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HABITAT FOR HUMANITY HOMES AT THE NEW ORLEANS MUSICIANS’ VILLAGE AND ELSEWHERE WERE BUILT WITH CHINESE DRYWALL, LEAVING SOME HOMEOWNERS WORRIED. HABITAT IS REMEDIATING THE PROBLEM ... AND HAS BEGUN TESTING MORE HOUSES FOR THE DANGEROUS MATERIAL.

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t least 70 of the 315 houses that Habitat for Humanity has built in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina have tested positive for corrosion problems caused by defective Chinese drywall, leaving people who were once grateful to Habitat for their homes feeling betrayed by the organization they had trusted. The number of homes affected by the drywall problem is expected to grow, because Habitat is testing samples from 89 more houses where corrosion has been spotted. Some residents who have been assured by Habitat that their drywall is fine say they, too, are now discovering the telltale signs of defective drywall, including corroded wiring and air-conditioning coils. Many of the affected homes are in Musicians’ Village, the heavily publicized community that Habitat built for New Orleans’ displaced musicians, with help from Harry Connick Jr. and Branford Marsalis. For more than a year and a half, the New Orleans branch of Habitat for Humanity had been insisting that the drywall it used to build Musicians’ Village and other homes throughout the city was safe. The nonprofit continued using Chinese-manufactured drywall in its houses long after news of its defects had spread throughout the nation and long after most builders had shunned

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WHeN rePOrTerS WITH PrOPUBlICA and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune began interviewing Musicians’ Village residents in May, most said they were confident their homes weren’t contaminated by Chinese drywall because Habitat had told them so in numerous letters — and because they trusted the organization that had made it possible for them to ful-

fill their dreams of owning a home. Habitat homeowners in the New Orleans area generally pay about $75,000 for the houses, making mortgage payments of about $550 to $600 a month for 30 years. They also must put about 350 hours of “sweat equity” into their homes. Many of those same homeowners have now discovered that their homes are, in fact, contaminated and that they’ll have to move out while Habitat repairs them. Brian Morgan, a former Catholic monk who is now a classical organist, suffers from asthma, and he said his health began deteriorating after he moved into his Musicians’ Village home. But he still believed Habitat’s 2009 letter assuring him that his home was safe. In July, however, an inspector hired by Habitat opened Morgan’s air-conditioning closet and an electrical outlet and found that copper elements in both of them had turned black. “I could have done that myself a long time ago, if I knew that’s what it took,” Morgan said. “All this time, all they had to do was send out some letters asking everyone to open up their A/C closets or an outlet and check to see if there was any copper that looked blackened. Instead, they sent us letters saying ‘Don’t worry, there’s no problem.’” When asked why Habitat didn’t tell homeowners how to detect Chinese drywall, Pate said people should have been able to figure that out for themselves. “You got to recall, this did not occur in a vacuum,” he said. “It was on the television, it’s on the website. even a cursory search would lead you straight to ‘How do you know you’ve got the Chinese drywall.’” “Our very famous Saints football coach, Sean Payton,” had the problem, Pate said. “So it was out there.” Morgan said he has lost faith in Habitat and doesn’t trust its offer to remediate his home. Instead, he wants Habitat to buy it back. He said he called and e-mailed Habitat officials almost daily in August, but he felt he was being ignored. So he filed a lawsuit in Orleans Parish court, seeking to recover the $75,000 he paid for his home. Pate said the organization is ready to buy Morgan’s house. “We’ve been trying to get him in for a week so that we could set up an appointment to buy him out,” Pate said. Morgan said he has been available and has heard nothing from Habitat. “If they had answered my questions right away, I would not have gone to a lawyer,” he said. HABITAT HOMeOWNerS WHOSe HOUSeS have been declared safe from drywall problems are also complaining about their treatment. Habitat is sending inspectors to the 280 homes it believes it built with Chinese

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drywall. If there are visible signs of corrosion, a piece of drywall is cut from a wall and sent to a lab for testing. If there is no sign of corrosion, no test is done. But some homeowners say air-conditioning coils and electrical sockets that were clear when Habitat inspected them in July are now turning black — and that Habitat hasn’t agreed to test them again. It’s known that houses with Chinese drywall often don’t begin giving off the corrosive gases until a year or two after they were built. Cristian and Alexis Duque and their 22-month-old son, Tyce, moved into their home in February 2009. This summer, Cristian, a singer and guitarist, went on tour while his wife and son went to New Jersey. While the family was gone, a friend let the Habitat inspector in to check their house, and the report was good: There was no corrosion on their air-conditioning coils or in the electrical sockets, so their drywall didn’t need to be tested. But when the Duques came home in August, they discovered that their airconditioning coil had begun to blacken. “So I said, ‘No offense, but can I have my board tested anyway?’” Cristian Duque said. Habitat told him it hadn’t yet decided whether to retest homes. So the Duques kept calling. “I tried being the super-polite mom, and calling day after day,” Alexis Duque said. Finally Cristian went to the Habitat office. “The only way to get attention from Habitat is to go right in through the front door,” Cristian said. “I said, ‘I really need it tested, I have a 22-month-old son and I need to know what’s going on in my house.’” He got a call two days later. “We’ll get back to you about testing,” he said he was told. The Duques say that homes on both sides of theirs have tested positive. Since all the homes were built at roughly the same time, the Duques think it’s unlikely that theirs could be safe, while their neighbors’ homes are not. “All anyone wants to hear is ‘I’m sorry,’” Alexis Duque said. “But it’s like nobody over there has the ability to empathize.” “If they had just said, ‘Look, we are having a hard time with this, but we’re working on it,’ we wouldn’t be so frustrated,” Cristian Duque said as he hoisted his young son in his arms. IN ST. BerNArD PArISH, Some oF THe homes Habitat built along Gina Drive also have Chinese drywall problems. Judy Summerlin’s house was completed in early 2009 and she said Habitat told her flat out that no Chinese dry-


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never came. “I can’t get through to them. They are always telling me that they are out in the field, or this or that,” she said. Back in Musicians’ Village, Gabriel Velasco is also disappointed by Habitat’s slow response to the drywall problem. His air conditioner has failed at least three times in two years. He said he took cold showers at night when he had trouble sleeping in 90-degree heat. But Velasco thinks that Habitat is now doing the best it can to make homeowners like him whole again. When he finally had his meeting with Habitat last week to discuss the repairs to his home, he said, “I walked out with a smile on my face.” JESSE MoorE, THE SINGEr/SoNGWrITEr who lives in Musicians’ Village, thinks Harry Connick Jr. should do more to help them. “Harry could probably make it happen with one phone call,” said Moore, who is waiting to move out of his home while it is remediated. “He could say, ‘Hey, you guys have my name on this project, take care of these people. Now.’” Some Habitat homeowners tried to draw more attention to their plight when the national media arrived to cover the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina in August. But when CNN’s Anderson Cooper broadcast his live show from Musicians’ Village for several hours, the drywall problem wasn’t mentioned. Liese Dettmer, a painter and musician, said she became so frustrated that she drew a makeshift sign saying “We have toxic drywall in ’da village” and tried to hold it up in the crowd that had gathered behind Cooper. But she said Habitat’s communications director, Aleis Tusa, stopped her. “Liese, Liese, Liese! Stop that!” she said Tusa told her. page 14

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Dettmer said Tusa then chastised her, saying, “I will remember that when you come to the table.” Tusa told ProPublica and the HeraldTribune that she had talked to Dettmer but that “no threats were made.” Tusa said it was “inappropriate” for Dettmer to be there with her sign, because the event was supposed to celebrate the AmeriCorps volunteers who had worked on the Habitat homes. She said Habitat wasn’t trying to hide the Chinese drywall problem and that Dettmer should have found another time to talk to the media. “There were reporters out there all day. There were plenty of opportunities,” she said. Although Dettmer’s house has tested negative for corrosion, she said the copper components in her electrical appliances are turning black and she wants another test. But she said Habitat hasn’t responded to her request. Pate told ProPublica and the Herald-

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Tribune that it will retest homes if the owners aren’t satisfied with the initial inspections or test results. Update: Harry Connick Jr. sent this statement through a spokesperson: “It broke my heart when I learned recently that like so many others along the Gulf Coast, some of the homes in the Village were built with defective drywall. Branford [Marsalis] and I are deeply sorry that these families who have suffered so much already, have to face yet another setback. We have reached out to Habitat and have been assured that a fix is on the way. They will move the affected homeowners into temporary housing and have hired contractors to gut the houses and rebuild the interior — this is the right thing to do in the face of this very unfortunate situation for all involved. Once the homes have been fixed and the Ellis Marsalis Center for Music is completed next year, our dream of providing a community for musicians will finally be realized.”

scene coordinator. Roland Guidry served in that role until he rotated back to Baton Rouge on May 31 and Jerome Zeringue then assumed that position.” The report’s stark criticism of the Obama Administration’s response to the catastrophe is somewhat surprising in that the president established the commission. It also represents the first administration admission, albeit somewhat indirect, that Democratic consultant and New Orleans resident James Carville was on target when he blasted Obama early on for not responding quickly enough. (See Gambit cover story, “Beyond Rogue,” June 28.) Carville took some heat from the White House after his criticism, but now he appears to have cover from the administration’s own investigation into the BP crisis. Among the draft report’s comments: • “For the first 10 days of the spill, it appears that a sense of over-optimism affected responders. Responders almost uniformly noted that, while they understood that they were facing a major spill, they believed that BP would get the well under control. At least one high-level Coast Guard official thought that the oil would not come ashore and hesitated to open additional command posts.” • “Very early in the response, the media and the public began to question whether the federal government or BP was truly directing the response. While all on-scene government officials with whom we have spoken have asserted that the federal government was fully in charge of the response from the outset, the government struggled to control messaging regarding who was directing containment and response efforts.” — Clancy DuBos


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Apathy on Parade logger and professional political irritant C.B. Forgotston put it well when he noted that apathy was the big winner in the Oct. 2 statewide primary. Voter turnout for the lieutenant governor’s race was less than 23 percent, and participation trailed off from that inauspicious showing for the two constitutional amendments on the ballot. It’s ironic that many voters profess to be turned off by negative campaigning, yet when a race comes along in which everybody plays nice — as happened in the lieutenant governor’s contest — voters respond with a collective yawn. It will be interesting to see how much turnout increases, as it surely will, for the Nov. 2 slime fest between Republican U.S. Sen. David Vitter and Democratic Congressman Charlie Melancon. Who knows, the lieutenant governor’s showdown between Republican Secretary of State Jay Dardenne of Baton Rouge and upstart Democratic newcomer Caroline Fayard, an attorney from Denham Springs, could also heat up. Given Gov. Bobby Jindal’s obvious

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responsibility to vote on [Oct. 2], stop complaining. If you want to know the real problem in our state and country, walk in front of the nearest mirror to see the answer.” The general election for lieutenant governor should shape up nicely for Dardenne, who picked up an endorsement from third-place finisher Sammy Kershaw last week. But nothing is certain in politics. Though a Republican, Dardenne is not ex-

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actly the darling of the GOP’s hard-right base. He apparently has committed the cardinal sin of being a moderate, which in some quarters is as bad as being a Democrat. Never mind that he is rational, calm, thoughtful, nuanced on complex issues and not given to sudden attacks of weirdness, vitriol or shameless demagoguery. In fact, he seems most unlikely to make Louisiana a national laughingstock, which may explain why some on the GOP’s right flank can’t stand him. Dardenne’s general election opponent, Fayard, is unabashedly a Democrat, but she also exudes charisma, intelligence and “newness.” It will be interesting to see how she navigates the political minefield presented by her party affiliation in a year in which Democrats are not expected to fare well. On the other hand, the fact that she is a political newcomer may be a plus among folks looking for a fresh face. Woody Allen famously said that 90 percent of life is just showing up. In politics, showing up is at least 98 percent of the game. Depending on who shows up on Nov. 2, anything can happen.

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okra stew and crawfish polenta while his lobster mac and cheese is a signature dish. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

BAMBU AT HARRAH’S CASINO

4 Canal St., 533-6000; www.harrahsneworleans.com Inside Harrah’s New Orleans Casino, Bambu offers a full sushi bar and a large selection of pan-Asian dishes. Specialties from the kitchen include Cantonese barbecued duck, honeywasabi shrimp and pecan-battered shrimp. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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Index Bywater..........................................19 CBD..................................................19 Carrollton/University.................22

Citywide.........................................25 Eastern.New.Orleans/.

St..Bernard................................. 26

Faubourg.Marigny..................... 26

Gentilly/Lakefront...................... 41

Harahan/Jefferson/.

River.Ridge.................................. 41

Kenner........................................... 42

Lakeview........................................47 Metairie.........................................48

Mid-City........................................ 62 Northshore................................... 67

. Abita.Springs............................ 67

. Covington.................................. 67

. Madisonville.............................. 71

. Mandeville.................................73

. Outskirts.................................... 76

. Slidell........................................... 76 Uptown......................................... 78 Warehouse.District....................88 West.Bank.....................................91 . Algiers..........................................91 . Gretna..........................................91 . Harvey........................................94 . Other...........................................94

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

BYWATER RESTAURANT & BBQ

JACK DEMPSEY’S

3162 Dauphine St., 944-4445 Brisket, ribs, chicken and pulled pork are the usual suspects at this barbecue restaurant. Get them individually with sides like beans and jalapeno cornbread or pick your favorites for a combo platter. Daily specials include steaks and fried catfish. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Thu.-Tue., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

THE COUNTRY CLUB

634 Louisa St., 945-0742; www. thecountryclubneworleans.com The kitchen at this Bywater pool and lounge serves salads, sandwiches and pizza. Entrees include tri-color cheese tortellini and boneless fried chicken. Try the 10-oz. pork chop glazed with Steen’s cane syrup and Creole mustard with duck fat potatoes on the side. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

ELIZABETH’S

601 Gallier St., 944-9272; www. elizabeths-restaurant.com The eclectic menus at Elizabeth’s include boudin balls and fried green tomatoes for appetizers. Main dishes include seared duck breast with cherry port and a burger topped with blue cheese and the restaurant’s signature praline bacon. Reservations accepted for large

738 Poland Ave., 943-9914; www.jackdempseysllc.com Heavyweight seafood house Jack Dempsey’s offers dishes like steamed Dungeness crab served with garlic butter and choice of baked macaroni, french fries or potato salad. The namesake J.D. platter for two is a feast of gumbo, fried shrimp, oysters, catfish and redfish, crab balls and crawfish pies. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.Sat., dinner Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

THE JOINT

801 Poland Ave., 949-3232; www.alwayssmokin.com There are many smoked meats to choose from at The Joint. Locally made chaurice sausage gets spicy heat from garlic and jalapeno and is served in a sandwich or on a combo plate. Smoked baby back ribs are always popular. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$

MARDI GRAS ZONE

2700 Royal St., 947-8787; www.mardigraszone.com Mardi Gras Zone stocks its shelves with groceries and fresh produce, and there’s a deli that serves po-boys and hot items like lasagna, brisket and baked or fried chicken. Delivery available. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards and checks. $

SATSUMA CAFE

3218 Dauphine St., 304-5962 Satsuma’s menu changes often to

reflect local and seasonal availability. The roasted beet and fig salad with arugula, goat cheese and toasted walnuts is topped with a balsamic vinegar reduction and Steen’s cane syrup vinaigrette. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

SOUND CAFE

2700 Chartres St., 947-4477 This Faubourg Marigny coffee shop offers gourmet sandwiches such as turkey, Brie and apple on baguette. Bagels are served with sliced lox, capers, red onions, tomatoes and cream cheese. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

YELLOW MOON

800 France St., 944-0441 The Yellow Moon changes its menu daily. Sample dishes include the meatloaf burger topped with mozzarella or cheddar and served with spicy home fries. Bell peppers stuffed with a mix of ground beef, rice and cheese are served with salad. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Thu.-Tue. Cash only. $

CBd 5FIFTY5

Marriott Hotel, 555 Canal St., 553-5638; www.555canal.com Chef Mark Quitney puts an upscale spin on comfort food and gives Creole classics fresh twists. His pan-seared Gulf snapper is served with tomato

BON TON CAFE

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

THE BUFFET AT HARRAH’S

8 Canal St., 533-6000; www.harrahsneworleans.com The regular lineup at this casino buffet includes pastas, boiled seafood, steaks and plenty of desserts, but watch for weekly specials too. Monday is football-themed tailgating night with favorites from the grill. Tuesday is taco night and Thursday is Dungeness crab night. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $$

CAJUN MIKE’S PUB ’N’ GRUB

116 Baronne St., 566-0055; www.cajunmikes.com This tavern has earned a loyal following with specialty sandwiches like Maria’s Cuban with roasted pulled pork, ham, Swiss, mustard and pickles. The bar snacks range from onion rings to boudin balls. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

COVENANT CAFE

1515 Poydras St., 522-3335; www.covenanthouseno.org The Covenant House’s cafe and job-training program offers breakfast, sandwiches, wraps and salads. Hot lunches are available daily, including the popular roasted half Page 21

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n a fall busy with election campaigns, football fanaticism and festivals galore, Gambit’s fall restaurant guide stirs up local pride. Arranged by neighborhood, the guide lists corner spots, sandwich shops, fine dining, late night eats and much more. Wherever you go, there’s an old favorite or new culinary adventure just around the corner. Use the guide to find menu descriptions of dining destinations throughout the New Orleans area. Listings include information on reservation policies, hours of operation and prices. For a directory of all restaurants in the guide, see page 96.

4 Canal St., 533-6111; www.harrahsneworleans.com Those on a lucky streak can reward themselves with an aged 18-oz. New York strip steak served with blue cheese butter. For a good opening bet, try the oysters casino, roasted with bacon, garlic and parsley. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

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chicken with a choice of two sides. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $

CRYSTAL ROOM AT LE PAVILLON

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

CUVEE

322 Magazine St., 587-9001; www.restaurantcuvee.com Cuvee serves contemporary Creole fare with hints of French and Spanish cuisine. The duck entree features Steen’s-cured smoked breast, confit leg, walnut blue cheese risotto, Hudson Valley foie gras and pear glace. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$$

DIXIE GYRO

110 Carondelet St., 523-6614 This casual Greek joint serves up gyros, kebabs, falafel, and other Mediterranean options. It also offers breakfast all day long. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

DOMENICA

ESPRESSO EXPRESS

One Shell Square, 701 Poydras St., Suite 116, 524-5115 CBD workers appreciate breakfast burritos, pastries and quick lunch options like salads, wraps and panini. The turkey, Monterey chicken and club wraps are popular lunchtime meals. Deli sandwiches and soups also are offered. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $

THE GRILL ROOM AT THE WINDSOR COURT

300 Gravier St., 522-1994; www. windsorcourthotel.com Chef Drew Dzejak prepares dishes like lobster Parmesan gnocchi served with wild mushrooms, basil and beurre monte. For weekend brunch, try the grilled Ashley Farms chicken breast and white sausage gravy over a waffle, or the marinated Louisiana Gulf shrimp and crab salad with avocado, tomato and croutons. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

There also are tasting plates to share. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

218 S. Robertson St., 525-0377; www.handsomewillys.com The site of an illicit 1930s nightspot, Handsome Willy’s now offers simple pleasures like beer, hot dogs, and roast beef and pulled pork sandwiches. On Fridays, there is free food on the patio. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

SERIO’S PO-BOYS & DELI

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

LE FORET

129 Camp St., 553-6738; www.leforetneworleans.com This elegant downtown restaurant serves updated New Orleans classics and has a deep repertoire of American and continental dishes. Entrees include caramelized American red snapper with lobster, and pan-roasted breast of Peking duck. The trio of farm-raised rabbit includes a roasted rack with almonds, a loin stuffed with chorizo and a braised leg over pasta with peeled grapes. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

SHULA’S STEAK HOUSE

614 Canal St., 586-7211; www.shulas.com Only Prime Black Angus beef makes the cut at Hall of Fame coach Don Shula’s namesake chain. Select from flash-fried lobster tail and barbecued shrimp to start, or tackle the three-pound porterhouse, whose conquerors are invited to join Shula’s 48-oz. Club. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

LIBORIO CUBAN RESTAURANT

SINGHA THAI

413 Carondelet St., 581-2205 Businesspeople and downtown workers flock to Singha for a fast and satisfying midday Thai fix. The tom kha soup features lemongrass and white meat chicken in aromatic coconut broth. Yellow, green and red curries are prepared with a choice of beef, chicken or shrimp. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

321 Magazine St., 581-9680; www.liboriocuban.com Liborio specializes in dishes from old Havana. The bistec Cubana is seasoned with garlic, lime and herbs and served with onions, parsley, sweet green plantains, black beans and rice. Reservations for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

LUKE RESTAURANT

333 St. Charles Ave., 378-2840; www.lukeneworleans.com Luke combines Old World French and German cuisines. Sample one of the restaurant’s daily specials or enjoy the moules et frites, featuring Prince Edward Island mussels steamed with garlic and thyme and served with fries. The jumbo shrimp en cocotte comes atop creamy white corn grits with Poche’s andouille. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$.

MILA

817 Common St., 412-2580; www.milaneworleans.com Chefs Allison Vines-Rushing and Slade Rushing reinvent Southern and Creole dishes. For an entree, try the roasted sweetbreads with black truffle grits and bacon jus. The lamb loin roasted over pine needles was recently featured in Food Arts. Reservations recommended. Breakfast daily, lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

MOTHER’S RESTAURANT

401 Poydras St., 523-9656; www. mothersrestaurant.net The line for counter service often stretches out the door at this downtown eatery. Creole soul-food specials include Mae’s file gumbo and Jerry’s jambalaya. Po-boys are dressed with

STEVE’S DINER

Chef/owner Diana Chauvin shows one of the many tempting dishes on the menu at LA THAI Uptown.

shredded cabbage and Creole mustard. The Famous Ferdi Special is a po-boy filled with baked ham, roast beef debris and gravy. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

topped flatbread is served with caramelized onions and arugula. Serrano ham and farmers cheese complement spiced red wine-poached pears. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

P & G RESTAURANT

RESTAURANT AUGUST

345 Baronne St., 525-9678 This CBD lunch spot boasts a large menu of po-boys stuffed with fried seafood and lunch plates of fried shrimp or catfish. The seafood platter comes with shrimp, oysters, catfish, crab cakes and a choice of potato salad, french fries or baked macaroni. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

RAMBLA

217 Camp St., 587-7720; www.ihhotel.com Find Spanish and Frenchinspired small plates at this restaurant in the International House hotel. House-made sausage meets duck confit cassoulet, and a blood sausage-

301 Tchoupitoulas St., 299-9777; www.rest-august.com Chef de cuisine Michael Gulotta heads this John Besh flagship restaurant featuring a seasonal menu of contemporary Louisiana dishes. A cast-iron roasted veal chop is paired with acorn squash tortellini and glazed baby root vegetables. Slow-cooked Mangalitsa hog is served with local satsumas, picholine olives and Tuscan kale. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

ROLY POLY

One Shell Square, 701 Poydras St., 561-9800; www.rolypoly.com A wide variety of gourmet wraps take the stage at this

sandwich shop, from roast beef and turkey to vegetarian options and smoked pork. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

ROOSEVELT HOTEL

123 Baronne St., 648-1200; www. therooseveltneworleans.com Live jazz accompanies Sunday brunch in the Blue Room, where diners will find everything from crabmeat omelets and banana nut waffles to roasted chicken and pork loin. For dessert, there’s traditional bread pudding. Reservations accepted. Brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

THE SAZERAC RESTAURANT Roosevelt Hotel, 123 Baronne St., 648-5486; www.therooseveltneworleans.com There’s more than cocktails at the Sazerac. Try dishes such as Colorado lamb chops with creamed shallots and pepper jus, steak frites with green peppercorn sauce and grilled tuna with bean ragout and lemon and parsley relish.

Place St. Charles, 201 St. Charles Ave., Suite 210, 522-8198; www. steves-diner.com. Steve’s offers breakfast, diner classics and char-grilled halfpound burgers. Slow-roasted beef brisket is served with gravy made with drippings. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

THE STORE

814 Gravier St., 322-2446; www.thestoreneworleans.com This cozy CBD cafe serves creative sandwiches and burgers such as the Funky Blue, which tops Angus beef with crumbled blue cheese, caramelized onions and horseradish Dijon mustard on a Kaiser onion bun. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

TERRAZU

Place St. Charles, 201 St. Charles Ave., 287-0877 This vegan-friendly cafe and coffeehouse keeps CBD diners caffeinated with coffee, tea and espresso drinks. The Chicago press, a sandwich of prime rib, caramelized onions, grilled red pepper and cheese, is a midday option, or choose from the selection of salads, soups, sandwiches and pastries. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $ PAGE 22

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

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VERANDA AT THE HOTEL INTERCONTINENTAL

444 St. Charles Ave., 585-4383 Hourly second-line parades and unlimited mimosas and Bloody Marys liven Sunday brunch at the Veranda. Seafood omelets and bread pudding are crowd favorites. A lunch buffet offers a different flavors (including Indian, Italian and various Asian cuisines) daily. Reservations recommended. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

WELTY’S DELI

336 Camp St., 592-0223; www.weltysdeli.com This funky CBD restaurant features daily specials like corn and crab soup and Cajun duck po-boys, but the real stars of the menu are the classic deli sandwiches. The traditional Reuben features thin-sliced corned beef, Swiss cheese and fresh sauerkraut served on marbled rye bread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and company checks. $

ZOE RESTAURANT

W Hotel, 333 Poydras St., 207-5018; www.starwoodhotels.com Zoe serves up New Orleans-inspired contemporary entrees in a stylish setting. Popular entrees include spice-dusted redfish and Zoe pasta, which combines angel hair pasta, shrimp and crawfish. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

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BABYLON CAFE

1128 Tchoupitoulas St @ I-10

558-0900

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enjoy prix-fix 3 course lunch & dinner menus w/ complimentary bottle of abita beer & suggested wine pairings lunch 11:30-2pm daily

dinner 6-10pm daily breakfast daily

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7724 Maple St., 314-0010 Vegetarian options abound at this bargain Middle Eastern cafe, from smoky baba ghanoush dip to falafel and baked vegetables. Marinated chicken, lamb and beef are available as well, served on platters or sandwiches on the cafe’s crusty housemade bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

BARCELONA TAPAS

720 Dublin St., 861-9696 Choose from 50 tapas, paella or a small selection of entrees at this casual cafe. For a tapa, the pork tenderloin canoe features a slice of tenderloin, roasted pepper and melted Gouda on French baguette. Cold tapas include ceviche, aged Serrano ham and cheese plates. No reservations. Dinner Tue.-Sun. Cash only. $$$

BASIL LEAF

1438 S. Carrollton Ave., 862-9001; 4250 Hwy. 22, Mandeville (985) 6748585; www.basilleaf.webs.com Classic Thai flavors and creative twists balance the menu at Basil Leaf. For instance, the crabmeat eggplant Napoleon makes a towering appetizer while the traditional pad woon sen nestles roasted scallops and shrimp in glass noodles with vegetables. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BOUCHERIE

8115 Jeannette St., 862-5514; www.boucherie-nola.com Southern flavors get creative updates at this cottage cafe, where chef Nathanial Zimet plates his pulled-pork cakes with potato confit and purple cabbage slaw. The duck confit po-boy is dressed with roasted garlic, arugula and pickles. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

BRIGTSEN’S RESTAURANT

723 Dante St., 861-7610; www.brigtsens.com Chef Frank Brigtsen’s contemporary Louisiana cuisine adds new excitement to time-honored traditions. His paneed rabbit has a sesame crust and Creole mustard sauce, and the seafood platter features a changing variety of baked, sauteed and grilled seafood. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$$

BRUNO’S TAVERN

7538 Maple St., 861-7615; www.brunostavern.com Bruno’s has been around since the 1930s, yet its kitchen keeps coming up with new twists on pub grub. The one-eyed jack burger is topped with bacon, fried onion rings, pepper Jack cheese and a fried egg. The firecracker salad features fried shrimp, blue cheese, bacon, carrots, tomatoes, spiced pecans, jalapenos and banana peppers tossed with greens in pepper jelly vinaigrette. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

CAFE FRERET

7329 Freret St., 861-7890; www.cafefreret.com Cafe Freret’s large patio offers outdoor seating, and its menu has plenty of dining options. The voodoo burger is smothered with the house “bomb” sauce. The sirloin Benedict adds steak to the brunch classic of poached eggs, hollandaise and English muffins. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Fri.-Wed., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

CAFE GRANADA

1506 S. Carrollton Ave., 865-1612; www.cafegranadanola.com Guests at Cafe Granada often share an array of tapas like sauteed calamari, grilled chorizo with fries and clams Catalan. Big pans of paella also are recommended. The cafe serves Spanish-style sandwiches at lunch. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

CAFE NINO

1510 S. Carrollton Ave., 865-9200 A few specialties from other cities make star turns at this old-school Italian joint. The pizza is modeled after the thin-crusted, floppy New York style. Philly-style cheesesteaks are sizzled on the grill and slipped into warm bread with onions and peppers. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Checks. $$

CAMELLIA GRILL

626 S. Carrollton Ave., 309-2679; www.camelliagrill.net Each passing streetcar seems to deliver more patrons eager to get a taste of this landmark diner. Chili cheese omelets are legendary,

while regulars all have their own favorite burger. Try a slice of pecan pie warmed on the grill. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CHILL OUT CAFE

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

CHINA ORCHID RESTAURANT

704 S. Carrollton Ave., 865-1428; www.chinaorchidneworleans.com China Orchid offers affordable Chinese-American dishes. The seafood hot pot simmers shrimp, crawfish, scallops, tofu and assorted Chinese vegetables in a tasty brown sauce. Spicy General Tso’s chicken is a menu mainstay. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CIRO’S CÔTE SUD

7918 Maple St., 866-9551; www.cotesudrestaurant.com Filling a cozy nook along Maple Street, Cote Sud’s version of steak frites is a grilled hanger steak served au jus with sauteed vegetables and french fries. Sauteed duck breast is complemented by a sauce of peaches, prunes, apricots and bourbon and served with mashed potatoes. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Checks. $$

COLD STONE CREAMERY

624 S. Carrollton Ave., 218-8900; www.coldstonecreamery.com Ice cream is made in house and mix-in items include nuts, fruit and candy. There also are shakes, smoothies, blended coffee drinks, ice cream cupcakes and ice cream cakes. Birthday Cake Remix features cake batter ice cream mixed with fudge, brownies and rainbow sprinkles. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

COOTER BROWN’S TAVERN

509 S. Carrollton Ave., 866-9104; www.cooterbrowns.com Try one of more than 400 brands of domestic and imported beer at Cooter Brown’s. Hungry patrons can sup on burgers, po-boys and seafood platters. Try the NOLA Philly, a sandwich stuffed with alligator sausage, green peppers, house made onion barbecue sauce and American cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CREPES A LA CART

is prepared with coconut cream. Chicken masala features breast meat cooked with ginger, garlic, tomato, cumin, turmeric and coriander. No reservations. Brunch, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

DANTE’S KITCHEN

736 Dante St., 861-3121; www.danteskitchen.com Dante’s presents contemporary fare with local farm vegetable selections. The redfish on the half shell is topped with jumbo lump crabmeat and soft herbs. Chicken roasted under a brick is maple glazed and served with a potato and bacon hash cake and topped with a fried farm egg. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Fri., dinner Wed.-Mon., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

DOORS UPTOWN PIZZA

7537 Maple St., 302-2547; www.doorsuptownpizza.com Door’s offers a wide range of options including burgers, tacos, pizza and panini. The Hot Philly panino is loaded with Louisiana hot sausage and lean beef. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $

THE DOUGH BOWL

1039 Broadway St., 861-2200 Just off Tulane’s campus, the Dough Bowl serves thin crust New Yorkstyle pizza by the pie or slice as well as sandwiches and burgers. The Hawaiian is loaded with Canadian bacon and juicy chunks of pineapple. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

DUNBAR’S CREOLE COOKING

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

FELIPE’S TAQUERIA

6215 S. Miro St., 309-2776; www.felipesneworleans.com Choose from marinated pulled pork, steak, grilled vegetables, grilled chicken, spicy (pollo tingo) chicken or chorizo to fill tacos, burritos, quesadillas and more. A salsa bar offers different styles of salsa with varying levels of heat. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

1039 Broadway St., 866-2362; www.crepesalacarts.com College students flock to this casual eatery for sweet and savory crepes such as the chicken Florentine crepe. The crepe Imperial is filled with shrimp, mushrooms and asparagus. For dessert, try the strawberry shortcake crepe, filled with strawberries, angel food cake and cream. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

FRESCO CAFE AND PIZZERIA

CURRY CORNER

5130 Freret St., 891-4080 This longtime Uptown tavern primarily serves burgers and sandwiches. The catfish with fries and salad is popular. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

1200 S. Carrollton Ave., 861-9033 Curry Corner serves meals cafeteria style with choices including curried vegetables and Indian specialties. Thai green curry with vegetables

7625 Maple St., 862-6363; www.frescocafe.us This college students’ pizza haven boasts gourmet pies and stromboli. Choose shrimp or chicken for pesto pizza topped with mozzarella and feta cheeses, kalamata olives, red onion and sun-dried tomatoes. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large groups. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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GELATO PAZZO CAFFE

8115 Oak St., 304-6908; www.gelatopazzo.com The family-owned cafe has an ever-shifting menu featuring pizza, sandwiches and approximately 20 flavors of fresh gelati. The Caliva is a panino made with grilled Gulf shrimp, sauteed baby organic greens, Roma tomatoes and homemade basil pesto. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

HANA JAPANESE RESTAURANT

8116 Hampson St., 865-1634 Hana offers a variety of Japanese dishes, including a large selection of sushi. Tuna tataki features seared tuna with vinaigrette, caviar and vegetables. The escolar special roll includes crawfish, white tuna, scallions and eel sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

JACQUES-IMO’S CAFE

8324 Oak St., 861-0886 With its fast-paced, exposed kitchen, swamp murals, boisterous bar and seating everywhere, Jacques-Imo’s provides dinner and a show. The shrimp and alligator cheesecake is served with Creole mustard cream sauce. Chili hollandaise complements the blackened redfish. Reservations recommended for large parties. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

JAMILA’S MEDITERRANEAN TUNISIAN CUISINE

7808 Maple St., 866-4366 Part of the restaurant row on Maple Street, Jamila’s features Frenchinfluenced Tunisian cuisine. The tagine of lamb is baked and marinated with lemon and garlic and served with basmati rice. The whole red snapper with garlic and onion chutney is served over vegetables. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.Sun. Credit cards. $$

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LA MACARENA PUPUSERIA & LATIN CAFE

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

LA MADELEINE

601 S. Carrollton Ave., 861-8662; www.lamadeleine.com This country French cafe offers a large selection of breakfast items, plus lunch options such as the duet magnifique: a half sandwich with your choice of side and soup or salad. The beef crepe maison combines roast beef, broccoli, onions, rosemary-roasted potatoes and mushrooms in creamy cheddar sauce. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ PAGE 24

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LITTLE MOROCCO

7457 St. Charles Ave., 301-9184 Little Morocco focuses on traditional Moroccan cuisine and serves some Middle Eastern dishes. Semolina couscous is offered with a choice of lamb, chicken or vegetables. Tagines, stew served in clay pots, include choices like lamb with plums or beef with sweet peas and artichokes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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615 S. Carrollton Ave., 8665900; www.lpkuptown.com This Riverbend pizzeria offers wood-oven pizzas, calzones, pasta, sandwiches and more. Roasted duck slices, mushrooms, roma tomatoes, mozzarella, grapes and grape demi-glaze top one original pie. Stuffed bell peppers are filled with andouille, ground beef and shrimp and served over angel hair pasta with Parmesan. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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MAPLE STREET CAFE

7623 Maple St., 314-9003 New Orleans, Italian and Mediterranean cuisine fuse at this Uptown restaurant. Oysters amandine are fried and topped with roasted almonds and white wine lemon butter. Entrees include chicken, duck, veal, pasta and seafood dishes. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

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at lunchtime, including roasted turkey and Havarti on a choice of house-made bread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

MAT & NADDIE’S

937 Leonidas St., 861-9600; www.matandnaddies.com In the cozy dining rooms or on the patio overlooking the levee, this quaint and colorful cafe offers innovative cooking. Try Creole Country hogshead cheese with grilled peach vinaigrette, blanched almonds and balsamic reduction. Barbecued pork chops get an Asian kick from kimchee and a Korean spiced potato salad croquette with coconut lime mayo. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon. and Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

MONA’S CAFE

1120 S. Carrollton Ave., 861-8175; www.monascafenola.com See Mid-City section for restaurant description.

NAKED PIZZA

6307 S. Miro St., 865-0244; www.nakedpizza.biz Probiotic- and prebiotic-rich, multi-grain crusts make Naked Pizza a healthy option for pies, but that doesn’t mean the Uptown joint excludes meat. The Omnivore features pepperoni, ground beef, ham, bell peppers, mushrooms and black olives. The Superbiotic is topped with artichokes, spinach, bell peppers, mushrooms, garlic, red onion and cilantro. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

NINJA SUSHI

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

O’HENRY’S FOOD & SPIRITS

634 S. Carrollton Ave., 8669741; www.ohenrys.com With peanut shells littering the floor, O’Henry’s is the most casual of restaurants. The menu is chock full of gourmet burgers, seafood platters, steaks, deli sandwiches and light options such as garden salads. Lunch specials include crawfish pasta and chicken Florentine. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

OAK STREET CAFE

8140 Oak St., 866-8710; www.oakstreetcafe.com This all-day breakfast joint serves classic New Orleans diner fare. The Florentine scramble mixes three eggs, spinach, basil, tomato, sun-

dried tomatoes, Roma tomatoes, mushrooms, mozzarella and feta cheeses and is served with grits or potatoes and a biscuit or toast. The Gallina sandwich combines sliced chicken, guacamole, salsa fresca, feta cheese, lettuce, tomato and green onion on wheat toast or French bread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Wed.-Mon. Credit cards and checks. $

ONE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE

8132 Hampson St., 301-9061; www.one-sl.com This bustling Riverbend restaurant presents creative dishes such as grilled beef tenderloin with warm beef shoulder rillette and Stilton cheese. Starters include Louisiana crabmeat, mirliton and Vidalia onion au gratin. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

PEPPERONI’S CAFE

8123 Hampson St., 865-0336 This Riverbend pizzeria offers specialty pizzas like the Masterpiece, served with a dozen toppings (including six meats) for the price of six. The Heart Smart pie is topped with feta, mushrooms, spinach and tomatoes. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

PYRAMIDS CAFE

3151 Calhoun St., 861-9602 Just blocks from Tulane University, Pyramids is a casual spot for Middle Eastern cuisine. There are shish kebabs and gyro plates with tahini. Chicken lula features chicken marinated with herbs and spices. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$

RED STAR CHINESE RESTAURANT

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

REFUEL COFFEE AND NOSH 8124 Hampson St., 872-0187; www.refuelcafe.com Get your fill at this Riverbend breakfast spot. Weekend brunch menu includes classics like huevos rancheros and brioche French toast. Some lunch options include a Cuban sandwich filled with pork, ham and Swiss cheese and the Spring sandwich, with turkey, Swiss, alfalfa sprouts,


FALL spinach, tomato and avocado. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

RICCOBONO’S PANOLA STREET CAFE

7801 Panola St., 314-1810 Neighbors and students fill this sunny Uptown cafe where breakfast is always the specialty. Try eggs Benedict reworked with either crab cakes or Pontchartrain style with crawfish. There’s steak and eggs or a version with a pork chop instead of beef. For a special sandwich, opt for mozzarella cheese on paneed veal served on a bun. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

ROBERT FRESH MARKET

8115 S. Claiborne Ave, 4880536; www.robertfreshmarket.com See Lakeview section for restaurant description.

ROMAN PIZZA

7329 Cohn St., 866-1166; www.eatromanpizza.com This Uptown pizzeria stays open (and delivers) late for college crowds and Italian cravings. Popular pies include a 14-inch spinach pizza, a garlicbutter-brushed pie with mozzarella, feta, spinach and veggies. The Roman is topped with pepperoni, salami, ham, black olives and onions. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

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SALTWATER GRILL

710 S. Carrollton Ave., 3246640; www.saltwatergrillnola.com This seafarer in the Riverbend specializes in Gulf seafood and local comfort food. The popular shrimp and grits dish combines both with cheesy grits topped with crumbled bacon, green onion, grilled shrimp and lemon butter. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SARA’S RESTAURANT

724 Dublin St., 861-0565; www.sarasrestaurant.com Asian and Creole flavors meet at Sara’s. A popular appetizer is the samosa, an Indian appetizer made of coriander-spiced vegetables in a pastry turnover served with tamarind sauce. Pan-seared sesame-crusted salmon comes with wasabi beurre blanc with jasmine rice. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards

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SQUEAL BAR-B-Q

8400 Oak St., 302-7370; www.squeal-nola.com For starters, try the smoked pork cakes which are fried and topped with chili sour cream and pico de gallo. The barbecue meat sandwich includes your choice of hickory-smoked pulled pork topped with house-made barbecue sauce and coleslaw. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily, latenight Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

TARTINE

7217 Perrier St., 866-4860; www.tartineneworleans.com This quaint neighborhood cafe offers a little culinary savoir faire. The house pork rillette is served with toasted baguette, onion marmalade and cornichons. The tuna nicoise salad rests olives, potatoes, boiled egg, hearts of palm, roasted red pepper, anchovies and roasted tomatoes over butter lettuce. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

TED’S FROSTOP

3100 Calhoun St., 861-3615 Burgers, fries and milkshakes keep this greasy spoon packed with university students and those craving simple, tasty eats. Plate lunches include fried shrimp, pork chops and all-you-can-eat catfish. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

VINCENT’S ITALIAN CUISINE

7839 St. Charles Ave., 866-9313; www.vincentsitaliancuisine.com Vincent’s menu of classic Italian dishes and housemade pastas includes daily specials such as grilled rack of lamb topped with fresh mint demi-glace and brabant potatoes. Cannelloni stuffed with veal, pureed spinach and Parmesan is a house specialty. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Z’OTZ COFFEEHOUSE

8210 Oak St., 861-2224 Z’otz offers fair-trade coffees, teas, saucer-sized chocolate chip cookies and vegan pastries in an artsy, eclectic atmosphere. A changing menu features options like turkey chili and vegan yam and garlic soup. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Cash only. $

CITYWIDE APPLEBEE’S NEIGHBORHOOD GRILL & BAR

Citywide; www.applebees.com Applebee’s aims to please every palate with its menu of steaks, ribs, burgers, sandwiches, fried seafood, fajitas

and pasta bowls. There also are menus of drinks, desserts, low-calorie and kids’ items. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BREAUX MART

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

BUD’S BROILER

Citywide Bud’s built its reputation on flame-broiled burgers. Order a single- or double-patty burger and top it with grated cheddar, hickory sauce or chili. The menu also offers grilled chicken sandwiches and hot dogs. For dessert there are apple, peach and cherry pies. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Cash only. $

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

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CAFE DU MONDE

Citywide; www.cafedumonde.com Cafe Du Monde is synonymous with cafe au lait and beignets loaded with powdered sugar. While the original Decatur Street location remains a French Quarter landmark, satellite shops are scattered throughout the metro area. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Cash only. $

COPELAND’S RESTAURANT

Citywide; www.alcopeland. com Creative spins on classic Cajun and Creole dishes fill the menu at this local chain. Traditional offerings include shrimp Creole and etouffee as well as seafood combinations. There also are burgers and steaks and many locations offer barbecue platters with ribs, pulled pork or brisket and cornbread. A children’s menu is available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

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Citywide; www.dannyandclydes.com This area chain of convenience marts offers much more than soda and snacks. Grab a super-sized po-boy or other deli sandwich when filling up. Homemade meat pies

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1140 S. Carrollton Ave., 861-4343 The Rue serves a range of hot and cold coffee drinks, teas and baked goods like fresh cupcakes, croissants, muffins and biscotti. Sandwiches include the Californian, layered with turkey, mayo, lettuce, tomato, Swiss cheese, sprouts and avocado on Dong Phuong French bread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Cash only. $

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FALL and breakfast sandwiches are popular as well. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

DOT’S DINER

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

ITALIAN PIE

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

MCALISTER’S DELI

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

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

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE

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

PJ’S COFFEE OF NEW ORLEANS

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

PAPA JOHN’S PIZZA

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

PICCADILLY

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

PIZZA HUT

Citywide; www.pizzahut.com Pizza Hut offers pies to seduce cheese lovers, meat lovers, veggie lovers and a Supreme with a bit of everything. Other options include bread and cheesesticks, the calzone-like P’zone and cinnamon sticks for dessert. Some locations serve pasta dishes and chicken wings. Delivery available. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

POPEYES

Citywide; www.popeyes.com Popeyes is known for spicy fried chicken. Whole pieces, nuggets and tenders are served in combo meals, baskets and sandwiches. Popular sides include red beans and rice, mashed potatoes and gravy, coleslaw, Cajun rice, spicy battered fries and biscuits. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

QUIZNOS

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

RAISING CANE’S CHICKEN FINGERS

Citywide; www.raisingcanes.com You can count the meal deal options at Raising Cane’s on a handful of chicken fingers. Try them in a three-piece combo or a sandwich. The Caniac Combo includes six fingers, french fries, coleslaw, Texas toast, a fountain drink and two dipping sauces. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

REGINELLI’S PIZZERIA

Citywide; www.reginellis.com Besides gourmet pies, Reginelli’s offers soups, salads, focaccia and pita pressed sandwiches and calzones. The hand-tossed pizzas include the Saltimbocca with prosciutto and mari-

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ROTOLO’S PIZZERIA

Citywide; www.rotolos.com Rotolo’s serves pies like the muffaletta, topped with all the makings of the famous sandwich, and the pesto Marguerite, topped with pesto, shrimp and tomatoes. Test your might (and your stomach) with the pizzeria’s five-pound pie. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

ROUSES

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

SUBWAY

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

WING ZONE

Citywide; www.wingzone.com The Zone serves chicken wings, fingers, wedge fries, fried mushrooms and spicy options such as Buffalo shrimp. Sauces vary in levels of heat, and choices include sweet and tangy barbecue varieties, Thai chili, garlic Parmesan and cool ranch. Salads and burgers also are available. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

WOW CAFE & WINGERY

Citywide; www.wingery.com Wow’s dipping sauces round up a world of flavor, from teriyaki, peppery Santa Fe and Bombay coconut curry to Jamaican jerk spice and Buffalo sauce. The restaurant offers a similarly wide array of dishes including wraps, burgers, salads, quesadillas, cheese fries, nachos, Southwestern egg rolls and some New Orleans dishes like red beans and rice. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

ZEA ROTISSERIE AND GRILL

Citywide; www.zearestaurants. com Zea’s menu revolves around slow-roasted meats from the rotisserie and features creative takes on American and Asian favorites. There is everything from Thai ribs to American Kobe beef burgers to roasted crispy duck to local seafood dishes.

