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has acquired a backup diesel generator for its battery at the River Bend plant, adding yet another layer of protection. An Entergy spokesperson says the chance of a meltdown now stands at one event per every 1 million years. Nevertheless, representatives at the NRC and Entergy could not say why the comparative threat of a blackout at River Bend ranked so high in the first place. In 2003, when the NRC originally reported on relative blackout risks, the commission based its 87.5 percent figure for River Bend on an assessment the plant conducted in 1993, says Katie Damratoski, a communication specialist with Entergy. She couldn’t say why the NRC’s figure jumped up half a percentage point in its 2005 update, but Damratoski notes that River Bend’s own assessment that year dropped the figure dramatically: down to 37.64 percent.

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will be honored with the Green Project’s 2011 Green Giant Award at a ceremony on April 16. Davis, the founding director of the Tulane Institute on Water Resources Law and Policy, will be honored for his work as the executive director of the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana. In that capacity, he has testified before Congress as to the importance of wetlands restoration along the Gulf Coast.

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dedicated a state-of-the-art educational playground for kindergarten and pre-K students at Bethune Elementary. The playground features a music station, climbing wall, slides and a tricycle path. The foundation is a nonprofit founded by the rock band and works toward renewal of the structural and cultural heritage of New Orleans and southeast Louisiana.

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the company that operated the Deepwater Horizon rig which killed 11 men when it exploded last April, gave five of its top executives a total of $19.5 million in bonuses — calling 2010 the “best year in safety performance in our company’s history.” That was the most sickeningly insensitive comment about the disaster since BP CEO Tony Hayward whined about “wanting my life back.” Transocean’s announcement of the safety bonuses came on April 1, but it was no April Fool’s joke.

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compounded its safety bonus embarrassment by issuing an insulting apology (“We acknowledge that some of the wording in our 2010 proxy statement may have been insensitive”), then said the safety bonuses would be donated to families of the men who were killed. Here’s the rub: Forbes reported the “donations” would total only around $250,000 — a fraction of the cash and stock options the oil execs would still pocket.

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he nuclear disaster that continues to unfold at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant raises questions about safety in south Louisiana, a hurricane-prone region powered by three nuclear reactors in the state and neighboring Mississippi. Even skeptics would be hard-pressed to point out glaring vulnerabilities in the multiple layers of safeguards at Entergy’s River Bend plant in St. Francisville, La., Waterford 3 in Killona, La., and Grand Gulf plant in Port Gibson, Miss. But as the Japanese are finding, safeguards that work on paper don’t necessarily work during a real meltdown, and the Fukushima crisis highlights what seems to be the major concern for the Entergy plants: the danger of power failure. Compared to all other factors that could lead to a meltdown, a “station blackout” at River Bend posed a greater proportion of risk — 88.2 percent — than at any other plant in the country, according to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s most recent report, published in 2005. “It dwarfed everything else combined,” says David Lochbaum, director of the Nuclear Safety Project for the Union of Concerned Scientists. “All of the other things were only 13 percent of the risk (according to an earlier report the NRC released in 2003). Station blackout is a threat to all plants. River Bend just had the highest percentage of its risk being represented by that.” Grand Gulf’s total blackout risk was 32.16 percent and Waterford’s was 52.14 percent, within the top 15 of the 104 reactors nationwide. The national average was 17.5 percent. The same report points out that the actual chance of a partial meltdown at River Bend is eight in 1 million — almost unimaginably slim. And since 2005, Entergy

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sel performance of generators at nuclear plants has improved considerably,” he says. “and any time in the course of normal testing they have an issue with them, they pay attention to it immediately, for obvious reasons.” Burnell adds that olson’s example of turkey point, which withstood the category 5 force of hurricane andrew, demonstrates that plants are capable of running for extended periods after natural disasters. So far, Roberts says, the backup systems have worked at Waterford and River Bend. Waterford depended on its generators for five days following hurricane Katrina in 2005, and River Bend shut down in 2008 during hurricane Gustav, which tore the sheet metal off three sides of the plant’s turbine building.

While the Japanese batteries had eight hours of power storage, the batteries at 93 of the United States’ 104 plants, including River Bend, have only four hours’ worth. the nRc’s 2005 study indicated failure rates for the startup and continuous operation of generators were very low — less than half a dozen per 1,000 tests. lochbaum also has raised concerns about relying on backup systems. in a Senate hearing March 29 on lessons learned from Japan, lochbaum suggested an off-site supply of generators and additional batteries should be stored near every plant so more resources would be available in case backup systems ran out before power could be restored. “Japan shows what happens when you play beat-the-clock and lose,” he says. Burnell, however, argued that these safeguards were put in place after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and that the agency has led emergency management exercises to ensure responders are prepared to quickly bring in additional, off-site resources. nRc oversight has also been criticized. a Union of concerned Scientists report released last month concluded that nu-

clear regulation is effective, but not consistent. in an interview with national public Radio’s Talk of the Nation Science Friday, lochbaum said that in 1998, congress caved to complaints by nuclear plant owners and instructed the nRc to back off, threatening the agency with a 40 percent cut in its budget. “So the nRc, threatened with a huge budget cut like that, folded their tent and went away,” lochbaum said. “it’s kind of like MMS (Minerals Management Service) all over again.” the MMS, which regulates oil and gas drilling, became embroiled in scandal in 2007 and 2008, when internal federal investigations revealed that MMS officials had accepted gifts, shared marijuana and cocaine and had sexual relations with the same industry executives they were charged with overseeing. Burnell says funding for the nRc has ebbed and flowed over the years. it increased during president George W. Bush’s second term, reflecting that administration’s interest in nuclear power. according to the nRc’s website, however, the agency faces an 18 percent cut in net appropriations for 2012, wiping out a $25.6 million increase it received in 2010. the cuts include $8 million from the nuclear Reactor Safety program, which is responsible for continuous oversight, licensing and other duties that ensure reactors operate safely; and $20.7 million from the nuclear Materials and Waste Safety program, tasked with the transportation and extended storage of radioactive waste. it is not immediately clear what impact congress’ cuts will have on the affected programs. the nRc iS dependent on the nUclear industry for 90 percent of its funding. olson argues that while congress has an oversight role in approving the budget, “Ultimately the industry pays its regulator, and you tend to work for the people who pay you, and there has not been strong evidence of independence on the nuclear Regulatory commission, particularly in the last 20 years.” this should be a big concern in louisiana, because there is no independent watchdog group with expertise in nuclear plant safety keeping a close eye on River Bend, Waterford and Grand Gulf. even before hurricane Katrina, olson says, such people were retiring and moving on, and even more are gone now. “it’s sort of a — i hate to say it — a bit of a blackout, in terms of the regional connection,” she says.

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WithoUt poWeR, a plant cannot cool its fuel rods, which contain nuclear material that generates heat even when a plant isn’t running. they must be cooled constantly so they don’t overheat, break open and release radioactive material resulting in the situation called meltdown. at Fukushima, the tsunami wiped out backup diesel generators at three of the six reactors. Batteries, the final layer of protection against a power outage, lasted for eight hours, which was not long enough for emergency crews to bring in another power source. While the Japanese batteries had eight hours of power storage, the batteries at 93 of the United States’ 104 plants, including River Bend, have only four hours’ worth. River Bend has three levels of backup power, says Jerry Roberts, director of nuclear safety assurance at the plant. if the facility no longer can draw electricity through either of its two connections to the regional grid, it has three diesel generators to power cooling pumps. a second level of backup is a battery, which lacks enough juice to pump cooling systems, but can keep gauges and controls alive so the plant’s own steam can be used for power. the final fallback is a diesel generator that can recharge the battery. the structures at River Bend are built to withstand gales of 100 mph and tornadic winds of 290 mph. the plant sits on a hill 95 feet above sea level and 40 feet above the estimated maximum level of flooding from severe weather events. in the past, safety watchdog groups have raised concerns about the generators. Mary olson, director of the southeast office of nuclear information & Resource Service, points to hurricane andrew, when the south Florida plant at turkey point lost off-site power for more than five days. Because Florida power & light company (Fpl) did not bring in a shift change by helicopter, the same crew worked around the clock to keep the generators going, she says. “they did manage to (keep the generators running),” olson says, “but i talked to one guy who was there, who said that they held it together basically with paper clips and rubber bands at one point, because diesel generators are really not designed to run continuously.” officials at Fpl did not respond to calls for comment by press time. like the combustion engines in cars and trucks, diesel generators don’t always start if they haven’t been turned on for weeks, and they weren’t originally designed to run continuously. the nuclear industry has been aware of this since the 1970s, and the nRc has required plant operators to upgrade their entire technology, says Scott Burnell, a public affairs officer with the nRc. “as time has gone on, emergency die-

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Fleming, R-Shreveport, and Rodney Alexander, R-Quitman. Democrats and a few GOP lawmakers prefer an EastWest district along I-20. The Dems’ plan would enhance minority voting strength in north Louisiana — and avoid colonizing south Louisiana parishes. • Coastal Louisiana — Terrebonne and Lafourche anchor the 3rd Congressional District, currently represented by Congressman Jeff Landry, R-New Iberia. Landry has been thrown into a district favoring Congressman Charles Boustany, R-Lafayette. Louisiana must lose one of its seven congressional seats, and the 3rd District, which lost population after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, is the oddson favorite to get chopped up. • The Feds — Louisiana is covered by the Voting Rights Act, which seeks to ensure that minority populations are afforded a chance to elect a representative of their choosing. Basically, the Voting Rights Act primes everything, as the state must submit all redistricting plans to the U.S. Justice Department. What’s missing? Acadiana, basically. For example, the Senate and Governmental Affairs Committee, which oversees redistricting in the Upper Chamber, has no Cajun members. Then there’s race. The latest census revealed that African-Americans account for 32 percent of Louisiana’s population — yet lawmakers failed to pass a plan that gives black citizens a second congressional seat. Sen. Sharon Weston Broome, D-Baton Rouge, pulled no punches when pushing a plan with two minority seats. “I think it’s pretty obvious this is not an incumbent protection plan,” she said. All of this might prompt some folks to think back to early 2009, when the Public Affairs Research Council, a Baton Rouge-based good government group, recommended the state create a special commission accountable to the public to guide redistricting. That would have kept much of the politics out of the process, which probably sounds like a great idea to a lot of people right now. Jeremy Alford can be reached at jeremy@jeremyalford.com.

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ome senators stood watching. Others were seated or grabbing a cup of coffee just off the Senate floor. Most couldn’t help but laugh at the rookie-on-rookie action taking place behind the shared microphone on the podium. “Did you ever eat any bad gumbo, any bad boudin, anything like that, left you a bad taste in your mouth with the Acadian people?” Sen. Norby Chabert, a firsttermer who was reared on the banks of Bayou Little Caillou, asked Sen. Neil Riser, a fellow Republican from the north Louisiana community of Columbia. “Was it the food?” Riser snapped, “It wasn’t the food.” At one point in the redistricting session, Riser’s plan for Louisiana’s soon-tobe-six congressional districts kept most of Acadiana together — but lopped off Acadia, Jefferson Davis, St. Landry and St. Martin parishes and fed them to congressional districts represented by men from Shreveport and Monroe. That idea led Chabert to describe the “Cajun people” as the “unspoken majority” in Riser’s plan. Truth was, Riser wasn’t alone in slicing and dicing Acadiana. Practically every major piece of legislation that was put on the move in recent weeks did the same, often in unsavory fashion. The neighboring parishes of Terrebonne and Lafourche were on the chopping block often. Practically every proposal put them into different congressional districts, even though they’ve been in the same district for 190 years and share a media market, intergovernmental operations and secondary education partners. Last week, several lawmakers in the House from the Lafayette area — GOP Rep. Page Cortez, Democratic Rep. Rickey Hardy and others — took to the floor and in their native Cajun French denounced various plans. It was partly a cultural exposition and partly an expression of political solidarity. Why did Acadiana feel so put upon? Call it political gentrification — a process by which the “haves” move in and push out the “have nots.” A few examples: • North Louisiana — Gov. Bobby Jindal and Republicans want two North-South districts that protect Congressmen John

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Lords of the Flies n his classic allegorical novel Lord of the Flies, William Golding tells the story of a group of schoolboys marooned on a desert island while trying to escape the ravages of war. At first, the boys elect as their leader a responsible lad who tries to maintain a sense of order, but soon some of boys give in to their wilder, darker instincts and turn on the others. The story traces order’s descent into chaos in a bloody showdown between civilization and savagery. It’s no contest; savagery carries the day. The plot line is pretty much the same in Baton Rouge these days as state lawmakers struggle to draw new district lines for themselves and Louisiana’s congressmen. Legislators summoned themselves into the special session amid high-minded signals from Gov. Bobby Jindal, who promised not to interfere in the process. Jindal, a Republican, even urged everyone to play nice. Fat chance of that happening. Within days, lawmakers turned on one another, much like the “hunters” in Golding’s

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novel picked on the “littluns.” After just two days, Jindal joined the fray, pushing a plan that pitted suburban Republicans against New Orleans Democrats. That effort failed, and rival legislative tribes continue to gird for war. Leges broke last week without sending a single redistricting plan to Jindal for his signature. They are scheduled to return Monday (April 11). The session must end by 6 p.m. Wednesday; the odds favor more political bloodshed by then. Too bad the legislative story line can’t follow that of the novel, which ends with a naval officer arriving to restore order. In Baton Rouge, there is no proverbial adult in the room. Moreover, the boys in the novel at least started out as lovable innocents. One cannot say the same for Louisiana politicians. Much like the rules of desert island survival, the rules of legislative redistricting are straightforward and unforgiving. They are, in descending order: Rule No. 1 — Save yourself at all costs. Rule No. 2 — Help your friends and build

your team — but only if it doesn’t interfere with Rule No. 1. Rule No. 3 — Screw your enemies and their team — unless you need them to satisfy Rule No. 1. Rule No. 4 — If necessary to fulfill Rule No. 1, screw your friends as well. Rule No. 5 — Justify any treachery by saying, “It’s all about the numbers. The numbers are driving this.” There is a more civilized way to draw district boundaries, of course. Thirteen states

In Baton Rouge, there is no proverbial adult in the room.

use nonpartisan commissions to accomplish that task. In most cases, the commissions include Democrats and Republicans in equal proportions, plus a handful of no-party commissioners. They are charged with ignoring factors like incumbency and focusing instead on the numbers. Skeptics doubtless would argue that it’s impossible to take politics out of the equation, but there are ways to select fair-minded people for the job. First, however, lawmakers must be willing to put the public’s interests ahead of their own. In Louisiana, that’s a tall order. Yet lawmakers have a golden opportunity to do that this year, and they should act upon it soon — while the blood on their hands is fresh. The redistricting process won’t happen again until at least 2021, after the next census. Thanks to term limits, no Louisiana lawmakers will be eligible to run for their current offices in 2023 — which means they can change the system now without violating Rule No. 1. All it takes is enough of them to realize it’s time to be the adult in the room.

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uring springtime, local menus blossom with fresh produce, seasonal seafood, new dishes and old favorites. Gambit’s spring restaurant guide has the latest information on menus and specials at restaurants throughout the New Orleans area, from corner coffeeshops to fine dining destinations. Listings are arranged alphabetically and contain information on hours of operation, reservation policies and prices. Enjoy!

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Marriott Hotel, 555 Canal St., 553-5638 Chef Mark Quitney puts an upscale spin on comfort food and gives Creole classics a twist. Acadian redfish is a fillet topped with jumbo lump crabmeat over spinach salad with lemon thyme vinaigrette. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

A MANO

870 Tchoupitoulas St., 208-9280; www.amanonola.com A Mano takes a hands-on approach to regional Italian cuisine. The coniglio della casa is slow-cooked rabbit with oil-cured olives, roasted garlic and thyme. The pici all’aglione is hand-rolled pici pasta with garlic, parsley, olive oil and breadcrumbs. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

ABITA BAR-B-Q

69399 Hwy. 59, Abita Springs, (985) 892-0205 Slow-cooked meat is the focus at Abita Bar-B-Q. Menu options include pulled pork, ribs, brisket,

ABITA BREW PUB

72011 Holly St., Abita Springs, (985) 892-5837; www.abitabrewpub.com Burgers, salads and sandwiches make up the bulk of the menu at Abita Brew Pub. Entrees include an eggplant Napoleon topped with shrimp, mushroom and tasso sauce. Grilled chicken Abitafeller is served on a bed of creamed spinach and topped with fried oysters and herbed shrimp cream sauce. Reservations recommended for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

ACME OYSTER & SEAFOOD HOUSE

724 Iberville St., 522-5973; 1202 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 246-6155; 3000 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 309-4056; www.acmeoysterhouse.com In business for more than a century, Acme has earned a reputation for oysters, whether raw, fried or char-grilled. Don’t miss the Peace Maker po-boy with fried shrimp and oysters and Tabasco mayo. The “10-napkin roast beef” poboy is a house specialty. Reservation policy varies by location. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

ACQUISTAPACE’S COVINGTON SUPERMARKET

125 E. 21st Ave., Covington, (985) 893-7554; www.acquistapace.com A whole rotisserie chicken and a few sides from the deli case make a quick meal to go at this family-run grocery. There also are deli sandwiches and full slabs of ribs. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

ACROPOLIS CUISINE

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517 Frenchmen St., 942-1345; www.13monaghan.com A go-to spot for late-night diners, 13 offers a range of options for vegetarians and carnivores alike. The menu includes black bean veggie burgers, a baked tofu and herb sandwich on multigrain bread, plus salads and pizza. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

turkey legs and boudin. For a side, order cornbread, baked beans or potato salad. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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kebabs, gyro plates, moussaka, veal parmigiana and lasagna al forno. There are daily specials such as panseared fish. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.Sun. Credit cards. $$

ADAM’S CATFISH HOUSE 8523 Hwy. 23, Belle Chasse, 392-0541 Order fried or grilled catfish on a platter with coleslaw and hushpuppies. Adam’s also serves all-you-can-eat whole catfish. Other options include po-boys, burgers and a signature catfish salad with lettuce and tomato. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

ADOBE CANTINA & SALSA

1905 W. Thomas St., Hammond, (985) 419-0027; www.carretarestaurant.com The fully loaded parrillada serves two and features carne asada, chicken, shrimp, and chorizo grilled with onions, peppers and tomatoes, served with rice, beans, sour cream and guacamole. Try the Monterrey mixto a la Chipotle for a combination of mahi mahi and shrimp with steamed vegetables, rice and adobe queso. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

ADOLFO’S

ALBASHA GREEK & LEBANESE RESTAURANT

1958 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 867-8292; www.albashabr.com Popular Mediterranean dishes get an extra dose of Greek flavor here, from the Grecian sauce drizzled over shawarma sandwiches to the feta salads served on the side. Specialties include traditional moussaka, which features layers of potato, eggplant and ground beef. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

ALIBI BAR AND GRILL

811 Iberville St., 522-9187; www.alibineworleans.com This late-night spot offers a large selection of beer and bar noshing items. Available options include cheese sticks, chicken fingers and spicy meat pies. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

1100 Poydras St., 582-2350; www.allegrobistro.com Allegro is a CBD lunch spot and lounge. The tenderloin and Brie sandwich topped with caramelized onions and roasted garlic aioli is popular. There are several entree salads, and the lounge offers cheese boards and other daily specials in the afternoon. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

ALLIGATOR PEAR

1901 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, 281-4472; www.alligatorpearcafe.com Alligator Pear offers regional seafood dishes, po-boys and all-American comfort food like rotisserie chicken and baked potatoes. There also are soups, salads and sandwiches. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

THE ALPINE

620 Chartres St., 523-3005; www.thealpinebistro.com A series of dining rooms surrounds an inner courtyard at the Alpine, which specializes in Creole and Cajun cuisine. Tuna la Boheme is topped with barbecue shrimp, and blackened duck Boudreaux is served with jambalaya on the side. Seasonal specials include boiled crawfish and daily fish specials. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

AMERICAN PIE DINER

2244 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Kenner, 468-2187 American Pie serves breakfast around the clock, burgers and other diner classics. The Reuben has melted Swiss over pastrami and sauerkraut and is served with fries or chips. Try the popular bananas Foster pancakes or a slice of one of the diner’s fresh-baked pies. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

THE AMERICAN SECTOR

The National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 528-1940; www.nationalww2museum.org Chef John Besh’s restaurant inside the National World War II Museum re-invents Americana classics like meatloaf and chicken-fried steak, and there is a short rib Sloppy Joe. Kids’ lunch boxes come packed with comfort foods like mac and cheese or mini cheeseburgers. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

ANDREA’ S RESTAURANT 3100 19th St., Metairie, 8348583; www.andreasrestaurant.com Northern Italian cooking

over risotto. Veal Assunta is lightly breaded and topped with creamy shrimp baciamella sauce. Veal osso buco is served over bowtie pasta. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

In the Roosevelt Hotel, the Sazerac reStaurant serves elegant dishes like the tuna au cru appetizer.

ATCHAFALAYA

anchors chef Andrea Apuzzo’s namesake restaurant. Speckled trout royale is sauteed, topped with jumbo lump crabmeat and served with lemon cream. Capelli D’Andrea features homemade angel hair pasta tossed with smoked salmon, flamed with vodka and served with light cream sauce and Louisiana caviar. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

901 Louisiana Ave., 891-9626; www.cafeatchafalaya.com Atchafalaya puts a creative twist on contemporary Creole cooking. Atchafalaya’s seared yellowfin tuna is served with green onion rice, port wine reduction, Abita mustard sauce and vegetables. For brunch, try the Treme, a boudin cake topped with poached eggs, Creole hollandaise and popcorn crawfish tails. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

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ATTIKI BAR & GRILL

230 Decatur St., 587-3756; www.attikineworleans.com Hookahs and belly dancers on Friday and Saturday nights highlight the ambience at this Middle Eastern tavern. Roasted rack of lamb crowns the menu, and popular dishes include chicken artichoke pasta and seafood paella. Other options include hummus, gyro sandwiches and kebab platters. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

1141 Decatur St., 566-0077; www.angelirestaurant.webs.com This eclectic French Quarter restaurant offers Middle Eastern and Italian dishes like garlicky pasta salad, hummus and pita rolls. The Angeli special pizza has garlic-herb sauce, artichokes, spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes and mozzarella cheese. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

ANGELO BROCATO

214 N. Carrollton Ave., 4860078; www.angelobrocatoicecream.com For traditional Italian cannoli, head to Angelo Brocato. The pastries are hand-stuffed with chocolate and vanillaflavored ricotta mixtures. There’s a large selection of gelato and Italian ice flavors. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

ANNADELE’S PLANTATION

71518 Chestnut St., Covington, (985) 809-7669; www.annadeles.com This historic bed and breakfast also has a fine-dining restaurant. The mixed grill Bogue Falaya pairs lamb chops and quail with pepper jelly beurre blanc. Gulf fish Gabrielle is topped with sauteed shrimp, tomatoes and fresh basil in lemon beurre blanc, and served with wild rice pilaf and a vegetable. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Fri., dinner Tue.Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

ANTOINE’S ANNEX

513 Royal St., 581-4422; www.antoines.com Antoine’s cafe opens directly onto Royal Street, providing a view of the bustling French

Quarter street. Pastries are served for breakfast, and salads and sandwiches are available for lunch. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

ANTOINE’S RESTAURANT

713 St. Louis St., 581-4422; www.antoines.com Opened in 1840, Antoine’s is the oldest restaurant in New Orleans. Signature oysters Rockefeller, pompano Pontchartrain and Baked Alaska remain classics. New twists include brunch on Sundays and a three-course prix fixe lunch menu for $20.11. Try the oyster Foch poboy, available from the special menu at the Hermes Bar. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

APPLEBEE’S NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL & BAR

Citywide; www.applebees.com Applebee’s aims to please every palate with its menu of steaks, ribs, burgers, sandwiches, fried seafood, fajitas and pasta bowls. There also are menus of drinks, desserts, low-calorie and kids’ items. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

ARNAUD’S RESTAURANT

813 Bienville St., 523-5433; www.arnaudsrestaurant.com Dating back to 1918, Arnaud’s is one of the great Creole restaurants of New Orleans. The menu is filled with traditional specialties, from the shrimp Arnaud with signature tangy Creole remoulade to speckled trout meuniere and crawfish O’Connor. Bartender Chris Hannah serves refined cocktails at the French 75 bar. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

ASIAN SUPER BUFFET

3900 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 712-0899 This sprawling buffet offers dishes from many Asian cuisines. Multiple food stations feature noodle, fried rice, chicken and seafood dishes. Mongolian-style barbecue is cooked to order. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

ASSUNTA’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT

2631 Gause Blvd. W., Slidell, (985) 649-9768; www.assuntas.com For more than 20 years, Assunta’s has served Neapolitan cuisine, such as Italian sausage and peppers

AUDUBON CLUBHOUSE CAFE

6500 Magazine St., 212-5282; www.auduboninstitute.org Enjoy views from the Clubhouse while indulging in specialties like the Oak Grove fried green tomato BLT. The Clubhouse serves breakfast dishes like the Double Bogey featuring two eggs, two pieces of bacon or sausage, and two pancakes. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $

AUGUST MOON

3635 Prytania St., 899-5129; www.augustmoonneworleans.com August Moon offers a vast menu of Chinese and Vietnamese dishes. Appetizers include hot-andsour soup, Chinese egg rolls and dumplings. The Triple Dragon features chicken, roasted pork and sauteed shrimp with vegetables. Vegetarians can order General Tso’s tofu, featuring fried tofu glazed with spicy sweet and sour sauce. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$

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611 Frenchmen St., 948-3800 This cozy Creole-Italian cafe serves steamed mussels as an appetizer, and stuffed cannelloni are a specialty. There are usually five different fish offered each night, including choices such as grouper, which can be prepared a number of ways and optionally topped with seafood-laden “ocean” sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner daily. Checks. $$

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www.austinsno.com Crawfish and crab cakes topped with crawfish in dill cream sauce and served with potatoes and vegetables is among the Creole-Italian dishes at Austin’s. Deep-fried shrimp spring rolls are filled with shrimp, roasted red peppers and spinach. Steak dishes include a blue cheese filet mignon, New York strip, rib-eye and bone in rib-eye. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

THE AVENUE PUB

1732 St. Charles Ave., 586-9243; www.theavenuepub.com Bar food at the Avenue Pub features more than just standard burgers and fries. The Cake Eaters plate includes a pan-seared sweet potato cake with brown sugar honey butter and andouille sausage, the potato cake topped with cheddar cheese, sour cream and chives, and a risotto cake with feta, fennel and tomato. Other options include grilled cheese sandwiches and mini tacos. No reservations. Open 24-hours daily. Credit cards. $

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BABYLON CAFE

7724 Maple St., 314-0010; www.babyloncafe.biz The vegetarian options at this inexpensive Middle Eastern cafe include smoky baba ghanoush, falafel and baked vegetables. Other options include marinated chicken, filet mignon shish kebabs and rack of lamb. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BALCONY BAR & CAFE

3201 Magazine St., 894-8888 Satisfy an after-hours craving at the upstairs kitchen of Balcony Bar. Cheese fries, burgers or pizza will hit the spot. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

BAMBU AT HARRAH’S CASINO

8 Canal St., 525-3689; wwwharrahsneworleans.com This pan-Asian restaurant inside Harrah’s New Orleans features a full sushi bar and Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Vietnamese dishes. Specialties include Cantonese

BANANA BLOSSOM THAI CAFE

2112 Belle Chasse Hwy., Gretna, 392-7530; www.eatbananablossom.com Order spicy clams or lemongrass-scented tom yum soup for a starter at this casual cafe. The menu is divided into sections featuring curries, fried rice and noodle dishes, each with a choice of meat, tofu or shrimp. The massaman yellow coconut curry with potatoes, onions and crushed peanuts is a vegetarian option. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

BARCELONA TAPAS

720 Dublin St., 861-9696 Diners can choose from 50 tapas dishes, paella or a small selection of entrees at this casual cafe. Popular dishes include grilled calamari and the restaurant’s interpretation of a Caprese salad, which combines tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, mint and aioli. Cold tapas include aged serrano ham and shrimp avocado topped with tomato aioli sauce. No reservations. Dinner Tue.-Sun. Cash only. $$$

BARU BISTRO & TAPAS

3700 Magazine St., 895-2225 Baru serves savory dishes from coastal Colombia like carne asada, a grilled skirt steak served with tomato sauce and chorizo sauteed with shrimp and peppers. Whole fried fish is served with coconut rice, smashed green plantains and red cabbage coleslaw with mango. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BASIL LEAF

1434 S. Carrollton Ave., 8629001; www.basilleafthai.com Classic Thai flavors and creative twists fill the menu at Basil Leaf. The seafoodstuffed coconut features sauteed scallops and shrimp in red curry sauce with coconut and eggplant. A grilled 14-oz. pork chop is served with baby green beans in basil-cashew pesto sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BAYONA

430 Dauphine St., 525-4455; www.bayona.com Chef Susan Spicer’s French Quarter restaurant combines the charm of an old Creole cottage with flavors from around the globe. Enjoy Bayona favorites like veal sweetbreads and peppered lamb loin. At lunchtime, try the smoked duck sandwich with cashew-peanut butter

BESH STEAK AT HARRAH’S

Green Goddess has outdoor seating on Exchange Alley.

8 Canal St., 533-6111; www.harrahsneworleans.com Grab a table at chef John Besh’s steakhouse and order an aged 18-oz. New York strip steak, prime rib or rib-eye served with blue cheese butter. Start with barbecue shrimp, stuffed crab shells or the roasted oyster casino with bacon, garlic and parsley. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

and pepper jelly. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

THE BEACH HOUSE

2401 N. Woodlawn St., Metairie, 456-7470 Get fried or grilled shrimp, catfish or oysters on a platter or po-boy at the Beach House. Rib-eyes, filets and pork chops are served with salad and a baked potato. Dessert includes homemade bread pudding with Jack Daniel’s sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Tue.Sun., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

BETSY’S PANCAKE HOUSE

2542 Canal St., 822-0213 Betsy’s breakfast menu offers eggs, omelets, pancakes and waffles. Lunch brings sandwiches filled with hot sausage, tuna, oysters, roast beef and other options. Lunch specials include chickenfried steak, liver and onions, and red beans and rice with smoked sausage. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Sun.-Fri. Credit cards. $

BEACHCORNER BAR & GRILL

4905 Canal St., 488-7357; www.beachcornerbarandgrill.yolasite.com The 10-oz. Beach burger rules the menu at Beachcorner Bar & Grill. Popular versions include jalapeno and cheese, mushroom and Swiss, hickory smoked cheddar and the hot and spicy burger. Sandwiches include the grilled tuna steak, hot smoked sausage or fried shrimp. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

THE BEAN GALLERY

637 N. Carrollton Ave., 324-8176; www.thebeangallery.net The Bean Gallery offers coffee, pastries, croissants and muffins as well as a small menu of panini. The Anatolian has mushrooms, goat cheese, spinach, roasted red peppers and hummus. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Sun.Thu. Credit cards. $

BEAR’S GRILL & SPIRITS

550 Gause Blvd., Slidell, (985) 201-8905; 1809 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 6749090; 3206 Metairie Road, 833-9226; www.bearsgrillandspirits.com Bear’s starters include gravy fries, Buffalo wings and fried dill pickles. Burger choices include the blue cheese burger topped with red onion and the New Orleans burger with roast beef debris and Swiss cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

BEAR’S RESTAURANT

128 W. 21st Ave., Covington, (985) 892-2373 Popular sandwiches at Bear’s include the roast beef po-boy and barbecue beef po-boy

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and shrimp po-boy. The french fry po-boy is topped with roast beef debris. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

BECK-N-CALL CAFE

534 N. New Hampshire St., Covington, (985) 875-9390 Breakfast omelets and combos keep diners coming back to this Covington cafe bright and early. For lunch there are salads, wraps and sandwiches. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., brunch Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

BEEF CONNECTION

501 Gretna Blvd., Gretna, 366-3275 This steakhouse makes no bones about its specialty. Big T-bones, marbled rib-eyes, filets mignon and New York strips are seared to order. Classic steakhouse sides like creamed spinach, broccoli and au gratin potatoes round out a meal. There are a few seafood options including Maine lobster, tuna and salmon. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$$

BEIJING

2222 Clearview Pkwy., Suite B2, Metairie, 885-8881 Beijing offers a wide array of Chinese dishes, including

Beijing duck, spring rolls, kung pao chicken and vegetable bean curd soup, as well as Mongolian beef. Hot pepper triple delight combines chicken, beef, shrimp, onions, red pepper and mushrooms in spicy sauce. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BELLA BREW

2701 Airline Drive, Suite L, Metairie, 846-9930 Bella Brew offers a full coffee selection and a light breakfast and lunch menu. Breakfast features juices and pastries. Lunch includes sandwich and salad options like the grilled chicken salad with avocado and cucumber. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

BENNACHIN

1212 Royal St., 522-1230 Bennachin serves West African dishes including many vegetarian options. Appetizers and sides include coconut rice, plantains and black-eyed pea fritters. Entrees include sauteed or baked lamb and several spicy beef dishes such as the Sauci Marine, served with potatoes in onion and ginger sauce over rice. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

5741 Crowder Blvd., 241-2548; www.bigmommaschickenandwaffles.com Big Momma’s serves combinations like the six-piece, a waffle and six fried wings served crispy or dipped in sauce. Specials include a baked leg quarter with red beans and rice on Mondays and a fish plate with salad, fries, hushpuppies and toast on Fridays. Choose from side items like barbecue baked beans or mac and cheese. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

BIG SHIRLEY’S

5222 Elysian Fields Ave., 252-4835 Big Shirley’s offers Southern comfort food in a casual atmosphere. Try French toast for breakfast, or stop by for lunch or dinner for hearty portions of blackened catfish, southern fried chicken and baby back ribs. The menu also has po-boys and salads. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

BISTREAUX

1001 Toulouse St., 586-8000; www.maisondupuy.com/bistreaux.html The casual bistro serves New Orleans favorites such as jambalaya and crawfish etouffee. There is a cochon de lait sandwich, and crab cakes are served with beurre blanc and micro citrus salad. Other options range from shrimp tacos to truffle fries with Parmesan and fresh herbs. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ page 23

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450 Laroussini St., Westwego, 371-7850; www.avenuerestaurantandcatering.com Popular items at the Westwego restaurant include the Willie Mae burger, featuring an oversized spicy beef patty, and a 12-oz. rib-eye served with salad, a baked potato, bread and dessert. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

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BISTRO 38

New Orleans Marriott Metairie at Lakeway, 3838 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, 832-3838 Nestled inside the Marriott, this bistro offers classic French dishes with local touches. The Louisiana bouillabaisse combines local seafood in rich broth. Bistro’s blackened tuna is served with the starch and vegetable of the day. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

BISTRO DAISY

5831 Magazine St., 899-6987; www.bistrodaisy.com Chef Anton Schulte constantly changes the menu at his intimate bistro. Porcinidusted chicken is pan roasted and served over mushroom, Parmesan and roasted shallot risotto with thyme reduction. Handmade ravioli are filled with crawfish and mascarpone and served with wilted leeks and brandy, herb and oven-dried-tomato cream. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

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BLACK ORCHID BISTRO

3749 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, 832-1444 French dishes and Creole creations share the billing at this bistro. Choose from pork medallions with pepper sauce, seafood dishes like trout amandine, steak frites or Cornish hen served with lardons and paprika sauce. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $

BLUE DOT DONUTS

4301 Canal St., 218-4866 Blue Dot’s changing selection of donuts includes everything from regular glazed donuts to chocolate, strawberry and blueberry versions to orange and raspberry glazes with toppings like nuts or bacon. It also makes ice cream sandwiches with donuts, and they come with optional toppings and sauces as well. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

BLUE TOMATO

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BOMBAY CLUB

830 Conti St., 586-0972; www.thebombayclub.com Chef Ricky Cheramie is at the helm of this restaurant and martini lounge. The menu presents modern takes on Creole dishes such as eggplant-stuffed shrimp Creole and Bombay drum with sauteed crabmeat and grilled asparagus. The cowboy steak is a grilled 22-oz. bone-in rib-eye topped with foie gras butter, mustard greens and red-wine-braised mushrooms. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, late-night Fri.Sat. Credit cards. $$$

BON TON CAFE

401 Magazine St., 524-3386; www.thebontoncafe.com Since it opened in the 1950s, the Bon Ton has been a destination for Cajun flavor. Appetizers include fried oysters Alvin, served with Alvin sauce. Namesake redfish Bon Ton is seared, finished in the broiler and served with lemon-butter sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$$

BONEFISH GRILL

200 River Highlands Blvd., Covington, (985) 809-0662; www.bonefishgrill.com Seafood from around the globe turns up on the menu at the outpost of this national chain. There’s everything from Alaskan halibut to Chilean sea bass to rainbow trout, and toppings like warm mango salsa or chimichurri. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BOO KOO BBQ

3701 Banks St., 202-4741; www.bookoobbq.com The Boo Koo burger is made with ground brisket and topped with boudin, melted pepper Jack cheese and Boo Bang dip (sweet chili garlic aioli). The BBQ Pulled Pork and Blue Cheese ’N’ Cilantro Slaw Sammich tops smoked pulled pork with blue cheese and cilantro slaw. Deep fried mac and cheese balls feature Gouda and cheddar. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Cash only. $

BOSCO’S ITALIAN CAFE

2040 Hwy. 59, Suite D, Mandeville, (985) 624-5066; www.boscositalian.com

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BREAUX MART

Citywide; www.breauxmart.com Breaux Mart’s deli counter offers a variety of sandwiches and hot entrees. Changing daily specials include crispy fried or lemon-baked catfish and hearty dishes like meatloaf and pot roast. Other popular dishes include ribs, savory beef brisket and seafood gumbo. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Bosco’s meatballs are served over pasta or stuffed into Italian bread with provolone and red sauce. Oysters Anthony features oysters sauteed with prosciutto ham, garlic and green onions. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

BRENNAN’S RESTAURANT

417 Royal St., 525-9711; www.brennansneworleans.com Tradition abounds at this French-Creole stalwart. Brennan’s original dishes include eggs Hussarde and bananas Foster. The turtle soup with sherry is a classic starter. Shrimp Samantha features shrimp and andouille sauteed with fresh mushrooms, garlic, green onions and white wine, served on a bed of parsley rice. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

BOSWELL’S JAMAICAN GRILL

3521 Tulane Ave., 482-6600 Head to Boswell’s at lunchtime for a buffet featuring dishes like jerk chicken, curried chicken, mac and cheese and vegetable chop suey. The menu of Jamaican specialties also includes curried goat and oxtail stew with brown gravy. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

BOUCHE

840 Tchoupitoulas St., 2677485; www.bouchenola.com This restaurant and wine bar specializes in contemporary Creole cooking. For an appetizer, try sesame-crusted rare tuna served with honey-garlic glaze, cilantro cabbage slaw, pickled ginger and wasabi. Entrees include a roasted garlic-stuffed pork chop served with truffled mashed potatoes, smoked Gouda, demi-glace and a vegetable. Reservations recommended. Dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

BOUCHERIE

8115 Jeannette St., 862-5514; www.boucherie-nola.com Southern flavors get creative updates at this cottage cafe. Kaffir coconut stew is served with mustard greens and smoked crab claws. Applewood-smoked scallops are served with a graham cracker crusted root vegetable tart and satsuma emulsion. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

BOULIGNY TAVERN

3641 Magazine St., 891-1810; www.boulignytavern.com This elegant wine bar from chef John Harris is open late, serving small plates like gougeres with comte cheese, french fries with aioli, and charcuterie boards. Try the house-made duck liver pate with hushpuppies and tomato jam. No reservations. Dinner and late-night Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $

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BOURBON HOUSE

144 Bourbon St., 522-0111; www.bourbonhouse.com Dickie Brennan’s seafood house puts its stamp on Creole favorites. Bourbon barbecue shrimp or escargot casino with bacon, butter and parsley are popular starters. Garlic-crusted fish is served with deviled crab dressing. There’s a daily oyster happy hour at the raw bar. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

BOZO’S RESTAURANT

3117 21st St., Metairie, 831-8666; www.bozosrestaurant.com Bozo’s makes the most of local seafood. Gulf shrimp topped with house-made remoulade are served on shredded lettuce. Des Allemands catfish fillets are breaded in cornmeal and pan-fried. Louisiana oysters are available fried or raw on the half shell. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

BRAVO CUCINA ITALIANA

3413 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 828-8828; www.bravoitalian.com Hearty, Italian-style entrees like Romano-crusted chicken breast over a salad of

chopped greens, egg, bacon, cucumber and tomato with creamy Parmesan dressing. Pork chops are glazed with herb-butter sauce and served with green beans and mashed potatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BRAXTON’S RESTAURANT

636 Franklin Ave., Gretna, 3013166; www.braxtonsnola.com Braxton’s serves a mix of salads, po-boys, deli sandwiches and entrees. Start a meal with oysters Louise, featuring fried oysters on a bed of spinach and cheese. The seafood platter includes fried shrimp, oysters, catfish strips, french fries, potato salad and vegetables. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$

THE BREAKROOM CAFE

3431 Houma Blvd., Metairie, 941-7607 Egg sandwiches and burritos are served for breakfast or lunch at the Breakroom Cafe. Sandwiches come on a bagel, biscuit or croissant. Other choices include shrimp and grits or French toast. For lunch, there are deli sandwiches, soups, salads, pasta and more. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat.

2805 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 466-2097 In addition to pizza, Brick Oven serves pasta, soup, salads and entree specials. Crabmeat ravioli is a seafood special. Kalamata olives, feta cheese, red onions, sun-dried tomatoes, pesto sauce and grilled chicken top the Celestial chicken pesto pizza. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BRIGTSEN’S RESTAURANT

723 Dante St., 861-7610; www.brigtsens.com Chef Frank Brigtsen’s contemporary Louisiana cuisine adds new excitement to traditional dishes. The sesame-crusted paneed rabbit is served with spinach and Creole mustard sauce. The pan-fried flounder comes with sauteed shrimp, roasted pecans and Creole meuniere. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

BROCATO’S EAT DAT

8480 Morrison Road, 309-3465 This unassuming lunch spot serves seasoned Cajun fare. House favorites include blackened redfish with mashed potatoes and vegetables and the blackened chicken breast with pasta Alfredo. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

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5331 Canal Blvd., 484-0780; www.bittersweetconfections.com Bittersweet offers handmade chocolate truffles with dark, milk and white chocolate. Other sweet treats include cookies, fudge, macaroons, candied orange peels, caramels, sugar-free chocolates, cakes, cupcakes and cookies. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

Blue Tomato serves a variety of Mexican dishes and local seafood options. Starters include cheese nachos or chips with guacamole and pico de gallo. Main dishes include everything from burgers and shrimp fettuccini to quesadillas and chimichangas. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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4301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 833-1288; www.eatbrooklyn.net Thin-crust New York-style pies are up to 20 inches wide and come in savory, foldable slices. The pizzeria also serves sandwiches, pasta, salads and desserts. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

BROOKS SEAHORSE SALOON

1648 Gentilly Blvd., 218-4217 Stop in for a quick bite and a beer at this neighborhood tavern across from the Fair Grounds. There are regular burgers and veggie burgers off the grill. Sides include onion rings and fries. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

BROTHERS OLE’ NEW ORLEANS CAFE

1502 Lapalco Blvd., Harvey, 366-1073 Brothers Ole’ Cafe features daily Creole specials from red beans and rice on Monday to seafood on Friday. A variety of po-boys and salads also are available. For dessert, try bread pudding with praline sauce or rum brownies. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

BROUSSARD’S RESTAURANT

819 Conti St., 581-3866; www.broussards.com The dining rooms and courtyard at Broussard’s exude old New Orleans charm, while the menu offers an innovative take on French-Creole and Continental cooking. Choose from veal Broussard’s, New Orleans bouillabaisse or the pompano Napoleon served with shrimp, scallops and Creole mustard-caper sauce. For steak eaters there’s a Creole spice-rubbed rib-eye. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

BRUNO’S TAVERN

7538 Maple St., 861-7615; www.brunostavern.com Waffle fries, debris fries and cheese fries are among the many side options at this neighborhood tavern. The Boudreaux fries are sweet potato fries topped with roast beef debris, blue cheese, pecans and raisins. Salads, burgers and po-boys also are available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

BUBBA GUMP SHRIMP CO.

