken in seasoned roux. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch

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Pick up a shrimp po-boy at Short Stop Po-Boys. and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

SOMETHIN’ ELSE CAFE 620 Conti St., (504) 373-6439; www.somethinelsecafe.com The shrimp burger is a patty of ground Gulf shrimp topped with pepper Jack cheese, avocado, bacon, lettuce, tomato and house sauce and Zapp’s potato chips. The Vice po-boy features four fried boudin balls dressed with lettuce, tomato and house sauce. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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SPITALE’S DELI 2408 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, (504) 837-9912; www. spitalesdeli.com The Dirty Turkey piles grilled turkey, onions, mozzarella cheese and brown gravy on French bread. On the lighter side, the heart healthy menu offers grilled tuna, chicken or shrimp sandwiches dressed with fresh vegetables on a whole wheat bun. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $

STEIN’S MARKET & DELI

2604 Magazine St., 8992054; www.traceysnola.com The hamburger steak po-boy comes with grilled onions, Swiss cheese and gravy. Top a mixed green salad of cucumber, red onion, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese and balsamic with your choice of chicken or shrimp. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Seafood ACME OYSTER & SEAFOOD HOUSE 724 Iberville St., (504) 522-5973; 1202 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 246-6155; 3000 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 309-4056; www.acmeoyster.com The New Orleans medley includes samples of gumbo, jambalaya, red beans and rice

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5800 Magazine St., (504) 899-4141; www.pitapitnola.com The gyro pita is filled with Mediterranean-seasoned beef, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, feta and tzatziki sauce. The Uptown club features turkey, bacon, avocado, spinach, tomatoes, green peppers, Swiss cheese and honey-Dijon. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

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and grilled smoked sausage. The Peacemaker po-boy combines fried shrimp and oysters and is dressed with Tabasco-infused mayo. Reservation policies vary by location. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BONEFISH GRILL 4848 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 7809964; www.bonefishgrill.com Imperial wolf fish is sauteed and stuffed with Gruyere and Parmesan cheese, shrimp and scallops. Kate’s North Atlantic haddock is breaded, wood-grilled and topped with feta cheese, artichokes and lemon-basil sauce. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BOURBON HOUSE 144 Bourbon St., (504) 522-0111; www.bourbonhouse.com Bourbon barbecue shrimp is New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp with bourbon barbecue sauce. Redfish on the half-shell is served with new potatoes and glazed red onions and topped with lemon butter. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

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3117 21st St., Metairie, (504) 831-8666; www. bozosrestaurant.com The seafood platter combines cornmeal-fried oysters, Gulf shrimp, Des Allemands catfish and a stuffed crab. Broiled Gulf shrimp salad is served on a bed of mixed greens with tomatoes and a hard-boiled egg. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

BUBBA GUMP SHRIMP CO. 429 Decatur St., (504) 522-5800; www.bubbagump.com Hush pups are deep-fried seafood cakes made with shrimp, mahi-mahi, rice and corn and come with remoulade. Shrimp New Orleans features shrimp broiled in butter, garlic and spices and served over jasmine rice. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BUSTER’S PLACE 519 E. Boston St., Covington, (985) 809-3880; www. bustersplaceonline.com Jill’s crawfish fettuccine features crawfish tails, mushrooms and green onions in cream sauce sprinkled with Parmesan and served over

pasta with salad and French bread. Char-grilled oysters are served with lemon-garlic butter and French bread. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

CATE STREET SEAFOOD STATION 308 S. Cate St., Hammond, (985) 340-3891; www.catestreet308.com Crunchy wasabi tuna is an 8-ounce tuna steak encrusted with crushed wasabi peas and served with wasabi mayo, citrus-soy sauce and teriyaki sauce. The Cate Street roll combines tuna, salmon, yellowtail, snow crab, avocado, asparagus and seaweed in soy paper and comes with eel sauce, the chef’s special sauce and a spicy sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.Sat., late-night Fri. Credit cards. $$

CHARLIE’S SEAFOOD 8311 Jefferson Hwy., Harahan, (504) 737-3700; www.charliesseafoodrestaurant.com Mustard- and cornmeal-fried catfish is served over cheddar cheese stone-ground grits and is topped with Creole sauce. Grilled fish comes with shrimp and crabmeat bordelaise. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CHILANGOS SEAFOOD RESTAURANT 3617 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 471-6100 Chilangos’ Mexican-style raw oysters arrive topped with pico de gallo and avocado. Vuelva a la vida is a mix of shrimp, oysters and octopus in a tangy cocktail sauce made with citrus and garlic. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

DEANIE’S SEAFOOD 841 Iberville St., (504) 581-1316; 1713 Lake Ave., Metairie, (504) 831-4141; www.deanies.com The Bucktown Fresh Catch is the market catch of the day either grilled, broiled, blackened or fried. There’s also the Bucktown Boil pizza, a white pizza featuring everything you’d find in a backyard boil — shrimp, crawfish and crabmeat — smothered in melted mozzarella. No reservations. Iberville Street: lunch and dinner daily. Lake Avenue: lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

DE-NO SEAFOOD 505 Gretna Blvd., Suite 15, Gretna, (504) 362-4608

The soft-shell crab De-No is served over angel hair pasta with crawfish cream sauce. Char-broiled oysters on the half shell are topped with garlic, Parmesan and butter, and crabmeat is an optional addition. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

DON’S SEAFOOD HUT 126 Lake Drive, Covington, (985) 327-7111; 4801 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 889-1550; www. donsseafoodonline.com This local chain offers Cajun favorites including crawfish etouffee, fried oysters and Don’s seafood platter, complete with stuffed crab, stuffed shrimp, fried shrimp, fried catfish, fried oysters and shrimp etouffee. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

DRAGO’S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT & OYSTER BAR 3232 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, (504) 888-9254; Hilton New Orleans Riverside, 2 Poydras St., (504) 584-3911; www.dragosrestaurant.com Drago’s is known for charbroiled oysters topped with Parmesan, butter, parsley and garlic. The fleur de shrimp is made with fried shrimp sauteed with peanuts and served with spicy red pepper aioli. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $$

FELIX’S RESTAURANT & OYSTER BAR 739 Iberville St., (504) 522-4440 This oyster house has a long oyster bar and also serves a menu of po-boys and cooked seafood dishes. The bayou platter sampler features red beans, jambalaya and crawfish etouffee. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

FRENCH MARKET RESTAURANT 1001 Decatur St., (504) 525-7879; www.frenchmarketrestaurant.com Char-broiled oysters are topped with white wine-garlic-butter sauce. Traditional New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp is a favorite. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

GW FINS 808 Bienville St., (504) 5813467; www.gwfins.com Wood-grilled pompano with Vietnamese style mirliton slaw is accompanied by a

spicy blue crab fritter and drizzled with citrus-chili oil. The Salty Malty ice cream pie is topped with caramel whip cream and garnished with chocolate pretzels. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

JACK DEMPSEY’S RESTAURANT 738 Poland Ave., (504) 943-9914; www.jackdempseysllc.com The Jack Dempsey seafood platter serves a training table feast of gumbo, shrimp, catfish, crab balls and two side items. Dungeness crab is steamed and served with one side. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

JAEGER’S SEAFOOD AND BEER GARDEN 901 S. Clearview Pkwy., Jefferson, (504) 818-2200; www.jaegersseafood.com Boiled crawfish is available in season. Pound-and-a-quarter Maine lobsters are boiled and served with butter sauce, potatoes, corn and salad. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Wed.Sun., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

JOHNNY & JOYCE’S SEAFOOD

JOHNNY TRAUTH’S SEAFOOD BISTRO 2121 25th St., Kenner, (504) 471-0808; www.johnnytrauthsseafoodkenner.webs.com Boiled shrimp are served on mixed greens with eggs, tomatoes, asparagus, olives and croutons. Broiled catfish is topped with crabmeat stuffing and white winelemon sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

KENNER SEAFOOD 3140 Loyola Drive, Kenner, (504) 466-4701; www.kennerseafood.net The nacho oysters features char-grilled oysters in cheese sauce with bacon and jalapenos. Blackened catfish is stuffed with crabmeat dressing. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

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MIDDENDORF’S 30160 Hwy. 51 S., Akers, (985) 386-6666; www.middendorfsrestaurant.com The fried seafood platter features catfish, oysters, shrimp and hushpuppies. The thin-fried catfish dinner includes fried catfish, coleslaw, hushpuppies and fries. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

MR. ED’S SEAFOOD & ITALIAN RESTAURANT 910 West Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 463-3030; 1001 Live Oak St., Metairie, (504) 838-0022; www.austinsno.com The menu includes seafood, Italian dishes, fried chicken, po-boys, salads and daily specials. Eggplant casserole is stuffed with shrimp and crabmeat and served with potatoes and salad. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

MORTON’S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT 702 Water St., Madisonville, (985) 845-4970; www.mortonsseafood.com The combination seafood boat features shrimp, oysters and catfish in a hollowed-out loaf of Leidenheimer bread. The Twisted grilled oysters feature grilled oysters topped with lump crabmeat. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Thu.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

Gulf shrimp in tangy, buttery sauce, served with French bread. The combination pan roast includes oysters, shrimp, crabmeat, shallots and parsley baked in a casserole. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

RALPH & KACOO’S 519 Toulouse St., (504) 522-5226; www.ralphandkacoos.com The crabmeat Louie salad combines iceberg and romaine lettuces, hardboiled egg, red peppers, olives, purple onions and housemade seafood dressing. Catfish Cocodrie is a grilled or fried fillet topped with crawfish etouffee. Reservations accepted. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

RED FISH GRILL 115 Bourbon St., (504) 5981200; www.redfishgrill.com Hickory-grilled redfish is served with tasso and wild mushroom Pontalba potatoes, sauteed Louisiana jumbo lump crabmeat and lemon-butter sauce. Alligator sausage and seafood gumbo is made with a rich dark roux. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

RIOMAR 800 S. Peters St., (504) 525-3474; www.riomarseafood.com RioMar serves tapas and Latin American dishes. Panroasted Louisiana black drum is served with fried eggplant, green beans, almonds and cumin-honey vinaigrette. Sauteed trout is served on a bed of smoked mushrooms, crawfish tails, roasted eggplant, onions and serrano ham in cream sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

SALVO’S SEAFOOD NEW ORLEANS HAMBURGER & SEAFOOD CO. Citywide; www.nohsc.com The catfish plate features fried thin-cut catfish, Mardi Gras slaw, hushpuppies and garlic-herb fries. The Shrimpzilla is a shrimp po-boy topped with Swiss cheese, roast beef debris gravy and shredded cabbage in Creole mustard sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

PASCAL’S MANALE RESTAURANT 1838 Napoleon Ave., (504) 895-4877 A signature Pascal’s dish is New Orleans barbecue shrimp featuring head-on

7742 Hwy. 23, Belle Chasse, (504) 393-7303; www.salvosseafood.com A trio of blackened catfish fillets is served with corn on the cob, sauteed potatoes, salad and French bread. The combo plate includes shrimp, oysters and stuffed crab. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

SASSAFRAS CREOLE & SEAFOOD RESTAURANT 2501 Leon C. Simon Drive, (504) 288-3939; www.sassafrasnola.com Stuffed bell pepper is filled with beef, shrimp and crabmeat and served with baked page 74

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1461 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 727-7727 The seafood platter includes fried oysters, shrimp, catfish and a stuffed crab. The shrimp po-boy is dressed with lettuce, tomato, mayo and a pickle. Boiled crawfish are available in season. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

558-0038; 8000 Lakeshore Drive, (504) 283-1010; www.landrysseafood.com Acadiana green tomatoes are fried and topped with crawfish and andouille cream sauce. Pimento cheese grits and asparagus accompany broiled crab cakes drizzled with Creole mustard sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

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macaroni, green beans and salad. The crabellini features fried crab cakes on capellini smothered in pesto sauce with sauteed crawfish tails and mushrooms. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

SEITHER’S SEAFOOD 279 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 738-1116 The oyster, bacon, mozzarella Monster is a po-boy combining fried oysters, bacon, melted mozzarella and green onions. The boiled seafood platter comes with blue crab, shrimp and crawfish. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

SMITTY’S SEAFOOD 2000 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 468-1647 The Hamper is packed with boiled shrimp, crabs, potatoes, corn, mushrooms, sausage and garlic. Seafood artichoke pasta features penne pasta, fried seafood and artichoke hearts in dill cream sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SUPERIOR SEAFOOD 4338 St. Charles Ave., (504) 293-3474; www.superiorseafoodnola.com

Kris Ketchum presents a platter of grilled oysters at Acme Oyster House. Shrimp andouille brochettes feature char-grilled, baconwrapped shrimp stuffed with andouille sausage and Monterey Jack cheese and come with whipped potatoes and haricot verts. Chargrilled oysters are topped with garlic, herbs, butter and Parmesan and Romano cheeses. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

TWO TONYS SEAFOOD RESTAURANT 8536 Pontchartrain Blvd., (504) 282-0801; www.two-tonys.com The broiled seafood au gratin features shrimp, crabmeat and Maine lobster in cheese sauce topped with shredded cheddar and Romano breadcrumbs. The shrimp pasta Mediterranean tosses grilled shrimp and capellini pasta with onions, garlic and plum tomatoes in Chianti sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

VILLAGE INN 9201 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge, (504) 737-4610 The VIP seafood platter includes fried catfish, oysters and shrimp, a stuffed crab, a

cup of soup, coleslaw, garlic toast and fries or macaroni and cheese. The grilled remoulade salad combines grilled shrimp, egg and tomatoes on a bed of iceberg lettuce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

VOLEO’S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT 5134 Nunez St., Lafitte, (504) 689-2482 The blackened Louisiana flounder is topped with shrimp and crawfish butter sauce. The Big Shot pizza is topped with shrimp, crawfish and crab. No Reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon. and Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Soul Food LE ROUX’S SOUL FOOD RESTAURANT 1700 Louisiana Ave., (504) 897-5445; www.leroux.ning.com Shrimp salad features either blackened or grilled shrimp over greens with shredded cheese, croutons and a choice of dressing. The Soulful Seafood platter includes a catfish fillet, Southern fried shrimp, oysters, hushpuppies and french fries. No reserva-

tions. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Fri. Credit cards. $

PATIO RESTAURANT 5540 Crowder Blvd., (504) 240-6744 The seafood baked potato is stuffed with crabmeat, shrimp, crawfish, green onions and cheese. Gumbo is a popular starter. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

SteakhouSe AUSTIN’S SEAFOOD AND STEAKHOUSE 5101 West Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-5533; www.austinsno.com Austin’s serves prime steaks, chops and seafood. Veal Austin features paneed veal topped with Swiss chard, bacon, mushrooms, asparagus, crabmeat and brabant potatoes on the side. Reservations recommended. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

BEEF CONNECTION 501 Gretna Blvd., Gretna, (504) 366-3275 Barbecue shrimp and shrimp remoulade are popular appetizers. Angus beef filet mignon is served with drawn butter and vegetables au gratin. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

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CHARLIE’S STEAK HOUSE 4510 Dryades St., (504) 895-9323; www.charliessteakhousenola.com The wedge salad features iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, shaved onions and house blue cheese dressing. The Charlie is a 32-ounce thickcut T-bone served on a sizzling hot platter. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

CHOPHOUSE NEW ORLEANS 322 Magazine St., (504) 522-7902; www.chophousenola.com Redfish amandine is pan-sauteed, and lump crabmeat is an optional addition. The bone-in rib-eye is aged 28 days and

crabmeat. A popular steak choice is the 14-ounce house-cut filet mignon. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Tue.Sat. Credit cards. $$$

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3520 18th St., Metairie, (504) 887-6641; www. crazyjohnnies.net Filet mignon is topped with garlic butter and served with Crazy potatoes. Giant dipping shrimp is Crazy Johnnie’s version of New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

857 Fulton St., (504) 525-8205; www.labocasteaks.com Bife de chorizo is a 14-ounce Prime strip steak served with three different kinds of chimichurri sauce: horseradish, pepper and traditional. For an appetizer, the gaucho plate is a combination of chorizo, sweetbreads and Argentine empanadas. Reservations required. Dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

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1001 N. Broad St., (504) 821-3271; www.crescentcitysteaks.com Sizzling butter accents the 10-ounce, bacon-wrapped filet mignon. A la carte side dishes include potatoes au gratin in creamy cheese sauce topped with American cheese. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri. and Sun., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

69368 Hwy. 21, Covington, (985) 875-1100; www.longhornsteakhouse.com Napa chicken is topped with artichoke hearts, portobello mushrooms and roasted tomatoes. Another popular dish is the 7-ounce Flo’s filet paired with Redrock grilled shrimp glazed with smoky tomato butter. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

DESI VEGA’S STEAKHOUSE 628 St. Charles Ave., (504) 523-7600; www.desivegasteaks.com New in the CBD, this sister restaurant to Mr. John’s Steakhouse features the same classic steakhouse cuts, from the petit filet to the porterhouse for two. Twin broiled lobster tails, a Tuscan veal chop with garlic and herbs and a mixed grill platter combining chicken, steak and Italian sausage are other options. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

DICKIE BRENNAN’S STEAKHOUSE 716 Iberville St., (504) 5222467; www.dickiebrennanssteakhouse.com The seared crab cake combines jumbo crabmeat and traditional ravigote sauce and is served with mirliton slaw. The 12-ounce barbecue rib-eye is grilled over an open flame, topped with Abita beer barbecue shrimp and served with roasted garlic mashed potatoes. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

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MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE 1 Canal Place, 365 Canal St., (504) 566-0221; www.mortons.com/neworleans Patrons can order centercut filet mignon in 6-, 8- or 12-ounce cuts. For dessert, Morton’s popular hot chocolate cake has a warm chocolate filling. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

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RIB ROOM 621 St. Louis St., (504) 529-7046; www.ribroomneworleans.com Prime rib (offered in 8-, 12and 18-ounce cuts) is seasoned with sea salt, roasted with herbs and served au jus with salad and a baked potato. Bacon-wrapped scallops are served with roasted salsify, cauliflower puree and white wine lemon butter. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE 3633 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 8883600; Harrah’s Hotel, 525 Fulton St., (504) 587-7099; www.ruthschris.com The New York Strip is a USDA prime cut cooked in a special broiler and served in sizzling butter. New Orleansstyle barbecue shrimp features shrimp sauteed in reduced white wine, butter and garlic and served over roasted garlic mashed potatoes. Reservations recommended. Fulton Street: lunch and dinner daily. Veterans Memorial Boulevard: lunch Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

mignon is grilled and topped with blue cheese, jumbo lump crabmeat and bordelaise sauce. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Tapas/ spanish BARCELONA TAPAS 720 Dublin St., (504) 861-9696 Bombas are balls of spicy shredded chicken and mashed potatoes coated with panko and fried. Paella Valencia mixes fresh vegetables, chicken, smoked sausage, shrimp, calamari, sea scallops and fresh black mussels in saffron bomba rice. No reservations. Dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

BARU BISTRO & TAPAS 3700 Magazine St., (504) 895-2225; www.barutapas.com Tiradito de Solomillo is Peruvian-style beef carpaccio with pepper sauce, avocado puree, pickled vegetables, choclo (roasted corn), balsamic reduction and oyster mousse. Cheese and olive plates come with grilled ciabatta, guava paste, grapes and assorted pickles. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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JW Marriott Hotel, 614 Canal St., (504) 586-7211; www.shulas.com Blackened sea scallops are served with pineapple and mango salsa sweetened with agave nectar. The steak Marianne entree tops two 5-ounce filets with cognac-peppercorn sauce. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

914 N. Peters St., (504) 585-1339; www.galvezrestaurant.com Seared scallops are served over a potato cake with asparagus and topped with sauteed mushrooms, Serrano ham, mint-pea pesto and beurre blanc. Paella de Mariscos features saffron Arborio rice cooked with mussels, shrimp, clams, calamari and vegetables. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