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EASTERN NEW ORLEANS / ST. BERNARD

613 W. St. Bernard Hwy., Chalmette, 279-8323 This Chalmette favorite is the neighborhood’s go-to spot for dripping roast beef po-boys and crisp onion rings. Other popular items include decadently rich macaroni and cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.Sat. Credit cards. $

BROCATO’S EAT DAT

8480 Morrison Road, 309-3465 Seasoned Cajun fare is the surprise find at this unassuming lunch spot. Order fried thinsliced catfish served with crawfish etouffee. Smothered rabbit comes with rice and gravy, and roasted pork is complemented by eggplant dirty rice. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

DEANIE’S RESTAURANT & BAR

7350 Hayne Blvd., 248-6700 The Showboat platter at Deanie’s piles on fried shrimp, oysters, catfish, stuffed crabs and stuffed shrimp. Other entrees include the stuffed catfish St. Charles, topped with lobster cream sauce. The stuffed eggplant is filled with shrimp and eggplant dressing. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat, dinner Fri. Credit cards. $

DISH ON HAYNE

9734 Hayne Blvd., 301-0356 Head to Dish on Hayne for an eclectic mix of burgers, salads and entrees ranging from fried catfish Charles with crawfish cream sauce to grilled shrimp pasta with mushrooms in spicy cream sauce and Parmesan. Pepper-crusted ahi tuna steaks are served with vegetables and salad. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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1207 E. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, 277-6594 Tag’s is part deli and part butcher shop and makes its own Italian sausage. The menu features po-boys, muffulettas and burgers, including the enormous Papa Tag’s, which weighs in at a pound and a half. Lunch specials include hot dogs and Philly cheese steak sandwiches. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

WALKER’S SOUTHERN STYLE BAR-B-QUE

10828 Hayne Blvd., 241-8227; www.cochondelaitpoboys.com The cochon de lait po-boy is this barbecue joint’s claim to fame. The po-boy is dressed with cabbage and creamy Cajun sauce. Meat is sold by the pound, or you can feed the whole crew with the Family Feast, which includes ribs, chicken, brisket, pork and side dishes such as smothered mustard greens, baked beans, corn bread and candied yams No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat. Cash only. $

FAUBOURG MARIGNY 13 MONAGHAN

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

517 Frenchmen St., 942-1345; www.13monaghan.com The menu at 13 offers diner favorites and vegetarian options. The tater tachos are crispy baked Tater Tots smothered in melted cheddar cheese, jalapenos, black beans, salsa and sour cream. Sesame chicken salad is combined with mixed greens and toasted almonds and served on toasted multigrain bread. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

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RIVERBEND BISTRO

8001-B W. St. Bernard Hwy., Arabi, 277-6996 Riverbend Bistro dishes up Italian cuisine in a familyfriendly atmosphere. The menu features fried seafood dishes, eggplant Napoleon and an Angus filet served either bordelaise (herbs, garlic and olive oil) or Pontchartrain (crabmeat and mushrooms) style. Reservations

611 Frenchmen St., 948-3800 There’s a bohemian vibe in the cozy dining room of this Creole-Italian cafe. Steamed mussels make a great appetizer, and stuffed cannelloni are a specialty. The many different fish offered each night can be ordered with seafood-laden “ocean sauce.” Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner daily. Checks. $$

BUFFA’S LOUNGE

1001 Esplanade Ave., 949-0038; www.buffaslounge.com This tavern puts its name

behind the Buffa burger, a halfpound patty cooked to order and dressed to spec. Reuben sandwiches are grilled crisp and crammed with corned beef, sauerkraut and Russian dressing. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Cash only. $

CAFE ROSE NICAUD

632 Frenchmen St., 949-3300; www.caferosenicaud.com While the nearby Frenchmen Street clubs hibernate by day, Cafe Rose Nicaud is hopping with regulars sipping coffee and enjoying light meals. Specialties include Belgian waffles with Steen’s cane syrup and croissant sandwiches filled with spicy jerk chicken. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and daily dinner. Credit cards. $

CHECK POINT CHARLIE

501 Esplanade Ave., 281-4847 Wash your clothes and satisfy your cravings at this corner club. The jalapeno poppers, tots and french fries are popular appetizers. Choose from a menu of burgers, sandwiches and specials. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

DESPERADOS PIZZA

801 Frenchmen St., 943-9900 The namesake Desperado pie has taco sauce and is topped with pulled pork, Monterey Jack cheese, cilantro, cabbage and lime. Desperado’s also serves po-boys, dessert pizzas and appetizers including fried lobster ravioli. Reservations for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

FEELINGS CAFE

2600 Chartres St., 945-2222; www.feelingscafe.com Extending throughout an old plantation house, Feelings’ dining rooms exude warmth and charm. The Gulf fish Nicholas is served with grilled shrimp and creamed spinach. Deep-fried Louisiana soft-shell crawfish are breaded with Italian seasonings and served with avocado butter. Reservations recommended. Dinner Thu.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

FLORA GALLERY & COFFEE SHOP

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

J’S ISLAND BAR & GRILL

437 Esplanade Ave., 252-4800 Gulf Coast and Caribbean flavors meet at this new restaurant. Sauteed shrimp top smoked Gouda grits with applewood-smoked bacon, garlic and cream. Caribbean spices accent shrimp pasta in cream sauce tossed with garlic and tomatoes. Other options include fried seafood po-boys and platters. No reservations. Dinner Wed.PAGE 29


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2483 Royal St., 944-6666; www.schiroscafe.com The Little Kitchen at Schiro’s grocery serves Indian dishes like chicken tikka masala, and curries made with chicken, lamb or shrimp. New Orleans fare includes po-boys and dishes like a seafood combo platter with catfish, shrimp, oysters, red potato salad, hushpuppies, bread and a vegetable. Lunch specials are served all day. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

LA PENICHE RESTAURANT

1940 Dauphine St., 943-1460 Order breakfast any time or choose from a menu of New Orleans classics and burgers at this late-night destination. Eggs Benedict sit on an English muffin with grilled tomatoes, Canadian bacon and homemade hollandaise. The Kathryn burger is a half-pound patty topped with grilled ham, onions and Swiss cheese. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch

640 Frenchmen St., 945-4472; www.marignybrasserie.com This eatery offers a modern take on classic Creole cuisine. The gooey crawfish quesadilla has three cheeses and is served with smoked salsa. New Orleans barbecue shrimp come atop stone-ground grits with smothered collard greens with andouille sausage. There also are salads, soups, po-boys and specialty sandwiches. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MIMI’S IN THE MARIGNY

2601 Royal St., 872-9868; www.myspace.com/mimisinthemarigny Mimi’s Spanish-influenced tapas take bar food to new heights. Where else are goat cheese croquettas and salmon canapes available at 2 a.m.? Mushroom caps come floating in garlicky white wine broth or atop grilled bread with manchego cheese and sherry cream. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

MONA’S CAFE

504 Frenchmen St., 949-4115; www.monascafenola.com See Mid-City section for restaurant description.

NEW ORLEANS CAKE CAFE & BAKERY

2440 Chartres St., 943-0010; www.nolacakes.com Fresh cakes, breads, bagels and biscuits are this cozy Marigny cafe’s daytime specialty. Try French toast made with fresh challah served with homemade orange-pecan syrup for breakfast. Choose from a variety of lunch specials, including the crab sandwich with spinach, Brie and bacon. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

ORANGE COUCH

2339 Royal St., 267-7327; www. theorangecouchcoffee.com Enjoy coffee and baked goods such as fresh carrot cake. The cafe serves light Vietnamese dishes like spring rolls and bun for Friday lunches. For an additional sweet treat, try one of the exotic Japanese mochi ice cream flavors like lychee or chocolate coconut. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ PAGE 30

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PHO KING AT LOST LOVE LOUNGE

2529 Dauphine St., 949-2009; www.lostlovelounge.com There’s Pho King in the back of the Lost Love Lounge. The small menu features spring rolls, pho and vermicelli bowls. No reservations. Dinner daily. Cash only. $

PIE HO PIZZA AT HI-HO LOUNGE

2239 St. Claude Ave., 945-9428 Inside the Hi-Ho Lounge club is a pizza nook offering several gourmet pies, salads and cheesecake for dessert. The Kitchen Sink pie rounds up Italian sausage, pepperoni, Genoa salami, red onion, black olives, mushrooms, green onions and tomatoes. Delivery available. No reservations. Dinner daily. $

SNUG HARBOR JAZZ BISTRO

626 Frenchmen St., 949-0696; www.snugjazz.com Catch a meal before one of Snug’s two nightly shows. The menu features Creole dishes, burgers, Angus steaks and Gulf seafood. Chicken is served either Southern fried or char-broiled. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sat.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SUKHO THAI

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1913 Royal St., 948-9309; www.sukhothai-nola.com Sukho Thai prepares curried meats, vegetables and stir-fried noodles. Specials include jumbo soft-shell crab topped with a choice of basil or “volcano” sauce, a blend of Thai chili and pineapple. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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SWEET LORRAINE’S JAZZ CLUB

1931 St. Claude Ave., 945-9654; www.sweetlorrainesjazzclub.com Sweet Lorraine’s cooks up hot jazz and Creole food. Entrees include blackened catfish topped with sauteed mushrooms served over spinach. There also are burgers, sandwiches and salads. Reservations accepted. Dinner and late-night Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

THREE MUSES

536 Frenchmen St., 298-8746; www.thethreemuses.com Step off the bustle of Frenchmen Street for creative small plates. Dishes include feta fries, ceviche, lobster egg rolls with sweet chili lime sauce, lamb sliders with tomato chutney and herbed goat cheese, and a bruschetta with arugula, olives, white beans and peppers. No reservations. Dinner and late-night Wed.Mon. Credit cards. $$

WASABI

900 Frenchmen St., 943-9433; www.wasabinola.com Choose from sushi, tempura, noodle or rice dishes at this Japanese restaurant and bar. Appetizers includes tofu, steak,

yakitori chicken and miso soup. Green tea ice cream is a chilly counterpoint to warm sake. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

with Creole mirliton salad. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

YUKI IZAKAYA

144 Bourbon St., 522-0111; www.bourbonhouse.com Bourbon House puts its stamp on local seafood classics. The plateaux de fruits de mer features a selection of Louisiana seafood: oysters on the half shell, local caviar, boiled Gulf shrimp, mussels, marinated crab fingers and seasonal seafood salads. Redfish on the half shell is a fillet grilled skin-on and served with new potatoes, balsamic-glazed red onion and lemon butter. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

BOURBON HOUSE

525 Frenchmen St., phone n.a.; www.myspace.com/yukiizakaya This Japanese-style tavern serves sake and shochu drinks and authentic Japanese items in tapas-size portions. Options include grilled beef tongue, salmon roe with shredded radish, shu mai dumplings, fried spring rolls, marinated octopus and fries with wasabi sauce. No reservations. Dinner and latenight Tue.-Sun. Cash only. $

FRENCH QUARTER

BRENNAN’S RESTAURANT

417 Royal St., 525-9711; www.brennansneworleans.com Tradition abounds at this French Creole stalwart and the menu features many Brennan’s originals. Tournedos Taylor has dueling sauces and the salmon Audubon is finished with Creole mustard and hollandaise. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

ACME OYSTER & SEAFOOD HOUSE

724 Iberville St., 522-5973; www.acmeoyster.com During a century in business, Acme has earned a reputation for oysters, whether raw, fried or grilled. But there’s more than seafood, with specialties like the “10-napkin roast beef po-boy” and red beans and rice. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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ALIBI BAR AND GRILL

811 Iberville St., 522-9187; www.alibineworleans.com There’s no excuse to go hungry at the Alibi, a bar that keeps the griddle cooking around the clock. In addition to burgers and sandwiches you’ll find crawfish pies, salads topped with fried chicken and barbecue shrimp pasta. Delivery available. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

THE ALPINE

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

ANGELI ON DECATUR

1141 Decatur St., 566-0077 Middle Eastern meets Italian at this colorful and eclectic eatery. Dip into hummus or spicy tomato spread before cutting into a calzone or gourmet pizza. The Mystical pie is topped with herbed garlic sauce and bacon. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards. $$

ANTOINE’S ANNEX

513 Royal St., 581-4422; www.antoines.com Making use of its sprawling labyrinth of dining rooms and space, Antoine’s opened a cafe space with doors on Royal Street. The nook offers pastries

in the morning and a menu of light fare including salads and sandwiches like the pulled pork panino with provolone cheese and a relish of peppers, mushrooms, onions and garlic. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

ANTOINE’S RESTAURANT

713 St. Louis St., 581-4422; www.antoines.com The city’s oldest restaurant has a few new tricks up its sleeve, including brunch on Sundays and sandwiches like the oyster Foch po-boy, available from the special menu at the Hermes Bar. Of course, fresh pompano and baked Alaska remain classics. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

ARNAUD’S RESTAURANT

813 Bienville St., 523-5433; www. arnauds.com The menu at this Creole grand dame is filled with traditional specialties, from the smoked pompano appetizer to the chicken Pontalba to the praline crepes. Those who can’t decide often turn to the sampler platter combining veal Chantal, a crab cake and crawfish O’Connor. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

ATTIKI BAR & GRILL

230 Decatur St., 587-3756; www.attikineworleans.com Roasted rack of lamb crowns the menu at this Middle Eastern tavern, which features hookahs and belly dancers on Saturdays

nights. Dine on hummus, gyro sandwiches or kebab platters. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

BACCO

310 Chartres St., 522-2426; www.bacco.com Creole and Italian flavors are the complementary influences at Bacco. Maine lobster ravioli are topped with Champagne butter sauce and caviar. Bacco shrimp are prepared with Abita Amber, garlic, rosemary and Creole seasonings. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

BAYONA

430 Dauphine St., 525-4455; www.bayona.com Chef Susan Spicer always has something new on the menu at her contemporary Creole cuisine flagship. Look for roasted flounder with smoked tomato butter and smothered greens or Bayona classics like grilled duck with pepper jelly. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

BEGUE’S RESTAURANT AT THE ROYAL SONESTA

300 Bourbon St., 553-2278; www.beguesneworleans.com Sunday brunch is a popular weekend event at Begue’s, which rolls out egg dishes, local seafood and Champagne galore. The lush courtyard of the Royal Sonesta provides a beautiful backdrop as diners cut into dishes like crab cakes Benedict. Reservations recommended.

Breakfast and lunch daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

BENNACHIN

1212 Royal St., 522-1230 Bennachin serves traditional West African dishes, including its spicy namesake, made with rice, chunks of beef and plenty of pepper. Akara, or black-eyed pea fritters, are a popular appetizer and there are many choices for vegetarians. Reservations recommended for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $$

BISTREAUX

1001 Toulouse St., 568-8000; www.maisondupuy.com/bistreaux.htm The more casual bistro adjoining chef Michael Farrell’s Le Meritage restaurant features New Orleans favorites such as jambalaya, crawfish etouffee, pressed cochon de lait sandwiches, and crab cakes with beurre blanc and micro citrus salad. Other options range from lump crab tacos to goat cheese and beet salad and there are pizzas and burgers as well. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BOMBAY CLUB

830 Conti St., 586-0972; www.thebombayclub.com Chef Ricky Cheramie is at the helm at this refined restaurant and lounge. The menu features dishes like Asian-style calamari with sweet chili sauce, steak frites with herb butter and wild mushrooms, and crab cakes

BROUSSARD’S RESTAURANT

819 Conti St., 581-3866; www.broussards.com The dining rooms and courtyard exude old New Orleans charm at Broussard’s, while the menu offers a mix of Creole and Continental flavors. The grouper is marinated in citrus and crusted with andouille. The fillet is braised with Abita beer. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

BUBBA GUMP SHRIMP CO.

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

CAFE AMELIE

912 Royal St., 412-8965; www.cafeamelie.com Nestled in a restored French Quarter carriage house, this cafe offers a menu of contemporary Louisiana cooking. Slow-cooked lamb shank is served with local root vegetables, coriander and fennel-infused couscous. Rosemary and garlic season the oven-roasted pork chop served over creamy grits with corn and andouille maque choux. Reservations accepted. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Wed.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

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New Orleans fare are served at these French Quarter restaurants. In addition to beignets, there are Cajun hash browns with andouille sausage and scrambled eggs, and crawfish cakes with fries and fried okra. No reservations. Bourbon Street: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Royal Street: Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

CAFE ENVIE

1241 Decatur St., 524-3689; www.cafeenvienola.com This picturesque corner cafe welcomes early risers with either buttermilk biscuits or Southern-style grits smothered in house-made sausage gravy. Panini filled with roast beef and cheddar or turkey and Swiss make for satisfying lunches or light dinners. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and late-night dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CAFE FLEUR DE LIS

307 Chartres St., 529-9641; www.cafefleurdelis.com Patrons get a hearty start to the day with the Fleur De Lis omelet, filled with crawfish, cheese, peppers and onions and topped with crawfish sauce. The lunch menu includes soups, salads and sandwiches, plus the half-pound Cajun burger. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

CAFE GIOVANNI

CAFE MASPERO

601 Decatur St., 523-6250 Locals and visitors have been lining up outside this casual eatery for years, eager to take a stab at Cafe Maspero’s enormous fried seafood platter or chow down on one of its many deli sandwiches. Muffulettas are served in regular and vegetarian versions. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $

CAFE PONTALBA

546 St. Peter St., 522-1180 Holding down one corner of bustling Jackson Square, this eatery serves the most popular New Orleans dishes, including gumbo, po-boys and fried seafood. The shrimp and oyster platter piles on crispy shrimp and oysters with cocktail and tartar sauce on the side. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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CHARTRES HOUSE CAFE

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

CHATEAU MOANET VOILA

300 Decatur St., 581-2534; www.voilanola.com Choose from one of several varieties of po-boys or a huge assortment of seafood, burgers and appetizers at Voila. Breakfast includes a Cajun or shrimp omelet, biscuits and gravy, and a steak breakfast. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

CHECKERED PARROT

133 Royal St., 592-1270; www.checkeredparrot.com Checkered Parrot offers a TexMex menu filled with quesadillas, burritos and nachos, as well as burgers, hot dogs, wraps, salads and New Orleans specialties. Red beans and rice with grilled smoked sausage and fried seafood platters add Creole flavor to the mix. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

CLOVER GRILL

900 Bourbon St., 598-1010; www.clovergrill.com Grill cooks slap a hubcap over savory burgers as they sizzle on the grill at this campy, retro diner where breakfast is offered around the clock. Massive omelets, meaty chili and a range of sandwiches are also available. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

COOP’S PLACE

1109 Decatur St., 525-9053; www.coopsplace.net Blacked redfish is served with a house salad at this late-night joint. Local favorites like red beans and rice and jambalaya abound. For breakfast, the Coop omelet is served with shrimp, ham, Swiss cheese and Creole sauce. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner daily. Credit cards. $

COPPER MONKEY BAR & GRILL

725 Conti St., 527-0869 Traditional Creole dishes like gumbo, jambalaya and red beans and rice are barroom favorites at Copper Monkey. The menu also includes burgers, quesadillas, salads and steaks. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily.

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THE CORNER OYSTER BAR AND GRILL

500 St. Peter St., 522-2999; www.corneroysterhouse.com Creole and Cajun flavors mix it up on the menu at Corner Oyster Bar. Blackened shrimp nachos are nachos loaded with cheese, salsa, jalapenos and sour cream. A marinated and grilled chicken breast is topped with crawfish in a thick roux with peppers and mushrooms. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

COUNTRY FLAME

620 Iberville St., 522-1138 Country Flame dishes up Cuban specialties like ropa vieja with shredded beef over a bed of rice. It also offers the classic Cuban sandwich of ham, roasted pork and cheese on pressed bread. The wide-ranging menu includes tacos, fajitas and ribs as well. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

COURT OF TWO SISTERS

613 Royal St., 522-7261; www.courtoftwosisters.com Stop into the Court of Two Sisters any day for a jazz brunch complete with hot and cold buffet lines with everything from boiled seafood to salad and fresh fruit. For dinner, entrees include the corn fried Des Allemands catfish, served with jumbo lump crabmeat, Napa slaw and green onion. Reservations recommended. Lunch, brunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

CRESCENT CITY BREWHOUSE

527 Decatur St., 522-0571; www.crescentcitybrewhouse.com Live jazz and German-style beers complement creative cooking at this brewpub. Pan-seared redfish St. Louis is topped with fried oysters and barbecue sauce. Starters include Brewhouse hot wings, baked oysters and fried calamari with spicy marinara. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

CROISSANT D’OR

617 Ursulines Ave., 524-4663 Diners flock to this cafe known for its delectable baked goods for its croissant sandwiches with ham and bechamel sauce, quiches and homemade soup. Others settle in to the Parisian ambience with a cafe au lait, the morning paper, and a pastry. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

DAISY DUKES

121 Chartres St., 561-5171; www.daisydukesrestaurant.com This French Quarter eatery offers breakfast and Cajun favorites all day. Menu options include omelets, pizza, red beans and rice, and daily specials. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $$

DEANIE’S SEAFOOD

841 Iberville St., 581-1316; www.deanies.com See Metairie section for restaurant description. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

DEJA VU RESTAURANT & BAR

400 Dauphine St., 523-1931; www.dejavunola.com Home-style platters of pot roast and pork chops mix it up with fried seafood and po-boys at this all-hours destination. Dinner specials are available Monday through Thursday, and Tuesdays and Thursdays feature steak specials. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

DESIRE OYSTER BAR

300 Bourbon St., 553-2281 This Bourbon Street stalwart features a menu of traditional and contemporary New Orleans seafood dishes. Oysters are fried and served with housemade barbecue sauce and blue cheese dressing. Red snapper is blackened and topped with crabmeat, capers and butter sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.Sat. Credit cards. $$

DICKIE BRENNAN’S STEAKHOUSE

716 Iberville St., 522-2467; www.dickiebrennanssteakhouse.com Dickie Brennan’s prefers Creole finesse over steak house largesse. The 14-oz. barbecue rib-eye is topped with shrimp in Abita beer barbecue sauce and served with garlic mashed potatoes, The seared jumbo lump crabcake is served with roasted garlic and lemon aioli on tomato relish with salsa verde. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

EAT NEW ORLEANS

900 Dumaine St., 522-7222; www.eatnola.com This quaint cafe offers an original take on familiar Creole and Cajun dishes. Redfish is topped with lemon-garlic butter and served with fresh vegetables. The deep-fried crawfish boulettes are served with remoulade. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

EL GATO NEGRO

81 French Market Place, 525-9752; www.elgatonegronola.com Whet your appetite with a pineapple-cilantro margarita or any of the Mexican beers or premium tequilas. In addition to tacos, burritos and enchiladas, look for big fajita platters and seafood creations. No reservations. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

THE EMBERS “ORIGINAL” BOURBON HOUSE

700 Bourbon St., 523-1485; www.emberssteakhouse.com “Medium” is a relative term at Embers, where the mid-size T-bone weighs in at a hefty 16 ounces. (The large tacks on

another 5 ounces.) Fried seafood platters and Creole-Italian favorites like Gulf shrimp marinara and crawfish fettuccine balance out the options. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

FELIPE’S TAQUERIA

301 N. Peters St., 267-4406; www.felipesneworleans.com See Carrollton section for restaurant description.

FELIX’S RESTAURANT & OYSTER BAR

739 Iberville St., 522-4440; www.felixs.com The oyster bar at Felix’s has no seats, and that’s fine with the regulars who prefer their raw bivalves with a minimum of fuss. Make your own sauce and order directly from the shuckers, or order from a menu of New Orleans staples. Reservations accepted for large groups. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

FIORELLA’S CAFE

1136 Decatur St., 553-2155 Fried chicken is the specialty at Fiorella’s, which serves its fried-to-order bird with homey Southern sides like red beans. For seafood options, try the crab cakes with green onion remoulade. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $

FRANK’S RESTAURANT

933 Decatur St., 525-1602; www.franksrestaurantneworleans.com Frank’s started out as an Italian deli and has grown into a fullservice restaurant. The muffuletta remains a fixture on the menu. Entrees include shrimp Gagliano with garlic and butter sauce over pasta. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

FRENCH MARKET RESTAURANT

1001 Decatur St., 525-7879 Hungry pedestrians are lured into the French Market Restaurant by the sight of raw oysters displayed in the windows. Order boiled seasonal seafood. Po-boys and fried seafood also are served. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

FRENCH QUARTER PIZZERIA & BAR

201 Decatur St., 948-3287; www.frenchquarterpizza.com This French Quarter favorite has hand-tossed specialty pizzas including the roast beef po-boy pizza and the Big Easy five-pound pizza. The menu also includes salads, sandwiches and specialty cocktails. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

GW FINS

808 Bienville St., 581-3467; www.gwfins.com One of the standbys on chef Tenney Flynn’s constantly changing menu is blue crab pot stickers. The grilled butterfish

might be finished with Flynn’s pineapple basil glaze, and the soft-shell crab dishes are popular. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

GALATOIRE’S RESTAURANT

209 Bourbon St., 525-2021; www.galatoires.com Many Galatoire’s regulars start with the grand goute, a combination platter of shrimp remoulade and crabmeat maison, often including oysters en brochette. Pompano with crabmeat is a fixture, and the flaming cafe brulot makes a dramatic finale. Jackets required. Reservations accepted for the second floor only. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$$

GALVEZ RESTAURANT

914 N. Peters St., 595-3400; www.galvezrestaurant.com Tastes of the Spanish seaside and an unmatched vista of the Mississippi River are the twin draws at Galvez. The restaurant offers traditional tapas, steaks and seafood dishes, including a quartet of paellas and a fruits de mer bouillabaisse scented with saffron and sofrito. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

GAZEBO CAFE

1018 Decatur St., 525-8899; www.gazebocafenola.com The Gazebo features a mix of Cajun and Creole dishes and ice cream daiquiris. The New Orleans sampler rounds up gumbo, jambalaya and red beans and rice. Other options include salads, seafood po-boys and burgers. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

THE GREEN GODDESS

307 Exchange Alley, 301-3347; www.greengoddessnola.com The creative cooking at Green Goddess combines classic techniques, exotic ingredients and culinary wit. At brunch, try the barbecued pork and corn flapjack, which combines smoky pulled pork with gravy and creamy slaw atop a corn-jalapeno pancake. No reservations. Lunch and brunch Wed.-Mon., dinner Thu.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

GUMBO SHOP

630 St. Peter St., 525-1486; www.gumboshop.com Gumbo lovers have their choice of several varieties at the Gumbo Shop, including seafood, chicken and sausage and the meatless gumbo z’herbes. A popular entree is chicken espagnole prepared with garlic and shallot brown sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

GUSTO

333 Canal St., The Shops at Canal Place, third floor; www.thetheatres.com Order Gusto’s flatbread pizzas, panini or small plates from inside one of the Canal Place movie theaters or at the cafe. There are dips including hummus and caponata, salads and PAGE 35

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

order at this landmark Italian deli and perfector of the muffuletta. Get in line, order sandwiches by the half or whole and make sure you have a stack of napkins at the ready. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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sandwiches such as a Spanish muffuletta with Serrano ham, chorizo and manchego cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

HARD ROCK CAFE

418 N. Peters St., 529-5617; www.hardrock.com Burgers, sizzling fajitas and hearty appetizers are the greatest hits at the New Orleans edition of this international chain. The Legendary burger is a 10-oz. patty topped with bacon, cheddar, an onion ring, lettuce, tomato and pickles. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

HOUSE OF BLUES

225 Decatur St., 310-4999; www.hob.com The House of Blues focuses on Southern and soul food dishes. Creole seafood jambalaya adds local flair. The Sunday gospel brunch features unlimited Champagne mimosas and dishes like Creole shrimp with cheddar cheese grits. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

IHOP

833 Canal St., 593-0440; www.ihop.com While best known for its breakfast platters, this diner-style chain also offers a variety of lunch and dinner options. The grilled tilapia is lightly seasoned and served with hollandaise, red potatoes, steamed broccoli and garlic bread. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

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IRIS

321 N. Peters St., 299-3944; www.irisneworleans.com Start a meal with well-crafted original cocktails and settle in for Iris’ new American cooking. The spicy tomato egg drop soup features a poached farm egg and fresh herbs. Seared sea scallops are complemented by grapefruit butter and Vietnamese greens. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Fri., dinner Mon. and Wed.-Sat. $$$

ITALIAN BARREL

430 Barracks St., 569-0198 This restaurant by the French Market specializes in Northern Italian cuisine. Bresaola, the cured, thinly sliced beef, is served as an appetizer or entree. Popular entrees are the porcini and truffle ravioli served with creamy white wine sauce and the veal osso buco. There also are cheese boards and curedmeat plates. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

teed garlic potatoes, sauteed mushrooms, garlic confit and frisee salad. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

833 Conti St., 525-9200; www.jager-haus.com This Bavarian restaurant dishes up a hearty spread of wursts and schnitzels. Mornings feature thin-crust German pizzas. The pork shank entree comes with mashed potatoes and sauerkraut. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

MR. B’S BISTRO

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

JIMMY BUFFETT’S MARGARITAVILLE CAFE

1104 Decatur St., 592-2565; www.margaritaville.com Gulf Coast and Caribbean touches brighten the menu at Jimmy Buffett’s restaurant. Volcano nachos are topped with chili, cheese, guacamole, sour cream, jalapenos, tomatoes and scallions. Jamaican-style jerk chicken features two breasts served with rice and vegetables. Of course, there are burgers and sandwiches galore and a menu of frozen drinks. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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JOHNNY’S PO-BOYS

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

K-PAUL’S LOUISIANA KITCHEN

416 Chartres St., 524-7394; www.kpauls.com Chef Paul Miller upholds the traditions of legendary founder Paul Prudhomme. Blackened twin beef tenderloin medallions are served with slowly reduced debris sauce, mashed potatoes and vegetables. At lunch, the deep-fried flounder po-boy is dressed and served with caper dill tartar sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Sat., dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$$

KRYSTAL

116 Bourbon St., 523-4030; www.krystal.com A menu filled with burgers, fries, chicken wings and chili cheese dogs makes Krystal a haven for finger food fanatics. The Famous Krystal features a grilled all-beef burger topped with diced tomatoes, mustard and a dill pickle on a square bun. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

LA BAYOU RESTAURANT

208 Bourbon St., 525-4755; www.labayourestaurant.com Seafood stars in dishes like the zydeco salad featuring fried crawfish and shrimp over greens. The crawfish pasta features sauteed crawfish tails in cream sauce, topped with crunchy fried crawfish tails.