429 Decatur St., 522-5800; www.bubbagump.com Inspired by the film Forrest Gump, this theme restaurant makes shrimp the star in many dishes. Get fried popcorn shrimp, shrimp sauteed with garlic butter, or boiled seafood served in a basket. There also are burgers, barbecue pork sliders and salads. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BUD’S BROILER

Citywide; www.budsbroiler.com Bud’s built its reputation on flame-broiled burgers. Order a single- or doublepatty burger and top it with grated cheddar, Bud’s original hickory sauce or chili. The menu also offers grilled chicken sandwiches and hot dogs. The Clearview Parkway and 24-hour City Park locations offer seafood po-boys. For dessert there are apple, peach and cherry pies. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Some locations accept credit cards. $

BUFFA’S LOUNGE

1001 Esplanade Ave., 949-0038; www.buffaslounge.com This neighborhood mainstay is home to its namesake half-pound burger and a grilled Reuben, stuffed with corned beef, sauerkraut and Russian dressing. Other options include a tuna melt, and all sandwiches come with french fries. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

THE BUFFET AT HARRAH’S

8 Canal St., 533-6000; www.harrahsneworleans.com The buffet is all in with pastas, boiled seafood, steaks, plenty of desserts and weekly specials. Thursday is all-you-can-eat Dungeness crab night. Praline treats are among the 40 items on the dessert bar. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

THE BULLDOG

3236 Magazine St., 891-1516; 5135 Canal Blvd., 488-4191; www.draftfreak.com The original Bulldog on Magazine Street is known for its extensive selection of draft and bottled beer. Both locations have patio seating, and both have a walk-up window offering burgers, fries and other bar food. No reservations. Lunch Wed.Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $

BUSTER’S PLACE

519 E. Boston St., Covington, (985) 809-3880; www.bustersplaceonline.net This downtown Covington eatery serves seafood dishes including blackened redfish Pontchartrain topped with crawfish sauce. The crawfish combo plate includes fried crawfish tails and crawfish etouffee. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch daily, dinner Thu.-Tue. Credit cards. $$

BUTCHER

930 Tchoupitoulas St., 588-7675; www.cochonbutcher.com This upscale butcher shop attached to Cochon doubles as a casual cafe and “sWine” bar, where sandwiches and bar snacks are prepared using house-cured meats. The Cochon muffuletta is a hot take on the classic with house-made meats, provolone, pickled peppers and olives. Bar plates include pancetta mac and cheese. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

BYBLOS

1501 Metairie Road, Metairie, 834-9773; 3218 Magazine St., 894-1233; www.byblorestaurants.com Marinated rack of lamb is a popular dish at these Mediterranean restaurants. Warm pita bread makes for a great accompaniment to gyros, kebabs or a falafel platter. Chicken shawarma is marinated in olive oil, lemon juice and Lebanese spices and served on a platter with a choice of side items. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BYBLOS MARKET

2020 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 837-9777; www.byblorestaurants.com This deli offers quick meals of Middle Eastern favorites. Gyros and chicken shawarma are wrapped in pita and drizzled with creamy garlic sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

BYWATER RESTAURANT, DELI & BBQ

3162 Dauphine St., 944-4445 Check in for weekly specials like taco Tuesdays or Thursday’s meatloaf and fried chicken, or stop by for brisket, ribs and pulled pork barbecue, all served with sides like baked beans, coleslaw or macaroni and cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Thu.-Tue., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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CC’S COFFEEHOUSE

Citywide; www.communitycoffee.com This local coffeehouse chain uses its own roasted blends in both hot and iced specialty drinks. There also are gourmet teas and fruit smoothies. Baked goods include muffins, pastries, brownies, scones and bagels. Many locations have free wireless Internet. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

CG’S CAFE AT THE RUSTY NAIL

1100 Constance St., 722-3168; www.therustynail.biz Inside the Rusty Nail, CG’s offers a menu of sandwiches. The Piggly Wiggly features pulled pork on a sesame seed bun with coleslaw and pickle chips on the side. The Wild Turkey is layered with Granny Smith apple slices, provolone, bacon and garlic mayo. No reservations. Dinner and late-night Tue.-Sat. Cash only. $

CADDYSHACK

3217 Ridgelake Drive, Metairie, 833-1799 Burgers are popular at Caddyshack. The bar serves them straight up or dressed with specialty toppings like bacon and caramelized onions. No reservations. Lunch daily. Credit cards. $

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912 Royal St., 412-8965 Find your way through the pretty courtyard to this quaint carriage house cafe. Blackened rack of lamb comes with mango-scotch bonnet pepper jelly, creamy mashed potatoes and haricots vert. The pan-seared wild Pacific salmon is served with horseradish cream over roasted potatoes, asparagus and tomato. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

500 St. Charles Ave., 304-7831 This centrally located cafe in the heart of downtown New Orleans offers quick breakfast items from sandwiches to fruit plates and yogurt with granola. The lunch menu features soups, salads and sandwiches. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

CAFE BEIGNET

311 Bourbon St., 525-2611; 334B Royal St., 524-5530; www.cafebeignet.com In addition to beignets, the cafe offers heartier fare like Cajun hash browns with andouille sausage and scrambled eggs, or a ham and cheese omelet. Lunch options include po-boys, gumbo and jambalaya. No reservations. Bourbon Street: Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Thu.-Sun., latenight Fri.-Sat. Royal Street: Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

CAFE D’CAPPUCCINO

4041 Williams Blvd., Suite B8, Kenner, 443-2299 Regular offerings include staple items like bagels and omelets. For lunch, choose from a menu of sandwiches and wraps. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

CAFE DEGAS

3127 Esplanade Ave., 9455635; www.cafedegas.com This casual cafe specializes in classic French dishes. Duck foie gras with Armagnac and black truffles is served on toasted caraway brioche with Champagne gelee. A pan-seared veal chop comes with brabant sweet potatoes, shiitake mushrooms and cherry sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Wed.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

CAFE DIBLASI

1801 Stumpf Blvd., Suite 4, Terrytown, 361-3106; www.cafediblasi.com Cafe DiBlasi’s Italian cooking traces its roots to family traditions from Florence and Palermo. Crabmeat cannelloni is stuffed with creamed spinach and jumbo lump crabmeat and topped with Parmesan cream sauce. Bracioloni is round steak flattened and rolled with Italian meats and cheeses and simmered in tomato sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CAFE DITALI’S

2104 Manhattan Blvd., Suite E, Harvey, 361-0058 Cafe Ditali’s shows a knack for creative renditions of Italian classics. Crab cake Parmesan is served over angel hair pasta with creamy marinara. The basil Parmesan panino features a baked chicken breast, homemade pesto, roasted red peppers and provolone on ciabatta. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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1241 Decatur St., 524-3689; www.cafeenvienola.com Cafe Envie offers a range of breakfast options from hearty omelets, biscuits and grits to croissants and baked goods. A full coffee bar complements any choice. Lunch options include a variety of panini. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

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4628 Rye St., Metairie, 888-0078; www.cafeeastnola.com This restaurant fuses contemporary and traditional Asian cooking with flavors from around the world. Sesame-crusted tuna is pan seared and served with teriyaki sauce and sauteed eggplant. The Cafe East trio combines chicken, beef and shrimp with mushrooms in a stir fry served with spicy sauce. Delivery available. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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300 Poydras St., 595-3305; www.cafeadelaide.com Cafe Adelaide features a frequently changing menu of contemporary Creole and Southern fare. “Shrimp on shrimp in grits” features dried-shrimp-crusted shrimp over oregano red grits with absinthe-basil butter. Opelousas sweet potato salad combines mixed baby greens, crispy green onions, shaved egg and roasted sweet peppers in warm mustard vinaigrette. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and dinner daily, lunch Mon.Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

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CAFE ETIENNE

423 10th St., Gretna, 309-4072 This cottage cafe offers a unique take on traditional Creole dishes like fried green tomatoes with remoulade. Lunch and dinner choices range from po-boys to the 10th Street pork chop, which is grilled to order and served with sweet bourbon glaze, mashed sweet potatoes and vegetables. Reservations accepted. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Wed.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

CAFE FLEUR-DE-LIS

307 Chartres St., 529-9641; www.cafefleurdelis.com Hearty breakfast options served at Cafe Fleur-de-lis include omelets, eggs, hash browns and bacon. Pastries and coffee are a lighter choice. The lunch menu includes soups, salads, sandwiches and the half-pound Cajun burger. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

CAFE FRERET

7329 Freret St., 861-7890; www.cafefreret.com Cafe Freret offers outdoor dining on its large patio. The Crabby Benedict features crab cakes, poached eggs and hollandaise stacked on English muffins. Sweet potato fries are good for breakfast or as a side with lunch and dinner. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Fri.-Wed., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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4441 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie, 887-2010 Cafe Fresca serves pastries and coffee for breakfast and offers a menu of soups, salads, sandwiches and daily specials for lunch and dinner. The Fresca salad is loaded with char-grilled chicken, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, sun-dried tomatoes, onions and croutons. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

CAFE GIOVANNI

117 Decatur St., 529-2154; www.cafegiovanni.com Chef Duke LoCicero puts a creative twist on Italian fare. Signature oysters Giovanni are lightly fried oysters served on a colorful bed of five sauces. A traditional option is spaghetti with homemade meatballs and marinara sauce. Duck classico is a garlicglazed roasted half duck served with sweet Marsala sauce and mashed potatoes. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, late-night Fri-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

CAFE GRANADA

1506 S. Carrollton Ave., 8651612; www.cafegranadanola.com Cafe Granada offers an array of hot, cold and vegetarian tapas, including baby calamari sauteed in garlic, parsley, lemon juice and white wine, and fried goat cheese balls served over mango-ginger sauce. The cafe features a fresh catch daily and bocadillos — Spanish-style sandwiches — at lunch. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

CAFE HOPE

1101 Barataria Blvd., Marrero, 756-4673; www.cafehope.org Cafe Hope serves contemporary Creole dishes while providing at-risk youth with professional restaurant training and work experience. Pecancrusted catfish is served with a praline meuniere sauce. There also are soups, salads and sandwiches. For sides try collard greens, eggplant casserole or sweet potato fries. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

CAFE LUNA

802 Nashville Ave., 269-2444 Cafe Luna offers breakfast sandwiches, pastries and bagels to complement its coffee and tea selections. For lunch, enjoy a panino while sitting on the front porch overlooking Magazine Street. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CAFE LYNN

3051 E. Causeway Approach, Mandeville, (985) 624-9007; www.cafelynn.com Chef Joey Najolia prepares French bistro classics such as filet mignon au poivre with onion tarts and Gruyere and herbs. Pan-seared scallops are served with pistou. Many dinner entrees also appear on the Champagne brunch menu. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

CAFE MASPERO

601 Decatur St., 523-6250; www.cafemaspero.com This busy French Quarter eatery serves fried seafood platters, deli sandwiches and a wide array of New Orleans favorites including jambalaya. There are traditional and vegetarian muffulettas featuring Maspero’s house-made olive salad. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $

CAFE MINH

4139 Canal St., 482-6266 Chefs Minh Bui and Cynthia Vu Tran cook modern Vietnamese-inspired dishes with local flavor. Favorites include jumbo diver scallops with Japanese eggplant cov-

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CAFE NAVARRE

800 Navarre Ave., 483-8828 This casual cafe features creative specialty sandwiches like the roast beef debris poboy filled with slow-cooked roast beef and covered with gravy. For breakfast, the Mediterranean omelet features sauteed spinach and artichokes with feta, mozzarella, onions and tomatoes and comes with hash browns or grits and a biscuit. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $

CAFE PONTALBA

546 St. Peter St., 522-1180 Holding down one corner of bustling Jackson Square, this eatery serves traditional New Orleans dishes like gumbo, po-boys and fried seafood platters with cocktail and tartar sauces on the side. Fried and blackened alligator is available as well. No reservations. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

CAFE RANI

2917 Magazine St., 895-2500; www.caferanimagazine.com Cafe Rani serves several vegetarian options like the grilled portobello sandwich with sauteed onions, as well as a number of gourmet salads loaded with vegetables, fruits or nuts. Club sandwiches, burgers and pasta dishes round out the menu. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

CAFE RECONCILE

1631 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 568-1157; www.reconcileneworleans.org This nonprofit opened as a job training program for at-risk youth and teaches teenagers to cook and manage a restaurant. The menu features dishes like the Thursday special of slowly simmered white beans with shrimp. For dessert there is bananas Foster bread pudding. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Mon.Fri. Credit cards. $

CAFE ROMA

1901 Sophie Wright Place, 524-2419; www.caferomauptown.com Best known for gourmet pizza, Cafe Roma turns out popular appetizers such as Gorgonzola walnut salad, plus main events like barbecue chicken pizza with sliced tomatoes, red onions, green peppers and tangy barbecue sauce. Fettuccini Alfredo is topped with grilled chicken. The dessert selection includes tiramisu. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

CAFE ROSE NICAUD

632 Frenchmen St., 949-3300; www.caferosenicaud.com Cafe Rose Nicaud stays hopping with regulars sipping coffee and enjoying light meals. Specialties include Belgian waffles with Steen’s cane syrup and croissant sandwiches filled with spicy jerk chicken. There also are homemade chocolate and cheesecakes. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CAFE ROYALE

3343 Metairie Road, Suite 1, Metairie, 304-8438 This casual cafe offers a variety of iced and hot coffee options and a substantial menu. Breakfast features eggs, bacon, sausage, grits, biscuits and more. Sandwich options include the Royale muffuletta, artichoke and chicken, and Hawaiian chicken panini. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.Sat., dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

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3547 N. Hullen St., Metairie, 267-9190; 4301 Clearview

Pkwy., Metairie, 885-4845; www.caffecaffe.com Soups, salads, quiches and daily specials fill these cafes’ menus. The Greek wrap bundles grilled chicken, greens, feta, red onion, bell peppers, tomatoes, kalamata olives and Greek dressing. There also is a shrimp remoulade wrap. No reservations. Clearview Parkway: Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Fri. N. Hullen Street: Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CAFFE ANGELINA

5024 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, 889-7770 The namesake roast beef Angelina is a ciabatta sandwich filled with roast beef, grilled peppers and avocado. Pasta and meatballs come with red sauce, Italian cheese, French bread and salad. Wednesday is steak night: For $12.95 choose a rib-eye, filet mignon or New York strip with a vegetable, salad and bread. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.Fri. Credit cards. $

CAFFE LATTE DA

5860 Citrus Blvd., Harahan, 818-0051; www.caffelatteda.com The breakfast menu at this sunny cafe includes sandwiches, Danishes, waffles and pancakes. The lunch menu features soups, salads, sandwiches, wraps, burgers and quesadillas. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards and checks. $

CAJUN MIKE’S PUB AND GRUB

116 Baronne St., 566-0055; www.cajunmikes.com This tavern has earned a loyal following with specialty sandwiches like Maria’s Cuban,

which combines roasted pork, ham, Swiss, mustard and pickles. The cochon de lait po-boy includes roasted pork, gravy, hot sauce and french fries. Fried boudin balls are served with remoulade. Lunch delivery available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

CALYPSO PATIO BAR AND GRILL

326 Lee Lane, Covington, (985) 875-9676; www.calypsopatio. com Gulf seafood meets Caribbean flavors at Calypso. The menu includes beer-battered coconut shrimp served with mango chutney, and seared tuna tostada served with black bean salad, pico de gallo, avocado-wasabi sauce and raspberry-chipotle glaze. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Mon.Fri., dinner Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CAMELLIA CAFE

525 Gause Blvd. W., Slidell, (985) 649-6211; 69455 Hwy. 59, Abita Springs, (985) 809-6313; www.thecamelliacafe.com The extensive menus at these family-oriented eateries are full of local flavor. You can go the comfort food route with seafood platters and po-boys or opt for the fish of the day topped with a creamy blend of shrimp, crab and crawfish. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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The chili cheese omelet is popular at breakfast. Lunch offers choices like catfish and turkey sandwiches. Order a freeze with a slice of pecan pie warmed on the grill. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CAMPBELL’S COFFEE & TEA

516 S. Tyler St., Covington, (985) 246-6992; www.campbellscoffee.com Customers queuing for their morning mug at Campbell’s find some tempting options at the counter. There are cinnamon rolls and scones made with white chocolate and raspberries. Sandwiches from Columbia Street Natural Market are available at lunch. No reservations. Breakfast Mon.-Sat., lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

THE CANDY BAR

908 Bourbon St., 522-2639 With layers of homemade sauce, ground beef, ricotta, mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses, a square of beef lasagna is big enough for two. Spicy peanut chicken pasta features the Candy Bar’s homemade Southwesternstyle peanut sauce and white meat chicken tossed with linguine. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

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1519 Metairie Road, Metairie, 835-5979; 3135 Esplanade Ave., 322-2594; 5217 Elysian Fields Ave., 218-7048 Head to the deli counter for meals of rotisserie chicken or sandwiches featuring special cuts of meat and sides like house-made meat pies and cold salads. The Cuban sandiwich is loaded with roasted pork and ham and pressed warm and crisp. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

CAPDEVILLE

520 Capdeville St., 371-5161; www.capdevillenola.com This stylish pub attracts a business lunch and after-work crowd. Try a duck confit club sandwich with duck cracklings, lettuce, tomato and roasted garlic aioli on brioche or sourdough bread. The caramel apple salad combines romaine lettuce, Pink Lady apples, bacon, blue cheese and caramel cider vinaigrette. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CARMO

527 Julia St., 875-4132; www.cafecarmo.com This cafe blends local and exotic ingredients in Latin

American dishes. The rico is a grilled plantain patty topped with melted cheese, spicy smoked pulled pork, salsa fresca and rico sauce. The Carmo salad combines rice, pineapple, avocado, cashews, almonds, raisins, cucumber and smoked ham on a bed of mixed greens, tossed in citrus mango vinaigrette. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CARRETA’ S GRILL

1340 Lindberg Drive, Slidell, (985) 847-0020; 2320 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 837-6696; 70380 Hwy. 21, Suite 6B, Covington, (985) 871-6674 There’s a wide array of Mexican favorites at Carreta’s. Fajita platters arrive sizzling. Other signature dishes include the pollo loco, or grilled chicken topped with spinach and asadero cheese and served with sauteed onions. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $$

CASA GARCIA

800 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 1C, Mandeville, (985) 951-8226; 8814 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 9, Metairie, 464-0354 Many Mexican favorites like tacos, burritos and quesadillas are available at Casa Garcia. Seafood dishes include shrimp a la diabla served with spicy ancho chile sauce. The costillas de Monterrey are ribs with chipotle sauce. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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wiches and salads. The Venice Beach sandwich features prosciutto, turkey, provolone, cucumber, spinach, tomato, guacamole and Italian dressing. The Cayoudle’s Dawg is a beef frank topped with bacon, cheddar, avocado, lettuce, tomato and Thousand Island dressing. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

CELLARS OF RIVER RIDGE

1801 Dickory Ave., River Ridge, 734-8455; www.cellarsrr.com The deli at this wine shop serves hearty dishes and creative sandwiches like the Spicy Bird, a smoked turkey sandwich served on a croissant with applewood-smoked bacon, pepper Jack cheese, lettuce, tomato and mayo. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

CENTRAL GROCERY

CASABLANCA

923 Decatur St., 523-1620 This landmark Italian deli is known for its muffuletta, the only item on its menu. Get in line, order sandwiches by the half or whole round loaf and make sure you have a stack of napkins ready. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CASAMENTO’S RESTAURANT

3216 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, 838-9935; www.chadsbistro.com Chad’s offers an extensive menu of seafood, steaks, pastas, pizza, sandwiches and salads. The seafood boat features fried shrimp, oysters and catfish in a bread bowl. Try the lobster special served with new potatoes and corn on the cob. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

3030 Severn Ave., Suite 2, Metairie, 888-2209 Moroccan spice lends exotic flavor to the offerings at Casablanca. The harira soup is a traditional blend of chickpeas, lentils, saffron and fresh cilantro. Chicken Marrakech is marinated with herbs and spices and char-broiled. Reservations recommended. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner Sun.Thu. Credit cards. $$

4330 Magazine St., 895-9761; www.casamentosrestaurant.com For more than 90 years, this Uptown eatery has been renowned for oysters. Get a dozen on the half shell or order an oyster loaf with fried oysters piled on thick bread. Oyster stew and seafood gumbo with okra are popular starters. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Thu.Sat. Checks. $$

CAYOUDLE’S

10367 Airline Hwy., St. Rose, 466-8813 Cayoudle’s offers foot-long hot dogs, gourmet sand-

CHAD’S BISTRO

CHARLIE’S SEAFOOD

8311 Jefferson Hwy., Harahan, 737-3700; www.charliesseafoodrestaurant.com Charlie’s offers an array of po-boys, salads, soups and entrees featuring Louisiana seafood. The catfish and grits are mustard and cornmealfried fillets served with stoneground grits, and topped with cheddar cheese and Creole sauce. The unfried seafood platter combines grilled fish, shrimp and crab bordelaise, baked oysters and shrimp cornbread. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.Sat. Credit cards. $

CHARLIE’S STEAK HOUSE 4510 Dryades St., 895-9323; www.charliessteakhousenola.com A dining institution since 1932, Charlie’s menu caters to the steak-and-potatoes set. It features a 32-oz. T-bone or a 10-oz. filet. Sides include onion rings, potatoes au gratin, hand-cut wedge fries, steamed vegetables and mushrooms bordelaise. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

CHARTRES HOUSE CAFE

601 Chartres St., 586-8383; www.chartreshousecafe.com Enjoy traditional New Orleans fare at this corner cafe in the heart of the French Quarter. Crawfish cakes come three to a plate and are topped with crawfish sauce. Red beans and rice is served with smoked sausage. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

CHATEAU COFFEE HOUSE AND CAFE

139 Robert E. Lee Blvd., 286-1777; 701 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 461-9819; 3501 Chateau Blvd., Kenner, 465-9444 Choose from a menu of sandwiches, wraps, salads and quesadillas. Specials include catfish plates, turkey and bacon salad, and burgers topped with cheese. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

CHATEAU DU LAC WINE BISTRO

2037 Metairie Road, Metairie, 831-3773; www.chateaudulacbistro.com Cheese plates are among the starters at this traditional French bistro. Diners also

can choose escargot or steak tartare. For a main course, try the red-wine-braised beef short ribs with pearl onions and Cabernet jus. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

CHECKERED PARROT

133 Royal St., 592-1270; www.checkeredparrot.com Checkered Parrot offers a mix of casual American favorites, including burgers, hot dogs, wraps and wings, as well as Tex-Mex quesadillas, burritos and nachos. There also are local seafood dishes. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

CHECKPOINT CHARLIE

501 Esplanade Ave., 281-4847 Do your laundry, drink and eat all at the same time. Choose from appetizers like tots or fries, and follow with a burger or chicken sandwich. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

CHEESESTEAK BISTRO

528 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 875-9793; www.thecheesesteakbistro.com It’s easy to guess the Phillyinspired specialty here, but the menu also includes chicken cheese steaks and cheese steak wraps. There’s even a cheese steak stuffed potato. The homemade chicken tortilla soup is another favorite. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CHERRYBERRY FROZEN YOGURT & SHAVED ICE

1950 Manhattan Blvd., Suite 110, Harvey, 267-4764; 3348 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, 322-2118; www.cherryberryyogurt.com

Cherryberry serves shaved ice treats and all-natural frozen yogurt in a wide variety of flavors. Both can be topped with fruit, candy, nuts, crushed cookies, flavored syrups or drizzled condensed milk. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CHEZ NOUS CHARCUTERIE

5701 Magazine St., 899-7303; www.gotocheznous.com Chez Nous’ daily gourmetto-go menu offers salads, quiches, sandwiches and entrees. Hot appetizers include soups like crawfish or crabmeat bisque, seafood cakes and cheese puffs made with cream cheese, mayonnaise, Parmesan and chives. Entree choices might include dishes like shrimp Creole, beef Bourguignon and veal Parmesan. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

CHICKEN SUE’S

203 W. Harrison Ave., 371-5546 Though fried chicken is Chicken Sue’s specialty, the diverse menu at this Lakeview eatery also features a Cuban sandwich, muffulettas, eggplant fries, hot tamales, stuffed artichokes and fried seafood platters. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., early dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

CHICKIE WAH WAH

2828 Canal St., 304-4714; www.chickiewahwah.com This Mid-City music club has a kitchen nook serviced by Taceaux Loceaux. Maribeth del Castillo and husband Alex, aka “Taceaux Man,” have brought their taco truck’s Creole-Mex cuisine indoors. Choose from soup and appetizer specials or gourmet tacos filled with smoked page 30

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SOUPS AND SALADS

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Seasoned Louisiana Oysters Lightly Battered, Fried until Crispy on the Outside and Juicy on the Inside. Served on 8” French Bed with our Oyster Mayo $13.50

GUMBO TURTLE SOUP DANCING SHRIMP SALAD Fresh Butterflied Shrimp Battered with Almond Flour, Fried, Tossed in a Spicy Sauce and Served on a Bed of Mixed Greens with Diced Cucumbers, Tomatoes and Avocado Cucumber Dressing $12.50

BRONZED SPICE-CURED SALMON SALAD Fresh Salmon Fillet Cured with Herbs and Spices, Fresh Dill, Leeks, Carrots and Celery then Bronzed. Served with Fresh Marinated Asparagus on a Bed of Mixed Greens with Cool Dill Caper Dressing $12.50

FRIED CHICKEN CAESAR SALAD

SANDWICHES & PLATE LUNCHES Comes with One Side Dish

DEEP FRIED SHRIMP PO-BOY Seasoned Shrimp Battered & Fried then Piled on a 8” French Bread $11

Sliced Corned Beef, Sauerkraut, Swiss Cheese and K-Paul’s Thousand Island Dressing on 8“ Rye Focaccia Bread and Grilled $11

ROAST BEEF PO-BOY Choice Beef Inside Round Seasoned and Slow Roasted for Hours, Sliced and Smothered in it’s Own Juices. Served on Buttered French Bread $10

K-PAUL’S JAMBALAYA LASAGNA Ground Andouille Smoked Sausage and Ground Chuck Meat Sauce Layered with Lasagna Noodles, Ricotta, Mozzarella, Cheddar Cheese and Baked. Served with Garlic Toast $10

HOT CAJUN CURRY Julienned Beef Tenderloin, Smoked Andouille Sausage, Duck, Rabbit and Chicken Seared and Smothered with Onions, Bell Peppers, Celery, Jalapenos, Asian Spices and Beef Stock. Served with Basmati Rice $10.95

CRAWFISH MARIGNY Fresh Louisiana Crawfish Tails Sautéed with fresh Dill, Diced Tomatoes, Mushrooms, Stock and Butter Emulsion. Served with Basmati Rice $11.50 Chef Paul Prudhomme & Exec. Chef Paul Miller

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beef brisket and Korean-style barbecue chicken. No reservations. Dinner daily. Cash only. $

CHILL OUT CAFE

729 Burdette St., 872-9628 Traditional American breakfast in the morning gives way to spicy Thai soups and basil-steeped coconut curries at lunch and dinner. Drunken noodles is a popular Thai dish. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $

CHINA DOLL

830 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, 366-8822 China Doll serves Chinese staples like Emperor’s lo mein and crab Rangoon — fried wontons filled with cream cheese and crabmeat. Other dishes include sweet-andsour chicken and wonton soup. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CHINA ORCHID RESTAURANT

704 S. Carrollton Ave., 8651428; www.chinaorchidneworleans.com

China Orchid offers affordable Chinese-American dishes. The seafood hot pot simmers with shrimp, crawfish, scallops, tofu and assorted Chinese vegetables. Spicy General Tso’s chicken is a mainstay, along with dishes like peppery redfish. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CHINA ROSE

3501 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, 887-3295 Regulars file in for combo plates of sweet-and-sour pork and Szechuan beef. The China Rose special features a marinated half duck sauteed with bell peppers and served with brown sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CHOPS BISTRO AND MARTINI BAR

111 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 218-8967; www. chopsbistroandmartinibar.com Chops’ menu of seafood and steaks includes specialties like seared redfish topped with lump crabmeat

and citrus butter, served with zucchini and squash. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

CHRISTINA’S EMPRESS OF CHINA

429 Wall Blvd., Suite 8, Gretna, 392-3939 Christina Tsang’s restaurant offers a wide range of traditional Chinese dishes, including specialties such as Emperor’s lo mein, which combines chicken, beef and shrimp over angel hair pasta. Reservations recommended for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CHUN LEE CHINESE RESTAURANT

1100 Elmwood Park Blvd., Harahan, 733-8562 Chun Lee features AmericanChinese dishes combining everything from fried rice to fried chicken. There also are a few Vietnamese items, including vermicelli bowls topped with grilled meats and pho with beef or chicken. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CHURROS CAFE

3100 Kingman St., Suite 104, Metairie, 885-6516 The namesake churro is a sweet, fried dough stick, Cuba’s version of a beignet. The menu boasts a wide selection of Cuban dishes such as ropa viejo and roast pork with congri and yuca. The Cuban sandwich and tostones are menu staples. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CIRO’S COTE SUD

7918 Maple St., 866-9551; www.cotesudrestaurant.com Filling a cozy nook along Maple Street, Cote Sud’s version of moules frites is a large bowl of steamed mussels complemented with blue cheese cream and a side of house-made fries. Roasted duck is served with a sauce of peaches, prunes, apricots and bourbon, and a side of mashed potatoes. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Checks. $$

CITY DINER

3116 S. I-10 Service Road, Metairie, 831-1030;

www.citydiner.biz The “bottom of the bowl” features a French bread bowl filled with crabmeat, crawfish, shrimp, cheese, green onions and Cajun cream sauce. Other menu items include waffles, meatloaf and club sandwiches. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

CLANCY’S

6100 Annunciation St., 895-1111 This bustling Uptown gathering place has a changing menu that features a mix of steaks, chops and local seafood. Fried oysters are served on a bed of wilted spinach and topped with Brie. Crabmeat Remick is a version of crabmeat au gratin with spicy seasonings. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Fri., dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$$

CLEMENTINE’S BELGIAN BISTROT

2505 Whitney Ave., Gretna, 366-3995; www.bistrogallerie.com At Clementine’s, Belgian beers complement the menu

of classic Belgian dishes. Appetizers include onion soup and escargot. Mussels come in a variety of preparations, and pasta, crepes and other lighter fare round out the menu. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CLEOPATRA MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE

2701 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, (866) 840-3013; www.cleopatramediterraneancuisine.com The chef’s vegetarian plate is a formidable collection of soup, tabbouleh, grape leaves, baba ghanoush, hummus and two pieces of falafel. A kebab trio rounds up skewers of chicken, kafta and beef tenderloin. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

CLOVER GRILL

900 Bourbon St., 598-1010; www.clovergrill.com Open around the clock, this French Quarter grill offers traditional diner fare. Staple items include breakfast omelets, sandwiches, burgers,

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CLUBHOUSE BAR & GRILL

4617 Sanford St., Metairie, 883-5905; www.theclubhousebarandgrill.com Salads, burgers and chicken dishes complement a menu of local favorites like red beans and rice, jambalaya and gumbo. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

COCHON

930 Tchoupitoulas St., 588-2123; www.cochonrestaurant.com Chefs Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski cure and smoke all the meats and sausages in-house. Cochon’s menu of updated Cajun cuisine boasts small plates like fried alligator with chiligarlic aioli, as well as entrees like the smoked beef brisket with horseradish potato salad. The bar offers a selection of legal moonshine. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

COCO HUT

2515 Bayou Road, 945-8788 The Caribbean staple jerk chicken served with plantain chips is the most popular item on the menu at this casual cafe. Also try vegetarian tamales, avocado sandwiches or fish specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Sat. Credit cards. $$ 234 Lee Lane, Covington, (985) 893-6158; 3517 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (985) 6740560; www.coffeerani.com The large menu at these casual cafes includes creative salads and sandwiches. The tandoori tuna sandwich has a chutney-mayo spread. The shrimp and pesto salad serves shrimp, pesto, purple cabbage and bowtie pasta over a bed of Caesar salad. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $

COFFEE’S BOILIN’ POT

305 Covington St., Madisonville, 985-845-2348 Coffee’s offers many seafood specials. Fried or grilled catfish Madisonville comes with crawfish, mushroom and green onion cream sauce. The seafood pasta has shrimp, crawfish and crabmeat topped with cream sauce. Every Wednesday is lobster night; call ahead to reserve a lobster. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Thu.Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

624 S. Carrollton Ave., 218-8900; 1130 S. Clearview Pkwy., Elmwood, 736-5037; www.coldstonecreamery.com Cold Stone’s ice cream is made in house and mixed with nuts, fruit and candy at the counter. There also are shakes, smoothies, blended coffee drinks, ice cream cupcakes and ice cream cakes. Birthday Cake Remix features cake batter ice cream mixed with fudge, brownies and rainbow sprinkles. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

COLUMBIA STREET TAP ROOM & GRILL

434 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 898-0899; www.columbiastreettaproom.com Lunch and dinner are more substantial than typical barroom appetizers at this Northshore grill. Starters include mozzarella sticks, sauteed crab claws, sweet potato fries and a daily soup. Entrees include daily specials like the local organic pork loin with honey glaze or the grilled mahi mahi with crawfish lemon butter. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

THE COLUMNS — ALBERTINE’S TEA ROOM

3811 St. Charles Ave., 899-9308; www.thecolumns.com A menu of contemporary Louisiana cooking includes pork belly braised with Abita root beer, soy sauce and lemongrass, served with organic mustard greens and Abita root beer demiglace. Crab cakes are made with Louisiana crabmeat, herbs and shrimp mousse and served atop fried green tomato slices with lemongrass beurre blanc. Reservations recommended. Breakfast and dinner daily, lunch Tue.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

COME BACK INN

3826 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 443-1623; 8016 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie, 467-9316 Pizza, crawfish etouffee and a wide variety of sandwiches and po-boys are available at this casual cafe. Specials like shrimp Creole and red beans and rice with hot sausage are customer favorites. No reservations. Williams Boulevard: Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. West Metairie Avenue: Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

COMMANDER’S PALACE 1403 Washington Ave., 8998221; www.commanderspalace.com Chef Tory McPhail highlights Louisiana seafood in his innovative Creole cooking. “The Pig and the Peach” features sticky Abita Root Beer braised pork belly over Cajun boudin with peaches, honey and smoky jus. Creole cream cheese gnocchi with crawfish combines handrolled gnocchi with grilled crawfish tails, mushroom “bacon,” toasted shallots, brandy and imported Parmesan. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.Sun. Credit cards. $$$

COMMON GROUNDS

335 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, 227-2200 Start the day with a Common breakfast featuring two eggs, toast, grits or hash browns, and ham, bacon or sausage. The lunch and dinner menus feature sandwiches and seafood dishes. Artichoke Amelia is a dish of Italian-seasoned artichoke hearts topped with Parmesan. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

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1109 Decatur St., 525-9053; www.coopsplace.net Rabbit and sausage jambalaya is a mainstay at this casual bar and Cajuninspired eatery in the French Quarter. The smoked duck quesadilla is a popular starter. Other options include Cajun fried chicken, redfish meuniere, shrimp Creole, red beans and rice, and pasta Opelousas. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

COOTER BROWN’S TAVERN

509 S. Carrollton Ave., 866-9104; www.cooterbrowns.com This Riverbend-area sports bar broadcasts a variety of games on multiple flatscreen TVs and boasts more than 400 brands of beer. The kitchen offers fan fare including burgers, alligator sausage po-boys, meat pies, raw oysters and chili cheese dogs. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

COPELAND’S CHEESECAKE BISTRO

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CRABBY JACK’S

428 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson, 833-2722 Jack Leonardi, the chef behind the popular Jacques-Imo’s Cafe, puts his spin on casual New Orleans fare at this lunch joint. Fried oysters and shrimp tumble out of po-boys. Creative sandwich options include slow-roasted duck with gravy and fried green tomato and shrimp remoulade po-boys. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CRAZY JOHNNIE’S STEAKHOUSE

3520 18th St., Metairie, 8876641; www.crazyjohnnies.net Johnnie’s serves grilled steaks, including an 8 1/2-oz. primecut filet mignon, and seafood plates, as well as specials such as Dungeness crab clusters and crab cakes made with local blue crabs. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

THE CREOLE CREAMERY

4924 Prytania St., 894-8680; 6260 Vicksburg St., 482-2924; www.creolecreamery.com This old-fashioned-style ice cream parlor offers specialties like milkshake floats and traditional ice cream sundaes. There is a changing roster of ice cream and sorbet flavors, including cafe au lait and creme brulee. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $

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CREPES A LA CART

1039 Broadway St., 866-2362 Crepes made to order can satisfy sweet or savory cravings at any meal. The salmon Benedict crepe features smoked salmon, hollandaise, egg and melted cheese. On the sweet side, the strawberries Romanoff comes with chocolate chips or Nutella, fresh strawberries and a splash of Grand Marnier. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

CRESCENT CITY BREWHOUSE

527 Decatur St., 522-0571; www.crescentcitybrewhouse.com Crescent City Brewhouse offers local favorites like pan-seared redfish St. Louis topped with fried oysters

CRESCENT CITY GRILL

101 Lapalco Blvd., Gretna, 394-7272 Crescent City Grill’s 1-2-3 special features one egg, two strips of bacon and three pancakes for less than $5. The fisherman’s platter combines fried fish, oysters and shrimp. Crawfish bisque is a popular soup. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

CRESCENT CITY STEAK HOUSE

1001 N. Broad St., 821-3271; www.crescentcitysteaks.com Head to this Mid-City steakhouse for rib-eyes, filets mignon, strip sirloins, T-bones and porterhouses. For side dishes, choose from salads, potatoes and vegetables. Seafood options include shrimp cocktail, salmon and tuna. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri. and Sun., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

CRESCENT PIE AND SAUSAGE COMPANY

4400 Banks St., 482-2426; www.crescentpieandsausage.com Get house-made sausages on pizza or in sandwiches. Bad Bart’s black jambalaya includes braised pork, chicken, sausage and black-eyed peas, and on Friday there is a seafood boil. Meat pies and vegetarian pies are popular. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CROISSANT D’OR

617 Ursulines Ave., 524-4663 Diners flock to this quaint cafe known for croissants and other baked items. For lunch there are croissant and baguette sandwiches, quiches and homemade soups. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

CRYSTAL ROOM AT LE PAVILLON

833 Poydras St., 620-8899; www.lepavillon.com Locals and hotel guests alike enjoy the expansive breakfast buffet at this elegant dining room in the Le Pavillon hotel. At lunch and dinner, guests can feast on New Orleans and Southern favorites like gumbo, crab cakes and shrimp cocktail. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

DEANIE’S RESTAURANT & BAR

Ropa Viejo is one of the Latin and Caribbean dishes served at Mojito’s RuM BaR & GRill.

7350 Hayne Blvd., 248-6700 Regulars at Deanie’s know the menu is all about seafood. Daily lunch specials feature seafood platters overflowing with oysters, catfish and shrimp. Other options include gumbo, soup, stuffed crab or barbecue shrimp pasta. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Fri. Credit cards. $

CUCOS

2766 Belle Chasse Hwy., Terrytown, 393-7766; 5048 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 454-5005; www.cucosmex.com Cucos serves traditional Mexican fare like tacos, burritos, fajitas, enchiladas and taco salads. The El Presidente combines beef and cheese enchiladas with a beef taco, two chimipoquitos, and rice and beans with ranchero sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

DEANIE’S SEAFOOD

841 Iberville St., 581-1316; 1713 Lake Ave., Metairie, 831-4141; www.deanies.com Boiled and fried seafood dominate the menu at Deanie’s. Shrimp, crawfish and crabmeat top the Bucktown boil pizza made with white sauce. Other options include crawfish etouffee and New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp. No reservations. Iberville Street: Lunch and dinner daily. Lake Avenue: Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

CURE

4905 Freret St., 302-2357; www.curenola.com Gourmet bar snacks, cheese boards and small plates complement the menu of craft cocktails at this sleek modern lounge. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

DEJA VU RESTAURANT & BAR

CURRY CORNER

1200 S. Carrollton Ave., 861-9033 Curry Corner serves meals cafeteria-style with choices including curried lamb, pork, beef, shrimp and vegetables, plus other Indian specialties. Thai green curry with vegetables is prepared with coconut cream. Chicken masala features breast meat cooked with ginger, garlic, tomato, cumin, turmeric and coriander. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CYRUS RESTAURANT

612 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 309-2477 Cyrus Restaurant specializes in Persian cuisine, with dishes such as sheeshleek, pieces of lamb marinated, grilled and served with vegetables and basmati rice. The soltani is a combination of char-grilled tenderloin and seasoned ground beef served with vegetables and basmati rice. Try lemon berry mascarpone cake or tiramisu for dessert. Reservations accepted. Lunch and Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

DAISY DUKES

121 Chartres St., 561-5171; www.daisydukesrestaurant.com Open around the clock, this French Quarter eatery offers breakfast and Cajun favorites including omelets, grits, blackened catfish, alligator sausage, gumbo and daily

specials. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $$

DAKOTA

629 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 892-3712; www.restaurantcuvee.com/dakota Dakota’s crabmeat and Brie soup is a signature starter few can resist. Char-broiled oysters are topped with applewood-smoked bacon and Danish blue cheese. Entrees include grilled redfish with herbs, fried green tomatoes, frisee, courtboullion and scallion coulis. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

DANNY & CLYDE’S

Citywide; www.dannyandclydes.com This local chain of convenience marts offers more than soda and snacks. Grab a large po-boy or other deli sandwich when filling up. Meat pies and breakfast sandwiches are available as well. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

DANTE’S KITCHEN

736 Dante St., 861-3121; www.danteskitchen.com Dante’s presents contemporary Creole dishes with local farm vegetable selec-

tions. The redfish on the half shell is topped with jumbo lump crabmeat and herbs. Chicken roasted under a brick is maple glazed and served with a potato and bacon hash cake and topped with a fried farm egg. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.Mon., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

DAT DOG

5031 Freret St., 899-6883; www.datdognola.com This dog house serves hot dogs and sausages ranging from Polish kielbasa and German bratwurst to local hot links and alligator sausage. Topping choices include grated cheddar, diced onions, wasabi, sauerkraut and homemade chili. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.Sun. Cash only. $

DE-NO SEAFOOD

505 Gretna Blvd., Suite 15, Gretna, 362-4608 De-No’s serves an array of seafood dishes. The fried redfish De-No is topped with a crabmeat dressing and 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. $$

400 Dauphine St., 523-1931; www.dejavunola.com Breakfast is served around the clock at this all-hours destination. Grab Louisiana classics like gumbo and jambalaya or try a pulled pork po-boy. Dinner specials are available Monday through Thursday, and a steak special is featured Tuesdays and Thursdays. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

DEL PIERO’S AT COSIMO’S

1201 Burgundy St., 525-5636 Del Piero’s offers pizza and sandwiches from the back corner of Cosimo’s bar. The California club pizza features grilled chicken breast, pesto, mozzarella, red onions, tomatoes, avocado and jalapenos. Spinach and artichoke pizza has garlic-butter sauce, spinach, artichoke hearts, tomatoes, roasted garlic, feta and mozzarella. Delivery available. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

THE DELACHAISE

3442 St. Charles Ave., 895-0858; www.thedelachaise.com Pommes frites (fried in goose fat) with malt vinegar aioli and a spicy satay dipping sauce is the perfect noshing item at this upscale lounge. There also are cheese plates and twice-cooked Cuban pork crisped in duck fat and served with orange mojo and fried yuca. No reservations. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ page 39

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5241 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 889-7992; www.thecreolegrille.com Appetizers at the Creole Grille include Louisiana blue crab dip and hot tamale chili nachos. The char-broiled bourbon-glazed pork chops are served with Creole blue potatoes. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

and barbecue sauce or the Southern crispy duck served with homemade andouille cornbread dressing and pepper jelly au jus. Starters include crab cakes, baked Brie and mussels. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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Turner’s Fried Calamari $11.95

The Juicy Lucy Burger $7.95

The best calamari our mother ocean has to offer! From the crystal clear unpolluted waters of New Zealand to your table. Golden, deep-fried and served with secret shrimp sauce and cocktail sauce

Our famous 8 oz. charbroiled burger on a sesame bun with tomato, lettuce, onion and pickles, with our special sauce, fries or salad. Add Cheddar, American, Pepper Jack, Blue cheese crumbles, Swiss, sautéed portabellas, avocado, sprouts, grilled onions, bacon, guacamole or jalapenos $0.75 each

Eddie would Go Edamame $5.95 Delicious…..served in the pod.

