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T-Model Ford with GravelRoad Wed., Feb. 1 | Touring in support of the new Psychedelta (Knick Knack), Seattle blues-rockers GravelRoad get a pick-meup in the form of bad-man patriarch and sometime bandleader T-Model Ford. With Cashman at the Howlin’ Wolf. PAGE 107. New Orleans Comedy Arts Festival Wed.-Fri., Feb. 1-3 | Brody Stevens, familiar from bit parts in The Hangover movies and late-night cable appearances, headlines the comedy festival. More than 40 local and touring comics perform over the course of three nights at La Nuit Comedy Theater. PAGE 118.

Blowfly Thu.-Fri., Feb. 2-3 | Clarence “Blowfly” Reid was a major figure in Miami’s soul and funk music scene in the 1960s and ’70s, but somehow, he is better known as the dirty rapper and alter ego Blowfly. He appears at a screening of The Weird World of Blowfly at Zeitgeist Thursday and performs Friday at Siberia. PAGES 107 AND 112. Krewe du Vieux Sat., Feb. 4 | The satirical krewe revels in guilty pleasures and the wild abandon of end times in its 2012 parade Crimes Against Nature. Women’s health and rights advocate Deon Haywood reigns as queen and leads the procession through the French Quarter and Marigny. PAGE 105.

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Zola Jesus Sat., Feb. 4 | Since appearing at Siberia the week of Halloween, electro ice princess Nika Roza Danilova has been remixed by David Lynch and immortalized by The New York Times fashion magazine T. Her third paralyzing album, Conatus (Sacred Bones), arrived in October. Talk Normal opens. At One Eyed Jacks. PAGE 107.

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Netherfriends Thu., Feb. 2 | Shawn Rosenblatt is Chicago’s prolific psychedelic Netherfriends, whose recent kaleidoscopic sampling project reimagined Harry Nilsson. Another full-length album, Middle America (Kilo Records), is due next month. New Orleans space folk outfit Native America and Pals open. At the Circle Bar. PAGE 107.

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Louisiana Center for Law and Civic Education (LCLCE) from the restaurant industry.” Billow says the proposal will call Alex and Maribeth for removing codes restricting the del Castillo prepare areas where food trucks can operfood in the mobile ate, lifting a limit on mobile vendor kitchen of Taceaux permits and eliminating confusing Loceaux, a popular language on how long a truck can food truck they have park at a particular location. operated since 2009. Under the New Orleans municiPHOTOS BY pal code’s lengthy section regulatCHERYL GERBER ing mobile food vendors, operators must obtain permits specifically for food trucks — at a cost of more than $300 apiece. In theory the permits are available once the food trucks have passed health and fire inspections. Because the law limits the number of active permits to 100, however, permits generally aren’t immediately available to new businesses. Billow says she spent thousands of dollars getting her truck up to code between August, when she bought it in Florida, and last fall. That accomplished, she still couldn’t get a permit because the city had reached its 100-truck limit. Billow got a catering license instead and operated out of compliance. At the beginning of January, a mobile vendor permit finally opened up. “As soon as we booked the flights to get the truck,” Billow says, she posted on Twitter that La Cocinita would open in Sep-

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he long-simmering dispute between New Orleans City Hall and the city’s burgeoning food truck industry came back to the public’s attention on Jan. 18 with this Facebook post: “Kudos to District A Council Member Susan G. Guidry for her staff’s work to rid Uptown of the scourge of tasty Taceaux. Someone complained about our Thursday stand at Romney Pilates Center and now her staff is poring over the Byzantine laws to force us to quit. If you live in District A and like your Thursday Taceaux, you may want to give her office a call, email, or express your concern on her FB page.” The message, which appeared on Taceaux Loceaux’s page, was written by Alex del Castillo. Del Castillo and his wife Maribeth founded the popular taco truck in 2009. Lately the truck has been operating outside Romney Pilates at 5619 Magazine St. every Thursday, per an agreement with Erin Romney, who owns the fitness center. Guidry says she called city Zoning Administrator Edward Horan after she received complaints about the truck. Horan discovered Taceaux Loceaux’s mobile stand blocked some of Romney’s parking spaces, leaving too few spaces available under city zoning laws. Horan says he spoke to Romney’s lawyer, Justin Schmidt, who advised Romney to end the relationship with the food truck. Guidry says she was merely responding to constituent complaints when she contacted Horan and was not signaling an effort to ban food trucks in her district. Horan says he heard from Guidry’s office only once. “All this was just a response to complaints of people in the neighborhood,” Guidry says, adding that she likes food trucks. “Sometimes you just try to respond to your constituents and you become aware of an issue about which you had no idea.” She soon will. It turns out that del Castillo, and likely more food trucks, are regularly violating more than parking space requirements, although they may not be aware of it. A group of food truck operators led by Rachel Billow, proprietor of the South American food truck La Cocinita, and including the del Castillos and longtime truck operator Linda Green (the “Yakamein Lady”) hope to change that. Billow is drafting a document calling for the City Council and Mayor Mitch Landrieu to simplify food truck codes. Billow says a draft proposal will be ready as early as this week. “It’s going to be a letter/proposal to all council members, to the mayor, to try to get people to listen, basically,” she says. “We’re trying to make a list of supporters, including any council members we think would likely back us on this, as well as anyone

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    “I’m confident a farmer can contain  a milk spill without a federal agency  looking over his shoulder. … But I will  not back down from making sure an  oil company can contain the kind of oil  spill we saw in the Gulf two years ago.”  — President Barack Obama during his Jan. 25 State of the Union address. Meanwhile, BP America Chairman and President Lamar McKay and Mark Bly, BP’s executive vice president for safety and operational risk, were tapped as the first witnesses to testify at a trial next month to determine the causes of the Deepwater Horizon rig explosion and ensuing oil disaster.

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    “I might have tacos when I go home.  I’m not quite sure yet.” — East Haven, Conn. Mayor Joseph Maturo���s response to WPIX reporter Mario Diaz, who asked what the mayor will do for the Latino community following FBI arrests of Connecticut police officers for harassing East Haven Latinos. Maturo later followed with, “When you  ask me what I would do for Latinos, I  may go out and have a Latino dinner in  the Latino community. There’s nothing  wrong with that and you can twist it  and turn it whichever way the press  decides to do.”

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“All people should be able to share in the love and commitment of marriage.” — a statement from the Freedom to Marry initiative, launched at the U.S. Conference of Mayors Mayor: Raise bonds, Reduce Murder Rate Mayor asks judges to hike bonds to keep defendants in gun criMe cases in jail.

    Hours after the Jan. 25 killing of  Harry “Mike” Ainsworth, who was  shot to death in front of his two sons in  Algiers while trying to stop a carjacking,  New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu  called on local judges to adopt large  minimum bond amounts for defendants  accused of gun crimes.      The judges at Criminal District Court  and Municipal Court are being asked  to require a minimum bond of $30,000  for any defendant “facing charges of illegal concealment of a weapon or other  weapons charges,” Landrieu wrote in  a letter to Criminal Court Chief Judge  Camille Buras and Municipal Court  Chief Judge Paul Sens.

    Landrieu says 40 percent of the  city s 2011 homicide suspects and 30  percent of victims previously had faced  illegal weapons charges. New Orleans  Police Chief Ronal Serpas said those  numbers are approaching 50 percent  of suspects and 50 percent of victims  in 2012. Higher bonds will, in theory,  mean that fewer people will be able to  afford the bail amounts to get out of jail  and will therefore be less likely to commit violent crimes on the street.     Landrieu’s proposal is based on a  concept first implemented in St. Louis,  he said, adding, “They believed this  helped bring down their murder rate.”      Some credit the program for St.  Louis’ 20 percent drop in murders in  2011 — down to 114 killings compared  to 144 in 2010. It should be noted that  the new bond minimums were adopted  less than nine months ago. St. Louis’  annual murder tallies have varied wildly  in the past decade, with as few as 74  in 2003 to as many as 168 in 2008,  according to statistics from the U.S.  Department of Justice.      Landrieu has added another element to the St. Louis plan. He’s asking  that people charged with gun crimes  be required to wear an electronic  monitor and pay for the program themselves, if they’re able, as a condition of  being released on bond.     The city currently pays Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman, whose  department runs the program, $13.25  per day per adult and $14.75 a day  per juvenile participant in the electronic monitoring program. Landrieu  awarded the sheriff’s office the contract in late 2010. There are now 120  participants in the program, Gusman  said. — CHArLeS MALDONADO

Mitch on Marriage landrieu didn’t join the freedoM to Marry initia tive at u.s. conference of Mayors

    At the 80th Winter Meeting of the  U.S. Conference of Mayors a few  weeks ago, five mayors (including  New York’s Michael Bloomberg and  Los Angeles’ Antonio Villaraigosa,  among others) launched the Freedom  to Marry initiative, a nonpartisan group  of U.S. mayors who back the belief  “that all people should be able to  share in the love and commitment of  marriage,” according to its statement.      “We are honored to lead this bipartisan group of mayors who support  ending marriage discrimination at all  levels of government” the statement  continued. “While we will each have  different strategies for pursuing that  end, we all agree on the goal: securing  the freedom to marry and upholding  equal rights for all citizens.”     Freedom to Marry’s signatories include more than 80 mayors representing more than 20 states and Washing-


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since August 2011, a marsh fire in eastern New Orleans has left firefighting authorities — from the city and across the state — scratching their heads. Helicopters from the National Guard dumped hundreds of thousands of gallons of water on the site, and Tropical storm Lee dropped more than a dozen inches of rain. Five months later, the 2,000-acre plot continues to smolder. Officials partially blamed smoke from the marsh fire for last month’s deadly 40-car pileup and a fatal accident in the days that followed. Now the New Orleans Fire Department is combating the fire, which largely is contained under a layer of topsoil unreachable through conventional firefighting measures such as hoses hooked up to fire hydrants. Fire Department public information officer Edwin Holmes Jr. said the Louisiana state Police used infrared imaging to locate the fires, which are being fought with a portable water pump that puts out 1,500 gallons a minute. Up to 1.5 million gallons of water are pumped into the area daily. Fire Chief Charles Parent said in a statement that “this tedious and time-consuming effort has proven to be the safest and most effective way to approach this very stubborn marsh fire.” Meanwhile, local firefighters have joined a multi-agency effort, including the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and the property’s owner (attorney and developer John Cummings), to determine just how effective recent efforts are. — ALex wOODwArD

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Enough! pens in the Lower 9th Ward happens in Lakeview. What happens in eastern New Orleans happens in Uptown. What happened to Keira Holmes and Mike Ainsworth happened to all of our children and all of our siblings. A part of each of us dies with every murder victim. If we don’t believe that, then there’s nothing left to fight for — or to hope for — but if we can feel the pain of every murder victim’s family, then, hopefully, we can also find the will to overcome the culture of death. We saw an example of that kind of hope last week, even as the city mourned. A group of local high school students has banded together to use social media to launch a grassroots nonviolence movement called #NOLALOVE. The group’s motto is “Embrace the love. Stop the violence.” The movement started when eight students at Edna Karr High School in Algiers

A part of each of us dies with every murder victim. If we don’t believe that then there’s nothing left to fight for — or to hope for. won a T-shirt contest organized by the Brees Dream Foundation and Idea Village. A portion of the sales of their T-shirts (available online from Fleurty Girl) goes to after-school arts programs all over town. Some, for example, will help buy new musical instruments for the Karr marching band. Meanwhile, the movement has gone viral on Twitter. “Many kids have so many different opportunities, and if no one inspires them, lets them know you can do this, you can do that, they’re going to go out and do something that will reflect on their lives in a negative way,” Theodore Davis, one of the Karr students who founded #NOLALOVE, told WWL-TV. T-shirts won’t stop the killing, of course, but the hope that Davis and his fellow Karr students have mustered should inspire the rest of us to join them in embracing — and fighting for — New Orleans’ culture of life.

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ast week, for what seems the umpteenth time, an act of violence shattered the calm of a quiet neighborhood and shocked the sensibilities of a city already numbed by an out-of-control murder rate. Harry “Mike” Ainsworth, 44, was shot and killed in Algiers Point on Jan. 25, when he tried to stop a carjacking near a school. His two young sons, on their way to school, watched him die while his killer fled. The city wept yet again, as it did on Dec. 18, when Keira Holmes was killed by a stray bullet in the B.W. Cooper Housing Development just days before her second birthday. Between those two killings, more than a dozen other people were murdered in New Orleans. Enough. Enough! — That’s the sentiment in every corner of town. In Algiers the night after Ainsworth’s murder, several hundred angry and frustrated citizens turned out for a previously scheduled neighborhood watch meeting. They demanded — and deserve — more from New Orleans police. We all share their frustrations. Mayor Mitch Landrieu decried the city’s “culture of death” and called on local judges to impose high bonds on defendants arrested for gun violations. The idea is to keep them in jail pending their trials rather than release them back upon an innocent and unsuspecting public. We like the mayor’s idea for higher bonds, but we reject his notion that New Orleans has a culture of death. We believe the opposite is true, that New Orleans actually has a longstanding, very vibrant culture of life — a culture that celebrates every aspect of life here. Unfortunately, a very small minority in New Orleans embraces a culture of violence and death, and they are at war with the rest of us. We cannot, we must not, lose that war. We don’t presume to have the answers to New Orleans’ murder problem, but we know that we must start by not giving up hope. This is difficult enough in the immediate aftermath of such violence as that visited upon the families of Mike Ainsworth and Keira Holmes. But New Orleans is nothing if not grounded in hope. Hope is what sustained us in the terrible days after Hurricane Katrina. If we can recover from all that Katrina inflicted on us in 2005, then we must find hope to survive the pain that we inflict on one another today. We can start by recognizing that there are no longer such places as “good neighborhoods” and “bad neighborhoods.” There are only New Orleans neighborhoods. As the tragic deaths of Keira Holmes and Mike Ainsworth taught us, what happens in B.W. Cooper happens in Algiers Point. What hap-

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Blood Sport he process of finding the right person to lead the New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) has come down to four finalists. Sadly, it also has become embroiled in politics. Everyone agrees that turning around NORD is vital to the city’s quality of life and to long-term crime-fighting efforts. Everyone also agrees that finding the right person to lead that turnaround is the commission’s most important task. But when it gets down to who the right person is, there are many disagreements. And they have gotten personal. The four finalists are Vic Richard, the current interim NORD director who was appointed by Mayor Mitch Landrieu in June 2010; Reggie Williams, a former NFL star and one-time Disney exec who also served on the Cincinnati City Council; Wanda Durden, a technology executive who formerly ran Baltimore’s Recreation and Parks Department; and Charlene Braud, a former NORD director who now leads Atlanta’s Recreation Department. All seem capable, but Richard and Williams have attracted the most attention.

Because he was appointed by Landrieu, who also appointed eight of the recreation commission’s 13 members, Richard is accused (through no fault of his own) of having an inside track. In fact, a fifth finalist withdrew several weeks ago, claiming the fix was in for Richard. Williams has been dubbed a “game changer” by former New Orleans City Councilman Arnie Fielkow, who himself changed the game on the council by resigning to take a job with the National Basketball Retired Players Association in Chicago. Fielkow wrote an op-ed piece in The Times-Picayune on Jan. 21 in which he all but accused Landrieu, who has taken no public position on any of the finalists, of pulling strings for Richard. Williams also has been endorsed by District B Councilwoman Stacy Head, who does not sit on the recreation commission. All of which raises the question: Who’s really playing politics here? The evidence points to both sides. In the glare of the political spotlight, a six-member search committee of recreation commissioners opted to forward all four finalists to the full commission. That,

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after Landrieu made his first public statement on the selection process — asking that all four names be forwarded, and blasting Fielkow. “It’s ironic that a former politician that quit his job and moved to Chicago is now calling on the [recreation commission] to keep the politics out of this, while in the same breath advocating for one particular candidate,” Landrieu said in a prepared statement. In fairness to Fielkow, he was a leading proponent of reforming NORD, whose fortunes and funding declined precipitously under former Mayor Ray Nagin. (NORD

was well-funded and widely praised under Mayor Marc Morial.) Fielkow and Landrieu privately butted heads over how best to reform NORD after both won their last elections. Landrieu embraced the proposed NORD reforms as a candidate; after the election, he pushed changes that gave him more control over the commission. He and Fielkow have had a testy relationship ever since. Fast forward to now, and you can see that there’s more to Fielkow and Landrieu’s disagreement than the NORDC director selection process. The four finalists will be vetted publicly at a search committee meeting at 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 30, at City Hall. Hopefully each candidate will get the chance to answer questions individually about his or her experience, qualifications and vision. And hopefully, all the politicians will stand down and let the commission do its work. Among the great lessons a revitalized NORD could impart to young people are a sense of healthy competition and the values of teamwork, sacrifice and sportsmanship. It’s too bad the process of getting there has turned into such a blood sport.

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Hey Blake,

In the 1950s, there was an ice cream stand in the 1600 block of Metairie Road near St. Catherine of Siena Church. I’m sure the name of the place was Dixie Maid. Do you know when it closed and what the spot became afterwards? John

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Dear John, Throughout the 1950s and ’60s and up until 1972, Dixie Maid was located at 1613 Metairie Road. After it closed, the building was torn down and the address ceased to exist. A health studio opened next door at 1615. Now that building is occupied by lawyers. Hey Blake,

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Dear L.J., Bars come and go all the time in the Big Easy, and that’s what happened to Samuels. It came and went. The location at 1628 St. Charles Ave. was known as Samuels from about 1997 until 2004, when it became the Avenue Beer Pub. In 2005, the location ceased to be a bar at all. About 10 blocks up the street, at 2618 St. Charles Ave., is the Belfort House. Unlike Samuels, the mansion is still there. The 7,000-square-foot, two-story Greek revival home was built in the 1870s for Alexander C. Hutchinson and his wife; they purchased the property on St. Charles Avenue in 1867. The couple lived there until Hutchinson died in 1902. In the 1930s, the mansion was divided into apartments and for years was home to many New Orleanians. When the mansion became home to the Real World: New Orleans cast, the interior was gutted and renovated. Two of the local gentlemen responsible

The Belfort House on St. Charles Avenue has been renovated to reflect its original design. PHOTO By KANDACE POWER GRAVES

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What was the name of the ice cream shop that was very popular in the 1970s? It was located on Franklin Avenue near North Claiborne Avenue. My husband and I remembered how good the ice cream was but cannot remember the name. Could you help us?

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Dear Cheryl, Lots of folks have fond memories of places that “ain’t dere no more” where they used to enjoy ice cream and other New Orleans treats. I remember in the early 1960s going to the shop you mentioned and getting a big scoop in a cone for seven cents. Hayes Very Fine Ice Cream at 1246 Franklin Ave. was in business until 1975, when it became Savoie’s Dairy Bar, which lasted about four years. After a period of vacancy, Catalano’s Produce took over the property.

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For centuries, New Orleans has been a melting pot of cuisines, a place where dishes come to rub up against other cultures and become more delicious in the process. The changing demographics of the city since Hurricane Katrina have only accelerated this process. There’s more variety out there than ever before, from white-tablecloth standouts to corner po-boy shops. Gambit’s 2012 Winter Restaurant Guide breaks them down by cuisine and offers a taste of each eatery’s best dishes. Bon appetit.

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BENNACHIN 1212 Royal St., 522-1230 West African dishes fill the menu at this casual restaurant. Black-eyed pea fritters feature peas ground into a paste and fried like hush puppies, served with tomato and onion dipping sauce. Spinach jama jama is spinach sauteed with ginger and garlic. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

AmericAn 8 BLOCK KITCHEN & BAR Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., 561-1234; www.neworleans.hyatt.com Located in the atrium at the center of the hotel, this cafe offers pastries, coffee drinks and a gourmet menu. Smoked veal shank is slow braised and served with sweet onion and eggplant puree. The cochon de lait platter features pork smoked with pecan wood and comes with bibb lettuce, a green onion and corn galette, and several barbecue sauces

and is big enough for two or three people to share. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch daily. $$

AUDUBON CLUBHOUSE CAFE 6500 Magazine St., 212-5285; www.auduboninstitute.org The double bogey breakfast includes two eggs, two pieces of bacon or sausage and two sweet potato pancakes. The Newman Reuben sandwich comes with warm shaved turkey with melted Swiss and house-made red cabbage slaw on toasted marbled rye. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $ BALCONY BAR & CAFE 3201 Magazine St., 894-8888 The Balcony burger tops a half-pound patty with sauteed mushrooms, tomato, grilled onions, green peppers, bacon and jalapenos. The Athens salad includes romaine, tomato, onions, black olives, artichoke hearts, feta and vinaigrette dressing. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

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BEAR’S GRILL & SPIRITS 550 Gause Blvd., Slidell, (985) 201-8905; 1809 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 674-9090; 3206 Metairie Road, Metairie, 833-9226; www.bearsgrillandspirits.com Sandwiches and burgers are top menu choices at Bear’s. Try a roast beef po-boy dressed with gravy. The New Orleans burger is an 8-oz. patty topped with roast beef debris and Swiss cheese. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $ BUFFA’S BAR & RESTAURANT 1001 Esplanade Ave., 949-0038; www.buffasrestaurant.com The Buffa burger is a half-

pound patty topped with cheddar cheese and served with fries. Jambalaya is topped with Abita-beer marinated Johnsonville brats and onions. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

THE BUFFET AT HARRAH’S 8 Canal St., 533-6000; www.harrahsneworleans.com Head to the buffet for endless boiled crabs on Thursday. The pasta station offers a variety of pastas, meats and tomato and cream sauces. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$ CAFE NAVARRE 800 Navarre Ave., 483-8828 Thin crust pizza is topped with tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, spinach, artichokes, feta and mozzarella over garlic-basil sauce. The sausage jalapeno Benedict piles poached eggs, jalapenos and sausage on English muffins with hollandaise and comes with grits or hash browns. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Nonna Mia serves dishes including a spicy portobello and red pepper appetizer, lobster ravioli and Caprese salad.

CAPDEVILLE 520 Capdeville St., 371-5161; www.capdevillenola.com The truffled mac and cheese is made to order and combines brown butter, sage, Molinari pancetta, peas, Parmesan and white truffle oil. The pork cakes are served over stoneground grits with pork jus. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ CHECKERED PARROT 133 Royal St., 592-1270; www.checkeredparrot.com Cream cheese-stuffed jalapenos are deep fried and served with ranch and marinara sauce. The Buffalo chicken sandwich is a fried chicken breast tossed in your choice of hot, medium or mild sauce and served with salad, fries, yellow rice or chips. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner

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BAYOU HOT WINGS 6221 S. Claiborne Ave., 865-9464; www.bayouhotwings.com Sauces ranging from the spicy Bayou Beast to buttery garlic-Parmesan coat wings and a lot more here. There also are wraps filled with shrimp or chicken, frog legs, alligator and chicken strips. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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COPELAND’S CHEESECAKE BISTRO 2001 St. Charles Ave., 593-9955; 4517 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 4547620; www.copelandscheesecakebistro.com Blackened shrimp fettucini Alfredo is topped with shaved Parmesan served in an herb-cheese pizza bowl. The cheesecake menu includes a variety of flavors, including white chocolate strawberry. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

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CRAZY JOHNNIE’S STEAKHOUSE 3520 18th St., Metairie, 8876641; www.crazyjohnnies.net One of Johnnie’s popular specials is the 12-oz. New York strip topped with bordelaise and served with mashed skin-on red potatoes. Shrimp Sochi features sauteed shrimp in garlic-cream sauce with dill. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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CREPES A LA CART 1039 Broadway St., 8662362; www.crepecaterer.com The chicken cordon bleu crepe is filled with chicken, ham, Swiss cheese, white asparagus and hollandaise. The Spanish omelet crepe combines ham, eggs, baby spinach, mushrooms, onions and salsa with your choice of cheese. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ DAISY DUKES 121 Chartres St., 561-5171; www.daisydukesrestaurant.com The Cajun omelet combines cheese, hot sausage, tomatoes, onion, parsley, paprika and cracked pepper and is served with hash browns or grits and toast or a biscuit. Blackened alligator sausage is served over jambalaya with a cup of gumbo, fried green tomatoes and garlic bread. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $$ DAT DOG 5031 Freret St., 899-6883; www.datdognola.com The Irish Guinness sausage is pork bratwurst made with Guinness beer, served with andouille sauce, cheddar cheese, white and green onions, yellow mustard and bacon on a steamed and toasted sourdough bun. Get Polish kielbasa or German-style bratwurst topped with a choice of grated cheddar, diced onions, wasabi, sauerkraut or housemade chili. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Cash only. $

DEJA VU RESTAURANT & BAR 400 Dauphine St., 523-1931; www.dejavunola.com The seafood platter comes with catfish, shrimp, oysters and crawfish. Get a half-pound char-grilled burger topped with two strips of bacon, American cheese, lettuce, tomato and mayo. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $ DRY DOCK CAFE 133 Delaronde St., 361-8240; www.thedrydockcafe.com The Best Bank burger is an 8-oz. patty topped with cheese, bacon, grilled onions and mushrooms. Prime rib comes with a twice-baked potato and vegetables. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ FAT HEN GROCERY 7457 St. Charles Ave., 2662921 www.fathengrill.com Barbecue is a specialty at chef Shane Pritchett’s casual cafe. Order barbecued pulled pork, Texas-style brisket or St. Louis ribs. There also are burgers, entrees, creative sides, and breakfast is available all day. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ FAZZIO’S RESTAURANT 1841 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 624-9704; www.fazziosrestaurant.com Chef Jimbob’s specialty is shrimp stuffed with crabmeat and served over pasta with crabmeat cream sauce. The 16-oz. rib-eye Good Lovin’ is topped with fried oysters and bordelaise. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ HARD ROCK CAFE 418 N. Peters St., 529-5617; www.hardrock.com The Legendary burger is a 10-oz. patty topped with bacon, cheddar, an onion ring, lettuce, tomato and pickles. The twisted mac, chicken and cheese features a grilled chicken breast over corkscrew pasta tossed in three-cheese sauce with garlic, roasted red peppers and Romano-parsley breadcrumbs. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ HICKORY CAFE AND GRILL 1313 Hickory Ave., Harahan, 737-0033; www.hickorycafe. com The Cuban sandwich combines slow-roasted pork loin, smoked ham, Swiss cheese, pickles and Creole mayo on grilled French bread. The Uptown chicken sandwich is dressed with melted Brie, bacon, spinach and tomatoes. No reservations. Lunch Mon.Fri. Credit cards and checks. $

HOUSTON’S RESTAURANT 1755 St. Charles Ave., 5241578; 4241 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 889-2301; www.hillstone.com The grilled chicken salad features mixed greens, honeylime vinaigrette and peanut sauce. Rotisserie chicken is slow roasted and served with dirty rice. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ IHOP 151 Westbank Expwy., Gretna, 366-4177; 833 Canal St., 593-0440; 12150 I-10 Service Road, 244-0013; www.ihop.com The breakfast sampler includes two eggs, two bacon strips, two pork sausage links, two pieces of ham, hash browns and two buttermilk pancakes. Grilled tilapia is served with hollandaise, red potatoes, steamed broccoli and garlic bread. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $ JIMMY BUFFETT’S MARGARITAVILLE CAFE 1104 Decatur St., 592-2565; www.margaritavilleneworleans. com Gulf Coast and Caribbean dishes fill the menu at Jimmy Buffett’s place. Volcano nachos are topped with chili, cheese, guacamole, sour cream, jalapenos, tomatoes and scallions, and grilled chicken or beef are optional additions. Jimmy’s Jammin’ Jambalaya is loaded with shrimp, chicken, turkey and andouille sausage and served with French bread. No Reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$ OLIVE BRANCH CAFE 1995 Barataria Blvd., Marrero, 348-2008; 5145 Gen. DeGaulle Drive, 393-1107; American Can Company, 3700 Orleans Ave., 302-1220; www.olivebranchcafe.com Shrimp Carnival combines Gulf shrimp, smoked sausage, onions and bell peppers in garlic cream sauce tossed with penne pasta. The Southwestern burger features an 8-oz. black Angus patty topped with guacamole, jalapenos, bacon and Swiss and cheddar cheeses on a jalapeno-cheese roll. Delivery available. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $$ PICCADILLY Citywide; www.piccadilly.com Piccadilly cafeterias offer an extensive array of Southern and American favorites from fried chicken, crawfish etouffee and blackened shrimp with fettuccine Alfredo to spaghetti and meatballs. There also are salads, pasta


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rUssELL’s MarINa GrILL 8555 Pontchartrain Blvd., 282-9999; www.russellsmarinagrill.net The onion mum appetizer is a large onion cut and fried to resemble a flower in bloom. For breakfast, eggs Pontchartrain features poached eggs atop an English muffin with fried green tomatoes, bacon and hollandaise. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $ sT. CHarLEs TaVErN 1433 St. Charles Ave., 5239823; www.stcharlestavern. com The pork boudin sausage po-boy gets a zesty kick from Cajun spices and is served with fries. The chicken-fried steak comes with baked potatoes. For dessert try white chocolate bread pudding with rum sauce. Delivery available. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

sPUdLy’s sUPEr sPUds 2609 Harvard Ave., Metairie, 455-3250 Spudly’s menu includes soups, salads, po-boys filled with seafood, and baked potatoes topped with a wide array of meats, cheeses, vegetables and sauces. The chicken delight features fried chicken breasts topped with mozzarella, chives and cheese or barbecue sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ sUGar ParK 3054 St. Claude Ave., 942-2047; www.sugarparknola.com New York-style pizzas include the “All Up In There” pie topped with ham, Italian sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, green peppers and onions. There also are sandwiches and burgers like the blue cheese and bacon burger served with fries, potato salad or coleslaw. Reservations

T.G.I. FrIday’s 1201 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, 368-2100; 3300 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 8877788; www.tgifridays.com Friday’s serves an eclectic menu including seafood, salads, pasta, steaks, ribs, burgers, sandwiches and more. Cajun shrimp and chicken pasta features chicken and shrimp sauteed in Cajun butter and served over fettuccini in Alfredo sauce. Appetizers include everything from loaded potato skins to Buffalo wings to green bean fries and Tuscan spinach dip. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ TEd’s FrOsTOP 3100 Calhoun St., 861-3615 The Lotto burger is a 5-oz. patty served with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles and Frostop’s secret sauce. There are waffle fries and housemade root beer. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ THE TIMEs GrILL 1827 Front St., Slidell, (985) 639-3335; 1896 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 626-1161; www.timesgrill.com The menu features 23 different types of hamburgers, including the Goldburger, a patty brushed with barbecue sauce and topped with pepper Jack cheese and onion rings. The large selection of salads includes the chef’s club salad, piled with turkey, ham, roast beef, and provolone, cheddar and Swiss cheeses. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ WOW CaFE Citywide; www.wowcafe.com WOW serves wings and an eclectic menu including Buffalo shrimp, quesadillas, burgers, wraps, chicken tenders and salads. The selection of wing sauces ranges from spicy Buffalo, jerk or Santa Fe style to Texan mesquite barbecue to sweet-and-sour Polynesian sauce. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $ ZEa rOTIssErIE aNd GrILL Citywide; www.zearestaurants.com Platters of slow-cooked meats from the rotisserie include combos like half a barbecued chicken and a half-rack of St. Louis ribs. The Asian tuna salad features seared rare tuna with crispy noodles, sesame seeds, almonds and peanut vinaigrette. Reservation policies and hours vary by location. Credit cards. $$

ZEKE’s rEsTaUraNT 1517 Metairie Road, Metairie, 832-1133; www.eatatzekes. com Popular entree options include pecan-crusted catfish and chicken pot pie with puff pastry. Seasonal boiled seafood also is available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Bar & Grill aLIBI Bar aNd GrILL 811 Iberville St., 522-9187; www.alibineworleans.com This late-night haunt offers a long list of bar snacks, plus entrees like barbecue shrimp over rotini pasta. The chicken Ceasar pita features chargrilled chicken, melted provolone, Romano cheese and romaine lettuce, all wrapped in flatbread and served with crisp fries. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ aTTIKI Bar & GrILL 230 Decatur St., 587-3756; www.attikineworleans.com The linguini is topped with marinated and grilled chicken, artichokes and mushrooms in white wine cream sauce. The tomato Buffalo features baked tomato slices topped with mozzarella, basil and extra virgin olive oil. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$ THE aVENUE PUB 1732 St. Charles Ave., 5869243; www.theavenuepub. com Red beans and rice wontons are traditional creamy red beans stuffed into wonton wrappers and served with Sriracha-honey dipping sauce. The “grown-up grilled cheese” includes bacon, sage leaves, drunken goat cheese, sharp cheddar and feta, plus housemade pesto and tomato on sourdough bread. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $ BayOU BEEr GardEN 326 N. Jefferson Davis Pwky., 302-9357; www.bayoubeergarden.com Head to to this Mid-City bar and grab a 10-oz. Bayou burger served on a sesame bun. Disco fries are french fries topped with cheese and debris gravy. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $ BEaCHCOrNEr Bar & GrILL 4905 Canal St., 488-7357; www.beachcornerbarandgrill.com The 10-oz. hickory cheddar burger is topped with house hickory sauce and sharp cheddar and dressed to order. Many items can be prepared page 25

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sOMETHIN’ ELsE CaFE 620 Conti St., 373-6439; www.somethinelsecafe.com Combining Cajun flavors and comfort food, Somthin’ Else offers noshing items including shrimp baskets, boudin balls and alligator corn dogs. There are burgers, po-boys and sandwiches filled with everything from cochon de lait to a trio of melted cheeses on buttered thick toast. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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roasT Beef – Delicious, always tender and juicy, prepared in our own rich gravy, hot or cold......... BBQ roasT Beef – The same tender beef in our rich barbecue sauce ......................................................... hoT sausage PaTTies – Hot and spicy, cooked in its own juices............................................................... hoT sausage links – Spicy, hot links served the way you like ............................................................... iTalian sausage – A delicious patty with just the right hint of anise; try it with tomato gravy ....................... BBQ sMoke sausage – A delicious juicy sausage smothered with BBQ Sauce ........................................ haMBurger – Pure beef patties, tender and juicy, with gravy and onions if desired ............................................... MeaTBall – Homemade, delicious tomato gravy and meatballs ................................................................................ caTfish – Thick, tender farm grown fillets, battered and fried ......................................................................... oysTer – Fresh Louisiana oysters, fried crispy, try catsup, hot sauce and pickles ............................................... shriMP – Freshly breaded and fried crisp to order .......... crayfish Tails – Battered and fried crisp to order ....... chicken – Spicy or mild, fried in a spiced breading, a succulent piece of chicken breast tenderloin ...................... french fry – Delicious golden fries with our roast beef gravy, if desired ......................................................... haM – A generous portion of juicy boiled ham .................... haM anD cheese – The same amount of ham with a layer of American, Swiss or Provolone cheese ................... colD cuT PoBoys – Luncheon Meat, Salami, Livercheese or Bologna (any one) ............................................ Turkey BreasT – A generous portion of 96% fat free baked turkey....................................................... chicken salaD – For a lighter lunch, served on a bed of lettuce, whole wheat, sliced or french....................... Tuna salaD – For a lighter lunch, served on a bed of lettuce, whole wheat, sliced or french....................... four MeaT sPecial – Ham, Luncheon Meat, Bologna, Salami ............................................................................. guMBo – Chicken and Sausage or Seafood (Seafood on Friday only) .............................................................

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Buffalo style for extra spicy heat. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

BROOKS SEAHORSE SALOON 1648 Gentilly Blvd., 218-4217 The fried chicken sandwich is dressed with lettuce, onions and pickles. The house burger features an 8-oz. patty cooked to order. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ BRUNO’S TAVERN 7538 Maple St., 861-7615; www.brunostavern.com The Ponchatoula salad features grilled chicken over a bed of spring mix tossed in poppy seed dressing with blue cheese, sugared and spiced pecans, red onions and strawberries. The 8-oz One Eyed Jack burger is topped with bacon, pepper Jack cheese, onion rings and a sunny side up egg. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ THE BULLDOG 3236 Magazine St., 891-1516; 5135 Canal Blvd., 488-4191; www.draftfreak.com Crawfish banditos feature two fried flour tortillas filled with crawfish etouffee, cheese and roasted green chilis served with house-made salsa, sour cream and avocado. The chili cheese steak wrap comes au jus for dipping. No reservations. Lunch Wed.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CADDYSHACK 3217 Ridgelake Drive, Metairie, 833-1799 Visit Caddyshack on a Monday for traditional red beans and rice. Friday seafood specials include fried fish, shrimp or oysters. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $ CHECKPOINT CHARLIE 501 Esplanade Ave., 281-4847 Whether you are waiting for a load of laundry or listening to a band, Checkpoint Charlie can sate a hungry appetite. The grilled chicken breast sandwich is served on a bun. Or order a burger seasoned with Cajun spices and a side of potato tots topped with melted

LIUZZA’S BY THE TRACK 1518 N. Lopez St., 218-7888 The corner bar’s kitchen offers a menu of seafood plates, burgers and salads. Specialty po-boys feature garlicky oysters or barbecue shrimp in a peppery sauce spooned into a hollowed-out pistolette. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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

COOTER BROWN’S TAVERN 509 S. Carrollton Ave., 8669104; www.cooterbrowns.com The tavern serves raw oysters and a wide array of domestic and imported beers. The Radiators special sandwich includes shrimp, oysters and a combination of cheeses on French bread. The Bayou Philly combines alligator sausage, shrimp, peppers, onions and pepper Jack and American cheeses, all on open-face French bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ CORNER OYSTER HOUSE 500 St. Peter St., 522-2999; www.corneroysterhouse.com Bacon-wrapped oysters are lightly fried and topped with crawfish sauce. Crawfish chicken features a grilled chicken breast topped with crawfish tails sauteed in a rich roux with bell peppers and mushrooms, served over steamed rice. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$ THE CREOLE GRILLE & BAR 5241 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 889-7992; www. thecreolegrille.com The grilled pompano fillet is topped with jumbo lump crabmeat and white winelemon-butter sauce and served with steamed vegetables. Andouille-crusted oysters are served with mixed greens and Crystal-honey-butter sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ DINO’S BAR & GRILL 1128 Tchoupitoulas St., 558-0900 Dino’s tops its signature burger with bacon and cheddar. There also are Philly cheese steaks and a sirloin steak served with Cajun potatoes. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards. $ DOWN THE HATCH 1921 Sophie Wright Place, 522-0909; www.downthehatchnola.com The Texas burger features an Angus beef patty topped with grilled onions, smoked bacon, cheddar and a fried egg. The house-made veggie burger

combines 15 vegetables and is served with sun-dried tomato pesto. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

ERNST CAFE 600 S. Peters St., 525-8544; www.ernstcafe.net Fried oysters, roast beef debris, gravy and mayo fill the Ernster po-boy. Steak tacos are flour tortillas filled with marinated beef and zesty slaw. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ F&M PATIO BAR 4841 Tchoupitoulas St., 895-6784; www.fandmpatiobar.com F&M’s cheese fries are seasoned waffle fries smothered with a blend of three cheeses and green onions. The burger is a quarter-pound patty topped with a choice of shredded cheese, bacon, mushrooms, chili, jalapenos or grilled onions and peppers. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Cash only. $ FAT HARRY’S 4330 St. Charles Ave., 895-9582; www.fatharrysneworleans.com Buffalo wings and drumettes are fried and dipped in Fat Harry’s house wing sauce. The Jazz burger features a ground beef and hot sausage patty topped with barbecue sauce and cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses. It comes with fries. Grilled shrimp topped with remoulade are made into a po-boy. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ FOX AND HOUND 1200 S. Clearview Pkwy., Harahan, 731-6000;

www.foxandhound.com Fox and Hound offers more than 100 bottled beers and 36 on draft. The Play-Action appetizer platter includes wings, pretzels, potato skins and breaded mozzarella sticks. The spicy jalapeno burger tops an 8-oz. patty with hot sauce and pepper Jack cheese. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

HANDSOME WILLY’S PATIO BAR 218 S. Robertson St., 525-0377; www.handsomewillys.com/index.html Bargain bar food includes pulled pork, tacos, nachos and sandwiches. Thursday’s $1 tacos come with toppings like pico de gallo, shredded cheese, sour cream, lettuce and Mexican slaw. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ HARBOR BAR & GRILL 3024 17th St., Metairie, 835-6111 The Harbor burger boasts a 12-oz. patty topped with shredded cheddar. The blackened tuna steak is served with French-style green beans and red new potatoes. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards. $ HURRICANE BBQ & SEAFOOD Co. 4001 Airline Drive, Metairie, 315-4227; www.hurricanebbq. com This barbecue joint prepares slow-cooked beef brisket, pulled pork, chicken and ribs. Side items include fries, sweet potato fries, baked beans, jambalaya, mac and cheese and more. Hot boiled crawfish to go is available Thursday through Sunday. No reservations.

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IGOR’S LOUNGE & GAMEROOM 2133 St. Charles Ave., 5689811 The Cajun burger is a halfpound patty mixed with a blend of Cajun spices and topped with hot sauce. Get shoestring fries topped with American cheese. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $ JIGGERS BAR & GRILL 1645 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 828-3555 Jiggers offers a casual menu to please sports-watching patrons. The 6-oz. rib-eye steak sandwich is topped with sauteed onions. The hot and spicy Buffalo fried chicken sandwich is dressed with blue cheese. Both come with a choice of fries, onion rings or sweet potato fries. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

LIVE BAIT BAR AND GRILL 200 Old Hammond Hwy., Metairie, 840-0902; www. livebaitnola.com Live Bait offers a large selection of local seafood. The Bucktown seafood platter includes shrimp, catfish, oysters, soft-shell crab, fries and Texas toast. For an appetizer, nachos are dressed with ground beef, salsa, jalapeno, sour cream and cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ LUCY’S RETIRED SURFERS BAR & RESTAURANT 701 Tchoupitoulas St., 523-8995; www. lucysretiredsurfers.com/neworleans The surf shack combines burgers and Mexican dishes. The fish tacos feature fried or grilled fish, beans, rice and avocado relish. The surf-andturf board combines a grilled 4-oz. filet with mango butter, five marinated shrimp and a choice of lime rice or poblanopepper Jack cheese grits. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily, brunch Sat.Sun. Credit cards. $

KATIE’S RESTAURANT & BAR 3701 Iberville St., 488-6582; www.katiesinmidcity.com Katie’s “barge” is a French bread loaf loaded with oysters, shrimp and catfish and is big enough for two or three people to share. The fresh ground chuck hamburger steak comes with peppers, onions, brown gravy and a side dish. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

MELIUS BAR & CAFE 1701 Lake Ave., Metairie, 828-9446; www.meliusbarbucktown.com The Lafourche burger features an 8-oz. ground sirloin patty mixed with garlic, green onions and Cajun sauces. For a Wednesday special, smothered pork chops are served with mushroom gravy, creamed potatoes, vegetables and salad. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

LAGER’S INTERNATIONAL ALE HOUSE 3501 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 887-9923; www. draftfreak.com Acadian pasta features penne in Acadian cream sauce and

O’HENRY’S FOOD & SPIRITS 634 S. Carrollton Ave., 866-9741; 8859 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 461-9840; www.ohenrys.com Crawfish Monica pasta features sauteed crawfish

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CG’S CAFE AT THE RUSTY NAIL 1100 Constance St., 5255515; www.therustynail.biz The Fleur Debris is slowcooked pot roast served on sourdough bread with caramelized onions, roasted peppers, provolone and house-made horseradish mayonnaise. The Queso Loco combines provolone, cream cheese and goat cheese on grilled sourdough bread. No reservations. Dinner and late-night Tue.-Sat. Cash only. $

can be topped with a choice of chicken, mahi mahi or shrimp and crawfish. The delirium mushroom Jack burger is topped with mushrooms and Monterey Jack cheese and comes with a side dish. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Chef Duke LoCicero serves big meatballs with angel hair pasta at Cafe Giovanni, as well as Italian dishes using local seafood and produce.

