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ast year was an abnormally active year for Atlantic hurricanes, but New Orleanians may not remember that because nothing wicked this way came. Last year saw 19 named storms, 12 of which became hurricanes. Yet no major hurricanes hit the U.S. Many were “fish storms” (hurricanes that don’t affect land). The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts another active year for 2011: between 12 and 18 named storms, as many as 10 hurricanes, and three to six major hurricanes. A normal hurricane season brings 11 named storms and six hurricanes. “The United States was fortunate last year,” says NOAA administrator Jane Lubchenco. “We can’t count on luck to get us through this season.” As local meteorologists often note, the exact number of hurricanes in any given year doesn’t matter; all it takes is one. Last week was National Hurricane Preparedness Week, but New Orleanians who moved here after Hurricane Katrina may not know what hurricane preparedness involves. It means having two action plans: one for staying here during a lesser storm; another for evacuating in the face of a serious threat. Every household in the area should have an emergency supplies kit in case of extended electrical outage. Buy some canned food that doesn’t need heating (don’t forget a manual can opener). Stock up on bottled water for drinking as well as washing — the guideline is at least one gallon per person per day, with a three-day minimum. Some people fill their bathtubs. Other essentials include flashlights (don’t forget batteries), a tool kit, necessary medicines, a fire extinguisher, large garbage bags, a batterypowered radio and a change of clothes and shoes. Keep some cash on hand. For people with small children, a supply of diapers and toys is a must. If you want official updates from emergency officials sent to your cellphone, sign up at www.nolaready.info. If evacuations are ordered — or even suggested — don’t wait. Keep your car gassed up from June through November. Make sure pets are up to date on their shots and licenses. Keep multi-state maps in the car. All important papers (including insurance information) should go with you, as well as family photos — many of us learned that one the hard way during Katrina. Well before the storm, check with elderly or infirm neighbors to see what their plans are for leaving town if an evacuation is ordered. If an evacuation is mandatory, freeways will go to “contraflow,” meaning all roads will lead away from the coast. Whether you’re going to a motel, staying with family or at a shelter, you’ll need plenty of patience. For a complete overview of this year’s

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time they were portrayed as “extreme traffic menaces.” The article pointed out that when the lions were placed on their pedestals, there were so few automobiles that no thought was given to a potential traffic problem. However, drivers emerging from Pritchard Place in 1930 were at risk when they tried to turn onto Carrollton Avenue because the giant lions blocked the view of oncoming traffic. Accidents had occurred, with one near fatality. In 1999, a car crashed into one of the lions and knocked it onto the sidewalk. After much “roaring” from the folks in the neighborhood, then-state Rep. Alex Heaton and Sheriff Charles Foti restored the lion to its pedestal. HEY BLAKE, DO YOU KNOW WHO DESIGNED THE ELMWOOD INDUSTRIAL PARK? TIM

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“You don’t just stop eating oysters,” he says, adding the festival will dispel any notion that the industry is on its way out. The second annual festival will be held this weekend, June 4-5, from 11:45 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Berger Parking Lot in the 500 block of Decatur Street. The event features shucking and eating contests, live music and oyster dishes from 20 restaurants. “What we’re about is celebrating the oyster farmers and restaurateurs who’ve created the oyster capital of America,” Sunseri says. “We want to present that bigger and better every year.” Sunseri’s P&J Oyster Company trimmed its operations last June in the aftermath of the oil disaster. BP has since argued that last year’s freshwater diversions were the state’s decision and not the company’s fault. BP refuses to pay to repair and reseed damaged beds. Sunseri says BP should be responsible for replanting those beds. Only a handful of employees pack and deliver for P&J today, and the company still isn’t shucking. P&J also has turned to Texas for a steady supply of oysters, which it has done in past seasons when demand runs high, particularly in oyster-popular winter months. Sunseri notes that the festival — for now — will serve only local oysters. “We’re presenting the Louisiana oyster, first and foremost,” he says. “We are the largest producers of oysters in America. Of course the freshwater has affected certain areas, but we’ll find the areas that have not been affected.” The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries has estimated the state’s