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

LA DIVINA GELATERIA

621 St. Peter St., 302-2692; www.ladivinagelateria.com See Uptown section for restaurant description.

LANDRY’S

400 N. Peters St., 558-0038; www.landrysseafoodhouse.com Landry’s offers a wide selection of seafood from waters near and far. Along with daily fresh fish, Landry’s serves barbecue shrimp and baked oysters. There also are steaks and pasta dishes. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

LE MERITAGE

Maison Dupuy Hotel, 1001 Toulouse St., 522-8800; www.lemeritage.com Le Meritage’s menu is organized around food and wine pairings. Light white wines are suggested with dishes like the Gulf shrimp and grits and pan-roasted wild salmon with roasted tomato sauce, golden quinoa, and fennel and cucumber salad. The duck two ways includes confit with foie gras and a breast with potatoes. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

LOUISIANA BISTRO

337 Dauphine St., 525-3335; www.louisianabistro.net The restaurant prepares a variety of Creole dishes. Some reflect a BP oil disaster theme, such as boudin sausage links serving as “booms” to “protect a

crouton beach from caramelized onion demi-glace.” Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.Sun. Credit cards. $$

more. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

LOUISIANA PIZZA KITCHEN

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

95 French Market Place, 5229500; www.louisianapizzakitchen.com Order gourmet wood-fired pies like the smoked salmon pizza with capers, caviar, red onions and cream cheese at this French Quarter pizzeria. Other favorites include the barbecue chicken pizza and roasted garlic pizza with sun-dried tomatoes, baby spinach and feta and mozzarella cheeses. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

M BISTRO

Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 921 Canal St., 524-1331; www.ritzcarlton.com The Ritz-Carlton’s M Bistro is named for executive chef Matt Murphy. He incorporates local ingredients in dishes such as Northshore wild mushroom and duck gumbo. Other Bistro delights include Murphy’s Creole tomato barbecue burger and, for dessert, Louisiana Creole cheesecake. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

MAGNOLIA GRILL

1122 Decatur St., 566-6003; www.magnoliagrillofnola.com Magnolia Grill is known for spicy Bloody Marys and diner food. Breakfast is served all day. Choose from 12 omelets, the country breakfast or pain perdu. Lunch and dinner options include salads, burgers, sandwiches, blackened and fried seafood, po-boys and

THE MARKET CAFE

MAXIMO’S ITALIAN GRILL

1117 Decatur St., 586-8883; www.maximosgrill.com The open kitchen allows guests to watch as cooks prepare dishes like pasta bolognese, combining house-made fettuccine with a meat sauce studded with prosciutto, ground veal and Italian sausage. The osso buco features a braised veal shank finished with garlic, thyme and white wine demi-glace, served with grilled asparagus and roasted red potatoes. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

MEAUXBAR BISTRO

942 N. Rampart St., 569-9979; www.meauxbar.com Expect new twists on bistro classics at Meauxbar. Featured appetizers include onion soup gratinee with crouton and Gruyere. The bouillabaisse contains drum, lump crabmeat, shrimp and mussels with rouille. Duck confit is served with sau-

1212 Royal St., 522-6746 Specialty pizzas and pasta dishes are featured at this bohemian French Quarter hideaway. Mardi Gras linguine includes andouille and shrimp in tomato cream sauce. A combination pizza is loaded with pepperoni, Italian sausage, ham, black olives, onions, mushrooms and green peppers. No reservations. Lunch Fri.-Mon., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MONTREL’S BISTRO

1000 N. Peters St., 524-4747 This casual restaurant serves Creole favorites. The menu includes crawfish etouffee, boiled crawfish, red beans and rice and bread pudding for dessert. Outdoor seating is adjacent to Dutch Alley and the French Market. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MORTON’S STEAKHOUSE

Canal Place, 365 Canal St., 5660221; www.mortons.com Filet mignon, porterhouse, New York strip and rib-eye steaks are the mainstays at this Chicago-based chain. Domestic double-rib lamb chops, Alaskan king crab legs and two types of lobster, Western Australian tail and whole baked Maine, are equally deserving of attention. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

MURIEL’S JACKSON SQUARE 801 Chartres St., 568-1885; www.muriels.com This French Quarter restaurant boasts a menu of contemporary Creole cooking. Pecan-crusted puppy drum is served with oven-roasted pecans, Louisiana crabmeat relish and lemon butter sauce. The shrimp and goat cheese crepes are topped with Louisiana shrimp in a buttery sauce of Chardonnay, onions, tomato and bell pepper. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

NAPOLEON HOUSE BAR & CAFE

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

JAGER HAUS GERMAN BISTRO & COFFEE SHOP

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po-boys, gumbo, red beans and rice and chicken and sausage jambalaya. The specialty is the muffuletta, which is heated through, softening the cheese and blending flavors. Cool off with a signature Pimm’s Cup. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.Sat. Credit cards. $$

NOLA RESTAURANT

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

OCEANA GRILL

739 Conti St., 525-6002; www.oceanagrill.com This restaurant puts a twist on seafood favorites. Crab cakes are topped with crawfish and mushroom sauce. Char-grilled oysters are cooked with garlic cream sauce and finished with Parmesan and Romano cheeses. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

OLD COFFEE POT RESTAURANT

OLIVIER’S CREOLE RESTAURANT

204 Decatur St., 525-7734; www.olivierscreole.com Olivier’s menu gives props to the home kitchens of the relatives behind each dish. Braised Creole rabbit is served with sage-seasoned oyster dressing. Crab and salmon cakes combine poached salmon and blue crab and come with green onion aioli. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

THE ORIGINAL PIERRE MASPERO’S

440 Chartres St., 524-8990; www.creolecuisine.com Maspero’s updates local classics. The “hot and blue” oyster po-boy is dressed with Tabasco mayonnaise and blue cheese. Cochon de lait is stuffed

ORLEANS GRAPEVINE WINE BAR AND BISTRO

718 Orleans Ave., 523-1930; www.orleansgrapevine.com Just off Bourbon Street, this bistro offers an extensive selection of wines by the glass and a menu of Frenchinspired dishes. Black mussels are served in tomato saffron broth, and the chipotle crab cakes come with caramelized oranges. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

PALACE CAFE

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

PALM COURT JAZZ CAFE

1204 Decatur St., 525-0200; www.palmcourtjazzcafe.com Traditional New Orleans jazz holds court at the jazz club and Creole cafe. Shrimp Ambrosia features shrimp sauteed with fennel and light Pernod cream sauce. Other options include pasta, jambalaya, and red beans and rice served with garlic chicken. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.Sun. Credit cards. $$

PAT O’BRIEN’S COURTYARD RESTAURANT

624 Bourbon St., 525-4823; www.patobriens.com Grab a Hurricane and then head to the Courtyard Restaurant for sandwiches and innovative Creole dishes. The muffuletta on foccacia is served warm. Cancun shrimp are coconut-covered fried Gulf shrimp served with pina colada fruit salsa. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

PELICAN CLUB

312 Exchange Place, 523-1504; www.pelicanclub.com Contemporary Louisiana dishes highlight the menu at this elegant French Quarter restaurant. A whole crispy flounder is served with chili black bean sauce with sea scallops and shrimp. Barbecue shrimp is prepared in a clay pot. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

PERE ANTOINE

741 Royal St., 581-4478; www.pereantoine.com The New Orleans sampler

is a meal of gumbo, shrimp Creole, red beans, jambalaya and bread pudding. St. Nona’s catch of the day is served on eggplant medallions with crabmeat and lemon butter sauce. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

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838 Esplanade Ave., 523-0120; www.portofcallneworleans.com Thick burgers and baked potatoes are the calling cards of Port of Call. All the restaurant’s half-pound burgers are ground fresh daily and are served with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and onion on the side. Salads and steak also are served. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

PRALINE CONNECTION

542 Frenchmen St., 943-3934; www.pralineconnection.com Stick-to-your-ribs Creole soul food is the draw at this Marigny spot. Look no further for home-style red beans and rice, file gumbo, stuffed bell peppers and sides like mac and cheese, fried okra and fried pickles. Fried soft-shell crawfish are served with sweet and spicy cocktail sauce and fried pickles. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

RALPH & KACOO’S

519 Toulouse St., 522-5226; www.ralphandkacoos.com Seafood is served every way at this French Quarter restaurant. Go surf-and-turf with a 14-oz. steak topped with shrimp, or stay offshore with crabmeatstuffed Maine lobster tails. Other dishes include seafood pastas and Southern-fried staples. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sat.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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RED FISH GRILL

115 Bourbon St., 598-1200; www.redfishgrill.com Red Fish Grill serves oysters on the half shell and seafood specialties including several redfish entrees. Rum-flamed shrimp come with blackened avocados, pickled beets and ginger-cucumber coulis. Barbecue oysters are flash fried, tossed in Crystal barbecue sauce and served with blue cheese dressing. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

RIB ROOM

621 St. Louis St., 529-7046; www.ribroomneworleans.com Prime rib arrives sizzling at your table at this French-style rotisserie and prime rib juggernaut. Prime rib is roasted for three hours and served au jus with horseradish sour cream and a baked potato. There also is seafood, like Zapp’s-crusted black drum with brown butter emulsion. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ PAGE 39

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714 St. Peter St., 524-3500; www.theoldcoffeepot.com The Old Coffee Pot is known for calas — Creole fried rice cakes sprinkled with sugar. The menus offers classics like gumbo, crawfish etouffee and shrimp Creole. The Fleur-de-Lis chicken is paired with grilled Gulf shrimp, and comes topped with crabmeat, shrimp and crawfish dressing on a bed of asparagus. Reservations recommended for large parties. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

with garlic and jalapenos. Reservations recommended for large parties. Breakfast Fri.-Mon., lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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Owner Frieda Wilkerson serves a platter of ribs with sides of coleslaw and a corn muffin that will put a smile on any carnivore’s face at ABITA BAR-B-Q on the Northshore.

500 Canal St., 595-5506; www. sheratonneworleans.com Find New Orleans specialties at this bistro inside the Sheraton New Orleans. Breakfast includes a buffet, with waffles, pancakes and eggs cooked to order. For lunch, try a redfish po-boy dressed with spicy remoulade sauce. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $$

ROUX ON ORLEANS

Bourbon Orleans, 717 Orleans Ave., 523-2222; www.bourbonorleans.com Roux on Orleans focuses on Creole classics and Louisiana produce, from local seafood to Ruston peaches. Start a meal with gumbo or a crab cake. Entrees range from pasta jambalaya, to daily fish specials to steaks to a double-cut pork chop glazed with Steen’s cane syrup. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

ROYAL BLEND

621 Royal St., 523-2716; www.royalblendcoffee.com See Metairie section for restaurant description.

ROYAL HOUSE OYSTER BAR

441 Royal St., 528-2601; www.royalhouserestaurant.com Royal House serves oysters raw, Rockefeller, Royale or char-broiled, and you’ll find more seafood options at this restaurant. Seafood tortellini is served with shrimp and scallops in cream sauce, and crab claws are sauteed in garlic butter sauce. Maine lobsters come in half-pound increments, from one to two-and-a-half pounds. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SALT & PEPPER

403 Iberville St., 561-6070 Pakistani-style curries and kebabs made with halal meats are among the finds

at this backstreet cafe. Start with an order of flatbread or potato-stuffed samosas. For a curry, try the spoon-tender goat masala. Pizza and sandwiches also are available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

SAMMY’S STEAK AND LOBSTER

627 Bourbon St., 525-8442 Sammy’s thick-cut rib-eyes and lobster tails are a classic Bourbon Street combination. Other items include jambalaya, blackened fish and shrimp, and an assortment of gumbos. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SEKISUI SAMURAI

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avocado and tobiko, or the eel “sundae” with crushed macadamia nuts and balsamic vinegar sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SI SENOR AT COSIMO’S

1201 Burgundy St., 525-5636 Si Senor offers gourmet TexMex options from the back corner of Cosimo’s bar. The namesake burrito is a mix of grilled chicken, steak and shrimp with cheese, beans, sour cream, guacamole and salsa. American tacos are filled with spiced ground beef, lettuce, tomato, salsa, cheese and your choice of beans. Delivery available. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

STANLEY

547 St. Ann St., 587-0093; www.stanleyrestaurant.com At the casual companion to his high-end Stella!, chef Scott Boswell serves straightforward burgers and Reuben sandwiches alongside such exotic fare as Korean barbecue beef po-boys and the Breaux Bridge Benedict with boudin, hollandaise and poached eggs. No reservations. Brunch, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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STEAMBOAT NATCHEZ

Toulouse Street Wharf, 586-8777; www.steamboatnatchez.com A meal aboard the Steamboat Natchez promises an everchanging view as the vessel navigates the river. Gulf shrimp are sauteed with garlic, thyme, lemon and white wine. There is bread pudding with whiskey sauce for dessert. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

STELLA!

1032 Chartres St., 587-0091; www.restaurantstella.com Chef Scott Boswell creates one-of-a-kind culinary experiences at his flagship Stella! Pan-roasted Hawaiian walu has a hot-buttered-popcorn crust, crawfish, local corn maque choux, sour cream and onion butter. Desserts include German chocolate cake with toasted coconut and pecan ganache, caramel sauce and milk chocolate mousse nitro. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

and cheese. The grilled and marinated center-cut pork chop is served with Tchoupitoulas sauce, mac and cheese and vegetable. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

240 Bourbon St., 523-4640 Heir to Alfredo di Lelio’s original recipe for fettuccine Alfredo, Tony Moran’s serves up classic Italian classics like spaghetti and meatballs and veal Parmesan alongside beef cuts and New Orleans seafood. The New Orleans filet is topped with crabmeat. Lemon butter and crab stuffing liven up catfish fillets. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

FOX AND HOUND

1200 S. Clearview Pkwy., Harahan, 731-6000; www.foxandhound.com Try potato skins topped with melted cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses, bacon bits and green onions for an appetizer. Salads, soups, pizzas, burgers and sandwiches are available at this sports bar and restaurant. The taco salad is popular. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

TUJAGUE’S RESTAURANT

823 Decatur St., 525-8676; www.tujagues.com Tujague’s maintains Creole dining traditions with its six-course, table d’hote menu. Dinner includes the signature beef brisket with Creole sauce, shrimp remoulade, a choice of entree and bread pudding for dessert. Dark roast coffee, microbrewed Tujague beer and hot French bread complement the meal. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

GENTILLY / LAKEFRONT BROOKS SEAHORSE SALOON

1648 Gentilly Blvd., 218-4217 Just across from the Fair Grounds Race Course, this neighborhood tavern keeps patrons well fed with a menu of bar snacks and sandwiches. The burger weighs in at half a pound and there’s a veggie burger as well. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

CANSECO’S MARKET

5217 Elysian Fields Ave., 218-7048 See Metairie section for restaurant description.

NACHO MAMA’S MEXICAN GRILL

6325 Elysian Fields Ave., 2861805; www.nachomamasmexicangrill.com See Uptown section for restaurant description.

PIZZA MILANO

5226 Elysian Fields Ave., 250-9290 The Milano supreme is topped with pepperoni, Italian sausage, ground beef, mushrooms, onion, olives and tomato. Pizza Milano also serves calzones, pasta dishes, salads, lavash wraps and sandwiches. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SAMMY’S FOOD SERVICE & DELI

3000 Elysian Fields Ave., 9470675; www.sammysfood.com This former butcher shop trims its own steaks, makes Italian and hot sausages and grinds its own beef for burgers. Check for daily specials like homemade roast beef, seafood-stuffed shrimp or grilled redfish with

HICKORY CAFE AND GRILL

Bountiful po-boys and a side of fries provide a hearty casual lunch at 5 FIFTY 5 restaurant in the Marriott Hotel in the Central Business District. shrimp and crab cream sauce. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

ZIMMER’S SEAFOOD

4915 St. Anthony Ave., 282-7150; www.zimmersseafood.webs.com Get po-boys, seafood plates or seasonal boiled seafood by the pound at this neighborhood market. Year-round menu staples include jambalaya, pasta dishes, gumbo and hamburgers. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

HARAHAN / JEFFERSON / RIVER RIDGE BLUE TOMATO

4401 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson, 734-3000 Variety is the name of the game at the Blue Tomato, a colorful cantina where you can order chips and guacamole as an appetizer, lasagna for an entree and a hot chocolate chunk brownie for dessert. Seared tuna, shrimp chimichangas and burgers add to the options. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CAFFE LATTE DA

5860 Citrus Blvd., Harahan, 8180052; www.caffelatteda.com The breakfast menu at this sunny cafe includes scrambles, like the Western scramble with green pepper, onion, bacon, cheese and salsa. For lunch, the focaccia club sandwich combines grilled chicken with ham and bacon on Italian herb bread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards and checks. $

CELLARS OF RIVER RIDGE

1801 Dickory Ave., Harahan, 734-

8455; www.cellarsrr.com The deli at this wine shop serves up hearty dishes and creative sandwiches like the “spicy bird” with smoked turkey, applewoodsmoked bacon, pepper Jack cheese, lettuce, tomato and mayo on a croissant. The shrimp remoulade salad is served over romaine with cucumbers and tomatoes. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

CHARLIE’S SEAFOOD

Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

DECKBAR & GRILLE

1715 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson, 830-0104 Big burgers and overstuffed po-boys are reliable offerings at this tavern. The beef brisket po-boy is a local favorite. Appetizers include house-made crab balls, Buffalo shrimp, fried mushrooms and sweet potato fries. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

8311 Jefferson Hwy., Harahan, 737-3700; www.charliesseafoodrestaurant.com Charlie’s has an ample supply of po-boys, salads, soups and main courses featuring Louisiana ingredients. The catfish and grits are mustard and cornmealfried fillets served with stoneground grits, topped with cheddar cheese and Creole sauce. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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CHUN LEE RESTAURANT

DOCKSIDE SEAFOOD & OYSTER BAR

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

CRABBY JACK’S

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

1299 Hickory Ave., Harahan, 7370720; www.diamondcafeonline.com Sample a wide variety of New York-style pizzas at Diamond Cafe. The Cajun pizza features mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, shrimp and Cajun spices. Diamond also offers pasta, sandwiches and salads. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$

1820 Dickory Ave., Harahan, 736-9666 Dockside offers a casual atmosphere to enjoy seafood, Italian and Creole dishes. Local favorites include the soft-shell crab bacon wrap served with remoulade. The seafood extravaganza for two rounds up fried catfish, shrimp and oysters, stuffed crabs, hushpuppies, fries, onion rings and garlic bread. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.Sun. Credit cards. $$

FAT HEN GRILL

1821 Hickory Ave., Harahan, 2874581; www.fathengrill.com Fat burgers topped with Gorgonzola and old-school patty melts are popular choices at this grill. The “womelet” is a formidable combination of a big omelet baked over a waffle with toppings like bacon, ham

1313 Hickory Ave., Harahan, 7370033; www.hickorycafe.com Hickory serves a half-pound patty of fresh ground chuck on focaccia with pepper Jack cheese, bacon, spinach, roasted peppers and basil mayo. The Cuban sandwich features slowroasted pork loin, smoked ham, Swiss cheese, Creole mustard and pickles pressed on French bread. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $

HILLBILLY BAR-B-Q

208 Tallulah Ave., River Ridge, 738-1508; www.hillbillybbq.com All of Hillbilly’s meats, including boudin, alligator sausage and pork spare ribs, are smoked with hickory wood. Daily lunch specials include the Smokey Mountain hamburger and smoked chicken salad on a bun. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

JAEGER’S SEAFOOD AND BEER GARDEN

901 S. Clearview Pkwy., Jefferson, 818-2200; www.jaegersseafood.com Jaeger’s specializes in raw, boiled, grilled and fried seafood. Char-grilled shrimp and oysters serve as appetizers for dishes like The King’s platter, which features Alaskan king crab, Maine lobster, boiled shrimp and potatoes, corn, butter sauce and salad. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

JOE SEPIE’S CAFE

4402 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson, 324-5613 Joe Sepie’s menu of New Orleans classics includes shrimp Creole, jumbo lump crab cakes, gumbo and seafood po-boys. The restaurant also offers soups such as the crab and Brie with fire-roasted corn and peppers, as well as sandwiches, including a muffuletta panino. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

KOZ’S

6215 Wilson St., Harahan, 737-3933; www.kozcooks.com Louisiana favorites such as seafood platters, muffulettas and more than 15 types of po-

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237 Decatur St., 525-6151; www.starsteak.com For three decades, this upperQuarter stalwart has tempted passersby with the smell of sizzling steaks and seafood. Popular items include whole Maine lobster served with drawn butter. The Cajun filet mignon is stuffed with seafood and topped with white wine sauce and mushrooms. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

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LA MADELEINE

5171 Citrus Blvd., Suite 2000, Harahan, 818-2450; www.lamadeleine.com See Carrollton section for restaurant description.

MIMI’S ITALIAN AND SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

10160 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge, 737-6464; www.mimisriverridge.com Mimi’s gives a creative flourish to Italian and Creole standards. Grilled Gulf fish is served with a tomato seafood broth studded with crabmeat and shrimp. The veal spiedini special features veal rounds rolled with garlic, onion, parsley and breadcrumbs and served with lemon garlic demi-glace and pasta. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

MR. POOR BOY RESTAURANT

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

NACHO MAMA’S MEXICAN GRILL

1000 S. Clearview Pkwy., Harahan, 736-1188; www.nachomamasmexicangrill.com See Uptown section for restaurant description.

PHIL’S GRILL

1640 Hickory Ave., Harahan, 305-1705; www.phils-grill.com See Metairie section for restaurant description.

RIVERSHACK TAVERN

3449 River Road, Jefferson, 834-4938; www.therivershacktavern.com This roadside tavern is good for lunch and late-night eats. Favorite sandwiches include a roast beef po-boy slathered with debris gravy, and a chicken sandwich fried in Italian breadcrumbs and topped with ranch

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dressing. A seafood platter is loaded with oysters, shrimp, catfish and alligator sausage. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

SAKE CAFE

1130 S. Clearview Pkwy., Harahan, 733-8879 See Metairie section for restaurant description.

SEITHER’S SEAFOOD

279 Hickory Ave., Harahan, 738-1116 Adjoining a seafood market, Jason Seither’s namesake eatery serves traditional boiled platters or innovative dishes, like crispy eggplant medallions laden with lump crab and shrimp cream sauce. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

SEYMOUR’S RESTAURANT

2216 Hickory Ave., Harahan, 737-3148 Seymour’s serves Creole and Italian dishes. Order a fried softshell crab atop crabmeat fettuccine or grilled mahi mahi topped with shrimp and crabmeat. The Chill Down plate rounds up shrimp salad, shrimp cocktail, shrimp remoulade and potato salad. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. $$

SHIMMY SHACK

1855 Dock St., Harahan, 729-4442 Come in for burgers or entrees like the blackened catfish served over shrimp cheese grits. Alligator sausage, crawfish strips, pickles and mushrooms are just a few of the fried appetizer options at Shimmy Shack. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

SMILIE’S RESTAURANT

5725 Jefferson Hwy., Harahan, 733-3000; www.smiliesrestaurant.com This 33-year-old Elmwood Park institution focuses on creative Italian fare and seafood. Veal Augie is topped with lump crabmeat and shallots in white wine sauce. Smilie’s also offers steaks and Gulf seafood platters. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

SOUTHERN PO-BOYS

720 Claiborne Drive, Jefferson, 835-3035 The loaves at Southern are filled with everything from roast beef and gravy to fried shrimp, oysters, chicken-fried steak and veal. Crispy soft-shell crab is perched atop fettuccine with white wine cream sauce. No res-

ervations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., early dinner Fri. Credit cards. $

TAQUERIA CORONA

1827 Hickory Ave., Harahan, 7386722; www.taqueriacorona.com See Uptown section for restaurant description.

TAVERN ON CITRUS

5708 Citrus Ave., Harahan, 218-5186; www.myspace.com/taverncitrus Watch sports on nine flat-screen televisions while noshing on appetizers like chili cheese fries, Buffalo chicken tenders, onion rings and jalapeno poppers. On Mondays, wings are 25 cents. Top a grilled black Angus beef burger with jalapenos, chili and cheese, mushrooms and Swiss, or Buffalo sauce. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards. $

KENNER AMERICAN PIE DINER

2244 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Kenner, 468-2187 American Pie serves breakfast around the clock and a menu of burgers and Americana classics. The Reuben has melted Swiss over pastrami and sauerkraut and is served with fries or chips.

Chicken quesadillas with provolone and sauteed onions and peppers are one of the changing daily specials. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

ASIAN SUPER BUFFET

3900 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 712-0899 More is the mantra at this sprawling buffet, where multiple food stations offer many noodle, fried rice, chicken and seafood dishes. Mongolian-style barbecue is cooked to order. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

BRICK OVEN CAFE

2805 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 466-2097 Customers keep the namesake brick oven busy cooking pizzas, including the Sicilia, topped with house-made sausage, peppers, mushrooms, onions and herbs. The veal chop Liberta is stuffed with prosciutto and fontina cheese. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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Pain Perdu of Duck Confit Sliced French Bread grilled with Duck Confit, Brie, House made Pickles & Apple-Butter with a side of Peach Chutney...$12.50 Fried Oyster Po-boy Our Famous Fried Oysters topped with Southern Coleslaw & New Orleans Remoulade....$16 Fried Shrimp Po-Boy Topped with Southern Coleslaw & New Orleans Remoulade...$12 You’ll never walk away hungry from ELIZABETH’S in the Bywater, whether you choose a made-fromscratch breakfast, po-boy, burger or seafood dish.

fee and breakfast items like bagels, Belgian waffles and omelets. In the afternoon, a cappuccino lends a boost after a light meal, like a veggie wrap or spinach salad with grilled chicken. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

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CHATEAU COFFEE HOUSE AND CAFE

701 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 465-1338 Choose from a menu of sandwiches, wraps, salads and quesadillas. Specials include catfish plates, turkey and bacon salads and burgers topped with cheese. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards and checks. $

COME BACK INN

3826 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 443-1623 Pizza, crawfish etouffee and a wide variety of sandwiches and po-boys are available at this casual cafe. Specials like shrimp Creole and red beans and rice with hot sausage are customer favorites. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

3712 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 467-1864; www.diamondcafeonline.com See Harahan section for restaurant description.

FAT MOLLY’S PIZZA & BEER

2400 21st St., Kenner, 305-1017; www.facebook.com/fatmollys Fat Molly’s loads a hand-tossed pizza with garlic sauce, boudin, red onions, green bell peppers, mozzarella and jalapenos. Roast beef is slow-cooked in house and served with gravy on po-boys dressed with lettuce, tomato and mayo. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

FIESTA LATINA RESTAURANT

1924 Airline Drive, Kenner, 4682384; www.fiestalatinarestaurant.com This family-owned Mexican eatery offers everything from tacos to tamales. Breakfast items include eggs topped with ranchero sauce. For lunch and dinner, Fiesta serves pupusas stuffed with grilled pork and cheese and carne asada with refried beans, salad, rice and fried plantains. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

FONG’S CHINESE RESTAURANT

2101 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 469-8216 Cantonese cuisine is Fong’s specialty, and the many options include chop suey, chow mein and egg foo young. The Triple Threat is a stir-fried mix of shrimp, roast pork,

chicken and Chinese vegetables. General Fong’s chicken is served with a lightly spicy, tangy sauce. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

GROUND PAT’I GRILLE AND BAR

1305 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 466-8060 Burger options include the smoking ring burger, a patty topped with barbecue sauce, applewood-smoked bacon, cheese and an onion ring, served with fries. The barbecue rib and chicken combo includes half a rack of ribs, mesquitegrilled chicken breast, salad and choice of fries, baked potato or vegetables. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

HARBOR SEAFOOD AND OYSTER BAR

3201 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 443-6454; www.fishermanscoveseafood.com Harbor Seafood serves everything from raw oysters and lobster specials to jambalaya. Eggplant stuffed with crabmeat is a signature dish. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

IMPERIAL GARDEN

3331 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 443-5691 Imperial Garden offers a wide range of Hong Kong-style dishes including dumplings and egg rolls. There’s also beef teriyaki. Chef’s specials include fried and baked tofu, fried pork with a spicy sauce, pork dumplings and vegetarian spring rolls. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ PAGE 47

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910 W. Esplanade Blvd., Kenner, 464-9895 Cafe Ditali’s shows a knack for creative renditions of Italian classics. Crab cake Parmesan is served over angel hair pasta with marinara. Shrimp carbonara combines bacon, sauteed shrimp and Alfredo sauce over penne. Reservations recommended for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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JOHNNY TRAUTH’S SEAFOOD BISTRO

2121 25th St., Kenner, 471-0808 Among Johnny Trauth’s satisfying meal options are all you can eat fried catfish or country-fried chicken with hushpuppies, coleslaw and fries. Order fettuccine with chicken, shrimp or crawfish topped with cream sauce and Parmesan. Other options include po-boys, steaks and ribs. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

KENNER SEAFOOD

3140 Loyola Drive, Kenner, 4664701; www.kennerseafood.net Kenner Seafood has an oyster bar and serves boiled seafood (shrimp, crabs or crawfish) and big platters of fried seafood. Soups include gumbo, crabmeat and mirliton, and crawfish and corn. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

LABELLAS

2118 3rd St., Kenner, 466-4675; www.labellascatering.com Stop in at this lunch spot for big sandwiches. The slow-roasted, thinly sliced roast beef po-boy oozes with gravy. LaBella’s toasted muffuletta is loaded with Genoa salami, Chisesi ham, provolone and homemade olive salad. No reservations.

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

MR. ED’S SEAFOOD AND ITALIAN RESTAURANT

910 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 463-3030; www.austinsno.com See Metairie section for restaurant description.

RISTORANTE DA PIERO

401 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 469-8585; www.ristorantedapiero.net Opera singers perform on weekends at Ristorante da Piero, where the menu combines original dishes with those of the Romaga region of Northern Italy. Pastas are made in house, including the popular crabmeat ravioli served with lobster sauce. Or try the free-range duck. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

SAKE CAFE

817 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 468-8829 See Metairie section for restaurant description.

SMITTY’S SEAFOOD

2000 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 468-1647 At this two-decade old Kenner mainstay, happy hour means unlimited boiled shrimp and crabs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Po-boys, fried seafood and grilled fresh catches round out the daily menu. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SPEAKEASY SPORTS BAR & GRILL

4345 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 466-4069; www.speakseasysports.com Before singing karaoke or playing pool, grab an order of hot wings, egg rolls or chicken quesadillas. Entrees include the 10-oz. burger, homemade hot tamales and sandwiches with grilled or fried chicken. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards. $

STINGRAY’S RESTAURANT & GRILL

1303 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 443-4040; www.stingraysseafood.com Stingray’s offers a wide selection of seafood dishes as well as daily specials. Shrimp Nicole features shrimp and angel hair pasta topped with spicy cream sauce. Chicken Atchafalaya is a crawfish-dressing-stuffed breast topped with spicy crawfish sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

SUN RAY GRILL

2424 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 3054704; www.sunraygrill.com Sun Ray is known for Southwestern and Asian dishes, seafood, steaks and small plates. Guacamole with blue corn chips is a signature appetizer, and other noshing items include ribs, spring rolls and nachos. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

TAQUERIA CHILANGOS

2723 Roosevelt Blvd., Kenner, 469-5599 Enjoy Mexican favorites at any meal at Taqueria Chilangos. Kick-start the day with eggs and ham or spicy chorizo. Menu mainstays include chile rellenos, burritos, tacos and brisket. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

TARKA

3207 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 471-6141 Tarka serves Indian and Pakistani dishes including many options made with halal meats. There is naan bread and assorted meats from the tandoori oven. Other options include curries, stews and lentil dishes made with chicken, goat, lamb or shrimp. Lunch is served buffet style. Reservations recommended.

Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

TOKYO HIBACHI SUSHI RESTAURANT & BAR

3525 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 464-8989 Try innovative takes on sushi, like the Who Dat roll, filled with spicy crawfish, snow crab and black tobiko. Order steaks or lobster cooked on the hibachi grill. The shrimp tempura roll features lightly fried shrimp with snow crab and cream cheese wrapped with soybean paper, with mango and avocado on top. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

LAKEVIEW BITTERSWEET CONFECTIONS

5331 Canal Blvd., 484-0780; www.bittersweetconfections.com Bittersweet offers flavored handmade chocolate truffles, cookies, fudge, macaroons, candied orange peels, caramels, sugar-free chocolates and other sweets. Red velvet cupcakes are topped with cream cheese frosting. Petit chocolate cakes are

dark chocolate cakes filled with chocolate mousse and topped with chocolate ganache. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

CAFE NAVARRE

800 Navarre Ave., 483-8828 This casual cafe features creative specialty sandwiches, like the spinach and artichoke panino filled with feta and mozzarella. At breakfast, the “health plate” features scrambled egg whites with avocado, grilled turkey and wheat toast. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

CHATEAU COFFEE HOUSE AND CAFE

139 Robert E. Lee Blvd., 286-1777 See Kenner section for restaurant description.

CHICKEN SUE’S

203 W. Harrison Ave., 371-5546 Fried chicken cooked-to-order is the specialty at Chicken Sue’s. Other dishes include the Cuban sandwich, muffulettas, eggplant fries, hot tamales and fried seafood platters. Chicken Sue’s also serves barbecue rubs and assorted wraps. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., early dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $ PAGE 48

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KOZ’S

515 Harrison Ave., 484-0841; www.kozcooks.com See Harahan listing for restaurant description. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

LAKEVIEW BREW COFFEE CAFE

5606 Canal Blvd., 483-7001; www.lakeviewbrew.com Lakeview offers gourmet coffees and teas, breakfast items, homemade pies, soups, salads and sandwiches. Try a roasted vegetable sandwich with peppers, zucchini, squash, baby spinach, red onions, mushrooms and feta and Romano cheese. Fresh organic lettuce tossed in raspberry vinaigrette with candied walnuts, blue cheese, mushrooms and sliced apples comprise the Lakeview Brew Salad. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

LAKEVIEW DELI

872 Harrison Ave., 304-8501; www.lakeviewdelicatessen.com In addition to usual po-boy fare like hot roast beef drizzled with gravy, Lakeview Deli offers a fried chicken tender po-boy and a crab cake sandwich. The Baltimore features fried oysters, bacon and Swiss cheese. Burgers and daily specials like red beans and rice also are available. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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911 Harrison Ave., 486-4887; www.lakeview-harbor.com Lakeview Harbor makes its burgers big and its loaded potatoes even bigger. The House pizza features pepperoni, sausage, beef, ham, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, bell pepper and olives. Daily specials include Tuesday’s stuffed bell pepper served with macaroni and cheese and Sunday’s prime rib with soup or salad and a vegetable. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

LANDRY’S

8000 Lakeshore Drive, 283-1010; www.landrysseafoodhouse.com See French Quarter section for restaurant description.

MONDO

900 Harrison Ave., 224-2633; www.mondoneworleans.com Chef Susan Spicer’s Lakeview cafe offers upscale takes on comfort food from around the globe. There’s everything from hot and sour soup to Latin-style roast pork to baked polenta with garlic and spinach. Redfish is served with “muddy waters” sauce, a New Orleans-style meuniere with jalapenos and anchovies. Pork migas are a popular brunch item. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat., bunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

NOLA BEANS

762 Harrison Ave., 267-0783; www.nolabeans.com Warm up with a cup of joe and

a breakfast sandwich. For lunch, try the Spanish Fort salad, a bed of romaine lettuce, topped with avocado, grilled chicken, pico de gallo, corn and black beans, served with avocado ranch dressing. The Argonne sandwich has roasted turkey, sprouts, Havarti, avocado, tomatoes and a custom spread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

tions. Breakfast and lunch Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $

BEN & JERRY’S ICE CREAM

3500 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 887-5656; www.benjerry.com Indulgences at this ice cream parlor include the “cookie cookie” sundae with your choice of ice cream surrounded by chocolate chip cookies. The strawberry kiwi smoothie made with non-fat sorbet and fresh fruit is a lighter treat. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

ROBERT FRESH MARKET

135 Robert E. Lee Blvd., 282-3428; www.robertfreshmarket.com Robert can help you make groceries or get a meal to go. Choose from rotisserie chicken, an extensive salad bar, sushi bar, daily soup specials, po-boys made-to-order and deli items. The fried fish dinner includes two side items and rolls. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

BISTRO 38

3838 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, 836-5253 Nestled in the New Orleans Marriott, this bistro offers classic French dishes with many local touches. The Louisiana bouillabaisse combines local seafood in rich broth. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

RUSSELL’S MARINA GRILL

8555 Pontchartrain Blvd., 282-9999 Breakfast is served all day at Russell’s, but some dishes straddle the divide, like the West End waffle topped with chicken strips and spicy sauce. The crab cake wrap is filled with two crab cakes, romaine lettuce, tomato and Sriracha sauce. The turkey wrap combines roasted turkey, bacon, pepper Jack cheese, tomato, lettuce and honey Dijon. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

THE STEAK KNIFE RESTAURANT & BAR

888 Harrison Ave., 488-8981; www.steakkniferestaurant.com The Lakeview steak house offers a range of steaks and a la carte sides. Order a 14-oz. New York strip or 14-oz. rib-eye served with house-made steak sauce. Escargots are stuffed inside mushroom caps and served with garlic butter laced with white wine and brandy. Crabmeat au gratin is available as an appetizer or entree. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

TONY ANGELLO’S

6262 Fleur de Lis Drive, 488-0888 Ordering from this Lakeview institution’s menu of CreoleItalian dishes is a no-brainer when you select the “Feed Me, Mr. Tony” option, a series of tasting portions selected by the chef. The lobster cup and eggplant Tina (eggplant medallions topped with Romano cheese and homemade tomato sauce) are popular dishes. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

WASABI

8550 Pontchartrain Blvd., 2673263; www.wasabinola.com See Faubourg Marigny section for restaurant description. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

ZACHARY’S BY THE LAKE

7224 Pontchartrain Blvd., 8729832; www.zacharysbythe-

BLACK ORCHID BISTRO

Get the seafood you want, prepared just the way you like it at GRAND ISLE Restaurant in the Warehouse District.

lake.com A patio provides al fresco dining at this Lakeview bar and grill, while flat-screen televisions entertain sports enthusiasts indoors. Salads, soups, seafood platters and sandwiches like the crab remoulade grilled cheese are popular choices. Specials include all-you-can-eat catfish on Mondays and an 8-oz. filet on Wednesdays. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

METAIRIE ACME OYSTER & SEAFOOD HOUSE

3000 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 309-4056; www.acmeoyster.com See French Quarter section for restaurant description.

ACROPOLIS

3841 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 888-9046 The menu at Acropolis is a showcase of some of the most popular dishes of both Greece and Italy. Choose between dishes like kebabs, gyro plates and moussaka or the veal parmigiana and lasagna al forno. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

ANDREA’S RESTAURANT

3100 19th St., Metairie, 834-8583; www.andreasrestaurant.com Northern Italian cooking anchors chef Andrea Apuzzo’s namesake restaurant. The veal chop Valdostana is stuffed with

fontina cheese and prosciutto and topped with mushroom sauce. Red snapper Crazy Water features a sauteed snapper fillet served with tomatoes, garlic, oregano and pepperoncini peppers. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

AUSTIN’S RESTAURANT & STEAKHOUSE

5101 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, 888-5533; www.austinsno.com This upscale offshoot of Mr. Ed’s stays faithful to Creole-Italian heritage. Crawfish crab cakes are fried crab cakes topped with crawfish in dill cream sauce served with potatoes and vegetables. Paneed veal is topped with lump crabmeat, button mushrooms and green onions and served with potatoes and vegetables. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$$

THE BEACH HOUSE

2401 N. Woodlawn St., Metairie, 456-7470 The Beach House offers hearty fare like half-pound char-grilled burgers topped with cheese and served with french fries or sweet potato fries. The Big Ass grilled center-cut pork chop is served with potato salad, a baked potato or sweet potato. Reservations accepted. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., latenight Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

BEAR’S AT GENNARO’S

3206 Metairie Road, Metairie, 833-9226 Now open for lunch, the new Bear’s at Gennaro’s dishes up

all types of po-boys, from the more common fried catfish and shrimp to grilled ham, french fries and barbecue. Appetizers include jalepeno and onion rings. No reservations. Lunch daily. Credit cards. $

BEAR’S GRILL & SPIRITS

3206 Metairie Road, 833-9226; www.bearsgrillandspirits.com The slow-cooked roast beef and gravy has regulars beating a trail to Bear’s, where it’s made into po-boys, ladled over cheese fries and even draped over the 8-oz. New Orleans burger. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

BEIJING

2222 Clearview Pkwy., Suite B2, Metairie, 885-8881 Beijing offers a wide array of popular Chinese dishes from kung pao shrimp to Mongolian beef. Namesake Beijing crispy chicken features lightly fried white meat in spicy sauce. Hot pepper triple delight combines chicken, beef, shrimp, onions, red pepper and mushrooms in spicy sauce. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BELLA BREW

2701 Airline Drive, Suite L, Metairie, 846-9930 Stop by this coffeehouse for a blast of frozen coffee punch made with ice cream and espresso. Grilled chicken with pepper Jack cheese is a popular sandwich. Breakfast options include a mix of coffee drinks, juices and pastries. No reserva-

3749 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, 832-1444 A combination of French dishes and Creole creations share the billing at this bistro. Choose from trout amandine, a filet with frites or Cornish hen served with lardons and paprika sauce. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$

BOZO’S RESTAURANT

3117 21st St., Metairie, 831-8666; www.bozosrestaurant.com Bozo’s uses all local seafood in its platter of cornmeal-fried oysters, Des Allemands catfish, Gulf shrimp and baked stuffed crab. Its version of barbecue shrimp feature shrimp marinated in olive oil, garlic and Italian seasonings. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

BRAVO CUCINA ITALIANA

3413 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 828-8828; www.bravoitalian.com Bravo’s fans sing the praises of hearty Italian-style entrees like rigatoni tossed with grilled chicken and mushrooms. The meatless verduta pizza is topped with asparagus, mushrooms, tomatoes, red onions and two cheeses. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

THE BREAKROOM CAFE

3431 Houma Blvd., Metairie, 941-7607 Breakfasts of eggs, waffles or burritos are served any time at the Breakroom. The breakfast platter rounds up two eggs, bacon and a hash brown patty. At lunch, the signature Breakroom sandwich piles on corned beef, pastrami, red onion, lettuce and tomato. There’s also a selection of salads and a coffee bar. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $

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Metairie, 833-1288; 1809 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 834-1030; www.eatbrooklyn.net This pizzeria lives up to the promise in its New York billing with huge, thin-crusted pies measuring up to 20 inches. Slices are served for more modest undertakings, and sandwich options range from muffulettas to cheese steaks. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

CAFE FRESCA

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3343 Metairie Road, Metairie, 304-8438 Fresh breakfast, lunch and dinner choices make Cafe Royale a convenient stop for a meal on the go. One popular item, the Thai chicken salad, combines almonds and spicy peanut and ginger dressings with chicken breast over romaine lettuce. No reservations. Breakfast Mon.-Sat., lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

1501 Metairie Road, Metairie, 834-9773; www.byblosrestaurants.com Middle Eastern standards are the bread and butter of Byblos, where gyros, lamb kebabs and falafel platters are served with warm pita bread. For something a little different, try roasted salmon with rice pilaf and salad. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BYBLOS MARKET

2020 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 837-9777; www.byblosrestaurants.com Those in the know duck into this Middle Eastern grocery and deli for quick meals that are still big on flavor. Gyros and chicken shawarma are wrapped in pita and drizzled with creamy garlic sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CADDYSHACK

3217 Ridgelake Drive, Metairie, 833-1799 This tavern serves up plenty of hot grub to go with cold suds. The Original Caddy burger is topped with caramelized onions, and the Caribbean burger adds bacon, cheese and jerk sauce. No reservations. Lunch daily. Credit cards. $

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"What's for dinner?" It's a question we ask every day. The Dinner Belle prepares fresh, delicious meals that feed a family of four (or more) AND DELIVERS THEM TO YOUR DOOR! Meals are delivered to your home or office between 3pm-6pm on Monday-Thursday.