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wood-smoked bacon bites. Flats are pita bread sandwiches with different fillings, like the Philly round steak flat dressed with mozzarella and sauteed onions and peppers. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

OAK 8118 Oak St., 302-1485; www.oaknola.com Corn tortillas cradle Gulf shrimp, pickled vegetables, avocado and lime crema. The hanger steak bruschetta is topped with Point Reyes blue cheese and smoked red onion marmalade. No reservations. Dinner and late-night Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

SID-MAR’S RESTAURANT & BAR 3322 N. Turnbull Drive, Metairie, 831-9541; www. sidmarsrestaurant.com Sid-Mar’s serves a wide array of fried and grilled seafood in po-boys and on platters. Seafood gumbo brims with crabmeat. The Fisherman’s platter features oysters, shrimp, catfish and two different crab preparations. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

OSCAR’S RESTAURANT & BAR 2027 Metairie Road, Metairie, 831-9540 The signature Oscalotta combines meats, cheeses and olive salad on French bread and is served hot. The halfpound burger comes with an overstuffed baked potato. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and late-night Tue.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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RED EYE GRILL 852 S. Peters St., 593-9393; www.redeyegrill.net A grilled tuna steak sandwich is dressed with lettuce, tomato and onion and served with Cajun fries. The cheeseburger features a patty dressed with cheese, tomato, onion and lettuce and is served with Cajun fries or onion rings. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $ RIVERSHACK TAVERN 3449 River Road, Jefferson, 834-4938; www.therivershacktavern.com Lunch specials include turtle soup and osso buco, and the burgers are popular with the tavern’s late-night crowd. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

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SHAMROCK BAR ’N’ GRILL 4133 S. Carrollton Ave., 3010938; www.shamrockparty. com Shamrock bills itself as the biggest neighborhood bar in town, and its cavernous space holds plenty of pool tables and games. The 12-oz. rib-eye comes with salad and a choice of side. The half-pound turbo burger comes with fries. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ SHIMMY SHACK 1855 Dock St., Harahan, 7294442; www.theshimmyshack. net Crispy fried Louisiana oysters and Brie are served atop wilted spinach with apple-

SIDELINES BAR & GRILL 1229 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 831-4002 The Porky Pig features pulled pork in barbecue sauce topped with coleslaw and served on a brioche bun with a side of fries. Sliders are topped with caramelized onions, creamy Creole mustard, shredded cheddar cheese and pickles. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ STEP BROTHERS BAR & GRILL 4971 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 889-9856; www. stepsbarandgrill.com The Step Ultimate burger tops a beef patty with cheddar, bacon, fried onion rings and barbecue sauce. The Timmy burger features a beef patty, hot sausage patties, bacon, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato and secret sauce. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards. $ VIC’S KANGAROO CAFE 636 Tchoupitoulas St., 5244329 This Australian-themed pub offers wine and beer from Down Under, along with sandwiches, dips and pizza. Chicken and sausage wild rice jambalaya is made from scratch. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ VITASCOPE HALL Hyatt Regency New Orleans, 601 Loyola Ave., 561-1234; www.neworleans.hyatt.com Vitascope offers burgers, sandwiches, pizzas, salads, seafood and sushi rolls. The potato chip-crusted Vitascope burger is topped with Brie and caramelized onions and served with hand-cut fries. Garlic and black pepper Gulf shrimp are served with creamy grits and a sauce of Cabernet, pancetta and herbs. Reserva-

tions accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Tue.Sun. Credit cards. $$

WALK-ON’S BISTREAUX & BAR 1009 Poydras St., 309-6530; www.walk-ons.com This sports bar offers a menu full of Cajun dishes. Catfish Atchafalaya features blackened or lightly fried fillets smothered with crawfish etouffee and served with fried crawfish. Cajundillas are quesadillas filled with chicken, pepper Jack cheese, grilled onions, andouille and Cajun rice, served with chipotle ranch dipping sauce and red beans and rice. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$ WINSTON’S PUB & PATIO 531 Metairie Road, Metairie, 831-8705 The burger is grilled over an open flame and comes with house made chips, sweet potato or waffle fries. Britishstyle fish and chips feature batter-fried cod and malt vinegar, also with a choice of fries. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ ZACHARY’S BY THE LAKE 7224 Pontchartrain Blvd., 872-9832; www.zacharysbythelake.com Zachary’s burgers feature two ground chuck beef patties. Seafood options include the sugarcane shrimp, which are breaded, bacon-wrapped, fried and served with cane syrup sauce. Crab cakes are a new menu item. Reservations accepted. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ ZADDIE’S TAVERN 1200 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson, 832-0830 Zaddie’s fills hot tamales with pork. Visit on a Thursday for steak night or Friday for the fish fry. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

BarBecue ABITA BAR-B-Q 69399 Hwy. 59, Abita Springs, (985) 892-0205 Beef brisket is slathered in barbecue sauce and served with two sides and freshbaked cornbread. Slowcooked pulled pork can be ordered in a sandwich or on a platter. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $ BIG SHIRLEY’S 5222 Elysian Fields Ave., 252-4835 Crab cakes come with jala-


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UGLY DOG SALOON 401 Andrew Higgins Blvd., 569-8459; www.uglydogsaloon.net Barbecued pork, beef and chicken are slow-cooked in an on-site smoker at this Warehouse District sports bar. Side dishes include crunchy coleslaw and chili beans. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ VOODOO BBQ & GRILL Citywide; www.voodoobbqandgrill.com Voodoo gets its mojo working with a selection of housemade sauces. The Graveyard platter combines slow-smoked brisket and pulled pork, grisgris greens, corn pudding and cornbread souffle. White chocolate bread pudding is drizzled with vanilla sauce and served warm. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $ WALKER’S SOUTHERN STYLE BBQ 10828 Hayne Blvd., 241-8227; www.cochondelaitpoboys.com The signature item here is cochon de lait, and Walker’s is the year-round home to the cochon de lait po-boy offered at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Barbecued ribs, pork, sausage, brisket and chicken also are available. No reservations. Lunch Wed.Sat., dinner Sat. Cash only. $

ABITA BREW PUB 72011 Holly St., Abita Springs, (985) 892-5837; www.abitabrewpub.com Baby back ribs are marinated in Abita Purple Haze and served dripping with housemade sauce and a side of fries. The menu offers big burgers like the California, which is topped with avocado, sprouts and feta cheese. Reservations recommended for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ CRESCENT CITY BREWHOUSE 527 Decatur St., 522-0571; www.crescentcitybrewhouse.com The brewpub serves flashfried calamari tossed with pepperoncini peppers, kalamata olives and roasted garlic, and drizzled with red pepper aioli. Gulf grouper is served with naan bread, avocado, tomato, carrots, cilantro, cucumbers, cabbage, poblano peppers, mango mayo and sweet potato fries. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Burgers BOO KOO BBQ 3701 Banks St., 202-4741; www.bookoobbq.com Appetizers include deep fried truffle mac-and-cheese balls. The Boo Koo Burger is made with a ground brisket patty topped with a boudin patty and pepper Jack cheese. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily, late-night Thu.Sat. Cash only. $ BUD’S BROILER Citywide; www.budsbroiler.com These burger joints keep it simple. Get a char-broiled hamburger topped with signature smoky hickory sauce. French fries can be topped with chili or cheese or both. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Some locations accept credit cards. $ THE COMPANY BURGER 4600 Freret St., 267-0320; www.thecompanyburger.com The house specialty at this burger joint is the namesake Company Burger, assembled with two patties, bread-andbutter pickles, American cheese and red onions. Diners also can opt for lamb or turkey burgers, hot dogs made by Cochon Butcher or pork belly corndogs. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $ GROUND PAT’I RESTAURANT Citywide; www.groundpati.com The Smoking Ring burger is topped with barbecue sauce, applewood-smoked bacon, cheese and a fried onion ring and is served with fries. The barbecue rib and chicken combo includes half a rack of ribs, a char-broiled mesquite chicken breast, salad, coleslaw, Texas toast, baked beans and a choice of potato or vegetable. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ IGOR’S BUDDHA BELLY BURGER BAR 4437 Magazine St., 891-6105 The Cajun burger is a half-

pound patty seasoned with Cajun spices and hot sauce and served with fries or onion rings. The jalapeno poppers are battered and fried cheese-stuffed peppers. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

PHIL’S GRILL 1640 Hickory Ave., Harahan, 305-1705; 3020 Severn Ave., Metairie, 324-9080; www.phils-grill.com The Zapp-alaya Basin burger features a Zapp’s potato chips-crusted chicken breast topped with Swiss cheese, house-made jalapeno aioli, tomato, a pickle and red onion on a jalapeno bun. Burgers can be customized with choices from 19 sauces, 18 toppings and seven cheeses. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ PORT OF CALL 838 Esplanade Ave., 5230120; www.portofcallnola.com Port of Call is known for burgers featuring thick half-pound patties served with a baked potato laden with sour cream, cheese and bacon bits. For a side item, order mushrooms sauteed with wine and garlic. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

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Cafe ANTOINE’S ANNEX 513 Royal St., 525-8045; www.antoines.com The cochon sandwich features Cajun-spiced pulled pork and Swiss cheese on ciabatta bread. The caprese sandwich combines fresh mozzarella and basil, Roma tomatoes and balsamic vinaigrette. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ ARTZ BAGELZ 3138 Magazine St., 309-7557; www.artzbagelz.com Order bagels baked in house with flavored cream cheeses or smoked salmon. A popular bagel sandwich is the Downtown, combining turkey, Swiss, bacon, avocado and sprouts. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $ page 31

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GORDON BIERSCH 200 Poydras St., 552-2739; www.gordonbiersch.com This brewpub pours a selection of hand-crafted brews and features an eclectic menu. Barbecued salmon is brushed with Asian barbecue sauce and served with grilled balsamic red onions, spinach and sweet ginger rice. Teriyaki flatiron steak is served with garlic mashed potatoes and asparagus. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

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AUX FOLIES RIVERLUNA 7901 Maple St., 861-3244 For breakfast, Riverluna offers oatmeal with fruit, huevos rancheros and eggs Florentine, combining poached eggs, arugula, Roma tomatoes and Paremsan sauce over English muffins. The turkey club combines roast turkey breast, vine-ripened tomatoes, romaine lettuce, bacon and mayo on a grilled sweet batard. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $ THE BEAN GALLERY 637 N. Carrollton Ave., 3248176; www.thebeangallery.net The Anatolian is a ciabatta sandwich filled with portobello mushrooms, roasted red pepper, goat cheese and hummus. The vegetarian panino fills tomato-rosemary bread with portobello mushrooms, asparagus and goat cheese. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Sun.-Thu. Credit cards. $ BECK-N-CALL CAFE 534 N. New Hampshire St., Covington, (985) 875-9390; www.beckncallcafe.com The Cindy special sandwich combines grilled chicken, sauteed mushrooms, pepper Jack cheese and Creole mustard on a six-grain bun. The Cuban sandwich fills a honey wheat loaf with roasted pork, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles and Creole mayonnaise. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., brunch Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

CANAL STREET BISTRO 3903 Canal St., 561-6585; www.ecocafeno.com Curried chicken salad is tossed with mayonnaise and red grapes and served over organic mixed greens. Hearty sandwiches, like the turkey, cheddar and bacon club, come with a choice of sides. Fresh squeezed juices also are available. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

for dessert. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

CAFE 91 91 French Market Place, 596-2022 Chicken Parmesan features Italian-seasoned chicken served over pasta. The chicken fettuccine Alfredo combines chicken, pasta and creamy cheese sauce. Reservations accepted. Delivery available. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night daily, brunch Sat.Sun. Credit cards. $$ CAFE AT THE SQUARE 500 St. Charles Ave., 304-7831; www.cafeatthesquare.com The breakfast melt combines eggs over easy, bacon, cheddar cheese and organic spinach on sourdough bread and is served with grits or hash browns. Crab cakes, cucumbers, boiled egg and tomato top a salad of mixed greens. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ CAFE BEIGNET 311 Bourbon St., 525-2611; 334B Royal St., 524-5530; www.cafebeignet.com The Western omelet combines ham, bell peppers, red onion and white cheddar, and is served with grits and French bread. The Cajun hash browns are made with andouille sausage, potatoes, bell peppers and red onions and served with a scrambled egg and French bread. No reservations. Bourbon Street: Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Royal Street: Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

BLUE PLATE CAFE 1330 Prytania St., 309-9500 This casual cafe serves dishes like shrimp and grits made with jumbo Gulf shrimp, Parmesan, tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, garlic, parsley and cream with toast on the side. Tequilamarinated chicken breast is served over cumin-seasoned corn, black beans and cilantro. No reservations. Breakfast Mon.-Sat., lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

CAFE D’CAPPUCCINO 4041 Williams Blvd., Suite B8, Kenner, 443-2299; www.cafedcappuccino.com This cafe offers coffee drinks and chai tea. Popular items from the menu of salads and sandwiches include chicken salad, the club salad and the club sandwich. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

BROTHERS OLE’ NEW ORLEANS CAFE 1502 Lapalco Blvd., Harvey, 366-1073 The seafood gumbo is made with crawfish, crab and shrimp. There is house-made bread pudding with praline sauce

CAFE ENVIE 1241 Decatur St., 524-3689; www.cafeenvienola.com Eggs Envie is a breakfast sandwich with a two-egg omelet, melted Brie and ham on a croissant. Breakfast in a gocup combines two scrambled

eggs, bacon, hash browns, grits, sausage and gravy. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

CAFE FLEUR-DE-LIS 307 Chartres St., 529-9641; www.cafefleurdelis.com The fleur de lis omelet combines crawfish tails, pepper Jack cheese, bell peppers and onions and is topped with Cajun crawfish sauce. The muffuletta panino is made with hickory-smoked ham, Genoa salami, melted provolone cheese and Italian olive salad. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $ CAFE FRERET 7329 Freret St., 861-7890; www.cafefreret.com The voodoo burger is a half-pound patty topped with provolone, bacon, sauteed mushrooms and onions, lettuce, tomato, pickles and Creole mayonnaise on a toasted ciabatta bun. The muffuletta features layers of mortadella, ham, provolone, Genoa salami and house-made olive salad. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Fri.-Wed., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ CAFE HOPE 1101 Barataria Blvd., Marrero, 756-4673; www.cafehope.org The marinated hanger steak is sauteed and served with a side of yams. Crab cakes are served on a bed of greens. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $ CAFE MASPERO 601 Decatur St., 523-6250; www.cafemaspero.com Casual Creole favorites such as jambalaya and red beans and rice fill the menu at this

eatery. The muffuletta features layers of ham, salami, pastrami, Swiss cheese and olive salad. Other sandwich options include roast beef or pastrami on a bun. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CAFE RALPHIE 5024 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, 889-7770 The Ralphie burger is served on toasted French bread with Ralphie spread — a blend of Romano and Parmesan cheeses, garlic and mayo. Breakfast is available all day and options include pancakes, waffles and omelets. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $ CAFE RANI 2917 Magazine St., 895-2500; www.caferanimagazine.com Grilled redfish Chandeleur is topped with citrus shrimp and cream sauce. The Mediterranean garden sandwich piles cucumber, roasted red peppers, tomato, spinach, avocado, alfalfa sprouts, onion, feta, Swiss cheese, provolone and pesto yogurt on ciabatta bread. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch daily, dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sat.Sun. Credit cards. $$ CAFE ROYALE 3343 Metairie Road, Suite 1, Metairie, 304-8438; www.caferoyale.vpweb.com Ham, two kinds of salami, provolone cheese and olive salad comprise the muffaletta panino. The Hawaiian chicken salad features grilled chicken, pineapple, peppers, onions and cheese. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

CAFE SOULE 720 St. Louis St., 304-4636; www.cafesoule.com Cafe Soule’s version of eggs Benedict features poached eggs, hollandaise and green beans wrapped in applewoodsmoked bacon. Louisiana strawberries and creme anglaise fill a delicate crepe. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.Sun. Credit cards. $$ CAFFE! CAFFE! 3547 N. Hullen St., Metairie, 267-9190; 4301 Clearview Pkwy., Metairie, 885-4845; www.caffecaffe.com The avocado salad features Gorgonzola, walnuts, orange slices and red onions mixed with mango vinaigrette. The shrimp remoulade wrap combines boiled shrimp, remoulade and mixed greens in a whole wheat wrap. No reservations. Clearview Parkway: lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Fri. North Hullen Street: breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ CAFFE LATTE DA 5860 Citrus Blvd., Harahan, 818-0051; www.caffelatteda.com This cafe serves salads, soups, wraps, sandwiches and burgers. The warm focaccia club features ham, chicken, Swiss and cheddar cheeses, lettuce and tomato. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards and checks. $ CAMELLIA CAFE 525 Hwy. 190 W., Slidell, (985) 649-6211; 69455 Hwy. 59, Abita Springs, (985) 809-6313; www.thecamelliacafe.com Popular starters like fried mozzarella sticks and jalapeno poppers pave the way for a

CHATEAU CAFE 139 Robert E. Lee Blvd., 2861777; 701 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 461-9819; 3501 Chateau Blvd., Kenner, 465-9444; www.chateaucafe.com Chateau cafe serves sandwiches, salads and burgers. Soups, such as shrimp and mirliton and chicken and sausage gumbo, are made fresh daily. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ CHEESESTEAK BISTRO 528 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 875-9793; www. thecheesesteakbistro.com The cheesesteak deluxe features grilled sirloin, onions, peppers, mushrooms and provolone on a seeded French loaf. Bistro eggs Benedict rest poached eggs atop grilled English muffins or French bread with ham and hollandaise and come with grits or a hash brown casserole on the side. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ CORNER CAFE 3316 Green Acres Road, Metairie, 454-1008 The house-cooked roast beef comes dripping with gravy in a po-boy. Meatloaf and spaghetti and meatballs are among the changing daily specials. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and dinner Tue.-Sat., lunch Mon.-Sat., breakfast Sun. Credit cards. $ COULIS 3625 Prytania St., 304-4265 “Corny Beefy” is house-made corned beef hash topped with two poached eggs and hollandaise. The Coulis crispy Cuban sandwich combines pulled pork, smoked ham, pickles, Gruyere, mustard and chipotle mayonnaise on sourdough bread that is grilled and served with coleslaw. No reservations. Breakfast Thu.-Tue., lunch Mon.-Tue. and Thu.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $ page 33

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BLACK ORCHID BISTRO 3749 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, 832-1444 The tropical club is a tripledecker sandwich featuring turkey, ham, mozzarella, bacon and avocado. The Malibu panino combines grilled chicken, bacon, red onion, avocado, tomato, mozzarella and fresh basil on focaccia. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $

chef’s salad loaded with turkey, cheese, tomatoes and bacon. The fried catfish platter comes with a choice of side. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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CROISSANT D’OR 617 Ursulines Ave., 524-4663 Find a table in the cafe or the courtyard patio and enjoy coffee, baked goods, sandwiches and more. Order flaky, buttery croissants with almond paste or fruit fillings. Quiche Lorraine is a frequent quiche of the day. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $ ESPRESSO EXPRESS One Shell Square, 701 Poydras St., Suite 116, 524-5115 The breakfast burrito features a white or wheat tortilla stuffed with scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage and cheese. The roasted chicken panini combines roasted chicken breast, roasted red peppers, onions, Monterey Jack cheese and ranch pressed on a choice of bread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $ FAIR GRINDS COFFEEHOUSE 3133 Ponce de Leon St., 9139072; www.fairgrinds.com Grab a seat inside or on the patio and enjoy the selection of coffees, teas, juices and baked goods, such as the maple bacon sweet potato biscuit. Honey ham, Brie and thinly sliced pears comprise one of the sandwich options. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

GAMBINO’ S BAKERY 300 Lapalco Blvd., Gretna, 391-0600; 4821 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 8857500; www.gambinos.com Gambino’s serves baked goods and a limited lunch menu. King cakes are made from scratch with Danish sweet dough and have fillings like chocolate cream cheese or pecan praline. The muffuletta is served on housemade bread. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $ THE JUJU BAG CAFE 5363 Franklin Ave., 8720969; www.thejujubag.com Grilled wild Alaskan salmon tops a salad with grilled mushrooms, onions, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, black olives, avocado and balsamic vinaigrette. The grilled vegan

LA MADELEINE 601 S. Carrollton Ave., 8618662; 3300 Severn Ave., Suite 201, Metairie, 456-1624; 3434 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (985) 626-7004; 5171 Citrus Blvd., Suite 2000, Harahan, 818-2450; www.lamadeleine. com The chicken Parisian sandwich combines bacon, cheddar, lettuce, tomato and mayo and is served with chips, pasta or Caesar salad. Tomato chicken basil pesto bowtie pasta is mixed with spinach and mushrooms. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ LAKEVIEW BREW COFFEE CAFE 5606 Canal Blvd., 483-7001; www.lakeviewbrew.com The Pontchartrain panino is filled with oven-roasted turkey, Swiss cheese, avocado and honey mustard. The Cobb salad is a mix of grilled chicken, bacon, boiled eggs, avocado, carrots, cabbage, cheddar, Monterey jack and blue cheeses, tomatoes, cucumber, green onions and croutons over romaine lettuce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $ MAPLE STREET CAFE 7623 Maple St. 314-9003; www.maplestreetcafenola. com Soft-shell crab is served with linguine pasta and in crawfish cream. The duck Jameel is a boneless breast topped with blueberry cognac sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ MAPLE STREET PATISSERIE 7638 Maple St., 304-1526 This quaint cafe bakes its own pastries, a wide selection of cakes from around the world, and also offers a small lunch menu. Specialty cakes include a black and white cake with buttercream and ganache. Belgian waffles and a variety of breads are made from scratch every day. King cakes are currently available. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $ MATTINA BELLA 421 E. Gibson St., Covington, (985) 892-0708 Banana-nut buckwheat waffles are thick Belgian

waffles topped with roasted pecans and banana slices, with whipped butter and cane syrup on the side. A spin on classic eggs Benedict offers lump crabmeat in lieu of ham, and is finished with hollandaise. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards and checks. $

NAPOLEON HOUSE BAR & CAFE 500 Chartres St., 524-9752; www.napoleonhouse.com Napoleon House is known for its historic charm, Pimm’s Cup and muffulettas, which are heated through to melt the cheese. Seafood gumbo brims with shrimp, crab and okra. There also are po-boys and salads. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.Sat., late night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ NEW ORLEANS CAKE CAFE & BAKERY 2440 Chartres St., 943-0010; www.nolacakes.com This corner cafe bakes its own pastries and cakes. The crab sandwich is dressed with spinach, Brie and bacon. Gourmet cupcakes include Sazerac, chocolate mousse and sweet potato flavored varieties. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $ NEYOW’S CREOLE CAFE 3340 Bienville St., 827-5474 Pasta on the Bayou combines sauteed shrimp and crawfish in creamy cheese sauce. Crispy Southern-fried chicken is a signature dish. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ NOLA BEANS 762 Harrison Ave., 267-0783; www.nolabeans.com This cafe serves soups, stuffed baked potatoes, salads and sandwiches. The Argonne is a combination of roasted turkey, Havarti, avocado, sprouts and tomatoes served as a sandwich or wrap. The tripledecker Magic club combines ham, turkey, bacon, Swiss, tomatoes and custom spread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $ THE NUTRITION COMPANY 4350 Hwy. 22, Suite H, Mandeville, (985) 727-3482; www.vitalityjuice.com The Nutrition Company offers more than 100 varieties of lowcalorie, no sugar added, frozen drinks such as smoothies made with berries or banana. Guests can choose from free range buffalo, ostrich or turkey burgers and get them topped with extras like avocado, sprouts and tomato or barbecue sauce, soy cheese and chipotle slaw. No reservations. page 34

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FRENCH PRESS COFFEEHOUSE 3236 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 305-0276; 3238 Severn Ave., Metairie, 598-5274; www. frenchpresscoffeehouse.com French Press serves hot and cold beverages including the Southern pecan La Freeze blend of frozen coffee. The turkey and avocado sandwich is topped with bacon, lettuce and tomato. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

burger is topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, mushrooms and black olives and served on a whole wheat bun. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

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OAK STREET CAFE 8140 Oak St., 866-8710; www.oakstreetcafe.com The breakfast club sandwich layers smoked bacon, Canadian-style ham, two farm fresh eggs and American and Swiss cheeses. The baked Briestuffed French toast is topped with fresh blueberry and New England maple syrup coulis and served with two eggs and bacon, ham or sausage. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $ PARADISE CAFE 3717 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 888-4141; www. paradisecafeandgifts.com The club deluxe is served on seven-grain bread stacked with double portions of ham and turkey, cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise. Chicken salad is served stuffed in an avocado. No reservations. Breakfast Mon.-Fri., lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

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PARROT PETE’S 1901 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, 362-9780; www.parrotpetes.com The Pete’s plate comes with two eggs any style, sausage or bacon, grits or hash browns and white or wheat toast. The Best Banker is a toasted croissant sandwich with roasted turkey breast, applewood-smoked bacon, cheddar, avocado and honey-mustard dressing. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

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PEPPERONI’S CAFE 8123 Hampson St., 865-0336; www.pepperoniscafe.com Bananas Foster sauce fills crusty, puffy bread in the cafe’s version of French toast. The huevos rancheros features two fried eggs served over corn tortillas and topped with black beans, sour cream, Spanish guacamole and ranchero sauce. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $ PUCCINO’S COFFEEHOUSE Lakeside Shopping Center Annex, 17th Street at Severn Avenue, Metairie, 835-3151; 5200 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 780-9970; www. lovepuccinos.com The coffeehouse serves a selection of Italian coffee drinks. The eggs Puccino sandwich includes egg, ham and cheese on an English muffin. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ REFUEL COFFEE AND NOSH 8124 Hampson St., 872-0187; www.refuelcafe.com

Chef Andrea Apuzzo raises a toast to customers enjoying the northern Italian cuisine at his namesake Andrea’s Restaurant in Metairie. Breakfast burritos feature tomato or spinach tortillas filled with three eggs, cheese, potatoes and a choice of applewood-smoked bacon, grilled ham or andouille sausage and come with grits or vegan black beans. The spring sandwich combines turkey, Swiss cheese, spinach, tomatoes, avocados, sprouts and Creole mustard on seven-grain bread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Fri., brunch Sat.Sun. Credit cards. $

RICCOBONO’S PANOLA STREET CAFE 7801 Panola St., 314-1810 Huevos rancheros is a plate of eggs, corn tortillas, black beans, salsa, cheddar and guacamole. The eggs Benedict can be reworked with crab cakes or served Pontchartrainstyle with crawfish. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $ ROYAL BLEND COFFEE & TEA HOUSE 204 Metairie Road, Metairie, 835-7779; 621 Royal St., 523-2716; www.royalblendcoffee.com The Old Metairie sandwich features Royal Blend’s signature chicken salad, thick-cut smoked bacon, avocado, lettuce and tomato. Eggs Benedict feature poached eggs and Canadian bacon on English muffins drizzled with hollandaise and served with hash browns. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $ THE RUBY SLIPPER CAFE 139 S. Cortez St., 309-5531; 200 Magazine St., 525-9355; www.therubyslippercafe.net The breakfast fare at Ruby Slipper includes bananas Foster French toast served with a side of applewood-smoked bacon. The Cobb salad might seem traditional, with chopped egg, bacon and tomato, but the chicken can be swapped out for pork debris. No reservations. South Cortez Street: Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Magazine Street: Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $ SAMMY’S PO-BOYS AND CATERING 901 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 835-0916; www.sammyspoboys.com Roast beef debris fills a po-boy dripping with gravy. The Greek

feta salad features romaine lettuce, feta, candied walnuts, kalamata olives and purple onion tossed in balsamic vinaigrette. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SATSUMA CAFE 3218 Dauphine St., 304-5962; www.satsumacafe.com The green breakfast sandwich stacks eggs, arugula, tomato, avocado and Swiss cheese on a bagel, croissant or toast. For dinner, roasted chicken breast comes with goat cheese potato cakes and poblano pepper with herb butter. Fresh-squeezed juices are available. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ SOUND CAFE 2700 Chartres St., 947-4477 The Brie sandwich features thick slabs of Brie on focaccia bread from Laurel Street Bakery. The hummus and veggie sandwich on focaccia is served with Zapp’s potato chips or fruit. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $ STREETCAR CAFE 110 Carondelet St., 523-6614 The Shoot ’Em omelet is a three-egg omelet stuffed with alligator meat, and sauteed onions and bell peppers. The Streetcar po-boy features ham, roast beef and Swiss cheese. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ SUNSHINE CAFE 111 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 100, Metairie, 834-6040; www.sunshinecafenola.com

The Southwestern chicken wrap fills a sun-dried tomato tortilla with chicken, black beans, corn, lettuce, tomato and Southwestern ranch dressing. The Sunshine salad features field greens tossed with mandarin orange, toasted pecans, dried cherries, red onion, blue cheese crumbles and house-made pepper jelly vinaigrette. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

SURREY’S CAFE & JUICE BAR 1418 Magazine St., 524-3828; 4807 Magazine St., 895-5757; www.surreyscafeandjuicebar. com The bananas Foster French toast is stuffed with banana cream cheese and topped with bananas Foster sauce. Shrimp and grits feature Gulf shrimp sauteed in New Orleans-style barbecue sauce made with Abita Amber. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and brunch daily. Cash only. $ VIANNE’S TEA HOUSE 544 Girod St., Mandeville, (985) 624-5683; www.viannes.com The menu is designed to complement exotic teas from around the world. Warm sandwiches are the specialty, and the strawberry and turkey panino is a local favorite. Full tea service includes beverages and a selection of sweets. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$ WHO DAT COFFEE CAFE 2401 Burgundy St., 872-0360 The coffeeshop serves cupcakes, pastries, glutenfree biscuits, shortbread

and cookies. Savory items include dishes such as Not Yo Mama’s Cornbread — jalapeno cornbread topped with creamy sauce, cheddar and bacon bits. The Marigny features shrimp and crabmeat tossed in secret sauce served on open-face grilled ciabatta bread. Reservations accepted. Breakfast Thu.-Sun., lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Cajun THE ALPINE 620 Chartres St., 523-3005; www.thealpinebistro.com Redfish “Amer” is a sauteed fillet of redfish topped with Cajun crawfish cream sauce and served with garlic roasted potatoes and sauteed vegetables. New Orleans style barbecue shrimp is one of Alpine’s most popular dishes. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sat.Sun. Credit cards. $$$ BON TON CAFE 401 Magazine St., 524-3386; www.thebontoncafe.com Cajun flavors inspire the cuisine at this downtown restaurant. Signature Redfish Bon Ton is black drum topped with Louisiana jumbo lump crabmeat and served with a choice of vegetable. The grilled 14-oz. veal chop is served with mushrooms in Cabernet sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$$ BROCATO’S EAT DAT 8480 Morrison Road, 309-3465 This unassuming eatery offers bold Cajun flavor. Ragin’ Cajun pasta rounds up house-made

tasso, andouille, mushrooms, shrimp and crawfish in Cajun cream sauce. The blackened redfish is topped with Creole shrimp and sausage sauce. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CAFE PONTALBA 546 St. Peter St., 522-1180 The Cajun combination features red beans and rice with smoked sausage, jambalaya and a cup of gumbo. Ragin’ Cajun pasta includes shrimp, crawfish and andouille in spicy cream sauce. No reservations. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ CAJUN GRILL & BAR 2325 N. Hullen St., Suite 100, Metairie, 831-0095; www. cajungrillandbar.com Try the New Orleans sampler, with portions of jambalaya, red beans and rice, shrimp Creole, gumbo and fried catfish. The seafood platter combines fried fish, shrimp and oysters. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ CAJUN MIKE’S PUB AND GRUB 116 Baronne St., 566-0055; www.cajunmikes.com This pub features Louisiana favorites such as chicken and andouille gumbo, and po-boys stuffed with everything from shrimp to alligator sausage. Lunch delivery available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ COOP’S PLACE 1109 Decatur St., 525-9053; www.coopsplace.net Hearty rabbit and sausage jambalaya is made with tomatoes, onion, bell pepper and Cajun seasonings. Fried crawfish are page 37


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JAN’S CAJUN RESTAURANT 4831 Jean Lafitte Blvd., Lafitte, 689-2748 Jan’s dark-roux gumbo packs spicy heat. The hamburger steak is served with housemade gravy, and mushrooms and onions are optional additions. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ MULATE’S CAJUN RESTAURANT 201 Julia St., 522-1492; www.mulates.com Crawfish etouffee tops the signature Catfish Mulate’s, served with jambalaya, sauteed vegetables and a stuffed potato. Bread pudding is made with raisins and served with butter-rum sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SAMMY’S STEAK AND LOBSTER 627 Bourbon St., 525-8442; www.sammysseafoodrestaurant.com Cajun and Creole favorites include New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp, seafood gumbo and fried alligator. Blackened redfish is topped with crawfish cream sauce and served with garlic roasted potatoes and sauteed vegetables. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ WAYNE JACOB’S SMOKEHOUSE RESTAURANT 769 W. Fifth Street, LaPlace, (985) 652-9990; www.wjsmokehouse.com The smokehouse makes its own andouille, and the andouille burger combining sausage and ground beef and roasted pecans is a house specialty. The Pasta St. John features spicy shrimp with tasso-herb cream sauce over pasta and comes with garlic bread and salad. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri.,

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BOSWELL’S JAMAICAN GRILL 3521 Tulane Ave., 482-6600 The Ital plate combines callaloo, rice and peas, plantains, salad and bread. Stir-fried shrimp are served with a side of rice and beans. The popular jerk chicken is served with callaloo, rice and peas. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

AUGUST MOON 3635 Prytania St., 899-5129; www.augustmoonneworleans.com Combination lo mein comes with Chinese egg noodles. The yang chow fried rice combines shrimp, roast pork and lettuce. The restaurant also serves Vietnamese dishes. No reservations. Lunch Mon.Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CHURROS CAFE 3100 Kingman St., Suite 104, Metairie, 885-6516 The namesake churro is a sweet, fried dough stick, Cuba’s version of the beignet. The ropa viejo features shredded beef simmered in red gravy and served with white rice and black beans. No reservations. Lunch Mon.Sat., dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $

BEIJING 2222 Clearview Pkwy., Suite B2, Metairie, 885-8881 The Beijing duck is served with hoisin sauce, pancakes, scallions and cucumber. The Beijing crispy chicken is served with sweet brown sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

LIBORIO CUBAN RESTAURANT 321 Magazine St., 581-9680; www.liboriocuban.com Seafood paella combines fish, shrimp and chicken in saffron rice. Bistec Cubana is thinly cut steak seasoned with garlic, lime and herbs and served with onion, parsley, sweet plantains, black beans and rice. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Mon.Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ THE RUM HOUSE 3128 Magazine St., 941-7560; www.rumhousenola.com The Caribbean-themed restaurant offers a variety of tacos and Latin-inspired dishes. The Mr. Biggs plate includes four tacos from choices such as the fried oyster with spicy remoulade and caper relish, shredded pork with mole sauce and pineapple, or jerk-spiced vegetables with avocado lime sour cream. The jerk fish features black drum grilled on the half shell with house made garlic jerk lime butter. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ TASTE OF THE CARIBBEAN 505 Gretna Blvd., Suite 10, Gretna, 265-8946; www.toc504.com Haitian dishes fill the menu at Taste of the Caribbean. Goat meat is marinated for 24 hours and served in a stew with onions, potatoes, bell peppers and garlic, with rice, salad and plantains on the side. Fried or grilled whole red snapper is served with peppers, onions, rice, salad, plantains and lime

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CAFE EAST 4628 Rye St., Metairie, 8880078; www.cafeeastnola.com Thai red snapper features pan-roasted snapper served with artichokes and potatoes in green curry sauce. The Cafe East trio is a stir-fry combining shrimp, beef, chicken, mushrooms and okra in spicy sauce. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ CHINA ORCHID 704 S. Carrollton Ave., 8651428; www.chinaorchidneworleans.com Sliced beef is sauteed with onions and peppers in brown sauce and served over brown rice. Lightly battered fried fish is topped with sweet-andspicy sauce and served with steamed broccoli and shrimp fried rice. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ CHINA ROSE 3501 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, 887-3295 In addition to Chinese-American fare, China Rose offers a traditional Chinese menu by request. Its dumplings are pan fried and crisped with egg. The China Rose special is a marinated half duck sauteed with bell peppers and served with brown sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ CHRISTINA’S EMPRESS OF CHINA 429 Wall Blvd., Suite 8, Gretna, 392-3939 Popular menu items include egg rolls, crab Rangoon and fried rice. Emperor’s lo mein combines chicken, beef and shrimp over angel hair pasta.

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PAT O’BRIEN’S COURTYARD RESTAURANT 624 Bourbon St., 525-4823; www.patoBriens.com Shrimp and grits features shrimp sauteed with peppers, garlic and red onions, deglazed with French brandy, simmered in espagnole sauce, and served over fried cheesy grit cakes. The Cajun shepherd’s pie is a twist on the Irish classic featuring layers of seasoned beef debris with carrots, celery, garlic and onions and topped with cheddar mashed potatoes. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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FIVE HAPPINESS 3605 S. Carrollton Ave., 4823935; www.fivehappiness.com The jade and pearl entree combines scallops and sliced beef over mixed vegetables in traditional brown sauce. The pu-pu platter provides a sampling of egg rolls, ribs, crab Rangoon and shrimp toast. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ FONG’S CHINESE AND CANTONESE RESTAURANT 2101 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 469-8216 Order the egg rolls or the triple treat, a stir-fried medley with roast pork and vegetables. General Fong’s chicken features white meat chicken in slightly spicy sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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

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JUNG’S GOLDEN DRAGON 3009 Magazine St., 891-8280; www.jungsgoldendragon2.com A crispy fried fish fillet is served with a sweet-and-spicy garlic, ginger and green onion sauce. The Peking duck special is a whole duck marinated with honey, baked slowly and served with pancakes, shredded cucumbers and green onions and duck soup with glass noodles and Chinese cabbage. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ KIM SON 349 Whitney Ave., Gretna, 366-2489; www.kimsonnola.com Imperial Seven is a tasting menu with seven different beef preparations and enough for two. Steamed Gulf fish comes with black bean sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ THE RED PALACE 1025 Westbank Expwy., Gretna, 366-7071 Fried soft-shell crabs are served with crawfish tails in spicy sauce. Shanghai chicken features a sesame-coated fried chicken breast served with

spicy tung cho, a soy-based sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

COLD STONE CREAMERY 624 S. Carrollton Ave., 2188900; 1130 S. Clearview Pkwy., Elmwood, 736-5037; www.coldstonecreamery.com The Brownie a la Cold Stone features a warm brownie served with vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, caramel, pecans and whipped cream. The Birthday Cake Remix combines cake batter ice cream, fudge, rainbow sprinkles and a brownie. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

TREY YUEN CUISINE OF CHINA 600 N. Causeway Approach, Mandeville, (985) 626-4476; 2100 N. Morrison Blvd., Hammond, (985) 345-6789; www.treyyuen.com Trey Yuen has been a Northshore bastion of Chinese cuisine for more than three decades. The honey-glazed pecan shrimp features large Gulf shrimp in sweet cream sauce and is served with honey-roasted pecans and sesame seeds. The Cantonese-inspired seafood and eggplant entree includes shrimp, scallops and crawfish stir-fried with Chinese eggplant in bean sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sun.Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

THE CREOLE CREAMERY 4924 Prytania St., 894-8680; 6260 Vicksburg St., 482-2924; www.creolecreamery.com Blended with oatmeal cookies and raisins, Steen’s molasses oatmeal cookie ice cream uses locally made cane syrup as the centerpiece of its flavor. Winter ale and spicy peanut is flavored with cinnamon, orange zest, ginger and spicy habanero and jalapeno-infused peanuts. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $

YUMMY YUMMY 220 N. Carrollton Ave., 483-9122 This casual eatery offers popular starters like wonton soup, egg drop soup and hot-andsour soup. The buffet includes dishes like chow mein, lo mein, roast pork, rib tips and kung pao chicken. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Coffee & Dessert ANGELO BROCATO 214 N. Carrollton Ave., 486-1465; www.angelobrocatoicecream.com Cucidata is an iced Italian fig cookie. Brocato’s is known for house-made cannoli, cookies, Italian lemon ice, spumoni and cassata. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ BITTERSWEET CONFECTIONS 725 Magazine St., 523-2626; www.bittersweetconfections.com This sweet shop bakes muffins, pastries, cinnamon rolls and bagels in-house. King cakes are made with brioche pastry dough and are available with cream cheese or chocolate fillings. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ BLUE DOT DONUTS 4301 Canal St., 218-4866; www.bluedotdonuts.com Blue Dot serves a long list of original donuts with sweet toppings. The maple bacon donut is a maple-glazed long John with bacon sprinkled on top. Red velvet and peanut butter and jelly dunuts are specialties. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

CC’S COFFEEHOUSE Citywide; www.communitycoffee.com This local coffeehouse chain uses its own roasted blends in both hot and iced specialty drinks. There also are gourmet teas and fruit smoothies. Baked goods include muffins, pastries, brownies, scones and bagels. Many locations offer free wireless Internet. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $ CAFE DU MONDE Citywide; www.cafedumonde.com Cafe Du Monde keeps it simple with cafe au lait and beignets topped with powdered sugar. The original location on Jackson Square has been open for a century and a half, and there are satellite locations throughout the New Orleans area. Drink options include iced coffee, fountain drinks and orange juice. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Cash only. $ CAFE ROSE NICAUD 632 Frenchmen St., 949-3300; www.caferosenicaud.com The coffeeshop offers coffee

drinks, baked goods and a small menu. The jerk chicken wrap is dressed with spring greens, provolone and red onions. Pomegranate salad features spring mix tossed with toasted walnuts, pomegranate seeds, manchego cheese and tamarind vinaigrette. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CAMPBELL’S COFFEE & TEA 516 S. Tyler St., Covington, (985) 246-6992; www.campbellscoffee.com Specialty coffee drinks include creme brulee latte made with vanilla and caramel, available hot, iced or frozen. The coffeehouse offers Columbia Street Market sandwiches, including tuna salad with cheddar and avocado on wheatberry bread. No reservations. Breakfast Mon.-Sat., lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $ CHERRYBERRY FROZEN YOGURT & SHAVED ICE 1901 N. Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (985) 231-7606; 1950 Manhattan Blvd., Suite 110, Harvey, 267-4764; 3348 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, 322-2118;

The green curry shrimp is just one of the many Thai dishes available at Sukhothai.

www.cherryberryyogurt.com Get finely shaved ice topped with fruit, vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of condensed milk. More than 100 yogurt flavors are rotated, including seasonal choices such as eggnog and cake batter. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

COFFEE RANI 234 Lee Lane, Covington, (985) 893-6158; 3517 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (985) 6740560; www.coffeerani.com The cafe tops spinach and artichoke dip with Parmesan and tomatoes and serves it with warm pita chips. The Mediterranean quinoa includes Roma tomatoes, feta, olives, avocado, cucumbers and pita bread on a bed of spring mix greens. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $

THE ENGLISH TEA ROOM 734 E. Rutland St., Covington, (985) 898-3988; www.englishtearoom.com The Coronation chicken salad combines chicken, grapes, apples and walnuts in mild curry dressing and can be ordered on a salad or sandwich. The Windsor high tea includes a pot of tea, finger sandwiches, mini-quiches, two mini-cakes, a chocolate-dipped strawberry and fresh baked scones served with clotted cream, lemon curd and preserves. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$ FLORA GALLERY & COFFEE SHOP 2600 Royal St., 947-8358 The lamb and beef gyro sandwich fills a pita and is dressed with tzatziki sauce, lettuce, tomatoes and onions. The breakfast special includes three eggs, a choice of meat, potatoes and toast. Housemade vegan and vegetarian soups are available. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $ FROSTBITE FROZEN YOGURT AND TREATS 4700 Freret St., 265-8604; www.frostbiteonfreret.com Frostbite offers signature flavors like the Tahitian vanilla and Valencia orange sorbet swirl and always has low- and nonfat flavors available. Guests also can get a combination of dark chocolate and peanut butter. The toppings bar includes 50 items. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ page 40


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Black and white sesame crusted seared tuna over soy ginger rice with diced cucumbers, avocado, soy beans tossed with Ponzu sauce. Vegetarian option sub tofu for tuna

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

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

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

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

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K-Paul’s Version of a Classic! Romaine Lettuce Served with a Dressing made from Egg Yolks, Homemade Vinegar, Olive Oil, Lemon Juice, Anchovies, Creole Mustard and Ground Parmesan and Romano Cheese. Topped with Fried Chicken Bits tossed in Garlic Butter $11.50

SANDWICHES & PLATE LUNCHES Comes with One Side Dish

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

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

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

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

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

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

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HAAGEN-DAZS Aquarium of the Americas, 1 Canal St., 378-2624; Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., phone n.a.; Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., 523-3566; www.haagen-dazs. com Signature “dazzler” frozen desserts layer three scoops of ice cream and three toppings. The brownies a la mode sundae is topped with hot fudge and caramel. No reservations. Open daily. Credit cards. $ HAYDEL’S BAKERY 4037 Jefferson Hwy., (800) 442-1342; www.haydelbakery.com Haydel’s specializes in king cakes, but it also serves other types of cakes, danishes, cookies and pralines. Cajunnoli are canolli shells filled with praline cream cheese and dipped in pecans. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $ HEY! CAFE 4332 Magazine St., 8918682; www.heycafe.biz Order a bagel with lox, dill and cream cheese or try housemade vegan hummus. There also are baked goods. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner daily and late-night Sun.-Fri. Credit cards. $ KUPCAKE FACTORY 800 Metairie Road, Suite Q, Metairie, 267-4990; 819 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 4648884; 6233 S. Claiborne Ave., 267-3328; www.thekupcakefactory.com The wedding cake cupcake is almond cake with vanilla buttercream and white chocolate sprinkles. The Strawberry Fields ices strawberry cake with strawberry butter cream frosting. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $ LA DOLCE NOLA SNACKERY AND GELATERIA 200 Metairie Road, Suite 100, Metairie, 832-1122; www. ladolcenola.com The gelateria offers a long list of original gelato flavors as well as chocolates, candies and king cakes. Flavors rotate daily and may include blood orange and Meyer lemon-basil. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ LAUREL STREET BAKERY 5433 Laurel St., 897-0576; www.laurelstreetbakery.com House-made, hand-braided king cake is available in traditional sugar and cinnamon or filled with Bavarian cream, praline, strawberry, apple or cream cheese. On weekends, the artisanal bread selection includes roasted garlic potato, cranberry pecan, Old World rye and seeded honey wheat.

