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7 in seven Seven Things to Do This Week .................5 Merchandise, Eddie griffin, filmorama  and more

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Tue. April 2 | The rock of Los Angeles garage band Allah-Las is couched in the comfortable sounds of warm tube amps, jangling guitars, gentle shakers and glowing neon organs. The band’s eponymous debut arrived in November on Innovative Leisure. Summer opens at Circle Bar. PAGE 95.

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Wed. April 3 | The Telluride, Colo.-based touring film festival screens a slate of short films about outdoor adventure and environmental topics. Many focus on skiing, kayaking and trail biking in rugged and exotic locations. At Cafe Istanbul. PAGE 100.

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Megan Mullally | Best known for playing Karen Walker, her Emmy-winning role on Will & Grace, and a familiar face from Parks and Recreation, 30 Rock and other shows, Megan Mullally also is an accomplished singer. She sings a mix of Broadway tunes, standards and offbeat blues songs and chats about her career. At NOCCA. PAGE 91.

Fri. April 5 | Actor and comedian Eddie Griffin starred in Undercover Brother and Malcolm & Eddie and is a veteran of Chapelle’s Show and both Deuce Bigelow movies. He does standup comedy at Harrah’s New Orleans. PAGE 107.

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Fri.-Thu. April 5-11 | A sort of mini-film festival hosted by the New Orleans Film Society and the Prytania Theatre, FilmOrama screens classics, documentaries and foreign films. Highlights include everything from Federico Fellini’s 8 1/2 and The Shining to Pink Flamingos and Eraserhead to Getting Back to Abnormal, a documentary about local politics. PAGE 92 & 100.

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stop and profile? NOPD faces scrutiny over alleged racial profiling in its ‘stop-and-frisk’ policies. By Charles Maldonado 

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George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts

recently awarded $45,000 in college  scholarships and awards to 15 high school  juniors and seniors. The  winners were chosen from  among 600 entries from cities  across Louisiana. Senior  finalist Trinity Hartman won for  her work The Holy Trinity, and  junior Alfonso Vaca-Loyola won for his The Cutting Edge of Louisiana. The foundation asked students create a unique piece  of work based on the theme “Louisiana’s  Culinary Heritage.”

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held its fourth annual St. Baldrick’s Foundation event, during which participants’  heads are shaved to support  cancer research. More than  100 people participated and  raised more than $120,000.  Each participant collects  money from friends and family  and volunteers then shaves his or her head  in return. So far in 2013, volunteers have  raised more than $21 million in more than��� 1,200 events held nationwide.

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ew Orleans Police Chief Ronal Serpas found himself on  the hot seat last week during a meeting of the City Council’s  Criminal Justice Committee, which heard a couple of  critical reports about NOPD’s stop-and-frisk policies and the digital  field interview cards the department uses to record stops. The  issue: racial profiling.     The March 27 committee meeting came amid a chorus of allegations of discriminatory policing by the NOPD. Members of the  local chapter of the NAACP held daylong protest vigils at City  Hall, and NOPD brass came under political fire during a pair of  tense meetings two days earlier, on March 25.      At last Wednesday’s meeting, Independent Police Monitor Susan Hutson and New Orleans Inspector General Ed  Quatrevaux addressed the council committee before Serpas  got to speak. Each summarized highly critical reports from their  respective offices on NOPD’s stop-and-frisk program. Both  reports were released in mid-March.      “This is something that is very much in the public eye. It’s  been in the public eye since I’ve been here,” Hutson said of the  NOPD’s stop-and-frisk practices.     Quatrevaux’s report concluded that because of deficiencies  in NOPD’s field interview entry software and insufficient data  collection, it was impossible to determine whether New Orleans  cops have been profiling.      The offices examined more than 10,000 single-person digital  field interview cards — created over two months in 2011 — regarding the people officers have stopped. (Thousands of other  cards from the same period were left out because they involved  multiple subjects and did not indicate which of the people interviewed was the subject of which police action.) Quatrevaux’s  report focused on data recorded on those cards, while Hutson’s  focused on NOPD policies and practices for conducting stops.     “We found of those (10,000 cards), 50 percent of the time,  there was no answer as to why a search occurred,” Quatrevaux  said. “Of those where it said there was no search, 12 percent  gave a reason for a search.”     Quatrevaux’s audit also found the NOPD’s field interview card  software did not require officers to record a legal basis for brief  stops and detentions. The legal standard is “reasonable suspicion” that a crime has occurred.      In a phone interview with Gambit, Deputy Police Monitor  Simone Levine said a whistleblower informed auditors that, during the period in question, some police districts submitted field  interview data for police encounters that didn’t involve suspicion of criminal activity, such as interviews with traffic accident  victims. Shortcomings in the software diluted the data to the  point of worthlessness, she said, because there was no way  to distinguish accident victim cards and cards generated from  police stops — the focus of the audit. It was therefore impossible  to determine whether profiling was taking place.     “We can’t evaluate the data,” Levine said. “We can’t say who  exactly was stopped.”

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    At the “global level,” Serpas said  at the meeting, NOPD data apPolice Chief Ronal peared to show that field interviews  Serpas says police officers use were conducted fairly and based  legitimate reasons on need, not other factors.  — not racial profiling     Serpas said citywide data  — to determine who showed that over the last year  they should stop, but about 49 percent of completed  field interview cards were for black  records about the stops are skewed by male subjects. He conceded that  flawed software. black men don’t comprise 49  percent of the city’s population,  but he said that in 90 percent of  violent crimes in New Orleans in 2011, witnesses and victims  — 70 percent of whom also are black, he added — identified an  African-American male suspect.      “About 70 percent of field interviews are done because the  officer saw the circumstance and took action,” Serpas said,  adding that the remainder occurred mostly in response to citizen  complaints. Showing a map of where civilians were stopped,  page 7

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serpas said the majority were happening in areas where residents most often complained of crime. However, he agreed the department could do more. At the committee meeting, Quatrevaux said if officers were required to fully record a legal basis for each stop, it would minimize the possibility profiling would occur. “There is a solution to profiling — racial profiling and other kinds of profiling,” he said. “in our view the estimated cost is not great.”’ serpas said he agreed the field interview software needed improvement but that the department lacked the funding. “By and large, additional modifications have been discussed within the NOPD,” serpas said. “Let me be clear, i agree with Mr. Quatrevaux. it’s just a matter of going forward with funding secured, so that you can pay programmers.” Council President stacy Head was optimistic the cost of the improvements could be included in the yearly budget set aside for implementation of the U.s. Department of Justice consent decree and could perhaps be funded with federal grant assistance. Hutson’s companion report found that NOPD policy didn’t explicitly spell out what constitutes “reasonable suspicion.” while the report commended the NOPD for academy and in-service training on the standard for suspicion, Levine said that, in most cases, offices are disciplined for alleged violations of written policy. serpas criticized Hutson’s report, saying it was in many parts just a reproduction of the DOJ’s 2010-2011 investigation of the NOPD. The DOJ report led to the 121-page consent decree first unveiled last July and approved by U.s. District Court Judge susie Morgan in January. “i think it took them about 10 months to tell us what the Justice Department told us (in its earlier report),” serpas said. Hutson’s findings, he said, were based on departmental practices that have since been improved. serpas said the department began conducting intensive reviews of field interview cards in 2011. The Public integrity Bureau, NOPD’s internal affairs unit, now has two FBi agents assigned to assist its work, and the department performs regular “integrity checks” on its officers. “we do integrity checks,” serpas said. “we do hundreds of them a year. we’re looking for anything illegal or anything that involves profiling.” Hutson took issue with serpas’ characterization of her findings as outdated.

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    “In the back of my head I said, ‘Am I going to be the Betty White of news?’” — WWL-TV news anchor Angela Hill, who announced her retirement following nearly 40 years at the nationally acclaimed station. Hill will continue to work at WWL on special projects and documentaries.

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Vitter seeks to end ‘obama cellphone welfare program’     U.S. Sen. David Vitter, who has relentlessly positioned himself as the antithesis of President Barack Obama, sent  out an email last week asking constituents to help him end “free cellphones for  welfare recipients.” The email said, “Click  here to go to my Facebook page and click  ‘like’ to support our fight to end Obama  phones.” His missive later referred to “the  Obama cellphone welfare program.”     Not mentioned by Vitter: The U.S.  government has been subsidizing phone  service for low-income Americans for  nearly three decades — long before  Obama’s presidency. In 1985, under  Republican President Ronald Reagan,  Congress created a discount for lowincome Americans’ home phone service.  In 1997, under Democratic President  Bill Clinton, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) created the  “Universal Service Fund,” which pays for  this subsidy, among others (most phone  companies pass this on to their customers as a line item on the monthly bill). And  in 2005, under Republican President  George W. Bush, the FCC broadened  the discount to include not just landlines,  but cellphones.      Vitter had tacked on his legislation to  end cellphone subsidies as an amendment to a budget resolution bill in the Senate last week, where it failed 46-53 (Louisiana’s other senator, Mary Landrieu, voted  against ending the subsidies).      In his email, however, sent the day after  the amendment was torpedoed, Vitter indicated the fight against “Obama’s” subsidy wasn’t over: “Rest assured, I will be  trying to end the Obama phone bonanza  with a stand-alone bill,” Vitter wrote, “But I  need your help.” — KeVIN ALLmAN

High court considers DOMA landrieu says states should choose     The U.S. Supreme Court began  hearing arguments last week on the  constitutionality of the Defense of marriage Act, which prevents same-sex  married couples from receiving the same  federal benefits accorded straight married couples. The case, United States vs. Windsor, argues that the act’s definition  of marriage as a “legal union between  one man and one woman as husband and  wife” is unconstitutional.     Last month, several U.S. senators  changed their positions on same-sex  marriage, including Ohio’s Rob Portman, a Republican. Only nine Demo-

cratic senators have not voiced support  for same-sex marriage — among them  Louisiana’s Mary Landrieu. Landrieu  has not outright opposed the concept,  and she has acknowledged the “progression” of public opinion.     “I feel very strongly that people should  be allowed to love who they love, but unfortunately my state has a very strong ban  against gay marriage constitutionally,” she  told BuzzFeed last month. Last week, she  told Politico, “We’ll have to see what the  Supreme Court says about gay marriage.  … And I just think that people’s views about  it are changing quite rapidly [to] a more  progressive position. I’m just going to continue to talk to the people of my state.”      In 2006, she suggested leaving marriage to the states: “While I strongly support the definition of marriage as a sacred  union between one man and one woman,  the Constitution has given authority over  these matters to state legislatures, not to  Congress. The people of Louisiana have  enacted a clear definition of marriage as a  union between one man and one woman.  Our state’s constitutional amendment has  already been upheld by the courts. So  long as this is true, I believe amending the  federal Constitution would be premature  and unwise. So long as there is no federal court interference with Louisiana’s  Constitution, we should leave marriage to  the states, as our founders intended.” —  ALex WOODWARD

Mayor: ‘No blank check’ landrieu questions prison consent decree cost     mayor Mitch Landrieu says a proposed federal consent decree between  Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman  and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)  — on top of a similar consent decree with  the city to reform the New Orleans Police  Department (NOPD) — “cannot be paid for  in this fiscal year without raising taxes or  substantially gutting city services.” His administration pegs the cost of the sheriff’s  settlement at $110 million over five years.     Landrieu made his comment at a special  City Council meeting last Thursday, march  28, which was called at his suggestion to  discuss the prison consent decree. Under  the terms of that proposed agreement (and  as a matter of law), the city must pay the  sheriff millions of dollars each year to provide for local prisoners. Landrieu is balking  at the consent decree’s tab, saying he was  blindsided by the feds and Gusman because he was not part of the discussions  that led to the agreement.     “During this fiscal year, the sheriff,  DOJ, federal judges are all riding up to tell  us and the taxpayers of the city to write a  blank check and hand it over,” Landrieu  said. “We will not voluntarily write an  ambiguous, unjustified sum of money to  the Orleans Parish sheriff’s office.”     Deputy mayor Andy Kopplin laid out  four possible budget scenarios if the city  accommodates the cost of the prison  consent decree, which he pegged at $22  million a year (and growing): all city em-

ployees would be furloughed 30 days this  year; the city would lay off 779 employees; all city departments would take a 45  percent cut; or, in what the city expects to  be the most realistic scenario, a combination of 305 layoffs, 15 furlough days for all  city employees, and 6.3 percent cuts in  other departments and services.     Landrieu’s chief concern is the potential  cost to public safety. “If we are forced to  make these cuts, they will be real … and  throw our entire criminal justice system in  disarray,” he said. Kopplin outlined dire  cuts to city services, from police and fire to  NORD camps and Parks and Parkways.     Kopplin also told the council that the  city’s $30 million budget for the sheriff’s  office ($18,000 per inmate) would nearly  double with the city’s cost of compliance  with the consent decree — and reminded  councilmembers that they already  shuffled city department budgets to meet  a $7 million payout for the NOPD consent  decree this year. (Kopplin said the prison  consent decree would amount to $110  million over 5 years, while the NOPD  consent decree would be $55 million  over the same period.)     “Some have questioned whether we’re  just blowing smoke … or this is political  theater,” Landrieu said. “much of our fate  is in the hands of a few federal judges.  There is no savings account and no judicial expense fund to pull from.”     This week, U.S. District Court Judge  Lance Africk begins the jail’s consent  decree fairness hearings. In may, Africk  will hear arguments regarding funding. —  ALex WOODWARD

Gusman: man up, Mitch sheriff says mayor shirking his responsibility     Thirty minutes after last week’s special  New Orleans City Council meeting on the  proposed federal consent decree for the  Orleans Parish Prison adjourned, Sheriff  Marlin Gusman offered a blistering  assessment of mayor Mitch Landrieu’s  “last-ditch attempt” to shirk his end of the  multi-million dollar agreement. Landrieu  warned of mass layoffs, furloughs,  operating cuts or some combination of  all three in the face of what he called the  consent agreement’s $22 million annual  cost for five consecutive years.     Gusman said he had “no idea” where the  mayor’s office came up with that $22 million  figure. However, a July 2012 email from  Gusman’s attorneys to the city, submitted to  federal court, notes that $22 million is in line  with the sheriff’s own numbers. Because  that estimate is based primarily on personnel costs, most of that cost would appear to  be long-term, if not permanent.     Gusman declined to provide his own  estimates of the consent decree’s net  impact on his budget. He repeatedly  stressed the necessity of the consent  decree but refused to concede that OPP  operates unconstitutionally.     “The things in the consent decree are  things we want to do,” Gusman said.  “We want to have that oversight. That  gives the public confidence.”   — CHARLeS mALDONADO 


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    “Our report encompasses  a long time,” Hutson said. “It  encompasses before, during  and after the consent decree.”  Therefore, she said, the report  is more comprehensive than the  DOJ’s. “We stand by this report,”  she said. “And let me note that the  consent decree does not get rid of  the independent police monitor.”

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Earlier in the week, tensions between Mayor Mitch Landrieu and  local activist groups led to two  simultaneous public meetings  about NOPD.      After weeks of demands from  Danatus King, president of the  NAACP’s New Orleans chapter,  Landrieu held a meeting at First  Emmanuel Baptist Church March  25 to address community concerns about NOPD — specifically  racial profiling. That meeting was  about two-and-a-half miles from  Christian Unity Baptist Church,  where King simultaneously held a  meeting on the same topic.     “There are lots of issues in  the city of New Orleans,” the  mayor said. “We have to deal with  them forthrightly.”     Among audience members  who spoke at the mayor’s meeting  was the Rev. Raymond Brown,  who noted an improvement in the  NOPD since the unveiling of the  department’s consent decree  and its subsequent approval.      “Since the New Orleans  Police Department instituted the  consent decree, racial profiling  has slowed down,” Brown said.  “It has not stopped.”     The consent decree includes  provisions designed to eliminate  discriminatory stops and searches. The Landrieu administration,  concerned about the projected  $55 million cost of implementing  the consent decree, has since  moved to vacate the agreement.  The city has filed an appeal of  Morgan’s order. Landrieu and  Serpas insist that NOPD can  make the improvements without  federal involvement.      At the other meeting, King read  a list of demands. Among them:  an immediate end to racial profiling, the firing of any officer found  to engage in racial profiling and  reforms in the way NOPD conducts and records field interviews  during stops.     King also demanded that the  city “sign” the consent decree.  In response, Malcolm Suber,  a member of the group Communities United for Change  (CUC), noted that the city signed  the agreement last year, then  changed course. Last summer,  CUC unsuccessfully sued to 

intervene as a named party to  the consent decree. In February,  the group filed a brief opposing  the city’s motion to vacate the  decree, arguing that the DOJ  should put the NOPD under  federal receivership.      Suber repeated the suggestion  at the meeting. “They don’t want  to be a part of this? Take them  over,” he said.      Receivership is the same  course of action Landrieu has  suggested for Sheriff Marlin  Gusman’s office in the wake of a  proposed federal consent decree  aimed at cleaning up conditions  at the local jail. Landrieu wants to  quash that settlement because,  he says, it carries a price tag of  tens of millions of dollars a year  for the city — on top of the $55  million cost of the NOPD consent  decree. The mayor said Gusman  has not been wise in how he has  spent the millions the city already  gives his office every year.     Several other speakers at  the NAACP meeting, including WBOK-AM radio host and  General Manager Paul Beaulieu,  excoriated Landrieu and the  City Council for their absence.  (District B City Councilwoman  Latoya Cantrell was the only  council member to attend both  meetings.) One audience member even called for a recall drive  against Landrieu.      “I think it’s significant that the  people we elect to represent us  politically are not here,” Beaulieu  said. He then turned to Assistant  U.S. Attorney Stephen Parker of  Memphis, Tenn., who was in the  audience. Parker is a member  of the DOJ’s legal team in the  NOPD consent decree litigation.  “Mr. Parker, that’s why we are  dependent on the Justice Department,” Beaulieu said.     Meanwhile, Deputy Police  Monitor Levine told Gambit that  her office continues to receive  frequent reports of profiling  from residents.      “In the last couple of months,  we’ve received some pretty outrageous complaints,” Levine said.  “For example, a teenager from an  Uptown area who reported, while  sitting on his mother’s porch,  being approached by an officer  who didn’t believe that ‘he looked  like he lived there.’ ... The officer  pulled him off the porch. He  cuffed him. He searched him.  And eventually he released  him. But, you know, the question is how will that man see the  police as he turns into an adult in  our city?” 

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Don’t forget education reform Meanwhile, the governor needs to get education reform back on track. Lower courts have tossed new laws he backed last year to tighten teacher evaluation and tenure rules, give local school superintendents more autonomy and expand funding for his fledgling (and controversial) statewide voucher program. Lower courts declared all three initiatives unconstitutional on technical grounds. All are now pending before the Louisiana Supreme Court, where their fate is uncertain. The governor and lawmakers should revisit those issues this year and fix the technical glitches. On the matter of vouchers, they also should tighten the accountability provisions. Education reform doesn’t end there, however. State Sen. Conrad Appel, R-Metairie, who chairs the Senate Education Committee, wants to tighten accountability rules for public colleges and universities as well as for early childhood education. Appel says he will explore ways to give colleges more freedom to set tuition rates in exchange for tougher accountability measures. He also would tie a portion of state funding to higher-ed outcomes. As state support for public institutions of higher learning continues to dwindle, it’s only logical that public colleges and universities seek more freedom to set tuition levels. There’s a catch, of course: the TOPS scholarship program provides state support to higher education via tuition payments for qualifying students. Because the state is on the hook for TOPS awards, there should be reasonable limits on tuition hikes that universities are allowed to implement without legislative approval. The bottom line is that tax reform will have lots of competition for lawmakers’ — and citizens’ — attention this year. We urge the governor and lawmakers not to forget about education reform.

For Gretna mayor: Belinda constant Voters in Gretna go to the polls this Saturday (April 6) to elect a new mayor. Incumbent Mayor Ronnie Harris has decided not to seek re-election after serving for 28 years as the city’s chief executive. Two candidates — Councilmembers Belinda Constant and Vincent Cox — are running to succeed Harris. Both offer voters a wealth of experience in Gretna city government, but we believe Constant is the best choice to lead Gretna into the future. A former administrator of Jefferson Parish’s drug court, Constant joined the council in 2005, shortly before Hurricane Katrina. The storm’s arrival gave her a steep learning curve in city government, but her prior experience as a civic leader (she was a founder of Gretna’s art walk and its farmers market) gave her a solid footing in her new position. We believe Constant will bring to the mayor’s office a good combination of understanding and appreciating Gretna’s uniqueness as a small but historic community and a determination to modernize the city’s aging infrastructure so that it can realize its potential for economic development. She is endorsed by the Alliance for Good Government, the Jefferson Chamber PAC and the AFL-CIO, among others. We add our endorsement as well.

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he annual legislative session begins next week with no apparent resolution to Gov. Bobby’s Jindal’s tax-swap conundrum. The governor is anxious to tackle the difficult issue of tax reform, and some of his ideas make perfect sense. We like his proposals to eliminate corporate income taxes and franchise fees (replacing them, in effect, with a much higher cigarette tax) and streamline the process for reporting and collecting sales taxes. Those are among the most oft-cited impediments to business development in Louisiana. At the same time, the governor seems “stuck on stuck” in his blind determination to eliminate individual income taxes — replacing them with significantly higher and broader sales taxes. Jindal is getting tons of pushback on his proposed sales tax hike, from virtually every political front. As of late last week, he hadn’t yet gotten the message that that part of his plan is D.O.A. in the House of Representatives, where tax hikes must begin. The session that begins next week is a short one; it must end by June 6 — D-Day in more ways than one. In the short space of two months, the governor and lawmakers face daunting challenges. In addition to tax reform, Jindal and legislators must agree on an annual budget. The budget submitted by Jindal, like his tax plan, has drawn fire even from fellow Republicans. It proposes using “one-time money” and speculative revenues for important recurring expenses. Once again, Jindal has broken his campaign promise not to use one-time funds for annual expenditures; he appears headed for a record sixth straight year of mid-year budget cuts, which will be disastrous — again — for hospitals and higher education.

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ov. Bobby Jindal’s political prowess over the past five years cannot be ignored. He began by taking on issues that appeared hefty to voters but which actually took very little political capital to bring down, such as “reforming” the ethics code and cracking down on Internet sex offenders. Then Jindal reached higher for landmark reforms to education, retirement and health care. These were more controversial, and they didn’t all succeed as Jindal had hoped. Legislators passed only a portion of his retirement package, and he implemented most of his health care reforms via mid-year budget cuts. Where he did succeed, he stacked key committees with like-minded lawmakers and lined up support early on from the state’s top special interests. That kind of front-end work is not evident nowadays, as Jindal prepares to present his plan to remove individual and corporate income taxes for a more robust sales tax base. Ironically, the governor now rails against “powerful special interests” — some of whom he courted in previous battles. These days, Jindal’s usual allies are nowhere to be found. Groups that once ran interference for the governor appear to be sitting on the bench for the tax fight — at least so far. For instance, the influential Louisiana Association of Business Industry (LABI), which backed Jindal’s education and pension reforms, has yet to take a firm position, although it is leaning against. LABI’s expected support for repealing the corporate income tax has been tempered by the raft of new taxes on businesses. “LABI’s policy is clear: If the tax swap proposal is introduced as a net increase in business taxes or is amended during the legislative process to take that form, LABI will oppose it,” LABI president Dan Juneau says. The Louisiana Bankers Association (LBA) is in the same boat. “It’s going to be a very dynamic process and it’s difficult to determine how it all will affect us,” says LBA Executive Director Bob Taylor. Although financial services are supposed to be exempt from the plan, Taylor says banks rely on business services that would be taxed. The Louisiana Municipal Association, which represents city governments, also has “no position” on the plan, but its executive board “still has major concerns regarding the sweeping reform.” How the plan will affect the ability of municipalities to maintain or increase local sales taxes is chief among them. Other lobbies that typically avoid tax fights but normally stand in Jindal’s corner are likewise staying quiet. The Louisiana Family Forum, a faith-based advocacy group, ranks among them. “We’re trying to steer clear of it,” President Gene Mills says. “There’s some good stuff in there mixed with some not-so-good stuff.” Reminded of the 250 or so preachers, priests and ministers blasting the plan’s

impact on low-income families, Mills says he “won’t attack” their choices. “I just wonder if they have good information with which to base their decisions,” he adds. The Louisiana Oil and Gas Association, which usually reacts in a big and noisy fashion, has been playing coy until recently. “Through our conversations, the administration has indicated that the oil and natural gas service sector would remain exempt from the sales tax on services,” LOGA president Don Briggs says. So where is the rest of Jindal’s support system? Most of it can be found on the national level. The Beacon Hill Institute, the economic research arm of Suffolk University in Boston that is backed chiefly by conservative money, released a study last week calling the plan a “powerful incentive for Louisiana’s households and businesses to save and invest, spurring increases in employment and incomes.” Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform also supports Jindal’s plan.

Groups that once ran interference for the governor appear to be sitting on the bench while quietly criticizing his tax plan. Using that conservative network as a fundraising base, Jindal is passing the hat among wealthy donors who would benefit greatly from his proposed tax swap. The money — about $750,000 will be raised by Jindal’s independent political arm Believe in Louisiana — is expected to pay for advertising in an effort to go over the heads of the same special interests that helped him achieve his goals early on. Rallying broad public support to pass controversial policies is nothing new for Team Jindal. He did it last year as part of his education push, but he had several partners in Louisiana to pick up the slack. This time around, with little support thus far from inside the state, his media outreach strategy will have to be the political equivalent of a silver bullet. If it misses the mark, Jindal’s tax plan appears headed for failure, potentially leaving him even more alone in Louisiana than he is now. —­ ­Jeremy­Alford­is­a­freelance­journalist­ in­Baton­Rouge.­Contact­him­at­jeremy@ jeremyalford.com.­Follow­him­on­Twitter:­­ @alfordwrites.


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What happened to the Tucker’s Steak House that was located on Jefferson Highway during the 1960s? Dr. Don Landry

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I am seeking the name of a restaurant in the French Quarter on either Bourbon Street or Royal Street. It was maybe one or two blocks off Canal Street and was destroyed by fire in the 1940s, ’50s or ’60s. I used to go there with my family as a child. Jane Brim Dear Jane, There have been many restaurant fires in the French Quarter during the three decades you mention, but I think you must mean the fire on Dec. 1, 1960, that gutted Gluck’s Restaurant — also known as Greater Gluck’s Restaurant — located at 124 Royal St. The building that housed the restaurant and the Gallery Circle Theater

The Wyndham French Quarter at 124 Royal St. occupies the address that formerly housed Gluck’s Restaurant and a host of other businesses, including the Gallery Circle Theater. After extensive remodeling, the building was converted to other uses, and several restaurants operated at that location. Sam Gluck opened his restaurant on Royal Street in 1921. Damage from the 1960 fire was estimated at $150,000. The blaze also destroyed the Gallery Circle Theater, which was housed upstairs, and other businesses in the block. More than 140 firefighters worked to douse the blaze; four of them were injured. About 10 days after the fire, William Edward Hopkins confessed he had set fire to paper in the men’s room of the restaurant. Hopkins, 20, was arrested in Houston on Dec. 13 for starting a fire there. It turned out Hopkins had set numerous fires and had escaped from a mental institution in Athens, Ohio, in 1959. He had been in the hospital since age 13 for his arsonist activities.

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Dear Dr. lanDry, The first Tucker’s was a popular steakhouse founded in 1944 by Marion R. Tucker. It was located at 701 Jefferson Hwy., in the bend of the highway near the Orleans-Jefferson Parish line, at a time when the street was the main drag in that part of Jefferson Parish. In the late ’40s, Marion Tucker’s restaurant sponsored a semiprofessional baseball team called the Tuckers. Tucker also was the secretary of the Greater New Orleans Expressway Commission from 1964 until his death in December 1968, and his wife Hazel managed the restaurant until her death in March 1970. Their son Marion R. Tucker Jr. continued to manage the restaurant for a few years, then sold the place. It later burned to the ground. In 1973, Marion Jr. revived the family business in a corner building near the East Jefferson Water Works, across from the Tropical Rattan Shop, at 3741 Jefferson Hwy. He called it Marion Tucker’s. It stayed in business until the early 1990s.

was built in 1835 as the Merchants’ Exchange. It fronted on Royal Street and extended through the block to Exchange Alley. It cost more than $100,000 to build, even in 1835. For a time, the U.S. Post Office was housed there, and in the late 1850s, the Federal District Court in New Orleans occupied the building. Following the Civil War, the Merchants’ Exchange was converted into a lavish gambling palace where fashionable New Orleanians gathered for excitement.

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that was before he upped the ante. The measure needs 70 votes (two-thirds of the House’s 105 members) to pass. In the face of that kind of opposition, which is sure to grow now, what was Jindal thinking? Maybe the better question is, what was he smoking? Things were bad enough when, on March 18, the governor’s tax-swap point man, Tim Barfield, executive counsel for the state Department of Revenue, admitted that “business will be taking more of this [tax] burden” under Jindal’s plan. Barfield underscored that bad news several days later when he told LABI that business’ tax burden would go up about $400 million a year. A few more days later, he said it would actually go up about $500 million a year. And that was when the proposed hike was 1.88 cents. At that point LABI, which is arguably the state’s most powerful lobby on tax matters, issued a statement promising to oppose any plan that increased the tax burden on Louisiana businesses. That should have been enough to give the governor pause. Instead, Jindal raised the stakes. Literally. About the only thing he hasn’t done yet is scream, “Yes! Yes! YESSS!” — and start pounding the table. No need to. I’ll have what he’s having.

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here’s a classic scene in the movie When Harry Met Sally where Meg Ryan and Billy Crystal are sitting in crowded deli arguing about whether a man can tell when a woman fakes an orgasm. Crystal insists he can tell — and that no woman ever faked it with him. To prove him wrong, Ryan begins a showstopping sexual soliloquy that, well, climaxes with her screaming, “Yes! Yes! YESSS!” — and pounding the table with both hands. She then casually picks up her fork and smugly continues eating as a sheepish Crystal and a stunned deli full of gawkers look on. At a nearby table, an older woman puts down her menu and says to her waiter, “I’ll have what she’s having.” I thought of that scene last week when I learned that Gov. Bobby Jindal had concluded that raising the state sales tax by 1.88 cents was not enough to cover the revenue that would be lost by eliminating the state income tax, as he proposes. The governor now wants to raise the sales tax by 2.25 cents — giving Louisiana a total state sales tax of 6.25 percent. At first, I thought it was an early April Fool’s joke. It wasn’t. Surely, I thought, the governor must be smoking some serious herb, which is legal now in some of the states he may have visited recently. His plan to give Louisiana the highest combined state and local sales tax rates in the U.S. was already considered D.O.A. in the House of Representatives — and that was when he was “only” seeking to increase the state sales tax by 1.88 cents. In just the two previous weeks, The Times-Picayune, Gambit, the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI), more than 250 prominent clergy members, the Public Affairs Research Council (PAR) and others had either blasted the governor’s proposal as unworkable or had come out full bore against it. One veteran legislator, a prominent committee chairman, confided that he didn’t think Jindal could get 30 votes on the House floor for the sales tax — and

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brewpub.com Chicken Abitafeller combines grilled chicken and fried oysters atop creamed spinach and shrimp-herb cream sauce and is served with smashed potatoes and sauteed vegetables. The Paradise burger features a 10-ounce patty. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

5 FIFTY 5 New Orleans Marriott, 555 Canal St., (504) 553-5638; www.555nola.com Bronzed redfish is topped with roasted red pepper crab mache salad and served with jasmine rice and lemon-thyme vinaigrette. Lobster mac and cheese is made with sauteed Maine lobster knuckle meat, Boursin, mascarpone and white cheddar cheeses, baby spinach and truffle oil and is served with crostini. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

7 ON FULTON Wyndham Riverfront New Orleans Hotel, 701 Convention Center Blvd., (504) 525-7555; www.7onfulton.com New Orleans barbecue shrimp features a peppery butter sauce made with blonde ale. Oven-roasted lobster tail is topped with Louisiana crawfish and corn cream sauce and comes with fingerling potatoes and asparagus. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

ACME OYSTER & SEAFOOD HOUSE 724 Iberville St., (504) 5225973; 1202 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 246-6155; 3000 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 309-4056; www. acmeoyster.com The New Orleans medley includes samples of gumbo, jambalaya, red beans and rice and grilled smoked sausage. The Peacemaker po-boy combines fried shrimp and oysters and is dressed with Tabasco-infused mayo. Reservation policies vary by location. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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

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A MANO 870 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 208-9280; www.amanonola.com Rabbit and pork meatballs come with spring onion risotto. Squid ink fettuccine is tossed with Louisiana crawfish and cherry tomatoes. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

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pril is one of the coolest months for dining. Crawfish season is in high gear, there’s spring produce and perfect weather for al fresco dining. And with the season, there’s much to explore on local menus. Gambit’s spring restaurant guide includes everything from barbecue joints to fine dining, po-boy shops to pizza parlors, sushi bars to steak houses. Listings include information on menus, hours of operation, reservation policies and more. Enjoy!

ABITA BAR-B-Q 69399 Hwy. 59, Abita Springs, (985) 892-0205; www.abitabbq.com Slow-cooked ribs, chicken and pulled pork can be ordered as part of a combination platter or in a sandwich or po-boy. House-made boudin dressing, coleslaw and turnip greens are popular side items. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

ABITA BREW PUB 72011 Holly St., Abita Springs, (985) 892-5837; www.abita-

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

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

ALBASHA GREEK & LEBANESE RESTAURANT 1958 N. Hwy. 190, Suite A, Covington, (985) 867-8292; 3501 Severn Ave., Suite 1, Metairie, (504) 304-8441; www.albashabr.com The Albasha platter can be ordered with chicken shawarma, gyros or kebabs and comes with stuffed grape leaves, kibbeh, hummus and rice. Broiled shrimp scampi are topped with sauteed mushrooms and bell pepper. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ PAGE 18

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517 Frenchmen St., (504) 9421345; www.13monaghan.com Breakfast burritos are available all day and feature whole wheat tortillas filled with roasted red pepper sauce, cheddar cheese, salsa and scrambled eggs or tofu. Tater tachos are baked tots covered with black beans, jalapenos, cheddar cheese, salsa and sour cream. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

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

ALLEGRO BISTRO 1100 Poydras St., (504) 582-2350; www.allegrobistro.com grilled salmon is served atop sauteed spinach with Creole mustard sauce. paneed veal piccata features lemon-caper cream sauce and is served with angel hair pasta. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

THE AMERICAN SECTOR The National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., (504) 528-1940; www.nationalww2museum.org/american-sector grilled black drum is served with farro and Covey Rise Farms vegetables. Spaghetti with red gravy comes with alligator and pork cheek meatballs. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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4508 Freret St., (504) 3241636; www.ancorapizza.com The puttanesca pizza has tomatoes, olives, anchovies, oregano and capers on top. The anti pizza plate includes a sampling of all the available appetizers, including bruschetta and cured meats. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$

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

ANGELETTO’S PIZZA 220 S. Robertson St., (504) 581-3500; www.angelettospizzeria.com The el Dorado pizza puts a Southwestern spin on the classic pie with toppings like tomato salsa, mozzarella, ground beef, cilantro and sweet corn. Manicotti is filled with spinach and herbed ricotta and covered with house-made red sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and

dinner daily. Credit cards. $

ANGELI ON DECATUR 1141 Decatur St., (504) 566-0077; www.angelirestaurant.webs.com The Lucifer pizza features marinara, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, Italian sausage, ham, onions and roasted red peppers. The Italian Feast sandwich contains mozzarella, pepperoni, ham, genoa salami, red onions, lettuce and tomato and is served with salad, potato chips or pasta salad. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

ANGELO BROCATO 214 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-1465; www.angelobrocatoicecream.com Sicilian cannoli are stuffed with ricotta cheese, chocolate chips and citron. Blood orange sorbet is made on site with blood oranges, sugar and water. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

ANNADELE’S PLANTATION 71518 Chestnut St., Covington, (985) 809-7669; www.annadeles.com Cheesecake St. Tammany features barbecue shrimp atop a savory caramelized onion and shrimp cheesecake. grilled bison steak is served with grilled onions and mushrooms. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Fri., dinner Wed.Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$$

ANTOINE’S ANNEX 513 Royal St., (504) 525-8045; www.antoines.com The roasted turkey panino is served on a pistolette and combines oven-roasted turkey, Swiss cheese and Creole mustard. The Caprese sandwich features thick-sliced mozzarella, Creole tomato, basil pesto and balsamic vinaigrette on a pistolette. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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

APOLLINE RESTAURANT 4729 Magazine St., (504) 894-8881; www.apollinerestaurant.com

Chefs prepare an array of sushi, sashimi and Japanese dishes at Mikimoto Japanese restaurant & sushi Bar. Shrimp and grits feature abita amber barbecue sauce, Jacob’s andouille and goat cheese grits. The seared diver scallops are served atop a bacon plank with corn maque choux. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

ARNAUD’S RESTAURANT 813 Bienville St., (504) 523-5433; www.arnaudsrestaurant.com Shrimp arnaud features gulf shrimp slathered in Creole remoulade. Filet mignon au poivre features a pepper-crusted filet topped with French brandy cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

ARTZ BAGELZ 3138 Magazine St., (504) 309-7557; www.artzbagelz.com artz bakes a variety of bagels in house. Bagels and lox come with cream cheese, red onion, tomato and capers. The Downtown sandwich combines turkey, bacon, Swiss cheese, avocado, sprouts, lettuce, tomato and mayo and is served with chips, potato salad or coleslaw.