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4628 Rye St., Metairie, 8880078; www.cafeeastnola.com This pan-Asian restaurant fuses contemporary and traditional cooking. Crispy orange peel beef is served with a tangy citrus-chili pepper sauce. Thai red snapper is pan roasted and served with artichoke and potatoes in green curry sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

CAFE EQUATOR

2920 Severn Ave., Metairie, 888-4772; www.cafeequator.com Cafe Equator’s Thai cooking includes many vegetarian options, and dishes can be adjusted for spicy heat. Popular items include skewered pork with cucumber sauce, fried rice, curries and an assortment of fresh rolls. Something in the Jungle features beef or chicken sauteed with Thai spices, vegetables and young peppercorns. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

4441 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie, 887-2010 Get a pastry and coffee in the morning at Cafe Fresca or pick from the menu of soups, salads and sandwiches at lunch or dinner. The portobello deluxe combines char-grilled eggplant and mushrooms with sauteed onions, provolone and feta on eight-grain bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

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5024 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, 889-7770 This cafe’s namesake roast beef Angelina is a ciabatta sandwich filled with roast beef, spicy peppers and avocado, and the Asian sesame chicken salad is topped with cilantro, sliced green onions and wonton strips with Asian sesame vinaigrette. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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3547 N. Hullen St., Metairie, 267-9190; 4301 Clearview Pkwy., Metairie, 885-4845; www.caffecaffe.com Soups, salads, quiche and daily specials fill these cafes’ wideranging menus. The chipotle chicken wheat wrap combines sliced chicken, Swiss cheese, lettuce and house-made chipotle sauce. Monday’s soup and salad special features red bean and rice soup and a muffuletta. No reservations. Breakfast daily, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CANSECO’S MARKET

1519 Metairie Road, Metairie, 835-5979 Head to the deli counter at this family-run grocery to find gourmet-to-go items, rotisserie-roasted chicken, cold salads, daily plate lunches and sandwiches. The Cuban sandwich is loaded with roasted pork and ham and pressed warm and crisp. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

CARMINE’S ITALIAN SEAFOOD & GRILL

4101 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 455-7904; www.carminesonline.com Creole and Italian cooking come together in dishes like Carmine’s stuffed artichoke, which is filled with fried seafood and topped with dill

cream sauce. Traditional dishes like baked ziti and chicken piccata are popular too. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

CARRETA’S GRILL

2320 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 837-6696 Where there’s sizzle there’s likely to be fajitas at this cantina. Other signature dishes include the pollo loco, or grilled chicken topped with spinach and asadero cheese and served with sauteed onions. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $$

CASA GARCIA

8814 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 464-0354 Many Mexican favorites like tacos, burritos and quesadillas are available at Casa Garcia, along with seafood dishes like shrimp a la diabla served with spicy ancho chile sauce. The costillas de Monterrey are ribs with chipotle sauce. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

CASABLANCA

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

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3216 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, 838-9935; www.chadsbistro.com Chad’s offers an extensive menu of seafood, steaks, pastas, sandwiches and salads. The herb-crusted tilapia is pan sauteed and topped with Roma tomato sauce and served with roasted potatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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3330 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 887-7788; www.chevys.com Chevy’s offers fresh Mexican fare and hand-shaken margaritas. Menu options include a new farmers market quesadilla with artichoke hearts, sundried tomatoes, and roasted poblano peppers. Sizzling fajitas, tacos and enchiladas are staples. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, latenight Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CHINA ROSE

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

CHOPS BISTRO AND MARTINI BAR

111 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 218-8967; www. chopsbistroandmartinibar.com Chops Bistro offers a menu of seafood and steaks. Twin grilled filet mignon medal-

lions are served on fried green tomatoes, one topped with blue cheese demi-glace and the other with tasso hollandaise. Panko-coated, pan-seared grouper is served atop creamy lobster risotto. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

CHURROS CAFE

3100 Kingman St., Metairie, 885-6516 The namesake churro is a sweet, fried dough stick, Cuba’s version of a beignet. The menu boasts a wide selection of Cuban dishes such as roast pork with congri and yucca. The Cuban sandwich and shredded beef with rice and tostones are other menu staples. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Wed.Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

CITY DINER

3116 S. I-10 Service Road, Metairie, 831-1030; www.citydiner.biz City Diner serves everything from waffles, meatloaf and club sandwiches to local favorites such as fried shrimp, crawfish etouffee, crawfish pasta and hot sausage poboys. The Bottom of the Bowl

features a French bread bowl filled with crabmeat, crawfish, shrimp, cheese, green onions and Cajun cream sauce. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

CLUBHOUSE BAR & GRILL

4617 Sanford St., Metairie, 883-5905; www.theclubhousebarandgrill.com Salads, burgers and Louisiana classics round out this eatery’s menu. Try the Clubhouse jambalaya with chicken, andouille sausage and shrimp. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards. $

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8016 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie, 467-9316 See Kenner section for restaurant description. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

COPELAND’S CHEESECAKE BISTRO

4517 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 454-7620; www.copelandscheesecakebistro.com See Uptown section for restaurant description.

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Metairie, 887-5000; www.corkysbarbq.com Corky’s offers home-style barbecue with all the fixings. Ribs come wet, dry or both. The barbecue pork, beef brisket and fried chicken sandwich are among the old-fashioned sandwiches available. Trimmings include beans, coleslaw, fries and more. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CORNER CAFE

3316 Green Acres Road, Metairie, 454-1008 Corner Cafe dishes up hearty meals like pancakes and sausage for breakfast and a variety of seafood and po-boys for lunch or dinner. The seafood platter for two includes gumbo, salad, an appetizer platter, stuffed shrimp and fried shrimp, oysters and catfish. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and dinner Tue.-Sun., lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CRAZY JOHNNIE’S STEAKHOUSE

3520 18th St., Metairie, 887-6641; www.crazyjohnnies.net Johnnie’s serves grilled steaks and seafood plates at affordable prices. Popular dishes include its version of New Orleans barbecue shrimp called Giant

Dippin’ shrimp. The grilled 8 1/2oz. filet mignon is served with Crazy potatoes. Crawfish Johnny features crawfish tails, onions and mushrooms in cream sauce, served over rice. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

THE CREOLE GRILLE

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

CUCOS

5048 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 454-5005 Cucos dishes up a wide variety of Tex-Mex staples. The fajita platter for two features shrimp, steak and chicken. The El Presidente combines beef and cheese enchiladas with a burrito, a taco, and rice and beans with ranchero sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

DEANIE’S SEAFOOD

1713 Lake Ave., Metairie, 831-4141;

www.deanies.com Boiled and fried seafood dominate the menu at this longtime Bucktown institution. Shrimp, crawfish and crabmeat top the Bucktown boil pizza made with white sauce. Other options include crawfish etouffee and New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

DON’S SEAFOOD HUT

4801 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 889-1550; www.donsseafoodmetairie.com Don’s dishes up seafood, soups, sandwiches and pasta. The seafood platter comes with fried shrimp, fried oysters, fried catfish, stuffed shrimp, stuffed crab, shrimp etouffee and Cajun fries. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

DORIGNAC’S

710 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 834-8216; www.dorignacs.com The longtime Metairie grocery is known for its bakery, deli and large wine selection. The menu of prepared dishes includes fried chicken, lasagna, soups, sandwiches and daily specials, such as red beans and rice. Order steak topped with grilled onions and peppers. No reservations.

Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards and checks. $

DRAGO’S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT & OYSTER BAR

3232 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, 888-9254; www.dragosrestaurant.com Known for its signature charbroiled oysters topped with Parmesan, butter, parsley and garlic, Drago’s now offers chargrilled mussels. Other menu items include the catch of the day, served with fresh vegetables and a baked potato, and the seafood pasta. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

THE EDGE BAR & GRILL

3400 Hessmer Ave., Metairie, 780-2266 Popular appetizers at this pub include cheese and chili-cheese french fries. Tuesday and Thursday are steak nights featuring $10 filets. Spaghetti and meatballs is a customer favorite. No reservations. Lunch Mon.Fri., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

FAT CITY DINER

3555 18th St., Metairie, 8884940; www.fatcitydiner.com This down-home diner serves seafood platters, fried chicken

and roast beef and hot sausage po-boys. Daily specials include red beans and rice, country-fried steak and grilled pork chops. For side items, there are french fries, onion rings and jalapeno hushpuppies. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Sat. Credit cards. $

FAUSTO’S BISTRO

530 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 833-7121; www.faustosbistro.com Fausto’s prepares Northern Italian and Sicilian cuisine. Veal saltimbocca features veal medallions sauteed with mushrooms and herbs, topped with prosciutto and mozzarella and flamed in Marsala. Pesce Siciliana is a fillet sauteed in lemon butter, flamed with white wine and topped with shrimp. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

FURY’S

724 Martin Behrman Ave., Metairie, 834-5646 This neighborhood restaurant features fried chicken and plenty of seafood options, like trout with lump crabmeat and a broiled seafood platter with fish, soft-shell crab, shrimp, stuffed shrimp, oysters, french

fries and salad. There also are Italian classics like eggplant and veal Parmesan. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

FUSION CAFE

5000 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, 309-4991 Fusion Cafe serves Vietnamese cuisine, sushi rolls and New Orleans seafood dishes. Try a banh mi sandwich filled with char-grilled pork, pickled carrots, radish, cucumber, jalapenos, cilantro and Vietnamese mayo. Pan-seared rib-eye cube steak is served over jasmine rice with lettuce, cucumbers and fish sauce. There are fried shrimp po-boys and seafood platters as well. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

GALLEY SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

2535 Metairie Road, Metairie, 832-0955 Galley Seafood’s menu features a long list of Louisiana seafood, including boiled crabs and shrimp as well as char-broiled oysters. There are po-boys, salads, soups, pasta dishes and sweet potato fries. Softshell crab dishes are popular. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.Sat. Credit cards. $$

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GAMBINO’S BAKERY

4821 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 885-3620; www.gambinos.info In addition to baking and shipping king cakes year-round, Gambino’s bakes pies, petit fours and doberge cakes. The lunch menu includes muffulettas, salads and soups. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

GIORLANDO’S RESTAURANT

741 Bonnabel Blvd., Metairie, 835-8593; www.giorlandos.com Giorlando’s mix of casual Italian and Creole cuisine includes everything from mashed potatoes and gravy to meatballs and spaghetti. Chicken, shrimp and sausage pasta is made with penne and tomato-basil sauce. Lightly battered eggplant medallions are served over angel hair pasta with shrimp sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

GUILLORY’S DELI & TAMALES

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

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3024 17th St., Metairie, 835-6111 Along with the restaurant’s signature three-quarter pound hamburgers and fries, Harbor Bar & Grill serves tuna steak and po-boys. Popular appetizers include chicken drumettes, jalapeno poppers, mozzarella sticks, meat pies and oysters bordelaise. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

HOBNOBBER CAFE

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

HOOTERS

4748 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 889-0160; www.hooterslouisiana.com Hooters turns up the heat on chicken wings with sauces ranging from mild to Three Mile Island, 911 and spicy garlic. The menu also features burgers, sandwiches, salads and fried seafood. Cheese sticks, quesadillas and Buffalo shrimp are among Hooter’s top starter dishes. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

HOUSTON’S RESTAURANT

4241 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 889-2301; www.hillstone.com Houston’s is known for its selection of salads, sandwiches, burgers, barbecue ribs and seafood dishes. The woodgrilled artichokes and spinach and artichoke dip are popular appetizers. The sashimi tuna salad features pan-seared ahi with cilantro-ginger vinaigrette, mixed greens, avocado and mango. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

IMPASTATO’S RESTAURANT

3400 16th St., Metairie, 4551545; www.impastatos.com Impastato’s combines traditional Italian cooking and Creole dishes such as trout amandine. House-made egg noodle fettuccine is tossed with imported cheeses, cream and fresh cracked pepper. Veal shank osso buco is slowly roasted and served with a light gravy, vegetables and rice. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

IZZO’S ILLEGAL BURRITO

4316 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 889-5505; www.izzos.com Meals at Izzo’s are assembled to order. For burritos, tacos or quesadillas, diners choose from lists of tortillas (flour, spinach, wheat), meats (chicken, steak, pork carnitas, shrimp), vegetable toppings (roasted corn, pickled jalapenos, olives, etc.) and house-made sauces (salsa, habanero, ancho barbecue and others). No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

JAM’S PO-BOYS & CATERING

612 Sena Drive, Metairie, 833-5882 Jam’s offers home-cooked roast beef in gravy, plus many other sandwiches, salad and pasta options. Appetizers include green bean-stuffed artichoke and fried pickles. The seafood-stuffed eggplant boat features a fried half-eggplant, filled with seafood dressing and served with garlic bread and vegetables. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Thu.-Fri. Credit cards. $

JIGGERS BAR & GRILL

1645 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 828-3555; www.jiggersgrill.com Nosh on pub grub while watching your favorite teams at this sports bar and grill. Pizza is now served at every meal, and Mondays and Thursdays are steak nights. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late night daily. Credit cards. $$

KANNO CALIFORNIA SUSHI BAR

3205 Edenborn Ave., Metairie, 455-5730 Kanno offers a wide selection of California-style sushi

and rolls, including the carbfriendly protein roll and the rice-less Godzilla roll with tempura shrimp, snow crab, cream cheese and spicy tuna. Sample prepared fish dishes including smoked salmon and tangy tuna tataki. Kanno offers a complimentary chocolate dessert at the end of each meal. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

KING BUFFET

601 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 837-4383 King Buffet offers everything from fried shrimp and chicken wings to dim sum, sweet and sour chicken and scallops, and all-you-can-eat blue crabs, oysters, crawfish and snow crab legs. A sushi bar offers California rolls, crunchy rolls and salmon rolls. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

KOREA HOUSE

3547 18th St., Metairie, 888-0654 Korea House offers a wide range of Korean dishes including barbecue cooked on a tabletop grill and dishes cooked in clay pots. Traditional tofu stew comes with an array of kimchi. Those looking for something different can try the seafood pancake with green onions. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Thu.-Tue. Credit cards. $$

KOSHER CAJUN NEW YORK DELI & GROCERY

3519 Severn Ave., Metairie, 8882010; www.koshercajun.com Metairie gets a taste of Manhattan with favorites like bagels and lox and delistyle sandwiches. The J&N combines hot corned beef and pastrami on New York rye with mustard, horseradish, coleslaw and a barrel pickle on the side. The Reuben is a deli classic sandwich made with corned beef, sauerkraut and Russian dressing on rye bread. No reservations. Lunch Sun.-Fri., early dinner Mon.-Thu. Credit cards. $

LA MADELEINE

3300 Severn Ave., Suite 201, Metairie, 456-1624; www.lamadeleine.com See Carrollton section for restaurant description.

LAGER’S INTERNATIONAL ALE HOUSE

3501 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 887-9923; www.draftfreak.com Cajun classics and pub grub accompany an enormous selection of beer at Lager’s. Crawfish pie baked in a flaky pastry is served atop a bed of garlic mashed potatoes and covered in crawfish etouffee. Steaks, chicken, sandwiches and finger foods also are offered. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $


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1521 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, 831-6788; www.littletokyorestaurantnola.com See Mid-City section for restaurant description.

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200 Old Hammond Hwy., Metairie, 840-0902; www.livebaitnola.com The bar scene may be the draw at Live Bait, but patrons also come to savor the seafood platters, burgers, barbecue, wraps and po-boys. Other items include Cuban sandwiches and fried green tomatoes. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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3501 Severn Ave., Metairie, 779-0888 Diners choose the Mandarin House buffet for its more than 200 items and bountiful seafood selection. Sample boiled shrimp, crawfish, king crab and more. Among the prepared dishes are honey-garlic chicken and sweet-and-sour pork. The sushi bar offers a variety of rolls. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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6943 Saints Drive, Metairie, 734-0922 Mano’s produces a handful of breakfast items like the Saints Special, which is two large eggs, cheese and ham, bacon or sausage on any type of bread or biscuit. Po-boys feature everything from shrimp and oysters to veal Parmesan, meatballs or country-fried steak. Daily plate lunch specials range from red beans with pork chops to veal cutlets with rice or mashed potatoes. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

MARBLE SLAB CREAMERY

4201 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 887-2167; www.marbleslab.com Marble Slab offers a large selection of original ice cream flavors. Popular options include caramel peanut butter crisp, sweet cream and birthday cake. Other treats include cakes, banana splits, apple pie, floats, shakes and malts. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

MARK TWAIN’S PIZZA LANDING

2035 Metairie Road, Metairie, 832-8032; www.marktwainspizza.com Mark Twain’s offers gourmet pies on a regular crust, whole wheat or gluten-free. Try the Italian accented Innocents Abroad, with Genoa salami, Italian sausage, tomatoes, artichokes and fresh basil. There’s also the (Book ’em) Danno, a Hawaiian pie inspired by the TV show Hawaii Five-O. Gluten-free Redbridge beer also is available. Reservations for large parties. Lunch Tue.Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ PAGE 59

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714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie, 8967350; www.martinwine.com This fine-food emporium stocks wine, cheese, deli meats and prepared dishes. The Reuben is a grilled sandwich of corned beef, Swiss cheese and Russian dressing on rye bread. Martin’s special salad features bacon, avocado, tomato, boiled egg, radish and blue cheese. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $

MAURICE FRENCH PASTRIES

3501 Hessmer Ave., Metairie, 885-1526; 4949 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 455-0830; www.mauricefrenchpastries.com Head to Maurice’s for breads and pastries including turtles, orange and cranberry scones, and guava and cream cheese turnovers. No reservations. Breakfast Mon.-Sat. at Hessmer Ave. location, Tue.Sat. at West Napoleon. Credit cards and checks. $

MELIUS BAR & CAFE

1701 Lake Ave., Metairie, 828-9446 Melius’ namesake french fries are topped with Swiss cheese and brown gravy. In the

morning, patrons can order a breakfast sandwich of bacon, cheese and egg on Texas toast. For lunch, try the Lake Avenue grilled chicken sandwich. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri, dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $

MILANO’S PIZZERIA

3002 Cleary Ave., Metairie, 780-7500 This pizzeria offers specialty subs, calzones and salads. Macaroni and cheese is a creamy combination of penne pasta and four cheeses. Mardi Gras pasta features Gulf shrimp in cream sauce tossed with linguine. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $

MR. ED’S SEAFOOD AND ITALIAN RESTAURANT

1001 Live Oak St., Metairie, 8380022; www.austinsno.com Mr. Ed’s combines Creole seafood, comfort food and Italian dishes. Choose from red beans, white beans or lima beans and rice. The fried chicken liver entree comes with mashed potatoes and gravy. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

MR. GYROS GREEK RESTAURANT

3620 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, 833-9228; www.mrgyros.org The signature Greek sandwich at Mr. Gyros features slowroasted rotisserie lamb and beef in pita bread, served with french fries. For dessert, try the galaktoboureko, which is flour, egg, sugar and milk baked in phyllo dough. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MR. ROO’S DELI & CATERING

3501 Severn Ave., Metairie, 8854010; www.mrroosdeli.com Mr. Roo’s serves sandwiches and hot plate specials. Muffulettas are assembled with Genoa salami, Chisesi ham, Swiss and provolone cheeses and olive salad. Ahi tuna is grilled to order and served over pasta in garlicbutter sauce with salad, vegetables and bread. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

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stood in the French Market for more than a century. The relocated shop on Severn served only coffee and beignets for years, but it now offers a menu of red beans and rice, jambalaya, gumbo, crawfish etouffee and corn and shrimp bisque. No reservations. Severn location open 24 hours daily; Clearview location open breakfast Mon.-Sat., lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $

NOR-JOE IMPORT COMPANY

505 Frisco Ave., Metairie, 8339240; www.norjoe.com Nor-Joe is primarily an import company stocking items like cheeses, cured meats and olive oil, but those are just the right ingredients for muffulettas, which are available for lunch. No reservations. Lunch Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $

O’HENRY’S FOOD & SPIRITS

8859 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 461-9840; www.ohenrys.com See Carrollton section for restaurant description.

OKI NAGO JAPANESE SEAFOOD BUFFET

2712 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, 780-8588; www.okinago.com Oki Nago’s buffet features a wide variety of Japanese and Chinese dishes, including cold noodle salads, shrimp dishes and tempura-fried items. The sushi bar offers a selection of rolls and nigiri pieces. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

OSCAR’S RESTAURANT & BAR

2027 Metairie Road, Metairie, 831-9540 Oscar’s half-pound hamburger is accompanied by an overstuffed baked potato. The roast beef po-boy is made with pulled, home-cooked meat, and the Oscarlotta is a version of a muffuletta served on French bread. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner daily, lunch and latenight Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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3717 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 888-4141 This lunchtime hot spot serves soups, sandwiches and salads. Popular lunch items include chicken salad or tuna salad served in an avocado, and the cafe’s signature spins on club and Reuben sandwiches. No reservations. Breakfast Mon.Fri., lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

PHIL’S GRILL

3020 Severn Ave., Metairie, 324-9080; www.phils-grill.com Select from a mind-boggling array of possible combinations of burger, bun, sauce and toppings at Phil’s. Choose a patty made with Black Angus or bison and add items ranging from pickles to pineapple slic-

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es. The preconceived Fat City burger is stuffed with cheddar cheese, battered, fried, and topped with a fried egg. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

PHO NOLA

3320 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, 941-7690; www.pho-nola.com Head to Pho NOLA for staples such as banh mi sandwiches, pho soups and vermicelli dishes. The NOLA po-boy is filled with barbecued minced pork, roasted pork, ham, pickled carrots, cucumber, cilantro and aioli. Char-grilled pork and crispy eggrolls top a bowl of vermicelli, lettuce and cucumbers drizzled with nuoc nam (fish) sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

PHO ORCHID

3117 Houma Blvd., Metairie, 457-4188; www.phoorchid.com Pho Orchid’s popular items include beef noodle soups and vermicelli and rice bowls. House specialties include thin crepes with fillings like marinated beef or seafood. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

PHOENICIA RESTAURANT

4201 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 889-9950; www. phoeniciarestaurant.net Phoenicia’s Middle Eastern dishes include marinated and grilled lamb chops rubbed with herbs and spices, and a combination kebab with your choice of chicken, beef, kafta or lamb. There also are vegetarian dishes and shawarma. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

PIZZA FLORENCE

4445 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 888-7888; www.pizzaflorence.net The gourmet pizza choices include chicken pesto and Philly steak pies. Other options include calzones, wraps, salads and sandwiches like the Florence special, filled with mozzarella, salami, pepperoni, ham, black olives and onions. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

PUCCINO’S COFFEEHOUSE

Lakeside Shopping Center Annex, 17th Street at Severn Ave., Metairie, 835-3151; 5200 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 780-9970; www. lovepuccinos.com Breakfast options include an Italian sausage, roasted red pepper and Gorgonzola omelet, and Puccino’s buttermilk waffle sandwich, which is filled with two scrambled eggs, cheddar cheese, ham or bacon, then pressed on the grill and served with fresh fruit. Wash it down with a frozen cappuccino. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early din-

ner daily. Credit cards. $

QUARTER VIEW RESTAURANT

613 Clearview Pkwy., Metairie, 887-3456 Quarter View’s stuffed trout is filled with crabmeat and topped with crawfish cream sauce. Grilled redfish is topped with crabmeat au gratin. There also are pastas and fried seafood platters. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

R & O’S RESTAURANT

216 Old Hammond Hwy., Metairie, 831-1248 Besides R & O’s famous meatball pizza, the restaurant offers an impressive seafood menu featuring seasonal boiled shellfish. The seafood platter is a pile of oysters, shrimp, fish and soft-shell crab. Other options include po-boys with fillings ranging from fried seafood to veal Parmesan. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Wed.Sun. Credit cards. $$

RADOSTA’S FAMOUS PO-BOYS

249 Aris Ave., Metairie, 831-1537 The Radosta legacy lives on in its roast beef and fried shrimp po-boys. Its signature sandwiches include the Don, filled with Italian sausage, provolone and olive salad, and the Wayne special, a veal Parmesan sandwich. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

RAJUN CAJUN CAFE

5209 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 883-5513; www.rajuncajuncafe.com Choose from a variety of seafood dishes, muffulettas and po-boys. Crabmeat-stuffed Cajun catfish features a fried fillet served with crab stuffing, creamy crawfish sauce and fries or Cajun potatoes. Grilled redfish is topped with lemon butter and served with crabmeat, garlic mashed potatoes and sauteed vegetables. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

RESTAURANT CYPRESS

4426 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, 885-6885; www.restaurantcypress.com This Metairie restaurant serves contemporary Creole cuisine in an intimate, casual setting. Crabmeat ravioli is served with sauteed baby veal. Slowroasted duck breast is served with a duck leg confit and an andouille and cornbread dressing with huckleberry glaze. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

RICCOBONO’S PEPPERMILL

3524 Severn Ave., Metairie, 4552266; www.riccobonos.com Breakfast is king at this Metairie eatery. Stop in for eggs Benedict or crab cakes Benedict served with potatoes. There are changing daily lunch specials including dishes like red beans and rice and fried


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RISTORANTE FILIPPO

1917 Ridgelake Drive, Metairie, 835-4008 Filippo’s menu features Italian fare, from veal and seafood to steaks and pastas. Veal chops are served with mushroom Marsala. Chicken spiedini is stuffed with prosciutto, tomato and Italian breadcrumbs, then baked and served with spaghettini with garlic and olive oil. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

ROBERT FRESH MARKET

5016 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, 885-7005; www.robertfreshmarket.com See Lakeview section for restaurant description.

ROLY POLY

3020 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 100, Metairie, 872-0957; www.rolypoly.com See CBD section for restaurant description.

ROYAL BLEND

204 Metairie Road, Metairie, 835-7779; www.royalblendcoffee.com In addition to the cafe’s large selection of coffees and teas, Royal Blend offers pastries, scones, salads and sandwiches. Weekend breakfast specials include eggs Benedict, shrimp and grits, omelets and blueberry and bananas Foster waffles. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

3633 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 888-3600; www.ruthschris.com Sizzling butter announces the arrival of steaks at Ruth’s Chris. Choose from Prime cuts including filets, rib-eyes and New York strips. New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp bathed in a sauce of white wine, butter, garlic and spices. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

SAKE CAFE

4201 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 779-7253 What stars in a New Orleans roll? Spicy crawfish, of course, tucked in with crunchy tempura, avocado, tuna and snow crab, and topped with tobiko caviar and avocado eel sauce. Sake’s fried grouper fillet is sprinkled with sweet chilies. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

SALVATORE RISTORANTE

3226 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, 455-2433 Salvatore’s serves a variety of veal dishes including bruccilone (rolled with Italian stuffing), osso buco (a braised shank) and classic veal

es. Dark-roux gumbo features chicken and andouille every day, and a seafood version is offered on Fridays. For dessert, grab a Hubig’s pie. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

SANDRO’S TRATTORIA

6601 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 888-7784; www.sandrostrattoria.com Sandro’s homey Italian cafe pays homage to Aunt Vera with her namesake lasagna. Other dishes include pork osso buco with angel hair pasta, veal or chicken Marsala and portobello panino. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

3322 N. Turnbull Drive, Metairie, 831-9541; www.sidmarsrestaurant.com This former Bucktown mainstay features a wide array of seafood. Tuna is marinated, grilled and served with vegetables, new potatoes or salad. The hot sausage sandwich special is topped with brown gravy and your choice of cheese. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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Clearview Mall, 4436 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 4547930; www.semolina.com Semolina features a wide array of pasta dishes. The double cheeseburger pasta rounds up Angus beef, onions, barbecue marinara sauce, cheese sauce, lettuce, tomato and pickles with french fries on the side. Mediterranean nachos top tortillas with crumbled Italian sausage, meatballs, onion, peppers, marinated grape tomatoes, provolone and fontina cheeses and fresh basil. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SERRANOS SALSA COMPANY

Clearview Mall, 4436 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 780-2354; www.serranossalsacompany.com This pan-Latin eatery fuses local ingredients with Latin American dishes and offers an exhaustive list of tequilas and rums. There’s Ecuadorian ceviche, and chili-spiced oysters in the Seville casserole are a nod to colonial Spanish roots. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SHOGUN JAPANESE RESTAURANT AND STEAKHOUSE

2325 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 833-7477; www.shogunneworleans.com Shogun introduced many New Orleanians to Japanese cooking. Table seating and an extensive sushi menu are available, but regulars pack the seats surrounding open hibachi grills where a colorful array of steak, shrimp, chicken and vegetables are prepared before diners’ eyes. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

SHORT STOP PO-BOYS

119 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, 885-4572; www.shortstoppoboys.com At Short Stop, the roast beef po-boy drips with its own juic-

SID-MAR’S RESTAURANT & BAR

1229 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 831-4002 Watch the game on Sidelines’ flat-screen TVs while enjoying its selection of sandwiches, burgers and wraps. Spicy Buffalo chicken is wrapped in a whole wheat tortilla with ranch or blue cheese dressing. Thursday is steak night. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

SPITALE’S DELI

2408 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, 837-9912; www.spitalesdeli.com Go big with the Spitale’s Dirty turkey sandwich heaped with grilled onions, brown gravy and provolone cheese. Rotating specials of hearty lasagna, home-style meatloaf, baked macaroni and cheese and seafood platters keep the regulars happy. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

SPUDLY’S SUPER SPUDS

2609 Harvard Ave., Metairie, 455-3250; www.spudlys.com When the word “spud” appears twice in a title, you probably should order a potato. From crawfish to fried chicken, the toppings are endless. The fajita spud features chicken smothered in onion, bell pepper, cheddar, mozzarella and chives. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

STEP BROTHERS BAR & GRILL

4971 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 889-9856 Popular appetizers include chicken, steak and beef quesadillas, nachos, chicken wings, and chips and dip. Burgers and sandwiches, wraps and steaks also are served. The Step combo is a sandwich combining ham, turkey, roast beef and cheese. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

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SUNSHINE CAFE

111 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 100, Metairie, 834-6040; www.sunshinecafenola.com Heritage Plaza employees start their work days with the Sunshine breakfast, a combination of scrambled eggs, bacon or sausage, grits and a biscuit. For lunch, daily specials include the barbecue pulled pork sandwich with coleslaw and pork and beans. Soup, sandwiches, salads and desserts also are available. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

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3517 20th St., Metairie, 267-4027; www.tacossanmiguel.com This casual taqueria offers authentic Mexican dishes as well as familiar options like nachos, chicken quesadillas and burgers with peppers for spicy heat. Choose from dishes with cow tongue and stewed pork skins or tacos and burritos made with homemade tortillas filled with one of several sweet or spicy pork options. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $

TAJ MAHAL INDIAN CUISINE

923 Metairie Road, Metairie, 836-6859; www.insidenirvana.com This longtime Metairie fixture features an array of well-spiced classic Indian dishes, including dhania ghosht — tender lamb chunks in spicy coriander curry. Vegetarian dishes include roasted eggplant with onions, garlic and ginger. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

TANDOORI CHICKEN RESTAURANT

2916 Cleary Ave., Metairie, 889-7880; www.tandoorichickennola.com The restaurant serves traditional Indian dishes including a variety of curries, masalas, korma with chicken, lamb or shrimp as well as namesake tandoori entrees. The spinach and cheese tikka masala is a popular dish. Sheek kebabs feature ground lamb cooked in a clay oven. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

TAQUERIA CORONA

3535 Severn Ave., Metairie, 885-5088; www.taqueriacorona.com See Uptown section for restaurant description.

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1918 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 833-9455 Happy Tea Garden, a dish combining shrimp, beef, chicken, scallops and vegetables sauteed in a brown sauce, is the most popular among the restaurant’s host of traditional Chinese dishes. Other choices include lo mein, imperial pork chops and fried rice. Delivery available. Reservations accept-

ed. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $

TEXAS BAR-B-QUE COMPANY

3320 Houma Blvd., Metairie, 456-2832 Slow-smoking with hickory wood imbues baby-back ribs and pork shoulder with flavor. The combination plate features brisket and sausage, and the char-broiled Dusty burger is a half-pound of beef with a touch of barbecue sauce. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri, dinner daily. Credit cards. $

THAT’S AMORE

4421 Clearview Pkwy., Metairie, 454-5885; www.thatsamorepizzaonline.com That’s Amore prepares both New York thin-crust and Chicago style deep-dish pies. Toppings range from pineapple to sun-dried tomato. There also are calzones, pasta dishes and po-boys with fillings including roast beef cooked in house. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Thu.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

TUTTI FRUTTI FROZEN YOGURT

4316 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 371-5195; www.tfyogurt.com This self-serve yogurt parlor offers 14 flavors daily and more than 40 toppings, including nuts, candies and fresh fruit. Popular flavors include its original tart version, New York cheesecake and cake batter. There are sugar-free, nondairy, nonfat and gluten-free varieties as well. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

TWO TONYS SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

105 Hammond Hwy., Metairie, 831-0999; www.twotonys.com Creole-Italian cooking and regional seafood come together at Two Tonys. Stuffed shells Florentine is pasta filled with sauteed spinach, ricotta, Romano, Parmesan and herbs, baked with mozzarella and topped with both Alfredo sauce and zesty Sicilian marinara. Grilled redfish is topped with crabmeat, capers and lemon butter. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

VEGA TAPAS CAFE

2051 Metairie Road, Metairie, 836-2007; www.vegatapascafe.com This vegetarian-friendly tapas spot serves many hot and cold small plates, with specials that change nightly. Spicy curried mussels, strawberry and blue cheese salad with vanilla and mint vinaigrette, and Roman artichokes with feta relish are three popular items. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

VINCENT’S ITALIAN CUISINE

4411 Chastant St., Metairie, 8852984; www.vincentsitaliancuisine.com See Carrollton section for restaurant description.

WHOLE FOODS MARKET

3420 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 888-8225; www.wholefoodsmarket.com See Uptown section for restaurant description.

WINSTON’S PUB & PATIO

531 Metairie Road, Metairie, 831-8705 This Old Metairie tavern offers hearty bar-fare standbys like half-pound cheeseburgers, onion rings and fried mozzarella sticks, as well as lighter lunch and dinner options including grilled chicken Caeser pitas. The Southwest egg rolls are filled with black beans, red peppers, cheese and onions and are served with ranch sauce. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

ZEKE’S RESTAURANT

1517 Metairie Road, Metairie, 832-1133; www.eatatzekes.com Seafood, salads, po-boys and hearty New Orleans staples like red beans and rice are on this casual, family-friendly restaurant’s menu. Each day brings a new home-style special, like black-eyed peas, chicken-fried steak or lasagna. Daily seafood specials include chargrilled scallops. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

MID-CITY ANGELO BROCATO

214 N. Carrollton Ave., 4860078; www.angelobrocatoicecream.com Folks come from all around for the cannoli — hand-filled with chocolate or vanilla-flavored ricotta mixtures — at this traditional Sicilian sweet shop. It’s also known for gelato and Italian ice. Seasonal fall flavors include pumpkin. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

BEACHCORNER BAR & GRILL

4905 Canal St., 488-7357; www.beachcornerbarandgrill.yolasite.com Beachcorner serves big burgers, sandwiches and baskets of fries. The hickory burger is a 10-oz. patty topped with onion, cheddar cheese and hickory sauce. The spicy Beachburger gets heat from jalapenos and hot sauce and is topped with pepper Jack cheese. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

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3521 Tulane Ave., 482-6600 The lunch buffet is a popular option at this casual Caribbean cafe, where regulars help themselves to jerk chicken, curried chicken and rice and peas. Check out the menu for more specialties like Gulf fish escovitch seasoned with vinegar, tomatoes, onions and peppers. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

THE BULLDOG

5135 Canal Blvd., 488-4191; www.draftfreak.com See Uptown section for restaurant description.

CAFE DEGAS

3127 Esplanade Ave., 945-5635; www.cafedegas.com This sunny cafe offers classical French dishes like traditional French boudin noir served with apple choucroute with

CAFE MINH

4139 Canal St., 482-6266 Chef Minh Bui combines Creole and Vietnamese flavors for a unique fusion dining experience. Braised Asian short ribs are served with garlic mashed potatoes. The chef’s bouillabaisse is a large bowl of poached seafood with angel hair pasta in a light saffron broth. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CANSECO’S MARKET

3135 Esplanade Ave., 322-2594 See Metairie section for restaurant description.

CHICKIE WAH WAH

2828 Canal St., 304-4714; www.chickiewahwah.com Chickie Wah Wah’s new menu includes banana leaves stuffed with Louisiana drum fish on a bed of shredded green mango topped with roasted bananacoconut cream. The pulled, smoked jerk pork is served with mango barbecue sauce over cilantro hoe cake and topped with slaw. No reservations. Dinner daily. Cash only. $

COCO HUT

2515 Bayou Road, 945-8788 Caribbean spice and flair make the jerk chicken — grilled dark meat served with Spanish rice, peas and fried plantains — a menu favorite. For seafood, choose from tilapia, red snapper or yellowfin tuna. No

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1001 N. Broad St., 821-3271; www.crescentcitysteaks.com This Mid-City steak house offers an assortment of cuts, including rib-eyes, filets mignon, strip sirloins, T-bones, and porterhouses. Side items include salads, hand-cut potatoes and vegetables. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri. and Sun., dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

CRESCENT PIE AND SAUSAGE COMPANY

4400 Banks St., 482-2426; www.crescentcitypieandsausage.com Sample the house-made sausages on a mixed-grill plate, gumbo, or go for pizza or a sandwich. New menu items include a Cuban calzone. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Mon., Wed.Sat.; dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

DOOKY CHASE RESTAURANT

2301 Orleans Ave., 821-0535 Chef Leah Chase cooks Creole classics, including stuffed shrimp, fried chicken, stewed okra and gumbo thick with seafood and sausage. The local dining landmark serves lunch buffet style and offers takeout until 5 p.m. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

DOSON NOODLE HOUSE

135 N. Carrollton Ave., 309-7283 Noodles abound at this MidCity eatery, which excels at

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2542 Canal St., 822-0214 Betsy’s breakfast menu offers eggs, omelets, pancakes and waffles. Lunch brings sandwiches filled with hot sausage, tuna, oysters, roast beef and other options. Lunch plates include chicken-fried steak, liver and onions, and red beans and rice with smoked sausage. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Sun.-Fri. Credit cards. $

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FAIR GRINDS COFFEEHOUSE

3133 Ponce de Leon St., 913-9072; www.fairgrinds.com Fair Grinds boasts a selection of fair trade coffee and more than 30 organic teas. Snacks and desserts like vegan treats and bagels round out the menu. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Checks. $

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1751 Gentilly Blvd., 944-5515; www.fairgroundsracecourse.com Everything from shrimp Creole and fried chicken to General Tso’s chicken and pepper steak is available at the Grandstand Buffet. Dessert items include homemade lemon meringue pie, chocolate doberge cake and eclairs. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Fri.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

FELLINI’S CAFE

900 N. Carrollton Ave., 488-2155; www.fellinisneworleans.com Grab a table on the outdoor patio and choose from a menu of pastas, sandwiches and pizzas. Kebabs of chicken or shrimp are served with hummus and salad. Try the pulled pork sandwich served with french fries. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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133 N. Carrollton Ave., 484-0590 See Kenner section for restaurant description.