No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Cash and checks. $

MARBLE SLAB CREAMERY 4201 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite D, Metairie, 887-2167; www.marbleslab.com Chocolate birthday cake and Very Yellow Marshmallow are a couple of popular ice cream flavors. The shop also offers yogurt and sorbet. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ MAURICE FRENCH PASTRIES 3501 Hessmer Ave., Metairie, 885-1526; 4949 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 455-0830; www.mauricefrenchpastries. com The bakery offers French desserts and classic cakes. The house specialty is the Kugelhopf cake, a Europeanstyle bundt cake that comes in seasonal flavors. King cakes are available year round. No reservations. Hessmer Avenue: breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. West Napoleon Avenue: breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ MOJO COFFEE HOUSE 1500 Magazine St., 525-2244 The Magazine sandwich layers ham, apple and Brie on a choice of seven-grain, tomatobasil, sourdough or rosemary bread. The Race sandwich is filled with ham, turkey and Swiss cheese. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $ MORNING CALL 3325 Severn Ave., Metairie, 885-4068 Beignets are made from a 140-year-old sourdough recipe and are sprinkled with powdered sugar. The limited menu of Creole favorites includes jambalaya. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Cash only. $ NONNA’S ITALIAN BAKERY & CAFE 2033 N. Hwy. 190, Suite F, Covington, (985) 893-1488; www.nonnaskingcakes.com This bakery prepares iced cinnamon king cakes year round. Eclairs, cannoli, macaroons and donuts also fill the pastry case. No reservations. Breakfast Tue.-Sun., lunch Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $ ORANGE COUCH 2339 Royal St., 267-7327; www.theorangecouchcoffee.com On Fridays, look for Vietnamese shrimp spring rolls at this coffeeshop. Japanese mochi ice cream encased in rice flour dough comes in lychee, chocolate coconut, pistachio, blueberry and green tea flavors. There also are locally baked vegan pastries. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and

dinner daily. Credit cards. $

PJ’S COFFEE OF NEW ORLEANS Citywide; www.pjscoffee.com This locally founded coffeeshop chain offers a full range of coffee drinks, iced concoctions and a variety of baked goods. Some locations serve sandwiches. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $ PETITE CUPCAKES & EVENTS 2766 Belle Chasse Hwy., Gretna, 233-3020; www.petite-cupcakes.com Petite Cupcakes offers an array of original flavors. A chocolate banana cake is topped with buttercream frosting, a drizzle of chocolate and a banana chip. The Very Berry Strawberry features vanilla coffee cake, fresh strawberries, cream cheese frosting and strawberry drizzle. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $ PINKBERRY 300 Canal St., phone n.a.; 5601 Magazine St., 8994260; www.pinkberry.com Pinkberry serves its signature tart yogurt with a variety of toppings. The peppermint Pinkberry combines bits of minty bark and drizzled chocolate with its yogurt. Top the blood orange flavor with blood orange pieces and a crisp waffle cookie. No reservations. Canal Street: Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Magazine Street: lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $ PURE YOGURT CULTURE 8108 Hampson St., 864-8108 Original Pure Tart is a custom blend of nonfat, all-natural, kosher-certified yogurt that tastes like Creole cream cheese. The Who Dat mystery flavor is a custom blend with freshly ground taro root. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ RED MANGO 70415 Hwy. 21, Covington, (985) 893-0255; www.redmangousa.com Red Mango is a self-serve frozen yogurt shop with four new “classic” flavors, including vanilla bean, milk chocolate, vanilla cookie cream and strawberry milkshake. Toppings include a selection of fruit and candy. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ RUE DE LA COURSE 1140 S. Carrollton Ave., 861-4343 The coffeeshop serves an array of specialty coffee drinks, baked goods, salads and sandwiches. The Mediterranean sandwich features tomato, fresh basil, mozzarella cheese and prosciutto with


balsamic vinaigrette. Try the egg wrap for breakfast. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $

ST. COFFEE 2709 St. Claude Ave., 872-9798 This hip little coffeeshop has a cool interior of repurposed woodwork, strong brew and food from a host of downtown suppliers, including pastries from Shake Sugary, donuts from Alois J. Binder Bakery and empanadas from the Empanada Intifada food truck. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Cash only. $ SHAKE SUGARY 3600 St. Claude Ave., 355-9345; www.shakesugary.com On weekends, this bakery has regulars lining up for fresh cinnamon rolls and muffins, house-made soups and coffee from a local roaster. There’s also focaccia bread, quiche and bacon-and-sweet potato biscuits. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $ STILL PERKIN’ 2727 Prytania St., 899-0335 The Greek wrap is filled with grilled chicken, hummus, baby spinach, black olives, feta cheese and balsamic vinaigrette. The Asian wrap features chicken, lettuce, carrots and Thai peanut vinaigrette. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $ SUCRE 3025 Magazine St., 520-8311; Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 834-2277; www.shopsucre.com Sucre offers gelato, pastries and assorted sweets. Salted caramel macaroons are part of the New Orleans macaroon collection, which includes flavors like Southern pecan, cafe au lait and bananas Foster. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

TUTTI FRUTTI FROZEN YOGURT Citywide; www.tfyogurt.com Tutti Frutti offers a rotating daily selection of 14 flavors, with options ranging from green tea to vanilla bean. Topping options include candies, chocolate, fruits, sprinkles and more. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ UR WAY AND COFFEE BAR 3001 Tulane Ave., Suite 1A, 304-1556; www.urwaynola.com The cafe offers frozen yogurt and a selection of more than 40 toppings including fruit, nuts, granola, candy and sauces. There also are pastries, cheesecakes, baked goods and a coffee bar serving cappuccino and iced coffee drinks. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ Z’OTZ COFFEEHOUSE 8210 Oak St., 861-2224; www.zotzcafe.com This bohemian coffeehouse serves chai and organic, fair trade coffees as well as a wide variety of teas. The cafe’s light fare includes croissants and vegan pastries. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Cash only. $ page 42

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SWEET NOLA CUPCAKES 7901 Earhart Blvd., 309-7109: www.nolasweetcupcakes.com This sweet chop offers a variety of cupcakes including cream cheese-iced red velvet and lemon meringue cakes topped with lemon curd and Italian meringue buttercream. No reservations.Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $

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Contemporary THE AMERICAN SECTOR The National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 528-1940; www.nationalww2museum.org Chef John Besh gives American favorites a gourmet upgrade. Beef short ribs are served with mac and cheese. Chicken and dumplings is another home-style favorite. The bar also offers a craft cocktail menu and milk shakes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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BAYONA 430 Dauphine St., 525-4455; www.bayona.com Chef Susan Spicer accents her cooking with ingredients from around the globe. Order a sandwich of smoked duck, cashew-peanut butter and pepper jelly on multigrain bread. The goat cheese crouton is a toasted 12-grain crouton topped with sauteed mushrooms and Madeira cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

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BISTREAUX 1001 Toulouse St., 586-8000; 3838 N. Causeway Blvd., 832-3838; www.maisondepuy.com The cochon de lait sandwich features pulled pork, pickles, provolone, basil aioli and hot mustard on ciabatta. Truffle mac and cheese combines pasta with Monterey Jack, Gouda and Parmesan cheeses and a drizzle of truffle oil. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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BISTRO BYRONZ 1901 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (985) 951-7595; www.bistrobyronz.com An off-menu favorite is the blue cheese steak, which includes two broiled tenderloin tails with blue cheese, grilled asparagus and salad. The Wednesday special is a 14-oz. rib-eye with a loaded Yukon gold potato. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ BOUCHE 840 Tchoupitoulas St., 2677485; www.bouchenola.com Bouche is a spacious wine bar and restaurant. Entrees include a smoked 8-oz. filet with chocolate demi-glace, asparagus and purple mashed potatoes. Seared duck breast is served with sweet potato waffles and warm berry reduction sauce. Reservations recommended. Dinner Mon.Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

BOULIGNY TAVERN 3641 Magazine St., 891-1810; www.boulignytavern.com Chef John Harris’ elegant tavern serves craft cocktails, an eclectic selection of wines and gourmet bites. Gouda beignets are airy fried cheese and dough puffs. Fried gnocchi are served with Parmesan and truffle oil. No reservations. Dinner and late-night Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $ CAFE AMELIE 912 Royal St., 412-8965; www.cafeamelie.com Step through a pretty French Quarter courtyard to find Cafe Amelie. Oven-roasted pork chops are served with corn and andouille macque choux. Slow-cooked lamb shank is served with local root vegetables, natural jus and organic stone-ground grits. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ CAFE LYNN 3051 E. Causeway Approach, Mandeville, (985) 624-9007; www.cafelynn.com Baked eggplant is stuffed with shrimp, crabmeat, sauteed vegetables, Parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs. The panseared quail is covered in demi-glace and served with vegetables and potatoes. All entrees come with a salad. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ CHAD’S BISTRO 3216 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, 838-9935; www.chadsbistro.com The seafood Napoleon layers crabmeat between fried eggplant medallions on a bed of angel hair pasta topped with shrimp au gratin. The seafood boat comes with fried shrimp, catfish and oysters served in a bread boat with fries. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ COQUETTE 2800 Magazine St., 2650421; www.coquette-nola.com Sweet potato gnocchi with black winter truffles is served with sorghum brown butter and house-made city ham. Roasted Gulf oysters are served with fennel-and-bacon ragout, and horseradish cream. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$ CRYSTAL ROOM AT LE PAVILLON 833 Poydras St., 620-8899; www.lepavillon.com Herbsaint oysters are fried and served over grilled tomatoes with tasso and spinach cream. Paneed veal coated with Italian seasonings and breadcrumbs is topped with crabmeat and

lemon butter and served with a vegetable and bread. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

CURE 4905 Freret St., 302-2357; www.curenola.com The contemporary cocktail bar offers Sazerac roasted almonds and roasted butternut squash tartine finished with feta cheese and fried sage. The short rib debris sandwich features red wine-braised Black Angus short rib, Gruyere and onion jam. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$ THE DELACHAISE 3442 St. Charles Ave., 895-0858; www.thedelachaise.com Mofongo relleno de pollo guisado translates to a helping of mashed fried plantains with stewed chicken and roasted poblano sauce. The flank steak bruschetta features grilled marinated steak, shaved manchego cheese and Peruvian garlic spread on ciabatta crostini. No reservations. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$ EMERIL’S DELMONICO 1300 St. Charles Ave., 5254937; www.emerils.com Beignet-sized crab croquettes are presented with mirliton slaw, cilantro and sweet pepper marmalade. Confit duck leg is served with barley risotto, roasted beets and marinated sugar snap peas. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ GAUTREAU’S RESTAURANT 1728 Soniat St., 899-7397; www.gautreausrestaurant.com Veal osso buco is served with toasted fregola, baby carrots and grilled leeks, and garnished with gremolata, a dice of lemon zest and garlic. Sauteed halibut is offered with preserved lemon, yogurt, tabbouleh, fried artichoke hearts and roasted pepper chutney. Reservations recommended. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$$ THE GREEN GODDESS 307 Exchange Alley, 3013347; www.greengoddessnola.com The crispy pressed crab sandwich fills Dong Phuong French bread with Lafitte blue crab, Robiola cheese and remoulade and is served with salad. Bruleed apple French toast is filled with brandied apple filling and finished with melted manchego, bruleed sugar and chicory cane syrup. No reservations. Lunch and brunch Wed.-Mon., dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ page 45


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St. Louis Ribs; Four Bones $14.95 Half Rack $18.95 / Full Rack $27.95 Our thick cut ribs are dry rubbed, hickory smoked for 8 1/2 hrs & served glazed in our signature bbq sauce. Served w/ 2 sides. (Half Rack serves 1-2 / Full serves 2-3)

Black-Eyed Pea Egg Rolls $5.95 Crispy egg rolls stuffed with black-eyed peas, bacon & andouille sausage. Served with a spicy ranch dipping sauce. Gumbo sm $5.95; lg $9.95 New Orleans classic style, made with duck, chicken, & andouille.

Hickory Smoked Meats; 1 Meat $11.95 / 2 Meat $13.95 Pulled Pork, Brisket, Smoked Chicken or Green Onion Sausage. Served with 2 sides. Marinated Grilled Pork Chop $15.95 10oz. pork chop over candied sweet potatoes, topped with collard greens.

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Habanero-Ginger BBQ Duck $9.95 Super-smoked barbeque duck with habanero-ginger sauce and habanero-ginger slaw.

Pork Grillades Over Grits $11.95 A local favorite, our creamy roasted corn cheese grits topped w/ a generous portion of barbeque pulled pork.

BBQ Pork Tacos $5.95 Pulled pork, topped with our horseradish coleslaw & finished with homemade chipotle sauce.

Black Beans & Rice with Half Jerk Chicken $15.95; Vegetarian Style $8.95 Cuban-style black beans over cilantro rice with a half jerk marinated chicken

SQUEAL is the result of our love for cooking and food in general. We use only the freshest ingredients available, smoke our meats in-house and cook up our delicious Squeal Sauce daily.

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"DBLT" Tacos $8.95 Chipotle-glazed duck with bacon, lettuce & sweet shrub tomatoes and finished with wasabi mayo.

Squeal Pie $11.95 Layers of pulled pork, corn maque choux, andouille mashed potatoes and topped with cheddar cheese.

Fresh Fish and Preparation of the Day - Market PriceSee our Daily Specials and/or ask your server about today’s.

SANDWICHES Served on freshly baked bread, delivered daily Pulled Pork Sandwich $10.95 Pulled pork po'boy topped with our signature barbeque sauce and cole slaw. Served with 2 sides.

Beef Brisket Sandwich $10.95 Green Onion Sausage Sandwich $9.95 Tender beef brisket po’ boy topped with Green onion sausage po’ boy style sandwich our signature barbeque sauce. Served topped with our signature barbeque sauce & cole with 2 sides. slaw. Served with 2 sides.

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THE GRILL ROOM AT THE WINDSOR COURT 300 Gravier St., 522-1994; www.grillroomneworleans.com Grilled Hudson Valley foie gras comes as an appetizer. Entrees include a slow-cooked rack of Niman Ranch lamb. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ HOUSE OF BLUES 225 Decatur St., 310-4999; www.houseofblues.com The meatball sliders are two slow-braised beef short rib sliders simmered in fresh tomato sauce, topped with Cotija cheese and served on a potato bun. Pan-seared jumbo shrimp are simmered in chipotle garlic cream sauce and served over a crispy fried grit cake with sweet teardrop tomatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ IRIS 321 N. Peters St., 299-3944; www.irisneworleans.com Iris offers chef Ian Schnoebelen’s creative cooking. Pork cheeks come with raw vegetable salad, Italian herbs and fried spring onions. The lamb loin and braised shoulder duo is served with fried merguez ravioli, ratatouille and kalamata olive puree. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Fri., dinner Mon. and Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

JACMEL INN 903 E. Morris St., Hammond, (985) 542-0043; www.jacmelinn.com The baked oyster appetizer features oysters covered in Havarti cheese, andouille and bechemel. Louisiana shrimp and grits includes smoked Gouda cheese grits and barbecue sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$$ LE MERITAGE Maison Dupuy Hotel, 1001 Toulouse St., 522-8800; www.lemeritagerestaurant.com Le Meritage organizes its menu around wine and food pairings, and dishes are available in both small and large portions.

Mushroom truffle risotto comes with truffle foam and slices of white truffles. Lobster ravioli is served with asparagus, peas, tomato and corn. Reservations recommended. Brunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

MAT & NADDIE’S 937 Leonidas St., 861-9600; www.matandnaddies This quaint and colorful converted cottage is home to an eclectic menu. Grilled New Zealand rack of lamb alla cacciatora is served with polenta fritta and braised rapini. Cacciucco is a Tuscanstyle seafood stew made with Tuscan fish broth, mussels, drum and shrimp, served with fried calamari and watercress. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ MEAUXBAR BISTRO 942 N. Rampart St., 5699979; www.meauxbar.com On the edge of the French Quarter, Meauxbar serves continental cuisine with creative touches. Herbed rabbit terrine is served with pistachios, cornichons and mostarda. Sauteed frog legs Provencal is served with saffron-fennel dikon slaw. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ MIKE’S ON THE AVENUE 628 St. Charles Ave., 523-7600; www.mikesontheavenue.com Crab, crawfish and sea scallops are rolled into crepes and topped with creamy Creole sauce with sausage and Asiago cheese. Passion fruit-glazed pork chops are sprinkled with black-and-white sesame seeds and served with balsamic caramelized sweet potato, green beans and flashfried spinach. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ MONDO 900 Harrison Ave., 224-2633; www.mondoneworleans.com Chef Susan Spicer draws dishes from around the globe at her Lakeview restaurant. Thai-style shrimp and pork meatballs are served on lemongrass skewers. For lunch, try broiled fish tacos with cilantro-lime crema, avocado and jicama-apple slaw. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Mon.Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

TAMARIND BY DOMINIQUE Hotel Modern, 936 St. Charles Ave., 962-0909; www.thehotelmodern.com Chef Dominque Macquet’s restaurant melds French and Vietnamese flavors. Grilled Morgan Ranch Wagyu beef coulette is served with Asian ratatouille, root vegetables, bok choy gratin and red wine jus. Fire-roasted Louisiana shrimp come with kaffir-lime beurre blanc over jasmine rice with crispy mirliton-squash relish. Reservations recommended. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

NOLA RESTAURANT 534 St. Louis St., 522-6652; www.emerils.com Chef Emeril Lagasse’s French Quarter restaurant combines rustic accents and refined touches. Maine lobster meat and celery root top a roasted beet salad with arugula, spiced walnuts and green onion-buttermilk dressing. The hickory-smoked duck is coated with whiskey-caramel glaze and served with buttermilk cornbread pudding, haricots vert and fire-roasted corn salad, natural jus and candied pecans. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ NUVOLARI’S 246 Girod St., Mandeville, (985) 626-5619; www.nuvolaris.com Order seared scallops, Gulf shrimp or jumbo lump crabmeat over pasta with either marinara or sherry cream sauce. The pesto-crusted salmon is served with smoked tomato risotto, char-grilled asparagus and lemon beurre blanc. All entrees come with soup or salad. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$$ O’BRIEN’S GRILLE 2020 Belle Chasse Hwy., Gretna, 391-7229; www.obriensgrille.com Grilled scallops are served with grilled corn maque choux and Creole beurre blanc. Fried redfish is stuffed with mushrooms and crawfish and served with stewed okra and Creole hollandaise. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

ONE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE 8132 Hampson St., 301-9061; www.one-sl.com Braised country ribs come with collard greens with a potato and white truffle croquette. Char-grilled oysters are topped with Roquefort cheese and red wine vinaigrette. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ RALPH’S ON THE PARK 900 City Park Ave., 488-1000; www.ralphsonthepark.com Ralph’s boasts expansive views of City Park’s live oaks and an ever-changing menu of innovative cooking. Lamb spareribs are slow-cooked and served with Worcestershire and citrus glaze. Traditional barbecue shrimp gets a modern kick with a broth made of NOLA Blonde beer, and comes with assorted wild mushrooms over a brown butter baguette. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ ROOT 200 Julia St., 252-9480; www.rootnola.com The inventive menu at Root includes chorizo-dusted, cohiba-smoked scallops served on a bed of caramelized cauliflower and fennel choucroute. The menage a foie appetizer rounds up a lollipop of foie gras mousse coated in watermelon Pop Rocks, a foie gras panna cotta with peanut butter gelee and grape jelly on black brioche and smoked torchon of foie gras rolled in pastrami spices and served over Algiers honeycomb and fennel choucroute. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night

Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

RUE 127 127 N. Carrollton Ave., 4831571; www.rue127.com For an appetizer, try cauliflower and Parmesan risotto with crispy florets, capers and extravirgin olive oil. The char-grilled double-cut pork chop is served with roasted pepper jus, Jack Daniel’s and roasted corn coush-coush and crispy shallots. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ STANLEY 547 St. Ann St., 587-0093; www.stanleyrestaurant.com Chef Scott Boswell adds gourmet twists to classic diner fare. The Breaux Bridge Benedict features two toasted French bread rounds topped with boudin from Breaux Bridge, cheese, poached eggs and hollandaise. A trio of sliders includes chicken club, oyster po-boy and barbecue beef poboy versions. No reservations. Brunch, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

VINE AND DINE 141 Delaronde St., 361-1402; www.vine-dine.com Foccacia is served with toppings ranging from seared steak and portobello mushrooms to basil pesto and mozzarella. Barbecue pork is slow-cooked and served with chipotle corn bread and green beans amandine. No reservations. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ WOLFE’S IN THE WAREHOUSE Marriott New Orleans, 859 Convention Center Blvd., 613-2844; www.wolfesinthewarehouse.com The barbecue shrimp comes in a sauce of white wine, Worcestershire, shallots and cream and is served with rosemary French bread. The grilled rib-eye is served with mushroom garlic demi-glace and accompanied by braised Southern greens and roasted fingerling potatoes. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

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STELLA! 1032 Chartres St., 587-0091; www.restaurantstella.com Chef Scott Boswell combines exotic ingredients and a refined touch at this elegant restaurant. The duck five-ways includes Szechuan seared duck breast, a lacquered leg and thigh, duck miso broth, and foie gras wontons with cassis reduction. Panseared scallops and shrimp are served with truffled andouille and caviar butter. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

ANNADELE’S PLANTATION 71518 Chestnut St., Covington, (985) 809-7669; www.annadeles.com Creole turtle soup comes with a dash of sherry and chopped egg. The hand-cut filet mignon is served with whipped potatoes and finished with garlic butter. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$$

SYLVAIN 625 Chartres St., 265-8123;

ANTOINE’S RESTAURANT 713 St. Louis St., 581-4422; page 47

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IRISH HOUSE 1432 St. Charles Ave., 595-6755; www.irishhouseneworleans.com Chef Matt Murphy’s upscale Irish pub offers everything from Irish breakfasts to fish and chips to braised lamb shanks with apple brandy broth, stoneground grits and roasted root vegetables. Muscovy duck breast is stuffed with Brie and figs and served with celeriac puree, caramelized zucchini relish and sour cherry brandy relish. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

www.sylvainnola.com This gastro pub serves dishes like seared sea scallops with faro, roasted grapes, shaved almonds and sherry. The panfried pork shoulder features Coosa Valley grits, braised greens and mustard jus. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri.-Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

The crispy fish in sauce is among the popular Chinese and Korean dishes served at Jung’s Golden Dragon in Uptown.

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a heavenly menu, complimentary champagne toast, and a lovely red rose for your date. Call today for reservations (504) 309-3570

After 18 years at the Bistro Maison de Ville, in the French Quarter, Executive Chef Greg Picolo brings his French-Creole culinary expertise to Redemption. Redemption is housed in a beautiful 100-year-old historic landmark in the heart of Mid-City. Come & experience divinely inspired cuisine in a heavenly atmosphere.

Valentine’s Day Tuesday, February 14th

Enjoy a romantic Valentine's Day evening, featuring live music, a heavenly menu, complimentary champagne toast, and a lovely red rose for your date. Call today for reservations (504) 309-3570

EnDymIOn EVEnT Join us for our Extravagant Endymion party

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bring your great wines every Thursday, all day, and receive free corkage.

CominG soon Jazz GosPel BrunCh featuring endless mimosas and Bloody mary's

"Dinner with Tennessee" Wine Dinner Events Dinner with Tennessee Williams by Troy Gilbert & Chef Greg Picolo with Dr. W. Kenneth Holditch

SunDay BrunCh 11am-3pm featuring endless Mimosas 3835 Iberville St. in Mid-City

Lunch Tuesday-Friday 11am-3pm • Dinner Tuesday-Saturday 5-10pm

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www.antoines.com Opened in 1840, Antoine’s is a historic restaurant with a sprawling array of themed dining rooms and the Hermes Bar. The trout cardinal features a grilled or fried trout fillet topped with crawfish tails in white wine sauce. For brunch, try Louisiana Gulf shrimp sauteed in garlic tomato sauce and served with creamy buttered grits. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

ARNAUD’S RESTAURANT 813 Bienville St., 523-5433; www.arnaudsrestaurant.com This nearly century-old Creole dining institution has an upscale cocktail bar and array of dining rooms on two floors. The shrimp Arnaud features Gulf shrimp in signature tangy remoulade. Oysters Kathryn tops oysters with artichoke hearts, garlic, Parmesan and extra virgin olive oil. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

BRENNAN’S RESTAURANT 417 Royal St., 525-9711; www.brennansneworleans. com This Creole dining institution serves classic New Orleans turtle soup topped with sherry. Signature bananas Foster features bananas sauteed with butter, brown sugar and cinnamon, flamed in banana liquor and rum, and served over vanilla ice cream. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ BRIGTSEN’S RESTAURANT 723 Dante St., 861-7610; www.brigtsens.com Chef Frank Brigtsen serves contemporary Creole dishes at his namesake restaurant. Sesame-crusted paneed rabbit is topped with Creole mustard sauce and comes with mashed potatoes and smothered mustard greens. The roast duck is served with cornbread dressing and tart dried cherry sauce. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

CAFE ADELAIDE AND SWIZZLE STICK BAR 300 Poydras St., 595-3305; www.cafeadelaide.com Shrimp court bouillon features saffron crusted Louisiana white shrimp with green tomatoes, court bouillon, stone-ground grits and Parmesan. The crabmeat Cobb salad combines jumbo lump Louisiana blue crabmeat, avocado, crispy bacon, local tomatoes and pressed egg with chopped romaine. Reservations recommended. Breakfast and dinner daily, lunch Mon.-Fri., brunch Sat.Sun. Credit cards. $$$ CLANCY’S 6100 Annunciation St., 895-1111; www.clancysneworleans.com Smoked pork loin is served with a green pepper demiglace. Fried oysters are served on a bed of wilted spinach and topped with melted Brie. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Fri., dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$$ THE COLUMNS — ALBERTINE’S TEA ROOM 3811 St. Charles Ave., 8999308; www.thecolumns.com Crawfish Monica mac is made with penne pasta and sauteed crawfish and covered in spicy Alfredo sauce. Barbecue pork sliders are a trio of pork sandwiches topped with coleslaw. Baked Brie is topped with mango chutney and served with bread. No reservations. Breakfast daily, lunch Tue.Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ COMMANDER’S PALACE 1403 Washington Ave., 899-8221; www.commanderspalace.com Spicy Cajun boudin and Abita root beer-braised pork belly is served over ham hocks and braised greens with crispy garlic and smoky pig trotter jus. The Peacemaker is a crispy oyster and wild shrimp po-boy dressed with spicy greens, marinated tomatoes, basil, grilled onions, pickled okra and creamy ravigote sauce. Reservations required. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

COURT OF TWO SISTERS 613 Royal St., 522-7261; www.courtoftwosisters.com Fried oysters Rockefeller features corn-fried Louisiana oysters served over baked Herbsaint creamed spinach, topped with chopped bacon and bearnaise. The veal Oscar tops veal cutlets with asparagus, sauteed lump crabmeat and tasso hollandaise and comes with mashed new potatoes on the side. Reservations recommended. Lunch, brunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ DOOKY CHASE RESTAURANT 2301 Orleans Ave., 821-0535 Chef Leah Chase’s restaurant is a local institution. Her seafood gumbo is a staple of New Orleans Creole comfort food. Changing lunch specials include dishes like shrimp Creole, fried catfish, smothered okra with tomatoes and shrimp and crabmeat-stuffed shrimp. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Fri. Credit cards. $$ DUNBAR’S CREOLE COOKING Loyola University, Broadway Activities Center, 501 Pine St., 861-5451 Fried chicken is complemented with sides like smothered greens, red beans, corn bread or potato salad. Bell peppers are stuffed with crabmeat and shrimp and come with baked macaroni, vegetables and potato salad. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., early dinner Mon.-Thu. Credit cards. $ FELLINI’S CAFE 900 N. Carrollton Ave., 4882155; www.fellinisneworleans. com Catfish fillets are deep fried and served with steak fries and salad in a local take on fish and chips. Stuffed bell pepper is filled with ground beef, shrimp and spices and served with pasta. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ GALATOIRE’S RESTAURANT 209 Bourbon St., 525-2021; www.galatoires.com The Galatoire goute is a changing combination of seafood items like shrimp remoulade, crabmeat maison and oysters en brochette. The redfish meuniere is topped with jumbo lump crabmeat. Jackets required at dinner and on Sunday. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$$ GUMBO SHOP 630 St. Peter St., 525-1486; www.gumboshop.com The Gumbo Shop offers page 49

best lunch spot 4 years running - Where Y’at

top 5 crawfish dishes in new orleans Times Picayune

top 3 red beans & rice in new orleans Gambit’s best of new orleans readers poll

awesome roast beef poboy Zagat

sautéed shrimp remoulade poboy is a new tradition Eats.com

where the locals go in new orleans New York Times

“revelatory & stunning boudin meatloaf” ian mcnulty Gambit Restaurant Review 2-19-2008

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BOMBAY CLUB 830 Conti St., 586-0972; www.thebombayclub.com Pan-fried Gulf drum is served with Lyonnaise potatoes, sauteed crabmeat, grilled asparagus and sauce bearnaise. Cajun prime rib features blackened rib-eye served with garlic demi-glace and chive mashed potatoes. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

BROUSSARD’S RESTAURANT 819 Conti St., 581-3866; www.broussards.com Louisiana bouillabaisse combines Gulf fish, scallops, oysters, clams and mussels in tomato-saffron broth with crabmeat and rouille croutons. Veal Broussard’s features sauteed veal with Port-lemon butter and crabmeat in mustarddill bechamel. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

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Creole favorites including a few different types of gumbo. Chicken espagnole features a half chicken simmered in brown sauce with mushrooms, shallots, wine and garlic and is served over rice. Spicy crawfish etouffee is served over rice as well. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

IGNATIUS EATERY 4200 Magazine St., 896-2225 Crawfish etouffee is seasoned with Creole spices and brims with crawfish tails. The crawfish Ignatius features fettuccini tossed in a seasoned crawfish cream sauce. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Thu.-Mon., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ JACQUES-IMO’S CAFE 8324 Oak St., 861-0886; www.jacquesimoscafe.com Chef/proprietor Jacques Leonardi’s cafe offers a boisterous bar, colorful folk-artsy décor and creative takes on Creole dishes. Shrimp and alligator cheesecake is a savory cheesecake made with shrimp, alligator sausage, smoked Gouda, onions and bell peppers. The carpetbagger steak is an 8-oz. filet topped with poached oysters, red onion, blue cheese and tasso hollandaise. Reservations recommended for large parties. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

LE CITRON BISTRO 1539 Religious St., 566-9051; www.le-citronbistro.com Le Citron serves contemporary Creole dishes in an historic setting. The fried green tomato Benedict is topped with a poached egg and tangy hollandaise sauce. Peruvian chicken is served over white rice with peas and potatoes. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ LOUIE AND THE REDHEAD LADY 1851 Florida St., Mandeville, (985) 626-6044; www.louieandtheredheadlady.com Grits and grillades features sauteed veal served over grits in a marchand de vin sauce. Oysters La Luzianne are flashfried, topped with garlic aioli sauce and served over pasta.

TOMMY’S CUISINE 746 Tchoupitoulas St., 581-1103; www.tommysneworleans.com Fish Capri is a sauteed fillet topped with jumbo lump crabmeat, crawfish, artichokes and beurre blanc. Lightly battered and fried soft-shell crabs are served over linguine with fresh basil, Roma tomatoes and reggiano crawfish sauce. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

THE MARKET CAFE 1000 Decatur St., 527-5000; www.marketcafenola.com The muffuletta is served warm with ham, salami, mortadella, provolone and olive salad. The Taste of New Orleans platter includes gumbo, red beans and rice, jambalaya and crawfish etouffee. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ MELANGE 2106 Chartres St., 309-7335; www.melangenola.com Melange is designed to look like a lush 1920s speakeasy, and it serves craft cocktails and a menu of updated FrenchCreole dishes. Lapin au vin features farm-raised rabbit with white wine demi-glace, ovenroasted shallots, tomatoes, a trio of potatoes and pancetta. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ MR. B’S BISTRO 201 Royal St., 523-2078; www.mrbsbistro.com Barbecue Gulf shrimp are served in New Orleans-style peppery butter sauce with French bread. Chicken and andouille sausage fill the gumbo ya ya. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ MONTREL’S BISTRO 1000 N. Peters St., 524-4747 Just off the French Market, Montrel’s serves Creole cuisine. Louisiana crab cakes are topped with crawfish cream sauce. Bread pudding comes with rum sauce. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ MOTHER’S RESTAURANT 401 Poydras St., 523-9656; www.mothersrestaurant.net Step up to the counter to order sandwiches or Creole staples like jambalaya or crawfish etouffee. The Ferdi special poboy combines the restaurant’s house-cooked ham and roast beef. Grits also are topped with debris and savory drippings from meats cooked in-house. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ MURIEL’S JACKSON SQUARE 801 Chartres St., 568-1885;

www.muriels.com Muriel’s serves contemporary Creole cuisine in a two-story space overlooking Jackson Square. Pecan-crusted puppy drum is served with Louisiana crabmeat relish and lemonbutter. Wood-grilled doublecut pork chops are topped with Louisiana sugar cane-apple glaze and served with pecanglazed sweet potatoes and Southern-style greens. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

OLIVIER’S CREOLE RESTAURANT 204 Decatur St., 525-7734; www.olivierscreole.com Braised Creole rabbit is served with sage-seasoned oyster dressing. Eggplant is lightly breaded, deep fried and topped with brandy sauce and served with andouille sausage and crawfish. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ PALACE CAFE 605 Canal St., 523-1661; www.palacecafe.com Crabmeat cheesecake is baked in a pecan crust and topped with sauteed wild mushrooms and Creole meuniere. Andouille-crusted fish is pan-roasted and served with Crystal beurre blanc, chive aioli, rissole potatoes and a vegetable. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ PASCAL’S MANALE RESTAURANT 1838 Napoleon Ave., 895-4877 Signature barbecue shrimp are served in peppery butter

sauce with French bread for dipping. The combination pan roast features oysters, shrimp and crabmeat with a blend of seasonings and parsley baked in a casserole dish. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

THE PRALINE CONNECTION 542 Frenchmen St., 943-3934; www.pralineconnection.com The Praline Connection specializes in Creole soul food and is known for its red beans and rice and fried chicken. Homestyle meatloaf is topped with brown gravy and served with two side items. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ ROCKY & CARLO’S RESTAURANT AND BAR 613 W. St. Bernard Hwy., Chalmette, 279-8323 The veal Parmesan features paneed veal baked with red gravy and Parmesan and served with baked macaroni. The veal cutlet po-boy serves veal on a baguette dressed with lettuce and tomato. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $ ROUX ON ORLEANS Bourbon Orleans Hotel, 717 Orleans Ave., 571-4604; www.bourbonorleans.com The Voodoo vegetable sandwich features grilled squash, red onion, portobello, provolone cheese and tahini mayonnaise on a semolina potato bun. Pan-seared red fish is topped with Creole sauce and comes with jambalaya and vegetables. Reservations

accepted. Breakfast Sun.Fri., Dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

SASSAFRAS CREOLE & SEAFOOD RESTAURANT 2501 Leon C. Simon Drive, 288-3939; www.sassafrasnola.com This cafe specializes in traditional Creole comfort food, including gumbo brimming with sausage and crab, red beans with fried chicken, and smothered okra with sausage and rice. Catfish Orleans features a fried fillet over pasta topped with crawfish etouffee. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sunday. Credit cards. $$

TUJAGUE’S RESTAURANT 823 Decatur St., 525-8676; www.tujagues.com Tujague’s serves a prix fixe menu with a choice of entree plus shrimp remoulade, soup, brisket, dessert and coffee. The chicken bonne femme is pan-fried chicken generously seasoned with garlic and parsley and served with potatoes. The signature boiled brisket is served with Creole horseradish sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sat.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ UPPERLINE RESTAURANT 1413 Upperline St., 891-9822; www.upperline.com Decorated with JoAnn Clevenger’s collection of folk art, Upperline Restaurant is a colorful place to enjoy a combination of traditional and creative Creole dishes. Grilled fish is topped with “Muddy Waters” sauce and served with crispy cauliflower. Upperline created the now classic appetizer of fried green tomatoes with shrimp remoulade. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

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SMILIE’ S RESTAURANT 5725 Jefferson Hwy., Harahan, 733-3000; www.smiliesrestaurant.com Stuffed eggplant “Courtenay” is filled with crabmeat and shrimp and topped with creamy lump crabmeat sauce. Louisiana crab cakes are topped with crawfish Lafitte sauce and served with potatoes and vegetables. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $

BREAUX MART Citywide; www.breauxmart.com Breaux Mart’s deli counter offers a wide selection of sandwiches and hot items. 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. $

STEAMBOAT NATCHEZ Toulouse Street Wharf, 586-8777; www.steamboatnatchez.com The Natchez serves Creole cuisine while cruising the Mississippi River. Gulf fish Louisianne is topped with a dark-roux etouffee sauce served with pecan rice pilaf and salad. Bread pudding is topped with candied pecans and bourbon sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner

CANSECO’S MARKET 1519 Metairie Road, Metairie, 835-5979; 3135 Esplanade Ave., 322-2594; 5217 Elysian Fields Ave., 218-7048; www.cansecosmarkets.com The deli section of the grocery has sandwiches, salads and hot items to go and there are baked goods, cheeses and olives. The Cuban sandwich is loaded with roasted pork and ham and is pressed crisp. Pick up a whole roasted chicken to go. No reservations. Breakfast,

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JOEY K’S 3001 Magazine St., 891-0997; www.joeyksrestaurant.com The eggplant Napoleon features breaded fried eggplant medallions stacked with layers of fried shrimp and topped with creamy crawfish sauce. Shrimp Magazine features lightly floured shrimp sauteed with garlic, artichoke hearts, ham and green onions over angel hair pasta. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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DORIGNAC’S 710 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 834-8216; www.dorignacs.com Dorignac’s roasts meats in-house for po-boys and deli sandwiches. Hot side items include creamy baked macaroni and cheese and daily specials like red beans and rice with smoked sausage. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

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NOR-JOE IMPORT COMPANY 505 Frisco Ave., Metairie, 833-9240; www.norjoe.com Nor-Joe’s muffuletta boasts a host of imported meats, cheeses and olive salad. A vegetarian version also is available. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

GUILLORY’S GROCERY 3708 Derbigny St., Metairie, 833-1390; 8317 E. St. Bernard Hwy., 682-2906 The hot tamale sandwich is served on French bread and topped with chili and cheese. The hamburgers are made with two patties, including Mr. G’s Junior on a bun or a Senior on French bread with chili, cheese and onions. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

SERIO’S PO-BOYS & DELI 133 St. Charles Ave., 5232668 LSU colors and paraphernalia adorn this CBD eatery. The Big Mitch features grilled ham and Swiss cheese with grilled onions on crusty French bread. The muffuletta and the roast beef po-boy are both specialties. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

LAKEVIEW DELI & CATERING 872 Harrison Ave., 304-8501; www.lakeviewdelicatessen. com Lakeview’s roast beef is cooked in-house and served in several different po-boys. Fried chicken tenders are served with honey mustard and mayo in a po-boy. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

SPITALE’S DELI 2408 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, 837-9912; www.spitalesdeli.com The stuffed tomato is fillled with olives, pickles, red onion and either chicken or tuna salad. Grilled onions, brown gravy and provolone cheese top the “dirty” turkey sandwich. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

LAKEVIEW GROCERY 801 Harrison Ave., 293-1201; www.lakeviewgrocery.com The Harrison Cove deli at Lakeview Grocery offers a $10 Wednesday special featuring a 12-oz. rib-eye steak and fully loaded baked potato or sweet potato. The house-cooked roast beef debris is served in po-boys or on top of fries. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

WELTY’S DELI AND CATERING 336 Camp St., 592-0223; www.weltysdeli.com The deli serves gourmet sandwiches, soups, salads and daily specials. Sandwiches are assembled on pumpernickel, rye, multi-grain or sourdough bread and come with kettle chips, coleslaw or fruit cocktail. The New Orleans AK combines a choice of four meats and cheddar, Swiss, pepper Jack and provolone on a warm muffuletta bun. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

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MARTIN WINE CELLAR 714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie, 896-7350; www.martinwine. com This wine emporium and gourmet deli serves sandwiches, salads and daily specials. The smoked salmon Nova Delight piles smoked salmon, red onion, capers and cream cheese on a bagel. The French connection fills a croissant with ham and Swiss cheese. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Fri., brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

MARDI GRAS ZONE 2706 Royal St., 947-8787; www.mardigraszone.com The kitchen at this Bywater grocery serves sandwiches and dishes like shrimp Creole over white rice with vegetables. Other options include fried shrimp po-boys and pizza. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards and checks. $

YE OLDE COLLEGE INN 3000 S. Carrollton Ave., 866-3683; www.collegeinn1933.com Along with the loaves advertised in its windows, College Inn offers an appetizer of flash-fried oysters served over shredded lettuce with

blue cheese dressing. Boiled shrimp is piled on top of fried green tomatoes and drizzled with remoulade. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Diner 13 517 Frenchmen St., 942-1345; www.13monaghan.com The sesame chicken salad sandwich on multigrain bread is dressed with spring greens and smoked almonds. The black bean veggie burger is dressed with lettuce, tomato, onions, Dijon mustard and mayo and served on French bread with potato chips. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $ CAMELLIA GRILL 540 Chartres St., 522-1800; 626 S. Carrollton Ave., 3092679; www.camelliagrill.net Take a seat at the counter and enjoy diner food and service New Orleans-style. Muffulettas and fried catfish are two of the grill’s special sandwiches. Order a slice of pecan pie warmed on the grill. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.Sat. Credit cards. $ CITY DINER 3116 S. I-10 Service Road, Metairie, 831-1030; 5708 Citrus Blvd., Harahan, 309-7614; www.citydiner.biz Bottom of the Bowl is a toasted French bread bowl filled with shrimp, crabmeat crawfish, cheese, Cajun cream sauce and garnished with green onions. Oysters St. John features fried oysters on a bed of shredded hash browns, sauteed spinach and bacon, two eggs any style and hollandaise. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $ CLOVER GRILL 900 Bourbon St., 598-1010; www.clovergrill.com Stop into this retro-styled diner anytime of day. Its version of biscuits and gravy features an open-faced large Southernstyle biscuit smothered in country gravy. Battered chicken-fried steak comes with two eggs, toast and hash browns or grits. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $ COMMON GROUNDS 335 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, 227-2200 The Common breakfast consists of two eggs, toast, grits or hash browns, and ham, bacon or sausage. Artichoke Amelia features Italian-seasoned artichoke hearts topped with Parmesan. Reservations accepted for large parties.