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oyster production dropped more than half from 2009 to 2010. “It’ll be sporadic over the next few years for the production of oysters,” Sunseri says. “We’ve been through a lot. Katrina, Ike, Gustav, BP, freshwater diversions, now this.” He adds, however, that the industry anticipates a bounty in three years. Sunseri and P&J have filed a lawsuit against BP. “We’ve never sued before. … But that’s what we have to do,” he says. “We’re not happy with the way they treated us, we’re not happy with the way they treated the oyster industry. Who’s more affected than us?” — Alex Woodward

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The House Health and Welfare Committee last week approved HB 587, sponsored by Rep. John LaBruzzo, R-Metairie, which would make it a crime to perform an abortion or provide abortifacient drugs (such as the “morning-after pill”) in Louisiana. An earlier draft of the legislation could have led to women being prosecuted under the crime of feticide. That provision was deleted by the time LaBruzzo’s bill came up for a vote, but HB 587 would still make no exceptions for abortion in cases of rape or incest. LaBruzzo’s proposed legislation is known as a “trigger” law, because it has no binding effect as long as the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade remains settled law. Should the Supreme Court overturn Roe, the LaBruzzo bill would immediately criminalize abortion providers. Largely overlooked in the fuss over LaBruzzo’s bill is that Louisiana already has more than one trigger law on the books. The most recent was signed into law in June 2006 by then-Gov. Kathleen Blanco, a Democrat. If Roe were overturned right now, even without LaBruzzo’s bill, abortion providers in Louisiana would face up to 10 years in prison. The law Blanco signed provides an exception if the mother’s life is in danger but, like LaBruzzo’s, makes no exception or provision for rape or incest victims. A study this month by the nonprofit Guttmacher Institute found that 22 percent of American pregnancies end in elective abortion. In 2006, the Institute says, Louisiana’s public costs from births resulting from unintended pregnancies totaled $406 million — and 80 percent of unintended pregnancies resulting in births were publicly funded. NARAL Pro-Choice America (formerly the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League) currently gives Louisiana an “F” on the group’s scorecard for abortion access and legislation. In 2009, Americans United for Life (AUL), a anti-abortion lobbying group, ranked Louisiana No. 2 in the nation on its scorecard. Since then, Louisiana has passed

Democratic Rep. Walt Leger III last week defended Planned Parenthood as a resource for women’s health services in voting against a resolution asking the federal government to quit funding the organization. The bill passed the House 72-20, with votes falling along party lines. laws requiring women to get an ultrasound before any abortion and banning medical malpractice coverage for doctors who perform abortions. With those new restrictions in place, Louisiana moved to No. 1 on AUL’s 2011 list. The group praises Louisiana for adopting “some of the most comprehensive and protective regulations regarding the health and safety of women seeking abortions and the protection of the unborn.” — Kevin Allman

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In other abortion-related news, the House recently passed HR 54, a formal request from state lawmakers for the federal government to defund Planned Parenthood clinics around the country. Rep. Walt Leger III, who voted against the measure, noted that Planned Parenthood provides many women’s health-care services other than abortion, and pointed out federal law already prohibits taxpayer monies from being used to terminate pregnancies. Though the bill has no weight of law, it passed on a 72-20 vote, with 13 lawmakers absent — and the vote fell completely along party lines. Voting to defund Planned Parenthood were New Orleans-area Reps. Pat Connick, Cameron Henry, Walker Hines, John LaBruzzo, Tony Ligi, Joe Lopinto III, Kirk Talbot, Ricky Templet, House Speaker Jim Tucker and Tom Willmott — all Republicans. Voting against the defunding were Jeff Arnold, Wesley Bishop, Jared Brossett, Girod Jackson, Juan LaFonta, Helena Moreno and Charmaine Marchand Stiaes — all Democrats. Two other Democrats, Neil Abramson and Robert Billiot, were absent. — Allman