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3605 S. Carrollton Ave., 482-3935; www.fivehappiness.com For 31 years, Five Happiness has served up Chinese cuisine, including popular dishes like General Tso’s chicken and ginger shrimp. Grilled chicken salad and grilled shrimp salad are recent additions to the menu. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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4408 Banks St., 482-6264; www.crescentpieandsausage.com This small home-style diner presents a chalkboard menu of breakfast plates. The huevos con tamal features three pulled-pork tamales drizzled with ancho sauce, along with two poached eggs and house-made salsa verde. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credits cards. $

JUAN’S FLYING BURRITO

4724 S. Carrollton Ave., 486-9950; www.juansflyingburrito.com See Uptown listing for restaurant description.

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3701 Iberville St., 488-6582; www.katiesinmidcity.com This Mid-City neighborhood spot serves a familiar mix of po-boys and Italian dishes. Deli sandwiches include a Reuben and an original po-boy of fried shrimp topped with crabmeat dressing. The crawfish beignets are sweet but not as decadent as the white chocolate bread pudding. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $

KJEAN SEAFOOD

236 N. Carrollton Ave., 488-7503 The smell of fresh seafood emanates from Kjean’s, which is a seafood market that offers a menu of prepared dishes like


FALL stuffed crabs, gumbo and boiled shrimp by the pound. Fried shrimp, oysters and catfish are available in po-boys or on platters. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. $$

LI’L DIZZY’S CAFE

1500 Esplanade Ave., 569-8997 Li’l Dizzy favorites include a brisket-topped baked potato, trout Baquet (named for the owner’s family), fried chicken, po-boys and Creole file gumbo with house-made hot sausage. Reservations recommended. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $$

LIBERTY’S KITCHEN

422 1/2 S. Broad St., 822-4011; www.libertyskitchen. org In the morning, Liberty’s offers baked goods, breakfast platters and the breakfast croissants topped with scrambled eggs, cheddar and ham, turkey, andouille sausage or mushrooms. House-made black bean burgers are topped with cheddar cheese and limecilantro mayo. Shrimp and grits are complemented by crimini mushrooms sauteed with white wine. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $

LITTLE TOKYO JAPANESE RESTAURANT

310 N. Carrollton Ave., 4855658; www.littletokyorestaurantnola.com Tempura, teriyaki and sushi are the triple delights at Little Tokyo. The sushi bar features an extensive list of nigiri pieces and rolls. The Carrollton location features a hibachi grill and back room karaoke. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ 1518 N. Lopez St., 218-7888; www.liuzzabythetrack.com Just steps from the Fair Grounds, this corner bar features a menu of local favorites including gumbo and po-boys. The barbecue shrimp po-boy fills a hollowed-out pistolette with shrimp in sauce. Horseradish mayo adds bite to the gravy-soaked roast beef po-boy. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

LIUZZA’S RESTAURANT AND BAR

3636 Bienville St., 482-9120; www.liuzzas.com Liuzza’s is known for homecooked lasagna and the Frenchuletta, a muffuletta on French bread with homemade olive salad. Entrees range from soft-shell crabs to calf liver with onions and brown gravy to paneed baby veal served Parmesan style or over fettuccine. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Cash only. $$

LOLA’S

3312 Esplanade Ave., 488-6946; www.lolasneworleans.com Lola’s carves out a small slice of Spain in Bayou St. John. Red

pepper, paprika and garlic season sauteed shrimp. A whole rack of lamb is marinated in romesco sauce, grilled and served with Gorgonzola sauce. Seafood paella is cooked with saffron rice, shrimp, fish, calamari, scallops, mussels, garlic and vegetables. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$

MANDINA’S RESTAURANT

3800 Canal St., 482-9179; www.mandinasrestaurant.com Combining Creole and Italian classics, Mandina’s offers a variety of poultry, fish and steak entrees. Menu options include trout meuniere and trout amandine, hefty seafood platters and steaks. Turtle soup and shrimp remoulade are popular appetizers. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Checks. $$

MIKIMOTO JAPANESE RESTAURANT & SUSHI BAR

3301 S. Carrollton Ave., 4881881; www.mikimotosushi.com Mikimoto serves sushi and has a pick-up window for speedy to-go meals. For an appetizer, scallops are baked with lemon and garlic and served with enoki mushrooms. The Geaux Saints Maki wraps crawfish, spicy tuna, snow crab and avocado inside rice and soy paper and has salmon, escolar and tobiku on top. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MONA’S CAFE

3901 Banks St., 482-7743; www.monascafenola.com One of the city’s oldest Middle Eastern restaurants, Mona’s features an array of traditional dishes including chicken, lamb and beef kebabs, lentil soup, falafel and gyro sandwiches and platters. There is baklava for dessert. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

NEYOW’S CREOLE CAFE

3340 Bienville St., 827-5474 Neyows serves Creole comfort food including dishes such as gumbo, fried pork chops, fried chicken and smothered okra. Shrimp are tossed with penne pasta in garlicky cream sauce. Po-boys also are available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Thu.-Tue. Credit cards. $$

NONNA MIA

3125 Esplanade Ave., 948-1717; www.nonnamia.net This Mid-City cafe serves pizza, pasta, panini and salads. The Roma pizza is topped with prosciutto, tomatoes, greens, fresh mozzarella and olive oil. Three-cheese tortellini is served with Alfredo sauce and Roma tomatoes. All bread and crusts are made in house. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

OLIVE BRANCH CAFE

3700 Orleans Ave., 302-1220; www.olivebranchcafe.com The cafe offers gourmet pizzas, wraps, sandwiches and Creole-inspired pastas. Pasta jambalaya features smoked sausage, chicken, onions and bell peppers tossed with penne pasta in garlic cream sauce. Caesar salad is made with grated Parmesan and homemade croutons and dressing. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$

ON THE BAYOU RESTAURANT

3443 Esplanade Ave., 298-1755 This cozy cafe is tucked inside The Esplanade at City Park apartment building. Popular items include sauteed calf liver with onions served over garlicmashed potatoes. Barbecue pulled-pork shoulder is served on an open-face kaiser roll. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Wed. and Fri.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

PARKVIEW CAFE AT CITY PARK

City Park, 1 Palm Drive, 483-9474 This cafe in the old-casino building serves casual fare like burgers, salads and sandwiches, including hot sausage and fried shrimp po-boys. Order ice cream and coffee for dessert. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

PARKWAY BAKERY & TAVERN

538 Hagan Ave., 482-3047; www.parkwaybakeryandtavernnola.com This Bayou St. John mainstay has a full menu of classic poboys and sandwiches including the popular fried shrimp and roast beef po-boys. Get the best of both worlds with the surf and turf, a fully loaded po-boy dripping with both roast beef and fried shrimp. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

RALPH’S ON THE PARK

900 City Park Ave., 488-1000; www.ralphsonthepark.com Ralph’s offers contemporary Creole-American cooking in its two-story space overlooking City Park. The classic turtle soup is finished with sherry. The “scallop-wrapped bacon” is a terrine of diver scallops, pork belly, cauliflower puree and roasted asparagus served with veal reduction. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

RENDON INN BAR & GRILL

4501 Eve St., 826-5605 Find hot wings, burgers, fried pickles and onion rings at this bar’s grill. Look for daily specials from pork chops to hearty slabs of macaroni and cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ PAGE 67

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ROCK ’N’ BOWL

3000 S. Carrollton Ave., 8663683; www.rockandbowl.com Bowl a few frames and dine on New Orleans classics at this Mid-City institution. There’s boudin, crawfish etouffee, turkey gumbo and shrimp remoulade on French bread. No reservations. Dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $

THE RUBY SLIPPER CAFE

139 S. Cortez St., 309-5531; www.therubyslippercafe.net This neighborhood spot housed in a ruby red building serves up breakfast favorites and lunch specials. Barbecue shrimp and grits are Gulf shrimp with an Abita Amber and rosemary reduction served with stone-ground grits and a biscuit. Eggs Blackstone features poached eggs with grilled tomato, applewoodsmoked bacon and hollandaise on a biscuit, served with fresh fruit. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

RUE 127

127 N. Carrollton Ave., 483-1571; www.rue127.com The contemporary American cuisine at this recently opened restaurant includes a doublecut pork chop that’s brined overnight, grilled and served with roasted corn and Jack Daniels coush-coush and roasted red pepper jus. For dessert, try vanilla bean and Medjool date cake topped with toffee sauce and served with clover honey ice cream. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.Sat. Credit cards. $$

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208 N. Carrollton Ave., 484-6959 Chiles rellenos (stuffed peppers), homemade tamales, burritos and tacos filled with everything from beef to cactus make for a solid menu of traditional Mexican fare. Wash down chips and spicy guacamole and salsa with cold bottles of Mexican Coca-Cola (made with sugar instead of corn syrup). No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.- Sat. Credit cards. $

THEO’S PIZZA

4024 Canal St., 302-1133; www.theospizza.com

TWO SISTERS RESTAURANT

223 N. Derbigny St., 524-0056 Each day brings a different classic dish to Two Sisters’ diners, including red beans and rice on Monday, chitlins on Wednesday, stuffed peppers and ribs on Thursday and fried catfish on Fridays. Sides include potato salad and macaroni and peas. Homemade bread pudding ends a meal on a sweet note. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Cash only. $

VENEZIA

134 N. Carrollton Ave., 4887991; www.venezianeworleans.com This neighborhood restaurant cooks up the same classic recipes that made it popular when it opened in the 1950s, such as pasta and seafood dishes and several veal specialties. Pizzas are topped with pepperoni, chicken, veal, mushrooms or other toppings and cooked in a stone oven. Reservations accepted. Lunch Wed.-Fri. and Sun., dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

WILLIE MAE’S SCOTCH HOUSE

2401 St. Ann St., 822-9503 Classic soul-food dishes like wet-battered fried chicken, red beans and rice, corn bread and smothered veal chops have made this 7th Ward restaurant a popular lunch spot for more than 50 years. Sides include fries, salads, greens and red beans or butter beans with rice. No reservations. Lunch daily. Credit cards. $

WIT’S INN

141 N. Carrollton Ave., 4861600; www.witsinn.com This neighborhood tavern serves pizzas, calzones and a full range of salads and sandwiches. Thursday nights are pizza nights, when $5 gets you a regular, one-topping pizza. Spinach, artichokes, ricotta and feta cheese and roasted garlic fill the vegetarian calzone. Appetizers include bean dip and bruschettas. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards. $

YE OLDE COLLEGE INN

3000 S. Carrollton Ave., 8663683; www.collegeinn1933.com An institution since 1933, this restaurant and bar is renowned for seafood po-boys on Leidenheimer bread, burgers and veal dishes. Weekly specials include the Creole Caprese, which consists of sliced tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and andouille sausage. Bread pudding is a popular dessert. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner Tue.Sat. Credit cards. $$

YUMMY YUMMY

220 N. Carrollton Ave., 483-9122 Chinese staples like lo mein, shrimp curry, fried rice and

General Tso’s tofu star in Yummy Yummy’s all-you-caneat lunch buffet, or you can order an entree off the menu. Pay by the pound to get buffet meals to go. No reservations. Lunch daily. Credit cards. $

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69399 Hwy. 59, Abita Springs, (985) 892-0205 Where there’s smoke there’s meat at this rustic barbecue stand. Options like turkey legs and smoked boudin join the traditional options of ribs, brisket, chicken and pulled pork. Try a combo plate for tastes of several barbecue items. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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72011 Holly St., Abita Springs, (985) 892-5837; www.abitabrewpub.com This tavern was the original home of Abita Brewing Company Today it offers the full range of that local company’s beers alongside a menu of sandwiches, burgers, salads and entrees like ribs or pecancrusted catfish. Reservations recommended for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.Sun. Credit cards. $$

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CAMELLIA CAFE

69455 Hwy. 59, Abita Springs, (985) 809-6313; www.thecamelliacafe.com A family-friendly atmosphere and local flavors are calling cards of Camellia Cafe. The Riverbend platter is a feast of catfish, shrimp, oysters, crab fingers, soft shell crab and hushpuppies. The Monterey chicken is grilled and topped with onions, peppers, mushrooms and cheese. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

COVINGTON ACME OYSTER & SEAFOOD HOUSE

724 Iberville St., 522-5973; 1202 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 246-6155; www.acmeoyster.com See French Quarter section for restaurant description.

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125 E. 21st Ave., Covington, (985) 893-7554; www.acquistapace.com The smoker at this grocery store’s deli turns out full slabs of ribs, pulled pork and rotisserie chicken. Pick up dinnerto-go entrees like stuffed bell peppers and pasta salad. No

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3201 Esplanade Ave., 948-0077 Sante Fe’s creative take on Mexican cooking includes dishes like the ruedas de huevos (egg wheel) with mashed sweet potatoes, chicken, guacamole, tomatoes, sour cream, Creole sauce and a fried egg piled on flour tortillas. The house ceviche features fresh fish, calamari and jumbo shrimp marinated in lemon and lime juices with Mexican herbs. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

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1958 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 867-8292; www.albashabr.com You can choose from the most popular Mediterranean dishes at Albasha or simply order the Albasha meze, a sampler platter for two with hummus, baba ghanoush, grape leaves, kibbeh and cabbage rolls. Other options include chicken shawarma, gyros, rice and salads. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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71518 Chestnut St., Covington, (985) 809-7669; www.annadeles.com The restaurant at this bed and breakfast offers creative Creole cuisine. Grilled Gulf fish Fourchon is topped with oyster mushrooms, roasted red peppers and char-grilled green onions and served with crawfish and Parmesan risotto. Creole barbecue shrimp, mushrooms and rosemary top onion and smoked shrimp cheesecake. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

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128 W. 21st Ave., Covington, (985) 892-2373 Overstuffed po-boys and homemade sides are the calling cards at Bear’s. The hot barbecue beef and shrimp po-boys are perennial favorites. The french fry po-boy is topped with roast beef debris gravy. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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534 N. New Hampshire St., Covington, (985) 875-9390 If you’re looking for lunch, this casual cafe has you covered with specialty sandwiches, soups, wraps, po-boys and salads. Grilled chicken, ham and Swiss team up on a croissant for the chicken cordon bleu sandwich. Shrimp remoulade is served in a wrap or on a salad. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., brunch Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

BONEFISH GRILL

200 River Highlands Blvd., Covington, (985) 809-0662; www.bonefishgrill.com Bonefish Grill takes an international approach to seafood. Look for fall specials like woodgrilled Atlantic swordfish over pumpkin ravioli or clams and linguine cooked with lemon, wine and garlic. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BUSTER’S PLACE

519 E. Boston St., Covington, (985) 809-3880; www.bustersplaceonline.net Buster’s serves oysters raw on the half shell or broiled with a bubbling mix of garlic,

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CALYPSO PATIO BAR AND GRILL

326 Lee Lane, Covington, (985) 875-9676 Calypso offers island flavors, an inventive drink menu and a large, lush patio. Shrimp nachos make an offbeat appetizer and the Calypso burger gets plenty of zing from honeyginger sauce, grilled pineapple and pepper Jack cheese. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CAMPBELL’S COFFEE & TEA 516 S. Tyler St., Covington, (985) 246-6992; www.campbellscoffee.com Scones, cinnamon rolls, muffin tops and other pastries are baked daily and served fresh at this down-home coffee shop. The drink menu includes an array of iced, frozen and hot coffee beverages and a wide variety of loose teas. No reservations. Breakfast Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CHEESESTEAK BISTRO

528 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 875-9793; www.thecheesesteakbistro.com The Northshore meets Philadelphia at this eatery. The traditional cheese steak features sliced sirloin grilled with green peppers, onions, mushrooms and topped with provolone cheese. Breakfast options include omelets, pancakes, banana beignets and croissants. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

COFFEE RANI

234 Lee Lane, Covington, (985) 893-6158; www.coffeerani.com At this Northshore cafe, the cuisine is fresh and healthy. The Magazine salad features chopped egg, bacon, almonds, cheddar and provolone cheeses, accompanied by a hearty serving of chicken salad topped with toasted almonds and blue cheese dressing. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $

COLUMBIA STREET TAP ROOM & GRILL

434 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 898-0899; www.columbiastreettaproom.com Specialty sandwiches are available on sourdough bread, sesame or wheat bun, herb tortilla wrap or Leidenheimer French bread. Fill your sandwich with Buffalo shrimp or chicken, fried catfish, grilled chicken, hot roast beef or grilled portobello mushrooms. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

DAKOTA

629 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 892-3712; www.thedakotarestaurant.com This fine dining destination features a menu of contemporary French and Louisiana cooking. The crabmeat and Brie bisque is a signature starter. One veal dish features paneed veal served with crabmeat and bearnaise, bordelaise and beurre blanc sauces. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

DICRISTINA’S

810 N. Covington St., Suite C, (985) 875-0160; www.dicristinas.com DiCristina’s serves a mix of Creole and Italian dishes including po-boys, seafood and steaks. Veal Parmesan is served with either baked macaroni or spaghetti. Stuffed bell peppers come with a choice of baked macaroni, spaghetti, french fries, potato salad or mashed potatoes. Desserts include spumone ice cream pie. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

THE ENGLISH TEA ROOM

734 E. Rutland St., Covington, (985) 898-3988; www.englishtearoom.com The Windsor high tea presents an array of finger sandwiches, mini-quiches, cake bites, chocolate dipped strawberries, scones with clotted cream and lemon curd and a pot of tea. Lunch items include a shepherd’s pie made with ground beef, carrots, peas and gravy topped with mashed potatoes and served with green beans or salad. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

ISABELLA’S PIZZERIA

70452 Hwy. 21, Covington, (985) 875-7620; www.isabellaspizzeria.net Isabella’s Suprema is loaded with pepperoni, Italian sausage, ground beef, mushrooms, onions, black olives, green peppers and mozzarella. Diners also can choose from an extensive menu of calzones, sandwiches and pastas, like the shrimp and red pepper spaghettini. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$

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517 N. New Hampshire St., Covington, (985) 892-4992; www.lolacovington.com Cooking in a 1940s train caboose, chef/owners Keith and Nealy Frantz present a menu of creative dishes. The stuffed flounder is prepared with crabmeat dressing, snap beans and lemon butter. The Depot sandwich is piled with roast chicken, barbecue sauce, coleslaw, cheese and pickles on pressed focaccia bread. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Fri.-Sat. PAGE 71


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LONGHORN STEAKHOUSE 69368 Hwy. 21, Covington, (985) 875-1100; www.longhornsteakhouse.com New York strips come Texassized at this chain meat market, as do the baby back ribs. The bone-in Outlaw rib-eye bellies up at 18 ounces, but it’s modest in size compared to the fire-grilled 22-oz. porterhouse. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MATTINA BELLA

421 E. Gibson St., Covington, (985) 892-0708 Mattina Bella’s Florentine omelet is prepared with three eggs, creamed spinach and artichokes and is topped with melted mozzarella. Try the lump crab cake Benedict special on weekends. For lunch, try the catfish Creole meuniere, which is pecan-crusted and served with creamy meuniere sauce. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $

MEGUMI YAKIMONO AND SUSHI BAR

1211 Village Walk, Covington, (985) 893-0406; www.megumirestaurant.net See Northshore — Mandeville section for restaurant description.

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208 Lee Lane, Covington, (985) 875-0432; www.neworleansfoodandspirits.com From the shrimp and crabmeat stuffed redfish Pontchartrain with garlic new potatoes to the grilled stuffed catfish, the restaurant offers a range of classic South Louisiana dishes. The Taste of N’awlins features jambalaya, crawfish etouffee and red beans and rice. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

NONNA’S ITALIAN BAKERY & CAFFE

2033 N. Hwy. 190, Ste. 5, Covington, (985) 893-1488; www.nonnarandazzo.com Savor confections such as petits fours, turtles, brownies, eclairs and cream puffs. Order birthday cakes or king cakes any time of year. Sandwich options include the Caprese

PIZZA MAN OF COVINGTON

1248 N. Collins Blvd., Covington, (985) 892-9874 Pizza Man offers a mix of traditional and specialty pies. The Wow pie is topped with artichoke hearts, crabmeat, fresh garlic and Romano cheese. The Board pizza features garlic, imported capacolla, spinach, mushrooms, onions and feta cheese. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

RICK’S CATFISH CABIN

78461 Hwy. 437, Covington, (985) 893-7274 You won’t have a problem finding catfish at this Covington seafood joint, where it’s baked, fried, broiled and grilled. There’s also stuffed shrimp, seafood platters and familysize portions for the whole crew. Reservations accepted. Lunch Thu.-Fri. and Sun., dinner Thu.-Sat. Checks. $$

RISTORANTE DEL PORTO

501 E. Boston St., Covington, (985) 875-1006; www.delportoristorante.com Enjoy Tuscan-inspired contemporary Italian cooking at this Northshore restaurant. Rustic lasagna complements braised beef short ribs with local kale and Montasio cheese fonduta. Seared Muscovy duck breast is served with farro risotto, wilted baby spinach, natural jus and roasted plum. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

ROLY POLY

816 Hwy. 90 Suite C, Covington, (985) 892-2462; www.rolypoly.com See CBD section for restaurant description.

ST. JOHN’S COFFEEHOUSE

535 E. Boston St., Covington, (985) 893-5553; www.stjohnscoffeehouse.com Cappuccino, macchiato, chocolate au lait, iced mocha and fruit tea smoothies are just a few of the specialty drinks at St. John’s. There also are pastries and a variety of sandwiches, and daily specials include house-made corned beef. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat., early dinner Sun. Checks. $

SWEET DADDY’S BBQ

420 S.Tyler St., Covington, (985) 898-2166; www.sweetdaddysbarbq.com Slow cooking is the rule at Sweet Daddy’s. Choose from chicken and rib platters with hearty sides like jambalaya, gumbo, barbecue beans and macaroni and cheese. Or try sandwiches filled with chopped pork, brisket, smoked sausage or chicken salad. No reservations. Lunch and din-

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VAZQUEZ SEAFOOD & PO-BOY RESTAURANT

515 E. Boston St., Covington, (985) 893-9336 This family-friendly restaurant offers daily specials, Cuban dishes, muffulettas and poboys. Country-fried steak comes with a side of mashed potatoes and is covered in gravy. The pressed Cuban sandwich consists of roasted pork, ham and cheese. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $$

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323 N. New Hampshire St., Covington, (985) 809-3840; www.yujinjapaneserestaurant.com An extensive selection of sushi and sashimi is the focus at this Northshore restaurant, with noodle soups, tempura and teriyaki dishes rounding out the offerings. The Boston Hand roll consists of shrimp, snow crab, lettuce and avocado. The Crunchy Dynamite roll features tuna, salmon, yellowtail, crunchy tempura bits and spicy wasabi sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

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KEITH YOUNG’S STEAKHOUSE

165 Hwy. 21, Madisonville, (985) 845-9940; www.keithyoungs.net Angus beef rules Keith Young’s menu three nights a week, and Thursdays and Fridays feature two-and-a-half-pound Maine lobsters. Veal or lamb chops, pan-seared duck and a chargrilled fish entree are regular options. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$$

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1645 Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 327-3407; www.mellowmushroom.com The pizza chain offers pies, calzones, hoagies and salads, and gluten-free crusts are available. The Bayou Bleu is topped with blue cheese, shrimp, andouille, mozzarella and chives. The Shrunken Head salad features shrimp, applewood-smoked bacon, blue cheese and spinach tossed with sweet and tangy “zydeco” sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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CAFE LYNN

3051 E. Causeway Approach, Mandeville, (985) 624-9007; www.cafelynn.com Elegant meals often begin with chef Joey Najolia’s classic French onion tart or escargot Cerveau in garlic cream sauce. The seared scallops are served with persillade and pistou and the duck is glazed with orange and honey. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

CASA GARCIA

800 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 951-8226 See Metairie section for restaurant description.

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1809 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 674-9090; www.bearsgrillandspirits.com See Metairie section for restaurant description. 2040 Hwy. 59, Suite D, Mandeville, (985) 624-5066; www.boscositalian.com Italian traditions are front and center at Bosco’s. Paneed chicken is sauteed to golden

3510 Hwy. 90, Mandeville, (985) 674-0560; www.coffeerani.com See Northshore — Mandeville for restaurant description.

1817 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 727-4984; www.coscinospizza.com Coscino’s makes hand-tossed New York-style pies. Try the

signature Danny pie with grilled chicken, Canadian bacon, jalapenos and pineapple, or go for the meat lover piled with all the meat fixings. The menu includes pasta, calzones and sandwiches. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

FAZZIO’S

1841 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 624-9704; www.fazziosrestaurant.com Start with crab cakes or shrimp cocktail for an appetizer. Follow up with filet Fazzio, a filet mignon topped with sauteed shrimp, red and yellow peppers, mushrooms and black olives in light cream sauce. The speckled trout and softshell crab are popular choices. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

GEORGE’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT

1461 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 626-4342; www.georgesmexicanrestaurant.com George’s offers favorites such as chicken, beef and shrimp fajitas. Try the sizzling pork or crawfish quesadillas. The ceviche features diced tilapia marinated in lime juice with cilantro, jalapenos and green bell pepper. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ PAGE 75

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2890 E. Causeway Approach, Mandeville, (985) 624-2597; www.giosvillavancheri.com A popular item at this restaurant is the 14-oz. breaded veal topped with spices and capers. Gio’s also serves veal shank osso buco milanese. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Tue.Sat. Credit cards. $$$

GOOD EARTH MARKET AND CAFE

821 Girod St., Mandeville, (985) 674-4329; www.goodearthmarket.net The menu at this cafe includes grilled tilapia sandwiches and focaccia muffulettas. Other choices include the cochon de lait and pressed Cuban po-boys. There are vegetarian and organic options as well as a children’s menu. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

THE HUNGRY FORAGER 902 Coffee St., Mandeville, (985) 626-8883: www.thehungryforager.com Entrees include pan-seared

scallops with cauliflower puree, roasted asparagus and sherry caramel. For brunch, the crab Benedict stacks jumbo lump crabmeat and poached eggs on fried green tomatoes and a toasted English muffin with hollandaise sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Thu.Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$$

INDIA 4 U

1703 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 626-5657; www.indiafood4u.com A wide selection of Indian dishes ranges from biryani to tandoori specialties. Start with cheese or vegetable pakoras, deep-fried chickpea batter fritters. Lamb vindaloo is a Goanstyle spicy curry. Seafood, including lobster, calamari and shrimp, is prepared with masala spice blends in a variety of dishes. Lunch is served buffet style. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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301 Lafitte St., Mandeville, (985) 624-5330; www.juniperrestaurant.net Pork osso buco features a shank braised in garlic Creole sauce, topped with Jack Daniels cane sauce and served over oyster and andouille dressing. The duck confit comes with raspberry demiglace. Reservations recommended. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$$

LA CARRETA

1200 W. Causeway Approach, Mandeville, (985) 624-2990; www.carretarestaurant.com Big burritos, flautas, quesadillas, carne asada, chiles rellenos and other Mexican dishes are favorites at this cantina chain. The pollo loco is a chicken breast served with mushrooms, spinach, cheese, vegetables and bean soup. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit

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3434 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (985) 626-7004; www.lamadeleine.com See Carrollton section for restaurant description.

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2025 Lakeshore Drive, Mandeville, (985) 626-3006; www.lakehousecuisine.com On the shore of Lake Pontchartrain, the Lakehouse serves contemporary Creole cuisine. Crispy tempura shrimp are served over pickled slaw with roasted chili aioli. Seared sea scallops are served with sweet potato puree, andouille, grilled asparagus and sauce americaine. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner Wed.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

LITTLE TOKYO

590 Asbury Drive, Mandeville, (985) 727-1532; www.littletokyosushi.com Sassy sushi items abound at Little Tokyo. Rolls include the Burning Man roll with spicy pepper tuna and avocado. The Fat J roll has tempura shrimp and snow crab wrapped in soy paper with tuna, boiled shrimp and tempura crunchy on the outside. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$

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1851 Florida St., Mandeville, (985) 626-8101; www.louieandtheredheadlady.com For breakfast, try the eggs Nouvelle, the restaurant’s spin on eggs Benedict with crab cakes, poached eggs and hollandaise. Lunch specials include allyou-can-eat catfish and shrimp. Eggplant Algiers sandwiches a crab cake between eggplant slices and tops it with boiled shrimp and crabmeat cream sauce. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

MANDINA’S RESTAURANT

4240 Hwy. 22, Mandeville, (985) 674-9883; www.mandinasrestaurant.com See Mid-City section for restaurant listing. Reservations for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MEGUMI YAKIMONO AND SUSHI BAR

Mandeville, (985) 626-9183 Po-boy options include shrimp, oyster, roast beef and ham and cheese. One of the changing daily seafood specials features fried shrimp, oysters and fish with fried pickle chips, Cajun fries, potato salad and bread. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $

N’TINI’S

2891 Hwy. 190, Suite D, Mandeville, (985) 626-5566; www.ntinis.com N’Tini’s is a steak house with local seafood options and a martini bar. Try bacon-wrapped pork filets or shrimp or oysters tossed in sweet and spicy fleurde-lis sauce. Signature sides include mashed sweet potatoes and risotto. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

THE NUTRITION COMPANY

4350 Highway 22, Suite H, Mandeville, (985) 727-3482; www.vitalityjuice.com Choose from organic coffees, smoothies, juices and teas. The lunch menu includes soups, salads, sandwiches and wraps. A free-range turkey burger is topped with barbecue sauce. The Wild Ponchatoula salad combines Cajun-spiced chicken, candied pecans and strawberries over mixed greens with poppy seed dressing. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

NUVOLARI’S

246 Girod St., Mandeville, (985) 626-5619; www.nuvolaris.com The restaurant creates CreoleItalian dishes. Pork osso buco is slowly braised and served au jus with wild mushrooms and Parmesan risotto. Genoa shrimp feature Gulf shrimp tossed with sun-dried tomatoes, candied pecans, penne pasta and basil pesto cream. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$$

PETUNIA’S PLACE

2020 Hwy. 59, Mandeville, (985) 674-3436: www.petuniasplace.com Petunia’s serves Creole and Southern dishes in a casual atmosphere. Pecan-crusted pork chops are served with praline sauce. Creamy shrimp sauce covers a fried catfish fillet served over pasta with red sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

4700 Hwy. 22, Suite 11, Mandeville, (985) 845-1644; www.megumirestaurant.net The sushi bar creates new special rolls every week. Megumi is also known for its yakimono grill, the Japanese’s answer to Korean-style tabletop barbecue grills. For a quick Creole fix, try the New Orleans-style crab cakes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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1901 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (985) 624-4844; www.ristorante-

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4960 Hwy. 22, Mandeville, (985) 792-1744; www.ragsmandeville.com Rag’s serves seafood platters and po-boys like its popular grilled shrimp po-boy. Specials include crab cakes and chicken Pontchartrain topped with shrimp. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Mon.Fri. Credit cards and checks. $$

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THE TIMES GRILL

1896 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 626-1161; www.timesgrill.com Char-grilled burgers play the starring role on this familyfriendly chain restaurant’s menu. More than 20 types of burgers, including the Mediterreneo burger (topped with feta cheese, romaine lettuce and kalamata olives) and a grilled portobello cap veggie burger. The eatery also offers seafood platters and grilled chicken. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

TREY YUEN CUISINE OF CHINA

600 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 626-4476; www.treyyuen.com For 30 years, Trey Yuen has served Chinese fare like egg rolls, hot and sour soup, lemon chicken and lo mein. Coconut shrimp, a new appetizer, consists of coconut tempura-battered shrimp topped with housemade sweet and spicy chili sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

VIANNE’S TEA SALON & CAFE

544 Gerard St., Mandeville, (985) 624-5683; www.viannes.com An ever-shifting brunch menu, gourmet sandwiches, salads and house-made soups make Vianne’s more than a tea salon. Vianne’s tea experience features made-from-scratch scones served with lemon curd, traditional cucumber sandwiches and an assortment of minidesserts. One popular panino is filled with roasted red pepper jelly, turkey, Brie and fresh basil. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

VOODOO BBQ & GRILL

2999 Hwy. 190 E., Mandeville, (985) 629-2021; www.voodoobbqandgrill.com See Uptown section for restaurant description.

OUTSKIRTS HOUMAS HOUSE PLANTATION

40136 Hwy. 942, Darrow, (225) 473-9380; www.houmashouse.com Dine in antebellum splendor at this renovated 18th-century plantation home. At Latil’s Landing, specials include lobster and Creole tomato risotto. Try the jumbo lump crab cake and mango salad at the more casual

Cafe Burnside. Reservations recommended. Cafe Burnside: Lunch daily, brunch Sun. Latil’s Landing: Dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

JACMEL INN

903 E. Morris St., Hammond, (985) 542-0043; www.jacmelinn.com The restaurant presents contemporary Louisiana cuisine. Duck two ways is a pan-seared breast and confit of leg over a melange of butternut squash, apples, beets and bacon, spiced cracklins and Amato’s orange wine gastrique. Prime steaks and fresh Gulf seafood are always available. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun, brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$$

JANIE BROWN’S RESTAURANT

27207 Hwy. 190, Lacombe, (985) 882-7201 The restaurant’s menu of seafood and pasta dishes includes trout meuniere served with a choice of baked potato or chilled asparagus. The catfish Michelle is fried and topped with crawfish cream sauce. Reservations recommended for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

LA CARRETA

107 Carrolwood Drive, LaPlace, (985) 651-9991; 108 N.W. Railroad Ave., Hammond, (985) 419-9990; www.carretarestaurant.com See Northshore — Mandeville section for restaurant description.

LA PROVENCE

25020 Hwy. 190, Lacombe, (985) 626-7662; www.laprovencerestaurant.com Part of John Besh’s portfolio of restaurants, La Provence tantalizes diners with dishes like slow-cooked lamb and rabbit grandmere, which is served with potato gnocchi and spring vegetables. Bouillabaisse features redfish, Gulf shrimp, mussels, clams, fennel and saffron broth. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

MIDDENDORF’S

30160 Hwy. 51 S, Akers, (985) 386-6666; www.middendorfsrestaurant.com This 75-year-old institution survived hurricane flooding and is run by chef Horst Pfeifer, but it is still known for fried thinsliced catfish. Enjoy catfish with homemade coleslaw, hushpuppies and french fries. A meal of two stuffed crabs also is served with coleslaw, hushpuppies and fries. No reservations. Lunch and Dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

O’DONNELL’S RESTAURANT 131 S.W. Railroad Ave., Ponchatoula, (985) 386-4077 The restaurant features contemporary Louisiana dishes for casual diners. Fried eggplant medallions are topped with

tasso, sweet pepper and shrimp sauteed in garlic Parmesan cream. It’s served with angel hair pasta and vegetables. Roasted duck breast comes with baby sweet potatoes, braised collard greens and blackberry cassis reduction. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

PAUL’S CAFE

100 E. Pine St., Ponchatoula, (985) 386-9581; www.paulscafe.net Paul’s serves home-style breakfast plates such as omelets and homemade biscuits with gravy. Red beans and rice with sausage, fried chicken and stuffed crabs are among daily lunch specials that round out a menu of po-boys and sandwiches. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards and checks. $

PHIL’S GRILL

1610 Palace Drive, Hammond, (985) 340-5225; www.philsgrill.com See Metairie section for restaurant description.

TREY YUEN CUISINE OF CHINA

2100 N. Morrison Blvd., Hammond, (985) 345-6789; www.treyyuen.com See Northshore — Mandeville section for restaurant description.

SAL & JUDY’S RESTAURANT

27491 Hwy. 190, Lacombe, (985) 882-9443 If you like Sal & Judy’s sauces in a jar, you’ll love them fresh out of the pot. Pan-fried trout Nicky is served with shrimp, mushrooms and crabmeat in white wine sauce. The double-cut veal chop is topped with sauteed mushrooms. Reservations recommended. Lunch Sun., dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

WAYNE JACOB’S SMOKEHOUSE & RESTAURANT

769 W. Fifth St., LaPlace, (985) 652-9990 For brunch, Wayne’s Belle Terre eggs feature a split cracklin’ biscuit topped with grillades, poached eggs and tasso hollandaise with creamed spinach on the side. Plantation catfish features a fried fillet topped with mushrooms, artichoke and shrimp in basil cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Thu.-Fri., brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

SLIDELL ASSUNTA’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT

2631 Gause Blvd. W, Slidell, (985) 649-9768; www.assuntas.com Seafood lovers dive into Assunta’s frutti di mare, a combination of shrimp, crawfish, oysters, mussels, clams and scallops in marinara. The veal osso buco is prepared with olive oil, onions

and tomatoes. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

BAILEY’S ON THE FRONT

1768 Front St., Slidell, (985) 649-0121 Bailey’s serves a Gaelic 6-oz. sirloin with brandy peppercorn sauce. Seafood items include soft-shell crab sandwich. No reservations. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

BEAR’S GRILL & SPIRITS

550 Gause Blvd., Slidell, (985) 201-8905; www.bearsgrillandspirits.com See Metairie section for restaurant description.

CAMELLIA CAFE

525 Gause Blvd. W, Slidell, (985) 649-6211; www.thecamelliacafe.com See Northshore — Abita Springs for restaurant description.

CARRETA’S GRILL

1340 Lindberg Drive, Slidell, (985) 847-0020 See Metairie section for restaurant description.

DITALI’S PIZZA

Northshore Square Mall, 150 Northshore Blvd., Slidell, (985)-649-5657 See West Bank — Other for restaurant description.

J GUMBO’S

1169 Robert Blvd., Suite 1, Slidell, (985) 646-0017; www.jgumbos.com J Gumbo serves Cajun- and Creole-inspired dishes, chicken and smoked sausage gumbo or seafood gumbo brimming with crawfish and shrimp. The drunken chicken po-boy fills French bread with chicken slowcooked in beer with garlic and tomatoes. Crawfish cheese dip is a popular appetizer. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $

K.Y.’S OLD TOWNE BICYCLE SHOP

2267 Carey St., Slidell, (985) 6411911; www.kysoldetowne.com The restaurant offers a menu of hearty items including everything from nachos to fried seafood platters to pasta dishes. The burgers are handmade and served on sesame buns with french fries. The roast beef poboy features slow-roasted beef dripping with gravy on French bread dressed with lettuce, tomato, onion, mayo, pickles and mustard. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

LENNY’S SUB SHOP

4036 Pontchartrain Drive, Slidell, (985) 643-9424; www.lennys.com Lenny’s regular 7 1/2-inch sandwiches hold a half-pound of meat and cheese, and the larger size doubles in length and load. Choices include the chicken salad sub, the Philly cheese steak and a chef’s salad. A kids’ menu is available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ PAGE 78


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36440 Old Bayou Liberty Road, Slidell, (985) 643-6668; www. nathansrestaurant.net Nathan’s serves a mix of seafood, Creole and Italian dishes. For an appetizer, oysters are fried in smoked batter and served with honey butter and crumbled blue cheese. Gulf fish amandine is served with a vegetable. The lunch menu includes burgers and wraps. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.Sat. Credit cards. $$$

PALMETTOS ON THE BAYOU

1901 Bayou Lane, Slidell, (985) 643-0050; www.palmettosonthebayou.net Louisiana seafood highlights this tucked-away bayou restaurant. Flash-fried soft-shell crab is topped with Palmettos’ seafood sauce, a mix of shrimp, crab and crawfish tails. Other options include veal Palmettos, paneed veal topped with jumbo lump crabmeat, shiitake mushrooms and meuniere. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

SOUTH SEAS ASIAN CUISINE

1714 Hwy. 190 W, Slidell, (985) 646-1205 South Seas features a full sushi bar as well as an extensive Chinese-American menu that includes a variety of moo shu dishes and egg foo young. The Spartan roll features tempura shrimp, cream cheese, snow crab, tuna and avocado, and is topped with eel sauce and sesame seeds. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SOUTHSIDE CAFE

3154 Pontchartrain Drive, Slidell, (985) 643-6133; www.southsidecafe.net The extensive menu features more than 15 po-boys, as well as burgers, salads, fried seafood, deli sandwiches, Italian dishes and desserts. The Southside muffuletta salad is topped with ham, mortadella, Genoa salami and provolone cheese and is finished with house-made olive dressing. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

SPECKLED T’S

158 S. Military Road, Slidell, (985) 646-1728 Speckled T’s serves a mix of steaks, seafood, sandwiches and salads. A fried eggplant Napoleon is layered with crab stuffing and topped with crawfish etouffee. Pier 158 bayou pasta combines shrimp, crab and crawfish in cream sauce with rotini. The bayou fondue features crabmeat with melted Swiss and cheddar cheeses. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

THE TIMES GRILL

1827 Front St., Slidell, (985) 6393335; www.timesgrill.com See Northshore – Mandeville section for restaurant description.

YOUNG’S RESTAURANT

850 Robert Blvd., Slidell, (985) 643-9331; www.youngssteakhouse.com This family-owned restaurant serves up thick, hand-cut steaks, seafood specials and appetizers ranging from shrimp remoulade to escargot. Lump crabmeat and cream sauce top the redfish. Sides include sauteed mushrooms, baked sweet potato and grilled asparagus. Reservations recommended. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

UPTOWN ATCHAFALAYA

901 Louisiana Ave., 891-9626; www.cafeatchafalaya.com Atchafalaya serves classic and creative Creole dishes. Pork tenderloin is complemented by mango au jus, market vegetable, bourbon corn pudding and applewood-smoked bacon. Boudin-stuffed quail is wrapped in bacon and served with collard greens, mashed potatoes and natural reduction. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

AUDUBON GOLF CLUBHOUSE

6500 Magazine St., 212-5282; www.auduboninstitute.org Head to the park early for a hot breakfast menu that includes the Double Bogey: two eggs cooked to order, plus two pancakes and bacon or sausage. For lunch, the Lowerline chicken sandwich tees off with sliced breast meat, Swiss cheese, avocado and bacon on a toasted croissant. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $

AUGUST MOON

3635 Prytania St., 899-5129; www.augustmoonneworleans.com The menu at August Moon features both Chinese favorites and a wide variety of Vietnamese dishes. Noodles, crisp vegetables, shrimp and pork fill the rice paper spring rolls. Roasted Cornish hen is served with fried rice. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

BALCONY BAR & CAFE

3201 Magazine St., 894-8888 Belly up to the kitchen window to order tavern grub including quesadillas, cheese fries and the Balcony burger, a halfpound patty with sauteed onions, mushrooms and green peppers topped with bacon and jalapenos. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

BARU BISTRO & TAPAS

3700 Magazine St., 895-2225 Baru features the flavors of coastal Colombia on its menu of light tapas and hearty entrees. Guacabello is a combination of grilled portobello mushrooms and cool avocado. The skirt steak is grilled and served with chimichurri and roasted garlic potatoes. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BISTRO DAISY

5831 Magazine St., 899-6987; www.bistrodaisy.com Chef Anton Shulte constantly changes the menu at this intimate bistro. The Daisy salad combines mozzarella, roasted peppers, arugula and pumpkin seeds with white balsamic vinaigrette. Porcinidusted chicken is served over gnocchi with roasted peppers and artichokes in thyme reduction. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

BLUE PLATE CAFE

1330 Prytania St., 309-9500 Breakfast standards get a cheeky twist at this colorful cafe. Scrambled eggs and goat cheese balance on crisp toast for the Breakchetta and the Sin City pancakes are topped with chocolate sauce and ice cream. No reservations. Breakfast Mon.-Sat., lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

BOULIGNY TAVERN

3641 Magazine St., 895-1810 Chef John Harris opened this wine bar next to his Lilette restaurant. It serves gourmet finger food such as fries and aioli as well as charcuterie boards. Small plates include Gouda beignets, duck confit and Kobe pigs-in-a-blanket with mustard. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

THE BULLDOG

3236 Magazine St., 891-1516; www.draftfreak.com Folks head to the Bulldog patio on nice autumn evenings for pints and pitchers and platters of cheese fries, nachos, burgers and sandwiches. The cheese steak wrap packs the classic Philly sandwich fillings in a tortilla. No reservations. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $

BUSTER’S SOUL FOOD

2135 St. Charles Ave., 522-6602 Buster’s serves soul food classics like smothered pork chops with mashed potatoes and gravy. Red beans and rice come with smothered mustard greens and cornbread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BYBLOS

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2917 Magazine St., 895-2500; www.caferanimagazine.com Popular items at this Garden District cafe include toasted sandwiches made with ciabatta from La Boulangerie. Other dishes include several vegetarian and low-calorie options, such as the veggie mushroom burger and grilled portobello sandwich. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

CAFE RECONCILE

1631 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 568-1157; www.reconcileneworleans.org This nonprofit cafe serves as a training ground for tomorrow’s restaurant staffs while it serves customers some deeply satisfying dishes. Daily specials include smothered pork chops on Tuesdays and white beans and shrimp on Thursdays. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri.