HAPPY HOUR MON-FRI • 4-7PM

$4 House Margaritas • $2.50 Domestics

Todo Santos Fish Tacos (2 of ‘em) $9.95 Grouper, fried or grilled, on flour tortillas, with cheese, shredded cabbage, secret shrimp sauce, served with beans and rice Grouper ceviche on wheat tortillas, secret shrimp sauce, served with black bean salad

Lucy, Rickey, Fred and Ethel Special Solo $12.95 Tandem $19.95 Lucy made her mark with this one! Grilled steak and chicken on a heaping platter of lettuce, peppers, onions, pico de gallo, cheese, rice, beans, guac and sour cream, served with warm flour tortillas. Shrimp or Portabellas add $3.00

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DESIRE OYSTER BAR

300 Bourbon St., 553-2281; www.sonesta.com This Bourbon Street stalwart features a menu of traditional and contemporary New Orleans seafood dishes. Oysters come on the halfshell, broiled, or fried and served with house-made barbecue sauce and blue cheese dressing. Shrimp and grits are made with tasso and topped with cream sauce. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

DESPERADOS PIZZA

801 Frenchmen St., 943-9900 The namesake Desperado pie has spicy sauce, mozzarella and Monterey Jack cheeses, cabbage slaw and jalapenos. Desperados also serves appetizers, po-boys, burgers and some seafood dishes. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sat.-Sun., dinner Wed.-Mon., late-night Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

DIAMOND CAFE

1299 Hickory Ave., Harahan, 737-0720 Choose from a wide variety of New York-style pizzas, pastas and sandwiches. The namesake pie is loaded with ham, pepperoni, salami, onion and black olives. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$

DICK AND JENNY’S

DICKIE BRENNAN’S STEAKHOUSE

716 Iberville St., 522-2467; www.dickiebrennanssteakhouse.com Dickie Brennan’s prefers Creole finesse to steak house largesse. The 14-oz. barbecue rib-eye is topped with Abita beer barbecued shrimp and served with roasted garlic mashed potatoes. Other cuts include the cast-iron seared USDA prime strip, the 24-oz. cowboy steak and the 24-oz. USDA prime porterhouse. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

DICRISTINA’S

810 N. Columbia St., Suite C, Covington, (985) 875-0160;

DIMARTINO’S FAMOUS NEW ORLEANS MUFFULETTAS

1788 Carol Sue Ave., Terrytown, 392-7589; 3900 Gen. DeGaulle Drive., 3670227; 6641 Westbank Expwy., Marrero, 341-4096; www.dimartinos.com Home of a popular muffuletta, DiMartino’s also offers burgers, po-boys and seafood platters. Entrees include shrimp etouffee, grilled Gulf fish, and spaghetti with meatballs or Italian sausage. Seafood gumbo is filled with crab legs, shrimp and okra. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

DINO’S BAR & GRILL

1128 Tchoupitoulas St., 558-0900 Sandwiches and burgers anchor the menu at Dino’s. There also are wraps, salads and bar-noshing sides including french fries. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards. $

DISH ON HAYNE

9734 Hayne Blvd., 301-0356; www.dishonhayne.com Dish on Hayne offers appetizers like crab cakes, Cajun chicken quesadillas and scallops a la Benny, blackened and topped with crawfish cream sauce. Entrees range from fried catfish to filet mignon topped with Gorgonzola cream sauce and served with garlic mashed potatoes and grilled vegetables. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

DITALI’S PIZZA

Northshore Square Mall, 150 Northshore Blvd., Slidell, (985) 649-5657; 8160 Hwy. 23, Belle Chasse, 393-1160 Ditali’s offers pizza and much more. In addition to a wide range of thin-crust pies, Ditali’s serves favorites from the cousin Cafe Ditali’s menu, including spaghetti and meatballs, lasagna and chicken Parmesan. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

DOCKSIDE SEAFOOD & OYSTER BAR

1820 Dickory Ave., Harahan, 736-9666 Diners enjoy seafood, Italian and Creole dishes at this casual neighborhood restaurant.

At Olive Branch cafe, Ehren Andrus and chef Michael Mayerchin present a Tuscan grilled sandwich for a hearty meal. Favorites include the softshell crab bacon wrap served with remoulade. The seafood extravaganza for two rounds up fried catfish, shrimp and oysters, stuffed crabs, hushpuppies, fries, onion rings and garlic bread. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

DOMENICA

123 Baronne St., 648-6020; www.domenicarestaurant.com Located in the Roosevelt Hotel, chef John Besh’s rustic Italian dishes combine imported Italian cured meats and cheeses with local ingredients, such as pork from pigs raised on the Northshore for his restaurants. Dishes include wood-fired pizza and tagliatelle with rabbit ragu and porcini mushrooms. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

DOMILISE’S PO-BOYS

5240 Annunciation St., 899-9126 Neighborhood regulars swear by the roast beef po-boy at this institution. An “off the menu” special — a fried shrimp po-boy topped with Swiss cheese and gravy — is its worst-kept secret. Hot sausage po-boys also are popular choices. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Wed. and Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

DOMINIQUE’S ON MAGAZINE

4729 Magazine St., 894-8881; www.dominiquesonmag.com Chef Dominique Macquet’s restaurant focuses on classic French techniques and creative flavors. Kobe beef meatballs are served over house-made spaghetti with oven-dried tomato and veal jus. Sauteed local flounder is served with risotto and mango and papaya salad. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards $$$

DON’ S SEAFOOD HUT

4801 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 889-1550; wwwdonsseafoodmetairie.com Don’s dishes up seafood, soups, sandwiches and pasta. Specialties include fried shrimp, shrimp etouffee and fried catfish. No reservations.

Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

DONG PHUONG ORIENTAL BAKERY AND RESTAURANT

14207 Chef Menteur Hwy., 254-0296 Fresh-baked loaves encase spiced meats, pates, herbs and pickled vegetables in Dong Phuong’s popular banh mi sandwiches. The combined restaurant and market is a hub of activity for the Vietnamese-American community in eastern New Orleans. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

DOOKY CHASE RESTAURANT

2301 Orleans Ave., 821-0535 A Creole institution in Treme for more than six decades, Dooky Chase serves stuffed shrimp, gumbo, fried chicken, stewed okra and other classic New Orleans dishes. The popular lunch spot offers a buffet and takeout until 6 p.m. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

DOORS UPTOWN PIZZA

7537 Maple St., 861-0040; www.doorsuptownpizza.com Doors serves thin-crust pizza, salads, sandwiches and some seafood options, including raw oysters. Spicy wings are marinated in a blend of Asian barbecue sauce and oyster sauce and charred until crispy. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Wed.-Sun., dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards. $

DORIGNAC’ S

710 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 834-8216;

www.dorignacs.com The longtime Metairie grocery is known for its bakery, deli and large wine selection. The selection of prepared dishes includes fried chicken, lasagna, soups, sandwiches and daily specials, such as red beans and rice, baconwrapped pork filet, and baked macaroni. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards and checks. $

DOSON NOODLE HOUSE 135 N. Carrollton Ave., 309-7283 Noodle soup, pan-fried noodles and lo mein are popular at this Vietnamese eatery. For appetizers, try spring rolls or summer rolls. For entrees, the triple delight comes with chicken, shrimp, beef and mixed vegetables. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

DOT’S DINER

Citywide; www.dotsdiner.com Stop in for pancakes, waffles or breakfast platters served anytime. Classic diner options include meatloaf, countryfried steak and an open-face roast beef sandwich with gravy. For lunch, there are burgers, sandwiches and salads. A kids’ menu is available. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

THE DOUGH BOWL

1039 Broadway St., 861-2200 Just off Tulane’s campus, the Dough Bowl serves thincrust New York-style pizza by the pie or slice as well as sandwiches and burgers. The People’s burger smothers a half-pound of Angus beef beneath provolone, Swiss, bacon and sauteed mushrooms. No reservations.

Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

DOWN THE HATCH

1921 Sophie Wright Place, 5220909; www.downthehatchnola.com The Texas burger at this Garden District pub features an Angus beef patty topped with caramelized onions, smoked bacon, cheddar and a fried egg. Look for salads, wraps, wings and other casual fare. The bar also offers St. Louis baby back ribs. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

DRAGO’S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT & OYSTER BAR

Hilton New Orleans Riverside, 2 Poydras St., 584-3911; 3232 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, 8889254; www.dragosrestaurant.com Drago’s is known for its signature char-broiled oysters topped with Parmesan, butter, parsley and garlic. Char-broiled Maine lobster is served with spinach risotto. Other menu items include seafood pasta and the catch of the day, served with fresh vegetables and a baked potato. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

DRESS IT

535 Gravier St., 527-0006 Order a burger or sandwich and choose from an array of breads and toppings. There is everything from American to blue cheese, black olives and jalapenos to peanut butter or chili, and premium options include guacamole or a fried egg. For side dishes, choose from sweet potato fries, corn and cheese grits, salad or mac page 40

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4501 Tchoupitoulas St., 894-9880; www.dickandjennys.com Dick and Jenny’s creative contemporary cooking includes dishes like pecancrusted Louisiana redfish topped with crab, micro greens and Creole meuniere sauce with popcorn rice and Southern greens on the side. Deep-fried Gulf fish is served atop a hot pot of Thai coconut curry with shrimp, crab and calamari. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$$

www.dicristinas.com DiCristina’s serves Creole and Italian dishes including meatballs, chicken bordelaise, fried seafood and eggplant medallions with crawfish sauce. Look for specials like trout Jacob with pasta with crawfish sauce. Baked macaroni is popular side item. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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and cheese. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

The Little Restaurant that is getting Big Rave Reviews!

DRY DOCK CAFE

75 wines and champagnes by the glass & 200 wines by the bottle. Chef eddie raye King will prepare your wonderful dinner, including steaks, fresh lOuiSiana seafood, salads & daily prepared soups & desserts – the BesT new Orleans has to offer!

720 Orleans ave

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133 Delaronde St., 361-8240; www.thedrydockcafe.com Located near the Algiers Point ferry landing, Dry Dock Cafe offers starters like potato skins, Buffalo wings and sweet potato fries. Entrees choices include burgers, salads and daily specials. For brunch, try steak and eggs or eggs Benedict. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

DUNBAR’S CREOLE COOKING

Loyola University, Broadway Activities Center, 501 Pine St., 861-5451 Located on Loyola’s campus, Dunbar’s kitchen serves signature New Orleans dishes like fried or smothered chicken, red beans and rice, stuffed bell peppers and sticky bread pudding. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., early dinner Mon.-Thu. Credit cards. $

EAT NEW ORLEANS

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900 Dumaine St., 522-7222; www.eatnola.com This quaint cafe offers an original take on familiar Creole and Cajun dishes. Cheesecake made with Creole cream cheese, andouille, red peppers and green onions fills a pecan crust. Eggs de Provence is baked in a black iron skillet with cream and herbs and served with applewoodsmoked bacon and a biscuit. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

THE EDGE BAR & GRILL

3400 Hessmer Ave., Metairie, 780-2266 The Edge Bar & Grill offers appetizers like cheese and chili-cheese fries. Lunch specials include sirloin steak served with vegetables and mashed potatoes, butter beans with smoked sausage, and baked chicken. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Sat. Credit cards. $

EIFFEL SOCIETY LOUNGE

− mon-sat • 7am-9pm − serving full menu til 8pm − sunday • 7am-3pm − kitchen closes at 2:30pm

5606 Canal Blvd. • 504-483-7001 • www.lakeviewBrew.Com

2040 St. Charles Ave., 5252951; www.eiffelsociety.com The Eiffel Society is an upscale watering hole in a landmark building on St. Charles Avenue. Small plates and tapas style snacks include Parmesan fries, lumpias, chicken and waffles, and smoked pork tostones. Reservations accepted. Dinner and late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

EL GATO NEGRO

81 French Market Place, 525-9752; www.elgatonegronola.com Whet your appetite with a pineapple-cilantro margarita or any of the Mexican beers or tequilas. Guacamole is mixed tableside with avocados, pico de gallo, jalapenos, lime juice and sea salt. Chicken enchiladas feature chicken breast, Chihuahua cheese and sauteed onion, and come with corn tortillas, sour cream, orange-oregano salsa and rice and beans. No reservations. Breakfast Sat.Sun., lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

ELEVEN79

1179 Annunciation St., 2991179; www.eleven79.com Classic Italian dishes fill the menu at this intimate restaurant just outside the Warehouse District. Osso buco is a veal shank served Milanese style with pappardelle. Paneed oysters are served with white remoulade and caviar. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

ELIZABETH’S

601 Gallier St., 944-9272; www.elizabethsrestaurant.com The eclectic menu at Elizabeth’s includes everything from daily fish specials to homemade desserts. Main dishes include seared duck breast with cherry port and a burger topped with blue cheese and the restaurant’s signature praline bacon. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sat.Sun. Credit cards. $$

THE EMBERS “ORIGINAL” BOURBON HOUSE

700 Bourbon St., 595-3172; www.emberssteakhouse.com Steaks, fried seafood platters and classic CreoleItalian dishes like lasagna and Gulf shrimp marinara round out the options at this French Quarter establishment. A 28-oz. prime rib dinner includes salad and a baked potato. Reservations recommended. Lunch Sat.Sun., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

EMERIL’S DELMONICO

1300 St. Charles Ave., 5254937; www.emerils.com A lavish charcuterie board features house-cured meats like bresaola, capocollo, chorizo, sausages and a daily terrine. The Eden Farms Berkshire pork chop comes with a sunny side up egg, pancetta, Swiss chard and polenta. The restaurant

also serves steaks dry-aged in house. A happy hour menu features small plates of Delmonico favorites. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

EMERIL’S RESTAURANT

800 Tchoupitoulas St., 5289393; www.emerils.com The flagship of chef Emeril Lagasse’s empire serves specials like etouffee of daily market Gulf fish, with Carolina rice grits, maritime mussels, Covey Rise tomatoes and scallion. For starters try the yellowfin tuna lettuce wraps. For dessert there is the lemon-tarragon ice box pie with Nilla Wafer crust and torched meringue. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

THE ENGLISH TEA ROOM

734 E. Rutland St., Covington, (985) 898-3988; www.englishtearoom.com A Covington cottage sets the stage for traditional English tea service, with options ranging from a simple pot of tea to a full spread of finger sandwiches, quiches, scones and sweets. The lunch menu features salads and sandwiches, and there is a ploughman’s lunch of British cheeses, crusty bread and salad. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

ERNST CAFE

600 S. Peters St., 525-8544; www.ernstcafe.net Po-boys, sandwiches and wraps fill the menu at this Warehouse District cafe. Choose from appetizers like quesadilla rolls or spinach ravioli. The tomato-basil soup is also a popular choice. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

ESPRESSO EXPRESS

One Shell Square, 701 Poydras St., Suite 116, 524-5115 CBD workers appreciate breakfast burritos, pastries and quick lunch options like salads, wraps and panini. The club panino fills your choice of bread, roll or croissant with ham, turkey, bacon, Swiss, tomato and honey-mustard dressing. The Thai chicken wrap is filled with roasted chicken, carrots, cucumber, Monterey Jack cheese and sweet Thai chili sauce. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $

F&M PATIO BAR

4841 Tchoupitoulas St., 895-6784; www.fandmpatiobar.com

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College kids and late-night noshers frequent F&M for the crispy waffle cheese fries and burgers. Order yours topped with bacon, chili and jalapenos. Chicken fingers and quesadillas also are available. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Cash only. $

FAIR GRINDS COFFEEHOUSE

3133 Ponce de Leon St., 9139072; www.fairgrinds.com This coffeehouse serves fair trade coffee and offers more than 30 organic teas. The locally made pastries include vegan breads, cookies and energy bars. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Checks. $

FAIR GROUNDS RACE COURSE

1751 Gentilly Blvd., 944-5515; www.fairgroundsracecourse.com The Grandstand buffet offers everything from shrimp Creole to fried chicken to General Tso’s chicken to pepper steak. The double duck salad features smoked duck and duck confit. The bread pudding with rum sauce is a popular dessert. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Fri.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

FAT HARRY’S

FAT HEN GRILL

1821 Hickory Ave., Harahan, 287-4581; www.fathengrill.com Fat burgers topped with Gorgonzola and patty melts are popular choices at this grill. Other options include Gulf shellfish salad “low and slow” barbecue prepared by chef and Texas native Shane Pritchett. There also are seasonal fresh squeezed juices. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

FAT MOLLY’S PIZZA & BEER

2400 21st St., Kenner, 3051017; www.fatmollyspizza.com Oyster Rockefeller pizza features Louisiana oysters, spinach, mozzarella and

FAUSTO’S BISTRO

530 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 833-7121; www.faustosbistro.com Fausto’s prepares Northern Italian and Sicilian cuisine. Fried soft-shell crab is served with seafood ravioli in white wine garlic sauce. Parmesan-crusted Gulf fish is topped with crabmeat, tomato and white wine butter sauce and served with wilted spinach. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

FAZZIO’S RESTAURANT

1841 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 624-9704; www.fazziosrestaurant.com Traditional Italian dishes and Louisiana seafood share the billing at Fazzio’s. The Jimbob features shrimp stuffed with crabmeat and served over pasta with crabmeat cream sauce. The Rib-eye Good Lovin’ is topped with fried oysters and bordelaise. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

FEAST NEW ORLEANS

200 Julia St., 304-6318; www.feastneworleans.com Feast specializes in rustic European fare, particularly traditional British dishes. Leek- and cheese-crusted fish and scallop pie is served with roasted Brussels sprouts. The “Cock-a-Leekie” appetizer features braised chicken with cream, leeks, bacon, plums and red potatoes. For dessert there is sticky toffee pudding. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

FEELINGS CAFE

2600 Chartres St., 945-2222; www.feelingscafe.com Extending throughout an old plantation house, Feelings’ dining rooms exude warmth and charm. Dine in the romantic courtyard and enjoy creative dishes like steamed mushroom boudin and Gulf fish Nicholas served with grilled shrimp and creamed spinach. Reservations accepted. Dinner Thu.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

FELIPE’S TAQUERIA

301 N. Peters St., 267-4406; 6215 S. Miro St., 309-2776; www.felipesneworleans.com

Choose from marinated pulled pork, steak, grilled vegetables, grilled chicken, spicy chicken (pollo tingo) or chorizo to fill tacos, burritos, chimichangas and other Mexican favorites. A salsa bar offers different varieties of salsa and pepper sauces. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

FELIX’S RESTAURANT & OYSTER BAR

739 Iberville St., 522-4440; www.felixs.com It’s standing room only at the oyster bar at Felix’s. Make your own sauce and order directly from the shuckers, or grab a table and choose from a full menu of New Orleans staples. There also is a fried and blackened alligator dish with homemade remoulade sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

FELLINI’S CAFE

900 N. Carrollton Ave., 488-2155; www.fellinisneworleans.com This casual spot offers Mediterranean and Italian dishes, from hummus and pita to pastas, sandwiches and pizzas. Shrimp kebabs feature two skewers of shrimp, onion, bell peppers and black olives, served with hummus and salad. The chicken portobello lavash wrap is filled with chicken, mushrooms cooked in red pepper sauce, spinach, mozzarella and feta. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

FIESTA LATINA RESTAURANT

133 N. Carrollton Ave., 4840590; 1924 Airline Drive, Kenner, 468-2384; www.fiestalatinarestaurant.com This family-owned Mexican eatery offers tacos, enchiladas, burritos and tamales. The huevos rancheros feature two eggs and two tostadas covered with ranchero sauce. The grilled carne asada is served with refried beans, salad, rice and fried sweet plantains. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

FIVE HAPPINESS

3605 S. Carrollton Ave., 482-3935; www.fivehappiness.com For more than three decades, Five Happiness has served a wide array of Chinese dishes, including favorites like General Tso’s chicken and ginger shrimp. Try grilled chicken salad and grilled shrimp salad. Delivery available. Reservations

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4330 St. Charles Ave., 8959582; www.fatharrysneworleans.com Burgers are popular choices at this Uptown bar. The Jazz burger feaures an 8-oz. ground beef and hot sausage patty with barbecue sauce and cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses on an onion roll. The Buffalo chicken wrap combines grilled or fried chicken in a tomato-basil tortilla with blue cheese and lettuce. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Parmesan cheese. The barbecue shrimp pizza comes with Gulf shrimp, mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses with a house-made Abita Amber barbecue sauce. Sandwiches include muffulettas and Philly cheese steaks. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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FLAMING TORCH RESTAURANT

737 Octavia St., 895-0900; www.flamingtorchnola.com The restaurant offers a menu of classic French and New Orleans dishes. Coq au vin features free-range chicken braised in red wine, and barbecue shrimp are prepared New Orleans style. The veal liver comes with fresh vegetables and a starch of the day. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

FLORA GALLERY & COFFEE SHOP

2600 Royal St., 947-8358 This eclectic coffeehouse offers French, Colombian and Ethiopian coffees. Flora serves homemade falafel with pita bread, black bean burritos, chicken quesadillas and a changing selection of baked goods. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $

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2101 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 469-8216 Cantonese cuisine is Fong’s specialty, and the options include chop suey, chow mein and egg foo yong. Specialties include Mandarin chicken and egg rolls made with vegetables, roast pork and shrimp served with special sauce. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

FOX AND HOUND

1200 S. Clearview Pkwy., Harahan, 731-6000; www.foxandhound.com Buffalo wings, cheese sticks and fresh-baked Bavarian pretzels are a great way to whet your appetite at this sports bar and restaurant. A large selection of beers on tap complements menu options such as the Black & Bleu peppercorn-seasoned burger topped with melted blue cheese and applewoodsmoked bacon. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards. $$

FRANK’S RESTAURANT

933 Decatur St., 525-1602; www.franksrestaurantneworleans.com Frank’s serves muffulettas, roast beef po-boys, meatballs, veal dishes and pasta. Entrees include shrimp or crawfish Gagliano with garlic, green onions and fresh sweet basil over angel hair pasta. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

FRANKY & JOHNNY’S

321 Arabella St., 899-9146; www.frankyandjohnnys.com This neighborhood standby serves po-boys, gumbo, boudin balls and alligator soup. There are daily specials, and spring is the season for boiled crawfish. Look for fried bell pepper rings coated with Italian breadcrumbs. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

FRENCH MARKET RESTAURANT

1001 Decatur St., 525-7879; www.frenchmarketrestaurant.com Passers-by are lured into the French Market Restaurant by the sight of raw oysters and shrimp displayed in the windows. Order boiled or fried seafood, po-boys or a variety of Cajun favorites. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

FRENCH PRESS COFFEEHOUSE

3236 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 305-0276; www.frenchpresscoffeehouse.com Choose from specialty drinks like Southern pecan freeze, a pecan-flavored frozen latte topped with whipped cream and crushed pecans. The cookies and cream freeze is made with Oreos and espresso. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

FRENCH QUARTER PIZZERIA & BAR

201 Decatur St., 948-3287 This French Quarter pizzeria has hand-tossed specialty pies including the blackened chicken Alfredo pizza and the Big Easy five-pound pizza. There also are salads, sandwiches and specialty cocktails. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

FRESCO CAFE AND PIZZERIA

7625 Maple St., 862-6363; www.frescocafe.us This college students’ pizza haven serves crawfish etouffee pie topped with Louisiana crawfish, green peppers and green onions on an etouffee sauce base. A white pizza has an Alfredo sauce base with ricotta and Parmesan cheeses, garlic, mushrooms and red onions. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

FRIENDS COASTAL RESTAURANT

407 St. Tammany St., Madisonville, (985) 845-7303; www.friendscoastal.com Along the Tchefuncte

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GW FINS

808 Bienville St., 581-3467; www.gwfins.com Chef Tenney Flynn’s menu evolves daily. Scalibut — a portmanteau of scallops and halibut — consists of sauteed halibut topped with thinly sliced sea scallops, served with lobster risotto and pea shoots. Roasted swordfish comes with mashed potatoes, fried oysters, sauteed spinach, chili hollandaise and roasted corn butter. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

GALATOIRE’S RESTAURANT

209 Bourbon St., 525-2021; www.galatoires.com Galatoire’s has been a bastion of Creole dining for more than a century. Start with the Grand Goute, a changing combination of shrimp remoulade, crabmeat maison and sometimes oysters en brochette. Pompano with crabmeat is a classic, and flaming cafe brulot makes a dramatic finale. Jackets required at dinner and on Sunday. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$$

GALLEY SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

2535 Metairie Road, Metairie, 832-0955 Galley Seafood is known for its selection of seafood, including boiled shrimp or crabs and fried shrimp or catfish. Po-boys, salads, soups and sweet potato fries round out the menu. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

GALVEZ RESTAURANT

914 N. Peters St., 595-3400; www.galvezrestaurant.com Spanish cuisine and sweeping views of the Mississippi River distinguish Galvez as a dining destination. Tapas, steaks and seafood dishes share the menu. A quartet of paellas includes seafood, classic and vegetarian versions.

Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

GAMBINO’ S BAKERY

300 Lapalco Blvd., Gretna, 391-0600; 4821 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 8857500; www.gambinos.com In addition to king cakes and doberge cakes, Gambino’s bakes specialty cakes, pies and petit fours. The Metairie location serves soups, salads and muffulettas during lunch. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

GATTUSO’S NEIGHBORHOOD BAR & RESTAURANT

435 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, 368-1114; www.gattusosdeli.com Gattuso’s serves gourmet salads, wraps, sandwiches, steaks and seafood platters. The shrimp club sandwich comes with grilled Gulf shrimp, crispy bacon, melted provolone cheese, sliced tomatoes, lettuce and mayo on white or whole wheat toast. The portobello mushroom sandwich has melted provolone cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, red onions and Creole mayo on an onion roll. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

GAUTREAU’S RESTAURANT

1728 Soniat St., 899-7397; www.gautreaurestaurant.com Chef Sue Zemanick presents original takes on LouisianaFrench cuisine. Signature menu items include the duck confit, served with a salad of arugula, peaches, candied pecans and sherry vinaigrette. Roasted chicken comes with

garlic mashed potatoes, wild mushrooms and haricots verts. Reservations recommended. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

GAZEBO CAFE

1018 Decatur St., 525-8899; www.gazebocafenola.com The Gazebo features a mix of Cajun and Creole dishes and ice cream daiquiris. The New Orleans sampler rounds up gumbo, jambalaya and red beans and rice. Other options include salads, seafood po-boys and burgers. Reservations accepted. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

GEORGE’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT

1461 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 626-4342; www.georgesmexicanrestaurant.com In addition to traditional Mexican favorites, George’s serves specials like the tequila tuna topped with crawfish, onions and peppers. Huevos rancheros and chorizo omelets are served for Sunday brunch. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

GIO’S VILLA VANCHERI

2890 E. Causeway Approach, Mandeville, (985) 624-2597; www.giosvillavancheri.com Specialties at this upscale Italian eatery include cioppino de mare, a stew of mixed seafood in rich broth. There is an array of veal dishes and steaks, like the 14-oz. orecchio di elefante, a thin veal cutlet shaped like an elephant ear. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.Sat. Credit cards. $$$

GIORLANDO’S RESTAURANT

741 Bonnabel Blvd., Metairie, 835-8593; www.giorlandos.com Giorlando’s mix of casual Italian and Creole cuisine includes ravioli, meatballs and spaghetti. Mama G’s eggplant features lightly fried eggplant slices over angel hair pasta with shrimp au gratin sauce. Grilled chicken is served with a side of tomato-basil pasta. Mashed potatoes with gravy is a popular side item. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $$

GOOD EARTH MARKET AND CAFE

821 Girod St., Mandeville, (985) 674-4329; www.goodearthmarket.net The kitchen at this neighborhood market offers salads and sandwiches, including a cochon de lait sandwich. The Greek salad features grilled chicken, sun-dried tomatos, cucumbers, feta cheese, black olives and tzatziki sauce. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

GORDON BIERSCH

200 Poydras St., 552-2739; www.gordonbiersch.com This chain brewpub offers German and Czech-style beers and a diverse menu of appetizers, burgers, sandwiches, seafood and pizza. The barbecued salmon is brushed with Asian barbecue sauce and served with balsamic grilled red onion, spinach and sweet ginger rice. Teriyaki flat iron steak is served with garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus. Reservations accepted. Lunch, page 44

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GOTT GOURMET CAFE

3100 Magazine St., 373-6579; www.gottgourmetcafe.com Gott Gourmet puts a gourmet spin on diner fare, like a BLT wrap with Tabasco butter-sauteed shrimp, mozzarella, baby greens, roasted red pepper, avocado, applewoodsmoked bacon and chipotle cream cheese. A Chicago-style hot dog is loaded with toppings. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.Sun., dinner Tue.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

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GROUND PAT’I RESTAURANT

575 Convention Center Blvd., 520-8530; www.grandislerestaurant.com Grand Isle serves up seafood platters and entrees like crawfish etouffee and gumbo. A duck debris po-boy is dressed with coleslaw and pickles. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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307 Exchange Alley, 301-3347; www.greengoddessnola.com The creative cooking at Green Goddess combines exotic ingredients and culinary wit. Try the mofongo de camarones, a grilled mashed plantain cake with sauteed honeylime shrimp, topped with tequila crema and bacon. The Louisiana bangers and mash has Marciante’s duck sausage and mashed sweet potatoes, with orange and roasted garlic, finished with Steen’s cane syrup. No reservations. Lunch and brunch Wed.-Mon., dinner Thu.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

GREEN TEA

2854 St. Charles Ave., 8959524; www.thegroceryneworleans.com This deli sells pressed sandwiches, po-boys, chicken and sausage gumbo, and desserts. Look for Cuban sandwiches and Creole corned beef topped with provolone cheese, Creole coleslaw and Russian dressing pressed into French or rye bread. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

11 Westbank Expwy., Gretna, 367-9512; 1305 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 466-8060; 3124 David Drive, Metairie, 8879449; www.groundpati.com Ground Pat’i serves burgers, seafood and sandwiches. Burgers include the California Dreamin’ dressed with Swiss cheese, guacamole, sprouts and ranch dressing. Side items include vegetables, onion rings, mozzarella sticks and spinach and artichoke dip. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

GUILLORY’ S GROCERY

3708 Derbigny St., Metairie, 833-1390 Guillory’s offers po-boys, sandwiches, fried chicken and homemade New Orleansstyle tamales topped with red sauce. Daily specials include a grilled 12-oz. hamburger steak served with onions and mashed potatoes. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

1116 Louisiana Ave., 899-8005; www.greenteano.com Green Tea serves a wide array of Chinese dishes including lo mein, fried rice, noodle soups, egg foo yong, moo shu items served with pancakes, sweet and sour chicken or pork, pepper steak with onions, shrimp with cashews and more. Appetizer options range from egg rolls and spare ribs to Buffalo wings. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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300 Gravier St., 522-1994; www.grillroomneworleans.com Chef Drew Dzejak’s frequently changing menu includes dishes like seared Maine diver scallops served on top of foie gras, lentils and shiitake mushrooms with warm bacon vinaigrette. Slow-cooked rack of Niman Ranch lamb is served with farro risotto, fiddlehead ferns and sofrito. Reservations rec-

630 St. Peter St., 525-1486; www.gumboshop.com Gumbo lovers have a choice of several varieties, including seafood, chicken and andouille, and vegetarian gumbo z’herbes. A popular entree is chicken espagnole, featuring a half chicken simmered in brown sauce with mushrooms, shallots, wine and garlic. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., third floor, 5815400; www.thetheatres.com Order Gusto’s flatbread pizzas, panini or small plates at the cafe or from inside The Theaters at Canal Place. There are dips including hummus and caponata, salads and sandwiches such as a Spanish muffuletta with serrano ham, chorizo and manchego cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., 523-3566; Aquarium of the Americas, 1 Canal St., 378-2624; Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., phone n.a.; www.haagendazs.com Haagen-Dazs offers 30 signature flavors including mainstays such as Rocky Road, mint chocolate chip and Java Chip. Milkshakes, smoothies and coffee drinks round out the menu of sweet treats. No reservations. Lunch daily. Credit cards. $

HANA JAPANESE RESTAURANT

8116 Hampson St., 865-1634 Hana offers a variety of Japanese dishes including tuna tataki, which features seared tuna with vinaigrette, tobiko and vegetables. Hana’s extensive sushi menu includes the Escolar Special Roll: crawfish with seared white tuna, green onions, fish row and eel sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

HANDSOME WILLY’S PATIO BAR

218 S. Robertson St., 525-0377; www.handsomewillys.com This bar is known for Friday night events with free food like barbecue and crawfish boils, but it also offers a short dinner menu. Options include daily specials like pulled pork sandwiches. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

HARBOR BAR & GRILL

3024 17th St., Metairie, 835-6111 Burgers, fries and po-boys make up much of the menu at Harbor Bar & Grill. Popular appetizers like fries and jalapeno poppers complement these staple items. The menu also includes seafood and Caesar salads. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards. $

HARBOR SEAFOOD AND OYSTER BAR

3203 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 443-6454; www.fishermanscoveseafood.com Harbor Seafood’s menu offers a cornucopia of seafood options, from raw oysters and boiled crawfish to tilapia dishes. Jambalaya is another option. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

HARD ROCK CAFE

418 N. Peters St., 529-5617; www.hardrock.com Burgers, sizzling fajitas and hearty appetizers are the greatest hits at Hard Rock. The Legendary burger is a 10-oz. patty topped with bacon, cheddar, an onion ring, lettuce, tomato and pickles. Twisted mac, chicken and cheese features a grilled chicken breast over corkscrew pasta tossed in three-cheese sauce with garlic, roasted red peppers and Romano parsley breadcrumbs. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

HERBSAINT BAR AND RESTAURANT

701 St. Charles Ave., 524-4114; www.herbsaint.com Award-winning chef Donald Link offers a French-inspired menu with Southern flair. Small plates include gnocchi with pancetta, oven-dried tomatoes and Parmesan cheese, and house spaghetti with a poached farm egg and guanciale. Lamb neck is served with borlotti beans. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$$

HERITAGE GRILL BY RALPH BRENNAN

111 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 934-4900; www.heritagegrillmetairie.com Ralph Brennan’s newest restaurant serves creative contemporary cooking with Creole accents. Try barbecue oysters over spinach and frisee with sun-dried tomato vinaigrette, or lobster and Gulf shrimp ravioli with smoked-tomato butter sauce. There also are burgers and roast beef po-boys.

Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

HEY! CAFE

4332 Magazine St., 891-8682; www.heycafe.biz Fresh, local and homemade snacks and light bites like muffins and quick breads fill the pastry case at this Uptown spot. There is homemade hummus and other vegan options. Try bagels with topping such as lox with dill and cream cheese or portobello mushrooms with Gouda. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner daily and late-night Sun.-Thu. Credit cards. $

HICKORY CAFE AND GRILL

1313 Hickory Ave., Harahan, 737-0033; www.hickorycafe.com Sandwiches, salads and burgers top the menu at this cafe and grill. The focaccia burger is a patty topped with pepper Jack cheese, bacon, baby spinach, roasted peppers and basil mayo on focaccia bread. The Cuban sandwich combines garlic and peppercorn pork loin, smoked ham, Swiss cheese, pickles and Creole mayonnaise. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $

HILLBILLY BAR-B-Q

208 Tallulah Ave., River Ridge, 738-1508; www.hillbillybbq.com At Hillbilly the barbecue comes by the pound or on a platter. Options include boudin, brisket and spare ribs smoked with hickory wood. Daily lunch specials include the smoked chicken salad sandwich or a boneless pork loin with macaroni and cheese and green beans.

Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

HOA HONG/ 9 ROSES

1100 Stephens St., Gretna, 366-7665 The menu at 9 Roses includes a wide array of Vietnamese dishes plus some Chinese specials. Vermicelli noodle bowls come with char-grilled pork, crunchy spring rolls and sprouts. Whole fish over scallions arrives still steaming. Some dishes are cooked at the table, like paper-thin beef which can then be wrapped with lettuce and herbs. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Thu.-Tue. Credit cards. $$

HOBNOBBER CAFE

5928 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie, 734-8448; www.hobnobbercafe.com The corn and crab bisque is a popular starter at this neighborhood cafe. Other dishes include catfish with creamy crawfish sauce, grilled chicken with vegetables and a range of overstuffed po-boys. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

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Citywide; www.honeybaked.com HoneyBaked Ham makes sandwiches with ham, chicken salad, smoked turkey, roast beef or ham salad on croissants, whole grain or French bread. Traditional spiral-sliced ham and glazed turkey breast are popular menu items. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $ page 47

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IMPERIAL GARDEN

3331 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 443-5691 Imperial Garden offers a wide range of Hong Kongstyle dishes, including dumplings and egg rolls, as well as beef teriyaki and a few other pan-Asian dishes. Chef’s specials include fried or baked tofu, fried pork with spicy sauce, pork dumplings and vegetarian spring rolls. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

INDIA 4 U

1703 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 626-5657; www.indiafood4u.com The wide-ranging menu at India 4 U covers many specialties, including dishes from the tandoor oven and seafood such as lobster with coconut cream. The goat korma is simmered with yogurt and cream and served with cashew paste. Other specials include lamb chop masala and tandoori shrimp. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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321 N. Peters St., 299-3944; www.irisneworleans.com Start a meal with wellcrafted original cocktails and settle in for Iris’ new American cooking. Coconut soup comes with crabmeat, Gulf shrimp and caviar creme fraiche. The chicken breast and confit leg is served with Israeli couscous, baby greens, kale, fried red spring onion and roasted garlic jus. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Fri., dinner Mon. and Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

ISABELLA’S PIZZERIA

1331 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 809-1900; 2660 Florida St., Mandeville, (985) 674-5700; 70452 Hwy. 21, Covington, (985) 875-7620; www.isabellaspizzeria.net Isabella’s Four Seasons pizza is divided into quarters, each filled with different sauces and toppings. The

ITALIAN BARREL

430 Barracks St., 569-0198; www.italianbarrel.com This cafe by the French Market specializes in Northern Italian cuisine. Bresaola, the cured, thinly sliced beef, is served as an appetizer or entree. Daily specials feature items like Chilean sea bass, fresh local shrimp, fettuccine with pesto, and Nova Scotia mussels and clams. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

ITALIAN PIE

Citywide; www.italianpie.com Italian Pie offers gourmet pizza, calzones, pasta dishes, sandwiches and salads. Specialty pies range from an all-meat version with bacon, sausage and pepperoni to a Hawaiian pie with pineapple and Canadian bacon. Pasta options include spaghetti and meatballs, creamy Cajun chicken pasta and cheese-stuffed manicotti. Delivery available. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

IZZO’S ILLEGAL BURRITO

4316 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 889-5505; 70488 Hwy. 21, Suite 100, Covington, (985) 327-5114; www.izzos.com Izzo’s offers burritos, quesadillas, nachos and tacos made to order. Diners pile on their choices of meat (chicken, steak, pork carnitas, ground beef, shrimp), vegetable toppings (roasted corn, pickled and fresh jalapenos, olives) and one of 10 sauces ranging from mild to spicy. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

J’ANITA’S AT THE RENDON INN

4501 Eve St., 826-5605 J’anitas took over the kitchen at Rendon Inn after a stint at the Avenue Pub. The menu features upscale pub food and weekly specials. The St. Chuck duck sandwich has Cabernetsauteed duck with cheddar and blue cheeses, Granny Smith apples and currant tapenade. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

JACK DEMPSEY’S

738 Poland Ave., 943-9914; www.jackdempseysllc.com This Bywater steak and seafood house offers classic dishes like broiled redfish topped with crawfish Monica or crabmeat. The hefty J.D. seafood platter for two includes fried shrimp, oysters, gumbo, catfish and redfish, crab balls and crawfish pies. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue. -Sat., dinner Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

JACKSON RESTAURANT

1910 Magazine St., 522-5766; www.jacksonnola.net The menu at Jackson includes savory appetizers like Gorgonzola cheesecake with a cheese cracker crust and toasted walnuts on top. Baked oysters Jackson are served on the half shell, topped with sauteed shrimp and finished with Worcestershire and Tabasco butter and Parmesan shavings. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon. and Wed.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

JACMEL INN

903 E. Morris St., Hammond, (985) 542-0043; www.jacmelinn.com The Jacmel Inn presents a changing seasonal menu combining Caribbean, Creole and Italian influences. The Angels on Horseback appetizer features oysters wrapped in smoked bacon with sweet anise. Entrees include house-cured pork served with sweet corn polenta and smoked andouille-pork glace. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$$

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539 St. Philip St., 529-8811 Aromas of garlic, rosemary and basil perfume the air inside this intimate eatery. Signature dishes include baked oysters Irene topped with Italian cheeses and pancetta, mussels steamed in wine, and roasted chicken. Lamb a la Provence features seared chops with rosemary-wine demi-glace. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Mediterranean shrimp pasta combines lemon juice and olive oil over shrimp, onion, garlic, parsley, Parmesan and feta cheeses and is served with spaghetti. Salads, calzones and panini round out the menu. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$

JACQUES-IMO’S CAFE

8324 Oak St., 861-0886; www.jacquesimoscafe.com With its exposed kitchen, swamp murals, boisterous bar and seating everywhere, Jacques-Imo’s provides dinner and a show. The shrimp and alligator cheesecake features cream cheese, smoked Gouda, onions, peppers, shrimp and alligator sausage set in a breadcrumb-Parmesan crust. The Carpetbagger steak is a filet stuffed with poached oysters and topped with red onion, blue cheese and oyster-tasso hollandaise. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$$

JAEGER’ S SEAFOOD AND BEER GARDEN

901 S. Clearview Pkwy., Jefferson, 818-2200; www.jaegersseafood.com Jaeger’s serves raw, boiled, grilled and fried seafood. page 51

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Favorites include raw oysters and stuffed mirlitons. The King’s platter features Dungeness crab, Maine lobster, boiled shrimp, potatoes, corn, butter sauce and salad. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

JAGER HAUS GERMAN BISTRO & COFFEE SHOP

833 Conti St., 525-9200; www.jager-haus.com This Bavarian restaurant serves traditional German beer and a hearty spread of wursts and schnitzels, sauerbraten, sausage and cheese plates. Breakfast features thin-crust German pizzas. The pork shank entree comes with mashed potatoes and sauerkraut. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

JAM’S PO-BOYS & CATERING

612 Sena Drive, Metairie, 833-5882 Jam’s is known for its po-boy made with home-cooked roast beef. All-you-can-eat catfish is offered from 2 p.m. to closing. On weekends, the breakfast menu includes eggs Benedict. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Breakfast Wed.-Sun., lunch daily, dinner Thu.-Fri. Credit cards. $

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JAN’S CAJUN RESTAURANT

4831 Jean Lafitte Blvd., Lafitte, 689-2748 Jan’s offers a variety of seafood, Creole-Italian dishes and po-boys. Both shrimp and sausage gumbo and chicken gumbo have spicy heat. The hamburger steak is served with homemade gravy — and mushrooms and onions are optional additions. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

JANIE BROWN’S RESTAURANT

27207 Hwy. 190, Lacombe, (985) 882-7201 Grab a light lunch of chef’s salad or Italian salad, or a seafood specialty like corn and crab bisque or grilled trout meuniere served with

JAZMINE CAFE

614 S. Carrollton Ave., 8669301; www.jazminecafe.com Jazmine’s pineapple crunchy salad mixes flavors and textures: crisp cucumber, crunchy peanuts, sweet fruit and spicy vinaigrette. Alongside Vietnamese staples like spring rolls, vermicelli salad bowls and banh mi are specialties like Sweet Heat noodles: a stir-fry of chicken, shrimp, sprouts and cilantro. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

JIGGERS BAR & GRILL

1645 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 828-3555 This bar and grill serves sandwiches, pizza, wraps and several salads. Dishes feature grilled shrimp, blackened tuna and fried chicken. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

JIMMY BUFFETT’S MARGARITAVILLE CAFE

1104 Decatur St., 592-2565; www.margaritavilleneworleans.com Gulf Coast and Caribbean touches brighten the menu at Jimmy Buffett’s restaurant. The Mother Ocean seafood platter comes with fried shrimp, catfish and conch fritters. The taco salad features chicken, shrimp or beef in a crisp tortilla shell filled with mixed greens, black bean and corn salsa, shredded cheddar and Jack cheeses, sour cream and guacamole. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner, and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

JOE SEPIE’ S CAFE

4402 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson, 324-5613 This small cafe in Jefferson serves New Orleans classics like shrimp Creole, jumbo lump crab cakes, gumbo and seafood po-boys. The menu also offers soups, burgers, panini and pasta dishes. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Wed.-Fri., early dinner Sat. Credit cards. $$

JOEY K’S

3001 Magazine St., 891-0997; www.joeyksrestaurant.com This casual corner restaurant serves salads, sandwiches, seafood platters and daily specials. Shrimp Magazine features shrimp sauteed with garlic, artichoke hearts, ham and green onion and served over angel hair pasta. Eggplant Napoleon is layered with fried eggplant slices and fried shrimp and topped with

ommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$$

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K-PAUL’S LOUISIANA KITCHEN

416 Chartres St., 596-2530; www.kpauls.com Chef Paul Miller upholds the traditions of legendary founder Paul Prudhomme. Signature items include chicken and andouille gumbo, blackened drum and jalapeno and cheese muffins. The pork osso buco with rice and gravy is an affordable special, and there’s deli-style lunch service. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

crawfish sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $

JOHNNY & JOYCE’S SEAFOOD

1461 N. Causeway Approach, Mandeville, (985) 727-7727 Boiled crawfish, shrimp and crabs are served at this Northshore seafood spot. The seafood platter includes fried oysters, shrimp, fish and softshell crabs. Seafood gumbo brims with shrimp, crab and okra. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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JOHNNY TRAUTH’ S SEAFOOD BISTRO

2121 25th St., Kenner, 471-0808 This seafood bistro offers a series of weeknight specials: Tuesday features all-you-caneat Dungeness and snow crabs; Wednesday features boiled shrimp; and Thursday has a one-pound lobster special with sides of corn, potatoes and salad. Paneed chicken is served with hushpuppies, coleslaw and fries. Steaks and ribs also are available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

JOHNNY’S PO-BOYS

511 St. Louis St., 524-8129; www.johnnyspoboy.com Johnny’s serves plate lunches like fried chicken, shrimp Creole and hamburger steaks in addition to a long list of sandwiches. Johnny’s special combines roast beef, ham and Swiss and American cheeses on French bread. The seafood muffuletta includes fried catfish, shrimp and oysters. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Cash only. $

THE JOINT

801 Poland Ave., 949-3232; www.alwayssmokin.com The Joint serves everything from home-smoked chaurice sausage to baby back ribs. The brisket plate features spicy brisket served with two sides. Homemade peanut butter pies are made with Creole cream cheese from the Mauthe Family Dairy. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

JUAN’S FLYING BURRITO

2018 Magazine St., 569-0000; 4724 S. Carrollton Ave., 486-9950; www.juansflyingburrito.com These cantinas combine California-Mexican favorites and a rock ’n’ roll attitude.