STAR STEAK & LOBSTER HOUSE 237 Decatur St., (504) 5256151; www.starsteak.com The Cajun filet mignon is a filet stuffed with crabmeat, shrimp and crawfish tails and topped with red wine mushroom sauce. Blackened tuna La Boheme is topped with New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

LOLA’S 3312 Esplanade Ave., (504) 488-6946; www.lolasneworleans.com Popular dishes at Lola’s include garlic Brussels sprouts and seafood paella, a saffron rice dish featuring scallops, calamari, mussels and shrimp. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$

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888 Harrison Ave., (504) 488-8981; www.steakkniferestaurant.com Crabmeat au gratin features Louisiana lump crabmeat baked in cheese sauce. Filet

2601 Royal St., (504) 872-9868; www.mimisinthemarigny.net The empanadas are filled with a mixture of ground beef, golden raisins, olives, pepper and garlic and served

with roasted red pepper aioli. Mushroom manchego toast features sherry-braised mushrooms and melted manchego cheese on toast. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

OAK 8118 Oak St., (504) 3021485; www.oaknola.com Hanger steak bruschetta features baby shiitake mushrooms, salsa verde and shaved manchego cheese. Gulf shrimp tacos include house-made corn tortillas, pickled vegetables, avocado and lime crema. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner and late-night Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

SALU 3226 Magazine St., (504) 371-5809; www.salurestaurant.com Italian flatbread features Genoa salami, olives, roasted red peppers, provolone cheese and olive oil. Roasted chicken is stuffed with boursin and mascarpone cheese, basil and sun-dried tomatoes and topped with sherry cream and crisp spinach. Reservations accepted. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $

SANTA FE TAPAS 1327 St. Charles Ave., (504) 304-9915 Pasta del mariscos features bucatini, mussels, clams, Louisiana blue crab and crawfish in a saffron, tomato and white wine broth. Grilled hanger steak comes with wilted yuca fries and red wine-mushroom reduction. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

VEGA TAPAS CAFE 2051 Metairie Road, (504) 836-2007; www.vegatapascafe.com Small plates here include conchas de peregrine: seared jumbo diver scallops on Israeli couscous with mango-jalapeno butter. Spicy patatas bravas are fried potatoes with garlic aioli. Bocaditos de pato are sliders filled with duck confit and manchego cheese. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$

W.I.N.O. 610 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 324-8000; www.winoschool.com Red pepper jelly with goat cheese is one of the most popular items of the menu. The three dip plate includes hummus, tapenade and bruschetta. No Reservations. Lunch and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

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2112 Belle Chasse Hwy., Gretna, (504) 392-7530; www.eatbananablossom.com Avocado, lettuce, carrots, red cabbage, mint and basil are wrapped in rice paper and served with spicy peanut dipping sauce. Red curry trout features crispy rainbow trout topped with coconut red curry, bamboo shoots, zucchini, carrots, onions and basil leaves and is served with jasmine rice. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

BASIL LEAF 1438 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 862-9001; www.basilleafthai.com Siam beef tenderloin is sauteed in wine-chili sauce with fresh vegetables, cashews and pineapples and served over jasmine rice. The menu also includes dumplings, curries, soup, noodle dishes and more. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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DONG PHUONG ORIENTAL BAKERY AND RESTAURANT 14207 Chef Menteur Hwy., (504) 254-1568; www.dpbanhmi.com Grilled pork banh mi fills the bakery’s French bread with carrots, jalapenos, cilantro and cucumbers. The restaurant’s banh xeo, or Vietnamese crepe, is a crisp egg- and rice-flour crepe stuffed with pork, shrimp, lettuce and bean sprouts. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

DOSON NOODLE HOUSE 135 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 309-7286 Special spring rolls fill rice paper with shrimp chicken, ham, avocado, mint and cucumber. Chicken salad features shredded chicken, cabbage, carrot and mint. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

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413 Carondelet St., (504) 581-2205 Carondelet shrimp features stir-fried jumbo shrimp served over fried eggplant with vegetables and spicy basil sauce. Pad thai can be topped with grilled shrimp, lemon grass chicken or tofu. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

1100 Stephens St., Gretna, (504) 366-7665 Hoa Hong offers Vietnamese and Chinese dishes. Hot-and-sour soup features a choice of fish, shrimp or chicken in a tangy broth with tomatoes, pineapple and okra. Diners can grill marinated, sliced beef at their table and wrap it in lettuce or rice paper with herbs and pickled carrots. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Thu.-Tue. Credit cards. $$

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1913 Royal St., (504) 9489309; 4519 Magazine St., (504) 373-6471; www.sukhothai-nola.com Chang Mai curry features northern Thai-style yellow curry with egg noodles, red onions, pickled cabbage, roasted chili paste and cilantro. Half boneless duck is served with basil sauce and stir-fried vegetables. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

614 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-9301 Spicy mango salad is made with julienne mango, jicama, cucumbers, carrots, cilantro, peanuts, fried shallots and sesame vinaigrette. Tamarind soup comes with a choice of shrimp, fish or tofu in tangy lemon grass broth with celery, pineapple, okra and tomato. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

SINGHA THAI CAFE

349 Whitney Ave., Gretna, (504) 366-2489; www.kimsonnola.com Charcoal pork is broiled and served over fried rice and comes with an egg roll. The fish fillet is cooked in a clay pot with curry and coconut. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

LE VIET CAFE 2135 St. Charles Ave., (504) 304-1339 Vegetable pho features an assortment of broccoli, bean sprouts, noodles and jalapenos in broth. Pork banh mi comes on a crisp baguette dressed with chopped vegetables. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

LILLY’S CAFE 1813 Magazine St., (504) 599-9999 A variety of meats and shrimp are available as toppings for vermicelli noodle bowls. Spicy tofu is stir-fried with ginger, scallions and sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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4938 Prytania St., (504) 899-8886; www.lathaiuptown.com Chef Merlin Chauvin’s jumbo lump crab cake is served with mixed vegetables and spicy Thai chili glaze. Pineapple fried rice is a sweet combination of shrimp, pineapple and raisins. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

4139 Canal St., (504) 4826266; www.cafeminh.com Chef Minh Bui draws from French and Vietnamese cuisines at his cafe. Duck confit is served with shallot-Dijon vinaigrette. Charcoal-grilled pork soup brims with egg noodles and baby bok choy. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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PHO NOLA 3320 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, (504) 941-7690; www.pho-nola.com The Nola Roll is a crispy fried egg roll wrapped inside a spring roll with pickled carrots, cilantro, lettuce and vermicelli. There’s also a house special boba tea made with mango, lime juice, honey and a kick of cayenne pepper. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.Sun., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

PHO ORCHID 3117 Houma Blvd., Metairie, (504) 457-4188; www.phoorchid.com The namesake beef broth soup comes with lean eyeround steak or additions such as brisket, meatballs or tripe and a choice of rice, egg or clear noodles. Entrees include beef, chicken, shrimp or tofu curry and pork spare ribs. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Shrimp and tasso skewers stand in a grilled pineapple medallion at SoBou.

PHO TAU BAY 113 Westbank Expwy., Gretna, (504) 368-9846 Pho Thai soup comes with medium rare beef and rice noodles. Banh mi come on baguettes with house-made garlic aioli. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Wed. and Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

TAN DINH 1705 Lafayette St., Gretna, (504) 361-8008 Tan Dinh offers a wide variety of Vietnamese dishes as well as some Korean and Thai items. Goat curry is served over rice or noodles. Marinated and roasted quail is served with noodles. Reservations accepted for large

parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

THANH THANH RESTAURANT 131 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, (504) 368-8678; www.t2restaurant.com Pad thai includes flat rice noodles stir-fried with onions, garlic, bean sprouts, peanuts and spicy sauce. Asian grilled chicken salad features spring mix and romaine lettuces, cucumbers, pickled carrots, tomatoes, roasted peanuts, red onions, vermicelli and peanut vinaigrette. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

D i r e ctory The directory includes all restaurants listed in the guide and the cuisine category in which each is located. 7 on Fulton ........................Louisiana Contemporary 8 Block Kitchen & Bar...........................Contemporary 13.................................................... Diner 5Fifty5........................................Creole

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CC’s Coffeehouse..................Coffee & Dessert Caddyshack.............................. Diner Cafe Adelaide & the Swizzle Stick Bar .............................Louisiana Contemporary Cafe Amelie................................Cafe Cafe at the Square .................Cafe Cafe B........................ Neighborhood Cafe Beignet ..............................Cafe Cafe D’Cappuccino ........... Coffee & Dessert Cafe Dauphine .....................Creole Cafe Degas ............................ French Cafe DiBlasi .............................Italian Cafe Ditali’s ................................Cafe Cafe Du Monde ................... Coffee & Dessert Cafe East .....................................Cafe Cafe Envie ...................................Cafe Cafe Equator...............................Thai Cafe Fleur de Lis .....................Cafe Cafe Freret..................................Cafe Cafe Giovanni ..........................Italian Cafe Granada ............................Cafe Cafe Lynn ................................ French Cafe Maspero ................Sandwiches & Po-boys Cafe Minh ......................Vietnamese Cafe Navarre .................... American

Cafe NOMA ................................Cafe Cafe Opera..............................Creole Cafe Pontalba ........................ Cajun Cafe Roma ..................................Cafe Cafe Rose Nicaud ...................Cafe Cafe Royale ................................Cafe Cafe Soule ............................. French Cafe Zizzi.....................................Cafe Caffe! Caffe! ...............................Cafe Caffe Latte Da ...........................Cafe Cajun Grill & Bar ...........Bar & Grill Cajun Mike’s Pub .....Sandwiches & Po-boys Camellia Cafe ............................Cafe Camellia Grill ........................... Diner Campbell’s Coffee & Tea ................ Coffee & Dessert Canal Street Bistro......................Contemporary Canseco’s Market .................... Deli Capdeville.........................Bar & Grill Carmelo Ristorante..............Italian Carmo ........................Latin American Carousel Bar & Lounge ................ Contemporary Cate Street Seafood Station ..............................Seafood Central Grocery.........Sandwiches & Po-boys Chad’s Bistro.............................Cafe Charlie’s Seafood ...........Seafood Charlie’s Steakhouse............. Steakhouse Chateau Cafe .............................Cafe Chateau du Lac Bistro..... French Checkpoint Charlie..............Music & Food Checkered Parrot.......... American Cheeseburger Eddie’s ...Burgers Cheesesteak Bistro ...............Cafe Chef Ron’s Gumbo Stop .....Cafe Cherryberry Frozen Yogurt & Shaved Ice.... Coffee & Dessert Chiba ....................... Japanese/Sushi Chicken Sue’s ...........................Cafe Chilangos Seafood Restaurant ......................Seafood China Doll ............................ Chinese China Orchid Restaurant ...................... Chinese China Rose ......................... Chinese Chophouse .................. Steakhouse Christopher’s on Carey .....Louisiana Contemporary Churros Cafe..........Latin American Ciro’s Cote Sud ................... French City Diner ................................... Diner Clancy’s .Louisiana Contemporary Cleopatra’s Mediterranean Cuisine.................Mediterranean/ Middle Eastern

Clover Grill ................................ Diner Cochon ...................................... Cajun Coffee Rani.................................Cafe Cold Stone Creamery ...... Coffee & Dessert The Columns — Albertine’s Tea Room ...Louisiana Contemporary Commander’s Palace .......Creole Common Grounds ..................Cafe The Company Burger .....Burgers Coop’s Place .......................... Cajun Cooter Brown’s Tavern...........Bar & Grill Copper Monkey Bar & Grill ... Bar & Grill Copeland’s..............................Creole Copeland’s Cheesecake Bistro...............................American Corky’s Ribs & Bar-B-Q......................... Barbecue Corner Cafe ............ Neighborhood The Corner Oyster Bar .....Creole Coscino’s Italian Grill ..........Italian The Country Club...Contemporary Country Flame....Caribbean/Cuban Court of Two Sisters..........Creole Courtyard Grill .....Mediterranean/ Middle Eastern Cowbell......................Contemporary Coyote Blues ........................ Mexican/ Southwestern Crabby Jack’s ...................Sandwiches & Po-boys Crazy Johnnie’s Steak House........... Steakhouse Creole Creamery ................ Coffee & Dessert The Creole Grille & Bar ...................... Neighborhood Crepes a la Cart .................. French Crescent City Brewhouse ....................Brewpub Crescent City Steak House......................... Steakhouse Crescent Pie & Sausage Company ............. Neighborhood Criollo Restaurant & Lounge ..............Contemporary Croissant d’Or...Coffee & Dessert Crystal Room at Le Pavillon......Contemporary Cucos.........Mexican/Southwestern Cure .............................Contemporary

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A Mano........................................Italian Abita Bar-B-Q ................ Barbecue Abita Brew Pub ...............Brewpub Acme Oyster & Seafood House .......Seafood Acropolis Cuisine...Mediterranean/ Middle Eastern Adolfo’s ......................................Italian Adrian’s Bakery ................... Coffee & Dessert Albasha Greek & Lebanese Restaurant .........Mediterranean/ Middle Eastern Alibi Bar and Grill .........Bar & Grill Allegro Bistro .........Contemporary The American Sector ....................Contemporary Ancora Pizza & Salumeria....Pizza Andrea’s Restaurant............Italian Angeli on Decatur ...................Cafe Angeletto’s Pizzeria..............Pizza Angelo Brocato ................... Coffee & Dessert Annadele’s Plantation.......Creole Antoine’s Annex .......................Cafe Antoine’s Restaurant.........Creole Apolline......................Contemporary Arnaud’s Restaurant..........Creole Artz Bagelz .................................Cafe Assunta’s Italian Restaurant ............................Italian Atchafalaya .............................Creole Attiki Bar & Grill ............Bar & Grill Audubon Clubhouse Cafe ..Cafe August Moon ..................Pan-Asian Austin’s Seafood and Steakhouse ... Steakhouse The Avenue Pub ............Bar & Grill Avery’s Po-boys ........Sandwiches & Po-boys

Bacchanal..................Music & Food Back to the Garden.............. Diner Backspace Bar & Kitchen..................Sandwiches & Po-boys Balcony Bar & Cafe .....Bar & Grill Banana Blossom Thai Cafe ...Thai Barcelona Tapas ...Tapas/Spanish Baru Bistro & Tapas ................Tapas Spanish Basil Leaf ......................................Thai Bayona .......................Contemporary Bayou Beer Garden.....Bar & Grill Bayou Hot Wings........... American The Beach House Bar & Grill.....................Bar & Grill Beachcorner Bar & Grill.........Bar & Grill The Bean Gallery ............... Coffee & Dessert Bear’s Grill & Spirits ...Bar & Grill Bear’s Restaurant ....Sandwiches & Po-boys Beef Connection....... Steakhouse Beijing ................................... Chinese Bennachin ..............................African Besh Steak .................. Steakhouse Betsy’s Pancake House ......Cafe Bistro Byronz ........ Neighborhood Bistro Daisy......................Louisiana Contemporary Bittersweet Confections....Coffee & Dessert Blind Pelican...................Bar & Grill Blue Dot Donuts ................. Coffee & Dessert Blue Plate Cafe ........................Cafe Bombay Club .........................Louisiana Contemporary Bon Ton Cafe .........................Creole Bonefish Grill.....................Seafood Boo Koo BBQ ................ Barbecue Borgne .......................Contemporary Bosco’s Italian Cafe.............Italian Boswell’s Jamaican Grill ......................................Caribbean Boucherie .................Contemporary Bouligny Tavern .....Contemporary Bourbon House ................Seafood The Boston Restaurant ....................Louisiana Contemporary Bozo’s Restaurant ..........Seafood Bravo! Cucina Italiana.........Italian

Brazilian Market & Cafe ...................Latin American Breads on Oak..........................Cafe Breaux Mart................................. Deli Brennan’s Restaurant .......Creole Brick Oven Cafe .......................Cafe Brigtsen’s Restaurant...Louisiana Contemporary Brooklyn Pizzeria ...................Pizza Brooks Seahorse Saloon...Sandwiches & Po-boys Brothers Ole’ New Orleans Cafe ............................................Cafe Broussard’s Restaurant...Creole Bruno’s Tavern ...............Bar & Grill Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.. ....................Seafood Bud’s Broiler .......................Burgers Buffa’s Lounge ............... American The Buffet at Harrah’s.....American The Bulldog .....................Bar & Grill Buster’s Place...................Seafood Butcher ..................... Neighborhood Byblos ......................Mediterranean/ Middle Eastern Byblos Market......Mediterranean/ Middle Eastern

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f F&M Patio Bar....Bar & Grill Fat Harry’s........Bar & Grill Fat Hen Grocery...........Barbecue Fatoush....Mediterranean/ Middle Eastern Fausto’s Bistro ...... Italian Fazzio’s Restaurant ..............Italian Feelings Cafe ........Creole Felipe’s Taqueria........... Mexican/ Southwestern Felix’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar...Seafood Fiorella’s Cafe ..........Diner Five Happiness..Chinese Flaming Torch Restaurant .....Louisiana Contemporary Flora Gallery & Coffee Shop...Coffee & Dessert Fong’s Chinese & Cantonese Res taurant................Chinese Fox & Hound ...Bar & Grill Frank’s Restaurant...Italian French Market Restaurant.......Seafood French Press Coffeehouse ..Coffee & Dessert Freret Street Po-boys & Donuts .......Sandwiches & Po-boys Fresco Cafe and Pizzeria.....................Cafe Fresh Bar .....................Cafe Fury’s Restaurant..Italian

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h Haagen-Dazs .........Coffee & Dessert Hana Japanese Cuisine & Sushi Bar....Japanese/ Sushi Handsome Willy’s Patio Bar.......Bar & Grill Harbor Bar & Grill .........Bar & Grill Haydel’s Bakery ...Coffee & Dessert Herbsaint Bar & Restaurant..............Contemporary

D i r e ctory Heritage Grill.....Louisiana Contemporary Hey! Cafe .....................Cafe Hickory Cafe & Grill ...Cafe Hickory Prime BBQ..................Barbecue High Hat Cafe...Louisiana Contemporary Hillbilly Bar-B-Q..Barbecue Hoa Hong/ 9 Roses.......Vietnamese Hobnobber Cafe ......Cafe Horinoya....Japanese/Sushi House of Blues...... Music & Food Houston’s Restaurant.....................American Huckleberry’s Restaurant and Bar ..................... Neighborhood Huey P’s Pizzeria ...Pizza Hurricane BBQ & Seafood Co.....Bar & Grill

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K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen ............Louisiana Contemporary K.Y.’s Old Towne Bicycle Shop........Neighborhood Kakkoii Japanese Bistreaux..........Japanese/ Sushi Kanno California Sushi Bar ........Japanese/Sushi Katie’s Restaurant & Bar .......Neighborhood Keith Young’s Steakhouse ..Steakhouse Kenner Seafood...Seafood Killer Po-boys ...Sandwiches & Po-boys Kim Son.......... Vietnamese Knuckleheads Eatery ...............American Korea House......... Korean Kosher Cajun New York Deli & Grocery ........Deli Koz’s .............................Cafe Kukhnya......Music & Food

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Jamila’s Mediterranean Tunisian Cuisine ................ Mediterranean/ Middle Eastern Jan’s Cajun Restaurant............................Cajun Janie Brown’s Restaurant.....................American Jazmine Cafe ...Vietnamese Jiggers Bar & Grill ..... Bar & Grill Jims ..............Neighborhood Jimmy J’s .....................Diner Joe Sepie’s Cafe ......Cafe Joey K’s Restaurant & Bar .......Neighborhood Johnny & Joyce Seafood............Seafood Johnny Trauth’s Seafood Bistro ..... Seafood Johnny’s Po-boys.....Sandwiches & Po-boys The Joint .............Barbecue Juan’s Flying Burrito .............. Mexican/ Southwestern Jughead’s Depot Bar & Grill..........Sandwiches & Po-boys Juicy Lucy’s.......... Burgers The JuJu Bag Cafe .........Neighborhood Jung’s Golden Dragon ...............Chinese