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benefits, and organizers are helping point them in the right direction. “Most people I talk to say, ‘Sure, I would love to eat locally, but I don’t know what is local, and where can I get it.’” Stafford says. Stafford, who runs Saturn Screenprinting and Euterpe Recycling Center, helped organize the Eat Local Challenge with nutritionist and vegan activists Leslie Brown and Linda Michurski, who help run the Hollygrove Market & Farm. Registration for the challenge includes a 10 percent discount on Hollygrove farm’s produce, a local foods buyer’s guide and access to an online forum and recipe blog, where users can share cooking tips, ideas and their experiences with a locally focused diet. “People in this area may not have any idea what is growing close to them,” Brown says. “We’ve been surprised to find a huge variety of things grown and produced in our radius. People might think they have to limit themselves to a few things if they do the challenge. ... You go to the local farmers market and you can find stuff you’d never dreamed of being grown locally, as close as Laplace or St. Bernard Parish, and honey from Uptown. You won’t feel limited at all.”

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In 2008, CongRESS BRoadLY dEfined a local product as “the final product” made no more than 400 miles from its origin, or within the state in which it’s produced. There’s vagueness about ingredients, however: Is beer made with imported hops still “local”? Where does your bakery get its yeast? never mind, Congress says. It’s still local. The USda says in its 2010 Local Food Systems report that “Though ‘local’ has a geographic connotation, there is no consensus on a definition in terms of the distance between production and consumption. definitions related to geographic distance between production and sales vary by regions, companies, consumers and local food markets.” For the challenge, organizers chose a radius of 200 miles. The more strict you are in following the rules, the fewer the options on your local foods list. But it’s still a long list. “The last time I got a Hollygrove box, there were pinto beans in it,” Brown says. “dried pinto beans — stuff I didn’t realize were grown here.” northshore farms burst with strawberries and blueberries in the spring. Bergeron Pecan Company in new Roads offers pecan oil for cook-

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ing (rather than vegetable oil). Colonial Refinery in Gramercy provides much of the sugar found in local grocery chains. “With a little research you can find just about anything you need,” Brown says. That’s likely to make the challenge easier — but not too easy. The NOLA Locavore website reads, “This is going to be difficult.” But a closer look spells out the details: Participants can choose from one of three guidelines (The Wild Card, the Bienville or the Ultrastrict) tailored to their comfort level. For the Ultrastrict, participants must stick to the 200-mile rule, which encompasses anywhere from Lake Charles to Pensacola, Fla., and Canton, Miss., to hundreds of miles of the Gulf of Mexico. The Bienville offers some leeway: Spices are OK, so is coffee, so long as it’s locally roasted. Locally brewed beer is OK, too, despite imported hops. The Wild Card is much looser. Coffee, sugar, chocolate, beers — all OK, but challenge organizers advise participants to stick as closely to the rules as possible. “We’re saying 200 miles, and we’re saying it has to be 100 percent local-

ly produced,” Stafford says. “It has to come from the ground or come from the water, the land. You got to catch it or grow it. It can’t be just made here. It’s got to be grown here.” Rather than focus on what’s not available, creators of the challenge hope participants will discover the bounty of products Louisiana has. Where to start? How about one of the three Crescent City Farmers Markets and other farmers markets in the metro area, community gardens and, of course, restaurants and grocery stores. All it takes is a discerning eye. “We can grow so much more down here than we’re growing — all kinds of fruits and vegetables, apples, avocados, olives, garlic,” Stafford says. “Break the old habits. I’m motivated by my own curiosity of what foods are local.”