No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

ASSUNTA’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT 2631 Hwy. 190 W., Slidell, (985) 649-9768; www.assuntas.com assunta’s frutti di mare is a combination of shrimp, crawfish, oysters, calamari, mussels, clams and bay scallops sauteed with diced tomatoes, olive oil, marinara and garlic. Veal assunta features fried veal topped with shrimp in bechamel sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

ATCHAFALAYA 901 Louisiana Ave., (504) 891-9626; www.atchafalayarestaurant.com eggs Rockefeller features fried oysters, poached eggs, creamed spinach and bacon on a fried grit cake topped with Creole hollandaise. Vongole is served with bucatini, lacinato kale and ham hocks in tomatoshellfish broth. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

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

AUDUBON CLUBHOUSE CAFE 6500 Magazine St., (504) 212-5285; www.auduboninstitute.org The Orleans Classic club piles ham, turkey, bacon, american cheese, lettuce and tomatoes on white or wheat toast, and is served with a choice of chips, fries, onion rings or salad. The Irish Channel chicken cobb sandwich features sliced chicken, Swiss cheese, avocado and honey-Dijon on asiago ciabatta toast. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

AUGUST MOON ATTIKI BAR & GRILL 230 Decatur St.,

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3635 Prytania St., (504) 899-5129; www.moonnola.com In the Sichuan eggplant dish, sauteed vegetables are tossed in a rich and spicy garlic sauce. The Cantonese lobster features two large tails chopped and cooked with water chestnuts, egg, bamboo shoots and onions in a traditional sauce and is served with jasmine rice. No reservations. Lunch Mon.Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

AUSTIN’S SEAFOOD AND STEAKHOUSE 5101 West Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-5533; www.austinsno.com austin’s serves prime steaks, chops and seafood. Roasted Louisiana redfish is topped with jumbo lump crabmeat and wild mushrooms and served with brabant potatoes and seasonal vegetables. Reservations recommended. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

AVENUE PUB 1732 St. Charles Ave., (504) 586-9243; www.avenuepub.com Burgers feature handmade patties on ciabatta. French fries are page 20


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served with garlic bechamel. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

AVERY’S PO-BOYS 2510 Tulane Ave., (504) 821-4110; www.averysontulane.com Onion rings are dipped in tempura batter before being fried and served with a tangy horseradish cream sauce. The Buffalo shrimp po-boy is dressed with tomato, lettuce, mayo and pickles. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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7724 Maple St., (504) 3140010; www.babyloncafe.biz The turlu vegetable plate features mixed vegetables sauteed in olive oil, topped with melted feta and mozzarella cheese and served over rice. The Babylon platter includes stuffed grape leaves, kibbeh, hummus and rice and is served with either a kebab or chicken shawarma. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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600 Poland Ave., (504) 948-9111; www.bacchanalwine.com pork shoulder is braised with roasted hazelnuts, cider and shiitake mushrooms and served with cherry mostarda. The selection of cheese rotates regularly, and cheese plates come with grilled bread and olives. No reservations. Dinner daily. Cash only for food. $$

BACK TO THE GARDEN 833 Howard Ave., (504) 299-8792 The hearty vegetarian chili is made with red beans and served with salad and tortilla chips. The char-broiled chicken salad consists of chicken breast fillets on lettuce with avocado, tomato, cucumber and carrots. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast Mon.-Fri., lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

BALCONY BAR & CAFE 3201 Magazine St., (504) 894-8888 The upstairs kitchen offers pizzas, calzones, sandwiches and burgers including the Balcony burger dressed with tomato, grilled onions, green peppers, mushrooms, bacon and jalapeno slices. Chicken quesadillas fill two flour tortillas with grilled chicken, cheese, onions, bell peppers and tomato and come with salsa and sour cream. Delivery available. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

BANANA BLOSSOM THAI CAFE 2112 Belle Chasse Hwy., Gretna, (504) 392-7530; www.eatbananablossom.com avocado, lettuce, carrots, red cabbage, mint and basil are wrapped in rice paper and served with spicy peanut dipping sauce. Red curry trout features crispy rainbow trout topped with coconut red curry, bamboo shoots, zucchini, carrots, onions and basil leaves over jasmine rice. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

BARCELONA TAPAS 720 Dublin St., (504) 861-9696 Brussels sprouts casserole is made with Brussels sprouts sauteed with garlic, rendered pancetta and sherry. paella Valencia mixes vegetables, chicken, smoked sausage, shrimp, calamari, sea scallops and black mussels in saffron bomba rice. No reservations. Dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

BARU BISTRO & TAPAS 3700 Magazine St., (504) 8952225; www.barutapas.com Louisiana deep-fried oysters are topped with cilantro aioli and caramelized onions. Pescado frito is a deep-fried whole fish served with coconut rice, patacones and coleslaw salad with mango. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Mon. Credit cards. $$$

BASIL LEAF BACKSPACE BAR & KITCHEN 139 Chartres St., (504) 322-2245; www.backspacenola.com The chop salad is a hearty mix of spring greens, hearts of palm, tomato, bacon, egg, beets, avocado, and grilled chicken or chicken salad are optional additions. The Whitman combines beef tenderloin tips, fried oysters, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato and gravy on ciabatta. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards. $

1438 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 862-9001; www.basilleafthai.com Siam beef tenderloin is sauteed in wine-chili sauce with fresh vegetables, cashews and pineapples and served over jasmine rice. The menu also includes dumplings, curries, soup, noodle dishes and more. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BAYONA 430 Dauphine St., (504) 5254455; www.bayona.com

Chef Susan Spicer’s flagship restaurant offers New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp over pimento cheese grits and smothered greens. artic char is served with choucroute and gewurztraminer sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

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

BAYOU BURGER 503 Bourbon St., (504) 3029357; www.bayouburger.com The gator is a house-made alligator burger topped with slaw, pickled onions and Tabasco mayonnaise on a brioche bun. Seafood-stuffed mirlitons are filled with shrimp, crabmeat and crawfish dressing, topped with crawfish Creole sauce and served with a side item. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

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

BEACH HOUSE 2401 N. Woodlawn Ave. Metairie, (504) 456-7470 The Spin-art features chicken topped with a blend of spinach, artichoke, and melted cheese and served with salad, garlic bread and two sides. The 14-ounce rib-eye is topped with grilled onions or house-made crawfish sauce featuring fresh crawfish, sliced mushrooms, and cream. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $

THE BEACH HOUSE BAR & GRILL 124 Girod St., Mandeville, (985) 624-9331; www.thebeachhousemandeville.com Ceviche is lime-marinated fish and shrimp mixed with tomato, avocado, onion and cilantro. pecan-crusted Turner king salmon is grilled and served over pasta in cream sauce with steamed broccoli. No reserva-


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BEACHCORNER BAR & GRILL 4905 Canal St., (504) 488-7357; www.beachcornerbarandgrill.com The 10-ounce Hot and Spicy burger is topped with hot sauce, jalapenos and pepper Jack cheese. The grilled chicken sandwich is made with Swiss cheese, sauteed mushrooms and grilled onions. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

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

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BEAR’S RESTAURANT 128 W. 21st Ave., Covington, (985) 892-2373 po-boy options like the popular roast beef or the fried shrimp are served on French bread with lettuce, tomato and mayo and come with fries. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

BEEF CONNECTION 501 Gretna Blvd., Gretna, (504) 366-3275 Barbecue shrimp and shrimp remoulade are popular appetizers. angus beef filet mignon is served with drawn butter and vegetables au gratin. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

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

BESH STEAK Harrah’s Casino, 8 Canal St., (504) 533-6111; www.harrahsneworleans.com Besh Steak serves a 30-dayaged 18-ounce prime New York strip with blue cheese butter and crispy onion rings. The Louisiana seafood three ways appetizer includes blue crab cakes, pickled shrimp remoulade and oyster cocktail. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

BETSY’S PANCAKE HOUSE 2542 Canal St., (504) 822-0214 The breakfast special features two eggs, bacon, grits and pancakes. The lunch specials include soup or salad, dessert and iced tea or coffee with an entree. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Sun.-Fri. Credit cards. $

BISTREAUX Maison Dupuy Hotel, 1001 Toulouse St., (504) 648-6153 The casual restaurant in the Maison Dupuy serves burgers, sandwiches, salads, flatbread pizzas, and entrees including crawfish etouffee and steak frites. Shrimp tacos feature shrimp tossed in spicy sauce and come with guacamole and salsa. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BISTRO BYRONZ 1901 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (985) 951-7595; www.bistrobyronz.com pot roast Creole is served with mashed potatoes, green beans and Creole gravy. The seafood muffuletta is filled with sauteed shrimp and crab, wilted spinach, provolone and house-made olive salad. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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

BISTRO DAISY 5831 Magazine St., (504) 8996987; www.bistrodaisy.com gulf oysters are poached in Herbsaint cream and served with bacon, fennel, spinach and torn bread croutons. gulf shrimp are sauteed with pancetta and sun-dried tomatoes in basil beurre blanc and served

with goat cheese grits and fennel. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

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

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BLIND PELICAN 1628 St. Charles Ave., (504) 558-9398; www.theblindpelican.com The restaurant serves boiled crawfish in season. Fish tacos feature blackened, grilled or fried redfish topped with red cabbage and chipotle-garlic aioli. One special pizza combines grilled shrimp, Italian sausage and red, green and yellow peppers. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards. $

BLUE DOT DONUTS 4301 Canal St., (504) 2184866; www.bluedotdonuts.com popular donut flavors include red velvet, wedding cake and peanut butter and jelly. Donut ice cream sandwiches are made with a choice of donut, toppings and ice cream from New Orleans Ice Cream Co. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

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

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BLUE TOMATO 4401 Jefferson Hwy, Jefferson, (504) 734-3000 Teriyaki glazed salmon or tuna is served with smothered green beans and yellow rice. The quesadilla features artichoke hearts, creamy spinach, Jack and cheddar cheese and fresh Louisiana gulf shrimp. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BOMBAY CLUB 830 Conti St., (504) 586-0972; www.thebombayclub.com The oyster eggplant angel hair pasta features Louisiana oysters, parmesan cream page 23

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550 Gause Blvd., Suite 1, Slidell, (985) 201-8905; 3206 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 833-9226; 4700 Hwy. 22., Mandeville, (985) 674-9090; www.bearsgrillandspirits.com The New Orleans burger features a seasoned, grilled patty with roast beef debris and Swiss cheese. The Ferdi po-boy combines grilled ham, roast beef and Swiss cheese. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

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and spinach over angel hair pasta and paneed eggplant with toasted asparagus and oven-dried tomatoes. Duck Lafourche includes a slow-roasted leg quarter, a pan-seared breast, grilled boudin, greens, chow-chow and demi-glace. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

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

BONEFISH GRILL 4848 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 780-9964; www.bonefishgrill.com Longfin tilapia Imperial is stuffed with shrimp, scallops and crabmeat and topped with lemon-caper butter. Chilean sea bass is cooked on a woodburning grill and served with a choice of sauce and side. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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BOOTY’S STREET FOOD 800 Louisa St., (504) 2662887; www.bootysnola.com Yuca mofongo features a puerto Rican yuca fritter stuffed with house-roasted pork, topped with housepicked peppers and aji panca aioli. South Korean kimchee pancakes are topped with house-cured pork belly hash, green onions and sweet soy reduction. Reservations accepted for larger parties. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

BORGNE Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., (504) 613-3860; www.borgnerestaurant.com Black drum a la plancha is served in brown-butter sauce and topped with pecans and jumbo lump crabmeat. Oyster

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

THE BOSTON RESTAURANT 100 NE Central Ave., Amite, (985) 748-5555; www.bostonofamite.com Black pepper beef tenderloin features cubes of beef stirfried to medium rare with potatoes, onions and mushrooms. Fried green tomatoes are topped with crawfish cream sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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

bourbons. alligator boudin is served with remoulade, chipotle aioli and Crystal butter. Redfish on the half-shell is served with new potatoes, glazed red onions and lemon butter. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

BOZO’S RESTAURANT & OYSTER BAR 3117 21st St., Metairie, (504) 831-8666; www.bozosrestaurant.com The seafood platter combines cornmeal-fried oysters, gulf shrimp, Des allemands catfish and a stuffed crab. The chicken-andouille gumbo is a signature dish. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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

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8115 Jeannette St., (504) 862-5514; www.boucherie-nola.com Chappapeela Farms pork confit comes with black-eyed peas, caramelized onion fondue and grilled green onions. St. Louis-style Niman Ranch ribs come with celeriac-apple remoulade and fried shallots. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

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

BOULIGNY TAVERN

BREADS ON OAK

3641 Magazine St., (504) 891-1810; www.boulignytavern.com Chef John Harris’ refined tavern offers small plates, craft cocktails and many wines by the glass. grilled baby octopus is served with chickpeas and olive tapenade. Crostini is topped by mushrooms sauteed with sherry vinegar and garlic. No reservations. Dinner and late-night Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

8640 Oak St., Suite A, (504) 324-8271; www.breadsonoak.com Organic beans are used for coffee, cappuccino and espresso. The bakery produces ancient grain breads as well as miche: a slow-fermentation bread with high whole grain and wheat content. There is a menu of soups and sandwiches for lunch. Breakfast Thu.-Sun., lunch Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $

BOURBON HOUSE

BREAUX MART

144 Bourbon St., (504) 5220111; www.bourbonhouse.com This seafood house offers raw oysters and chilled seafood salads at the oyster bar and stocks a large selection of

Citywide; www.breauxmart.com at the deli counter, daily specials include crispy fried catfish with sides like mac and cheese or fried okra. Monday’s

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

spaghetti features creamy oyster broth. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

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Spring restaurant guide red beans and rice special comes with a baked or fried pork chop and side items. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

BRENNAN’S RESTAURANT 417 Royal St., (504) 525-9711; www.brennansneworleans.com eggs Hussard, a spin-off of traditional eggs Benedict, feature marchand de vin instead of hollandaise. Redfish perez features a sauteed fillet topped with lump crabmeat, shrimp and hollandaise. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, brunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

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

BRIGTSEN’S RESTAURANT 723 Dante St., (504) 861-7610; www.brigtsens.com Chef Frank Brigtsen serves contemporary Creole dishes. The cochon du lait entree comes with cornbread dressing, cracklings and pan gravy. File gumbo brims with rabbit and andouille. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

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4301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 833-1288; www. eatbrooklyn.net The Frenchaletta features ham, salami, provolone and olive salad in French bread. The godfather pizza is topped with anchovies, minced garlic, garlic sausage and feta cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

BROOKS SEAHORSE SALOON 1648 Gentilly Blvd., (504) 218-4217 Classic burgers are comprised of 8-ounce patties dressed with lettuce, tomato and onion. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

BROTHERS OLE NEW ORLEANS CAFE 1502 Lapalco Blvd., Harvey, (504) 366-1073 The seafood muffuletta features a fried shrimp, oyster, fish and crab patty on a muffuletta bun. The Kelly shrimp burger is dressed with red onion, Swiss cheese and remoulade and is served with sweet potato fries and dipping sauce. Reservations accepted. Breakfast,

hummus, pita bread and salad. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

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

BROUSSARD’S RESTAURANT

CC’S COMMUNITY COFFEE HOUSE

819 Conti St., (504) 581-3866; www.broussards.com Louisiana shrimp and corn bisque is served with crispy sweet potatoes, lime and chive creme fraiche. Redfish Broussard features a cornmealdusted fillet topped with shrimp, crabmeat, crawfish and oyster mushroom sauce. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

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

CADDYSHACK 3217 Ridgelake Drive, Metairie, (504) 833-1799 Fried catfish acadiana is topped with etouffee and comes with potato salad. a grilled chicken breast is served with spinach and artichoke with vegetables and bread. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

BRUNO’S TAVERN 7538 Maple St., (504) 8617615; www.brunostavern.com Fries are dusted with Creole seasoning and smothered in roast beef debris, pepper Jack and cheddar cheese and horseradish cream sauce. The Firecracker salad features fried shrimp, mixed greens, blue cheese, carrots, tomatoes, bacon, pecans, jalapeno and banana peppers, pepper jelly vinaigrette and a drizzle of remoulade. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards and checks. $

CAFE ADELAIDE AND SWIZZLE STICK BAR 300 Poydras St., (504) 5953305; www.cafeadelaide.com The shrimp and tasso corndog features a skewered jumbo shrimp dipped in tasso batter served with pickled okra and pepper jelly. The Commander’s turtle soup features local turtle in dark roux. Reservations recommended. Breakfast and dinner daily, lunch Mon.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

BUBBA GUMP SHRIMP CO. 429 Decatur St., (504) 5225800; www.bubbagump.com Hush pups are deep-fried seafood cakes made with shrimp, mahi-mahi, rice and corn and come with remoulade. Shrimp New Orleans features shrimp broiled in butter, garlic and spices served over jasmine rice. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

CAFE AMELIE

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

BUFFA’S 1001 Esplanade Ave., (504) 949-0038; www.buffasrestaurant.com Bratwurst jambalaya is made with beer-soaked Johnsonville brats. The Rachel piles turkey, sauerkraut and Swiss cheese on rye bread and comes with fries. The menu also includes salads, chicken wings, pasta, sandwiches and Creole favorites such as red beans and rice. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

THE BUFFET AT HARRAH’S 8 Canal St., (504) 533-6000; www.harrahsneworleans.com The Buffet offers a large

Tuna tartare is one of the seafood options at grand isle.

912 Royal St., (504) 412-8965; www.cafeamelie.com Jumbo lump Louisiana crab cake comes with a citrus drizzle over local baby greens. Jerk pork tenderloin is served with a mango and scotch bonnet pepper glaze, wilted greens, coconut rice and beans. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

CAFE AT THE SQUARE selection of local seafood, Southern favorites like fried chicken, asian dishes and a 40-item dessert bar. Friday nights feature seafood specials. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

THE BULLDOG 3236 Magazine St., (504) 8911516; 5135 Canal Blvd., (504) 488-4191; www.draftfreak.com The Buffalo chicken sandwich is served on a cheddar-jalapeno wheat bun with either blue cheese or ranch dressing. King’s nachos are topped with refried beans, cheese, jalapenos, sour cream, pico de gallo and guacamole. ground beef, chicken and pulled pork are optional additions. No reservations. Lunch Wed.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $

BUSTER’S PLACE 519 E. Boston St., Covington, (985) 809-3880; www.bustersplaceonline.com Crawfish Heaven features a bed of rice with crawfish etouffee on one side and fried crawfish tails on the other. Char-grilled oysters are served with lemongarlic butter and French bread. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

BUTCHER 930 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 588-7675; www.cochonbutcher.com The roasted turkey sandwich is loaded with tomato, arugula, fontina cheese and basil pesto on hearty seven-grain bread. The Cubano presses roasted pork, Swiss cheese, ham, pickles and mustard on a warm roll. No reservations. Lunch

daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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

BYBLOS MARKET 2020 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 837-9777; www.byblosrestaurants.com Combo kebabs include chicken, beef and lamb skewered with vegetables. The chicken and gyro plate is served with

500 St. Charles Ave., (504) 304-7831; www.cafeatthesquare.com a local take on the BLT adds fried green tomatoes and remoulade to smoked bacon and arugula on ciabatta. Handmade crab cakes come with salad. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

CAFE B 2700 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 934-4700; www.cafeb.com Creole crab dip features Lake pontchartrain lump crabmeat, house-made Creole cream cheese, scallions, toasted chevre and brioche. grilled puppy drum is served with wild mushroom confit, spaghetti squash, charred Vidalia onions, balsamic vinegar and extravirgin olive oil. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.page 27


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

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

CAFE D’CAPPUCCINO 4041 Williams Blvd., Suite B8, Kenner, (504) 443-2299; www.cafedcappuccino.com The Texas barbecue smoky chicken wrap special combines barbecued chicken, cheddar cheese, lettuce and tomato in a tortilla. The grilled chicken Caesar wrap features marinated grilled chicken, lettuce, Caesar dressing and parmesan cheese in a wheat tortilla. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CAFE DAUPHINE

CAFE DEGAS 3127 Esplanade Ave., (504) 945-5635; www.cafedegas.com Les moules au fenouil feature prince edward Island mussels steamed in white wine, fennel and fresh herbs and served with pomme frites and roasted garlic aioli. The roasted semiboneless Texas quail is served over baby mizuna with smoked Vidalia onions, english cucumbers, berries, kumquats, goat cheese and toasted almonds in Champagne vinaigrette. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Wed.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

CAFE DITALI’S 1650 Manhattan Blvd., Suite E, Harvey, (504) 361-0058; www.ditalis.com Spicy shrimp and penne pasta is topped with a blend of alfredo and marinara sauces. The get Fit salad combines spinach, grilled chicken, cranberries, blue cheese, pecans and house-made citrus vinai-

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

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

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

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

CAFE FRERET 7329 Freret St., (504) 8617890; www.cafefreret.com The Freret spinach salad features spinach, diced tomatoes, cran-raisins, fresh mushrooms and blue cheese. The muffuletta is layered with mortadella, ham, provolone, genoa salami and house-made olive salad. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Fri.- Wed., brunch Sat.Sun. Credit cards. $

1506 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 865-1612; www.cafegranadanola.com The cafe serves tapas, including many vegetarian items, several different paellas as well as Spanish and Mediterranean dishes. Seafood paella combines shrimp, mussels, clams, chicken, calamari and chorizo. Pulpo Galiciano is grilled gulf octopus served with lemon, garlic, parsley and extra-virgin olive oil. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

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

CAFE MASPERO 601 Decatur St., (504) 5236250; www.cafemaspero.com Oven-warmed corned beef and Swiss are piled high on a Leidenheimer French roll. The seafood platter has fried catfish, shrimp, oysters and calamari and salad. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CAFE MINH 4139 Canal St., (504) 4826266; www.cafeminh.com Chef Minh Bui draws from French and Vietnamese cuisines at his cafe. Duck confit is served with shallot-Dijon vinaigrette. Charcoal-grilled pork soup brims with egg noodles and baby bok choy. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CAFE NAVARRE 800 Navarre Ave., (504) 483-8828 The thin-crust prosciutto and arugula pizza is made with garlic-basil sauce, prosciutto and arugula tossed in olive oil, salt and pepper. The spinach and artichoke panino features feta, tomatoes and mozzarella on sourdough bread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

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

CAFE NOMA New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, (504) 482-1264; www.cafenoma.com The chipotle-marinated portobello slider is dressed with chipotle ketchup, spinach, red onions and Vermont cheddar. Vietnamese shrimp salad combines spring mix greens, carrot, cucumber, tomato, mint, crispy rice paper and lemon page 29

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5229 Dauphine St., (504) 309-6391; www.cafedauphinenola.com Lizardi rolls are egg rolls filled with cabbage, crabmeat, shrimp and crawfish, seasoned with a mixture of Cajun and asian spices and served with sweet chili sauce. Char-grilled redfish is served with white wine cream sauce, spinach, crawfish and sauteed red onions. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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grass vinaigrette. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

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

CAFE OPERA 541 Bourbon St., (504) 648-2331; www.fourpointsfrenchquarter.com Bronzed gulf fish is served with sweet potato-corn hash and tomato beurre blanc. The Bourbon Street chicken features a Zapp’s potato chips and pecan-crusted chicken breast with andouille sausage and mushrooms in bourbon cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

layered with Louisiana shrimp sauteed in white wine with red, yellow and green peppers and topped with light cream sauce. eggs Soule features two poached eggs atop a pair of lump crab cakes and hollandaise. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

CAFE ZIZZI 1401 Airline Drive, Metairie, (504) 304-4888 The Zizziism features grilled shrimp, baby spinach, feta, sauteed mushrooms, grilled artichokes and sun-dried tomato pesto-ranch on a toasted quesadilla. The Zouthern Decadence po-boy is filled with smoked beef and pork debris, house-made Cajun gravy, caramelized onions, grilled peppers, melted cheddar cheese and creamy horseradish sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat. Credit cards. $

CAFFE! CAFFE! CAFE ROMA 1901 Sophie Wright Place, (504) 524-2419; www.caferomauptown.com The Roma special sandwich is an Italian loaf filled with pepperoni, salami, ham, cheese, black olives and mushrooms. Chicken Caesar salad is tossed with house-made Caesar dressing. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$ 632 Frenchmen St., (504) 949-3300; www.caferosenicaud.com a pulled-pork banh mi is served on French bread. The Rose Benedict features two sunny-side-up eggs over a biscuit with caramelized onions, alligator sausage, arugula, avocado slices and balsamic vinaigrette and it comes with rosemary cheese grits. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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

CAFE ROYALE

CAJUN GRILL & BAR

3343 Metairie Road, Suite 1, Metairie, (504) 304-8438; www.caferoyale.vpweb.com The philly gentilly panino features ham, roast beef, onions and mushrooms with a choice of dressing. The Thai chicken salad combines chicken, romaine, sliced tomatoes, almonds and ginger-sesame and spicy peanut sauce dressing. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.Sat., dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

2325 N. Hullen St., Suite 100, Metairie, (504) 831-0095 The Super Seafood platter combines catfish, shrimp, oysters, a soft-shell crab, stuffed shrimp, fries, salad and a vegetable. There’s also a New Orleans sampler with shrimp Creole, fried catfish, gumbo, jambalaya and red beans and rice. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CAFE SOULE 720 St. Louis St., (504) 3044636; www.cafesoule.com eggplant medallions are

CAJUN MIKE’S PUB 116 Baronne St., (504) 566-0055 The cochon de lait po-boy is topped with gravy, pickles and lettuce and served with

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

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CAMELLIA GRILL 540 Chartres St., (504) 5221800; 626 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 309-2679 The po-boy selection includes roast beef, ham and cheese and hot dog and there’s a muffuletta with corned beef, ham, Swiss cheese and olive dressing. The Hickmens burger is a 6-ounce patty topped with melted Swiss and sauteed mushrooms and onions. 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 Campbell’s offers an array of coffees made with beans micro-roasted on site. The menu includes sandwiches from Columbia Street Natural Market and house-baked pastries such as muffin tops and cinnamon rolls. No reservations. Breakfast Mon.-Sat., lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $

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CANAL STREET BISTRO 3903 Canal St., (504) 482-1225; www.canalstreetbistro.com Jager schnitzel is paneed, breaded pork loin served with house-made spaetzle and sweet and sour red cabbage. Fish grand Cayman is poached in coconut milk yellow curry and served with mint rice and sliced mango. Reservations recommended. Breakfast and lunch Wed.Mon., dinner Wed.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

CANSECO’S MARKET 1519 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 835-5979; 3135 Esplanade Ave., (504) 322-2595; 5217 Elysian Fields Ave., (504) 218-8426; www.cansecosmarkets.com These family-owned groceries have deli counters that serve house-made savory meat pies and pressed Cuban

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CAFE ROSE NICAUD

3547 N. Hullen St., Metairie, (504) 267-9190; 4301 Clearview Pkwy., Metairie, (504) 885-4845; www.caffecaffe.com Both locations serve comfort food like hearty vegetable soup with beef and pasta, or chipotle grilled chicken in a wrap. The avocado salad is topped with mango vinaigrette. No reservations. Clearview: Breakfast daily, lunch Mon.Sat., dinner Mon.-Fri. N. Hullen Street: breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

fries. The gumbo of the day is served with French bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sun. Credit cards. $

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CAPDEVILLE 520 Capdeville St., (504) 3715161; www.capdevillenola.com The Mayor burger is topped with gouda, onions and smoked chili ketchup. The truffled mac and cheese is made with brown butter, sage, parmesan, pancetta and peas. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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

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527 Julia St., (504) 875-4132; www.cafecarmo.com The rico is a grilled plantain patty topped with melted panela cheese, spicy pork, salsa fresca, avocado and tangy sweet rico sauce. The esmeralda salad features quinoa, black beans, corn, peppers and cilantro tossed with coconut-chililime vinaigrette and topped with toasted pumpkin seeds and Cotija cheese. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.Sat. Credit cards. $$

CAROUSEL BAR AND LOUNGE Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., (504) 523-3341; www.hotelmonteleone.com Mini Monte po-boys feature fried shrimp and fried oysters and are served dressed with Creole remoulade. Blue crab and crawfish beignets are also served by remoulade. No reservations. Lunch daily. Credit cards. $$

CATE STREET SEAFOOD STATION 308 S. Cate St., Hammond, (985) 340-3891; www.catestreet308.com Crunchy wasabi tuna is an 8-ounce tuna steak encrusted with crushed wasabi peas and served with wasabi mayo, citrus-soy sauce and teriyaki sauce. The Cate Street roll combines tuna, salmon, yellowtail, snow crab, avocado, asparagus and seaweed in soy paper and comes with eel sauce, the chef’s special sauce and a spicy sauce. Reserva-

tions accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri. Credit cards. $$

CHICKEN SUE’S 203 W. Harrison Ave., (504) 371-5546; www.chickensues.com The City park po-boy combines roast beef and creamy baked mac and cheese topped with brown gravy. French fries are topped with cheddar cheese and beef gravy. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CENTRAL GROCERY 923 Decatur St., (504) 5231620; www.centralgroceryneworleans.com This Italian grocery is known for its muffuletta, which comes in whole or half rounds. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CHINA DOLL CHAD’S BISTRO

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

3216 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-9935; www.chadsbistro.com The seafood Napoleon features eggplant medallions and crabmeat over pasta with shrimp au gratin sauce. Chad’s Super Seafood platter combines fried shrimp, oysters and catfish, stuffed shrimp and stuffed crab, side dishes and hot buttered toast. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

CHINA ORCHID

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

CHARLIE’S STEAK HOUSE 4510 Dryades St., (504) 895-9323; www.charliessteakhousenola.com The wedge salad features iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, shaved onions and house blue cheese dressing. The Charlie is a 32-ounce thick-cut T-bone served on a sizzling hot platter. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

CHARTRES HOUSE 601 Chartres St., (504) 5868383; www.chartreshouse.com Stuffed catfish features a fillet of Louisiana catfish stuffed with crawfish dressing, topped with lemon butter and served with steamed vegetables and Cajun potatoes. The Chartres burger is a grilled half-pound angus beef patty topped with a hot sausage patty, provolone cheese and garlic mayonnaise on a jalapeno-cheddar bun. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards. $$

CHATEAU CAFE 139 Robert E. Lee Blvd., (504) 286-1777; 701 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 461-9819; 3501 Chateau Blvd., Suite E4, Kenner, (504) 465-9444; www.chateaucafe.com Chateau’s Cali wrap bundles avocado, baby Swiss, smoked turkey, romaine lettuce, bacon and honey mustard in a wheat

Burgers and fries are the main attraction at Cheeseburger eddie’s. tortilla and comes with fries or chips. The Chateau burger is a grilled 8-ounce lean beef patty dressed and served on an onion bun. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CHATEAU DU LAC BISTRO 2037 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 831-3773; www.chateaudulacbistro.com Escargots bourguignons is served with garlic and parsley butter. The beef tenderloin tartare is seasoned with shallots, parsley, egg yolk, Worchestershire, capers and Tabasco. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$$

CHECKERED PARROT 132 Royal St., (504) 592-1270; www.checkeredparrot.com Steak or chicken fajitas come with sauteed onions and green peppers, tomato, lettuce and flour tortillas. po-boy options include oysters, shrimp, roast beef and turkey. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

CHECKPOINT CHARLIE 501 Esplanade Ave., (504) 281-4847 The half-pound Charlie burger comes dressed with lettuce, tomato and onion. a side of fries loaded with melted cheese makes for a hefty late night

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

CHEESEBURGER EDDIE’S 4517 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 455-5511; www.austinsno.com This eatery serves a variety of specialty burgers, Mr. ed’s fried chicken, sandwiches, poboys, salads, tacos, wings and shakes. The Better Than Breakfast burger is made with an over-easy egg, bacon, cheddar cheese and hash browns. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CHEESESTEAK BISTRO 528 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 875-9793; www.thecheesesteakbistro.com The pizza steak sandwich combines grilled steak, marinara, provolone cheese, onions, mushrooms and green peppers. Bistro eggs Benedict features poached eggs atop grilled english muffins or French bread with ham and hollandaise and is served with grits or hashbrown casserole. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CHEF RON’S GUMBO STOP 2309 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, (504) 835-2022; www.gumbostop.com The seafood gumbo brims with shrimp, crawfish, crab, okra and diced tomatoes. Bayou scampi

is a variation on New Orleansstyle barbecue shrimp with an olive oil, garlic and white wine sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CHERRYBERRY FROZEN YOGURT & SHAVED ICE 1901 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (985) 231-7606; 1950 Manhattan Blvd., Suite 110, Harvey, (504) 267-4764; 3348 W. Esplanade Ave., Suite C, Metairie, (504) 322-2118; www.cherryberryyogurtbar.com This frozen yogurt emporium offers gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, kosher, nonfat and low-fat options. Frozen yogurt flavors include sea salt caramel pretzel and mango sorbet. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CHIBA 8312 Oak St., (504) 826-9119; www.chiba-nola.com The strawberry Satsuma roll is yellow tail, mango and jalapeno rolled up with crunchy flakes and scallops, strawberries and satsuma ponzu sauce on top. Summer salmon is wrapped around fresh blackberry with arugula and tobiko caviar in a wasabi-miso sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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

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

CHOPHOUSE NEW ORLEANS 322 Magazine St., (504) 5227902; www.chophousenola.com This traditional steak house offers large cuts of beef, a la carte sides and some seafood dishes. Side items include steamed asparagus, creamed spinach and a loaded baked potato. Redfish amandine is sauteed, and lump crabmeat is an optional addition. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

CHURROS CAFE 3100 Kingman St., Suite 104, Metairie, (504) 885-6516 The Cuban sandwich is prepared with house-cooked, hand-sliced pork, glazed ham, Swiss cheese, butter, pickles and mustard pressed on locally baked bread. The bistec relleno is sirloin steak stuffed with ham, bacon, onions, olives and parsley and simmered in garlic, onpage 33


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ions, tomatoes and herb sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

CIRO’S COTE SUD 7918 Maple St., (504) 866-9551; www.cotesudrestaurant.com Cotes d’Agneau grillees aux herbs de Provence is a grilled rack of lamb with provencal herbs and vegetables. Les moules frites is a large bowl of steamed mussels served with pommes frites and a choice of marinieres, curry, provencal or blue cheese sauce. Delivery available. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Cash and checks. $$

CITY DINER 3116 S. I-10 Service Road East, Metairie, (504) 831-1030; 5708 Citrus Blvd., Harahan, (504) 309-7614; www.citydiner.biz City Diner offers creations like the Bottom of the Bowl: crawfish, crabmeat and shrimp in cream sauce topped with mixed cheeses in a seasoned bread bowl. The Cajun burger features a hot sausage and ground beef patty. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

CLANCY’S

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

THE COLUMNS HOTEL 3811 St. Charles Ave., (504) 899-9308; www.thecolumns.com pan-seared shrimp balls are served in Creole tomato sauce with horseradish cream. The fried soft shell crab Benedict served on a puff pastry is topped with poached eggs and Meyer lemon hollandaise. No reservations. Breakfast and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

COMMANDER’S PALACE

900 Bourbon St., (504) 5981010; www.clovergrill.com This retro-styled diner serves a lively crowd late into the night. The open-face biscuit comes smothered in country gravy. Battered chicken-fried steak comes with two eggs, toast and hash browns or grits. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

1403 Washington Ave., (504) 899-8221; www.commanderspalace.com Chef Tory Mcphail puts a creative spin on updated Creole cuisine in dishes like cranberry molasses lacquered quail. Brown butter-roasted gulf fish is served with crab-boiled artichokes, smoked tomatoes, crispy capers and tarragon butter. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

COCHON

COMMON GROUNDS

930 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 588-2123; www.cochonrestaurant.com Chefs Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski prepare updated Cajun dishes. Louisiana cochon is pork served with turnips, cabbage and cracklings. Fried alligator is served with chili-garlic aioli. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

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

COFFEE RANI

4600 Freret St., (504) 267-0320; www.thecompanyburger.com The house specialty at this burger joint is the namesake Company Burger, assembled with two patties, bread-and-

CLOVER GRILL

234 Lee Lane, Covington, (985) 893-6158; 3517 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (985) 674-0560; www.coffeerani.com The black bean burger features a bean and corn patty on a

Chophouse new Orleans is a traditional steakhouse in the CBD. butter pickles, american cheese and red onions. The lamb burger features houseground lamb, local feta, arugula and chili-mint glaze on a toasted bun. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards and checks. $

COOP’S PLACE 1109 Decatur St., (504) 5259053; www.coopsplace.net Rabbit and sausage jambalaya is kicked up to “supreme” with the addition of shrimp, tasso and crawfish tails. Smoked duck quesadillas are topped with orange marmalade. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

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

COPELAND’S CHEESECAKE BISTRO 2001 St. Charles Ave., (504) 593-9955; 4517 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 454-7620; www.copelandscheesecakebistro.com Blackened shrimp fettuccine alfredo is topped with shaved parmesan and served in an herb-cheese pizza bowl. The crab and crawfish baked dip comes with garlic bread. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

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

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sauce. Shrimp Ducky features strips of duck breast sauteed in Burgundy-mushroom sauce served over rice or linguine. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Citywide; www.copelandsofneworleans.com Copeland’s offers creative twists on Creole and Cajun flavors. Jambalaya pasta combines shrimp, chicken, andouille, smoked sausage, mushrooms, peppers and bowtie pasta in spicy jambalaya

2800 Magazine St., (504) 2650421; www.coquette-nola.com The market vegetable salad combines 10 types of blanched seasonal vegetables in satsuma vinagrette and tops them with cashew puree and an olive praline. Braised pork cheeks are served on risotto-style stone-cut oats and come with

mushrooms and roasted baby carrots. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

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

lic potatoes. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

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

THE COUNTRY CLUB CORNER CAFE 3316 Green Acres Road, Metairie, (504) 454-1008 a whole catfish comes battered and fried, or broiled with lemon. The home cooked hamburger steak is topped with peppers and onions and comes with mashed potatoes and salad. Reservations accepted. Breakfast daily, lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CORNER OYSTER HOUSE 500 St. Peter St., (504) 522-2999; www.corneroysterhouse.com The crawfish and chicken Homerun features a chicken breast topped with crawfish, mushrooms and peppers served over rice. Catfish Decatur features blackened fish topped with crawfish reduction served with vegetables and gar-

634 Louisa St., (504) 9450742; www.thecountryclubneworleans.com a Brazilian pork and corn-grit stew called canjiquinha is a house specialty. For brunch, shrimp and andouille are served over stone-ground grits with mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and red onion. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner and late-night daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

COUNTRY FLAME 620 Iberville St., (504) 522-1138 The ropa vieja is a traditional Cuban version of stewed shredded beef served over rice. The Cuban pressed sandwich features ham, roasted pork and cheese. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ page 35

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

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

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COURT OF TWO SISTERS 613 Royal St., (504) 522-7261; www.courtoftwosisters.com Veal Oscar comes with asparagus, sauteed lump crabmeat, tasso hollandaise and mashed new potatoes. Fried oysters Rockefeller feature cornmealbreaded Louisiana oysters over baked Herbsaint creamed spinach with bacon and bearnaise. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and brunch daily. Credit cards. $$$

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

COWBELL 8801 Oak St., (504) 298-8689; www.cowbell-nola.com gulf fish marinated in olive oil and lemon zest is grilled and served with house-made roasted jalapeno tartar sauce, garlic-sauteed local greens and spicy crab-boil potatoes. Organic chicken breast is marinated in lime-cilantro vinaigrette and served with smoky barlotti beans, guacamole and grilled flour tortillas. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat. Credit cards. $$ 4860 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 301-3848; www.coyotebluesfreshmex.com Fajitas are cooked on a woodburning grill and served with onions, bell peppers, poblano rice, charro beans, guacamole, sour cream, cheddar cheese, fresh pico de gallo, garlic butter, and flour, wheat or corn tortillas. Nuevo crab enchiladas feature two roasted corn crepes filled with crab and cheese topped with mango and red pepper salsa. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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

CRAZY JOHNNIE’S STEAKHOUSE 3520 18th St., Metairie, (504) 887-6641; www.crazyjohnnies.net Filet mignon is topped with

THE CREOLE CREAMERY 4924 Prytania St., (504) 8948680; 6260 Vicksburg St., (504) 482-2924; www.creolecreamery.com These parlors make their own ice cream in a variety of artisanal flavors and serve old-fashioned sundaes, floats and banana splits. King cake ice cream has a cinnamon base and includes chunks of king cake dough swirled with Mardi gras colors. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $

THE CREOLE GRILLE & BAR 5241 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 889-7992 The crab dip is made with Louisiana blue crab and comes with crostini for dipping. The fried shrimp platter comes with french fries or potato salad. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Strawberry shortcake is one of the attractive desserts at One restaurant & Lounge.