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Little Tokyo Japanese Restaurant ....Japanese/ Sushi Little Tokyo Small Plates & Noodle Bar ..... Japanese/Sushi Liuzza’s by the Track .......Bar & Grill Liuzza’s Restaurant & Bar .......Neighborhood Live Bait Bar and Grill.........Bar & Grill Lola...Louisiana Contemporary Lola’s..........Tapas/Spanish Longhorn Steakhouse...........Steakhouse Lost Love Lounge........ Vietnamese Louie & the Redhead Lady........................Creole Louisiana Bistro ................. Louisiana Contemporary Louisiana Pizza Kitchen ....................Pizza Louisiana Pizza Kitchen Uptown ....................Pizza Lucy’s Retired Surfers’ Bar and Restaurant...................Bar & Grill Luke Restaurant Contemporary

Magasin Vietnamese Cafe .............. Vietnamese Magazine Po-boy and Sandwich Shop...........Sandwiches & Po-boys Magnolia Grill ....Bar & Grill Mahony’s Po-boy Shop...........Sandwiches & Po-boys Maison.........Music & Food Mandina’s Restaurant...........Neighborhood Manning’s ................Creole Mano’s Po-boys .... Sandwiches & Po-boys Maple Street Cafe Louisiana Contemporary Maple Street Patisserie ................Cafe Marble Slab Creamery Coffee & Dessert Mardi Gras Zone........Deli Marigny Brasserie Contemporary Mariza..........................Italian Mark Twain’s Pizza Landing....................Pizza

The Market Cafe ......Cafe Martin Wine Cellar ....Deli Martinique Bistro .............. Contemporary Mat & Naddie’s .....Louisiana Contemporary Maurepas Foods ............... Neighborhood Maximo’s Italian Grill ...........................Italian Mayas ........Latin American McAlister’s Deli ..........Deli Meals From the Heart Cafe ...................American Meauxbar Bistro......Contemporary Melange....................Creole Melius Bar & Cafe ..... Bar & Grill Mellow Mushroom...Pizza The Melting Pot...Fondue Mena’s Palace Restaurant..............................Cafe Merchant......................Cafe Mia’s Balcony ..........Italian Middendorf’s ..... Seafood The Midway ...............Pizza Mike Serio’s Po-boys & Deli...............Sandwiches & Po-boys Mikimoto Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar ........Japanese/Sushi MiLa .............Contemporary Milano’s Pizzeria ....Pizza Milk Bar .........Sandwiches & Po-boys Mimi’s in the Marigny...Tapas/Spanish Mr. B’s Bistro.........Creole Mr. Ed’s Seafood & Italian Restaurant...................... Seafood Mr. Gyro’s Greek Restaurant....................Greek Mr. John’s Steakhouse...........Steakhouse Mr. Poor Boy Restaurant...............Sandwiches & Po-boys Mr. Roo’s Deli and Catering......................Deli Miyako Japanese Seafood & Steakhouse...Japanese/Sushi Mo’s Pizza..................Pizza Mojito’s Rum Bar & Grill....Caribbean/Cuban Mojo Coffee House....................Coffee & Dessert Mona Lisa Restaurant Italian

Mona’s Cafe ........Mediterranean/Middle Eastern Mondo ........Neighborhood Monster Po-boys ...Sandwiches & Po-boys Montrel’s Bistro ...Louisiana Contemporary Morning Call...........Coffee & Dessert Morton’s Seafood Restaurant............... Seafood Morton’s Steakhouse...........Steakhouse Mosca’s Restaurant............................Italian Mother’s Restaurant..........................Creole Mulate’s Cajun Restaurant............................Cajun The Munch Factory... Contemporary Muriel’s Jackson Square .............Louisiana Contemporary

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Pho Orchid.....Vietnamese Pho Tau Bay...Vietnamese Phoenicia Restaurant.........Mediterranean/ Middle Eastern Piccadilly.............American Pie Pizza & Pastas...Pizza Pinkberry .................Coffee & Dessert Pita Pit............Sandwiches & Po-boys Pizza Delicious........Pizza Pizza Florence .........Pizza Pizza Man of Covington...............Pizza Pizza Nola ..................Pizza Pizzicare .....................Pizza Po-Boy Shack ........ Sandwiches & Po-boys Port of Call........... Burgers Praline Connection ...Creole Prime Grille ..Contemporary Puccino’s Coffeehouse ...Coffee & Dessert Pupuseria Divino Corazon ..........Latin American Pure Yogurt Culture ..................Coffee & Dessert Pyramids Cafe ...Mediterranean/Middle Eastern

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Taste of Tokyo........ Japanese/ Sushi Ted’s Frostop...............Burgers Tennou Sushi Bar...Japanese/ Sushi Terrazu................................... Cafe Thanh Thanh..........Vietnamese That’s a Wrap...... Sandwiches & Po-boys Theo’s Pizza ...................... Pizza Three Muses .... Music & Food The Times Grill .........American Tivoli & Lee.................Louisiana Contemporary Tomas Bistro..................French Tommy’s Cuisine............ Italian Tommy’s Wine Bar........ Italian Tony Angello’s Restaurant.................................... Italian Toups’ Meatery ...............Cajun Tracey’s.................. Sandwiches & Po-boys Treasure Island Buffet........................American Trey Yuen Cuisine of China.....................Chinese TruBurger .......................Burgers Tujague’s Restaurant ..Creole Two Tonys’ Restaurant ...............Seafood

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Sake Cafe Uptown Japanese/Sushi Sal ’N’ Judy’s ................. Creole Salsas II........................Mexican/ Southwestern Salt ’N’ Pepper.............Indian/ Pakistani Salu.....................Tapas/Spanish Salvo’s Seafood Restaurant Seafood Sammy’s Food Service & Deli ...................................Deli Sammy’s Po-boys & Catering ...Sandwiches & Po-boys Sandro’s Trattoria ......... Italian Santa Fe Restaurant ..... Mexican/Southwestern Santa Fe Tapas............. Tapas/ Spanish Sara’s Restaurant ...........Contemporary Sassafras Creole & Seafood Restaurant ...Seafood Satsuma Cafe................... Cafe Saucy’s .......................Barbecue The Sazerac Restaurant................... Contemporary Schiro’s Cafe & Bar......Indian Seither’s Seafood....Seafood Sekisui Samurai.... Japanese/ Sushi Semolina............................ Italian Serendipity ...... Contemporary Serranos Salsa Company......Latin American Seymour’s Restaurant.....Bar & Grill Shake Sugary.................... Cafe Shane’s Rib Shack ..Barbecue Shamrock ................. Bar & Grill Shimmy Shack.........American Shogun ...........Japanese/Sushi Short Stop Po-boys.....Sandwiches & Po-boys Shula’s Steak House..................Steakhouse Sidelines Bar & Grill .........Bar & Grill Singha Thai .......................... Thai Slice Pizzeria.................... Pizza Slim Goodies Diner.......Diner Smashburger...............Burgers Smilie’s Restaurant.... Creole Smitty’s Seafood .....Seafood Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro .................. Creole SoBou ................ Contemporary Somethin’ Else Cafe....Sandwiches & Po-boys Sound Cafe.Coffee & Dessert

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Hip Scene. Historic Setting. SHOP AND DINE in the six block French Market District, from the Upper Pontalba to the Flea Market. FIND BOUTIQUE SHOPS on Jackson Square, at the Colonnade on Decatur, and in Dutch Alley, featuring everything from local cookbooks, artwork, jewelry, and clothing, to fresh pralines and beignets. BARGAIN SHOP AND PEOPLE WATCH in our Crafts Bazaar, Farmers Market, and Flea Market.

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Alberto’s Gourmet Wine & Cheese Cajun Café At The Market French Market Produce ¦ J’s Seafood Dock Loretta’s Pralines ¦ Meals From The Heart Café Mother Nature’s Cupboard ¦ Organic Banana World Famous N’awlins Café And Spice Emporium

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EXPERIENCE AL FRESCO DINING AND LIVE MUSIC AT OUR CAFES, including: Café du Monde · Gazebo Café · Market Café ENJOY DINNER WITH A RIVER VIEW or a private party at Galvez Restaurant, overlooking the Mississippi River at Dumaine & Decatur Streets. TAKE A BREAK FROM THE HUSTLE & BUSTLE OF JACKSON SQUARE in one of our two Upper Pontalba restaurants: Corner Oyster Bar & Grill Café Pontalba

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husband he would not have to sacrifice taste or quality to offer foods she and other vegans could eat. “My wife really wanted to do vegan, and I was scared of it until I saw Cupcake Wars,” O’Mahony says. “One of them was baking vegan, and she crushed the competition, and that’s when I thought, ‘All right — maybe if I just don’t tell everybody it’s vegan and scare them off!’” During Carnival, the O’Mahonys ditched their regular king cake and sold only the vegan version, which everyone agreed tasted better. Vegan croissants are among the shop’s best-sellers. “We’re very particular about croissants,” he says. “They should be so flaky they fall all over.” After six months in business, Breads on Oak is settling into a groove. People have made it a part of their routine to stop by in the mornings for a croissant, organic French roast chicory coffee and a hearty boulangerie sandwich for later. La Crepe Nanou, Cafe Degas and Lilette serve the bakery’s breads. O’Mahony plans to extend shop hours and expand the courtyard. The extra work doesn’t bother the baker. “Every week is better than the last,” O’Mahony says. “My worst day baking is better than my best day in the office.”

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SHoppiNg neWS Burlington Coat Factory (150 Northshore Blvd., Suite 5000, Slidell, 985-643-9864; 900 Manhattan Blvd., harvey, 504-3634900; 3324 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 504443-6598; www.burlingtoncoatfactory. com) is holding a red Dress Event through March. For every red dress sold at the stores, Burlington will donate $1 to Womenheart: The National Coalition for Women with heart Disease. Balance Spa and Fitness (Loews hotel, 300 Poydras St., eighth floor, 504-5955333; www.balancespaneworleans.com) is offering a Valentine’s Day gift deal: 40 percent off all gift certificates for services.

by Kandace Power Graves

Rouses (Citywide; www.shop.rouses.com) now carries Ochsner Health System’s line of 17 vitamins and supplements at 25 of its stores in southeast Louisiana. The line includes multivitamins for men, women, children and seniors, as well as vitamins C and D and Omega-3. Prices start at $6.99. Ballin’s Ltd. (721 Dante St., 504-866-4367; 806 E. Boston St., Covington, 985-8920025; www.ballinsltd.com) now carries the by SMITh line of women’s dresses and separates. Designer Smith Sinrod’s apparel designs are marked by her use of Thai silk and bold colors.

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ot many people lose weight after opening a bakery, but Sean O’Mahony is not like many people, and Breads on Oak (8640 Oak St., 504-324-8271; www.breadsonoak. com) is not like most bakeries. Following a career as a financial consultant, O’Mahony opened an Old World French organic bakery in Uptown. Slinging dough helped him shed pounds, as did the vast change in lifestyle and mood. “It was time to do something I loved and missed,” says O’Mahony, who learned advanced baking 20 years ago. “I felt we had a gap in breads here. I wanted the breads we would get in Europe.” The process was a long one: First, O’Mahony went to Chicago for two months to study with award-winning, fourth-generation French baker Pierre Zimmermann. Next came months to find the right location and prepare it. Then came a trip to the best boulangeries in Paris. The result is a friendly shop where customers can see O’Mahony using the same baking techniques, ingredients and equipment used hundreds of years ago, including a hearth oven and wild yeasts. “[Wild yeasts are] harder to control; they require real skill to manage,” he says. “They take longer to develop, and the flavor really develops during fermentation.” The shop’s signature baguette has a chewy crust and a moist, pillowy interior. When torn in half, the inside reveals big holes and a warm, almost intoxicating aroma. All organic, Breads on Oak caters to people on vegan and low-cholesterol diets. Chamain O’Mahony convinced her

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It’s Valentine’s Day — put a ring on it! This funky Robyn Rhodes gold and turquoise ring, $125 at Hemline Metairie (605 Metairie Road, Metairie, 504-309-8778; www.shophemline.com).

Give her the new must-have for spring: a cork leather Vitis handbag, $145 at QUEORK (607 Dumaine St., 918-899-9299; www.queork.com).

Just like your favorite lady, this dress is romantic, sweet and a little sexy, $105 at A Girl is a Gun (6010 Magazine St., 504-891-4475; www.agirlisagun.com). PAGE 91

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This handmade “box of chocolates” cosmetic bag set offers a new twist on a Valentine’s classic, $38 at Bella & Harlow (4221 Magazine St., 504-324-4531; www.facebook.com/bellaharlow).

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Sesame Crusted Jerk Chicken Salad....................... $11.95

Da’ Big Ka’ Tuna.......................... $10.95

Zatarain’s fried shrimp over baby spinach, tomatoes, eggs, portabella mushrooms and onions ser ved with creole mustard vinaigrette

Warm black and white sesame crusted jerk chicken tenders over fresh baby spinach, topped with homemade mango salsa, chopped pecans and red onions, ser ved with sesame ginger dressing

Fiesta Burger........................... $8.95

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Roasted portabella mushrooms, red and green peppers, zucchini, yellow squash and onions, topped with swiss cheese and pecan pesto on grilled sour dough bread with spring mix, ser ved with black beans and corn salad Black and white sesame crusted seared tuna over soy ginger rice with diced cucumbers, avocado, soy beans tossed with Ponzu sauce. Vegetarian option sub tofu for tuna

Surf-N-Turf Board.................... $15.95 Grilled 4oz. beef Tenderloin filet, served with mango Butter sauce and 5 marinated jumbo shrimp, choice of cilantro lime rice or poblano-pepperjack cheese grits and roasted vegetables

The Santa Cruz Skillet..................................... $7.95 Three eggs scrambled w/cheese, sausage, bacon, ham, grilled onion & tomato; topped with sour cream & salsa, with home fries on a cast iron skillet

Eggs Monterey............................................... $12.95 A homemade crab cake topped with t wo poached eggs, with a double whammy of crawfish cream sauce and creamy hollandaise, ser ved on a bed of spinach

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Grilled chicken, black beans, avocado, salsa and cheese rolled in a flour tortilla, with sides of salsa and sour cream

Capistrano Benedict....................................... $10.95 Seared beef tenderloin on an English muffin topped with scrambled eggs & drizzled with queso.

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Her skin will feel softer-than-soft with Farmhouse Fresh Backcountry Caramel Body Milk, $30 at Woodhouse Spa (4030 Canal St., 504-4826652; www.neworleans.woodhousespa.com).

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It’s chocolate and it’s good for you — what could be better? RAW Chocolates are organic, vegan and delicious. Deluxe box, $46.95, medium box, $32.95 at EarthSavers (3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-835-0225; 3414 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, 985-674-1133; 5501 Magazine St., 504-899-8555; www.earthsaversonline.com).

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Celebrate the year of the snake with zodiac sign necklaces with a diamond eye on each charm. Left to right: Sterling silver chain and dragon, $75; oxidized sterling silver chain and 14-karat gold snake, $125; 14-karat gold chain and rooster, $245, all at Marion Cage (3719 Magazine St., 504-891-8848; www. marioncage.com).

Take her breath away with a pearl and sterling silver ring, $125 at Wellington and Company (505 Royal St., 504525-4855; www.wcjewelry.com).

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There’s no such thing as moving too fast when you give a $25 karting gift certificate to NOLA Motor Sports Park (11075 Nicolle Blvd., Avondale, 504-302-4875; www.nolamotor.com).

The Big Joe Charcoal Ceramic Grill from Kamado Joe makes a sizzling gift for your grillmaster or grillmistress, $1,299 at Nordic Kitchens & Baths (1818 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 504-888-2300; www.nordickitchens.com).

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Pamper your sweetheart with a NOLA Bodycare gift set, which includes a scented candle, bath salts, body souffle, sugar scrub and silver heart pendant. $45. (Jazzy NOLA, 633 Toulouse St.; www.nolabodycare.com).

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WinE OF THE week Gracious Bakery + Cafe offers chocolates and baked goods. PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER

By Ian McNulty cavalier attitude pervades Mardi Gras, and on Ash Wednesday many survivors switch to damage control. We play catch-up at work, “un-tag” ill-advised Facebook photos and try to realign our diets. A bakery might not seem the best choice to begin the latter quest, but Gracious Bakery + Cafe deserves special consideration. It’s true the new Mid-City spot traffics heavily in butter and sugar. But its palm-sized cakes, tartlets and two-bite minipastries seem more like indulgences that bolster willpower than binges that break it. And for those who emerge from the haze on Ash Wednesday to discover Valentine’s Day is on the doorstep, these beautiful and finely crafted sweets can be a quick lifeline for gifts. There is something almost magnetic about the bakery case at Gracious. The case isn’t very big and the presentation is spare, but the items inside combine personality and quality. It’s the shiny, chocolate-glossed knob of Black Forest cake, which looks like a jewel box and gem all in one, and the strata of chocolate and peanut butter on the opera cake. There are gourmet moon pies, and odd ends of croissant dough are rolled in cinnamon and molded into cupcake-sized “cruffins” (sometimes called “Kermit Cruffins”). Megan Roen Forman, a former pastry chef at Bayona and Sucre, opened Gracious in September. It looks like the corner bakery everyone says they want in their neighborhood, though

Getting to one of the city’s newest barbecue purveyors requires a short road trip past the Pontchartrain Park golf course, over the levee and right on the Industrial Canal. Hickory Prime BBQ (6001 France Road, 757-277-8507; www.hickoryprimebbq.com) opened recently in Pontchartrain Landing, an RV park and marina. The property includes a large clubhouse with a patio, pool and bar, which doubles as the dining room for Hickory Prime. The restaurant is open to the public, and while you may have to pass through some floodgates to find the place, the smell of smoking meat and the piles of firewood outside the Pontchartrain Landing office let you know you’re on the right trail. Pitmaster Billy Rhodes earned a number of awards in barbecue competitions around his native Virginia and in North Carolina before entering the restaurant business. At Hickory Prime, he smokes meat with a mix of white oak and hickory that he hauls by the cord during periodic trips to Virginia. His menu centers on ribs, pulled pork, brisket and pulled chicken, but it also includes raw oysters, steamed shrimp, snow crab legs and a smoked fish dip made with blue marlin.

it also functions as a sandwich shop and boutique patisserie. Gracious makes a small clutch of baguettes, which sell out early, and most of the bread is dedicated to the sandwich board. A pistolette is stuffed with smoked ham, torn up for more surface area and texture variation, and dressed with apple and pepper jelly. Slabs of meatloaf with tomato jam and cheddar function like cheeseburgers on ciabatta. Chips or salad are served on the side, and salad is a virtuous and easy choice to make when the greens are this fresh. Similarly verdant vegetables go into the ever-changing and neatly arranged tarts, which are like quiches crossed with salads. This bakery is fond of mash-ups, and its most remarkable is the pretzel croissant, inspired by the cult product of City Bakery in New York. It’s a whole wheat croissant with buttery folds within, but finished like a pretzel, with a crisp, tawny crust and a scattering of salt. There also is a chocolate/caramel pretzel croissant in the works. “Do you have anything without butter?” a customer once asked Forman. Her half-serious answer was to try the coffee, which is made with excellent beans from local microroaster French Truck Coffee. Beware, however, that even an innocent coffee stop at Gracious can turn into an aromatic ambush if a warm batch of cookies appears. What can you do? Even on the heels of Carnival, this is no town for going cold turkey.