Look for shredded pork tacos with coleslaw, or Mardi Gras Indian tacos topped with squash and roasted corn. The Flying burrito is loaded with grilled steak, Gulf shrimp, chicken, cheese, black beans, yellow rice, salsa, guacamole and sour cream in a grilled tortilla. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

THE JUJU BAG CAFE

5363 Franklin Ave., 872-0969; wwwthejujubag.com Get a turkey, salmon or vegan burger topped with mushrooms, onions, black olives, jalapenos, pickles and cheese. The Friday fish fry offers a choice of fried catfish or grilled salmon with mac and cheese, sweet potato souffle, peas and whole wheat French bread. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Fri., late-night Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

JULIE’S LITTLE INDIA KITCHEN AT SCHIRO’S CAFE & BAR

2483 Royal St., 945-6666; www.schiroscafe.com The Little Kitchen at Schiro’s grocery serves Indian dishes like spicy sauteed chicken, and lamb, chicken or shrimp curry. New Orleans fare includes a seafood combo featuring Cajun-spiced shrimp, catfish and oysters plus potato salad, vegetables,

tartar sauce, hushpuppies and bread. Lunch specials are served all day. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $

JUNG’S GOLDEN DRAGON

3009 Magazine St., 891-8280; www.jungsgoldendragon2.com Find Chinese and Korean dishes on the large menu at this Uptown restaurant. Slow-cooked Peking duck is served whole with green onions, cucumbers, pancakes, steamed buns and duck soup. Pork and vegetables fill homemade dumplings served with vinegar or pepper sauce or hot chili oil. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $

JUNIPER RESTAURANT

301 Lafitte St., Mandeville, (985) 624-5330; www.juniperrestaurant.net Chef Peter Kusiw’s menu of innovative Creole cuisine includes dishes like homemade Louisiana wontons filled with shrimp and crawfish coconut curry, fried and served with spicy strawberrymango chutney. Confit de canard features a Peking duck deconstructed over an apple pecan orzo, finished with a raspberry and black cherry demi-glace. Reservations rec-

2267 Carey St., Slidell, (985) 641-1911; www.kysoldetowne.com Roll into K.Y.’s for po-boys filled with home-cooked roast beef, fried shrimp or oysters. Pasta and seafood entrees include oysters bordelaise, featuring fried oysters on spaghetti tossed with olive oil, butter, garlic, parsley and Parmesan. A children’s menu is available. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. Checks. $

KANNO CALIFORNIA SUSHI BAR

3205 Edenborn Ave., Metairie, 455-5730 The large menu of sushi and rolls at Kanno features specials like the lobster dynamite roll with spicy tuna, lobster tail and wasabi cream sauce. The Godzilla roll is a rice-less roll with tempura shrimp, snow crab and spicy tuna. For appetizers, Kanno combines portobello mushrooms and calamari. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

KATIE’S RESTAURANT & BAR

3701 Iberville St., 488-6582; www.katiesinmidcity.com Favorites at this Mid-City restaurant include the Cajun Cuban with roasted pork, grilled ham, cheese and pickles pressed on buttered bread. The Boudreaux pizza is topped with cochon de lait, spinach, red onions, roasted garlic, scallions and olive oil. Katie’s “barge” is a French loaf stuffed with oysters, shrimp and catfish. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

KEITH YOUNG’S STEAKHOUSE

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7808 Maple St., 866-4366 Nestled on Maple Street’s restaurant row, Jamila’s features French-influenced Tunisian cuisine. Tajine of lamb is baked in terracotta dishes and simmers over saffron basmati rice. The whole red snapper with garlic and onion chutney is served over vegetables. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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Northshore steakhouse. Seared duck breast is served over sauteed spinach with fruit chutney. Seafood specials include broiled redfish and grilled mahi mahi. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$$

KENNER SEAFOOD

3140 Loyola Drive, Kenner, 466-4701; www.kennerseafood.net Kenner Seafood dishes up seafood grilled, boiled, blackened or fried. For starters, try fried okra or fried pickles. Po-boy fillings include stuffed crab, turkey, hot sausage and roast beef. Crawfish Marie pasta features fried crawfish tails over pasta with creamy crabmeat sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

KIM SON

349 Whitney Ave., Gretna, 366-2489; www.kimsonnola.com Cantonese, Szechuan and Vietnamese dishes share space on Kim Son’s pan-Asian menu. Fresh Gulf fish comes with black bean sauce. The seafood platter boasts an assortment of scallops, lobster and salt-baked shrimp. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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KOSHER CAJUN NEW YORK DELI & GROCERY

3519 Severn Ave., Metairie, 888-2010; www.koshercajun.com Metairie gets a taste of Manhattan with favorites like bagels and lox and deli sandwiches. The J&N combines hot corned beef and pastrami on New York rye with mustard, horseradish, coleslaw and a barrel pickle on the side. The Reuben is a deli classic made with hot corned beef, sauerkraut and Russian dressing on rye bread. No reservations. Lunch Sun.-Fri., early dinner Mon.-Thu. Credit cards and checks. $

KOZ’ S

515 Harrison Ave., 484-0841; 6215 Wilson St., Harahan, 7373933; www.kozcooks.com Koz’s serves seafood platters, muffulettas and more than 15 types of po-boys. The roast beef po-boy is popular as is the homemade fried chicken. No reservations. Harrison Avenue: lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Wilson Street: lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Mon.Fri. Credit cards. $

KRYSTAL

116 Bourbon St., 523-4030; www.krystal.com The Famous Krystal on Bourbon Street features a grilled beef burger dressed with tomatoes, mustard and a dill pickle on a square bun. Other menu items include chili cheese dogs and chicken wings. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

KUPCAKE FACTORY

236 N. Carrollton Ave., 488-7503 The seafood market offers raw fish and shellfish and boiled seafood by the pound. The menu includes po-boys, stuffed crabs, gumbo and seafood platters. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

800 Metairie Road, Metairie, 267-4990; 819 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 464-8884; 6233 S. Claiborne Ave., 267-3328; www.thekupcakefactory.com Choose from a large selection of gourmet cupcakes. The Fat Elvis is made with banana cake and topped with peanut butter frosting. The Strawberry Fields tops strawberry cake with strawberry buttercream frosting. Other options include white chocolate raspberry and a banana cupcake. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

KOREA HOUSE

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3547 18th St., Metairie, 888-0654 Order from a large menu of traditional Korean dishes served with an assortment of ban chan (pickled vegetables) such as kimchi. Some barbe-

4920 Prytania St., 891-3644; www.kyotonola.com This Uptown sushi restaurant serves original rolls like the Taco Salad, featuring tuna, salmon, white fish, shrimp, crabstick, lettuce, tomato,

Frank and Maria Pyburn and Phillip and Josie DiCristina serve Creole and Italian dishes at DiCristina’s in Covington. smelt roe and margarita sauce in a fried spring roll topped with tangy vinaigrette. The shigure appetizer combines shrimp, snow crab and avocado in a quesadilla drizzled with jalapeno sauce and sweet teriyaki. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

LA BAYOU RESTAURANT

208 Bourbon St., 525-4755; www.labayourestaurant.com Seafood stars in dishes like the Zydeco salad, featuring fried crawfish and shrimp over greens. Vieux Carre pasta features Gulf shrimp sauteed with tasso in Parmesan cream sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

LA BELLA’S

2118 Third St., Kenner, 466-4675; www.labellascatering.com Stop in at this lunch spot for hot and cold overstuffed po-boys. La Bella’s makes meatballs, sausages and roast beef in house. The toasted muffuletta is loaded with Genoa salami, Chisesi ham, provolone and homemade olive salad. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $

LA BOCA

857 Fulton St., 525-8205; www.labocasteaks.com This Argentine steakhouse serves hanger steak and a 22-oz. prime rib-eye. Beef empanadas are a popular appetizer. For a vegetable side, order flash-fried Brussels sprouts tossed with lemon butter. Crabmeat ravioli is among the daily specials. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

LA BOULANGERIE

4600 Magazine St., 269-3777 This French bakery offers a wide array of fresh breads, pastries, fruit tarts, chocolate eclairs, lemon tarts and other items. The almond croissant is a buttery croissant filled with almond paste and topped with sliced almonds and powdered sugar. The menu also features Italian and Mediterranean panini, croissant sandwiches and quiches. No reservations. Breakfast

daily, lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

LA CARRETA

107 Carrolwood Drive, LaPlace, (985) 651-9991; 108 N.W. Railroad Ave., Hammond, (985) 419-9990; 1200 W. Causeway Approach, Mandeville, (985) 624-2990; www.carretarestaurant.com Burritos, flautas, quesadillas, carne asada, chiles rellenos, tamales and other Mexican dishes are favorites at this chain. Ceviche al oregano is lime-marinated mahi mahi with avocado served on a crisp tostada. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

LA DIVINA GELATERIA

621 St. Peter St., 302-2692; 3005 Magazine St., 342-2634; Loyola University, Carrollton Residence Hall, 258-2115; www.ladivinagelateria.com House-made gelati and classic Italian-style panini fill the menu at these sweet shops. A muffalino features a muffuletta’s fillings on pressed ciabatta. Find gelati flavors like creme brulee, Turbo Dog chocolate sorbetto and honey-sesame goat’s milk. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

LA COTE BRASSERIE

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LA MACARENA PUPUSERIA & LATIN CAFE

700 Tchoupitoulas St., 613-2350; www.lacotebrasserie.com With a marble bar bending through the dining room like a bayou, this spacious restaurant focuses on local seafood. Redfish on the half shell is served with tasso and shrimp couche couche. The charbroiled oysters are served with Herbsaint spinach and Parmesan. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ 1410 Robert St., 899-2670; www.lacrepenanou.com Sweet and savory crepes fill the menu at this quaint French bistro. Start with escargot with garlic, parsley and butter sauce, or try salad Tropical, with avocado, hearts of palm, artichoke and tomato. Jumbo lump crabmeat and creamed spinach fill a crepe topped with Mornay sauce. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

200 Metairie Road, Metairie, Suite 100, 832-1122; www.ladolcenola.com La Dolce Nola serves 24 flavors of house-made gelati and sorbettos including Louisiana strawberry-balsamic sorbetto, peanut butter cup, white chocolate s’mores and pistachio. There also are bagels, muffins and scones. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

8120 Hampson St., 862-5252 La Macarena serves El Salvadoran pupusas — stuffed, thick cornmeal patties — and a wide array of Latin American chicken, beef, seafood dishes and tapas. Other options include soups, salads, seafood, carne asada, combination platters and vegan options. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Cash and checks. $$

LA MADELEINE

601 S. Carrollton Ave., 8618662; 5171 Citrus Blvd., Suite 2000, Harahan, 818-2450; 3300 Severn Ave., Suite 201, Metairie, 456-1624; 3434 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (985) 6267004; www.lamadeleine.com This chain of casual French cafes offers rustic Gallic cooking in a quick-serve format. Enjoy quiche Lorraine, a bowl of French onion soup or a crepe Romanoff with strawberries and brandy sour cream sauce. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

LA PENICHE RESTAURANT

1940 Dauphine St., 943-1460 Order breakfast any time or choose from a menu of New Orleans classics and burgers at this Marigny diner. Eggs Benedict sit on an English muffin with grilled tomatoes, Canadian bacon and homemade hollandaise. The Kathryn burger is a halfpound patty topped with grilled ham, onions and Swiss cheese. There are local seafood dishes as well. Delivery available. No reservations. Open 24 hours Thu.-Tue. Credit cards. $

LA PETITE GROCERY

4238 Magazine St., 891-3377; www.lapetitegrocery.com At this upscale bistro located at the corner spot of a longtime neighborhood grocery, chef Justin Devillier focuses on Louisiana-French cooking. Blue crab beignets come with a spicy remoulade. Shrimp and grits are served with shiitake mushrooms, smoked bacon and thyme. The market fish courtboullion is served with blue crab and Louisiana popcorn rice. Reservations rec-

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500 Lafayette St., Gretna, 309-0680 Kingfish offers classic sandwiches and originals like the Velvet Elvis, a burger patty between a pair of grilled cheese and bacon sandwiches. The Kentucky hot brown is an open-face turkey sandwich with hot Mornay sauce. Breakfast options include the green eggs and ham sandwich with baby spinach, scrambled eggs, ham and cheesy Mornay sauce on toasted ciabatta. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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25020 Hwy. 190, Lacombe, (985) 626-7662; www.laprovencerestaurant.com Chef John Besh’s La Provence draws diners with dishes like slow-cooked lamb and rabbit grandmere, served with potato gnocchi and spring vegetables. Bouillabaisse features redfish, Gulf shrimp, mussels, clams, fennel and saffron broth. Crispy redfish is complemented by local oranges, jumbo lump crabmeat and vegetables. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ 4938 Prytania St., 899-8886; www.lathaiuptown.com La Thai offers a mix of traditional Thai dishes and original creations using Thai herbs. A jumbo lump crab cake is topped with a lightly fried soft-shell crab and crabmeat and served with sauteed vegetables. Pad thai is a one of the traditional offerings. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

LAGER’S INTERNATIONAL ALE HOUSE

3501 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 887-9923; www.draftfreak.com Lager’s offers finger foods and traditional pub grub. The California chicken sandwich fills a cheddar-jalapeno wheat bun with grilled chicken breast, guacamole and applewood-smoked bacon with raspberry vinaigrette on the side. Tex-Mex egg rolls are filled with spicy grilled chicken, corn, peppers, onions, black beans and cheese and served with raspberry chipotle sauce. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late night daily. Credit cards. $

THE LAKEHOUSE

2025 Lakeshore Drive, Mandeville, (985) 626-3006; www.lakehousecuisine.com The Lakehouse puts its own spin on traditional dishes like barbecue shrimp over Parmesan polenta. Seared Gulf shrimp and crab ravioli is served with pine nuts, baby spinach and truffle jus. The shrimp Lafourche offers crabmeat stuffed shrimp topped with crawfish sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Thu.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

LAKEVIEW BREW COFFEE CAFE

5606 Canal Blvd., 483-7001; www.lakeviewbrew.com

Lakeview Brew offers gourmet coffees and teas and breakfast options including omelets and breakfast burritos. Try a roasted vegetable sandwich with peppers, zucchini, squash, baby spinach, red onions, mushrooms and feta and Romano cheeses. The avocado salad features organic spring mix topped with sliced avocado, Mandarin orange slices, walnuts, crumbled blue cheese and red onions tossed in homemade mango vinaigrette. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

LAKEVIEW DELI & CATERING

872 Harrison Ave., 304-8501; www.lakeviewdelicatessen.com Lakeview Deli dishes out poboys, sandwiches, burgers and salads. Popular items include the hot roast beef drizzled with gravy, the fried chicken tender po-boy and the crab cake sandwich. The Baltimore features fried oysters, bacon and Swiss cheese. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

LAKEVIEW GROCERY

801 Harrison Ave., 293-1201; www.lakeviewgrocery.com The Lakeview deli offers waffles and hot breakfast items in the morning and sandwiches and hot plates throughout the day. There are muffulettas and poboys, and daily specials including meatballs and spaghetti, baked or fried chicken, roast beef with gravy, and sides like macaroni or sweet potatoes. Get boiled shrimp or crawfish daily. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

LAKEVIEW HARBOR

911 Harrison Ave., 486-4887; www.lakeview-harbor.com Lakeview Harbor specializes in big burgers and loaded baked potatoes. There are daily specials like prime rib on Sundays, and featured pizzas are topped with pepperoni, sausage, beef, ham, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, bell pepper and olives. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

LANDRY’S

400 N. Peters St., 558-0038; 8000 Lakeshore Drive, 2831010; www.landrysseafood.com Fresh fish, soups, salads, poboys and steaks are on the menu at Landry’s. Stuffed flounder, jumbo coconut shrimp and crawfish etouffee are popular items.

Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

LANGENSTEIN’S

800 Metairie Road, Metairie, 831-6682; 1330 Arabella St., 899-9283; www.langensteins.com Langenstein’s offers local specialties, shrimp and crawfish etouffees and crawfish bisque. Favorites include shrimp salad and duck or rabbit sausage. The Better Cheddar mixes garlic, herbs and spices into double stuffed potatoes. Daily specials are available in family-size portions. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

LAUREL STREET BAKERY

5433 Laurel St., 897-0576; www.laurelstreetbakery.com Find breakfast pastries and bagels, pies, tarts and other baked goods at this cozy bakery. The patisserie offers ham and cheese croissants, smoked turkey sandwiches and muffulettas. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Cash and checks. $

LAZARO’S PIZZA

4413 Banks St., 483-8609; www.lazaropizza.com Lazaro’s offers New Yorkstyle, hand-tossed, stonecooked pizza. The T-Bird Special is an 18-inch pizza loaded with pepperoni, Italian sausage, herb-roasted chicken breast, roasted red peppers and asparagus. Or choose any five toppings from more than 26 options for the build-your-own special. Delivery available. No reservations. Dinner and late-night Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

LE CITRON BISTRO

1539 Religious St., 566-9051; www.le-citronbistro.com Located in a historic building, Le Citron offers a menu of Creole and Italian items. Popular dishes include duck gumbo, New Orleans barbecue shrimp and fried chicken served with red beans and rice. Specials include carpetbagger steak and stuffed pork chop served with sweet potato mash and vegetables. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

LE FORET

129 Camp St., 553-6738; www.leforetneworleans.com This elegant downtown restaurant offers updated New Orleans classics with a strong French influence. Champignons Le Foret is a shiitake mushroom confit with foie gras and hazelnut sauce. For an entree, try the page 57

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trio of farm-raised rabbit, which includes a roasted rack with almonds, a loin stuffed with chorizo and a braised leg over pasta with peeled grapes. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

skinless half chicken is marinated in garlic, lemon juice and Mediterranean spices and grilled. Lamb is sauteed with onions and tomatoes and served with hummus. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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Maison Dupuy Hotel, 1001 Toulouse St., 522-8800; www.lemeritagerestaurant.com Chef Michael Farrell organizes his menu around food and wine pairings. Light white wines are paired with panroasted striped bass with chive potato cake, applewood-smoked bacon and lump crabmeat. A fruity red is recommended for the duck two ways with fig compote, foie gras and butter potatoes. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

LEBANON’S CAFE

1500 S. Carrollton Ave., 862-6200; www.lebanonscafe.com This casual cafe offers Mediterranean and Middle Eastern favorites. Try shrimp kebabs or falafel plates. A

709 St. Charles Ave., 5588986; www.leonardonola.com Leonardo specializes in wood-oven pizzas and pasta made in house. There also are calzones, salads, seafood, veal and chicken dishes. Pasta choices include spaghetti carbonara with pancetta, Pecorino cheese, egg and creamy sauce. The namesake bruschetta Leonardo tops toasted focaccia with goat cheese, herbs and dried blueberries. Reservations accepted. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Wed.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

serve trout Baquet, fried chicken, gumbo with housemade hot sausage, the 7th Ward pork chop, cheesy grits with brown gravy, and bread pudding. Monday through Saturday Li’l Dizzy offers an all-you-can-eat buffet. Reservations accepted. Poydras Street: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Esplanade Avenue: Breakfast and lunch daily, brunch Sun.. Credit cards. $$

LIBERTY’S KITCHEN

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422 1/2 S. Broad St., 822-4011; www.libertyskitchen.org In the morning, Liberty’s Kitchen offers baked goods, breakfast platters and croissants topped with scrambled eggs, cheddar and a choice of ham, turkey, andouille sausage or mushrooms. Shrimp and grits are served with salad and crimini mushrooms sauteed with white wine. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

LIBORIO CUBAN RESTAURANT

The Whitney Wyndham Hotel, 610 Poydras St., 2125656; 1500 Esplanade Ave., 569-8997 These Creole restaurants

321 Magazine St., 581-9680; www.liboriocuban.com Liborio specializes in dishes

from old Havana. The bistec Cubana is seasoned with garlic, lime and herbs and served with onions, parsley, sweet green plantains, black beans and rice. Reservations for large parties. Lunch Mon.Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

LILETTE RESTAURANT

3637 Magazine St., 895-1636; www.liletterestaurant.com Chef John Harris incorporates French and Italian influences on the menu at his bistro. Entrees include grilled hanger steak with fries, and saffron-infused bouillabaisse with lobster, a king crab claw, scallops, shrimp, cod, mussels, clams, fennel and a rouille crouton. The Alaskan king crab claws with passion fruit butter are popular. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

THE LITTLE PASTRY SHOPPE

2309 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 834-2253; www.littlepastryshoppe.com This bakery specializes in whole custom cakes, and

serves an assortment of muffins, pastries and coffee. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

LITTLE TOKYO

590 Asbury Drive, Mandeville, (985) 727-1532; www.littletokyosushi.com House specials at Little Tokyo include the cowboy roll with beef, snow crab, lettuce and avocado and the tropical roll with coconut, avocado and fresh mango. Lettuce wraps filled with minced shrimp and mushrooms are a refreshing appetizer. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$

LITTLE TOKYO JAPANESE RESTAURANT

310 N. Carrollton Ave., 4855658; 1521 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, 831-6788; www.littletokyonola.com Little Tokyo is known for its specialty sushi rolls, and the North Carrollton location has a hibachi grill. The FEMA roll contains fresh salmon, snow crab, asparagus and avocado with spicy tuna and sauce on top. The Burning Man has spicy tuna and crunchy flakes

inside with tuna, avocado and barbecue eel sauce on top. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

LITTLE TOKYO SMALL PLATES & NOODLE BAR

1340 S. Carrollton Ave., 861-6088; www.littletokyonola.com This contemporary Japanese bar and restaurant offers sushi rolls, ramen soups and an extensive menu of small plates. Pork gyoza dumplings, fried octopus, sweet potato fries with wasabi dipping sauce, and skewers of seafood, meat and vegetables are among the options. There are several private karaoke rooms. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

LIUZZA’S BY THE TRACK

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The portobello mushroom sandwich provides a vegetarian option. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $

LIUZZA’S RESTAURANT AND BAR

3636 Bienville St., 482-9120; www.liuzzas.com Regulars flock to Liuzza’s for lasagna and the Frenchuletta, a muffuletta served as a poboy. Entrees include seafood platters and Italian specialties. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

LIVE BAIT BAR AND GRILL

200 Old Hammond Hwy., Metairie, 840-0902; www.livebaitnola.com Menu staples at Live Bait include po-boys, burgers and seafood. Daily specials include red beans and rice, and other hearty dishes like meatloaf with gravy and mashed potatoes. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

LOLA

517 N. New Hampshire St., Covington, (985) 892-4992; www.lolacovington.com Since 2006, chef/owners Keith and Nealy Frantz have been cooking creative dishes out of a 1940s-era caboose. The cochon de lait sandwich piles roast pork, ham, Swiss, coleslaw and Creole mayo on homemade focaccia. Gulf shrimp are served over corn grits with Creole tomato sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ 3312 Esplanade Ave., 4886946; www.lolasneworleans.com Lola’s carves out a small slice of Spain near Bayou St. John. Crabmeat tropical features crabmeat tossed with alioli and served over avocado. A whole rack of lamb is marinated in romesco sauce, grilled and served with Gorgonzola sauce. Seafood paella is cooked with saffron rice, shrimp, fish, calamari, scallops, mussels, garlic and vegetables. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$

LONGHORN STEAKHOUSE

69368 Hwy. 21, Covington, (985) 875-1100; www.longhornsteakhouse.com Longhorn offers steaks, chops and surf-and-turf combinations. Popular choices include the bacon-wrapped filet and crab-stuffed filet topped with spinach and creamy herb and cheese sauce. Side dishes include baked or mashed potatoes, rice and macaroni and cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit

LOUIE & THE REDHEAD LADY

1851 Florida St., Mandeville, (985) 626-8101; www.louieandtheredheadlady.com Things get cracking early at this Northshore neighborhood cafe. The roster of eggs Benedict variations includes eggs Buras with fried oysters. For dinner, eggplant Algiers features three fried eggplant medallions layered with Louie’s crab cake, boiled shrimp and crabmeat, topped with light sherry cream sauce. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

LOUISIANA BISTRO

337 Dauphine St., 525-3335; www.louisianabistro.net The restaurant offers a variety of Creole dishes including the BP-inspired “junk shot” jambalaya, featuring a changing mix of Louisiana seafood with andouille sausage in a Cajun-style tomato rice pilaf. The “Top Hat” surf and turf is a pan-roasted prime filet mignon topped with crawfish tail scampi on roasted garlic mashed potatoes. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

LOUISIANA PIZZA KITCHEN

95 French Market Place, 5229500; www.louisianapizzakitchen.com Get gourmet wood-fired, crispy-crusted pies. The smoked-salmon pizza features Roma tomatoes, capers, caviar, red onions and mozzarella and cream cheese. Chicken piccata features paneed free-range chicken with lemon butter caper sauce, served over organic angel hair pasta. There also are salads, wraps, sandwiches and pasta dishes. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

LOUISIANA PIZZA KITCHEN UPTOWN

8995; www.lucysretiredsurfers.com Lucy’s combines surf shack decor and a menu of burgers and California-Mexican cuisine. Choose from quesadillas, seared tuna steak sandwiches, fish tacos or a po-boy filled with deep-fried Gulf shrimp. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

LUKE RESTAURANT

333 St. Charles Ave., 378-2840; www.lukeneworleans.com Luke combines Old World French and German cuisines. Enjoy Prince Edward Island mussels steamed with garlic and thyme and served with fries. Luke’s signature burger combines Allan Benton bacon, Emmentaler cheese and Creole tomatoes on an onion Kaiser roll. The raw bar offers oysters and chilled seafood dishes. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

M BISTRO

Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 921 Canal St., 524-1331; www.ritzcarlton.com The Ritz-Carlton’s M Bistro serves contemporary Louisiana cuisine. Blackened redfish is served with saffron crab risotto, asparagus and blue corn bisque. Signature dishes include duck and Northshore mushroom gumbo and New Orleans barbecue shrimp with Papa Tom’s smoked Gouda grits. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

M’S COFFEE & CAFE

322 Lafayette St., 592-8244; www.mcoffeecafe.com Stop in for breakfasts of pancakes or breakfast burritos and the house special blend coffee. Lunch options include a chicken panino filled with shredded chicken, roasted garlic and house-made basil pesto. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

615 S. Carrollton Ave., 8665900; www.lpkuptown.com This Riverbend pizzeria offers wood-oven pizzas, calzones, pasta, sandwiches and more. Thai chicken pasta is tossed with red onions, mushrooms and spicy peanut and coconut sauce and topped with peanuts, carrots, scallions and cilantro. For brunch, try the rosemary chicken and goat cheese frittata served with potatoes and a biscuit. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

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2368 Magazine St., 522-3107 Start your day with a breakfast po-boy or stop by later for a selection of sandwiches and daily specials. The eggplant Parmesan po-boy tops fried eggplant medallions with red sauce, Swiss, lettuce, tomato, mayo and pickles. The seafood platter features fried shrimp, oysters and catfish, vegetables, French bread and french fries or potato salad. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Cash only. $ 1122 Decatur St., 566-6003 Magnolia Grill is known

for spicy Bloody Marys and diner food. Breakfast is served all day, and options include a country breakfast, French toast and 12 different omelets. Lunch and dinner options include salads, burgers, sandwiches, po-boys, and blackened or fried seafood. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

MAHONY’S PO-BOY SHOP

3454 Magazine St., 899-3374; www.mahonyspoboys.com Mahony’s prepares classic po-boys and some original sandwich creations. The fried chicken liver po-boy is dressed with Creole coleslaw. Fried green tomatoes with grilled shrimp and remoulade fill another po-boy. The Peacemaker combines fried oysters, bacon and cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

MANDARIN HOUSE

3501 Severn Ave., Metairie, 779-0888 The Mandarin House buffet has more than 200 items including Chinese dishes, sushi and seafood specialties. Honey chicken and sweet and sour chicken are popular. The boiled seafood options include crawfish, shrimp, king crab and more. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

MANDINA’S RESTAURANT

3800 Canal St., 482-9179; 4240 Hwy. 22, Suite 1, Mandeville, (985) 674-9883; www.mandinasrestaurant.com The original Mandina’s is a Mid-City institution known for New Orleans dishes with Italian flair. Try eggplant sticks with marinara dipping sauce or thick onion rings for a starter. The trout meuniere, turtle soup and shrimp remoulade are popular choices. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MANO’S PO-BOYS

6943 Saints Drive, Metairie, 734-0922 In the morning, diners order the Saints special, a breakfast sandwich on any type of bread or biscuit with two eggs, cheese and ham, bacon or sausage. Get a po-boy with shrimp, oysters, roast beef or meatballs. The daily lunch specials include fried chicken, stuffed bell peppers with lima beans and rice, and grilled boneless chicken with shrimp dressing. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

MAPLE STREET CAFE

7623 Maple St., 314-9003; www.maplestreetcafenola.com New Orleans, Italian and Mediterranean cuisines fuse at this Uptown restaurant. Oysters amandine are fried and topped with roasted almonds and white wine lemon butter. Entrees include veal osso buco, pastas and seafood options including soft-shell crabs. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MAPLE STREET PATISSERIE

7638 Maple St., 304-1526 This bakery offers a range of breads, European pastries, croissants, fruit tarts, turnovers, Danishes and cakes. Three sandwiches are offered at lunchtime, including roasted turkey and Havarti on a choice of house-made bread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

MARBLE SLAB CREAMERY

4201 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite D, Metairie, 887-2167; www.marbleslab.com Customers choose their own sweet mixes from more than 15 ice cream flavors and toppings ranging from blueberries and Gummi Bears to Kit Kat and mint patties. Other creations include Tiramisu Crunch with yellow cake and Nestle Crunch. There also are cakes, shakes, floats and banana splits. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

MARDI GRAS ZONE

2706 Royal St., 947-8787; www.mardigraszone.com This former Mardi Gras supplies store stocks its shelves with fresh produce and an eclectic selection of groceries from across the globe. The deli serves po-boys and hot items like lasagna, brisket and baked or fried chicken. Pizza is now available. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards and checks. $

MARIGNY BRASSERIE

640 Frenchmen St., 945-4472; www.marignybrasserie.com This eatery offers a modern take on classic Creole and Italian cuisines. New Orleans barbecue shrimp come atop stone-ground grits with smothered collard greens studded with andouille sausage. There also are salads, soups, po-boys and sandwiches. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MARK TWAIN’S PIZZA LANDING

2035 Metairie Road, Metairie, 832-8032; www.marktwainspizza.com

Diners choose regular, whole wheat or gluten-free crusts at Mark Twain’s. The Creole pizza is topped with sauteed shrimp, Gulf crab claw meat, andouille and zucchini. The Huck Finn combines green peppers, red onions, mushrooms and black olives, and artichokes are optional. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

THE MARKET CAFE

1000 Decatur St., 527-5000; www.marketcafenola.com Indoors or out, dine on seafood fried for po-boys and platters or highlighted in dishes such as crawfish pie, crawfish etouffee, gumbo and shrimp Creole. Red beans and rice and bread pudding are other classic New Orleans menu items. Sandwich options include muffulettas, Philly cheese steaks and gyros. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MARTIN WINE CELLAR

714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie, 896-7350; www.martinwine.com This gourmet emporium stocks wine, cheese, deli meats and prepared dishes. The smoked salmon BLT combines smoked salmon, bacon, arugula, tomatoes and wasabi mayo on sourdough bread. The European salad features prosciutto, dried cranberries, toasted pine nuts and shaved Parmesan with sherry vinaigrette. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

MARTINIQUE BISTRO

5908 Magazine St., 891-8495; www.martiniquebistro.com Find a table on the patio or in the dining room at this French-Caribbean influenced restaurant. Prince Edward Island mussels are steamed in white wine with leeks, applewood-smoked bacon, Maytag blue cheese and cream. Radish sprouts and caperberries garnish Gulf shrimp sauteed with Meyer lemon and Champagne. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

MAT & NADDIE’S

937 Leonidas St., 861-9600; www.matandnaddies.com Mat & Naddie’s innovative cooking includes dishes like roasted corn and sweet pepper fritters with crawfish sausage. Or try sherry-marinated grilled quail and waffles. The nightly prix fixe wine dinner honors the culinary traditions of Jewish French immigrants — think matzo ball pot-au-feu and mocha-filled macaroons. Reservations accepted. Lunch page 61

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421 E. Gibson St., Covington, (985) 892-0708 Many items on the large menu of breakfast dishes at this Covington cafe carry over to lunchtime. The California omelet is filled with mushrooms, avocados and Swiss, and the Florentine omelet is stuffed with creamed spinach and artichokes and topped with mozzarella. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $

MAURICE FRENCH PASTRIES

3501 Hessmer Ave., Metairie, 885-1526; 4949 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 455-0830; www.mauricefrenchpastries.com Along with pastries, Maurice offers a wide selection of sugar-free baked goods. The most popular item is the kugelhopf, a specialty pound cake. No reservations. Hessmer Avenue: breakfast Mon.-Sat. West Napoleon Avenue: breakfast Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

MAXIMO’S ITALIAN GRILL

MCALISTER’S DELI

Citywide; www.mcalistersdeli.com McAlister’s signature sandwiches include the “big nasty,” roast beef served on a toasted open-face hoagie with “come back” gravy and cheddar Jack cheese. McAlister’s is known for its baked potatoes and also serves wraps, salads and flatbread pizzas. A children’s menu is available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

MEAUXBAR BISTRO

942 N. Rampart St., 569-9979; www.meauxbar.com Expect new twists on bistro classics at Meauxbar. Appetizers include onion soup gratinee with Gruyere crouton. The mac and cheese is made with baked ziti, mushrooms duxelle, goat cheese, Gruyere and truffle oil. The poisson en papillote is a Louisiana or Gulf fish steamed in parchment paper. Reservations recommended.

MELIUS BAR & CAFE

1701 Lake Ave., Metairie, 8289446; www.meliusbarbucktown.com Stop in to Melius in the morning for a breakfast of eggs, sausage or bacon and Texas toast. For lunch, get grilled or fried chicken atop a salad with tomato, bacon, egg and cheese. Melius fries are covered in Swiss cheese and gravy. No reservations. Breakfast Mon.-Fri, lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

MELLOW MUSHROOM

1645 Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 327-5407; www.mellowmushroom.com Offbeat pizza options include the red skin potato pie, which features red potatoes, bacon, caramelized onions, sour cream and ranch dressing. Mellow Mushroom also serves calzones, hoagies and salads. Gluten-free crusts are available. During spring, there are crawfish boils every Friday. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

THE MELTING POT

1820 St. Charles Ave., 525-3225; www.meltingpot.com Grab a fork and go for a dip (or several) at this fondue favorite. Fontina and Butterkase cheeses fill a garlicky spinach and artichoke fondue. For dessert, try the white chocolate creme brulee, or choose from a decadent list of chocolate fondues. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MESON 923

923 S. Peters St., 523-9200; www.meson923.com Chef Baruch Rabasa’s frequently changing menu combines Spanish and French flavors with classic New Orleans notes. The crudo section of the menu features hamachi with blood orange, fennel, pickled onion, radish

MIDDENDORF’S

30160 Hwy. 51 S., Akers, (985) 386-6666; www.middendorfsrestaurant.com Fried thin-sliced catfish is this restaurant’s most wellknown dish. An entree salad includes mixed greens topped with boiled shrimp and spicy new potatoes. Hushpuppies, coleslaw and onion rings are among the side items. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

MIKE’S ON THE AVENUE

628 St. Charles Ave., 523-7600; www.mikesontheavenue.com Chef Mike Fennelly’s menu combines Southwestern and Asian influences. Salmon baked in banana leaves comes with basil couscous and lemongrass sauce. The New Orleans-style bouillabaisse includes Gulf shrimp, clams, mussels, scallops, corn, white wine, sun-dried tomatoes and red pepper rouille. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$$

MIKIMOTO JAPANESE RESTAURANT & SUSHI BAR

3301 S. Carrollton Ave., 488-1881; www.mikimotosushi.com This sushi bar has both room to dine in and a drivethrough pick-up window. The carpaccio sashimi has white fish with red onions, olive oil, capers, basil, green onions and spicy sauce. The super niku maki features thin slices of fish with snow crab and green onions in teriyaki sauce on a sizzling plate. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MILA

817 Common St., 412-2580; www.milaneworleans.com Chefs Allison Vines-Rushing and Slade Rushing reinvent Southern and Creole dishes. Signature oysters Rockefeller “deconstructed” features poached Louisiana oysters, spinach, bacon chips and licorice root. Crispy-skinned red snapper is served with broccoli puree, wilted romaine and grapefruit sauce. Save room for a root beer float, with vanilla bean bavarois, ginger snap tuiles and Abita Root Beer sorbet. Reservations recommended. Breakfast daily, lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$$

MILANO’S PIZZERIA

3002 Cleary Ave., Metairie, 780-7500 Along with pizza, subs and calzones, Milano’s offers a variety of pasta dishes. The Mardi Gras pasta features shrimp and fresh vegetables tossed in spicy bisque cream sauce over linguini. Popular pies include a spinach and artichoke pizza. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $

MILK BAR

1514 Delachaise St., 891-9361 The Milk Bar is located inside Cafe Prytania. Gourmet sandwiches include Clooney’s Choice, made with ciabatta from La Boulangerie and filled with grilled chicken, avocado, roasted red peppers, red onion, cilantro and mozzarella. Wash it down with a hand-dipped milkshake. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

MIMI’S IN THE MARIGNY

2601 Royal St., 872-9868; www.myspace.com/mimisinthemarigny Mimi’s Spanish-influenced tapas take bar food to new heights. Hot items include goat cheese croquettas, calamari with chorizo in cream sauce, mushroom manchego toast and beef empanadas with aioli. Other options include plates of Spanish cheeses or marinated olives. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

MIMI’S ITALIAN AND SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

10160 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge, 737-6464; www.mimisriverridge.com Enjoy Italian and Creole cooking at Mimi’s. Seared veal hanger steak is served over house-made spaghetti with onions and a soft-cooked egg. Braised lamb cheeks are tossed with pasta, fava beans, baby arugula and served with ricotta salad. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

MR. B’S BISTRO

201 Royal St., 523-2078; www.mrbsbistro.com Mr. B’s is a modern Creole favorite in the French Quarter. Barbecue Gulf shrimp are served in New Orleans-style peppery butter sauce with French bread. The gumbo ya ya is a country-style gumbo made with chicken and andouille sausage. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

MR. ED’S SEAFOOD AND ITALIAN RESTAURANT 910 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 463-3030; 1001 Live Oak St., Metairie, 838-0022;

www.austinsno.com Mr. Ed’s is known for fried chicken and Italian cuisine, and local dishes like trout amandine. Diners can choose red, white or lima beans with rice. Seasonal specialties include shepherd’s pie, crawfish and soft-shell crab dishes. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

MR. GYROS GREEK RESTAURANT

3620 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, 833-9228; www.mrgyros.org Pita sandwiches come with your choice of chicken, souvlaki, falafel, vegetable or gyro meat (a combination of ground beef and lamb). Mr. Gyros also has kebabs and daily specials including pasta, fish and veal dishes. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MR. JOHN’S STEAK HOUSE

2111 St. Charles Ave., 679-7697; www.mrjohnssteakhouse.com Steaks, seafood and Italian dishes round out this Uptown restaurant’s menu. Options include New York strips, filets mignon, rib-eyes and porterhouse steaks for two. Crabmeat ravioli feature Dungeness crab in Asiago cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

MR. POOR BOY RESTAURANT

10202 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge, 737-1170 Mr. Poor Boy offers sandwiches filled with shrimp, catfish or slow-cooked roast beef dripping with gravy. Grilled or fried catfish is served with Creole eggplant sauce, salad and potato salad or garlic potatoes. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

MR. ROO’S DELI & CATERING

3501 Severn Ave., Metairie, 885-4010; www.mrroosdeli.com Mr. Roo’s serves po-boys and sandwiches including a muffuletta filled with salami, Chisesi ham, Swiss and mozzarella cheeses and olive salad. Grilled ahi tuna is served over angel hair pasta in garlic butter sauce with salad, bread and vegetables. No reservations. Lunch Mon.Sat., dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

MIYAKO SEAFOOD & STEAKHOUSE

1403 St. Charles Ave., 410-9997; www.japanesebistro.com Miyako offers a wide array of Japanese dishes from its sushi bar and hibachi grill. The hiba-

chi special combines lobster, filet mignon and shrimp and comes with clear miso soup, salad, hibachi noodles and mixed vegetables. The Miyako roll is a batter-fried roll filled with salmon, white fish, crab, avocado, cucumber and tobiko. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

MO’S PIZZA

1112 Avenue H, Westwego, 3419650; www.mospizza.net Mo’s is known for its extralarge, hand-tossed pizzas served whole or by the slice. Specialty pies include a muffuletta version and chicken and spinach Alfredo. Pizza turnovers are filled with meat and cheese, and the Supreme includes black olives, onions, bell peppers and mushrooms. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

MOJITO’s RUM BAR & GRILL

437 Esplanade Ave., 252-4800; www.mojitosnola.com Mojito’s serves a mix of Cuban, Caribbean and Creole dishes. Caribbean mac and cheese pie is filled with lobster, tomatoes, sauteed garlic and scallions and topped with cheese sauce. Shrimp ya ya features grilled Gulf shrimp over jalapeno cheese grits made with applewoodsmoked bacon, garlic and shallots. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Tue.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

MOJO COFFEE HOUSE

1500 Magazine St., 525-2244; www.myspace.com/mojocoffee Mojo serves coffee and tea drinks as well as a menu of soups and sandwiches. The Magazine sandwich features ham, apple and Brie on your choice of seven-grain, tomato-basil or sourdough bread. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $

MONA LISA RESTAURANT

1212 Royal St., 522-6746 Specialty pizzas and pasta dishes are featured at this bohemian French Quarter hideaway. Mardi Gras linguine includes andouille and shrimp in tomato cream sauce. Top off a dinner of shrimp scampi with homemade tiramisu. No reservations. Lunch Fri.-Mon., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MONA’S CAFE

504 Frenchmen St., 949-4115; 1120 S. Carrollton Ave., 8618175; 3901 Banks St., 482-7743; 4126 Magazine St., 894-9800; www.monascafenola.com Find traditional Middle Eastern dishes across the city at Mona’s locations. There page 63

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1117 Decatur St., 586-8883; www.maximosgrill.com An open kitchen allows guests to watch cooks prepare meals. Osso buco features a braised veal shank finished with garlic, thyme and white wine demi-glace, served with grilled asparagus and roasted red potatoes. The house-made ravioli special changes daily. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

1211 Village Walk, Covington, (985) 893-0406; 4700 Hwy. 22, Suite 11, Mandeville, (985) 845-1644; www.megumirestaurant.net Megumi’s Yakimono’s sushi bar creates new special rolls every week. The Dixie Chick roll is made with spicy tuna, snow crab, avocado and tempura flakes and topped off with white sauce. The Downtown Kicker Roll is comprised of tempura shrimp, both seared and spicy tuna, jalapeno, seared escolar, mango and eel sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

and blood orange vinaigrette. Sauteed triggerfish is served with quinoa, jumbo lump crabmeat, sweet potato and smoked-tomato vinaigrette. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

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are chicken, lamb and beef kebabs, lentil soup, falafel and gyro sandwiches and vegetarian platters. Appetizers include zaater bread topped with herbs and olive oil and safeiha topped with ground beef and lamb. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

food. Try the daily seafood casserole featuring a combination of fresh seafood and seasonal vegetables, baked and topped with melted cheese. Steaks and chicken dishes also are available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Thu.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

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MORTON’S STEAKHOUSE

900 Harrison Ave., 224-2633; www.mondoneworleans.com Chef Susan Spicer’s Lakeview restaurant offers upscale takes on comfort food from around the globe. Try an appetizer of baked oysters over artichoke bread pudding with bacon cream, or an entree of shrimp with curried cauliflower and basmati rice. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

MONSTER PO-BOYS

1814 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 626-9183 Try a variety of homemade items such as gumbo and chicken or tuna salads, or the popular roast beef poboy. Monster also serves shrimp, oyster, catfish, sausage and meatball po-boys. Grilled shrimp are served over rotini with butter garlic sauce. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Fri. Credit cards. $

MONTREL’S BISTRO

MORNING CALL

3325 Severn Ave., Metairie, 885-4068 When Morning Call moved from its French Market location in 1974, it brought all of the original furnishings. Beignets are made with a sourdough recipe. New Orleans classics like red beans and rice, jambalaya and crawfish etouffee are on the menu as well. Try the frozen cafe au lait. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Cash only. $

MORTON’S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

702 Water St., Madisonville, (985) 845-4970; www.mortonsseafood.com Admire the view from the waterfront at Morton’s while perusing a menu of fried, boiled and grilled sea-

1 Canal Place, 365 Canal St., 566-0221; www.mortons.com/neworleans This Chicago-based chain is known for its cuts of primeaged steaks, which include filets mignon, porterhouses, New York strips and ribeyes. Savory small dishes like smoked salmon pizza and mini crab cakes are available at the bar. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

N’TINI’S

MOSCA’S

NACHO MAMA’S MEXICAN GRILL

4137 Hwy. 90 W., Avondale, 436-9942; www.moscasrestaurant.com Mosca’s hearty Italian cooking is perfect for familystyle dining. Shrimp Mosca are Gulf shrimp sauteed with white wine and Italian seasonings. Chicken a la Grande features chicken sauteed with rosemary, whole garlic cloves and white wine. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.Sat. Cash only. $$$

MOTHER’S RESTAURANT

401 Poydras St., 523-9656; www.mothersrestaurant.net All Mother’s meats — including the beef and ham for the Famous Ferdi special — are cooked in house. Mother’s Creole soul food specials include Mae’s file gumbo and Jerry’s jambalaya. Start your day with a crawfish etouffee omelet. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$

MULATE’S CAJUN RESTAURANT

201 Julia St., 522-1492; www.mulates.com Live Cajun music and traditional Cajun cuisine go hand-in-hand at this rustic-styled restaurant. Try grilled alligator, fried seafood platters or crabmeatstuffed catfish. Gumbo, pasta, burgers, chicken and salads round out the menu. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MURIEL’S JACKSON SQUARE

801 Chartres St., 568-1885; www.muriels.com This attractive restaurant on the corner of Jackson Square boasts a menu of contem-

2891 Hwy. 190, Suite D, Mandeville, (985) 626-5566; www.ntinis.com N’tini’s fish of the day ranges from pan-roasted tilapia with garlic beurre blanc to grilled mahi mahi. Seasonal soup options include seafood gumbo, French onion and red bean. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.Fri. dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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1000 S. Clearview Pkwy., Harahan, 736-1188; 3242 Magazine St., 899-0031; 6325 Elysian Fields Ave., 2861805; www.nachomamasmexicangrill.com Nacho Mama’s serves TexMex favorites and specialty margaritas. Mamachitas feature a spicy blend of roasted jalapeno, serrano and habanero peppers fried and served with habanero sour cream. Popular items include mahi mahi tacos with mango salsa, and tilapia tacos topped with pickled slaw. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

NAKED PIZZA

6307 S. Miro St., 865-0244; 701 Metairie Road, 8350066; www.nakedpizza.biz Probiotic- and prebiotic-rich, multi-grain crusts make Naked Pizza a healthy option for pies, but that doesn’t mean there’s no meat. The Omnivore features pepperoni, ground beef, ham, bell peppers, mushrooms and black olives. The Ragin’ Cajun is loaded with chicken, sausage, garlic, peppers and onion. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

NAPOLEON HOUSE BAR & CAFE

500 Chartres St., 524-9752; www.napoleonhouse.com The charming and historic Napoleon House offers a slate of casual New Orleans favorites including po-boys, red beans and rice and chicken and sausage jambalaya. The specialty is the muffuletta, which is heated through, softening the cheese and blending flavors. Seafood gumbo is filled with page 65

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NATHAN’S RESTAURANT

36440 Old Bayou Liberty Road, Slidell, (985) 643-0443; www.nathansrestaurant.net This Slidell restaurant serves a mix of seafood, Creole and Italian dishes. Tuesday’s Italian night special includes Italian salad and small portions of spinach cannelloni, lasagna and chicken parmigiana. Wednesday’s surf-andturf special includes a 6-oz. steak, a lobster tail and a side of potatoes in bordelaise sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat., Sun. brunch. Credit cards. $$$

NEW ORLEANS CAKE CAFE & BAKERY

2440 Chartres St., 943-0010; www.nolacakes.com Fresh cakes, breads, bagels and biscuits are this cozy Marigny cafe’s specialty. For breakfast, try dishes like boudin and eggs. Lunch specials include the crab sandwich with spinach, Brie and bacon. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

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NEW ORLEANS HAMBURGER & SEAFOOD COMPANY

Citywide; www.nohsc.com Choose from 10 different half-pound burgers, including the Ragin’ Cajun topped with wing sauce, jalapenos, grilled onions, banana peppers and pepper Jack cheese. Specialty sandwiches, po-boys, salads, seafood platters and local favorites like red beans and rice round out the menu. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

NEW YORK PIZZA

4416 Magazine St., 891-2376; www.newyorkpizzanola.com New York Pizza serves thincrust pies whole or by the slice. The Big Apple pie is loaded with everything, and anchovies and jalapenos are optional. Find boroughcentric pies like the Brooklyn, Bronx or Queens, which has spinach, artichoke, mushrooms and mozzarella and feta cheeses. Delivery available. No reservations.