CREPES A LA CART 1039 Broadway St., (504) 8662362; www.crepecaterer.com The Monte Cristo crepe is filled with chicken, ham, cheddar cheese and honey-Dijon. The gateau St. Honoree combines butter, sugar, caramel, cinnamon and grand Marnier in a crepe. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

CRESCENT CITY BREWHOUSE 527 Decatur St., (504) 522-0571; www.crescentcitybrewhouse.com Smoked pork ribs are served with sweet potato fries and creamy coleslaw. a fried crab cake made with green onions, jalapenos, garlic, mayonnaise and asiago cheese is served on a fried green tomato and topped with mirliton shrimp cream. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

CRESCENT CITY STEAK HOUSE 1001 N. Broad St., (504) 821-3271; www.crescentcitysteaks.com Sizzling butter accents the 10-ounce, bacon-wrapped filet mignon. a la carte side dishes include potatoes au gratin in creamy cheese sauce topped with shredded cheddar. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri. and Sun., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

CRESCENT PIE AND SAUSAGE COMPANY 4400 Banks St., (504) 4822426; www.crescentpieandsausage.com The Mid-City Slammer pizza is a meaty combo of andouille sausage, grilled chicken, housesmoked coppa, red sauce and cheddar and mozzarella cheeses. The Deutsche plate features bratwurst, sauerkraut and potato salad. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

CRIOLLO RESTAURANT & LOUNGE Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., (504) 681-4444; www.criollonola.com Chilled shrimp and blue crab are served over guacamole and drizzled with spicy tomato coulis. perdido pass snapper is topped with jumbo lump crab, drizzled with ancho-lime butter and accompanied by orange and fennel slaw and roasted sweet peppers. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

CHRISTOPHER’S ON CAREY 2228 Carey St., Slidell, (985) 641-4501; www.christophersoncarey.com pan-seared diver scallops are served over parsnip puree and arugula with truffled bacon and

cherry tomato vinaigrette. panroasted Maple Leaf Farms duck breast is served with baconroasted Brussels sprouts, wild mushrooms, fingerling potatoes and tasso-infused duck sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Wed.Sat. Credit cards. $$$

The el presidente includes beef and cheese enchiladas, beans and rice, chimi pequitos and a beef taco. The chimichanga is a deep fried beef or chicken burrito served with beans and rice. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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

4905 Freret St., (504) 3022357; www.curenola.com The short-rib debris sandwich is served with gruyere cheese and red-onion jam on multigrain bread. Truffled cauliflower comes with green pea pesto crostini. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

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

D’JUICE 8237 Oak St., (504) 324-9933; www.d-juice.com In addition to many whole-fruit smoothies, D’Juice offers the Berry Berry good smoothie, which combines the juice of beets, kale, spinach, green apple, pear and orange with strawberries, mango and blueberries. green energy is a juice made with cucumber, kale, spinach, celery, ginger, green apple and lemon. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CUCOS 2766 Belle Chasse Hwy., Gretna, (504) 393-7766; 5048 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 454-5005; www.cucosmex.com

DAISY DUKES 121 Chartres St., (504) 5615171; www.daisydukesrestaurant.com The New Orleans sampler

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

DAKOTA 629 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 892-3712; www.thedakotarestaurant.com The seared sea scallop plate comes with roasted cauliflower gratin, toasted hazelnuts and satsuma gastrique. The herbroasted rack of New Zealand lamb comes with potato-lentil ragu and grape tomatoes. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$$

DANTE’S KITCHEN 736 Dante St., (504) 861-3121; www.danteskitchen.com “Roasted chicken under a brick” features half a deboned bird served with maple glaze, potato and bacon hash cake and a fried farm egg. The confit pork steak comes with root vegetable hash, cauliflower cream and pickled beets. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.Mon., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

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garlic butter and served with Crazy potatoes. Crawfish tails are served in cream sauce with onions and mushrooms over rice with French bread. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

DAT DOG 3336 Magazine St., phone n.a.; 5030 Freret St., (504) 899-

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Spring restaurant guide 6883; www.datdognola.com The Irish Guinness sausage is pork bratwurst made with Guinness beer and served with andouille sauce, cheddar cheese, white and green onions, yellow mustard and bacon on a toasted sourdough bun. The Sea Dog special is a battered and fried cod fillet served with tartar sauce, onions, tomatoes and yellow mustard. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $

DE-NO SEAFOOD 505 Gretna Blvd., Gretna, (504) 362-4608 The soft-shell crab De-No is served over angel hair pasta with crawfish cream sauce. Char-broiled oysters on the half shell are topped with garlic, Parmesan and butter, and crabmeat is an optional addition. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

DEJA VU RESTAURANT & BAR 400 Dauphine St., (504) 5231931; www.dejavunola.com The Deja Vu omelet is made with diced ham, bacon, sausage, mushrooms, green peppers, onions, tomatoes and cheddar served with a choice of bread. Half-pound char-grilled burgers are topped with two strips of bacon, American cheese, lettuce, tomato and mayo. Delivery available. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

THE DELACHAISE 3442 St. Charles Ave., (504) 895-0858; www.thedelachaise.com Chicken mofongo features plantains stuffed with stewed chicken. Thai-style mussels are served with house-made french fries. No reservations. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

DESI VEGA’S STEAKHOUSE 628 St. Charles Ave., (504) 523-7600; www.desivegasteaks.com This sister restaurant to Mr. John’s Steakhouse features the same classic steakhouse cuts, from the petit filet to the porterhouse for two. Twin broiled lobster tails, a Tuscan veal chop with garlic and herbs, and a mixed grill platter combining chicken, steak and Italian sausage are other options. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Tue.Sat. Credit cards. $$$

DESIRE BISTRO & OYSTER BAR 300 Bourbon St., (504) 5860300; www.sonesta.com/royalneworleans Char-broiled oysters Desire are topped with garlic butter and Parmesan cheese. The shrimp and grits feature tasso and spicy cream sauce. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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

4501 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 894-9880; www.dickandjennys.com The pork tenderloin is stuffed with goat cheese and pine nuts and drizzled with roasted red pepper balsamic vinaigrette and is served with goat cheese, thyme grits and sauteed Brussels sprouts. The Louisiana Gulf fish is served over fried chorizo risotto, sauteed spinach and topped with shrimp dynamite chipotle sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch

Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

DICKIE BRENNAN’S STEAKHOUSE 716 Iberville St., (504) 5222467; www.dickiebrennanssteakhouse.com This steakhouse offers a range of cuts of beef prepared in different ways — either grilled, seared in a cast-iron skillet or slow roasted. McIlhenney oysters are P&J oysters served with chipotle Tabasco cream sauce. The house filet is a 6-ounce filet mignon topped with flashfried oysters and bearnaise and served with creamed spinach and Pontalba potatoes. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

DICRISTINA’S 810 N. Columbia St., Suite C, Covington, (985) 875-0160; www.dicristinas.com Soft-shell crab Emily features a fried soft-shell crab served with angel hair pasta and crawfish cream sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

DIJON

roast beef, ham or Italian sausage. Grilled flounder is topped with crawfish etouffee. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

DINO’S BAR & GRILL 1128 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 558-0900 The Philly cheese steak wrap bundles slices of Prime sirloin and grilled onions and peppers in a spinach tortilla. Grilled tuna tops a salad of mixed greens dressed with feta vinaigrette. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

DISH ON HAYNE 9734 Hayne Blvd., (504) 3010356; www.dishonhayne.com The Cajun chicken pasta comes with grilled chicken, mushrooms, green onions, sun-dried tomatoes and roasted garlic over fettuccine topped with Cajun cream sauce. Catfish Charles features two deep-fried 9-ounce fillets on a panko-crusted potato cake with crawfish cream sauce, corn, roasted peppers and Parmesan cheese. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Fri., dinner Thu.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

chicken, jalapeno mayo, relish, onions or sauerkraut. The Crabmeat Grilled Cheesy features a combination of pepper Jack, cheddar and American cheeses. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

DMAC’S BAR & GRILL 542 S. Jefferson Davis Hwy., (504) 304-5757; www.dmacsbarandgrill.com Daily specials include chickenfried steak with mashed potatoes and vegetables on Thursdays. Monday’s red beans and rice can be topped with a grilled pork chop. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

DIMARTINO’S FAMOUS NEW ORLEANS MUFFULETTAS 700 S. Tyler St., Covington, (985) 276-6460; 1788 Carol Sue Ave., Terrytown, (504) 3927589; 3900 Gen. DeGaulle Drive, (504) 367-0227; 6641 Westbank Expwy., Suite A, Marrero, (504) 341-4096; www. dimartinos.com In addition to their muffulettas, there are po-boys filled with

DITALI’S PIZZA 8160 Belle Chasse Hwy., Belle Chasse, (504) 393-1160; Oakwood Mall, 197 Westbank Expwy., Gretna, (504) 366-2882; Northshore Square Mall, 150 Northshore Blvd., Slidell, (985) 649-5657; www.ditalis.com Pasta Ditali features chicken, onions, broccoli and mushrooms sauteed in olive oil and white wine over penne pasta sprinkled with cheese. The spinach calzone is stuffed with fresh spinach, ricotta and mozzarella cheeses. Credit cards. $

DIVA DAWG 1906 Magazine St., (504) 3048777; www.divadawgnola.com Build your own hot dog here, starting with options like a crawfish etouffee dog or duck sausage dog, and add toppings like Creole vegetable chili, fried

123 Baronne St., (504) 648-6020; www.domenicarestaurant.com Domenica’s octopus carpaccio is prepared with fennel and citrus. The wood-roasted goat comes shakshuka-style with a yard egg and tomato sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ 5240 Annunciation St., (504) 899-9126 The roast beef po-boy is smothered in gravy and dressed with Creole mustard. The fried shrimp po-boy is dressed with Swiss cheese and roast beef gravy. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Wed. and Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

DOMINIQUE’S ON MAGAZINE 4213 Magazine St., (504) 8919282; www.dominiquesonmagazine.com Chef Dominique Macquet’s new restaurant uses herbs and vegetables from its own garden. Seared Louisiana black drum is served over baby lima beans and kale with Meyer lemon mojo sauce. Royal red shrimp ceviche combines Gulf shrimp with lime juice, house-grown

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DON FORTUNATO’S PIZZERIA 3517 20th St., Metairie, (504) 302-2674; www.donfortunatospizzeria.com Sauteed spinach and feta are folded into phyllo dough triangles and baked and come with marinara sauce for dipping. The Sicilian pizza is loaded with prosciutto, red peppers, kalamata olives and tomato sauce. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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DOMILISE’S PO-BOYS 1379 Annunciation St., (504) 522-4712; www.dijonnola.com Roasted oysters are served with baby arugula and preserved lemon. The grilled hanger steak comes with roasted bone marrow, potato puree, baby spinach, pickled onions and bordelaise. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

scotch bonnet peppers, cilantro and fleur de sel. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

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126 Lake Drive, Covington, (985) 327-7111; 4801 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 889-1550; www.donsseafoodonline.com This local chain offers Cajun favorites including Jacked-Up oysters or char-broiled oysters. Don’s seafood platter includes stuffed crab, stuffed shrimp, fried shrimp, fried catfish, fried oysters and shrimp etouffee. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

DONG PHUONG ORIENTAL BAKERY AND RESTAURANT 14207 Chef Menteur Hwy., (504) 254-0296; www.dpbanhmi.com Grilled pork banh mi fills the bakery’s French bread with carrots, jalapenos, cilantro and cucumbers. The restaurant’s banh xeo, or Vietnamese crepe, is a crisp egg- and rice-flour crepe stuffed with pork, shrimp, lettuce and bean sprouts. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

DOOKY CHASE RESTAURANT 2301 Orleans Ave., (504) 821-0600; www.dookychaserestaurant.com


Spring restaurant guide Chef Leah Chase serves Creole dishes such as gumbo with shrimp, crab, chicken, ham and sausage. another house favorite is the shrimp Clemenceau, made with butter, garlic, peas and potatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Fri. Credit cards. $$$

DORIGNAC’S 710 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 834-8216; www.dorignacs.com golden fried chicken livers are hand-battered and served as a lunch plate. Daily specials change but red or white beans with meat options such as fried chicken, smothered pork chops or smoked sausage are available on Mondays. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

burger is topped with Swiss cheese, avocado, fresh spinach, tomato, bacon and Creole mustard. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

DOWN THE HATCH 1921 Sophie Wright Place, (504) 522-0909; www.downthehatchnola.com The gyro plate includes seasoned lamb and beef, hummus, salad and pita. The house-made veggie burger combines 15 vegetables and is served with sun-dried tomato pesto. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

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DOT’S DINER

DRESS IT

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

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

THE DOUGH BOWL 1039 Broadway St., (504) 861-2200 This late-night spot offers pizza slices topped with Buffalo chicken, tangy sauce, mozzarella, cheddar, chicken tenders and ranch dressing. The Cali

EAT NEW ORLEANS 900 Dumaine St., (504) 5227222; www.eatnola.com Chicken and dumplings feature three biscuits in a cast-iron pan with vegetable cream sauce and chicken. The hog’s head cheese appetizer is accompanied by house-made hot sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

EL GATO NEGRO 81 French Market Place, (504) 525-9752; 300 Harrison Ave., (504) 488-0107; www.elgatonegronola.com guacamole is prepared tableside with two avocados, pico de gallo, lime and sea salt, and jalapeno peppers are optional. Oaxaca eggplant is a half eggplant seared and topped with Mexican panela cheese, shrimp, chicken, sauteed garlic, mushrooms, pico de gallo and mezcal cream salsa. No reservations. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

ELEVEN79 1179 Annunciation St., (504) 299-1179; www.eleven79.com Veal Fiorentina is topped with prosciutto, spinach, fontina cheese and white wine-lemon butter. pasta puttanesca has a sauce made with tomatoes, anchovies, olives, basil and capers. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

ELIZABETH’S DRY DOCK CAFE 133 Delaronde St., (504) 361-8240; www.thedrydockcafe.com

601 Gallier St., (504) 944-9272; www.elizabethsrestaurantnola.com Baked oysters are topped with

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135 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 309-7283 Special spring rolls fill rice paper with shrimp, chicken, ham, avocado, mint and cucumber. Chicken salad features shredded chicken, cabbage, carrot and mint. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

3232 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, (504) 888-9254; Hilton New Orleans Riverside, 2 Poydras St., (504) 584-3911; www.dragosrestaurant.com Drago’s is known for charbroiled oysters topped with parmesan, butter, parsley and garlic. The South of the Border chopped tuna salad is made with avocado, corn, tomatoes and lettuce with house-made aioli. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $$

DOSON NOODLE HOUSE

New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp features a half-pound of shrimp in peppery sauce with French bread for dipping. The Best Bank burger is topped with cheese, bacon, grilled onions and mushrooms. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

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truffle foie gras mayonnaise. Fried soft-shell crab with chili hollandaise is a popular special. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

EMERIL’S DELMONICO 1300 St. Charles Ave., (504) 525-4937; www.emerilsrestaurants.com/emerilsdelmonico Louisiana crawfish gnocchi are served with house-made andouille, sweet corn, mushrooms and grape tomatoes in crab boil butter. Chicken Clemenceau is made with roasted Springer Mountain chicken breast, Chisesi ham, roasted royal trumpet mushrooms, sugar snap peas and brabant potatoes in bearnaise. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

EMERIL’S RESTAURANT 800 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 528-9393; www.emerils. com/emerils-new-orleans Fettucine Nero features gulf shrimp and mussels topped with charred sweet corn, Covey Rise Farms tomatoes, pancetta and urchin-scampi fondue. The grilled double-cut pork chop is tamarind glazed and served with caramelized sweet potatoes and green chili mole. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

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

3613 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, (504) 841-0966; www.foghornschicken.com Order grilled chicken fingers, catfish or shrimp with a Caesar or balsamic salad, garlic French bread and Foghorn’s house sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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

FONG’S CHINESE & CANTONESE RESTAURANT 2101 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 469-8216 general Fong’s chicken is white-meat chicken topped with general’s sauce. Fong’s Triple Treat features roast pork, shrimp, snow peas, water chestnuts and vegetables over rice. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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

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

FAUSTO’S BISTRO 530 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 833-7121; www.faustosbistro.com Veal scallopini Rolando features veal medallions, mushrooms and artichoke hearts simmered in a lemon wine sauce. a gulf fish fillet is pan-seared and served with lemon-herb white wine sauce and topped with shrimp. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$

FAZZIO’S RESTAURANT

600 S. Peters St., (504) 5258544; www.ernstcafe.net Crispy fish tacos fill warm tortillas and are topped with slaw and spicy aioli. Shrimp Creole features a savory tomato sauce and is served over white rice. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

1841 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 624-9704; www.fazziosrestaurant.com JimBob shrimp are stuffed with crabmeat dressing, battered and fried and served with crab cream sauce over pasta. Tiramisu features layers of espresso-soaked lady fingers with sweet mascarpone cheese. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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

FOGHORN’S CHICKEN FINGERS

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cream and orange mousseline sabayon. Coq au vin pommes de terre gremolata is a red winebraised free-range chicken served with gremolata potatoes and root vegetables. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

FEELINGS CAFE 2600 Chartres St., (504) 9452222; www.feelingscafe.com gulf fish Nicholas features a grilled fillet brushed with Dijon mustard and served with grilled shrimp, creamed spinach and new potatoes. Seafood baked

FRANK’S RESTAURANT

Mellow Mushroom offers a large selection of specialty pies and sandwiches. eggplant is a casserole of fresh shrimp, crabmeat and crawfish tails blended with dirty rice, sausage and stewed eggplant served on a crispy eggplant slice topped with hollandaise. Reservations accepted. Dinner Wed.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

FELIPE’S TAQUERIA 301 N. Peters St., (504) 2674406; 6215 S. Miro St., (504) 309-2776; www.felipestaqueria.com The chimichanga is a deep-fried burrito filled with a choice of meat, beans, rice, pico de gallo and vegetables and is topped with queso. Fish tacos are double corn tortillas filled with fried fish, pickled cabbage, pico de gallo and seafood sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

FELIX’S RESTAURANT & OYSTER BAR 739 Iberville St., (504) 522-4440 This oyster house has a long oyster bar and also serves a menu of po-boys and cooked seafood dishes. The Bayou sampler platter features red beans, jambalaya and crawfish etouffee. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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

and dinner daily, late-night Thu.Sun. Credit cards. $$

FIVE HAPPINESS 3605 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 482-3935; www.fivehappiness.com Five Happiness prepares dishes from many Chinese regional cuisines. Crispy beef with black pepper and onions is served with rice. almond-crusted chicken is served with lemon sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

FLAMING TORCH RESTAURANT 737 Octavia St., (504) 895-0900; www.flamingtorchnola.com Homard thermidor is a traditional lobster dish served with mushrooms, leeks, garlic,

933 Decatur St., (504) 525-1602; www.franksrestaurantneworleans.com Shrimp and crawfish gagliano features seafood tossed with garlic, green onions and fresh basil over angel hair pasta. The veal Marsala is veal sauteed with mushrooms and wine and served with pasta. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

FRENCH PRESS COFFEEHOUSE 3236 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 305-0276; 3238 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 598-5274; www.frenchpresscoffeehouse.com Local coffee flavor options include praline, Southern pecan and king cake. The French press salad combines grilled chicken, pecans, raisins, feta cheese and balsamic vinaigrette on a bed of spinach. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ page 41

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

Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

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AL FRESCO DINING ON FULTON ST. WE’RE MAKING HAPPY HOUR GRAND 575 Convention Center Blvd. | Fulton St. at Lafayette Open 11am-til | 504.520.8530 | grandislerestaurant.com $3 Validated Parking in Harrah’s Self Parking Garage

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Live Music at 6:30pm · Caesar Brothers

4-6pm Monday - Friday 2 for 1 Wells & Drafts at the Bar

DISHES INCLUDE

Serving the Freshest

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of India LUNCH BUFFET DAILY

CHILI BUTTER BAKED FISH

GI FISHERMAN’S STEW

Daily Fresh Catch baked in our Famous Compound Chili Butter w/ Broccoli & Herb Roasted Potatoes

Fresh Fish, Shrimp & Oysters w/ Farmer’s Market Vegetables Braised in a Seafood Broth served over Brown Crowley Rice

SAUTEED FRESH CATCH

HOUSE MADE CHARCUTERIE

in Brown Butter & Lemon w/ Stewed Okra & Tomatoes

A Selection of House-Cured Meats, Pickled Peppers, Croutons & Aged Cheddar

SMOKED & BRAISED BEEF BRISKET

AWARD WINNING PO-BOYS & SIGNATURE OYSTER DISHES

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FRERET STREET PO-BOYS & DONUTS 4701 Freret St., (504) 872-9676; www.freretstreetpoboys.com The fried catfish po-boy is served dressed on toasted French bread. Sweet items like powdered donuts, apple fritters and honey buns are baked and sold fresh daily. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

FRESCO CAFE AND PIZZERIA 7625 Maple St., (504) 8626363; www.frescocafe.us The Mediterranean burger is topped with mozzarella and feta cheeses, lettuce, tomato, red peppers, hummus and sun-dried tomato mayonnaise. The Fresco special pizza is loaded with house-made tomato sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, ham, Italian sausage, roasted red peppers and caramelized onions. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards. $

FRESH BAR

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

808 Bienville St., (504) 5813467; www.gwfins.com Scalibut, a combination of scallops and halibut, comes with Maine lobster risotto and pea shoot butter. The crispy fried soft-shell crab is served with creamy brown butter and toasted cashews. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

GRAND ISLE 575 Convention Center Blvd., (504) 520-8530; www.grandislerestaurant.com The Fisherman’s Stew combines the fish of the day with oysters, mussels, shrimp, a vegetable and brown rice in a fish-based broth. a duck debris po-boy is dressed with slaw and served on French bread. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

GALATOIRE’S RESTAURANT 209 Bourbon St., (504) 5252021; www.galatoires.com The galatoire goute is a cold seafood sampler that includes shrimp remoulade, crabmeat maison and oysters en brochette. poisson meuniere amandine features crispy fried gulf fish topped with toasted almonds and meuniere sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$$

THE GREEN GODDESS

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

THE GALLEY RESTAURANT 2535 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-0955 Fried soft-shell crab is served with crabmeat over pasta alfredo. Blackened redfish comes with crabmeat and shrimp on top. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

GALVEZ RESTAURANT

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

914 N. Peters St., (504) 595-3400; www.galvezrestaurant.com Ceviche de Camarones combines gulf shrimp, red onions and tomatoes in citrus juices and is served with fried casaba. paella de Mariscos features saffron arborio rice cooked with mussels, shrimp, fish, clams, scallops, calamari and vegetables and is served with jalapeno sauce. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

8117 Maple St., (504) 861-0067 popular burgers include the Swiss-mushroom burger and

1000 S. Jefferson Davis Pkwy., Suite 100, (504) 301-3709; www.graciousbakery.com The hazelnut cruffin is made with croissant dough and hazelnut and cinnamon spread and is baked in a muffin tin. The smoked ham sandwich features pecan-cheddar spread, pepper jelly and green apple slices on a house-made baguette. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

GW FINS

FURY’S RESTAURANT

G.B.’S PATIO BAR & GRILL

GRACIOUS BAKERY AND CAFE

GAMBINO’S BAKERY 300 Lapalco Blvd., Gretna, (504) 391-0600; 4821 Veterans

Proprietor Sergio Cabrera serves a variety of Mexican dishes at tijuana’s Mexican Bar & grill. Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 885-7500; www.gambinos.com gambino’s has provided sweet treats to locals for more than 60 years. Specialty cakes like Cupid’s red velvet cake and fudge pecan brownie cakes remain perennial favorites. French bread and muffuletta sandwiches are available as well. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

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

GAUTREAU’S RESTAURANT 1728 Soniat St., (504) 899-7397; www.gautreausrestaurant.com Roasted chicken is served with

garlic mashed potatoes, wild mushrooms, haricot verts and rosemary chicken jus. Duck confit is a popular menu item. Reservations recommended. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

GEORGE’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT 1461 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 626-4342; www. georgesmexicanrestaurant.com Shrimp fajitas are served with pico de gallo, tortillas and house-made guacamole. The Shrimp in Fiery garlic comes with shrimp sauteed in ancho peppers and fiery garlic and comes with Mexican rice and guacamole salad. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

GIORLANDO’S RESTAURANT 741 Bonnabel Blvd., Metairie, (504) 835-8593; www.giorlandos.com Oysters are seasoned, battered and deep fried and come with french fries and onion rings. Ricotta, Romano and parmesan cheese ravioli are breaded and fried and topped with red gravy and alfredo sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner

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

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

GREEN TEA GORDON BIERSCH 200 Poydras St., (504) 5522739; www.gordonbiersch.com The brewpub offers a Kobe black and blue burger dressed with blue cheese, grilled red onions, tomato and lettuce and served with apple cider slaw and garlic fries. Chipotle and shrimp flatbread is brushed with garlic oil and herbs and topped with shrimp, grilled pineapple, roasted anaheim peppers, feta cheese and caramelized onions and drizzled with chipotle mayo and Thai dressing. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$$

GOTT GOURMET CAFE 3100 Magazine St., (504) 373-6579; www.gottgourmetcafe.com For a dinner special, sweet teabrined double-cut pork chop is served with apple-bourbon glaze, vanilla bean mashed potatoes and grilled vegetables. Crabmeat, St. andrew triplecream brie and asparagus fill a three-egg omelet topped with lobster-cognac cream sauce and grilled asparagus spears. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast Sat., Lunch

1116 Louisiana Ave., (504) 8998005; www.greenteano.com Chicken with garlic sauce combines sauteed white meat, broccoli, baby carrots, mushrooms, water chestnuts, celery and zucchini in spicy garlic sauce. Singapore mai fun features thin rice noodles sauteed in yellow curry sauce with chicken, shrimp, pork, green onions, egg and Chinese cabbage. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

THE GRILL ROOM Windsor Court Hotel, 300 Gravier St., (504) 522-1994; www.grillroomneworleans.com Louisiana crawfish is served atop english pea panna cotta and accompanied by a salad of spring peas, brunois of preserved lemon and country ham with cavier and buttermilk vinaigrette. Hudson Valley foie gras is served with a buttered date, a bacon beignet, pickled apple, brown-butter pecans and fried sage. Reservations recommended. Breakfast daily, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

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6101 Magazine St., (504) 3099513; www.freshbarnola.com The seafood salad features boiled shrimp over spring mix lettuce with mozzarella, cucumbers, avocado, hearts of palm, sliced almonds and red pepper-basil dressing, and it also is available as a wrap. The quinoa and vegetable salad features quinoa, bell peppers, onions, almonds, feta and dried cranberries and is dressed with white wine vinaigrette. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Fri., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $

the g.B. burger, featuring an 8-ounce angus beef patty topped with bacon, jalapenos, barbecue sauce and melted cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses. There also are steaks, chicken, salads and sandwiches. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sat.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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Spring restaurant guide 4880; www.grillebythehill.com Pan-seared, sesame-crusted salmon comes with wasabi beurre-blanc. The New Iberia short ribs are braised in demi-glace and served with creamy polenta. Reservations accepted. Dinner Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

GRIS GRIS SEAFOOD 3120 Cleary Ave., Metairie, (504) 889-7889; www.facebook.com/grisgrisseafood The Metry Surf & Turf po-boy combines fried shrimp, roast beef and gravy on French bread. Mardi Gras pasta features jumbo Gulf shrimp, spicy sausage, mushrooms, peppers and bowtie pasta tossed with cream sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

THE GROCERY

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

GROUND PAT’I RESTAURANT

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

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

Citywide; www.groundpati.com The Smoking Ring burger is topped with barbecue sauce, applewood-smoked bacon, cheese and a fried onion ring and comes with fries. The catfish and shrimp platter is served with coleslaw, salad and a side item. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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

GUMBO SHOP

Complimentary valet parking.

630 St. Peter St., (504) 525-1486 Chicken espagnole features a half chicken that is simmered in brown sauce with mushrooms, shallots, wine and garlic and served over rice with vegetables. Crawfish etouffee features crawfish tails simmered in spicy sauce with onions, bell peppers, celery, garlic and wine. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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

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

HANDSOME WILLY’S PATIO BAR 218 S. Robertson St., (504) 525-0377; www.handsomewillys.com Burritos come stuffed with either chicken, beef, pork or vegetables. Tacos are topped with pico de gallo, shredded cheese, sour cream, lettuce and Mexican slaw. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner and late-night Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

HARBOR BAR & GRILL 3024 17th St., Metairie, (504) 832-4117; www.voodoocatering.net The filet special features an 8-ounce cut of beef plus mashed potatoes and string beans. The Harbor burger tops a 12-ounce patty with melted cheddar. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

HARD ROCK CAFE 125 Bourbon St., (504) 5295617; www.hardrock.com/neworleans The jumbo combo features a sampling of starters including Santa Fe spring rolls, hickory smoked wings, onion rings, potato skins and chicken tenders. The Legendary burger is topped with seasoned bacon, cheddar cheese, a crisp onion ring, lettuce, tomato and pickles. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late night daily. Credit cards. $$

HAYDEL’S BAKERY 4037 Jefferson Hwy., (504) 837-0190; www.haydelbakery.com Traditional and specialty king cakes are available all year around. The Cajun kringle is an oval of flaky pastry with praline filling topped with

caramel icing and pecans. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

HERBSAINT BAR AND RESTAURANT 701 St. Charles Ave., (504) 524-4114; www.herbsaint.com A popular small plate features Louisiana shrimp with Calasparra rice, artichokes and maitake mushroom. Housemade spaghetti is served with house-cured guanciale and a fried, poached farm egg. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$$

HERITAGE GRILL 111 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 150, Metairie, (504) 934-4900; www.heritagegrillmetairie.com Duck and andouille gumbo is a dark-roux gumbo made with Creole Country andouille served with long grain rice. Crawfish grilled cheese features Louisiana crawfish, fontina and white cheddar cheeses on grilled seven-grain bread served with a cup of crawfish bisque. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.Fri. Credit cards. $$

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

HICKORY CAFE AND GRILL 1313 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 737-0033 The house-made roast beef po-boy comes dressed on Leidenheimer bread and drenched in bacon-fat gravy. The Uptown chicken sandwich is topped with melted brie, bacon, spinach and tomatoes. No reservations. Lunch Mon.Fri. Credit cards and checks. $

HICKORY PRIME BBQ 6001 France Road, (504) 418-6804; www.hickoryprimebbq.com The menu includes Texasstyle brisket, smoked chicken, steamed crab legs, ribs, raw oysters and more. The pulled pork platter features pork cooked for 12 hours over hickory and white oak and comes with two sides. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

HIGH HAT CAFE 4500 Freret St., (504) 7541336; www.highhatcafe.com Fried farm-raised catfish is served with fresh-cut fries, coleslaw and hushpuppies. The pimento cheeseburger


Spring restaurant guide is a half-pound angus burger topped with pimento cheese served on a brioche bun. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

HILLBILLY BAR-B-Q 2317 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 738-1508; www.hillbillybbq.com The pork and beef combo platter includes pork shoulder, beef brisket and two side items. a combination hamburger features a char-broiled ground beef and hot sausage patty is served with two sides. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

HOA HONG/9 ROSES 1100 Stephens St., Gretna, (504) 366-7665; www.ninerosesrestaurant.com Hoa Hong offers Vietnamese and Chinese dishes. Hot-andsour soup features a choice of fish, shrimp or chicken in tangy broth with tomatoes, pineapple and okra. Diners can grill marinated, sliced beef at their table and wrap it in lettuce or rice paper with herbs and pickled carrots. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Thu.-Tue. Credit cards. $$

Thai steak salad features beef, noodles, fresh herbs and vegetables in spicy Thai dressing. Rotisserie chicken is slowroasted and served with dirty rice. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

HUCKLEBERRY’S RESTAURANT AND BAR

The Cajun burger is a halfpound patty seasoned with Cajun spices and hot sauce and served with fries or onion rings. Jalapeno poppers are battered and fried cheesestuffed peppers. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards. $

IGOR’S LOUNGE & GAMEROOM

1821 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 305-6066; www.huckleberrys.us The oyster burger is made with a half-pound of beef, blue cheese and fried oysters on a brioche bun. Char-grilled oysters are made with garlicbutter sauce and served with French bread. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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

HUEY P’S PIZZERIA

4607 Dryades St., (504) 895-2620; www.ilpostocafe-nola.com The pesce grilled cheese features tuna salad, avocado, red onions and fontina cheese on pressed multigrain bread. The classic prosciutto panino is made with fresh mozzarella and basil pesto on pressed ciabatta. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.Sun., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

139 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, (504) 366-1818 Classic spaghetti and meatballs are covered with red gravy and parmesan cheese. Chisesi ham, pineapple, mozzarella and red sauce top one of the pizza options. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

HURRICANE BBQ & SEAFOOD CO.

IL POSTO ITALIAN CAFE

HOBNOBBER CAFE

HORINOYA 920 Poydras St., (504) 561-8914 Tuna tataki is seared tuna sliced thin and drizzled with a house sauce. The hot rock appetizer is thinly sliced beef cooked at the table in a searing hot broth of spices. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

HOUSE OF BLUES 225 Decatur St., (504) 3104999; www.houseofblues.com The Voodoo shrimp are simmered in amber beer reduction and served on jalapeno cornbread. Shrimp and grits features pan-seared jumbo shrimp in chipotle-garlic cream sauce over a crispy fried grit cake with teardrop tomatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

HOUSTON’S RESTAURANT 1755 St. Charles Ave., (504) 524-1578; 4241 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 889-2301; www.hillstone.com

4011 Airline Drive, Metairie, (504) 315-4227; www.hurricanebbq.com Hurricane BBQ is known for its pulled pork, ribs and jambalaya. House-made side items include Italian-cut green beans, twice-baked potatoes and fresh-sliced onion rings battered and cooked to order. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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

IGNATIUS EATERY 3121 Magazine St., (504) 899-0242 Seafood-stuffed bell peppers are filled with crawfish and shrimp and topped with grated parmesan cheese. Meatloaf is made with poche’s pork and jalapeno boudin and topped with creamy horseradish sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

IGOR’S BUDDHA BELLY BURGER BAR 4437 Magazine St., (504) 891-6105

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

INDULGE ISLAND GRILL 845 Carondelet St., (504) 609-2240; www.indulgeislandgrill.com pirate’s Kiss seafood pasta features sauteed shrimp, catfish and crawfish in lemonvodka cream over linguine with pepper bacon on top. Carondelet catfish is a crispy fried fillet topped with crawfish au gratin cream sauce and green onions. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

IRENE’S CUISINE 539 St. Philip St., (504) 529-8811 Signature baked oysters Irene are topped with Italian cheeses and pancetta. Lamb a la provence features seared chops with rosemary-wine demi-glace. Reservations page 45

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

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August Moon Restaurant Chinese & Vietnamese Cuisine

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

Uptown

Westbank

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

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

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

For full Menu please visit our web site:

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Spring restaurant guide accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

IRIS 321 N. Peters St., (504) 299-3944; www.irisneworleans.com Braised pork cheeks are served with raw vegetable salad, apple mostarda, fried shallots and jus. Braised lamb shank osso buco is served with two arancini (risotto and lamb meatballs), kale, olives, orange and natural jus. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Mon. and Wed.Sat. Credit cards. $$$

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

ISABELLA’S PIZZERIA

ITALIAN BARREL 430 Barracks St., (504) 5690198; www.italianbarrel.com Porcini and truffle ravioli are served with white wine cream sauce and a drizzle of truffled olive oil. Osso buco is a baked 16-ounce veal shank served with red sauce and polenta. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

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

IZZO’S ILLEGAL BURRITO 1901 Manhattan Blvd., Suite 101, Harvey, (504) 708-4530; 4316 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite A, Metairie, (504) 708-5220; 70488 Hwy. 21,

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

JACQUES-IMO’S CAFE 8324 Oak St., (504) 861-0886; www.jacques-imos.com Chef Jacques Leonardi’s colorful cafe and bar offers his creative take on Creole favorites. Shrimp and alligator cheesecake is served with Creole tomato sauce. The carpetbagger steak is an 8-ounce filet stuffed with poached oysters and topped with red onions, blue cheese and hollandaise. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

JAEGER’S SEAFOOD AND OYSTER HOUSE

JAM’S PO-BOYS & CATERING 612 Sena Drive, Metairie, (504) 833-5882; www.jamspoboys.com For a salad, either grilled of fried shrimp top mixed greens with onions, egg, cheese, tomato and croutons. The chicken Parmesan sandwich is available on either a bun or French bread. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Wed.Fri. Credit cards. $

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JAMBA JUICE 930 Poydras St., (504) 3044210; 3341 Magazine St., (504) 644-4220; www.jambajuice.com The Tropical Harvest smoothie is a fruit and vegetable blend made with mango, peaches, passion fruit, mango juice and a vegetable juice made from butternut squash, carrot and sweet potato. The strawberry Surf Rider is a blend of strawberries and peaches, lime sherbet and Jamba lemonade. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

JAMILA’S MEDITERRANEAN TUNISIAN CUISINE 7808 Maple St., (504) 866-4366 Grilled lamb chops are served with merlot and port wine reduction, steamed asparagus and pommes lyonnaise. Tunisian-style tagine of lamb is baked in a terracotta pot and served with saffron basmati rice. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.Sun. Credit cards. $$

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

JAN’S CAJUN RESTAURANT

JAGER HAUS GERMAN RESTAURANT & BAR

JANIE BROWN’S RESTAURANT

833 Conti St., (504) 525-9200; www.jager-haus.com Sauteed veal cutlets in porcini mushroom and veal demiglace come with spaetzle dumplings and lingonberry sauce. German meatloaf is made from ground beef, pork, applewood-smoked bacon and pork belly, topped with mushroom demi-glace and served with a choice of potato salad, spaetzle, red cabbage or sauerkraut. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

FEATURING AUTHENTIC VIETNAMESE DELICACIES

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

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200 Hewitt Road, Hammond, (985) 230-9900; 1331 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 809-1900; 2660 Florida St., Mandeville, (985) 674-5700; 70452 Hwy. 21, Suite 500, Covington, (985) 875-7620; www.isabellaspizzeria.net Green onion sausages, sauteed onions and peppers top angel hair pasta in crawfish cream sauce. Shrimp pesto pizza is topped with sauteed shrimp, onion, garlic, Roma tomatoes, mozzarella and roasted garlic. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Suite 100, Covington, (985) 288-2388; www.izzos.com Diners can get a burrito made to order with a choice of tortilla (flour, cayenne, spinach or wheat), meats (chicken, steak, shrimp), vegetables, salsas, cheeses, rice and beans. Izzo’s also serves salads, quesadillas, nachos and tacos. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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

JAZMINE CAFE 614 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-9301 Spicy mango salad is made with julienne mango, jicama, cucumbers, carrots, cilantro, peanuts, fried shallots and

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JIGGER’S BAR AND GRILL

Geaux for Great Selection of Local, Seasonal & Organic Fruits & Vegetables

MEAT & SEAFOOD Geaux for USDA Choice Beef, Natural & Organic Chicken, Local & Specialty Sausages & Wild Caught & Local Seafood

FROZEN FOOD Geaux for the Best Variety of Frozen Organic Fruits & Vegetables. New Selections of Vegetarian, Vegan & Ethnic Frozen Entrees.

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sesame vinaigrette. Tamarind soup comes with a choice of shrimp, fish or tofu in tangy lemon grass broth with celery, pineapple, okra and tomato. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Geaux for Case Discounts on Fine Wines. Offering Large Selections of Microbrews & Local beers in Cans.