of miles away. It’s fresher, and there’s a better chance to find out from the grower the conditions under which the food was grown. “We have mostly small farms — a lot of the new young farmers, even ones who’ve been around a while, use what are called symbiotic growing processes,” Brown says. “Instead of overusing soil, growing the same plant over and over again, they rotate their crops, and they might use animals as pest control instead of pesticides.” Local farmers also are likely to use organic methods, Brown says, though they don’t necessarily apply for organic certification becausse of the expense involved. Local farms like Adam Aucoin’s Coq Au Coin Poultry Farm in St. Francisville also ensure humane practices. The same goes for the Smith and Kleinpeter creameries, which raise antibiotic- and hormone-free dairy animals. Organizers dismiss perceptions that it’s more expensive to eat locally — grabbing a Belle Chasse tomato and not a Mexico-grown tomato, for example — and say it might even be cheaper.

ANOTHeR GOAL OF THe CHALLeNGe IS for participants to see the health and environmental benefits of eating locally. The eat Local challengers would prefer their food come from down the road — rather than transported from thousands

“A Hollygrove box (of produce) is $25. It’s supposed to feed two people for a week — brown rice, beans, fruit, vegetables, herbs,” Brown says. “Depending on your diet, you may need to supplement with a little more. I don’t think those items are terribly costly. I don’t think (the challenge) is going to be that much more costly. It might even be less expensive. It’s certainly less than eating out all the time and buying frozen processed food.” By next year, the event will have expanded its recipe base from this year’s 30-day event and helped start a few gardens, organizers say. This inaugural challenge is the group’s training wheels. “We expect it to keep growing from year to year until we don’t have to do it anymore because everyone’s already [eating local],” Brown says. “When it’s already in your mindset, when you go to the grocery store, you already look for the local products.” Register for the Eat Local Challenge at www.nolalocavore.org. For information about local food sources, see “Local Food 411” at www.bestofneworleans.com.

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get cuts than Jindal had proposed. In response, the administration called the committee’s action “irresponsible” and warned that five prisons would be shuttered, state troopers would lose their jobs and flu shots might be eliminated for senior citizens. Fannin’s committee also plugged a few budget holes by raiding an economic development fund — also against Jindal’s wishes. As the one-time money drama unfolded on the House floor last Thursday, Fannin’s fatigue showed. He was being tugged one way by the administration and another by colleagues who were unwilling to compromise. “I’m stuck in the middle,” Fannin said. His mood was brighter once representatives agreed on how to cut the budget last Friday. “We put it back together,” he said. Fannin didn’t do it alone. In his corner is House Speaker Jim Tucker, R-Algiers, whose own relationship with Jindal has been strained recently. When the Joint Budget Com-mittee decided to refuse a Jindal-backed request by colleges to hike tuition, eliminating a $37 million pot of money from Jindal’s budget, Tucker defended the move by challenging universities to prove that increases granted over the last three years were paying off. Tucker appears ready to take his antiadministration rhetoric to a new level by supporting legislation to substantially trim state contracts. “The speaker told me it’s a go,” says Rep. Jerome Dee Richard, No Party-Thibodaux, author of the bill. Richard added that Tucker also may put his weight behind a related bill that would cut positions in the executive branch. Tucker said through a spokeswoman that he met with Richard earlier this month regarding the proposals and had offered supportive words, but the speaker did not respond to Gambit’s request for an interview. Tucker’s office also confirmed that Treasurer John Kennedy, who has advocated for the initiatives in speeches around the state, took part in the meeting. For his part, Jindal has not warmed up to the streamlining ideas. While these developments show how far Jindal and the House have drifted apart, they also serve as a preview of the uneasy truces the administration and lawmakers will have to forge to produce a balanced budget by the session’s last day, June 23. So far, like the Creole Wild West tribe, lawmakers show no signs of bowing down. Jeremy Alford can be reached at jeremy@ jeremyalford.com.