NEYOW’S CREOLE CAFE

3340 Bienville St., 827-5474 Smothered okra, jambalaya, barbecue chicken breasts and po-boys are menu staples at Neyow’s. Daily specials include Southern fried chicken and Pasta on the Bayou featuring sauteed shrimp and crawfish in cheesy butter cream sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

NINJA SUSHI

8433 Oak St., 866-1119; www.ninjasushineworleans.com Ninja features an extensive list of sushi, sashimi, rolls, soba and udon noodles, soups, salads and other dishes. There also are vegetarian and gluten-free items. The Smokey Bear roll bundles baked smoked salmon, green onions, cucumber, smelt roe and egg sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

NIRVANA INDIAN CUISINE

4308 Magazine St., 894-9797; www.insidenirvana.com Nirvana offers traditional Indian curries and tandoori items as well as seafood, vegetarian and rice dishes. The lamb achar is a spicy and tart curry. Murgh sonya is a chicken breast stuffed with nuts, raisins, herbs and farmers cheese. Lunch is served buffet style. Reservations recommended for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

NOLA BEANS

762 Harrison Ave., 267-0783; www.nolabeans.com Stop in for breakfast sandwiches, pancakes or an omelet at NOLA Beans. Lunch items include soup, salad, sandwiches and wraps, like the Argonne which is filled with roasted turkey, sprouts, Havarti cheese, avocado and tomato. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

NOLA RESTAURANT

534 St. Louis St., 522-6652; www.emerils.com Chef Emeril Lagasse’s French Quarter restaurant serves a menu of modern Louisiana dishes. The grilled pork chop is served with brownsugar-glazed sweet potatoes, toasted pecans and caramelized onion reduction sauce. The hickory-roasted duck is served with whiskey-caramel glaze, buttermilk cornbread pudding, haricot verts and fire-roasted corn salad, natural jus and candied pecans. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Terrazu, inside the CBD’s Place St. Charles, serves breakfast and lunch items. NONNA MIA

3125 Esplanade Ave., 948-1717; www.nonnamia.net This cafe and pizzeria serves gourmet pies, pasta, paninis and salads. The Divine Portobello appetizer combines mushrooms, grilled chicken and spinach with creamy, spicy red pepper sauce. The fish of the day might be mahi mahi, salmon or tilapia served with sauteed vegetables and lemon-caper sauce or lemon beurre blanc. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

NONNA’S ITALIAN BAKERY & CAFFE

2033 N. Hwy. 190, Suite 5, Covington, (985) 893-1488; www.nonnarandazzo.com King cakes are baked yearround at this Northshore bakery. Also available are fresh pastries, cookies, cakes and bread. The lunch menu features soups, panini and salads. No reservations. Breakfast Tue.-Sun., lunch Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

NOR-JOE IMPORT COMPANY

505 Frisco Ave., Metairie, 8339240; www.norjoe.com Nor-Joe is an Italian grocery stocked with olive oils, cheeses and cured meats. It combines those items to create its only prepared food item, a muffuletta. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $

NOSH

219 Dauphine St., 581-6674; www.noshnola.com Nosh offers pancakes, omelets and breakfast casseroles in the morning. For lunch, try the Reuben, with corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss and Thousand Island dressing on griddled rye bread. Handcut fries are topped with home-made chili and cheddar cheese. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner and late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

NUVOLARI’S

246 Girod St., Mandeville, (985) 626-5619; www.nuvolaris.com Open since 1983, this Mandeville mainstay focuses on Creole cuisine. Try chargrilled redfish topped with lump crabmeat and citrus meuniere sauce or lobster, shrimp and crab served with sherry cream sauce over linguine. Reservations recom-

mended. Dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$$

O’BRIEN’S GRILLE

2020 Belle Chasse Hwy., Terrytown, 391-7229; www.obriensgrille.com O’Brien’s is a steakhouse offering steaks, chops and seafood dishes. Savory artichoke cheesecake is topped with oysters sauteed in butter, garlic and white wine. Skin-on snapper is seared crisp and served with brabant new potatoes, grilled asparagus, lump crabmeat and Creole beurre blanc. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$$

O’DONNELL’S RESTAURANT

131 S.W. Railroad Ave., Ponchatoula, (985) 386-4077 O’Donnell’s features contemporary Creole dishes like a grilled double-cut pork chop over a crisp potato cake with sauteed spinach. Seared Wisconsin duck breast is served with braised collard greens, baby sweet potatoes and blackberry cassis reduction. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

O’HENRY’S FOOD & SPIRITS

632 S. Carrollton Ave., 8669741; 8859 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 461-9840; www.ohenrys.com O’Henry’s offers seafood platters, sandwiches, salads and burgers. The classic deli patty comes topped with pastrami and melted Monterey Jack cheese and is dressed with lettuce, tomato and mayo. Other specialty burger toppings and sauces include horseradish aioli and the southwest cilantro sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

OAK

8118 Oak St., 302-1485; www.oaknola.com This wine bar offers small plates and live musical entertainment. Gulf shrimp fill tacos assembled in housemade corn tortillas with pickled vegetables, avocado and lime crema. The hanger steak bruschetta is topped with Point Reyes blue cheese and smoked red onion marmalade. No reservations. Dinner and late-night Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

OAK STREET CAFE

8140 Oak St., 866-8710; www.oakstreetcafe.com This all-day breakfast joint serves classic diner fare. The Florentine scramble mixes three eggs, spinach, basil, sun-dried tomatoes, Roma tomatoes, mushrooms, mozzarella and feta cheeses and is served with grits or potatoes and a biscuit or toast. The Gallina sandwich combines chicken, guacamole, salsa fresca, feta cheese, lettuce, tomato and green onion on wheat toast or French bread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Wed.-Mon. Credit cards and checks. $

OCEANA GRILL

739 Conti St., 525-6002; www.oceanagrill.com This restaurant puts a twist on seafood favorites. “Jazzy” crab cakes are topped with crawfish cream sauce. Eggs Melanzana features eggplant rounds with grilled ham and tomatoes, poached eggs and hollandaise. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

OKI NAGO JAPANESE SEAFOOD BUFFET 2712 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, 780-8588; www.okinago.com

Oki Nago’s buffet includes some Chinese dishes in addition to the large selection of Japanese items, ranging from teriyaki, tempura-fried shrimp and vegetables, to cold noodle salads, sushi and rolls. Buffet meals include ice cream and salad. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

THE OLD COFFEEPOT RESTAURANT

714 St. Peter St., 524-3500; www.theoldcoffeepot.com The Old Coffeepot is known for calas — Creole rice fritters sprinkled with powdered sugar. The Fleur De Lis chicken is served with crabmeat and crawfish dressing and topped with beurre blanc. The menu also offers gumbo, crawfish etouffee and shrimp Creole. Reservations recommended for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

OLIVE BRANCH CAFE

1995 Barataria Blvd., Marrero, 348-2008; 3700 Orleans Ave., 302-1220; 5145 Gen. DeGaulle Drive, 393-1107; www.olivebranchcafe.com Choose from sandwiches, wraps and entrees like chicken and artichoke pasta with sauteed red onions and mushrooms over penne tossed with garlic and olive oil. Shrimp Carnival features Gulf shrimp, smoked sausage, red onions and green peppers in garlic cream sauce over penne. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $$

OLIVIER’S CREOLE RESTAURANT

204 Decatur St., 525-7734; www.olivierscreole.com Olivier’s serves Creole dishes inspired by and named for family members and their recipes. Braised Creole rabbit page 67

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208 Lee Lane, Covington, (985) 875-0432 Voodoo eggrolls stuffed with crawfish start things off at this casual eatery. Catfish is fried or grilled and topped with crawfish etouffee. Blackened chicken is served with creamy Alfredo sauce over pasta. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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is served with sage-seasoned oyster dressing. Crab ravioli are battered, flash fried with shrimp and crawfish, topped with spinach Alfredo and served with asparagus. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

ONE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE

8132 Hampson St., 301-9061; www.one-sl.com This bustling Riverbend restaurant presents creative dishes such as pan-fried flounder atop spaghetti squash gratin, topped with julienned Brussels sprouts and Meyer lemon beurre blanc. Starters include chargrilled oysters with Roquefort cheese and red wine vinaigrette. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

ORANGE COUCH

2339 Royal St., 267-7327; www.theorangecouchcoffee.com Enjoy coffee and baked goods such as fresh carrot cake. On Fridays, the cafe serves light Vietnamese dishes like spring rolls and bun. For an additional treat, try one of the Japanese mochi ice cream flavors like lychee or chocolate coconut. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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ORLEANS GRAPEVINE WINE BAR AND BISTRO

720 Orleans Ave., 523-1930; www.orleansgrapevine.com Just off Bourbon Street, this bistro offers an extensive selection of wines by the glass and a menu of Frenchinspired dishes. Black mussels are served in tomato-saffron broth, and the herb-crusted rack of lamb comes with truffled mashed potatoes, baby vegetables and brandypeppercorn demi-glace sauce. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

OSCAR’S RESTAURANT & BAR

2027 Metairie Road, Metairie, 831-9540 Oscar’s offers standard pub grub, but it’s known for the overstuffed baked potatos served with half-pound burgers. The restaurant also offers its take on the muffuletta,

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE

Citywide; www.outback.com This Aussie-accented chain offers a Down Under approach to steaks and other dishes, but the Bloomin’ Onion and spicy Kookaburra chicken wings should seem familiar. Entrees include T-bones and rib-eye steaks, racks of New Zealand lamb and seafood items from tuna steaks to lobster tails. No reservations. Dinner daily, lunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

P&G RESTAURANT

345 Baronne St., 525-9678 This CBD lunch spot boasts homemade biscuits and gravy and other breakfast items in the morning. It is best known for its large menu of fried seafood po-boys and lunch plates of fried shrimp or catfish. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

PJ’S COFFEE OF NEW ORLEANS

Citywide; www.pjscoffee.com This locally founded coffeeshop chain offers a full range of coffee drinks, iced concoctions, bagels and a variety of baked goods. Some locations serve sandwiches. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

PALACE CAFE

605 Canal St., 523-1661; www.palacecafe.com Palace Cafe puts creative touches on contemporary Creole cooking. The fried oyster loaf combines cornfried oysters, melted St. Andre cheese and sherry tasso cream on grilled ciabatta. Shrimp Tchefuncte features shrimp in Creole meuniere sauce with roasted mushrooms and green onions over popcorn rice. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

PALM COURT JAZZ CAFE

1204 Decatur St., 525-0200; www.palmcourtjazzcafe.com Traditional New Orleans jazz holds court at this music club and Creole cafe. Grilled red snapper is served with a mild shrimp curry sauce and new potatoes. The pork chop is served with herbed white wine cream sauce, garlic mashed potatoes and brocolli. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

PALMETTOS ON THE BAYOU

1901 Bayou Lane, Slidell, (985) 643-0050; www.palmettosonthebayou.net Palmettos features traditional

Diners order lunch at EmEril’s. Louisiana seafood dishes like seafood gumbo and corn and crab bisque. Other options include chicken Alfredo and a daily fish special. A children’s menu is also available. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

PAPA JOHN’S PIZZA

Citywide; www.papajohns.com Papa John’s delivers classic and specialty pies as well as wings, breadsticks and other items to complete a meal deal. Specialty pizzas include the spicy Italian pie, barbecue chicken and bacon, and a sixcheese pie. Delivery available. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

PARADISE CAFE

3717 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 888-4141 For breakfast, try Paradise Cafe’s special with two eggs, two pieces of bacon, grits and toast. For lunch, try the Reuben or Paradise club, a double-decker sandwich layered with turkey and bacon. Daily hot lunch specials include red beans and rice, seafood gumbo and lentils. No reservations. Breakfast Mon.-Fri., lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

PARKWAY BAKERY & TAVERN

538 Hagan Ave., 482-3047; www.parkwaybakeryandtavernnola.com This Mid-City favorite is famous for roast beef and fried shrimp po-boys, and the surf and turf features both in the same sandwich. The Caprese combines tomato slices, mozzarella and basil dressed with balsamic vinaigrette. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

PARROT PETE’S

1901 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, 362-9780: www.parrotpetes.com The cafe specializes in freshbaked pastries and cakes. Choose from beignets, waffle cones, triple berry cake, brownies and croissants. Parrot Pete’s breakfast options include a menu of omelets, grits and biscuits, plus unlimited pancakes on weekdays. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

PASCAL’S MANALE RESTAURANT

1838 Napoleon Ave., 895-4877

The calling card at this New Orleans classic is its barbecue shrimp, served in peppery butter sauce. There are other seafood options, such as the combination pan roast featuring oysters, shrimp and crabmeat with a blend of shallots and parsley baked in a casserole dish. Steaks also are available. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Louisiana dishes. For appetizers, try the crispy pork belly and seared scallop, with Steen’s cane syrup and spicy mustard drizzle. Entrees include porcini-crusted Berkshire pork chop with creamed collard greens, polenta and kumquat reduction. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Wed.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

PAT O’BRIEN’S COURTYARD RESTAURANT

100 E. Pine St., Ponchatoula, (985) 386-9581; www.paulscafe.net This comfort food hotspot kicks off the day with big breakfasts like bacon, egg and cheese sandwiches, omelets and pancakes. Lunch specials include red beans and rice with smoked sausage, openfaced roast beef sandwiches and grilled chicken salad. A children’s menu is available. No reservations. Breakfast and Lunch daily. Credit cards. $

624 Bourbon St., 525-4823; www.patobriens.com Grab a Hurricane and head to the Courtyard Restaurant for sandwiches, red beans and rice, and innovative Creole dishes. Shrimp and grits features sauteed shrimp with a trio of peppers, garlic and onions served with cheesy grit cakes. The spinach and strawberry salad comes with strawberries, spicy pecans, red onion, blue cheese and bacon over baby spinach. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

PATIO RESTAURANT

5540 Crowder Blvd., 240-6744 The Patio Restaurant attracts patrons with its daily hot plates and Creole and soul food dishes such as red beans and rice and barbecue ribs. Signature dishes include the baked potato stuffed with shrimp, crawfish, crabmeat, cheese and smothered cabbage. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

PATOIS

6078 Laurel St., 895-9441; www.patoisnola.com This neighborhood bistro offers refined French-

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PEPPERONI’S CAFE

8123 Hampson St., 865-0336; www.pepperoniscafe.com This Riverbend pizzeria offers specialty pizzas and lunch specials during the day. Breakfast options include bananas Foster French toast and eggs Benedict. The Heart Smart pie is topped with feta, mushrooms, spinach and tomatoes. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.Sat. Credit cards. $$

PERE ANTOINE

741 Royal St., 581-4478; www.pereantoine.com This French Quarter restaurant serves New Orleans fare with some Cajun spice. The bayou bowl features scampied, barbecued, and

fried shrimp accompanied by the Cajun shrimp rice. Catfish Antoine is a blackened catfish fillet topped with crawfish reduction sauce and served with rice and vegetables. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

PETUNIA’S PLACE

2020 Hwy. 59, Mandeville, (985) 674-3436: www.petuniasplace.com This neighborhood restaurant cooks up hearty comfort food like bourbon pork tenderloin with baby potato cakes and grilled redfish with creamy crawfish sauce. Try house specialties like hand-battered onion rings or the Sunday special of barbecued chicken and homemade mac and cheese. Reservations accepted. Lunch Thu.-Tue., dinner Thu.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

PHIL’S GRILL

1640 Hickory Ave., Harahan, 305-1705; 3020 Severn Ave., Metairie, 324-9080; www.phils-grill.com For starters, Phil’s Grill offers menu items like potato skins, cheese fries and barbecue wings. The main event is a build-your-own burger menu complete with multiple breads, toppings and sauces. A kid’s menu is available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

PHO HOA RESTAURANT

1308 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, 302-2094 Order familiar dishes like spring rolls, banh mi or pho with a choice of rare steak, well-done flank steak, brisket, tenderloin, chicken, shrimp or tripe. Also look for vermicelli noodle bowls filled with lettuce, cucumbers, cilantro,

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440 Chartres St., 524-8990; www.pierremasperosrestaurant.com Pierre Maspero’s updates local classics. The “hot and blue” oyster po-boy is dressed with Tabasco mayonnaise and blue cheese. The cochon de lait gets spicy heat from garlic and jalapenos. Reservations recommended for large parties. Breakfast Fri.-Mon., lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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2529 Dauphine St., 944-0099; www.lostlovelounge.com There’s Pho King in the back of the Lost Love Lounge. The small menu features spring rolls with pork or shrimp, pho and vermicelli bowls. Dishes include fried tofu and curried beef over vermicelli. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Citywide; www.piccadilly.com Southern favorites fill the buffet at Piccadilly. There is everything from roast beef and pork to fried chicken and local favorites like crawfish etouffee. Extras include soups, salads, vegetables and desserts ranging from pecan pie to red velvet cake. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

PHO NOLA

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3320 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, 941-7690; www.pho-nola.com Pho NOLA’s po-boys are New Orleans meets Vietnam versions of banh mi sandwiches. Try one filled with minced barbecue pork, roasted pork, ham, pickled carrots, cucumber, cilantro and aioli. There’s a banh mi and pho combo. NOLA rolls are crispy fried egg rolls stuffed inside rice paper spring rolls with vermicelli, pickled carrots and cilantro. No reservations. Lunch Tue.Sun., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

PHO ORCHID

3117 Houma Blvd., Metairie, 457-4188; www.phoorchid.com Pho Orchid serves pho and a wide variety of Vietnamese dishes. Get the staple soup topped with brisket, beef, chicken or other optional additions. Popular items include grilled duck bundled in rice paper and lettuce. Pho Orchid also offers family-sized portions of its entrees. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

PHO TAU BAY

113 Westbank Expwy., Gretna, 368-9846 Choose from more than 20 pho varieties and dozens of rice and noodle dishes. Pho ap chao is a combination of pan-fried noodles and stirfried beef with vegetables and pineapple. “P.T.B.” wonton soup features housemade pork and shrimp wontons. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Wed. and Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

PHOENICIA RESTAURANT

4201 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 889-9950 Shish kebabs of lamb, beef, chicken and kafta are served on platters with hummus, rice and salad. Chicken shawarma also is available on a platter. Vegetarian options

814 S. Peters St., 528-2743; 4300 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 885-5566 Pie serves gourmet pizza, baked sandwiches on ciabatta bread and pasta dishes like lasagna and lobster ravioli with both cheese sauce and marinara. For local flavor, order the alligator and duck sausage pizza. The Greek pie is topped with roasted garlic, artichokes, black olives, spinach, tomato and provolone, feta and mozzarella cheeses. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $

PIER 4

Boomtown Casino, 4132 Peters Road, Harvey, 3667711; www.boomtownneworleans.com Steak and seafood dishes rule the menu at Pier 4. Burgers also are popular choices and steamed lobster, barbecue shrimp and seafood platters round out the dinner options. No reservations. Dinner Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

PINKBERRY

5601 Magazine St.; 300 Canal St., 899-4260; www.pinkberry.com Pinkberry offers frozen yogurt with many toppings to choose from. The Pinkberry fruit parfait mixes five layers of freshly cut fruit, all-natural honey granola and original Pinkberry yogurt. Lychee yogurt with a hint of lime is a new flavor. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sun., late night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

PITA PIT

5800 Magazine St., 8994141; www.pitapitnola.com This pita parlor offers a wide array of meats, cheese, sauces and condiments. The Uptown club combines turkey, bacon, avocado, spinach, tomatoes, green peppers, provolone and honey mustard. The gyro is dressed

with romaine lettuce, tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, black olives, feta and tzatziki sauce. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

PIZZA FLORENCE

4445 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 888-7888; www.pizzaflorence.net Besides gourmet and buildyour-own pizzas, Pizza Florence offers wraps, salads, pita rolls and calzones. The smoked turkey salad has turkey, bacon bits, carrots, tomatoes, cabbage, corn and mozzarella cheese over lettuce with honey mustard dressing. Pita rolls include the classic gyro, turkey ranch and Philly steak. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

PIZZA MAN OF COVINGTON

1248 N. Collins Blvd., Covington, (985) 892-9874 Kids delight in watching the Pizza Man and his helpers twirl dough in the glassed-in kitchen. The finished results get plenty of attention too, especially the crab-laden Wow pizza and the Pizza Palace with pepperoni, Italian sausage, blanched green peppers, home-made meatballs and onions. Delivery available. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

PIZZA NOLA

141 W. Harrison Ave., Suite A, 872-0731; www.pizzanola.com Pizza Nola serves New York-style thin-crust pies. The Pontchartrain pie is topped with mozzarella, Gulf shrimp, spinach, mushrooms and basil-roasted red pepper. The fleur-de-lis pie is topped with mozzarella, fresh tomatoes, basil, bacon and blue cheese. Gelato from La Dolce Nola is available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

POMPEII PIZZERIA

1068 Magazine St., 708-4213; www.pompeiipizzeria.com Gourmet pies at this pizzeria include E’s Special with barbecue sauce, chicken, pineapple, bacon, jalapenos and extra cheese. The pizza Bianco is a signature white pie topped with onions, herbs and spices. There also are cheese steaks, salads and burgers. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch Sat.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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542 Frenchmen St., 9433934; www.pralineconnection.com Stick-to-your-ribs Creole soul food is the draw at this Marigny spot. Enjoy home-style red beans and rice, file gumbo, soft-shell crab po-boys, stuffed bell peppers and sides like mac and cheese, fried okra and fried pickles. Fried soft-shell crawfish are served with sweet and spicy cocktail sauce and fried pickles. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ 1113 Decatur St., 581-1112; www.pravdaofnola.com Pravda! is known for its Soviet kitsch aesthetic and its large selection of absinthes. The kitchen offers Eastern European-style pierogies, or dense dumplings, with a variety of fillings. Also on the menu are vegetarian and vegan dishes, as well as daily specials made using locally grown produce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner Tue.Sun. Credit cards. $

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PUCCINO’S COFFEEHOUSE

Lakeside Shopping Center Annex, 17th Street at Severn Avenue, Metairie, 835-3151; 5200 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 780-9970; www.lovepuccinos.com The cafe serves sandwiches, salads, soup and pizzas. For breakfast, the eggs Puccino sandwich features an egg, ham and cheese on an English muffin. The create-your-own grits can be mixed with your choice of five different cheeses, bacon, turkey, ham or Italian

sausage. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

PURE YOGURT CULTURE

8108 Hampson St., 864-8108 This frozen yogurt shop offers a changing selection of seasonal flavors, plus pomegranate, “Pure Tart” and the “Who Dat” mystery flavor. No sugar is added to the chocolate, vanilla or peanut butter flavors, and yogurts are nonfat and kosher. Topping choices include chopped fruit, berries, almonds, walnuts, toasted coconut, chocolate, caramel and granola. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

PYRAMIDS CAFE

3149 Calhoun St., 861-9602 Pyramids Cafe is a casual spot for Middle Eastern cuisine. There are shish kebabs and gyro plates with tahini. Chicken tikka is a marinated and grilled skinless halfchicken. Lamb is sauteed with olive oil and spices and served with hummus. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

QUARTER VIEW RESTAURANT

613 Clearview Pkwy., Metairie, 887-3456 The Quarter View offers a variety of seafood specialties. The stuffed lobster comes with homemade crabmeat dressing, and any entree can be topped off with crabmeat au gratin. The menu also features pastas and fried seafood platters. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

QUIZNOS

Citywide; www.quiznos.com Signature Quiznos subs include the chicken carbonara with bacon, mozzarella and mushrooms and the Baja with bacon, cheddar and chipotle mayo. There are many classic toasted subs as well as flatbread sandwiches, soups and salad bowls. Or choose from cobb or chicken Caesar salads. Some locations serve breakfast. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

R & O’S RESTAURANT

216 Old Hammond Hwy., Metairie, 831-1248 R & O’s offers pizza, poboys, hot tamales, Italian salads and muffulettas. The seafood platters feature combinations of shrimp, fish, oysters and soft-shell crabs. The most popular pizza is topped with meatballs and onion. The po-boy selection includes roast beef and chicken Parmesan. No reservations. Lunch daily,

dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

RADOSTA’S FAMOUS PO-BOYS

249 Aris Ave., Metairie, 831-1537 Roast beef and fried shrimp po-boys are among the most popular options at Radosta’s. The Cajun Delight features a crawfish cake, green onions, remoulade and fried green tomatoes. The Jones Special is a poboy assembled with grilled shrimp. Radosta’s daily lunch specials include red beans and rice and pasta with meatballs. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

RAGS SEAFOOD & SPIRITS

4960 Hwy. 22, Mandeville, (985) 792-1744; www.ragsmandeville.com Rags serves seafood platters and po-boys as well as burgers, sandwiches and salads. Side orders include sweet potato fries, zucchini and potato tots. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sun., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

RAISING CANE’S CHICKEN FINGERS

Citywide; www.raisingcanes.com Chicken fingers are the main focus of Raising Cane’s. Get them in a three-piece combo or a sandwich. The Caniac Combo includes six fingers, french fries, coleslaw, Texas toast, a fountain drink and two dipping sauces. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

RAJUN CAJUN CAFE

5209 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 883-5513; www.rajuncajuncafe.com Seafood platters of shrimp, oysters, trout, catfish and soft-shell crabs are served with hushpuppies and french fries. Fried catfish comes with crawfish cream sauce, fries and hushpuppies. For a sandwich, a fried chicken breast topped with grilled ham and Swiss is served on a bun with fries or onion rings. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.Sat. Credit cards. $

RALPH & KACOO’S

519 Toulouse St., 522-5226; www.ralphandkacoos.com This French Quarter seafood house serves everything from classic shrimp au gratin and seafood pasta to exotic dishes with alligator. New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp with Worcestershire sauce, olive oil and garlic is served over French bread. Reservations accepted. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner daily.

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900 City Park Ave., 4881000; www.ralphsonthepark.com Ralph’s offers contemporary Creole and American cooking. Try the crabmeat ravigote Napoleon, which features Israeli couscous and roasted corn, jumbo lump crabmeat and ravigote, tomatoes, cucumbers and salsa verde. The Disgruntled Shrimp is tempura shrimp teriyaki with spicy chilegarlic creme fraiche. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

RAMBLA

217 Camp St., 587-7720; www.ramblanola.com Find contemporary European fare at this tapas restaurant in the International House Hotel. The menage a foie (or foie gras three-way) features a foie gras lollipop and foie gras cotton candy. Artichoke and olive flat bread is complemented with burrata cheese and micro basil. Reservations accepted. Breakfast daily, lunch Mon.Fri., dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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RED FISH GRILL

115 Bourbon St., 598-1200; www.redfishgrill.com This colorfully decorated restaurant serves a range of seafood including many oyster and redfish dishes. Hickory-grilled redfish is served with lump crabmeat, lemon butter and tasso and wild mushroom Pontalba potatoes. Barbecue oysters are flash fried, tossed in Crystal barbecue sauce and served with blue cheese dressing. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

RED GRAVY

125 Camp St., 561-8844; www.redgravycafe.com Order a sandwich dressed New Orleans-style, or Parmesan-style with mozzarella and red sauce or Italianstyle with sauteed greens and provolone. Pasta is served with the house sauce made with San Marzano tomatoes, basil, garlic and olive oil — and meatballs

RED MANGO

1640 Hickory Ave., Suite B, Harahan, 575-3576; www.redmangousa.com Red Mango offers self-serve frozen, nonfat, probiotic yogurt, as well as smoothies and iced teas. Ghiradelli chocolate, peach, Key lime pie, pumpkin spice and wildberry hibiscus are among the 50 flavors offered in changing rotations. No reservations. Breakfast Mon.Fri., lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

THE RED MAPLE

1036 Lafayette St., Gretna, 367-0935; www.theredmaple.com Find signature seafood specialties at this Gretna institution. Redfish Pontchartrain is a panseared fillet topped with lump crabmeat and mushroom-sherry cream. Fried mirliton comes with shrimp, andouille, lump crabmeat and fried oysters in bordelaise sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner and late-night Tue.Sat. Credit cards. $$$

THE RED PALACE

1025 Westbank Expwy., Gretna, 366-7071 An extensive menu includes pot stickers, lo mein dishes, curries and more. Other items range from soft-shell crabs topped with crawfish tails in spicy sauce to a duo of sesame-coated fried chicken breasts served with a spicy soy-based sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $

RED STAR CHINESE RESTAURANT

8330 Earhart Blvd., 861-1933; www.redstarchineserestaurant.com Red Star’s large menu features Mandarin, Szechuan and other regional Chinese dishes. Popular items include General Tso’s chicken, Peking duck, kung pao chicken and beef and scallops in brown sauce. There is a menu of lighter dishes with no added salt, sugar or cornstarch. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

REDEMPTION

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Redemption serves creative contemporary dishes like Chambord roasted duckling with pan-fried potatoes, dark cherry preserve and brown butter cherry vinaigrette. Crabmeat-stuffed flounder is served atop fried green tomatoes with cocoa beurre blanc and roasted oak drizzle. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

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REFUEL COFFEE AND NOSH

8124 Hampson St., 872-0187; www.refuelcafe.com Get your morning fill at this Riverbend spot. The weekend brunch menu includes huevos rancheros, Belgian waffles and Cuban and club sandwiches. Specials include crabmeat omelets and burritos packed with black beans, avocados and vegetables. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

REGINELLI’S PIZZERIA

Citywide; www.reginellis.com Besides gourmet pies, Reginelli’s offers soups, salads, calzones, pressed focaccia and pita sandwiches. The hand-tossed pizzas include the saltimbocca with prosciutto and marinated chicken breast, and the Parthenon with feta, artichokes and mushrooms. Baked pasta dishes include pesto tortellini. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

RESTAURANT AUGUST

301 Tchoupitoulas St., 299-9777; www.chefjohnbesh.com Chef John Besh’s flagship restaurant offers a seasonal menu of contemporary Louisiana dishes. Handmade potato gnocchi tossed with blue crab and Perigord truffle is a signature appetizer. Breaded speckled trout is served with Louisiana crab, white shrimp, toasted almonds and mousseline sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

RESTAURANT CYPRESS

4426 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, 885-6885; www.restaurantcypress.com Cypress serves dishes like lobster ravioli with mascarpone cream and dill sauce, and crawfish and crabmeat Parma, a casserole topped with white wine butter sauce and Parmesan. Entrees include eggplant cakes topped with sauteed shrimp, crawfish and crabmeat butter sauce and hollandaise. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ page 73

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are an optional addition. For brunch, try creamy polenta topped with sausage, peppers, tomatoes and an overeasy egg, with garlic bread on the side. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Thu., brunch Sat. Credit cards. $

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RESTAURANT DES FAMILLES

7163 Barataria Blvd., Crown Point, 689-7834; www.desfamilles.com Situated on the outskirts of Jean Lafitte National Park, this restaurant serves seafood dishes like catfish amandine. Barataria stuffed crab features crab shells filled with seasoned crabmeat and broiled until the top browns. Pasta Lafitte combines shrimp and crabmeat in cream sauce over angel hair pasta. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

RIB ROOM

621 St. Louis St., 529-7046; www.ribroomneworleans.com The house specialty at this French-style rotisserie restaurant is slow-roasted prime rib served au jus with horseradish sour cream and a baked potato. Blackened Atlantic salmon is served over stoneground grits with sweet and spicy Tabasco butter. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

RICCOBONO’S PANOLA STREET CAFE

RICK’S CATFISH CABIN

78461 Hwy. 437, Covington, (985) 893-7274 The humble catfish gets star treatment at this seafood joint. Order it baked, fried, broiled or grilled with lemon butter. Fried oysters, seafood platters, stuffed shrimp and sides of hushpuppies and fries round out the menu. There also are burgers. Reservations accepted. Lunch Fri. and Sun., dinner Thu.-Sat. Checks. $$

RIOMAR

800 S. Peters St., 525-3474; www.riomarseafood.com Seasonal seafood gets a Latin American twist at this Warehouse District restaurant. Gulf escolar is grilled and topped with peppers and capers and served with sides of pan-roasted zucchini, garlic and squash. Plaintains, black beans and rice accompany the five-hour roasted pork. Reservations recommended.

RISTORANTE CARMELO

1901 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (985) 624-4844; www.ristorantecarmelo.com Ristorante Carmelo serves traditional Italian dishes. House-made pastas include mushroom ravioli and tortellini served with meat sauce. House-cut meats include the veal chop Valdostana, which is stuffed with prosciutto and fontina cheese. For dessert, try the homemade ice cream or chocolate panna cotta. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$$

RISTORANTE DA PIERO

401 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 469-8585; www.ristorantedapiero.net The menu at Ristorante Da Piero combines original dishes with those of the Romagna region of Northern Italy. Pastas are made in house and meat dishes include the molasses-glazed maple leaf duck with cultivated mushroom saute, and goat cheese ravioli and onion marmalade. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$$

RISTORANTE DEL PORTO

501 E. Boston St., Covington, (985) 875-1006; www.delportoristorante.com At Ristorante del Porto, Tuscan flavors inspire contemporary Italian dishes such as braised Eden Farms osso buco with creamy herb polenta, baby spinach and gremolata. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.Sat. Credit cards. $$$

RISTORANTE FILIPPO

1917 Ridgelake Drive, Metairie, 835-4008 Filippo specializes in traditional Italian dishes like pasta and meatballs, osso buco, and veal, chicken or eggplant Parmesan. For something a little different, try one of the signature crabmeat dishes or the oysters oregano, which are lightly dusted with Italian breadcrumbs and finished with Romano cheese, garlic and rosemary. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

RIVERBEND BISTRO

8001 St. Bernard Hwy., Suite B, Arabi, 277-6996 Riverbend Bistro dishes up Italian cuisine in a familyfriendly atmosphere. The menu features seafood dishes like soft-shell crab over seafood pasta, and catfish Acadiana topped with crawfish etouffee. The Angus filet is served either bordelaise — herbs, garlic and olive oil — or Pontchartrain — crabmeat and mushrooms — style. Reservations accepted.

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RIVERSHACK TAVERN

3449 River Road, Jefferson, 834-4938; www.therivershacktavern.com Favorites at this tavern by the river are seafood platters and po-boys. Appetizers include fried green tomatoes, Buffalo oysters, onion rings and cheese fries. A variety of burgers, salads and deli sandwiches fill out the menu. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

RIVERSIDE GRILL

7933 Airline Drive, Metairie, 287-4152 Seafood and Tex-Mex dishes are served at Riverside Grill. Try the chicken, steak or shrimp fajitas, or can-can snapper, a fillet topped with shrimp, pico de gallo and Jack cheese, and served with rice and vegetables. Soups, salads and po-boys also are available. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $

ROBERT FRESH MARKET

135 Robert E. Lee Blvd., 2823428; 5016 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, 885-7005; 8115 S. Claiborne Ave., 488-0536; www.robertfreshmarket.com Choose from rotisserie chicken, an extensive salad bar, sushi bar, soup, po-boys made-to-order and deli items. The fried-fish dinner includes two side items and rolls. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

ROCK ’N’ BOWL

3016 S. Carrollton Ave., 8611700; www.rockandbowl.com Bowl a few frames and dine on New Orleans classics at this Mid-City institution. Shrimp remoulade is served over fried green tomatoes. Order fried bread pudding served in a po-boy. No reservations. Dinner and late-night Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

ROCK-N-SAKE OF NEW ORLEANS

823 Fulton St., 581-7253; www.rocknsake.com This hip Warehouse District spot serves sushi and other Japanese favorites. Mushroom crepe maki is crepes rolled with creamy mushrooms and cheese compote, topped with enoki and shiitake mushrooms. Rainbow

seafood salad features tuna, yellowtail and salmon with cucumbers, avocado, smelt roe, green onions and ponzu sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

ROCKY & CARLO’S RESTAURANT AND BAR

613 W. St. Bernard Hwy., Chalmette, 279-8323; www.rockyandcarlos.com This Chalmette eatery offers traditional New Orleans fare like seafood platters heaped with fried shrimp and oysters, as well as popular Italian items like veal Parmesan and spaghetti and meatballs. Side items include baked macaroni, garlic bread and stuffed peppers. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

ROCKY’S GOURMET PIZZA

3222 Magazine St., 891-5152 Rocky’s offers many original gourmet pies. The smoked pulled-pork barbecue pizza has caramelized onions, maple-glazed bacon and barbecue sauce. Pepperoni, Italian sausage, roasted red peppers and jalapenos top the spicy Wild Tchoupitoulas pie. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

ROLY POLY

One Shell Square, 701 Poydras St., 561-9800; 816 Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 892-2462; 3020 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 872-0957; 5409 Tchoupitoulas St., 8918373; www.rolypoly.com Roly Poly offers endless options for gourmet wraps with fillings like smoked pork, Santa Fe chicken and vegetar-

ian options. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

ROMAN PIZZA

7329 Cohn St., 866-1166 This Uptown pizzeria stays open (and delivers) late for college students and others with Italian cravings. Popular pies include the spinach pizza, a garlic-butter-brushed pie with mozzarella, feta, spinach and vegetables. The Roman is topped with pepperoni, salami, ham, black olives and onions. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

ROOSEVELT HOTEL BAR

116 University Place, 5669444; www.roosevelthotelbar.com The Roosevelt Hotel Bar offers gourmet bar food with an elegant twist. Menu options include pomme frites with Parmesan aioli, deep-fried Gruyere cheese puffs and shrimp corn dogs. Sandwiches include a smoked pork and apple chutney on ciabatta. For dessert, try beignets with mocha syrup. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

ROTOLO’S PIZZERIA

Citywide; www.rotolos.com Rotolo’s pizza options include pies like the muffuletta, topped with all the ingredients found on the sandwich. The pesto Marguerite features shrimp, pesto and tomatoes. Other options include calzones, sandwiches, wraps, pastas and salads. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

ROUSES

Citywide; www.rouses.com Rouses grocery stores have a hot line for baked items, rotisserie chicken, fried chicken or fish, and daily specials such as red beans and rice. There also are po-boys, muffulettas and sandwiches as well as sushi, soup and a salad bar. The coffee bar serves smoothies. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

ROUX BISTRO

500 Canal St., 525-2500; www.sheratonneworleans.com Find New Orleans specialties at this bistro inside the Sheraton New Orleans. Breakfast options include a buffet and waffles, pancakes or eggs cooked to order. For lunch, try a redfish po-boy dressed with spicy remoulade sauce. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $$

ROUX ON ORLEANS

Bourbon Orleans Hotel, 717 Orleans Ave., 571-4604; www.bourbonorleans.com Roux on Orleans focuses on Creole classics and Louisiana produce. Start a meal with Creole turtle soup or Louisiana shrimp and goat cheese crepes. Entrees range from pasta jambalaya to pecan-crusted puppy drum to a double-cut pork chop glazed with Steen’s cane syrup. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

ROYAL BLEND COFFEE & TEA HOUSE

244 Metairie Road, Metairie, 835-7779; 621 Royal St., 523-2716; www.royalblendcoffee.com The food selection at this page 75

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7801 Panola St., 314-1810 Neighbors and students fill this sunny cafe, where breakfast is served all day. The menu boasts everything from liver and onions to huevos rancheros. Try eggs Benedict reworked with either crab cakes or served Pontchartrain-style with crawfish. For a sandwich, try paneed veal with mozzarella served on a bun. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

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coffee and teahouse features breakfast pastries, sandwiches and salads. There are hot breakfast items, and during weekends, the menu includes eggs Benedict, shrimp and grits, grillades and grits, and blueberry or bananas Foster waffles. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

ROYAL HOUSE OYSTER BAR

441 Royal St., 528-2601; www.royalhouserestaurant.com Royal House serves oysters raw, stuffed, fried or char-broiled. The seafood pescatore is an assortment of mussels, shrimp and scallops tossed with linguini in a garlic and tomato sauce. Order Maine lobster boiled in Cajun crawfish seasonings and served with butter, corn and potatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

ROYAL PALM

1901 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, 644-4100; www.royalpalmrestaurant.com At this fine dining restaurant on the West Bank you’ll find appetizers like crispy calamari and zucchini laced with freshly grated Parmesan and lump crab cakes with corn maque choux and spicy mayonnaise. The Royal One is a bone-in 22-oz. certified Angus beef rib-eye served with mashed or baked potatoes and sauteed asparagus. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.Sat. Credit cards. $$$

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THE RUBY SLIPPER CAFE

139 S. Cortez St., 309-5531; 200 Magazine St., 525-9355; www.therubyslippercafe.net Enjoy Southern and Creole dishes at these casual cafes. Eggs Blackstone features poached eggs with grilled tomato, applewood-smoked bacon and hollandaise on a biscuit. The barbecue shrimp and grits are cooked in Abita Amber rosemary reduction. No reservations. Cortez Street: breakfast and lunch Tue.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Magazine Street: breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

RUE 127

127 N. Carrollton Ave., 4831571; www.rue127.com

RUE DE LA COURSE

1140 S. Carrollton Ave., 861-4343; 3121 Magazine St., 899-0242 Rue serves a range of hot and cold coffee drinks, teas and baked goods like cupcakes, croissants, muffins and biscotti. Sandwiches include the Caprese with tomato, mozzarella, fresh basil and balsamic vinaigrette on Dong Phuong French bread. Try a breakfast wrap stuffed with eggs, cheese, ham and Crystal hot sauce. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Cash only. $

THE RUM HOUSE

3128 Magazine St., 941-7560; www.rumhousenola.com This Caribbean cantina offers a mix of tropical and south of the border flavors. The “two dat” offers a choice of two tacos and two side items. Tacos include the “duck duck goose,” filled with slowroasted spiced duck, snow peas and carrot slaw, and the calypso beef taco with marinated steak, guacamole, avocado, lime and sour cream. Sides include coconut mango rice, fried plantains and roasted poblano and manchego polenta. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

RUSSELL’ S MARINA GRILL

8555 Pontchartrain Blvd., 282-9999; www.russellsmarinagrill.com Russell’s serves up homecooked fare in a casual, lakeside setting. There are big burgers, po-boys and seafood, like grilled tuna with remoulade and sweet potato fries, and pesto salmon with homemade potato salad. For breakfast, there’s eggs Benedict with grilled tomato and smoked sausage, or order your choice of sweet potato or multi-grain pancakes. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE

Harrah’s Hotel, 525 Fulton St., 587-7099; 3633 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 8883600; www.ruthschris.com The steak is king at Ruth’s Chris, crowned only with

butter. The cuts include filets, rib-eyes, T-bones and New York strips. Order a 6-oz. filet with blackened grilled shrimp. Reservations accepted. Fulton Street: Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Veterans Memorial Boulevard: Lunch Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

ST. CHARLES TAVERN

1433 St. Charles Ave., 523-9823; www.stcharlestavern.com Order New Orleans classics any time at this 24-hour diner. There are red beans and rice, po-boys, crawfish pies, pastas and breakfast plates. Wednesdays and Thursdays feature a rib-eye special with a loaded baked potato. For dessert, try the white chocolate bread pudding. Delivery available. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

ST. JAMES CHEESE COMPANY

5004 Prytania St., 899-4737; www.stjamescheese.com St. James offers more than 100 varieties of cheese from around the globe. Cheesecentric sandwich choices include the Raclette made with house-smoked pastrami, and the Smokey Blue with roast beef and Worcestershire mayo. The ploughman’s lunch comes with portions of cheddar, Stilton and goat cheese and a slice of pork pie. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

ST. JOHN’S COFFEEHOUSE

535 E. Boston St., Covington, (985) 893-5553; www.stjohnscoffeehouse.com Coffee drinks keep patrons perky at St. John’s, and the lunch menu offers sandwiches like Le Grand Cochon with pulled pork and slaw and St. John’s club with turkey, bacon and avocado. The weekend breakfast menu includes an open-face BLTE sandwich — bacon, lettuce and tomato topped with a fried egg. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

STE. MARIE

930 Poydras St., Suite 101, 304-6988: www.stemarienola.com This stylish new CBD restaurant serves refined Continental dishes. Liver Lyonnaise features buttermilk fried liver with toasted ciabatta bread, sherry and bacon jus with a fried quail egg and cippolini onions. Rabbit two ways combines mustard-braised legs and belly confit with crispy spaetzle, thin-sliced pickled fennel and German mustard sauce. Reservations recommended.