BAKERY

1645 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 828-3555 Hog Heaven sandwich is made with Patton’s hot sausage, pulled pork and bacon served with honey mustard and grilled onions with a choice of fries. The muffuletta pizza combines Genoa salami, Italian ham and olive salad topped with provolone and mozzarella cheese. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

JIMMY J’S CAFE 115 Chartres St., (504) 309-9360; www.jimmyjscafe.com Breakfast is available all day, and popular items include Tuscan eggs ratatouille which stacks polenta, ratatouille, broccoli rabe and poached eggs with grated Parmesan on top. The grilled eggplant sandwich is topped with sun-dried tomato pesto, squash, goat cheese and roasted garlic aioli on ciabatta served with fries. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Open 24 hours Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

JIMS 3000 Royal St., (504) 304-8224; www.facebook.com/eatatjims Classic deli sandwiches, like corned beef, come on bread baked in house. Try the Bywater spin on a Philly cheesesteak, with onions, peppers and Havarti on a roll. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

JOE SEPIE’S CAFE 4402 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson, (504) 324-5613 Joe Sepie’s serves New Orleans-style tamales made with beef. Meatball po-boys come with or without cheese. A traditional roast-beef po-boy remains a popular choice. No reservations. Lunch Mon.Fri., dinner Thu.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

Geaux for Local Family Recipe Desserts. Individual, Half Cake & Whole Cake options. Some Favorites include Strawberry Shortcake, Tiramisu & Doberge. YOUR NEIGHBOR HOOD MAR K ET

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JOEY K’S RESTAURANT & BAR 3001 Magazine St., (504) 891-0997; www.joeyksrestaurant.com Grilled salmon is served with new potatoes, mixed vegetables and salad. Shrimp remoulade salad is topped with boiled or fried shrimp. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

JOHNNY & JOYCE’S SEAFOOD 1461 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 727-7727 The seafood platter includes fried oysters, shrimp, catfish and a stuffed crab. The shrimp po-boy is dressed with lettuce, tomato, mayo and a pickle. Boiled crawfish are available in season. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

JOHNNY’S PO-BOYS 511 St. Louis St., (504) 525-8037; www.johnnyspoboys.com On a lengthy menu of po-boy options, the Judge Bosetta features ground beef, hot sausage and Swiss cheese on French bread. Seafood platters include a fried crawfish plate. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Cash only. $

JOHNNY TRAUTH’S SEAFOOD BISTRO 2121 25th St., Kenner, (504) 471-0808; www. johnnytrauthsseafoodbistro.com The fried or broiled seafood platter comes with catfish, shrimp, oysters and stuffed crab is served with french fries, coleslaw and hushpuppies. Broiled catfish is topped with crabmeat stuffing and served with parsley potatoes, salad and warm bread. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

THE JOINT 701 Mazant St., (504) 949-3232; www.alwayssmokin.com The W Special combines pork, brisket, ribs and a side. The pulled pork sandwich with optional coleslaw comes on a bun with a side. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$

JUAN’S FLYING BURRITO 2018 Magazine St., (504) 569-0000; 4724 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-9950; www.juansflyingburrito.com The Sweet N Green quesadilla is green chiles, onions, cheese and sweet potatoes in a spinach tortilla. The Tijuana Caesar salad features grilled chicken over iceberg and romaine lettuces, with a creamy Parmesan caesar dressing, tortilla chips and salsa. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

JUGHEAD’S DEPOT BAR & GRILL 801 Poland Ave., (504) 304-5411; www.jugheadsneworleans.com The surf and turf po-boy is part rib-eye steak, part grilled or sauteed shrimp, topped with horseradish sauce. Breakfast cheese steak features scrambled eggs with cheese steak

dressings. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Wed. Credit cards. $

JUICY LUCY’S 133 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 598-5044; 3320 Houma Blvd., Metairie, (504) 309-8767; www.msjuicylucy.com The Juicy Lucy original burger features American cheese stuffed inside a half-pound beef patty. The grilled alligator sausage appetizer is served with sauteed vegetables. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

THE JUJU BAG CAFE 5363 Franklin Ave., (504) 872-0969 Choose from assorted vegetables and a side of turkey sausage or bacon to fill the build-your-own omelet, which is served with a croissant. The Mixed Bag combines shrimp, chicken, fish and sweet potato fries. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner and late-night Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

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

K-PAUL’S LOUISIANA KITCHEN 416 Chartres St., (504) 5962530; www.kpauls.com Blackend Louisiana drum is served with chipotle compound butter, mashed potatoes and vegetable. Blackened twin beef tenderloins are served with debris sauce, a potato and vegetable. For an appetizer, fried rabbit tenderloin is topped with Creole mustard sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

K.Y.’S OLDE TOWNE BICYCLE SHOP 2267 Carey St., Slidell, (985) 641-1911; www.kysoldetowne.com The fried catfish sandwich comes on a bun and is dressed with lettuce, tomato and tartar sauce. The meatball po-boy on fresh French bread is smothered in red gravy and mozzarella cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$


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dinner Wed.-Sun. Cash only. $

7537 Maple St., (504) 5706440; www.kakkoii-nola.com panko-crusted gulf soft-shell crab appetizer comes with wasabi aioli. The Big easy roll is stuffed with tuna, salmon, yellowtail, snow crab, avocado and asparagus with wasabi roe on top. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

KIM SON

KANNO CALIFORNIA SUSHI BAR

KINGFISH

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

KATIE’S RESTAURANT & BAR 3701 Iberville St., (504) 488-6582; www.katiesinmidcity.com Catfish meuniere comes either fried or grilled over fries. Boudreaux pizza is topped with cochon de lait, red onions, spinach, scallions, and garlic butter-cream reduction. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

349 Whitney Ave., Gretna, (504) 366-2489; www.kimsonnola.com Charcoal pork is broiled and served over fried rice and comes with an egg roll. The fish fillet is cooked in a clay pot with curry and coconut. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ 337 Chartres St., (504) 598-5005 Chef greg Sonnier serves contemporary Louisiana cuisine at this new restaurant. The every Man a King entree features salt brick-seared pompano with roasted lemonpecan butter and hot gingermustard dipping sauce. Duck a la Saulnier is honey- and crab boil-poached boneless duck served over ramen noodles, roasted peppers, mushrooms and preserved lemon sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

KNUCKLEHEADS EATERY

KENNER SEAFOOD

KOBE TERIYAKI

3140 Loyola Drive, Kenner, (504) 466-4701; www.kennerseafood.net The nacho oysters features char-grilled oysters in cheese sauce with bacon and jalapenos. Barbecue shrimp is served with French bread for dipping. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

7912 Earhart Blvd., (504) 862-5555 The beef bowl consists of thinsliced beef cooked in savory onion sauce and is served over rice. The chicken teriyaki bowl features marinated, charbroiled chicken on a bed of seasoned rice. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

KILLER POBOYS

KOREA HOUSE

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

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

KEITH YOUNG’S STEAKHOUSE

KOSHER CAJUN NEW YORK DELI & GROCERY 3519 Severn Ave., Metairie,

KOZ’S 515 Harrison Ave., (504) 484-0841; 6215 Wilson St., Harahan, (504) 737-3933; www.kozcooks.com The red beans and rice dinner plate comes with a choice of sausage or chicken. The roast beef po-boy features house-cooked roast beef on gendusa Bakery bread. No reservations. Lunch Mon.Sat., dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

KUKHNYA Siberia, 2227 St. Claude Ave., (504) 265-8855; www.siberianola.com pierogis are polish potato and cheese dumplings served with sour cream and sweet onions. The polboy features a polish sausage, spicy cabbage and savory fried onions with mustard and pickles on traditional French bread. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Cash only for food. $

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

KYOTO 4920 Prytania St., (504) 8913644; www.kyotonola.com poke salad mixes tuna, crab, seaweed, squid, cucumber, avocado and asparagus in spicy chili vinaigrette. The Sara roll is made with spicy shrimp and avocado topped with crunchy flakes and chili sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

LA BELLA’S 2118 Third St., Kenner, (504) 466-4675; www.labellascatering.com The deli menu includes po-boys and salads. The muffuletta is piled high with layers of genoa salami, Chisesi ham, provolone and mozzarella cheeses and house-made page 49

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165 Hwy. 21, Madisonville, (985) 845-9940; www.keithyoungs.net Jumbo lump crabmeat tops broiled, farm-raised redfish. a popular steak choice is the 14-ounce house-cut filet mignon. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards; checks. $$$

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

(504) 888-2010; www.koshercajun.com The J&N Special is made with corned beef, pastrami, horseradish, mustard and coleslaw on rye and is served hot. Kosher fried shrimp poboy features imitation shrimp, cocktail sauce, lettuce and tomato. No reservations. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Thu. Credit cards. $

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olive salad. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

LA BOCA 857 Fulton St., (504) 525-8205; www.labocasteaks.com Bife de chorizo is a 14-ounce prime strip steak served with three different kinds of chimichurri sauce: horseradish, pepper and traditional. For an appetizer, the gaucho plate presents a combination of chorizo, sweetbreads and argentine empanadas. Reservations required. Dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

LA BOULANGERIE 4600 Magazine St., (504) 269-3777 Le parisien is a traditional ham and cheese sandwich on a fresh baguette. The mille feuille vanille layers puff pastry and pastry cream drizzled with chocolate and vanilla icing. No reservations. Breakfast daily, lunch Wed.-Mon. Credit cards and checks. $

LA CARRETA 107 Carrolwood Drive, LaPlace, (985) 651-9991; 108 NW Railroad Ave., Hammond, (985) 419-9990; 1200 W. Causeway Approach, Mandeville, (985) 624-2990; www.carretarestaurant.com The Monterrey fajitas include certified angus skirt steak, tortillas, rice and beans. The sampler plate features a chile relleno, a beef taco, a beef enchilada, rice and beans. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ 1410 Robert St., (504) 8992670; www.lacrepenanou.com a lump crabmeat omelet made with herbed bechamel and creamed spinach is featured on the new Sunday brunch menu. a white wine, kirsch and Swiss emmentaler fondue is served with organic baguette. No reservations. Lunch Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

LA DIVINA GELATERIA 621 St. Peter St., (504) 302-2692; 3005 Magazine St., (504) 342-2634; Loyola University, Carrollton Residence Hall, (504) 258-2115; www.ladivinagelateria.com Bourbon pecan is a popular gelato flavor. The blueberry-basil sorbetto is made from fresh blueberries and homegrown basil. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

LA DOLCE NOLA 200 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-1122; www.ladolcenola.com House-made artisan gelati comes in such flavors as blood orange, balsamic strawberry, and goat yogurt gelato comes

bagels, pastries and pies like the seasonal berry pie. The lunch menu includes the popular ham-and-cheese croissant. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

LA FIN DU MONDE

LAZARO’S PIZZA & POBOYS

2917 Magazine St., (504) 218-4088; www.lafinrestaurant.com Bo ssam-style pork belly is slow roasted, topped with Steen’s cane vinegar glaze and served with house-made kimchee. Shrimp and grits features gulf shrimp sauteed with shallots, garlic, roasted red pepper, house-made tomato paste, house-made tasso, shrimp stock, lemon juice and butter. Reservations accepted. Lunch and brunch daily, dinner Tue.Sat. Credit cards. $$

4413 Banks St., (504) 483-8609 Choose any seven of the vegetable toppings to make your own Herbivore pizza. The Firebird packs a spicy punch with peppers, hot sausage, pepperoni, chicken and asparagus. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

LE BAYOU RESTAURANT 208 Bourbon St., (504) 525-4755; www.lebayourestaurant.com The shrimp and grits Napoleon features fried green tomatoes, gulf shrimp and Cajun cream sauce served with creamy grits. Stuffed catfish is filled with crawfish dressing, topped with crawfish cream sauce and served with jambalaya. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

LA MACARENA PUPUSERIA AND LATIN CAFE 8120 Hampson St., (504) 862-5252; www.pupusasneworleans.com pork pupusas are formed from handmade corn tortillas stuffed with cheese and beans and served with refried black beans and plantains. Traditional Salvadoran ceviche features citrus-marinated shrimp. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Cash and checks. $$

LE CITRON BISTRO

LA PENICHE RESTAURANT 1940 Dauphine St., (504) 943-1460 The deep-fried pork chop comes with your choice of potato side. Seafood platters, like the shrimp and oyster, make for a meal for two. No reservations. Open 24 hours Thu.-Tue. Credit cards. $$

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LA PETITE GROCERY

LAGER’S INTERNATIONAL ALE HOUSE

4238 Magazine St., (504) 891-3377; www.lapetitegrocery.com pan-fried rabbit is served with spaetzle and caper-butter sauce. gulf shrimp and grits is served with roasted shiitake mushrooms, smoked bacon and thyme. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

3501 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 887-9923; www.draftfreak.com elevated pub grub includes the Chimay blue cheeseburger, argentinean hanger steak (seasoned and served with sweet and tangy chimichurri sauce) and grilled mahi mahi sandwich. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

LA MADELEINE

LAKEVIEW BREW COFFEE CAFE

601 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-8662; 3300 Severn Ave., Suite 201, Metairie, (504) 456-1624; 3434 Hwy.190, Mandeville, (985) 626-7004; 5171 Citrus Blvd., Suite 2000, Harahan, (504) 818-2450; www.lamadeleine.com Caesar salad comes with house-made garlic croutons and can be topped with balsamic chicken. The daily soup selection includes options like country potato topped with bacon and shredded cheddar cheese. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

5606 Canal Blvd., (504) 483-7001; www.lakeviewbrew.com The fleur de lis panino includes oven-roasted turkey, smoked gouda, asparagus and apple butter spread on a grilled ciabatta baguette or multigrain or wheat bread. The chicken avocado wrap features an herb-garlic, spinach, tomatobasil or wheat tortilla filled with grilled chicken breast, avocado, tomatoes, romaine lettuce and mango vinaigrette and is topped with fresh fruit relish. Reserva-

tions accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

LAKEVIEW GROCERY 801 Harrison Ave., (504) 293-1201; www.lakeviewgrocery.com Wednesday night is steak night and features 12-ounce rib-eyes served with loaded baked potatoes. On Friday nights, boiled crawfish and shrimp are available by the pound. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

LAKEVIEW HARBOR 911 Harrison Ave., (504) 4864887; www.lakeview-harbor.com The Crab Feast includes stuffed crab, a crab cake, a soft-shell crab, crab fingers and two sides. The 8-ounce burger is topped with mushrooms, bacon and cheese and comes with a baked potato. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

LANDRY’S 400 N. Peters St., (504) 5580038; 8000 Lakeshore Drive,

1539 Religious St., (504) 5669051; www.le-citronbistro.com Blackened redfish topped with lump crabmeat and hollandaise comes with mixed vegetables and sweet potato mash. paneed duck breast is served with pineapple, onion and pepper glaze and jambalaya. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

LE FORET (504) 283-1010; www.landrysseafood.com acadiana green tomatoes are fried and topped with crawfish and andouille cream sauce. pimento cheese grits and asparagus accompany broiled crab cakes drizzled with Creole mustard sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

129 Camp St., (504) 553-6738; www.leforetneworleans.com Louisiana barbecue shrimp are served with a fried grit cake and abita beer barbecue sauce. Louisiana crawfish gnocchi features a light cream sauce with green onion, truffle oil and wild mushrooms. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.Sun. Credit cards. $$$

LANGENSTEIN’S

LE ROUX’S SOUL FOOD RESTAURANT

800 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 831-6682; 1330 Arabella St., (504) 899-9283; www.langensteins.com a quinoa and black bean salad mixes quinoa, black beans, corn and cilantro and is available hot or cold. For the shrimp salad, a combination of Creole mustard, mayonnaise, horseradish and capers are blended with gulf shrimp. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

LAUREL STREET BAKERY 5433 Laurel St., (504) 897-0576; www.laurelstreetbakery.com This bakery prepares breads,

1700 Louisiana Ave., (504) 8975445; www.leroux.ning.com Collard greens and cabbage are served with candied yams and a choice of grilled or fried chicken or pork chops. a seafood platter includes a catfish fillet, fried shrimp, oysters, hushpuppies and french fries. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, dinner Fri. Credit cards. $

LE VIET CAFE 2135 St. Charles Ave., (504) 304-1339 Vegetable pho features an assortment of broccoli, bean sprouts, noodles and jalapenos in broth. pork banh mi comes on a crisp baguette dressed page 51

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with cranberry, fig compote, honey or strawberry. Freshbaked challah bread is available on Fridays. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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Zatarainʻs fried shrimp over baby spinach, tomatoes, eggs, portabella mushrooms and onions ser ved with creole mustard vinaigrette

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Roasted portabella mushrooms, red and green peppers, zucchini, yellow squash and onions, topped with swiss cheese and pecan pesto on grilled sour dough bread with spring mix, ser ved with black beans and corn salad Black and white sesame crusted seared tuna over soy ginger rice with diced cucumbers, avocado, soy beans tossed with Ponzu sauce. Vegetarian option sub tofu for tuna

Surf-N-Turf Board.................... $15.95 Grilled 4oz. beef Tenderloin filet, served with mango Butter sauce and 5 marinated jumbo shrimp, choice of cilantro lime rice or poblano-pepperjack cheese grits and roasted vegetables

SHOP UPTOWN 2050 Magazine St. SHOP DOWNTOWN 839 Chartres St.

The Santa Cruz Skillet..................................... $7.95 Three eggs scrambled w/cheese, sausage, bacon, ham, grilled onion & tomato; topped with sour cream & salsa, with home fries on a cast iron skillet

Eggs Monterey............................................... $12.95 A homemade crab cake topped with t wo poached eggs, with a double whammy of crawfish cream sauce and creamy hollandaise, ser ved on a bed of spinach

Baja Tortilla Rolls............................................. $8.95

Grilled chicken, black beans, avocado, salsa and cheese rolled in a flour tortilla, with sides of salsa and sour cream

Capistrano Benedict....................................... $10.95 Seared beef tenderloin on an English muffin topped with scrambled eggs & drizzled with queso.

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with chopped vegetables. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

LEBANON’S CAFE 1500 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 862-6200; www.lebanonscafe.com The lamb chop plate features six lamb chops cooked to order, hummus and salad. The Halloumi plate is an appetizer that features fried sheep’s milk cheese with tomatoes, bell peppers, basil and balsamic dressing. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

LEONARDO TRATTORIA 709 St. Charles Ave., (504) 558-8986; www.leonardonola.com Braciole di pollo is a prosciutto-wrapped chicken breast stuffed with roasted portobello mushrooms, fresh oregano and ricotta. Carbonara features house-made spaghetti, gently rendered pancetta, cracked black pepper, egg yolk and pecorino Romano. Reservations accepted. Wed.Fri. Lunch, dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

LI’L DIZZY’S CAFE

LIBERTY’S KITCHEN 422 1/2 S. Broad St., (504) 822-4011; www.libertyskitchen.org Liberty’s pan-roasted shrimp and cheese grits features caramelized red onions, smoked mushrooms, garlic, bacon, green onions and grape tomatoes in a light-cream reduction. Cowboy caviar is a black-eyed pea salad with cilantro-lime vinaigrette. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

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

1813 Magazine St., (504) 599-9999 Vegetarian options include vegetable and tofu pho with vegan broth, po-boys and spring rolls. Spicy tofu is stirfried with ginger, scallions and sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

THE LITTLE GEM SALOON 445 S. Rampart St., (504) 267-4863; www.littlegemsaloon.com a trio of deviled eggs includes Maylie’s deviled egg remoulade, one with champignon and mushroom ketchup and one with Creole caviar. gulf fish Roland is the fish of the day stuffed with crabmeat and shrimp and served with green onion rouille and sauteed vegetables. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

LITTLE KOREA 3301 S. Claiborne Ave., (504) 821-5006 Use a tabletop grill to cook soy- and garlic-marinated beef and pork. Traditional bibimbap combines mixed vegetables and rice with spicy sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

LITTLE TOKYO 590 Asbury Drive, Mandeville, (985) 727-1532; www.littletokyosushi.com The tropical roll wraps up tuna, egg and coconut shrimp and the outside is layered with mango, avocado and mango sauce. The summer roll has tuna, yellowtail, cucumber, lettuce and avocado on the inside and spicy crawfish on the outside. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

LITTLE TOKYO JAPANESE RESTAURANT 310 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 485-5658; 1521 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, (504) 8316788; www.littletokyonola.com The Love Boat Tokyo for two includes beef and chicken teriyaki, tempura shrimp, sashimi, sushi rolls, fresh fruit and vegetables. The Chocolate City roll combines spicy tuna, seared tuna, snow crab and avocado in soybean wrap and is topped with the chef’s barbecued eel sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

LITTLE TOKYO SMALL PLATES & NOODLE BAR 1340 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-6088; www.littletokyonola.com Beef or pork tops cold ramen

noodles mixed with romaine lettuce, crabstick, baby bok choy, cucumber and tomatoes. Boiled crawfish are available on Fridays. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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

LIUZZA’S RESTAURANT AND BAR 3636 Bienville St., (504) 482-9120; www.liuzzas.com The roast beef po-boy is served on French bread and drenched in brown gravy. Soft-shell crab is battered and deep fried and served with red beans and rice. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat. Cash only. $$

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

LOLA 517 N. New Hampshire St., Covington, (985) 892-4992; www.lolacovington.com Veal lasagna features housemade pasta, provolone cheese and San Marzano tomatoes. The bronze Louisiana black drum comes with gulf shrimp maque choux, braised collard greens and black-eyed peas. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Fri.Sat. Credit cards. $$$

LOLA’S 3312 Esplanade Ave., (504) 488-6946; www.lolasneworleans.com popular dishes at Lola’s include the garlic shrimp and the seafood paella, made with saffron rice, scallops, calamari, mussels and shrimp. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$$

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1500 Esplanade Ave., (504) 569-8997; www.lildizzyscafe.com Trout Baquet is topped with lemon-butter garlic sauce and lump crabmeat and comes with salad and a side item. Red beans, greens or potato salad accompany the Southern fried chicken. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Thu.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

LILLY’S CAFE

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hornsteakhouse.com Calamari is deep fried to a crispy golden brown, topped with creamy barbecue sauce and served with fried red peppers. The 8-ounce Rancher’s sirloin is topped with bordelaise sauce, bacon and a sunny-side-up egg. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

LOST LOVE LOUNGE

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2529 Dauphine St., (504) 944-2009; www.lostlovelounge.com Traditional pho features Vietnamese meatballs in spicy beef broth. Leek and kimchee dumplings are steamed and chicken, pork or shrimp dumplings are available fried or steamed. No reservations. Lunch Sat.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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LOUIE & THE REDHEAD LADY 1851 Florida St., Mandeville, (985) 626-6044; www.louieandtheredheadlady.com eggplant algiers is topped with light sherry cream sauce and features three fried eggplant medallions layered with a crab cake, boiled shrimp and crabmeat. Oysters La Luzianne are fried and topped with garlic, parsley, butter and cheese. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

LOUISIANA BISTRO

LOUISIANA PIZZA KITCHEN 95 French Market Place, (504) 522-9500; www.louisianapizzakitchen.com Crawfish fettuccine features sauteed crawfish in cream sauce over pasta. Fried oysters, mozzarella, Roma tomatoes, artichokes and eggplant top the fried oyster pizza. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

LOUISIANA PIZZA KITCHEN UPTOWN 615 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-5900; www.louisianapizzakitchenuptown.com Butternut squash ravioli comes with shrimp, scallions, red bell peppers and herb-butter cream sauce topped with parmesan cheese. Cuban pizza is topped with pulled pork, slaw, barbecue sauce, mozzarella cheese and pickles. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

LUCY’S RETIRED SURFERS BAR & RESTAURANT 701 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 523-8995;

THURSDAY Ladies Night $1 Domestic Draft & Well for Ladies

Chef Mike Baskind prepares creative lunch specials at rivershack tavern. www.lucysretiredsurfers.com Todo fish tacos feature blackened or grilled mahi mahi in flour or corn tortillas topped with shredded cabbage and avocado relish and served with a side of Lucy’s sauce, rice and beans. Sesame-crusted jerk chicken salad features sesamecrusted chicken tenders served over baby spinach, mango salsa, pecans, red onions and sesameginger dressing. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night thu.-Sat., brunch Sat.Sun. Credit cards. $

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

MAGASIN VIETNAMESE CAFE 4201 Magazine St., (504) 896-7611; www.magasincafe.com Magasin’s pho options combine vermicelli, vegetables and broth, and optional meat additions include filet mignon and oxtail. Chinese sausage banh mi features fried egg, daikon and julienne vegetables on a buttered French roll. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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

MAGNOLIA GRILL 1122 Decatur St., (504) 566-6003; www.magnoliagrillofnola.com Crawfish etouffee features crawfish tails smothered in Cajun-style mix of tomatoes and roux. The fried seafood platter contains shrimp, catfish, oysters, calamari, fried crab cakes and french fries. Reservations for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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

MAISON 508 Frenchmen St., (504) 371-5543; www.maisonfrenchmen.com Sauteed crawfish is tossed with Cajun cream sauce and served over penne pasta. Jamaican pulled pork is slow cooked in ginger beer,

drizzled with barbecue sauce and served with slaw and mixed vegetables. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

FRIDAY $2 Imports, 8pm-12am Karaoke, 8pm-12am SATURDAY College Night, 8pm-12am $1.50 Dom. Longnecks & $3 Well Drinks SUNDAY $3 Crown & $3 Bloody Mary’s All Day

MANDINA’S RESTAURANT 3800 Canal St., (504) 482-9179; www.mandinasrestaurant.com This neighborhood spot serves Creole and Italian dishes. The seafood platter has fried shrimp, oysters and catfish, a crab ball and french fries. grilled shrimp is served over pasta with bordelaise sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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MANNING’S 519 Fulton St., (504) 593-8118; www.harrahsneworleans.com Organic chicken Caesar salad is a mix of grilled chicken, romaine lettuce, olives, smoked croutons and Caesar dressing. The archie burger is served on a toasted brioche bun. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

MANO’S PO-BOYS 6943 Saints Drive, Metairie, (504) 734-0922; www.facebook.com/manospoboys Mano’s special po-boy is filled with grilled ham, house-cooked Cajun turkey breast, roast beef and Swiss and american cheeses. The grilled Cajun shrimp omelet is a three-egg omelet filled with shrimp, onions, bell pepper, cheddar cheese and Cajun spices. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

MAPLE STREET CAFE 7623 Maple St., (504) 314-9003; www.maplestreetcafenola.com

TUESDAY Spaghetti & Meatballs Chicken Parmesan WEDNESDAY Hamburger Steak w/ mashed potatoes & vegetables THURSDAY Chicken Fried Steak or Breaded Pork Chop w/ baked macaroni & cheese or mashed potatoes & vegetables FRIDAY Seafood Plate (Chef’s Choice)

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337 Dauphine St., (504) 525-3335; www.louisianabistro.net Creole surf and turf features pan-roasted filet mignon with crawfish scampi. Drum pontchartrain features roasted puppy drum with crabmeat and lemon-caper beurre blanc. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

WEDNESDAY $4 Margaritas & $4 Patron, 6pm-12am

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Oysters amandine are fried oysters topped with almonds and white wine butter sauce. Fried soft-shell crab is served with linguine in crawfish cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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

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

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2706 Royal St., (504) 947-8787; www.mardigraszone.com The neighborhood grocery and restaurant has a deli counter with sandwiches and hot plates. Steaks, burgers and seafood are cooked on the grill. Twenty-inch handtossed pizzas are cooked in a wood-fired brick oven. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

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

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1000 Decatur St., (504) 527-5000; www.marketcafenola.com The muffuletta combines ham, salami, mortadella, provolone and olive salad and is served warm. The Taste of New Orleans platter includes gumbo, red beans and rice, jambalaya and crawfish etouffee. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MARIGNY BRASSERIE 640 Frenchmen St., (504) 945-4472; www.marignybrasserie.com Southern fried chicken features half a chicken fried to order. A popular sandwich features roasted turkey, Havarti, sprouts and green onion aioli on multigrain toast. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MARIZA 2900 Chartres St., (504) 598-5700; www.marizaneworleans.com House-made pappardelle is served with duck ragu, duck breast and duck liver mousse crostini. Red snapper crudo is seasoned with blood orange, sea salt and extra virgin olive oil. No reservations. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

MARTIN WINE CELLAR 714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie, (504) 896-7350; www.martinwine.com The Deli Deluxe sandwich features corned beef, pastrami, Swiss cheese, Russian dressing and Creole mustard on an onion roll served hot. Pork chops made with a Tabasco pepper jelly demi-glace are stuffed with house-made boudin and served with smothered greens. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Fri., brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

MARTINIQUE BISTRO 5908 Magazine St., (504) 891-8495; www.martiniquebistro.com Coconut poached Gulf shrimp is served atop avocado salad with crispy rice noodles and curried kumquat vinaigrette. New Zealand lamb loin is served with Israeli couscous, Meyer lemon watercress aioli and tomato and sherry vinegar demi-glace. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

MAT & NADDIE’S 937 Leonidas St., (504) 861-9600; www.matandnaddies.com Chicken Clemenceau is served with potatoes and bearnaise. The roasted American lamb chop is served with a poached egg, red pepper and eggplant ragout. Reservations recommended. Dinner Mon.-Tue. and Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

MAUREPAS FOODS 3200 Burgundy St., (504) 267-0072; www.maurepasfoods.com A confit chicken leg is served with stewed market greens, a poached egg and grits. Cookie sandwiches feature a pair of mint chocolate ice cream sandwiches topped with chocolate sauce and a

mini cocoa crisp cookie. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Thu.-Tue. Credit cards. $$

MAXIMO’S ITALIAN GRILL 1117 Decatur St., (504) 5868883; www.maximosgrill.com Caprese salad features mozzarella, heirloom tomatoes, basil leaves and a balsamic drizzle and lump crabmeat is an optional addition. Spring vegetable soup is made with thyme, house-made pesto, leeks, carrots, tomatoes, new potatoes, green beans and zucchini. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

MAYAS 2027 Magazine St., (504) 309-3401; www.mojitoland.com The watermelon feta salad is dressed with Champagne balsamic dressing. The sweet and sour crab cake comes with roasted red peppers. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

MCALISTER’S DELI Citywide; www.mcalistersdeli.com The club sandwich has layers of ham, turkey, cheddar, applewood-smoked bacon, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato and honey mustard on toasted wheat bread. The Spud Max potato is loaded with ham, turkey, bacon, melted Swiss and cheddar cheeses, olives, green onions and sour cream. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

MEALS FROM THE HEART CAFE 1100 N. Peters St., Suite 13, (504) 525-1953; www.mealsfromtheheartcafe.com Black bean soup with avocado and brown rice is organic, vegan and gluten free. Crab cake Passion features a grilled crab cake and lettuce and tomato salad. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Cash only. $

MEAUXBAR BISTRO 942 N. Rampart St., (504) 569-9979; www.meauxbar.com Duck liver and foie gras mousse appetizer is served with morel mushrooms, pear and sour cherry chutney and grilled bread. Louisiana frogs’ legs Provencale are sauteed and served over saffron and fennel slaw with garlic beurre blanc. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

MELANGE 2106 Chartres St., (504) 3097335; www.melangenola.com Duck Dauphine features seared duck breast with blue cheese and pecan risotto.


Spring restaurant guide Shrimp and grits include gulf shrimp, bacon, mushrooms, green onions and red chili abita butter sauce. Reservations accepted. Dinner Wed.Sun., late-night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

MELIUS BAR & CAFE 1701 Lake Ave., Metairie, (504) 828-9446; www.meliusbarbucktown.com This Bucktown bar offers a Cajun-spiced Lafourche burger with green onions and garlic, and a Cordon Bleu burger with Creole mustard, ham and Swiss cheese. Chicken salad comes with fried or grilled chicken atop a bed of lettuce, tomatoes, bacon, hard-boiled egg, onions and cheese. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

MELLOW MUSHROOM 1645 Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 327-5407; 3131 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 644-4155; 8827 Oak St., (504) 345-8229; www.mellowmushroom.com This national chain boasts a menu of cleverly named pizzas, like the Holy Shiitake, which has three kinds of mushrooms, caramelized onions, mozzarella and Montamore cheeses and black truffle oil. Spinach salad is sprinkled with cranberries, apples, pecans and feta cheese. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ 1820 St. Charles Ave., (504) 525-3225; www.meltingpot.com Traditional Swiss fondue pots include gruyere, emmentaler and Swiss cheeses with white wine, nutmeg, garlic, lemon and fruit brandy. The French Quarter entree includes filet mignon, Cajun-seasoned shrimp and andouille sausage. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

MENA’S PALACE RESTAURANT 200 Chartres St., (504) 5250217; www.menaspalace.com Red beans and rice is seasoned with house-made tasso and comes with a side choice of fried chicken or seafood gumbo. No reservations. Breakfast daily, lunch Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $

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

THE MIDWAY 4725 Freret St., (504) 322-2815; www.midwaypizzanola.com The Captain Lou pizza has sun-dried tomatoes, prosciutto and gorgonzola cheese. The house salad features greens, polenta croutons, mushroom, red onions, grape tomatoes and Champagne-mustard vinaigrette. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MIKE SERIO’S POBOYS & DELI 133 St. Charles Ave., (504) 523-2668 Mike Serio’s muffuletta combines the traditional ingredients, and the long list of sandwiches includes a fried oyster po-boy that is fried in Serio’s fish fry blend. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

MIKIMOTO JAPANESE RESTAURANT & SUSHI BAR 3301 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 488-1881; www.mikimotosushi.com a spicy fried oyster roll features tempura-battered oysters rolled with cucumbers and jalapeno and coated with roe. Who Dat poppers are fried jalapenos filled with spicy salmon and snow crab and come with sweet chili sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner daily, lunch Sun.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

MILA 817 Common St., (504) 412-2580; www.milaneworleans.com The oysters Rockefeller “deconstructed” features poached oysters, bacon chips, spinach and licorice root. Sweet tea-brined duck is accompanied by wilted greens and roasted beets. Reservations recommended. Breakfast daily, lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

MILANO’S PIZZERIA 3002 Cleary Ave., Metairie, (504) 780-7500, www.milanosmetairie.com Caesar salad comes with either grilled or fried chicken, parmesan cheese and croutons. The namesake sub has genoa salami, Canadian bacon, ham, pepperoni, black olives, sauteed onions and mozzarella cheese. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MILK BAR 710 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 309-3310; 1514 Delachaise St., (504) 891-9361 Wolfe Me Down features

roasted lamb, tomatoes, red onions, spinach, hummus and melted mozzarella on ciabatta. Christmas in July combines cranberry sauce, salty turkey and spinach on ciabatta. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

MIMI’S IN THE MARIGNY 2601 Royal St., (504) 872-9868; www.mimisinthemarigny.net empanadas are filled with a mixture of ground beef, golden raisins, olives, pepper and garlic and served with roasted red pepper aioli. Mushroom manchego toast features sherry-braised mushrooms and melted manchego cheese on toast. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

MR. B’S BISTRO 201 Royal St., (504) 523-2078; www.mrbsbistro.com Mr. B’s blackened shrimp comes with French bread to dip in the peppery butter sauce. gumbo ya ya is a dark roux gumbo filled with chicken and andouille sausage. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

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

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

MR. JOHN’S STEAKHOUSE 2111 St. Charles Ave., (504) 679-7697; www.mrjohnssteakhouse.com The 12-ounce USDa prime New York strip steak is served with sizzling butter. Louisiana jumbo shrimp are stuffed with crabmeat and wrapped in applewood-smoked bacon. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. page 56

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

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

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1403 St. Charles Ave., (504) 410-9997; www.miyakonola.com The Miyako hibachi special features filet mignon, shrimp and lobster cooked at the hibachi tabletop grill, and the meal includes soup, mixed green salad, a shrimp appetizer, rice and vegetables and vanilla ice cream for dessert. The philadelphia roll is filled with smoked salmon, cream cheese and rice. Reservations recommended. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

MO’S PIZZA 1112 Ave. H, Westwego, (504) 341-9650; www.mospizzanola.com The alfredo pizza is topped with chicken, spinach and alfredo sauce. House-made Italian sausage and peppers in red gravy top French bread on the sausage po-boy. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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

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

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

MONA’S CAFE 504 Frenchmen St., (504) 949-4115; 1120 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 8618175; 3901 Banks St., (504) 482-7743; 4126 Magazine St., (504) 894-9800 The vegetarian plate comes with hummus, baba ghanoush, tabbouleh and falafel. The hummus and lamb plate features lamb cooked in spices and served on a bed of hummus. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

MONDO 900 Harrison Ave., (504) 224-2633; www.mondoneworleans.com The shrimp banh mi features fried shrimp, Sriracha aioli, daikon radish, cucumber, cilantro and nuoc cham. Fried p&J oysters are served with artichoke bread pudding, smoked tomato butter and pickled peppers. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

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

MONTREL’S BISTRO 1000 N. Peters St., (504) 524-4747 eggplant Napoleon features eggplant medallions stacked with goat cheese and crawfish cream sauce. Redfish pontchartrain is topped with lump crabmeat, Louisiana crawfish tails and white wine sauce and served with rice pilaf and a vegetable. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and

dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MORNING CALL 3325 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 885-4068; City Park, Timken Center, phone n.a.; www.morningcallcoffeestand.com generations of New Orleansarea coffee drinkers have started the day or ended a long night at Morning Call. Beignets are made with the same recipe used when it opened in 1870, and donuts are hand-rolled. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Cash only. $

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

MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE 1 Canal Place, 365 Canal St., (504) 566-0221; www.mortons.com/neworleans patrons can order centercut filet mignon in 6-, 8- or 12-ounce cuts. For dessert, Morton’s popular hot chocolate cake has a warm chocolate filling. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

MOSCA’S RESTAURANT 4137 Hwy. 90 W., Westwego, (504) 436-8950; www.moscasrestaurant.com Mosca’s serves Italian and Creole cuisine, and many dishes are meant to be shared family style. Oysters Mosca features Louisiana oysters covered with Italian seasoning and breadcrumbs and baked. For Shrimp Mosca, headless shrimp in their shells are sauteed with Italian seasonings and white wine. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.Sat. Cash only. $$$

MOTHER’S RESTAURANT 401 Poydras St., (504) 523-9656; www.mothersrestaurant.net The Famous Ferdi po-boy is loaded with roast beef debris, baked ham, shredded cabbage, pickles, mayo and yellow and Creole mustards. popular traditional Creole dishes include Jerry’s jambalaya and red beans and rice. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MULATE’S CAJUN RESTAURANT 201 Julia St., (504) 522-1492;


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THE MUNCH FACTORY 6325 Elysian Fields Ave., (504) 324-5372; www.themunchfactory.net aunt Irma’s Hawaiian tuna salad features seared rare tuna, mixed greens, toasted sesame seeds, wonton strips, avocado, cucumber and sweet and spicy asian dressing. Blackened redfish is served with fried grit cakes topped with tasso and crawfish sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

MURIEL’S JACKSON SQUARE 801 Chartres St., (504) 568-1885; www.muriels.com pecan-crusted puppy drum is served with roasted pecan and jumbo lump crabmeat relish and lemon-butter sauce. Crawfish and goat cheese crepes are topped with a buttery sauce made with chardonnay, tomato, bell pepper and onion. Reserva-

tions recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

N’TINI’S 2891 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (985) 626-5566; www.ntinis.com Chicken N’tini features a paneed chicken breast with sauteed spicy crawfish cream sauce over angel hair pasta. The menu also features a variety of steaks including filets, rib-eyes and strips. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

NACHO MAMA’S MEXICAN GRILL 1000 S. Clearview Pkwy., Suite 1016, Harahan, (504) 736-1188; www.nachomamasmexicangrill.com California club nachos are made with chips covered with cheddar Jack cheese, bacon, grilled chicken, lettuce, pico de gallo and chipotle ranch. NOLa nachos are topped with shrimp and crawfish queso, cheddar Jack cheese, fried onion strings and fried jalapenos. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

NAKED PIZZA 701 Metairie Road, Suite 2A105, Metairie, (504) 8350066; 6307 S. Miro St., (504)

865-0244; www.nakedpizza.biz The Farmvil pizza has pepperoni, sausage, hamburger and ham. The greenhouse pie features onion, tomato, pepper, black olive and mushrooms. gluten-free crusts are available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, latenight Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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

NATHAN’S RESTAURANT 36440 Old Bayou Liberty Road, Slidell, (985) 643-0443; www.nathansrestaurant.net Char-broiled Louisiana oysters are topped with garlic butter. Blackened tuna is served on a bed of tasso and potato hash with Creole honey-butter. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ page 59

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www.mulates.com The seafood platter features stuffed crab, crawfish tails, shrimp, catfish, calamari, oysters, jambalaya and french fries. For dessert there is the house-made butter-pecan pie. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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

NEW ORLEANS CAKE CAFE & BAKERY 2440 Chartres St., (504) 9430010; www.nolacakes.com The bakery prepares its own breads, pastries and cakes. A popular sandwich features crab, brie, spinach and bacon on house-made challah bread. The tofu sandwich features cucumber, pesto and roasted tomatoes. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

NEW ORLEANS HAMBURGER & SEAFOOD CO. Citywide; www.nohsc.com The catfish plate features fried thin-cut catfish, Mardi Gras slaw, hushpuppies and garlicherb fries. The Shrimpzilla is a shrimp po-boy topped with Swiss cheese, roast beef debris gravy and shredded cabbage in Creole mustard sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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NEYOW’S CREOLE CAFE 3340 Bienville St., (504) 827-5474; www.neyowscreolecafe.net The fried soft-shell crab seafood platter is a popular choice. Oysters can be ordered raw or char-grilled. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

NIRVANA INDIAN CUISINE 4308 Magazine St., (504) 894-9797; www.insidenirvana.com The flag of India is a medley of favorites representing the orange, green and white of the Indian flag: buttered chicken, saag paneer and chicken malai kebab. Lamb rogan josh features pieces of lamb

NOLA BEANS 762 Harrison Ave., (504) 267-0783; www.nolabeans.com The Argonne combines roasted turkey, Havarti cheese, sprouts, avocado and tomatoes and is available as a sandwich or wrap. The Spanish Fort salad combines grilled chicken, romaine, avocado, pico de gallo, corn, black beans and avocado ranch dressing. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

NOLA RESTAURANT 534 St. Louis St., (504) 522-6652; www.emerilsrestaurants.com/ nola-restaurant Duck confit and fried egg pizza is made with Parmesan, truffle oil and baby arugula. The grilled pork chop is served with brown sugar-glazed sweet potatoes, toasted pecans and caramelized onion reduction. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

NONNA MIA 3125 Esplanade Ave., (504) 948-1717; www.nonnamia.net The Sweet & Spicy pizza tops house-made crust with roasted red pepper sauce, Italian sausage, green peppers, caramelized onions and feta and mozzarella cheeses. Sicilian lasagna features meaty Bolognese sauce made with mushrooms, celery, peas and carrots, layered with pasta, mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses and topped with bechamel. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

NONNA RANDAZZO ITALIAN BAKERY & CAFE 2033 N. Hwy. 190, Suite 5, Covington, (985) 893-1488; www.nonnarandazzo.com Nonna’s house specialties include chocolate eclairs and cannoli, featuring house-made filling and shells. No reservations. Breakfast Tue.-Sun., lunch Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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

NOSH 219 Dauphine St., (504) 5816674; www.nolanosh.com A blackened redfish po-boy features a half-pound grilled fillet dressed and served on French bread with fries. Biscuits and gravy is made with two country-style housemade biscuits drenched in white cream sausage gravy. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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

NUVOLARI’S 246 Girod St., Mandeville, (985) 626-5619; www.nuvolaris.com Pork osso buco is served with butternut squash risotto, roasted mushrooms and braising jus. The scallops, shrimp and crab combination includes Gulf shrimp, crabmeat and large (U-10) scallops tossed with pasta and either marinara or sherry cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$$

O’BRIEN’S GRILLE 2020 Belle Chasse Hwy., Terrytown, (504) 391-7229; www.obriensgrille.com Pan-seared scallops with a Plaquemines Parish honey glaze are served with braised pork belly and baby arugula. The 22-ounce bone-in rib eye is served with a house salad. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$$

O’HENRY’S FOOD & SPIRITS 634 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 866-9741; 8859 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 461-9840; www.ohenrys.com Crawfish pasta features penne pasta with sauteed crawfish tails in cream sauce. The Cajun burger is a spicy beef and sausage patty on a jalapeno cheddar bun, topped with zydeco sauce and American cheese and served with fries. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

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4418 Magazine St., (504) 891-2376; www.newyorkpizzanola.com The traditional calzone is stuffed with ricotta cheese, Genoa salami and tomato sauce. The Big Apple pizza is loaded with pepperoni, Canadian bacon, mushrooms, olives, onions, green peppers, Italian sausage and garlic and anchovies and jalapenos on request. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

simmered with onions, yogurt, tomatoes and oil. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

OAK 8118 Oak St., (504) 302-1485; www.oaknola.com Hanger steak bruschetta

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OAK STREET CAFE 8140 Oak St., (504) 8668710; www.oakstreetcafe.com Crawfish Boudreau features two poached eggs atop a split biscuit with Roma tomatoes, crawfish and hollandaise. Eggs Bombay is a three-egg scramble made with coconut milk, lime juice, ginger, green peppers, onions, mushrooms and cilantro served with black beans, grits or smothered potatoes. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

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

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1995 Barataria Blvd., Marrero, (504) 348-2008; 5145 Gen. DeGaulle Drive, (504) 393-1107; www.olivebranchcafe.com A savory spinach cannoli appetizer has super-thin dough and is packed with vegetables. The taco pizza has ground beef, taco seasonings, black olives and is topped with a sour cream sauce and green onions. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

OLIVIER’S CREOLE RESTAURANT 204 Decatur St., (504) 525-7734; www.olivierscreole.com Eggplant Olivier features crawfish tails and andouille in basil-garlic sauce over flash-fried eggplant slices. Braised Creole rabbit comes with sage-oyster dressing. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.- Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

ONE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE 8132 Hampson St., (504) 301-9061; www.onerestaurantnola.com The char-grilled oysters are topped with Roquefort cheese, red wine vinaigrette, lemon, honey, garlic and green onions. Louisiana crab cakes are served with mirliton fries and roasted garlic aioli.