BY BRENDA MAITLAND Email Brenda Maitland at winediva1@earthlink.net

2009 Graham Beck Brut Rose Western Cape, south afriCa $19 retail

This South African bottling is a good value and one of the best New World sparkling roses. The blend of 82 percent pinot noir and 18 percent chardonnay includes whole clusters of estate-grown fruit jointly crushed together.Following fermentation in stainless steel tanks, the wine was bottled for the secondary fermentation, extending contact with the lees for 36 months. In the glass, a fine mousse offers aromas of raspberry, brioche and rose petals. On the palate, taste watermelon sherbet, ripe strawberry, lime zest, appealing minerality and a hint of spice. Drink it as an aperitif or with dishes ranging from seafood to white and red meats, salads and desserts. Buy it at: Keife & Co. and Acquistapace’s Covington Supermarket. Drink it at: Galatoire’s and Arnaud’s.

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interview     Still is active on the competitive barbecue circuit, Rhodes is organizing his own  barbecue bout at Pontchartrain Landing  March 2. This inaugural Back Yard Rib  Cook-Off is an all-day event open to the  public with cash prizes and trophies for  the top teams. For registration details, visit  www.hickoryprimebbq.com.     Hickory Prime BBQ serves lunch and  dinner daily. 

Bud’s broiling again

    It’s easier than ever to find a good  hamburger around New Orleans, but  plenty of people miss the original location of Bud’s Broiler (500 City Park  Ave., 504-486-2559; www.budsbroiler. com). A kitchen fire knocked it out of  commission just before Halloween, but  at press time the restaurant was on track  to reopen Feb. 9.      For the uninitiated, the Bud’s Broiler  burger is an old-fashioned bit of New  Orleans comfort food that stands apart  from the current “better burger” trend.  This is not a place to look for house-made  buns or gourmet toppings, unless your  definition of gourmet extends to the thin,  red, smoke-flavored “hickory sauce” that  gilds many of the patties here.      Bud’s Broiler opened at this City Park  Avenue address in 1952, and it developed into a homegrown local chain (now  with seven other locations) that inspired  a sense of nostalgia and drew loyal  customers. The City Park Avenue Bud’s  Broiler will resume its 24/7 schedule.

Slavic bar snacks in the Quarter

HOST AND CONSuLTINg PRODuCeR, BIzARRe FOODS AMeRICA ew York native Andrew zimmern has been a chef, restaurant manager,  consultant and, for a time, a homeless drug addict. He later became  a journalist and media personality and since 2006 he has hosted  Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern, a Travel Channel program that features  him globetrotting to showcase food and culture around the world. He was in  New Orleans last month taping segments for his latest show, Bizarre Foods America, which focuses on food and culture around the u.S. and debuts this  week on the Travel Channel. 

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Bittersweet Confections 725 Magazine St., (504) 523-2626 www.bittersweetconfections.com Find small-batch chocolates and  truffles in imaginative flavors. 

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: What makes food bizarre enough to become fodder for your show? Zimmern: The show is based on this: Food is great, food with a story is  better, and food with a story people don’t know is best of all. That’s the beauty  of what we do; we’re able to go to places all over the world and give people an  anthropology lesson through food. If people learn about these stories on our  show, and then when they go to a restaurant they order the local shrimp or the  local mackerel, then that’s good.  : Do you ever worry about some small-scale food producer getting overexposed after appearing on your show? Z: guys who do what I do — me, (Anthony) Bourdain, a handful of others —  there’s a running joke about whether we can find a place that’s so good and  so hard to find that even if we talk about the place it’s simply impossible to ruin.  But we do ruin things.  : Is there a saturation point for this, and have we reached it? Z: No. It’s not like we’re creating something that’s a pop trend. Justin Bieber  will disappear. However, what we’re doing is reinvigorating something people  have been participating in all along, and we’re exposing a whole different audience to it.      People will get sick of the obsessiveness of some aspects of it. But if better  (food) labeling and knowing the producer of your food are going to last, that’s  what we want. Ten years ago, I’d talk to people about school lunch and no one  cared. Now people stop me in the street to talk about it.  — IAN MCNuLTY

topped with black pepper sour cream  and fried shallots, and a salad of shaved  Brussels sprouts, kale, radish, turnips  and rutabaga.      The menu also includes brisket with  latkes and compressed apples, a chicken  thigh arranged over paprikash gravy and  trout with buttery cabbage and roe cured  in vodka. A bowl of curry-spiced puffed  pork skins makes an unconventional but  persuasive bar nosh.      The Perestroika at Pravda concept  is a temporary one, however. By June,  managing partner and head bartender  Nick Detrich plans to convert the space  into a pre-Prohibition rum bar, with a new  name, new cocktails and a new menu  from Biderman.      The chef says the next phase will draw  on foods from sugar-growing (and thus  rum-producing) lands. He also plans to  rehab the large outdoor rotisserie in the  building’s courtyard.     Perestroika at Pravda is open every day  except Sunday, and Biderman’s menu is  served beginning at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.  

Crawfish feast at Luke

    Communal tables and family-style  courses are trendy in American restaurants, but they have long been hallmarks for a particular type of traditional  Louisiana feast: the crawfish boil. As the  seasonal crawfish harvest revs up, we  huddle elbow to elbow with our friends,  our families and the guy we just met at the  keg and dig in together.     A more refined restaurant version of  this ritual is planned Sunday at Luke  (333 St. Charles Ave., 504-378-2840;  www.lukeneworleans.com), chef John  Besh’s CBD bistro. The meal continues  a series of “Sunday suppers” at the restaurant, which offer family-style service  and seating and table d’hote menus  from chef de cuisine Matt Regan. This  week’s edition includes boiled crawfish,  crawfish pies, crawfish boudin, crawfish bisque, whole roasted redfish and  johnnycake cobbler for dessert. The fivecourse meal costs $45 per adult and  $20 per child. Call for reservations. 

5707 Magazine St., (504) 269-5707 www.bluefrogchocolates.com Locally-themed confections  include chocolate-dipped zapp’s  Potato Chips. 

Lolli’s Chocolates 1827 Hickory Ave., Suite I, River Ridge, (504) 739-9020; 4838 Magazine St., (504) 899-4567 www.lollischocolates.com Boxes, baskets and platters feature  chocolate-dipped everything. 

Sucre 3025 Magazine St., (504) 5208311; Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 834-2277 www.shopsucre.com Beautiful treats are works of art  presently stylishly.

The Sweet Palate 519 St. Louis St., (504) 522-5150 www.thesweetpalate.com The boutique specializes in european-brand chocolates, biscuits  and jams.

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“Blame the recession, the boom in eating out as a pastime for the youth (in my  day, everyone was taking far too much  speed ever to think about eating) and  the fact that  gourmet junk  food is easy  to blog about  … The whole  movement  has somehow become  shorthand for  cool; why, I  don’t know. It’s  not as if we’re eating like style mavens;  we’re eating like children.”  — Marina O’Loughlin, restaurant critic  for Britain’s The Guardian: Weekend  magazine, in a rant against gourmet  burgers and the elevation of other traditional junk foods.

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    The new restaurants and bars that  transformed Freret Street each have their  own niche. The people who make them  tick, however, often support each other  and sometimes collaborate.      Some of them are extending their  approach to Perestroika at Pravda  (1113 Decatur St., 504-581-1112). The  Soviet-themed bar (previously called  Pravda) was taken over late last year by  the crew from the upscale cocktail bar  Cure (4905 Freret St., 504-302-2357;  www.curenola.com). They invited Adam Biderman, the chef behind their Freret  Street neighbor the Company Burger  (4600 Freret St., 504-267-0320; www.thecompanyburger.com), to run the bar’s  substantial but under-used kitchen.      Biderman made his name in New Orleans on burgers, but he was trained as a  fine-dining chef and he’s deploying those  skills here. He’s also clearly having fun,  matching bar snacks and modest-sized  entrees with the Slavic decor of the bar’s  previous incarnation.      “Some of it comes from my Jewish  roots, but I’m also lightening it up some  for the customers we’ll have down here,”  he says.      That means a few more vegetarian options than your babushka might  prepare, like pelmeni (Russian dumplings) filled with potato and cheese and 

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anger seep through all of the humor and singing and dancing that’s involved in the show. That is just a veneer for the anger that’s burning underneath, and finally it comes out once he’s in prison and begins to organize his thinking. He becomes a black Muslim, and he becomes very articulate in his anger.” While much has changed in the nearly halfcentury since Malcolm X’s death, director Anthony Bean says El Hajj Malik is more than just a historical document. Bean, who founded the Anthony Bean Community Theater and Acting School more than a decade ago, believes El Hajj Malik still has something to offer contemporary audiences. “I did [El Hajj Malik] not because the brother’s spilling out hatred,” Bean says. “He’s talking about a problem. Any time you look at the symptom, you call out what the problem is — and that’s controversy in America.” Bean says he believes in presenting controversial works and addressing difficult subjects, and he appreciates art that can make people uncomfortable. Take Django Unchained, for example, Quentin Tarantino’s spaghetti-Western tale of a freed slave taking revenge on a sadistic slave owner. Bean says he’s seen it five times. Like Django, he says, El Hajj Malik puts it out there. “There’s a lot of open wounds,” Bean says. “We never got closure. There’s a room that has never been shut, we just put a curtain up there and say, ‘Let’s not talk about it.’ But it is an open wound, and until we deal with it — and how to deal with it — that’s

the story. I think if we put it out there then we know how to Director Anthony Bean (left) and deal with it.” playwright Norbert Davidson Jr. In addition to El Hajj with the cast of El Hajj Malik: A Malik, the 2013 season at the Play About Malcolm X. Anthony Bean Community Theatre includes Ma Rainey’s El Hajj Malik: A Play FEB Black Bottom by August About Malcolm X Wilson, which will complete 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; the theater’s production of THRU 3 p.m. Sun. Wilson’s series of 10 plays MAR chronicling African-American Anthony Bean life in each decade of the Community Theater 20th century. The season also 1333 S. Carrollton Ave. features Spell #7 by Ntozake Shange, the gospel music (504) 862-7529 comedy Sanctified, musical www.anthonybeandramas Nu Skool/Old School theater.com and You Don’t Even Know Me! and concludes in December with Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity. The season includes an array of famous, lesserknown and Bean’s original works, drama and musicals, but Bean hopes audiences won’t shy away from Davidson’s depiction of Malcolm X. “It’s not a happy story, but it’s a very dramatic story,” he says. “I think it’s something we all should see, those who dare.”

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he Autobiography of Malcolm X (written with Alex Haley) was a best-selling account of the leader’s transformation from petty criminal to an international leader advocating for social justice and an end to racial inequality. The book also inspired other writers, including New Orleans native Norbert R. Davidson Jr. Now a professor of English at Southern University at New Orleans, Davidson was a young graduate student at Stanford University in the late 1960s when he started writing El Hajj Malik: A Play about Malcolm X. Over the last four decades, El Hajj Malik has been performed around the world, including a successful run off-Broadway. On Friday, El Hajj Malik opens the season at Anthony Bean Community Theater. “It was a disturbed time,” Davidson says of the civil rights era in America, a period defined by riots in Chicago and Detroit; the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr., Robert Kennedy and President John F. Kennedy; anti-segregation protests in the South and Vietnam War protest marches in Washington D.C. “Once I got into the writing, I realized I was trying to articulate the emotional flow of black America,” Davidson says. “And I was using Malcolm X as an ‘everyman’ figure to get at that.” El Hajj Malik was first published in 1969 as part of New Plays from the Black Theatre: An Anthology, compiled by Ed Bullins, playwright and former minister of culture for the Black Panthers. The volume includes works from Amiri Baraka, Sonia Sanchez, Charles Fuller and other writers from the highly politicized Black Arts Movement of the late 1960s and early ’70s, which emerged shortly after the assassination of Malcolm X to give voice to artists who felt ignored by mainstream Western culture. Despite the anthology’s grouping, Davidson shrugs off any association with the Black Arts Movement — “I’ve never considered myself much of a joiner,” he says and cites experimental German playwright Bertolt Brecht as a major influence on his unconventional approach to theater. El Hajj Malik combines music, dance and dialogue as it follows Malcolm X’s unlikely rise from criminal to leader of the nation of Islam. The play features a cast of 10 actors, five men and five women, each taking a turn as Malcolm X as the others become players in the story of his tumultuous life. Malcolm X often advocated for separatism and violence in the struggle for equal rights, and Davidson digs into the activist’s polarizing approach. “I didn’t try to soften it,” Davidson says. “I really didn’t try to soften it, because I wanted to let the

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Tuesday 12 Banks Street Bar — Claude Bryant & the Allstars, 9 Blue Nile — Gravy, 2; Fessters, 5; Mike Dillon Band, 10 Buffa’s Lounge — Joint Custodians feat. Brooks Hubbert & Dave Easley, 8 Columns Hotel — John Rankin, 8 d.b.a. — Tin Men, 2; Gypsyphonic Disko feat. The New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars, 4; Tribe Nunzio, 7; Treme Brass Band, 9

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Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Tom Hook & Wendell Brunious, 9:30

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Dragon’s Den — Chuck Dukowski Sextet, Secret Society in Smaller Lies, Dummy Dumpster, High and Scarecrow Sonic Boombox, noon Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots — Mini KISS, 4 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30

Jammers, 2; Ian Cunningham, 8

Ralph’s on the Park — Joe Krown, 5 Siberia — Macgillicuddys, Useless Eaters, Call Of The Wild, KHoles, Buck Biloxi & the Fucks, 4; Mars, Myrrh, Night, 9 Spotted Cat — Reboppers, 10 a.m.; Andy J. Forest & the Woodcutters, 2; Shotgun Jazz Band, 6; Kristina Morales & the Bayou Shufflers, 10

Wednesday 13 Banks Street Bar — Major Bacon, 10 Bistreaux — Aaron LopezBarrantes, 7 Blue Nile — New Orleans Rhythm Devils, 7; Gravity A, 10 Buffa’s Lounge — Gardenia Moon, 7 Cafe Negril — Sam Cammarata & Dominick Grillo, 7:30; Another Day in Paradise, 9:30 Carousel Piano Bar & Lounge — Smoking Time Jazz Club Band feat. Chance Bushman, 8:30 Circle Bar — Jim O. & the No Shows, 6

Hi-Ho Lounge — Mardi Gras Indian Orchestra feat. Sunpie Barnes, Reggie Scanlon, Camile Baudoin and others, Red Baraat, 4:30; Sunny Jain, 8

d.b.a. — Tin Men, 7; Walter Wolfman Washington & the Roadmasters, 10

House of Blues — Big Easy Brawlers, Big Soul, 3; Lloyd, Partners-N-Crime, 8-9 Boyz, 9

Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Armand St. Martin, 9:30

Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Andrew Baham Band, 8 The Maison — Magnitude, 2; Gene’s Music Machine, 5; Mojoflo, 9; Lagniappe Brass Band, midnight Maple Leaf Bar — Rebirth Brass Band, 11 Mojitos Rum Bar & Grill — Mumbles, 12; Chris Polacek & the Hubcap Kings, 3; Lil Red & Big Band, 7; Larry Foyen Quartet, 10:30 My Bar @ 635 — Gypsy Elise & the Royal Blues, 8 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Michael Liuzza, 8; Nikki Talley, 9; Sazerac the Clown’s Cabinet of Wonders, 10 Old Point Bar — J.D. Hill & the

Dmac’s — Lynn Drury, 9

Hi-Ho Lounge — Leah Song, Leyla McCalla, Maggie Koerner, Nasimiyu, 8 House of Blues — Aaron Keith, 7 House of Blues (Parish) — Curren$y’s Jet Lounge, 11 Howlin’ Wolf Den — Doombalaya, 10 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Kipori Woods, 5; Irvin Mayfield’s NOJO Jam, 8

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The Chuck Dukowski Sextet

Chuck Dukowski has the best Carnival costume ever: Chuck Dukowski. Sometime on Tuesday afternoon, the SoCal punk rock icon will thumb the throbbing bass opener to one of his regular set pieces, “My War,” and — for four minutes, at least — Black Flag will rise above the Faubourg Marigny for Mardi Gras. It won’t be Henry Rollins screaming the paranoid anthem; those screeds now fall to Dukowski’s wife, Lora Norton, with whom the SST cofounder has forged another, more literal kind of family band. Backed by eldest son Milo Gonzalez on guitar, Dukowski and Norton touch on a bit of everything as the leaders of the The Chuck FeB Chuck Dukowski Sextet, from melodic hard rock to psychedelic drifters, Dukowski Sextet acoustic folk lullabies and punishing electric freak-outs. Last year’s Noon Tuesday Haunted (ORG) belongs to no decade or genre in particular: Norton’s bipolar vocals swing from hippie mystic to viciously barbed, and GonzaDragon’s Den lez picks and shreds with equivalent aplomb. Oddly, Dukowski himself 435 Esplanade Ave. is mostly buried in the mix, but he gets a few showcase moments. “Nothing Left” gives him 30 seconds alone at the beginning, a walkingbass warmup; and “Slow Bullet” plays out that opener in reverse, an atonal crawl that sounds like it’s dripping down a wall. Secret Society in Smaller Lies, Dummy Dumpster, High and Scarecrow Sonic Boombox open. Call for ticket information. — NOAH BONAPARTE PAIS

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Old U.S. Mint — Dwight Fitch Jr., 12

Hi-Ho Lounge — The Plus One Show, 9:30

Rock ’N’ Bowl — Johnny J & the Hit Men, 8:30

Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Roman Skakun, 5; James Rivers Movement, 8

Siberia — In Defense, Shitstorm, Rapturous Grief, Fat Stupid Ugly People, 7 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Delfeayo Marsalis & Uptown Jazz Orchestra, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Ben Polcer, 4; Orleans 6, 6; St. Louis Slim & the Frenchmen Street Jug Band, 10

THuRsday 14 AllWays Lounge — Valentine’s Day Cover Show: Benefit for BreakOUT & The New Orleans Community Printshop, 9 Banks Street Bar — Isla NOLA, 10 Blue Nile — Micah McKee & Little Maker, 7 Buffa’s Lounge — Aurora Nealand & Tom McDermott, 8 Chickie Wah Wah — Seth Walker, 8

Lafayette Square — Bucktown All-Stars, Park Row, 5

Circle Bar — Denton Hatcher, Hillbilly Hotel, 10

The Maison — Shotgun Jazz Band, 6; Upstarts, 9

d.b.a. — The Iguanas, 7; Debauche, 10

Maple Leaf Bar — Andrew Block & Friends, 10:30

Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Leah Rucker, 9:30

Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Shaun Peace Band, 10

Four Points by Sheraton — DeSantis Duo, 6

Little Gem Saloon — Linnzi Zaorski, 8 The Maison — Erin Demastes, 5; Barry Stephenson’s Pocket, 10 Maple Leaf Bar — The Trio, 10 My Bar @ 635 — Gypsy Elise & the Royal Blues, 3 Oak — Miles Cabeceiras, 9 Ogden Museum of Southern Art — Dr. Valerie Francis & Dr. Wilfred Delphin, 6 Old Point Bar — Upstarts, 6; F-holes, 9 Old U.S. Mint — New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, 3 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Tim Laughlin & Duke Heitger feat. Crescent City Joymakers, 7 Republic New Orleans — R. Kelly, 9 Rivershack Tavern — Mustard Au Trois, 7 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Geno Delafose, 8:30

Spotted Cat — Sarah McCoy’s Oopsie Daisies, 4; Miss Sophie Lee, 6

Howlin’ Wolf Den — Hokum High Rollers, Drunken Catfish Ramblers, At the Wells, 10

St. Roch Tavern — J.D. & the Jammers, 8:30

Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Joe Krown, 5; Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown, 8

Vaughan’s — Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 8:30

FRiday 15 Banks Street Bar — Dave Jordan & the Neighborhood Improvement Association, 10 Bayou Beer Garden — Peter Novelli, 8:30 Blue Nile — Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 7; Mykia Jovan & Room Service, 10 Buffa’s Lounge — Riccardo Crespo & Sol Brasil, 8 Carrollton Station — Alex McMurray, 9 Circle Bar — Norbert Slama, 6; Pancake, 10 d.b.a. — The Hot Club of New Orleans, 6; Cedric Watson & Bijou Creole, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Joe Krown Trio, 10 Fair Grinds Coffeehouse — Steve Cordts, 6; Lips & Trips, 7