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SAINTS AND SINNERS CAFE

710 S. Carrollton Ave., 3246640; www.saltwatergrillnola.com This Riverbend eatery specializes in local seafood and comfort food prepared with Louisiana flair. Garlic mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus accompany the fish of the day, and the shrimp and andouille pasta features grilled Gulf shrimp, andouille sausage and Creole mustard cream sauce tossed with penne pasta. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

91 French Market Place, 596-2022 This Italian bistro serves up Old World classics and Creole dishes. Try traditional thin-crust or Sicilian pizza or house-made meatballs. New Orleans dishes include gumbo, red beans and rice and jambalaya. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night Mon.Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

SAKE CAFE

817 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 468-8829; 1130 S. Clearview Pkwy., Harahan, 733-8879; 4201 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 779-7253 Sake Cafe’s sushi menu features staples such as the California roll, crunchy roll and spicy tuna roll. The New Orleans roll features spicy crawfish, crunchy tempura, avocado, tuna, snow crab and avocado eel sauce. Discount sushi rolls are offered during happy hour. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily, latenight Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

SAKE CAFE UPTOWN

2830 Magazine St., 894-0033 This stylish sushi parlor features a wide range of rolls and sashimi. Try the appetizer sampler of Asian barbecue ribs, crawfish spring rolls, rock shrimp tempura, gyoza and pork dumplings. The healthy rice paper roll combines tuna, salmon, masago, avocado, cucumber and lettuce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, latenight Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

SAL & JUDY’S RESTAURANT

27491 Hwy. 190, Lacombe, (985) 882-9443 For 40 years, family recipes have made Sal & Judy’s a Northshore institution. Popular dishes include the house-made lasagna. The veal panne brucioloni is a round steak breaded, stuffed with cheese sausage and ground beef, topped with red sauce and served with pasta. Reservations recommended. Lunch Sun., dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

SALT ’N’ PEPPER

403 Iberville St., 561-6070 Indian and Pakistani-style curries and kebabs made with halal meats are among the finds at this backstreet cafe. Start with an order of flatbread or potato-stuffed samosas. For a curry, try the spoon-tender goat masala. Pizza and sandwiches also are available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-

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SALU

3226 Magazine St., 371-5809; www.salurestaurant.com The eclectic small plates at Salu find inspiration from the far reaches of the globe. Smashed avocado, salsa fresca and creme fraiche top duck and manchego flautas. Barbecue pulled pork is served on corn fritter cakes with cilantro and red onion salad, and grilled lamb lollipops come with roasted red pepper and fava bean hummus. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, latenight Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

SALVATORE RISTORANTE

3226 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, 455-2433 Salvatore’s veal dishes include osso buco, bruccilone rolled with Italian stuffing, and veal piccata, which is a cutlet sauteed in lemon butter and topped with Parmesan. The menu also features beef, eggplant, pasta, shrimp and other seafood specialties. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

SALVO’S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

7742 Hwy. 23, Belle Chasse, 393-7303; www.salvosseafood.com Seafood is the star here, but there’s also steak on the menu. Grilled tuna comes with sauteed potatoes and corn on the cob. The butterfly shrimp plate features 12 jumbo shrimp with fries or potatoes. The restaurant offers an all-you-can-eat boiled seafood extravaganza. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

SAMMY’ S FOOD SERVICE & DELI

3000 Elysian Fields Ave., 9470675; www.sammysfood.com Sammy’s menu includes poboys, burgers and sandwiches, fried seafood plates and salads. Try the roast beef poboy, or check for daily specials like seafood stuffed catfish

or jumbo stuffed shrimp. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

SAMMY’S PO-BOYS AND CATERING

901 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 835-0916; www.sammyspoboys.com Sammy’s serves sandwiches, seafood platters and Italian dishes. The Flickaletta is a twist on the muffuletta featuring ham, salami, Swiss and olive salad served hot on French bread. Veal Parmesan includes two cutlets topped with red sauce and mozzarella cheese over angel hair pasta. Get a po-boy filled with roast beef, meatballs or chicken Cordon Bleu. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SAMMY’S STEAK AND LOBSTER

627 Bourbon St., 525-8442; www.sammysseafoodrestaurant.com The surf and turf options at Sammy’s include crawfish etouffee, platters of fried seafood and thick-cut rib-eyes. Blackened stuffed flounder features crabmeat stuffing sandwiched between two flounder filets and topped with butter. Jambalaya is a hearty option. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SANDRO’S TRATTORIA

6601 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 888-7784 This eatery offers a local spin on traditional Italian dishes. Meatless eggplant lasagna features thin slices of fried eggplant with spinach, Italian cheeses and salsa rossa. The pork shank osso buco is cooked with garlic, onions and mushrooms and served over angel hair pasta. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

SANTA FE

3201 Esplanade Ave., 948-0077 Santa Fe offers a menu of Southwestern, Spanish and Portuguese dishes. Bolinhos de bacalau are dried salted codfish cakes seasoned with parsley, cilantro and lemon. Chicken Maximilian is a chicken breast roulade stuffed with roasted Anaheim peppers, chorizo, manchego and Asiago cheeses. Traditional menu items include tamales and enchiladas. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

SANTA FE TAPAS

1327 St. Charles Ave., 304-9915 This new restaurant offers traditional tapas and entrees. Seared jumbo scallops feature caramelized sea scallops with

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300 Bourbon St., 553-2278; www.royalsonesta-neworleans.com The Sunday brunch buffet at the Royal Sonesta offers standard breakfast fare and elaborate New Orleans dishes like eggs Sardou and Creole crab Benedict. The lush courtyard provides a beautiful backdrop as diners sip champagne cocktails. Reservations recommended. Brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

French onion soup and steamed mussels in white wine sauce are specialties at this cozy bistro. Citrusglazed duck is served with caramelized fennel, potato puree and orange supremes in a Louisiana citrus jus. Diver scallops come with sour cream whipped potatoes, roasted fennel and oyster mushrooms. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

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SARA’S RESTAURANT

724 Dublin St., 861-0565; www.sarasrestaurant.com Creole technique meets Indian, Mediterranean and Thai flavors at Sara’s. Popular dishes include honey-glazed scallops and a grilled, pepper-crusted pork chop served with crab and cream salsa. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

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3218 Dauphine St., 304-5962; www.satsumacafe.com Local seasonal produce rule the chalkboard menu at this Bywater cafe and juice bar. Popular breakfast items include the pesto-infused “green eggs and ham” sandwich. Beet and strawberry salad is topped with crumbled goat cheese and toasted walnuts. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

THE SAZERAC RESTAURANT

Roosevelt Hotel, 123 Baronne St., 648-5486; www.therooseveltneworleans.com The Sazerac offers more than its namesake cocktail. Try dishes such as Colorado lamb chops with creamed shallots and pepper jus, steak frites with green peppercorn sauce or red snapper with bean ragout and lemon-parsley relish. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

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Clearview Mall, 4436 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 454-7930; www.semolina.com Semolina presents pasta dishes from around the world. Pad Thai features stirfried shrimp, mushrooms and tofu. The barbecue chicken pasta includes bell peppers and onions and is topped with provolone cheese and cilantro. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SERIO’S PO-BOYS & DELI

133 St. Charles Ave., 523-2668 Mike Serio’s LSU shrine is known for large po-boys and muffulettas. Order sandwiches with grilled chicken or corned beef, or get a french fry po-boy with gravy. New Orleans classics like gumbo and spicy jambalaya round out the menu. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

SERRANOS SALSA COMPANY

Clearview Mall, 4436 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 780-2354; www.serranossalsacompany.com Entrees at Serranos come with your choice of sweet fried plantains, poblano cheese grits, jalapeno corn pudding, refried pinto beans or other sides. The fish tacos filled with grilled or fried tilapia and topped with avocado, cabbage, pico de gallo, cheese, Serramoulode and cilantro avocado salsa. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SEYMOUR’ S RESTAURANT

279 Hickory Ave., Harahan, 738-1116 Adjoining a seafood market, Jason Seither’s namesake eatery serves boiled seafood platters and dishes like fried green tomatoes topped with jumbo shrimp, remoulade and Parmesan. No reservations. Lunch Tue.Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

2216 Hickory Ave., River Ridge, 737-3148 Seymour’s specializes in Creole and Italian fare. Menu options include fried soft-shell crab atop crabmeat fettuccine and grilled mahi mahi topped with shrimp and crabmeat. The Chill Down Plate combines shrimp salad, shrimp cocktail, shrimp remoulade and potato salad. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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mango-green tomato pico de gallo. Gambas al ajillo is a dish of jumbo shrimp prepared with garlic, shallots, japones chilis and cognac. Reservations recommended. Brunch Sat.-Sun., lunch and dinner Mon.-Sun., late night Fri.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

239 Decatur St., 525-9595; www.sekisuiusa.com Check the sushi bar appetizers for offbeat specials like the ocean pyramid, molded from salmon, tuna, yellowtail, avocado and tobiko, or the eel “sundae” with crushed macadamia nuts and balsamic vinegar sauce. Reservations accepted.

1855 Barataria Blvd., Suite E, Marrero, 341-2226; www.shanesribshack.com Shane’s serves barbecue in sandwiches and on platters. Popular choices include rib platters, and there also are salads, wings and chicken tenders on the menu. Choose from sides like stuffed potatoes and fried

pickles. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

SHIMMY SHACK

1855 Dock St., Harahan, 729-4442 Shimmy Shack’s sandwiches include either fried oysters or sauteed shrimp tossed with barbecue sauce and served in a po-boy. The Blarney burger is a ground beef and hot sausage patty topped with corned beef hash and a fried egg. Fried appetizer options include alligator sausage, crawfish tails, pickles and mushrooms. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

SHOGUN JAPANESE RESTAURANT AND STEAKHOUSE

2325 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 833-7477; www.shogunneworleans.com Enjoy dinner and a show at Shogun’s hibachi grill. Pick from steak, chicken, scallops, shrimp or calamari as the chefs chop, flip and cook your meal in front of you. All specials come with a shrimp appetizer, soup, salad and hibachi vegetables. The menu also includes sushi, teriyaki and other Japanese dishes. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

SHULA’S STEAK HOUSE

614 Canal St., 586-7211; www.shulas.com Hall of Fame coach Don Shula’s namesake chain boasts aged Black Angus beef. Blackened beef tips and crab cakes are popular appetizers, and the threepound porterhouse is a formidably hefty entree. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

SHORT STOP PO-BOYS

119 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, 885-4572; www.shortstoppoboys.com Short Stop Po-boys’ classic roast beef sandwich features roast beef cooked in house and served dripping with its own juices. The barbecue roast beef is marinated in barbecue sauce. Short Stop also offers chicken and andouille gumbo and jambalaya, and seafood gumbo on Fridays. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

SID-MAR’S RESTAURANT & BAR

3322 N. Turnbull Drive, Metairie, 831-9541; www.sidmarsrestaurant.com Sid-Mar’s specializes in seafood ranging from shrimp and catfish dishes to grilled

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SIDELINES BAR & GRILL

1229 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 831-4002 Watch sports on Sidelines’ flat-screen TVs while enjoying sandwiches, burgers or wraps. The Philly cheese steak sandwich combines eight ounces of chopped sirloin, Swiss cheese, peppers, onions and Sidelines’ homemade spicy sauce on French bread. Every Wednesday, Sidelines offers all-you-caneat boiled crawfish with corn, potatoes, mushrooms and garlic. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

SINGHA THAI

413 Carondelet St., 581-2205 Downtown diners with a craving for Thai cuisine in a casual cafe can head to Singha. Traditional pad thai is a favorite. Pad woon sen features fried glass noodles with chicken, shrimp and vegetables. Yellow, green and red curries are prepared with a choice of beef, chicken or shrimp. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

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3322 Magazine St., 891-3447 Slim Goodies’ creative breakfast plates include the Crabby Wife, featuring three small crab cakes topped with eggs and etouffee. The New Orleans Slammer’s hash browns come topped with bacon, chili, cheese and eggs. The Guatemalan breakfast features two eggs, avocado, plantains, tortillas, black beans and homemade salsa. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Checks. $

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SMITTY’S SEAFOOD

2000 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 468-1647 This Kenner seafood mainstay features fried seafood platters, po-boys, grilled fish entrees, boiled seafood, gumbo and daily specials. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SNUG HARBOR JAZZ BISTRO

626 Frenchmen St., 9490696; www.snugjazz.com The menu at this Frenchmen Street jazz institution features Creole dishes, burgers, Angus steaks and Gulf seafood. Chicken is served either Southern fried or char-broiled. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SOUND CAFE

2700 Chartres St., 947-4477 This Marigny coffee shop and bookstore serves colddrip iced coffee. Gourmet sandwiches include a combination of turkey, Brie and apple, and the mozzarella and tomato sandwich includes house-grown basil. Sandwiches are served on Dong Phuong’s French bread. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

SOUTH SEAS ASIAN CUISINE

1714 Hwy. 190 W., Slidell, (985) 646-1205 South Seas features a large Chinese-American menu with a variety of lunch specials like Mandarin chicken, chop suey and garlic pork. The restaurant also has a full sushi bar. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SOUTHERN PO-BOYS

720 Claiborne Drive, Jefferson, 835-3035; www.thesouthernpoboy.com Southern Po-Boys fills its sandwiches with everything from shrimp, oysters or fish to roast beef, smoked sausage or meatballs. The daily lunch specials include red beans and rice, hamburger steak and fried catfish. No reservations. Lunch Mon.Fri., early dinner Fri. Credit cards. $

SPEAKEASY SPORTS BAR & GRILL

4345 Williams Blvd., Kenner,

466-4069 Before singing karaoke or playing pool, grab an order of hot wings, egg rolls or chicken quesadillas. Entrees include the 10-oz. burger, homemade hot tamales and sandwiches with grilled or fried chicken. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

SPECIALTY ITALIAN BISTRO

2330 Belle Chasse Hwy., Gretna, 391-1090 This bistro serves local seafood in its classic Italian dishes. The seafood calzone is stuffed with a creamy etouffee with shrimp, crawfish and crabmeat. The shrimp scampi features Gulf shrimp sauteed with garlic white wine, herbs and lemon butter and is served over penne pasta. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SPITALE’S DELI

2408 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, 837-9912; www.spitalesdeli.com Spitale’s serves sandwiches, salads and daily specials of Italian classics like chicken Parmesan, spaghetti and meatballs or lasagna. The “dirty” turkey sandwich is topped with grilled onions, brown gravy and provolone cheese. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

SPUDLY’S SUPER SPUDS

2609 Harvard Ave., Metairie, 455-3250; www.spudlys.com Baked potatoes are the specialty at Spudly’s. The Super Duper Spud is topped with crabmeat, crawfish, shrimp, cheese sauce, cheddar cheese and chives. Soups include the baked potato cheese soup topped with bacon bits and chives. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

SQUEAL BAR-B-Q

8400 Oak St., 302-7370; www.squeal-nola.com Steak quesadillas, duck cracklings and boudin balls offer a good start to a meal at Squeal. Barbecue tacos and sandwiches filled with pulled pork or beef brisket are served with your choice of sides like corn maque choux, coleslaw or collard greens. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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1513 St. Charles Ave., 5257437; 5538 Magazine St., 897-4800; www.slicepizzeria.com Both of these Uptown pizzerias have large bars and serve pies whole or by the slice. A white pizza loads mozzarella, ricotta and Romano cheeses, bacon, basil and roasted garlic on a thin crust. Light tomato sauce, prosciutto, Gorgonzola, organic arugula and mozzarella top another special pie. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Harahan, 733-3000; www.smiliesrestaurant.com Smilie’s serves creative Italian fare and seafood. Fried pecan catfish is topped with meuniere. Smilie’s also offers steaks and Gulf seafood platters. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

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as Korean barbecue beef poboys. The new service bar features a menu of homemade ice creams and desserts. No reservations. Brunch, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

STAR STEAK & LOBSTER HOUSE

237 Decatur St., 525-6151; www.starsteak.com Steak and seafood star on the menu at this French Quarter eatery. Seafood platters and crab cakes are both popular dishes. Filets mignon, porterhouses, New York strips and prime rib are among the steak options. Red wine mushroom sauce tops the filet mignon. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

THE STEAK KNIFE RESTAURANT & BAR

Try miso and sake-glazed Japanese Mero sea bass with udon, green tea and soba noodles, Canadian lobster, blue crab and shrimp broth. A seven-course tasting menu also is available. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

STEP BROTHERS BAR & GRILL

4971 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 889-9856; www.stepsbarandgrill.com Step Brothers’ daily specials include hearty favorites like meatloaf and chicken-fried steak. There also are burgers, sandwiches, wraps and salads. The long list of appetizers includes mini tacos and crawfish poppers. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

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2727 Prytania St., 899-0335 Still Perkin’ serves coffee drinks and has a counter stocked with pastries, bagels, wraps and salads. The mixed greens salad features chicken, broccoli, grape tomatoes and sweet and sour dressing. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Toulouse Street Wharf, 5868777; www.steamboatnatchez.com A meal aboard the Steamboat Natchez promises an everchanging view as the vessel navigates the river. Gulf fish Louisianne is topped with a dark-roux etouffee sauce. For dessert, the bread pudding is finished with candied pecans and Jim Beam bourbon sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

STEIN’S MARKET & DELI

2207 Magazine St., 527-0771; www.steinsdeli.net New Orleans’ answer to a Big Apple deli features sandwiches like the Rachel with hot pastrami, Swiss, sauerkraut and house-made Russian dressing on rye bread. Thursday’s special piles slowroasted, Italian-seasoned pork, sauteed broccoli raab and aged provolone on ciabatta. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and brunch Tue.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $

STELLA!

1032 Chartres St., 587-0091; www.restaurantstella.com The menu at chef Scott Boswell’s Stella! changes often but diners can always expect globally influenced cooking with Louisiana flair.

Place St. Charles, 201 St. Charles Ave., Suite 210, 5228198; www.steves-diner.com. Steve’s offers breakfast, diner classics, char-grilled halfpound burgers, fried catfish, chicken tenders and po-boys. The Parmesan and herbcrusted baked chicken is complemented with two sides. Slow-roasted beef brisket is served with gravy made from its drippings. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

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STINGRAY’S RESTAURANT & GRILL

1303 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 443-4040; www.stingraysseafood.com Daily specials and a selection of seafood dishes give Stingray’s menu variety. Crawfish Boudreaux combines crawfish tails, Parmesan, garlic and mushrooms in spicy cream sauce over pasta. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

THE STORE

814 Gravier St., 322-2446; www.thestoreneworleans.com This cafe serves creative sandwiches like the barbecue shrimp po-boy and burgers such as the Funky Blue, which tops Angus beef with blue cheese, caramelized onions and horseradish Dijon mustard. The recently opened taco bar features a selection of meats such as blackened chicken, chorizo, Cuban chick-

SURREY’S LA PLAYA

1200 Carondelet St., 525-4300 For a juice fix head to La Playa for Surrey’s signature freshsqueezed concoctions. Try the cafe’s homemade pastries, scones, cakes or quiches. One sandwich special combines baked Brie with avocado, plantains and pineapple chutney. The cafe also serves coffee drinks. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Cash only. $

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STORYVILLE RESTAURANT

808 Iberville St., 565-5520 Cajun fare and Louisiana seafood are served at this French Quarter restaurant. Order Cajun egg rolls stuffed with crawfish and rice. The soft-shell crab po-boy features two jumbo soft-shells. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late night Tues-Sun. Credit cards. $$

SUSHI BROTHERS

1612 St. Charles Ave., 581-4449; www.sushibrothers.net Sushi Brothers produces a wide selection of original rolls and sashimi. The Levee Voice roll features blue crab, spicy roe and wasabi-mayo on top of a roll of spicy crawfish, avocado, asparagus and wasabi. The Brothers roll wraps fresh salmon tempura with cream cheese and has layers of salmon and avocado on top. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Thu., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SUBWAY

Citywide; www.subway.com Subway serves classic subs filled with turkey, Italian cold cuts, meatballs or tuna salad. Other options include a ham and turkey melt and chicken bacon ranch sandwich. The Veggie Delight with cheese is dressed to order. Complete a meal with chips or a cookie. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

SUCRE

3025 Magazine St., 520-8311; Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 834-2277; www.shopsucre.com Assorted macaroons, homemade marshmallows, decadent chocolates, and ice cream sundaes are just some of the treats available at this high-end sweet shop. For an Easter indulgence, try sweets from the the dark chocolate caramel bunny collection. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

SUGAR HOUSE

Embassy Suites, 315 Julia St., 525-1993; www.embassyneworleans.com Sugar House combines Cajun and Creole influences. The Cajun sampler combines crawfish pie, jambalaya and file gumbo. Steak Delmonico is either grilled or blackened, and meat falls off the bone of the baby back ribs. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SUKHOTHAI

1913 Royal St., 948-9309; 4519 Magazine St., 373-6471; www.sukhothai-nola.com Sukhothai serves curried meats, vegetables and stirfried noodles. Wild herb

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flounder comes with a medley of herbs and tamarind dipping sauce. Volcano softshell crabs are served on a sizzling hot plate with spicy chili, garlic and pineapple sauce. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

SUN RAY GRILL

619 Pink St., Metairie, 8370055; 1051 Annunciation St., 566-0021; 2600 Belle Chasse Hwy., Gretna, 391-0053; www.sunraygrill.com Southwestern accented dishes at Sun Ray Grill include nachos and guacamole with blue corn chips and the Baja shrimp quesadilla. Gulf fish specials and Cajun dishes are found on the menu. The Annunciation Street locations offer sushi items like the Spicy Mermaid filled with salmon, cucumber, crab stick, unagi and spicy mayo. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SUNSHINE CAFE

111 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 100, Metairie, 834-6040; www.sunshinecafenola.com The Sunshine breakfast features scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage, grits and a biscuit. Lunch specials include dishes like chicken fajitas with yellow rice and black beans; crab

cakes with potato salad and green salad; and brisket with green bean and artichoke casserole and garlic mashed potatoes. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

420 S. Tyler St., Covington, (985) 898-2166; www.sweetdaddysbarbq.com Get Sweet Daddy’s barbecue in sandwiches, on platters or by the pound for takeout. Side items include coleslaw, barbecue beans, corn fritters and gumbo. For dessert, try homemade brownies or chocolate chip pecan pie. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

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3636 St. Charles Ave., 8994200; www.superiorgrill.com Superior Grill offers Mexican favorites and a wide selection of margaritas. Order a fajita plate with mesquite grilled chicken, beef or shrimp. The sizzling shrimp brochetas features bacon-wrapped shrimp stuffed with poblano pepper and Monterey jack cheese, served over a bed of marinated green onions. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

1418 Magazine St., 524-3828; 4807 Magazine St., 895-5757; www.surreyscafeandjuicebar.com Surrey’s blends organic juices to order and offers Southern and Latin breakfasts. The caramelized-apple French toast features Leidenheimer bread topped with carmelized apple cream cheese and candied pecans. Salads and sandwiches are lunchtime

625 Chartres St., 265-8123; www.sylvainnola.com This gastropub offers craft cocktails and gourmet pub fare. The menu features hearty dishes like beef cheeks braised with white wine and beef stock and served with rosemary potato puree, sweet onions, peas and spinach. A salad of thin-shaved Brussels sprouts and apples is topped with hazelnuts and pecorino cheese. Reservations recommended. Lunch and late-nite Fri.-Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

1207 E. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, 277-6594 Tag’s is part deli and part butcher shop and makes its own Italian sausage. The menu features po-boys, muffulettas and burgers, including the enormous Papa Tag’s, which weighs in at a pound and a half. Chicken fingers also are offered. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ page 80

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888 Harrison Ave., 488-8981; www.steakkniferestaurant.com The Lakeview steakhouse offers a range of steaks and a la carte sides. Order a 14-oz. New York strip or a 14-oz. ribeye served with house-made steak sauce. Escargot are stuffed in mushroom caps and served with brandy-laced garlic butter. Pepper-crusted yellowfin tuna is served with wasabi, soy and ginger reduction. Reservations recommended. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

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923 Metairie Road, Suite C, Metairie, 836-6859 This longtime Metairie fixture features an array of well-spiced Indian dishes. Masala dosa is a large rice and lentil crepe filled with a spicy blend of potatoes, onions and herbs. Lamb xacuti comes with coconut and golden masala. Chicken pasanda features tender chunks of boneless chicken in cashew-almond sauce with fresh herbs. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Wed.Mon. Credit cards. $$

TAN DINH

1705 Lafayette St., Suite A, Gretna, 361-8008 This Gretna favorite can satisfy a pho fix, and its menu offers a wide array of Vietnamese dishes. One house specialty combines seared goat meat and lemongrass-infused goat curry with crushed peanuts, cilantro and basil. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

TANDOORI CHICKEN RESTAURANT

2916 Cleary Ave., Metairie, 889-7880; www.tandoorichickennola.com Get chicken, fish, shrimp or lamb cooked in a tandoori oven or choose from an array of traditional Indian dishes. Chicken tikka masala is cooked in a clay oven and served with creamy gravy. Shrimp biryani is served with basmati rice with raisins and herbs. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

TAQUERIA CHILANGOS

2723 Roosevelt Blvd., Kenner, 469-5599 Enjoy Mexican favorites at Taqueria Chilangos. Menu mainstays include chiles rellenos, burritos, tacos and brisket. There also are daily specials. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

TAQUERIA GUERRERO MEXICO

208 N. Carrollton Ave., 484-6959 The menu at this casual cantina features traditional Mexican dishes including chiles rellenos, homemade tamales, burritos and tacos. Cool down your taste buds with flan for dessert. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

TARKA

3207 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 471-6141 Tarka serves Indian and Pakistani dishes including many options made with halal meats. Chicken tikka biryani features chicken marinated overnight, steam cooked and served with rice and herbs. Both goat and lamb curries are cooked with yogurt and nuts. Lunch is served buffet-style. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

TARTINE

7217 Perrier St., 866-4860; www.tartineneworleans.com This quaint neighborhood cafe offers a littles culinary savoir faire. Pork rillette is served with toasted baguette, onion marmalade and cornichons. The grilled steak sandwich is served with blue cheese butter on ciabatta bread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

TAVERN ON CITRUS

5708 Citrus Ave., Harahan, 218-5186; www.myspace.com/taverncitrus Daily drink specials and happy hour deals accompany pub grub at the Tavern on Citrus. Appetizers include chili cheese fries, onion rings and jalapeno poppers. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

TEA GARDEN

1918 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 833-9455 Popular dishes include Singapore noodles, which are stir-fried in curry sauce with pork and shrimp. Cantonese lo mien features pan-fried egg noodles topped with beef and mixed vegetables. Rumaki combines fried chicken livers with water chestnuts and bacon. Lunch specials are available weekdays. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

TED’S FROSTOP

3100 Calhoun St., 861-3615 Burgers, fries and milkshakes keep this fast food restaurant packed with university students and those craving simple, filling eats. Plate lunches include fried shrimp, pork chops and all-you-can-eat catfish. Ted’s Frostop also offers doughnuts and soft-serve ice cream. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

TENNOU SUSHI BAR

1818 Manhattan Blvd., Suite 11, Harvey, 366-3898; www.tennousushi.com

This Japanese restaurant offers a full range of sushi and cooked dishes like grilled salmon teriyaki and crispy fried fish fillets. The Tennou boat for two includes assorted sashimi, teriyaki, vegetables and sides. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

TERRAZU

Place St. Charles, 201 St. Charles Ave., 287-0877 This vegan-friendly cafe and coffeehouse keeps CBD diners caffeinated with tea, coffee and espresso drinks. The fontina press combines turkey, fontina cheese, spinach, tomato and basil-pesto mayo. Or choose from the lunchtime selection of salads, soups, sandwiches and pastries. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.Fri. Credit cards. $

TEXAS BAR-B-QUE COMPANY

3320 Houma Blvd., Metairie, 456-2832 The Texas Bar-B-Que company offers hickory-smoked ribs, brisket, pulled pork and smoked sausage. Sides include items like baked beans and coleslaw. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

THANH THANH

131 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, 368-8678; www.t2restaurant.com Thanh Thanh’s pan-Asian menu includes Vietnamese dishes and pad thai, the noodle dish topped with crunchy bean sprouts, carrots and peanuts. The pho and made-to-order spring rolls can be customized with the addition of basil, jalapenos or bean sprouts. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

THAT’S A WRAP

4241 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 885-0009; www.thatsawrapnola.com Choose from white, wheat or spinach tortillas at this wrap shop. The Southwest chipotle chicken wrap has pan-broiled chicken, bacon, sharp cheddar, romaine and organic spring mix lettuce and tomatoes with spicy chipotle mayo. The shrimp and sweet beet salad mixes Gulf shrimp with remoulade, organic spring mix lettuce, red onions, eggs, tomatoes and roasted beets. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., lunch Sun.

THAT’S AMORE

4421 Clearview Pkwy., Metairie, 454-5885; www.thatsamorepizzaonline.com That’s Amore serves thincrust New York-style pies

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and Chicago deep-dish pies. Toppings range from andouille sausage to sun-dried tomatoes. Other options include po-boys and muffulettas. No reservations. Lunch Thu.-Sun, dinner Tue.Sun. Credit cards. $

THEO’S PIZZA

4024 Canal St., 302-1133; 4218 Magazine St., 894-8554; www.theospizza.com Order a crisp thin-crust pie with your choice of toppings or select from 14 specialty pizzas. The Expert includes olive oil, garlic, spinach, mozzarella, fresh tomatoes, purple onions and bacon. Other menu items include sandwiches and salads. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

THREE HAPPINESS

1900 Lafayette St., Gretna, 368-1355; www.threehappiness.com Three Happiness serves a mix of Chinese and Vietnamese dishes. There’s everything from hot-andsour soup to pho dac biet, a rice noodle soup with medium-rare beef, meatballs and brisket. The large menu includes rice and vermicelli dishes and a variety of seafood. There also are vegetarian options and Vietnamese juices. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.Sun. Credit cards. $

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1827 Front St., Slidell, (985) 639-3335; 1896 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 6261161; www.timesgrill.com This family-friendly chain is famous for its chargrilled burgers, from loaded half-pound patties to Mediterranean, veggie and chili-topped versions. Barroom favorites include fried pickle chips and cheese fries. Kids eat free on Wednesdays. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

TOMASITO’S

755 Tchoupitoulas St., 527-0942 Tomasito’s serves Mexican favorites in a refined cantina

TOMMY’S CUISINE

746 Tchoupitoulas St., 5811103; www.tommysneworleans.com Tommy’s serves CreoleItalian cuisine incorporating a bounty of local seafood. Soft-shell crabs are served with linguini in crawfish sauce. The daily fish special features a sauteed fillet topped with grilled shrimp and beurre blanc and served with roasted red peppers. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

TOMMY’S WINE BAR

752 Tchoupitoulas St., 5254790; www.tommysneworleans.com Hungry patrons at the wine bar can order dishes from the adjoining restaurant, Tommy’s Cuisine, or nibble on plates of pates and cheeses. There are approximately 150 bottles on the wine list, and 20 are available by the glass. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

TONY ANGELLO’S RESTAURANT

6262 Fleur de Lis Drive, 488-0888 Say, “Feed me, Mr. Tony,” and the chef will deliver a selection of small tasting portions of a variety of dishes. Popular menu choices include the lobster cup and eggplant Tina, which features eggplant medallions topped with house-made tomato sauce and Romano cheese. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

TONY MANDINA’S

1915 Pratt St., Gretna, 362-2010; www.tonymandinas.com This restaurant offers a mix of Creole and Italian dishes. Eggplant Dominic Jude features fried eggplant medallions layered with shrimp and crabmeat topped with shrimp Alfredo sauce. The brociolone Sicilian steak is stuffed with Italian cheeses and breadcrumbs and served with pasta. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Fri.Sat. Credit cards. $$

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TONY MORAN’ S RESTAURANT

240 Bourbon St., 523-4640 Tony Moran’s got its fettuccine Alfredo recipe from the dish’s namesake, chef Alfredo di Lelio. The restaurant also serves classic Italian dishes like spaghetti and meatballs and veal Parmesan. Gumbo, seafood and some New Orleans specialties also are available. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

TOUT DE SUITE CAFE

347 Verret St., 362-2264 This cafe and coffeeshop serves stick-to-your ribs breakfast fare like the Atchafalaya, which features two crawfish cakes topped with poached eggs and sauce piquant. Sweet breakfast items include almondcrusted French toast with orange zest. The menu also features vegan, vegetarian and organic items. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

TRACEY’S

2604 Magazine St., 8992054; www.traceysnola.com The current home to the former Parasol’s roast beef po-boy dripping with gravy is Tracey’s, which is owned by the former manager of Parasol’s. Daily specials include soft-shell crabs and jalapeno-horseradish coleslaw. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $

TREY YUEN CUISINE OF CHINA

600 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 626-4476; 2100 N. Morrison Blvd., Hammond, (985) 345-6789; www.treyyuen.com Trey Yuen serves traditional Chinese cuisine like hot-andsour soup and Mandarin chicken. Popular items include the Choo Choo chicken, stir-fried chicken served with a Polynesian sauce made with bell peppers, carrots and onions. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

THE TROLLEY STOP CAFE

1923 St. Charles Ave., 523-0090 Standard diner fare like omelets, pancakes and biscuits are the cornerstone of this cafe’s extensive menu. Lunch and dinner options include fried seafood, red beans and rice, gumbo and po-boys. Daily specials range from white beans and smothered pork chops on Wednesdays to seafood specials like stuffed shrimp on Fridays. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, page 83

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setting in the Warehouse District. Chiles rellenos features two poblano peppers stuffed with ground beef, raisins and almonds, topped with spicy cream cheese sauce. Seafood cazuela combines lobster, shrimp, mussels, fish, garlic, onion, cumin and cilantro in spicy tomato-coconut chile sauce. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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TUJAGUE’ S RESTAURANT

823 Decatur St., 525-8676; www.tujagues.com Tujague’s embraces time-honored Creole dining traditions with its multi-course table d’ hote menu. Dinner includes its signature beef brisket with Creole sauce, shrimp remoulade, a choice of entree and bread pudding for dessert. Microbrewed Tujague beer and hot French bread complete the meal. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

TULLY’S ITALIAN AND SEAFOOD

587 Central Ave., Jefferson, 734-3991; www.tullyspizza.com Tully’s offers pizza cooked in a stone oven and an array of sandwiches, salads and pastas. Crabby ravioli is quattro formaggi ravioli topped with lump crabmeat in cream sauce. Dr. Seuss pizza is topped with eggplant and ham. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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TWO TONYS SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

105 Old Hammond Hwy., 8310999; www.two-tonys.com Creole-Italian cooking and regional seafood come together at Two Tonys. Shrimp pasta Mediterranean features grilled shrimp over angel hair pasta tossed with red wine, kalamata olives and capers. The blackened seafood platter includes catfish, crab cakes, shrimp and oysters coated with a special blend of seasonings and cooked in a cast-iron pan. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

UGLY DOG SALOON

401 Andrew Higgins Blvd., 569-8459; www.uglydogsaloon.net Ugly Dog Saloon serves barbecue sandwiches and platters with your choice of two sides such as potato

UPPERLINE RESTAURANT 1413 Upperline St., 891-9822; www.upperline.com Owner JoAnn Clevenger’s menu features Creole classics such as turtle soup and gumbo. The popular fish piquant with “hot and hot” shrimp is grilled baby drum accompanied by shrimp cooked with jalapeno peppers and served with a side of habanero sauce. The P&J Oysters St. Claude plates fried bivalves on a sauce of lemon, paprika and garlic. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

VAZQUEZ SEAFOOD & PO-BOY RESTAURANT

515 E. Boston St., Covington, (985) 893-9336 This family-run cafe and poboy shop also is known for seafood. Daily lunch specials include seafood gumbo and country-fried steak. A pressed Cuban sandwich filled with roasted pork, ham and cheese is among the traditional Cuban dishes. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $$

VENEZIA RESTAURANT

134 N. Carrollton Ave., 4887991; www.venezianeworleans.com Venezia serves classic Italian dishes with pasta, seafood and veal. House specialties include eggplant Vatican, fettuccine Alfredo and steaks. Get a pizza made with pepperoni, Italian sausage, mushrooms, artichoke hearts or other favorite toppings. Reservations accepted. Lunch Wed.-Fri. and Sun., dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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444 St. Charles Ave., 585-4383; www.ichotelsgroup.com Second-line parades, live music and unlimited mimosas and Bloody Marys enliven Sunday brunch at The Veranda. Seafood omelets and bread pudding are crowd favorites. A lunch buffet offers different flavors (including Indian, Italian and various Asian cuisines) everyday. Reservations recommended. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

VIANNE’S TEA HOUSE

544 Girod St., Mandeville, (985) 624-5683; www.viannes.com Walk into Vianne’s and you will see the Great Wall of Tea:

The shelves hold more than 120 different types of tea that are offered at the teahouse. It also serves changing daily soups, including classics like lentil, gumbo and portobello mushroom. The brunch menu includes gourmet sandwiches and salads. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

VIC’S KANGAROO CAFE

636 Tchoupitoulas St., 524-4329 Vic’s menu offers patrons a taste from Down Under with options like shepherd’s pie stuffed with minced beef and vegetables. Appetizers include baked Brie with mango chutney. The barbecue sandwich features pulled pork with hickory sauce on a Kaiser roll. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

VILLAGE INN

9201 Jefferson Hwy., 737-4610 This family dinner spot features seafood and Italian dishes like crawfish Veronica — crawfish in cream sauce over angel hair pasta. Boiled seafood, salads, pasta dishes, pizza and sandwiches are other options. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.Sat. Credit cards. $$

VINCENT’S ITALIAN CUISINE

4411 Chastant St., Metairie, 885-2984; 7839 St. Charles Ave., 866-9313; www.vincentsitaliancuisine.com Vincent’s serves a menu of classic Italian dishes, house-made pastas and daily specials such as grilled rack of lamb topped with mint demi-glace and brabant potatoes. Seafood dishes include crawfish bisque and herbcrusted salmon. Reservations accepted. Chastant Street: Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.Sat. St. Charles Avenue: Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

VINE AND DINE

141 Delaronde St., 361-1402; www.vine-dine.com This wine shop has seating for guests to open a bottle of wine to drink with a selection of gourmet cheese boards, house-made pates and ciabatta bruschettas. There also is a menu of appetizers, sandwiches and quesadillas. The toasted triple-creme Brie and crab au gratin is popular. No reservations. Dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$

VITALITY JUICE, JAVA & SMOOTHIE BAR

4350 Highway 22, Suite H, Mandeville, (985) 727-3482; www.vitalityjuice.com Choose from organic coffees, smoothies, juices and teas. The menu includes soups, sal-

ads, quiches, sandwiches and wraps. A free-range turkey burger is served with a choice of toppings. Vegetarian chili uses fire-roasted tomatoes instead of beans as a base. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

VIZARD’S

5015 Magazine St., 895-2246; www.vizards.net Chef/owner Kevin Vizard presents a menu of creative Creole small plates. The soft-shell crab and trout flan are popular. The Half Nelson features crispy eggplant, jumbo lump crabmeat, crimini mushrooms, green onions and bearnaise sauce. The Vizard’s cut rib-eye cap comes with asparagus, sour cream and chive mashed potatoes and Creole bordelaise. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

VOLEO’S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

5134 Nunez St., Lafitte, 689-2482 Germanophiles rub shoulders with Gulf seafood fans at this Lafitte eatery. Popular dishes include spicy bratwurst, wiener schnitzel and seafood pizza piled with Louisiana shrimp, crawfish and crabmeat. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Mon., Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

VOODOO BBQ & GRILL

Citywide; www.voodoobbqandgrill.com Voodoo serves brisket, pulled pork and ribs that have been slow-smoked over pecan and oak wood for up to 18 hours. Meats are served platterstyle or on po-boys with homemade sauce. Side items include macaroni and cheese and coleslaw. Other menu options include salads, baked potatoes and burgers. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

WALKER’S SOUTHERN STYLE BBQ

10828 Hayne Blvd., 241-8227; www.cochondelaitpoboys.com Walker’s is known for its cochon de lait po-boy dressed with cabbage and creamy Cajun sauce. Meat is sold by the pound or platter, and the Family Feast includes a sampling of everything from ribs, chicken, brisket and pork to side dishes like mustard greens, baked beans, candied yams and coleslaw. No reservations. Lunch Wed.-Sat. Cash only. $

WASABI

900 Frenchmen St., 943-9433; 8550 Pontchartrain Blvd., 2673263; www.wasabinola.com Choose from sushi, tempura, noodle or rice dishes at this

Japanese restaurant and bar. Appetizers include tofu, steak, yakitori chicken and miso soup. Try green tea ice cream for dessert. No reservations. Frenchmen Street: Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Pontchartrain Boulevard: Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

This grocery chain offers hot dishes such as couscous, stuffed mirlitons and rotisserie chicken. There are separate stations for pizza, sandwiches, soups, freshly baked bread, desserts, sushi and coffee. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

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4600 Washington Ave., 482-6565 Choose from platters featurine lemon-pepper catfish, blackened catfish, fried catfish or fried chicken. For sides, there is a choice of potato salad or french fries. Red beans and rice is the special on Mondays. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Fri. Credit cards and checks. $

WATER STREET BISTRO

804 Water St., Madisonville, (985) 845-3855; www.waterstreetbistro.com Housed in a cottage in Madisonville, this bistro focuses on Louisiana flavors. Shrimp Chardonnay is sauteed in wine, finished with butter sauce and served over pasta. Roast duck is accompanied by fig and port reduction. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

WAYNE JACOB’S SMOKEHOUSE RESTAURANT

769 W. Fifth Street, LaPlace, (985) 652-9990 Wayne Jacob’s serves its own smoked sausage and a menu of Creole-inspired dishes. Its signature Smokehouse sandwich features grilled andouille, smoked turkey, ham, bacon and American cheese on Texas toast. Plantation pasta combines shrimp, artichokes and mushroom cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Thu.-Fri., brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

WELTY’S DELI AND CATERING

336 Camp St., 592-0223; www.weltysdeli.com This CBD lunch spot features gourmet sandwiches and daily specials like homemade meatballs and Italian sausage with spaghetti. The New Orleans A.K. (After Katrina), is a big sandwich layering four meats and four cheeses on a muffuletta bun. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

WHOLE FOODS MARKET

3420 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 888-8225; 5600 Magazine St., 899-9119; www.wholefoods.com

639 Loyola Ave., 525-4044; www.wholehogcafe.com Order pulled pork, chicken, beef brisket or pork loin in a sandwich or on a platter. Side items include baked beans and coleslaw. There is a selection of barbecue sauces with varying degrees of spicy heat. No reservations. Lunch Mon.Fri. Credit cards. $

WILLIE MAE’S SCOTCH HOUSE

2401 St. Ann St., 822-9503 Willie Mae’s secret recipe for wet-battered fried chicken has brought this eatery acclaim for more than 50 years. Red beans and rice and veal dishes round out the menu. Side items include fries, salad, cornbread and greens. No reservations. Lunch daily. Credit cards. $