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

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

ORIGAMI 5130 Freret St., (504) 899-6532; www.sushinola.com The margarita roll is filled with crawfish or spicy tuna and has tuna, salmon and spicy guacamole on top. The Burning Man roll contains spicy tuna and crunchy tempura on the inside, pepper tuna and guacamole on the outside and is drizzled with eel and ponzu sauce. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

THE ORIGINAL PIERRE MASPERO’S 440 Chartres St., (504) 5248990; www.pierremasperosrestaurant.com Andouille sausage and eggs features two eggs baked on top of diced andouille, green onions and tomato topped with cheddar cheese and served with hash browns, grits or fruit salad. The crab cake Maspero features crab cakes on a bed of sauteed spinach, potatoes, mushrooms and artichoke topped with spicy aioli. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

ORLEANS GRAPEVINE WINE BAR AND BISTRO 720 Orleans Ave., (504) 523-1930; www.orleansgrapevine.com Rack of lamb comes with truffled light-garlic mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables. Stuffed flounder is filled with Pontchartrain blue crabmeat and topped with crawfish tasso cream sauce and served over popcorn rice with almonds. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

OSCAR’S RESTAURANT & BAR 2027 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 831-9540 House-made meatballs are served in red sauce with French bread. The handmade half-pound burger comes with an overstuffed baked potato. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner daily, late-night Tue.Sat. Credit cards. $

P&G RESTAURANT 345 Baronne St.,

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

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

PALACE CAFE 605 Canal St., (504) 5231661; www.palacecafe.com Crabmeat cheesecake is baked in a pecan crust and topped with wild mushroom sauce and Creole meuniere. Andouille-crusted fish is panroasted and served with Crystal butter sauce, chive aioli, rissole potatoes and vegetables. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

PALM COURT JAZZ CAFE 1204 Decatur St., (504) 525-0200; www.palmcourtjazzcafe.com Oysters bordelaise are fried oysters served with chasseur or green peppercorn sauce. Shrimp Ambrosia features shrimp sauteed in a fennel-Pernod cream sauce with mushrooms served over spinach fettuccine. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$$

PARADISE CAFE 3717 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 888-4141; www.paradisecafeandgifts.com The popular choices here include the Rueben on rye, featuring corned beef, sauerkraut, honey mustard and Swiss cheese. The doubledecker club deluxe sandwich comes with ham, turkey, cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayo. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

PARKWAY BAKERY & TAVERN 538 Hagan Ave., (504) 482-3047; www.parkwaypoorboys.com Go past the front barroom to the kitchen window to order from a long list of po-boys. The roast beef po-boy features beef cooked for 24 hours in its own gravy. The surf-and-turf po-boy tops fried shrimp with roast beef gravy. Reservations accepted for large parties.


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

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

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PATIO RESTAURANT 5540 Crowder Blvd., (504) 240-6744 The seafood baked potato is stuffed with crabmeat, shrimp, crawfish, green onions and cheese. Gumbo is a popular starter. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

PATOIS 6078 Laurel St., (504) 8959441; www.patoisnola.com Mississippi rabbit is stuffed with Italian sausage and served with stewed cannelini beans, braised greens and a natural reduction. Pan-seared scallops are served with green onion roti, spicy braised oxtail curry and Asian greens. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Wed.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

THE PEACEBAKER 6601 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 1, Metairie, (504) 888-9094; www.thepeacebaker.com Gluten-free eclairs are filled with chocolate mousse and drizzled with chocolate ganache. The gluten-free and

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

PERE ANTOINE 741 Royal St., (504) 581-4478; www.pereantoine.com Peel-and-eat barbecue shrimp are served with house-made barbecue sauce. Soups include oyster and artichoke and French onion. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

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

PETUNIA’S PLACE 2020 Hwy. 59, Mandeville, (985) 674-3436; www.petuniasplace.com Pecan-encrusted chicken is topped with praline sauce and served with jambalaya. Redfish Julis is topped with a creamy crawfish sauce and served with garlic-butter pasta. Reservations accepted. Lunch Thu.-Tue., dinner Thu.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

PHIL’S GRILL 1640 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 305-1705; 3020 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 324-9080; www.phils-grill.com Build your own burger here, where your patty options include alligator, bison, Angus beef and the Philet (filet mignon). A variety of buns/ breads, sauces, toppings, cheeses and sides round out a customized meal. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

PHO HOA RESTAURANT 1308 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, (504) 302-2094 Com tam bi suon cha trung is a grilled pork chop with rice, shredded pork, a fried egg and an egg cake made of pork, egg and mushrooms, served with broth and a side of lettuce, tomato and cucumber. Banh mi thit nuong is a Vietnamese-style po-boy with lemon grass, char-grilled pork, pickled vegetables and jalapenos. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

PHO NOLA 3320 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, (504) 941-7690; www.pho-nola.com The Nola Roll is a crispy fried egg roll wrapped inside a spring roll with pickled carrots, cilantro, lettuce and vermicelli. There’s also a house special bubble tea made with mango, lime juice, honey and a kick of cayenne pepper. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.Sat. Credit cards. $

PHO ORCHID 3117 Houma Blvd., Metairie, (504) 457-4188; www.phoorchid.com The namesake beef broth soup comes with lean eyeround steak or additions such as brisket, meatballs or tripe and a choice of rice, egg or clear noodles. Entrees include beef, chicken, shrimp or tofu curry and pork spare ribs. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

PHO TAU BAY 113 Westbank Expwy., Gretna, (504) 368-9846 Pho Thai soup comes with medium rare beef and rice noodles. Banh mi come on fresh baguettes with housemade garlic aioli. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Wed. and Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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

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

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1838 Napoleon Ave., (504) 895-4877 A signature Pascal’s dish is New Orleans barbecue shrimp featuring head-on Gulf shrimp in tangy, buttery sauce, served with French bread. Frutta del mar features pasta with scallops, crabmeat, oysters, shrimp and light marinara. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$$

vegan Neopolitan cupcake is a vanilla and chocolate cupcake layered with chocolate, vanilla and fresh strawberry filling and topped with sprinkles and chocolate chips. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

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PIE PIZZA & PASTAS 814 S. Peters St., (504) 528-2743; www.piepizzaandpastas.com The Via Italia sandwich comes with pepperoni, prosciutto, onions, black olives and mozzarella, and is dressed with a sun-dried tomato aioli. The Samoan pizza has Canadian bacon, pineapple, peppers and onions. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

PIER 424 SEAFOOD MARKET 424 Bourbon St., (504) 3091574; www.pier424seafoodmarket.com Blackened ahi tuna is served with citrus, horseradish wasabi aioli, bacon vinaigrette and tempura-fried vegetables. Pecan-crusted catfish is served with andouille, sweet potato and mirliton hash and Creole meuniere sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

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

PITA PIT 5800 Magazine St., (504) 899-4141; www.pitapitnola.com The chicken souvlaki is dressed with spinach, tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, feta and tzatziki. The jerk chicken pita is filled with grilled onions, green peppers, pineapples, spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms, cheddar and mangopineapple vinaigrette. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

PIZZA MAN OF COVINGTON 1248 N. Collins Blvd., Covington, (985) 892-9874 This kid-friendly joint offers thin-crust classic and specialty pies, like the Board pizza, which has spinach, feta, onion, mushrooms and capicola ham. The Wow pie is topped with olive oil, garlic, artichokes, Romano cheese and crabmeat. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner daily. Checks. $$

PIZZA NOLA 141 W. Harrison Ave., (504) 872-0731; www.pizzanola.com Shrimp scampi features grilled Gulf shrimp in white winelemon sauce over spaghetti. Grilled chicken, barbecue sauce, mozzarella and onions make up the barbecue chicken wrap. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, Fri.-Sun., lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

PIZZICARE 3001 Tulane Ave., (504) 301-4823; www.pizzicare.com The pancetta and Brussels sprouts pie also has roasted garlic and white sauce. The Pepper pie gets spicy heat from peppadews, jalapenos and poblano peppers and hot sausage. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

PO-BOY SHACK 1703 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 626-1303; www.poboyshackllc.com This eatery serves po-boys and weekday lunch specials. The roast beef po-boy is dressed with lettuce, pickles, gravy and mayo. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

PIZZA DELICIOUS 617 Piety St., (504) 676-8482; www.pizzadelicous.com This pizza parlor has a rotating selection of 20 specialty pies. Broccoli raab, pancetta, garlic and chili flakes top one favorite. The bucatini carbonara is made with speck, peas and Parmesan. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

PIZZA FLORENCE

The fried Gulf shrimp plate includes cornbread and a side item. Home-style meatloaf comes with creamed potatoes and green beans. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

PRIME GRILLE 3162 Dauphine St., (504) 301-1740; www.primegrille3162.com The coffee-rubbed beef filet comes with a multi-pepper demi-glace, asparagus and garlic mashed potatoes. Blackened redfish is served on a bed of sauteed spinach with cheddar cheese grits and caper-butter sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

PUCCINO’S COFFEEHOUSE Lakeside Shopping Center Annex, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 8353151; 5200 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 780-9970; www.lovepuccinos.com The smoked salmon BLT includes smoked salmon, smoked bacon, lettuce, tomatoes and Puccino’s tangy remoulade spread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

PUPUSERIA DIVINO CORAZON 2300 Belle Chasse Hwy., Gretna, (504) 368-5724 Combination pupusas feature thick cornmeal tortillas stuffed with pork, cheese and beans. Tamal de elote is a corn tamale with cream. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

PURE YOGURT CULTURE 8108 Hampson St., (504) 8648108; www.pureyocult.com Pure is celebrating its thirdanniversary with the return of almond cake with other popular flavors. The Original Pure Tart flavor is made using nonfat, kosher-certified yogurt. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

PYRAMIDS CAFE

838 Esplanade Ave., (504) 523-0120; www.portofcallnola.com Half-pound burgers are served with a baked potato. The 14-ounce rib-eye is served with a baked potato, salad and bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.Sat. Credit cards. $$

3151 Calhoun St., (504) 861-9602 The combo kebab plate feature ground lamb, beef and chicken kebabs with a side of hummus. The lamb gyro wrap is dressed with lettuce and tomatoes and served with hummus, fries or salad. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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542 Frenchmen St., (504) 943-3934; www.pralineconnection.com

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4445 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 888-7888

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Chicken is marinated in tomato vinaigrette, grilled and served on a sandwich with feta and mozzarella cheeses. The Philly steak pizza has light tomato sauce, steak, mozzarella and cheddar cheeses, onions, peppers and tomatoes. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $


Spring restaurant guide This corner deli offers sandwiches, hot plates and deli favorites. Green beans are sauteed with garlic, mushrooms and onions. Fresh fruit cobblers are made in-house with apple, cherry or peach fillings. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Cash only. $

QWICK CHEK DELI & CATERING 2018 Clearview Pkwy., Metairie, (504) 456-6362 The menu includes gumbo, po-boys, pasta, salads and hot plate lunches. The hamburger po-boy can be dressed with lettuce, mayo and tomato on French bread. Shrimp Italiano features shrimp tossed with cream sauce and pasta. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

R&O’S RESTAURANT 216 Old Hammond Hwy., Metairie, (504) 831-1248 R&O’s serves its roast beef po-boy on a toasted sesame loaf with rich, dark gravy, or diners can get one topped with red gravy and cheese. Seafood gumbo is made with shrimp, crawfish, crabs and oysters. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sun., dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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

900 City Park Ave., (504) 488-1000; www.ralphsonthepark.com Grilled lamb spareribs are seasoned with smoked paprika and served with orange glaze. Seared Chappapeela Farms duck breast is served with confit dirty rice, baby green beans and satsuma and dried-cherry sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

RED FISH GRILL 115 Bourbon St., (504) 5981200; www.redfishgrill.com Barbecue oysters are flash fried and served with Crystal barbecue sauce and housemade blue cheese dressing. Hickory-grilled redfish is served with tasso and wild mushroom Pontalba potatoes, sauteed Louisiana jumbo lump crabmeat and lemon-butter sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

RED GRAVY 125 Camp St., (504) 5618844; www.redgravycafe.com Madeira-marinated duck breast is served with duck fat pancakes, plum, onion and fig-balsamic glaze. Slowbraised veal cheeks in tomato and wine sauce is served with gremolata and Rocking R Dairy black pepper chevre mashed potatoes. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon. and Wed.-Fri., dinner Thu.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

THE RED MAPLE 1036 Lafayette St., Gretna, (504) 367-0935; www.theredmaple.com Char-broiled oysters come topped with Parmesan cheese and herb butter. Redfish Pontchartrain is topped with lump crabmeat and served with mashed potatoes, vegetables and mushroom-sherry cream sauce. Reservations required. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$$

THE RED PALACE RALPH & KACOO’S 519 Toulouse St., (504) 522-5226; www.ralphandkacoos.com Redfish Ponchartrain is sauteed redfish topped with shrimp, jumbo lump crabmeat, tomatoes and Vieux Carre sauce, a cream sauce with white wine, lemon and a blend of cheeses. Shrimp brochette features grilled baconwrapped Gulf shrimp stuffed with pepper Jack cheese and served on Cajun rice with buttery dipping sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit

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

REDEMPTION 3835 Iberville St., (504) 309-3570; www.redemption-nola.com

Roasted duck breast is served with poached pear reduction, foie gras, risotto and sauteed greens. Jumbo lump crabmeatstuffed shrimp is served with avocado, a smoked Gouda hominy cake and bacon sauce meuniere. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

REFUEL CAFE 8124 Hampson St., (504) 8720187; www.refuelcafe.com A lunch special features roasted tomato soup with a goat-cheese croissant. Caramelized banana French toast is topped with cinnamon whipped cream. No reservations. Breakfast Mon.-Fri., lunch Tue.-Fri., brunch Sat.Sun. Credit cards. $

REGINELLI’S PIZZERIA Citywide; www.reginellis.com The Tony’s Play pie is topped with pepperoni, pancetta, prosciutto, mushrooms, onions, peppers, capers, mozzarella cheese and marinara sauce. The avocado and asparagus salad is tossed with feta cheese, artichoke, Roma tomatoes, croutons and honey-Dijon vinaigrette. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

REMOULADE 309 Bourbon St., (504) 5230377; www.remoulade.com N’awlins nachos tops tortilla chips with red beans, smoked sausage, diced tomatoes, cheddar cheese, guacamole, jalapenos and sour cream. Oysters Arnaud is a sample platter of several baked oyster dishes from adjacent Arnaud’s, including oysters Rockefeller, Bienville (topped with shrimp, mushrooms, green onions and herbs), Suzette (bacon, pimento, green onion and bell pepper) and others. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

RENDON INN’S DUGOUT SPORTS BAR & GRILL 4501 Eve St., (504) 8265605; www.therendoninn.com The Boudreaux burger features lean ground beef, hot sausage, applewood-smoked bacon, cheese, onions and remoulade on a ciabatta bun. The slow-cooked pulled pork sandwich comes with fries. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

RENE BISTROT 700 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 613-2350; www.renebistrotneworleans.com An oyster bar features oysters, Gulf shrimp, lobster and an assortment of ceviches. The roasted half Chappapeela Farms duck comes with cider-

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

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Spring restaurant guide braised romaine, apples and honey-balsamic reduction. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

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

RESTAURANT CYPRESS 4426 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, (504) 885-6885; www.restaurantcypress.com The slow-roasted duck entree comes with andouille and cornbread dressing and features a pan-seared breast and confit of duck with huckleberry glaze. The fish of the day is panseared and served with asparagus and crabmeat butter sauce. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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

RESTAURANT R’EVOLTION 777 Bienville St., (504) 553-2277; www.revolutionnola.com Death by gumbo features andouille- and oyster-stuffed quail finished tableside with a ladle of gumbo on top. Crab beignets are beer battered, stuffed with crab and topped with remoulade. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

RIB ROOM 621 St. Louis St., (504) 529-7046; www.ribroomneworleans.com prime rib (offered in 8-, 12- and 18-ounce cuts) is seasoned with sea salt, roasted with herbs and served au jus with salad and a baked potato. Baconwrapped scallops are served with roasted salsify, cauliflower puree and white wine-lemon butter. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

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

RICCOBONO’S PEPPERMILL 3524 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 455-2266; www.riccobonos.com Crab cake Benedict features two poached eggs atop crab cakes with hollandaise and potatoes. Oysters Riccobono is oysters baked with mushrooms, garlic, olive oil, Italian breadcrumbs and parmesan, served with spaghetti bordelaise. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Wed.Sun. Credit cards. $$

THE RIDGE BISTRO 1827 Hickory Ave., River Ridge, (504) 305-4195; www.ridgebistro.com Creole white beans and shrimp features creamy sauce and smoked sausage. The peppery pig sandwich layers smoked ham, provolone cheese, baby spinach, tomato and Tabasco pepper jelly on a toasted croissant. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Mon.Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

RIOMAR 800 S. Peters St., (504) 5253474; www.riomarseafood.com pan-seared Louisiana black drum is served with gulf shrimp, maduro relleno, chiote-coconut relish and salsa criolla. The grilled seafood platter includes portuguese octopus with a smoked paprika infusion, gulf shrimp with chimichurri and squid with smoked tomato aioli. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

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

RISTORANTE FILIPPO 1917 Ridgelake Drive, Metairie, (504) 835-4008 The oysters Oreganate are local oysters dusted in Italian breadcrumbs, baked and topped with parsley and Romano cheese. a 12-ounce pork chop is grilled

ste. Marie offers French-influenced contemporary cooking and a large selection of Champagnes at the bar. and served with bordelaise sauce and roasted potatoes. all entrees come with warm Italian bread and salad dressed with Italian vinaigrette. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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

RIVERSHACK TAVERN 3449 River Road, Jefferson, (504) 834-4938; www.therivershacktavern.com The soft-shell crab po-boy comes in half and whole sizes, dressed and with fries or sweet potato fries. a 12-ounce rib-eye steak is served with salad and a baked potato. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, latenight Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

ROCK ’N’ BOWL 3000 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-1700;

www.rockandbowl.com The house-ground burgers feature grass-fed Louisiana beef from Straight Stick Ranch and come with fries. Crispy golden-fried pickles come with the house Crystal hot saucebased Boss Sauce for dipping. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

rooms, avocado, walnuts, dried cranberries, alfalfa sprouts, mixed greens and balsamic vinaigrette. The pressed Key West Cuban sandwich combines smoked pork, turkey, ham, Swiss and cheddar cheeses, pickles, onions, tomatoes, lettuce and honey mustard. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

ROCK-N-SAKE

ROMAN PIZZA

823 Fulton St., (504) 581-7253; www.rocknsake.com Shrimp and cream-cheese stuffed wontons are topped with garlic-shrimp sauce. The Rainbow Seafood salad features tuna, yellowtail and salmon mixed with cucumbers, avocado, smelt roe and green onions and is topped with ponzu sauce. No reservations. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., late night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

7329 Cohn St., (504) 866-1166; www.facebook.com/romanpizza2000 artichoke pizza is topped with garlic sauce, mozzarella, artichoke, feta, mushrooms and tomato. Start off the meal with an order of chicken wings, which come dressed in your choice of sauce. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

ROOT ROLY POLY One Shell Square, 701 Poydras St., Suite 121, (504) 561-9800; 816 Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 892-2462; 3020 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 872-0957; 5409 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 891-8373; www.rolypoly.com Roly poly’s Spa salad features plum tomatoes, green peppers, cucumber, carrots, mush-

200 Julia St., (504) 252-9480; www.rootnola.com Louisiana pickled shrimp come with deviled eggs topped with truffled egg-yolk mousse. Cohiba-smoked scallops are coated with chorizo dust and come with caramelized cauliflower, patatas bravas and fennel choucroute. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

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

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

ROUX ON ORLEANS Bourbon Orleans Hotel, 717 Orleans St., (504) 571-4604; www.bourbonorleans.com/roux-on-orleans Redfish couvillion is topped with spicy Creole sauce and comes with rice pilaf. Fried catfish with shrimp and grits is topped with etouffee sauce. Reservations accepted. Breakpage 66


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ROYAL BLEND COFFEE & TEA HOUSE 204 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 835-7779; 621 Royal St., (504) 523-2716; www.royalblendcoffee.com The Uptowner Salad features baby greens, red onion, golden raisins, blue cheese, vine-ripened tomatoes and house-made honey balsamic vinaigrette. The executive club sandwich combines turkey, ham, bacon, Swiss and cheddar cheeses, lettuce, tomato and honey-mustard dressing. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

ROYAL HOUSE 441 Royal St., (504) 5282601; www.royalhouserestaurant.com Flaky puff pastries are topped with creamy spinach dressing, fried oysters and Crystal beurre blanc. Baked shrimp tortellini features gulf shrimp in seafood cream sauce topped with bread crumbs and baked to golden brown. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$$

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139 S. Cortez St., (504) 3095531; 200 Magazine St., (504) 525-9355; 2001 Burgundy St., (504) 525-9355; www.therubyslippercafe.net eggs Blackstone is made with applewood-smoked bacon, grilled tomato and poached eggs served open-face on a buttermilk biscuit with hollandaise. Bananas Foster pain perdu features French toast topped with rum-flambeed bananas and raisins and comes with applewood-smoked bacon. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $$

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THE RUM HOUSE 3128 Magazine St., (504) 941-7560; www.rumhousenola.com The Cuban sandwich is made with pulled pork, ham, tomatoes, pickles, Swiss cheese and Creole horseradish aioli. The seafood pepper pot is a Caribbean bouillabaisse loaded with mahi mahi, calamari, mussels, shrimp and scallops in spicy Jamaican pepper hot sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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

RUSTY PELICAN 500 Girod St., Mandeville, (985) 778-0364; www.sippinstation.com The girod Street burger is topped with pepper Jack cheese, barbecue sauce and two fried onion rings and comes with fries. Crab cakes are covered with panko breadcrumbs fried and served with remoulade. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE

127 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 483-1571; www.rue127.com Chef Ray gruezke’s sweetbread risotto features enoki and beech mushrooms, pine nuts and lemon risotto. The double cut-pork chop is served atop corn coush-coush and comes with roasted pepper jus and crispy onions on top. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

3633 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 888-3600; Harrah’s Hotel, 525 Fulton St., (504) 587-7099; www.ruthschris.com The New York Strip is a USDa prime cut cooked in a special broiler and served in sizzling butter. New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp features shrimp sauteed in reduced white wine, butter and garlic and served over roasted garlic mashed potatoes. Reservations recommended. Fulton Street: lunch and dinner daily. Veterans Memorial Boulevard: lunch Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

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SAFFRON NOLA

1140 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-4343 The Mediterranean sandwich features tomato, fresh basil, mozzarella, prosciutto and balsamic vinaigrette. The Sicilian salad combines baby greens, prosciutto, mortadella, salami, provolone, croutons,

505 Gretna Blvd., Suite 6, Gretna, (504) 363-2174; www.saffronnola.com Salted lamb chops are crusted in Indian spices and served with rogan josh sauce. The goat curry is a slow-cooked goat masala served with basmati rice. Reservations

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ST. CHARLES TAVERN 1433 St. Charles Ave., (504) 523-9823; www.stcharlestavern.com The corned beef and cheese sandwich is piled high with corned beef, coleslaw and french fries on Italian bread. The seafood plate features catfish, shrimp, crab cakes and fries. Delivery available. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

ST. JAMES CHEESE COMPANY 5004 Prytania St., (504) 8994737; www.stjamescheese.com The Hook cheddar features house-smoked turkey, Hook’s white cheddar, avocado, tomato, basil and mayo on ciabatta. The gruyere sandwich melts the cheese with onion confit between two slices of multigrain bread and is served with salad or chips. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

STE. MARIE 930 Poydras St., Suite 101, (504) 304-6988; www.stemarienola.com Lamb ribs are brushed with Creole tomato-Thai chili glaze and served with Southern slaw. a ginger-braised pork belly salad includes fried Brussels sprouts, pickled vegetables and mirin vinaigrette. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Wed.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

SAINTS AND SINNERS 627 Bourbon St., (504) 528-9307; www.saintsandsinnersnola.com Channing Tatum’s Storyvillethemed eatery offers craft cocktails and a diverse menu. The politician’s special includes jambalaya, gumbo and a crawfish pie topped with crawfish etouffee. Hamburgers are dressed with the house sauce and available with a variety of toppings. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

SAKE CAFE 817 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 468-8829; 1130 S. Clearview Pkwy., Suite A, (504) 733-8879; Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 779-7253; www.sakecafela.com Sake Cafe serves soups, rice and noodle dishes, salads and a large selection of sushi and sashimi. The Rice paper roll combines salmon, tuna, snow crab and avocado and is topped with cucumber and hot chili and ponzu sauce. The


Spring restaurant guide Tiger roll is a tuna and salmon roll topped with tuna, salmon, barbecued eel, crunchy flakes, scallions, smelt roe and eel sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

salad and French bread. The combo plate includes shrimp, oysters and stuffed crab. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

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2830 Magazine St., (504) 894-0033; www.sakecafeuptown.us The kuruma shrimp is jumbo shrimp stuffed with snow crab and served with peanutwasabi sauce. The po-boy roll has shrimp tempura, soft-shell crab, crawfish and lettuce wrapped with sesame soy paper. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

3000 Elysian Fields Ave., (504) 947-0675; www.sammysfood.com Smothered beef short ribs are extra thick and cooked till they’re fall-apart-tender, then slathered in brown gravy and topped with grilled onions. A seafood-stuffed tomato is drizzled in house-made remoulade. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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

901 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 835-0916; www.sammyspoboys.com Creole seafood gumbo is loaded with crab, shrimp and okra. The Flickaletta is Sammy’s version of the muffuletta and it includes ham, salami, Swiss cheese and olive salad on French bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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SALT ’N’ PEPPER 403 Iberville St., (504) 561-6070 Paneer tikka masala mixes Indian cottage cheese, sauteed spinach, tomato and spiced gravy.Chicken tikka masala is spiced chicken in mild creamy tomato sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

SALU 3226 Magazine St., (504) 3715809; www.salurestaurant.com The truffled BLT flatbread is made with smoked bacon, romaine lettuce, roasted tomato and house-made mozzarella with truffled mayo. Fra diavolo mussels come with roasted tomatoes, garlic, olive oil, crushed red peppers and basil. Reservations accepted. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $

SALVO’S SEAFOOD 7742 Hwy. 23, Belle Chasse, (504) 393-7303; www.salvosseafood.com A trio of blackened catfish fillets is served with corn on the cob, sauteed potatoes,

SARA’S BISTRO & BAR 724 Dublin St., (504) 8610565; www.sarasbistro.com Cajun-fried Cornish hen is served with cranberry sauce. Short ribs are cooked sous vide (vacuum sealed and cooked slowly) with spicy hoisin and chili demi-glace and served with whipped potatoes and seasonal greens. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.Sat. Credit cards. $$

SASSAFRAS CREOLE & SEAFOOD RESTAURANT 2501 Leon C. Simon Drive, (504) 288-3939; www.sassafrasnola.com Stuffed bell peppers are filled with beef, shrimp and crabmeat and served with baked macaroni, green beans and salad. The crabellini features fried crab cakes on capellini smothered in pesto sauce with sauteed crawfish tails and mushrooms. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

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6601 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 888-7784; www.sandrostrattoria.com Seafood cannelloni is a house-made, crawfish- and crabmeat-stuffed crepe atop a bed of angel hair pasta and topped with seafood Alfredo sauce. The pan-seared speckled trout is served over angel hair pasta and topped with crabmeat and mushroom Alfredo sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

SANTA FE RESTAURANT 3201 Esplanade Ave., (504) 948-0077; www.santafenola.com Prince Edward Island mussels are steamed in a tomato, chorizo, cilantro and fennel and white wine broth, and served with crostini. Carne asada Alexander is an 8-ounce sirloin drizzled with Creole sauce and served with rice, beans, mixed vegetables and guacamole. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

SANTA FE TAPAS 1327 St. Charles Ave., (504) 304-9915 Santa Fe ceviche features fish, jumbo shrimp, calamari, greens, avocado, red onion, radish, tomato and cilantro. Tequila-cured salmon comes with sweet corn jalapeno pancakes, citrus cream and caviar. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., dinner

3218 Dauphine St., (504) 304-5962; 7901 Maple St., (504) 309-5557; www.satsumacafe.com Satsuma’s roasted pear and brie melt is dressed with caramelized onions, walnut spread and balsamic glaze on sourdough or wheat bread. Quinoa salad features roasted local zucchini, quinoa, feta cheese, arugula, mint, almonds and orange-jalapeno vinaigrette. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $$

SAUCY’S 4200 Magazine St., (504) 3012755; www.saucysnola.com This barbecue joint offers three-pound racks of St. Louis ribs served with a choice of sauce. The cochon blue sandwich features slow-smoked pulled pork topped with blue cheese dressing and mozzarella on a toasted sesame seed egg bun. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

THE SAZERAC RESTAURANT Roosevelt Hotel, 123 Baronne St., (504) 648-1200; www.therooseveltneworleans.com The deconstructed version of the restaurant’s duck Wellington comes with foie gras, turnip puree, cipollini onions and pickled cherry chutney. The lamb flatbread appetizer features sliced lamb atop goat cheese, tomato and oregano. Reservations accepted. Breakfast daily, lunch Mon.-

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

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SCHIRO’S CAFE 2483 Royal St., (504) 9446666; www.schiroscafe.com Tandoori chicken barbecue features marinated chicken breast and a leg quarter served with naan, basmati rice, salad and tamarind and yogurt sauces. The lentil seafood platter has battered and fried seafood and comes with hush puppies, potato salad, assorted vegetables, buttered French bread and lemon and tartar sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

THE SCOTT’S COFFEE & TAPAS BAR OF OLD MANDEVILLE 201 Carroll St., Mandeville, (985) 231-7632; www.thescottscoffeebar.com The grilled beef brisket tamale features aged cheddar cheese and salsa roja. The Scott’s deviled eggs come with fresh Louisiana crab. Reservations recommended. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner and late night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

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279 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 738-1116 The oyster, bacon, mozzarella Monster is a po-boy combining fried oysters, bacon, melted mozzarella and green onions. The boiled seafood platter comes with blue crab, shrimp and crawfish potatoes and corn. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.Sat. Credit cards. $$

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

SEMOLINA Clearview Mall, 4436 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 454-7930; www.semolina.com Crawfish au gratin features sauteed crawfish tails in sherry wine cream sauce with sauteed mushrooms topped with fontina and provolone cheeses, breadcrumbs and parsley. Crawfish Napoleon layers three eggplant medallions with creamy crawfish mix and Gouda cheese with green onions on top. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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www.serendipitynola.com Chris DeBarr’s truffled goat cheese “ravioli” dish features slices of golden beets in place of pasta. “Shrimp in a grass skirt” is the chef’s version of New Orleans barbecue shrimp and features phyllo strands. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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

SHAKE SUGARY 3600 St. Claude Ave., (504) 355-9345; www.shakesugary.com The variety of vegan and gluten-free options from this custom cake maker’s cafe include tarts in flavors such as banana and house-made hazelnut spread. The Key lime pie has a graham cracker crust and is topped with whipped cream and Key lime slices. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $

SHAMROCK 4133 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 301-0938; www.shamrockparty.com The 10-ounce Angus rib-eye steak comes with salad and french fries or mashed potatoes. Burgers feature half-pound patties and come with fries, chips or slaw. No reservations. Dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards. $

SHANE’S RIB SHACK 1855 Barataria Blvd., Suite E, Marrero, (504) 341-2226; www.shanesribshack.com The Shack sampler includes a quarter-rack of ribs, two chicken tenders and either a half-pound of pork or barbecued chicken, plus two sides and Texas toast. Ribs are available by the half or full rack and come with two sides and Texas toast. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

THE SHIMMY SHACK 1855 Dock St., Harahan, (504) 729-4442; www.theshimmyshack.net Bavarian skirt steak comes with Vidalia onion coulis and sauerkraut scalloped potatoes. Free-range chicken is rubbed in Jamaican spices and comes with a side of ginger black bean salad and plantains. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SHOGUN 2325 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 833-7477; www.shogunneworleans.com Teishoku lunches are Japanese “businessman’s lunch” specials that come with a choice of entree (mackerel, salmon, chicken, beef, tempura, sushi and more), an appetizer, sashimi, egg custard, miso soup, pickles and steamed rice. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

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

SHULA’S STEAK HOUSE JW Marriott Hotel, 614 Canal St., (504) 586-7211; www.shulas.com Blackened sea scallops are served with pineapple and mango salsa sweetened with agave nectar. The steak Marianne entree features two 5-ounce filets topped with cognac-peppercorn sauce. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

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

SLICE PIZZERIA 1513 St. Charles Ave., (504) 525-7437; 5538 Magazine St., (504) 897-4800; www.slicepizzeria.com Bacon, basil and ravioli comes in a combination sauce of pesto cream and red gravy sprinkled with bacon and Italian cheeses. The PGA pizza gets its name from its toppings of prosciutto, Gorgonzola and organic arugula. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

SLIM GOODIES DINER 3322 Magazine St., (504) 891-3447; www.facebook.com/slimgoodiesnola The Guatemalan breakfast


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SMASHBURGER 3300 Magazine St., (504) 3422653; www.smashburger.com The NOLa burger is topped with Creole mustard sauce, shredded lettuce, fried green tomatoes, mayo and Swiss cheese. The andouille sausage sandwich features chef paul prudhomme’s andouille with grilled onions and Creole mustard. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

SMILIE’ S RESTAURANT 5725 Jefferson Hwy., Harahan, (504) 733-3000; www.smiliesrestaurant.com Crab cakes Lafitte are house-made with jumbo lump crabmeat and come topped with Lafitte sauce and served with potatoes and vegetables. Fresh shrimp and avocado

salad features house-made remoulade garnished with tomato, apple and orange. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

SMITTY’S SEAFOOD 2000 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 468-1647 The Hamper is packed with seasonal boiled seafood including shrimp and crabs, plus potatoes, corn, mushrooms, sausage and garlic. Seafood artichoke pasta features penne pasta, fried seafood and artichoke hearts in dill cream sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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

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SOBOU 310 Chartres St., (504) 5524095; www.sobounola.com The foie gras burger features seared Hudson Valley foie gras, a sunny side-up yard egg, duck bacon and foie gras mayonnaise on a caramelized onion brioche bun and a small abita root beer and foie gras ice cream float. Duck debris and butternut squash beignets come with foie gras fondue and chicory coffee ganache. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

SOMETHIN’ ELSE CAFE 620 Conti St., (504) 373-6439; www.somethinelsecafe.com The shrimp burger is a patty of ground gulf shrimp topped with pepper Jack cheese, avocado, bacon, lettuce, tomato and house sauce and Zapp’s potato chips. The Vice po-boy features four fried boudin balls dressed with lettuce, tomato and house sauce. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night page 71

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SOUTH SEAS ASIAN CUISINE 1714 Gause Blvd. W., Slidell, (985) 646-1205 Steak teriyaki comes with onions and mixed vegetables. The California roll combines crab, cucumbers and avocado. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SOUTHSIDE CAFE 3154 Pontchartrain Drive, Slidell, (985) 643-6133; www.southsidecafe.net The peacemaker combines a dozen fried oysters, two eggs cooked to order, american cheese and applewood-smoked bacon on Leidenheimer French bread. The strawberry blue salad is made with fresh spinach or romaine, crumbled applewood-smoked bacon, boiled egg, blue cheese, Louisiana strawberries and house-made strawberry vinaigrette, and grilled chicken or shrimp are optional additions. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

SPECIAL TEA CAFE 4337 Banks St., (504) 982-0922; www.specialteanola.com The addition of 40 tea varieties has expanded the selections to include rare blends such as a white tea and pu-erh, an asian tea with peppermint clove and licorice root. The curry chicken wrap features spicy, curried chicken, melted cheese and tangy sauce. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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

SPUDLY’S SUPER SPUDS 2609 Harvard Ave., Metairie, (504) 455-3250; www.spudlys.com The Super Duper baked potato is topped with crabmeat, shrimp, crawfish and cheese sauce, shredded cheddar and chives. The Dunk-a-Hunk sandwich features roast beef on French bread served au jus with wedge fries or a baked potato. Reservations accepted for

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

SQUEAL BAR-B-Q 8400 Oak St., (504) 302-7370; www.squeal-nola.com Smoked pork cakes made with onions, peppers and cream cheese are panko-crusted and fried then topped with sour cream-based white barbecue sauce and pico de gallo. The oven-baked Squeal pie features pulled pork and Squeal sauce layered with corn macque choux and andouille mashed potatoes topped with cheddar cheese. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

bordelaise sauce. gulf fish Robert is topped with lump crabmeat, white mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms and beurre blanc. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

STEAMBOAT NATCHEZ Toulouse Street Wharf, 400 Toulouse St., (504) 586-8777; www.steamboatnatchez.com a choice of Creole mustard sauce or Caribbean butter infused with Steen’s cane syrup accompanies blackened paddlewheel pork loin. Creole creamed spinach is flavored with Cajun spice. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

STANLEY

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547 St. Ann St., (504) 587-0093; www.stanleyrestaurant.com eggs Stanley features cornmealcrusted oysters, poached eggs, Canadian bacon and Creole hollandaise on a toasted english muffin. The soft-shell crab po-boy comes dressed with coleslaw, remoulade and cocktail sauce. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

2207 Magazine St., (504) 5270771; www.steinsdeli.net The Sam sandwich is made with hot pastrami, imported Swiss cheese, coleslaw and house-made Russian dressing on Jewish rye. Housemade mozzarella, tomatoes, basil, aged balsamic vinegar and basil oil is topped with sliced-to-order proscuitto di parma on a 12-inch amoroso hoagie roll. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.Sun. Credit cards and checks. $

THE STEAK KNIFE RESTAURANT & BAR 888 Harrison Ave., (504) 488-8981; www.steakkniferestaurant.com Surf and Turf features grilled filet mignon topped with Louisiana lump crabmeat, blue cheese and

beans, Cajun caviar, brown butter glacage and leek dashi. North Star caviar, perigord truffles, Champagne gelee and creme fraiche accent deviled eggs. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

STELLA! 1032 Chartres St., (504) 587-0091; www.restaurantstella.com Louisiana flounder is poached and served with blue crab, green

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

STEVE’S DINER Place St. Charles, 201 St. Charles Ave., Suite 210, (504) 522-8198; www.steves-diner.com The Southwest chicken wrap is filled with spiced, grilled chicken, lettuce, tomato, black beans and pepper Jack cheese and served with house-made salsa-ranch dip. The Southern fried catfish features thin strips of catfish and house-made Tabasco tartar sauce. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

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

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899-0335; www.stillperkinneworleans.com Still perkin’ offers an assortment of baked goods such as breakfast pastries, brioche buns and bagels. Specialty coffee drinks include chicory coffee. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

vegetables and a tamarind dipping sauce. pineapple seafood curry features shrimp, scallops, mussels and fish cooked in spicy red coconut sauce with pineapple, bell peppers, sweet basil, broccoli and zucchini. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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SUPERIOR GRILL

814 Gravier St., (504) 322-2446; www.thestoreneworleans.com Fried shrimp and greens poboy features fried shrimp in New Orleans-style barbecue sauce dressed with collard greens. asian shrimp and avocado salad features boiled gulf shrimp, avocado, tomato, julienne carrots, wontons and black sesame seeds tossed in soy vinaigrette. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

3636 St. Charles Ave., (504) 899-4200; www.superiorgrill.com The seafood combo platter includes fish tacos, a crawfish enchilada and grilled shrimp on a brochette. The fish of the day is mesquite grilled and comes with grilled vegetables, rice and a choice of tortilla or black bean soup. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

STREETCAR CAFE

4338 St. Charles Ave., (504) 293-3474; www.superiorseafoodnola.com Char-grilled oysters are topped with garlic, herbs, butter and parmesan and Romano cheeses. The restaurant also serves boiled crawfish by the pound with potatoes and corn. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

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

cheeses and shrimp and served with guacamole and salsa. Credit cards. $

TARTINE 7217 Perrier St., (504) 866-4860; www.tartineneworleans.com Tuna nicoise salad includes olives, potatoes, boiled eggs, hearts of palm, roasted tomatoes, anchovies and vinaigrette. pork rillette tops a toasted baguette with onion marmalade and cornichons. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

TASTE OF TOKYO 10160 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge, (504) 737-0688; www.tasteoftokyorr.com The Big easy roll features tuna, salmon, mayo and rice wrapped in soy paper and topped with green onions. The honey-pecan shrimp features honey-glazed shrimp with roasted pecans. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.Sun. Credit cards. $$

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SUIS GENERIS 3219 Burgundy St., (504) 3097850; www.suisgeneris.com The restaurant’s constantly changing menu may include dishes like house-made cilantro ravioli filled with artichoke hearts, shiitake mushrooms, smoked mozzarella and shallots, served with grilled asparagus and roasted red peppercucumber-sambal oelek sauce. Wake Up Duck is a duck breast brined in coffee, star anise, garlic and orange, pan-seared and served with black rice and Brussels sprouts. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner Wed.-Sun., late-night Thu.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

SUKHO THAI 1913 Royal St., (504) 9489309; 4519 Magazine St., (504) 373-6471; www.sukhothai-nola.com Tamarind duck is a crispy fried boneless half duck smothered in tamarind sauce and served with tempura or blanched

angeletto’s Pizza serves pizza, pasta and more.