Siberia — Scott H. Biram, Black Eyed Vermillion, Whiskey Dick, 9

Hangar 13 — Pits Vs. Preps, 9

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Leah Chase with the Mike Pellera Quartet, 8 & 10

House of Blues — Tommy Malone, 5; Flogging Molly, Skinny Lister, Dave Hause, 8

Green Room — Debauche, 9

Le Bon Temps Roule — Tom Worrell, 7 Little Gem Saloon — Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, 9 The Maison — Jenn Howard, 5; Emily Estrella & the Faux Barrio Billionaires, 7; Deep Fried 5, 10 My Bar @ 635 — Gypsy Elise & the Royal Blues, 3 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Damn Hippies, 7; Mike True, 9; Gina Forsyth, 10; Roger Ferrera, 11 Oak — Jenn Howard, 9 Old Point Bar — Rick Trolsen, 5; Jeb Rault, 9:30 Old U.S. Mint — Gene Bertoncini, Dan Sumner & Ron Kadish, 3 One Eyed Jacks — Some Ember, Kindest Lines, ((Pressures)), 9 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Charlie Miller & Palm Court Jazz Band, 7 Rivershack Tavern — Scott Schmidt, 10 page 102

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Siberia — Dr. Sick, 6; SXSW fundraiser feat. Big Freedia, Katey Red, Cheeky Black and others, 10 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Masakowski Family Band, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Andy J. Forest, 4; Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, 6; New Orleans Cottonmouth Kings, 10 The Dive Bar — City Zoo, Toast Beards, 10

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Banks Street Bar — J’Monoque’D, 10 Bayou Beer Garden — Mo Jelly Band, 8:30 Blue Nile — Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, 7 Buffa’s Lounge — Royal Rounders, 8 Cafe Negril — Jamey St. Pierre & the Honeycreepers, 7 Carrollton Station — Tommy & Dave Malone, 9 Chickie Wah Wah — Tift Merritt, 9

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Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Tom Fitzpatrick, 10 Green Room — Trevelyan, 9 Hangar 13 — Chad Wesley Band, Hazy Ray & Big Easy Brawlers, 9 House of Blues — Christian Serpas & Ghost Town, 5 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Joe Krown Band feat. Elizabeth Messina, 8; Hot 8 Brass Band, midnight Little Gem Saloon — Maryflynn’s Prohibition Jazz & Blues Band, 8 The Maison — Ben Slater Group, 4; Smoking Time Jazz Club, 7; Debauche, 10:30; Street Legends Brass Band (upstairs), 12:30 a.m. Maple Leaf Bar — Alvin Youngblood Hart’s Muscle Theory, 10:30 My Bar @ 635 — Gypsy Elise & the Royal Blues, 8 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Jenn Howard, 7; Clint Kaufmann, 8; Mr. Steve, 9; Southeast Harmony, 10

Oak — Andrew Duhon, 9

Band, 8 & 10

Old Point Bar — Upstarts, 9:30

Spotted Cat — Rights of Swing, 3; Kristina Morales & the Bayou Shufflers, 6; Pat Casey & the New Sounds, 10

Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Lionel Ferbos & Palm Court Jazz Band, 7 Rivershack Tavern — John Autin Band, 10 Rock ’N’ Bowl — 61 South, 101 Runners, 9 Siberia — Fuck the Facts, A Hanging, Church Whip, Oroku Saki & the Foot, Vaginal Bear Trap, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Jazz Guitar Summit feat. Gene Bertoncini, Dan Sumner and Steve Masakowski, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Showarama Hot Trio, 3; Morgan O’Kane, 6; Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, 10 St. Claude Art House — Loves It!, 8 Tommy’s Wine Bar — Julio & Caesar, 10

SuNday 17 Babylon Lounge — Mobile Deathcamp, Todd Evans, Necrotic Priapism, Chaos Aeon, 8 Banks Street Bar — South Jones, NOLA County, Ron Hotstream & the F-Holes, 3 Blue Nile — Mykia Jovan, 7; Mainline Brass Band, 10 Buffa’s Lounge — Some Like it Hot!, 11 a.m. Checkpoint Charlie — Unnaturals, Bruiser’s House of Surf, 8 Circle Bar — Micah McKee & Little Maker, 6 d.b.a. — The Palmetto Bug Stompers, 6; Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, 10 DMac’s — Major Bacon, 3 House of Blues — Ziggy Marley, 8:30

Tipitina’s — Tommy Malone, Chris Severin & Johnny Vidacovich, 1; Cajun Fais Do Do, 5:30; Bruce Daigrepont, 5:30

MoNday 18 Apple Barrel — Sam Cammarata, 8 Bayou Beer Garden — Rod Hodges & Dale Spalding, 5 BJ’s Lounge — King James & the Special Men, 10 BMC — Lil’ Red & Big Bad, 6 Chickie Wah Wah — Jon Cleary, 8 Circle Bar — Missy Meatlocker, 6 d.b.a. — Glen David Andrews, 10 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — John Fohl, 9:30 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Gerald French & the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band, 8 The Maison — Chicken & Waffles, 5; Aurora Nealand & the Royal Roses, 10 Maple Leaf Bar — Papa Grows Funk, midnight My Bar @ 635 — Gypsy Elise & the Royal Blues, 8 Neutral Ground Coffeehouse — Danielle Thomas, 8; Mike Defendant & Ray Patterson, 10 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Charmaine Neville Band, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Sarah McCoy’s Oopsie Daisies, 4; Dominick Grillo & the Frenchmen Street All-Stars, 6; Kristina Morales & the Bayou Shufflers, 10

Howlin’ Wolf Den — Hot 8 Brass Band, 10

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Trinity Episcopal Church — 1329 Jackson Ave., 522-0276; www.trinitynola.com — Tue: Organ & Labyrinth Organ Recital feat. Albinas Prizgintas, 6; Verdi Bi-Centennial Celebration feat. Darah Raming, Valerie Jones Francis, Aubry Bryan and others, Sun., 5

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BULLET TO THE HEAD (R) — a veteran hit-man (sylvester stallone) and a detective join against a ruthless real-estate developer. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 DJANGO UNCHAINED (R) — Quentin tarantino’s louisiana-shot spaghetti western follows a freed slave (Jamie foxx) and dentist-turned-bounty hunter (Christoph waltz) who set out to free the slave’s wife (Kerry washington). AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Grand GANGSTER SQUAD (R) — Josh brolin, ryan gosling, nick nolte, emma stone and sean penn star in the action movie about the lapD’s battle to keep gangsters out of los angeles in the 1940s and ’50s. AMC Palace 16 HANSEL & GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS (R) — now adults and bent on retribution, Hansel and gretel (Jeremy renner and gemma arterton) are bounty hunters

A HAUNTED HOUSE (R) — the comedy starring marlon wayans spoofs Paranormal Activity. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 9 THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY (PG-13) — the film is the first installment of peter Jackson’s adaptation of the J.r.r. tolkien fantasy. Entergy IMAX, Hollywood 14 HYDE PARK ON HUDSON (R) — bill murray plays president franklin D. roosevelt in the film concerning the King and Queen of england’s 1939 visit to roosevelt’s new York estate, as well as the president’s growing relationship with his distant cousin. Canal Place IDENTITY THIEF (R) — a man (Jason bateman) travels to florida to confront the person who stole his identity, a bawdy, unapologetic con artist (melissa mcCarthy). AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 THE IMPOSSIBLE (PG-13) — naomi watts and ewan mcgregor star in the drama about a family’s experience of the 2004 indian ocean tsunami. AMC Palace 20 LES MISERABLES (PG-13) — Hugh Jackman, russell Crowe, anne Hathaway and amanda seyfried lead an ensemble cast in the film adaptation of the epic musical based on Victor Hugo’s novel. Prytania, AMC Palace 20 LIFE OF PI (PG) — ang lee directs the adaptation of Yann martel’s 2001 adventure novel. AMC Palace 20 LINCOLN (PG-13) — steven spielberg’s biopic stars Daniel Day-lewis as abraham

MAMA (PG-13) — a couple adopts their young nieces who are found after being left alone in a forest for five years, and a terrifying spirit has followed them back. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 MOVIE 43 (R) — the raunchy series of interconnected sketches features a star-studded ensemble cast including elizabeth banks, emma stone, Kristen bell, Halle berry and others. Chalmette Movies PARENTAL GUIDANCE (PG-13) — a grandfather (billy Crystal) is tasked with caring for his grandchildren when his daughter leaves town for work. AMC Palace 16, Grand, Hollywood 14 PARKER (R) — in the louisiana-shot crime thriller starring Jason statham and Jennifer lopez, a thief is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 QUARTET (PG-13) — a group of retired opera singers’ annual concert celebrating Verdi’s birthday is disrupted by the arrival of the fourth member of the quartet (maggie smith), a notorious diva. Canal Place RISE OF THE GUARDIANS (PG) — the animated fantasyadventure film is based on william Joyce’s The Guardians of Childhood book series. Hollywood 9 SIDE EFFECTS (R) — in the steven soderbergh drama, a depressed woman is prescribed a new medication that leads to ruined lives and death. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (R) — after a stint in a mental institution, a former teacher (bradley Cooper) moves in with his parents and attempts to reconcile with his wife — but a mysterious woman (Jennifer lawrence) complicates things. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 STAND-UP GUYS (R) — a trio of former gangsters (al pacino, Christopher walken and alan arkin) reunites for a night on the town — unaware that one of the men has orders to kill another. AMC Palace 20, Canal Place TO THE ARCTIC (G) — meryl streep narrates the documentary following a polar bear and her two seven-month old cubs as they navigate the arctic wildernes. Entergy IMAX page 105

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WARM BODIES (PG-13) — After a devastating plague, a zombie and a human embark on an unusual relationship. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Canal Place, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 WRECK-IT RALPH (PG) — A forgotten video game character (voiced by John C. Reilly) goes on a journey across generations of arcade games to prove he can be a hero. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies ZERO DARK THIRTY (R) — Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker) directs the thriller about the decades-long search

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OPENING THURSDAY A GOOD DAY TO DIE HARD (R) — Bruce Willis reprises the role of John McClane in the fifth installment of the series. BEAUTIFUL CREATURES (PG-13) — The supernatural romance is based on the Caster Chronicles book series. ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH (PG) — In the animated family film, an astronaut finds

himself in a trap when he responds to a distress class from a notoriously dangerous planet. SAVE HAVEN (PG-13) — A woman trying to start a new life finds love and warmth in a small town, but when a stranger arrives her dark past threatens to emerge.

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FEb It’s always fascinat9 p.m. Fri.-Thu. ing to see how other Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center cultures interpret film genres identified with 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. the American movie industry. (504) 352-1150 Written and directed by leading South Korean filmmaker www.zeitgeistinc.net Ryoo Seung-wan and featuring many of the country’s top actors, The Berlin File is a big-budget action movie/spy thriller that bears little resemblance to those churned out by Hollywood. The broad strokes and heroic posturing are familiar, and equally dominant is the choreographed gunplay made famous by John Woo and other Hong Kong filmmakers. There also is the occasional martial-arts-style confrontation formerly associated with movies from southeast Asia. Viewed with Western eyes, the whole thing may not quite come together, but it does seem an earnest attempt at forging a uniquely South Korean action style. The Berlin File’s convoluted plot involves warring agents from South and North Korea, many of whom display blurred allegiances and may or may not be double agents. The Berlin setting is meant to evoke the Cold War — at one point, one spy delivers a photograph to another by hiding it in a John Le Carre novel — while providing historical context for those unfamiliar with the Korean conflict. But much of the crucial detail is lost in translation of a script that mixes German, Korean, and English language dialogue. It’s hard to say which is more difficult to decipher — the broken English of the Korean actors or the comically inadequate and grammatically challenged English subtitles. But the set pieces are a hoot, especially a mind-blowing sequence in which a spy falls through a four-story glass atrium and survives after getting tossed around by snapping electrical cables. Sometimes dialogue is not necessary. — KEN KORMAN

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Paolo and Vittorio Taviani’s Caesar Must Die looks and feels like a documentary. Shot mostly in black and white, the film follows inmates of Rome’s high-security Rebibbia Prison as they rehearse and mount a production of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. But Caesar Must Die is actually a traditionally scripted movie. The actors are current and former inmates, and the harsh prison setting is real. With help from theater director Fabio Cavalli — who had previously worked with Rebibbia inmates on theatrical productions — the Taviani brothers imagined a narrative film about something that might have occurred organically at the same time and place. It’s a unique concept, and one rife with potential for discovering deep connections between the lives of the inmates (many of whom worked for the mafia) and the tyranny and betrayal at the heart of Shakespeare’s tragedy. The directors also rethought the play for the medium of film and to suit the realities of the production. The actors and filmmakers worked together to translate the text into regional dialects native to individual actors, which must have added another layer of depth to the work — but not for those relying on re-translated English subtitles. Without the beauty of Shakespeare’s original language, Caesar Must Die reduces Julius Caesar to its starkest essence. Brief but intense, this 76-minute film provides a rare glimpse of a hidden world, raw wounds and all. But there’s no getting around the fact that we’re essentially watching non-professional actors rehearse. The whole thing may succeed as an intellectual exercise, but it falls short as a film. — KEN KORMAN

through Feb. 21, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; www.zeitgeistinc.net BEST PICTURE SHOWCASE — The theater screens Oscar-nominated films Amour, Les Miserables, Argo and Django Unchained. Tickets $30 to see all four movies, regular prices for individual screenings. Films start at 10 a.m. Saturday, AMC Elmwood Palace 20, 1200 Elmwood Park Blvd., 888-262-4386 CAESAR MUST DIE (NR) — Inmates at an Italian prison preparing for a performance of Julius Caesar. Tickets $7 general admission, $6 students and seniors, $5 members. 5:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Friday-Monday, then nightly through Feb. 21, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; www. zeitgeistinc.net

THE POWERBROKER: WHITNEY YOUNG’S FIGHT FOR CIVIL RIGHTS (NR) — A documentary about 1960s civil rights leader Whitney Young. A discussion with Erika McConduit, interim president of the New Orleans Urban League, and Matt Suarez, 1960s civil rights leader and Freedom Rider, follows. Free admission. 6 p.m. Friday, Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-9070; www.ashecac.org TO CATCH A THIEF (NR) — Cary Grant and Grace Kelly star in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1955 mystery romance. 10 a.m. Wednesday, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 891-2787; www.theprytania.com TOOTIE’S LAST SUIT (NR) — The documentary explores New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian culture through the story of Allison “Tootie” Montana. Visit www.nolasynchronicity.com for details. Free admission. 8 p.m.

and 10 p.m. Sunday, Buffa’s Lounge, 1001 Esplanade Ave., 949-0038; www.buffaslounge. com TRUE ROMANCE (R) — Quentin Tarantino’s 1993 crime film stars Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette. 7 p.m. Thursday, noon Saturday, The Theatres at Canal Place, Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., (504) 581-5400; www.thetheatres.com AMC Palace 10 (Hammond), (888) 262-4386; AMC Palace 12 (Clearview), (888) 262-4386; AMC Palace 16 (Westbank), (888) 262-4386; AMC Palace 20 (Elmwood), (888) 262-4386; Canal Place, 363-1117; Chalmette Movies, 304-9992; Entergy IMAX, 581-IMAX; Grand (Slidell), (985) 641-1889; Hollywood 9 (Kenner), (504) 464-0990; Hollywood 14 (Covington), (985) 893-3044; Kenner MegaDome, (504) 468-7231; Prytania, (504) 891-2787

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OPENING MARTINE CHAISSON GALLERY. 727 Camp St., (504) 304-7942; www.martinechaissongallery.com — “origins,” paintings by Drake labry, through march 30. opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. saturday.

GaLLErIES 3 RING CIRCUS’ THE BIG TOP. 1638 Clio St., (504) 569-2700; www.3rcp.com — “lumen tetrachotomy,” works by rachel David, elizabeth eckman, rachel speck and sarah rose, through feb. 23. ACADEMY GALLERY. 5256 Magazine St., (504) 8998111 — mardi gras exhibition, through feb. 23.

ARTHUR ROGER GALLERY. 432 Julia St., (504) 522-1999; www.arthurrogergallery.com — “natural wonders,” mixed media on canvas by allison stewart; “build Your Cities,” paintings by nicole Charbonnet; both through saturday. BARRISTER’S GALLERY. 2331 St. Claude Ave., (504) 525-2767; www.barristersgallery.com — “fresh fruit for rotten Vegetables,” group show curated by Dan tague; “small Concerns,” works by Douglas brewster; both through march 2. BOYD | SATELLITE. 440 Julia St., (504) 581-2440; www.boydsatellitegallery. com — “megalomania,” a group exhibition of portraits of blake boyd, through feb. 22. CALLAN CONTEMPORARY. 518 Julia St., (504) 525-0518; www.callancontem-

COLE PRATT GALLERY. 3800 Magazine St., (504) 891-6789; www.coleprattgallery.com — “sum of our parts,” paintings by brad wreyford, through saturday. COLLINS C. DIBOLL ART GALLERY. Loyola University, Monroe Library, 6363 St. Charles Ave., fourth floor, (504) 861-5456 — “image authenticity,” paintings and archival prints by gerald Cannon; “Decorative Debris,” works by nancy bernardo; both through march 20. COUP D’OEIL ART CONSORTIUM. 2033 Magazine St., (504) 722-0876; www. coupdoeilartconsortium.com — paintings by ann Zatarain, through feb. 23. DU MOIS GALLERY. 4921 Freret St., (504) 818-6032; www.dumoisgallery.com — “seeker,” works by Jason Dumouchel and renee deVille, through feb. 23. THE FRONT. 4100 St. Claude Ave.; www.nolafront. org — works by nicholas des Cognets; “get Us through the night,” drawings and paintings by glitter Chariot; photographs by angela berry; all through march 3. THE GARDEN DISTRICT GALLERY. 1332 Washington Ave., (504) 891-3032; www. gardendistrictgallery.com — “a world of one’s own,” mixedmedia paintings and sculpture by bill myers, through feb. 24. HENRY HOOD GALLERY. 325 E. Lockwood St., Covington, (985) 789-1832 — “fresh art,” a group exhibition of new works, through april 6. ISAAC DELGADO FINE ARTS GALLERY. Delgado Community College, Isaac Delgado Hall, third floor, 615 City Park Ave., (504) 361-6620; www.dcc.edu/departments/ art-gallery — “rhythmic souls,”

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SECOND STORY GALLERY. New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., (504) 710-4506; www. thesecondstorygallery.com — “Swizniz,” works by Jason Christopher Childers, through March 2. STAPLE GOODS. 1340 St. Roch Ave., (504) 908-7331; www.postmedium.org/staplegoods — “Volumes,” ceramic sculpture by William DePauw, through March 3. TEN GALLERY. 4432 Magazine St., (504) 333-1414 — “two Men Blossoming Before Your Very Eyes,” works on paper by Matthew Kirscht and Matthew Duguid, through March 2. UNO-ST. CLAUDE GALLERY. 2429 St. Claude Ave. — “Just then and Again,” a group exhibition of artists working in or associated with texas, through March 2.

SParE SPaCES HEY! CAFE. 4332 Magazine St., (504) 891-8682; www. heycafe.biz — Paintings by Mario Ortiz, ongoing.

MARDI GRAS WORLD. 1380 Port of New Orleans Place, (504) 361-7821 — “Bead town,” mosaics made out of Mardi Gras beads by Stephan Wanger, through Wednesday.