WING ZONE

Citywide; www.wingzone.com Wing Zone serves chicken wings and fingers, wedge fries, fried mushrooms and spicy options such as Buffalo shrimp. Sauces vary in levels of heat, and choices include sweet and tangy barbecue varieties, Thai chili, garlic-Parmesan and cool ranch. Salads and burgers also are available. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

WINSTON’S PUB & PATIO

531 Metairie Road, Metairie, 831-8705 This Old Metairie tavern offers hearty bar-fare like half-pound cheeseburgers, grilled chicken Caeser pitas, onion rings and fried mozzarella sticks. Fish and chips feature beer-battered cod served with fries and malt vinegar. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

WOLFE’S IN THE WAREHOUSE

Marriott New Orleans, 859 Convention Center Blvd., 6132844; www.wolfesinthewarehouse.com Wolfe’s puts a contemporary spin on Creole cuisine. Barbecue Gulf shrimp are served over a rosemary French bread rusk. Try the panko-crusted redfish with pan-fried crab toast, smokedGouda veloute, sauteed spinach and fried garlic cloves. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner page 84

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4316 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite B, Metairie, 371-5195; www.tfyogurt.net The local outpost of this selfserve frozen yogurt chain offers 14 flavors, including options with no sugar added, as well as nondairy, nonfat and gluten-free choices. The original tart version, yellow cake batter and Death by Chocolate are popular choices. Pile on fruit, nuts and candy toppings. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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3000 S. Carrollton Ave., 866-3683; www.collegeinn1933.com Ye Old College Inn uses Leidenheimer bread for poboys filled with everything from shrimp to chicken-fried steak. A popular po-boy combines oysters, Havarti cheese and bacon. Steaks, gumbo, seafood and chicken entrees also are available. Try fried bread pudding for dessert. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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850 Robert Blvd., Slidell, (985) 643-9331; www.youngssteakhouse.com Family-owned and -operated since 1969, Young’s Restaurant serves handcut steaks and grilled fish specials. Try grilled lobster or tuna. Side dishes include steamed vegetables, sauteed onions and baked potatoes. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

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323 N. New Hampshire St., Covington, (985) 809-3840; www.yujinjapaneserestaurant.com Yujin prepares sushi favorites and an array of Japanese dishes. Original rolls include the Latin-inspired ceviche sushi roll. Yaki udon combines thick noodles with beef or chicken and vegetables. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

YUKI IZAKAYA

525 Frenchmen St., 943-1122; www.myspace.com/yukiizakaya This modern Japanese-style tavern serves sake and shochu drinks and authentic Japanese items in small portions. Options include grilled beef tongue, salmon roe with shredded radish, shu mai dumplings, fried spring rolls, marinated octopus and fries with wasabi sauce. No

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220 N. Carrollton Ave., 483-9122 Chinese staples like lo mein, shrimp curry, fried rice and General Tso’s tofu star in Yummy Yummy’s all-youcan-eat lunch buffet, or diners can order an entree from the menu. Pay by the pound for buffet meals to go. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Z’OTZ COFFEEHOUSE

8210 Oak St., 861-2224; www.zotzcafe.com Z’otz offers fair trade coffees, teas and vegan pastries in a bohemian atmosphere featuring works by local artists. The changing menu features sandwiches like curried tuna and portobello mushroom with mozzarella. Seasonal soups include crawfish bisque. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Cash only. $

ZACHARY’S BY THE LAKE

7224 Pontchartrain Blvd., 872-9832; www.zacharysbythelake.com This Lakeview bar and grill combines Creole favorites with a fresh twist. Louisiana jumbo shrimp are marinated with cane syrup, wrapped in bacon and fried, and served with pickled okra salad. The mango salad combines mango, pecans, red onion and Havarti cheese with greens tossed in mango vinaigrette. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

ZARA’S MARKET

4838 Prytania St., 895-0581; www.zarasmarket.com The market’s deli counter serves fried chicken, sandwiches, soup and daily specials. Mondays feature red beans and rice with sausage. Chicken and sausage gumbo and corn and crab chowder are among the soup choices. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

ZEA ROTISSERIE AND GRILL

Citywide; www.zearestaurants.com Zea’s menu revolves around slow-roasted meats from the rotisserie and features creative takes on American and Asian favorites. There is everything from Thai ribs to American Kobe beef burgers to roasted crispy duck to local seafood dishes. Reservation policies vary by location. Hours vary by loca-

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ZEKE’S RESTAURANT

1517 Metairie Road, Metairie, 832-1133; www.eatatzekes.com Zeke’s Louisiana seafood options include oysters, catfish, shrimp and crab, and it also has po-boys, salads and steaks. Chicken and andouille gumbo is a fixture on the menu. Daily specials include dishes like seafood gumbo, crab cakes, Cajun chicken and shrimp pasta, and mahi mahi with crawfish hollandaise sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

ZIMMER’ S SEAFOOD

4915 St. Anthony Ave., 2827150; www.zimmersseafood.webs.com Po-boys, seafood platters and seasonal boiled seafood by the pound are staples at this neighborhood market. The menu includes crawfish pie, corn and crawfish bisque and stuffed artichokes. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

ZOE RESTAURANT

W Hotel, 333 Poydras St., 207-5018; www.starwoodhotels.com Zoe serves up New Orleansinspired contemporary entrees in a stylish setting. Popular entrees include the spice-dusted redfish and Zoe pasta, which combines shrimp and crawfish angel hair pasta. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

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Gardens District t the intersection of St. Claude Avenue and Press Street, an unlikely green space flourishes, adding the sounds of gurgling fountains and chirping lovebirds to an urban soundtrack otherwise punctuated mostly by car horns and approaching trains. After opening Harold’s Indoor Outdoor Plants (1135 Press St., 947-7554) nine years ago, owner Harold Applewhite says the nursery’s verdant stock now covers most of a city block. The shop is also home to three dogs and seven cats, and Applewhite says his customers appreciate the animal attention. “People walk around with a cat in their arms,” Applewhite says. “You know, people who love plants are really a different breed. There’s a warmth to them. You never have an irate person in here. You have happy people in here doing business.” Applewhite says his wide variety of affordable plants draws customers from as far as Harahan and Laplace. The nursery is a one-stop shop for all things hortensial, including bedding plants, citrus trees, seeds, fertilizers, tropical plants, garden accessories and pottery. “We sell tons of herbs. Every herb you can think of,” Applewhite says. “I had a nursery in Moss Point, Miss., and there you would probably never sell them. It’s amazing, the difference in things people like here.” Applewhite credits his selection of orchids (“We sell 150 orchids a week”) for drawing Uptown customers to the store. Between that and the warmer weather, the shop has been busy lately. To his customers, many of whom lost plants to the cold weather, Applewhite recommends bottlebrush tree and Japanese blueberry, both hardy plants that offer attractive

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blooms. “We’ve had a lot of cold weather, and people lose hibiscus and things like that and say they won’t plant anything tropical again,” says Applewhite, who includes foxtail palms and birds of paradise in the garHarold Applewhite and his pets enjoy working at Harold’s Indoor den of his Old Arabi Outdoor Plants. home. “You can’t have a pretty yard PHOTO BY SUSAN SNEE if you don’t plant tropicals.” Though he has been in the plant business for 27 years and is at the nursery during most business hours (8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week), Applewhite says he still loves his job with a passion. “I’m 82 years old, and for an old man like me, nothing in the world is more wonderful,” Applewhite says. “In fact, I look forward every morning to waking up and going to work.”

LUKE’S HOUSE CLINIC (2023 Simon Bolivar Ave., 4447879; www.lukeshouseclinic.org), a free medical and mental health clinic, a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 16. Books, linens, electronics, furniture and more are for sale, and all proceeds benefit the clinic. All proceeds from BUFFALO EXCHANGE’s (3312 Magazine St., 891-7443; www.buffaloexchange.com) Dollar Day sale benefit The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). Buy a sale item for $1 during store hours (11 a.m. to 7 p.m.) Saturday, April 16, to contribute to the HSUS’s Saving Animals by Saving Land program. CANINE CONNECTION (4920 Tchoupitoulas St., 2184098; www.canineconnectionnola.com) recently opened a resale shop, NO FLEAS MARKET (7611 Maple St., 373-5141; www.nofleasmarketnola.com). It accepts furniture, book, accessories, pet items and clothing, dinnerware and more. A portion of proceeds benefit participating animal shelters and animal welfare groups. ANN KOERNER ANTIQUES (4021 Magazine St., 8992664; www.annkoerner.com) hosts a benefit for LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS (7 Bamboo Road, 488-5488; www.longvue.com), and from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 16, artist Brandon Ballengee, who will present an exhibit at Longue Vue this fall, will be in the store selling his signed prints. For information about the free event contact Hilarie Schackai at 293-4726 or hschackai@longuevue.com.

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monies, lots of whoa-oh-ohs (some provided by the Ronettes’ Ronnie Spector) and even a cover of “My Boyfriend’s Back.” The follow-up, Lust Lust Lust, was a symphony of beautiful distant harmonies awash in fuzzy guitar — “We’d love to be on the radio as much as possible,” Foo says, “but they tell us: too much distortion, too much fuzz.” Their 2009 album, In and Out of Control, lost some of the fuzz but found their topics getting darker even as their pop got catchier and prettier. “Bang!” was a paean to an S&M beating and had a bubble-gum chorus (“Kids wanna bop, out in the streets!/Fu-fu-fun, all summer long!”) while “Last Dance” was a fetishistic love song about drug addiction (“And every time you overdose/I rush to intensive care/ If this is the last dance, if this is the last dance/Then save it for me, baby”). Each Raveonettes album has been quite different than the last, which has upset a few fans — and that’s not even counting the band’s faithful single release of “The Christmas Song,” which was used not only on the teensoap The O.C. but also in a Radio Shack commercial. “We’re not a buzz band; we’re not in fashion and not a fad,” Foo explains. “We can reach a lot of demographics. I like that people in their sixties come up to us and tell us it reminds them of music when they were young, and still kids really like it too.” The Raveonettes haven’t been to New Orleans for several years. “That’s one of the places we’re looking forward to going; we haven’t been there for a long time,” Foo says. “It’s so eerie and weird. I love walking around looking at the architecture. It’s got a very strong personality as a city. You can’t say that about every city in the U.S. we go to.” Foo is less certain whether New Orleans likes the band back, though. “I hope we have a lot of fans down there and sell a lot of tickets,” she says. “But even if we just sell 20 tickets, we’ll still put on a great show for you.”

COMMUNITY RECORDS BLOCK PARTY

Community Records — New Orleans’ foremost do-it-themselves punk collective — curates this annual rite-of-spring music festival, a till-whenever, Clio Street-spilling extravaganza featuring inside/outside stages and 20 bands on the half-hour, some townies (Caddywhompus, Sun Hotel) and some tours , including Rx Bandits (pictured) and A Billion Ernies. Admission $20 ($17 with food or clothing donation to New Orleans Mission). Noon Saturday. The Big Top Gallery, 1638 Clio St., 569-2700; www.3rcp.com

APRIL REMEMBER ME Parsons Dance and the East Village Opera Company collaborated to create the rock dance/opera Remember Me, a tragic love story that incorporates songs from well-known operas, but with more of a rock music tempo. Almost a musical — with refined dance and familiar arias — it’s enlivened by video projections and costumes by Project Runway’s Austin Scarlett. Tickets $20-$125. 8 p.m. Saturday. Mahalia Jackson Theater, 1419 Basin St., 522-0996; www.nobadance.com

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Comedian Doug Benson went from being ubiquitous in three-line bit roles on sitcoms (remember him striking out with Jennifer Aniston on Friends?) to a heavy rotation of snide commentary on VH1 top-list and blooper-rehash shows to headlining multiple Comedy Central specials. Tickets $16. 9:30 p.m. Saturday. The Howlin’ Wolf, 907 S. Peters St., 522-9653; www.thehowlinwolf.com

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ears before groups like Best Coast, Dum Dum Girls and Nikki & Rich were mining 1960s pop sounds for inspiration, the Raveonettes — the Danish duo of Sune Rose Wagner and Sharin Foo — were carrying the torch for lo-fi rock, making records that sounded like 45-year-old 45s unearthed at a biker flea market. Their new album, Raven in the Grave, which came out just last week, is Scandinavianchilly, sparse and creepy, but remarkably poppy under all the gloom. It’s not hard to imagine the Raveonettes as contemporaries of the Velvet Underground, Joy Division or the Jesus and Mary Chain. “We’re not striving to conjure any sort of specific time period,” Foo says. “Our music has always had a dark flavor, even when it was seemingly very bright. This one is thematically pretty dark — a little more going all the way with an emotion.” The Raveonettes’ first stateside albums, Whip It On and Chain Gang of Love, consisted of speedy threeminute dispatches from 1966 piped out of a cheap transistor radio: songs about hot rods, motorcycles and cheap girls, fueled by fuzz guitar, high-test octane and little white pills. Their CD covers recalled an age of juvenile-delinquent movies and teen-tragedy songs, while the duo visually conjured images of rock ’n’ roll past as well, particularly Foo, whose delicate features and long bangs are a cross between Alfred Hitchcock’s icier blondes and the Velvet Underground’s enigmatic singer Nico. On Raven in the Grave, her cool demeanor and ethereal vocals are showcased in “Forget That You’re Young,” a dreamy fugue; as she softly croons “Can I fall awake now?,” it could be a soundtrack from one of David Lynch’s fever dream-movies. “We’ve always been drawn to imagery in music and lyrics,” Foo says, “and we loved to watch Twin Peaks.” The band’s last major-label recording, 2005’s Pretty in Black, was pure girl-group pop featuring lush har-

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onsider Brazilian instrumental music and you might first think of guitar, or if you’re inclined to the nation’s folkier styles, the accordion. It is, however, the flute on which the Brazilians reign supreme. It is one of the lead instruments of choro, the 19th-century style that is the root of so much Braziliana. And Pixinguinha, perhaps the greatest Brazilian instrumentalist ever, was an astonishing flutist. One of Brazil’s master flutists, Carlos Malta, returns to New Orleans this week for several gigs and workshops. He’s an ace who has played with everyone of note from Brazil, stretching back to bossa nova progenitor Johnny Alf through modern superstars like Lenine. He spent a crucial 12-year apprenticeship with Hermeto Pascoal, the uncategorizable bandleader whose knack for employing great sidemen might be compared to Art Blakey, or perhaps Sun Ra. Malta is omnivorous on his woodwinds, which range from wee piccolo-sized bamboo flutes to a hefty bass flute whose low notes will have your sternum buzzing. This is not the refined wispy sound of bossa nova; Malta specializes in more percussive northeastern roots styles like forro and maracatu. Of special interest is his incorporation of Brazilian Indian idioms; Malta is the latest in a series of Brazilian musicians from composer Heitor Villa-Lobos to Marlui Miranda who’ve tapped into their aboriginal styles in a way North America’s eminent players never have. Listeners can expect several selections from Malta’s latest CD, Tudo Azul. The title, which translates literally as “Everything’s Blue,” illustrates a couple of nice points about Brazil. Since native Brazilian music doesn’t incorporate the blues, the title doesn’t connote sadness but rather “Everything’s good,” with blue as in blue skies (a very welcome idea in the

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Tuesday 12 BACCHANAL — Mark Weliky, 7:30 BANKS STREET BAR — NOLA Treblemakers, 10

BLUE NILE — Open Ears Music Series feat. Justin Peake, 10 BMC — Dana Abbot Band, 6; Royal Rounders, 8:30; Lagniappe Brass Band, 11

CARROLLTON STATION — Notes & Quotes Songwriters Open Mic, 9 CHICKIE WAH WAH — Grayson Capps, 8 CIRCLE BAR — Tom Paines, 6 D.B.A. — New Orleans Cottonmouth Kings, 9

DOS JEFES UPTOWN CIGAR BAR — Tom Hook, 9:30 HOUSE OF BLUES (PARISH) — Fair to Midland, Periphery, Scale the Summit, 8 IRVIN MAYFIELD’S JAZZ PLAYHOUSE — Jason Marsalis, 8

KERRY IRISH PUB — Kim Carson, 9

LOUISIANA MUSIC FACTORY — Ken Colyer Trust Party feat. Kid Simmons’ New Orleans Band, 6

NEUTRAL GROUND COFFEEHOUSE — Kurtis Brown Connection, 8; Natalie Palms, 9; Patrick’s Beard, 10

OLD POINT BAR — Josh Garrett & the Bottom Line, Tuesdays. PRESERVATION HALL — Preservation Hall-Stars feat. Shannon Powell, 8 SIBERIA — Apache Dropout, Billy Druid, Makeshift Lover, 10

SNUG HARBOR JAZZ BISTRO — Thelonious Monk Institute Ensemble, 8 & 10 SPOTTED CAT — Brett Richardson, 4; Smokin’ Time Jazz Club, 6; Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, 10 THE SUITE — O. Perry Walker Japan Benefit feat. Rebirth Brass Band, Roots of Music, TBC Brass Band, O. Perry Walker Jazz Ensemble, 7

Wednesday 13 12 BAR — Brass-a-holics, 9

BACCHANAL — Jazz Lab feat.

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When we last saw Dwayne Carter at the New Orleans Arena, he was ringmaster of a soulless circus, AutoTuned in to tourmate T-Pain’s frequency and parading around a little Britney Spears impersonator for laughs. This was January 2009, and in retrospect, the two-plus years of troubles since for Hollygrove’s favorite son — a T-Painful string of unnatural disasters including a weapons charge, two lawsuits, eight root canals, 34 weeks on Rikers Island, a $5.6-million federal tax lien and the stupefying rap/rock Hindenburg Rebirth — make the Hive that night seem like a 19,000-capacity crystal ball. Coming on the heels of the best two years of his career, which rival the best two years of any MC’s career, the Young Money Millionaire’s recent cred bankruptcy looks especially bad. Signs of a real rebirth among the Chapter 11 wreckage: immediate 2010 follow-up I Am Not a Human Being (Universal Motown), while not worthy of Tha Carter brand, showing Wayne hasn’t gone completely insane (or sane); a fourth Carter album dawning on the horizon (customer comment card: more “We Back Soon” wordplay, less “6 Foot 7 Foot” hairy Belafonte samples); and a new wingman (wingwoman?) who can actually sing (Kanye West upstager and Taylor Swift avenger Nicki Minaj). Don’t be surprised when she steals the show. Tickets $57.35$160.85 (includes fees). — Noah Bonaparte Pais

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BLUE NILE — United Postal Project, 8; Mumbles, 10

BMC — Geb Rault Band, 6; Lynn Drury, 8:30; Blues4Sale, 11 BOOMTOWN CASINO — Battle of the Bands, 8 CANDLELIGHT LOUNGE — Treme Brass Band, 9

CHICKIE WAH WAH — Tom McDermott & Meschiya Lake, 8

CIRCLE BAR — Jim O. & the No Shows feat. Mama Go-Go, 6 D.B.A. — Tin Men, 7; Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters, 10

DOS JEFES UPTOWN CIGAR BAR — Bob Andrews, 9:30 HI-HO LOUNGE — Buskers’ Ballroom, 10

HOWLIN’ WOLF (THE DEN) — Daryl Hance, Hope Toun Collective, 10 IRVIN MAYFIELD’S JAZZ PLAYHOUSE — Sasha Masakowski, 5; Irvin Mayfield’s NOJO Jam, 8

THE JAZZ QUARTER — Alex Bosworth, 6; Joshua Gouzy Trio, 9

JIMMY BUFFETT’S MARGARITAVILLE CAFE — Joe Bennett, 6 KERRY IRISH PUB — Bottoms Up Blues Gang, 9

NEUTRAL GROUND COFFEEHOUSE — Poet Tree, 8; Brownchicken Browncow, 9; Sam Cammarata, 10; Robin O’Herin, 11

NEW ORLEANS JAZZ NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK — Tom Hook, 12 ONE EYED JACKS — Katey Red video premiere, 10

PALM COURT JAZZ CAFE — Lars Edegran & Topsy Chapman feat. Palm Court Jazz Band, 8 PRESERVATION HALL — Glen David Andrews, 8

ROCK ’N’ BOWL — Joe Krown, 8:30 SHAMROCK BAR — Patrick’s Beard, 9

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Sawyer Family, Viva Le Vox, Michael James & His Lonesome, 10

SNUG HARBOR JAZZ BISTRO — Delfeayo Marsalis & the Uptown Jazz Orchestra, 8 & 10

SPOTTED CAT — Brett Richardson, 4; Orleans 6, 6; St. Louis Slim & the Frenchmen Street Jug Band, 10

WEDNESDAY AT THE SQUARE — Coot, Kermit Ruffins, 5 ZEITGEIST MULTI-DISCIPLINARY ARTS CENTER — Capillary Action, Dimestore Troubadours, 9

Thursday 14 12 BAR — Headspill, 9

3 RING CIRCUS’ THE BIG TOP GALLERY — Justin Peake Trio feat. Brian Coogan & Jesse Morrow, 9

BACCHANAL — Courtyard Kings, 7; Vincent Marini, 9:30 BANKS STREET BAR — Dave Jordan & the Neighborhood Improvement Association, 10 BAYOU PARK BAR — Ron Hotstream & the F-Holes, 9 BLUE NILE — Gravity A, 11

BMC — Ramblin’ Letters, 6; Space Heaters, 8:30; LowStress Quintet, 10

BOOMTOWN CASINO — Boot Hill, 8

CHECK POINT CHARLIE — Domenic, 7; Brent Melancon, 11 CIRCLE BAR — Sam and Boone, 6

DONNA’S BAR & GRILL — Kristina Morales, 8

DOS JEFES UPTOWN CIGAR BAR — Rick Trolsen, 10 HI-HO LOUNGE — Stooges Brass Band, 10

HOUSE OF BLUES — I Am Still Music Tour After-Party feat. Mack Maine, midnight

HOUSE OF BLUES (PARISH) — Fake Problems, Pomegranates, Laura Stevenson & the Cans, Now, Now, 9 HOWLIN’ WOLF — Camp Tiger Battle of the Bands, 9 HOWLIN’ WOLF (THE DEN) — Senryu, Oh No Oh My, Saurus, 10 IRVIN MAYFIELD’S JAZZ PLAYHOUSE — Roman Skakun, 5; Little Freddie King, 8

THE JAZZ QUARTER — Matt Bell, 6; Ed Barrett Trio, 9 KERRY IRISH PUB — Chip Wilson , 9

LE BON TEMPS ROULE — Soul Rebels Brass Band, 11 THE MAISON — David Mahoney Quartet, 7;

NEUTRAL GROUND COFFEEHOUSE — Bodhi3, 7; Buddy Mann, 9; Roomfour, 10; Jerry Feis, 11

NEW ORLEANS JAZZ NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK — Bruce Barnes & Matt Hampsey, 1 OLD POINT BAR — Blues Frenzy, 8

PALM COURT JAZZ CAFE — Leroy Jones & Katja Toivola feat. Crescent City Joymakers, 8 PRESERVATION HALL — Survivors Brass Band feat. Jeffrey Hills, 8 PRIME EXAMPLE — Donald Harrison, 8 & 10 ROCK ’N’ BOWL — Curley Taylor, 8:30

SATURN BAR — Alex McMurray, 9 SIBERIA — Only Thieves, Teeadora Nikolova, Good, 10 SNUG HARBOR JAZZ BISTRO — Carlos Malta-15, 8 & 10 SPELLCASTER LODGE — Hunx & His Punx, Shannon & the Clams, 10 SPOTTED CAT — Brett Richardson, 4; Miss Sophie Lee, 6; New Orleans Moonshiners, 10 TIPITINA’S — The Bridge, Johnny Sketch & the Dirty Notes, 9

VAUGHAN’S — Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 8:30

Friday 15 12 BAR — Kara Mann, Confo, 9 BANKS STREET BAR — Unnaturals, 10

BLUE NILE — Mykia Jovan & Jason Butler, 8; Mia Borders (upstairs), 10; Feufollet, Brass Bed, 10:30

HERMES BAR — Sasha Masakowski & Sidewalk Strutters, 9:30 & 11 HOUSE OF BLUES — Who’s Bad, 10

HOUSE OF BLUES (PARISH) — Sugar Hill Gang, 9 HOWLIN’ WOLF — Zoogma, Greenhouse Lounge, Earphunk, 10

IRVIN MAYFIELD’S JAZZ PLAYHOUSE — Joe Krown, 5; Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown, 8; Burlesque Ballroom feat. Linnzi Zaorski, midnight THE JAZZ QUARTER — Sasha Masakowski Trio, 5; Fredrick Sanders & Funksion, 8

JUJU BAG CAFE AND BARBER SALON — Micheala Harrison, Todd Duke, 7:30 KERRY IRISH PUB — Damien Louviere, 9

LE BON TEMPS ROULE — C.R. Cruver, 7; Rok Boms, 11

THE MAISON — Pfister Sisters, 5:30; Kristina Morales, 7; Booty Trove, 10

OLD POINT BAR — Hurricane Brass Band, 9:30

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RIVERSHACK TAVERN — Broken Heart Pharaohs, 9:30 ROCK ’N’ BOWL — Top Cats, 9:30

SHAMROCK BAR — Gal Holiday & Honky Tonk Review, 9

CARROLLTON STATION — Kelcy Mae Band CD release, 9:30

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SNUG HARBOR JAZZ BISTRO — Carlos Malta, 8 & 10

CHECK POINT CHARLIE — Tourette Seizure Blues, 7; Geb Rault, 11

ST. ROCH TAVERN — The Way, 9

CHICKIE WAH WAH — Phil Lee, Tom Mason, Eric Brace, 8

TIPITINA’S — Smoke Dogg, Derrick Freeman’s Smoker’s World, Johnny Sketch, Corey Henry, Koan, M@ Peoples, 10

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DONNA’S BAR & GRILL — Royal Players Brass Band, 10 DOS JEFES UPTOWN CIGAR BAR — Tony Green & Gypsy Jazz, 10 DRAGON’S DEN — Murphy’s Kids, Big Fat & Delicious, Reagabomb, 9

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PALM COURT JAZZ CAFE — Clive Wilson & Palm Court Jazz Band, 8

SIBERIA — Built to Destroy, The Void, Demonic Destruction, 10

D.B.A. — Hot Club of New Orleans, 6; Young Pinstripe Brass Band, 10

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Adironacks, 9

BLUE NILE — Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, 7; Soul Rebels Brass Band, Dr. Gonzeaux, 10; GNO Orchestra (upstairs), 10 BMC — New Orleans Jazz Series, 3; Jayna Morgan & the Sazerac Sunrise Jazz Band, 6:30; Sasha Masakowski, 9:30; Ashton & the Big Easy Brawlers Brass Band, 12:30 a.m. BOOMTOWN CASINO — Aaron Foret, 9 CHECK POINT CHARLIE — Vail, Green Mantles, Bassline Bums, 8 CHICKIE WAH WAH — Mem Shannon, 9 CIRCLE BAR — Jazzholes, 6

CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER — Chris Thomas King, 8 D.B.A. — John Boutte, 8; Debauche, 2 a.m.

DEW DROP SOCIAL AND BENEVOLENT HALL — Sarah Quintana, New Orleans Moonshiners, 2

DOS JEFES UPTOWN CIGAR BAR — Sunpie & the Louisiana Sunspots, 10 HERMES BAR — Leroy Jones Quartet, 9:30 & 11

HOUSE OF BLUES — Stephen Marley, Ghetto Youths Crew feat. Chris Ellis, Joe Mercer, Daniel Bambaata, 8

HOWLIN’ WOLF (THE DEN) — MC Know One CD release, 10 IRVIN MAYFIELD’S JAZZ PLAYHOUSE — Shannon Powell, 8; Brass-a-holics, midnight

THE JAZZ QUARTER — Moonshine & Caroline, 5; The Session, 8

KERRY IRISH PUB — Paul Tobin & Steve Keith, 4; Brooks Hubbert, 9 LE BON TEMPS ROULE — Tarik Hassan Quartet, 11

LOUISIANA MUSIC FACTORY — Kelcy Mae, 2; Lynn Drury, 3; Ken Swartz, 4 THE MAISON — Ramblin’ Letters, 5; Soul Project, 10; Magnitude, 10

NEUTRAL GROUND COFFEEHOUSE — Clint Kaufmann, 8; Mr. Steve, 9; Eli Perra, 10 NEW ORLEANS JAZZ NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK — Jim Hession, 12:30; Darryl Adams, 2 OLD POINT BAR — Space Heaters, 9:30

ONE EYED JACKS — Lost Bayou Ramblers, Mississippi Rail Company, 9

PALM COURT JAZZ CAFE — Lionel Ferbos & Palm Court Jazz Band feat. Seva Venet, 8 PRESERVATION HALL — Preservation Hall Swing

ROCK ’N’ BOWL — Mike Zito, Amanda Shaw, 9

SIBERIA — Downtown Brown, Felix, 8 SNUG HARBOR JAZZ BISTRO — Topsy Chapman & Solid Harmony, 8 & 10

SPOTTED CAT — Luke WinslowKing, 3; Panorama Jazz Band, 6; Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, 10

TIPITINA’S — Glen David Andrews, Cyril & Gaynielle Neville, Irvin Mayfield, Jon Cleary, Kermit Ruffins, Pfister Sisters, 10 TULANE UNIVERSITY — Crawfest feat. Givers, Anders Osborne, 101 Runners, Flow Tribe, Rebirth Brass Band, Big History and others, 11 a.m.

OLD POINT BAR — Jesse Moore, 3:30 PALM COURT JAZZ CAFE — Wendell Brunious & Sunday Night Swingsters, 8

THE PERFECT FIT BAR & GRILL — Brass-a-holics, 8 PRESERVATION HALL — Tommy Sancton’s New Orleans Jazz Band, 8

THE SAINT — DJ Pasta, Unnaturals, Rotten Cores, 10

SIBERIA — Violence of Humanity, Toxic Rott, Nutria Assault, Donkey Puncher, 10

SPOTTED CAT — Rights of Swing, 3; Kristina Morales, 6; Pat Casey, 10 TIPITINA’S — Sunday Music Workshop feat. Magnetic Ear, 1

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BANKS STREET BAR — Ron Hotstream & the F-Holes, 9

BACCHANAL — Jonathan Freilich, 7:30

BMC — Nola Music Series, 1; Gal Holiday, 6; Andy J. Forest, 9:30 BOOMTOWN CASINO — Captain “Chiggy Chiggy” Charles, 7

CIRCLE BAR — Micah McKee & Loren Murrell, 7

D.B.A. — Palmetto Bug Stompers, 6; Andrew Duhon & Kristin Diable, 10 DONNA’S BAR & GRILL — Jesse McBride & the Next Generation Jazz Band, 9

DRAGON’S DEN — Innerlign, Rus, Unicorn Fukr, Mr. Cool Bad Guy, 9 FINNEGAN’S EASY — Robin Clabby, Erik Golson & Nick O’Gara Trio, 3 HOUSE OF BLUES — Sunday Gospel Brunch, 10 a.m.

HOWLIN’ WOLF (THE DEN) — Hot 8 Brass Band, 9

IRVIN MAYFIELD’S JAZZ PLAYHOUSE — Germaine Bazzle & Paul Longstreth, 7 JIMMY BUFFETT’S MARGARITAVILLE CAFE — Irving Bannister’s All-Stars, 3; Cindy Chen, 6; Chad Reeves, 9 KERRY IRISH PUB — Mike Ryan & Friends , 5; Rites of Passage, 9 LE BON TEMPS ROULE — Sunday Brass, 9

THE MAISON — Rhythm Jesters, 7; Gypsy Elise & the Royal Blues, 10

MAPLE LEAF BAR — Joe Krown Trio feat. Russell Batiste & Walter “Wolfman” Washington, 10

NEW ORLEANS JAZZ NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK — Stephen Dale, 3

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BANKS STREET BAR — Hannah KB Band & Friends, Slomski Brothers, 9 BJ’S LOUNGE — King James & the Special Men, 10 BLUE NILE — Big Pearl & the Fugitives of Funk, 9

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D.B.A. — Luke Winslow-King, 6; Glen David Andrews, 9 DONNA’S BAR & GRILL — Les Getrex & the Blues All-Star Band, 9 HI-HO LOUNGE — Blue Grass Pickin’ Party, 8

IRVIN MAYFIELD’S JAZZ PLAYHOUSE — Bob French & the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band, 8 KERRY IRISH PUB — Irish Session, 5; Steve Keith, 9

MAPLE LEAF BAR — Papa Grows Funk, 10 NEUTRAL GROUND COFFEEHOUSE — Craig Paddock, 7; Danielle Thomas, 8; Ashley Beach, 9; Songwriter’s Symposium, 10

OLD POINT BAR — Brent Walsh Trio, 6:30 PRESERVATION HALL — St. Peter Street Playboys feat. Maynard Chatters, 8

SIBERIA — Fight Amp, Megaton Leviathan, Solid Giant, 10 SNUG HARBOR JAZZ BISTRO — Charmaine Neville Band, 8 & 10

SPOTTED CAT — Brett Richardson, 4; Dominic Grillo & the Frenchmen Street AllStars, 6; Jazz Vipers, 10

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JIMMY BUFFETT’S MARGARITAVILLE CAFE — Joe Bennett, 3; Irving Bannister’s All-Stars, 6 & 9

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RIVERSHACK TAVERN — Home Grown Open Mic, 10; Truman Holland Band, 10

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7 p.m. Wednesday New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park When a jury awarded Stella Liebeck nearly $3 million in damages after she was burned by McDonald’s coffee, it became a national punch line, and the terms “frivolous lawsuit” and “jackpot justice” entered the public lexicon. What many people don’t know is Liebeck was scalded so badly she required multiple skin grafts. Most also are unaware that big business seized upon the incident and successfully lobbied for laws restricting access to courts and placing caps on damages. It also helped elect probusiness judges. Simply put, no one likes the idea of a frivolous lawsuit, but businesses typically deem every lawsuit against them as frivolous or excessive, whether it’s a coffee spill or an oil spill. The most egregious case covered in Susan Saladoff’s film is that of a 20-year-old Texas woman who was drugged and raped by co-workers while working for KBR (a Halliburton subsidiary) in Iraq. It took four years and Congressional action for her to get her case into a court of law. Hot Coffee takes a fascinating look at how ordinary Americans are getting burned by a court system increasingly tilted in the favor of the interests of large corporations. — Will Coviello

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7 p.m. Thursday Warren Easton Senior High School, 3019 Canal St. Black Panther Party members Albert Woodfox and Herman Wallace were in Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola for separate armed robberies when they were charged with the murder of a prison guard. It seems their political affiliations

Blanche Debris is presented at a Carnival ball in The Sons of Tennessee Williams. brings up the issue of cruel and unusual punishment. Vadim Jean’s documentary examines their murder convictions and the case of a third Angola inmate, Robert King, who also spent 30 years in solitary confinement. The narration by Samuel L. Jackson is heavy-handed, and there are brief but irrelevant forays into topics like the Angola Prison Rodeo. But it’s the facts of the case that matter, and it’s difficult to believe their punishment relates to justice and not politics. — Coviello

CAFETERIA MAN

4 p.m. Sunday Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. Would you eat your kid’s school lunch? That’s Tony Geraci’s question in Richard Chisolm’s Cafeteria Man, a narrative-free view of the food service director (and New Orleans native) who jumps through bureaucratic hoops — dealing with school system accountants, community meetings and Congress — aiming for a simple farm-to-table approach to Baltimore public school meals. The film follows his start-from-scratch overhaul — getting Maryland’s farms, students and parents working to put fresh, healthy, local meals

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SHED NO TEARS (NR) — The documentary tells the story of those affected by child trafficking in Benin, Africa. Screenings benefit a Beninese center for at-risk youth. A Q&A with the director follows. Free admission. 8 p.m. Tuesday, Fair Grinds Coffeehouse, 3133 Ponce de Leon Ave., 913-9073; www. fairgrinds.com. The film also screens at University of New Orleans (Kirschman Hall). 6

p.m. Thursday. TEKKON KINKREET (NR) — In the anime film, two tough street kids are on a quest to prevent an organized crime group from turning their city into an amusement park. The film screens in conjunction with the museum’s exhibit of Japanese calligraphy. Tickets $10 general admission, $5 New Orleans Film Society Members, free for NOMA members. 6:30 p.m. Friday, New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 658-4100; www.noma.org THE TEN COMMANDMENTS (NR) — Charlton Heston

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Marlowe, through April. UNO-ST. CLAUDE GALLERY. 2429 St. Claude Ave. — MFA Exhibitions: Paintings and drawings by Regina Scully, installations by Holis Hannan, through May 8. VIEUX CARRE GALLERY. 507 St. Ann St., 522-2900; www.vieuxcarregallery.com — Works by

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Paintings by Jacob Manguno and Luc Didier, through May 7.

CALL FOR ARTISTS ANTENNA GALLERY. The gallery

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Tammany Art Association seeks entries for its annual juried exhibition, on view July 9-Aug. 13. Visit www.sttammanyartassociation.org or email info@sttammanyartassociation.org for details. Submission deadline is Saturday. UNCOMMONTHREAD WEARABLE ART SHOW. The Baton Rouge

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MUSEUMS AMERICAN-ITALIAN MUSEUM & RESEARCH LIBRARY. 537 S. Peters St., 522-7294 — Perma-

ASHE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER. 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 569-9070; www.ashecac.org — “Ashe in Retrospect: 1998-

2008,” photographs by Morris Jones Jr., Eric Waters, Jeffrey Cook and others, ongoing.

BACKSTREET CULTURAL MUSEUM. 1116 St. Claude Ave.; www.backstreetmuseum.org —

Permanent exhibits of Mardi Gras Indian suits, jazz funeral memorabilia and social aid and pleasure club artifacts, ongoing.

CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER. 900 Camp St., 528-3800; www. cacno.org — “Then & Now,” works by 14 artists who have exhibited at the center, curated by Dan Cameron, through June 12. “As We See It: Youth Vision Quilt,” studentcreated quilt with more than 400 patches, ongoing. GERMAN-AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER. 519 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, 363-4202; www.gacc-

GREAT AMERICAN ALLIGATOR MUSEUM. 2051 Magazine St., 523-5525 — The museum

features fossils, taxidermy, folk art, kitsch, Americana and more. HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION. 533 Royal St., 523-4662; www.hnoc.org — “In Search

of Julien Hudson: Free Artist of Color in Pre-Civil War New Orleans,” through April 20.

LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS. 7 Bamboo Road, 488-5488; www.longuevue. com — “All That Glitters,” an

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LOUISIANA FILM MUSEUM. Montrel’s Bistro, 1000 N. Peters St., 524-4747; www. louisianafilmmuseum.org —

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photographs illustrating the impact of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, through Aug. 31. “Holding Out and Hanging On: Surviving Hurricane Katrina,” photographs by Thomas Neff, through Sept. 12. “Living With Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond,” an exhibition of stories, artifacts and science displays; “It’s Carnival Time in Louisiana,” Carnival artifacts, costumes, jewelry and others items; both ongoing.

LOUISIANA SUPREME COURT MUSEUM. Louisiana Supreme Court, 400 Royal St., 3102149; www.lasc.org — The

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MAIN LIBRARY. 219 Loyola Ave., 529-7323; www.nutrias. org — “Hidden from History:

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MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN COCKTAIL. 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, 569-0405; www. museumoftheamericancocktail. org — “Absinthe Visions,” pho-

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NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM. 945 Magazine St., 5276012; www.nationalww2museum.org — “Ours To Fight For:

American Jews in the Second World War,” an exhibit on loan from the Museum of Jewish Heritage, through April 24.

NEW ORLEANS AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM. 1418 Gov. Nicholls St., 566-1136; www. noaam.com — “The American

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Dream,” the National Conference of Artists’ Martin Luther King Jr. art exhibition honoring Dr. Margaret Burroughs, through April. “Dancing String Bean,” paintings and drawings by Eugene Martin, through May 28. “Drapetomania: A Disease Called Freedom,” 18thand 19th-century documents and artifacts about slavery from the Derrick Beard Collection, through May 28.

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THEATER THE AMERICAN DREAM. Sidearm Gallery, 1122 St. Roch Ave., 218-8379; www.sidearmgallery.org — In Edward Albee’s one-act satire on American family life, a visit from two guests turns a married couple and their elderly mother’s lives upside down. Tickets $10 general admission, $5 seniors, students and the unemployed. 8:30 p.m. FridaySaturday through April 23. DEAD MAN’S CELL PHONE. Actor’s

Theatre of New Orleans, WTIX-FM Building, second floor, 4539 N. I-10 Service Road, Metairie, 456-4111 — A woman becomes entangled in a dead man’s bizarre life after she answers his cell phone. Tickets $20 general admission, $18 students and seniors. 7:30 p.m. ThursdayFriday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, then 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday through April 30.

DEBAUCHERY. Le Chat Noir, 715

St. Charles Ave., 581-5812; www. cabaretlechatnoir.com — Mark Routhier directs Pat Bourgeois’ soap opera featuring Kyle Daigrepont, Sean Glazebrook, Matthew Mickal and others. Tickets $10. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

THE ECCENTRICITIES OF A NIGHTINGALE. Tulane University, McWilliams

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Backyard Ballroom, 3519 St. Claude Ave., 945-9936; www.frontmanshow.com — The musical tells the story of an East German rock ‘n’ roll star who was the victim of a botched sex-change operation. Email skinhorsetheater@gmail.com or visit www.skinhorsetheater.org for details. Tickets $10. 8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, midnight Saturday. JINDALIWOOD SQUARES. Fair Grinds

Coffeehouse, 3133 Ponce de Leon Ave., 913-9073; www.fairgrinds. com — The show of monologues, sketches and rants is a one-man romp through local politics. Call 330-9117 for details. Tickets $10. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday and April 22.

MARISOL. AllWays Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., 218-5778; www. marignytheatre.org — José Rivera’s play follows a young woman who gets swept up in a war being waged in Heaven that spills over into New York City. Tickets available at www.cripplecreekplayers.org or at the box office 30 minutes before performances. Tickets $10. 8 p.m.

review Thespianoge Secondary Cause of Death, the middle installment in Peter Gordon’s comic whodunit trilogy, recently ran its scatterbrained course through the “cranial frontal lobotomies” of Rivertown Rep audiences. That phrase is typical of the malapropisms delivered by the poised though hilariously dim-witted Inspector Pratt (Michael P. Sullivan), the central figure in the play. Pratt inspires little confidence in Scotland Yard. In fact, one quickly realizes the rest of the force could be staffed by Groucho, Chico and Harpo. The play takes place in the library of an English manor during spring 1939. World War II is brewing and the work borrows innumerable complications from international politics. The narrative connecting the 10 characters (at least three of whom are secret agents) is a cluster of plots and subplots delivered in a barrage of verbal onslaughts. Gathered in the manor are its owner, Col. Charles Craddock (Reggie Hendry), and Cardew Longfellow (also played by Hendry), a ham actor who bears a striking resemblance to the colonel. There is Lady Isadora Pollock (Vicki Hymel Lighter), the Polish Count Puchlik of Puszcykowo (Jim Chimento), an English army officer, Capt. Henrietta Woolmer-Cardington (Andrea Watson) and Nurse Ann Parsley (Kelly Barberito), who is intent on attracting the wealthy, aging manor owner. Due to a mishap, housekeeper Martha Armstrong was played by director Roland “Butch” Caire Jr. in drag in the performance I attended. There are two levels of narrative. On the psychological level, we learn the colonel inherited the manor when his murderous wife was committed to an asylum for the criminally insane. On the skullduggery level, a slew of characters are revealed to be secret agents and counteragents. There are a dozen or so murders, and Pratt tries to maintain an air of Holmesian superiority, but to no avail. As if the complications weren’t devilish enough, Cynthia Maple (Linda Hubchen) is creating a mystery minidrama employing the people in the manor. Caire directed this pandemonium in broad strokes — at times, a bit too broad. But the cast was talented and generally did a good job. Rivertown Rep intends to produce Death By Fatal Mistake, the last play in the trilogy, during the coming season. — Dalt Wonk Friday-Sunday through April 24. MARRIAGE CAN BE MURDER. Le Cafe

De Bon Temps, 40261 Hwy. 190 East, Slidell — The comedic murder-mystery takes place at a wedding and reception, which turns sour after someone kills a mother-in-law. Reservations are required. Tickets $50 (includes dinner). 6 p.m. Sunday. THE MOTHER-IN-LAW. Delgado Community College, Isaac Delgado Hall, Drama Hall, third floor, 6166066; www.dcc.edu — Michael Aaron Santos directs the comedy by ancient Roman playwright Terence. Call 671-6360 for details. Tickets $8. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday through April 17. NATIVE TONGUES 5: THE FOOD EDITION. Le Chat Noir, 715 St. Charles

Ave., 581-5812; www.cabaretlechatnoir.com — Carl Walker directs the monologue series featuring works

by a variety of award-winning novelists, journalists and nonfiction writers. Tickets $33 Friday-Saturday, $29 Sunday (includes $5 drink credit). 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday through April 24. ON THE AIR. Stage Door Canteen at

The National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 528-1944 — Bob Edes Jr., Gary Rucker and others star in the stage musical that pays tribute to the heyday of radio broadcasts. Call 528-1943 or visit www.stagedoorcanteen.org for details. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m. Sunday through June 26.

ORANGE FLOWER WATER. Elm The-

atre, 220 Julia St., 218-0055; www. elmtheatre.org — Two friends begin an adulterous affair that results in disastrous consequences in Craig Wright’s drama. Tickets $15. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday through May 14.