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

SWEET NOLA CUPCAKES 7901 Earhart Blvd., (504) 309-7109 german chocolate cupcakes are topped with coconut-pecan frosting. popular cake flavors include vanilla, almond and chocolate. Birthday cakes with butter cream frosting can be custom decorated. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

SUSHI BROTHERS

(504) 272-0557; 925 E. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, (504) 302-2805; www.tacodelmar.com Diners can choose chicken, beef, steak, fish, carnitas or vegetables to top bowls filled with rice, beans and pico de gallo. Quesadillas also feature a choice of meat and a selection of spinach, flour, whole wheat and tomato tortillas. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

THE SWEET PALATE 1612 St. Charles Ave., (504) 581-4449; www.sushibrothers.net The Black and gold roll comes with coconut shrimp and cream cheese on the inside and mango and avocado on the outside. The LSU roll has shrimp tempura and cream cheese on the inside and snow crab, tuna and avocado drizzled with eel sauce outside. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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

519 St. Louis St., (504) 5225150; www.thesweetpalate.com Hazelnut pralines infused with pop Rocks are coated in dark chocolate. House-made pistachio gelato is served in a handmade cone. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

SYLVAIN 625 Chartres St., (504) 2658123; www.sylvainnola.com pan-fried pork shoulder is served with Coosa Valley grits, braised greens and mustard jus. Braised beef cheeks are served with potato puree, sweet onions, field peas and natural jus. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri.-Sat., dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

TACO DEL MAR 514 City Park Ave.,

TAG’S MEAT MARKET & DELI 1207 E. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, (504) 277-6594 po-boys feature a variety of house-made sausages including hot sausage, Italian sausage and green onion and jalapeno. a gumbo-inspired hog’s head cheese is loaded with shrimp, smoked sausage and spices. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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

TAN DINH 1705 Lafayette St., Gretna, (504) 361-8008 Tan Dinh offers a wide variety of Vietnamese dishes. goat curry is served over rice or noodles. Marinated and roasted quail is served with noodles. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

TANDOORI CHICKEN RESTAURANT 2916 Cleary Ave., Metairie, (504) 889-7880; www.tandoorichickennola.com palak paneer is fresh spinach cooked with house-made paneer cheese and Indian spices. Chicken tikka masala is cooked in tomato cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

TAQUERIA CORONA TAJ MAHAL 923 Metairie Road, Suite C, Metairie, (504) 836-6859 Chicken tikka masala is roasted chicken breast with bell peppers in spicy cream sauce served over basmati rice. Masala dosas are rice crepes stuffed with potatoes, onions, tomatoes, cilantro and mustard

1827 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 738-6722; 3535 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 885-5088; 5932 Magazine St., (504) 8973974; www.taqueriacorona.com avocado salad features sliced avocado over lettuce and tomatoes with tangy dressing. The shrimp quesadilla is filled with mozzarella and cheddar

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

THANH THANH RESTAURANT 131 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, (504) 368-8678; www.t2restaurant.com pad thai includes flat rice noodles stir-fried with onions, garlic, bean sprouts, peanuts and spicy sauce. Vietnamese crepes are filled with chicken, bean sprouts and shrimp. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

THAT’S A WRAP 4241 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 885-0009; www.thatsawrapnola.com The Southwest chipotle chicken wrap features roasted chicken, cheddar cheese, spicy chipotle mayo, bacon, tomato and romaine lettuce. The

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3054 St. Claude Ave., (504) 942-2047; www.sugarparknola.com The Who’s Your Mama! pizza is a combination of shrimp, corn, pineapple and spicy adobo sauce. The White Witch pasta features spinach, mushrooms and Roma tomatoes tossed with alfredo sauce and fettuccine. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

1818 Manhattan Blvd., Suite 11, Harvey, (504) 366-3898; www.tennousushi.com The Tsunami roll features shrimp tempura, crawfish, white tuna, mayonnaise, cream cheese and is baked. The Hawaii roll features tempura shrimp, snow crab, mango, crunchy tempura flakes and is topped with eel sauce and spicy mayo. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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chips are served with fries, local cabbage slaw and curried aioli. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

is served with roasted red pepper sauce and roasted vegetables or spring salad. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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1212 S. Clearview Pkwy., Harahan, (504) 733-3803; 4024 Canal St., (504) 302-1133; 4218 Magazine St., (504) 8948554; www.theospizza.com The Meathead pizza features pepperoni, sausage, bacon, Italian sausage, Canadian bacon, hamburger and mozzarella on tomato sauce. The Eccentric is an olive-oil based pie with garlic, spinach, feta, pepper Jack, mozzarella, chicken, jalapenos, yellow squash, spicy tomatoes and Anaheim peppers. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

755 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 527-0942; www.tomasbistro.com Pan-seared, pecan-crusted drum is topped with jumbo lump crab relish and lemonbutter sauce. Roasted rack of Colorado lamb is served with chardonnay, Dijon and oregano sauce. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

2604 Magazine St., (504) 899-2054; www.traceysnola.com The hamburger steak po-boy comes with grilled onions, Swiss cheese and gravy. Top a mixed green salad of cucumber, red onion, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese and croutons with your choice of chicken or shrimp. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

THREE MUSES 536 Frenchmen St., (504) 252-4801; www.thethreemuses.com Mussels are steamed in red curry and coconut sauce and served with bok choy and fried wontons. The Steak and Cake combo features grilled Harris Ranch hanger steak and a crab cake drizzled with bearnaise. No reservations. Dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

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533 Toulouse St., (504) 2273808; www.tijuanasmexicanbargrillnola.com This cantina serves nachos, flautas, quesadillas, burritos, enchiladas, tacos, fajitas and more. Fritanga features traditional carne asada with grilled pork, cabbage salad, fried plantains, fried cream cheese, black beans and rice. Tenderloin steak is served with chimichurri. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

THE TIMES GRILL 1827 Front St., Slidell, (985) 639-3335; 1896 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 6261161; www.timesgrill.com The Sweet Heat bacon cheeseburger is topped with melted cheddar, hickory barbecue sauce and hickorysmoked bacon. Catfish Tchefuncte is a fried catfish fillet topped with creamy crawfish sauce served over seasoned rice with salad. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

TIVOLI & LEE The Hotel Modern, 2 Lee Circle, (504) 962-0909; www.tivoliandlee.com The deviled egg sandwich is made with house-made remoulade, local radishes and crispy chicken crackling on brioche. The fried catfish and

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

TOMMY’S WINE BAR 752 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 525-4790; www.tommysneworleans.com The veal piccata is topped with crabmeat and served with green beans and garlic mashed potatoes. A sauteed fish fillet is topped with grilled shrimp, roasted red peppers and beurre blanc and served with corn maque choux and julienne sweet potatoes. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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

TOUPS’ MEATERY 845 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 252-4999; www.toupsmeatery.com Lamb neck is served with mint chow chow and black-eyed pea salad. The Meatery Board features a selection of housecured meats and condiments. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

TOUT DE SUITE CAFE 347 Verret St., (504) 362-2264 Atchafalaya is a grilled buttermilk biscuit topped with crawfish etouffee, poached eggs and sauce piquant. A quinoa and goat cheese patty

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

TREY YUEN CUISINE OF CHINA 600 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 626-4476; 2100 N. Morrison Blvd., Hammond, (985) 345-6789; www.treyyuen.com Cantonese-inspired seafood and eggplant includes shrimp, scallops and crawfish stir-fried with Chinese eggplant in bean sauce. Honey-glazed pecan shrimp features Gulf shrimp in sweet cream sauce served with honey-roasted pecans and sesame seeds. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

TRU BURGER 8115 Oak St., (504) 218-5416; www.truburgernola.com The Uptown burger — with a choice of ground Angus, turkey or vegetable patty — is dressed with arugula, goat cheese, roasted tomatoes and garlic mayonnaise. The Truth burger is an Angus patty ground in-house and topped with Swiss cheese, fried thinsliced onions and house Tru sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

TUJAGUE’ S RESTAURANT 823 Decatur St., (504) 5258676; www.tujagues.com Tujague’s prix fixe dinner menu includes entree options such as the signature chicken bonne femme, prepared pan-fried and seasoned with garlic and parsley. Boiled brisket is accompanied by


Spring restaurant guide Creole horseradish sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

TWO TONYS SEAFOOD RESTAURANT 8536 Pontchartrain Blvd., (504) 282-0801; www.two-tonys.com The broiled seafood au gratin combines shrimp, crabmeat and Maine lobster in cheese sauce topped with shredded cheddar and Romano breadcrumbs. The Montalbano features chicken or veal topped with mozzarella cheese and Creole mushroom meuniere sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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

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

VACHERIE Hotel Ste. Marie, 827 Toulouse St., (504) 207-4532; www.vacherierestaurant.com Crawfish etouffee is served with Louisiana-grown Crowley jasmine rice. Deep-fried boudin-stuffed Cornish hen is served with braised collard greens. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

The sesame chicken salad is made with green onions, bell pepper, celery, dried cranberries and pecans and is available on a salad or a sandwich. The Uptown club has layers of sliced turkey, bacon, avocado, lettuce and tomato on a croissant or multigrain hoagie. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

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THE VELVET CACTUS 6300 Argonne Blvd., (504) 301-2083; www.thevelvetcactus.com The fried chicken burrito is stuffed with crispy chicken, paella-style saffron rice, black beans, sour cream, cheese and green chili sauce. Cochinita pibil is a Yucatan dish of braised pork and pickled red onions topped with pineapple salsa. No reservations. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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4411 Chastant St., Metairie, (504) 885-2984; 7839 St. Charles Ave., (504) 866-9313; www.vincentsitaliancuisine.com Veal and spinach canneloni features house-made pasta stuffed with ground veal, spinach and parmesan, which is baked on a bed of alfredo sauce and topped with red sauce. Creamy corn and crab bisque is served in a toasted bread cup. Reservations recommended. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $$

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

VERANDA RESTAURANT Intercontinental New Orleans, 444 St. Charles Ave., (504) 585-4383; www.icneworleans.com The grilled chicken pasta Laplace is served with andouille sausage and gulf shrimp. The garden wedge salad comes with garlic shrimp, Creole tomatoes, blue cheese and buttermilk dressing. Reservations recommended. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat.. Credit cards. $$

VIANNE’S TEA HOUSE 544 Girod St., Mandeville, (985) 624-5683; www.viannes.com Vianne’s offers complete tea service as well as a la cart items. Scones are baked daily in flavors including cherrywalnut, cinnamon spice, lemon poppyseed and blueberry, and they are served with house-made lemon curd, jam and clotted cream. a paneed breast of chicken tops a salad of mixed organic greens, sprouts, cucumbers, peanuts, tomatoes and mandarin orange segments. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.- Sun. 2:30 p.m. Credit cards. $

9201 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge, (504) 737-4610 Crawfish Veronica features sauteed crawfish tossed in cream sauce over angel hair pasta with veal or eggplant. Char-grilled oysters are cooked in butter with parmesan and Romano cheeses. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

VINE AND DINE 141 Delaronde St., (504) 3611402; www.vine-dine.com andouille and zucchini skewers come with corn maque choux made with tasso, onions and peppers. escargot are prepared in garlic butter and served in parmesan-crusted phyllo cups. No reservations. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

VINTAGE GARDEN KITCHEN 925 S. Labarre Road, Metairie, (504) 837-5105; Place St. Charles, 201 St. Charles Ave., second floor, phone n.a.; www.vintagegardenkitchen.org Served as either a salad, wrap or bowl (on top of pasta, rice or quinoa), Crunchy Thai features bell peppers, carrots, jicama, cucumber, scallions, peanuts, crunchy noodles, choice of greens and spicy peanut-lime vinaigrette. also available as a salad, wrap or bowl, the Middle eastern includes chickpeas, tomatoes, kalamata olives, feta, oven-dried tomatoes and lemon-tahini dressing. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $

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1413 Upperline St., (504) 8919822; www.upperline.com Upperline’s dining room is home to a collection of folk art and a menu of original and updated Creole dishes. Slowroasted duck comes with a peach-ginger or garlic-port sauce. Crispy p&J oysters are covered in St. Claude sauce. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Gambas barbacoas features jumbo gulf shrimp in spicy chorizo cream. Ensalada de remolochas combines roasted golden beets, candied goat cheese, glazed walnuts and baby spinach in curry vinaigrette. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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8-ounce custom-ground, grass-fed beef patty crusted in potato chips and topped with brie and caramelized onions. Sushi options include the Hyatt Roll, which combines crawfish, barbecued eel, spicy tuna, salmon, cucumber, avocado and eel sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Sat. Credit cards. $$

VOLEO’S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT 5134 Nunez St., Lafitte, (504) 689-2482 The Big Boy seafood platter serves two and features fish, shrimp, oysters, stuffed crabs, crab claws, stuffed shrimp, frogs’ legs and crawfish tails. Flounder Lafitte features fried flounder stuffed with provolone, crawfish, crabmeat and pecans and topped with cream sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon. and Wed.Sat. Credit cards. $$

VOODOO BBQ & GRILL Citywide; www.voodoobbqandgrill.com pulled pork is cooked for 14 hours over oak and pecan wood and served with two sides and garlicbuttered Texas toast. For a side, corn pudding is a cornbread souffle baked with whole sweet corn. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

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WOW CAFE Citywide; www.wowcafe.com Wings are available in various quantities and the sampler platter includes 3 pounds (18-24 pieces) and four sauces. The Shanghai shrimp po-boy features shrimp topped with Chinese chili-mustard sauce, ranch dressing, carrots, cucumbers and cilantro. The philly burger is topped with Monterey Jack cheese, grilled onions, peppers and mushrooms, lettuce and house-made ranch dressing and served on a toasted bun. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

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

WASABI 900 Frenchmen St., (504) 943-9433; 8550 Pontchartrain Blvd., (504) 267-3263; www.wasabinola.com The Marigny roll features chopped tuna, ginger, snow crab and crunchy flakes wrapped in rice paper. The firecracker roll combines tempura shrimp, spicy tuna, snow crab, jalapenos, cucumber and smelt roe and is served with the house spicy mayo. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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

WAYFARE 4510 Freret St., (504) 309-0069; www.wayfarenola.com The Knuckle is a sandwich of thin-sliced roast beef dressed with horseradish aioli, pickled onion, arugula and shoestring potato crisps on a pretzel bun. The Media Dia is a Cuban-style pressed sandwich filled with Black Forest ham, soppressata, orange mojo pork shoulder, charred onion, Swiss cheese, dill pickles, jalapeno, guasacaca and spicy mayo on pan de agua. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

The cafe offers a menu of burgers, sandwiches, salads and daily specials. In the evening, the pop-up restaurant Milkfish serves Filipino dishes such as kare kare, which is oxtail stewed with eggplant, toasted rice and peanut butter, served with jasmine rice, sauteed long beans and bok choy. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Wed.-Mon., brunch Fri.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

The Chocolate roll features spicy tuna, snow crab and crunchy tempura bits wrapped in sesame soybean paper and is topped with avocado and peppered tuna. The Lion roll is filled with tempura shrimp and snow crab and topped with crabstick and boiled shrimp. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

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YUKI IZAKAYA WHOLE FOODS MARKET 3420 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 888-8225; 5600 Magazine St., (504) 899-9119; www.wholefoodsmarket.com These markets offer a rotating selection of salads, baked goods, deli items, pizza and more. The spring vegetable salad combines roasted asparagus, portobello mushrooms and tomatoes. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

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

WIT’S INN 141 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-1600; www.witsinn.com The house-made corn and crab bisque is served with toasted bread sticks. The muffuletta pizza has an herb sauce base and is layered with ham, genoa salami, mortadella, provolone, olive salad and red sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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

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

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336 Camp St., (504) 592-0223; www.weltysdeli.com The Napa salad features mixed greens, wine-soaked cranberries, hardwood-smoked bacon, toasted walnuts, apples, blue cheese and sugar cane pepper jelly vinaigrette. The New Orleans aK (after Katrina) sandwich is assembled with a choice of four deli meats and cheddar, Swiss, pepper Jack and provolone cheeses on a warm muffuletta bun. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

3000 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 8663683; www.collegeinn1933.com The crispy boudin sausage cakes are served over baby lettuce, drizzled with pepper jelly vinaigrette and topped with a poached egg pulled from the restaurant’s own coop. The tomato salad is topped with aged balsamic vinegar, extravirgin olive oil, fresh basil, purple onions and blue cheese. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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

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Z’OTZ COFFEEHOUSE 8210 Oak St., (504) 861-2224; www.facebook.com/zotzcafe Flaky croissants are stuffed with spinach and feta cheese or ham and cheese. Other options include Cajun meat pies, bagels and vegan pastries. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Cash only. $

ZACHARY’S RESTAURANT 902 Coffee St., Mandeville, (985) 626-7008; www.zacharys985.com Chef Zachary Watters prepares changing gulf seafood specials. Braised beef short rib osso buco is served over turnip mash with a root vegetable medley. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

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

ZARA’S MARKET 2042 Prytania St., (504) 523-3658; 4838 Prytania St., 895-0581; www.zarasmarket.com These grocery stores’ deli counters offer sandwiches and hot plates. There’s a fried catfish platter, and the seafood platter includes fried oysters, shrimp and catfish; both come with fries and salad. Corn and crab chowder is made in house. No reservations. 4838 prytania St.: breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily; 2042 prytania St.: breakfast, lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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

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610 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 324-8000; www.winoschool.com The wine bar and shop offers a menu of small plates. Red pepper jelly with goat cheese is one of the most popular items. The three dip plate includes hummus, tapenade and bruschetta. No Reservations. Lunch and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

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childhood, Lesem works Dentist Deborah hard to make Lesem cleans every child’s visit patients’ teeth a positive one. herself. “We let kids PHoTo By CHERyL GERBER come and see their parents have their teeth cleaned and examined,” she says. “I let them spray the water and touch all the instruments. I get them involved. It’s all in the approach.” At the end of the visit, children receive a toothbrush and sparkle toothpaste and get to pick out a toy. New patients can expect an hour-anda-half appointment. Routine visits usually last about 40 minutes. Lesem prides herself on her office’s punctuality; the average patient wait is about 10 minutes. “(Patients) have schedules too,” she says. Lesem instructs patients to brush at least twice a day, floss daily, and avoid soft drinks, sports drinks and fruit juices because of their sugar content and acidic pH, which wears away enamel. She says day-to-day vigilance is the best way to ward off dental problems and prioritizes educating her patients about the important of regular maintenance. “The way I treat my patients is the way I would want to be treated,” she says. “We take our time and do it right.”

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JosE BaLLi (citywide; www.joseballi.com) recently opened a new location of his jewelry store in the French Quarter at 621 Chartres St. Dio BikEs (4208 Erato St., 504-265-0882; www.facebook.com/dio.bikes) holds the 10.5-mile Cannonball Mash race at noon April 20. The free race includes a new Micargi track bike among its prizes for winners. Visit the Facebook page for more information.

All clothes and shoes are 75 percent off at GLEnn MichaEL saLon (1623 Metairie Road, Metairie, 504-828-6848; www.glennmichaelsalon.com).

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r. Deborah Lesem (Deborah E. Lesem Family Dentistry, 100 Robert E. Blvd., 504-2863880; www.drlesem.com) provides a personal touch at her family dental practice. “I do all the cleanings myself,” says Lesem, who began her practice 21 years ago. “We don’t double book, and I’m in there the whole time. I get to learn about my patients better.” A personalized experience in a relaxed atmosphere is the best way to get patients to adhere to a schedule of biannual dentist visits and practice good dental habits at home, Lesem says. Located in a beachy cottage, Lesem’s Lakeview practice treats patients of all ages. In addition to cleanings and exams, she does cosmetic fillings, root canals, bonding, crowns and dentures. Cosmetic bonding is less invasive than veneers or crowns and more costeffective for many people. Lesem also sells professional strength at-home bleaching kits (the method she prefers over in-office bleaching, which can result in tooth sensitivity) and makes custom night guards for teeth grinding, a stress-related issue she sees often. “We do all aspects of family dentistry from getting you out of pain to getting you to gorgeous, and we do accept and file most dental insurances,” she says. Because healthy habits begin in

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Masters of ceremonies A.J. Allegra and Jamie Wax with Honorary Theater Chairperson Tari Hohn.

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Sidney Arroyo with longtime friend and fellow performer Luis Q. Barroso, who received a Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Dillard University’s Raymond Vrazel and Martin Bradford accepted the award for Best University Production.

Gambit political editor Clancy DuBos and Gambit publisher Margo DuBos with New Orleans Museum of Art director Susan Taylor (center), who accepted the Business Recognition Award on behalf of the museum.

Theater Person of the Year and Best Actress in a Drama winner Aimee Hayes with Richard Mayer who won Best Actor in a Drama .

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy winner Michael P. Sullivan with Kate Kuen, who won Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy.

he Foundation for Entertainment, Development and Education (FEDE) announced winners for theater performances in 2012 at the 25th Annual Big Easy Theater Awards March 25 at Harrah’s New Orleans. Special honors included a Lifetime Achievement Award for Luis Q. Barroso, an actor, director, producer and educator. Southern Rep artistic director Aimee Hayes was named Theater Person of the Year and won Best Actress in a Drama for her role as Blanche in A Streetcar Named Desire. Jefferson Performing Arts Society’s The Light in the Piazza captured five awards, including Best Musical and Best Director of a Musical, which went to Butch Caire. Southern Rep’s production of A Streetcar Named Desire won four awards, including Best Drama. The NOLA Project’s A Behanding in Spokane won Best Comedy. Proceeds from this event benefit the FEDE, which awards grants to support arts education and development. It distributed $23,500 to local arts and education organizations in 2012. The awards were sponsored by Gambit, Harrah’s New Orleans, Adler’s Jewelry, Abita Beer, Ketel One and Crown Royal.

Anthony Bean Community Theater’s Anthony Bean with Harold Evans.


2013 big easy THEATER AWARDS

Lifetime Achievement Award Luis Q. Barroso Theater Person of the Year Aimee Hayes Business Recognition Award New Orleans Museum of Art

Best Director of a Drama Mark Routhier Balm in Gilead NOLA Project/Cripple Creek Theatre Co. Best Director of a Comedy Emilie Whelan Lysistrata Cripple Creek Theatre Co. Best Musical Director Dennis Assaf The Light in the Piazza Best Supporting Actress in a Musical Ariel Assaf The Light in the Piazza

Special Recognition Award Mike Harkins for Sound Design

Best Supporting Actor in a Musical Richard Arnold The Light in the Piazza

THEATER AWARDS

Best Actress in a Musical Elizabeth Argus Sunset Boulevard Summer Lyric Theatre at Tulane University

Best Musical The Light in the Piazza Jefferson Performing Arts Society (JPAS) Best Drama A Streetcar Named Desire Southern Rep Best Comedy A Behanding in Spokane NOLA Project Best Director of a Musical Butch Caire The Light in the Piazza

Ian Hoch and Ashley Ricord Santos won Best Supporting Actor in a Drama and Best Supporting Actress in a Drama, respectively.

Foundation for Entertainment, Development and Education board member Juli Miller Hart and Harrah’s New Orleans’ Karol Brandt.

Best Actor in a Musical Lucas Harms Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson Harms Way Theatre Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Ashley Ricord Santos A Streetcar Named Desire Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Ian Hoch Balm in Gilead

Jump Jive & Wail: The Music of Louis Prima! won the award for Best Original Work of Theater.

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Theater Awards Honorary Chairperson Tari Hohn

Jefferson Performing Arts Society’s production of The Light in the Piazza won five awards including Best Supporting Actor in a Musical for Richard Arnold (left), Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for Ariel Assaf and Best Musical Director for Dennis Assaf.

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John Grimsley kept a promise and presented Luis Q. Barroso with the Lifetime Achievement Award in the buff.

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Chris Kaminstein and Will Bowling performed an excerpt from their one-act play Instant Misunderstanding.

Best Actress in a Drama Aimee Hayes A Streetcar Named Desire

Best Actor in a Drama Richard Mayer Red Light Winter Broken Glass Productions

Lucas Harms won Best Actor in a Musical for his role in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson. Jackson

Emilie Whelan won Best Director of a Comedy for Lysistrata.

Jeffery Roberson with Best Director of a Drama Mark Routhier and Best Actor in a Comedy Ricky Graham.

Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Michael P. Sullivan The Divine Sister Theatre 13/Magna Puella Best Actress in a Comedy Kerry Cahill Lysistrata

Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy

Best Actor in a Comedy

Kate Kuen As You Like It NOLA Project/NOMA

Ricky Graham Shirley Valentine Southern Rep

Renee Gaubert and Jennifer Culicchia served cocktails from sponsors Ketel One and Crown Royal.

Gambit editor Kevin Allman conducted red carpet interviews and staffer Lauren LaBorde live tweeted the event @BigEasyAwards.

Best Original Work of Theater Jump, Jive & Wail: The Music of Louis Prima! The Stage Door Canteen at the National WWII Museum Best University Production Two Trains Running Dillard University

Anything Goes Summer Lyric Theatre at Tulane University Best Set Design Bill Walker A Streetcar Named Desire Best Lighting Design

Best Ensemble Kiss Kiss Julie ArtSpot Productions

Su Gonczy Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson Best Costume Design

Best Choreography Diane Lala

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Lakefront dining

    Soon there will be new dining options  on the New Orleans lakefront as two new  waterfront restaurants take shape.      Blue Crab Restaurant & Oyster Bar  (7900 Lakeshore Drive, phone n.a.; www. thebluecrabnola.com) has been in the  works since 2011 along the canal connecting West End marinas to Lake Pontchartrain. Blue Crab manager Kent Burgess  says it should open in a month.      Chef and manager David DeFelice  says Brisbi’s Lakefront Restaurant & Bar (7400 Lakeshore Drive, phone n.a.)  also is on track to open in a month.       “It will be a casual restaurant with higher  points of food and service,” DeFelice says.  “It’s not going to be the same old New Orleans fried and boiled seafood. We’ll have  five types of fish in the kitchen every day  and take a more contemporary approach.”     DeFelice is a member of the family  that runs Pascal’s Manale Restaurant  (1838 Napoleon Ave., 504-895-4877),  and he says the oyster bar at Brisbi’s is  modeled after the stand-up bar at that  Uptown institution.  page 89

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Eyes on the pies

Greg Augarten and Michael Friedman opened Pizza Delicious.

A former pop-up puts all the pieces together. By Ian McNulty 

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et a few pizza geeks together and conversation can sound  more like a mix of forensic engineering and anthropology  than table talk.     There are issues of crust rigidity and pliancy as slices are  lifted from the pan and diners pinch and fold; there are ratios  of sauce to cheese to toppings; and even “hole structure”  — bubbles in the crust. Moreover, there’s how a particular  specimen reflects regional traditions or responds to someone’s  Platonic pizza ideal.      This sort of talk bounces all around the cinderblock walls at  Pizza Delicious, a specialized and detail-driven pizzeria carved  into a Bywater warehouse. It’s a destination spot few people are  likely to just stumble upon, but that hardly matters — the Pizza  Delicious reputation precedes the restaurant by miles.      Greg Augarten and Michael Friedman started Pizza Delicious in 2010 as a once-a-week, takeout-only pop-up in a  nearby catering kitchen. These New York transplants modeled  their pies on the thin-crust exemplars they missed from home,  and the chord they struck was as clear as the line of customers  snaking out the door. The cachet of underground eats may have  contributed to the initial appeal, but enough people were sold  on the actual goods to answer the call when Pizza Delicious  started a crowd-funding campaign to equip a restaurant and  go mainstream. 

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    The space is small and loud but comfortable enough, in a postindustrial, cement-and-cypress way that fits the new Bywater style  (don’t mind the people wheeling 10-speed bicycles through the  dining room; they’re employees). There are quality draft beers and  well-chosen, inexpensive wines, and although the menu is short  on options it’s long on quality. Daily salads are fresh and pastas  often are handmade. Both far exceed pizza parlor standards.      The menu offers a handful of possible pizza topping combinations  each day. I was excited to see the bushel of kale loaded on one pie,  but less thrilled when it all slid off slices that quickly grew soggy.  But lightly loaded and at its best, the Pizza Delicious crusts strike  the golden mean between crisp and chewy, a balance that’s more  complex than simply being thin and is essential to this style of pie.  There’s a crunch, but then the bite pulls into soft elasticity, bringing along cheese and mildly tart sauce.     Slices are handy, but to experience Pizza Delicious eat a whole  pie through its entire lifespan — hot from the oven when the cheese  is gooey, a little later as the grease settles in, and then a cold slice  lifted from the leftovers box and reheated the following day.      Each phase has its own particular pleasure, and it’s the  particulars that elevate everyday pizza to something worth talking  about. At my table at Pizza Delicious, that talk invariably gets  around to when we can pay another visit. 

2011 Secateurs Chenin Blanc Swartland, South africa $14 retail

Produced by the highly acclaimed A.A.  Badenhorst Family Winery in the western  Cape’s Swartland region, this wine was  made with grapes primarily from the family’s farm with some fruit from neighboring  vineyards. The grape plants average 40  years old, and hand-harvested grapes  ferment in concrete tanks with a portion  fermented in French  oak casks. The wine  rested on its lees  seven months to allow  for prolonged skin  contact. In the glass,  it offers aromas of  grapefruit, orange  blossom, lemon zest  and flinty notes. On  the palate, the medium-bodied wine  exhibits crisp citrus and melon flavors,  honey nuances and a stony minerality.  Drink it with fish, shellfish, light meats and  game dishes such as rabbit cassoulet,  veal stew, pork sliders and roast quail with  boudin stuffing, pasta dishes, Asian cuisines and mild cheeses. Buy it at: Keife &  Co. Drink it at: Serendipity.

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interview     “But here, the customer at the oyster  bar will be facing a window, so you can  look over the shucker’s shoulder and right  down the main channel where the boats  come up,” he says.        The restaurant is elevated, like Blue  Crab, and will have a covered deck  extending from its main dining room and  bar. Boaters will be able to tie up at docks  below, which lead to a ground level deck  where Brisbi’s will present live music. Seasonal seafood boils and other events also  are part of the program, DeFelice says.      Brisbi’s and Blue Crab join Landry’s Seafood (800 Lakeshore Drive, 504283-1010; www.landrysseafood.com),  a Houston-based regional chain with a  location on the lakefront. Together, they  augur a revival of sorts for a part of the city  that was once a magnet for family dining  along the lake.     “We’re glad that Blue Crab will be here  too, because the more traffic the better,”  DeFelice says. “We’re just excited to be  bringing something back to the lakefront again.”

New chef at Atchafalaya

B r e w M A S t er A n D F o u n D er , B Ayo u t eC H e B r e w i n g

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arlos Knott started Bayou Teche Brewing (www.bayoutechebrewing.com) in 2009 at his family’s farm in Arnaudville, a small town in Acadiana  near Lafayette. Bayou Teche beers usually have some overt connection to  traditional Louisiana foods, and it calls its latest, Saison d’Ecrevisses, a “crawfish  season” ale. It’s part of the brewery’s Lagniappe Series of specialty beers, which  soon will include a coffee beer.   Where did the idea for food-specific beers come from? Knott: Some years back, I went to this great wine store in Lafayette, Philippe’s,  and asked the owner about a wine to go with a gumbo we were making. He said,  “You don’t drink wine with gumbo, you drink beer.” So I went home with this German pilsner, and I started thinking, “Why am I drinking a German beer with this  food?” Why don’t we have our own Louisiana beer for Louisiana food? It’s really  all Belgian and northern French and some old German styles that we’re modeling our beers after, and that’s because they’re intended to go with Louisiana  food, which is closer to food from those parts of Europe. Do you ever worry the Louisiana focus could limit the appeal in other markets? K: Most microbrews reflect the passions of their owners and their employees.  Our thing is Louisiana culture, and we’re always trying to find ways to preserve  and promote that. Our beer is sold all over now, so people respond to it. And you  travel to meet with distributors in these other states, and when they take you out  for a meal it’s like Olive Garden or T.G.I. Friday’s. So it just shows you again how  we have to appreciate and take care of what we have here. One could argue that any beer is crawfish beer. What makes your new brew special? K: When you eat boiled crawfish, you have all this fat and salt and spice coating  your palate. So this is a beer we crafted to stand up to that onslaught. It’s a little  more carbonated, so those bubbles kind of scour your mouth and reset the  palate a bit. And we put them in these big 22-ounce bombers (bottles), so at the  boil, you don’t have to go to the cooler as often. — IAN MCNULTY

we want to keep what brought us to the  dance,” Tocco says.     Atchafalaya serves dinner daily, lunch  Tuesday through Friday and brunch Saturday and Sunday. 

High Hat drinks

    The kitchen at the Deep South-meetsCreole diner High Hat Cafe (4500  Freret St., 504-754-1336; www.highhatcafe.com) prides itself on a handmade  approach. So does the bar. Restaurant  manager Ryan Iriarte is always mixing  new cocktail ingredients, cocktail recipes  and even unique soft drinks.      Last fall, he and bartender Lauren Holton started a series of cocktail  events called High Hat After Hours,  which basically turns the restaurant into  a craft cocktail bar for a night after the  kitchen closes.      The next edition is scheduled for  Satruday, running from 10 p.m. to about 1  a.m. Sunday. Look for the “garden party,”  made with basil-infused vodka, tequila,  tomato shrub (a fruit, sugar and vinegar  concoction), cucumber bitters and hibiscus liqueur, which Iriarte describes as a 

more refreshing rendition of the Bloody  Mary. There’s also a cocktail based on  “ants on a log,” the celery, peanut butter  and raisin lunchbox treat.     The kitchen will offer a few basic bar  snacks. The restaurant’s regular drinks  selection also will be available.  

FIVE spOts FOr HOt tAmALEs

Fleury of Wings 5339 Franklin Ave., (504) 302-9675 Formerly Merlin’s, the same family  recipe lives on here.

Guillory’s Grocery & Meat Market 3708 Derbigny St., Metairie, (504) 833-1390 Tamales are available by the halfdozen or in a po-boy. 

High Hat Cafe 4500 Freret St., (504) 754-1336 www.highhatcafe.com A Delta-style tamale is bigger and  leaner than the local model.

Lemonade Parade 4709 S. Carrollton Ave., phone n.a. At the former home of Manuel’s,  this shop offers a version of the  old favorite.   

R&0 Restaurant 216 Hammond Hwy., Metairie, (504) 831-1248 Tamales are an unexpected find  amid seafood and pizza.

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    Taste at the Lake, a civic-minded  food festival, returns to Lakeview on Saturday, bringing restaurants, caterers and  other vendors together from across the  neighborhood and around the metro area.  Now in its third year, Taste at the Lake  is held outdoors at the West Lakeshore  Center (135 Robert E. Lee Blvd.), from  6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit  a project to install light fixtures along  Lakeview’s New Basin Canal Park. The  event features bands, an open bar and  food options ranging from neighborhood  standbys like Lakeview Harbor to the  downtown fine dining restaurant Le Foret.  Tickets begin at $50. Visit www.tasteatthelake.com for details. 

“(Alvin) Leung’s most famous dish is Sex  On The Beach, a pink condom fashioned  from starches on biscuit crumb ‘sand’  with the hot-and-numbing effect of Sichuan peppercorns and, er, chef’s special  sauce of condensed milk. ... It’s like eating deconstructed porno cheesecake.” — Marina O’Loughlin, restaurant critic  for England’s the guardian newspaper, from a review of Hong Kong chef  Leung’s new restaurant Bo London.  