Call for artiStS BRIDGE HOUSE/GRACE HOUSE RECYCLED FASHION SHOW. the charity seeks designers for its benefit fashion show featuring items from the Bridge House thrift store that have been reimagined into fashionable outfits. the event is March 1. Email jpitman@bridgehouse. org for details. GEORGE RODRIGUE FOUNDATION OF THE ARTS CONTEST. High school-age contestants create art around the theme “Louisiana’s Culinary Heritage” for a chance to have the work appear in a cookbook and to win college scholarships and cash

MICHAEL P. SMITH FUND FOR DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY. the New Orleans Photo Alliance awards a $5,000 grant to a photographer residing in Gulf Coast states. Visit www.neworleansphotoalliance.org for details. Application deadline is March 29. MID-CITY BAYOU BOOGALOO. the festival (May 17-19) seeks vendors for its art market. Email boogalooartmarket@gmail.com or visit www. thebayouboogaloo.com/getinvolved for details. Applications deadline is Friday. NO DEAD ARTISTS NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY ART. Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, 400A Julia St., (504) 5225471; www.jonathanferraragallery.com — Artists can apply to be included in the annual juried exhibition at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery. One artist from the September exhibition will win a solo show at the gallery. Visit the website for details. Submissions deadline is June 15.

muSEumS ASHE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER. 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-9070; www.ashecac.org — “Loving Your Enemies,” the National Conference of Artists art exhibit celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., through March 30. CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER. 900 Camp St., (504) 528-3800; www.cacno. org — Murals by MILAGROS, through April 6. LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS. 7 Bamboo Road, (504) 488-5488; www. longuevue.com — Site-specific installation and retrospective of designers Doug and Gene Meyer, through March. “A Year and One Day,” sculpture by Andy Behrle, through Dec. 20. LOUISIANA RESEARCH COLLECTION. Tulane University, Jones Hall, room 200, (504) 865-5000; www. tulane.edu — “Welcome Merry Shrovetide: Shakespeare on Parade,” Shakespeareinspired Mardi Gras ball invitations, call out and admittance cards, dance cards and parade bulletins from 1870-

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LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM PRESBYTERE. 751 Chartres St., (504) 568-6968; www.lsm.crt.state. la.us — “they Call Me Baby Doll: A Carnival tradition,” an exhibit about the AfricanAmerican women’s Carnival group, through January. “It’s Carnival time in Louisiana,” Carnival artifacts, costumes, jewelry and other items; “Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond”; both ongoing.

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OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART. 925 Camp St., (504) 539-9600; www.ogdenmuseum.org — “Well-Suited: the Costumes of Alonzo Wilson for HBO’s Treme,” through March. OLD U.S. MINT. 400 Esplanade Ave., (504) 568-6993; www.crt.state.la.us/museum/ properties/usmint — Pictures of the Year International’s Visions of Excellence award winners in conjunction with PhotoNOLA, through February. SOUTHEASTERN ARCHITECTURAL ARCHIVE. Tulane University, Jones Hall, 6801 Freret St., (504) 8655699; seaa.tulane.edu — “the Dome,” an exhibition anticipating the 40th anniversary of the Superdome, through Nov. 1. SOUTHERN FOOD & BEVERAGE MUSEUM. Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, (504) 5690405; www.southernfood.org — “Lena Richard: Pioneer in Food tV,” an exhibit curated by Ashley Young; “then and Now: the Story of Coffee”; both ongoing.

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NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART. City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 658-4100; www.noma.org — “Make Yourself at Home,” paintings by Jim Richard, through Feb. 24. “Reinventing Nature: Art from the School of Fontainebleau,” through May 17. “Forever,” mural by Odili Donald Odita, through Oct. 7.

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THEATER EL HAJJ MALIK. Anthony Bean Community Theater, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 862-7529; www.anthonybeantheater.com — the play by new orleans playwright n. r. Davidson tells the story of malcolm X’s life using music and dance. tickets $20 adults, $18 students and seniors. 8 p.m. friday-saturday, 3 p.m. sunday through march 10. 8 p.m. show only march 3. THE FULL MONTY. Jefferson Performing Arts Center, 400 Phlox St., Metairie, (504) 8852000; www.jpas.org — the musical is based on the movie about a group of unemployed steelworkers in buffalo, n.Y. who resort to stripping as a way to make some quick cash. 7:30 p.m. saturday, 3 p.m. sunday, through feb. 24.

TRASH RABBIT. Marigny Opera House, 725 St. Ferdinand St., (504) 948-9998; www. marignyoperahouse.org — the duo button wagon reprises its

VENUS IN FUR. Mid-City Theater, 3540 Toulouse St., (504) 488-1460; www.midcitytheatre.com — David ives’ tony award-nominated play follows a seemingly unassuming actress determined to win a lead role by any means necessary. Visit www.southernrep. com for details. tickets $30. 8 p.m. friday-saturday, 6 p.m. sunday, through feb. 24.

BURLESQUE, CABARET & VARIETY BURLESQUE BALLROOM. Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, Royal Sonesta Hotel, 300 Bourbon St., (504) 553-2299; www.sonesta.com — trixie minx stars in the weekly burlesque show featuring the music of leon “Kid Chocolate” brown. Call 553-2331 for details. 11:50 p.m. friday.

NEW ORLEANS NIGHTINGALES VALENTINE’S REVUE. Freret Street Publiq House, 4528 Freret St., (504) 826-9912; www.publiqhouse. com — Comedian/magician “magic mike” Dardant hosts the variety show featuring

PAUL ROBESON ACTING COMPETITION. the new orleans public library black History Celebration Committee invites orleans parish students ages 13-18 to write monologues pertaining to a black history figure for the contest. Call (504) 596-2597 or email tksalaam@ neworleanspubliclibrary.org for details. the application deadline is feb. 20, and the competition is feb. 23.

ComEdY ALLSTAR COMEDY REVUE. House of Blues Voodoo Garden, 225 Decatur St., (504) 3104999; www.houseofblues. com — leon blanda hosts the stand-up comedy show with special guests and a band. free admission. 8 p.m. thursday. BROWN IMPROV COMEDY. Rendon Inn’s Dugout Sports Bar & Grill, 4501 Eve St., (504) 826-5605; www.therendoninn. com — the local improv troupe performs its long-running show. Visit www.brownimprovcomedy. com for details. tickets $10 general admission, $7 students. 9:30 p.m. saturday. COMEDY BEAST. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 828 S. Peters St., (504) 522-9653; www.thehowlinwolf. com — the new movement presents a stand-up comedy

COMEDY CATASTROPHE. Lost Love Lounge, 2529 Dauphine St., (504) 944-0099; www.lostlovelounge.com — Cassidy Henehan hosts the weekly comedy showcase. free admission. 9 p.m. tuesday. COMEDY GUMBEAUX. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 828 S. Peters St., (504) 522-9653; www. thehowlinwolf.com — local comedians perform, and amateurs take the stage in the open-mic portion. 8 p.m. thursday. COMEDY SPORTZ. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., (504) 231-7011; www.nolacomedy.com — the theater hosts an all-ages improv comedy show. tickets $10. 7 p.m. saturday. COMPETITIVE EROTIC FAN FICTION. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www. newmovementtheater.com — ten comics write and perform erotic fan fiction in the show created and hosted by bryan Cook of Hollywood’s nerdist theater. tickets $10. 9 p.m. thursday. FEAR & LOATHING WITH GOD’S BEEN DRINKING. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., (504) 231-7011; www.nolacomedy.com — the double bill includes fear and loathing, the sketch comedy show, and god’s been Drinking, the improv comedy troupe. tickets $10, $5 with drink purchase. 8:30 p.m. friday. THE FRANCHISE. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www.newmovementtheater. com — the showcase rotates tnm house improv troupes, including Claws with fangs, stupid time machine, super Computer, Chris and tami and the language. tickets $5. 10:30 p.m. friday. GIVE ’EM THE LIGHT OPENMIC COMEDY SHOW. House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., (504)

southern rep extends the run of Venus in Fur, David ives’ tony-nominated drama about relationships and power in which Vanda (Veronica russell) auditions for a role in writer/director thomas’ (todd d’amour) play about masochism. at mid-City theatre through feb. 24. 310-4999; www.houseofblues. com — leon blanda hosts the showcase. sign-up 7:30 p.m., show 8 p.m. tuesday. THE MEGAPHONE SHOW. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www.newmovementtheater.com — each show features a guest sharing favorite true stories, the details of which are turned into improv comedy. tickets $5. 10:30 p.m. saturday. MOTIVATIONAL ROMANCE. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www.newmovementtheater.com — the theater hosts the Valentine’s Day edition of its motivational mayhem series, in which “experts” deliver teD talk-esque presentations. tickets $5. 9 p.m. friday. SATURDAY NIGHT LAUGH

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SHIPWRECKED. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www.newmovementtheater. com — the theater presents its monthly storytelling showcase. Visit www.shipwreckedinnola. com for details. tickets $8. 7:30 p.m. sunday.

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CRESCENT CITY SOUND CHORUS. Delgado Community College, City Park campus, 615 City Park Ave., (504) 671-5012; www.dcc.edu — the chorus holds auditions for new members 7 p.m. mondays in Delgado’s third floor music room. Call (504) 453-0858, (985) 8980951 or visit www.crescentcitysound.com for details.

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FAMILY SATURDAY 16 CRITTER CINEMA. LA/ SPCA, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., (504) 368-5191; www. la-spca.org — the la/spCa screens g-rated movies at the event with pizza, popcorn and animals for cuddling. the event is for children ages 5-10, and guests should bring a sleeping bag and pillow. pre-registration is required. Call (504) 3685191 ext. 207 or email hollie@ la-spca.org for details. admission $25. 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

SATURDAY 17 SUNDAY YOUTH MUSIC WORKSHOP. Tipitina’s, 501 Napoleon Ave., 895-8477; www.tipitinas.com — Children of all ages can play with and learn from musicians at the free workshop. this week’s workshop features tommy malone, Chris severin and Johnny Vidacovich. free admission. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

EVENTS TUESDAY 12 CARNIVAL WITH CRESCENT AT THE CATHEDRAL. Christ Church Cathedral, 2919 St. Charles Ave., (504) 895-6602 — the church has drinks and food by Crescent pie and sausage Company for sale and bathroom access during Uptown parades as a fundraiser for the church.

WEDNESDAY 13 COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET. Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St.,

INCOME TAX PREPARATION. Our Lady of Holy Cross College, Moreau Center, 4123 Woodland Drive, (800) 259-7744 — tax professionals offer free assistance to low-to-moderateincome individuals. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. wednesday through april 10. WESTWEGO FARMERS & FISHERIES MARKET. Westwego Farmers & Fisheries Market, Sala Avenue at Fourth Street, Westwego — the market offers organic produce, baked goods, jewelry, art, live music and pony rides. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. wednesday and saturday.

THURSDAY 14 MARKETPLACE AT ARMSTRONG PARK. Armstrong Park, North Rampart and St. Ann streets — the weekly market features fresh produce, baked goods, louisiana seafood, handmade beauty products, art, crafts and entertainment. Visit www.icdnola.org for details. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. thursdays. ONE BILLION RISING NEW ORLEANS. Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 569-9070; www.ashecac.org — part of a worldwide event promoting an end to violence against women, the daylong event includes a procession to Congo square at 11 a.m., an event with music, dance, spoken word, satellite connections to other events around the world and more at ashe from 2:30 p.m to 8 p.m.; and more activities at Cafe istanbul (2372 st. Claude ave.) at 8:30 p.m. VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. Broadway Activities Center, Room 202, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, 501 Pine St., (504) 8615550; www.law.loyno.edu —

GREATER NEW ORLEANS SENIOR OLYMPICS. the games includes more than 25 athletic and recreational events for people over 50. Visit www. gnoso.net for details. admission $20 (includes registration in three events, a t-shirt and more). friday through april 8. GREER-HEARD POINTCOUNTERPOINT FORUM. New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, 3939 Gentilly Blvd., 282-4455 — Jennifer wright Knust and ben witherington iii discuss “the bible and sex” at the annual forum. admission $20. 7 p.m. WHERE Y’ART. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 658-4100; www.noma.org — the museum’s weekly event features music, performances, lectures, film screenings, family-friendly activities and more. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

SATURDAY 16 AWESOME LADIES OF DISTINCTION TRYOUTS. Woodmere Park, 4026 Post Drive, Harvey — the organization that mentors girls ages 2-17 through dance, health and fitness education holds public tryouts for new members. there is a $5 tryout fee. Call (504) 419-7786 or email awesomeladies@aol.com for details. 9 a.m. to noon. CALLIGRAPHY CLASSES. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-1190 — the new orleans lettering arts association leads free classes. registration is required. Call (504) 739-9117 for details. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. CLOTH DIAPERS 101. ZukaBaby, 2122 Magazine St., (504) 596-6540; www. zukababy.com — the class about modern cloth diapers discusses how to care for them and the pros and cons of using them and includes hands-on demonstrations. pre-registration is required. Call (504) 5966540 or email emily@zukababy. com for details. admission $20 (includes admission for up to two family members). 9 a.m. CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. Magazine Street Market, Magazine and Girod

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PAWDI GRAS. WWL-TV anchor Angela Hill is the grand marshall of the Plaquemines Animal Welfare Shelter’s (PAWS) dog parade, which this year celebrates Clifford the Big Red Dog’s 50th birthday. The parade starts at the Regions Bank building (8018 Hwy. 23, Belle Chasse) and rolls through town. Visit www. paws4life.org for details. Registration 9:30 a.m., contests and parade 10:30 a.m.

Covington, (985) 892-1873 — the market offers fresh locally produced foods every week. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. saturday.

FISH FRY. St. Anselm Catholic Church, 301 St. Mary St., Madisonville, (985) 845-7342 — the church serves fried seafood dinners on fridays during lent. 4:30 p.m.

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sculpture, stained glass and more. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. MARDI GRAS COOL DOWN. Transform NOLA, 8422 Oak St., (504) 638-3165; www. transformnola.com — LifeCity hosts a workshop about establishing lifestyle changes through yoga, meditation, better nutrition and green practices. Admission $10 LifeCity Green Card members, $20 nonmembers. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Q50 RACES VALENTINE’S DAY RACE. Fontainebleau State Park, 67825 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (888) 677-3668 — The nighttime 10k and 5k races go through the park’s trail. Visit www.q50races.com for details. 7:30 p.m. RIVERTOWN FARMERS MARKET. Rivertown, 400 block of Williams Boulevard, Kenner, (504) 468-7231; www.kenner.la.us — The twicemonthly market features local fruit, vegetables and dairy; homemade jams and jellies, cooking demonstrations and more. 8 a.m. to noon. SANKOFA FARMERS MARKET. ARISE Academy, 3819 St. Claude Ave — The weekly market offers locally grown fruits and vegetables, fresh eggs and other goods. Call (504) 872-9214 or visit www. sankofanola.org for details. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ST. BERNARD SEAFOOD & FARMERS MARKET. Aycock Barn, 409 Aycock St., Arabi — The market showcases fresh seafood, local produce, jams and preserves, baked goods, crafts, live entertainment, children’s activities and more.

Call (504) 355-4442 or visit www.visitstbernard.com for details. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. WOODLANDS WILDLIFE WITH DR. BOB THOMAS. Woodlands Conservancy, 449 F. Edward Hebert Blvd., (504) 433-4000; www. woodlandsconservancy.org — The director of the Center for environmental Communication at Loyola University discusses the various animals that inhabit the conservancy. Free admission. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

SUNDAY 17 BLACK BRIDAL AFFAIR. Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., (504) 5611234; www.neworleans.hyatt. com — The vendor showcase celebrates the traditional and contemporary wedding culture of African Americans and Latin Americans and features fashion shows, hair and makeup demonstrations, prize giveaways and more. Visit www.blackbridalaffair.com for details. Admission $15. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. SIERRA CLUB PROGRAM. Audubon Zoo, Dominion Auditorium, 6500 Magazine St. — Katie Brasted, executive director for Woodlands Conservancy, presents a lecture. Call (504) 307-0187 for details. Free admission. 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY. American Cancer Society, 2605 River Road, Westwego, (504) 833-4024 or (800) ACS-2345; www. cancer.org — The American Cancer Society needs volunteers for upcoming events and to facilitate patient service programs. Opportunities are available with Relay for Life, Look Good … Feel Better, Hope Lodge, Man to Man, Road to Recovery, Hope Gala and more. Call for information. BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS VOLUNTEERS. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Louisiana, 2626 Canal St., Suite 203, (504) 309-7304; www.bbbssela. org — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Louisiana needs volunteers to serve as mentors. A volunteer meets two to three times a month with his or her Little Brother or Sister. You can play games, watch movies, bake cookies, play sports or plan any other outings you both would enjoy. Call for information. CASA NEW ORLEANS. The organization seeks volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates to represent abused and neglected children in New Orleans. The time commitment is a minimum of 10 hours per month. No special skills are required; thorough training and support is provided. Call Brian Opert at (504) 522-1962 ext. 213 or email info@casaneworleans.org for details. GREEN LIGHT NEW ORLEANS. The group that provides free energy-efficient lightbulbs seeks volunteers to help install the bulbs in homes. Email peter.schamp@ greenlightneworleans.org or visit www.greenlightneworleans.org/volunteerapply.html for details. HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS. Harmony Hospice, 519 Me-

tairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-8111 — Harmony Hospice seeks volunteers to offer companionship to patients through reading, playing cards and other activities. Call Jo-Ann Moore at (504) 832-8111 for details. LOUISIANA SPCA VOLUNTEERS. The Louisiana SPCA seeks volunteers to work with the animals and help with special events, education and more. Volunteers must be at least 12 years old and complete a volunteer orientation to work directly with animals. Email Dionne Simoneaux at dionne@la-spca.org for details. NOLA WISE. The program by Global Green in partnership with the City of New Orleans and the Department of Energy that helps homeowners make their homes more energy efficient seeks volunteers. All volunteers must attend a 30-minute orientation. Email mrowand@globalgreen.org for details. OPERATION REACH VOLUNTEERS. Operation REACH and Gulfsouth Youth Action Corps seek college student volunteers from all over the country to assist in providing recreation and education opportunities for New Orleansarea inner-city youth and their families. For information, visit www.thegyac.org and www. operationreach.org. SENIOR COMPANION VOLUNTEER. New Orleans Council on Aging, Annex Conference Room, 2475 Canal St., (504) 821-4121; www.nocoa. org — The council seeks volunteers to assist with personal and other daily tasks to help seniors live independently. Call for details. START THE ADVENTURE IN READING. The STAIR program holds regular volunteer training sessions to work one-on-one with public school students on reading and language skills. Call (504) 8990820, email elizabeth@scapc. org or visit www.stairnola.org for details. TEEN SUICIDE PREVENTION. The Teen Suicide Prevention Program seeks volunteers to help teach middle- and upper-school New Orleans students. Call (504) 831-8475 for details.

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5X20. Crescent City Books, 230 Chartres St., 524-4997 — The event features 20 minutes each with five emerging authors: Michael Lee, Geoff Munsterman, Justin Noble, Maurice Carlos Ruffin and Kat Stromquist. 7 p.m. Monday.

BARNES & NOBLE JR. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 455-5135 — The bookstore regularly hosts free reading events for kids. Call for schedule information. FRIENDS OF THE NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK SALE. Latter Library Carriage House, 5120 St. Charles Ave., (504) 5962625; www.nutrias.org — The group hosts twice-weekly sales of books, DVDs, books on tape, LPs and more. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday

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JULIA QUINN, ELOISA JAMES & CONNIE BROCKWAY. Garden District Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., (504) 895-2266 — The authors sign and discuss The Lady Most Willing: A Novel in Three Parts. 1 p.m. Sunday. LOCAL WRITERS’ GROUP. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 455-5135 — The weekly group discusses and critiques fellow members’ writing. All genres welcome. 7:30 p.m. Monday. SOUTHERN LOUISIANA CHAPTER OF ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-1190 — Donna Bagdasarian, president of Publication Riot Group, and Denise Roy, senior editor of the publishing group Dutton, present “It’s All About Relationships: between authors, and agents, agents and editors and authors and editors.” Visit www.solawriters.org for details. Business meeting 10 a.m., presentation 11 a.m. Saturday. TAO POETRY. Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 5110 Danneel St., (504) 891-3381; www. neutralground.org — The coffeehouse hosts a weekly poetry reading. 9 p.m. Wednesday. VIRGINIA BARKLEY. Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., (504) 866-4916; www.maplestreetbookshop. com — The author signs Clutterbusting for Busy Women: How to Create a C.A.L.M Life to Have More Time and Energy. 1 p.m. Saturday. THE WELL: A WOMEN’S POETRY CIRCLE. St. Anna’s Episcopal Church, 1313 Esplanade Ave., (504) 947-2121; www.stannanola. org — The group for writers of all levels meets at 2 p.m. Mondays. Call 655-5489 or email fleurdeholly@gmail.com for details.