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CAFE ROMA

1901 Sophie Wright Place, 5242419; www.caferomauptown.com Cafe Roma’s kitchen turns out gourmet pies, like grilled shrimp pizza with onions, tomatoes, basil and garlic herb butter sauce. The Gorgonzola walnut salad is served on seasonal mixed greens with raspberry vinaigrette. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

CASAMENTO’S

4330 Magazine St., 895-9761; www.casamentosrestaurant.com In business since 1919, Casamento’s became an institution and a local destination for oysters. Get them raw on the half shell, cooked into stews, or fried and piled on thick bread for its famous oyster loaf. Soft-shell crabs are also a popular special. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Thu.-Sat. Local checks. $$

CHARLIE’S STEAK HOUSE

4510 Dryades St., 895-9323; www.charliessteakhousenola.com The Charlie is a 32-oz. T-bone served on a sizzling hot platter with mushrooms bordelaise or potatoes au gratin. The wedge salad is served with thin-cut onions, sliced toma-

toes and blue cheese, Italian or Thousand Island dressing. For dessert, there is Torroncino ice cream with biscotti. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

CHEZ NOUS CHARCUTERIE

5701 Magazine St., 899-7303; www.gotocheznous.com The menu changes every two weeks at this gourmet to-go and catering hot spot, which always has specialty quiches and salads ready for pickup. The spinach salad has caramelized walnuts, blue cheese, cranberries and pepper jelly vinaigrette. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

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CLANCY’S

6110 Annunciation St., 895-1111 This bustling Uptown gathering place has a changing menu that features a mix of steaks, chops and local seafood. Menu standards include fried oysters with Brie on a bed of wilted spinach. Smoked soft-shell crab is treated to changing toppings such as crabmeat or pico de gallo. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

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802 Nashville Ave., 269-2444 This attractive Victorian cottage has long served as a cozy lounge and study den for patrons seeking strong coffee, aromatic tea, baked goods and pastries. For more substantial noshes, the cafe prepares panini filled with deli meats, cheeses and vegetables. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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STAA Wine Dinner

STAA invites you to join us for an exclusive wine dinner and fundraiser to benefit the St. Tammany Art Association. This exquisite, culinary experience commemorating the first annual New Orleans Museum of Art exhibit Contemporary Women Artists in Louisiana will feature fine art, fine dining and live musical solo by Don Vappie. Enjoy the first wine dinner at the century old historic Art House on this landmark occasion; not only for the St. Tammany Art Association but for all of St. Tammany Parish!

The wine dinner will include a five-course menu prepared by acclaimed Chef Pat Gallagher of Gallagher’s Grill in Covington, featuring wines from Laser Distributing, Republic Beverage, International Wine & Spirits FIRST COURSE: Passed Appetizers | Mini Shrimp Remoulades on Crostinis SECOND COURSE: Soup | Roasted Pepper Smoked Chicken Bisque

with Cilantro Cream THIRD COURSE: Salad | House Salad of Mixed Greens with Gallagher’s

Creole Vinaigrette & Grape Tomatoes & Croutons FOURTH COURSE: Entree | Marinated Beef Tender Tips Au Poivre with

Seafood Mirliton Dressing, sweet potato casserole with sugar pecan crumbles, haricot vert with sesame oil & roasted almonds, bread & butter FIFTH COURSE: Dessert | White Chocolate Bread Pudding

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fried crab cakes made with Louisiana lump crabmeat served with lemongrass beurre blanc. Eggplant St. Claire is an eggplant roulade stuffed with crabmeat, crawfish, shrimp, St. Andre cheese and herbs and topped with sherry oyster sauce. Reservations recommended. Breakfast and dinner daily, lunch Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

COMMANDER’S PALACE

1403 Washington Ave., 8998221; www.commanderspalace.com Chef Tory McPhail highlights Louisiana seafood and wild game in his contemporary Creole cooking. Foie gras “Du Monde” includes seared foie gras over roasted pecan and foie gras beignets foie gras cafe au lait, warm sugarcane syrup and chicory coffee mist. Dry-aged duck tops a salad with fire-roasted apples and figs, harvest greens, grilled leeks, pecans, blue cheese and hard cider vinaigrette. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

COPELAND’S CHEESECAKE BISTRO

2001 St. Charles Ave., 593-9955; www.copelandscheesecakebistro.com Chocolate praline, fresh banana fudge and white chocolate macadamia are just a few of the restaurant’s signature creamy cheesecakes. Entrees include barbecue shrimp linguine and stacked eggplant Napoleon. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ 2800 Magazine St., 265-0421; www.coquette-nola.com The menu changes often at Coquette, but the tempurafried Gulf shrimp with grapefruit and sambal vinaigrette is a favorite. The New York strip is served on a bed of ratatouille with Parmesan emulsion. Crab cakes and sea scallops are popular choices. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

COULIS

3625 Prytania St., 304-4265 The steak and eggs at Coulis feature grilled tenderloin medallions with fried eggs, onion gravy and hash browns. The warm Cuban sandwich is loaded with pulled pork, smoked ham, pickles, Swiss cheese, mustard, mayo and coleslaw. Spice up a dish with one of the house-made hot sauces. No reservations. Breakfast daily, lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $

CREOLE CREAMERY

4924 Prytania St., 894-8680; www.creolecreamery.com This boutique ice cream shop constantly creates new flavors. There also are old-fashioned ice cream parlor specialties like

CURE

4905 Freret St., 302-2357; www.curenola.com Along with a regularly changing menu of craft cocktails, Cure offers a variety of small plates. Crawfish boudin empanadas come with pickled ginger and remoulade sauce. Almondigas sliders feature house-made spicy pork meatballs with tomato chutney and baby spinach. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

THE DELACHAISE

3442 St. Charles Ave., 895-0858; www.thedelachaise.com Complementing the bar’s well curated selections of beer and wine, the kitchen serves snacks, including the ever popular pommes frites with malt vinegar, garlic aioli and peanut dipping sauce. The steak bruschetta is popular, and there’s a steak frites dish as well. No reservations. Lunch Fri.-Sat., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

DICK AND JENNY’S

4501 Tchoupitoulas St., 894-9880; www.dickandjennys.com The Louisiana flounder spring roll is stuffed with Napa cabbage, red peppers, cilantro, shiitake mushrooms and garlicky Beluga lentils and is served with lemon crab beurre blanc. Stuffed Mississippi quail comes with alligator sausage cornbread dressing, braised cabbage and Steen’s cane syrup butter. No reservations. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$$

DOMILISE’S PO-BOYS

5240 Annunciation St., 899-9126 This neighborhood institution serves a roast beef po-boy covered in homemade gravy and Creole mustard. The “off the menu” special is a fried shrimp po-boy topped with Swiss cheese and gravy. Other options include fried oysters and hot sausage with gravy. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Wed. and Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

DOMINQUES ON MAGAZINE

4729 Magazine St., 894-8881 Chef Dominique Macquet’s new restaurant focuses on classic French techniques and creative flavors. Roasted and cured leg of lamb Farci is served with oven-dried tomatoes, leeks and olive oil-whipped potatoes. For an appetizer, try fennel-cured pork belly with mojito-spiked watermelon. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

DOWN THE HATCH

1921 Sophie Wright Place, 522-0909; www.downthe-

hatchnola.com Down the Hatch offers a variety of burgers and sandwiches. The Texas burger is an Angus beef patty topped with caramelized onions, smoked bacon, cheddar and a fried egg. The Reuben features corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Russian dressing on rye bread. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, late-night Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

ELEVEN79

1179 Annunciation St., 299-1179; www.eleven79.com Classic Italian dishes fill the menu at this elegant restaurant just outside the Warehouse District. Osso buco is a veal shank served Milanese style with pappardelle. The tomato and crab salad features balsamic vinaigrette drizzled over vine-ripened tomato slices and jumbo lump crabmeat. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Fri., dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$$

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EMERIL’S DELMONICO

1300 St. Charles Ave., 525-4937; www.emerils.com It may have classical decor, but the menu at Emeril Lagasse’s restaurant is anything but staid. The Moroccan spiced lamb sirloin comes with merguez sausage and chickpea socca ratatouille. Rabbit crepes come with pancetta, mushrooms and mascarpone. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

F&M PATIO BAR

4841 Tchoupitoulas St., 895-6784; www.fandmpatiobar.com The kitchen bustles from night into early morning. Enjoy egg rolls, quesadillas, seasoned waffle fries and deluxe cheese fries topped with bacon, chili and jalapenos. Top a hamburger with your choice of shredded cheese, bacon, mushrooms, jalapenos, grilled onions and peppers or chili. No reservations. Dinner and latenight daily. Cash only. $

FAT HARRY’S

4330 St. Charles Ave., 895-9582 Fat Harry’s features burgers, sandwiches, wraps, salads and other casual eats. The jazz burger is an 8-oz. patty of hot sausage and ground beef topped with cheese and barbecue sauce and dressed with lettuce, tomatoes, onion and pickles. Slow-roasted pulled pork is coated with barbecue sauce and served on an onion roll with a side of fries. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

FLAMING TORCH RESTAURANT

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321 Arabella St., 899-9146; www.frankyandjohnnys.com This neighborhood standby serves casual fare like po-boys, gumbo, boudin balls and alligator soup. The seafood platter includes stuffed crab, oysters, shrimp, catfish, toast and salad. Look for daily specials like red beans and rice, or chicken with onion gravy. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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3100 Magazine St., 373-6579; www.gottgourmetcafe.com The creative diner fare at this cafe includes a shrimp BLT wrap with Tabasco buttersauteed shrimp, mozzarella, baby greens, roasted red pepper, avocado, applewoodsmoked bacon and chipotle cream cheese. The cochon de lait Cuban panino combines slow-braised pulled pork, Dr. Pepper honey-baked ham, pickles, Swiss cheese, ancho honey slaw, Creole mustard and chili mayo. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.Sun, dinner Tue.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

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1728 Soniat St., 899-7397; www.gautreausrestaurant.com Chef Sue Zemanick’s menu presents original takes on Louisiana-French cuisine. The crispy sweet breads with crawfish tails come with braised greens in spicy butter sauce. Sauteed tripletail is served with oyster mushrooms, hearts of palm, sugar snap peas and citrus beurre blanc. Reservations recommended. Dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$$

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2854 St. Charles Ave., 895-9524; www.thegroceryneworleans.com This deli sells pressed sandwiches and po-boys as well as chicken and sausage gumbo. The Creole corned beef is topped with provolone cheese, Creole coleslaw and Russian dressing pressed into French or rye bread. For dessert try red velvet cupcakes or decadent brownies. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

HEY! CAFE

4332 Magazine St., 891-8682; www.heycafe.biz Grab a specialty coffee drink or tea and choose from homemade vegan desserts like a cinnamon roll, chocolate chip cookie, pumpkin raisin muffin or chocolate banana bread. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Sun-Thu. Credit cards. $

HONEYBAKED HAM

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HOSHUN RESTAURANT

1601 St. Charles Ave., 302-9716 Japanese and Chinese flavors abound here, including the Playboy roll, an inside-out spicy tuna and shrimp tempura roll with mango. Other popular items include pad Thai, pecan prawns and fried tofu dishes. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

HOUSTON’S RESTAURANT

1755 St. Charles Ave., 524-1578; www.hillstone.com See Metairie section for restaurant description.

IGNATIUS EATERY

4200 Magazine St., 896-2225 The menu at this casual cafe features updated New Orleans classics. The sauteed shrimp remoulade po-boy is stuffed with Gulf shrimp and blonde remoulade. Meatloaf is stuffed with Poche’s pork and jalapeno boudin and served with horseradish sauce, parsley potatoes and corn maque choux. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

IGOR’S BUDDHA BELLY BURGER BAR

4437 Magazine St., 891-6105 This tavern keeps the beer cold and the grill hot. Choose from several burgers, including the Igor, the Cajun or barbecue burger. The Cajun burger adds a kick of Tabasco and Creole seasonings. Chicken nuggets and onion rings are popular munchies. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

IGOR’S LOUNGE & GAMEROOM

2133 St. Charles Ave., 568-9811 Whether you’re shooting a game of pool or waiting on a load of laundry, Igor’s bar and grill are always serving. Igor’s burger features a char-broiled half-pound patty. Try the chicken and fish sandwiches, Cajun cheese fries or jalapeno poppers. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

IL POSTO ITALIAN CAFE

4607 Dryades St., 895-2620; www.ilpostocafe-nola.com Italian meats and cheeses are the draw at this cafe. For lighter fare, try a panino or the antipasti platter. The Italian tuna salad is nestled on a bed of Bibb lettuce with avocado, red onions, tomatoes and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese. No reservations. Breakfast and

lunch Tue.-Sun., early dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

J’ANITA’S AT THE AVENUE

1732 St. Charles Ave., 586-9243; www.theavenuepub.com The pub grub at this 24-hour bar goes beyond typical saloon fare. “Appeteasers” include sirloin bites served with housemade chimichurri sauce, guacamole and chips. The Swamp Reuben features pulled pork on toasted sourdough and housemade barbecue sauce. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

JACKSON

1910 Magazine St., 522-5766; www.jacksonnola.net The updated menu at Jackson features hand-rolled tortellini filled with duck and wild mushrooms and topped with duck demi-glace. For an appetizer, try oysters Jackson, a flaky pastry stuffed with sauteed Gulf oysters, shrimp, toasted garlic and Tabasco butter with a spike of Worcestershire sauce and a crispy Parmesan tuile. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

JOEY K’S RESTAURANT

3001 Magazine St., 891-0997; www.joeyksrestaurant.com A true neighborhood restaurant with satisfying red beans, Joey K’s also offers home-style daily specials, all-you-can-eat catfish and fried seafood platters. Shrimp Magazine features lightly floured butterfly shrimp sauteed with garlic, artichokes, ham and green onions, served over angel hair pasta. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

JUAN’S FLYING BURRITO

2018 Magazine St., 569-0000; www.juansflyingburrito.com Dubbed the “Creole taqueria,” Tex-Mex meets rock ’n’ roll at these cantinas. Diners come for the shredded pork tacos with coleslaw. The signature burrito combines grilled steak, Gulf shrimp, chicken, cheese, black beans, yellow rice, salsa, guacamole and sour cream in a grilled tortilla. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

JUNG’S GOLDEN DRAGON RESTAURANT

3009 Magazine St., 891-8280; www.jungsgoldendragon2.com Chinese cuisine such as mushu pork and steamed bun are Jung’s main attractions, but there also are Thai and Korean dishes. Empress chow mein contains sauteed beef, chicken, shrimp or pork with fresh vegetables and crispy thin noodles. Honey-pecan Gulf shrimp are sauteed and served with vegetables in semisweet dark sauce. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $


FALL KYOTO

4920 Prytania St., 891-3644; www.kyotonola.com Kyoto offers an array of Japanese cuisine including sushi, tempura and noodle soups. The Sara roll has spicy shrimp and avocado on the inside and chili sauce on top. The ceviche roll combines vegetables and whitefish, and is drizzled with lime-cilantro vinaigrette. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

LA BOULANGERIE

4600 Magazine St., 269-3777 This French bakery serves fresh pastries, fruit tarts, chocolate eclairs, lemon tarts and more. The menu also features Italian and Mediterranean panini, croissant sandwiches and quiches. No reservations. No reservations. Breakfast daily, lunch Mon.-Sat. Checks. $

LA CREPE NANOU

1410 Robert St., 899-2670; www.lacrepenanou.com Enjoy the seafood dishes at this Montmarte-inspired bistro. Popular items include crepes stuffed with jumbo lump crabmeat in Mornay sauce with creamed spinach. Big bowls of steamed mussels are a signature item, and there are grilled whole fish dishes. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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LA PETITE GROCERY

4238 Magazine St., 891-3377; www.lapetitegroceery.com If only all grocers presented gourmet food like this upscale eatery. Baked blue crab and Brie with chives is served au gratin as an appetizer. The grilled beef tenderloin comes with potato gratin, spinach and roasted shallot demi-glace. The shrimp and grits are served with shiitake mushrooms, smoked bacon and thyme. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

LA THAI UPTOWN

4938 Prytania St., 899-8886; www.lathaiuptown.com La Thai lends an artistic touch to its selection of familiar and updated Asian recipes. Swirls of Sriracha give the cilantroand lime-dressed spicy beef salad its bite. Redfish Chauvin is pecan-crusted and ladled with a spicy crawfish curry. Reservations accepted for large

parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.Sun. Credit cards. $$

LANGENSTEIN’S

1330 Arabella St., 899-9283; www.langensteins.com See Metairie section for restaurant description.

LAUREL STREET BAKERY

5433 Laurel St., 897-0576; www.laurelstreetbakery.com Head to Laurel Street Bakery for breakfast fare, individual desserts, cookies, quick breads, pies and tarts. Each item on the menu is baked from scratch using natural ingredients. In addition to baked goods, the patisserie offers ham and cheese croissants, smoked turkey sandwiches and muffulettas. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Cash and checks. $

LE CITRON BISTRO

1539 Religious St., 566-9051; www.le-citronbistro.com Choose a table indoors or on the patio and enjoy a menu of Creole and Italian dishes. Duck gumbo, New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp and ravioli stuffed with lump crabmeat are among the dishes served. Reservations accepted. Dinner Wed.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

LILETTE RESTAURANT

3637 Magazine St., 895-1636; www.liletterestaurant.com French and Italian culinary influences meld at this bistro. Entrees include garlic-, thymeand saffron-infused bouillabaisse with lobster, a king crab claw, scallops, shrimp, cod, mussels, clams, fennel and a rouille crouton. Grilled hanger steak with fries is a bistro classic. For an appetizer, try chilled sweet corn broth with crabmeat. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

THE LUCKY LADLE

1906 Magazine St., 304-6090 Get breakfast all day at this Lower Garden District eatery. The Eggcelent breakfast rounds up three eggs any style, a choice of bacon or sausage, grits or hash browns and sourdough or multigrain toast. At lunch, the Crescent City club croissant stacks turkey, ham, roast beef, bacon, Swiss cheese, tomatoes, spinach and honey mustard. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

LUCKY’S LOUNGE

1625 St. Charles Ave., 523-6538; www.luckysnola.com While playing pool, order one of Lucky’s pizzas or signature burgers. Pop in on Mondays for free red beans and rice with a drink purchase. The menu of half-pound burgers includes garden, barbecue and Cajun versions. Fish and chicken sandwiches, cheese fries and chicken nuggets also are offered. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

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MARTINIQUE BISTRO

5908 Magazine St., 891-8495; www.martiniquebistro.com Coq au vin Piedmontese is new to the menu for fall. Chicken is braised in red wine, with pancetta, cremini mushrooms, pearl onions, and rosemary and sage au jus. Seared sea scallops come in a yuzu Champagne beurre blanc with Thai pea shoots and Louisiana bowfin caviar. Reservations accepted. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

MAGAZINE PO-BOY SHOP

2368 Magazine St., 522-3107 Start your day with a breakfast po-boy or stop by later for a wide selection of sandwiches and daily specials. The eggplant Parmesan po-boy features fried eggplant medallions with red sauce and Swiss cheese on French bread. The seafood platter is a big catch of fried shrimp, oysters and catfish served with vegetables and a baked potato or french fries. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Cash only. $

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

MAYAS RESTAURANT & BAR

2027 Magazine St., 309-3401; www.mojitoland.com Mayas fuses Latin and Caribbean influences. For an appetizer, try the mango crab stack featuring avocado, mango, lump crabmeat and jumbo Gulf shrimp drizzled with asweet and savory sauce and served with green plantain chips. Specials include Havana sea bass sauteed in Riesling with capers, diced tomatoes and olives, served over rice. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

THE MELTING POT

1820 St. Charles Ave., 525-3225; www.meltingpot.com This might be the one place where it’s acceptable to double dip. The Signature Selection features filet mignon, shrimp, teriyaki-marinated sirloin, chicken and cedar-plank salmon that diners prepare at the table in one of four fondue options. For dessert, try the white chocolate creme brulee. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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3005 Magazine St., 342-2634; www.ladivinagelateria.com These cafes serve house-made gelati and a limited menu of sandwiches, soups and salads. Panini include a muffalino, featuring all the makings of a muffuletta on pressed ciabatta. The signature Azteca chocolate gelato has an exotic and spicy kick to it. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

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Cafe Prytania. Gourmet sandwiches are served on housemade ciabatta loaves. The Cattle Fodder sandwich is filled with cream cheese, roasted red peppers, sauteed mushrooms, avocado, tomatoes, carrots and alfalfa sprouts. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

MR. JOHN’S STEAK HOUSE

2111 St. Charles Ave., 679-7697; www.mrjohnssteakhouse.com Mr. John’s serves a mix of steaks and Italian dishes. Popular steaks include the New York strip and the porterhouse for two. The veal pane features veal breaded with Italian seasonings and served with lump crabmeat, lemon butter and linguine bolognese. Side items include thin-cut onion rings. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

MIYAKO SEAFOOD & STEAKHOUSE

1403 St. Charles Ave., 410-9997; www.miyakonola.com Miyako offers a wide array of Japanese dishes from its sushi bar and hibachi grill. Grilled entree specials include soup, salad, an appetizer, rice, noodles and ice cream. The baked seafood special is a blend of broiled scallops and crab. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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MONA’S CAFE

4126 Magazine St., 894-9800; www.monascafenola.com See Mid-City section for restaurant description.

NACHO MAMA’S MEXICAN GRILL

3242 Magazine St., 899-0031; www.nachomamasmexicangrill.com Nacho Mama’s serves TexMex favorites and specialty margaritas. The sweet and spicy barbecue pork burrito has shredded pork with Spanish rice, black beans, red onions, cheese and tomatoes stuffed inside a 12-inch sun-dried tomato tortilla topped with barbecue sauce and melted cheese. Popular dishes include mahi mahi tacos with mango salsa. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

NEW YORK PIZZA

4416 Magazine St., 891-2376; www.newyorkpizzanola.com New York Pizza specializes in thin-crust pies served whole or by the slice. Other options include meatballs, salads, pasta and muffulettas. Meat lovers

NIRVANA INDIAN CUISINE

4308 Magazine St., 894-9797; www.insidenirvana.com Nirvana offers traditional Indian curries and tandoori items as well as seafood, vegetarian and rice dishes. The lamb achar is a very spicy and tart curry. Specialty dishes include the Flag of India, with a sampling of three entree items — butter chicken, malai kebab and saag paneer, a creamy spinach and mustard leaf curry with cheese. Lunch is served buffet style. Reservations recommended for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

ORLEANS SEAFOOD

3301 S. Claiborne Ave., 821-5007 Creole and Chinese cuisine mix at Orleans Seafood. Asian favorites like cashew chicken and beef with broccoli are served alongside steaming plates of red beans and rice with pork chops or smoked sausage. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

PASCAL’S MANALE RESTAURANT

1838 Napoleon Ave., 895-4877 Home to New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp, Pascal’s Manale serves the classic dish in a buttery, spicy sauce. Other seafood selections include frutta di mare, pasta with scallops, crabmeat, oysters and shrimp in a light marinara sauce. The restaurant also serves veal and steaks. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$$

PATOIS

gourmet pies. The pulled smoked pork barbecue pizza is topped with caramelized onions, maple-glazed bacon and barbecue sauce. The seafood au gratin combines shrimp, crawfish, garlic and onions sauteed in spicy cream sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

ROLY POLY

5409 Tchoupitoulas St., 8918373; www.rolypoly.com See CBD section for restaurant description.

RUE DE LA COURSE

3121 Magazine St., 899-0242 See Carrollton section for restaurant description.

THE RUM HOUSE

3128 Magazine St., 941-7560; www.rumhousenola.com This Caribbean cantina offers a mix of tropical and south of the border flavors. Red curry shrimp are served over coconut mango rice with sauteed spinach. Mr. Biggs’ taco plate includes a beef patty, a side and four tacos from choices such as barbecue rib meat, fried mahi mahi, calypso marinated steak or jerk chicken. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

ST. CHARLES TAVERN

1433 St. Charles Ave., 523-9823 Order New Orleans classics any time from the menu at this 24-hour diner. There are red beans and rice, po-boys, crawfish pies, pastas and breakfast plates. For dessert, try the white chocolate bread pudding. No reservations. Delivery available. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

ST. JAMES CHEESE COMPANY

6078 Laurel St., 895-9441; www.patoisnola.com This corner cafe serves French cuisine with New Orleans flavors. Sauteed sweetbreads come with beluga lentils, wilted spinach and country ham reduction. Roasted pheasant breast and leg confit is served with sunchoke puree, cippolini onions, roasted baby carrots and spiced foie gras emulsion. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Wed.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

5004 Prytania St., 899-4737; www.stjamescheese.com With more than 100 varieties from around the globe, this emporium is an homage to fromage. It’s showcased in sandwiches (smoky blue with roast beef, Beecher’s cheddar and turkey) and salads (manchego and arugula with almonds and pears, Parmesan with Fra’ Mani salami and mixed greens) and paired with Aztec-style chocolates. No reservations. Lunch daily, early dinner Fri.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

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5800 Magazine St., 899-4141; www.pitapitnola.com This pita parlor offers a wide array of meats, cheese, sauces and condiments. Da Caprese is a grilled pita filled with chicken, spinach, tomatoes and feta and Parmesan cheeses. The jerk chicken features grilled chicken with Caribbean spices, onions, green peppers and pineapple. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

ROCKY’S GOURMET PIZZA 3222 Magazine St., 891-5152 Rocky’s offers many original

2830 Magazine St., 894-0033; www.sakecafeuptown.us This stylish sushi parlor features a wide range of rolls and sashimi. For an appetizer, try yellowtail sashimi with jalapeno and citrus salsa and citrus sauce. Never Bored Tuna mixes thin-sliced tuna and cucumber topped with chili-soy sauce, masago and scallions. Delivery available. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

SALU

3226 Magazine St., 371-5809 Salu draws inspiration for

small plates from around the globe. There’s everything from coriander-seared tuna to beef tartare to smoked salmon pate. Mascarpone-stuffed Medjool dates are wrapped in bacon and served on arugula with lemon caper vinaigrette. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sat.-Sun., dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

SLICE

1513 St. Charles Ave., 525-7437; 5528 Magazine St., 897-4800; www.slicepizzeria.com Slice’s gourmet pies include white pizza with bacon, basil and roasted garlic on a thin crust brushed with olive oil and topped with mozzarella, ricotta and Romano cheeses. A rotating selection of salads, soups, pastas and desserts round out the menu. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

SLIM GOODIES DINER

3322 Magazine St., 891-3447 Slim Goodies’ creative breakfast plates include the Jewish Coonass, a New York/New Orleans mix of potato latkes topped with grilled spinach, eggs and crawfish etouffee. The Guatemalan breakfast features two eggs, avocado, plantains, tortillas, black beans and homemade salsa. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Checks. $

STEIN’S MARKET & DELI

2207 Magazine St., 527-0771; www.steinsdeli.net The New Orleans answer to a Big Apple deli features sandwiches like the Sam with hot pastrami, Swiss cheese, coleslaw and house-made Russian dressing on Jewish rye bread. The Italian hoagie is layered with Genoa salami, hot coppa, mortadella, provolone, lettuce, tomato and onions with garlic vinaigrette. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and brunch Tue.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $

STILL PERKIN’

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

SUCRE

3025 Magazine St., 520-8311; www.shopsucre.com The Garden District sweet shop sates the sweet tooth in young and old alike. One mature milkshake comes with double-dark chocolate gelato, Bailey’s and Godiva liquors. The All Things NOLA sundae stacks brown butter pecan gelato, bread pudding pieces, candied pecans, whipped cream and bananas Foster. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

SUKHO THAI

4519 Magazine St., 373-6471; www.sukhothai-nola.com See Faubourg Marigny section for restaurant description.

SUPERIOR BAR & GRILL

3636 St. Charles Ave., 899-4200; www.superiorgrill.com Superior Grill offers Mexican favorites and a wide selection of margaritas. Graze on housemade guacamole or chile con queso with spicy heat from jalapenos before moving on to fajita platters featuring mesquite-grilled skirt steak, shrimp, chicken or beef. Other options include enchiladas, tacos and mesquite grilled steaks. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

SURREY’S CAFE & JUICE BAR

1418 Magazine St., 524-3828; 4807 Magazine St., 895-5757; www.surreyscafeandjuicebar.com Surrey’s blends organic juices to order and offers Southern and Latin breakfasts. Huevos rancheros feature creamy black beans sandwiched between corn tortillas and topped with two eggs, cheddar cheese, mole sauce and pico de gallo. Salads and sandwiches are lunchtime options. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and brunch daily. Cash only. $

SURREY’S LA PLAYA

1200 Carondelet St., 585-1501 For a juice fix head to La Playa, where Surrey’s signature freshsqueezed creations are available at the counter. Try the cafe’s homemade pastries, scones, cakes and quiches, as well as coffee drinks and sandwiches like the exotic baked Brie with avocado and plantains. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Cash only. $

SUSHI BROTHERS

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

TAQUERIA CORONA

5932 Magazine St., 897-3974; www.taqueriacorona.com Start a meal with homemade chips and pico de gallo. Popular items include tacos filled with beef tongue or fried fish and cabbage, cebollitas (grilled green onions) and shrimp and cheesefilled flautas. Meatless black bean soup and gazpacho appeal to hungry vegetarians. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $$

TAQUEROS

1432 St. Charles Ave., 267-3032; www.taquerosnola.com Chef Guillermo Peters serves updated and original Mexican dishes. Sauteed shrimp are served with tequila butter. Pork chilaca features pork loin sauteed with corn, jalapenos and red onions, served with tortillas, rice and black beans, and chorizo is an optional addition. Reservations accepted. Dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

THEO’S PIZZA

4218 Magazine St., 894-8554; www.theospizza.com Order a crisp, thin-crust pie with your choice of toppings or select from one of 14 specialty pizzas. The Eccentric is a flavorful hodgepodge of toppings, including garlic, spinach, Anaheim peppers and pepper Jack cheese. Other menu items include sandwiches and salads. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

TRACEY’S

2604 Magazine St., 897-5413; www.traceysnola.com Anyone thinking about a roast beef po-boy dripping with gravy from Parasol’s will have to adjust their aim by one block. The former manager of the corner pub took the menu with him to this new spot. Other options include fried seafood and some bar noshing items. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

THE TROLLEY STOP CAFE

1923 St. Charles Ave., 523-0090 Standard diner fare like omelets, pancakes and biscuits are the cornerstone of this cafe’s extensive menu. Savory lunch and dinner options include fried shrimp, catfish and oyster platters, gumbo and po-boys. Daily specials range from red beans and rice on Mondays to white beans and smothered pork chops on Thursdays and seafood specials like stuffed shrimp on Fridays. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, open 24 hours Thu.Sat. Credit cards. $

UPPERLINE RESTAURANT

1413 Upperline St., 891-9822; www.upperline.com Owner and Alexandria native JoAnn Clevenger’s menu weds down-home country dishes like turtle soup and gumbo with sophisticated Creole classics like sweetbreads. Roast duck is complemented by two sauces, one harnessing the pungent flavor of garlic, the other capturing port wine’s subtle sweetness. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

VIZARD’S

5015 Magazine St., 895-2246; www.vizards.net Chef/owner Kevin Vizard presents a menu of re-imagined Creole cuisine. Some of the small plates on the menu include the Vizard’s cut, a rib-eye cap served with asparagus, truffled

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701 Convention Center Blvd., 525-7555; www.7onfulton.com Refined and rustic cooking meet in dishes like alligator ravioli served with sauce piquante and sauteed vegetables. Duck three ways combines crispy pan-seared duck breast, duck confit pie and duck dirty rice served with duck jus. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

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5600 Magazine St., 899-9119; www.wholefoods.com Rotisserie chicken, Greek-style stuffed peppers, raspberrychipotle chicken wings and pesto tofu are just a few of the offerings at this national organic grocer’s hot and cold food stations. Seasonal produce rounds out the salad bar, and there also is a bakery and coffee counter. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

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1501 St. Charles Ave., 522-4647; www.voodoobbqandgrill.com Brisket, chicken, pulled pork and ribs are slow-smoked for up to 18 hours over pecan and oak wood, then served up with homemade sauces on platters or in po-boys. Side dishes include macaroni and cheese, steamed vegetables and coleslaw. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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ALLEGRO BISTRO

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lunch or Saints pregame meal. Try tenderloin and Brie sandwiches, pastas and petit filets mignon. The cocktail lounge offers snacks for the happy hour set on weekdays. Allegro opens before every Saints home game. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

THE AMERICAN SECTOR

The National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 528-1940; www.nationalww2museum.org Innovative updates of Americana classics are the focus at chef John Besh’s restaurant inside the National World War II Museum. House-made bologna is topped with spicy chowchow on rye bread. Fried trout is coated with crushed potato chips. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BOUCHE

840 Tchoupitoulas St., 2677485; www.bouchenola.com This wine bar and restaurant serves an array of contemporary Creole dishes. The duck three ways appetizer includes tastes of pate, duck rillettes and confit. Cheese plates feature cheeses from St. James Cheese Company. Entrees include changing fish specials and classics like grits and grillades. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

BUTCHER

930 Tchoupitoulas St., 5887675; www.cochonbutcher.com This upscale butcher shop attached to Cochon doubles as a casual cafe and “swine” bar, where sandwiches and bar snacks are prepared using house-made meats. The Gambino sandwich combines salami cotto, sopressata and coppa. Smoked duck and mushrooms top the fresh pasta. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CAFE ADELAIDE AND SWIZZLE STICK BAR

300 Poydras St., 595-3305; www.cafeadelaide.com Cafe Adelaide features a frequently changing menu of contemporary Creole cuisine and Southern fare. “Shrimp on shrimp in grits” features dried shrimp-crusted shrimp over oregano red grits with absinthe-basil butter. Parmesan-cured breast of Muscovy duck is served with Yukon Gold gnocchi, balsamic smoked duck bacon and snap beans with beurre blanc au poivre. Reservations accepted. Breakfast daily, lunch Mon.Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

CAFE AT THE SQUARE

500 St. Charles Ave., 304-7831 Downtown denizens count on this cafe for quick morning meals, like the breakfast melt with over-easy eggs, bacon, cheese and spinach piled on

sourdough bread with grits or hash brown casserole. The lunch menu features soups, salads and sandwiches. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

CAPDEVILLE

520 Capdeville St., 371-5161; www.capdevillenola.com This stylish pub attracts a business lunch crowd and afterwork scene. Try a duck confit club sandwich with cracklins, lettuce, tomato and roasted garlic aioli on brioche or sourdough bread. The steak frites combine a grilled 8-oz. hanger steak, garlicky mushrooms bordelaise and fries. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

COCHON

930 Tchoupitoulas St., 588-2123; www.cochonrestaurant.com Cochon’s menu of updated Cajun cuisine boasts small plates like fried rabbit livers with pepper jelly toast and oyster meat pies, as well as entrees like the oyster and bacon sandwich. The bar features a selection of legal moonshine. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

DINO’S BAR & GRILL

1128 Tchoupitoulas St., 558-0900 Dino’s Bar & Grill offers a range of tasty bar food and healthy fare. Dishes vary from fresh salads and sandwiches to half-pound burgers. Wraps are filled with Buffalo chicken, chicken Caesar or chicken bacon ranch. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

DRAGO’S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT & OYSTER BAR

Hilton New Orleans Riverside, 2 Poydras St., 584-3911; www.dragosrestaurant.com See Metairie section for restaurant description.

EMERIL’S RESTAURANT

800 Tchoupitoulas St., 5289393; www.emerils.com The flagship of chef Emeril Lagasse’s empire serves a number of signature creations including warm Mississippi rabbit remoulade with fried green tomatoes, Benton’s bacon, local citrus salad and horseradish gastrique. The andouille-crusted Texas redfish comes with grilled vegetables, shoestring potatoes, glazed pecans and Creole meuniere. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

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appetite, choose from appetizers like Southwest egg rolls, chicken tenders and mozzarella sticks. Other options include the grilled tuna fillet sandwich and the fried chicken wrap. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner daily, late-night Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $

FEAST NEW ORLEANS

200 Julia St., 304-6318; www.feastneworleans.com There’s plenty of rustic European fare at Feast. Crispy roasted pork belly is served with braised red cabbage and a potato cake. Fish and scallop pie is crusted with leek and cheese mash potatoes and served with Brussels sprouts. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$$

GORDON BIERSCH

200 Poydras St., 552-2739; www.gordonbiersch.com This chain brewpub offers German and Czech-style beers and a diverse menu of appetizers, burgers, sandwiches, seafood and pizza. The barbecue salmon is brushed with Asian barbecue sauce and served with balsamic grilled red onion, spinach and sweet ginger rice. The garlic fries are a popular side. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

GRAND ISLE RESTAURANT

HAAGEN-DAZS

Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., 523-3566; www.haagenddazs.com Haagen-Dazs offers 30 signature flavors including mainstays such as rocky road, mint chocolate chip and java chip. Milkshakes, smoothies and coffee drinks round out the menu of sweet treats. No reservations. Lunch daily. Credit cards. $

HERBSAINT BAR AND RESTAURANT

701 St. Charles Ave., 524-4114; www.herbsaint.com Award-winning chef Donald Link creates a French-inspired menu with Southern flair. Small plates include antipasto, gnocchi with pancetta and oven-dried tomatoes, maitake mushrooms, and beef short rib with potato rosti and salsa verde. For entrees, try the slow-roasted Kurobuta pork belly with cream corn and pickled chiles. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

HORINOYA

920 Poydras St., 561-8914 Horinoya offers patrons an authentic taste of Japan, featur-

LA BOCA

857 Fulton St., 525-8205; www.labocasteaks.com Choose your steak carefully at this Argentine restaurant, where marbled rib-eyes and bone-in filets are brightened by chimichurri sauces. An entrana fina skirt steak is a good main course for a finish of a dessert pancake crepe covered in condensed milk sauce. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

LA CÔTE BRASSERIE

700 Tchoupitoulas St., 613-2350; www.lacotebrasserie.com Located in a century-old former warehouse, the restaurant offers a menu of fresh Louisiana seafood in creative dishes. Redfish on the half shell is served with tasso and shrimp couscous and butter sauce. The whole Cajun lobster comes with corn lobster beignets and pickled mirliton slaw. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

LEONARDO TRATTORIA

709 St. Charles Ave., 558-8986; www.leonardonola.com Leonardo serves seafood, veal and chicken, plus pizza, pasta, calzones and salads. Pasta choices include spaghetti carbonara with pancetta, Parmesan cheese and creamy egg sauce. The namesake bruschetta Leonardo tops toasted focaccia with goat cheese, herbs and dried blueberries. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

LI’L DIZZY’S CAFE

The Whitney Wyndham Hotel, 610 Poydras St., 212-5656 See Mid-City section for restaurant description. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

LUCY’S RETIRED SURFERS BAR & RESTAURANT

701 Tchoupitoulas St., 523-8995; www.lucysretiredsurfers.com The Warehouse District surf shack features casual fare like fish tacos — choose grilled or fried grouper served with black beans and Mexican rice — or ceviche with black bean salad. Appetizers include calamari with shrimp sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

MESON 923

923 S. Peters St., 523-9200; www.meson923.com Chef Christopher Lynch’s menu changes often and features refined dishes like wild halibut dusted with ground chorizo and served with potato crawfish stew. Duck confit is paired with

pappardelle pasta and peaches, pistachio and brandy cream. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

MIKE’S ON THE AVENUE

628 St. Charles Ave., 523-7600; www.mikesontheavenue.com The menu at this revitalized Warehouse District restaurant includes a mix of Southwestern and Asian influences. Old favorites include blackened tuna Napoleon with tamari vinaigrette. Mike’s crispy duck is served with Vermont maple dipping sauce, broccoli and brown rice with andouille, tasso and shiitake mushrooms. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$$

MULATE’S CAJUN RESTAURANT

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

POMPEII PIZZERIA

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

RED EYE GRILL

852 S. Peters St., 593-9393; www.redeyegrill.net Red Eye will help you close out a long night with a menu of bar snacks, big burgers and sandwiches. Order a sandwich with grilled tuna steak, or grab a beer and a plate of hot wings or french fries. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

RIOMAR

800 S. Peters St., 525-3474; www.riomarseafood.com Seasonal seafood dishes are the specialty at this Warehouse District hub for Spanish and Latin American specialties. Choose from a menu of four ceviches to start, then find a selection of Gulf fish. The fivehour roasted pork with plantains and black beans and rice is a popular dish. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

ROCK-N-SAKE OF NEW ORLEANS

823 Fulton St., 581-7253; www.rocknsake.com This hip warehouse district spot serves sushi and Japanese favorites. The red dragon roll is filled with spicy tuna and crunchy

tempura flakes and topped with more tuna, spicy mayo, green onions and smelt roe. The pan-fried noodle dish yakisoba is offered with a choice of vegetables, seafood or chicken. Reservations accepted. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE

228 Poydras St., Harrah’s Hotel, 587-7099; www.ruthschris.com See Metairie section for restaurant description. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

SUGAR HOUSE

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

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WHOLE HOG CAFE

639 Loyola Ave., 525-4044; www.wholehogcafe.com Pulled pork, beef brisket, pulled chicken and pork loin fill sandwiches or dinner plates. Choice of sides include salad, baked beans and coleslaw. An array of barbecue sauces ranges from mild molasses to spicy Southern style. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

WOLFE’S IN THE WAREHOUSE

859 Convention Center Blvd., 613-2882; www.wolfesinthewarehouse.com Chef Tom Wolfe puts a contemporary spin on Creole cuisine. Try a pressed chicken sandwich or yellowfin tuna salad for lunch. The dinner menu features pan-seared filet mignon with garlic-buttermilk mashed potatoes and sauteed vegetables. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

SUN RAY GRILL

1051 Annunciation St., 566-0021; www.sunraygrill.com See Kenner section for restaurant description.

TOMMY’S CUISINE

746 Tchoupitoulas St., 581-1103; www.tommysneworleans.com Creole-Italian cuisine with a heavy focus on seafood is offered at Tommy’s. The daily fresh fish filet is sauteed, topped with grilled shrimp and served with roasted red peppers and beurre blanc. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

TOMMY’S WINE BAR

752 Tchoupitoulas St., 525-4790; www.tommysneworleans.com The full bar is complemented by a wine list with more than 150 bottles, with 20 available by the glass. Diners may order food from the adjoining restaurant, Tommy’s Cuisine, or nibble on plates of pates and cheeses. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

UGLY DOG SALOON

401 Andrew Higgins Blvd., 5698459; www.uglydogsaloon.net This barbecue joint offers pork spare ribs, boneless chicken breast, beef brisket and pulledpork platters, along with lighter fare like chicken Caeser salad and steamed broccoli. Daily lunch and dinner specials include meatloaf and 14-oz. New York strip steaks. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

VIC’S KANGAROO CAFE

636 Tchoupitoulas St., 524-4329 This pub offers a taste of Australia. Hearty options include chicken and sausage jambalaya and shepherd’s pie made with minced beef, vegetables and mashed potatoes and topped with melted cheddar. There’s a daily sandwich special and some noshing items. No reservations.