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CRESCENT CITY GRILL 101 Lapalco Blvd., Gretna, 394-7272 Crescent City Grill’s chicken and waffle special consists of a Belgian waffle topped with half a fried chicken. The Fisherman’s platter combines fried fish, oysters and shrimp. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $$ DOT’S DINER Citywide; www.dotsdiner.com The Dotwich is a breakfast sandwich with scrambled eggs, a sausage patty and cheese on a grilled buttermilk biscuit. Meatloaf is served with brown gravy and a side of french fries, hash browns or mashed potatoes. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $ HUEY’S 24/7 DINER 620 Decatur St., Suite B100, 535-4839; www.hueysneworleans.com Breakfast items including French toast, steak and eggs and Cajun omelets with andouille sausage are available any time of day. The menu also includes burgers, sandwiches, soups, salads and blue plate specials like roasted chicken with boudin stuffing, mashed potatoes and a vegetable. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

MAGNOLIA GRILL 1122 Decatur St. 566-6003; www.magnoliagrillofnola.com This French Quarter spot offers hearty diner fare. The seafood omelet includes crawfish, shrimp, onions and tomatoes. The blackened rib-eye steak comes with mashed potatoes and vegetables. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ MCALISTER’S DELI Citywide; www.mcalistersdeli.com The club sandwich has layers of ham, turkey, cheddar, applewood-smoked bacon, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato and honey-mustard on toasted wheat bread. The Spud Max potato is loaded with ham, turkey, bacon, melted Swiss and cheddar cheeses, olives, green onions and sour cream. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

SLIM GOODIES DINER 3322 Magazine St., 891-3447 The Jewish Coonass features two potato latkes topped with grilled spinach, crawfish etouffee and eggs. The Greek omelet combines spinach, tomato, mushrooms, onions, olives and feta cheese in a four-egg omelet and comes with toast or a biscuit. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Checks. $ STEVE’S DINER Place St. Charles, 201 St. Charles Ave., Suite 210, 5228198; www.steves-diner.com The diner serves daily specials like Tuesday’s Loco Moko, a char-grilled hamburger steak smothered with sauteed mushrooms, peppers, onions and house-made brown gravy, served with fried onions and two sides. The Cali wrap has smoked turkey, bacon, Swiss cheese, avocado, cucumber, lettuce and tomato rolled in a tomato-basil tortilla and is served with honey-bacon-Dijon dressing. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $ TAG’S MEAT MARKET & DELI 1207 E. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, 277-6594 The meat market grinds its own beef and offers big burgers. The Butcher po-boy includes half a pound of ground beef and is dressed to order. House-made hogshead cheese is available by the pound. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $ ZARA’S MARKET 2042 Prytania St., 523-3658; 4838 Prytania St., 895-0581; www.zarasmarket.com Po-boy choices at Zara’s include roast beef, shrimp and sausage. Other offerings include seafood platters, whole rotisserie chickens, muffulettas, and spinach and seafood quiches. No reservations. 4838 Prytania St.: breakfast, lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sun; 2042 Prytania St.: breakfast, lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

Fondue THE MELTING POT 1820 St. Charles Ave., 525-

3225; www.meltingpot.com Boston Lager cheddar cheese fondue contains Sam Adams Boston Lager, cheddar and Emmentaler cheeses accented with Nueske’s applewood smoked bacon, onion, Dijon mustard, Tabasco and scallions. The Fondue Feast includes Angus sirloin, shrimp, Buffalo chicken, Memphisstyle pork tenderloin and wild mushroom sacchetti. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

French CAFE DEGAS 3127 Esplanade Ave., 9455635; www.cafedegas.com This casual cafe serves refined French cuisine. Classic dishes include French onion soup, escargots and mussels steamed with white wine, fennel and herbs. Seared hanger steak is served with pommes frites. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Wed.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ CHATEAU DU LAC BISTRO 2037 Metairie Road, Metairie, 831-3773; www.chateaudulacbistro.com Pan-roasted sea scallops are wrapped in a crisp crepe and topped with vanilla-butter sauce. Roasted red and gold beets are paired with seared foie gras and finished with arugula, toasted walnuts, sundried cranberries and sherry vinaigrette. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ CIRO’S COTE SUD 7918 Maple St., 866-9551; www.cotesudrestaurant.com Blanquette de veau is veal simmered in broth with carrots, pearl onions and mushrooms. It’s served with wild rice. Moules Provencal is a large bowl of steamed mussels served with pommes frites. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Cash and checks. $$

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FLAMING TORCH RESTAURANT 737 Octavia St., 895-0900; www.flamingtorchnola.com Moules frites features mussels sauteed with bacon, garlic cream, and topped with fried potatoes. Redfish Oscar combines pan-seared redfish with jumbo lump crabmeat, grilled asparagus and Creole lemon beurre blanc. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$ HERBSAINT BAR AND RESTAURANT 701 St. Charles Ave., 5244114; www.herbsaint.com Chef Donald Link’s restaurant page 53

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LA PENICHE RESTAURANT 1940 Dauphine St., 943-1460 The Kathryn burger is topped with grilled ham, Swiss cheese and grilled onions and served with fries. Breakfast options include eggs Benedict with Canadian bacon, grilled tomato and hollandaise. No reservations. Open 24 hours Thu.-Tue. Credit cards. $

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

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combines refined and rustic French and Louisiana cuisine. Small plates include beef short ribs with a potato rosti and salsa verde. Slow-cooked lamb neck is served with seasonal greens, pepperonata and local Ryals yogurt. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

LA BOULANGERIE 4600 Magazine St., 269-3777 La galette des rois is a French king cake with puff pastry layers filled with frangipane (almond cream). Flaky, buttery croissants are available plain or filled with chocolate or almonds. No reservations. Breakfast daily, lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $ LA CREPE NANOU 1410 Robert St., 899-2670; www.lacrepenanou.com La fondue is Swiss Emmentaler melted with white wine and Kirsch cherry liqueur, then served with bread and fresh fruit. Moules marinieres is a bowl of steamed mussels with garlic-white wine cream sauce served with pommes frites. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

LILETTE RESTAURANT 3637 Magazine St., 8951636; www.liletterestaurant.com White truffle Parmesan toast is a rich appetizer combining wild mushrooms, marrow and veal glace. Roasted Muscovy duck breast is served with Tuscan kale, butternut squash, sage and satsuma coriander jus. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ LUKE 333 St. Charles Ave., 378-2840; www.lukeneworleans.com Chef John Besh focuses on local seafood and French and German influences at this brasserie. The etouffee of blue crab and brown shrimp is served with hand-made garganelli pasta. The shrimp and grits are made with andouille sausage and peppers in seafood stock. Reservations

MARTINIQUE BISTRO 5908 Magazine St., 891-8495; www.martiniquebistro.com Sauteed Gulf shrimp and Maine lobster are served with winter spinach and sauce Americaine, a smoked tomatobased shrimp stock with a hint of curry. Cast iron-seared hanger steak is served with foie gras compound butter and smoked shallot demi-glace. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$ PATRICK’S BAR VIN 730 Bienville St., 200-3180; www.patricksbarvin.com Familiar as both a sommelier and restaurant manager, Patrick Van Hoorebeek opened his wine bar in the St. Louis Hotel. The focus is on wine — and the list of offerings is long — and there’s a small selection of cheese and charcuterie plates and olives. No reservations. Dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ STE. MARIE 930 Poydras St., Suite 101, 304-6988; www.stemarienola.com This modern bistro offers French-inspired fare and a long list of Champagnes. Handmade gnocchi are served with pancetta, cauliflower and butternut squash. The lobster mac and cheese is tossed with lobster meat, snow peas and Gruyere, fontina and Parmesan cheese sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun, dinner nightly. Credit cards. $$ TARTINE 7217 Perrier St., 866-4860; www.tartineneworleans.com This quaint French-style neighborhood cafe serves pork rillette with a toasted baguette, onion marmalade and cornichons. Tuna nicoise salad is topped with olives, potatoes, boiled eggs, hearts of palm, roasted tomatoes, anchovies and vinaigrette. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ TOMAS BISTRO 755 Tchoupitoulas St., 5270942; www.tomasbistro.com Roasted venison loin is served with juniper berry and black peppercorn burgundy reduction, gratineed potatoes, roasted chipolini onions and steamed asparagus. Bouillabaise Marseilles combines mussels, shrimp, lobster red snapper in saffron broth and is served with a garlic rouille crouton. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

German JAGER HAUS GERMAN BISTRO & COFFEE SHOP 833 Conti St., 525-9200; www.jager-haus.com The burger is topped with grilled bratwurst, sauerkraut and Havarti cheese and served on a pretzel bun. The Sauerbraten is slow-roasted filet mignon served with sweet-and-sour gravy and house-made pasta dumplings. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Gourmet to Go LANGENSTEIN’S 800 Metairie Road, Metairie, 831-6682; 1330 Arabella St., 899-9283; www.langensteins.com The deli counter offers entrees to go in individual and familysize portions. Gulf shrimp add flavor to creamy Brie soup. For soup, try crawfish bisque or seafood gumbo. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $ WHOLE FOODS MARKET 3420 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 888-8225; 5600 Magazine St., 899-9119; www.wholefoodsmarket.com This gourmet grocer offers a variety of prepared foods including salad, soups, pizza, sushi and smokehouse barbecue. Popular items include smoked mozzarella pasta salad and jambalaya. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

Greek MR. GYROS GREEK RESTAURANT 3620 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, 833-9228 Gyro plates come with lemonroasted potatoes, tzatziki sauce and pita bread. The lamb kebab features skewers of lamb and vegetables and is served with lemon-roasted potatoes, rice pilaf and pita bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

IndIan/ PakIstanI JULIE’S LITTLE INDIA KITCHEN AT SCHIRO’S CAFE & BAR 2483 Royal St., 944-6666; www.julieslittleindia.com Indian and New Orleans cuisine share the menu at this casual cafe. Saag paneer is sauteed spinach with paneer cheese and vindaloo sauce page 55

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LA PROVENCE 25020 Hwy. 190, Lacombe, (985) 626-7662; www.laprovencerestaurant.com The rustic French cooking of Provence is the focus at this John Besh restaurant. “Chef Chris’ quail gumbo” is an appetizer of dirty rice-stuffed whole quail with gumbo jus. The oyster and orecchiette pasta is served with spicy garlic butter and heirloom tomato sauce and Covey Rise Farm vegetables. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

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and comes with naan, basmati rice and papadam chips. Salmon Benedict features poached eggs on a biscuit with cream cheese, lox and hollandaise. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., breakfast Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

NIRVANA INDIAN CUISINE 4308 Magazine St., 8949797; www.insidenirvana.com Flag of India is a trio of saag paneer, butter chicken and a lamb kebab in sweet sauce. Mushroom masala is sauteed mushrooms with onions, tomatoes and a blend of spices, and a vegan version also is available. Reservations recommended for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ SAFFRON NOLA 505 Gretna Blvd., Gretna, 363-2174; www.saffronnola.com Saffron offers innovative Indian cooking but is open only one night a week. Barbecue shrimp with a tamarind tang are served over crab cakes made with lentil batter. Traditional Indian dishes include chicken tikka, curries and goat marinated in yogurt. Reservations recommended. Dinner Fri. Credit cards. $$

TANDOORI CHICKEN RESTAURANT 2916 Cleary Ave., Metairie, 889-7880; www.tandoorichickennola.com Vegetable samosas are served with sweet and spicy chutney. Lamb comes in a spicy curry sauce with onions. Both dishes are available a la carte and are on the dinner buffet on Friday and Saturday. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ TARKA 3207 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 471-6141 Goat biryani is served with curry-spiced basmati rice. The special mixed grill is a combination of meats including chicken drumsticks and kebabs. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

A MANO 870 Tchoupitoulas St., 2089280; www.amanonola.com Start with the affettati misti, which includes an array of house-cured meats with accompaniments including house-made pickles and mostarda. The slow-cooked rabbit comes with oil-cured olives and roasted garlic. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ ADOLFO’S 611 Frenchmen St., 948-3800 Above the Apple Barrel bar, Adolfo’s is an intimate restaurant serving a wide variety of seafood. Flounder is covered in creamy Ocean sauce with crabmeat, shrimp and capers. Veal also is available topped with Ocean sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner daily. Checks. $$ ANDREA’ S RESTAURANT 3100 19th St., Metairie, 8348583; www.andreasrestaurant.com Chef-proprietor Andrea Apuzzo’s restaurant serves dishes inspired by his native Italy. The lasagna features house-made pasta, spinach, imported cheese, ground beef and fresh herbs with tomatobasil sauce. The crab cake and eggplant Andrea is served with lemon-butter sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ ANGELI ON DECATUR 1141 Decatur St., 566-0077; www.angelirestaurant.webs.com The Virtuous Angel vegetarian pizza has spinach, artichokes, tomato, mushrooms, feta and mozzarella with garlic herb sauce. Spaghetti and meatballs is a home-style Italian dish. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ ASSUNTA’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT 2631 Hwy. 190 W., Slidell, (985) 649-9768; www.assuntas.com Assunta’s osso buco features veal smothered with onions and tomatoes and is served with bowtie pasta. Seafood cannelloni combines crawfish, shrimp and tomato-basil sauce and has melted mozzarella on top. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$ AVENUE RESTAURANT AND CATERING 450 Laroussini Ave., Harvey, 371-7850; www.avenuerestaurantandcatering.com The hamburger steak is served

with a choice of french fries or mashed potatoes on the side. The Italian sausage pasta is topped with marinara sauce. Reservations accepted. Breakfast Sat., lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

BOSCO’S ITALIAN CAFE 2040 Hwy. 59, Suite D, Mandeville, (985) 624-5066; www.boscositalian.com Oysters Anthony are topped with sauteed prosciutto, garlic and green onions and baked with a crust of Italian bread crumbs and Romano cheese. Pan-fried redfish is topped with artichoke hearts, fresh mushrooms, crabmeat and lemon-butter sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$ BRAVO! CUCINA ITALIANA 3413 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 828-8828; www. bravoitalian.com Bravo’s surf-and-turf combination includes a 5-oz. filet, grilled shrimp, sauteed spinach, a Romano-crusted tomato, vegetables and Tuscan mashed potatoes. Mama’s lasagna bolognese is made with Alfredo and meat sauces. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ BRICK OVEN CAFE 2805 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 466-2097; wwwbrickovencafe.biz The Brick Oven filet is a grilled prime filet served with pasta. Grilled Brick Oven chicken is served with green onions, mushrooms and artichoke hearts over angel hair pasta. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ CAFE DIBLASI 1801 Stumpf Blvd., Suite 4, Terrytown, 361-3106; www.cafediblasi.com Brascioloni is veal round stuffed with meat and cheeses and simmered in tomato sauce. Crabmeat and spinach cannelloni features fresh pasta filled with creamy spinach and jumbo lump crabmeat with Italian cheese sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ CAFE DITALI’S 2104 Manhattan Blvd., Suite E, Harvey, 361-0058; www.ditalis.com The pasta Ditali features a chicken breast sauteed with onions, fresh mushrooms and broccoli. It’s served with penne pasta, white wine sauce and sprinkled with Parmesan. Cheese steak hoagies are topped with onion, bell pep-

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TAJ MAHAL 923 Metairie Road, Metairie, 836-6859 Taj Mahal is one of New Orleans’ longtime favorites for Indian cuisine. There are many vegetarian dishes and curried options like the mutton curry. “Italian dosa” are thin rice crepes filled with pasta, fresh vegetables and cheese and topped with marinara. A buffet is offered for lunch. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

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CAFE GIOVANNI 117 Decatur St., 529-2154; www.cafegiovanni.com Chef Duke LoCicero dubs his cuisine New World Italian. Giovanni’s cannelloni is stuffed with pork, veal, beef, cheese, eggplant and pine nuts. Chicken a la Roma is a chicken breast stuffed with Italian sausage, spinach and fontina and topped with rustic roasted tomato sauce. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

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CAFE ROMA 1901 Sophie Wright Place, 524-2419; www.caferomauptown.com The Roma special sandwich is an Italian loaf filled with pepperoni, salami, ham, cheese, black olives and mushrooms. Chicken Caesar salad is served with house-made Caesar dressing. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

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CARMELO RISTORANTE 1901 Hwy. 190, Suite 7, Mandeville, (985) 624-4844; www.ristorantecarmelo.com Local seafood is highlighted in dishes like house-made crabmeat ravioli served with light sherry cream sauce. Grouper Leonora features a grilled fillet topped with shrimp, artichokes and mushrooms in butter sauce and served with vegetables. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ DICRISTINA’S 810 N. Columbia St., Suite C, Covington, (985) 875-0160; www.dicristinas.com Soft-shell crab Emily features a fried soft-shell crab over angel hair pasta with crawfish cream sauce. Grilled shrimp are served with cheese ravioli in Alfredo sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ DOMENICA 123 Baronne St., 648-6020; www.domenicarestaurant.com Chef John Besh’s restaurant serves rustic Italian dishes. The Calabrese pizza is topped with tomatoes, spicy salami, mozzarella, capers and olives. The squid ink pasta is tossed with crabmeat and fresh herbs. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ ELEVEN79 1179 Annunciation St., 2991179; www.eleven79.com Pasta bolognese is made with bucatini pasta, ground veal, beef and pork and tomato sauce seasoned with garlic, basil and oregano. Tomato and crab salad features sliced

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MANDINA’S RESTAURANT 3800 Canal St., 482-9179; Azelea Shopping Center, 4240 Hwy. 22, Suite 1, Mandeville, (985) 674-9883; www.mandinasrestaurant.com This traditional neighborhood restaurant serves home-style Italian dishes with Creole influences. Popular appetizers include shrimp remoulade and fried eggplant sticks with marinara. Hearty steaks like the 12-oz. rib-eye come with french fries. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

vine-ripened tomatoes with jumbo lump crabmeat and balsamic vinaigrette. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

FAUSTO’S BISTRO 530 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 833-7121; www. faustosbistro.com Veal scaloppini Rolando features sauteed veal, artichoke hearts and mushrooms in lemon cream sauce and served over penne bordelaise. The Parmesan-crusted Gulf fish is topped with crabmeat, tomato and white wine butter sauce and served over wilted spinach with rosemary potatoes. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

MAXIMO’S ITALIAN GRILL 1117 Decatur St., 586-8883; www.maximosgrill.com Grab a table or booth or sit at the counter overlooking the open kitchen where chefs prepare meals in front of diners. Chili-glazed scallops are served on a bed of sauteed vegetables. The osso buco comes with garlic potatoes and asparagus. Reservation recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

FRANK’S RESTAURANT 933 Decatur St., 525-1602; www.franksrestaurantneworleans.com Shrimp and crawfish Gagliano features seafood tossed with garlic, green onions and fresh basil and served over angel hair pasta. The veal Marsala is veal sauteed with mushrooms and Marsala wine and served with pasta. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ GIO’S VILLA VANCHERI 2890 E. Causeway Approach, Mandeville, (985) 624-2597; www.giosvillavancheri.com The popular orecchio di elefante is a veal chop pounded thin in the shape of an elephant ear and served with pasta and salad. The osso buco Milanese is a veal shank braised in red sauce and served with salad and rice or pasta. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ GIORLANDO’S RESTAURANT 741 Bonnabel Blvd., Metairie, 835-8593 This Metairie eatery specializes in casual Italian fare. Chicken and eggplant Parmesan features lightly fried eggplant and chicken over angel hair pasta with Alfredo and red gravy. The hot muffuletta is another popular choice. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $$ IL POSTO ITALIAN CAFE 4607 Dryades St., 895-2620; www.ilpostocafe-nola.com The Adventure grilled cheese is prepared with creamy Gorgonzola, toasted walnuts and honey and served on pressed multi-grain bread. The Italian

hero panino includes mortadella, soppressata salami, fontina, tomatoes and balsamic dressing pressed on ciabatta. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.Sat. Credit cards. $

IMPASTATO’S RESTAURANT 3400 16th St., Metairie, 4551545; www.impastatos.com The fresh fish Payton features a pan-fried fillet topped with a sauce of crabmeat, crawfish, artichoke hearts, mushrooms, lemon, butter and Dry Sack sherry. Ravioli are made fresh with spinach and imported cheeses and topped with tomato gravy. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ IRENE’S CUISINE 539 St. Philip St., 529-8811 Signature baked oysters Irene are topped with Italian cheeses and pancetta. The lamb a la Provence features seared chops with rosemary-wine demi-glace. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

ITALIAN BARREL 430 Barracks St., 569-0198; www.italianbarrel.com The porcini and truffle ravioli are served with creamy white wine sauce and a drizzle of truffled olive oil. The Italianstyle osso buco features a baked 16-oz. veal shank with red sauce served over polenta. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ JOE SEPIE’ S CAFE 4402 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson, 324-5613 Roast beef po-boys are popular. Italian sausage and peppers are served over angel hair pasta in cream sauce. No reservations. Lunch Mon.Fri., dinner Thu.-Fri. Credit cards. $$ LA DIVINA GELATERIA 621 St. Peter St., 302-2692; 3005 Magazine St., 342-2634; Loyola University, Carrollton Residence Hall, 258-2115; www.ladivinagelateria.com Strawberries and balsamic vinegar sorbetto is made with Ponchatoula strawberries and aged balsamic vinegar.

The muffalino panino is a pressed muffuletta with salami, Italian ham, mortadella, aged provolone and olive salad. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

LEONARDO TRATTORIA 709 St. Charles Ave., 5588986; www.leonardonola.com This trattoria cooks pizzas in a wood oven. A popular pie is the Leonardo, with fresh mozzarella, pesto, pistachios, shrimp and red onions. Pastas include linguine al Sambuca, with shrimp, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, basil, cherry tomatoes and Sambuca. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., Credit cards. $$ LOUISIANA PIZZA KITCHEN UPTOWN 615 S. Carrollton Ave., 8665900; www.louisianapizzakitchenuptown.com The rosemary chicken tortellini combines chicken, portobello mushrooms and roasted bell peppers in a pesto cream sauce topped with Parmesan cheese. At brunch, the Southwestern frittata is a crustless quiche filled with black beans,

MONA LISA RESTAURANT 1212 Royal St., 522-6746 Mardi Gras linguine features andouille sausage and shrimp in tomato cream sauce. The eggplant Parmesan is paneed eggplant topped with Creole red sauce, provolone, mozzarella and Parmesan and is served over linguine. No reservations. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ MOSCA’S 4137 Hwy. 90 W., Avondale, 436-9942; www.moscasrestaurant.com Shrimp Mosca features shrimp sauteed with Italian seasoning and white wine. Chicken a la Grande is chicken sauteed with rosemary, Italian seasonings, whole cloves of garlic and white wine. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.Sat. Cash only. $$$ NONNA MIA 3125 Esplanade Ave., 9481717; www.nonnamia.net There’s plenty of outdoor seating on the patio and balcony of this pizzeria and Italian eatery. Gourmet pizza choices include a pie with portobello mushrooms, caramelized onions and roasted red pepper sauce. Lobster ravioli are served with vodka cream sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ R & O’S RESTAURANT 216 Old Hammond Hwy., Metairie, 831-1248 page 58


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The meatball pizza is made with house-made dough, red sauce and meatballs. The muffuletta is filled with ham, salami, Swiss cheese, mozzarella and olive salad and is served warm on toasted bread. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

RED GRAVY 125 Camp St., 561-8844; www.redgravycafe.com Melanzana is pasta tossed with eggplant and ricotta. The lasagna features layers of pasta, ricotta, mozzarella, meatballs, bolognese sauce and Romano cheese. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., brunch Sat. Credit cards. $

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RICCOBONO’S PEPPERMILL 3524 Severn Ave., Metairie, 455-2266; www.riccobonos.com The oysters Riccobono features baked oysters topped with mushrooms, garlic, olive oil, breadcrumbs and cheese. Veal Parmesan is one of its most popular dishes. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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RISTORANTE DA PIERO 401 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 469-8585; www. ristorantedapiero.net The mixed grill combines pork chops, leg of lamb, pancetta, sausage, rosemary potatoes, baked tomatoes and grilled eggplant. House-made pasta highlights dishes such as the tortelloni Romagnola, served with either sage brown butter or bolognese sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$$ RISTORANTE DEL PORTO 501 E. Boston St., Covington, (985) 875-1006 The toasted ricotta gnocchi is topped with crimini mushrooms, Brussels sprouts and carrots. Red wine-braised Berkshire pork shank is served with creamy herbed polenta, market greens and gremolata. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks $$$ RISTORANTE FILIPPO 1917 Ridgelake Drive, Metairie, 835-4008 Speckled trout is topped with lump crabmeat and served with linguine and a vegetable medley. Paneed veal is served either Marsala- or piccata-style. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ SANDRO’S TRATTORIA 6601 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 888-7784; www.sandrostrattoria.com Sandro’s serves a large menu

Donald and Tina Welty’s namesake deli offers a balanced Carnival lunch: a fresh salad and king cake baby brownies. of Italian dishes including seafood, steaks, pasta and salads. Sauteed shrimp, peppers and onions are tossed in cream sauce and served over fried eggplant with sauteed spinach and fettuccine. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

SEMOLINA Clearview Mall, 4436 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 4547930; www.semolina.com The shrimp Roban features sauteed shrimp in spicy sauce over shell pasta. Pasta Chicago combines sweet Italian sausage, yellow onions, bell peppers and garlic in red sauce on a bed of angel hair pasta. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ SPECIALTY ITALIAN BISTRO 2330 Belle Chasse Hwy., Gretna, 391-1090; www.specialtyitalianbistro.com Specialty pizzas included barbecue chicken and blackened shrimp. Eggplant and shrimp is covered in creamy seafood sauce and served with a side of capellini in marinara or fettuccine alfredo. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ TONY ANGELLO’S RESTAURANT 6262 Fleur de Lis Drive, 488-0888 Diners can have the chef send out a series of tasting portions of a host of dishes by saying, “Feed me, Mr. Tony.” Popular menu choices include eggplant Tina, which features eggplant medallions topped with house-made tomato sauce and Romano cheese. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.Sat. Credit cards. $$ TONY MANDINA’S 1915 Pratt St., Gretna, 3622010; www.tonymandinas.com Eggplant Dominic Jude features layers of fried eggplant medallions, shrimp and crabmeat topped with shrimp Alfredo sauce. Shrimp Mandina features jumbo Louisiana shrimp in spicy butter sauce served over angel hair pasta. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ VENEZIA RESTAURANT 134 N. Carrollton Ave., 488-7991; www.venezianeworleans.com Classic Italian fare includes pasta, pizza, steak and entrees

such as the creamy eggplant Vatican. Pizzas are cooked in a stone oven and toppings include pepperoni, peppers, sausage, breaded veal and meatballs. Reservations accepted. Lunch Wed.-Fri. and Sun., dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

VINCENT’S ITALIAN CUISINE 4411 Chastant St., Metairie, 885-2984; 7839 St. Charles Ave., 866-9313; www.vincentsitaliancuisine.com This casual restaurant serves Italian and Creole favorites. Veal canneloni with pureed spinach is a house specialty. Other favorites include the corn and crabmeat bisque and the osso buco. Reservations accepted. Chastant Street: Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. St. Charles Avenue: lunch Tue.Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Japanese/ sushi HANA JAPANESE RESTAURANT 8116 Hampson St., 865-1634 Tuna tataki presents seared rare tuna topped with vinaigrette, tobiko and vegetables. The Who Dat roll combines spicy tuna, shrimp tempura and snow crab inside, and is topped with salmon, tuna, avocado and crunchy tempura flakes. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

HORINOYA 920 Poydras St., 561-8914 The seafood salad combines seared tuna, salmon, white fish and crawfish with cucumber, avocado and baby radish in house dressing. The bluefin toro, or fatty tuna, is a Japanese delicacy served as sashimi or in sushi. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ KANNO CALIFORNIA SUSHI BAR 3205 Edenborn Ave., Metairie, 455-5730 Sauteed calamari is served with portobello mushrooms. Get a special sushi roll filled with salmon, mango and cucumber. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ KYOTO 4920 Prytania St., 891-3644; www.kyotonola.com Poke salad is arranged with tuna, avocado, cucumber and spicy vinaigrette dressing. The Fara roll is a packed with spicy shrimp and avocado inside, and covered with a crunchy chili mixture outside. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ LITTLE TOKYO 590 Ashbury Drive, Mandeville, (985) 727-1532; www.littletokyosushi.com Little Tokyo offers a full range of Japanese cuisine including a selection of special sushi rolls. The Tiger Roll combines tuna, yellowtail, barbecued eel, fresh salmon and avocado. The

Burning Man roll has crunchy tuna inside and pepper tuna on the outside. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

LITTLE TOKYO JAPANESE RESTAURANT 310 N. Carrollton Ave., 4855658; 1521 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, 831-6788; www.littletokyonola.com The Burning Man roll combines spicy tuna, pepper tuna, avocado and barbecue eel sauce. The tuna tartar appetizer features diced tuna mixed with green onions and smelt roe, topped with house-made chili sauce and served with wonton chips. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ LITTLE TOKYO SMALL PLATES & NOODLE BAR 1340 S. Carrollton Ave, 8616088; www.littletokyonola.com Focusing on small plates and a casual karaoke-friendly ambience, this tavern serves an array of Japanese favorites, including sushi and sashimi. The new sushi pizza panino features spicy tuna, crawfish, snow crab and mozzarella cheese on bread baked in the oven. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ MIKIMOTO JAPANESE RESTAURANT & SUSHI BAR 3301 S. Carrollton Ave., 4881881; www.mikimotosushi.com This sushi hub offers a variety

of dinner combination plates, like the unagi domburi which comes with steamed rice topped with grilled eel and sauce. The crawfish roll bundles the mudbug with smelt roe, mayonnaise and chili sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MIYAKO JAPANESE SEAFOOD & STEAKHOUSE 1403 St. Charles Ave., 410-9997; www.japanesebistro.com The Black and Gold Roll is filled with spicy tuna, spicy crawfish and cucumber and draped with seasoned white fish tempura, eel sauce, spicy mayonnaise and tobiko. The Miyako special includes lo mein noodles, hibachi lobster tail, filet mignon and shrimp served with a side of mixed vegetables, clear soup, salad with ginger dressing and vanilla ice cream for dessert. Reservations recommended. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ ORIGAMI 5130 Freret St., 899-6532 Nabeyaki udon is a soup brimming with thick noodles, chicken and vegetables. The long list of special rolls includes the Big Easy, which combines tuna, salmon, white fish, snow crab, asparagus and crunchy bits in soy paper with eel sauce on top. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ page 60


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ROCK-N-SAKE OF NEW ORLEANS 823 Fulton St., 581-7253; www.rocknsake.com Shrimp- and cream cheesefilled wontons are served crisp with shrimp and garlic sauce. The PB&J roll is peanut butter rolled in rice and soy paper, flash fried with a panko crust and served with honey-infused grape jelly. No reservations. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ SAKE CAFE 817 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 468-8829; 1130 S. Clearview Pkwy., Harahan, 733-8879; 4201 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 7797253; www.sakecafela.com The LSU roll combines snow crab and shrimp tempura and is topped with tuna, avocado and eel sauce. There’s no rice in the deep-fried Clearview roll of shrimp tempura and other fillings wrapped in soy paper. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ SAKE CAFE UPTOWN 2830 Magazine St., 894-0033; www.sakecafeuptown.us The tuna cake features sushi rice, snow crab and chopped tuna with ginger dressing. The rice paper roll includes fresh salmon, tuna, cucumber, avocado, lettuce, smelt roe and crabstick in rice paper and is topped with a trio of sauces. Delivery available. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ SEKISUI SAMURAI 239 Decatur St., 525-9595; www.sekisuiusa.com Wrapped in rice paper and topped with spicy mayonnaise, the Joy roll consists of snow crab, avocado, smelt roe, salmon and yellow tail. The samurai dinner includes shrimp and vegetable tempura, beef teriyaki, a California roll and a sauteed lobster tail. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ SHOGUN JAPANESE RESTAURANT AND STEAKHOUSE 2325 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 833-7477 The lobster roll bundles lobster, smelt roe and avocado in soy paper and tops it with sweet sauce. A lunchtime bento box features shrimp tempura, sashimi, a snow crab roll, buckwheat noodle soup and a choice of chicken or beef teriyaki. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ SUSHI BROTHERS 1612 St. Charles Ave., 5814449; www.sushibrothers.net

The Saints roll combines coconut shrimp and cream cheese with layers of mango and smelt roe and is topped with avocado. The LSU roll features shrimp tempura and cream cheese topped with snow crab, tuna, avocado and eel sauce. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

TENNOU SUSHI BAR 1818 Manhattan Blvd., Suite 11, Harvey, 366-3898; www. tennousushi.com The signature Tennou roll combines red snapper, snow crab, avocado, cream cheese and smelt roe and is topped with eel sauce and spicy mayo. The po-boy roll combines softshell crab, tempura shrimp, crawfish, lettuce, avocado, cucumber, spicy mayo, eel sauce and naruto sauce in soy paper. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ WASABI 900 Frenchmen St., 943-9433; 8550 Pontchartrain Blvd., 267-3263; www.wasabinola.com Wasabi offers a wide range of Japanese cuisine and special sushi rolls. The yellow dragon roll features snow crab, cucumber, avocado and smelt row inside, and is topped with fresh salmon, lemon, green onions and special sauce. The firecracker roll bundles snow crab, spicy tuna, smelt roe and crunchy batter. Reservations accepted. Frenchmen Street: lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Pontchartrain Boulevard: lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ YUJIN JAPANESE RESTAURANT 323 N. New Hampshire St., Covington, (985) 809-3840 Yujin offers Japanese dishes including everything from tempura to sushi. Popular sushi choices include the Burning Man roll, which gets heat from spicy tuna and is topped with seared pepper tuna and avocado. The ceviche roll combines white tuna, red snapper, cilantro, lemon, jalapeno, avocado and tomato. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$

Korean KOREA HOUSE 3547 18th St., Metairie, 888-0654 Korea House serves a wide array of Korean dishes and you can grill barbecue items at the table. The nak-ji bokkum is spicy sauteed octopus served with vegetables. The dolsot bibimbob is a stew of beef, vegetables and rice served in a hot stone pot. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner

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THE WANDERING BUDDHA Hi-Ho Lounge, 2239 St. Claude Ave., 945-9428; www. thewanderingbuddha.com This all-vegan Korean kitchen inside the Hi-Ho Lounge packs plenty of flavor. Spicy house-made kimchi and other pickled vegetables garnish noodle and rice dishes. Braised tofu is a hearty choice. Order from the service window around back or inside at the bar. Delivery available. Dinner and late-night Tue.-Wed., Fri.Sun. Cash only. $

Latin american BARU BISTRO & TAPAS 3700 Magazine St., 8952225; www.barutapas.com The pato en guayabao is guava-glazed duck breast served with roasted garlic mofongo (fried plantains), grilled asparagus and dark rum reduction. Mazorco is roasted corn with salao cheese, pink sauce and potato sticks. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sunday. Credit cards. $$ BRAZILIAN MARKET & CAFE 2424 Williams Blvd., Suite N, Kenner, 468-3533 This market offers a range of traditional Brazilian dishes, including coxinha, which are deep fried fritters made with spiced and floured shredded chicken. Feijoada is a traditional black bean and pork stew made with salted pork, smoked pork ribs and smoked sausage and served with collard greens, orange slices and rice sprinkled with tapioca flour (farofa). Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch daily, early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ CARMO 527 Julia St., 875-4132; www.cafecarmo.com The Rico is a grilled plantain patty topped with melted panella cheese, spicy passion fruit pork, salsa fresca, avocado and tangy sweet Rico sauce. Acaraje is a black-eyed pea fritter stuffed with a spicy cashew and peanut paste, shrimp and salsa fresca. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $ COUNTRY FLAME 620 Iberville St., 522-1138 Country Flame is an inexpensive cantina offering a mix of Mexican and Cuban favorites. The ropa viejo is a traditional Cuban version of stewed shredded beef over rice. The classic Cuban sandwich features pressed ham, roasted


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LA MACARENA PUPUSERIA AND LATIN CAFE 8120 Hampson St., 8625252; www.pupusasneworleans.com La Macarena serves Salvadoran pupusas and an array of Latin dishes. The house guacamole is made with organic avocados and lime juice and served with corn chips. Flounder Manny features panseared Mayan-spiced Nordic flounder topped with Spanish garlic shrimp and served with yellow rice and tropical salad. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ MAYAS 2027 Magazine St., 3093401; www.mojitoland.com Baked Chilean sea bass is topped with a soft-shell crab, sweet and savory soy, and served with jumbo Gulf shrimp, asparagus, rice and jalapeno sazon sauce. Brazilian moqueca is a traditional dish that combines sauteed jumbo Gulf shrimp, scallops or mahi mahi with baked fresh onions, tomatoes, garlic, fresh squeezed lime, coconut milk and piri piri (spicy chili sauce) with rice or French bread. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat. Credit cards. $$$

SERRANOS SALSA COMPANY Clearview Mall, 4436 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 780-2354; www.serranossalsacompany.com Serranos serves Mexican and Latin favorites and has a specialty margarita menu. Brazilian fried calamari takes the traditional appetizer and adds cilantro, Serrano peppers and garlic. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sunday. Credit cards. $$

Louisiana Contemporary 5FIFTY5 New Orleans Marriott, 555 Canal St., 553-5638; www. marriott.com A fillet of wild Louisiana redfish is topped with jumbo lump crabmeat and served over spinach salad with lemonthyme vinaigrette. The seafood gumbo is made with shrimp, crawfish, oysters, crab, andouille sausage, okra and file powder and served with a scoop of white rice, crabmeat and chopped herbs. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ 7 ON FULTON Wyndham New Orleans Riverfront Hotel, 701 Convention Center Blvd., 525-7555; www.7onfulton.com Battered and fried haricots verts are served with remoulade. A traditional seafood gumbo features crabmeat, shrimp and crawfish. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ ALLEGRO BISTRO 1100 Poydras St., 582-2350; www.allegrobistro.com Paneed veal is topped with Creole mustard and crawfish hollandaise. Crawfish carbonara features penne pasta, crawfish, applewood-smoked bacon and peas tossed with cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.Fri. Credit cards. $$ APOLLINE RESTAURANT 4729 Magazine St., 8948881; www.apollinerestaurant. com Smoked crabmeat and apple salad includes goat cheese, honey roasted walnuts and white balsamic aioli. Grilled diver scallops are served over corn and local fava bean succotash with a bacon plank and corn puree. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.Sat. Credit cards. $$$ ATCHAFALAYA 901 Louisiana Ave., 891-9626; www.cafeatchafalaya.com Pan-roasted chicken breast is served with goat cheese, polenta, rapini, fra diavolo

(spicy sauce) and natural jus. The crispy pork belly is served with butter beans, arugula, clams and harissa. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

BISTRO DAISY 5831 Magazine St., 8996987; www.bistrodaisy.com The Belgian endive salad comes with julienne Gala apples, Amish blue cheese and toasted walnuts in an apple cider vinaigrette. Pan-roasted and porcini-dusted chicken is served over briochemushroom bread pudding and arugula with truffle oil and thyme reduction. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.Sat. Credit cards. $$$ BOUCHERIE 8115 Jeannette St., 862-5514; www.boucherie-nola.com Chef Nathanial Zimet opened this cozy restaurant following the success of his gourmet food truck, Que Crawl, aka the Purple Truck. The blackened shrimp and grit cake comes with warm house-made bacon vinaigrette. Boudin balls are drizzled with garlic aioli. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$ BRAXTON’S RESTAURANT 636 Franklin Ave., Gretna, 301-3166; www.braxtonsnola. com A laid-back lounge ambience permeates this West Bank eatery, which features spicy house gumbo loaded with shrimp, crab, sausage and turkey necks. Blackened chicken breast is served on top of fettuccine Alfredo with salad. No reservations. Dinner and late-night Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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CAFE B 2700 Metairie Road, Metairie, 934-4700; www.cafeb.com The Creole crab dip is made with a medley of Creole cream cheese, bechamel and goat cheese and is served with brioche croutons. Buttermilk fried oysters are served with horseradish cream, leeks and bacon. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ CAFE ETIENNE 423 10th St., Gretna, 3094072; www.cafeetienne.com Locally grown green tomatoes are hand-battered, fried and topped with spicy poached shrimp with house-made remoulade. The Caeser salad features flash-grilled romaine topped with minced anchovies, lemon pickle, shaved Parmesan and house Caeser dressing. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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MOJITO’S RUM BAR & GRILL 437 Esplanade Ave., 2524800; www.mojitosnola.com The Caribbean cantina serves Latin and Creole dishes and offers a large selection of rums. Jamaican grilled pork chops are marinated in jerk seasoning and served with mango applesauce, black beans and rice. Pan-seared Aruba scallops come with white chocolate chipotle sauce, jalapeno cheese grits and vegetables. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sat.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

THE STORE 814 Gravier St., 322-2446; www.thestoreneworleans.com A taco bar at this CBD cafe features 30 different items, including chorizo, blackened shrimp, Cuban pounded chicken and pulled pork. Coleslaw, radishes and hearts of palm are among the vegetarian-friendly toppings. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