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    Atchafalaya (901 Louisiana Ave., 504891-9626; www.atchafalayarestaurant.com) has a new chef, its third in about  15 months, but there’s more continuity  behind the kitchen changes than meets  the eye.      Chris Lynch, a former chef de cuisine at  Emeril’s Restaurant (800 Tchoupitoulas  St., 504-528-9393; www.emerilsrestaurants.com), recently took over for Baruch Rabasa, who left Atchafalaya around the  new year for personal reasons.      Both Lynch and Rabasa had impressive  turns at Meson 923, an initially promising  but erratic Warehouse District restaurant that has since closed. Lynch was  the first executive chef at Meson 923,  and Rabasa was his sous chef. Lynch  departed less than a year after Meson  923’s debut in 2010, and Rabasa took  his position. In late 2011, Rabasa left and  went to Atchafalaya.      In the meantime, Lynch ran the kitchen  at Jimmy J’s Cafe (115 Chartres St.,  504-309-9360; www.jimmyjscafe.com),  a 24-hour diner in the French Quarter that  marked an unconventional career turn  for a veteran of high-profile restaurants in  New York and New Orleans.      “I’ve been doing a lot of different cooking, doing Jimmy J’s, doing some private  chef jobs, but now I’m excited to be coming back again and doing my thing,” Lynch  says of his new post.      Lynch and Rabasa shared a similarly  modern culinary style during their tenures  at Meson 923, one that is markedly different than the cooking at Atchafalaya.  But Rabasa was able to add some of his  dishes while retaining Atchafalaya’s popular items, and restaurant owner Anthony Tocco says that’s the same approach  they’ll use as Lynch begins to work his  own style into the menu.     “We’re really excited to have a chef of  Chris’ caliber here, but at the same time 

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comfy and fun and good one, and to be able to work together so much,” she says. “Some people don’t like working together, but we love it. We met doing a play back in 2000, so we’ve kind of always worked together.” Although she’s done a lot of things since, she is still mostly recognized from her breakout Will & Grace role. She says she was particularly popular in Australia, where she did a similar show to the Broadway at NOCCA concert with host Seth Rudetsky. “I was like Madonna in Australia. They f-cking love Will & Grace and they love the character of Karen. I think that’s great. It’s fantastic. It’s completely fair — that’s the main thing I’ve done that millions and millions people watched when millions and millions of people watched network television, which they don’t anymore. And it’s still on in syndication,” she says. “I’m thankful for it. It’s opened so many doors for me for the rest of my career.” Mullally also has appeared in Broadway musicals and in plays in Los Angeles and in Chicago. Before Will & Grace, she played Marty in the 1994 revival of Grease, and she appeared in the 1995 revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying opposite Matthew Broderick. Her most recent Broadway role was in the 2007 musical adaptation of Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein as Elizabeth, Madeline Kahn’s role. Growing up, Mullally was interested in all types of performance.

“I sort of sprang from Megan Mullally and Seth the womb in a top hat Rudetsky chat during a break in and tap shoes and a little her informal concert. cane ready to sing and pHOTO BY KuRT SNEDDON dance for the people,” she says. Megan Mullally Recently, Mullally APRIL 7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. sold a half-hour scripted comedy series to IFC, Saturday she just wrapped season NOCCA, Lupin Hall five of Children’s Hospital 2800 Chartres St. and did another episode of Happy Endings. (800) 838-3006 She’s preparing for Anwww.broadwaynola.com napurna, which opens April 20, and will conTickets $50-$100, plus tinue touring with Nancy fees (vIp tickets include a and Beth — the duo has meet and greet reception a spot in the upcoming after the 9:30 p.m. show) Sasquatch! music festival in Washington. “But the main thing I’m excited about is Nick and I have a nice vacation coming up. We haven’t had one in a long time,” she says. The couple is considering going to Australia. “The water there is so beautiful ... and (Australians) are nice people. They’re not at war so everyone’s in a good mood.”

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espite being a two-time Emmy Award winner, Megan Mullally is taking traditional routes to promote her new band, Nancy and Beth. One time, Mullally and her band mate — actress Stephanie Hunt (Friday Night Lights), who had her ukulele in tow — handed out flyers on a street corner in a part of West Hollywood nicknamed “Gay Town” to draw an audience for a show. “I love the sort of grassroots feel of it,” Mullally says. “We have to work from the ground up like anyone else. And nobody gives a shit — it’s actually a point against me that I’m an actress who was on a popular sitcom. We have to work against that to establish ourselves as a legitimate band that has its own appeal besides my acting career.” The duo discovered their musical chemistry on the set of the indie movie Somebody Up There Likes Me, and since then they’ve been doing shows in Los Angeles and a handful of other cities. Although their repertoire mostly consists of choreographed covers of up-tempo songs from the 1930s through the ’50s, the duo recently garnered Internet notoriety for covering a more contemporary song — Riskay’s “Smell Yo Dick,” a crass interrogation of a partner suspected of infidelity. Mullally performs solo at NOCCA Saturday and the format includes an informal onstage interview. She says her setlist for the NOCCA show consists of Broadway songs, standards and “songs that no one’s heard yet, or sort of funny, dirty blues songs.” Ever since her Emmy-winning role as the acerbic Karen Walker in the NBC series Will & Grace, Mullally has been seen in everything from a ubiquitous “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter” commercial to the cult favorite, but short-lived, Starz series Party Down. She’s on Adult Swim’s Childrens Hospital and has had recurring roles on 30 Rock, Happy Endings and Parks and Recreation, where she plays the ex-wife of Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman). The characters shared a memorable sex scene at a restaurant that may have been aided by their real-life chemistry — Offerman and Mullally are married. The couple collaborates frequently. Besides Parks and Recreation, they’ve been in movies together (Offerman co-produced Somebody Up There Likes Me), Nancy and Beth opens for Offerman’s touring American Ham show, and they’re currently rehearsing for a production of the two-person play Annapurna, to be staged in Los Angeles. “Nick and I are so fortunate to have, first of all the relationship we have, which I think is an unusually

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he New Orleans Film Society (NOFS) created FilmOrama when several of the theaters that screened independent and art house films were dark. “The first year, there was no Canal Place or Chalmette Movies,” says NOFS artistic director John Desplas. The film society partnered with The Prytania Theatre to run a varied slate of films for a week. “It’s turned into a mini spring film festival,” Desplas says. This year’s FilmOrama (April 5-11) includes classic and cult films as well as recent documentaries and foreign films. The classics include the 1967 French film exploring masochism Belle de Jour and Federico Fellini’s 8 1/2. For cult classics, there’s Eraserhead and John Waters’ Pink Flamingos. Getting Back to Abnormal is a new documentary about race and politics in New Orleans. Other highlights include On the Road, starring Kristen Stewart, Sam Riley and Kirsten Dunst. Several filmmakers will attend screenings. Visit www.neworleansfilmsociety.org for schedule and details.

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Harris Glenn Milstead was best known as Divine, the obese drag queen created by and star of John Waters’ early trash camp films, particularly Pink Flamingos and Female Trouble. Divine helped make Waters’ career as well. In I Am Divine, director Jeffrey Schwarz chronicles Milstead’s life, both as and beyond the persona of Divine. He interviews Milstead extensively, as well as his mother and high school girlfriend. Milstead became a hairdresser before he embraced Waters’ vision of Divine, a figure who embodied glamour and vulgarity simultaneously. And he later tried to escape the character and pursue other roles. Waters and Milstead lived in the same Baltimore neighborhood, and they became friends. For his films, Waters’ vision of Divine was a departure from the drag scene that already existed in Baltimore. Waters pushed Milstead to create an angry and forceful persona and to revel in his obesity, performing in costumes particularly unflattering to a large man. The trashy side reached its pinnacle at the end of Pink Flamingos in a scene in which Divine ate dog poop. It immortalized Divine and the film’s cult status and overshadowed Milstead’s career for most of his life. But Divine became famous and very popular in gay culture. Milstead moved to San Francisco and then to New York. He had a brief musical career, but as long as there were screen roles for Divine, he took them.

What Divine wanted, however, was to be a character actor and take on all sorts of roles. In Waters’ Hairspray, he starred as Tracy Turnblad’s (Ricki Lake) mother — neither a glamorous nor starring role; a sort of demotion. But he received great reviews, and it opened doors for him. I Am Divine offers a full perspective on his strangely charmed life. It screens at 9:45 p.m. Friday and is followed by Pink Flamingos at midnight.

Room 237

One of the signs of the success of Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining is the way it has attracted a certain type of devoted fan: conspiracy theorists. Room 237, named for a cursed room in the resort hotel in the story, is about those conspiracies and it’s a very entertaining dive into the theories and obsessions of film geeks and critics. What most of them have in common is a very strong reaction to some peripheral aspect or meta-interpretation of the film and a dedication to viewing it over and over to identify hidden signs. They unearth some amusing insights. Some of them seem like harmless continuity flaws — when filmmakers mistakenly move furniture or actors’ hair or clothing change as scenes are shot over and reshot or bits of several takes are edited together. Others are less obviously explicable. Some people are convinced Kubrick helped create fake scenes of Apollo moon landings, and that he confessed to this via all sorts of signs placed in The Shining. In one scene, Danny wears a sweater that shows a rocket and the word “Apollo” on it. Many of the theories gravitate to subjects popular with conspiracy theorists, including fraudulent space travel and Adolf Hitler and the Holocaust. The theorists are a determined and mentally agile bunch, which makes the film entertaining. But regardless of how convincing the theories are, Room 237 would be better without all the gratuitous clips from Eyes Wide Shut, a forgettable Kubrick film that hasn’t spawned much interest in scouring through multiple viewings. Room 237 screens at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, followed at 9:30 p.m. by The Shining.

Like Someone in Love

Like Someone in Love is an intriguing film about misunderstandings surrounding an older man’s connection to a young woman, who pays for college through prostitution. It was created in eight weeks on a $5 million budget by Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami, who won a Palme

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Bayou Beer Garden — Ron Hotstream, 8:30

Nervous Duane, 6

Bombay Club — Linnzi Zaorski, 9:30

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Vernel Bagneris, 8 & 10

Buffa’s Lounge — Royal Rounders, 8

Spotted Cat — Casual Baby, 3; Panorama Jazz Band, 6; Davis Rogan Band, 10

Cafe Negril — Jamey St. Pierre & the Honeycreepers, 7

Three Muses — Kristina Morales, 6; Mumbles, 9

Carrollton Station — Lynn Drury Band, 10 Chickie Wah Wah — Beth McKee, 9 Circle Bar — Debauche, Salt Wives, 10 Columbia Street Rock ’N’ Blues Cafe — Tyler Kinchen & the Right Pieces, 9:30 Davenport Lounge — Jeremy Davenport, 9 d.b.a. — John Boutte, 8; Little Freddie King, 11 Dew Drop Social and Benevolent Hall — Johnny Sansone & John Fohl, 6:30 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Cool Coyote, 10 Fulton on Tap — Mia Borders & Peter Fuller, 11 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 House of Blues — Who’s Bad, 9 Howlin’ Wolf — Big Easy Roller Girls’ Solid Gold Dance Off fundraiser feat. Lagniappe Brass Band & Gangbusters, 10; imagineIAM, Young Hedons, Fuji Pop, 10

Jimmy’s Music Club — Bring Back Jimmy’s concert feat. Jenn Attaway & the Unnaturals, The Local Skank, Stephie & the Whitesox, 6 Le Bon Temps Roule — Unnaturals, 10:30 Maple Leaf Bar — New Orleans Suspects, 10:30 NOCCA Riverfront — Megan Mullally, 7:30 & 9:30 Oak — Jon Roniger, 9 Old Point Bar — Dana Abbott, 9:30 One Eyed Jacks — Denton Hatcher, Carrie Hudson, Micah McKee, 10 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Lionel Ferbos & Palm Court Jazz Band, 7:30 Prytania Bar — Brass Bed, 9 Ritz-Carlton — Catherine Anderson, 1 Rivershack Tavern — John Lisi & Delta Funk, 10 Rock ’N’ Bowl — Bonerama, L’Angelus, 9:30 Saturn Bar — Vox & the Hound, Gold & the Rush, Its, 9 Siberia — Good Children,

Tommy’s Wine Bar — Julio & Caesar, 10

SUNDAY 7 Banks Street Bar — NOLA County, 3; Ron Hotstream & the F-Holes, 9 Bayou Beer Garden — Mikey B, 5

Tipitina’s — Youth Music Workshop feat. Khris Royal & Dark Matter, 1

MoNDAY 8 Banks Street Bar — South Jones & Friends, 9 BJ’s Lounge — King James & the Special Men, 10 BMC — Lil’ Red & Big Bad, 6 Chickie Wah Wah — Jon Cleary, 8 Circle Bar — Missy Meatlocker, 6 Columns Hotel — David Doucet, 8

Bombay Club — Tony Seville, 7

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Buffa’s Lounge — Some Like it Hot!, 11 a.m.

Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — John Fohl, 9:30

Chickie Wah Wah — Nick Moss, 8

Hard Rock Cafe — The Soul Acoustic, 9

Circle Bar — Micah McKee & Little Maker, 6 Columns Hotel — Chip Wilson, 11 a.m. d.b.a. — Palmetto Bug Stompers, 6; Mahayla, 10 Exactly Legends — Louisiana Organ Procurement Agency benefit concert feat. 90 to Nothing, Weathered & Bag of Donuts, 1 Funky Pirate — Blues Masters feat. Big Al Carson, 8:30 Hangar 13 — Consortium of Genius, Bloomin’ Onions, 8 Howlin’ Wolf Den — Hot 8 Brass Band, 10 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Germaine Bazzle & Paul Longstreth, 8 Maple Leaf Bar — Joe Krown Trio feat. Walter “Wolfman” Washington & Russell Batiste, 10:30 Old Point Bar — Tom Witek Sextet, 7 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Lucien Barbarin & Palm Court Jazz Band, 7:30 Ralph’s on the Park — Joe Krown, 11 a.m. Ritz-Carlton — Armand St. Martin, 10:30 a.m.; Catherine Anderson, 2 Roosevelt Hotel (Blue Room) — James Rivers Movement, 11 a.m. Siberia — SAAG, Raymond “Moose” Jackson, Ian Stewart, Killeen Foundry, Rex Gregory, Chris Lane, 7 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Gregory Agid, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Rights of Swing, 3; Kristina Morales & the Bayou Shufflers, 6; Pat Casey & the New Sounds, 10

Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Gerald French & the Original Tuxedo Jazz Band, 8 Maple Leaf Bar — Papa Grows Funk, 10:30 Old Point Bar — Brent Walsh Trio feat. Romy Kaye, 7

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Preservation Hall — Preservation Hall Living Legends feat. Maynard Chatters, 8 Siberia — Merchandise, White Lung, Glish, DJ Wesley Stokes, 9 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro — Charmaine Neville, 8 & 10 Spotted Cat — Sarah McCoy & the Oopsie Daisies, 4; Dominick Grillo & the Frenchmen Street All-Stars, 6; Kristina Morales & the Bayou Shufflers, 10 Three Muses — Washboard Rodeo, 7

clASSicAl/ coNcertS Lusher Charter School — Goldring Theater, 7315 Willow St., (504) 862-5110; www.lusherschool.org — Thu: “Synchromy” feat. Sam Kohler and Jamie Koffler, Greater New Orleans Youth Symphony members, and Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra members, 6 Parker United Methodist Church — 1130 Nashville Ave., (504) 895-1222; www.parkerchurch.net — Sun: George Bozeman, 4 Trinity Episcopal Church — 1329 Jackson Ave., (504) 522-0276; www.trinitynola.com — Tue: Organ & Labyrinth Organ Recital feat. Albinas Prizgintas, 6; Fri: Bach Around the Clock Festival, 7; Sun: Tyrone Chambers II, Wilfred Delphin, The Lerato String Quartet, 5

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Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Leroy Jones Quintet, 8; Free Agents Brass Band, 11:59

Tipitina’s — Shamarr Allen & the Underdawgz, 10

Three Muses — Raphael & Norbert, 5:30; Debbie Davis, 8

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G.I. JOE: RETALIATION (PG-13) — the g.i. Joe team (Channing tatum, bruce willis, Dwayne Johnson) faces threats from a past enemy and from the U.s. government. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY (PG-13) — the film is the first installment of peter Jackson’s adaptation of the J.r.r. tolkien fantasy. Entergy IMAX THE HOST (PG-13) — the sci-fi film adapted from Twilight author stephenie meyer’s novel centers around parasitic aliens who have invaded earth. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 HURRICANE ON THE BAYOU (NR) — the film tells the story of Hurricane Katrina and the impact that louisiana’s disappearing wetlands has on hurricane protection. Entergy IMAX IDENTITY THIEF (R) — a man (Jason bateman) travels to florida to confront the person who stole his identity, a bawdy, unapologetic con artist (melissa mcCarthy). AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 THE INCREDIBLE BURT WONDERSTONE (PG-13) — steve Carell and steve buscemi play magicians who attempt to salvage their stale act with a dangerous stunt. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 JACK & THE GIANT SLAYER (PG-13) — a farmhand inadvertently opens a portal between his realm and a race of giants, rekindling an ancient war. AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 9 THE LAST REEF: CITIES BENEATH THE SEA (NR) — the documentary explores exotic coral reefs and vibrant

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Argo meets TV’s Mad Men in No, an engaging, Directed by Pablo Larrain Oscar-nominated political thriller from Chilean Starring Gael Garcia director Pablo Larrain. No tells the fictionalized Bernal, Alfredo Castro and story of Rene Saavedra (Gael Garcia Bernal), Antonia Zegers an advertising man in 1988 Chile who uses techniques borrowed from American TV to Limited release power an election campaign that would topple dictator Augusto Pinochet’s 15-year reign — but only if he can persuade a reluctant and fearful electorate to vote “no” in a referendum called solely to placate Pinochet’s international critics. Rene is a composite of real people who worked on the campaign, but the larger story at the center of No is true. Both the movie’s suspense and its David-and-Goliath appeal are taken straight from the pages of history. As No begins, Rene seems little more than a younger, hipper version of Mad Men’s Don Draper, enjoying his personal success despite the squalor that surrounds him in Santiago. He’s completely comfortable with the modern ad techniques he recently acquired to sell soft drinks. After a family friend running the campaign against Pinochet convinces Rene to join the effort, he meets resistance to his ideas — which involve a “happy,” lifestyle-centered TV campaign, complete with a catchy jingle — from a coalition of political groups interested mainly in making a public statement against the dictator. Rene wants to win the referendum, despite the long odds and a strong possibility that the fix is on, and he may be the only one with a notion of how to do it. Like Argo, No is hell-bent on recreating a bygone era on film. But where Ben Affleck’s movie relies on costumes and set design to heighten its 1970s aesthetic, No goes straight to the source. Larrain shot No on Sony U-matic video, a low-resolution professional format introduced in 1971 and still used by Chilean news crews in 1988. It’s a bit of shock to see vintage color-ringing on the film’s opening logos and the smeared and dingy images featured throughout — especially in a modern and fully digital theater. But No’s visuals deliver a real sense of time and place while allowing for seamless integration with archival footage from the era. Tales of media manipulation always seem to resonate well in the present era, whether involving the advertising industry, the so-called 24-hour news networks or the manufactured truth of reality TV. That’s how No quietly connects to the world of today. In a climactic scene, it becomes clear that once you introduce the power to manipulate — even for a righteous cause — it’s never going away. Though unspoken, No’s final message is straightforward: Be careful what you wish for, especially regarding the unstoppable influence of mass media. — KEN KORMAN

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special screenings BAND OF SISTERS (NR) — The documentary chronicles the transformation of Catholic nuns in the United States since Vatican II and the reaction of some members of the church who oppose the changes. Tickets $7 general admission, $6 students and seniors, $5 members. 5:30 p.m. FridaySunday, 7:30 p.m. Monday and nightly through April 11, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 827-5858; www.zeitgeistinc.net BEFORE THE MUSIC DIES (NR) — The documentary featuring interviews with Bonnie Raitt, Erykah Badu, Eric Clapton and others takes a look at commercialization’s influence on music. The screening is part of DJ Soul Sister’s Musically Speaking film series. Free admission. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Antenna Gallery, 3718 St. Claude Ave., (504) 298-3161; www.press-street.com

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BLOODY SUNDAY SESSIONS — The events screens 12 episodes of the web series depicting stripped down musical performances aboard mule-drawn carriages. There will also be live performances by King James and Colin Lake and complimentary bloody marys. Free admission. 7 p.m. Sunday, One Eyed Jacks, 615 Toulouse St., (504) 569-8361; www.oneeyedjacks.net THE HAMMER (PG-13) — The coffee shop screens the biopic about deaf wrestler and mixed martial artist Matt Hamill as a benefit for DEAF-

Director Walter Salles’ version of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, starring Kristen Stewart, Kirsten Dunst and Sam Riley, screens in FilmOrama at the Prytania Theatre. La. Admission $10. 7 p.m. Saturday, Fair Grinds Coffeehouse, 3133 Ponce de Leon St., (504) 913-9073; www. fairgrinds.com NETWORK (R) — A fictional television network struggles with poor ratings in the 1976 satire starring Faye Dunaway and William Holden. Tickets $10. 7 p.m. Thursday, noon Saturday, The Theatres at Canal Place, Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., (504) 5815400; www.thetheatres.com WAR WITCH (NR) — The Academy Award-nominated Canadian film is about child soldiers in Africa who get a short-lived opportunity to live normal lives. Tickets $7 general admission, $6 students and seniors, $5 members. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, 9:30 p.m. Friday-Monday then nightly through April 11, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 827-5858; www.zeitgeistinc.net

FilM FesTiVals FILMORAMA — The New Orleans Film Society hosts the weeklong showcase of new foreign and independent film, as well as some classics. Films include Room 237, On the Road, I am Divine, Getting Back to Abnormal, Like Someone in Love and more. Visit

www.neworleansfilmsociety. org for details. Friday-Monday then nightly through April 11, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., (504) 891-2787; www. theprytania.com MOUNTAINFILM — The Colorado-based environmental film festival screens a selection of films in New Orleans. Visit www.mountainfilm.org/tour for details and www.mountainfilmneworleans.eventbrite.com for reservations. Tickets $9 in advance, $10 at the door. 7 p.m. Wed., April 3, Cafe Istanbul, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave.; www. neworleanshealingcenter.org AMC Palace 10 (Hammond), (888) 262-4386; AMC Palace 12 (Clearview), (888) 262-4386; AMC Palace 16 (Westbank), (888) 262-4386; AMC Palace 20 (Elmwood), (888) 262-4386; Canal Place, 363-1117; Chalmette Movies, 304-9992; Entergy IMAX, 581-IMAX; Grand (Slidell), (985) 641-1889; Hollywood 9 (Kenner), (504) 464-0990; Hollywood 14 (Covington), (985) 893-3044; Kenner MegaDome, (504) 468-7231; Prytania, (504) 891-2787; Solomon Victory Theater, National World War II Museum, (504) 527-6012

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ART EVENTS JAMMIN’ ON JULIA. New Orleans Arts District, galleries on Julia and Camps Streets and St. Charles Avenue — Galleries host art openings at the event with food, drinks and live music. Visit www.jamminonjulia.net for details. Free admission. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

OPENING ARIODANTE GALLERY. 535 Julia St., (504) 524-3233 — Works by Matilde Alberny, jewelry by Bonnie Miller, crafts by Peg Martinez and works by Myra Williamson-Wirtz, through April. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

CAROL ROBINSON GALLERY. 840 Napoleon Ave., (504) 895-6130; www. carolrobinsongallery.com — “Float Me Down the River,” oil paintings by Noah Saterstrom, through April. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. COLE PRATT GALLERY. 3800 Magazine St., (504) 891-6789; www.coleprattgallery.com — “Creations in Glass,” sculpture by Carlos Luis Zervigon, through April 27. Opening reception 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. DILLARD UNIVERSITY. Art Gallery, Cook Communications Center, 2601 Gentilly Blvd., (504) 816-4853; www. dillard.edu — Student art show, through May 6. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. D.O.C.S. 709 Camp St., (504) 524-3936; www. docsgallery.com — “Exploring the Abstract,” paintings by Roberto Ortiz, through May 30. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. JEAN BRAGG GALLERY

JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY. 400A Julia St., (504) 522-5471; www. jonathanferraragallery.com — “Goddesses and Monsters,” graphite drawings by Monica Zeringue, through April 23. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. NEW ORLEANS GLASSWORKS & PRINTMAKING STUDIO. 727 Magazine St., (504) 529-7277; www.neworleansglassworks. com — Hand-blown glass sculpture by James Mongrain and Jason Christian; metal sculpture by Jonathan Christie and Jay Thrash; gyotaku fish prints by Scott Johnson; all through April. Opening 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. OCTAVIA ART GALLERY. 4532 Magazine St., (504) 309-4249; www.octaviaartgallery.com — “Cuba Connection,” a group show of paintings, photography, mixed media and installation, through April 27. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. POP-UP GALLERY. 1233 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd. — “Survive,” a group show featuring Los Angeles-based emerging artists. Reception 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday.

TULANE UNIVERSITY, NEWCOMB ART GALLERY. Woldenberg Art Center, (504) 314-2406; www.newcombartgallery.tulane.edu — “Endless Line” and “Self Portrait,” sitespecific wall drawing installation by Pat Steir, through June 16. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.

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3 RING CIRCUS’ THE BIG TOP. 1638 Clio St., (504) 569-2700; www.3rcp.com — “Class Reunion,” a group exhibition, through April.

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ANGELA KING GALLERY. 241 Royal St., (504) 5248211; www.angelakinggallery. com — “Masters Series,” interpretive works of Vincent Van Gogh, Monet, Pablo Picasso, Renoir and Edgar Degas by Peter Max, through April 9. ARTHUR ROGER GALLERY. 432 Julia St., (504) 522-1999; www.arthurrogergallery.com — “The Shape of Relics,” work on paper by Troy Dugas; “Private Practice,” mixed media by Stephanie Patton; both through April 20. BARRISTER’S GALLERY. 2331 St. Claude Ave., (504) 525-2767; www.barristersgallery.com — “Her infinite Variety,” a group exhibition, through Saturday. BENEITO’S ART. 3618 Magazine St., (504) 891-9170; www.bernardbeneito.com — Oil paintings by Beneito Bernard, ongoing. BYRDIE’S GALLERY. 2422 A St. Claude Ave., www. byrdiesgallery.com — “Do You Like Me? (Check Yes or No),” works by Kyle Channing Smith, through April 9. COUP D’OEIL ART CONSORTIUM. 2033 Magazine St., (504) 722-0876; www. coupdoeilartconsortium.com — “Remembrance,” photographs by Samantha Foster; “Selections from ‘The Book of Hats: A Collection of Extremely Short illustrated Poems,’” paintings by Eliot Brown; all through Saturday.

SIBLEY GALLERY. 3427 Magazine St., (504) 8998182 — Works by Cleland Powell, through April. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

DU MOIS GALLERY. 4921 Freret St., (504) 818-6032; www.dumoisgallery.com — “Seamless,” works by Angela Burks, Mandy Rogers Horton and Carri Skoczek, through April 27.

SOREN CHRISTENSEN GALLERY. 400 Julia St., (504) 569-9501; www. sorengallery.com — “Yonder,” paintings by Thomas Swanston, through April. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

THE FOUNDATION GALLERY. 608 Julia St., (504) 568-0955; www.foundationgallerynola.com — “The Offing,” works by Casey Ruble, through April 20.

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CALLAN CONTEMPORARY. 518 Julia St., (504) 525-0518; www.callancontemporary.com — “Systems,” mixed media by James Kennedy, through May 25. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

OF SOUTHERN ART. 600 Julia St., (504) 895-7375; www.jeanbragg.com — “Painting on Site,” paintings by Steve Bourgeois, through April. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

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GOOD CHILDREN GALLERY. 4037 St. Claude Ave., (504) 616-7427; www. goodchildrengallery.com — “No Understando,” works by Lavar Munroe, Joshua D. Rubin and Andrew Norman Wilson, through April 7.

ST. TAMMANY ART ASSOCIATION. 320 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-8650; www.sttammanyart.org — “A Place for Art; the Art of Place: Covington 200,” an exhibition commemorating the bicentennial celebration of the founding of Covington, through Saturday.

HENRY HOOD GALLERY. 325 E. Lockwood St., Covington, (985) 789-1832 — “Fresh Art,” a group exhibition of new works, through Saturday. LEMIEUX GALLERIES. 332 Julia St., (504) 522-5988; www.lemieuxgalleries.com — Paintings by Billy Solitario, through April 13. LIVE ART STUDIO. 4207 Dumaine St., (504) 484-7245 — “Southern Fried Fractals,” paintings by Chris Clark; “Light & Atmosphere,” paintings by Sean Friloux; “Random Shots from My Camera,” photographs by Eliot Kamenitz; all through May. MID-CITY THEATRE. 3540 Toulouse St., (504) 488-1460; www.midcitytheatre.com — “Femme Fest,” an exhibition of female artists curated by the Women’s Caucus for Art of Louisiana, through April 19.

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PARSE GALLERY. 134 Carondelet St. — “the White Snake,” interactive ritual and healing performance by VnessWolfCHild and Amanda Stone, through April 19.

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POET’S GALLERY. 3113 Magazine St., (504) 899-4100 — “Mississippi Mermaids,” works by Sean Yseult, through May. REYNOLDS-RYAN ART GALLERY. Isidore Newman School, 5333 Danneel St., (504) 896-6369; www. newmanschool.org — Works by three Fleming Sisters of Lafitte, through May 2. RHINO CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS GALLERY. The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., second floor, (504) 523-7945; www.rhinocrafts. com — Works by Lauren thomas, Sabine Chadborn, Vitrice McMurry, Andrew Jackson Pollack and others, ongoing. SCOTT EDWARDS PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY. 2109 Decatur St., (504) 610-0581 — “A Year and Some Change,” photographs by Ryan Hodgson-Rigsbee, through Saturday. SECOND STORY GALLERY. New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave., (504) 710-4506; www.thesec-

STAPLE GOODS. 1340 St. Roch Ave., (504) 908-7331; www.postmedium.org/staplegoods — “Stray,” paintings and drawings by tom Strider, through April 7. UNO-ST. CLAUDE GALLERY. 2429 St. Claude Ave. — “CINEMAtROPE” and “Cinematic Realms,” an MFA thesis exhibition by Ryn Wilson, through Saturday.

SParE SPaCES HEY! CAFE. 4332 Magazine St., (504) 891-8682; www. heycafe.biz — Paintings by Mario Ortiz, ongoing. NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC LIBRARY, ROSA KELLER BRANCH. 4300 S. Broad St., (504) 596-2675; www.nutrias. org — “Artmoor,” a bi-monthly showcase of local established and emerging artists, through May 16.

Call for artiStS MANDEVILLE’S MARIGNY OCTOBERFEAST. the City of Mandeville seeks a poster and logo design for the festival. Email acasborne@ cityofmandeville.com for details. Submissions deadline is May 24. MIXED MESSAGES.3: MULTIRACIAL IDENTITY, PAST & PRESENT. the Charitable Film Network and Press Street’s New Orleans Loving Festival seeks original artwork and films, with themes concerning race, racism and the multiracial experience, for the June group art show. Visit www.press-street.com/call-toartists-for-mixed-messages-3 for details. Submissions deadline is April 30. NO DEAD ARTISTS NATIONAL JURIED EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY ART. Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, 400A Julia St., (504) 5225471; www.jonathanferraragallery.com — Artists can apply to be included in the annual juried exhibition at Jonathan Ferrara Gallery. One artist from the September exhibition

will win a solo show at the gallery. Visit the website for details. Submissions deadline is June 15.

ST. TAMMANY ART ASSOCIATION NATIONAL JURIED ARTISTS EXHIBITION. the annual competition of contemporary art, opening July 13 and running through August 10, 2013, awards cash prizes. Art must have been completed within the last two years and not previously exhibited at the art association. Email summershowentry@ gmail.com or visit www.sttammanyartassociation.org for details. Application deadline is April.

muSEumS CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER. 900 Camp St., (504) 528-3800; www.cacno. org — “Swamp to Swamp,” murals by MILAGROS, through Saturday. “And their Voices Cry Freedom Again,” mixed media by Hannibal Lokumbe, through April 12. “A thousand threads,” works by Luba Zygarewicz, through June 2. “Brilliant Disguise: Masks and Other transformations,” an exhibit curated by Miranda Lash; “Beyond ‘Beasts’: the Art of Court 13,” through June 16. HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION. 533 Royal St., (504) 523-4662; www.hnoc. org — “Seeking the Unknown: Natural History Observations in Louisiana, 1698–1840,” through June 2. LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS. 7 Bamboo Road, (504) 488-5488; www. longuevue.com — “A Year and One Day,” sculpture by Andy Behrle, through Dec. 20. LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM PRESBYTERE. 751 Chartres St., (504) 568-6968; www.lsm.crt.state.la.us — “they Call Me Baby Doll: A Carnival tradition,” an exhibit about the African-American women’s Carnival group, through January 2014. “It’s Carnival time in Louisiana,” Carnival artifacts, costumes, jewelry and other items; “Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond”; both ongoing. MADAME JOHN’S LEGACY. 632 Dumaine St., (504) 568-6968; www.crt.state. la.us — “the Palm, the Pine and the Cypress: Newcomb College Pottery of New Orleans,” ongoing. NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM. 945 Magazine St., (504) 527-6012; www. nationalww2museum.org — “Gridiron Glory: the Best


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The Contemporary Arts Center’s Brilliant Disguise show is nothing if not surprising. Organized by New Orleans Museum of Art curator Miranda Lash using work from NOMA’s collection, it is not only an unexpected example of institutional collaboration, it also is surprising for its unlikely visual relationships. Any show that mingles antique tribal art with the work of trendy global hot shots should logically become an incoherent mess — but only if one relies on verbal logic. This show illustrates how images Brilliant Disguise: can reveal their own visual logic THRu Masks and Other when astutely deployed without reJUNE Transformations gard for categories. Most genuinely meaningful art arises from a deeply Contemporary nonverbal place that knows no Arts Center boundaries in time and space, allow900 Camp St. ing escape from life’s more ordinary limits. The same goes for Carnival (504) 528-3805 costuming and masking that, at its www.cacno.org best, allows us to turn life into an artful extension of the imagination. Examples abound. Jim Nutt’s painting Sliding, Slowly, Softly (pictured), suggests a woman’s portrait reduced to pulsating patterns of color in an example of how the Chicago Imagists radicalized the art of the latter 1960s. Yet retired Louisiana plantation worker Clementine Hunter’s 1960 painting Masked Face seems to have anticipated his approach. Similarly, a 1950 Picasso bronze head appears to have been presaged by an iron mask that is actually an antique European punitive device. But not all such visual time traveling is coincidental. A Mardi Gras Indian suit by Fi Yi Yi big chief Victor Harris, exhibited near a century-old tribal Nigerian ritual suit, illustrates how timeless traditions live on inexplicably here in the Creole city. But global art star Cao Fei’s photographs of Chinese youths in wild costumes inspired by video games and Japanese anime characters stand in stark contrast to the dreary, humdrum lives they lead when they go home. In a startling reversal of fortune, modern China appears as the land of the rootless even as contemporary New Orleans somehow perpetuates the exotic traditions of ancient times and far away places. — D. ERIC BOOKHARDT

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NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART. City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, (504) 658-4100; www.noma. org — “Ida Kohlmeyer: 100th Anniversary Highlights,” through April 14. “Bayou School: 19th Century Louisiana Landscapes,” through May 12. “Reinventing Nature: Art from the School of Fontainebleau,” through May 17. “Rematch,” a retrospective of conceptual artist

Mel Chin, through May 25. “Portrait of Faith: John Paul II in Life and Art,” through June 16. “Forever,” mural by Odili Donald Odita, through Oct. 7.

OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART. 925 Camp St., (504) 539-9600; www.ogdenmuseum.org — “What Becomes a Legend Most?: The Blackglama Photographs from the Collection of Peter Rogers,” through June. SOUTHEASTERN ARCHITECTURAL ARCHIVE.

Tulane University, Jones Hall, 6801 Freret St., (504) 8655699; seaa.tulane.edu — “The Dome,” an exhibition anticipating the 40th anniversary of the Superdome, through Nov. 1.

SOUTHERN FOOD & BEVERAGE MUSEUM. Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, (504) 5690405; www.southernfood.org — “Lena Richard: Pioneer in Food TV,” an exhibit curated by Ashley Young; “Then and Now: The Story of Coffee”; both ongoing.

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MISCASTED. Shadowbox Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., (504) 298-8676; www. theshadowboxtheatre.com — the weekly revue takes excerpts from plays and songs from musicals and casts them using actors of different genders, ages or races than the written roles. tickets $10. 7 p.m. Wednesday, through april 10. MOLD. Contemporary Arts Center, 900 Camp St., (504) 528-3800; www.cacno.org — the third installment of John biguenet’s trio of hurricane Katrina plays is set in the summer after the levee failures, during which a

young husband is forced to choose between his wife and the city he loves. tickets $20-$35. 7:30 p.m. thursday-saturday, 2 p.m. sunday, through april 14. MY WAY: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO FRANK SINATRA. National World War II Museum, Stage Door Canteen, 945 Magazine St., (504) 528-1944; www.stagedoorcanteen. org — four singers bring sinatra’s repertoire to life in the musical revue. 8 p.m. friday-saturday and 1 p.m. sunday, through May 12. THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW. Delgado Community College, City Park campus, 615 City Park Ave., (504) 671-5012; www.dcc.edu — the school stages its production of the rock musical on an outdoor stage in the center of campus, and there will be prop bags for audience participation for sale. tickets $12 ground seating, $15 preferred seating. 8 p.m. thursdaysaturday and april 18, 7:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. april 19-20.

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hurricane Katrina was inevitably called “a catastrophe of biblical proportions.” the multitalented new orleans writer John biguenet has presented the catastrophe in three plays, all of which premiered at southern rep. Mold, the final installment, is currently on the boards at the Contemporary art Center, and it is local original theater at its best. Mold takes place one year after the storm and the levee failures. trey (trey burvant) and Marie (Kerry Cahill) Guidry arrive at the flood-wrecked home of trey’s parents — admirably evoked by set designer Geoffrey hall. on the door is a red “X” with “2 dead” sprayed on it. that refers to trey’s parents, who expired in the sweltering attic. their deaths haunt trey, who feels responsible. the Guidrys have driven from houston to the home to meet an insurance adjuster. amelia Delachaise (Carol sutton) arrives. she’s a neatly dressed woman with a clipboard, but she’s not the adjuster. she is a volunteer inspector for the city, and she is there to list the house for demolition. Much of the dialogue is funny despite the grim situation. in fact, there is a great deal of low-key humor throughout. there also is deep personal tragedy and conflict. although the plan is to go back to houston with the insurance money, trey decides they will stay and fix the house. this leads to a fight with amelia, whom he insults. Marie calms amelia and the two women have a talk on the porch. amelia’s own harrowing escape from the flood brings the biblical scale of the catastrophe vividly to life. Listening to Marie’s health complaints, the city volunteer realizes Marie is pregnant. Good news, except that it intensifies Marie’s determination not to stay in the wrecked house. in act 2, the insurance adjuster (randy Maggiore) arrives, and trey learns the difference between wind damage and flood damage. in short, the insurance will only pay about $1,500 for wind damages, because trey’s parents didn’t have flood insurance. the struggle between husband and wife works toward a climax: stay, as trey insists, or go back to houston, as Marie insists. he must face his guilt about his parents, especially the father whose name he bears and many of whose faults he shares. Director Mark routhier did a superb job, putting this excellent cast through their paces in biguenet’s fascinating play. Go see it. — DaLt WonK

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BROWN IMPROV COMEDY. Rendon Inn’s Dugout Sports Bar & Grill, 4501 Eve St., (504) 826-5605; www. therendoninn.com — the local improv troupe performs its long-running show. Visit www. brownimprovcomedy.com for details. tickets $10 general admission, $7 students. 9:30 p.m. Saturday. COMEDY BEAST. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 828 S. Peters St., (504) 522-9653; www. thehowlinwolf.com — the New Movement presents a standup comedy showcase. Free admission. 8:30 p.m. tuesday. COMEDY CATASTROPHE. Lost Love Lounge, 2529 Dauphine St., (504) 9440099; www.lostlovelounge. com — Cassidy Henehan hosts the weekly comedy showcase. Free admission. 9 p.m. tuesday. COMEDY GUMBEAUX. Howlin’ Wolf Den, 828 S. Peters St., (504) 522-9653; www.thehowlinwolf.com — Local comedians perform, and amateurs take the stage in the open-mic portion. 8 p.m. thursday. COMEDY NIGHT. Grit’s Bar, 530 Lyons St., (504) 8999211 — Vincent Zambon hosts the free stand-up comedy showcase. 9 p.m. thursday.

purchase. 8:30 p.m. Friday. THE FRANCHISE. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www.newmovementtheater.com — the showcase rotates tNM house improv troupes, including Claws with Fangs, Stupid time Machine, Super Computer, Chris and tami and the Language. tickets $5. 10:30 p.m. Friday. GIVE f’EM THE LIGHT OPEN-MIC COMEDY SHOW. House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., (504) 3104999; www.houseofblues. com — Leon Blanda hosts the showcase. Sign-up 7:30 p.m., show 8 p.m. tuesday. LAUGH & SIP. Therapy Wine Lounge, 3001 Tulane Ave., (504) 784-0054; www. therapynola.com — Mark Caesar and DJ Cousin Cav host the weekly showcase of local comedians. Call (504) 606-6408 for details. tickets $7. 8 p.m. thursday. LIGHTS UP. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www.newmovementtheater. com — the theater showcases new improv troupes. tickets $5. 9 p.m. thursday. THE MEGAPHONE SHOW. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www. newmovementtheater.com — Each show features a guest sharing favorite true stories, the details of which are turned into improv comedy. tickets $5. 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

COMEDY SPORTZ. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., (504) 231-7011; www.nolacomedy.com — the theater hosts an all-ages improv comedy show. tickets $10. 7 p.m. Saturday.