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aybe those words were dancing through lawma-kers’ minds May 25 as they posed for pictures with a pair of the prettiest Mardi Gras Indians the Creole Wild West Tribe could offer on short notice. Whether it was inspiration or coincidence, the Indians visited the House of Representatives on the same day House members took up Gov. Bobby Jindal’s $25 billion budget bill — and refused to bow down. Louisiana governors typically have no trouble ramming their budgets through the legislative process. Not this year. Not this governor. This year, Jindal doesn’t have earmarks to offer — or take away — and therefore his edge has been dulled. The state’s fiscal crunch is so severe that, for the first time in recent memory, the state budget is devoid of pork for lawmakers’ favorite projects and programs. That has unleashed a tide of legislative resentment, some of it built up over several years. More than one lawmaker has dredged up Jindal’s broken promise of a legislative pay raise in 2008. That’s just one of the governor’s broken promises. He also broke a campaign pledge not to use one-time monies on recurring expenditures — and that, too, has come back to bite him. By a 22-vote margin on May 23, the House adopted a resolution by Rep. Brent Geymann, R-Lake Charles, requiring a two-thirds vote of the Lower Chamber to pass any budget that includes nonrecurring dollars. Why is that a big deal? Because Jindal proposes to cover roughly $500 million of next year’s $1.6 billion budget shortfall with one-time monies. Last Thursday, Geymann’s resolution caused the House to shelve Jindal’s budget after representatives voted 88-11 not to plug one-time monies into next year’s budget. It was a clear sign that Jindal, whose team worked lawmakers feverishly during the floor debate, had lost more control than anyone had anticipated. Before the budget was finally advanced to the Senate 24 hours later, representatives cut $81 million intended for a coordinated care network — and they cut it because they didn’t believe Jindal’s argument that it was tied to $200 million in federal matching Medicaid money (there’s even official House documentation and research contradicting the administration’s claim). One of the ringleaders of this latest independence movement is Appropriations Chairman Jim Fannin, D-Jonesboro, whose budget-drafting committee also made deeper bud-

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Lessons of the St. Pierre Trial he guilty verdict rendered last week against former City Hall vendor Mark St. Pierre sent a thunderous message about the wages of corruption and arrogance. The fact that jurors convicted St. Pierre on all 53 counts should also embolden federal prosecutors in their ongoing investigation into the Nagin Administration — and give future defendants pause. However, knowing how clueless some people are (need I name names?), let’s connect the dots on the lessons the St. Pierre verdict holds for potential defendants. Herewith the Top 10 Lessons of Mark St. Pierre’s Trial: Lesson No. 10 — Don’t tug on Superman’s cape. Defendants have limited resources. The feds print money. “Standing up to the government” sounds noble, but arrogance can be as big a mistake as taking bribes. Lesson No. 9 — Don’t talk to the FBI. Remember former Insurance Commissioner Jim Brown? He was acquitted of the underlying crime for which he was charged but convicted of lying to the FBI about the alleged crime. He went to jail because he

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didn’t know when to shut up. Obey The Jim Brown Rule: If you even remotely might be in trouble, don’t talk to the FBI. Lesson No. 8 — Don’t lie to the FBI. OK, if you’re too stupid to obey The Jim Brown Rule, at least be smart enough not to lie to guys who don’t let you record your conversations with them. And don’t expect your lawyer to save you; Brown’s lawyer was with him when he talked to the feds. Lesson No. 7 — Don’t lie to your lawyer. This is the one person you should talk to, and don’t hold back. Your lawyer can’t betray your trust, but you can betray his by not revealing everything he (or she) needs to know to help you. Eddie Castaing is a good lawyer, but he could do nothing when St. Pierre’s other lawyers took the stand and said, “He lied to us.” Lesson No. 6 — Don’t use credit cards to bribe public officials. Duh. Lesson No. 5 — Don’t conspire with folks who can’t keep their mouths shut. Greg Meffert, who finally admitted taking bribes from St. Pierre, was always known to be a braggart and a blabbermouth. But when he testified against his former busi-

ness partner, he was humbled, contrite … and believable. Lesson No. 4 — Choose your friends wisely. The late Mayor Dutch Morial told me many years ago that in politics, it’s not your enemies you have to worry about — it’s your friends. “They’ll do you in every time,” he said. And he was only talking about being