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COCHON 930 Tchoupitoulas St., 588-2123; www.cochonrestaurant.com Cochon serves refined and innovative versions of Cajun classics. The Louisiana cochon is served with turnips, cabbage and cracklings. The braised country-style ribs are served with brown rice, pickled mushrooms and beets. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ DAKOTA 629 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 892-3712; www.restaurantcuvee.com/dakota Dakota’s signature Brie soup comes with a dollop of crabmeat on top. Steen’s cane syrup lacquered duck is served with a buttermilk cornmeal waffle, spring peas, carrots, creme fraiche and strawberry jam. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.Sat. Credit cards. $$$ DANTE’S KITCHEN 736 Dante St., 861-3121; www.danteskitchen.com House-made boudin rouge is served with a roasted garlic cracker, sauteed bell pepper, pickled watermelon and black pepper bourbon mustard. Chicken roasted under a brick is maple glazed, topped with a fried farm egg and served on a potato and bacon hash cake. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Mon., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

EAT NEW ORLEANS 900 Dumaine St., 522-7222; www.eatnola.com Eggs Dumaine features grillades served on an open-face biscuit topped with poached eggs and hollandaise with a side of grits. Butter roux based butterbeans are slow cooked with Gulf shrimp and served over rice. Reservations accepted. Breakfast Tue.-Fri., lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ EMERIL’S 800 Tchoupitoulas St., 5289393; www.emerils.com The menu at chef Emeril Lagasse’s flagship restaurant is rooted in Louisiana cooking. Saffron- and chili-dusted jumbo shrimp are served with sweet potato corn grits, skillet beans, Benton’s bacon and

MILA 817 Common St., 412-2580; www.milaneworleans.com Chefs Slade Rushing and Allison Vines-Rushing update Southern and Louisiana cooking at MiLa. Deconstructed oysters Rockefeller are poached oysters served with spinach, bacon and licorice root. For dessert, try creamy rice pudding. Reservations recommended. Breakfast daily, lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$$

mango chow-chow. Escargots and Yukon Gold potato fondue is made with Amarelo cheese, chorizo and parsley and served with country bread. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

N’TINI’S 2891 Hwy. 190, Suite D, Mandeville, (985) 626-5566; www.ntinis.com The crab cake and shrimp pasta features shrimp in threecheese Alfredo sauce topped with a lump crab cake over rotini pasta. Another popular item is the red bean and crawfish soup. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

FEELINGS CAFE 2600 Chartres St., 945-2222; www.feelingscafe.com Gulf fish Nicholas is a grilled fillet brushed with Dijon mustard and served with grilled shrimp, creamed spinach and new potatoes. A 6-oz. steak is topped with blue cheese and mushrooms, and served with new potatoes and asparagus. Reservations accepted. Dinner Thu.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ HERITAGE GRILL 111 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 934-4900; www. heritagegrillmetairie.com Roasted duck and wild mushroom spring rolls are served with mirin soy dipping sauce. The hanger steak is served with red wine demi-glace, blue cheese compound butter, crisp fries and grilled asparagus. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$ HOTEL MOTELEONE CAROUSEL BAR AND LOUNGE 214 Royal St., 523-3341; www.hotelmonteleone.com A menu of appetizers is available at the redesigned Carousel Bar. Artisan pizzettes are mini bagels topped with combinations such as oysters and artichoke or red beans and boudin. A small plate features beef tenderloin on crostini with caramelized cippolini onions and Humboldt Fog cheese. No reservations. Lunch daily. Credit cards. $$ JUNIPER RESTAURANT 301 Lafitte St., Mandeville, (985) 624-5330; www.juniperrestaurant.net The seafood bouillabaisse contains shrimp, scallops, clams and Gulf fish simmered in saffron Creole sauce. Braised pork shank osso buco is served with oyster-andouille dressing and Jack Daniel’s cane syrup. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

K-PAUL’S LOUISIANA KITCHEN 416 Chartres St., 596-2530; www.kpauls.com Chef Paul Miller presides over the kitchen at Paul Prudhomme’s landmark restaurant. Drum is blackened in a cast iron skillet and served with compound butter, potatoes and vegetables. At lunch, flash-fried oysters fill a po-boy dressed with house-made oyster mayonnaise. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ LA COTE BRASSERIE 700 Tchoupitoulas St., 6132350; www.lacotebrasserie. com This Warehouse District brasserie features a contemporary Louisiana-inspired menu. Salmon is glazed with Tabasco and Steen’s cane syrup and served with roasted mirliton and shrimp ragout. Duck and andouille sausage gumbo is served with Louisiana Jazzmen rice. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ LA PETITE GROCERY 4238 Magazine St., 891-3377; www.lapetitegrocery.com The paneed Mississippi rabbit sandwich is dressed with pimento cheese and grilled onions on multi-grain bread. Braised pork osso buco is served with stone-ground grits, kale and gremolata. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

THE LAKEHOUSE 2025 Lakeshore Drive, Mandeville, (985) 626-3006; www.lakehousecuisine.com Barbecue shrimp are served over Parmesan polenta. Seared Gulf shrimp and crab ravioli are served with pine nuts, baby spinach and truffle jus. Reservations recommended. Dinner Fri.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ LE FORET 129 Camp St., 553-6738; www.leforetneworleans.com Roasted lamb loin chops are served with Dijon spaetzle rapini carrots and lamb jus. Seared diver scallops come with cauliflower puree, carrot and frisee, warm pancetta vinaigrette and a scallop chip. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$ LOUISIANA BISTRO 337 Dauphine St., 525-3335; www.louisianabistro.net The Dirty Bird features duck confit on dirty rice with a special sauce. The puppy drum Pontchartrain is pan-roasted puppy drum with blue crab meat and lemon-caper beurre blanc. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$ M BISTRO Ritz-Carlton, 921 Canal St., 670-2828; www.ritzcarlton.com Off the third floor lobby of the Ritz-Carlton, M Bistro offers creative and refined versions of Louisiana favorites. Red bean and rice hummus is a unique starter. Other options include

jambalaya fritters and tuna tartare. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

MANNING’S 519 Fulton St., 593-8118; www.harrahsneworleans.com Named for former New Orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning, this restaurant’s game plan sticks to Louisiana flavors. A cast iron skillet-fried filet is served with twopotato hash, fried onions and Southern Comfort pan sauce. The fish and chips feature black drum crusted in Zapp’s Crawtator crumbs served with Crystal beurre blanc. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ MARIGNY BRASSERIE 640 Frenchmen St., 9454472; www.marignybrasserie. com Blackened redfish is served with a soft-shell crab and Southern fried rice with crawfish tails, all topped with crawfish cream sauce. The Frenchmen Street po-boy is filled with fried green tomatoes, fried shrimp and remoulade. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ MIA’S BALCONY 1622 St. Charles Ave., 3019570; www.miasbalcony.com Pan-seared duck breast is served with Red Stag black cherry bourbon glaze and vegetable risotto. The red drum Napoleon features lightly floured and seared layers of fish with crawfish, crabmeat and dill cream sauce over sau-

ORLEANS GRAPEVINE WINE BAR AND BISTRO 720 Orleans Ave., 523-1930; www.orleansgrapevine.com Flounder is stuffed with Pontchartrain blue crabmeat, topped with crawfish-tasso cream sauce and served with pecan popcorn rice and baby vegetables. Herb-scented rack of lamb is topped with brandy-peppercorn glaze and served with truffled mashed potatoes and baby vegetables. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ PATOIS 6078 Laurel St., 895-9441; www.patoisnola.com Chef Aaron Burgau offers contemporary Creole cuisine with rustic accents. Panseared grouper is served with crispy parsnips, wilted spinach and Pernod-scented leek and fennel oyster stew. A spiced Muscovy duck breast comes with lacinato kale, Cotechino sausage, duck confit and wild rice callas and chestnut honey reduction. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Wed.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ PERE ANTOINE 741 Royal St., 581-4478; www.pereantoine.com The barbecue shrimp features shell-on shrimp sauteed in olive oil, butter and local herbs served with hot French bread for dipping. Soups include oyster and artichoke soup and gumbo. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$ PETUNIA’S PLACE 2020 Hwy. 59, Mandeville, (985) 674-3436; www.petuniasplace.com page 65

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DICK AND JENNY’S 4501 Tchoupitoulas St., 8949880; www.dickandjennys. com Pecan-crusted Gulf fish is topped with Creole meuniere and served with crab and truffle micro-green salad. Corn-fried Louisiana oysters are served with Southern coleslaw and remoulade. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

teed spinach. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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Redfish Julia features a grilled fillet topped with creamy crawfish sauce over pasta in garlic butter. Pork tenderloin is drizzled with bourbon sauce and served with potato cakes. Reservations accepted. Lunch Thu.-Tue., dinner Thu.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

THE RED MAPLE 1036 Lafayette St., Gretna, 367-0935; www.theredmaple.com Redfish Pontchartrain is a pan-seared fillet topped with lump crabmeat and mushroomsherry cream. Fried mirliton comes with shrimp, andouille, lump crabmeat and fried oysters in bordelaise sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ REDEMPTION 3835 Iberville St., 309-3570; www.redemption-nola.com Chef Greg Piccolo runs the kitchen at this restaurant located in a former church. The crispy paneed avocado cup is filled with jumbo lump crabmeat ravigote. The roasted breast of duck is served atop andouille, red onion and Louisiana yam hash and is finished with Kodota fig jus. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

RESTAURANT CYPRESS 4426 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, 885-6885; www. restaurantcypress.com The rabbit sauce piquant combines farm-raised rabbit stewed with onions, peppers and celery in spicy tomato broth and served with Andouille rice pilaf and baby beans. Pan-sauteed veal is layered with portobello-crabmeat dressing and topped with sherry beurre blanc. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ RIB ROOM 621 St. Louis St., 529-7046; www.ribroomneworleans.com Chef Rene Bajeux is at the helm of this French Quarter institution. Entrees include prime rib and meats cooked on the rotisserie. Roasted prime rib is crusted with herbs and sea salt and served au

jus. Seared Gulf tuna features shiitake mushrooms, arugula, braised fennel, pasta, tomato and saffron oil. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

SAL & JUDY’S RESTAURANT 27491 Hwy. 190, Lacombe, (985) 882-9443; www.salandjudys.com Chef Sal Impastato’s spitini features thin-sliced pork wrapped around ham, provolone cheese and tomatobasil relish and is topped with sauteed mushrooms. Trout amandine is served with salad and green beans. Reservations recommended. Lunch Sun., dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ THE SAZERAC RESTAURANT Roosevelt Hotel, 123 Baronne St., 648-5486; www.therooseveltneworleans.com Shrimp foie gras dumplings are served with Southern greens, garlic oil and cane vinegar dipping sauce. Crispy sweet breads and waffles is served with Smithfield ham, a sunnyside-up quail egg and maple demi-glace. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ SUGAR HOUSE Embassy Suites, 315 Julia St., 525-1993; www.embassyneworleans.com Popular menu items include gumbo, crawfish etouffee, shrimp and grits and the seafood platter filled with shrimp, oysters, crawfish and a soft-shell crab. Baby back ribs are served by the half or full rack. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

COURTYARD GRILL 4430 Magazine St., 875-4164; www.courtyardgrillnola.com The baba ghanoush appetizer comes with layers of sliced eggplant and baba ghanoush topped with sauteed onions, fresh garlic, chopped tomatoes, mint and kalamata olives. The Iskandar kebab is a platter of lamb and beef skewers with buttery tomato gravy. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

white beans, leeks, carrots and gravy and is served with smothered collard greens with smoked pork belly. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

THE VERANDA AT THE INTERCONTINENTAL NEW ORLEANS 444 St. Charles Ave., 5854383; www.ihg.com The Veranda serves Louisianainspired dishes such as gumbo ya ya, made with shrimp, crawfish, sausage and okra. Shrimp and grits features shrimp sauteed with Abita Turbodog. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

TOUT DE SUITE CAFE 347 Verret St., 362-2264 The Atchafalaya is a grilled buttermilk biscuit topped with crawfish etouffee, poached eggs and sauce piquant. Pain perdu features almond-crusted brioche topped with orange zest and maple syrup. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

VIZARD’S 5015 Magazine St., 895-2246; www.vizards.net For a starter crabmeat Nelson features crispy eggplant topped with jumbo lump crabmeat, crimini mushrooms, green onions and bearnaise. Grilled redfish is served with haricots verts, rice callas and tomato beurre blanc. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

VACHERIE Hotel Ste. Marie, 827 1/2 Toulouse St., 207-4532; www.vacherierestaurant.com Vacherie’s updated Louisiana cuisine includes a fritatta of Louisiana crawfish, fontina cheese and green onions cooked to order in an iron skillet. The rabbit cassoulet features braised rabbit with

WATER STREET BISTRO 804 Water St., Madisonville, (985) 845-3855; www.waterstreetbistro.com Roast duck is topped with scallions and toasted pecans and served with fig and port compote. Gulf shrimp are sauteed in olive oil with sun-dried tomatoes, kalamata olives, garlic, artichoke hearts,

leeks, red onion and capers. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$$

ZOE RESTAURANT W Hotel, 333 Poydras St., 525-9444; www.wneworleans.com Zoe’s contemporary Louisiana cuisine includes dishes like New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp served over a stoneground grit cake. A crawfish quesadilla includes caramelized onions and peppers, pepper Jack cheese and chilled sauce piquant. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Mediterranean/ Middle eastern ACROPOLIS CUISINE 3841 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 888-9046 Moussaka is a house specialty at Acropolis. Pastichio is Greek pasta with seasoned ground veal and a blend of three cheeses and creamy bechamel sauce. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat Credit cards. $$ ALBASHA GREEK & LEBANESE RESTAURANT 1958 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 867-8292; www.albashabr.com The vegetable plate contains 12 items including spinach pie, hummus, eggplant, squash

and more. The gyro plate has thinly cut beef and lamb gyro meat and is served with hummus and rice. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BABYLON CAFE 7724 Maple St., 314-0010; www.babyloncafe.biz The Babylon platter includes stuffed grape leaves, hummus, kibbeh, rice and choice of one meat: lamb, chicken or beef kebabs, chicken or beef shawarma, gyro or kufta. Chicken tikka comes with vegetables and two sides such as hummus and basmati rice. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ BYBLOS 1501 Metairie Road, Metairie, 834-9773; 3218 Magazine St., 894-1233 Gyro nachos combine gyro meat, tzatziki sauce, red onions, tomatoes, olives and feta atop pita chips. Kebabs feature marinated and grilled beef, chicken or lamb. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ BYBLOS MARKET 2020 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 837-9777; www.byblosrestaurants.com The market offers a choice of fish, chicken or beef kebabs. Beef or Chicken shawarma feature marinated, thinly sliced meat. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

CYRUS RESTAURANT 612 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 309-2477 Sheeshleek is marinated and char-broiled rack of lamb served with sauteed vegetables and both white and saffron rice. Chicken kebabs feature marinated chicken char-broiled with vegetables and served with white and saffron rice. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.Sat. Credit cards. $$ FATOUSH 2372 St. Claude Ave., 371-5074; fatoushrestaurantnola.com Inside the New Orleans Healing Center, Fatoush serves Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine. A dish similar to Greek moussaka combines ground beef and thin-sliced vegetables under melted kashkaval cheese. Imam bayildi combines fried eggplant, peppers, tomatoes, onions and herbs. Pastries are available as well. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ JAMILA’S MEDITERRANEAN TUNISIAN CUISINE 7808 Maple St., 866-4366 Moroccan-style tagine of lamb is baked in a terra-cotta dish and served with saffron basmati rice. The whole red snapper with garlic and onion chutney is served over vegetables. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ LEBANON’S CAFE 1500 S. Carrollton Ave., 8626200; www.lebanonscafe.com Lebanon’s Cafe serves Middle Eastern dishes in a casual atmosphere. Grilled rosemary lamb chops are served with hummus and salad. Chicken shawarma comes with hummus page 67

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RESTAURANT AUGUST 301 Tchoupitoulas St., 299-9777; www.restaurantaugust.com Chef John Besh’s flagship restaurant provides an elegant setting for his contemporary Louisiana cooking. Signature house-made gnocchi are tossed with blue crab and Perigord truffles. The breaded trout Pontchartrain is served with mushrooms, lump crabmeat and hollandaise. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

CLEOPATRA MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE 2701 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, (866) 840-3013; www.cleopatramediterraneancuisine.com The chef’s vegetarian plate includes soup, tabbouleh, grape leaves, baba ghanoush, hummus and falafel. A kebab trio comes with chicken, kufta and beef tenderloin. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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MONA’S CAFE 504 Frenchmen St., 9494115; 1120 S. Carrollton Ave., 861-8175; 3901 Banks St., 482-7743; 4126 Magazine St., 894-9800 The cafe’s Middle Eastern fare includes chicken shawarma, gyro plates, Greek salad, hummus, baba ghanoush and pita bread. For dessert, there is baklava, which layers phyllo dough with honey and nuts. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $ PHOENICIA RESTAURANT 4201 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 889-9950 Kofta shish kebab platters include hummus, rice and salad. Chicken shawarma is available on a platter or sandwich. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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EL GATO NEGRO 81 French Market Place, 525-9752; 300 Harrison Ave., 488-0107; www.elgatonegronola.com This cantina is known for its inventive margarita menu and authentic Mexican fare. Diners can order tacos and burritos or opt for entrees like the Mexican-style rib-eye steak, center-cut pork chops or snapper a la Cancun. No reservations. French Market Place: breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch and dinner daily. Harrison Avenue: lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ FELIPE’S TAQUERIA 301 N. Peters St., 267-4406; 6215 S. Miro St., 309-2776; www.felipesneworleans.com The super burrito is a 12-inch tortilla filled with melted Monterrey Jack cheese, rice, beans and a choice of meat or grilled vegetables. The flautas are fried corn tortillas filled with chicken or pork and served with pico de gallo and sour cream. No reservations.

GEORGE’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT 1461 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 626-4342; www.georgesmexicanrestaurant.com The pork plate features pork that is marinated for 12 hours before being cooked. It’s served with black beans. Guacamole is made table side with fresh avocados. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ IZZO’S ILLEGAL BURRITO 4316 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite A, Metairie, 889-5505; 70488 Hwy. 21, Suite 100, Covington, (985) 327-5114; www.izzos.com The Illegal burrito is made with two 13-inch flour tortillas packed with rice, beans and toppings. Grilled tacos feature two corn or flour tortillas with a selection of chicken, pork, steak, ground beef or vegetarian fillings. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ JUAN’S FLYING BURRITO 2018 Magazine St., 5690000; 4724 S. Carrollton Ave., 486-9950; www.juansflyingburrito.com Mardi Gras Indian tacos are stuffed with roasted corn, pinto beans, grilled summer squash, Jack cheese and spicy slaw. Red chile chicken and goat cheese quesadilla features grilled Creole chicken breast, salsa fresca, chile-lime adobo sauce, and Jack, cheddar and goat cheeses pressed in a flour tortilla. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ LA CARRETA 107 Carrolwood Drive, LaPlace, (985) 651-9991; 108 NW Railroad Ave., Hammond, (985) 419-9990; 1200 W. Causeway Approach, Mandeville, (985) 624-2990; www. carretarestaurant.com The fajita platter includes a choice of grilled shrimp, steak or chicken with onions, peppers, tomatoes, beans, guacamole, sour cream and tortillas. Ceviche al oregano is lime-marinated mahimahi served with avocado on a crisp tostada. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ NACHO MAMA’S MEXICAN GRILL 1000 S. Clearview Pkwy., Harahan, 736-1188; 3242 Magazine St., 899-0031; www.nachomamasmexicangrill.com Pork carnitas and cheese are rolled up in fried corn tortillas, served with ranchero sauce

and topped with pickled vegetables, crema and cotija cheese. The shrimp chimichurri features jumbo shrimp baked with garlic and parsley. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

PUPUSERIA DIVINO CORAZON 2300 Belle Chasse Hwy., Gretna, 368-5724 Traditional Salvadoran pupusas are thick corn tortillas stuffed with pork, beans, cheese or a mixture of the three. The taco ranchero plate features a choice of sauteed beef or chicken strips served with onions, bell peppers, guacamole and two flour tortillas. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ SANTA FE 3201 Esplanade Ave., 9480077; www.santafenola.com The menu mixes traditional Southwestern dishes, like batter-fried chile rellenos with poblano sauce and classic enchiladas, with more highbrow dinner cuisine. Roasted New Zealand spring lamb is served with red wine reduction and chorizo and wild mushroom risotto. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sun. Checks and credit cards. $$ SUPERIOR GRILL 3636 St. Charles Ave., 8994200; www.superiorgrill.com Smoked brisket enchiladas are topped with ranchero sauce and Monterey Jack cheese and served with rice and beans. The shrimp brochettes feature grilled shrimp stuffed with poblano peppers and Monterey Jack cheese, wrapped in bacon and served with marinated green onions. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ THE VELVET CACTUS 6300 Argonne Blvd., 301-2083; www.thevelvetcactus.com Lou Lou shrimp enchiladas are topped with jalapeno cream and served with rice and stewed black beans. Chicken Pablo is a mix of smoked chicken, roasted portobello mushrooms, grilled onions and pico de gallo served with paella-style rice. No reservations. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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MAISON 508 Frenchmen St., 3715543; www.maisonfrenchmen.com This music club offers a full menu of po-boys, sandwiches, salads, entrees and appetizer platters for large groups to share. Crawfish tails are tossed with penne pasta and Parmesan in spicy cream sauce and served with toasted French bread. Ginger-beer marinated pulled-pork gets a spicy kick from Tabasco and is drizzled with barbecue sauce and served with coleslaw and a vegetable. Reservations accepted. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$ PALM COURT JAZZ CAFE 1204 Decatur St., 525-0200; www.palmcourtjazzcafe.com Pork chops marinated in Dijon mustard and herbs are served in white wine sauce. Grilled red snapper comes in a light cream and coconut sauce. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ ROCK ‘N’ BOWL 3000 S. Carrollton Ave., 8611700; www.rockandbowl.com Rock ‘N’ Bowl’s late-night menu includes hamburgers and hot dogs made from Straight Stick Ranch Burger Co.’s grass-fed Louisiana beef. The Rock ’N’ Bowl burger is topped with housecut bacon, cheese, crispy thin onion rings and house-made barbecue sauce. No reservations. Dinner and late-night Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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THREE MUSES 536 Frenchmen St., 2524801; www.thethreemuses. com This bustling Frenchmen Street spot offers creative small plates, craft cocktails and live music. The steak and cake combo includes grilled hanger steak and a crab cake with bearnaise. Lamb sliders are topped with tomato chutney. No reservations. Dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

Neighborhood BACK TO THE GARDEN 833 Howard Ave., 299-8792 The chicken salad features char-broiled chicken on a bed of lettuce with avocado, tomato, carrots and cucumber. The croissant sandwich comes with a choice of chicken salad, tuna salad or sliced turkey dressed with avocado, tomato, alfalfa sprouts and mayo. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ BETSY’S PANCAKE HOUSE 2542 Canal St., 822-0213 This old-school diner serves Southern favorites for breakfast and lunch. Buttermilk pecan pancakes are popular at breakfast. The breakfast special features two eggs, bacon, grits and pancakes. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Sun.-Fri. Credit cards. $ CHICKEN SUE’S 203 W. Harrison Ave., 3715546 Order the restaurant’s signature fried chicken with baked macaroni, potato salad or smothered green beans. The City Park po-boy combines roast beef and creamy baked mac and cheese topped with brown gravy. Other options include hot tomales, stuffed artichokes and deli sandwiches. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ THE COUNTRY CLUB 634 Louisa St., 945-0742; www.thecountryclubneworleans.com Almond and pecan crusted flounder is served with sauteed spinach, almond puree and candied cranberries. The black-eyed pea hummus sandwich comes with spinach, roasted red peppers and grilled onions on house-made olive foccacia bread. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ COWBELL 8801 Oak St., 298-8689; www.cowbell-nola.com Chef Brack May serves gour-

met comfort food at Cowbell. The barbecue rib-eye Truck Stop Deluxe is a rib-eye grilled with ancho-barbecue sauce and served with poblano mac and cheese, grilled asparagus and spicy onion rings. A Wednesday special is grilled organic chicken and waffles served with pecan butter, country greens, house-made sausage gravy and maple syrup. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CRESCENT PIE AND SAUSAGE COMPANY 4400 Banks St., 482-2426; www.crescentpieandsausage.com House-made sausages star at this neighborhood eatery. The pecan-smoked turkey muffuletta is served with fig spread, lettuce, tomato and spicy mustard on ciabatta bread. Bart’s black jambalaya includes braised pork, chicken, sausage and black-eyed peas. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ ELIZABETH’S 601 Gallier St., 944-9272; www.elizabeths-restaurant. com Berkshire pork osso buco and is served with a fried grit cake and natural jus. The Dream burger is topped with blue cheese and the restaurant’s signature praline bacon. Reservations accepted during the week. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ FRENCH QUARTER CAJUN 403 Iberville St., 561-6070 Pakistani, Cajun, Indian and Italian cuisines share space on a diverse and extensive menu. A large selection of vegetarian dishes includes yellow lentil dahl served with naan bread, salad and house-made raita. Pizza toppings include pepperoni, sausage, tomatoes, onions and cucumbers. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $ GATTUSO’S NEIGHBORHOOD BAR & RESTAURANT 435 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, 368-1114; www.gattusosdeli.com Grilled shrimp, bacon and melted provolone comes dressed on a choice of bread and is served with fries. Grandma’s spaghetti and meatballs include hand-rolled meatballs, red sauce, pasta, French bread and salad. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$


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ANGELETTO’S PIZZERIA 220 S. Robertson St., 581-3500; www.angelettospizzeria.com Angeletto’s special pie features garlic sauce, mozzarella, grilled chicken breast, spinach, feta and roasted red peppers. Marinated and roasted chicken breast is served on spaghetti with caramelized onions and peppers in Cajun tomato cream sauce and comes with Caesar salad. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ BROOKLYN PIZZERIA 1809 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 834-1030; 4301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 833-1288; www. eatbrooklyn.net The artichoke-spinach pizza combines marinated artichokes, spinach and mushrooms atop garlic sauce. The Boss pizza is loaded with Canadian bacon, pepperoni, mushrooms, garlic and extra cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $ CHICKIE WAH WAH 2828 Canal St., 304-4714; www.chickiewahwah.com Crawfish tails and green onions stud the Corvette pizza. The menu also includes large calzones. Fried green tomatoes and crab cakes are appetizer options. No reservations. Dinner daily. Cash only. $

DITALI’S PIZZA 8160 Hwy. 23, Belle Chasse, 393-1160; Northshore Square Mall, 150 Northshore Blvd., Slidell, (985) 649-5657; www.ditalis.com Ditali’s specializes in thincrust pies. Spaghetti and meatballs with red sauce is a hearty home-style dish from restaurant cousin, Cafe Ditali. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ DOORS UPTOWN PIZZA 7537 Maple St., 861-0040; www.doorsuptownpub.com The Carnivore pizza is topped with pepperoni, bacon, alligator sausage, ham and Italian sausage. Baked chicken wings are smothered in spicy barbecue sauce. Delivery available. No reservations.

THE DOUGH BOWL 1039 Broadway St., 861-2200 The Greek Freak pizza is topped with white garlic sauce, spinach, tomatoes, Greek olives and feta. The Cali chicken sandwich is topped with bacon, Swiss, avocado and Creole mustard and comes with fries. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ FAT MOLLY’S PIZZA & BEER 2400 21st St., Kenner, 305-1017; www.fatmollyspizza.com Enchilada pizza features enchilada sauce, red onions, tomatoes, jalapenos, black olives, mozzarella and cheddar cheeses and a choice of beef or chicken. The Cajun pizza combines boudin, red onion, green peppers, jalapenos and mozzarella over olive oil-garlic sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ FRESCO CAFE AND PIZZERIA 7625 Maple St., 862-6363; www.frescocafe.us The chicken portobello roll combines grilled chicken, portobello mushrooms, tomatoes, mozzarella, spinach and feta in creamy red pepper sauce. The shrimp Italiano features shrimp sauteed with garlic, butter and marinara served over fettuccine. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ HUEY P’S PIZZERIA 139 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, 366-1818 Ground beef, prosciutto, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, pepperoncini, cheddar and mozzarella top the Who Dat. The bruschetta is topped with diced tomato, basil, garlic and olive oil. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ ISABELLA’S PIZZERIA 1331 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 809-1900; 2660 Florida St., Mandeville, (985) 674-5700; 70452 Hwy. 21, Suite. 500, Covington, (985) 875-7620; www.isabellaspizzeria.net The Tuscan chicken panino features roast chicken, ham, chipotle mayonnaise and tomatoes between focaccia bread. The Mediterranean pasta combines shrimp, onion, garlic, parsley, Parmesan and feta over spaghetti with a dash of lemon and olive oil on top. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$ ITALIAN PIE Citywide; www.italianpie.com Italian Pie serves pizza,

pasta, sandwiches and salads. Spinach and artichoke pizza is topped with fresh spinach, artichoke hearts, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, mozzarella and garlic sauce. The Mediterranean pie features artichoke hearts, kalamata olives, red onions, tomatoes, herbed ricotta, mozzarella and pesto sauce. Delivery available. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

LAZARO’S PIZZA & POBOYS 4413 Banks St., 483-8609; www.lazaropizza.com Get wings with ranch, blue cheese or honey-mustard dipping sauce. The T-Bird pizza is loaded with pepperoni, Italian sausage, herb-roasted chicken, roasted red peppers and asparagus. No reservations. Lunch Sun., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

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LOUISIANA PIZZA KITCHEN 95 French Market Place, 522-9500; www.louisianapizzakitchen.com Smoked salmon pizza comes with Roma tomatoes, capers, red onions, mozzarella, cream cheese and caviar. Lobster ravioli are served with spinach, Parmesan, grilled asparagus and cream sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ MARK TWAIN’S PIZZA LANDING 2035 Metairie Road, Metairie, 832-8032; www.marktwainspizza.com The Innocents Abroad pie is topped with Genoa salami, Italian sausage, tomatoes, artichokes and fresh basil. The Creole pizza has sauteed shrimp, Gulf crab claw meat, andouille and zucchini. Gluten-free crusts are available. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ MELLOW MUSHROOM 1645 Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 327-5407; www.mellowmushroom.com The Greek salad tops spinach with feta chese, red onions, tomatoes and kalamata olives. The Italian pizza sports salami, pepperoni, ham, freshwater mozzarella and caramelized onions and comes with a salad of spring greens. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ THE MIDWAY 4725 Freret St., 322-2815; www.midwaypizzanola.com The Money Pie is a new deepdish pizza made with spinach, cheese, pepperoni, housemade meatballs, grape tomatoes, roasted garlic puree and fresh basil. Pigs in a Blanket features Italian sausage, mozzarella, caramelized onions,

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COSCINO’S PIZZA ITALIAN RESTAURANT 1817 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 727-4984; www.coscinospizza.com The Boyer special pizza is made with garlic herb sauce, pepperoni, sausage, feta and jalapenos. The grilled chicken Caesar calzone is topped off with Caesar dressing and Parmesan. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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MO’S PIZZA 1112 Avenue H, Westwego, 341-9650; www.mospizza.net The muffuletta pizza tops an olive oil-brushed crust with ham, Genoa salami, mortadella, cheese and olive salad. Lasagna features layers of ricotta, mozzarella and meat sauce and is served with garlic bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ NAKED PIZZA 701 Metairie Road, Metairie, 835-0066; 6307 S. Miro St., 865-0244; www.nakedpizza.biz The Super Biotic pizza features Naked Pizza’s probiotic crust topped with artichoke, spinach, bell pepper, mushroom, garlic, onion and cilantro. The Smokehouse is topped with hickory-smoked barbecue sauce, onions and a double portion of chicken. All pizzas are available with gluten-free crust. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ NEW YORK PIZZA 4418 Magazine St., 891-2376; www.newyorkpizzanola.com The Queens pizza features white sauce, spinach, mushrooms, artichoke, mozzarella and feta. The Big Apple pie is loaded with pepperoni, Canadian bacon, onions, mushrooms, black olives, green peppers, Italian sausage and garlic, and anchovies and jalapenos are optional. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, latenight Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ PIE PIZZA & PASTAS 814 S. Peters St., 528-2743; 4300 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 885-5566; www. piepizzaandpastas.com The Roma pizza features garlic butter, fresh buffalo mozzarella, Roma tomatoes, Italian seasonings and roasted garlic. Crawfish cakes are a popular appetizer. No reservations. Veterans Memorial Boulevard: lunch and dinner daily, latenight Fri.-Sat. South Peters Street: lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $

PIZZA FLORENCE 4445 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 888-7888; www. pizzaflorence.net The smoked turkey salad includes turkey, bacon bits, carrots, tomatoes, cabbage, corn and mozzarella cheese over lettuce with honey-mustard dressing. The eggplant wrap is filled with garlic sauce, onion, mushrooms, tomatoes, feta and mozzarella. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

ROCKY’S GOURMET PIZZA 3222 Magazine St., 891-5152 Rocky’s offers many original gourmet pies as well as salads, pastas, sandwiches and panini. The smoked pulledpork barbecue pizza has caramelized onions, maple-glazed bacon and barbecue sauce. Pepperoni, Italian sausage, roasted red peppers and jalapenos top the spicy Wild Tchoupitoulas pie. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

PIZZA MAN OF COVINGTON 1248 N. Collins Blvd., Covington, (985) 892-9874 The Wow pizza features a hand-tossed, olive oil-brushed crust topped with artichokes, crab, garlic and Romano cheese, and asparagus and eggplant are optional additions. The Pizza Palace is loaded with pepperoni, Italian sausage, green peppers, onions and house-made meatballs. Delivery available. No reservations. Dinner daily. Debit cards and checks. $

ROMAN PIZZA 7329 Cohn St., 866-1166 The spinach pizza is a garlic butter-brushed crust topped with mozzarella, feta, spinach and vegetables. The Roman is loaded with pepperoni, salami, ham, black olives and onions. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards. $

PIZZA NOLA 141 W. Harrison Ave., Suite A, 872-0731; www.pizzanola.com The Pontchartrain pizza is topped with spinach, grilled Gulf shrimp, mushrooms, basil and roasted red peppers over garlic-infused olive oil sauce. Both meat and vegetarian lasagnas are made with the house red sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ PIZZICARE 3001 Tulane Ave., 301-4823; www.pizzicare.com The crew behind Mid-City’s Crescent Pie & Sausage Co. opened this New York-style pizzeria that also serves salads, calzones and strombolis. The Nola Roots Garden pie is topped with arugula, Swiss chard, pesto, fresh mozzarella and tarragon oil. The namesake salad tops spinach with pancetta, mushrooms, artichokes and creamy blue cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ REGINELLI’S PIZZERIA Citywide; www.reginellis.com Reginelli’s serves gourmet pies as well as calzones, sandwiches, salads and pasta dishes. The saltimbocca pizza features prosciutto, marinated chicken breast and garlic-herb sauce. The Parthenon pie is loaded with feta, artichokes, Roma tomatoes and mushrooms. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

ROTOLO’S PIZZERIA Citywide; www.rotolos.com The parma rosa pasta features blackened shrimp, Italian sausage and penne pasta tossed in creamy tomato sauce. The barbecue chicken pizza features barbecue sauce, grilled chicken and red onions on a hand-tossed pie. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ SLICE 1513 St. Charles Ave., 525-7437; 5538 Magazine St., 897-4800; www.slicepizzeria.com Slice is known for pizza on thin crusts made from 100 percent wheat flour. Other options include the barbecue shrimp po-boy made with Abita Amber and the shrimp Portofino, a pasta dish with white garlic cream sauce, shrimp and broccoli. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ THAT’S AMORE 4421 Clearview Pkwy., Metairie, 454-5885; www. thatsamorepizzaonline.com That’s Amore prepares true Chicago-style deep-dish pies with pizza toppings amassed like a pie filling between thin layers of crust. The housecooked roast beef goes into a popular po-boy. No reservations. Lunch Thu.-Sun, dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ THEO’S PIZZA 4024 Canal St., 302-1133; 4218 Magazine St., 8948554; www.theospizza.com Appetizers include breadsticks stuffed with cheese, jalapenos and garlic. The Meathead pizza lives up to its name with sausage, pepperoni, bacon, hamburger and mozzarella cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $


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WIT’S INN 141 N. Carrollton Ave., 8884004 This Mid-City bar and restaurant offers pizzas, calzones, toasted subs, salad and appetizers. Bow-tie pasta and shrimp is mixed in with house-made pesto sauce and served over Caesar salad. The vegetable frittata is a brunch special. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late night daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

SandwicheS and Po-boyS BEAR’S RESTAURANT 128 W. 21st Ave., Covington, (985) 892-2373 The New Orleans-style roast beef po-boy is made with house-cooked roast beef. Fried Gulf shrimp fill another popular po-boy. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $ THE BREAKROOM CAFE 3431 Houma Blvd., Metairie, 941-7607; www.breakroomofmetairie.com The breakfast platter features three eggs, bacon, hash browns and a biscuit. The East Jefferson club is a hot sandwich that combines turkey, ham, bacon and cheddar and Swiss cheeses. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CAFE NOMA New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, 482-1264; www. cafenoma.com Cafe Noma serves sandwiches and items like flatbread pizza topped with manchego, sweet peppers, roasted garlic and caramelized onions. Panini choices include Boar’s Head turkey, applewoodsmoked bacon, Swiss cheese, mayo and tarragon-Dijon mustard on ciabatta bread. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

CRABBY JACK’S 428 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson, 833-2722 This Jefferson lunch counter serves chef Jacques Leonardi’s creative take on casual Creole dishes and po-boys. Remoulade tops the fried green tomato po-boy on Gendusa’s French bread. Slow-roasted duck fills a poboy dressed and served with gravy. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ DIMARTINO’S FAMOUS NEW ORLEANS MUFFULETTAS 700 S. Tyler St., Covington, (985) 276-6460; 1788 Carol Sue Ave., Terrytown, 3927589; 3900 Gen. DeGaulle Drive., 367-0227; 6641 West Bank Expwy., Suite A, Marrero, 341-4096; www. dimartinos.com These sandwich shops serve the namesake muffulettas with house-made olive salad, po-boys, burgers and seafood platters. Eggplant Parmesan is served over angel hair pasta with Alfredo or marinara sauce. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $ DOMILISE’S PO-BOYS 5240 Annunciation St., 8999126 The fried oyster po-boy is dressed with lettuce, pickles, mayonnaise, house-made ketchup and hot sauce. The special fried shrimp po-boy is dressed with Swiss cheese and warm roast beef gravy. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Wed. and Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ DRESS IT 535 Gravier St., 527-0006 The Dress It burger is topped with garlic aioli, bacon, Brie and balsamic-reduced onion. Crab cakes are made to order. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ THE GROCERY 2854 St. Charles Ave., 8959524; www.thegroceryneworleans.com Pressed sandwiches are the specialty at The Grocery. The chicken Philly combines chicken, provolone, American cheese, mushrooms, sauteed onions, roasted peppers, mayo and Italian seasonings on pressed Leidenheimer French bread. The house chicken and sausage gumbo is made with a rich dark roux. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

JOHNNY’S PO-BOYS 511 St. Louis St., 524-8129; www.johnnyspoboys.com The fried chicken plate is served with baked macaroni, green beans, salad and bread. The seafood muffuletta includes fried catfish, shrimp and oysters. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Cash only. $ KOSHER CAJUN NEW YORK DELI & GROCERY 3519 Severn Ave., Metairie, 888-2010; www.koshercajun.com The kosher fried shrimp poboy features imitation shrimp served with cocktail sauce, lettuce and tomato. Matzo ball soup is a clear seasoned broth with light and fluffy matzo balls. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Thu. Credit cards. $ LA BELLA’S 2118 Third St., Kenner, 466-4675; www.labellascatering.com House-made Italian sausage and meatballs have kept La Bella’s busy since 1966. Visit on Thursday for steak specials. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $ MAGAZINE PO-BOY SHOP 2368 Magazine St., 522-3107 The muffaletta po-boy layers ham, salami, Swiss, provolone and olive salad on heated French bread. Fried oysters are served over a bed of romaine lettuce with tomatoes and house-made remoulade. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Cash only. $ MAHONY’S PO-BOY SHOP 3454 Magazine St., 899-3374; www.mahonyspoboys.com Mahony’s offers a variety of po-boys like the jumbo grilled shrimp, fried green tomato and remoulade po-boy. The “pot roast beef” features Leidenheimer bread loaded with beef braised in red wine and herbs. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ MANO’S POBOYS 6943 Saints Drive, Metairie, 734-0922 Mano’s offers breakfast specials and a wide selection of po-boys at lunch. The Saints special comes with two eggs, choice of meat and cheese on a choice of bread. The six-inch special features any six-inch po-boy and drink for $6. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ MILK BAR 1514 Delachaise St., 891-9361 Served hot, the Thai chili

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BUTCHER 930 Tchoupitoulas St., 5887675; www.cochonbutcher. com Chefs Donald Link and Stephen Stryjewski focus on Cajun and Italian cured meats at this gourmet butcher counter. The pork belly sandwich is dressed with cucumber and mint. The Gambino features salami cotto, sopressata, coppa and herb vinaigrette. There’s also a traditional muffuletta with house-cured meats. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $

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MR. ROO’S DELI & CATERING 3501 Severn Ave., Metairie, 885-4010; www.mrroosdeli.com The Mr. Club features bacon, American cheese, ham and turkey dressed on white or wheat toast. The chicken or cheese quesadilla is served with salsa and sour cream. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

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MONSTER PO-BOYS 1814 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 9, Mandeville, (985) 626-9183 Order house-cooked roast beef smothered with gravy over a bed of rice. The roast beef also fills the Monster special po-boy along with hot ham and turkey and cheese. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $ NOSH 219 Dauphine St., 581-6674; www.nolanosh.com Sliders are the specialty at this cozy diner. In addition to standard burger patties, the slider list includes ground turkey, buffalo, seared fish, pulled pork,

oyster po-boy features oysters lightly breaded with corn flour and breadcrumbs. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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STEIN’S MARKET & DELI 2207 Magazine St., 527-0771; www.steinsdeli.net The large Italian hoagie features mortadella, Molinari Genoa, Molinari hot coppa, aged provolone, lettuce, tomato, onion and garlic vinaigrette on an Amoroso hoagie. The Rachel sandwich layers hot pastrami, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and house-made Russian dressing on Jewish rye bread. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and brunch Tue.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $

portobello mushroom and a BLT. Nosh also serves salads, hand-cut fries and breakfast fare. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

P&G RESTAURANT 345 Baronne St., 525-9678 Fresh baked biscuits drenched with Southern-style brown gravy are a good way to start the day. Fried shrimp po-boys, red beans and rice, gumbo and baked chicken are popular at lunch. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ PARKWAY BAKERY & TAVERN 538 Hagan Ave., 482-3047; www.parkwaybakeryandtavernnola.com Parkway offers classic poboys and original ones like the surf and turf, combining roast beef and fried shrimp. On Wednesday nights, try the Cubano, with pork, ham, Swiss cheese and pickles on pressed French bread. Reservations for large parties accepted. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $ PARRAN’S PO-BOYS 3939 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 885-3416 Parran’s offers a long list of po-boys plus muffulettas, club sandwiches, pizzas, burgers, salads, fried seafood plates and Creole-Italian entrees. The prime rib po-boy is served au jus with horseradish on the side. No reservations. Lunch

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PITA PIT 5800 Magazine St., 899-4141; www.pitapitnola.com The spicy black bean veggie burger is topped with grilled onions and additional options include spinach, tomatoes, cucumbers, banana peppers, avocado and ancho chili sauce. The barbecued pulled pork pita is dressed with red onions, barbecue sauce and ancho-chipotle sauce. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ ROLY POLY One Shell Square, 701 Poydras St., Suite 121, 561-9800; 816 Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 892-2462; 3020 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 872-0957; 5409 Tchoupitoulas St., 891-8373; www.rolypoly.com