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URGENT-Sweet black and white young CAT needs a home. Nubs (black & white) Sweet boy w/a nub tail. Nubs has an outgoing personality & would love a companion. He is approx 6 mos & has a heart of gold. Traci 504-9755971 tbkestler@cox.net Applications for adoption for this pet can be filled out at www.arfl.petfinder.com

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Choo-Choo is a 6-month-old, neutered, DSH with tuxedo markings and pale yellow eyes. He’s a bit timid, but warms-up nicely when he knows he’s about to meet a new friend and hopefully his new family. To meet Choo-Choo or any of the other wonderful pets at the LA/SPCA, come to 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd. (Algiers), 10-4, Mon.-Sat. & 12-4 Sun. or call 368-5191.

Male, young adult, Black Labrador Retriever. Perfect family dog! Loves walks,car rides, playing fetch, and snuggling. Fully Vetted. 504-975-5971. Male, young adult, Black Labrador/ Stafforshire Terrier. Happy and loving disposition. Loves playing, car rides, leashed walks. Adores children, loves sleeping with them. Perfect family dog. Full Vetted. 504-975-5971.

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Zorro is a young, male, black Rex bunny who truly feels like the Velveteen Rabbit. He’s quite curious, enjoys extra petting and would love a large bunny-proof room to romp and play in. To meet Zorro or any of the other wonderful pets at the LA/SPCA, come to 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd. (Algiers), 10-4, Mon.-Sat. & 12-4 Sun. or call 368-5191.

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MAYBELINE - Adorable Calico Maybeline is as cute as can be with uneven eye “makeup” markings. She is a young, sweet and gentle calico. 504-454-8200; spaymartadopt@gmail.com

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LEGAL NOTICES Anyone knowing the wereabouts of Kenneth Joseph Evans or Monica Hunter Evans please contact attorney John Mason at (504) 723-5997 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Shawn E. Robinson, please contact Timothy P. Farrelly, Atty. (504) 8324101 or 3445 N. Causeway Blvd., Ste 103, Metairie, LA 70002.

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Anyone knowing the whereabouts or having possession of one (1) certain promissory note executed by Marthon E. Gimre and Margaret Mary West Gimre, dated February 7, 2002 in the principal sum of 92,000.00, please contact Tony Fazzio at P.O. Box 80459 Baton Rouge, LA 70898 or at 225-216-1099. Gambit 2/12, 2/19, & 2/26/13.

CIVIL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF ORLEANS STATE OF LOUISIANA NO. 11-7186 DIV. D SEC. 16 DOCKET 1 SUCCESSION OF EDWARD WRIGHT KLEPPINGER NOTICE IS GIVEN to the creditors of this Estate and to all other interested persons, that a Third Tableau of Distribution has been filed by the acting Dative Testamentary Executrix of this Succession, with her Petition for filing of Third Tableau of Distribution praying for homologation of the Third Tableau and for authority to pay the debts and charges of the Succession listed thereon; and that the Third Tableau of Distribution can be homologated after the expiration of seven (7) days from the date of the publication of this notice. Any opposition to the Petition and Third Tableau of Distribution must be filed prior to homologation. By Order of the Court: Attorney: Eric M. Schorr Address: 201 St. Charles Ave., Ste. 3815, NOLA 70170 Telephone: (504) 582-1500 Gambit: 2/12/13 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of any relative and/or representative of Michael Lowery, Jr (a/k/a Michael Lowery) and/or Kristina Dominick (a/k/a Kristina Marie Lowery a/k/a Kristina Marie Lowery Dominick), please contact atty Serena C. Vaughan: 504-352-9582

Canon’s community involvement is extended even further through the non-profit Akula Foundation. The Foundation sponsors Camp Swan, a children’s bereavement camp, the Canon Hospice Health Hour on WGSO 99 Am (airs live 1-2PM each Saturday afternoon), and the Grief Resource Center, a service provided to anyone who is experiencing any type of loss in their life. All foundation services are free and open to the public. For information about Canon Hospice, Camp Swan and the Canon Health Hour, please call a location in your area.

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NO.: 720-751 DIVISION: D SUCCESSIONS OF MEDRIC J. BARRILLEAUX, SR. AND AGNES ZERINGUE BARRILLEAUX NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR AUTHORITY TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that LARRY P. BARRILLEAUX and KATHLEEN BARRILLEAUX ORGERON, Testamentary Co-Executors of the SUCCESSIONS OF MEDRIC J. BARRILLEAUX, SR. AND AGNES ZERINGUE BARRILLEAUX have, pursuant to the provisions of the Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure, article 3281, petitioned this Honorable Court for authority to sell at private sale, for the price of ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-NINE THOUSAND AND NO/100 DOLLARS ($139,000.00), the Successions’ undivided interest in and to the following described property: TWO CERTAIN LOTS OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, all rights, way, servitudes, privileges and advantages thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the Parish of Jefferson, State of Louisiana, in the Village of Marrero, and designated as Lots Twenty-One (21) and Twenty-Two (22) of Square Number Five (5), which square is bounded by Farrington Drive, Gaudet Drive and Fifth Street and Sixth Street, as per plan of survey made by James S. Webb, Civil Engineer, dated May 28, 1940, a copy of which is on file in the office of the Clerk of Court for the Parish of Jefferson, in Book of Plans Number 14, folio 22, and according to which said plan, said lots adjoin and measure each, Forty (40) feet front on Farrington Drive, same width in the rear by a depth of One hundred twenty (120) feet, between equal and parallel lines, all as per plan hereinabove referred to.

24th JUDICIAL COURT FOR THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON STATE OF LOUISIANA NO.: 696-335 DIV. E

legatees, and creditors are required to make opposition, if any they have or can, to such sale, within seven (7) days, including Sundays and holidays, from the date of the last publication of this notice appears.

SUCCESSION OF ANNABELLE DERDYN WIDOW OF JOHN PETER SMITH

By Order of the Court: Jon A. Gegenheimer, Clerk of Court, 24th JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR FIRST AND FINAL TABLEAU OF DISTRIBUTION NOTICE IS GIVEN to the creditors of this Succession and to all other interested persons, that a First and Final Tableau of Distribution has been filed by Betty Bartels Landreaux of this Succession, with her Petition praying for homologation of the First and Final Tableau of Distribution and for authority to pay the debts and charges of the Succession listed theron; and that the First and Final Tableau of Distribution can be homologated after the expiration of seven (7) days from the date of the publication of this notice. Any Opposition to the Petition and First and Final Accounting and Tableau of Distribution must be filed prior to homologation. Gretna, LA, this 4th day of February, 2013. Kelley B. Picou, Deputy Clerk, 24th JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON SWORN TO AND SUBSCRIBED BEFORE ME This 4th day of February, 2013. Lisa M. Cheramie, Deputy Clerk Attorney: Harold Buchler, Jr. Address: 3014 Metairie Rd. Metairie, LA Telephone: 835-7289 Gambit: 2/12/13

Being the same property acquired by Agnes Zeringue, wife of, and Medric Barrilleaux from Valley Realty Company by act before William John White, Notary Public, Parish of Jefferson, dated June 7, 1948, registered C.O.B. 255, folio 280.

24th JUDICIAL COURT FOR THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON

NOW THEREFORE, in accordance with law, notice is hereby given that LARRY P. BARRILLEAUX and KATHLEEN BARRILLEAUX ORGERON, Testamentary Co-Executors of the SUCCESSIONS OF MEDRIC J. BARRILLEAUX, SR. AND AGNES ZERINGUE BARRILLEAUX, propose to sell the aforesaid immovable property, at private sale, for the price and upon the terms aforesaid, and the heirs, legatees, and creditors are required to make opposition, if any they have or can, to such sale, within seven (7) days, including Sundays and holidays, from date whereon the last publication of this notice appears. An order authorizing LARRY P. BARRILLEAUX and KATHLEEN BARRILLEAUX ORGERON, Testamentary Co-Executors of the SUCCESSIONS OF MEDRIC J. BARRILLEAUX, SR. AND AGNES ZERINGUE BARRILLEAUX to make such sale may be issued after seven days from the date of second publication of this notice. An opposition to the application may be filed at any time prior to the issuance of such order.

SUCCESSION OF MARK STEVEN TROWBRIDGE

Dazerra Esteves, DEPUTY CLERK FOR: Jon A. Gegenheimer, CLERK OF COURT TWENTY-FOURTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON ATTORNEY: Ashley J. Becnel ADDRESS: 230 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, LA 70053 PHONE: (504) 367-9001 Gambit: 2/12/13 & 3/5/13

STATE OF LOUISIANA NO. 712-272 DIV N

NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE Whereas Denise Trowbridge Bruno the Administratrix of the Succession of Mark Steven Trowbridge has made application to the Court for the private sale of the immovable property hereinafter described, to wit: AN UNDIVIDED ONE-HALF INTEREST IN: LOT No. 8, Square 10, Bridgedale Subdivision, Section A, Parish of Jefferson, State of Louisiana; Dimensions, approximately, 50 X 100 feet, the square being bounded by Transcontinental Drive, Aero Street, Radiance Avenue and Soldier Street.

Attorney: Carl J. Selenberg Address: 3713 Airline Drive Metairie, LA 70001 Telephone: (504) 835-1053 Gambit: 1/22/13 & 2/12/13

CIVIL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF ORLEANS STATE OF LOUISIANA NO. 2012-04690 DIV H SUCCESSION OF PATRICIA T. ETIENNE NOTICE OF FILING OF PETITION FOR AUTHORITY TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that the Administratrix of the Succession of Patricia T. Etienne has petitioned this Court for authority to sell immovable property belonging to the deceased at private sale in accordance with the provisions of Article 3281 of the Code of Civil Procedure for a gross sale price of one hundred sixtynine thousand dollars ($169,000.00), with the succession to pay all encumbrances, pro rata taxes, and pay for all proper certificates, and revenue stamps. The gross sale price will be the consideration for the deceased’s entire interest in the property. The immovable property proposed to be sold at private sale is described as follows: A CERTAIN LOT OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, and all the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, appurtenances and advantages thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the Fifth District of the City of New Orleans, in Tall Timbers Subdivision, Aurora Plantation, Section 9 in Square No. 120 therof, bounded by Peachtree Court, Tall Timbers Drive, east boundary of subdivision and south boundary of Section 9, designated as Lot No. 544, in accordance with a survey of S.K. Landry, Land Surveyor, dated June 2, 1972, a copy of which is annexed to an act of purchase passed before Samuel I. Fisher, N.P., dated August 18, 1972, and according to said survey said Lot No. 544 commences at a distance of 268 feet from the corner of Peach Tree Court, a width in the rear of 59.53 feet by a depth on each side line of 110 feet. Said measurements are more fully shown on a plan of survey by Wilton J. Dufrene, Land Surveyor, dated July 27, 1983, Also more fully shown on a plan of survey by Gilbert, Kelly & Couturie, Inc. land Surveyor, dated May 15, 1996, a copy of which is annexed hereto. Improvements theron bear Municipal No. 3827 Peachtree Court.

Upon the following terms and conditions, to-wit:

Being in same property acquired by Vendors herein by act dated July 29, 1983, in COB 786, Folio 425.

This sale shall be for the price of Sixty Nine Thousand Nine Hundred Fifty and NO/100 Dollars ($69,950.00). The purchase price shall be paid in cash when the act of sale is passed.

Any heir or creditor who opposes the proposed sale must file his opposition within seven (7) days from the day on which the last publication of this notice appears.

NOW THEREFORE, in accordance with law, notice is hereby given that Denise Trowbridge Bruno the Administratrix of the Succession of Mark Steven Trowbridge, proposes to sell the aforesaid immovable property at private sale, for the price and upon the terms aforesaid, and the heirs,

By Order of the Court

CIVIL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF ORLEANS STATE OF LOUISIANA

NO: 2012-1923 DIV. C SEC. 10 SUCCESSION OF BERNADETTE G. GILBERT NOTICE is hereby given that Dwight Gilbert, Administrator of the Succession of Bernadette G. Gilbert, has filed in the above proceedings an application for authority to sell at private sale the property hereinafter described, to-wit: DECEDENT’S ONE-HALF INTEREST IN AND TO THE FOLLOWING: THAT PORTION OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon and all the rights, ways, privileges, advantages and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the THIRD DISTRICT of the CITY OF NEW ORLEANS, PARISH OF ORLEANS, STATE OF LOUISIANA, in SQUARE B, LAKE FOREST ESTATES NO. 2, PHASE 2, (Lakefront Tract Sections 25 and 26), in accordance with the plan of subdivision made by B. L. Carter, C.E., dated June 5, 1973, revised September 4, 1973 and March 8, 1974, approved by the City Planning Commission on March 11, 1974, registered as a Declaration of Title Change in COB 772, folio 537, and said lot of ground is designated as LOT 7, SQUARE B, bounded by Winchester Park Drive, Wright Road and unnamed lake side, and commences at a distance of 318.89 feet from the intersection of Winchester Park Drive, and Wright Road, measures thence 85.0 feet front on Winchester Park Drive, a width in the rear of 61.54 feet, by a depth on the northerly sideline of 185.24, and a depth on the northerly sideline of 203.50 feet. All as more fully shown on survey of Mandle Surveying, Inc. dated April 17, 1991, a copy of which is annexed to an act registered under CIN no. 35352. Municipal number 11123 Winchester Park Dr., New Orleans, LA 70128. Being the same property acquired by Bernadette Gaines, wife of/and Dean E. Gilbert by Act of Sale, dated May 27, 1994, before Lynne Fruchtnicht, Notary Public, recorded as Instrument No.: 94-26662, at COB___ and page____ in the conveyance records of Orleans Parish, Louisiana. UPON THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS, TO-WIT: for the total price and sum of TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND AND NO/100 ($200,000.00) DOLLARS, all cash, with the condition that the sale is to be made “AS IS” with no warranties of structure or condition. The estate’s interest in the foregoing is an undivided one-half. Notice is hereby given to all parties whom it may concern, including the heirs and creditors of the Decedent herein, and of this Estate, be ordered to make any opposition which they have or may have to such application, at any time, prior to the issuance of the order or judgment authorizing, approving and homologating such application, and that such order or judgment may be issued after the expiration of seven (7) days, from the date of the last publication of such notice, all in accordance with law. By Order of the Court, Cynthia Mollaire, Deputy Clerk

Paul R. Trapani, III, Esq. Address: 909 Poydras St., Ste. 2800 New Orleans, LA 70112 Telephone: (504) 299-2143

Atty: Thomas J. Cortazzo, Esq. Baldwin Haspel Burke & Mayer, LLC 1100 Poydras, Suite 3600 NOLA 70163-3600 Telephone: (504) 569-2900 Telefax: (504) 569-2099

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EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFIEDS

CLASSIFIEDS CIVIL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF ORLEANS STATE OF LOUISIANA NO. 2010-10108 DIV. D

IN RE: SUCCESSION OF AUGUST J. WEBER NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR PRIVATE SALE Notice is given that the administratrix of the Succession of August J. Weber has, in accordance with the provisions of Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure Article 3281, petitioned the above referenced Court for authority to sell the following described immovable property at private sale for the sum of SIXTYTHREE THOUSAND AND NO/100 DOLLARS CASH ($63,000.00): A CERTAIN LOT or GROUND, together with all die buildings and improvements thereon, and all the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the SIXTH DISTRICT of this City, in SQUARE NO. 608, bounded by SONIAT, ROBERT, FRERET, and SOUTH ROBERTSON STREETS, designated by the Number 3 on the sketch of survey made by H. C. Brown, Surveyor, dated January 25, 1896, annexed to an act passed before C. L. Weil, Notary in this City, on August 13, 1897, and measures 33 feet front on SONIAT STREET, same width in the rear, by a depth between equal and parallel lines of 125 feet. All in accordance with a survey by F. G. Stewart, Surveyor, dated July 22, 1960, a copy of which is annexed to the aquisition by Security Homestead Association of said property on August 11, 1960, passed before Edmond G. Niranne, Notary Public, and said lot commences 66 feet, one inch and five lines from the corner of SONIAT and FRERET STREETS.

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The improvements thereon bear the municipal number 2311 Soniat Street.

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Being the same property acquired by August J. Weber and Patricia V. Weber by Act of Sale dated on July 22, 1996 passed before Raymond C. Burkhart, Jr., Notary Public and registered at NA Number 96-34764 and Conveyance Office Instrument No. 125717. Any heir or creditor who opposes the proposed sale must file his opposition within seven (7) days from the day on which the last publication of this notice appears. Ryan P. Reece, ESQ. Address: 4933 Utica Street Metairie, LA 70006 Telephone: (504) 899-1234 Gambit: 1/22/13 & 2/12/13

CIVIL DISTRICT COURT STATE OF LOUISIANA PARISH OF ORLEANS NO. 12-7833 DIV. M SUCCESSION OF FLORESTINE ANDERSON, WIFE OF/AND HENRY ANDERSON, JR.

NOTICE IS GIVEN that Francis Garland, administrator of the Succession of Florestine Anderson, wife of/and Henry Anderson, Jr., is applying for authority to sell at private sale, on terms of one hundred and twenty-five thousand ($125,000.00) dollars cash, the immovable property owned by the Succession of Florestine Anderson, wife of/and Henry Anderson, Jr. described below. ONE CERTAIN LOT OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, and all the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes and advantages thereunto belonging, or in anywise appertaining, situated in the Seventh District of the City of New Orleans, in Square No. 25, bounded by Alvin Callender (formerly General Scott), Millaudon, Prytania (formerly

Wall) and Pitt (formerly Esther) Streets, designated as Lot No. 4 and measures thirty-one feet, eight inches, six lines (31’8”6”’) front on MILLAUDON STREET, by a depth between equal and parallel lines of one hundred feet (100’). The improvements thereon bear the Municipal Nos. 149 and 151 MILLAUDON STREET. Being the same property acquired by Henry Anderson, Jr., from Mr. and Mrs. George R. Gumbert by act before Lavinius L. Williams, Notary Public, dated August 25, 1955, registered in C.O.B. 603, folio 270. An order authorizing her to do so may be issued after seven days from the date of second publication of this notice. An opposition to the application may be filed at any time prior to the issuance of such an order. By Order of the Court, Attorney: Kurt C. Garcia, Address: 909 W. Esplanade Ave. Ste. 204 Kenner, LA 70065-2700 Telephone: (504) 467-4449/ (504) 717-4891 Gambit: 1/22 & 2/12

CIVIL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF ORLEANS STATE OF LOUISIANA NO. 12-10103 DIV. N DOCKET 1 SECT. 8 SUCCESSION OF CARMELO FAVA, WIFE OF/AND JOSEPH GUGLIELMO NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE Whereas the Administrator of the above Estate has made application to the Court for the sale at private sale of the immovable property hereinafter described, to wit: A CERTAIN LOT OF GROUND, together with all of the buildings and improvements thereon, and all the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes and advantages thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the THIRD DISTRICT of this City, in SQUARE NO. 496, bounded by Touro, Urquhart, Marais and Frenchmen Streets. Improvements known as 1209-1211 Touro Street. Upon the terms of all cash to seller. Notice is hereby given to all parties whom it may concern, including the heirs and creditors of the decedent herein and of his estate, be ordered to make any opposition which they have or may have to such application at any time prior to the issuance of the order or judgment authorizing, approving and homologating such application and that such order or judgment may be issued after the expiration of seven (7) days, from the date of last publication of such notice, all in accordance with law. DALE ATKINS, Clerk Attorney: James G. Maguire Address: 6059 Argonne Boulevard New Orleans, LA 70124 Telephone: (504) 975-3038 Gambit:1/22/13 & 2/12/13 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Man Ching Ho, please contact Atty Serena C. Vaughan: 504-352-9582

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ADVERTISING/MARKETING Marketing Manager

Permanent Position in Metairie, Louisiana offered by India Imports, Inc. dba International Foods. Analysis of Market and Sales. Prepare reports of findings. Seek and provide information to help company determine its position in the marketplace. Collect and analyze data on customer demographics, preferences, needs, and buying habits to identify potential markets and factors affecting product demand. Forecast and track marketing and sales trends, analyzing collected data. Measure the effectiveness of marketing, advertising, and communications programs and strategies. Coordination with sister company’s marketing analyst and division to further business and locate new markets. Processes Orders made by businesses and ensures customer satisfaction. Supervises other employees in Marketing Division. Number of employees supervised varies. $69,202.00/ Year. 40 Hours/Wk. Minimal Travel will be required to local businesses a couple of times a week. Three (3) years’ experience as a Marketing Manager is required. Send Resumes/Inquiries to Mr. Hiren Shah at 2901 Richland Avenue, Metairie, LA 70002, Tel: 504888-8832, Fax: 504-888-8816 or Email: international3940@yahoo.com.