We now know the danger — and the folly — of running government like a business.

embarrassed, not indicted. Lesson No. 3 — Don’t reek of fresh money. Driving to court in a shiny Mercedes to face bribery and corruption charges is not the best way to project a humble, honest image. Nothing against Mercedes (disclosure: my wife drives one), but perceptions matter. Lesson No. 2 — Take the deal. If you’ve got unclean hands, come clean and take your lumps. It beats a longer stretch in the pokey. Besides, confession is good for the soul, and people forgive those who genuinely seek forgiveness. Lesson No. 1 — Don’t try to run government like a business. This is a lesson for us all. Businesses are dictatorships; our government is a democracy. The two are not designed to work the same way. The next time you hear some puffed-up businessman saying we should run government like a business, remind him that Greg Meffert and Mark St. Pierre were successful businessmen — and ask him if he likes how they ran things. If nothing else, we now know the danger — and the folly — of running government like a business.

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f there’s one thing New Orleanians can count on, it’s local restaurants. There’s always an old favorite or appetizing new creation waiting for hungry patrons. Gambit canvassed area restaurants for their signature items, most popular dishes and chef’s recommendations. We collected 1,442 dishes to add to your summer “to dine” list. Along with dishes not to miss, restaurant listings include information on hours of operation, forms of payment and prices.

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7 ON FULTON

Wyndham Riverfront New Orleans Hotel, 701 Convention Center Blvd., 525-7555; www.7onfulton.com The battered and fried green beans are served with remoulade. The barbecue shrimp appetizer features four grilled shrimp sitting on a grit cake, smothered with barbecue sauce made with Abita beer. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

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517 Frenchmen St., 942-1345; www.13monaghan.com The sesame chicken salad sandwich on multigrain bread is dressed with spring mix and smoked almonds. The Italian deli sandwich is layered with Genoa salami, mortadella, capicola ham, provolone cheese and pickled vegetables. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

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Marriott Hotel, 555 Canal St., 553-5638 A fillet of wild Louisiana redfish is topped with jumbo lump crabmeat and served over spinach salad with lemon thyme 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. $$$

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69399 Hwy. 59, Abita Springs, (985) 892-0205 The pulled pork is slow cooked and served on a sandwich or a platter. The combo plate rounds up two ribs, sausage, brisket, two side items and bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

ABITA BREW PUB

72011 Holly St., Abita Springs, (985) 892-5837; www.abitabrewpub.com The blackened shrimp and avocado salad combines tomatoes, red onions, black olives, eggs and sprouts and is dressed with Abita Turbodog remoulade. The chicken Abitafeller features grilled chicken on a bed of creamed spinach topped with fried oysters and shrimp and herb cream sauce, served with mashed potatoes and sauteed vegetables. Reservations recommended for large parties. Lunch and dinner

ACME OYSTER & SEAFOOD HOUSE

724 Iberville St., 522-5973; 1202 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 246-6155; 3000 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 309-4056; www.acmeoysterhouse.com The oyster Rockefeller soup combines oysters, spinach, Parmesan and a touch of Herbsaint. Crawfish etouffee is made with a buttery roux and served over rice. Reservation policy varies by location. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

ACQUISTAPACE’S COVINGTON SUPERMARKET

125 E. 21st Ave., Covington, (985) 893-7554; www.acquistapace.com The overstuffed roast beef po-boy fills a French loaf and drips with gravy. St. Louis-style barbecue ribs are smoked in house daily. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

ACROPOLIS CUISINE

3841 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 888-9046 Chicken Acropolis features sauteed chicken breasts topped with spinach, feta, eggplant and mozzarella, served over angel hair pasta with marinara sauce. The six onion soup is capped by a puff pastry crouton. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