The basil-cashew spicy chicken salad wrap is served on a whole wheat or flour tortilla with spicy Thai sauce, avocado, lettuce, plum tomatoes and alfalfa sprouts. The spa salad features plum tomatoes, green pepper, cucumber, carrots, mushrooms, avocado, walnuts, dried cranberries and alfalfa sprouts on a bed of mixed greens with balsamic vinaigrette. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

ST. JAMES CHEESE COMPANY 5004 Prytania St., 899-4737; www.stjamescheese.com This gourmet cheese monger offers more than 100 varieties of cheese from around the globe. A play on the classic sandwich, the croque monster features ham and cheese smothered in creme fraiche sauce on bruleed pullman bread. The Dat Reuben includes corn beef, Russian

dressing, semi-soft Alpine cheese and sauerkraut on rye. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Fri.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

SAMMY’ S FOOD SERVICE & DELI 3000 Elysian Fields Ave., 9470675; www.sammysfood.com The Ray Ray po-boy is a combination of fried chicken breast, Chisesi ham and Swiss cheese. The roast beef po-boy is topped with cheese and filled with house-made, garlicstuffed roast beef. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ SHORT STOP PO-BOYS 119 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, 885-4572; www.shortstoppoboys.com The roast beef po-boy is made with debris cooked inhouse with garlic, onions and Worcestershire sauce. The

TERRAZU Place St. Charles, 201 St. Charles Ave., Suite 129, 2870877; www.terrazu.net Try the Bistro sandwich with grilled chicken, mozzarella, tomatoes and mixed greens, dressed with pesto mayo and balsamic vinegar and served on wheat flatbread. The avocado bulgur salad is mixed with fennel and basil and drizzled with citrus vinaigrette on top of baby greens and tomatoes. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $ THAT’S A WRAP 4241 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 885-0009; www.thatsawrapnola.com The Southwest chipotle chicken wrap is filled with lemon-pepper chicken, bacon, sharp cheddar, romaine, organic spring greens, tomatoes and spicy chipotle mayo. The cranberry turkey wrap includes Cajun-spiced turkey and house-made cranberry spread. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ TRACEY’S 2604 Magazine St., 899-2054; www.traceysnola.com Tracey’s signature dish is a roast beef po-boy dripping with gravy. The smoked sausage

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DRAGO’S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT & OYSTER BAR 3232 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, 888-9254; Hilton New Orleans Riverside, 2 Poydras St., 584-3911; www. dragosrestaurant.com Drago’s char-broiled oysters are topped with Parmesan, butter, parsley and garlic. Shrimp and grits gets extra flavor from Tasso and rosemary. No reservations. North Arnoult Road: lunch and dinner Mon.-

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FELIX’S RESTAURANT & OYSTER BAR 739 Iberville St., 522-4440; www.felixs.com Belly up to the oyster bar and order a dozen raw directly from the shuckers. Louisiana alligator is blackened or fried and served with remoulade. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ FRANKY & JOHNNY’S 321 Arabella St., 899-9146; www.frankyandjohnnys.com This casual neighborhood spot serves Creole and Italian favorites. Fried bell pepper rings are coated with Italian breadcrumbs. Seafood gumbo and fried seafood po-boys and platters are mainstays. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$ FRENCH MARKET RESTAURANT 1001 Decatur St., 525-7879; www.frenchmarketrestaurant.com

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FRIENDS COASTAL RESTAURANT 407 St. Tammany St., Madisonville, (985) 845-7303; www.friendscoastal.com The Jack-leg chicken features fried chicken breasts, melted pepper Jack cheese and jambalaya topped with a ladle of seafood gumbo. Blackened catfish is topped with bronzed shrimp and crabmeat in Key lime beurre blanc. Reservapage 79

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DON’ S SEAFOOD HUT 126 Lake Drive, Covington, (985) 327-7111; 4801 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 889-1550; www.donsseafoodonline.com The seafood platter includes fried shrimp, oysters and catfish, stuffed shrimp, stuffed crab, shrimp etouffee and Cajun fries. The crawfish dinner includes a cup of crawfish bisque, a crawfish cocktail, crawfish etouffee, fried tails, crawfish au gratin and a baked potato. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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GW FINS 808 Bienville St., 581-3467; www.gwfins.com GW Fins offers a wide array of seafood from local waters and around the globe. Blackened swordfish is topped with fried shrimp and comes with sauteed spinach. Smoked sizzling oysters are presented on the half-shell. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

JOHNNY & JOYCE’S SEAFOOD 1461 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 11, Mandeville, (985) 727-7727 The seafood platter includes fried oysters, shrimp, fish and a stuffed crab. The seafood gumbo comes from an old family recipe and is made with shrimp, crab and okra. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

GALLEY SEAFOOD RESTAURANT 2535 Metairie Road, Metairie, 832-0955 Blackened redfish is served with shrimp and lump crabmeat sauce, vegetables and new potatoes. Galley’s popular soft-shell crab po-boy is the same one served at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

JOHNNY TRAUTH’S SEAFOOD BISTRO 2121 25th St., Kenner, 471-0808 Jumbo lump crabmeat au gratin is served with salad and garlic rounds. Broiled catfish is stuffed with crabmeat and served with salad and potatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

GAZEBO CAFE 1018 Decatur St., 525-8899; www.gazebocafenola.com The appetizer sampler includes popcorn shrimp, popcorn crawfish, gator bites and spicy cocktail sauce. The ice cream daiquiris come in flavors like mudslide, strawberry-banana and pina colada. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

JACK DEMPSEY’S 738 Poland Ave., 943-9914; www.jackdempseysllc.com The Jack Dempsey seafood platter serves a training table feast of gumbo, shrimp, oysters, catfish, redfish, crawfish pies and two side items. Other dishes include broiled redfish and fried soft-shell crab. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.Sat., dinner Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ JANIE BROWN’S RESTAURANT 27207 Hwy. 190, Lacombe, (985) 882-7201 Trout meuniere is served with either lump crabmeat or grilled oysters. Seasonal crab specials include stuffed crabs and fried soft-shell crabs. Reservations recommended

KENNER SEAFOOD 3140 Loyola Drive, Kenner, 466-4701; www.kennerseafood.net Kenner Seafood offers a large selection of shellfish and fish including grouper, redfish, tilapia and catfish. Soft-shell crab Marie is topped with crabmeat and cream sauce. Barbecue shrimp are served over grits. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$ KJEAN SEAFOOD 236 N. Carrollton Ave., 488-7503 This seafood market offers raw seafood, boiled seafood and a menu of sandwiches and platters. Fried soft-shell crabs come on a plate or in a po-boy. Landlubbers can get red beans topped with ribs. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$ LA BAYOU RESTAURANT 208 Bourbon St., 525-4755; www.labayourestaurant.com Shrimp ya ya features sauteed Gulf shrimp in Cajun pesto cream sauce with garlic toast. The shrimp and grits Napoleon is a tower of fried green tomatoes stacked with Gulf shrimp and cream sauce on top of creamy grits. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner

LANDRY’S 400 N. Peters St., 558-0038; 8000 Lakeshore Drive, 283-1010; www.landrysseafood.com Landry’s offers a wide selection of seafood, plus steaks and pasta dishes. Barbecue shrimp are sauteed in Cajun butter sauce and served on a toasted baguette. Fried green tomatoes are topped with crawfish, andouille and corn pico de gallo. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ MIDDENDORF’S 30160 Hwy. 51 S., Akers, (985) 386-6666; www.middendorfsrestaurant.com Chef Horst Pfeiffer’s seafood house specializes in thin-sliced catfish. The fried seafood platter includes oysters, shrimp, fried catfish and hush puppies. The catfish dinner includes fried catfish, coleslaw, hush puppies and fries. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ MORTON’S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT 702 Water St., Madisonville, (985) 845-4970; www. mortonsseafood.com Morton’s seafood platter combines fried Gulf shrimp, a stuffed crab, a soft-shell crab and choice of a baked potato, french fries or salad. The restaurant also serves oysters on the half shell. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Thu.-Mon. Credit cards. $$ NATHAN’S RESTAURANT 36440 Old Bayou Liberty Road, Slidell, (985) 643-0443; www.nathansrestaurant.net Located on the waterfront of Bayou Bonfouca, Nathan’s offers smoked and a fried oysters topped with chipotle aioli, Creole honey butter and blue cheese. Blackened tuna is topped with Creole honey butter and served with tasso and potato hash. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ NEW ORLEANS FOOD & SPIRITS 208 Lee Lane, Covington, (985) 875-0432; 210 Hammond Hwy., Metairie, 8282220; 2330 Lapalco Blvd., Harvey, 362-0800; www. neworleansfoodspirits.com Crab cake Pontchartrain is served with angel hair pasta and is smothered in crawfish cream sauce. Voodoo egg rolls are stuffed with crawfish. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ page 81

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GRAND ISLE 575 Convention Center Blvd., 520-8530; www.grandislerestaurant.com Grand Isle’s shrimp caminada po-boy features shrimp sauteed in spicy citrus chile butter topped with Asian slaw and fresh herbs. Baked escolar is topped with compound chili butter and served with seasonal vegetables and roasted potatoes. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

K.Y.’S OLD TOWNE BICYCLE SHOP 2267 Carey St., Slidell, (985) 641-1911; www.kysoldetowne. com The fried seafood platter combines shrimp, catfish, oysters, hush puppies and two sides. Grilled Gulf fish of the day is served with two sides. No reservations. Lunch Mon.Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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NEW ORLEANS HAMBURGER & SEAFOOD CO. Citywide; www.nohsc.com The catfish plate features thin-cut fried catfish, coleslaw, sweet cornbread hush puppies and wedge fries. The Baja burger is topped with avocado, applewood-smoked bacon, red onions and chipotle sauce and served with wedge-cut garlic-herb fries. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ OCEANA GRILL 739 Conti St., 525-6002; www.oceanagrill.com Oceana’s Jazzy crab cakes are topped with crawfish cream. For breakfast, the eggs Melanzana features eggplant rounds topped with grilled ham and tomatoes, poached eggs and hollandaise. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$ THE ORIGINAL PIERRE MASPERO’S 440 Chartres St., 524-8990; www.pierremasperosrestaurant.com New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp in spicy sauce is served with coleslaw or Cajun french fries. Blackened redfish comes with steamed vegetables and sausage jambalaya. Reservations recommended for large parties. Breakfast Fri.-Mon., lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

RALPH & KACOO’S 519 Toulouse St., 522-5226; www.ralphandkacoos.com The 14-oz. Cajun rib-eye is topped with teriyaki glaze and served with sauteed mushrooms, grilled shrimp, crawfish tails, crabmeat and a side item. The shrimp St. Charles features shrimp stuffed with crabmeat dressing and topped with additional crabmeat, hollandaise and served with a side item. Reservations accepted. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ RED FISH GRILL 115 Bourbon St., 598-1200; www.redfishgrill.com Hickory-grilled redfish is served skin on with tasso and wild mushroom Pontalba potatoes and topped with sauteed Louisiana jumbo crabmeat and lemon-butter. Barbecue oysters are flash fried, tossed

RESTAURANT DES FAMILLES 7163 Barataria Blvd., Crown Point, 689-7834; www.restaurantdesfamilles.com Broiled Barataria stuffed crab features crab shells filled with seasoned crabmeat dressing and browned on top. Pasta Lafitte combines shrimp and crabmeat in cream sauce over angel hair pasta. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ RIOMAR 800 S. Peters St., 525-3474; www.riomarseafood.com Chef Adolfo Garcia’s restaurant focuses on seafood in Spanish and Latin American dishes, including a selection of four ceviches. Other dishes include a five-hour roast pork served with rice, beans, avocado and plantains. The zarzuala de mariscos is a seafood stew in saffron broth. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$ SALTWATER GRILL 710 S. Carrollton Ave., 324-6640; www.saltwatergrillnola.com The Louisiana crab cake Napolean features lump crab cakes between two grilled eggplant rounds topped with light cream sauce. Pasta Adeline is crawfish, shrimp and tasso tossed in Creole mustard cream sauce with penne pasta. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ SALVO’S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT 7742 Hwy. 23, Belle Chasse, 393-7303; www.salvosseafood.com Grilled tuna comes with sauteed potatoes and corn on the cob. The butterfly shrimp plate features a dozen jumbo shrimp and fries or potatoes. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

Ridge, 737-3148 Crab cakes are served over fettuccine in crabmeat cream sauce. The Chill Down plate is a shrimp smorgasbord including shrimp salad, shrimp cocktail, shrimp remoulade and potato salad. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

SMITTY’S SEAFOOD 2000 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 468-1647 Smitty’s serves platters of boiled or fried seafood with pasta. The seafood boat is loaded with fried shrimp, fish, oysters and soft-shell crab. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ STINGRAY’S RESTAURANT & GRILL 1303 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 443-4040 Stingray’s seafood options include pecan-crusted catfish served with bread, crabmeat au gratin and two sides. Deepfried stuffed crabs are served on a platter. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$ STORYVILLE RESTAURANT 808 Iberville St., 565-5520 Alligator bites are lightly breaded, deep fried and served with two sauces. The soft-shell crab po-boy features a deep-fried crab on crusty French bread. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$ SUPERIOR SEAFOOD AND OYSTER BAR 4338 St. Charles Ave., 293-3474; www.superiorseafoodnola.com This seafood house offers char-grilled oysters topped with garlic, herbs, butter and Parmesan and Romano cheeses. Pasta Vieux Carre features shrimp, crawfish and andouille served with smoked tomato cream sauce over angel hair pasta. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Wed.-Sat., brunch Sunday. Credit cards. $$

SEITHER’S SEAFOOD 279 Hickory Ave., Harahan, 738-1116 The boiled seafood platter is a big catch of two pounds of crawfish, one pound of shrimp, four Pontchartrain crabs, corn and potatoes. Appetizer options include crabmeatstuffed mushrooms, barbecue jumbo shrimp and fried green tomatoes topped with shrimp remoulade. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.Sat. Credit cards. $$

TWO TONYS SEAFOOD RESTAURANT 8536 Pontchartrain Blvd., 282-0801; www.two-tonys. com Sicilian marinara sauce tops layers of meat, pasta and a Ricotta cheese blend in the Italian sausage lasagna. Try one of the signature Montalbano dishes featuring chicken or veal topped with mozzarella and Creole mushroom meuniere. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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PATIO RESTAURANT 5540 Crowder Blvd., 240-6744 The seafood baked potato is stuffed with crabmeat, shrimp, crawfish, green onions and cheese. The Southern-style pork chop is served with house-made gravy. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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(985) 893-9336 Vazquez serves everything from lasagna to breaded pork chops to red beans and rice, with sides like onion rings and gravy cheese fries. The po-boy-style Cuban sandwich is filled with roast pork, ham, Swiss cheese and pickles. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

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VOLEO’S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT 5134 Nunez St., Lafitte, 689-2482 The Voleo’s Big Boy platter for two delivers a pile of crawfish, shrimp, oysters, fish, crab claws, stuffed shrimp, stuffed crab, frog legs and soft-shell crab. Flounder Lafitte is a fillet stuffed with crawfish, provolone and pecans that is deep-fried and topped with crawfish sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon., Wed.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$ ZIMMER’ S SEAFOOD 4915 St. Anthony Ave., 282-7150; www.zimmersseafood.webs.com The menu includes shrimp po-boys, marinated crab salad, stuffed artichokes and boiled seafood by the pound. Crawfish and spinach bread features spicy spinach, cheese and crawfish inside and mozzarella on top. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Tue.Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

Soul Food BIG MOMMA’S CHICKEN AND WAFFLES 5741 Crowder Blvd., 241-2548; www. bigmommaschickenandwaffles.com Fried chicken is tops at Big Momma’s but grilled chicken strips also are available. Waffles are topped with strawberries and whipped cream. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $ CAFE RECONCILE 1631 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 568-1157; www.cafereconcile.org This nonprofit youth training center and restaurant serves creamy crawfish bisque daily and seafood gumbo brimming with shrimp and crab on Fridays. Seasonal fruit cobblers are made with fillings such as peaches or mixed berries. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $ FRAN’S PLACE 3100 Toledano St., 821-9876 Stop in for Creole comfort food dishes including fried chicken, chitlins, stuffed crabs, fried crawfish, crawfish pasta, red beans and gumbo. Side items include mustard greens, potato salad and cornbread stuffing. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $ FRERET STREET PO-BOYS & DONUTS 4701 Freret St., 872-9676; www.freretstreetpoboys.com Roast beef stuffed with garlic is slow-cooked in gravy and served on a po-boy dressed with lettuce, tomatoes and pickles. File gumbo brims with shrimp, chicken, oysters, smoked sausage, hot sausage and crab. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ LI’L DIZZY’S CAFE 1500 Esplanade Ave., 569-8997; The Whitney Wyndham Hotel, 610 Poydras St., 212-5656 Trout Baquet is topped with lump crabmeat and lemon butter sauce and served with salad and a side item. Southern fried chicken is served with red beans, greens or potato salad. Reservations accepted. Esplanade


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STAR STEAK & LOBSTER HOUSE 237 Decatur St., 525-6151; www.starsteak.com Cajun seasonings accent the surfand-turf options at this restaurant. The Cajun filet mignon is an 8-oz. filet stuffed with crabmeat, lobster, shrimp and crawfish tails and topped with red wine mushroom sauce. A half-pound of steamed Maine lobster is served with drawn butter and a side item. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ THE STEAK KNIFE RESTAURANT & BAR 888 Harrison Ave., 488-8981; www.steakkniferestaurant.com Start a meal at this traditional steakhouse with the signature Tidbit appetizer, a crostini topped with herbs and imported cheeses. The steak selection ranges from a 6-oz. filet mignon to a 24-oz. porterhouse. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$ YOUNG’S RESTAURANT 850 Robert Blvd., Slidell, (985) 643-9331; www.youngssteakhouse.com The steakhouse offers rib-eyes, sirloins and prime rib as well as seafood such as redfish, shrimp, crab and Maine lobster. For side items, there are sauteed mushrooms, baked potatoes and steamed or grilled vegetables. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

BARCELONA TAPAS 720 Dublin St., 861-9696 The Avocado Tropical features a mixture of shrimp, capers and onions topped with tomato aioli vinaigrette and served in half an avocado. The chorizo casserole is topped with sherry sauce. No reservations. Dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$ CAFE GRANADA 1506 S. Carrollton Ave., 865-1612; www.cafegranadanola.com The sea scallop brochette features flame-grilled scallops, cherry tomatoes, onions and bell peppers on a rosemary skewer. Patatas bravas is a traditional dish of potatoes sauteed in spicy tomato sauce and topped with garlic aioli. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ GALVEZ RESTAURANT 914 N. Peters St., 595-3400, www.galvezrestaurant.com Galvez serves Spanish cuisine, including many vegetarian dishes. Paella Valenciana combines mussels, chorizo, chicken, Gulf shrimp, fish and vegetables in saffroninfused Arborio rice. Rack of lamb is marinated, grilled and served

with red wine fig sauce, sauteed mushrooms and a pan-seared potato cake. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

GUSTO The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., third floor, 581-5400; www.thetheatres.com This gourmet eatery has cafe seating and offers service inside the Theatres at Canal Place. The chef’s platter comes with zucchini agrodolce, marinated olives, hummus, tzatziki and herbed feta. The Spanish muffuletta is made with serrano ham, chorizo and manchego cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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LOLA’S 3312 Esplanade Ave., 488-6946; www.lolasneworleans.com Lola’s lends Spanish flair to seafood in dishes like grilled yellowfin tuna and spicy mojo sauce with basmati rice and mixed vegetables. The seafood paella combines scallops, calamari, mussels and shrimp in saffron rice. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ MIMI’S IN THE MARIGNY 2601 Royal St., 872-9868; www.mimisinthemarigny.net The tapas offerings at Mimi’s include empanadas filled with a mixture of ground beef, golden raisins, olives, pepper and garlic and served with roasted red pepper aioli. Traditional gambas al ajillo are a trio of head-on shrimp sauteed with white wine and garlic. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ RAMBLA 217 Camp St., 587-7720; www.ramblanola.com Barcelona, Spain’s Rambla district inspires this tapas restaurant. Bacon-wrapped dates are stuffed with blue cheese and almonds and topped with sherry gastrique. Beef tenderloin tartare is topped with a quail egg and served with toasted, truffled brioche. Reservations accepted. Breakfast daily, lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., latenight Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ SALU 3226 Magazine St., 371-5809; www.salurestaurant.com Lobster macaroni features Gruyere cheese and tempura fried green onions. The pork Wellington is wrapped in phyllo dough and served with wilted spinach and Burgundy-peppercorn cream. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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Babylon Cafe ...Mediterranean/Middle Eastern Back to the Garden ........................Neighborhood Balcony Bar & Cafe .................................American Banana Blossom Thai Cafe ............................ Thai Barcelona Tapas ............................Tapas/Spanish Baru Bistro & Tapas ......................Latin American Basil Leaf ............................................................... Thai Bayona................................................Contemporary Bayou Beer Garden...............................Bar & Grill Bayou Hot Wings......................................American The Beach House Bar & Restaurant .................................Music & Food Beachcorner Bar & Grill.......................Bar & Grill The Bean Gallery ..............................................Cafe Bear’s Grill & Spirits ................................American Bear’s Restaurant ......... Sandwiches & Po-boys Beck-N-Call Cafe..............................................Cafe Beef Connection .................................Steakhouse Beijing.............................................................Chinese Bennachin ........................................................African

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CC’s Coffeehouse...................Coffee & Dessert CG’s at the Rusty Nail ...........................Bar & Grill Caddyshack..............................................Bar & Grill Cafe Adelaide & the Swizzle Stick Bar ..Creole Cafe 91..................................................................Cafe Cafe Amelie ..................Louisiana Contemporary Cafe at the Square ............................................Cafe Cafe B.............................Louisiana Contemporary Cafe Beignet .......................................................Cafe Cafe D’Cappuccino..........................................Cafe Cafe Degas......................................................French Cafe DiBlasi ......................................................Italian Cafe Ditali’s .......................................................Italian Cafe Du Monde.........................Coffee & Dessert page 90

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A Mano ................................................................Italian Abita Bar-B-Q...........................................Barbecue Abita Brew Pub.......................................... Brewpub Acme Oyster & Seafood House ............Seafood Acropolis Cuisine .........................Mediterranean/ Middle Eastern Adolfo’s ...............................................................Italian Albasha Greek & Lebanese Restaurant.....Mediterranean/Middle Eastern Alibi Bar & Grill ........................................Bar & Grill Allegro Bistro ...............Louisiana Contemporary The Alpine .........................................................Cajun The American Sector ....................Contemporary Ancora Pizzeria & Salumeria ........................ Pizza Andrea’s Restaurant .......................................Italian Angeli on Decatur ............................................Italian Angeletto’s Pizzeria.......................................... Pizza Angelo Brocato .........................Coffee & Dessert Annadele’s Plantation...................................Creole Antoine’s Annex ..................................................Cafe Antoine’s Restaurant ....................................Creole Apolline ..........................Louisiana Contemporary Arnaud’s Restaurant .....................................Creole Artz Bagelz...........................................................Cafe Assunta’s Italian Restaurant.........................Italian Atchafalaya....................Louisiana Contemporary Attiki Bar & Grill .......................................Bar & Grill Audubon Clubhouse Cafe ....................American August Moon ................................................Chinese Aux Folies Riverluna..........................................Cafe The Avenue Pub ......................................Bar & Grill Avenue Restaurant & Catering....................Italian

Besh Steak at Harrah’s ......................Steakhouse Betsy’s Pancake House ...............Neighborhood Big Mamma’s Chicken & Waffles .....Soul Food Big Shirley’s of New Orleans ..............Barbecue Bistreaux ............................................Contemporary Bistro Byronz....................................Contemporary Bistro Daisy...................Louisiana Contemporary Bittersweet Confections ........Coffee & Dessert Black Orchid Bistro ..........................................Cafe Blue Dot Donuts........................Coffee & Dessert Blue Plate Cafe ..................................................Cafe Bombay Club ..................................................Creole Bon Ton Cafe ....................................................Cajun Bonefish Grill ...............................................Seafood Boo Koo BBQ ............................................. Burgers Bosco’s Italian Cafe........................................Italian Boswell’s Jamaican Grill ......................Caribbean Bouche...............................................Contemporary Boucherie......................Louisiana Contemporary Bouligny Tavern ...............................Contemporary Bourbon House...........................................Seafood Borgne............................................................Seafood Bozo’s Restaurant ......................................Seafood Bravo Cucina Italiana .....................................Italian Braxton’s Restaurant ...Louisiana Contemporary Brazilian Market & Cafe...............Latin American The Breakroom Cafe ... Sandwiches & Po-boys Breaux Mart ...........................................................Deli Brennan’s Restaurant...................................Creole Brick Oven Cafe...............................................Italian Brigtsen’s Restaurant...................................Creole Brocato’s Eat Dat.............................................Cajun Brooklyn Pizzeria .............................................. Pizza Brooks Seahorse Saloon ....................Bar & Grill Brothers Ole’ New Orleans Cafe.................Cafe Broussard’s Restaurant...............................Creole Bruno’s Tavern .........................................Bar & Grill Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.........................Seafood Bud’s Broiler ................................................ Burgers Buffa’s Lounge ..........................................American The Buffet at Harrah’s .............................American The Bulldog ..............................................Bar & Grill Buster’s Place..............................................Seafood Butcher............................. Sandwiches & Po-boys Byblos.................Mediterranean/Middle Eastern Byblos Market ..Mediterranean/Middle Eastern Bywater Restaurant & BBQ .................Barbecue

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Cafe East .......................................................Chinese Cafe Envie ............................................................Cafe Cafe Equator ........................................................ Thai Cafe Etienne........................................................Cafe Cafe Fleur de Lis................................................Cafe Cafe Freret ...........................................................Cafe Cafe Giovanni ...................................................Italian Cafe Granada .................................Tapas/Spanish Cafe Hope............................................................Cafe Cafe Luna .............................................................Cafe Cafe Lynn...........................................Contemporary Cafe Maspero .....................................................Cafe Cafe Minh ............................................... Vietnamese Cafe Navarre ..............................................American Cafe NOMA.................... Sandwiches & Po-boys Cafe Pontalba ...................................................Cajun Cafe Ralphie........................................................Cafe Cafe Rani..............................................................Cafe Cafe Reconcile...................................................Cafe Cafe Roma .........................................................Italian Cafe Rose Nicaud ....................Coffee & Dessert Cafe Royale .........................................................Cafe Cafe Soule ...........................................................Cafe Caffe! Caffe! ........................................................Cafe Caffe Latte Da.....................................................Cafe Cajun Grill & Bar ..............................................Cajun Cajun Mike’s Pub ’N’ Grub ..........................Cajun Camellia Cafe .....................................................Cafe Camellia Grill......................................................Diner Campbell’s Coffee & Tea.......Coffee & Dessert Canal Street Bistro............................................Cafe Canseco’s Market ...............................................Deli Capdeville ...................................................American Carmelo Ristorante .........................................Italian Casamento’s ................................................Seafood Cayoudle’s .............................................................Deli Central Grocery ............ Sandwiches & Po-boys Chad’s Bistro ...................................Contemporary Charlie’s Seafood.......................................Seafood Charlie’s Steakhouse .........................Steakhouse Chateau Cafe ......................................................Cafe Chateau du Lac Bistro .................................French Checkpoint Charlie................................Bar & Grill Checkered Parrot .....................................American Cheesesteak Bistro ..........................................Cafe Cherryberry Fozen Yogurt & Shaved Ice ..........................Coffee & Dessert Chicken Sue’s..................................Neighborhood Chickie Wah Wah............................................. Pizza China Orchid Restaurant .........................Chinese China Rose ...................................................Chinese Chophouse ............................................Steakhouse Christina’s Empress of China.................Chinese Churros Cafe ........................... Caribbean/Cuban Ciro’s Cote Sud..............................................French City Diner.............................................................Diner Clancy’s ............................................................Creole Cleopatra’s Mediterranean Cuisine...........Mediterranean/Middle Eastern Clover Grill ..........................................................Diner Cochon ..........................Louisiana Contemporary Coffee Rani.................................Coffee & Dessert Coffee’s Boilin’ Pot ....................................Seafood Cold Stone Creamery .............Coffee & Dessert The Columns — Albertine’s Tea Room...Creole Commander’s Palace...................................Creole Common Grounds ...........................................Diner The Company Burger................................ Burgers Coop’s Place.....................................................Cajun Cooter Brown’s Tavern .........................Bar & Grill Copeland’s Cheesecake Bistro ..........American Coquette............................................Contemporary Corky’s Ribs & Bar-B-Q .......................Barbecue

Corner Cafe.........................................................Cafe The Corner Oyster House Bar & Grill..............................................Bar & Grill Coscino’s Pizza Italian Restaurant ............. Pizza Coulis.....................................................................Cafe The Country Club ...........................Neighborhood Country Flame ................................Latin American Court of Two Sisters .....................................Creole Courtyard Grill .Mediterranean/Middle Eastern Cowbell ..............................................Neighborhood Crabby Jack’s................. Sandwiches & Po-boys Crazy Johnnie’s Steak House ..............American Creole Creamery ......................Coffee & Dessert The Creole Grille & Bar ........................Bar & Grill Crepes a la Cart ........................................American Crescent City Brewhouse ..................... Brewpub Crescent City Grill............................................Diner Crescent City Steaks .........................Steakhouse Crescent Pie & Sausage Company ................Neighborhood Croissant d’Or ....................................................Cafe Crystal Room at Le Pavillon ........Contemporary Cucos ............................................................. Mexican Cure.....................................................Contemporary Cyrus................................................Mediterreanean

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Daisy Dukes................................................American Dakota ............................Louisiana Contemporary Dante’s Kitchen ...............................Neighborhood Dat Dog ........................................................American De-No Seafood ...........................................Seafood Deanie’s Restaurant & Bar ..................Bar & Grill Deanie’s Seafood .......................................Seafood Deja Vu Restaurant & Bar ......................American The Delachaise................................Contemporary Desire Bistro & Oyster Bar......................Seafood DiChristina’s ......................................................Italian Dick & Jenny’s..............Louisiana Contemporary Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse.........Steakhouse DiMartino’s Famous New Orleans Muffulettas.......................................................Cafe Dino’s Bar & Grill ....................................Bar & Grill Dish on Haynes ...........................................Seafood Ditali’s Pizza........................................................ Pizza Dockside Seafood & Oyster Bar...........Seafood Domenica ...........................................................Italian Domilise’s Po-boys ...... Sandwiches & Po-boys Don’s Seafood Hut.....................................Seafood Dong Phuong Oriental Bakery & Restaurant ..................................... Vietnamese Dooky Chase Restaurant............................Creole Doors Uptown Pizza ........................................ Pizza Dorignac’s ..............................................................Deli Doson Noodle House ........................ Vietnamese Dot’s Diner ..........................................................Diner The Dough Bowl ............................................... Pizza Down the Hatch.......................................Bar & Grill Drago’s Seafood Restaurant & Oyster Bar.............................................Seafood Dress It ............................. Sandwiches & Po-boys Dry Dock Cafe ...........................................American Dunbar’s Creole Cooking ..........................Creole

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Emeril’s Delmonico ........................Contemporary Emeril’s Restaurant ....Louisiana Contemporary The English Tea Room ............Coffee & Dessert Ernst Cafe .................................................Bar & Grill Espresso Express .............................................Cafe

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F&M Patio Bar..........................................Bar & Grill Fair Grinds Coffeehouse ................................Cafe Fat Harry’s .................................................Bar & Grill Fat Hen Grocery .......................................American Fat Molly’s Pizza & Beer ................................. Pizza Fatoush...............Mediterranean/Middle Eastern Fausto’s Bistro ................................................. Italian Fazzio’s Restaurant .................................American Feelings Cafe...............Louisiana Contemporary Felipe’s Taqueria ......................................... Mexican Felix’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar .............Seafood Fellini’s Cafe ....................................................Creole Five Happiness............................................Chinese Flaming Torch Restaurant...........................French Flora Gallery & Coffee Shop ..........................Coffee & Dessert Fong’s Chinese & Cantonese Restaurant .....................Chinese Fox & Hound .............................................Bar & Grill Fran’s Place ..............................................Soul Food Frank’s Restaurant ..........................................Italian Franky & Johnny’s .......................................Seafood French Market Restaurant .......................Seafood French Press Coffeehouse............................Cafe French Quarter Cajun ...................Neighborhood Freret Street Po-boys & Donuts ........Soul Food Fresco Cafe & Pizzeria ................................... Pizza Friends Coastal Restaurant ....................Seafood Frostbite Frozen Yogurt and Treats......................... Coffee & Dessert

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IHOP .............................................................American Ignatius Eatery ................................................Creole Igor’s Buddha Belly Burger Bar ............ Burgers Igor’s Lounge & Gameroom ...............Bar & Grill Il Posto Italian Cafe .........................................Italian Impastato’s Restaurant ..................................Italian Irene’s Cuisine..................................................Italian Iris.........................................................Contemporary Irish House........................................Contemporary Isabela’s Pizzeria .............................................. Pizza Italian Barrel.......................................................Italian Italian Pie ............................................................. Pizza Izzo’s Illegal Burrito .................................... Mexican

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Jack Dempsey’s ..........................................Seafood Jacmel Inn..........................................Contemporary Jacques-Imo’s Cafe ......................................Creole Jager Haus German Bistro & Coffee Shop ........................................ German Jam’s Po-boys & Catering............Neighborhood Jamila’s Mediterranean Tunisian Cuisine...........Mediterranean/Middle Eastern Jan’s Cajun Restaurant ..................................Cajun Janie Brown’s Restaurant ........................Seafood Jazmine Cafe ......................................... Vietnamese Jiggers Bar & Grill ..................................Bar & Grill Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville Cafe ....American Joe Sepie’s Cafe ..............................................Italian Joey K’s Restaurant.......................................Creole Johnny & Joyce Seafood ..........................Seafood Johnny Trauth’s Seafood Bistro .............Seafood Johnny’s Po-boys.......... Sandwiches & Po-boys The Joint ......................................................Barbecue Juan’s Flying Burrito......Mexican/Southwestern The JuJu Bag Cafe .........................Neighborhood Julie’s Little India Kitchen at Schiro’s Cafe & Bar ...............................Indian Jung’s Golden Dragon..............................Chinese Juniper Restaurant .....Louisiana Contemporary

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K-Paul’s Louisiana Kitchen .......................Louisiana Contemporary K.Y.’s Old Towne Bicycle Shop..............Seafood Kanno California Sushi Bar......Japanese/Sushi Katie’s Restaurant & Bar ......................Bar & Grill Keith Young’s Steakhouse................Steakhouse Kenner Seafood ..........................................Seafood page 94

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Hard Rock Cafe ........................................American Herbsaint Bar & Restaurant .......................French Heritage Grill................Louisiana Contemporary Hey! Cafe .....................................Coffee & Dessert Hickory Cafe & Grill ..........................................Cafe High Hat Cafe ..................................Neighborhood Hillbilly Bar-B-Q.......................................Barbecue Hoa Hong/9 Roses............................. Vietnamese Hobnobber Cafe.............................Neighborhood Horinoya..........................................Japanese/Sushi Hoshun Restaurant ................................Pan-Asian Hotel Monteleone Carousel Bar & Lounge...........Louisiana Contemporary House of Blues................................Contemporary Houston’s Restaurant..............................American Huey P’s Pizzeria .............................................. Pizza Huey’s 24/7 Diner ............................................Diner Hurricane BBQ & Seafood.................Bar & Grill

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O’Brien’s Grille................................Contemporary O’Henry’s Food & Spirits.....................Bar & Grill Oak Street Cafe .................................................Cafe Oceana Grill .................................................Seafood Olive Branch Cafe ....................................American Olivier’s Creole Restaurant ........................Creole One Restaurant & Lounge ..........Contemporary Orange Couch...........................Coffee & Dessert Origami ...........................................Japanese/Sushi The Original Pierre Maspero’s...............Seafood Orleans Grapevine Wine Bar & Bistro ......................Louisiana Contemporary Oscar’s Restaurant & Bar....................Bar & Grill

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bracelets and Since 1966, other jewelry Gentry has round out the provided budgetcollection of friendly gifts and accessories. The store offers garments. PhOTO By gift-wrapping CheryL GerBer for items $15 and over and will ship purchases anywhere in the United States. Additionally, Gentry provides monogramming, which can come in handy when searching for the perfect wedding gift. A family-owned business, Gentry has been around since Goff’s parents, Marilyn and Paul Kullman, bought the store in 1966. Their place on Magazine Street is the store’s third location; its first two incarnations were on Carrollton Avenue and Broadway Street’s Uptown Square. The shop was originally geared toward selling men’s clothing (hence the name Gentry), but evolved into a gift and footwear store over time. “We are an older brand, which means that we have a lot of long-time, loyal customers,” says Goff, who manages the store along with her aunt, Phyllis Alltmont. “We’re known for our wonderful customer service because we really get to know our customers, and they mean a lot to us.”

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ver get irritated when your energy flags midway through a shopping marathon and there’s no refreshment in sight? We’ve all been there — and fortunately for parched shoppers, a frosty Icee is just one of the quirky, thoughtful features the all-purpose gift and accessory store Gentry (6047 Magazine St., 899-4223) has to offer. “This location used to be a MiniMart,” says store manager Lisa Goff. “When we acquired it in 2004, the customers asked us to keep the Icee machine, and we happily obliged.” Besides offering up what Goff calls “the best Icee in town,” Gentry is characterized by its mix of merchandise, which appeals to a wide variety of tastes and personal styles. “We have some of everything, from handbags to serving pieces,” Goff says. The store sells quite a bit of Beatriz Ball metalware, and the Vera Bradley and Baggallini collections also are popular. Gentry is known for its large collection of comfort-wear shoes, and a sizeable section of the store is devoted to selling Birkenstocks and other functional footwear. Other items range from local cookbooks to coffee-table toppers. Picture frames, stationery, candles, luggage and wallets are all for sale under Gentry’s roof, and

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assafras and its predecessor restaurants have moved around a bit, but at its core the food here is very firmly rooted. This is the Creole cooking you’ll find at a solid neighborhood restaurant. Its green peppers are packed with beef and shrimp. Its fried chicken has skin the color of iced tea. And its gumbo is so full of sausage and seafood that your spoon can rest on its surface without sinking. It’s the food we expect to find in some New Orleans homes, and food I’m especially happy to find in Gentilly as more restaurants return to the area. The Duckworth family started Sassafras in 2004 on Bullard Avenue in eastern New Orleans. Flooding after Hurricane Katrina did in that location, but later the restaurant reopened a mile away inside a motel on Read Boulevard. The story goes farther back, to Ora Mae’s Creole Cafe, a cafeteria-style eatery the family ran inside the Lake Forest Plaza Mall. Last summer, Sassafras came west, turning up in a strip mall between the Univeristy of New Orleans campus and its Lakefront Arena. This restaurant is snazzier than the neighborhood joints its best dishes conjure. Bright and orderly, one wall is lined with booths large enough to corral the whole family. There’s no bar (a liquor license is still in the works), but in a small holding area up front there always are a few people waiting for take-out orders. The menu is long, and it includes dishes like Thai steak salad and spinach-and-artichoke dip — probably to offer something for

Sassafras serves Creole favorites like stuffed peppers with mac and cheese.

Maurepas Foods (3200 Burgundy St., 267-0072; www.maurepasfoods. com) opened last week in the Bywater, bringing an interesting new dining option to its neighborhood. Chef/owner Michael Doyle has been sous chef at Dante’s Kitchen (736 Dante St., 861-3121; www.danteskitchen.com) in the Riverbend for years. He describes his direction for Maurepas Foods as country cooking with refinements and updates and an emphasis on seasonal local ingredients. His opening menu looks promising, and a little unorthodox. Instead of being divided into appetizer and entree sections, it’s simply split between “vegetables, starch and grain” and “meat and fish.” It includes dishes like sweet potato and peanut croquettes with salted plum jam, shiitake and Amaro glaze; crowder pea and bacon stew; goat tacos; pork and bacon terrine; root vegetable gratin; mussels in brown ale and Stilton broth; and raw oysters. Diners can order cheese plates and house-made pickles. Most dishes cost between $5 and $10. The restaurant is located in a historic corner building that required an extensive overhaul. “We basically took it apart and redid the whole thing,” Doyle says. The renovation includes a great deal of recycled and repurposed woodwork and a long bar for dining or sipping drinks. The restaurant has a liquor license and a full bar. The chef says he is stoked by the excitepage 103

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everyone. But I go there solely for the dishes with Creole flavor. For instance, there is no messing with the smothered okra, served in a family-size portion with a molded cylinder of rice, the okra distinct and joined by lots of smoky sausage. The red beans, served with fried chicken or as an entree in their own right, are so full of pickled pork strands that you taste them in each bite, even if you can’t always see it on the fork. Crab flavor similarly saturates the gumbo. Fried seafood, for po-boys or platters, is another strong point, thanks to plump product and the kitchen’s peppery, clean-tasting, sandy brown batter. Specials are always worth a look, and if you want to ensure leftovers, try Friday’s catfish Orleans, a huge bowl filled to the brim with pasta and covered with shrimp etouffee. There’s nothing else for the fried catfish to do but balance on top. Lunch is hopping with campus professionals and people from the nearby FBI field office. The dining room is quieter in the evenings, but Sassafras seems most alive during Sunday brunch. That’s when chicken and waffles or liver and grits go to every other table, and when just about everyone is wearing their Sunday best. The scene leaves no doubt that Sassafras is an after-church destination on Sunday, and like the recipes, that’s a tradition stretching all the way back to the family’s first restaurant at the Lake Forest Plaza.

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interview ment the restaurant has generated in its neighborhood and among his staff, which includes many local restaurant business veterans. “The idea of opening an ambitious, well-grounded restaurant in the Bywater has really attracted a lot of great people to the project, so I’m confident we can open without the training wheels on,” he says. Maurepas Foods’ kitchen is open from 11 a.m. to midnight every day except Wednesday.