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3900 Gen. DeGaulle Drive., 3927589; www.dimartinos.com See West Bank — Other section for restaurant description.

DRY DOCK CAFE

133 Delaronde St., 361-8240; www.thedrydockcafe.com Take the ferry to historic Algiers Point and disembark at Dry Dock for a menu of burgers, soups, salads, New Orleans classics and sandwiches. The Best Bank burger is grilled to order and topped with cheese, bacon, grilled onions and mushrooms. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

OLIVE BRANCH CAFE

5145 Gen. DeGaulle Drive, 3931107; www.olivebranchcafe.com See Mid-City section for restaurant description.

RENDEZ VOUS CAFE

3001 Gen. DeGaulle Drive, 3676013; www.myrendezvouscafe.com Rendez Vous’ extensive menu covers Mediterranean cuisine as well as wraps, sandwiches and salads. Popular items include hummus, chicken shawarma and chicken Parmesan. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, open 24 hours Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

TOUT DE SUITE CAFE

347 Verret St., 362-2264 This cafe and coffee shop serves up stick-to-your ribs breakfast fare like the Farmer Brown’s, a hearty meal of diced potatoes seasoned with onions and

topped with cheddar cheese and salsa. There are lighter lunch and early dinner options including sandwiches and salads. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

VINE AND DINE

141 Delaronde St., 361-1402; www.vine-dine.com This wine shop has seating for guests to open a bottle of wine and drink with a selection of gourmet cheese boards, housemade pate and ciabatta bread pizzas with toppings including cheese, pesto, prosciutto, salami, vegetables and more. There also is a menu of sandwiches and quesadillas. No reservations. Lunch Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

GRETNA BANANA BLOSSOM THAI CAFE

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

BEEF CONNECTION

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

CAFE ETIENNE

423 10th St., Gretna, 309-4072 This cottage cafe exudes homey charm, while the menu offers creative takes on Creole standards. The pecan-crusted flounder is pan-roasted, topped with crabmeat and served over barbecue onions and sauteed spinach. Stuffed artichoke is filled with fried seafood. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CHRISTINA’S EMPRESS OF CHINA

429 Wall Blvd., Gretna, 3923939; www.empressofchina.net Christina Tsang’s restaurant offers a wide range of traditional Chinese dishes as well as specialties such as the Emperor’s lo mein, which includes chicken, beef and shrimp over angel hair pasta. Reservations recommended for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

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575 Convention Center Blvd., 520-8530; www.grandislerestaurant.com Grand Isle serves up oysters on the half shell and seafood dishes like chili-butter baked fish, crawfish etouffee and gumbo. The lobster St. Malo features Maine lobster, mussels and shrimp doused in Slap Your Mama sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

ing well-known dishes made with Kobe beef, tuna tataki and more esoteric items like fish from the Tsukiji market and natto, or fermented beans. Teriyaki, tempura and buckwheat soba and udon noodles also are available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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3995; www.bistrogallerie.com Clementine’s offers classic Belgian cuisine in a bistro setting. Popular items on the menu include moules au curry — steamed mussels in creamy curry sauce served with Belgian fries. New on the menu is seared redfish with meuniere sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri, dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

COMMON GROUNDS

335 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, 227-2200 Common Grounds offers breakfast in the morning and sandwich and seafood dishes later in the day. Artichoke Amelia features artichoke hearts, Italian spices and Parmesan cheese. Shrimp Julia is the restaurant’s version of shrimp cocktail. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

CRESCENT CITY GRILL

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

CUCOS MEXICAN CAFE

2766 Belle Chasse Hwy., Gretna, 393-7766 See Metairie section for restaurant description.

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GAMBINO’S BAKERY

300 Lapalco Blvd., Gretna, 3910600; www.gambinos.com In addition to baking and shipping king cakes year-round, Gambino’s bakes pies, petit fours and doberge cakes. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

GATTUSO’S NEIGHBORHOOD BAR & RESTAURANT

435 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, 368-1114; www.gattusosdeli.com Gattuso’s serves everything from gourmet salads, wraps and sandwiches to steak and seafood platters. Sloppy roast beef po-boys are topped with Swiss cheese and served on Leidenheimer bread. Spaghetti and meatballs are served with French bread and salad. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

GROUND PAT’I RESTAURANT

11 Westbank Expwy., Gretna, 367-9512

Burger options include the smoking ring burger, a patty topped with barbecue sauce, applewood-smoked bacon, cheese and an onion ring with fries on the side. The barbecue rib and chicken combo includes a half rack of ribs, mesquitegrilled chicken breast, salad and your choice of fries, baked potato or vegetables. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

HOA HONG/9 ROSES

1100 Stephens St., Gretna, 366-7665 The menu at 9 Roses includes a wide array of Vietnamese dishes plus some Chinese specials. Vermicelli noodle bowls come with char-grilled pork, crunchy spring rolls and sprouts. Whole fish overe scallions arrives still steaming. Paper-thin beef is served with fresh herbs and a burner for tableside cooking. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Thu.-Tue. Credit cards. $$

HOOTERS

2781 Belle Chasse Hwy., Gretna, 393-7177; www.hooterslouisiana.com See Metairie section for restaurant description.

HUEY P.’S PIZZERIA

139 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, 366-1818 Homemade dough is baked into thin-crust pies like the Who Dat, topped with ground beef, prosciutto, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, pepperoncini, cheddar and mozzarella. Starters include fried eggplant sticks with marinara and corn and crab chowder. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

IHOP

151 Westbank Expwy., Gretna, 366-4177; www.ihop.com See French Quarter section for restaurant description.

KIM SON

349 Whitney Ave., Gretna, 3662489; www.kimsonnola.com Cantonese, Szechuan and Vietnamese cuisines share space on Kim Son’s pan-Asian menu. Fresh Gulf fish comes with black bean sauce. The seafood platter boasts an assortment of scallops, lobster and salt-baked shrimp. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

KINGFISH GRILLE

500 Lafayette St., Gretna, 309-0680 Kingfish offers classic sandwiches and originals like the Velvet Elvis, a burger patty between a pair of grilled cheese and bacon sandwiches. The “hot brown” is an openface turkey sandwich with hot Mornay sauce. Other options include po-boys and a pepper weiner. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

PHO TAU BAY

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

THE RED MAPLE RESTAURANT

1036 Lafayette St., Gretna, 3670935; www.theredmaple.com Find signature seafood specialties at this Gretna institution. Redfish Pontchartrain is a grilled 8-oz. fillet topped with mushroom-sherry cream and lump crabmeat. A crispy mirliton shell is filled with Gulf shrimp, jumbo lump crabmeat, andouille and fried oysters. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner nightly. Credit cards. $$$

RED PALACE RESTAURANT

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

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2330 Belle Chasse Hwy., Gretna, 391-1090 This bistro serves familiar Italian dishes such as veal Parmesan, featuring breaded veal served over pasta with marinara and cheese. Spinach lasagna is layered with pasta, spinach, a blend of cheeses and Alfredo sauce. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SUN RAY GRILL

2600 Belle Chasse Hwy., Gretna, 391-0053; www.sunraygrill.com See Kenner section for restaurant description.

TAN DINH

1705 Lafayette St., Gretna, 361-8008 This Gretna favorite can satisfy a pho fix, but its voluminous menu is packed with rewards for those exploring Vietnamese cuisine. One popular house specialty combines seared goat meat and lemongrass-infused goat curry with crushed peanuts, cilantro and basil. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

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505 Gretna Blvd., Gretna, 362-4608 De-No’s blackened redfish is topped with crabmeat and garlic butter. Soft-shell De-No consists of a crab over angel hair pasta with cream sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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HARVEY ALLIGATOR PEAR

1901 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, 342-2640; www.alligatorpearcafe.com The wide-ranging menu of this eclectic restaurant includes Asian dishes like Mongolian beef and pad thai, New Orleans favorites like seafood po-boys, and a creation called the “monster Cajun burger,” which piles on mushrooms, bacon, onions and cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BROTHERS OLE’ NEW ORLEANS CAFE

1502 Lapalco Blvd., Harvey, 366-1073 Serving traditional Creole cooking since 1975, this neighborhood cafe features daily specials from Monday’s red beans and rice to Friday’s fried seafood. Come early for the Big Deal breakfast combo, which includes eggs, a meat, pancakes and grits. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

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CLEOPATRA MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE

2701 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, 361-1113; www.cleopatramediterraneancuisine.com The chef’s vegetarian plate is a formidable meal: soup, tabbouleh, grape leaves, baba ghanoush, hummus and two falafels. The restaurant also serves an Angus beef rib-eye that comes with onion rings, baked potato and vegetables. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards. $$

PARROT PETE’S

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

PHO HOA RESTAURANT

1201 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, 368-2100; www.chevys.com See Metairie section for restaurant description.

1308 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, 302-2094 Order beef broth pho with a choice of rare steak, well-done flank steak, brisket, tenderloin, chicken, shrimp or tripe. Also look for banh mi and vermicelli noodle bowls filled with lettuce, cucumbers, cilantro and bean sprouts as well as crispy egg rolls and char-grilled beef, pork or shrimp. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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China Doll serves Chinese staples like emperor’s lo mein and crab rangoons — fried wontons filled with cream cheese and crabmeat. Other classic Chinese dishes include sweet-and-sour chicken and wonton soup. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

2104 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, 361-0058 See Kenner section for restaurant description. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CHEVY’S FRESH MEX

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ROYAL PALM

1901 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, 644-4100; www.royalpalmrestaurant.com Try appetizers like calamari Italiano, which is fried calamari and zucchini sprinkled with freshgrated Parmesan and served with marinara dipping sauce. Royal One is a bone-in 22-oz. certified Angus beef rib-eye served with roasted garlic, red-skinned mashed potatoes and sauteed asparagus. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

TENNOU SUSHI BAR

1818 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, 366-3898; www.tennousushi.com A full range of fresh, affordable sushi and cooked dishes like grilled salmon teriyaki and crispy fish fillets make this West Bank eatery a popular lunch or dinner spot. Bento box lunches include soup, salad and an appetizer. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

OTHER ADAM’S CATFISH HOUSE

8523 Hwy. 23, Belle Chasse, 392-0541 The specialty of the house is no surprise at Adam’s Catfish House, where the South’s most popular fish is fried or grilled and served on platters with coleslaw and hushpuppies on the side. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

CAFE DIBLASI

1801 Stumpf Blvd., Terrytown, 361-3106; www.cafediblasi.com Family traditions carried from

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1788 Carol Sue Ave., Terrytown, 392-7589; 6641 Westbank Expwy., Marrero, 341-4096; www.dimartinos.com Home of the famous muffuletta, DiMartino’s also offers burgers, po-boys and seafood platters. Entrees include crawfish etouffee, grilled Gulf fish and spaghetti and meatballs or Italian sausage. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

DITALI’S PIZZA

8160 Hwy. 23, Belle Chasse, 393-1160 Ditali’s offers pizza and much more. In addition to a wide range of thin-crust pies, Ditali’s also serves favorites from the cousin Cafe Ditali’s menu, including spaghetti and meatballs, lasagna and chicken Parmesan. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

DOUBLE DRAGON

8236 Hwy. 23, Belle Chasse, 433-4333 Szechuan, Mandarin and Cantonese cuisines are the specialties at Double Dragon. Popular dishes include General Tso’s chicken and spicy kung pao shrimp. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

JAN’S CAJUN RESTAURANT

4831 Jean Lafitte Blvd., Lafitte, 689-2748 Jan’s offers a variety of seafood, Creole-Italian dishes and poboys. Both shrimp and sausage gumbo and chicken gumbo have spicy heat. The stuffed crab plate includes fries, salad and

toast. Sauteed shrimp comes with a baked potato and salad. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

MO’S PIZZA

1112 Avenue H, Westwego, 3419650; www.mospizza.net Mo’s is known for its extra-large pizzas served whole or by the slice. Mo’s muffuletta is piled high with ham, salami, provolone, mozzarella and homemade olive salad and served warm. Layers of meat sauce, ricotta and mozzarella pack blocks of lasagna, which are served with garlic bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

MOSCA’S

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

O’BRIEN’S GRILLE

2020 Belle Chasse Hwy., Terrytown, 391-7229; www.obriensgrille.com O’Brien’s is a steak house offering hearty portions and big flavors. Fried rabbit tenderloin is served with baby spinach, caramelized onions and Creole mustard sauce. The crawfish boil risotto incorporates crawfish, potatoes, corn, onions, andouille and garlic. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

OLIVE BRANCH CAFE

1995 Barataria Blvd., Marrero, 348-2008; www.olivebranchcafe.com See Mid-City section for restaurant description. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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7163 Barataria Blvd.,

Crown Point, 689-7834; www.desfamilles.com This house on the edge of Jean Lafitte National Park specializes in local seafood and offers a view of the bayou. Soft-shell crab Foster is a fried crab topped with artichoke, mushrooms, green onion and white wine sauce and is served with potatoes and vegetables. Angel hair pasta Lafitte combines shrimp and crabmeat in cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

SALVO’S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

7742 Hwy. 23, Belle Chasse, 3937303; www.salvosseafood.com Seafood is the star here, but there’s also steak on the menu. The boiled seafood “Extravaganza” is a big catch of seven boiled seafood items including mussels and blue crabs. The butterfly shrimp plate features 12 jumbo shrimp served with fries or potatoes. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

SHANE’S RIB SHACK

1855 Barataria Blvd., Suite E, Marrero, 341-2226; www.shanesribshack.com The ribs get top billing, but extras like stuffed potatoes and fried pickles fortify the menu. The Big Dad sandwich features slow-smoked, hand-chopped pork on Texas toast topped with Shack sauce, a spicy version of remoulade. A gluten-free menu contains a variety of barbecue dishes. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

VOLEO’S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

5134 Nunez St., Lafitte, 689-2482 Huge seafood platters and blackened flounder are popular dishes at this eclectic Lafitte eatery. Spicy bratwurst and Wiener Schnitzel appeal to Germanophiles, and seafood pizza comes piled with local shrimp, crawfish and crabmeat. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon., Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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CC’s Coffeehouse..........................Citywide Caddyshack.....................................Metairie Cafe Adelaide and the Swizzle Stick Bar.......Warehouse District Cafe Amelie........................French Quarter Cafe at the Square.....Warehouse District Cafe Beignet.......................French Quarter Cafe D’Cappuccino...........................Kenner Cafe Degas.....................................Mid-City Cafe DiBlasi...................West Bank (Other) Cafe Ditali’s..................Kenner, West Bank (Harvey) Cafe Du Monde.............................Citywide Cafe East..........................................Metairie Cafe Envie............................French Quarter Cafe Equator...................................Metairie Cafe Etienne...............West Bank (Gretna) Cafe Fleur de Lis.................French Quarter Cafe Freret...............Carrollton/University Cafe Fresca......................................Metairie Cafe Giovanni.....................French Quarter

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Cafe Granada..........Carrollton/University Cafe Luna.........................................Uptown Cafe Lynn...........Northshore (Mandeville) Cafe Maspero.....................French Quarter Cafe Minh.......................................Mid-City Cafe Navarre..................................Lakeview Cafe Nino.................Carrollton/University Cafe Pontalba.....................French Quarter Cafe Rani..........................................Uptown Cafe Reconcile.................................Uptown Cafe Roma........................................Uptown Cafe Rose Nicaud.........Faubourg Marigny Cafe Royale.....................................Metairie Caffe Angelina...............................Metairie Caffe! Caffe!...................................Metairie Caffe Latte Da...............................Harahan* Cajun Mike’s Pub ’N’ Grub....................CBD Calypso Patio Bar and Grill.............Northshore (Covington) Camellia Cafe............................Northshore (Abita Springs, Slidell) Camellia Grill...........Carrollton/University Campbell’s Coffee & Tea..................Northshore (Covington) Canseco’s Market.......Gentilly/Lakefront, Metairie, Mid-City Capdeville....................Warehouse District Carmine’s Italian Seafood & Grill.............................Metairie Carreta’s Grill...........Metairie, Northshore (Slidell) Casa Garcia..............Metairie, Northshore (Mandeville) Casablanca......................................Metairie Casamento’s....................................Uptown Cellars of River Ridge...................Harahan* Central Grocery..................French Quarter Chad’s Bistro...................................Metairie Charlie’s Seafood..........................Harahan* Charlie’s Steak House....................Uptown Chartres House Cafe.........French Quarter Chateau Moanet Voila......French Quarter Chateau Coffee House and Cafe.......Kenner, Lakeview, Metairie Chateau du Lac Wine Bistro........Metairie Check Point Charlie.....Faubourg Marigny Checkered Parrot...............French Quarter Cheesesteak Bistro...................Northshore (Covington) Chevy’s Fresh Mex...Metairie, West Bank (Harvey) Chez Nous Charcuterie..................Uptown Chicken Sue’s.................................Lakeview Chickie Wah Wah..........................Mid-City Chill Out Cafe..........Carrollton/University China Doll...................West Bank (Harvey) China Orchid Restaurant.............Carrollton/University China Rose.......................................Metairie Chops Bistro and Martini Bar....................................Metairie Christina’s Empress of China.....................West Bank (Gretna) Chun Lee Restaurant...................Harahan* Churros Cafe...................................Metairie Ciro’s Côte Sud........Carrollton/University City Diner........................................Metairie Clancy’s............................................Uptown Clementine’s Belgian Bistro.....West Bank (Gretna) Cleopatra Mediterranean Cuisine.......................West Bank (Harvey) Clover Grill...........................French Quarter Clubhouse Bar & Grill...................Metairie Cochon.........................Warehouse District Coco Hut.........................................Mid-City Coffee Rani................................Northshore

(Covington, Mandeville) Cold Stone Creamery................Carrollton/University Columbia Street Tap Room & Grill.................Northshore (Covington) The Columns — Albertine’s Tea Room...................Uptown Come Back Inn.................Kenner, Metairie Commander’s Palace.....................Uptown Common Grounds.....................West Bank (Gretna) Coop’s Place........................French Quarter Cooter Brown’s Tavern.....................Carrollton/University Copeland’s Cheesecake Bistro.............................Metairie, Uptown Copeland’s Restaurant................Citywide Copper Monkey Bar & Grill..........................French Quarter Coquette..........................................Uptown Corky’s Ribs & Bar-B-Q.................Metairie Corner Cafe.....................................Metairie Corner Oyster Bar and Grill.............................French Quarter Coscino’s Pizza Italian Restaurant.......Northshore (Mandeville) Coulis................................................Uptown The Country Club...........................Bywater Country Flame....................French Quarter Court of Two Sisters..........French Quarter Covenant Cafe........................................CBD Crabby Jack’s.................................Harahan* Crazy Johnnie’s Steakhouse.........Metairie Creole Creamery.............................Uptown The Creole Grille.............................Metairie Crepes a la Cart......Carrollton/University Crescent City Brewhouse........................French Quarter Crescent City Grill......................West Bank (Gretna) Crescent City Steak House..........Mid-City Crescent Pie & Sausage Company.......................................Mid-City Croissant d’Or.....................French Quarter Crystal Room at Le Pavillon.................CBD Cucos Mexican Cafe.....................Metairie, West Bank (Gretna) Cure...................................................Uptown Curry Corner............Carrollton/University Cuvee.......................................................CBD

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Daisy Dukes........................French Quarter Dakota.................Northshore (Covington) Danny & Clyde’s............................Citywide Dante’s Kitchen......Carrollton/University De-No Seafood...........West Bank (Gretna) Deanie’s Restaurant & Bar Eastern.....................New Orleans** Deanie’s Seafood..............French Quarter, Metairie Deckbar & Grille...........................Harahan* Deja Vu Restaurant & Bar...................................French Quarter The Delachaise................................Uptown Desire Oyster Bar...............French Quarter Desperados Pizza.........Faubourg Marigny Diamond Cafe................Harahan*, Kenner DiChristina’s.......Northshore (Covington) Dick and Jenny’s.............................Uptown Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse........................French Quarter DiMartino’s Famous New Orleans Muffulettas...............................West Bank (Algiers, Other) Dino’s Bar & Grill........Warehouse District Dish on Hayne.........Eastern New Orleans


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F&M Patio Bar........................Uptown Fair Grinds Coffeehouse......Mid-City Fair Grounds Race Course..........................Mid-City Fat City Diner.........................Metairie Fat Harry’s...............................Uptown Fat Hen Grill...........................Harahan Fat Molly’s Pizza & Beer.........Kenner Fausto’s Bistro....................... Metairie Fazzio’s...............................Northshore (Mandeville) Feast New Orleans.....Warehouse District Feelings Cafe.......Faubourg Marigny Felipe’s Taqueria...............Carrollton/ University, French Quarter Felix’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar.............French Quarter Fellini’s Cafe...........................Mid-City Fiesta Latina Restaurant.............Kenner, Mid-City Fiorella’s Cafe.............French Quarter Five Happiness......................Mid-City Flaming Torch Restaurant.............................Uptown Flora Gallery & Coffee Shop........Faubourg Marigny Fong’s Chinese Restaurant...............................Kenner


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Haagen-Dazs..............Warehouse District Hana Japanese Restaurant.............Carrollton/University Handsome Willy’s Patio Bar................CBD Harbor Bar & Grill.........................Metairie Harbor Seafood & Oyster Bar........Kenner Hard Rock Cafe..................French Quarter Herbsaint Bar & Restaurant............Warehouse District Hey! Cafe.........................................Uptown Hickory Cafe and Grill..................Harahan Hillbilly Bar-B-Q...........................Harahan* Hoa Hong/9 Roses....West Bank (Gretna) Hobnobber Cafe............................Metairie HoneyBaked Ham..........................Uptown Hooters.....Metairie, West Bank (Gretna) Horinoya.....................Warehouse District Hoshun Restaurant.......................Uptown Houmas House Plantation...........Northshore (Outskirts) House of Blues...................French Quarter

Houston’s Restaurant......Metairie, Uptown Huevos Coffee & Breakfast........Mid-City Huey P.’s Pizzeria.......West Bank (Gretna) The Hungry Forager.............Northshore (Mandeville)

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IHOP......................French Quarter, Eastern New Orleans**, West Bank (Gretna) Ignatius Eatery................................Uptown Igor’s Buddha Belly Burger Bar......................................Uptown Igor’s Lounge & Gameroom................................Uptown Il Posto Italian Cafe........................Uptown Impastato’s Restaurant...............Metairie Imperial Garden...............................Kenner India 4 U............Northshore (Mandeville) Irene’s Cuisine....................French Quarter Iris.........................................French Quarter Isabella’s Pizzeria.....................Northshore (Covington, Mandeville) Italian Barrel.......................French Quarter Italian Pie.......................................Citywide Izzo’s Illegal Burrito......................Metairie

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J’Anita’s at The Avenue Pub.........Uptown J Gumbo’s...................Northshore (Slidell) J’s Island Bar & Grill.......................Marigny Jack Dempsey’s..............................Bywater Jackson.............................................Uptown Jacmel Inn.............Northshore (Outskirts) Jacques-Imo’s Cafe........................Carrollton/University Jaeger’s Seafood and Beer Garden........................Harahan* Jager Haus German Bistro & Coffee Shop...................French Quarter Jam’s Po-boys & Catering...........Metairie Jamila’s Mediterranean Tunisian Cuisine...Carrollton/University Jan’s Cajun Restaurant.............West Bank (Other) Janie Brown’s Restaurant.......Northshore (Outskirts) Jazmine Cafe..........Carrollton/University Jiggers Bar & Grill.........................Metairie Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Cafe.........French Quarter Joe Sepie’s Cafe............................Harahan* Joey K’s Restaurant........................Uptown Johnny’s Po-Boys...............French Quarter Johnny Trauth’s Seafood Bistro................................Kenner The Joint.........................................Bywater Juan’s Flying Burrito....Mid-City, Uptown Julie’s Little India Kitchen at Schiro’s Cafe & Bar....Faubourg Marigny Jung’s Golden Dragon Restaurant.....................................Uptown Juniper...............Northshore (Mandeville)

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K.Y.’s Old Towne Bicycle Shop.............Northshore (Slidell) K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen..............................French Quarter Kanno California Sushi Bar..........Metairie Katie’s Restaurant & Bar.............Mid-City Keith Young’s Steakhouse..............................Northshore (Madisonville) Kenner Seafood................................Kenner Kim Son.......................West Bank (Gretna) King Buffet.....................................Metairie Kingfish Grille............West Bank (Gretna)

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La Bayou Restaurant.....French Quarter La Boca.....................Warehouse District La Boulangerie............................Uptown La Carreta..............................Northshore (Mandeville, Outskirts) La Cote Brasserie....Warehouse District La Crêpe Nanou..........................Uptown La Divina Gelateria.......French Quarter, Uptown La Macarena Pupuseria and Latin Cafe.........Carrollton/University La Madeleine.....Carrollton/University, Harahan*, Metairie, Northshore (Mandeville) La Peniche................Faubourg Marigny La Petite Grocery.......................Uptown La Provence......Northshore (Outskirts) La Thai Uptown.........................Uptown Labella’s.........................................Kenner Lager’s International Ale House.................................Metairie The Lakehouse.....................Northshore (Mandeville) Lakeview Brew Coffee Cafe............................Lakeview Lakeview Deli..........................Lakeview Lakeview Harbor.....................Lakeview Landry’s..........................French Quarter, Lakeview Langenstein’s...........Metairie, Uptown Laurel Street Bakery.................Uptown Le Citron Bistro.........................Uptown Le Foret..............................................CBD Le Meritage...................French Quarter Lebanon’s Cafe......Carrollton/University Lenny’s Sub Shop...............Northshore (Slidell) Leonardo Trattoria...............Warehouse District Li’l Dizzy’s..............Mid-City/Treme***, Warehouse District Liberty’s Kitchen.....................Mid-City Liborio Cuban Restaurant..............CBD Lilette Restaurant....................Uptown Little Morocco.......Carrollton/University Little Tokyo Japanese Restaurant...........Metairie, Mid-City, Northshore (Mandeville) Little Tokyo Small Plates & Noodle Bar....Carrollton/University Live Bait Bar & Grill.................Metairie Liuzza’s by the Track...............Mid-City Liuzza’s Restaurant and Bar....................................Mid-City Lola................Northshore (Covington) Lola’s.........................................Mid-City Longhorn Steakhouse.......Northshore (Covington) Louie & the Redhead Lady............Northshore (Mandeville) Louisiana Bistro...........French Quarter Louisiana Pizza Kitchen........................French Quarter Louisiana Pizza Kitchen Uptown.......... Carrollton/University The Lucky Ladle........................Uptown Lucy’s Retired Surfers’ Bar & Restaurant...........Warehouse District Lucky’s Lounge.........................Uptown


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M Bistro...............................French Quarter Magazine Po-Boy Shop.................Uptown Magnolia Gril.....................French Quarter Mahony’s Po-Boy Shop.................Uptown Mandarin House............................Metairie Mandina’s Restaurant.................Mid-City, Northshore (Mandeville) Mano’s Po-Boys..............................Metairie Maple Street Cafe.........................Carrollton/University Maple Street Patisserie................Carrollton/University Marble Slab Creamery..................Metairie Mardi Gras Zone.............................Bywater Marigny Brasserie........Faubourg Marigny Mark Twain’s Pizza Landing................................Metairie The Market Cafe................French Quarter Martin Wine Cellar........................Metairie Martinique Bistro...........................Uptown Mat & Naddie’s...........Carrollton/University Mattina Bella............................Northshore (Covington) Maurice French Pastries...............Metairie Maximo’s Italian Grill.............French Quarter Mayas Restaurant & Bar...............Uptown McAlister’s Deli.............................Citywide Meauxbar Bistro................French Quarter Megumi Yakimono and Sushi Bar...........................Northshore (Covington, Mandeville) Melius Bar & Cafe..........................Metairie Mellow Mushroom..................Northshore (Covington) The Melting Pot..............................Uptown Meson 923...................Warehouse District Middendorf’s............................Northshore (Outskirts) Mike’s on the Avenue.........................Warehouse Distict Mikimoto Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar...................................Mid-City MiLa..........................................................CBD Milano’s Pizzeria............................Metairie Milk Bar.............................................Uptown Mimi’s in the Marigny........................Faubourg Marigny Mimi’s Italian & Seafood Restaurant...................Harahan* Mr. B’s Bistro.......................French Quarter Mr. Ed’s Seafood & Italian Restaurant......................Kenner, Metairie Mr. Gyro’s Greek Restaurant.......Metairie Mr. John’s Steak House..................Uptown Mr. Poor Boy Restaurant.............Harahan* Mr. Roo’s Deli & Catering.............Metairie Miyako Seafood & Steakhouse................................Uptown Mo’s Pizza......................West Bank (Other) Mojo Coffee House........................Uptown Mona Lisa Restaurant.......French Quarter Mona’s Cafe............Carrollton/University, Faubourg Marigny, Mid-City, Uptown Mondo............................................Lakeview Monster Po-Boys......................Northshore (Mandeville) Montrel’s Bistro.................French Quarter Morning Call...................................Metairie Morton’s Seafood Restaurant....Northshore (Madisonville) Morton’s Steakhouse........French Quarter Mosca’s..........................West Bank (Other) Mother’s Restaurant.............................CBD Mulate’s Cajun Restaurant.................Warehouse District

N’Tini’s...............Northshore (Mandeville) Nacho Mama’s Mexican Grill.............Gentilly/Lakefront, Harahan*, Uptown Naked Pizza.............Carrollton/University Napoleon House................French Quarter Nathan’s Restaurant................Northshore (Slidell) New Orleans Cake Cafe & Bakery......................Faubourg Marigny New Orleans Food and Spirits.........Northshore (Covington) New Orleans Hamburger and Seafood Company...............Citywide New York Pizza................................Uptown Neyow’s Creole Cafe.....................Mid-City Ninja Sushi...............Carrollton/University Nirvana Indian Cuisine..................Uptown NOLA Beans...................................Lakeview NOLA Restaurant...............French Quarter Nonna Mia......................................Mid-City Nonna’s Italian Bakery & Cafe................Northshore (Covington) Nor-Joe Import Company.............Metairie The Nutrition Company..........Northshore (Mandeville) Nuvolari’s...........Northshore (Mandeville)

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Pere Antoine.......................French Quarter Petunia’s Place..........................Northshore (Mandeville) Phil’s Grill.....................Harahan*, Metairie, Northshore (Outskirts) Pho Hoa.......................West Bank (Harvey) Pho King at Lost Love Lounge.......Faubourg Marigny Pho NOLA........................................Metairie Pho Orchid.......................................Metairie Pho Tau Bay.................West Bank (Gretna) Phoenicia Restaurant....................Metairie Piccadilly.........................................Citywide Pie Ho Pizzeria at Hi-Ho Lounge.........Faubourg Marigny Pier 4............................West Bank (Harvey) Pita Pit..............................................Uptown Pizza Hut.........................................Citywide Pizza Florence.................................Metairie Pizza Man of Covington.....Northshore (Covington) Pizza Milano.................Gentilly/Lakefront Pompeii Pizzeria.........Warehouse District Popeyes...........................................Citywide Port of Call..........................French Quarter Praline Connection......Faubourg Marigny Puccino’s Coffeehouse.................Metairie Pyramids Cafe.........Carrollton/University

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Taco San Miguel.............................Metairie Tag’s Meat Market & Deli.....................Eastern New Orleans/ St. Bernard Taj Mahal Indian Cuisine..............Metairie Tan Dinh......................West Bank (Gretna) Tandoori Chicken Restaurant......Metairie Taqueria Chilangos..........................Kenner Taqueria Corona.........Harahan*, Metairie, Uptown Taqueria Guerrero Mexico...........Mid-City Taqueros...........................................Uptown Tarka...................................................Kenner Tartine......................Carrollton/University Tavern on Citrus...........................Harahan* Tea Garden......................................Metairie Ted’s Frostop...........Carrollton/University Tennou Sushi Bar........................West Bank (Harvey) Terrazu.....................................................CBD Texas Bar-B-Q Company...............Metairie Thanh Thanh..............West Bank (Gretna) That’s Amore..................................Metairie Theo’s Pizza...................Mid-City, Uptown Three Muses.................Faubourg Marigny The Times Grill..........................Northshore (Mandeville, Slidell) Tokyo Hibachi Sushi Restaurant & Bar.................................................Kenner Tommy’s Cuisine........Warehouse District Tommy’s Wine Ba......Warehouse District Tony Angello’s...............................Lakeview Tony Moran’s Restaurant.........................French Quarter Tout de Suite...............West Bank (Algiers)

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Vazquez Seafood & Po-Boy Restaurant.................Northshore (Covington) Vega Tapas Cafe.............................Metairie Venezia............................................Mid-City Veranda Restaurant at the Hotel Intercontinental........................CBD Vianne’s Tea Salon & Cafe......Northshore (Mandeville) Vic’s Kangaroo Cafe...Warehouse District Vincent’s Italian Cuisine......Carrollton/University, Metairie Vine and Dine.............West Bank (Algiers) Vizard’s.............................................Uptown Voleo’s Seafood Restaurant.....West Bank (Other) Voodoo BBQ & Grill.................Northshore (Mandeville), Uptown

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Ye Olde College Inn.......................Mid-City Yellow Moon...................................Bywater Young’s Restaurant..................Northshore (Slidell) Yujin Japanese Restaurant.....Northshore (Covington) Yuki Izakaya..................Faubourg Marigny Yummy Yummy.............................Mid-City

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St. Charles Tavern...........................Uptown St. James Cheese Company..........Uptown St. John’s Coffeehouse............Northshore (Covington) Sake Cafe........................Harahan*, Kenner, Metairie, Northshore (Covington) Sake Cafe Uptown..........................Uptown Sal and Judy’s Restaurant.......Northshore (Outskirts) Salt & Pepper......................French Quarter Saltwater Grill.........Carrollton/University Salu....................................................Uptown Salvatore Ristorante.....................Metairie Salvo’s Seafood Restaurant.....West Bank (Other) Sammy’s Food Service & Deli...........................Gentilly/Lakefront Sammy’s Steak and Lobster.......................French Quarter Sandro’s Trattoria..........................Metairie Santa Fe...........................................Mid-City Sara’s Restaurant...Carrollton/University Satsuma Cafe..................................Bywater Sazerac at the Roosevelt Hotel....................................CBD Seither’s Seafood.........................Harahan* Sekisui Samurai..................French Quarter Semolina..........................................Metairie Serio’s Po-Boys & Deli...........................CBD Serranos Salsa Company..............Metairie Seymour’s Restaurant..................Harahan Shane’s Rib Shack........West Bank (Other) Shimmy Shack..............................Harahan* Shogun Japanese Restaurant and Steakhouse............................Metairie Short Stop Po-Boys........................Metairie Shula’s Steak House..............................CBD Si Senor at Cosimo’s..........French Quarter Sid-Mar’s Restaurant & Bar.........Metairie Sidelines Bar & Grill......................Metairie Singha Thai.............................................CBD Slice...................................................Uptown Slim Goodies Diner.........................Uptown Smilie’s Restaurant......................Harahan* Smitty’s Seafood..............................Kenner Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro....................Faubourg Marigny Sound Cafe......................................Bywater

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Get Cultured uring a trip to California, sisters Courtney and Celie Stumm fell in love with Pinkberry frozen yogurt, which was dubbed by The Los Angeles Times as “the taste that launched 1,000 parking tickets.” The sister act decided to bring Pinkberry (300 Canal St.; 5601 Magazine St., 899-4260; www.pinkberry.com) to New Orleans. “We’ve always liked to say … that our favorite things are New Orleans, our family and food,” Courtney Stumm says, “and this is the perfect way to bring all those three together.” The Stumms weren’t the only locals smitten with Pinkberry’s tangy frozen yogurt. Since opening its Magazine Street location in April, the franchise has accumulated a following of loyal fans who keep the store busy even on a Sunday afternoon during a Saints game. Some of those fans happen to be rather high profile. “The mayor’s in here almost two or three Pinkberry employee Alexis Magee times a week like clockwork,” employee Nate Winner says. “He loves this place.” hands yogurt samples to customers. The Doobie Brothers were also spotted at the Canal Street location while in town for the Gretna Heritage Festival. With a wide variety of toppings and yogurt flavors, combinations are nearly endless. Toppings include an array of fruits, nuts, cereal, brownie and granola, and combinations range from Fruity Pebbles with Mango to coconut yogurt with strawberry and pineapple toppings that tastes like a pina colada. All flavors are made with nonfat milk and yogurt, and all the fruit is cut fresh daily. Pinkberry aficionados now have the option of bringing home their frozen yogurt by the pint. Pinkberry also offers a parfait and a new fruit bowl, for those who would rather have more fruit than yogurt. Winner’s favorite thing about working at Pinkberry is “the energy and the atmosphere.” “I mean, it’s frozen yogurt,” he says. “How bad of a mood could a customer [be] in to get frozen yogurt?”

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Purchase art dolls, headdresses, paintings, hula hoops, jewelry and other eclectic finds by local artists at THE PANDEMONIUM SHADOW SHOW Saturday, Oct. 16, from 6 p.m. to midnight at 3 RING CIRCUS’ THE BIG TOP GALLERY (1638 Clio St., 569-2700; www.3rcp. com). A free performance by Ratty Scurvics begins at 9:20 p.m. OUR LADY OF THE LAKE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH (312

Lafitte St., Mandeville, 985-626-5671; www.ollparish.info) hosts its 28th annual FESTIVAL OF THE LAKE Friday, Oct. 15, through Sunday, Oct. 17. The celebration features more than 50 craft and game booths for children, a vintage car show, a 5-kilometer race, food from local restaurants and music by Marcia Ball and Four Unplugged, among others. All funds raised benefit the church, Our Lady of the Lake School and local charities. Free admission. Southern Craft and Design presents JOHN HUMPHRIES: SECOND LINE, a display of Humphries’ new jewelry

designs, Thursday, Oct. 14, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART (925 Camp St., 539-9650; www.ogdenmuseum.org). Saturday, Oct. 16, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friends of Mel Ott Park hosts the second annual FALL BAZAAR AT MEL OTT PARK (2310 Belle Chasse Hwy., Gretna). The free event features food, music, hayrides and craft vendors showcasing an assortment of jewelry, ceramics, paintings, candles and more.

