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Lunch Mon-Fri 11-3 · Sat 11-4 Dinner Mon-Sat 5-9 MONDAY CORNED BEEF & CABBAGE...............$9.95 WHITE BEANS W/ PORK CHOPS..........$8.95 HAMBURGER STEAK........................$8.95

TUESDAY VEAL CUTLET.................................$8.95 LAMB SHANK................................$11.95 REUBEN SANDWICH W/ FF...............$9.95

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BEEF BRISKET...............................$9.95 STUFFED BELL PEPPER...................$8.95 CHICKEN CORDON BLEU..................$8.95

THURSDAY MEATLOAF.....................................$8.95 CHICKEN FRIED STEAK....................$8.95 OVEN ROASTED TURKEY...................$9.95

FRIDAY CREOLE JAMBALAYA........................$8.95 SHRIMP & MUSHROOM FETTUCCINI..$10.95 ROASTED PORK LOIN.......................$8.95

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Outdoors (Citywide; www.academy.com) — Whether you’re out to shoot deer in the woods or hassle “tiger bait” while tailgating at LSU, Academy has you covered. With more than 100 stores in the southeastern United States, Academy’s extensive collection of gear and clothing for sports, hunting, camping or boating aficionados has put in the No. 1 spot among Gambit readers. 2. Massey’s (509 N. Carrollton Ave., 648-0292; 3363 Severn Ave., 885-1144; www.masseysoutfitters.com) 3. Sports Authority (4329 Veterans Memorial Blvd., 887-4700; Elmwood Shopping Center, 5151 Citrus Blvd., Suite C, Harahan, 734-7271; www.sports_ authority.com)

Best Store for Vintage Clothing

Funky Monkey (3127 Magazine St., 899-5587) — Ever sip an iced latte on Magazine Street and wonder where all the perfectly disheveled baristas and customers score their vintage threads? (Hint: it’s an easy commute from the Rue.) Funky Monkey is an Uptown mecca for vintage clothes (or new clothes that just look retro), wigs, tutus, hoodies and more. Bring your own garments in for cash or trade — but be warned, this discriminating monkey accepts only the top bananas. 2. Buffalo Exchange (3312 Magazine St., 891-7443; www.buffaloexchange. com) 3. Prima Donna’s Closet (927 Royal St., 875-4437; 1206 St. Charles Ave., 522-3327; 3213 17th St., Metairie, 835-1120; www.primadonnascloset. com)

Best Thrift Store

Red, White & Blue ( 5050 Lapalco Blvd., Marrero,

347-1512; 5728 Jefferson Hwy., Harahan, 7338066;www.redwhiteandbluethiftstore.com) — It’s crowded, it’s hectic, and guys browsing the electronics aisle may leer when you furtively wiggle into an appealing skirt (there are no dressing rooms), but Red, White & Blue boasts hidden treasures for intrepid shoppers. Garments thoughtfully organized by color, 17,000 square feet and “aggressive” sales make this Vietnam Veterans of America partner a favorite of local costume designers, film wardrobe suppliers and frugal fashionistas. 2. Bloomin’ Deals (4645 Freret St., 891-1289; www.jlno.org) 3. Goodwill (Citywide; www.goodwillno.org)

Best Consignment Shop

Prima Donna’s Closet (927 Royal St., 875-4437; 1206 St. Charles Ave., 5223327; 3213 17th St., Metairie, 835-1120; www.primadonnascloset.com) — The selfproclaimed divas at Prima Donna’s Closet have swept this poll five years running. Distributing designer largess to a populace with caviar taste and a Fancy Feast budget, Prima Donna’s Closet’s three locations purvey Prada suits, Diane von Furstenberg wrap dresses, Chloe wedge heels — many with the original tags still dangling. It’s the closest some New Orleanians will get to a designer showroom. 2. Buffalo Exchange (3312 Magazine St., 891-7443; www.buffaloexchange.com) 3. Swap Boutique (7716 Maple St., 304-6025; www.swapboutique.com)

Best Tailor

Thimbelina (7716 Maple St., 304-6025) — With the advent of inexpensive, vir-

tually disposable clothes mass-produced by corporate behemoths, good tailoring seemed for a time to have gone the way of the typewriter. Increasingly limited clothing budgets remind shoppers that a deft tailor can transform a garment with a single dart, or elevate a pair of pants from functional to flattering. If Thimbelina’s turnaround time becomes a little slow, it’s because the secret is out. 2. Mr. Santos Custom Tailor (1508 Veterans Memorial Blvd., 838-9567) 3. Thu’s Tailor (529 Jefferson Ave., 891-6820)

showroom displays beautifully appointed model bedrooms, dining rooms, offices and dens, allowing customers to envision the interior decorating scheme of their dreams, or to make believe that they’re already home. 2. Doerr Furniture (914 Elysian Fields Ave., 9470606; www.doerrfurniture.com) 3. Rooms to Go (409 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, 809-3993; 5800 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 779-2688; Westside Outlet: 62 Westbank Expy., Gretna, 367-4100; www.roomstogo.com)

Best Shopping Mall

Best Place to Buy Lamps/ Lighting

Lakeside Shopping Center (3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 837-4280; www.lakesideshopping.com) — Retail therapy reaches its apex with the 120 shops, boutiques and eateries that line Lakeside Shopping Center’s gleaming corridors. At once high-brow (Coach) and unpretentious (old-school fountains provide burbling ambience), the Lakeside Shopping Center has been a haven for mall rats since 1960. 2. The Shops at Canal Place (333 Canal St., 522-9200; www.theshopsatcanalplace.com) 3. The Esplanade (1401 W. Esplanade Ave., Suite 100, Kenner, 468-6116; www.shoptheesplanade.com)

Best Place to Buy Furniture

Hurwitz Mintz (1751 Airline Drive, Metairie, 378-1000; www.hurwitzmintz.com) — After being voted “Best Place to Buy Furniture” by Gambit readers for 10 consecutive years, it’s a wonder New Orleanians would buy furniture anywhere other than Hurwitz-Mintz. The 115,000-square-foot

Lighting Inc. (8180 Earhart Blvd., Suite B-E, 486-5761; www.lightinginconline.com) — A true artist is measured by the extent to which he or she understands light. By the same token, use of light makes or breaks a home decorating venture. Lighting Inc.’s two lighting showrooms and extensive product catalog attest to the power of a well-placed sconce, and employees of the third-generation family business can assist with lighting plans. 2. Home Depot (Citywide; www.homedepot.com) 3. Bevolo (521 Conti St. and 318 Royal St., 522-9485; 68467 Hwy. 59, Mandeville, 985-249-6040; www.bevolo.com)

Best Antiques Store

1. Bush Antiques (2109 Magazine St., 581-3518; www.bushantiques.com) — Described by Southern Accents as “slightly quirky” and lauded “the best bargain in town” by Vogue, Bush Antiques’ nooks and crannies cradle everything from brass tester beds to silk Oddfellows robes. Rita and Jack, resident cat page 73

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