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The location of a one-time hookah cafe just off Frenchmen Street has been revamped into an ambitious new restaurant called Melange (2106 Chartres St., 309-7335; www.melangenola.com). The chef is Brady Broussard, who previously worked at Broussard’s Restaurant (819 Conti St., 581-3866; www. broussards.com) and the Camelot Club, a private club in Baton Rouge. His contemporary cuisine covers a range of dishes, with appetizers from tuna tartare to brisket sliders and entrees from wine-braised rabbit with pancetta to shrimp and grits. There’s also a shorter late-night menu available after 11 p.m., with fare including a brisket sandwich, a crab melt on brioche and a breakfastmeets-dinner platter of eggs, potato pancakes and grilled pork tenderloin. The restaurant is going for a vintage, supper club ambience, from the retro attire of its staff to its Speakeasy Bar, where

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ach week, Ashley Locklear buys hundreds of pounds of vegetables, pork and other ingredients for the Link Restaurant Group, chef Donald Link’s company that includes Herbsaint, Cochon (and the new Cochon in Lafayette), Cochon Butcher and the event hall Calcasieu. Locklear spends half of her time on the road, shuttling between farms, farmers markets and Link’s restaurants, making a loop from the city to a network of farms mostly on the Northshore and in the River Parishes area. She also works with suppliers so farmers will grow specific varieties Link and his chefs want on their menus. Locklear previously was an AmeriCorps volunteer at Hollygrove Market & Farm, where she first started developing contacts with local farmers and urban growers. Why does a restaurant group have a forager position? lOCklEAr: Chefs have limited time; they can’t be constantly checking in with farmers about what’s available and what will be coming in week to week. They’re on opposite schedules from the farmers anyway. But I’m out there talking with the farmers all the time. I’m visiting them, I might text back to the chefs about what they have, or send them pictures from the field of something that looks really good, see if they want to use it. You’ve been on the job for about a year and a half. Has your network of suppliers grown in that time? l: Yes. Everybody knows everybody in Louisiana, so when I meet someone now, they have already heard about me from so-and-so and we build on those relationships. We work with about 20 different farms now, including some seasonal growers doing blueberries or figs. The biggest farm we work with is about 13 to 15 acres. A lot of them are between five and 10 acres. We also work with urban growers, and now I’m trying to work with a seed-saving society in Lafayette that will start planting some of these older regional varieties. Has the job changed the way you eat? l: It’s definitely changed the way I cook and how I plan for my meals. I need to eat what’s growing so I can have those conversations about it with the farmers. Looking at magazine recipes now, I ask myself how much of the ingredients I can get locally and how I can plan when to get it all. — IAN MCNULTY

there’s a cocktail list, wines and local beers on tap. There’s live jazz Thursday through Sunday. Melange isn’t related to the restaurant of the same name that formerly operated at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. The hotel later turned that restaurant into M Bistro (921 Canal St., 524-1331; www.ritzcarlton.com). This new Melange serves dinner nightly and brunch on weekends.

J’anita’s Closes, Again One of the better purveyors of bar food in New Orleans has cooked its last redfish sandwich and sauteed duck grilled cheese. Craig Giesecke, who along with his wife Kimmie co-owned J’Anita’s at the Rendon Inn, closed their operation last week. Giesecke says financial issues and staffing problems for the late-night kitchen forced his hand. “At least for now, this will end J’Anita’s,” he says. The news marks the third time J’Anita’s has folded. Its first incarnation was in 2007 as a standalone restaurant serving an offbeat menu of breakfast, barbecue and sandwiches in the Lower Garden

District. After closing that restaurant in 2009, the Gieseckes were quickly invited to use the tiny kitchen at the Avenue Pub (1732 St. Charles Ave., 586-9243; www.theavenuepub.com), where they refined their menu to focus on creative, freshlyprepared bar food. J’Anita’s at the Avenue Pub lasted 18 months before the limitations of a galley kitchen and the Avenue Pub’s growth as a craft beer destination collided. The Gieseckes parted ways with Avenue Pub, and another bar quickly invited them to take over its kitchen. That brought them to the Rendon Inn (4501 Eve St., 8265605) in November 2010. In business since 1933, the Rendon Inn is a backstreet bar that was renovated after Katrina to include a large commercial kitchen. It’s location, however, meant those who weren’t Rendon Inn regulars had to make a determined effort to find the place, and there rarely seemed to be enough people eating around the bar. J’Anita’s previous moves may justify speculation that it will turn up again somewhere, though Giesecke says he’s looking for other opportunities at the moment.

Bourbon House 144 Bourbon St., 522-0111 www.bourbonhouse.com Smoked redfish rillettes are part of the “seafood boucherie” platter.

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Dinner service is back at Dooky Chase Restaurant (2301 Orleans Ave., 821-0535), the 6th Ward culinary landmark and home base of chef Leah Chase. For now, hours are limited to Friday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The restaurant serves lunch Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. “We’re looking to add more nights (for dinner) but we’re starting with Friday because that’s the day our customers told us they wanted,” says Stella Chase Reese, a restaurant manager and daughter of chef/ owner Chase. The restaurant likely will add Saturday evening hours next, she says. The dinner menu changes weekly, but always features Creole dishes from the Chase family canon. Look for Creole chicken, paneed veal with jambalaya and stuffed pork chops with candied yams, in addition to grilled seafood and other lighter dishes and some vegetarian options. “We’re preparing dishes that we’re known for but that we couldn’t do at lunch because they take a little longer,” Chase Reese says. Ravaged by post-Hurricane Katrina floodwaters, Dooky Chase reopened in 2007 serving lunch only. Today it offers both a buffet and a la carte options during its daytime hours.

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wood about reigning as its queen, she thought, “You’re shitting me,” she says. “It’s Krewe du Vieux, and if you’ve been here you know that krewe pushes the limits on everything — they’d recognize our work around the solicitation of crimes against nature law, and what that means for us and the people affected by it.” As Krewe du Vieux approaches the end of its third decade, the krewe leaders acknowledge they are beginning to pass the torch. “I came here when I was about 30 years old. I’m 62 now. I’ve been doing it all my life,” Mullikin says. “We’re looking to see if it’s going to be a smooth transition. We have a bunch of fortysomethings who are looking pretty good. The thirtysomethings are starting to make babies ... But there are people who’d wish we’d burn the whole thing and start over again. ‘Hey, it was a good run.’” “I have friends that met in my subkrewe, got married and their daughter is now of legal age and marching,” says Keith Twitchell. “Someone’s got to push my wheelchair for when I’m too old and decrepit to march anymore. … I’ll probably have my funeral in the parade.” Mullikin jokes that one year the krewe might line up without moving. (“We’ll stand still while everyone walks past us,” he says.) And as the krewe ages and grows, it also fears becoming what it hated: a “bead-throwing krewe” it set out to mock in the first place. So far it’s kept as quiet as possible (the krewe is tight-lipped about its membership and float themes), and tried to avoid crowd sizes that would jeopardize its route through the French Quarter. But the Polo Club Lounge at the Windsor Court named a drink after the krewe, and Mullikin remembers the fine-dining crowds asking waiters to hold their tables while they caught the parade. “We don’t want to blow our own horn too much. We don’t want our crowds to get so big they won’t let us march anymore. But we don’t want to pretend like we don’t exist,” says Mullikin, who hopes the krewe “educates people to dance with us, laugh, look at what we’re doing.” The krewe’s 1,000 members, floats and brass

bands parade Saturday, Krewe du Vieux lampoons Feb. 4, through the Faupoliticians and current events in bourg Marigny and French its satirical parade. Quarter, beginning from PHOTO BY CHeRYL geRBeR the Habitat for Humanity Restore on Royal Street at 6:30 p.m. The parade’s Krewe du Vieux parade FEB “crime (against nature) 6:30 p.m. Saturday map” has the parade movFrench Quarter and ing from Royal Street to Frenchmen Street and DeFaubourg Marigny catur Street, up Toulouse www.kreweduvieux.org Street to Royal Street and down Ursulines Street, back to Decatur heading toward the Marigny. “A little figure eight,” Mullikin says. “The ‘end of the world’ route.”

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he impending 2012 apocalypse was an obvious thematic choice for members of Krewe du Vieux — humorous doom and gloom, puns and portmanteaus involving death and anything else are right up the krewe’s alley. Instead, it opted for a different theme, one that draws attention to a local women’s rights organization — but the krewe isn’t skimping on its gratuitous sex jokes and paper mache penises. Krewe captain Lee Mullikin notes, however, “There’s not so many penises this year.” This year’s Krewe du Vieux, now in its 26th year as the city’s unofficial first downtown Carnival parade, chose Women with a Vision director and New Orleans native Deon Haywood as its queen. Founded in 1991 (and co-founded by Haywood’s mother), Women with a Vision is a New Orleans-based organization helping improve the lives of women through health programs and legal and professional aid. Krewe du Vieux chose “Crimes Against Nature” as this year’s theme, reflecting one of Women with a Vision’s headlining issues: Louisiana’s laws concerning solicitation for “crimes against nature,” or oral and anal sex. (The 200-year-old laws separate the solicitation of oral and anal sex, or “unnatural carnal copulation,” from prostitution, which civil rights advocates argue singles out women and gay and transgender people, who are forced to register as sex offenders if convicted while those convicted of prostitution do not.) “We’re a match made in heaven,” Haywood says. “We’re willing to push the limit to see justice happen for people nobody would speak for, and Krewe du Vieux is willing to push the limit to show you what you should be thinking about.” The krewe infamously lampoons politicians and satirizes headlines in wild fashion — this year, “Occupy,” the Superdome, the Mayan-predicted end of the world (and combinations of two or three) are some of the subjects the 16 subkrewes will target. But “Crimes Against Nature” will lead the pack. “It’s like the collective unconsciousness — I mean, drunkenness,” Mullikin says. “We wanted to celebrate New Orleans in a typically anachronistic way — climbing out of the 18th century or something. … Sometimes we play it safe, sometimes we’re obscure, but that (theme) struck me as something that wasn’t political. It was a humanistic thing.” Women with a Vision began as a response to HIV/AIDS in African-American communities but has grown to “fight for people who don’t have a voice,” Haywood says. When the krewe approached Hay-

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Saturday 4 Babylon Lounge — Dazien, Demonic Destruction, Serpentis, Legions of Hoar Frost, 10 Banks Street Bar — PYMP, 10 Bayou Beer Garden — Dave Jordan, 9 Bistreaux — Aaron LopezBarrantes, 7 Blue Nile — Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, 7

Bombay Club — Leroy Jones Quintet, 9:30 Buffa’s Lounge — Royal Rounders, 8 Cafe Negril — Jamey St. Pierre & the Honeycreepers, 7 Checkpoint Charlie — Rotten Cores, 9; Bills, Nickname & the Valmonts, Unnaturals, 10:30 The Cypress — FAAM Showcase, 7 d.b.a. — Tin Men, 1; Little Freddie King, 7 Dos Jefes Uptown Cigar Bar — Roebucks, 10 House of Blues — Johnny Winter, Damon Fowler, 9 Howlin’ Wolf — Lillian Axe CD release, Jet Set Babylon, 10 Irvin Mayfield’s I Club — Cyril Neville, 8 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Don Vappie Quartet, 8; Brass-A-Holics, midnight Louisiana Music Factory — Gina Forsyth, 2; Jack Brass Band, 3 Maple Leaf Bar — Jon Cleary’s Philthy Phew, 10

Siberia — Guitar Lightnin’ Lee & the Thunder Band, Natural Child, Bipolaroid, Jonesbirds, 10 Southport Hall — Crowbar, Mountain of Wizard, The Devil’s Rain, Creators of Original Sin, 10 Speckled T’s — Chicken on the Bone feat. Whameaux & the Dell Riders, 8 Spotted Cat — Meghan Stewart & the Reboppers, 3; Shotgun Jazz Band, 6; Davis Rogan Band, 10 Stage Door Canteen at The National World War II Museum — Victory Big Band Glenn Miller Tribute, 8 Sugar Mill — Steve Aoki, Datsik, 9 Three Muses — Pfister Sisters, 6:30; Frenchmen Street Jug Band, 10 Tipitina’s — They Might Be Giants, Jonathan Coulton, 10 Tommy’s Wine Bar — Julio & Caesar, 10

SuNday 5 Apple Barrel — Eve’s Lucky Planet, 10 Banks Street Bar — Ron Hotstream & the F-Holes, 10 BMC — Soula Billy Swamp Boogie Band, 3; Faux Barrio Billionaires, 6; Chapter: SOUL, 9 d.b.a. — Palmetto Bug Stompers, 6; Mardi Gras Indians practice feat. Big Chief Smiley Ricks, 10 Howlin’ Wolf (The Den) — Hot 8 Brass Band, 9 Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse — Germaine Bazzle & Paul Longstreth, 7 Maple Leaf Bar — Joe Krown Trio feat. Russell Batiste & Walter “Wolfman” Washington, 10 Old Point Bar — Craig Paddock, 3:30 Palm Court Jazz Cafe — Sunday Night Swingsters, 7:30 Preservation Hall — The New Orleans Legacy Band feat. Tommy Sancton, 8 Siberia — Mobile Death Camp, Synapse Defect, Donkey Puncher, Chaos Aeon, 10 Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro —

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BMC — Jayna Morgan & the Sazerac Jazz Band, 6; Paula & the Pontiacs, 9; Ashton & the Big Easy Brawlers Brass Band, midnight

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You’ve got to hand it to the Hollywood establishment for recognizing The Artist with 10 Oscar nominations last week. Sure, members of the Academy are suckers for any film that pays loving tribute to early days of Tinseltown, which The Artist certainly does. But a silent movie, shot in black and white, written and directed by an actual Frenchman, from France? Mon Dieu! As it turns out, The ArtRated PG-13 ist is nearly impossible to resist — for Oscar voters and Directed by Michel Hazanavicius just about everyone else, Starring Jean Dujardin, Berenice Bejo, but especially for those of John Goodman us who probably see too many cookie-cutter HolWide release lywood movies. Free from irony or parody, and driven by a simple, engaging story told in an utterly original way, The Artist has charm to burn. It takes only a few minutes, and no effort at all, to get fully acclimated to the film’s peculiar world, which is almost completely free of spoken dialogue. It will be fascinating to see if mainstream audiences can get past the silent-movie thing and find their way to The Artist as positive word-of-mouth spreads. It wasn’t easy to get a silent movie made. Director Michel Hazanavicius tried for a decade and only acquired funding after his OSS 117 spy-parody movies hit big in France. But the delays bought him time to address the challenges of the form and to develop visual storytelling techniques while writing the movie to suit. He watched hundreds of early silent films from all over the world to figure out what would work today, going so far as to immerse himself in the films’ original music. Yet he manages to make The Artist seem effortless, as breezy and lighthearted as a summer day at the beach, even in the film’s darker moments. Set in the late 1920s and early ’30s during Hollywood’s transition from silent movies to “talkies,” The Artist tracks the decline of fictional silent-era film star George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) and the ascent of Peppy Miller (Berenice Bejo), an ingenue who’s perfect for the new era of sound. Old-fashioned full-screen title cards are used intermittently for dialogue, but the characters speak most eloquently through gesture, body language and facial expression. That requires a cast with a real gift for nonverbal communication, and Dujardin and Bejo (who’s married to director Hazanavicius) fit the bill. Dujardin wisely found inspiration in Douglas Fairbanks, the silent era’s original swashbuckler, and he exudes the easy confidence of Clark Gable in his prime. Peppy’s journey from gushing fan to veteran actress is clearly told just in the ways Bejo carries herself as the story moves along. And who better than John Goodman to play the studio boss? Goodman could do silent Shakespeare and still get his points across. As unique as the movie is, the real secret to The Artist’s success is its complete lack of sentimentality. It’s wistful and romantic but makes us believe it all. And it values grace and beauty above all else. Who needs words for that? — KEN KORMAN

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THE CITY DARK (NR) — Ian Cheney’s documentary examines the prevalence of light pollution and its implications around the world. Tickets $7 general admission, $6 students and seniors, $5 members. 6 p.m. Friday-Sunday and Feb. 7-9, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; www.zeitgeistinc.net KING OF DEVIL’S ISLAND (NR) — A 17-year-old inmate at the Bastoy Boys Home correctional facility in Norway leads the other inmates in a violent uprising. The film screens with Al Mackay’s short Bale. Tickets $7 general admission, $6 students and seniors, $5 members. 7:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday and Feb. 7-9, Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; www. zeitgeistinc.net

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LE HAVRE (NR) — When a young African refugee finds himself in a French harbor city, a bohemian shoe-shiner embraces him while the community calls for the boy’s deportation. Tickets $6.50 New Orleans Film Society members, $8.50 general admission. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Chalmette Movies, 8700 W. Judge Perez Drive, 304-9992

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MADE IN DAGENHAM (R) — The drama is based on the 1968 strike at a Ford auto factory in England, where female factory workers fought for equal pay for equal work. The screening includes a discussion with Newcomb College Institute executive director Sally J. Kenney. The screening is part of the Newcomb Feminist Film Series. Free admission. 7 p.m. m Fri., Feb. 3, Tulane University, Woldenberg Art Center, Freeman Auditorium, 314-2200; www.tulane.edu ONCE UPON A TIME IN ANATOLIA (NR) — In the Turkish drama that was cowinner of the Grand Prix at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, a group of men search for a dead body on the Anatolian steppe. Tickets $7 general admission, $6 students and seniors, $5 members. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Zeitgeist MultiDisciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; www.zeitgeistinc.net PLAYER HATING: A LOVE STORY (NR) — New Orleans filmmaker Maggie HadleighWest’s documentary follows a hip-hop artist and his friends in Brooklyn’s Albany Housing Projects as they struggle to escape poverty and violence through music. Tickets $5 New Orleans Film Society members,

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It’s not hard to understand why Finnish filmmaker Aki Kaurismaki’s Le Havre has become a major hit on the international film festival circuit and found a spot on a number of critics’ top-10 lists for 2011. The film starts out gloomy — a man is inexplicably shot in a train station, and the wife of the hero, ex-bohemian shoeshine guy Marcel (Andre Wilms), becomes seriously ill. But Le Havre has a few tricks up its sleeve. When a cargo container bound for London mistakenly arrives at the French port city of Le Havre and is found to contain African refugees, a boy escapes and a police manhunt begins. Gloom gradually turns to whimsy, and deadpan humor softens otherwise harsh reality as the warm-hearted and life-affirming Le Havre gears up. At a time when hysteria rules discussion of immigration-related issues, human decency appears a most welcome guest at the table. The New Orleans Film Society (NOFS) and Chalmette Movies present the film. Tickets $8.50, $6.50 NOFS members. — KEN KORMAN

7:30 p.m. Tuesday Chalmette Movies, 8700 W. Judge Perez Drive, 304-9992 www.chalmettemovies.com

$10 general admission. 6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Feb. 10-11 and Feb. 25-26, Cafe Istanbul, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave.; www. neworleanshealingcenter.org

REBECCA (NR) — Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine star in Alfred Hitchcock’s 1940 adaptation of the Daphne Du Maurier novel. Tickets $5.50. Noon Saturday-Sunday and Feb. 8, La Divina Gelateria, 621 St. Peter St., 302-2692; www. ladivinagelateria.com SOUL PLANE (R) — Snoop Dogg and Method Man appear in the comedy about the maiden voyage of an airline with sexy stewardesses, a dance club and a bathroom attendant. Tickets $8. Midnight Friday-Saturday, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 8912787; www.theprytania.com THE WEIRD WORLD OF BLOWFLY (NR) — The documentary explores both sides

of Clarence Reid, a renowned R&B songwriter who also has a alter-ego in the gonzo rapper Blowfly. DJ Soul Sister hosts the screening, and a Q&A with Reid follows. Tickets $5 New Orleans Film Society members, $7 general admission. 7 p.m. Thursday, Zeitgeist MultiDisciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; www.zeitgeistinc.net AMC Palace 10 (Hammond), (888) 262-4386; AMC Palace 12 (Clearview), (888) 262-4386; AMC Palace 16 (Westbank), (888) 262-4386; AMC Palace 20 (Elmwood), (888) 262-4386; Canal Place, 363-1117; Chalmette Movies, 304-9992; Entergy IMAX, 581IMAX; 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, 527-6012


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LISTINGS ATELIER-MAGASIN. 3954 Magazine St. — Wood and metal sculptures by Kelly Guidry; photographs by Amy James; portraits by Clay Judice Jr.; paintings by George Marks; all ongoing. COMPLETE LISTINGS AT WWW.BESTOFNEWORLEANS.COM

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OPENING ARIODANTE GALLERY. 535 Julia St., 524-3233 — Paintings by Paul Schexnayder, jewelry by Hopella Designs and ceramics by Dawn Chatoney, through Feb. 28. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. COLE PRATT GALLERY. 3800 Magazine St., 8916789; www.coleprattgallery. com — Paintings by Mac Ball, through Feb. 25. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. CRESCENT CITY BREWHOUSE. 527 Decatur St., 522-0571; www.crescentcitybrewhouse.com — Works by Tami Curtis Ellis. Artist’s reception 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday.

THE GEORGES GALLERY. Metairie Park Country Day School, 300 Park Road, Metairie, 837-5204; www.mpcds. com — “The Healing Power of Art,” works by Beverly Morris and artists from the Louisiana Art Therapy Association, through March 12. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. JEAN BRAGG GALLERY OF SOUTHERN ART. 600 Julia St., 895-7375; www. jeanbragg.com — “Fantasy Days & Flambeaux Nights,” paintings by Linda Lesperance, through Feb. 29. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY. 400A Julia St., 522-5471; www.jonathanferraragallery.com — “State of Nature,” mixed-media sculpture and collage by Marcus Kenney; “Steady Creep,” drawings and sewn constructions by Hannah Chalew; both through March 17. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

MARTINE CHAISSON GALLERY. 727 Camp St., 304-7942; www.martinechaissongallery.com — Paintings by Shay Kun, through March. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. NEW ORLEANS GLASSWORKS & PRINTMAKING STUDIO. 727 Magazine St., 529-7277; www.neworleansglassworks.com — “Observation: Alpha Centaurids,” works by Stephen Kraft, Cathy DeYoung and Melissa Clark, through February. Opening Saturday.

GallErIEs A GALLERY FOR FINE PHOTOGRAPHY. 241 Chartres St., 568-1313; www. agallery.com — “Trees of Life,” photographs by Joyce Tenneson, through March 1. Photogravures by Josephine Sacabo, through March. ACADEMY GALLERY. 5256 Magazine St., 899-8111 — Self-Portrait Invitational, through March 24. ANTENNA GALLERY. 3161 Burgundy St., 957-4255; www.press-street.com — “Everything All at Once,” a group exhibition of gallery members curated by James W. Goedert, through Sunday. ANTON HAARDT GALLERY. 2858 Magazine St., 309-4249; www.antonart.com — Works by Anton Haardt, Christopher Moses and others, ongoing. ARTHUR ROGER GALLERY. 432 Julia St., 5221999; www.arthurrogergallery. com — “Aspects of a New Kind of Realism,” a group exhibition curated by Michael Klein; “Shifting States,” paintings and drawings by Luis Cruz Azaceta, through Feb. 18.

BARRISTER’S GALLERY. 2331 St. Claude Ave., 5252767; www.barristersgallery.com — “Thought and Thoughtlessness,” drawings and sculpture by Gary Oaks, through Saturday. THE BEAUTY SHOP. 3828 Dryades St. — Works by Rebecca Rebouche, ongoing. BEE GALLERIES. 319 Chartres St., 587-7117; www. beegalleries.com — Works by 15 local and regional artists including Martin LaBorde, ongoing. BENEITO’S ART. 3618 Magazine St., 891-9170; www.bernardbeneito.com — Oil paintings and license plates by Bernard E. Beneito, ongoing. BYRDIE’S GALLERY. 2422-A St. Claude Ave., www. byrdiesgallery.com — “It’s Complicated,” interactive and performance art by Minka Stoyanova, through Feb. 9. CAFE BABY. 237 Chartres St., 310-4004; www. markbercier.com — Paintings and works on paper by Mark Bercier, ongoing. CAROL ROBINSON GALLERY. 840 Napoleon Ave., 895-6130; www.carolrobinsongallery.com — “WimmeBeelden Series,” oil on wood by Bernard Mattox, through Feb. 25. COUP D’OEIL ART CONSORTIUM. 2033 Magazine St., 722-0876; www.coupdoeilartconsortium.com — “The Whelming Part II,” paintings by Blaine Capone, through Feb. 18. COURTYARD GALLERY. 1129 Decatur St., 330-0134; www.woodartandmarketing.com — Hand-carved woodworks by Daniel Garcia, ongoing.

Berman, Georgette Fortino, David Bergeron, Kelly Guidry and Tress Turner, ongoing.

THE FRONT. 4100 St. Claude Ave.; www.nolafront. org — Works by Rachel Jones, Rachel Avena Brown, Stephanie Patton, Dave Greber and Andrea Ferguson, through Sunday.

PETER O’NEILL STUDIOS. 721 Royal St., 527-0703; www.oneillgallery.com — Works by Peter O’Neill, ongoing.

GUY LYMAN FINE ART. 3645 Magazine St., 8994687; www.guylymanfineart. com — Mixed media with mechanical light sculpture by Jimmy Block, ongoing. HERIARD-CIMINO GALLERY. 440 Julia St., 5257300; www.heriardcimino. com — “Elemental,” paintings by Regina Scully; “Minor Keys,” wall sculpture by Martin Payton; both through Feb. 19. HOMESPACE GALLERY. 1128 St. Roch Ave., (917) 584-9867 — “RAW,” a group exhibition curated by Luis Cruz Azaceta and Sharon Jacques, through Sunday. JACK GALLERY. 900 Royal St., 588-1777 — Paintings, lithographs and other works by Tom Everhart, Gordon Parks, Al Hirschfeld, Stanley Mouse, Anja, Patrick McDonnell and other artists, ongoing. JAZZ & HERITAGE GALLERY. 1205 N. Rampart St., 558-6100; www.jazzandheritage.org — Works by Sarah Allen Freeman, through March 1. JEAN BRAGG GALLERY OF SOUTHERN ART. 600 Julia St., 895-7375; www. jeanbragg.com — Paintings by Adam Hall, through January. KAWLIGA STUDIOS. 3331 St. Claude Ave., (225) 2768159 — “Horse & Ruff,” multimedia works by Amy Jenkins, Owen Brightman and Lydia Stein, through Saturday. LEMIEUX GALLERIES. 332 Julia St., 522-5988; www.lemieuxgalleries.com — “Mann’s Mind,” works by Thomas Mann; “American Ghosts,” works by Olivia Hill; both through Feb. 25. MALLORY PAGE STUDIO. 614 Julia St.; www.mallorypage.com — Paintings by Mallory Page, ongoing.

D.O.C.S. 709 Camp St., 524-3936 — “The Bull and the Dream,” figurative stone and wood sculptures by Thomas Glover W. and Marianne Lerbs, through Friday.

NEW ORLEANS GLASSWORKS & PRINTMAKING STUDIO. 727 Magazine St., 529-7277; www.neworleansglassworks.com — “The Winter Trifecta,” painting on glass by Aziz Diagne, photographs by Scott Schexnaydre and wood sculpture by Jon Krueger, through January.

DU MOIS GALLERY. 4921 Freret St., 818-6032 — “The Waking,” a group show featuring Nanci Charpentier, Lisette

NOUVELLE LUNE. 938 Royal St., 908-1016 — Works using reclaimed, re-purposed or salvaged materials by Linda

PRESERVATION RESOURCE CENTER. 923 Tchoupitoulas St., 581-7032; www.prcno.org — “Penn Station: A Distant View,” largescale photographs by Becca Fitzpatrick in conjunction with Prospect.2 satellites, through January. REYNOLDS-RYAN ART GALLERY. Isidore Newman School, 5333 Danneel St., 896-6369; www.newmanschool.org — “Southern Writers and Other Assorted Images,” photographs by David G. Spielman, through Feb. 16. RHINO CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS GALLERY. The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., second floor, 5237945; www.rhinocrafts.com — Works by gallery members Maria Fromich, Betsy MeyersGreen, Linda Rosamano, Sharad Mulchand, Jen Chenevert and others, ongoing. SCOTT EDWARDS PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY. 2109 Decatur St., 610-0581 — Photographs by Barry Kaiser, through Saturday. Closing reception 6 p.m. to midnight Saturday. SIBLEY GALLERY. 3427 Magazine St., 899-8182 — “Magazine Street of Dreams,” paintings by Hayley Gaberlavage and Robert Post, through Feb. 29. SOREN CHRISTENSEN GALLERY. 400 Julia St., 569-9501; www.sorengallery. com — “Wall-Paper,” a group exhibition of works on paper; “Home & Away,” photographs by Jack Kotz; both through January. STAPLE GOODS. 1340 St. Roch Ave., 908-7331; www. postmedium.org/staplegoods — “Arm’s Breadth,” sculptural ceramics by William DePauw, through Sunday. UPTOWN POPUP ART GALLERY. 7835 Maple St. — “The New South: A Post-Katrina Reimagining of the Confederate Battle Flag,” works by Anne Ashley, through Feb. 8. VINCENT MANN GALLERY. 305 Royal St., 5232342; www.vincentmanngallery.com — Works by Jacob Vincent Manguno, through March 1.

call fOr artIsts FEMME FEST 2012. The Women’s Caucus for Art of Louisiana accepts entries from female artists living in Louisiana for the March 30.-April 21 show at the Jazz and Heritage Foundation Gallery. Email pbpstudio@yahoo.com for details. A NEW LANDSCAPE. Artists are sought for the April juried exhibition in Grand Isle. Submissions deadline is Wednesday. Visit www.gicdt. org for details. ST. TAMMANY ART ASSOCIATION. The organization seeks entries for its annual National Juried Artists Exhibition, which opens July 14 and is judged by New Orleans Museum of Art modern and contemporary art curator Miranda Lash. Email info@sttammanyartassociation.org or visit www.sttammanyartassociation. org for details. Submissions deadline is March 31.

sParE sPacEs CAFE DEGAS. 3127 Esplanade Ave., 945-5635; www. cafedegas.com — “Six Flags New Orleans,” photographs by Frank Aymami, WednesdaysSundays. Through March 12. CRESCENT CITY BREWHOUSE. 527 Decatur St., 522-0571; www.crescentcitybrewhouse.com — Works by Martin Welch, Hannah Cohen, Jane Brewster, Berhane Habtezion, Brian Bush and Shaun Aleman, through January. DOS JEFES UPTOWN CIGAR BAR. 5535 Tchoupitoulas St., 891-8500; www. dosjefescigarbar.com — Works by Mario Ortiz, ongoing. HUBBELL LIBRARY. 225 Morgan St., 596-2640; www. neworleanspubliclibrary. org — “The Louisiana Coast,” photographs by Matthew D. White, through January. NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC LIBRARY. Main Library, 219 Loyola Ave., 596-2602 — “America’s Best Buy: The Louisiana Purchase,” a traveling exhibit from the Louisiana State Museum, through March 15. THREE MUSES. 536 Frenchmen St., 252-4801; www. thethreemuses.com — Portraits by Zack Smith, ongoing.

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D.O.C.S. 709 Camp St., 524-3936 — “Macrocosm/ Microcosm,” metal and glass sculpture by Shae Freeman, through April 5. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS. 7 Bamboo Road, 488-5488; www. longuevue.com — “Tea for Two,” an exhibition of items related to tea services, through May 13. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday.

THE BAKERY. 1325 St. Bernard Ave., 495-6863 — “Love is the Bomb That Will Bring Us Together,” works by Natalie Dietz, Kiernan Dunn and Natalie Woodlock, through Feb. 14.

Copping, Candy Depew, Mandy Rogers Horton and Lisa Tahir, through March 3.

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LONGUE VUE HOUSE AND GARDENS. 7 Bamboo Road, 488-5488; www.longuevue. com — “Audubon’s Absence,” ecological artworks by Brandon Ballengee, through January. LOUISIANA STATE MUSEUM PRESBYTERE. 751 Chartres St., 568-6968; www.lsm.crt. state.la.us — “The Louisiana Plantation Photos of Robert Tebbs,” 60 gelatin silver prints by the architecture photographer, through November. “Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond”; “It’s Carnival Time in Louisiana,” Carnival artifacts, costumes, jewelry and other items; both ongoing. LOUISIANA SUPREME COURT MUSEUM. Louisiana Supreme Court, 400 Royal St., 310-2149; www.lasc.org — The Supreme Court of Louisiana Historical Society sponsors the museum’s exhibitions of the people and institutions that have contributed to the development of Louisiana law for 300 years.

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MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN COCKTAIL. 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, 569-0405; www. museumoftheamericancocktail.org — “Absinthe Visions,” photographs by Damian Hevia, ongoing.

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NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM. 945 Magazine St., 527-6012; www.nationalww2museum.org — “Infamy: December 1941,” oral histories, artifacts and images focusing on the attack on Pearl Harbor, through Feb. 19. NEW ORLEANS MUSEUM OF ART. City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 658-4100; www. noma.org — “Light to Dark/Dark to Light,” paintings by Wayne Gonzales, through Feb. 26. OGDEN MUSEUM OF SOUTHERN ART. 925 Camp St., 539-9600; www.ogdenmuseum.org — “Ersy: Architect of Dreams”; “Oyeme Con Los

REVIEW Ojos,” photographs by Josephine Sacabo; both through Feb. 26. “The Created World of Enrique Alferez,” sculpture and works on paper by the artist, through April 2. “The Past Still Present,” photographs by David Halliday; “The Shape of Louisiana Commenting on the Shape of Louisiana,” assemblages by Jimmy Descant, through April 8.

SOUTHEASTERN ARCHITECTURAL ARCHIVE. Jones Hall, Tulane University, 6801 Freret St., 865-5699; seaa.tulane. edu — “Following Wright,” an exhibit highlighting Frank Lloyd Wright’s influence with drawings by architects Edward Sporl, Albert C. Ledner, Philip Roach Jr. and Leonard Reese Spangenberg, through Dec. 7. SOUTHERN FOOD & BEVERAGE MUSEUM. Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, 569-0405; www.southernfood.org — “Tanqueray Olive” and “Guinness Pint,” prints by Tom Gianfagna, through Jan. 21, 2013. “Acadian to Cajun: Forced Migration to Commercialization,” a multimedia exhibit; “Laissez Faire — Savoir Fare,” the cuisine of Louisiana and New Orleans; “Eating in the White House — America’s Food”; “Tout de Sweet,” an exhibit exploring all aspects of the sugar industry in the South; “Barbecue Nation”; all ongoing. TULANE UNIVERSITY SPECIAL COLLECTIONS ROOM. Jones Hall, room 205, 6801 Freret St., 865-5000; www.tulane. edu — “The Art of Proteus,” an exhibition showcasing the krewe’s costume and float designs from 1882-1907, through May 30. WILLIAMS RESEARCH CENTER. Historic New Orleans Collection, 410 Chartres St., 523-4662; www.hnoc.org — “In Katrina’s Wake: Restoring a Sense of Place,” photographs by Stephen Wilkes for PhotoNOLA, through March 3.

Raw new works at St. Claude Avenue Galleries

There were times when the mostly co-op galleries of the St. Claude Arts District collectively resembled grad school exhibitions that happened to be connected to a neighborhood instead of a university. But that appears to be changing as we see in this salon-style show at Homespace organized by New York and New Orleans art scene veterans Luis Cruz Azaceta and Sharon Jacques. Here works by 34 established and emerging artists reflect the pointedly humanistic perspective of the curators. The title, Raw, sets the tone as imagery by Peter Saul, the American master of maniacally gut-wrenching social commentary, shares space with the no less maniacal if less known Raw Heads sculptures of New Orleans artist Gary Oaks, while Deborah Luster’s conceptual crime scene photos provide biting counterpoint. Subtlety also is evident in Monica Zeringue’s mysteriously kinky silk, hair and crystal sculpture, Desire, and in Kevin Kline’s installation of votive candles that feature photo portraits of neighborhood characters instead of saints. Their faces reveal no shortage of pathos, suggesting that martyrdom and redemption THRu may be profoundly personal matters, questions of perspective FEB shared by saints and sinners alike. The four exhibitions at the Front also feature emerging and accomplished artists, only here they are one and the same. In the half decade since its founding, the member artists of this co-op gallery have given us increasingly polished and eloquent presentations, as we see in Rachel Jones’ elegiac paintings of flora and fauna, the living and the dead displayed in altar-like arrangements. Stephanie Patton and Rachel Avena Brown’s somewhat enigmatic efforts invite and confound our expectations in typically provocative ways, and Dave Greber and Andrea Ferguson’s psychedelic video and soft-sculpture installation (pictured) is as flamboyant as we might expect while reminding us that accomplishment need not necessarily entail any diminution of surprise. — D. ERIC BOOKHARDT

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Nunsense series are invited to perform at the Hollywood Bowl, where they try to impress a famous movie producer. Call 885-2000 or visit www.jpas.org for reservations. tickets $30 general admission, $27 seniors and military, $20 students, $15 children. 7:30 p.m. FridaySaturday, 2 p.m. Sunday. BurlESquE & CABArEt Burlesque Ballroom. Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, 300 Bourbon St., 5532270; 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. fAmily YOUNG AUDIENCES WINTER SPOTLIGHT. Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 569-9070; www. ashecac.org — More than 200 students from the after-school arts program perform in the showcase. Free admission. 7 p.m. Wednesday. AuDitiONS CRESCENT CITY SOUND CHORUS. Delgado Community College, City Park campus, Orleans Avenue, between City Park Avenue and Navarre Street; www. dcc.edu — the women’s chorus holds weekly auditions for new members. Call 453-0858 or visit www. crescentcitysound.com for details. 7 p.m. Monday. THE LILY’S REVENGE. AllWays Lounge, 2240 St. Claude Ave., 218-5778; www.theallwayslounge. com — Southern Rep, in collaboration with Cripple Creek theater Co. and Mondo Bizarro, hold auditions for the multi-act, multi-venue production that will have a cast of more than 42 people. Call 523-9857 for details. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. tuesday. MARDI GRAS CHORUS. Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1001 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 469-4740; www.ctk-nola.org — the men’s barbershop harmony

chorus holds weekly auditions for new members. Call 363-9001 or visit www. mardigraschorus.com for details. 7:15 p.m. tuesday. COmEDy COMEDY CATASTROPHE. Lost Love Lounge, 2529 Dauphine St., 9440099; www.lostlovelounge. com — Cassidy Henehan hosts the weekly comedy showcase. Free admission. 9 p.m. tuesday. COMEDY GUMBEAUX. Howlin’ Wolf (The Den), 828 S. Peters St., 5229653; www.thehowlinwolf. com — Local comedians perform, and amateurs take the stage in the open mic portion. 8 p.m. thursday. COMEDY OPEN-MIC. 12 Bar, 608 Fulton St., 212-6476; www.12barnola. com — Jackie Jenkins Jr. hosts the weekly event. Free admission. 8 p.m. tuesday. COMEDY SPORTZ. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 231-7011; www. nolacomedy.com — the theater hosts a safe-for-allages team comedy competition. tickets $10. 7 p.m. Saturday. FRIDAY NIGHT COMEDY SHOWCASE. The Maison, 508 Frenchmen St., 3715543; www.maisonfrenchmen.com — Jackie Jenkins Jr. hosts the stand-up showcase featuring New Orleans comedians. Free admission. 8 p.m. Friday. GATTUSO’S COMEDY NIGHT. Gattuso’s Neighborhood Bar and Restaurant, 435 Huey P. Long Ave., 368-1114; www.gattusosdeli.com — J.D. Sledge, James Cusimano and Mike Strecker perform. tickets $5. 8:30 p.m. thursday. GOD’S BEEN DRINKING. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 231-7011; www.nolacomedy.com — the theater hosts the long-form improv comedy show. tickets $10. 8:30 p.m. Friday. IVAN’S OPEN MIC NIGHT. Rusty Nail, 1100 Constance St., 525-5515; www.therustynail.org — the Rusty Nail hosts a weekly open-mic comedy and music night. 9 p.m. tuesday. LAUGH & SIP. Therapy

Wine Lounge, 3001 Tulane Ave., 784-0054; www. therapynola.com — PissYoPants Comedy presents the weekly event featuring Louisiana comedians and live music. Visit www.pissyopants.com for details. tickets $7. 8 p.m. thursday. LOUISIANA’S FUNNIEST PERSON. Boomtown Casino, 4132 Peters Road, Harvey, 366-7711; www. boomtownneworleans. com — the casino hosts the weekly competition for comedians living in Louisiana, with semi-finals held monthly and finals on April 25. Free admission. 8 p.m. Wednesday. NATIONAL COMEDY COMPANY. Yo Mama’s Bar & Grill, 727 St. Peter St., 522-1125 — the audience interactive comedy show features live local music. Call 523-7469 or visit www. nationalcomedycompany. com for tickets. tickets $8 online, $15 at the door. 10 p.m. Saturday. NEW ORLEANS COMEDY ARTS FESTIVAL. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 231-7011; www. nolacomedy.com — Comedian and The Hangover actor Brody Stevens is the headliner for the festival, which features 45 comedy acts from 11 states. 7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday. OPEN MIC STAND-UP. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 231-7011; www. nolacomedy.com — the theater hosts the free open mic. 11 p.m. Friday. STAND-UP COMEDY AT BUD’S BROILER. Bud’s Broiler, 500 City Park Ave., 486-2559 — Chris Champagne, Nate Jackson and Mike Strecker perform. tickets $10. 8 p.m. Friday. STUPID TIME MACHINE. Howlin’ Wolf (The Den), 828 S. Peters St., 5229653; www.thehowlinwolf. com — the improv comedy troupe performs. tickets $5. 8:30 p.m. tuesday. THINK YOU’RE FUNNY? Comedy showcase. Carrollton Station, 8140 Willow St., 865-9190; www. carrolltonstation.com — the weekly open-mic comedy showcase is open to all comics. Sign-up is 8:30 p.m. Show starts 9 p.m. Wednesday.


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TODDLER TIME. Louisiana Children’s Museum, 420 Julia St., 523-1357; www.lcm.org —

CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. Tulane University Square, 200 Broadway St. — the weekly market features fresh produce, kettle corn, green plate specials and flowers. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Thursday 2 ART ACTIVITIES DURING AFTER HOURS. Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., 539-9600; www. ogdenmuseum.org — the ogden offers art activities for kids during its weekly after Hours concerts. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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MUSIC FOR ALL AGES. New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park, 916 N. Peters St., 589-4841; www.nps.gov/ jazz/index.htm — Children are invited to bring their instruments and play with a professional brass band for the music workshop and concert. 11 a.m. to noon. A PERSONAL SIZED MARDI GRAS. Southern Food & Beverage Museum, Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, 569-0405; www. southernfood.org — Children can decorate their own personal sized king cakes while learning about the history and traditions of mardi gras. pre-registration is recommended. admission free for members, $5 nonmembers. 11 a.m. to noon. SOUTHERN ART, SOUTHERN STORIES. Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 925 Camp St., 539-9600; www. ogdenmuseum.org — Children can hear stories and create art inspired by themes found throughout the museum in the workshop. admission $15 members, $18 nonmembers. Call 539-9608 or email ebalkin@ogdenmuseum.org for details. 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

WEdNEsday 1 COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET. Covington City Hall, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-1873 — the market offers fresh locally produced foods every week. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. wednesday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. saturday. FRENCH MARKET FARMERS MARKET. French Market, French Market Place, between Decatur and N. Peters streets, 522-2621; www.frenchmarket. org — the weekly market offers seasonal produce, seafood, prepared foods, smoothies and more. 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP. East Jefferson General Hospital, 4200 Houma Blvd., Metairie, 454-4000; www.ejgh. org — the american Cancer society sponsors a group for people who have experienced the death of a loved one. Call 456-5000 for details. 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. NEW ORLEANS PERSONAL COMPUTER CLUB. Harahan Senior Center, 100 Elodie St., 737-3810 — ray paternostro and greg wilde discuss free and subscription digital content providers whose offerings are beginning to rival that from traditional television carriers. Call 982-3705, email president@nopc.org or visit www. nopc.org for details. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. NEW ORLEANS ROSE SOCIETY MEETING. Whitney Bank Training Room, 1441 Metairie Road, Metairie, 8386364; www.whitneybank. com — the meeting discusses general pruning for roses. Call 368-6885 for details. 7:30 p.m.

WESTWEGO FARMERS & FISHERIES MARKET. 484 Sala Ave., Sala Avenue at Fourth Street, Westwego — the market offers organic produce, baked goods, jewelry, art and more, with live music and pony rides. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. wednesday and saturday.