OUR MAN. Trouser House, 4105 St. Claude Ave. — In the Goat in the Road Productions play, two 1950sera radio show hosts get carried away while tasked with narrating the life and accomplishments of Ronald Reagan. Email nolatrouserhouse@gmail.com for tickets. Tickets $10. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday. PARALLEL LIVES. Shadowbox The-

atre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., 523-7469; www.theshadowboxtheatre.com — C. Patrick Gendusa and Kevin Smith star in the gender-bending comedy that is a lighthearted take on the battle of the sexes. Visit www. noctc.org for details. Tickets $15. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday.

THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES. Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 569-9070; www. ashecac.org — Local artists and celebrities Meg Farris, Adella Gautier, Gail Glapion and others appear in the production of Eve Ensler’s monologue play. Proceeds from the show benefit Crescent House, Liberty House and the YWCA of Greater New Orleans. Tickets $15 general admission, $10 students and seniors. 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

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DANCE REMEMBER ME. Mahalia Jackson

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State Park, 119 Fairview Drive, Madisonville — The event features casting and fishing contests along the Tchefuncte River bank, and other activities. 8 a.m. to noon

EVENTS Tuesday 12 BRENDAN BROWN LECTURE.

Loyola University College of Law, 7214 St. Charles Ave., 861-5668; www.law.loyno. edu — James Thuo Gathii discusses “Food Sovereignty for Poor Countries in the Global Trading System” for the annual natural law lecture. Call 861-5584 or visit mbennett@ loyno.edu for details. 6 p.m. LOYOLA IRON CHEF. Loyola

WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL OF NEW ORLEANS PANEL. Tulane

University (Jones Hall), 7801 Freret St. — The panel discusses the social and legal issues facing New Orleans’ new immigrant population. A Q&A session follows the presentation. Call 383-535 or visit www.wacno.org for details. Admission is a suggested donation of $1-$5. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Wednesday 13 JEAN SHINN. Newcomb Art

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MEN & WOMEN OF FASHION PRIX D’ELEGANCE LUNCHEON.

Hilton New Orleans Riverside, 2 Poydras St., 561-0500; www.

hilton.com — The luncheon honors men and women who exemplify unique personal style and excellence through business, civic and charitable endeavors. It includes a runway show and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit the Ballet Resource and Volunteer Organization. Call 522-0996 for details. Tickets $75 general admission, $100 patrons. Patron party 10 a.m., luncheon 11 a.m. PRODUCING THE INDIE. Dillard

University, Professional Schools Building, George’s Auditorium, 2601 Gentilly Blvd., 283-8822; www.dillard. edu — Maureen A. Ryan, producer of the Oscar-winning documentary Man on Wire, and other film industry pros lead the seminar about a producer’s role in a film. Call 940-5780 or visit www. novacvideo.org for details. Admission $275 New Orleans Video Access Center members, $325 non-members. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. WednesdayThursday.

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TREME: PORTRAYING A LIVING CULTURE . Xavier University,

University Center, room 205B, 1 Drexel Drive, 520-5397; www.xula.edu — Treme writer and co-producer Eric Overmyer, along with show co-writer and consultant Lolis Eric Elie, lead the forum. 10 a.m. to noon.

Thursday 14 CANCER EDUCATION CLASS.

First Baptist Church of New Orleans, 5290 Canal Blvd., 482-5775; www.fbcno.org — The church hosts “I Can Cope,” a series of educational classes for people facing cancer. Call 957-5226 for information. 6:30 p.m. FAIR HOUSING & FOOD JUSTICE: AN ARTFUL DIALOGUE.

Gris Gris Lab, 2245 Brainard St.; www.grisgrislab.com — The Gris Gris Lab and the Greater New Orleans Fair housing Action Center present the discussion about the intersections of fair housing and food access issues in New Orleans. The event will have refreshments. Preregistration is recommended. Call 596-2100 or visit www. gnofairhousing.org/food.html for details. Noon to 1:30 p.m.

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Friday 15 GREAT LOUISIANA BIRDFEST.

Northlake Nature Center, 23135 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (985) 626-1238; www. northlakenature.org — The festival features various activities for bird novices and experts alike, including birding trips to various habitats, workshops and a social. Visit the website for the full schedule and registration information. Friday-Sunday. GUARDIAN OF THE HEARTLAND DINNER. Mardi Gras World,

233 Newton St., Algiers, 361-7821 — The gala honors several aircrews from Air Station New Orleans and Aviation Training Center Mobile for their actions during the explosion and fire aboard the Deepwater Horizon. Visit www.coastguardfoundation. org for details. Admission starts at $500. 6:30 p.m.

LAKEVIEW GOLDEN COMMUNITY LUNCHEON.

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Casino, 1 Canal St., 533-6000; www.harrahs.com — The Deglado Foundation’s annual fundraiser features auctions, cocktails, dinner and a roast of Plaquemines Parish President Billy Nungesser. Call 671-5412. Tickets start at $150. 7 p.m.

ROCK ’N’ ROLL CAFE GRAND OPENING . Rock ’N’ Roll Cafe,

3401 N. Hullen St. — The weekend-long grand opening event features performances by Ukulele Jake, Grunge Factory, the Beachhouse Allstars and more, and proceeds from each day benefit Ronald McDonald House and LA/SPCA. Friday-Sunday.

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University (Joseph A. Danna Center), 6363 St. Charles Ave. — John Besh judges the cooking competition of Loyola student organizations. The event also features a silent auction and offerings from Dong Phuong for purchase, and proceeds benefit the Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation, which helps prevent trafficking of children in Vietnam. Email lhdo@loyno.edu for details. 7 p.m.

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Episcopal Church, 1222 N. Dorgenois, 821-0529; www. stlukesnola.org — The church hosts a fried fish dinner Fridays during Lent. Call 821-0529 for details. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. A TASTE OF MID-CITY. The

event is a crawl of new and established restaurants in Mid-City, with each location offering samplings of food and beverages. The location for check-ins and an afterparty with live music is Bayou Beer Garden (326 .N Jefferson Davis Parkway). Visit www. atasteofmidcity.com for details. Admission $40. 6 p.m. Friday.

WHERE Y’ART. New Orleans

Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 6584100; www.noma.org — The museum’s weekly event features music, performances, film screenings, family-friendly activities and more. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays.

Saturday 16 ALGIERS HEALTH EXTRAVAGANZA . St. Mary’s

Place, 3518 Gen. Meyer Ave. — The event offers free health and visual screenings, dental information, physical fitness activities for adults and children, complimentary massages, holistic health and wellness

resources and giveaways. Email lesaellison@aol.com for details. Noon to 2 p.m. ART IN APRIL FESTIVAL. Sidney D. Torres Memorial Park, Jean Lafitte Parkway, Chalmette — The festival features art by the Art Guild and students on display, as well as children’s activities, food, music and crafts. Call 278-4242 for details. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. ASIAN PACIFIC HERITAGE SOCIETY FESTIVAL. Audubon

Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., 5814629; www.auduboninstitute. org — The festival features the theme “Weddings of Asia” and includes cultural music, children’s activities, a martial arts demonstration, ethnic food, a fashion show and more. Call 417-3282 or visit www.apasneworleans.com for details. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

AVANT GARDEN. 2216 Esplanade

Ave.; www.weareconstance. org — The arts organization Constance hosts an art sale featuring more than 30 artists and designers, as well as food and drink vendors and DJs. Visit www.weareconstance.org/ avantgarden for details. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

HIKE THE LAFITTE CORRIDOR.

The Friends of Lafitte Corridor hosts a hike through the proposed 3-mile linear green space

linking the French Quarter, Treme, Mid-City and Lakview. The event includes live music, food and access to community resources along the Lafitte Corridor. The hike starts on Basin Street near Armstrong Park. Visit www.folc-nola.org for details. 10 a.m. HOLY NAME OF JESUS SCHOOL GATOR RUN . Audubon Park,

Shelter 10, 6500 Magazine St. — The event features one-mile and 5K run/walks followed by a party with music, food and drinks. Call 861-9709 or email rtomeny@hnjschool.org for details. Admission $16. 8 a.m.

HOME & ART TOUR . The NOMA

Volunteer Committee’s event is a self-guided tour of six Uptown homes and their art collections. The event also features a boutique with complimentary refreshments. Visit www.noma.org/homearttour. html for details. Tickets $30$75. 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

LUKE’S HOUSE RUMMAGE SALE .

2023 Simon Bolivar Ave. — The free medical and mental health clinic hosts a sale of household items, linens, clothing, books, art, electronics, furniture, collectibles and more to benefit the clinic. Call 444-7879 or visit www.lukeshouseclinic.org for details. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

NEW ORLEANS SECULAR

HUMANIST ASSOCIATION PROGRAM . Audubon Zoo,

Dominion Auditorium, 6500 Magazine St. — Tom Flynn presents “The Trouble with Easter.” Call 282-5459 for details. 4 p.m. SALVATIONS. Shops at Canal

Place, 333 Canal St., 522-9200; www.theshopsatcanalplace. com — The Green Project’s annual fundraising event features a juried exhibition and auction of furniture constructed from salvaged materials. Visit www.thegreenproject.org for details. Tickets $50 general admission, $100 patron party. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

SOLAR ENERGY SEMINAR . St.

Tammany Parish Library, Causeway Branch, 3457 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (985) 6269779 — The seminar is for homeowners interested in the tax and environmental benefits of solar energy systems. Free admission. 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

SPRING INTO ACTION FOR AUTISM FUNDRAISER . Deutsches

Haus, 1023 Ridgewood St., 5228014; www.deutscheshaus. org — The event benefiting children with autism spectrum disorder features a dinner, drinks, live music and a silent auction. Call 421-3974 or visit www.lets-playfoundation.org for details. Admission $40. 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

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ABITA ARTISTS. 9th Street

Gallery, 71377 St. Mary St., Abita Springs — Local artists hold a monthly meeting. Call Lana at 898-3071 for details. 3 p.m.

CELEBRITY CHEF GIFT OF LIFE GALA. Marriott New Orleans

Convention Center Hotel, 859 Convention Center Blvd., 613-2888; www.marriott. com — The National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana’s event features a silent auction and dinner prepared by local restaurants. Call 861-4500 for details. Admission starts at $125. 6 p.m. GROW MO’ BETTA SUSTAINABLE GARDENING SERIES. Hollygrove

Market & Farm, 8301 Olive St., 483-7037; www.hollygrovemarket.com — The program topic is “Water-wise Irrigation and Urban Rainwater Catchment.” Call 864-2009 or email ariel@ noffn.org for details. Admission $5. 3 p.m. NEW ORLEANS EARTH DAY FESTIVAL & GREEN BUSINESS EXPO. Bayou St. John, at

Orleans Avenue — The Louisiana Bucket Brigade presents the event featuring local green businesses, guest speakers, live music, food and family activities. Visit www.nolaearthdayfest.org for details. Free

University of New Orleans, Research & Technology Park, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, 2806000; www.uno.edu — The triathlon involves a 1.2-mile swim in Lake Pontchartrain, a 56-mile bike ride, and a 13.1mile run through City Park and the French Quarter. Visit www. ironmanneworleans.com for details. 7 a.m. VIGIL COMMEMORATING 39 YEARS OF SOLITARY CONFINEMENT IN LOUISIANA .

Resurrection After Exoneration Building, 1212 St. Bernard Ave., 943-1902; www.r-a-e.org — The event honors the 39 years Herman Wallace and Albert Woodfox spent in solitary confinement at Angola Prison with movie screenings, political panels, art installations, crafts from Angola prison, and live performances of theatre, poetry and music. Visit www. angola3action.org for the full schedule and other details. 7:30 a.m. Sunday-10:30 p.m. Monday.

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Jane is a 1 ½ year-old, spayed, Dalmatian mix. Jane knows how to sit, shake and is HOUSEBROKEN. She’s full of energy and will require TLC during her complimentary heartworm treatment. To meet Jane 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. Clyde is a 2-year-old, neutered, DLH, with extra-luxurious grey/ white fur. He’s a shy guy who prefers a quiet, adult, household with lots of laps and petting. To meet Clyde 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. To look for a lost pet come to the Louisiana SPCA, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd. (Algiers), Mon-Sat. 9-5, Sun. 12-5 or call 368-5191 or visit www.la-spca.org.

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Young Rottie/Aussie girl is looking for a new home. She is about 40 lbs, super sweet and housebroken. Please email for more info.

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Alter Farms, DeWitt, AR, has 2 positions for grain, rice & beans. 3 mths experience required w/references; valid and clean DL; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided; trans & subsistence expenses reimb; $8.97/hr; 3/4 work period guaranteed from 5/1/11 - 12/31/11. Apply at the nearest State Workforce Agency with Job Order 217889.

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Berry Farm Enterprise, Tunica, MS, has 4 positions for oilseed crops. 3 mths experience required w/references; valid and clean DL; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided; trans & subsistence expenses reimb; $8.97/hr; 3/4 work period guaranteed from 5/11/11 - 3/1/12. Apply at the nearest State Workforce Agency with Job Order 31473.

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Brad Ashburn Farms, Plains, TX has 5 positions for peanuts, cotton & corn. 3 mths experience required w/ references; valid and clean DL; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided; trans & subsistence expenses reimb; $9.65/hr; 3/4 work period guaranteed from 4/24/11 - 11/1/12. Apply at the nearest State Workforce Agency with Job Order TX8137860.

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Don Opplinger Farms, Dalhart, TX, has 4 positions for silage & oilseed crops. 3 mths experience required w/ references; valid and clean DL; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided; trans & subsistence expenses reimb; $9.65/hr; 3/4 work period guaranteed from 5/1/11 - 2/29/12. Apply at the nearest State Workforce Agency with Job Order TX4827986.

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Garcia Harvesting, San Angelo, TX, has 11 positions for silage & cotton. 3 mths experience required w/references; valid and clean DL; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided; trans & subsistence expenses reimb; $9.65/ hr; 3/4 work period guaranteed from 4/30/11 - 2/28/12. Apply at the nearest State Workforce Agency with Job Order TX8138324.

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Greg Martin Farms, Brownfield, TX , has 1 position for grain & cotton. 3 mths experience required w/ references; valid and clean DL; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided; trans & subsistence expenses reimb; $9.65/hr; 3/4 work period guaranteed from 6/1/11 - 12/31/12. Apply at the nearest State Workforce Agency with Job Order TX6152686.

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Jamie silva Farms, Faben, TX, has 10 positions for custom harvesting. 3 mths experience required w/references; valid and clean DL with air brae endorsement; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided; trans & subsistence expenses reimb; $9.60/hr up to $2000/ mo. depending on location; 3/4 work period guaranteed from 3/31/11-1/31/12. Apply at the nearest State Workforce Agency with Job Order TX482434.

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Jason Brumeley Frms. Hereford., TX, has 2 positions has for grain, silage & irrigation. 3 mths experience required w/references; valid and clean DL; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided; trans & subsistence expenses reimb; $9.65/hr; 3/4 work period guaranteed from 4/17/111 - 2/17/12. Apply at the nearest State Workforce Agency with Job Order TX61147892.

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Mid-South Framing Company, has 2 positions for rice & cotton. 3 mths experience required w/references; valid and clean DL; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided; trans & subsistence expenses reimb; $9.10/hr; 3/4 work period guaranteed from 5/1/11 - 12/11/11. Apply at the nearest State Workforce Agency with Job Order 22442.

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Natural Prairie Dairy Farm, Hartley, TX, has 2 positions for hay & silage. 3 mths experience required w/references; valid and clean DL; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided; trans & subsistence expenses reimb; $9.65/ hr; 3/4 work period guaranteed from 4/24/11 - 11/1/11. Apply for this job at the nearest State Workforce Agency with Job Order TX8136833.

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Greg Martin Farms, Brownfield, TX , has 1 position for grain & cotton. 3 mths experience required w/ references; valid and clean DL; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided; trans & subsistence expenses reimb; $9.65/hr; 3/4 work period guaranteed from 6/1/11 - 12/31/12. Apply at the nearest State Workforce Agency with Job Order TX6152686.

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Coaches needed for Gymnastic & Tumbling classes. PT schedule is avail & flexible. For more info: 884-0907

in search of talented HAIRSTYLIST COLORIST APRENTICE

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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COCKTAIL SERVERS

We offer competitive wages and benefits. Apply in person at 700 Conti Street Mon - Fri 9am to 4pm Email: employment@royalsonestano.com Fax: 553.2337 EOE/Drug Free Workplace

UNITY of Greater New Orleans, an award-winning non-profit leading a collaborative of 63 agencies serving the homeless, seeks a Director of Housing Development to shepherd the development of five Permanent Supportive Housing apartment buildings providing permanent homes & supportive services designed to assist homeless people with disabilities to become & remain stably housed. The Director works closely with development partners who oversee the design and construction/ rehab processes. The scope of activities includes developing project concepts, feasibility analysis, policy advocacy, budget & resource development, neighborhood engagement, preconstruction activities to get to closing, working with developers, & grants management. Seek highly organized individual with a minimum of three years of experience in housing & community development, facility with budgets & grants management, commitment to serving the homeless & low-income populations, & exceptional analytic & writing skills, including public presentation skills. Competitive salary based on experience; generous benefits. Apply by April 20 by sending resume, w/ cover letter explaining interest, qualifications, & demonstrated commitment to social justice, to sjordan@unitygno.org. See www.unitygno.org. for job description.

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1008 Josephine

823 S. Clearview #323

Custom built in prestigious Money Hill Golf & CC. Grand foyer w/ brick wall & wrought iron bannisters. 4 BRs, t3 1/2 BA, huge bonus rms. view of the lake. Gourmet kit, huge closets Cheryl Sides • Coldwell Banker TEC (985)502-2927 (cell)

4/2.5 Ceiling Fans, Electric Garage, Hydro Tub, Wet Bar, CookTop, Dishwasher, Disposal, Double Oven, Refrigerator, Fireplace, Fenced yard & much more! 3020 sq. ft of living area! Amy Miller • Coldwell Banker TEC C: (504)444-5423 • O: (504)899-4040

Petite Studio unit near Jackson Square wood floors, high ceilings, granite kitchen PRIVATE PATIO $6,000 Murphy bed included. Pat Kahn 450-4506 or Roy Guste 616-8222

3BR/1BA condo close to everything. 1st floor off patio, bamboo flrs, pure water sys, new roof, new paint, ss appliances, only $170,000 Best bargain in the Garden District. Pat Kahn 450-4506 or Roy Guste 616-8222

ABITA SPRINGS

COVINGTON

FRENCH QUARTER

GENTILLY

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181Brookstone Dr. $574,900

4BR, 3BA. Gorgeous brick home on private cul de sac. Open floor plan. Gourmet kitchen with 2 dishwashers, Jenn Air SS apps, lg island, granite ctrs/maple cab. Entertainment area/mother-inlaw suite in separate wing! Extras: central vac, invisible dog fence, swing set and see-saw! Cheryl Sides • Coldwell Banker TEC (985) 502-2927 (cell)

Fabulous 1BR 1BA condo in historic Beauregard Hse. Great floor plan, hdwd flrs, granite counters, marble bath, 3rd fl - no one above, peace and quiet. Best pool in the French Quarter. Priced low at $199,000 Pat Kahn 450-4506 or Roy Guste 616-8222

ABITA SPRINGS

FRENCH QUARTER

FRENCH QUARTER

517 Northwoods $375,000

407 Burgundy

817 Burgundy

4BR, 3BA. Money Hill Golf Community. Custom home with a large screened back porch, built for entertaining. Affordable upscale living 100’ above sea level! Full irrigation system! Cheryl Sides • Coldwell Banker TEC (985) 502-2927 (cell)

Furn Ground Floor Pied A Terre, One BR, Granite Kitchen, New Appliances. Best Bargain in The French Quarter. $160,000

Call Susan @ Property New Orleans 504 231-2445

2 first floor units for sale facing fabulous patio loc in the heart of the French Quarter w/ lots of old world charm, 1 br 1 ba, totally updated w/ granite and marble $289,000 $299,000 Roy Guste 616-8222 or Pat Kahn 450-4506

ABITA SPRINGS

FRENCH QUARTER

FRENCH QUARTER

2 Bedroom, 1 1/2 bath, freshly renovated. $127,500

Ann de Montluzin Farmer de Monthluzin Investments 504-895-1493 • 504-430-8737

1315 Woodmere Dr. $475,000

Meadowbrook. Custom built by Ron Lee w/ lots of living space in a private cul de sac. 5bd/3.5ba, study/office, 1000 sq ft bonus/ media rm. Mother in law suite w/priv ent. Gorgeous pvt bkyd w/pool, 7x7 spa hot tub & pool bar. Whole house gnrtr, inground sprinkler sys. Cheryl Sides • Coldwell Banker TEC C: (985) 502-2927

MARRERO Beautiful new construction in Gentilly Terrace. 4BR, 2.5BA, Open flr plan, hdwd and travertine flrs. Built-ins, hi ceil, bkyd deck. Balcony overlooks foyer. Kitchen incl granite & stainess steel.

1350 Bourbon Street

Custom built, in prestigious Money Hill Plantation. 2 story Perfect for entertaining. 5BR, 3BA & see thru FP. Front & back porches on oversized lot. Back porch overlooks stocked lake. Gourmet kitchen with Jenn Air appliances. Cheryl Sides • Coldwell Banker TEC (985) 502-2927 (cell)

Open 3-5pm, Sunday 4/10

MANDEVILLE

4953 Music Street •$275,000 Nichell Thompson • 504-261-5182 Keller Williams Realty

4913 LIBERTY OAK DR. $224,500 3 bed/2.5 bath, solid Oak wood, tile & carpet flooring, upgraded bathrooms w/granite, fireplace, fenced back yard & much more! 2016 sq. ft. of living space. Amy Miller • Coldwell Banker TEC C: (504)444-5423 • O: (504)899-4040

MANDEVILLE

NEW ORLEANS

Charming renovated 2 bedroom/1 bath/ Cen a/h/Off street Parking/ Ceramic Tile/Corner lot/ Near Universities.

3444 River Oaks $159,900

Southern Spirit Realty Keisha Washington 504-319-2693

Beautiful 4 bdrm home in Monterey Subd! Scored cement floors, tile, carpet! Open Kit with Island. Wall of Windows! $258,000. Donna Chandler • Re/Max Affiliates C: 504-669-4677 • O: 504-838-7649 Licensed in Louisiana, USA

GENTILLY

NEW ORLEANS

GENTILLY

4336 St Anthony $120,000

Price Reduced! 3/2.5, Traditional, 2 story, 2059 sq ft. of living area. 504-244-0000 Linda Morin 504-913-5219 LIC LA RE AGENT • REMAX UNITED

1722 JACKSON AVENUE #D Condo $219,900

125 Orchard Row

Money Hill Golf and Country Club. Andy McDonald design Garden home. 2 bd, office, 2 bath. Steps from Driving Range and Puttting Green. Come live the Good life!!! $244,900. Cheryl Sides • Coldwell Banker TEC (985)502-2927 (cell)

1301 N. Rampart at the Colonial

Best view of the city for $399,000. 1br/1.5ba, wd flrs, granite kitch, marble bath, w/d, elev., gym, indoor prkg, pets permitted, high ceilings, huge balc facing French Quarter and pool. Can’t ask for anything more. Pat Kahn 450-4506 or Roy Guste 616-8222

514 DUMAINE ST.

Courtyard / Balcony Studios Offering charm and location plus. Starting at $116,900 Judy Fisher, Inc. 504-524-5839 www.judyfisher.net

5542 Charlotte Dr. $99,500 Slab Ranch - 3 BR, 2 BA Partially renov + Guest Cottage 504-568-1359

Garden District 4 plex w/ fab views. Huge rooms, total 1060 living plus private 19 x 19 deck. Gourmet kitchen, whirlpool tub, W/D in unit, Cherry floors, tons of storage. Condo fees paid til 2012! Fenced remote access parking for 2. 1.5 blks from st.car. Very negotiable.

Debra Scott • Prudential Gardner Realtors 1820 St. Charles Ave. • 504-723-6804 Licensed in LA, USA • Corp. Headquarters Metairie, LA 70006 • 504-887-7588

OLD METAIRIE

UPTOWN

SLIDELL

CLASSIFIEDS BYWATER 1023 PIETY ST

316 Nursery Ave. $489,000

1816 MILAN ST $639,000

Beaut 4BR, 3.5BA twnhm min from I-10; easy comm to CBD! Fml din rm, open kitch/den, lg mast BR and BA, 2nd BR has pvt BA and lg 4th BR as game/media rm; pool table stays. Completely decked above ground pool w/ cabana. Celeste Schindler • Pezant Real Estate 504-914-9726.

4 BR, 3 BA. Fantastic Victoria style home. Amenities galore & nice architectural details. Professionally landscaped w/ above-ground pool, redwood deck & arbor. Formal living & dining areas. Gated off st pkg. Large master bdrm. Steve Ehlinger . Latter & Blum Realtors 504-650-6770

UPTOWN

SLIDELL

2728 BROADWAY

Lower half of duplex. Renov BD, deck, huge yard, driveway. Near Universities. Condo fees only $185. $219,000. Charlotte Dorion Prudential Gardner Realtors Cell: 237-8615 • Ofc: 861-7575 charrealty@ nocoxmail.com

61475 N. 7th Street

START HERE! Open, spacious floor plan offers B3D/2BA, lots of windows, Wood burning fireplace & more! $129,900. Avail Bond for Deed Purchase. Jean Begovich • Latter & Blum Cell: 985-502-8508

FURN 2BDRM/1BA HOUSE

REAL ESTATE FOR SALE

Complete w/fridge, w&d, mw, stove, sec sys, CA&H, os pkng. On srtcr & Busline. Quiet n’bhood. $1,100 mo + sec dep. No pets/smokers. Call (504) 866-2250

OLD METAIRIE VACANT LOT - METAIRIE HEIGHTS

REAL ESTATE FOR RENT

50 x 120. Ready to build $120,000 (504) 451-8118

CORPORATE RENTALS UPTOWN/GARDEN DISTRICT CONDO FOR SALE

1 Blk off St. Charles. 2/2, wd flrs, appls & w/d incl., grnite cntrtps & ss appl. OS pkng. $169,900 Darlene, Hera Realty 504-914-6352

MAKE ME BEAUTIFUL AGAIN!

1Br, 1 Ba, Nwly Remod, furn. Qn bed, WiFi, Cbl. Pkg.Util Incl. Lndry Fac. Sec Cameras $1200/mth. 1 mth min. 2325 Pasadena, Met. 504-491-1591.

COMMERCIAL RENTALS 3 SMALL OFFICES - CBD

Call Property New Orleans Susan 504 231-2445 or Greg 985 640-7221

WAGGAMAN

55 Richelle Street 3BD/2BA Additional Large Lot $135,000 Prudential Gardner Kathy Hunter 985-688-5873

KENNER

METAIRIE LUXURY APTS

3 BR, 2 full baths, LR, DR, kit, w&d hkups, faux fireplace, fans, blinds. No pets. $850/mo. 504-443-2280

OLD METAIRIE METAIRIE TOWERS

$1250/mo. 1 BR/1 1/2BA. Hot tub & Pool, pkng. New kit. Util & TV incld., 24 hr desk service. 504-628-4996

FRENCH QUARTER

1 bedroom, 1 bath, balcony with view of Mississippi & Fr Qtr. $1000/mo w/ dep. Call 504-909-2104.

UPTOWN/GARDEN DISTRICT GRT LOCATIONS!

3122 PALMYRA STREET

LOWER GARDEN DISTRICT St. Andrew- O/S, gtd pkng, pool, laun, $775/mo & up 2735 NAPOLEON AVE 1 brm, Coin op lndry, $625/mo 2100 BARONNE 2 bdrms, w&d hkups, wd flrs. Newly renov. $850/mo 891-2420

Completely renov, 1/2 dbl, 1BR, 1BA, hdwd flrs, new appls, ceil fans, wtr pd. $700/mo+dep. Call 504-899-5544

COMPLETELY REMODELED

4340 S. Carrollton 1 BR,1 BA, new appl, w/water $825. 3222 Napoleon 2 Rms Avail, $600 w/utils. No Pets + Deposit • 504-376-4676

2119 Soniat

Smart, Renovated Uptown Camelback w/Driveway. 3 bedroom, 3 bath $299K. Call Jean-Paul 504-818-6032

2912 Calhoun Street

4 BR/3 BA Uptown home nr Tulane & Loyola Univ. Studs-up renov w/ new plumb & elec, tankless wtr htr, plentiful closets, detached artist`s studio, offst pkg. Hidden passageway to private office. Owner/Agent. $359,000.

Open House Sunday, April 17 - 1-3pm

Jean-Paul Villere 504-818-6032

Sean Gerowin 504-669-0342 4921 Freret • 504-818-6032

Ann de Montluzin Farmer broker

1/2 OFF FIRST MONTH OLD METAIRIE SECRET

740 N RAMPART

227 CODIFER BLVD

4220 Canal Street - Ground Floor On Streetcar Line 1,800 Sq. Ft. Large Central Room, three Separate Offices, Great for Group Practice or Studio $1,575/Mo + Utilities peggy.leblanc@ live.com, 488-6401

FRENCH QUARTER/ FAUBOURG MARIGNY

2 blks to Fr Qtr, lg 1 BR apt, furn kitchen, 2nd flr with balcony, prkg, $700. 504/525-6520, 390-4362.

MID CITY

O/S prkng, wtr paid, all kit appls, priv yard, conv. location, cable ready, Pets ok. $1000/mo. 504-913-4803.

1 or 2 BR, Sparkling Pool, Bike Path, 12’ x 24’ Liv.Rm, Sep Din, King Master, No Pets, No Sect 8, $699 & $799 . 504-236-5776

BIG OFFICE SPACE ON CANAL

Hi ceil, wd flrs, w/d on site, cent air, walk to Park or Bayou. On Canal St Car line. $775/mo. 713/204-5342

TREME 1137 TREME

Furn Rms, Prefer Nght wrkrs. 1&2 BDRM, hardwd/crpt floors. $175/ wk to 900/mo +dep. 504-202-0381, 738-2492.

3BR/2.5BA TOWNHOUSE

From 135 - 220 sq ft. Can be subdivided. $500 each. Parking available. Call 561-1216 for info. 1350 sq ft, zone VCC-2, across from Armstrong Arch, corner of St Ann. $1750. Contact: 504-908-5210

CITY PARK/BAYOU ST. JOHN 4014 ORLEANS AVE 1 BR

IRISH CHANNEL 1/2 BLOCK TO MAGAZINE

Historic House and Luxury Home Specialist

Old Met 2 br lower duplex. Lg fenced yd, off st pkg, small pet OK. Walk to everything! $1100. 504-908-6751

ALGIERS POINT HISTORIC ALGIERS POINT

High end 1-4BR. Near ferry, clean, many x-tras, hrdwd flrs, cen a/h, no dogs, no sec 8, some O/S prkng $750-$1200/mo. 504-362-7487

Residential /Commercial Sales and Leasing, Appraisals.

4328 Bancroft Drive $625,000 A LARge WAteRfRont HoMe on pReStIgIouS StReet. 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, Elevator, Master with large walk-in closet, bonus room over garage, office and situated on beautiful Bayou St. John. Great location near City Park and just 3 miles to the French Quarter. Owner financing via Bond for Deed with 25% down on this property.

Michael L. Baker, ABR/M, CRB, HHS President Realty Resources, Inc. 504-523-5555 • cell 504-606-6226 Licensed by the Louisiana Real estate Commission for more than 28 years with offices in new orleans, LA 70130

(504) 895-1493 (504) 430-8737 farmeran@gmail.com www.demontluzinrealtors.com Licensed in Louisiana for 32 years, building on a real estate heritage since 1905

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Irish Channel did not flood Katrina damaged house with 2 & 1/3 Lshaped lots. 2 lots each 30x120’ = 60’ x 120’ & rear portion of corner lot 35’ x 25’, double driveway in front with also a single tin garage & a single driveway on side street. $8,567 roof, 7 rooms & 3 bathrooms. Fourth sewer line in rear, 2 large walk in closets. Large walk in pantry. Huge, red brick floor to ceiling double sided fireplace. Could house 1 family or owner occupied plus 1 rental, or 2 rentals, or could build single or double on second lot. Much space to add on Huge yard for in-ground pool. Many options for house and land. Paved front patio with 2 large red brick planters. $195,000, 504-832-1901.

New Orleans Area 10 Min to Downtown

BAYOU LIBERTY AREA

Elegant Contemp., 2 MSTR STES, 4 Bd, 3.5 Bth, 2 Wood Burn Fpl, 4k Sq. Ft. Rear Yard. Wide Gate Street Access. Park Like Setting. $299,500.

Freshly remodeled 2 br, 2 full ba, w/d hkps, cen a/h, c-fans, fncd yd, avail now. $875. 888-239-6566 or mballier@yahoo.com

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REAL ESTATE CHARMING CARRIAGE HSE

2 stories 1200sf, off St Charles, gated, secured, brick patio, LR, cathedral ceils, w/view, hdwd flrs, 2 tiled ba, br & stdy. Furn kit, wd, 1 yr lse. Dep req. $1500. 1831 Marengo St. 891-1263

o u r m I ss I o n . . . The Multifamily Council is the resource and advocate for developers, owners and managers of apartments and condominiums in Greater New Orleans and the state of Louisiana.

m fc c h a I r a n d Boa r d m e m B e r s Chair- Tammy Schindler; Vice Chair- Peter Young Associate Chair- Brent Couture Associate Vice Chair- Kimberly Rooney Membership Committee Chair- Carolyn Couto Legislative Committee Chair- Joshua Bruno Executive Committee- Charlie Fontenelle

BeechGroVe & cLaiBorne hoMes tammy schindler 504- 373-5581 804 sherry lane westwego, lA 70094 managed by nDC real estate management

Downtown Development Group

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1 Blk to St. Charles

1711 2nd St. Lrg 1b/1b, dish washer, w/d onsite, cent AC, marble mantels, patio $850/mo 895-4726 or 261-7611

1014 WASHINGTON AVE

Completely renov 2 br, 2 ba, cen a/h, wood flrs, w/d hkps, new appls, lg rear yard. $1395/mo. O/A, 891-3180.

6317 S. PRIEUR

Near Tulane 2 bedroom, living room, dining room, furn kit, tile bath. No pets. $800/mo, Call 504-283-7569

1205 ST CHARLES/$1075

2 UPTOWN APARTMENTS

1510 CARONDELET 1 block to St. Charles

2218 GENERAL PERSHING

Fully Furn’d studio/effy/secure bldg/ gtd pkg/pool/gym/wifi/laundry. 985871-4324, 504-442-0573. Avail May 1

2 BR & 3 BR. hdwd floors, cent a/c, Lusher School District, University area. $950 - $1300. Chris - 861-7528

1 BR balc apt, $750 . Studio lg rm, kitc, full bath, $650 w/d on site 1-888239-6566 or mballier@yahoo.com

3 br, 1 ba apt, lr, dr, furn kit, cen a/h, w/d, cble & wtr incl. Close to univ & stcar. Cat only. $1156/mo. Must make LESS than $33,000/year. Call Cindy, 236-3278.

2011 GEN PERSHING 2 APARTMENTS

419 BELLECASTLE

3 BR, $1800; 1BR, $1100. Close to Univ, med & law schools. The best apts you’ll see. Beautifuln’ghborhd. Cent a/h, hdwd flrs. Water pd. Avail 6/1. No smoke no pets. Paula 504-952-3131

Recently renov dplx. 1 br, 1 ba, cen a/h, wd flrs, ceramic tile ba/kit, new appls, granite counters, w/d hkps, sm fenc yd. No pets. $825/mo + $825/ dep, 1 yr lse. 985-974-4164.

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CLASSIFIEDS REAL ESTATE

French Quarter Realty Wayne • Nicole • Sam • Josh • Jennifer • Brett • Robert • George • Baxter

504-949-5400 2340 Dauphine Street

(504) 944-3605

Parkview St.John #405 2/2 Great Views,2 prkng spaces,pool $1350

RESIDENTIAL RENTALS 936 ESPLANADE-1 bd/ 1 ba $750 4721 MAGAZINE - Comm.

N E W

2/1.5 prkng, 2nd flr, new carpets &paint $895

222 London #224

$1700

539 DUMAINE 1 BD/ 1BA $1500

1137 Burgundy

2/2 Pvt Ctyd, hi ceils, hrdwd flrs, Exc Loc $1500

1824 Dauphine

3/2.5 lrg bdrms, 3 blacs, lg kit, 2 wet bars! $2650

829 Ursulines #7

2/2 renov,blac,prvt patio&prvt pool $2800

829 Ursulines #5

1/1 lovely apt in the lower FQ.

1108 Dauphine #5

1/1 Renov apt with courtyard $850

1434 Charters

1/1 prvt patio,12ft ceils, nice renov $1200

$995

718 Barracks #5

1/1 3rdflrapt,commoncrtyd,beautiful! $800

921 CHARTRES 1 BD/ 1BA $1050

1463 Pauger #1

1/1 recentlyupdated,grndflr,commoncrtyd$950

CALL FOR MORE LISTINGS!

1119 Dauphine #9

1/1 2nd flr apt. basic cable & wtr paid. $950

1418 Chartres “C”

studio gated,furn,Common crtyd,no kitch $700

7522 BENJAMIN - NR UNIV

1 br condo w/ pool, prkg, laundry, gated community. $675/mo w/wtr pd. No pets. (504) 858-2162.

GARDEN DISTRICT CONDO

Adorable gated condo. 1 bdrm/1bath. O/S pkng, stainless appliances & granite. Garden District Patrol. $1100. Call (504) 432-1034.

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REAL ESTATE Call (504) 483-3100

CONDOS FOR SALE 929 Dumaine #14 733 Montegut 511 Gov Nicholls D 1119 Dauphine 812 Esplanade 1233 Decatur #8 921 Chartres #9

studio 2/2 1/1 2/1.5 1/1 1/1 2/1.5

O R L E A N S

congratulates

Ricky Lemann

2009 Top Producer 2009 NOMAR Platinum Award 2009 NOMAR 4th Place Super Star Assisted GCC 2009 NOMAR 7th Place Super Star Assisted Transactions Gambit's Best Male Real Estate Agent 2009

rickylemann.com

each office independently owner and operated.

Ricky Lemann • 504-460-6340 5 0 4 - 8 6 2 - 0 1 0 0

(office)

NEAR UNIV•GARDEN DIST

Studios, 1 & 2 bd + loft. 1.5 - 2 baths apts. some uitl pd. Hdwd flrs, hi ceil, cen a/h, furn kit with d/w, lndry. $600 - $1200/mo. 388-7426.

UPTOWN/ GARDEN DISTRICT

1, 2 & 3

NEAR UNIVERSITIES

Cozy closet space skylights $114,500 renov,greatloc,patiow/hottub $219,000 updated,modern, 533 sqft $242,000 fab condo w/balc! 1040 sqft $369,900 grnd flr w/pool! 481sqft $189,000 3rdflw/tonsofcharm 608sqft $199,000 spacious,fabloc!Crtyrd,1188sqft$399,000

3/1.5 Dublin near streetcar. Lv, furn kit, w/d hkp, hdwd flrs, ceil fans, scrn porch. $1050 + deposit. Owner/Agent, 442-2813.

BEDROOMS AVAILABLE CALL

S. FRONT - NR. CHILDREN’S HOSP

Newly renov cottage. 1BR, lr, kit, w/d hkups. $750 + dep. No sec 8, no pets. New Owner Special: $100 off 1st mo. rent. 504-891-1889, 473-0821

899-RENT

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Properties For Lease and For Sale Diane Rosenbach

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504-388-1739

Golf Fundraiser “In The Ruff” • Saturday, May 21st, TPC Club Tournament info: m.clark@earthlink.com www.StFrancisAnimalSanctuary.org Contact: Robin and Diane - Specializing in YOU.

Full Service Property Management Over 30 years of selling properties & filling vacancies!

504-736-0544

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REAL ESTATE AUCTION

Luxury 1 Bedroom Apartments

Sper r y Van Ness Gilmor e Auction By Order of Local Banks & Others

By Order of Local Banks & Others 17 Properties - April 9th - 14th

Kenner - 3648 W. LA State Dr. (Home) 4/13 - 12 Noon 3713 E. LA State Dr. (Home) 4/13 - 12 Noon 431 Holy Cross (Home) 4/13 - 12 Noon 506 John Hopkins (Home) 4/13 - 12 Noon 629 Chablis (Home) 4/13 - 12 Noon Metairie - 1617 S. Arnoult (Residential Lot) 4/12 - 3 p.m. Luling - Lot 71 Lac Verrette (Residential Lot) 4/12 - 5 p.m. New Orleans - 2010 - 12 Second St. (4-Plex) 4/12 - 11 a.m. 2520 - 22 N. Derbigny St. (Duplex) 4/12 - 10 a.m. 7740 Allison (Home) 4/13 - 12 Noon 2432-34 St. Phillip (Duplex) 4/14 - 10 a.m. Lot 29, Eastover (Reidential Lot) 4/14 - 12 Noon Hammond - 44286 Range Rd 4/13 - 4 p.m. Gretna - Lots 29E & 29F Fried St. (R-2 Lots) 4/12 - 1:30 p.m. Algiers - 11 Sugarberry Pl. (Residential Lot) 4/12 - 12:30 p.m. Waveland - 1320 Dubuc Ln. (Home) 4/9 - 11 a.m.

9 PROPERTIES SELL ABSOLUTE

504 468-6800

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18 UNITS

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NEWLY RENOVATED, CONVERTED 1850’S BUILDING ON CBD STREETCAR LINE.

REAL ESTATE Call Bert: 504-581-2804 1408 Magazine 2br/1ba "Lower Garden District" $1200 248 Cherokee 2br/2ba "University Area Condo" $1200 912 Harding Dr. 1br/1ba "Bayou Efficiency" $600

SOME UNITS WITH OUTDOOR SPACE AVAILABLE

339 CARONDELET From 600 - 1000 sq. ft. $1200 - $2000 /mo.

Shown by appointment

504-648-7899

Catalyst Development, L.L.C. Owner/Agent

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4206-08 S. GALVEz LARGE INVESTMENT DUPLEX Centrally located in Broadmoor near Napoleon. First floor gutted. Excellent potential for rental income or resale. $60,000

504.895.4663 (504) 895-4663

131 BROOKLYN AVE. CLASSIC SHOTGUN. Excellent location, minutes from Uptown. High ceilings. Hardwood & slate flooring. Furnished kitchen. Whirlpool. New central A/C.Well maintained home w/large backyard & off street parking. Right near levee. Great for bike riding & dog walking! Owner/Agent $114,131

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Ask about our Custom Cakes, Pastries, King Cakes, Cookies & Cheesecakes 2309 Veterans Blvd • (504) 834-CAKE WWW.LITTLEPASTRYSHOPPE.COM

SPRING TIME SPECIAL MANICURE/PEDICURE REGULAR $75

NO FORMALDEHYDE 100% HUMIDITY RESISTANT HAIR 4-6 MONTHS

NOW $35 FOR BOTH!

Coupon ExpirEs 04/30/2011 • not good with othEr offErs onE Coupon pEr pErson • Must bring in Coupon and MEntion offEr whEn booking

Coupon ExpirEs 04/30/2011 • not good with othEr offErs onE Coupon pEr pErson • Must bring in Coupon and MEntion offEr whEn booking

GLENN MICHAEL

GLENN MICHAEL

SALONS SPA STORE

SALONS SPA STORE

1623 Metairie rd • Metairie • 504-828-6848 • Call for Store HourS

1623 Metairie rd • Metairie • 504-828-6848 • Call for Store HourS

...for Romance! Lingerie, Corsets, Fashions & muCh more!

- Chip/Spot Repair DON’T REPLACE YOUR TUB, REGLAZE IT - Colors available - Clawfoot tubs & hardware FOR SALE Any Regular Reglazing

$25 OFF

348-1770

20-50% oFF

Southernrefinishing.com

708 BARATARIA BLVD.

XXX Toys & DVD’s Women Owned & Operated www.suzettes.com 18th & Edenborn 888-7722

SOUTHERN REFINISHING LLC Certified Fiberglass Technician

Family Owned & Operated

EXPIRATION DATE: 4/30/2011

ES F TI RE M E AT ES

FREE

WITH COUPON EXCLUDES POBOYS COUPON EXPIRES 4/30/11

I N S T A L L E D

$1400 5 YEARS PARTS & LABOR

366-3535 456-2002 OVER 40 YEARS IN BUSINESS

Enjoy

2 “Like it Size” CREATIONS PLU #39

4011 Airline Dr • Metairie • (504) 287-0011

Be on the look out for future

$5

Riverbend | 624 S. Carrollton Ave. New Orleans, LA 70118 | (504) 218-8900

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SUSTAINABLE LANDSCAPE DESIGN, INSTALLATION, MAINTENANCE

SPRING SPECIALS!!

30# BAG OF COMPOST/SOIL BLEND $7 $5 Expires 5/15/11 504-274-8774 www.EcoUrbanLLC.com 71 Years of Quality Service

COUPONS May 17 June 14 July 12

For further information or to place a coupon call 504.483.3100

Offering an Open Invitation to See the Difference Quality Makes!

1 ITEM CLEANED FREE (Excludes furs, leather, suede, gowns, beaded or decorative items)

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American Standard 3 Ton Condenser

BAR-B SANDW-QUE ICH

Offer good on new orders only. Offer expires 04-30-2011

123 FOCIS ST. • METAIRIE • 835-7980

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