JOB GURU

Dear New Orleans Job Guru, “I was just called for an interview and they said to bring my salary history and salary requirements with me. What exactly are those items?” — George V., Chalmette, LA

Dear George, Congratulations on getting the interview! In today’s competitive job market, simply landing an interview is half the battle. Salary history and salary requirements are two totally different things. The salary history is essentially a sheet showing all of the jobs on your résumé with the accompanying salary information, while salary requirements are a statement by you, usually in your cover letter, of what salary you Grant Cooper would find acceptable. That being said, you need to be very careful how you list your salary on your salary history sheet, or the level you suggest in your salary requirements, so that you don’t undersell or oversell yourself. In this case, George, I imagine that you don’t know how much the job is going to pay... otherwise, they wouldn’t be asking you for salary information in the first place. There is a saying in the salary negotiation arena, “Whoever gives the amount first loses.” What that means is that, when possible, you want to try to get the potential employer to throw out a number first (in your case this may not be possible). This is a technique that primarily applies when you are at an interview and are asked the salary question verbally. In those cases, it is advised that you politely acknowledge the question first and ask the interviewer if she/he has an amount or range in mind. A good career coach or interview coach can demonstrate helpful methods to do that. A client of ours used the salary negotiation techniques we teach to land a much better compensation package at a local solar energy firm than she was originally offered. After getting the interviewer to verbalize the offer, she stated, very politely of course, that she was excited about the opportunity to join the company and felt that the position was a perfect match for her skills. She countered by agreeing on the base salary, but requesting a commission level that was several percentage points higher than offered. Her counteroffer was later accepted and she reported to us that this resulted in her making an additional $6,000 per quarter.

On your salary history sheet, we recommend that, within the limits of accuracy and candor, you attempt to keep your salary as vague as possible. For example, after stating your base salary or wage, you can add various non-quantified items as a component of your total compensation package, as follows: Base Salary $80,000 per year + Commissions & Bonuses + Overtime & Comp Time + Expenses / Mileage + Full Benefits Package. If you must supply salary requirements, it is best to provide a wide range, for example, $75,000 - $95,000, and state that it is negotiable based on the entire compensation package and benefit structure. Why the need to be evasive? Let’s suppose the job pays $80,000, but you indicate that you have been making $95,000. The company may not be inclined to offer you the position, even though you think it would be a perfect fit. Their reasoning might be that, even if you accept the new position at a lower salary than you are accustomed to, you may quit as soon as another job closer to your level is available. On the other hand, if the jobs pays $80,000, but you indicate that you have been making $65,000, they may also not offer you the job, judging that based on your previous earnings, you are not of a high enough caliber to be an ideal candidate. Of course, they could also offer you the job, but at an amount considerably less than they originally budgeted, believing that, based on your previous earnings, you will gladly accept far less than the job normally pays. New Orleans Job Guru is New Orleans native Grant Cooper. President of Strategic Résumés®, Grant ranks within the top LinkedIn Résumé Writing Experts nationwide and has assisted the U.S. Air Force, Kinko’s, the Louisiana Dept. of Labor, the City of New Orleans, NFL/NBA players & coaches, as well as universities, regional banks, celebrities, and major corporations.

Send your questions to New Orleans Job Guru at: grant@resupro.com or 504-891-7222

CLERICAL Personal Assistant

Needed to organize and help. Basic computers skills needed. Good with organization. We are ready to pay $650 per week. Interested person should contact donna_mitchell01@live.com

FARM LABOR TEMPORARY FARM LABOR

Kutscherousky Farms, West, TX, has 2 positions for grain & livestock; 3 mos. experience required for job duties listed; must obtain driver’s license within 30 days of employment; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $10.18/hr; threefourths work period guaranteed from 3/1/13 – 12/15/13. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office with Job Order TX6226163 or call 225-342-2917.

TEMPORARY FARM LABOR

Little Thailand Farms, Lake Cormorant, MS, has 3 positions for hay, milo, rice, wheat & soybeans; 3 mos. experience required for job duties listed, must be able to obtain clean U.S. driver’s license in 30 days following hire; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $8.97/hr; work period guaranteed from 2/1/12 – 12/1/12. Apply at the nearest State Workforce Agency with Job Order 44073.

TEMPORARY FARM LABOR

M&M Leasing, Cleveland, MS, has 4 positions for grain & oilseed crops; 3 mos. experience required for job duties listed; must obtain driver’s license within 30 days of employment; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $9.50/hr; threefourths work period guaranteed from 3/7/13 – 12/20/13. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office with Job Order MS67104 or call 225-342-2917.

TEMPORARY FARM LABOR

Perkins Honey Farm, Yoakum, TX, has 3 positions for bees & honey; 3 mos. experience required for job duties listed; must obtain driver’s license within 30 days of employment; must not have bee or honey related allergies; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $10.57/hr; threefourths work period guaranteed from 3/8/13 – 4/4/13. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office with Job Order TX3160699 or call 225-342-2917.

CLASSIFIEDS EMPLOYMENT TEMPORARY FARM LABOR

R.D. Guetersloh Farms, Plains, TX, has 2 positions for cotton & peanuts; 3 mos. experience required for job duties listed; must obtain driver’s license within 30 days of employment; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $10.18/hr; threefourths work period guaranteed from 3/10/13 – 1/10/14. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office with Job Order TX2682557 or call 225-342-2917.

TEMPORARY FARM LABOR

Sandage Farms, Keo, AR, has 3 positions for oilseed crops; 3 mos. experience required for job duties listed; must obtain driver’s license within 30 days of employment; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $9.50/hr; threefourths work period guaranteed from 3/15/13 – 12/1/13. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office with Job Order 516204 or call 225-342-2917.

TEMPORARY FARM LABOR

Stephens Partnership, Helena, AR, has 4 positions for corn & soybeans; 3 mos. experience required for job duties listed; must obtain driver’s license within 30 days of employment; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $9.50/hr; threefourths work period guaranteed from 3/15/13 – 11/1/13. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office with Job Order 518015 or call 225-342-2917.

TEMPORARY FARM LABOR

Temporary Farm Labor: 15 Black LLC, Hartley, TX, has 6 positions for hay; 3 mos. experience required for job duties listed; must obtain driver’s license within 30 days of employment; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $10.18/hr; threefourths work period guaranteed from 3/10/13 – 12/31/13. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office with Job Order TX2683005 or call 225-342-2917.

RESTAURANT/HOTEL/BAR LINE COOK

Experienced (2 years) line cooks needed in upscale, fine-dining restaurant. Must be available days, nights, weekends and holidays and be able to work in a fast paced environment. Email resume to will.Avelar@emerillagasse.com or apply in person with resume - Emeril’s Delmonico 1300 St. Charles Ave., Mon – Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 p

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THEO’S PIZZA NOW HIRING

WOODWARD DESIGN+BUILD IS SEARCHING FOR AN ENERGETIC ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT MANAGER TO JOIN OUR FIRM’S ENGINEERING GROUP. WOODWARD HAS BEEN IN BUSINESS SINCE 1923 AND IS A GROWING INTEGRATED DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION ORGANIZATION WITH OVER 200 EMPLOYEES SERVING NEW ORLEANS AND THE GULF COAST REGION.

FASHION-MINDED RETAIL ASSOCIATE

Experienced Waiterstaff & Kitchen staff. Apply between 2 - 4pm at 1212 South Clearview Pkwy, 4024 Canal St., or 4218 Magazine St. No phone calls.

Now Hiring:

PASTRY CHEF PANTRY FULL KITCHEN RESTAURANT CHEF BANQUENT MANAGER BANQUENT SALES MANAGER WAITER/CAPTAIN

Swap Boutique is looking for a retail sales assoc. to work at our Magazine, Metairie Rd, & Maple St. locations! Swap Boutique is a designer consignment shop that offers a fun retail environment with a friendly and supportive staff. Swap Boutique was voted the #1 consignment shop in New Orleans by Gambit readers! 20-40 hours per week, including weekends. Must be dependable, self motivated, driven, have exceptional customer service skills and a solid work history. Email resume to: info@SwapBoutique.com

CANDIDATES SHOULD BE LICENSED IN LOUISIANA AND HAVE APPROXIMATELY 10 + YEARS OF ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE, PRIMARILY IN STRUCTURES AND FOUNDATIONS, AS WELL AS THE UNDERSTANDING OF BUILDING INFORMATION MODELING. CANDIDATES SHOULD ALSO DEMONSTRATE EXPERIENCE IN MANAGING A DEPARTMENT AND/OR A GROUP OF ENGINEERS AND EIT. CANDIDATES NEED TO HAVE KNOWLEDGE OF REVIT STRUCTURES, TEKLA STRUCTURES, STRUCTURAL STEEL DESIGN, ELEVATED CONCRETE, PRESTRESSED CONCRETE DESIGN, AND FOUNDATION DESIGN. THE POSITION REQUIRES SOMEONE WITH EXCELLENT PROBLEMSOLVING ABILITIES AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS. THEY NEED TO BE CAPABLE OF LEADING AND MANAGING TEAMS. KNOWLEDGE OF LEED IS PREFERRED, BUT NOT REQUIRED.

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WOODWARD OFFERS EXCELLENT BENEFITS AND A GREAT WORK ENVIRONMENT.

Please email resumes’ to nscherer@woodwarddesignbuild.com

LINE COOK

Minimum 5 years experience required. Please send your resume or apply in person between 2 & 4 to: Patrick - General Manager 100 Lilac Street, Metairie, LA

design + build

TEMPORARY FARM LABOR

Temporary Farm Labor: Frank Farms, Angleton, TX, has 3 positions for grain, rice, hay & livestock; 3 mos. experience required for job duties listed; must obtain driver’s license within 30 days of employment; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $10.18/hr; threefourths work period guaranteed from 3/15/13 – 12/1/13. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office with Job Order TX6228043 or call 225-342-2917.

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TEMPORARY FARM LABOR

Temporary Farm Labor: Perkins Honey Farm, Yoakum, TX, has 3 positions for bees & honey; 3 mos. experience required for job duties listed; must obtain driver’s license within 30 days of employment; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $10.57/hr; three-fourths work period guaranteed from 3/8/13 – 4/4/13. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office with Job Order TX3160699 or call 225-342-2917.

TEMPORARY FARM LABOR

Turner Pollard, Dalhart, TX, has 3 positions for hay; 3 mos. experience required for job duties listed; must obtain driver’s license within 30 days of employment; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided for employees who can’t return home daily; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $10.18/hr; three-fourths work period guaranteed from 3/10/13 – 11/15/13. Apply at nearest LA Workforce Office with Job Order TX3160069 or call 225-342-2917.

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Offers Volunteer Opportunities. Make a difference in the lives of the terminally ill & their families. Services include: friendly visits to patients & their families, provide rest time to caretaker, bereavement & office assistance. School service hours avail. Call Volunteer Coordinator @ 504-818-2723 #3016

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Completely renovated condo in Metairie Towers w/upgraded amenities. Spectacular kitchen w all new appliances, Ceramic tile throughout. Open-air transition to the living room. New Amana A/C units. Walk-in closet. Master bath/ walk-in shower w/marble. Delta faucets & Kohler toilet. Crown molding throughout! Updated Lighting fixtures. Smoke detectors (4) for added protection. Ample off-street parking w/24-hr security. Pool area updated in 2012. Shared W&D on same floor. Utilities incl. in condo fee. This truly is a MUST SEE property!

For more information or to schedule an appointment please call Debbie at (504) 343-3515.

611 HECTOR AVENUE NEW PRICE...$2,175,000

5693/ 7159 Sq. Ft: 6BR/5BA + 3 half baths. Natural Gas Generator, Finished 3rd Floor Bonus Space. Beautiful gardens, pond, courtyard, & parterre. Parking for 8+ cars. Extra side lot is perfect for a pool & guest house. Check out the online tour: www.snaponlinetour.com/1238 • MLS #932055 Call me to schedule a showing!

Ansley Seaver Marshall, JD cell 504-430-3887 • AnsleyMarshall@gmail.com Licensed in LA | Keller Williams Realty New Orleans 8601 Leake Ave | New Orleans, LA 70118 | Office 504.862.0100 Each office independently owned & operated

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Clean & bright unfurnished condo for rent. 1 Bed / 1.5 Bath, 804 sf. Renovated in 2010 with new Paint, new Carpet, and new appliances — A/C, stove, fridge, & dishwasher. Walk-in closet in bedroom, lots of storage, and bathrooms have been updated. Includes ceiling fan in living room, and faux-wood blinds on all windows. $1095/Month. CALL (504) 275-5700.

Riverside Investment Property 2, 3BR Condos in Metairie. Spacious, Great location! Ridgelake Realty, (504) 836-3830 or Pam, cell (504) 236-4612

LAKEVIEW/LAKESHORE 300 LAKE MARINA DRIVE

Luxury renovated 1 or 2 brm condo in beautiful high rise overlooking Lake Pontchartrain marina. Custom finishes. All amenities! Must see! $545,000 Ridgelake Realty, (504)836-3830 Pam cell (504) 2364612

500 Lake Marina Dr. #203

611 HECTOR AVENUE NEW PRICE! $2,175,000

5693/7159 Sq. Ft: 6BR/5BA + 3 half baths. Natural Gas Generator, Finished 3rd Floor Bonus Space. Beautiful Gardens, pond, courtyard & parterre. Parking for 8+ cars. Extra side lot is perfect for a pool & guest house. Check out the online tour: www.snaponlinetour. com/1238 MLS#932055. Call me to schedule a showing! Ansley Seaver Marshall, JD, Cell: (504) 430-3887, AnsleyMarshall@gmail.com Keller Williams Realty, New Orleans. Licensed in LA Each office independently owned & operated.

2818 CADIZ, 5 PLEX

$329,000 subject to offer. Great 4,5 or 6 plex Uptown close to Ochsner and Thriving Freret St. $4,611 mo income, coin op laundry. Good location, Good Investment! Gardner Realtors, LOUIS (504) 874-3195

Beautiful Lakefront condo overlooking pool. All newly renov, 1 lg BR, 1 BA w/ jacuzzi tub. & powder rm, den & din. rm. ALL NEW appl, w&d. Amenities: granite counters, elevator, lobby mailbox, pool, gym, private covered pkg, no pets. $129,000. 504-7109062, Sandra.

814 Amelia St. 385,000

SENSATIONAL NEW CONSTRUCTION. 10’ ceilings w/8’ frosted doors. Gorgeous 3BR/2BA home Stainless steel appl, Carrera Marble backsplash wall mounted pot filler. Master w/ en-suite marble bathroom featuring double sinks. Joshua Walther, Gardner Realtors, 504.717.5612 cell; 504.891.6400 ofc.

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1466 Magazine St., $539,900

LOVE THE OUTDOORS! 4BR/4BA, lg patio w/brick flrs, wood ceil w/3 outdr fans, ceil lights, fshpnd. Lg mstr w/ fireplce, custm clset, spa & ba. Liv area w/fireplace, blt-in shlves, HD wiring, surrnd snd, patio view. Granite in Kit.More! $335K. Kembra Lee, 504382-0226, klee@gardnerrealtors.com Gardner Realtors. Agent/Owner. Call 985-652-3304.

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3 units located just off Magazine Street in one of the best blocks of the Irish Channel, Off street parking and nice rear yard.

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Fabulous condo located in demand location! Large windows surround the OPEN FLOOR PLAN offering an amazing tree top view. Hardwood floors throughout with lovely features including a freestanding fireplace and a BEAUTIFUL Cypress Wall creating large private Bedroom. New Orleans’ Famous Street Car is steps away offering easy access to downtown or to the Universities. Lush shared courtyard with gated entry. Joshua Walther, Gardner Realtors, (504) 717.5612 Cell. (504) 891.6400 Office.

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A VERY CUSTOM DREAM HOME on Belle Terre #6 green. 4BR/4BA. Lg master suite down w/2 wlk-in closets. Jacuzzi, spa shwr, steam sauna, exercise rm overlks pool. $775K. Kembra Lee, 504-382-0226. klee@ gardnerrealtors.com Gardner Realtors. Agent/Owner. Call 985-652-3304.

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Artist’s Atelier Cottage Just 2 1/2 blks from White Sandy Beaches of the Gulf, Featuring Screened Porch, 2 BR, Spacious Eat In Kit, Living Rm, Study. Lg rear Den and Deck. Located in the Depot District walk to Old Towne. Great Location for the Right Price. Call Susan at Property Bay Coast 504 231-2445. 512 Marina Rd., 3000 sq ft 3 br, 5 ba, 2 ca garage, boat dock, all modern amenitites. To see this very unique home, go to forsalebyowner.com and enter 70043 zip & view Paradise in St. Bernard. This is not only a great home it is an investment! Call 504-450-5400.

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Perfect Investment or 2nd Home! Located across from the Beach on Hwy 90. 3BR/3BA $159,900. Call Beth at 228-348-2114. Beth Blanchard Realty, LLC. Lic in MS & La (228) 348-2114 (MS Cell) or (504) 913-5220 (LA Cell) Oaks of Long Beach Luxury Townhomes www.oaksoflongbeach.com 91 Oak Alley Place, Long Beach, MS 39560 Sales & Resort or Corporate Rentals

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(c) 504.343.6683 (o) 504.895.4663 14 Fairway Dr. English Turn $399,000 Beautiful 4BR/2.5BA, barrel ceilings in foyer, formal LR & DR. Beautiful millwork, fp, bookshelves, beautiful master down, terrific bath. Covered brick patio. Move in ready!

760 Magazine #111 $239,000 Heart of the Whse Dist. Granite cnttps, ss appl, marble bath & wd flrs. Building has fitness room & a wonderful rooftop. Walk to everyting. Move right in!

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Live in this perfectly located home near City Park and Bayou St John. 3 BR 2 BA home on a deep lot with a gorgeous, tropical oasis in the backyard. Features11 ft coved ceilings and original heart of pine floors. Garage and basement with potential for additional living space. Central Ac & heat - only 3 years old. Some TLC will make this a spectacular home! $350,000

CLASSIC IRISH CHANNEL SHOTGUN. Move right in! Newly renovated. Original heart of pine floors throughout. Spacious living area with open floor plan, which allows for you personal touches. 12 ft ceilings, new central A/C & heat. Separate laundry room with hook-ups, ceiling fans, large bath with claw foot tub. Front porch, pretty backyard. $184,800 ABR, CRS, GRI, SFR, SRS

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