Thursday 2 BACCHANALIA COMPETITIVE WINE TASTING. Cafe Istanbul, New Orleans Healing Center, 2372 St. Claude Ave.; www.neworleanshealingcenter. org — guests partake in blind tastings and pick their favorite wine at the nonprofit Handson new orleans’s fundraiser, which also features food and music. email barmstrong@ handsonneworleans.org or visit handsonneworleans. eventbrite.com for details. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. THE BOAT SHOW. MercedesBenz Superdome, 1500 Poydras St., 587-3663; www. superdome.com — the event features many types of water crafts on display, plus an appearance from Swamp People personality liz Cavalier. Call 376-3679 or visit www. boatshowneworleans.com for details. general admission $8, free for children under 12. 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. thursday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. fridaysaturday. FIRST THURSDAYS WARGAMES. National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 527-6012; www.nationalww2museum.org — the museum hosts wwii board and miniatures gaming for players at all levels. pre-registration is required; a minimum number of gamers must register for the meeting to be held. Call 5281944 ext. 333 for details. 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. FRESH MARKET. Circle Food Store, 1522 St. Bernard Ave. — the Downtown neighborhood market Consortium market features fresh produce, dairy, seafood, baked goods and more. ebt and wiC accepted. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. JEWISH STUDIES LECTURE SERIES. Nunemaker Auditorium, Monroe Hall, Loyola University New Orleans, 6363 St. Charles Ave., 865-2011; www. loyno.edu — loyola University’s College of Humanities and natural sciences hosts Yael Hirsch from the paris institute of political studies, who discusses “the last marranos: examining 20th Century Jewish Convertsto-Christianity in light of the Holocaust.” reception 6:15 p.m., lecture 7 p.m. SISTAHS MAKING A CHANGE. Ashe Cultural Arts

Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 569-9070; www. ashecac.org — the group offers lessons in african dance and more, along with nutrition, health and wellness seminars. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. thursday and monday. VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE PROGRAM. Broadway Activities Center, Room 202, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, 501 Pine St., 861-5550; www. law.loyno.edu — loyola University’s College of law provides free tax preparation assistance to people with low to moderate incomes. Call 861-5668 or apiacun@loyno.edu for details. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. saturday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. monday and thursday through april 12 (except feb. 18, feb. 20, april 7 or april 9). WINE CLASS. The Grill Room at the Windsor Court, 300 Gravier St., 522-1994; www. windsorcourthotel.com — sommelier sara Kavanaugh leads the class in tasting four wines and complementary foods. reservations are required. Call 522-1992 for details. admission $25 (not including tip). 6 p.m.

friday 3 BRIDGE HOUSE RECYCLED FASHION SHOW. Southport Hall, 200 Monticello Ave., 835-2903 — Designers create fashions out of thrift store finds at the Project Runway-style competition benefiting bridge House’s substance abuse programs. Call 821-7134 or visit www.bridgehouse.org for details. admission $25 in advance, $30 at the door, $40 Vip seating. 7:30 p.m. DENTISTRY FROM THE HEART. Grand Family Dentistry, 2083 3rd St., Mandeville, (985) 231-5796; www.mandevillefamilydentist. com — the dentist’s office provides free dental services, including an exam, extraction, filling or cleaning, to the first 100 adults. 7 a.m. registration, patient consultations 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EASTSIDE ART MARKET. Eastside Studios, 107 S. Orange St., Hammond, (985) 542-7113 or (985) 543-0403 — eastside studios holds a juried art market for professional artists on the first friday of each month. artists pay a $15 application fee and, if accepted, a $20 booth fee. 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. MARKETPLACE AT ARMSTRONG PARK. Armstrong Park, N. Rampart and St. Ann streets — the weekly market features fresh produce, baked goods, louisiana seafood,

natural products, art, crafts and entertainment. 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. USDIN FAMILY LECTURE. Temple Sinai, 6227 St. Charles Ave., 861-3693; www.templesinaino.org — rabbi marc a. gellman, Newsweek columnist, television personality and senior rabbi of temple beth torah in melville, n.Y., presents the lecture. 6:15 p.m. WHERE Y’ART. New Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 6584100; www.noma.org — the museum’s weekly event features music, performances, film screenings, family-friendly activities and more. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

saTurday 4 ART AT THE MARKET. Griffith Park, 333 Erlanger St., Slidell — the slidell art league hosts a monthly art market at the Camellia City farmers market. Visit www.slidellartleague.info for details. 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. Magazine Street Market, Magazine and Girod streets, 861-5898; www. marketumbrella.org — the weekly market features fresh produce, flowers and food. 8 a.m. to noon. E-WASTE AND PAINT DROP-OFF. Whole Foods Market Arabella Station, 5600 Magazine St., 899-9119 — whole foods and the green project offer a monthly electronic waste and paint drop-off event. Visit www. greenproject.org for details. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ERACE NEW ORLEANS MEETING. Christ Church Cathedral, 2919 St. Charles Ave., 895-6602 — eraCe meets in the church’s westfeldt room for its weekly discussion group. Call 866-1163 for details. 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. FONTAINEBLEAU HISTORY TOUR. Fontainebleau State Park, 67825 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (888) 677-3668 — the session discusses the history of the park, as well as the life of bernard de marigny and his influence on louisiana’s history. 11 a.m. FRERET MARKET. Corner of Freret Street and Napoleon Avenue, 638-2589; www. freretmarket.org — the market features art, produce, food and collectibles from more than 90 local vendors, as well as pet adoptions and live music by lagniappe brass band, major bacon and bone tone brass band. noon to 5 p.m. GERMAN COAST FARMERS MARKET. Ormond Plantation,

13786 River Road, Destrehan — the market features a wide range of fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers and other items. Visit www.germancoastfarmersmarket.org for details. 8 a.m. to noon. GRETNA FARMERS MARKET. Gretna Farmers Market, Huey P. Long Avenue, between Third and Fourth streets, Gretna, 362-8661 — the weekly rain-or-shine market features more than 30 vendors offering a wide range of fruits, vegetables, meats and flowers. free admission. 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP FOR CHILDREN & TEENS. Grief Resource Center, 1221 S. Clearview Pkwy., fourth floor, 723-3628 — facilitated by licensed counselors and therapists, the akula foundation grief resource Center’s group is open to any family that has experienced a death or other significant loss. space is limited; pre-registration is required. 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. children ages 5-12; 11 a.m. to noon teenagers. third and first saturday of every month. HAGAR’S HOUSE COSTUME CARNIVAL. First Grace United Methodist Church, 3401 Canal St., (504) 4880856 — the fundraiser for Hagar’s House, an organization that provides a safe community for women and children, hosts a swap with a variety of costuming supplies, including dresses, costume jewelry and fabric. the event also features kid’s crafts and king cake. Visit www. hagarshousenola.org for details. suggested donation is $15 general admission, $10 children. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. HYNES CHARTER SCHOOL GALA. Hynes Charter School, 990 Harrison Ave., 324-7160; www.hynesschool.org — the gala benefiting the school’s capital projects and extracurricular programs features food, drinks and live music by band Camp. admission $65 in advance, $50 at the door. Call 324-7160 for details. 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. KNOT TYING. Bogue Chitto Park, 17049 State Park Blvd., Franklinton, (888) 677-7312 — the park ranger instructs participants on several varieties of knots and their uses. 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. LEGACY DONOR FOUNDATION’S SOUL REVIVAL GALA. private residence, visit the website for details — the event benefiting the nonprofit, which provides educational programs and awareness about organ


EVENT LIStINGS donations, features food from local restaurants and live music by Shades of Praise, Mia Borders and the Stooges Brass Band. Call 558-8900 or visit www.soulrevivalonline. com for details. tickets start at $100. 7 p.m. MARDI GRAS BEAD SALE. Arc of Greater New Orleans, 925 S. Labarre Road, Metairie, 837-5105; www.arcgno. org — the organization holds a sale of its recycled Mardi Gras beads, as well as stuffed animals, specialty beads and other throws. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. THE NIGHT OF DELUSION. the AllWays Lounge (2240 St. Claude Ave.), Hi-Ho Lounge (2239 St. Claude Ave.) Siberia (2227 St. Claude Ave.) and Kajun’s (2256 St. Claude Ave.) host after-parties live music for the Krewedelusion parade. Visit www.krewedelusion. org for details. Admission $15 (includes admission to all bars). 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

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PIETY STREET MARKET. The Old Ironworks, 612 Piety St., 908-4741 — the market of more than 40 vendors features art, handmade jewelry and crafts, homemade food and vintage collectibles. Email creemccree@gmail.com for details. Noon to 5 p.m.

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REDD LINEN NIGHT. Ashe Cultural Arts Center, 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 569-9070; www.ashecac. org — Named for Ashe’s cofounder Douglas Redd, the fundraiser features artwork from Redd and other artists on display and for sale. General admission $20 in advance, $25 at the door; admission for students 12 and under is $10. 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. SANKOFA FARMERS MARKET. Holy Angels Complex, 3500 St. Claude Ave., 875-4268; www.sankofafarmersmarket.org — the weekly market offers fresh produce and seafood from local farmers and fishermen. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. SINGLES GALA. Hotel Monteleone, 214 Royal St., 523-3341; www.hotelmonteleone.com — Matchmaker Mary West hosts the mixer with celebrity singles including the Bachelorette contestant Ben Castoriano, WDSU anchor Jay Galle, WWL reporter Monica Hernandez and others. Call 610-1051 for details. 7 p.m. ST. BERNARD SEAFOOD & FARMERS MARKET. Aycock Barn, 409 Aycock St., Arabi — the market showcases fresh seafood, local produce, jams and preserves, baked goods, crafts, live entertainment, children’s activities and more.

Call 355-4442 or visit www. visitstbernard.com for details. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. WINTER BIRD WALK. Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, French Quarter Visitor Center, 419 Decatur St., 589-2636 — the guided walk is for beginning and intermediate birdwatchers. Pre-registration is recommended. Call 689-3690 ext. 10 for details. 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

SuNday 5 INTRODUCTION TO JUDAISM. Temple Sinai, 6227 St. Charles Ave., 861-3693; www. templesinaino.org — Rabbi

Edward Cohn leads a free class for those seeking information about Judaism or considering conversion. Reservations are recommended. 9 a.m.

MoNday 6 FOSTER PARENT EXCHANGE. Slidell Memorial Hospital Parenting Center, 501 Robert Blvd., Slidell, 985-6498529; www.slidellmemorial.org — the meeting is an opportunity for current and prospective foster and adoptive parents to meet, socialize, and learn tips for the emotional, legal and physical aspects of fostering and adoption. Call (985) 3779379, email info@fpxa.org or visit www.fpxa.org for details. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. TOASTMASTERS MEETING. Milton H. Latter Memorial Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave. — New Orleans toastmasters Club hosts an open weekly meeting (except holidays) to hone the skills of speaking, listening and thinking. Call 251-8600 or visit www. notoast234.freetoasthost.org for details. 6 p.m. UNITED NONPROFITS OF GREATER NEW ORLEANS. Goodwill Training Center, 3400 Tulane Ave. — Nonprofit Central hosts a weekly meeting for all leaders of nonprofit groups. Email susan_unp@yahoo.com for details. 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

SPoRTS LOUISIANA FIRE CHAMPIONS CUP FESTIVAL. Tad Gormley Stadium, 5400 Stadium Drive, 482-4888; www.neworleanscitypark.com/ tadstadium.html — Louisiana Fire Soccer Club, a nonprofit youth soccer club, hosts a festival celebrating Latin and American food and music that culminates in a match between Chicago Fire and Club Deportivo Real Espana. Call 465-8224 or visit www.chicagofirejuniorslouisiana.com for details. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Call foR aPPlICaTIoNS SALUTE TO SENIOR SERVICE. Home Instead Senior Care seeks nominations for a senior citizen (65 or older) who does at least 15 hours of volunteer work a month. the winner receives, among other things, a $5,000 donation to the charity of his or her choice. Email ckoehler@homeinsteadinc.com or visit www. salutetoseniorservice.com for details. Application deadline is March 15. SCHOOL LEADERSHIP CENTER FELLOWS PROGRAM. the group seeks area principals and assistant school leaders for its intensive professional and leadership development program. Visit www. slc-gno.org or email jbrown@ slc-gno.org for details. Application deadline is January 31.

Call foR VoluNTEERS AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY. American Cancer Society, 2605 River Road, Westwego, 833-4024 or (800) ACS-2345; www.cancer.org — the American Cancer Society needs volunteers for upcoming events and to facilitate patient-service programs. Opportunities are available with Relay for Life, Look Good … Feel Better, Hope Lodge, Man to Man, Road to Recovery, Hope Gala and more. Call for information. BAYOU REBIRTH WETLANDS EDUCATION. Bayou Rebirth seeks volunteers for wetlands planting projects, nursery maintenance and other duties. Visit www.bayourebirth. org for details. HANDSON NEW ORLEANS. the volunteer center for the Greater New Orleans area invites prospective volunteers to learn about the various opportunities available, how to sign up to attend service projects and general tips on how to be a good volunteer. Call 4837041 ext. 107, email volunteer@ handsonneworleans.org or visit www.handsonneworleans.org for details. HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS. Harmony Hospice, 519 Metairie Road, Metairie, 832-8111 — Harmony Hospice seeks volunteers to offer companionship to patients through reading, playing cards and other activities. Call Jo-Ann Moore at 832-8111 for details. JEFFERSON COMMUNITY SCHOOL. the charter school that educates at-risk middle school students who have been expelled from Jefferson Parish public schools seeks adult

mentors for its students. Call 836-0808 for details. LOUISIANA SPCA VOLUNTEERS. Dorothy Dorsett Brown LA/SPCA Campus, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., Algiers, 368-5191; www.la-spca.org — the Louisiana SPCA seeks volunteers to work with the animals and help with special events, education and more. Volunteers must be at least 12 years old and complete a volunteer orientation to work directly with animals. Call or email Dionne Simoneaux at dionne@la-spca.org. LOWERNINE.ORG VOLUNTEERS. Lowernine.org seeks volunteers to help renovate homes in the Lower 9th Ward. Visit www.lowernine.org or email lauren@lowernine.org for details. MEAL DELIVERY VOLUNTEERS. Jefferson Council on Aging seeks volunteers to deliver meals to homebound adults. Gas/mileage expenses will be reimbursed. Call Gail at 888-5880 for details. SENIOR COMPANION VOLUNTEER. New Orleans Council on Aging, Annex Conference Room, 2475 Canal St., 821-4121; www.nocoa.org — the council seeks volunteers to assist with personal and other daily tasks to help seniors live independently. Call for details. TEEN SUICIDE PREVENTION. the teen Suicide Prevention Program seeks volunteers to help teach middle- and upper-school New Orleans students. Call 8318475 for details.

woRdS BARNES & NOBLE JR. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 455-5135 — the bookstore regularly hosts free reading events for kids. Call for schedule information. THE BLACK WIDOW SALON. Crescent City Books, 230 Chartres St., 524-4997 — the salon for emerging writers features Christopher Hellwig, Jenna Mae, M’Bilia Meekers and Ingrid Norton. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday. BRYAN BATT. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 8381190 — the actor and author discusses and signs Big Easy Style: Creating Rooms You Love to Live In. 7 p.m. tuesday. CARL WEBER & ERIC PETE. ArtEgg Studios, 1001 S. Broad St., 822-4002; www.artegg. com — Weber (The Family Business) and Pete (Real for Me) read from and sign their books. 6 p.m. Monday.

COOKBOOKS & COCKTAILS SERIES. Kitchen Witch Cookbooks Shop, 631 Toulouse St., 528-8382 — the group meets weekly to discuss classic New Orleans cookbooks. 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday. CORNELL LANDRY. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., 8997323 — the author signs and reads from his children’s book Happy Mardi Gras. 2 p.m. Saturday. DINKY TAO POETRY. Molly’s at the Market, 1107 Decatur St., 525-5169; www.mollysatthemarket.net — the bar hosts a free weekly poetry reading with open mic. 9 p.m. tuesday. FRIENDS OF THE NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK SALE. Latter Library Carriage House, 5120 St. Charles Ave., 596-2625; www. nutrias.org — the group hosts twice-weekly sales of books, DVDs, books on tape, LPs and more. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday. JOSHILYN JACKSON. Octavia Books, 513 Octavia St., 899-7323 — the author signs and reads from A GrownUp Kind of Pretty. 6 p.m. Wednesday. LOCAL WRITERS’ GROUP. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 3721 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 455-5135 — the weekly group discusses and critiques fellow members’ writing. All genres welcome. 7:30 p.m. Monday. MAPLE LEAF READING SERIES. Maple Leaf Bar, 8316 Oak St., 866-9359; www.mapleleafbar.com — the weekly reading series presents featured writers followed by an open mic. Free admission. 3 p.m. Sunday. NEVADA BARR. Garden District Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., 895-2266 — the author discusses and signs The Rope. 1 p.m. Saturday.

POETRY MEETING. New Orleans Poetry Forum, 257 Bonnabel Blvd., Metairie, 835-8472 — the forum holds workshops every Wednesday. 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. POETRY READING. Milton H. Latter Memorial Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave. — Poets Kelly Harris, Beverly Rainbolt and Hannah Saltmarsh read from their work. 2 p.m. Saturday. RANDY FERTEL. People Program, 2240 Lakeshore Drive, 284-7874 — the author signs and reads from The Gorilla Man and the Empress of Steak. 10:30 a.m. Friday. SPOKEN WORD. Ebony Square, 4215 Magazine St. — the center hosts a weekly spoken-word, music and open-mic event. tickets $7 general admission, $5 students. 11 p.m. Friday. TAO POETRY. Neutral Ground Coffeehouse, 5110 Danneel St., 891-3381; www.neutralground.org — the coffeehouse hosts a weekly poetry reading. 9 p.m. Wednesday. UNIVERSES. Craig Cultural Center, 1800 Newton St., Algiers — the center hosts a weekly spoken-word, music and open-mic event. tickets $5. 8 p.m. Sunday. THE WELL: A WOMEN’S POETRY CIRCLE. St. Anna’s Episcopal Church, 1313 Esplanade Ave., 947-2121; www. stannanola.org — the group meets at 2 p.m. Mondays. Call 289-9142 or email poetryprocess@gmail.com for details.

Call foR wRITERS BOB KAUFMAN BOOK PRIZE IN POETRY. trembling Pillow Press presents the contest. the winner will be published in 2012. Visit www. tremblingpillowpress.com/ bobkaufmanbookprize.html for details. Submissions deadline is tuesday.

PASS IT ON. George & Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art, 2003 Carondelet St., 586-7432; www. themckennamuseum.com — Poet Gian “G-Persepect” Smith and Alphonse “Bobby” Smith host a weekly spokenword and music event. Admission $6. 9 p.m. Saturday.

NEW ORLEANS BOOK PROJECT. New Orleanians are invited to enter short written works and artwork for New Orleans by New Orleans, an upcoming collection of stories and art inspired by, set in or about New Orleans. Visit www.bookbyauthors.org for details. Submissions deadline is Feb. 14.

PAUL AND ANGELA KNIPPLE. Southern Food & Beverage Museum, Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, 569-0405; www. southernfood.org — the authors sign and discuss the cookbook The World in a Skillet: A Food Lover’s Tour of the New American South. 2 p.m. Friday.

SWAMP LILY REVIEW. Editors seek fiction, poetry, nonfiction and creative nonfiction for the spring 2012 issue of the online publication. Editors are also open to some book reviews, interviews, photographs and artwork. Email swamplilyreview@gmail.com or visit www.swamplily.com for details.


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FARM LABOR TEMPORARY FARM LABOR

Anderson Farms, Heth, AR, has 3 positions for rice & soybeans; 3 mos. experience required for job duties listed, must be able to obtain clean U.S. driver’s license in 30 days following hire; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $9030/ hr; work period guaranteed from 3/1/12 – 12/15/12. Apply at the nearest State Workforce Agency with Job Order 308495.

TEMPORARY FARM LABOR

David & LaLain Wilkison Farms, Brinkley, AR, has 10 positions for rice & soybeans; 3 mos. experience required for job duties listed, must be able to obtain clean U.S. driver’s license in 30 days following hire; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $9.30/hr; work period guaranteed from 3/2/12-12/1/12 – 12/15/12. Apply at the nearest State Workforce Agency with Job Order 309305.

TEMPORARY FARM labor

East Half Farms, Marianna, AR, has 8 positions for grain, cotton & oilseed crops; 3 mos. experience required for job duties listed, must be able to obtain clean U.S. driver’s license in 30 days following hire; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $9.30/hr; work period guaranteed from 3/1/12 – 12/31/12. Apply at the nearest State Workforce Agency with Job Order 309306.

TEMPORARY FARM LABOR

Garrett Administrative Service, Danbury, TX, has 4 positions for seed rice production; 3 mos. experience required for job duties listed, must be able to obtain clean U.S. driver’s license in 30 days following hire; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $10.00/hr; work period guaranteed from 3/1/12 – 12/15/12. Apply at the nearest State Workforce Agency with Job Order TX682153.

TEMPORARY FARM LABOR

Kevin Huffman Farms, McGregor, TX, has 4 positions for hay, grain & silage; 3 mos. experience required for job duties listed, must be able to obtain clean U.S. driver’s license in 30 days following hire; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $10.00/hr; work period guaranteed from 3/01/12 – 11/01/12. Apply at the nearest State Workforce Agency with Job Order TX3111537.

TEMPORARY FARM LABOR

Long Lake Plantation, Helena, AR, has 5 positions for cotton & oilseed crop; 3 mos. experience required for job duties listed, must be able to obtain clean U.S. driver’s license in 30 days following hire; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $9.30/hr; work period guaranteed from 3/10/12 – 11/15/12. Apply at the nearest State Workforce Agency with Job Order 311593.

TEMPORARY FARM LABOR

Opplinger Land & Cattle, Dalhart, TX, has 2 positions for hay, corn & irrigation; 3 mos. experience required for job duties listed, must be able to obtain clean U.S. driver’s license in 30 days following hire; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $10.00hr; work period guaranteed from 2/28/12 – 12/20/12. Apply at the nearest State Workforce Agency with Job Order TX4856620.

TEMPORARY FARM LABOR

Pacco Irrigation & Farm Supply, Turrell, AR, has 11 positions for cotton & soybeans; 3 mos. experience required for job duties listed, must be able to obtain clean U.S. driver’s license in 30 days following hire; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $9.30/hr; work period guaranteed from 3/1/12 – 12/31/12. Apply at the nearest State Workforce Agency with Job Order 308494.

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TEMPORARY FARM LABOR

REM of Shaw, Shaw, MS has 6 positions for corn & cotton; 3 mos. experience required for job duties listed, must be able to obtain clean U.S. driver’s license in 30 days following hire; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $9.30/hr; work period guaranteed from 3/1/12 – 11/10/12. Apply at the nearest State Workforce Agency with Job Order MS45146.

TEMPORARY FARM LABOR

StoryFarms, Marvell, AR, has 8 positions for grain; 3 mos. experience required for job duties listed, must be able to obtain clean U.S. driver’s license in 30 days following hire; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided; trans & subsistence expenses reimb.; $9.30/ hr; work period guaranteed from 2/24/12 – 12/15/12. Apply at the nearest State Workforce Agency with Job Order 304618.

RESTAURANT/HOTEL/BAR JAZZY WINGS

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Was gutted to the studs in 2004/05 and underwent a high quality renovation. 3 independent bedrooms, 2 full baths, master with whirlpool plus nice walk-in closet, off street parking in a great close to town location.

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A Full Service Realtor who is committed to providing the highest quality service to all his clients. Scott has dedicated himself to the idea that honor, integrity and professionalism are the cornerstones to success. He has been involved in real estate since 1995, and has been a full time licensed Realtor since 1997. If you are a “Seller” moving up, down, or out and looking for the highest quality of service and professionalism; A savvy investor who needs someone with the ability to “put a deal together”; or a “first time home buyer” who needs someone with patience and understanding to protect your interests and help you understand the process, you need an Expert! Call Scott for a free consultation to see if he is the right Realtor for the job. Put his experience and track record to work for you. Whether you are a first time buyer or an experienced investor, Scott can help you with choosing the “right” property, making an offer, negotiating, financing, mortgage rates, moving, and everything involved in making an informed real estate decision in today’s market.

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2600 Belle Chasse Hwy, Suite G Gretna, Louisiana 70056 Office: 504-207-2007 Direct: 504-723-5403 Fax: 504-324-0301

For Jay Susslin, keeping it simple is the key to success. By applying this philosophy to his real estate career, Jay has earned a solid reputation as one of the Westbank's leading real estate professionals. Using his business expertise, lifelong knowledge of the area and no-pressure approach, Jay makes your next move the best - and easiest - one yet. If you're thinking about buying or selling a home, call on Jay Susslin because he's KEEPING IT SIMPLE. Contact him today.

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REAL ESTATE CLASSIFIEDS REAL ESTATE FOR SALE

FRENCH QUARTER/ FAUBOURG MARIGNY Best Value in French Qtr

1020 ESPLANADE #103. Lovely 2 br, 2 ba condo, high ceil in den, sparkling pool, courtyd, fenced pkg. Private attached alley could be dog run. $339K. Lana Sackett, Gardner Realtors, 504352-4934. www.lanasackett.com

HISTORIC VICTORIAN

Renovated, 2 blocks from the Fr. Quarter. 4 bedrooms/4baths, 2 story with courtyard - FANTASTIC! Call Aimee with DEMAND REALTY at 319-0443 or 837-3000.

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Barataria Waterfront Property Vacant Lot in English Turn Westbank Dwellings Call Cecelia, 583-2902, Gardner Realtors

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HARAHAN/RIVER RIDGE FABULOUS RENOV 4BR/2BA

Quiet cul-de-sac, walk to levee, new hdwd/ceramic floors, surround snd, recess lighting, sec sys, great backyd & deck for entertaining. Pets OK. Lse. $1600/mo Sylvia 504-415-6501

523 Angela, Old Arabi

3 miles from Marigny. 10 Min from The Quarter. 110 year old home, fully restored, 1200 sq ft, 12’ ceil, orig hdwd flrs, 2 firepl, 2 BR, 2 BA, granite in kit $145K. 504-554-4800

CORPORATE RENTALS LOWER GARDEN DISTRICT

3 BR, 3 BA Greek Revival. Totally renovated. Completely furnished incl linens. $250/day (10 day minimum) or $3000/mo. 504-202-0381, 738-2492.

NEW ORLEANS RIVERFRONT

2 BR, 2.5 BA. Furn, healthclub, pool, parking. All util incl, wifi. Minimum 1 month. $3000/mo. Also 3 BR Penthouse $3800/mo. 781-608-6115.

Living room, kit & bath, private balcony, gated. Water included & laundry facilities on property. Gated. $850/mo + dep. Call (504) 615-1716.

1208 N. GAYOSO

Upper 2 BR, LR, DR, 1 BA, KIT, wood/ ceramic flrs, high ceilings, cen a/h, w/d hkups, no pets. $1050 mo. 432-7955.

METAIRIE FURNISHED 1 BRDM CONDO Great location, w/d, gated, nr Causeway & Veterans. $900/mo incls utils. Call 504-957-6456 or 504-838-9253

OLD METAIRIE 1/2 OFF FIRST MONTH OLD METAIRIE SECRET

1 or 2 BR, Sparkling Pool, Bike Path, 12’ x 24’ Liv.Rm, Sep Din, King Master, No Pets, No Sect 8, $699 & $799 . 504-236-5776

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High end 1-4BR. Near ferry, clean, many x-tras, hrdwd flrs, cen a/h, no dogs, no sec 8, some O/S prkng $750$1200/mo. 504-362-7487

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Living room, large bedroom, tile bath, furnished kitchen. No pets. $850/ month + deposit. 504-494-0970

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3838 Havana Place. 2 BR, quiet neighborhood, cent air & heat, alarm. granite counters in kit, fenced yd. $1025/mo. Call 504-430-1164

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5512 Cucullu. Newly renov 2 br 1 ba, lr, din rm, kit w appl w\/d hkups, cent a/h, offst pking, hdwd flors. $1000/ mo. 504-874-4330

UPTOWN/GARDEN DISTRICT

2 BEDROOM APT

3/2, furn kit, w/d hkps, ca/h, carport w/storage in back alley. All renov’t. No pets, no smoking. $1200 + $1200 sec. dep. 1 yr lease, refs. 455-2674

LAKEFRONT LARGE ATTRACTIVE APT

2BR, 2BA w/ appls, beautiful courtyard setting w/swimming pool, quiet neighborhood. $850/mo. 504-495-6044 or 504-756-7347

MID CITY SMALL OFFICE SPACE

MID CITY - Offstreet parking for one vehicle. Separate entrance. Available Now. Contact Jane, (504) 482-5292

Large 1 bedroom, Central A/H, Dishwasher, Washer & Dryer , Water Paid. $1000/month. Call 899-4494. 2511 S Carrollton Ave. 2/1 Furn kit, cen a/h, off st pkg. $825/mo, wtr pd. Background ck required. 504-450-7450.

2 BR NEAR MAGAZINE

930 Jackson, 2BR, furn kitchen, cent a/h, washer/dryer on site. No pets. $850/mo. 504-250-9010.

3452 C CONSTANCE

Combination br, kitch & bth, hi ceil. No pets. $625/mo + dep & lse. 895-6394 or cell 289-9977.

OLD NEW ORLEANS CHARM

1 BR 1 BA Condo. Completely renovated, High ceil, hardwood flrs. 754 Louisiana, Close to Magazine & shopping. 700 sq ft, $1350/mo. Lease. 504-214-7215

TRADITIONAL UPTOWN UNIVERSITY HOME 3235 Jefferson Ave.

4,015 SF. 4 bedroom home Renovated Kitchen, Secure parking Fenced 90 x 79/100’ lot

$499,500

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NEAR MAGAZINE. COMMERCIAL. $1850 PER MONTH. Call (504) 8956394 or (504) 289-9977.

LOW PRICED OFFICE

Central Met 2909 Division St. Approx 1385sf. $9/sf per yr + electric. Emily Kramer, Corporate Realty, 504-5815005. ekramer@corp-realty.com

MARRERO - WESTBANK

2273 Barataria Blvd. 900 sq ft office + half bath. 2 rms, prof’l mgmt. Easy free parking. Desks avail. $800/month. 781-608-6115

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Spacious & Bright, 1 br, 1 ba, living rm, , dining rm, furnished kitchen with washer & dryer. Secure. Dep + lease. 504-865-7815

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1113 Cadiz Street

1 & 2 Br Apts, 1 Ba, furn. Qn bed, WiFi, Cbl. Pkg.Util Incl. Lndry Fac. Sec Cameras From $1200/mth. 1 mth min. 2200 Pasadena, Met. 504-491-1591.

1, 2, 3 & 4 ROOM OFFICES STARTING AT $495

Beautiful 2 story single house, 4BR/3BA. Study, fenc’d yrd, off st prking, cen a/h, appliances including w&d. 2blks to streetcar line, walking dist to rests, Citypark & supermrkt. $1550/mo+sec dep+lse. 504-628-0557.

2 BR, DUPLEX. Walk to Pios School & City Park. All appliance. One offst parking. Small pets OK with deposit. $1100. 504-908-6751.

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WAREHOUSE DISTRICT PENTHOUSE LOFT

Gorgeous penthouse condo on top floor, unbeateable spot in the Arts and Warehouse dist. 2b-2b, Exquisitely furnished, located in a luxurious building, with amenities including : Gym, inground pool, events room, covered garage and 24 security/surveillance. Walk to world class shops,restaurants, night life. Breathtaking views of New Orleans from huge outdoor terrace... a must live in! $4500.00/month Corporative leases are welcome. manageronellc@gmail.com 504-275-7772

Charming 3bd./2ba. 1604 sq.ft. cottage. 1.17 acres w/mature landscaping, saltwater pool + 2 outbldgs for studios/wrkshp. Near beach/Old Town. No flooding. $299,000. Photos and more info: www.clarkproperty.weebly.com. For appt. call Sandra 228-332 0632 Brokers welcome.

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835 Royal St. $349.5K Great location, secluded hideaway! Spac 2 br, 2 marble tile baths. Small rear balc overlooking garden.

617 Duphine St. $268K Spacious light filled condo. Great floor plan. Fabulous pool and courtyard. Being sold furnished. In the heart of the quarter.

Paula Bowler, Agent • French Quarter Realty o:504-949-5400 • c:504-952-3131 • www.frenchquarterrealty.com

RENTALS TO SHARE

CARROLLTON

LAKESHORE

7715 Birch St. $288K Renovated Uptown Charmer 2 Br, 2 Bath, Office, Great Storage Wood Flrs, Cypress Doors, No Flood (c) 504-606-2706 or (504) 866-3046

PERFECT FOR JAZZ FEST 7300 Lakeshore #15 2BD/2.5BA/2016 sq.ft • $389,000 Spectacular condo w/amenities galore: open plan w/sunset balcony, hdwd flrs, hi ceilings, gated pkng, boat slip. Edie Wilson, Latter & Blum, NOLA (504) 834-2806

Uptown- Nr Fontainbleau

Professional female seeks same to share large home. Very nice neighborhood. $150/week includes utilities. Call 504-881-0379

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938 Royal St. A $215K Great location for this condo. Perfect for your weekend getaways! Quaint & comfortable. 1 br, great kit & bath.

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922-24 Dauphine St. $875K Four 1 bedroom apartments. Parking for 5+ cars.

927 DAUPHINE STREET $1,895,000 An excellent example of an early creole cottage set in a serene compound. Beautiful courtyard with mature plantings in a classic partere garden. Property consists of the main house, 4 income producing apartments and a large bonus space-- office, workshop, gym, etc. Parking for multiple cars. Great location.

Paula Bowler, Agent • French Quarter Realty o:504-949-5400 • c:504-952-3131 www.frenchquarterrealty.com

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Historic House and Luxury Home Specialist

Motivated Sellers: Want to know the value of your property? Call today ... No obligation.

(504) 895-1493 (504) 430-8737

Residential /Commercial Sales and Leasing, Appraisals.

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COUNSELING/THERAPY

Free Pilates Reformer Class With paid class $20. 10 years teaching experience. 504-220-5589. www.pilateswithconstance.com

ALTERNATE CHOICES

Suffering from Alcohol/Substance Abuse, Anxiety or Depression that may be related to the upcoming holidays? Contact us about our programs/ services that may begin a New path for you & your family. 504-888-8600 www.newfreedom.info

HEALING ARTS At Crossroads In Life?

Feeling blocked? Seeking destiny? Problems? Sacred African Divination may be the solution. Obtain success in life, business, relationships, health & more. Oracle readings available. Call Olorisa M.S. Akinlana 504-905-6347. www.ileekoasa.com. Se habla Espanol

BODY & FOOT MASSAGE Open 7 days - 10am-10pm Jasmine Health Spa 614 Causeway, Metairie 504-273-7676 Chnese Health Spa 2424 Williams Blvd Suite S Kenner - 504-305-5177

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MERCHANDISE ANTIQUES & COLLECTIBLES SCHWEGMANN BAGS

Camel back trunk, $300, antique dining table, $200, antique corner cabinet, $100. Call Mary, (504) 376-4126

SKI JUMPSUIT, NILS

Size 8. Great Looking! Paid over $600. Sell for $100. Call 504-833-2478

FURNITURE/ACCESSORIES $125 Full/Double Size Mattress Set, still in original plastic, unopened. We can deliver. (504) 846-5122 $295 Brand New Iron Queen Bed with mattress set, all new. Can deliver. (504) 952-8403

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EMPLOYMENT Call 483-3100

Spring is a 9-month-old, spayed, Pit Bull mix with personality plus. Just look at that HAPPY face—she could be on a greeting card! How can you resist? To meet Spring or any of the other wonderful pets at the LA/SPCA, come to 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd. (Algiers), 10-4, Mon.-Sat. & 12-4 Sun. or call 368-5191. SPRING Kennel #A14369903

STRESS? PAIN?

Relax with a massage. Amazing Hands by Patrick. LMT Lic 4005. 504-717-2577 www.amazinghands.us

YOGA/MEDITATION/PILATES AUDUBON YOGA STUDIO Ivengar Yoga, Level 1 - 3 Free classes for new students Jan 7-13 - 511 Octavia St. 504-821-9885 www.audubonyoga.com To Advertise in Call (504) 483-3100

PET ADOPTIONS Buddy boy Catahoula mix

m all med. done & house broken sweet & good w/ other dogs Loves to play w/ toys. Best in home w/no small kids. contact cindy foxcfox@cox.net 504-451-9335

BEAUTIFUL, LOVING PUPPY

Tiger is a big, strong boy, full of energy. Possibly a Boxer/St. Bernard mix. Needs secure space to run. Looks like a Bengal Tiger! Applicants will be screened. Call 504-586-1019 ANNOUNCEMENTS

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PREGNANT? CONSIDERING ADOPTION? Talk with caring agency specializing in matching Birthmothers with Families nationwide. LIVING EXPENSES PAID. Call 24/7 Abby’s One True Gift Adoptions 866-413-6293

ANNOUNCEMENTS

LADYBIRD Kennel #A14927469

Ladybird is a 10-month-old, spayed, DLH, with calico markings. She’s a mellow gal who enjoys quiet surroundings, lots of cuddling, treats and extra brushing. To meet Ladybird or any of the other wonderful pets at the LA/SPCA, come to 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd. (Algiers), 10-4, Mon.-Sat. & 12-4 Sun. or call 368-5191. To look for a lost pet come to the Louisiana SPCA, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd. (Algiers), Mon-Sat. 9-5, Sun. 12-5 or call 368-5191 or visit www.la-spca.org.

Get Ready For Mardi Gras! Art & Craft Supplies Especially for Mardi Gras. Glitter & Colored Rolls of Paper. Metairie: (504) 454-514, Gretna: (504) 367-8910. educatorsupplies.com

WANTED: Jefferson Parish Residents

REWARD: Full Membership In Louisiana Credit Union *Debit Cards - No Monthly Fees *Visa Credit Card - 0% APR 1st 180 days *Great Interest Rates on Loans & Savings *Many other Great Products & Services To apply or inquire, visit us at 824 Elmwood Park Blvd, #100, Harahan, LA or call (504) 733-0789 (800) 557-0056

LEGAL NOTICES LEGAL NOTICE

St. Margaret’s Daughters Home, a private non profit organization proposing to provide transportation services to elderly and disabled persons in New Orleans, Louisiana, intends to apply for a federal grant to be used for the purpose of acquiring specially equipped vehicles and equipment for use in transporting elderly and disabled persons who are unable to utilize existing public transit services. Services will be generally between 9am and 5pm, Monday through Friday, in the area encompassing New Orleans, Louisiana. The grant would be used to expand and add new equipment. St. Margaret’s Daughters Home invites any interested public or private transit or Para transit operator within the service area to comment on the proposed services by sending a written response to: Mr. Mike Watts, Elderly & Disabled Program Manager, LA Department of Transportation and Development, Public Transportation Section, P. O. Box 94245, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 70804-9245; and to 3419 Saint Claude Ave, New Orleans, LA 70117-6144 within 15 days. Comments must be received by (15 days after date of publication) .

Need Something Notarized?

24hrs/7days Traveling Notaries Melissa Culotta - (504) 473-1215 Isabelle Montelepre (504) 220-2503

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Employment

Size 8. Great Looking! Paid over $600. Sell for $100. Call 504-833-2478

EDUCATOR

Swedish, Relaxing Massage. Hours 9am-6pm, M-F. Sat 10-1pm $70. LA Lic #1910. Sandra, 504-393-0123.

Welcome Film Industry, Visitors & Locals. Take a break & get a massage experience you’ll love. Call Matteo LA#0022 for more info. Metairie area. 504-832-0945.

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Swedish, deep tissue, therapeutic. Flex appts, in/out calls, OHP/student discounts, gift cert. $65/hr, $75/ 1 1/2hr. LA Lic# 1763 Mark. 259-7278

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Swedish massage by strong hands. Call Jack at 453-9161 La lic #0076.

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OFFICE FURN/EQUIP CISCO PHONES

4 Cisco Voice Over IP Phones (VOIP). Excellent condition. $50 each. 504456-5590

CLOTHING

RELAX RELAX RELAX

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18” Heart & Diamond Pendent. Perfect for Valentines! $650. Call (504) 330-0323.

ANTIQUES

Jeannie LMT #3783-01. Flexible appointments. Uptown Studio or Hotel out calls. 504.894.8856 (uptown)

JEWELRY DAVID YURMAN

Original - Mint condition $50. Framed $80 Call Greg, 504-390-5052

A BODY BLISS MASSAGE

King Pillowtop Mattress, NEW!!! ONLY $199. Can deliver. (504) 846-5122 NEW Pub Height Table Set all wood, still boxed. Delivery available. $325 (504) 846-5122 Queen Mattress Set $149 Still in wrapper. Will deliver. (504) 846-5122

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To apply or inquire, visit us at 824 Elmwood Park Blvd., Suite 100, Harahan, LA 70123 Call (504) 733-0789; (800) 557-0056

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AUTOMOTIVE AUTOMOTIVE DOMESTIC AUTOS

‘10 HONDA CIVIC

$14,995 Several to Choose From! 504-368-5640

‘10 VOLVO S40

2002 CROWN VICTORIA

Car has roomy leather interior, powerful engine, showroom quality paint job & keyless entry. For more info call Lawrence @ (504) 737-1558

2003 CHEVY IMPALA

Sleek black paint job! Comfortable, clean interior, fantastic sound system. For more info call Lawrence @ (504) 737-1558

2007 PT CRUISER

Low miles, flawless exterior, roomy interior with cd payer. For more info call Lawrence @ (504) 737-1558

IMPORTED AUTOS ‘05 HONDA S2000

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1980 MERCEDES 300SD

5 speed, 4 WD, good A/C, power windows & mirrors dependable, 104,000 miles. Needs paint & tires. $3800. Call 417-0005

Runs Great $3995 504-368-5640

2000 ACURA 3.2 TL

Comfortable leather interior, cd player with amazing sound system, auto transmission & a great low price! For more info call Lawrence @ (504) 737-1558

2001 TOYOTA CAMRY

Reliable vehicle with new wheels & tires, interior & interior in great condition, clean engine. For more info call Lawrence @ (504) 737-1558 Features showroom paint job, leather interior & custom rims. Perfect condiition For more info call Lawrence @ (504) 737-1558

‘06 BMW 325 Ci Low miles $17,900 504-368-5640

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‘08 ACURA TL

1991 NAVSTAR INTERNATIONAL

With Navie, low miles $20,995 504-368-5640

Strong flatbed truck, international commercial vehicle. Showroom paint job on front cab. For more info call Lawrence @ (504) 737-1558

‘09 ACURA TSX

$19,995 Several to Choose From! Call 504-368-5640

2001 F-150

Stick shift trans, V8 engine, sturdy XL cab, leather interior. For more info call Lawrence @ (504) 737-1558

‘10 HONDA ACCORD $16,900 Several to Choose From! 504-368-5640

New 20” wheels, new tires, wonderful interior & low miles. For more info call Lawrence @ (504) 737-1558

$17,995 504-368-5640

‘94 LEXUS

Low Miles $17,900 504-368-5640

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‘07 VOLVO XC 90 7 Passenger $17,900 504-368-5640

‘09 HONDA PILOT EX $19,995 504-368-5640

WANTED TO PURCHASE CASH FOR CARS

Any Car/Truck. Running or Not! Top Dollar Paid. We Come To You! Call For Instant Offer: 1-888-420-3808 www.cash4car.com

PARTS/ACCESSORIES CARGO PROTECTOR MAT

Never used real area cargo protector mat. Retails $120. Will sell for $40. Fits 2002-2006 Honda CRV. 504-2733835.

A NEW CAR

MISCELLANEOUS 1996 FREIGHTLINER SEMI

Low miles for commercial vehicle, chromed stacks on cab, double bedded interior cab, new front tires, 500hp motor, 10 speed Detroit engine. For more info call Lawrence @ (504) 737-1558

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