THE REAL @CHRISTREW SHOW. The New Movement, 1919 Burgundy St.; www. newmovementtheater.com — the comedian presents a variety show. tickets $5. 10:30 p.m. Friday.

EDDIE GRIFFIN. Harrah’s Casino (Harrah’s Theatre), 1 Canal St., (504) 533-6600; www.harrahsneworleans.com — the actor and comedian performs. tickets $37.50 (plus fees). 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Fri., April 5. FEAR & LOAtHING WItH GOD’S BEEN DRINKING. La Nuit Comedy theater, 5039 Freret St., (504) 231-7011; www.nolacomedy.com — the double bill includes Fear and Loathing, the sketch comedy show, and God’s Been Drinking, the improv comedy troupe. tickets $10, $5 with drink

SATURDAY NIGHT LAUGH TRACK. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., (504) 231-7011; www.nolacomedy. com — the theater hosts a stand-up comedy showcase. tickets $5. 11 p.m. Saturday. THINK YOU’RE FUNNY? COMEDY SHOWCASE. Carrollton Station, 8140 Willow St., (504) 8659190; www.carrolltonstation.com — the weekly open-mic comedy showcase is open to all comics. Sign-up 8 p.m., show 9 p.m. Wednesday.

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CINDERELLA. Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts, 325 Minor St., Kenner, (504) 461-9475; www.rivertowntheaters.com — Jefferson Ballet theater performs the fairy tale for the the Russian Festival for Children. tickets $20 general admission, $15 seniors, $10 children. 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. SaturdaySunday.

Garden, 225 Decatur St., (504) 310-4999; www.houseofblues.com — Leon Blanda hosts the stand-up comedy show with special guests and a band. Free admission. 8 p.m. thursday.

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FAMILY SATURDAY 6 JETAANOLA CHILDREN’S PROGRAM. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-1190 — the new orleans chapter of the Japan exchange and teaching program alumni association hosts an event with a photo presentation on Japan, storytelling, origami-making and interactive playtime. free admission. 10 a.m.

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GREATER NEW ORLEANS SENIOR OLYMPICS. the games include more than 25 athletic and recreational events for people over 50. Visit www.gnoso.net for details. admission $20 (includes registration in three events, a t-shirt and more). NOLA PYRATE WEEK. The 10-day-long event benefits Wetlands restoration and preservation and includes volunteer opportunities, a merchants market, live entertainment, a “pyrate wench pageant” and more. Visit www.nolapyrateweek.com for details. Tuesday-Sunday.

WEDNESDAY 3 COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET. Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-1873 — the market offers fresh locally produced foods every week. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. saturday. INCOME TAX PREPARATION. Our Lady of Holy Cross College, Moreau Cen-

LUNCHBOX LECTURE. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., (504) 5276012; www.nationalww2museum.org — the semi-monthly lecture series focuses on an array of world war ii-related topics. Call (504) 528-1944 ext. 229 for details. noon. WEDNESDAY AT THE SQUARE. Lafayette Square, 601 S. Maestri Place; www. lafayette-square.org — the Young leadership Council hosts weekly spring concerts featuring live music, food and drink vendors and more. free admission. Visit www. wednesdayatthesquare.com for details. 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. WESTWEGO FARMERS & FISHERIES MARKET. Westwego Farmers & Fisheries Market, Sala Avenue at Fourth Street, Westwego — the market offers organic produce, baked goods, jewelry, art, live music and pony rides. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. wednesday and saturday. WOMEN’S BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY EXPO. Marriott Hotel, 555 Canal St., (504) 581-1000; www.marriott.com — the expo, themed “partnering for success,” includes informational sessions, “matchmaker” sessions, a luncheon, workshops, an awards presentation and a business fair. Call (504) 830-0149 or visit www. wbecsouth.org/expo for details. admission starts at $100. wednesday-thursday.

THURSDAY 4 COKIE ROBERTS. Loyola University New Orleans, Louis J. Roussel Performance Hall, 6363 St. Charles Ave., (504) 865-2074; www.montage. loyno.edu — the new orleans native who works as a political reporter for npr and abC news discusses new orleans politics and the recent election of pope francis. 7 p.m.

ELEVATION YOGA SERIES. W Hotel New Orleans, 333 Poydras St., (504) 525-9444 — a free yoga class on the hotel’s rooftop is followed by a cocktail hour with drink specials and a DJ. 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. yoga, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. cocktails.

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VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, Broadway Activities Center, Room 202, 501 Pine St., (504) 861-5550; www.law.loyno.edu — Loyola’s College of Law offers free tax preparation assistance for people with low to moderate incomes. Call (504) 861-5668 or email apiacun@loyno.edu for details. 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

FRIDAY 5 FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS. Samuel’s Blind Pelican, 1628 St. Charles Ave., 558-9398; www.theblindpelican.com — The theme of the boxing event and block party is “Nurses and Nuts,” and those with a hospital I.D. get in for free. Call (504) 895-1859 for details. Admission $15 in advance, $20 day of event. 7 p.m. ITALIAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL. Rivertown, 400 block of Williams Boulevard, Kenner, (504) 468-7231; www.kenner. la.us — The family-friendly event features live music,

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SATURDAY 6 BIG BASS FISHING RODEO & FISHTIVAL. Casino building, City Park — Anglers of all ages can participate in one of five fishing categories for trophies and prizes. The “fishtival” features more environmental education, activities, contests, raffles and music. Visit www.neworleanscitypark.com/fishrodeo. html for details. Rodeo entry fee is $10 for adults, $5 children under 12; the fishtival is free. Registration 6 a.m. to 8 a.m., weigh-in 11 a.m., fishtival 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. COVINGTON ART MARKET. Covington Trailhead, 419 N. Hampshire St., Covington — The market features a variety of work from local and regional artists, including jewelry, crafts, photography, paintings and more. Visit www.sttammanyartassociation.org for details. 9 a.m. to 1 page 115

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p.m. Saturday. CRAWDAD & BLUEGRASS CRAWL. Rusty Nail, 1100 Constance St., (504) 525-5515; www.therustynail.org — The event visits Warehouse District bars and restaurants, where there will be food, drinks, specials, live music and crawfish. The event starts at the Rusty Nail and stops at Lucy’s Retired Surfer Bar (701 Tchoupitoulas St.), Ernst Cafe (600 S. Peters St.) and Rio Mar Seafood (800 S. Peters St.). Visit www. creolepubcrawl.com/crawdadparty for details. Admission $25 in advance, $35 day of event. 1:30 p.m. CRAWFISH COOK-OFF. St. Matthew Apostle, 10021 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge — The cook-off features music by the Molly Ringwalds, children’s activities and more. $20 general admission, $5 people 13 and under. 3 p.m. CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. Magazine Street Market, Magazine and Girod streets, (504) 861-5898; www.marketumbrella.org — The weekly market features fresh produce, flowers and food. 8 a.m. to noon.

GERMAN COAST FARMERS MARKET. Ormond Plantation, 13786 River Road, Destrehan — The market features a wide range of fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers and other items. Visit www.germancoastfarmersmarket.org for details. 8 a.m. to noon. GRETNA FARMERS MARKET. Gretna Farmers Market, Huey P. Long Avenue, between Third and Fourth streets, Gretna, (504) 362-8661 — The weekly rain-or-shine market features more than 30 vendors offering a wide range of fruits, vegetables, meats and flowers. Free admission. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. HERITAGE: A BRASS BAND CELEBRATION. Studio 3, 3610 Toulouse St. — Hot 8 Brass Band, Free Agents Brass Band, The Original Pinettes Brass Band and To Be Continued Brass Band perform at the fundraiser for the Son of a Saint Foundation. The event also features cocktails, food and com-

HICKORY DICKORY ROCK. Carousel Gardens Amusement Park, City Park, 1 Palm Drive, (504) 259-1509; www.neworleanscitypark.com — Family Service of Greater New Orleans’ third annual fundraising event features unlimited rides with admission, music by Bag of Donuts and kids’ activities. Visit www.fsgno.org for details. Admission $10. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. INTERNATIONAL ARTS, MUSIC & HEALTH FESTIVAL. Dillard University, 2601 Gentilly Blvd., (504) 2838822; www.dillard.edu — The inaugural festival benefiting scholarships for Dillard students studying abroad and international students features entertainment, art and food from around the world. Free admission. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. NEW ORLEANS AREA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY ROMP. Palmer Park, South Claiborne and Carrollton avenues, (504) 523-1465 — To celebrate its 30th anniversary in New Orleans, the group hosts a backyard game competition with a performance from the 610 Stompers, live music, food trucks and arts and crafts. Visit www. habitat-romp.org for details. Admission $10 general, $5 for children, $80 and up for teams. 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. NEW ORLEANS MG WALK. Lafreniere Park, 3000 Downs Blvd., Metairie — The New Orleans Myasthenia Gravis Resource Group hosts the walk to fund research and raise awareness of the neuromuscular disease. Visit www. mgwalk.org/neworleans for details. Registration 9 a.m., walk 10 a.m. PAINT DROP-OFF. Whole Foods Market Arabella Station, 5600 Magazine St., (504) 899-9119 — Whole Foods and the Green Project offer a monthly paint drop-off event. Visit www.greenproject.org for details. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. RIVERTOWN FARMERS MARKET. Rivertown, 400 block of Williams Boulevard., Kenner, (504) 468-7231; www.kenner.la.us — The twicemonthly market features local fruit, vegetables and dairy, homemade jams and jellies, cooking demonstrations and more. 8 a.m. to noon. First and SANKOFA FARMERS MARKET. ARISE Academy, 3819

St. Claude Ave. — The weekly market offers locally grown fruits and vegetables, fresh eggs and other goods. Call (504) 872-9214 or visit www. sankofanola.org for details. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. SHOTGUN HOUSE TOUR. Whole Foods Market Arabella Station, 5600 Magazine St., (504) 899-9119 — The Preservation Resource Center hosts the self-guided tour of Magazine Street shotgun houses. Ticket-holders also receive discounts from area businesses. Call (504) 581-7032 or visit www.prcno.org for details. Admission $16 PRC members, $20 nonmembers in advance, $25 day of event. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. SPRING GARDEN SHOW. Botanical Garden, City Park, 1 Palm Drive, (504) 483-9386; garden.neworleanscitypark. org — Master gardeners and horticulture experts answer questions and collect soil samples for analysis at the LSU AgCenter’s Soil Testing Lab. There is also a plant sale, exhibits of gardening ideas, products and services for lawns and gardens, food vendors and children’s activities. Admission $8, $4 children ages 5-12, children 4 and younger and Friends of City Park members free. Hours 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. ST. BERNARD SEAFOOD & FARMERS MARKET. Aycock Barn, 409 Aycock St., Arabi — The market showcases fresh seafood, local produce, jams and preserves, baked goods, crafts, live entertainment, children’s activities and more. Call (504) 355-4442 or visit www.visitstbernard.com for details. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. TASTE AT THE LAKE. Robert Fresh Market, 145 Robert E. Lee Blvd. — More than 30 restaurants serve food at the event benefiting the Lighting the Way restoration project at New Basin Canal Park. Visit www.tasteatthelake.com for details. Admission $50 in advance, $60 at the event, $100 patrons. 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. Community Center of St. Bernard Parish, 1111 LeBeau St. — Loyola’s College of Law offers free tax preparation assistance for people with low to moderate incomes. Call (504) 861-5668 or email apiacun@ loyno.edu for details. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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SPORTS NCAA WOMEN’S FINAL FOUR. New Orleans Arena, 1501 Girod St., (504) 5873663; www.neworleansarena. com — New Orleans hosts the women’s college basketball championship games as well as other events, including a free fan festival, youth clinics, a run and more. Visit www. ncaa.com/womens-final-four for details. Sunday-Monday and April 9.

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Westwego, (504) 833-4024 or (800) ACS-2345; www. cancer.org — The American Cancer Society needs volunteers for upcoming events and to facilitate patient service programs. Opportunities are available with Relay for Life, Look Good … Feel Better, Hope Lodge, Man to Man, Road to Recovery, Hope Gala and more. Call for information. HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS. Harmony Hospice, 519 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-8111 — Harmony Hospice seeks volunteers to offer companionship to patients through reading, playing cards and other activities. Call Jo-Ann Moore at (504) 832-8111 for details. SENIOR COMPANION VOLUNTEER. New Orleans Council on Aging, Annex Conference Room, 2475 Canal St., (504) 821-4121; www.nocoa. org — The council seeks volunteers to assist with personal and other daily tasks to help seniors live independently. Call for details. TEEN SUICIDE PREVENTION. The Teen Suicide Prevention Program seeks volunteers to help teach middle- and upper-school New Orleans students. Call (504) 831-8475 for details.

WORDS BLACK WIDOW SALON. Crescent City Books, 230 Chartres St., 524-4997 — The salon features Neighborhood Story Project co-directors Abram Himelstein and Rachel Breunlin, plus some contributors to the group’s books. 7 p.m. Monday. FIRST TUESDAY BOOK CLUB. Maple Street Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., (504) 866-4916; www.maplestreetbookshop.com — The group discusses Ina Caro’s Paris to the Past: Traveling Through French History by Train. 5:45 p.m. Tuesday. FRIENDS OF THE NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK SALE. Latter Library Carriage House, 5120 St. Charles Ave., (504) 5962625; www.nutrias.org — The group hosts twice-weekly sales of books, DVDs, books on tape, LPs and more. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday. HELANA BRIGMAN. Garden District Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., (504) 895-2266 — The author discusses and signs Fresh Table: Cooking in Louisiana All Year Round. 1:30 p.m. Saturday. LOCAL WRITERS’ GROUP. Barnes & Noble Booksellers,

3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 455-5135 — The weekly group discusses and critiques fellow members’ writing. All genres welcome. 7:30 p.m. Monday. MARK LAFLAUR. Garden District Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., (504) 8952266 — The author discusses and signs Elysian Fields. 2 p.m. Sunday. NATHANIEL RICH. Garden District Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., (504) 8952266 — The author discusses and signs Odds Against Tomorrow. 6 p.m. Thursday. NEW ORLEANS NEW WRITERS LITERARY FESTIVAL. NOCCA Riverfront, 2800 Chartres St., (504) 9402787; www.nocca.com — The daylong festival for high school students features master classes with nationally renowned writers and artists, seminars, food, and opportunities to share work and ideas. Pre-registration is required. Visit www.nocca. com/litfest for details. Admission $20. 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m Saturday. PAM HOUSTON. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., (504) 899-7323 — The author reads from and signs Contents May Have Shifted. 6 p.m. Monday. RITA LEGANSKI. Garden District Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., (504) 895-2266 — The author discusses and signs The Silence of Bonaventure Arrow. 5:30 p.m. Monday. ROBERT FERRIS. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 838-1190 — The author discusses and signs Flood of Conflict: The New Orleans Free School Story. 7 p.m. Tuesday. Ferris also appears at Community Book Center (2523 Bayou Road, 9487323; www.communitybookcenter.com) 1 p.m. Saturday. TAO POETRY. Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 5110 Danneel St., (504) 891-3381; www. neutralground.org — The coffeehouse hosts a weekly poetry reading. 9 p.m. Wednesday. THE WELL: A WOMEN’S POETRY CIRCLE. St. Anna’s Episcopal Church, 1313 Esplanade Ave., (504) 947-2121; www.stannanola.org — The group for writers of all levels meets at 2 p.m. Mondays. Call 655-5489 or email fleurdeholly@gmail.com for details. WILEY CASH. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., (504) 899-7323 — The author reads from and signs Land More Kind Than Home. 6 p.m. Thursday.


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Interested candidates must have a valid Driver’s License and High School Diploma/ GED. 18 months of physical heavy labor experience preferred. These are not live-aboard positions. Applicants must live near the Baton Rouge or Reserve, LA area. Generous daily wage plus full benefit package to include Company paid retirement, 401K, medical, dental, etc. Interested candidates can apply at www.ingrambarge.com. EOE, M/F/V/D

Felipe’s Taqueria, located in New Orleans, LA is hiring for its Uptown and French Quarter locations for all positions including: General Manager, Assistant General Manager, private event staff, kitchen manager, burrero, line cook, prep cook, cashier, dishwasher, busser, hostess and delivery.

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LICENSED MASSAGE NOTICE

Massage therapists are required to be licensed with the State of Louisiana and must include the license number in their ads.

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Antiques, Architecture, Military, Art, Advertising Items, Collectibles, Garden & Patio Items. (985) 373-1857

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LEGAL NOTICES Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Aaron Wilson, please contact Keith A. Doley, atty, 1554 N. Broad, New Orleans, LA 70119, 504-943-7071. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Alfred Celestain, Sr or his heirs, please contact Keith A. Doley, atty, 1554 N. Broad, New Orleans, LA 70119, 504943-7071.

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24TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON STATE OF LOUISIANA NO. 713-002 DIV. K SUCCESSION OF THOMAS E. ZAHN NOTICE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Independent Administratrix of this Succession, Mary Beth Zahn Willem, has filed a Petition for Homologation of the First and Final Tableau of Distribution to pay debts and charges of the succession, in accordance with a First and Final Tableau of Distribution attached to the petition. The First and Final Tableau of Distribution can be homologated and the funds distributed in accordance therewith after the expiration of seven (7) days from the date of this publication; any opposition to the Petition and Tableau of Distribution must be filed prior to homologation. BY ORDER OF THIS COURT on the 28th day of March, 2013.

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Poodle mix who is quite the snappy dresser. He prefers a mellow home with only adults and thoroughly loves to cuddle and snuggle all day long. Carlos will require TLC during his complimentary heartworm treatment. To meet Carlos 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.

Maleficent is a 1 1/2-year-old, spayed, DSH with gray/white markings. This sassy gal arrived at the shelter on the magical date of 12/12/12 and she’s hoping her lucky streak will continue with a new home. To meet Maleficent 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

Patricia Moore, Deputy Clerk Jon A. Gegenheimer, Clerk of Court 24th Judicial District Court Parish of Jefferson Gretna, LA 70053 Attorney: Bruce A. Scott Address: 8611 Carriage Rd. River Ridge, LA 70123 Telephone: (504) 738-6926 Gambit: 4/2/13

FIRST CITY COURT FOR THE CITY OF NEW ORLEANS CASE NO.: 2012-53123 JUDICIAL ADVERTISEMENT SALE BY CONSTABLE THAT PORTION OF GROUND, BEARING MUNICIPAL NO. 818 Moss Street, Unit 204 Ville St. John Condominiums, this city, in the matter entitled: VILLE ST. JOHN HOMEOWNER’S ASSOCIATION, INC. vs KEITH MARTIN By virtue of a writ of Fieri Facias to me directed by the Honorable The First City Court for the City of New Orleans, in the above entitled cause, I will proceed to sell by public auction, on the ground floor of the Civil District Court Building, 421 Loyola Avenue, in the First District of the City on May 7, 2013, at 12:00 o’clock noon, the following described property to wit: Unit 204 Ville St. John Condominiums, including the undivided 2.921% interest in the common elements of the condominium located on Lots 12-A and 11-A, Square 462 of the Second District of the City of New Orleans, said property bearing Municipal No. 818 Moss St., New Orleans, Louisiana, to satisfy the judgment rendered in the matter on November 2, 2012. WRIT AMOUNT: $6,115.38 Seized in the above suit, TERMS-CASH. The purchaser at the moment of adjudication to make a deposit of ten percent of the purchase price, and the balance within thirty days thereafter. Note: All deposits must be Cash, Cashier’s Check, Certified Check or Money Order; No Personal Checks. Atty: Irl Silverstein Telephone: 504-362-3692 Lambert C. Boissiere, Jr Constable, Parish of Orleans Gambit: 4/2 & 4/30

24TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON STATE OF LOUISIANA NO. 697-240 DIV. O

SUCCESSION OF LAURA GRIFFIN DeVILLE NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE The Administratrix of the above estate has made application to the court for the sale, at private sale, of the immovable property described as follows: Four certain lots of ground with all rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, advantages and improvements thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated that subdivision known as Brockenbraugh Court Extension, Jefferson Parish, State of Louisiana, and designated by the Nos. Twenty-Four (24) Twenty-Five (25) Twenty-Six (26) and Twenty-Seven (27) in Square No. Fourteen (14), measuring each Twentyfive (25’) feet front on Oak Avenue by One hundred and twenty (120’) feet in depth between equal and parallel lines; Square bounded by Nero and Claudis Streets and the Lower line of Brockenbraugh Court Extension. The improvements on said property are designated by the Municipal Number 1043 Brockenbraugh Court. ...under the following terms and conditions: $184,000.00 cash sale; and as more particularly specified in the Agreement to Buy or Sell filed in these proceedings. Notice is now given to all parties whom it may concern, including the heirs and creditors of the Decedent, and of this estate, that they be ordered to make any opposition which they have or may have to such application, at any time, prior to the issuance of the order or judgment authorizing, approving and homologating that application and that such order or judgment may be issued after the expiration of seven days, from the date of the last publication of such notice, all in accordance with the law. By Order of the Court, Masie Comeaux, DEPUTY CLERK Attorney: Andrew J. Duffy Address: 4000 Bienville St., Ste. C New Orleans, LA 70119 Telephone: 504-343-3181 Gambit: 3/12/13 & 4/2/13


CLASSIFIEDS 40th JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF ST. JOHN STATE OF LOUISIANA

SUCCESSION OF CURTIS LEE JENKINS

40th JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF ST. JOHN STATE OF LOUISIANA

SUCCESSION OF CURTIS LEE JENKINS NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR AUTHORITY TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY

NOTICE IS GIVEN that the Administratrix of this succession has petitioned that Court for authority to sell immovable property of the estate at private sale in accordance with the provisions of Article 3281 of the Code of Civil Procedure for ONE HUNDRED SIXTY THOUSAND AND NO/100 ($160,000.00) DOLLARS cash, with the succession to pay the usual and customary closing costs at the act of sale. The immovable to be sold at private sale is described as follows:

NOTICE IS GIVEN that the Administratrix of this succession has petitioned that Court for authority to sell immovable property of the estate at private sale in accordance with the provisions of Article 3281 of the Code of Civil Procedure for THIRTY-EIGHT THOUSAND AND NO/100 ($38,000.00) DOLLARS cash, with the succession to pay the usual and customary closing costs at the act of sale. The immovable to be sold at private sale is described as follows:

THREE CERTAIN LOTS OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, and all the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, appurtenances, and advantages thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the Parish of Jefferson, State of Louisiana, in that part thereof known as VETERANS HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION (formerly Section 5 of Kenner Project), in SQUARE NO 102, bounded by Frankfort Avenue, Phoenix Street and Luverne Avenue, Gadsden Street, and designated by the LOTS NOS. 25, 26, AND 27, and measures according to map of Section 5, Kenner Project, by S. S. Calogne’s Sons, Surveyors, dated October 20, 1926, blue print copy is attached to act of dedication passed before Charles L. Denechaud, Notary Public, dated April 1927, as follows, to-wit: LOTS 25, 26, and 27 adjoin each other and measure each twenty (20’) feet front on Phoenix Street, same width in rear, by a depth of One hundred Twenty (120’) feet between equal and parallel lines. Lot 27 lies nearer to and commences at a distance of 280 feet, more and less from the corner of Phoenix Street and Franklin Avenue. Being the same property (one-sixth interest) acquired by Lauren Martello Terrio by virtue of Judgment dated June 22, 1984 in the matter entitled “Succession of Lawrence Joseph Martello” 24th Judicial District Court for the Parish of Jefferson, State of Louisiana bearing Proceedings No. 255-847, Division F, registered at COB 1079, folio 246. Being the same property further acquired by Lauren Martello Terrio by act passed before Alma L. Chasez, NotaryPublic, dated June 22, 1984, registered at COB 1079, folio 248.

THREE CERTAIN PORTIONS OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, and all the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, appurtenances and advantages thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the Parish of JEFFERSON, State of LOUISIANA, in SECTION 2 of KENNER PROJECT Subdivision and more particularly described in accordance with map of said section by S.A. Calongne’s Sons, C.E. & S., dated October 20, 1926, copy of said map on file in the Office of the Clerk of Court for the Parish of Jefferson; said portions of ground being designated and described as follows: LOTS 36, 37, and 38, in SQUARE 44, bounded by Camden and Charlotte Avenue and Kingston and Salem Streets. Lots 36, 37, and 38 adjoin each other and measure each 20 feet front on Kingston Street, same width in the rear, by a depth of 120 feet between equal and parallel lines. According to the survey by Gilbert, Kelly and Couturie, Inc., dated November 6, 1999, said Lot Nos. 36,37 and 38 have the same location, designation and measurements as set forth above and except that said subdivision is designated as CRESTVIEW OFFICE & INDUSTRIAL PARK formerly Kenner Project, Section 2 Lot 38 is shown to lie closer to and commence 180 feet from the intersection of Kingston Street and W. 23rd Street (late Charlotte Avenue). Being the same property acquired by Eugene J. Ball, Sr., from Willie R. Acosta by act before Gerald L. Blache, Notary Public, dated March 17, 1966 and registered in COB 632, folio 499. Being the same property further acquired by Julia Irene Ball, widow by first marriage of Thomas Root, Eugene J. Ball, Jr., William Samuel Ball and Yvonne Cecelia Ball, wife by first marriage of Willie R. Acosta by Judgment of Possession rendered in the matter entitled “Succession of Eugene J. Ball, Sr.”, filed in Proceedings No. 125-148, 24th Judicial District Court for Jefferson Parish, dated February 24, 1970 and registered in COB 711, folio 775.

THIS ACT IS MADE AND ACCEPTED SUBJECT TO: 1. Any and all applicable restrictions, servitudes, rights-of-way and outstanding mineral interest contained in the chain of title, without in any way renewing the same or acknowledging the validity thereof. To have and to hold the above described property unto the said purchaser, their heirs, successors and assigns forever. Any heir or creditor who opposes the proposed sale must file his opposition within seven (7) days from the day on which the last publication of this notice appears. Attorney: Malcolm B. Robinson, Jr. Telephone: (504) 888-0622 Gambit: 3/26/13 & 4/2/13

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Being the same property further acquired by Eugene J. Ball, Jr., from Julia Irene, widow by first marriage of Thomas Root, Eugene J. Ball, Jr., William Samuel Ball and Yvonne Cecelia Ball, wife by first marriage of Willie R. Acosta by Act of Partition before Edward M. Dussom, Jr., Notary Public, dated April 11, 1970 and registered in COB 713, folio 840. THIS ACT IS MADE, EXECUTED AND ACCEPTED SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING: All subsisting subsurface minerals and mineral rights of any nature whatsoever. Fence encroachment and fence outside true lot line as shown on the survey by Gilbert, Kelly and Couturie, Inc., dated November 6, 1999.

Attorney: Malcolm B. Robinson, Jr. Telephone: (504) 888-0622 Gambit: 3/26/13 & 4/2/13

CIVIL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF ORLEANS

STATE OF LOUISIANA NO. 99-18504 DIV. G SEC. 11 SUCCESSION OF STANLEY CHARLES ROSKIND NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR AUTHORITY TO PAY FEES AND EXPENSES NOTICE IS GIVEN to the creditors of this Estate and to all other persons herein interested, that a Second Tableau of Distribution has been filed by Vincent B. “Chip” LoCoco, Dative Testamentary Executor of this Succession, with his Petition praying for homologation of the Second Tableau of Distribution and for authority to pay the debts and charges; and that the Second Tableau of Distribution can be homologated after the expiration of seven (7) days from the date of the publication of this Notice. Any opposition to the Petition Filing Second Tableau of Distribution must be filed prior to homologation. DALE ATKINS, CLERK OF COURT CIVIL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF ORLEANS Attorney: JEROME J. RESO, JR., Bar #11185 BALDWIN HASPEL BURKE & MAYER, L.L.C. Address: 1100 Poydras Street 3600 Energy Centre New Orleans, LA 70163 Telephone (504) 569-2900 Gambit: 4/2/13 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Bobbie P. Roberts a.k.a. Bobbie Roberts, last known address, 1220 N. Tonti St. NOLA 70119, please contact J. Richard Kanuch, L.L.C, Attorney at 504-525-4361. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Brian J. Vignaud, a/k/a Brian Vignaud, Sr. please contact Steven M. Jupiter at (504) 533-8720. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Chester McKnight, Sr., please contact Steven M. Jupiter at (504) 533-8720. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of David B. Stover, please contact N. Sundiata Haley, attorney, at (504) 533-8720. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Michael Cecil Torbert or Lawrence Linn Torbert, please contact Attorney Ashley B. Schepens at (504) 648-4040. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of RODRICK GREEN formerly of 1918 Marais or 2025 Marais St. NOLA 70116 contact Atty Carol Anderson at 504-319-7843 or cander1709@ yahoo.com. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Terrence L. Crawford please contact attorney John Mason at (504) 723-5997 Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Trinetta Gausha, please contact Keith A. Doley, atty, 1554 N. Broad, New Orleans, LA 70119, 504-943-7071. Anyone knowing the whereabouts of Mark A. Saulny, please contact Jennifer R. Higgins, Atty., 835 Cherokee St., New Orleans, LA 70118, (504) 952-3164.

NOTICE

ZIEGLER LIMITED PARTNERSHIP III and all its PARTNERS and OWNERS’ THIS NOTICE BY PUBLICATION IS NOTIFICATION THAT YOUR RIGHTS OR INTEREST IN THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY LOCATED IN ORLEANS PARISH, LOUISIANA MAY BE TERMINATED BY OPERATION OF LAW IF YOU DO NOT TAKE FURTHER ACTION IN ACCORDANCE WITH LAW: That certain tract of land, including all buildings and improvements, including all rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, appurtenances and advantages thereunto, identified as tract 3D-3A-2, Section 24 of LAKRATT TRACT, Third District, Orleans Parish, New Orleans, Louisiana, being a re-subdivision of tract 3D-3A into 3D-3A-1 and 3D-3A-2, of a plat of survey prepared by J J Krebs & sons, Inc., on May 19, 1981, and recorded under conveyance # 420228, book 770, page 662, of the conveyance records of Civil District Court of the City of New Orleans, State of Louisiana. Being the same property acquired by tax sale # 3-9W-0-163-91, adjudicated on December 5,1995, before Richard W. Brune, Chief of the Bureau of the Treasury of the City of New Orleans, Louisiana. In 1996, tax sale title in the above described property was sold for failure to pay taxes. You have been identified as a person who may have an interest in this property. Your interest in this property will be terminated if you do not redeem the property by making all required payments to the tax collector listed below or file a lawsuit in accordance with law within 60 days of the date of this notice, or the recording of an act transferring ownership, if later. If your redemption period of 5 years has prescribed, the delay for answering shall be 10 days. The tax collector is Mrs. Sharon McDonald, 1300 Perdido St., Room W37, New Orleans, LA 70119, phone number 504-658-1712.

CIVIL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF ORLEANS STATE OF LOUISIANA NO. 2012-5112 DIV. M SECT 13 SUCCESSION OF BERNADINE S. BANKS NOTICE TO SELL MOVABLE OR IMMOVABLE PROPERTY AT PRIVATE SALE The administrator of the above estate has made application to the court for the sale, at private sale, of the movable or immovable property described, as follows: Lots 12 and 13, Square 461, Fourth District, City of New Orleans on the following terms and conditions: to-wit: Eighty Four Thousand Five Hundred Dollars cash; vendor will pay Four Thousand Five Hundred Dollars towards closing costs. Notice is now given to all parties whom it may concern, including the heirs and creditors of decedent, and of this estate, that they be ordered to make any opposition which they have or may have to such application, at any time, prior to the issuance of the order or judgment authorizing, approving and homologating that application and that such order or judgment may be issued after the expiration of seven days, from the date of the last publication of such notice, all in accordance with law. By Order of the Court, Attorney: George V. Perez, Jr. Address: 1425 N. Broad Ave., Ste. 201 New Orleans, LA 70119 Telephone: 504-858-8127 Gambit: 3/12/13 & 4/2/13

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22ND JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF ST. TAMMANY STATE OF LOUISIANA NO.: 2012-30034 DIV. H SUCCESSION OF VICTORIA OLGA MILLO TORRES NOTICE NOTICE IS GIVEN that the Testamentary Executor of this succession has petitioned this Court for authority to sell all of decedent’s interest in certain immovable property belonging to the decedent at private sale in accordance with the provisions of Article 3281 of the Code of Civil Procedure for the gross total consideration of EIGHTY THOUSAND AND NO/100 ($80,000.00) DOLLARS, with the succession to pay its pro rata share of all encumbrances. The immovable property proposed to be sold at private sale is briefly described as follows: THAT CERTAIN PORTION OF GROUND situated in the City of Kenner, Parish of Jefferson, State of Louisiana, in that part thereof known as KENNER HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION in SQUARE NO. 160 thereof, bounded by Oxley, designated by the Lot Number 30-A according to a survey of Adloe Orr, Jr. & Associates, dated February 24, 1966. LOT 30-A measures 60 feet from the corner of Oxley and Eighteenth Street and is composed of the rear portions of original Lots 29, 30, 31, 32 and 33. The resubdivision having been approved by the City of Kenner by ordinance. Lot 30-A commences at a distance of 60 feet from the corner of Oxley Street and 18th Street and measures 60 feet front on 18th Street, same width in the rear, by a depth of 100 feet between equal and parallel lines. The improvements thereon bear the Municipal No. 1804-06 18th Street, Kenner, Louisiana. Any heir or creditor who opposes the proposed sale must file his opposition within seven (7) days from the day on which the last publication of this notice appears. BY ORDER OF THE COURT, Malise Prieto, Clerk Attorney: F. Pierre Livaudais Address: 215 St. Ann Drive, Ste. 2 Mandeville, LA 70471-3394 (985) 626-1144 Gambit: 4/2/13 & 4/23/13

24TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF JEFFERSON STATE OF LOUISIANA NO.: 713-796 DIV. B

SUCCESSION OF SHIRLEY ALBRIGHT PAVUR NOTICE TO SELL IMMOVABLE PROPERTY at PRIVATE SALE Whereas, the executor of the above captioned succession has made application to the Court for the sale at private sale of the following immovable property: THAT CERTAIN PIECE OR PORTION OF GROUND, together with all the buildings and improvements thereon, and all the rights, ways, privileges, servitudes, appurtenances and advantages thereunto belonging or in anywise appertaining, situated in the PARISH OF JEFFERSON, STATE OF LOUISIANA, CITY OF HARAHAN, in WEST IMPERIAL SUBDIVISION, in

SQUARE “G” thereof, bounded by Donelon Drive, Cressionne Drive, Matson Street and Block E of Colonial Club Oaks Subdivision, designated as Lot 13 on plan of survey made by Landry Engineering Co., dated January 11, 1971, and said Lot 13 lies at a distance of 565 feet from the corner of Donelon Drive and Matson Street and measures thence 60 feet front on Donelon Drive, same width in the rear, by a depth of 109.7 feet on the line of Lot 14 and a depth of 108.77 feet on the opposite side line along Lot 12; all according to a survey of Sterling Mandle, Land Surveyor, dated October 29, 1979. Upon the following terms and conditions: Two Hundred Eighteen Thousand and No/100 Dollars (218,000.00) pursuant to the following terms and conditions: cash as provided by the purchase agreement, addendums, and counter offers annexed to the Petition filed on or after March 26, 2013 as Exhibit “A”. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all parties whom it may concern, including the heirs, legatees, and creditors of the decedent herein, and of this succession, to make any opposition which they have or may have to such application at any time, prior to the issuance of the order or judgment authorizing, approving and homologating such application, and that such order or judgment may be issued after the expiration of seven (7) days from the date of the last publication of such notice, all in accordance with law. BY ORDER OF THE COURT: Attorney: Patrick K. Reso 200 N. Cate St. Hammond, LA 70401 Telephone: 985-542-8500 Gambit: 4/2/13 & 4/23/13

CIVIL DISTRICT COURT FOR THE PARISH OF ORLEANS STATE OF LOUISIANA NO. 2011-1208 DIV. D SUCCESSIONS OF LEVY R. LEWIS AND VIVIAN LYONS LEWIS NOTICE OF FILING OF PETITION FOR AUTHORITY TO PAY ESTATE DEBTS Marion Lewis Price, administratrix of these Successions, has filed a Petition for Authority To Pay Estate Debts and a Proposed Tableau Of Distribution. The Petition can be homologated after expiration of seven days from the date of publication of this Notice. Any opposition to the Petition must be filed prior to homologation. Dale N. Atkins, CLERK OF COURT Atty.: Joseph P. Williams, Jr. (13513) Address: 3121 Ridgelake Drive, Ste. B Metairie, LA 70002 Telephone: 504-828-8757 Fax: 504-828-8760 Gambit: 3/5/13

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Any heir or creditor who opposes the proposed sale must file his opposition within seven (7) days from the day on which the last publication of this notice appears.

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Beautiful 2br/2.5 ba in the heart of Magazine shopping district. 1450 sf living, hdwd flrs, Corian countertops, lots of closets, wd burning frplc, DSL cable, 1 prkg spot/unit in a secure lot. Pool. Pets allowed. $269,000. Call Gilyard & Assoc Realty 504/460-9852.

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3 BR/2 BA 1,450 sf Energy efficient weekend retreat situated on 8.5 wooded acres bounded by a 20+ acre stocked lake. House includes 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, wood burning stone fireplace in vaulted great room, fully furnished kitchen and utility room with washer and dryer. Screened rear porch overlooking pier and lake make you feel like you have gotten away from it all. To see this fabulous property, call Jean at 601-795-2105. For Sale by Agent/ Broker, $220,000.

One BR Luxury Condo. Avail 3 nights (Fri.-Sun.). Closing weekend of Jazz Fest, May 3rd thru 5th. Sleeps 4 people. BR and Queensize pull out sofa. Located at Wyndam Avenue Plaza (St. Charles Ave.) $350 per night. Deposit required. (504) 394-4492

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Prefer senior citizen over 55. all util included $700/mo. Must have references. Call 504-202-0381.

KENNER Townhouse Near EJGH

3 BR/1.5 BA, liv rm, din rm, kit w/ dswsh, floored attc, under stair storage, covered patio, offstreet pkg, lawn maintenance included. 1 year lease, $1,000/mo. Sec dep. 504-888-1814

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OLD METAIRIE CONDO FOR RENT Metairie Towers #305

Clean & bright unfurnished condo for rent. 1 Bed / 1.5 Bath, 804 sf. Renovated in 2010 with new Paint, new Carpet, and new appliances — A/C, stove, fridge, & dishwasher. Walk-in closet in bedroom, lots of storage, and bathrooms have been updated. Includes ceiling fan in living room, and faux-wood blinds on all windows. $1095/Month. CALL (504) 275-5700.

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1 BR downstairs apt with new carpet. King Master w/wall of closets. Kit w/ all built-ins. Laundry on premises. Offst pkg. NO PETS. Avail now. Owner/agent, $699/mo. 504-236-5776.

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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

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3k sqft whse&3k sqft office space $6,500/mo 3,760sq/ft. Blue chip loc HMC-2 Zone $4k/mo comm condo on quaint FQ street $445,000 HMC-2 zoned comm/res w/ pkng $209,000

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Studio apt, furn kichen, bath, hardwood flrs, secure bldg, gated parking, laundry room, fitness center, pool, on-site Mgr. $875. 504-430-5719.

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3151 VILLERE • $250,000 HISTORIC BYWATER RENOVATED DOUBLE! 4/4 Be part of the new Upper Ninth Ward! Just remodeled, including new electric, plumbing, HVAC, kitchens in front, granite counters, ss appliances, independent bedrooms, 2 full baths on each side, laundry rooms. Heart of pine floors throughout, 11 ft ceilings, pocket doors, refinished clawfoot tubs, owners side has master suite with large bath, spa & walk-in closet! Huge backyard w/deck 24 x 16 ft. Owner/agent.

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