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Best Outdoor Dining

Martinique Bistro (5908 Magazine St., 8918495; www.martiniquebistro.com) — This bistro proves the white tablecloth experience isn’t limited to indoor dining. White linen, exposed brick, white lights and umbrellas grace the patio retreat at the Uptown French-Caribbean restaurant. Fans help repel the humidity, heaters keep it warm in the cold, and lush greenery sends out all-weather tropical vibes. 2. Bayona (430 Dauphine St., 525-4455; www.bayona.com) 3. Cafe Rani (2917 Magazine St., 895-2500; www.caferanimagazine.com)

Best Deli

Best Restaurant to Nurse a Hangover

Port of Call (838 Esplanade Ave., 523-0120; www.portofcallneworleans.com) — A thick burger and a baked potato ought to settle

Best Seafood Market

Big Fisherman Seafood (3301 Magazine St., 897-9907; www. bigfishermanseafood. com) — If it lives in the water, chances are it can be found at this Uptown market teeming with Louisiana seafood and then some. Open seven days a week, Big Fisherman offers live and boiled crawfish by the sack, crabs, head-on shrimp, redfish and even turtle and alligator meat. Headed to an outdoor boil? No worries. Big Fisherman can pack you a bag to go. 2. Hong Kong Market (925 Behrman Hwy., Terrytown, 394-7075) TIE 3. Harbor Seafood & Oyster Bar (3203 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 443-6454) 4. Whole Foods Market (3420 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 888-8225; 5600 Magazine St., 8999119; www.wholefoods.com)

Best Burger

Port of Call (838 Esplanade Ave., 523-0120; www.portofcallneworleans.com) — The smell

of sizzling burgers keeps a telltale, down-theblock line focused on the prize: Port of Call’s half-pound, fresh-ground patties and loaded baked potatoes, waiting inside next to goblet-sized glasses of sweet, signature tropical-inspired cocktails. Gambit readers chose Port of Call again this year, knowing they can get their best burger fix from the four on the menu. 2. Yo Mama’s Bar & Grill (727 St. Peter St., 522-1125; www.yomamasbarandgrill.com) 3. Phil’s Grill (3020 Severn Ave., Metairie, 324-9080; www.philsgrill.com)

Best GourmetTo-Go

Whole Foods Market (3420 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 888-8225; 5600 Magazine St., 8999119; www.wholefoods. com) — As it celebrates its 30th year in business, Whole Foods can also rejoice in its repeat win as Gambit readers’ choice for best gourmet-to-go. Beyond pizzas, sandwiches and salads, Whole Foods offers ready-to-eat pastas, roasted vegetables, soups and other creations, be they baked, stir-fried, blackened or curried. 2. Martin Wine Cellar (714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie, 896-7350; www.martinwine.com) 3. Gott Gourmet (3100 Magazine St., 373-6579; www.gottgourmetcafe.com)

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Best Gumbo

Gumbo Shop (630 St. Peter St., 525-1486; www.gumboshop. com) — They didn’t name it after the dish for nothing. Gambit

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Stein’s Market & Deli (2207 Magazine St., 527-0771; www.steinsdeli.net) — New York expats can take refuge in Dan Stein’s namesake deli, where they’ll find familiar and true-to-form meats, sandwiches and, of course, H&H bagels. Stein’s also offers cured, Kosher and Italian meats, more than 50 international cheeses, and a globetrotting beer selection. 2. Martin Wine Cellar (714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie, 896-7350; www.martinwine.com) 3. Kosher Cajun New York Deli & Grocery (3519 Severn Ave., Metairie, 888-2010; www.koshercajun.com)

that stomach — or fill it, at least — and help you forget the headache. Conveniently located within walking distance to the street-long bar that is Bourbon Street, Port of Call can help you get started on the cure before you wake up on an empty belly. If all else fails, there’s a stocked bar for hair of the dog. 2. Camellia Grill (626 S. Carrollton Ave., 3092679; www.camelliagrill.net) 3. Slim Goodies Diner (3322 Magazine St., 891-3447)

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