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Race 4:30 p.m. sun., oct. 17 the theatres at canal place, 365 canal st., third floor 7 p.m. sun., oct. 17 the porch, 1362 st. anthony st. 5:30 p.m. wed., oct. 20 the prytania theatre, 5339 prytania st.

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Race untangles the complex tale of how Ray Nagin — originally the Republican “business candidate” in 2002 — won that election with only 38 percent of the black vote, and was then re-elected in 2006 after he opposed the green space plan, earning more than 80 percent of the black vote. His opponent: Mitch Landrieu, who would succeed Nagin in 2010. The film manages to strike a delicate balance and lets all sides speak for themselves. “I’m not crazy about documentaries that come across as didactic,” Cecil says. “I think my point of view comes across, but I didn’t want to ram it down people’s throats.” Cecil hails from Dorset, England, and arrived in New Orleans in 2001 to complete a master’s degree in Southern literature at Tulane University. She never left. “I have the advantage of being a foreigner,” she says. “Even though I’ve lived here nine years I’m still very much an outsider, so people of all different persuasions say all kinds of things to me.” Cecil captured about 120 hours of footage for what would be an hourlong film, shooting 95 percent of it herself while also serving as producer and handling the audio. It won the best documentary award at the recent Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival, and she hopes Race will reach a wide audience on DVD. “‘Documentary business’ is an oxymoron,” Cecil says. “It’s something you try to do in your spare time. It’s a labor of love.” For more previews of New Orleans Film Festival documentaries, see page 119.

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Trash truly is treasure in New Orleans, where blighted cars become faubourg ornaments and SDT had a reality show. It’s a natural landing spot for Swiss sound recyclers Simon Berz and Kaspar König, whose itinerant “Ten Times Ten to Eleven” project takes scavenged refuse and, with the help of area musicians, turns it into aural haute garbage. Pickup artists include Aurora Nealand (pictured), James Singleton and Donald Miller. Tickets $7.

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Lonnie Elder III won a Drama Desk Award for Ceremonies in Dark Old Men, his play chronicling changing times in Harlem in the 1960s. An aging barber tries to keep his family together as his children adapt to social changes. Anthony Bean directs Harold X. Evans, Damany S. Cormier, Samantha Beaulieu-Adele and others. Tickets $18 general admission, $16 seniors/students.

Campaign Directors By will coviello

President Bill Clinton’s 1992 introduced the world to two political newcomers: campaign manager James Carville and communications director George Stephanopoulos. Filmmakers Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker followed the two, and their documentary The War Room (1993) is a thrilling account of a wild election campaign. It screens in the New Orleans Film Festival (12:30 p.m. Sun., Oct. 17, New Orleans Museum of Art; www.neworleansfilmsociety.org).

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never vote for anybody,” W.C. Fields famously said. “I only vote against.” But even Fields could scarcely have imagined New Orleans’ 2006 mayoral race, in which not a candidate, but a master plan for rebuilding post-Katrina New Orleans — widely known as the “green space plan” because it would have left many neighborhoods, especially AfricanAmerican neighborhoods, bulldozed for green space — galvanized voters in a contentious post-Katrina election. These events revealed hard truths about race relations and community responsibility in New Orleans that still resonate today. This tumultuous time inspired local documentary filmmaker Katherine Cecil to pick up her camera. The resulting film, Race, which screens at the 2010 New Orleans Film Festival, began when Cecil returned to New Orleans in January 2006 after a three-month stint working on NOW on PBS in New York. “The election was the most interesting thing going on, and I just found myself shooting it without much of a plan,” Cecil recalls. “I had just gotten a small highdefinition camera, which is big enough to be taken seriously and small enough to be unobtrusive. So I elbowed my way in with the news guys.” Cecil immediately detected a change in the tenor of local discourse, both public and private, as the right to return to New Orleans became a major issue. “People said things after the storm that they would never have said otherwise,” Cecil says. “I became particularly interested in all this exclusionary rhetoric, like ‘We don’t need those people back.’”

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Matt Johnson and Kim Schifino build mountains of chaotic electronics and cap them with pianoplunked dance beats and blushing, sentence-finishing choruses. Sidewalks (Fader), the Brooklyn duo’s third LP (due Nov. 2), will score a sneak-preview listening party in the hour before the concert. Big Freedia opens. Tickets $13.50 in advance, $16.50 at the door.

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see us. So we’re going to try and play for them.” Cobain’s company of fellow admirers has grown over the years, as have the bands adopting the Vaselines’ accidental genius of sweetly harmonized guy/girl melodies with amateurish guitars and beat-skipping rhythms. Many were in diapers during the first, abbreviated goaround, such as the Dum Dum Girls, who will join the Vaselines later on its current jaunt. Does Kelly hear himself in the current crop of garage bands? “I think we’re all just coming from the same direction,” he says. “We’ve all got the same influences, ’60s garage pop/rock.” A “joke that people didn’t really get,” according to McKee, the Vaselines’ seemingly overt sexual content was a source of great amusement within the band. It still is, Kelly says: “(‘Rory Rides Me Raw’) was about a bicycle that Frances used to own,” he laughs. “She loved that bicycle. ‘Monsterpussy’ was about a cat that went under the floorboards and stayed there for a few weeks. It was just our idea of what we were going to do with it, to get it back out. A lot of the songs were based on things that were going on in our lives, what we’re thinking about.”

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Beach house — Candy RiedlLowe, 7 BMc — Abita Blues, 7, Space Heaters, 9:30 cafe negril — John Lisi & Delta Funk, 9

cafe PryTania — Bastard Suns, Punch Drunk Apollo, 10

carrollTon sTaTion — Notes & Quotes Songwriters Night feat. Marc Belloni, 8:30 check PoinT charlie — Nervous Duane, 7; Fish Out of Water, 10; Shane Johns, midnight chickie Wah Wah — New Orleans Nightcrawlers, 8

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doMinic’s — 1 On 1 Band, 7

dos Jefes uPToWn cigar Bar — Tom Hook, 9:30 dragon’s den — Climate Change, 10

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hosTel neW orleans — Soul School feat. Elliot Luv & the Abney Effect, 8 house of Blues — Matt & Kim, Big Freedia, 9

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Blue nile — Khris Royal, 10:30; Gravity A (upstairs), 11 BMc — Caroline Fourmy & Her Jazz Band, 7; Rue Fiya, 9:30

cafe negril — Jamey St. Pierre & the Honeycreepers, 9 candlelighT lounge — Treme Brass Band, 9

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wIndsor court Hotel (Polo cluB lounge) — Zaza, 6 yuKI IzaKaya — By and By, 8

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MoJo statIon — Ed Wills, Blues for Sale, 8 oaK — Matt Lemmler, 7

old fIreMen’s Hall — Two Piece & a Biscuit feat. Brandon Foret, Allan Maxwell & Brian Melancon, 7:30 old oPera House — Vibe, 8:30 old PoInt Bar — Mike Burkhart, 8

one eyed JacKs — Vaselines, Jeffrey Lewis, 9

PalM court Jazz cafe — Lars Edegran & Topsy Chapman feat. Palm Court Jazz Band & Tom Sancton, 8 PreservatIon Hall — Preservation Hall Jazz Band feat. Mark Braud, 8

rocK ’n’ Bowl — Jerry Embree, 8:30 snug HarBor Jazz BIstro — Delfeayo Marsalis & Uptown Jazz Orchestra, 8 & 10 sPotted cat — Brett

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BaccHanal — Courtyard Kings, 7; Vincent Marini, 9:30 BanKs street Bar — Dave Jordan & the Neighborhood Improvement Association, 10

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le Bon teMPs roule — Soul Rebels Brass Band, 11

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carousel PIano Bar & lounge — John Autin, 9

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yuKI IzaKaya — Norbert Slama Trio, 8

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allways lounge — Rosencrantz, 10

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CheCK Point Charlie — Devil Killing Moth & Irene, 7 CirCle Bar — Jazzholes, 6; Safes, Dives, Unnaturals, 10

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Screen Savers THE NEW ORLEANS FILM FESTIVAL SCREENS A WIDE ARRAY OF FEATURES AND DOCUMENTARIES. BY WILL COVIELLO

he New Orleans Film Festival kicks off Friday with the local premiere of Welcome to the Rileys, starring James Gandolfini (The Sopranos) as a traveling businessman who befriends an underage hooker (Kristen Stewart) while he and his wife (Melissa Leo) struggle with their marriage. The film was shot in New Orleans and is one of the festival’s many features, documentaries and other films with local ties. Major studio films screening at the festival in advance of fall release dates include Black Swan, 127 Hours, Conviction and Blue Valentine. Foreign films range from the third installment of Stieg Larsson’s millennium trilogy, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest, to the Hong Kong remake of the Coen brothers’ Blood Simple, A Woman, A Gun and A Noodle Shop, and director Taylor Hackford’s Love Ranch, with his wife Helen Mirren and Joe Pesci starring as Nevada brothel owners. There also is a wide array of documentary films, some of which are previewed below. Visit the festival website (www.neworleansfilmsociety.org) for full schedule and details.

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American Grindhouse DIRECTED BY ELIJAH DRENNER 7 P.M. MON. & WED., OCT. 18 & 20 CHALMETTE MOVIES, 8700 W. JUDGE PEREZ DRIVE, CHALMETTE

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Glen Pitre (Belizaire the Cajun) executive produced this made for French and German TV movie about a group of several French war brides as World War II winds down and they move to the U.S. Several women meet in one of the armyrun camps where they are “Americanized” before crossing the Atlantic to be with their soldier husbands. There are many cultural barriers to address, and some of the couples don’t yet speak the same language. And once married to a Yank, many women find themselves unwelcome in their French communities. It’s a warm portrait of determination and persever-

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Cameron Yates’ film about Jeanette Maier, The Canal Street Madam, doesn’t break any news about her infamous brothel on Canal Street, which became the subject of an extensive FBI investigation and national news when it was finally busted. Tapes of johns arranging for sex, caught on thousands of wiretapped calls, provide some entertaining moments in the documentary, but during most of the film, Maier and her family talk about how they got into and were affected by the prostitution business, including Maier’s daughter working for her. Yates’ film dwells on a couple of important issues. One is the profound injustice of busting the prostitutes but not the clients, and it’s all the more outrageous when the men are elected officials who are supposed to oversee the creation and enforcement of laws. Of course, the film covers Maier’s accusation that Sen. David Vitter was one of her brothel’s clients. Maier also is an advocate for decriminalization of prostitution, saying it’s a victimless crime between consenting adults. Unfortunately, after seening the toll it has taken on her and her children, it doesn’t seem like a terribly viable family business.

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ance during the difficult transitions from wartime to peace and exotic romance to married life. The film was shot outside of Paris and at several locations around New Orleans and South Louisiana.

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Before there was viral video on the Internet, there were tape traders, especially filmmakers who dealt in absurdities caught on video. One of the stars of that era was Jack Rebney, a blustering curmudgeon cast in a marketing video for a then new line of Winnebago campers (discussing “new modular concepts”). The film crew saved countless takes gone awry as Rebney descended into profanity-laced tirades about bad scripts, forgetting his lines and flies on the campground shoot. Austin, Texas-based filmmaker Ben Steinbauer got curious about what happened to Rebney. He filmed his quest to find the reclusive onetime spokesman and show the world the real person otherwise immortalized as “the angriest man in the world.” Rebney still has plenty to say, but he resists letting anyone else film him again. The postmodern leap from obscure clip to real time is less hazardous than Rebney’s volatile temper, but both filmmaker and subject find satisfaction when he reconnects with his fans. OCT

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Even if it were just the longest series of trailers for exploitation films to add to your Netflix queue, American Grindhouse is an orgy of strange and guilty vicarious pleasures. By the time it gets to the mid-1970s films Wham Bam Thank You, Spaceman and Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS, you’ll weep for humanity’s dark and insatiably curious soul, or feel relief that you are not alone. Grindhouse is actually a chronicle of exploitation films going back to the earliest days of the industry, when Thomas Edison was pushing prurient topics to drum up interest in movies. Filmmakers found creative and devious ways to get nudity, sex, violence, carnival sideshow entertainers and more absurd topics on screen. There were films ostensibly about hygiene, childbirth, abortion, prostitution, drugs and abuse. Gimmicks blossomed into genres, including beach films, “nudie cuties,” for which Russ Meyer became famous, “roughies,” combining sexuality and violence, blaxploitation, horror and gore, women biker gang and lesbian prison films. Most of these films had low-budget aesthetics, but continuously, whatever sold tickets at shady theaters soon found its way into more mainstream, higherbudget, major studio productions. Film noir and modern horror blockbusters had

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antecedents in B-movies. Director Elijah Drenner’s film covers a lot of territory about the changes in the movie industry over seven decades, and it’s both a titillating and smart look at the veiled but close relationship between racy and vulgar entertainments and popular culture.

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NOW SHOWING ALPHA AND OMEGA (PG)— Two wolves with conflicting personalities get stuck together on a journey to find their way home. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 16, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 14 CASE 39 (R) — A well-meaning

social worker (Renee Zellweger) encounters dark forces while trying to rescue a girl from her seemingly cruel parents. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 14

CATFISH (PG-13) — Two filmmakers document photographer Yaniv Schulman as he pursues an online relationship, not aware the project would take an unexpected and unsettling turn. AMC Palace 20 EASY A (PG-13) — A high school student takes advantage of untrue rumors circulating about her. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 14 GET LOW (PG-13)— A cranky old recluse decides to have a funeral for himself while he’s still alive. Canal Place

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IT’S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY (PG-13) — A 16-year-old finds

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himself stuck in a mental health hospital, where he meets a mentor (Zach Galifianakis) and a love interest (Emma Roberts). AMC Palace 20, Canal Place LEGEND OF THE GUARDIANS: THE OWLS OF GA’HOOLE (PG) — Based on the book series, a

young barn owl and his friends escape the orphanage where captives are brainwashed into becoming soldiers. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 14 LET ME IN (R) — In the

American remake of the Swedish film Let the Right One In, a misfit 12-year-old boy befriends a vampire child. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 14 LIFE AS WE KNOW IT (PG-13) —

Two adults (Katherine Heigl and Josh Duhamel) with a dissonant relationship unexpectedly become the caregivers of their godchild when the baby’s parents die in an accident. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 14 MY SOUL TO TAKE (R) — In Wes Craven’s thriller, a serial killer is

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on the hunt for the seven children born the day he supposedly died. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 14 SECRETARIAT (PG) — The film chronicles the life of Penny Chenery, owner of the Triple Crown-winning racehorse Secretariat. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand THE SOCIAL NETWORK (PG13) — Aaron Sorkin and David

Fincher’s film follows the complicated ascent of Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Grand, Hollywood 14 THE TOWN (R) — Ben Affleck,

Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner and Blake Lively star in Affleck’s drama about a crook who falls for the manager of one of the banks he’s robbed. AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Grand, Prytania

WALL STREET: MONEY NEVER SLEEPS (PG-13) — Michael

Douglass is back as stock trader Gordon Gekko, who is out of prison and looking for a fresh start. AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Grand, Hollywood 14

YOU AGAIN (PG) — In the comedy starring Kristen Bell, Sigourney Weaver, Jamie Lee Curtis and Betty White, a wedding causes a host of high school rivalries to re-emerge. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand

OPENING FRIDAY JACKASS 3-D (R) — The MTV

buffoons add another dimension to their hijinks in their third film.

RED (PG-13) — Bruce Willis,

Morgan Freeman, John Malkovich and Helen Mirren star in the action-adventure based on the D.C. Comics graphic novel.

SPECIAL SCREENINGS THE BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI (PG) — British prison-

ers of war during World War II are instructed to build a bridge to accommodate the Burma-Siam railway that the Allies are secretly planning to destroy. TIckets $5.50. Noon Wednesday, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 891-2787; www.theprytania.com

JOHN KENNEDY TOOLE: THE OMEGA POINT (NR) — Friends

and colleagues of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author tell the story of his life. Tickets $5.50. Noon Sunday, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 891-2787; www.theprytania.com

MADAME BUTTERFLY (NR) —

Frederic Mitterrand’s adaptation of the Puccini opera stars Ying Huang. The screening is a part of the library’s Italian Film Festival and features commentary by Paul Cimino. Free admission. 5:30 p.m. Monday, St. Tammany Parish Library, Covington Branch, 310 W. 21st Ave., Covington, (985) 893-6280; www.sttammany. lib.la.us/covington.html

MY DOG TULIP (NR) — The animated film is an adaptation of the 1956 novel about a man who rescues and befriends a German sherperd. Tickets $5.50. Noon Saturday, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 8912787; www.theprytania.com OF MICE AND MEN (PG-13) — The library screens Gary

Sinise’s adaptation of the novel as part of its John Steinbeck Novels Into Films Series. Free admission. 1:30 p.m. Saturday, St. Tammany Parish Library, Slidell Branch, 555 Robert Blvd., Slidell, (985) 893-6280; www.stpl.us

THE ROOM (NR) — This black “comedy” has been called “the Citizen Kane of bad movies.” Tickets $8. Midnight Friday-Saturday, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 8912787; www.theprytania.com THE WOLF MAN (NR) — Lon

Chaney Jr. stars in the 1941 horror film about a man inflicted by a horrific disease. Free admission. 8 p.m. Monday, La Divina Gelateria, 621 St. Peter St., 302-2692; www.ladivinagelateria.com

FILM FESTIVALS NEW ORLEANS FILM FESTIVAL — The New Orleans Film

Society screens local, regional, national and international films at various venues. Headlining films include Welcome to the Rileys, Blue Valentine and Black Swan. Visit www.neworleansfilmsociety.org for screening times and locations. ThursdayMonday, then nightly through Oct. 21. AMC Palace 10 (Hammond), 429-9090; AMC Palace 12 (Clearview), 734-2020; AMC Palace 16 (Westbank), 734-2020; AMC Palace 20 (Elmwood), 734-2020; Canal Place, 363-1117; Chalmette Movies, 277-4778; Entergy IMAX, 581-IMAX; Grand (Slidell), (985) 641-1889; Hollywood 9 (Kenner), 464-0990; Hollywood 14 (Covington), (985) 893-3044; Kenner MegaDome, 468-7231; Prytania, 891-2787; Solomon Victory Theater, National World War II Museum, 5276012

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Opening FORT ISABEL GALLERY. 502 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-1841 —“Fall for Art,” a group exhibition featuring 10 gallery artists, through Nov. 6. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. WINDSOR COURT HOTEL. 300 Gravier St., 522-1922; www.windsorcourthotel. com — Glassworks by James Vella. Artist’s reception 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday.

galleries 3 RING CIRCUS’ THE BIG TOP GALLERY. 1638 Clio St., 569-2700; www.3rcp. com — “Use Your Allusion,” works

by Sean Neary and Gabriel Flores, through Oct. 29.

A GALLERY FOR FINE PHOTOGRAPHY. 241 Chartres St., 568-1313; www. agallery.com — Photographs by Sebastião Salgado, through Jan. 1. ACADEMY GALLERY. 5256 Magazine St., 899-8111 — “Parallel Universes,”

works by Victoria Ryan; works by Jacques Soulas, through Oct. 26.

ANTENNA GALLERY. 3161 Burgundy St., 957-4255; www.antennagallery. org —“Perceived Dichotomies,” an

installation by Daniel Lauricella, Duane Pitre and Jeanette Bonds, through Nov. 7.

ARIODANTE GALLERY. 535 Julia St., 524-3233 — Works by Mike Kilgore,

Pam Marquis, Betsy Meyers Green and Michael Eddy, through Oct. 30.

ART GALLERY 818. 818 Royal St., 5246918 — Paintings, sculpture and

jewelry by local artists Noel Rockmore, Michael Fedor, Xavier de Callatay, Charles Bazzell, Bambi deVille and Ritchie Fitzgerald, ongoing.

ARTHUR ROGER GALLERY. 432 Julia St., 522-1999; www.arthurrogergallery.com —“Willie Birch: Looking

Back,” paintings and papier-mache pieces by the artist, through Oct. 30. “Hell Hell Hell/Heaven Heaven Heaven: Encountering Sister Gertrude Morgan & Revelation,” works by Lesley Dill, through Nov. 20. ARTICHOKE GALLERY. 912 Decatur St., 636-2004 — Artists work on site in all media; watercolors and limited-edition prints by Peter Briant, ongoing. BARRISTER’S GALLERY. 2331 St. Claude Ave., 525-2767; www.barristersgallery. com — “Rebel Scum,” wood block

prints by Sean Starwars, through Nov. 6.

BERGERON STUDIO & GALLERY. 406 Magazine St., 522-7503; www. bergeronstudio.com — Photographs by Michael P. Smith, Jack Beech,

Harriet Blum, Kevin Roberts and others, ongoing. BERTA’S AND MINA’S ANTIQUITIES GALLERY. 4138 Magazine St., 895-6201 —“Second Line: Lifting Our Souls

Up Into Heaven,” works by Nilo and Mina Lanzas; works by Clementine Hunter, Noel Rockmore and others; all ongoing. BRYANT GALLERIES. 316 Royal St., 525-5584; www.bryantgalleries. com — Paintings by Dean Mitchell, ongoing. BYRDIE’S GALLERY. 2422-A St. Claude Ave., www.byrdiesgallery.com —

“David Sinclair Nixon: A Retrospective of One Artist’s Life and Work”, through Nov. 9.

CALICHE & PAO GALLERY. 312 Royal St., 588-2846 — Oil paintings by Caliche

and Pao, ongoing.

CALLAN FINE ART. 240 Chartres St., 524-0025; www.callanfineart. com — Works by Eugene de Blass,

Louis Valtat and other artists of the Barbizon, Impressionist and PostImpressionist schools, ongoing.

CANARY GALLERY. 329 Julia St., 388-7746; www.thecanarycollective. com — “Global Log,” paintings

on kitenges by Horton Humble, through November.

CARDINAL GALLERY. 541 Bourbon St., 522-3227 — Exhibition of Italian art-

ists featuring works by Bruno Paoli and Andrea Stella, ongoing. CARIBBEAN ARTS LTD. 720 Franklin Ave., 943-3858 — The gallery showcases contemporary Haitian and Jamaican art.

CAROL ROBINSON GALLERY. 840 Napoleon Ave., 895-6130; www. carolrobinsongallery.com — “Thirty Years in Retrospect,” a group exhibition by featured and gallery artists, through October. CARROLL GALLERY. Woldenberg Art Center, Newcomb Art Department, Tulane University, 314-2228; www. carrollgallery.tulane.edu — “Adjunct +1,” a group exhibition featuring Tulane adjunct faculty, through Oct. 27. CASELL GALLERY. 818 Royal St., 5240671; www.casellartgallery.com —

Pastels by Joaquim Casell; etchings by Sage; oils by Charles Ward; all ongoing.

COLE PRATT GALLERY. 3800 Magazine St., 891-6789; www.coleprattgallery.com — “Things Left Unsaid,”

acrylic paintings by James Beaman, through October.

COLLECTIVE WORLD ART COMMUNITY. Poydras Center, 650 Poydras St., 339-5237 — Paintings from the Blue

Series by Joseph Pearson, ongoing. COLLINS C. DIBOLL ART GALLERY. Loyola University, Monroe Library, 6363 St. Charles Ave., fourth floor, 861-5456 — “Couples,” portraiture

by Carole Leake; “Wonderland,” mixed-media caterpillar paintings and drawings by Tom Strider; both through Oct. 21. COUP D’OEIL ART CONSORTIUM. 2033 Magazine St., 722-0876; www. coupdoeilartconsortium.com — “Life

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review Chapter and Verse This was unexpected. Since the 1970s, Lesley Dill has been known for her gossamer sculptural works based on poetry and the body, especially the female form, which she often cobbled out of verses — many from Emily Dickinson — cut from steel, copper, paper and even horsehair. Like Dickinson, Dill is a daughter of New England, and both reflect epochal shifts in the perception of female identity. So it’s startling to see Dill now taking her cues from Sister Gertrude Morgan, our own Lower 9th Ward artist, poet and preacher known for fire and brimstone sermons on the streets of the French Quarter. Though the gulf between Dickinson and Morgan may seem irreconcilable, Dill found a way. Here we see the main themes of Morgan’s sermons including the Apocalypse, the Antichrist, the Whore of Babylon and the Beast rendered in a style more crisply Gothic than Morgan’s colorfully gaudy effusion. Yet this may seem oddly familiar if you’ve ever seen those old New England headstones with skulls and skeletons etched in granite. The first New Englanders also were fundamentalists and shared the same apocalyptic message as Morgan, so her graphics and theirs have much in common. But probably only another woman could fathom how it felt to be a crusading black female preacher, poet and painter in the 1950s South. In 1957, Morgan heard a voice telling her that she was a “bride of Christ,” and that was when she took her ministry to the French Quarter. Dill’s sculpture of a wedding gown blazoned with Morgan’s name and the words “Jesus” and “power” and “glory” convey her positivism, but a black dress covered with variations of the word “Hell” amid eyes, crosses and serpents express the sulfurous pit of Hades that awaits the sinner. By putting her in a more historic and literary context, Dill helps facilitate a more complete picture of Sister Gertrude’s place in the pantheon of American culture. — D. Eric Bookhardt

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“Dreaming in Clay,” stoneware figural works by Mark Chatterley, through Nov. 4.

DU MOIS GALLERY. 4921 Freret St., 818-6032 — “Harvest,” glazed

stonewear sculpture, acrylic on canvas and oil canvas by Sue Bowers, Jason DuMouchel and Anne McLeod, through Nov. 6.

THE FRONT. 4100 St. Claude Ave.; www.nolafront.org — Sumi ink

drawings by Yoonmi Nam, Jeremy Drummond and Hoang Pham; installation works by emerging artists curated by Dave Greber; multi-channel video installation by Dave Webber, through Nov. 7.

GALERIE ROYALE. 3648 Magazine St., 894-1588; www.galerieroyale. com — “Skating into the Fall,” works

by Jessie Trinchard, Robert Sutton, Mike Klung and Shannon Marie, through October.

GALLERY BIENVENU. 518 Julia St., 525-0518; www.gallerybienvenu.com — Sculpture by Pablo Atchugarry, through Nov. 20. THE GARDEN DISTRICT GALLERY. 1332 Washington Ave., 891-3032; www.gardendistrictgallery.com —

“Celebrate New Orleans,” a group exhibition featuring local artists, through Nov. 7. GUY LYMAN FINE ART. 3645 Magazine St., 899-4687; www.guylymanfineart.com — “Young, Talented

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tween You, Me and Us,” wall sculpture by Carolina Sardi; “Flocked Relics,” flocked pieces and light sculpture by Keith Sonnier; both through Oct. 30.

dolls, puppets and photographs, through November. REYNOLDS-RYAN ART GALLERY. Isidore Newman School, 5333 Danneel St., 896-6369; www. newmanschool.org — Multi-

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ROBERE LORD GALLERY. 2375 Tchoupitoulas St., 267-5802; www.roberelordgallery.com — Paintings by Elsie Semmes,

JEAN BRAGG GALLERY OF SOUTHERN ART. 600 Julia St., 895-7375; www.jeanbragg.com — “Au Jazz Hot! New Orleans

SIBLEY GALLERY. 3427 Magazine St., 899-8182 — “Unearthed,”

Group show featuring works by Bruce Davenport Jr. and others, through Nov. 9.

in the 1920s,” paintings by Ann Cox Strub, through October.

JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY. 400A Julia St., 522-5471; www. jonathanferraragallery.com —

“I Speak As I Please,” welded, repurposed metal works by David Buckingham; “Other Living Things,” two-dimensional works by Brian Borrello; both through Oct. 30.

LE DESIGNS LLC. 3512 Magazine St., 373-6413 — Paintings by Tucker Fitz Hugh Jr. and Vera Deville Judycki; painted ostrich eggs by Tucker Fitz Hugh Jr., through Nov. 27. LEMIEUX GALLERIES. 332 Julia St., 522-5988; www.lemieuxgalleries.com — “Paper Trail,”

works on paper by Paul Ninas, through Oct. 30.

M. FRANCIS GALLERY. 604 S. Julia St., 875-4888; www.mfrancisgallery.com —“Perseverance in

Peace,” mixed-media drawings and watercolors by Asante Salaam, through Friday.

MYSTIC BLUE SIGN SHOP. 2212 Magazine St., 525-4691 — “Twenty-first Century

Lettering Art,” an exhibition of archived hand-lettering, through Oct. 30.

NEW ORLEANS ARTWORKS. 727 Magazine St., 529-7279 — Works by Dave Lindsley, Mark Waguespack, Imen Djouini, Jonathan Taube, through Oct. 30. NEWCOMB ART GALLERY. Tulane University, Woldenberg Art Center, 314-2406; www. newcombartgallery.com — “Voices Inside: The Form and Function of Baskets,” more than 200 baskets from around the world; “Creative Environs: Art of the Newcomb Pottery;” both through Sunday. OAK STREET GALLERY. 111 N. Oak St., Hammond, (985) 345-0521 — Water media by Janet Gildermaster; ceramic by Lark Smith; acrylic on metal by Gloria Ross; all through October. POET’S GALLERY. 3113 Magazine St., 899-4100 — “Carnival of

Saints and Souls,” a group exhibition featuring handmade

paintings and stitchings on handmade mini-quilts, through Oct. 30.

SLIDELL ART LEAGUE GALLERY. Historic Slidell Train Depot, 1827 Front St., Suite 201, (985) 8479458 — “Out of the Blue,” a

group exhibition and competition, through Feb. 3. SLIDELL CULTURAL CENTER. 2055 Second St., Slidell — “So

You Think You Can Paint?” works by elected officials and community leaders, through Nov. 12. SOREN CHRISTENSEN GALLERY. 400 Julia St., 569-9501; www. sorengallery.com — Ceramic

works by Bradley Sabin and new works by William Dunlap, through October. STELLA JONES GALLERY. Place St. Charles, 201 St. Charles Ave., Suite 132, 568-9050 — “The

Edge of Spirit,” drawings and mixed-media sculptures by Donald Locke, through Nov. 27. TAYLOR BERCIER FINE ART. 233 Chartres St., 527-0072 — “Fever Dreams,” drawings and paintings by Thomas Woodruff, through Oct. 22. THOMAS MANN GALLERY UNO-ST. CLAUDE GALLERY. 2429 St. Claude Ave. — “Do

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museums AMERICAN-ITALIAN MUSEUM & RESEARCH LIBRARY. 537 S. Peters St., 522-7294 — Permanent

exhibits of jazz artists, a St. Joseph’s altar replica, the Louisiana Italian-American Sports Hall of Fame and a research library with genealogy records.

AMISTAD RESEARCH CENTER. 6823 St. Charles Ave., 862-3222 — “Through a Crowd, Bravely:

The 50th Anniversary of Public School Desegregation in New Orleans,” an exhibition about the 1960 integration of William Frantz and McDonogh 19 elementary schools, through Dec. 22.

CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER. 900 Camp St., 528-3800; www. cacno.org — “Freak Parade,” works by Thomas Woodruff, through Oct. 24. HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION. 533 Royal St., 5234662; www.hnoc.org — Early

Louisiana furniture from the Magnolia Mound Plantation collection, through Dec. 11. LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM. Old U.S. Mint, 400 Esplanade Ave., 568-6968 — “Target America: Opening Eyes to the Damage Drugs Cause,” an interactive exhibit exploring the damaging effects of illegal drugs, through Nov. 24. MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN COCKTAIL. 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, 569-0405; www. museumoftheamericancocktail. org — “Absinthe Visions,” pho-

tographs by Damian Hevia, ongoing.

NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM. 945 Magazine St., 527-6012; www.nationalww2museum.org — “Loyal Forces:

The Animals of World War II,” artifacts focusing on animals employed and encountered in the war, through Sunday. NEW ORLEANS AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM. 1418 Gov. Nicholls St., 566-1136; www. noaam.com — “Sumpt’n

to See, Native Son Comes Home,” paintings by Ted Ellis; “Drapetomania: A Disease Called Freedom,” a collection of artifacts by Derrick Joshua Beard; both through November.

NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART. City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 658-4100; www.noma. org — “Scents and Sensibil-

ity,” 125 objects covering the history of perfume bottles; “Ancestors and Descendants: Ancient Southwestern America at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century,” photographs, artifacts and archival research from Tulane University’s George Hubbard Pepper Native American Archive; both through Oct. 24.

NEW ORLEANS PHARMACY MUSEUM. 514 Chartres St., 5658027; www.pharmacymuseum. org — Exhibits on 19th-cen-

tury pharmacy, medicine and health care, all ongoing.

OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART. 925 Camp St., 539-9600; www.ogdenmuseum.org —

“The Art of Country Music,” items from the Marty Stuart Collection, through October. “The Big Spill,” a Center for Southern Craft and Design spotlight exhibition, through Dec. 5.

SOUTHERN FOOD & BEVERAGE MUSEUM. Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, 569-0405; www.southernfood. org — “New Orleans con Sabor

Latino,” an exhibit highlighting the legacy of Latin cuisine in New Orleans, through Nov. 15.

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NOCCA|Riverfront Lupin Hall, 2800 Chartres St., 940-2787; www. nocca.com — NOCCA students perform George Bernard Shaw’s classic about a soldier who carries chocolates instead of ammunition. Tickets $10. 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday.

THE BEDROOM SUITE NEW DIRECTORS SHOWCASE. Backyard

Ballroom, 3519 St. Claude Ave., 945-9936; www.frontmanshow.com — Short works set in bedrooms showcase four new directors. Plays include Jean Cocteau’s The Human Voice, Lucille Fletcher’s Sorry, Wrong Number, Tennessee Williams’ Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen and Jenny Magnus’ The Strange. Tickets $10. 3 p.m. Sunday, 8 p.m. Oct. 22-23. BLESS YA BOYS: WHO DAT NATION.

Le Chat Noir, 715 St. Charles Ave., 5815812; www.cabaretlechatnoir.com — Shine Productions presents its tribute to the New Orleans Saints and their fans. Tickets $26 (includes $5 drink credit). 8 p.m. Thursdays through Oct. 28.

CEREMONIES IN DARK OLD MEN.

Anthony Bean Community Theater, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave., 862-7529; www.anthonybeantheater.com — Lonne Elder’s drama tells the story of an African-American family in 1960s Harlem. Tickets $18 general admission, $16 students and seniors. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday through October. CHICKEN LITTLE. Le Petit Théâtre

du Vieux Carré, 616 St. Peter St., 522-2081; www.lepetittheatre.com — Ricky Graham puts his spin on the classic story of the sky falling in the children’s production. Tickets $15-$20. 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Saturday, 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

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St. Charles Ave., 581-5812; www. cabaretlechatnoir.com — Mark Routhier directs Pat Bourgeois’ soap opera featuring Kyle Daigrepont, Sean Glazebrook, Matthew Mickal and others. Tickets $10. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Actor’s Theatre of New Orleans, WTIX-FM Building, second floor, 4539 N. I-10 Service Road, Metairie, 456-4111 — In Rene J.F. Piazza’s comedy, a reclusive vampire must fall in love to break a curse placed on his family. Tickets $20 general admission, $18 students and seniors. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Sunday through Oct. 30. FROZEN. Shadowbox Theatre, 2400

St. Claude Ave., 523-7469; www.theshadowboxtheatre.com — Bryony Lavery’s Tony award-winning play entwines the lives of a serial killer,

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. Slidell Little

Actress Fay Wray, with whom King Kong fell in love in the 1933 classic, is the presiding goddess of Scream Queens. The musical even features a song dedicated to her: “I wanna be like Fay Wray/ the perfect damsel in distress/ clutched in the hands of a big, hairy ape/ wearing not too much of a dress.” Kong’s inamorata is often considered the first and perhaps greatest scream queen. So, it’s not surprising that six actresses, who all are screamers, should pay her a tribute. We meet the actresses — Alexis (Kate Abreo), Bianca (Kate Fleming), DeeDee (Heather Leonard), Nadine (Cathie Choppin), Richelle ( J.J. Rodgers) and Tonya (Lindsey Noelle Brown) — at the seventh annual “International GlamaGore ScreamiCon.” They all hope to pick up one more role and emote one more bloodcurdling scream before falling victim to a monster or psychopath. Not the height of their careers, maybe, but it’s work. “We’re shaking our tits and paying the rent,” they croon. And the fake blood washes off after the shoot. Scream Queens is musical entertainment, and the distressed gals sing beautifully and keep you entertained. They sometimes involve the audience, inviting some on stage to audition as screamers. The cast sings, clowns around and gives insight into their lives, particularly the hard times a curvaceous victim can sink to when the years start to take their toll. “This little lady’s stock has fallen so low, even her stalker has lost interest,” one says. Another says she starred in the one and only topless production of Our Town. We get to know the screamers in a more personal way when they comment on projections on stage. All starlets fall on hard times eventually. Where does an actress go after thrillers like Revenge of the Psycho Bimbos, Slumber Party Massacre and Malibu Vampire Vixens? Scott Martin wrote the book, music and lyrics for the show. J.J. Rodgers gets a tip of the hat for well-paced directing and inventive choreography. Musical director Jonne Dendinger meets his usual high standards. Most importantly, the cast brings a lively, poised imbecility to their glamour-gore divas. For film, Wray recorded all her King Kong screams in one afternoon. And for the musical, we aren’t talking Method acting, just good fun. — Dalt Wonk

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scream queens 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 2:30 p.m. Sun. Teatro Wego, 177 Sala Ave., Westwego, 885-2000; www.jpas.org Tickets $30 general admission, $27 seniors/military ID, $20 students

his victim’s mother and a psychiatrist. Call 701-6921 or visit www. noctc.org for details. Tickets $15. 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday through Oct. 23. LET FREEDOM SWING!. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 527-6012; www.nationalww2museum.org — The musical highlights wartime-era big band and swing music. Visit www.stagedoorcanteen.org for details. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 1 p.m. Sunday. THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP. Le

Chat Noir, 715 St. Charles Ave., 581-5812; www.cabaretlechatnoir.

com — Ricky Graham and Varla Jean Merman star in the Charles Ludlam satire. Tickets $29 (includes $5 drink credit), $25 Mystic Krewe of Satyricon performance (call 671-7410 for that performance only). 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday, 2 p.m. Oct. 24. Mystic Krewe of Satyricon performance 8 p.m. Monday. SCREAM QUEENS: THE MUSICAL. Te-

atro Wego, 177 Sala Ave., Westwego, 885-2000; www.jpas.org — B-movie actresses recount their experiences as horror movie stars in the interactive musical comedy. Tickets $20-$30. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday,

Theatre, 2024 Nellie Drive, Slidell, (985) 643-0556; www.slidell-slt. org — The theater hosts the stage adaptation of Harper Lee’s novel. Tickets $14 general admission, $7 children. 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. TOUCH. Elm Theatre, 220 Julia St.,

218-0055; www.elmtheatre.org — A grief-stricken man tries to move on with his life after his wife is raped and murdered. Tickets $20. 7:30 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 6 p.m. Sunday.

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Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, 300 Bourbon St., 553-2270; www.sonesta. com — Trixie Minx stars in the weekly burlesque show featuring the music of Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown. Call 553-2331 for details. 11:50 p.m. Friday.

BUSTOUT BURLESQUE. House of Blues, 225 Decatur St., 310-4999; www.hob.com — Lola Van Ella is the special guest for the burlesque troupe’s performance. Tickets start at $29.40 (includes fees). 8 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Saturday. BY GEORGE. Le Chat Noir, 715 St.

Charles Ave., 581-5812; www.cabaretlechatnoir.com — Banu Gibson sings George Gershwin songs. Tickets $30 (includes $5 drink credit). 8 p.m. Tuesday.

MAD ABOUT THE MOVIES. Rivertown

Repertory Theatre, 325 Minor St., Kenner, 468-7221 — Butch Caire sings songs by Cole Porter, Nacio Herb Brown, George and Ira Gershwin and other famous film score composers. Tickets $28 (includes hors d’oeuvres). 8 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 22-23, 2 p.m. Sunday.

THE MIDNIGHT REVUE. Starlight

by the Park, 834 N. Rampart St., 561-8939; www.starlightbythepark. com — Marcy Marcell directs a weekly female-impersonation jazz cabaret. Call for ticket information. Midnight Friday.

REX PRESLEY BENEFIT VARIETY SHOW. Shadowbox Theatre, 2400

St. Claude Ave., 523-7469; www. theshadowboxtheatre.com — The drag king’s variety show combines burlesque, live music and other genres. Visit www.rexpresleybenefit.info for details. Tickets $10. 11 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

OpeRa OPERA RETURNS TO BOURBON STREET. The Inn on Bourbon Hotel,

541 Bourbon St., 524-7611; www.innonbourbon.com — The hotel and the New Orleans Opera Association present the free performance by Bon Operatit. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

PORGY AND BESS. Mahalia Jackson

Theater of the Performing Arts, 1201 St. Peters St., 525-1052; www.acethea