ADOBE CANTINA & SALSA

1905 W. Thomas St., Hammond, (985) 419-0027; www.carretarestaurant.com Order combination fajitas with steak, grilled chicken and shrimp. The chimichanga is a large flour tortilla filled with meat, deep-fried and served smothered in cheese sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

ADOLFO’S

611 Frenchmen St., 948-3800 Flounder is covered in creamy Ocean sauce with crabmeat and capers. Veal is also served topped with Ocean sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner daily. Checks. $$

ALBASHA GREEK & LEBANESE RESTAURANT

1958 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 867-8292; www.albashabr.com The chicken shawarma plate features garlic- and olive oilmarinated chicken served with rice and hummus. The gyro plate has thinly cut beef and lamb and is served with hummus and rice. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

ALIBI BAR AND GRILL

811 Iberville St., 522-9187; www.alibineworleans.com The barbecue shrimp salad combines sauteed shrimp, romaine, mushrooms, red onions and your choice of dressing. The Alibi killer fries serve up a pound of fries topped with chili, cheddar, mozzarella, jalapenos and onions. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

ALLEGRO BISTRO

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1100 Poydras St., 582-2350; www.allegrobistro.com The tenderloin and Brie sandwich is layered with sliced tenderloin, caramelized onions and aioli. Paneed veal is topped with crawfish and Creole mustard sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

THE ALPINE

620 Chartres St., 523-3005; www.thealpinebistro.com Redfish “Amer” is a sauteed fillet of redfish topped with Cajun crawfish cream sauce. Twin fried crab cakes and sauteed shrimp are served over fettuccine pasta and Alfredo sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

AMERICAN PIE DINER

2244 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Kenner, 468-2187 The Mediterranean omelet is a three-egg omelet served with chicken, creamed spinach, artichoke, black olives, tomatoes and feta cheese. The meatloaf is simmered in brown gravy and served with mashed potatoes and vegetables. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

THE AMERICAN SECTOR

The National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 528-1940; www.nationalww2museum.org Order the classic combo of tomato soup and a ham and cheese sandwich. Fried buster soft-shell crabs are served on jalapeno cheese grits. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ PAGE 22

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870 Tchoupitoulas St., 2089280; www.amanonola.com Gnundi are ricotta dumplings served with shiitake mushrooms, brown butter and sage. The squid-ink cavatelli is tossed with crawfish, lemon, scallions, garlic and chiles. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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ANDREA’ S RESTAURANT

3100 19th St., Metairie, 834-8583; www.andreasrestaurant.com House-made ravioli filled with porcini mushrooms are flamed in brandy and served with fresh sage. Sauteed snapper “crazie water” is served with garlic, herbs, tomatoes and white wine. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

ANGELI ON DECATUR

1141 Decatur St., 566-0077; www.angelirestaurant.webs.com Lucifer’s special pizza has mozzarella, pepperoni, ham, Italian sausage, red onions and roasted red peppers. The chicken Diavolo pizza is topped with spicy red pepper sauce, mozzarella cheese, grilled chicken, red onions and roasted garlic. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards. $$

ANGELO BROCATO

214 N. Carrollton Ave., 4861465; www.angelobrocatoicecream.com Sfogliatelle is an Italian pastry filled with ricotta and orange zest. Beat the summer heat with watermelon ice. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

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71518 Chestnut St., Covington, (985) 809-7669; www.annadeles.com Fried green tomatoes Tchefuncte are topped with sauteed crawfish and lemon beurre blanc. The veal Serena is paneed veal topped with crabmeat and served over angel hair with grilled asparagus drizzled with bearnaise sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

ANTOINE’S ANNEX

513 Royal St., 581-4422; www.antoines.com The ham and Brie sandwich on toasted sourdough is dressed with green apple, Creole mustard and herbed cream cheese spread. The chef salad offers mixed greens topped with ham, turkey, boiled eggs, colby Jack cheese, cucumber and red onions. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

ANTOINE’S RESTAURANT

713 St. Louis St., 581-4422; www.antoines.com Lamb Alciatore features lamb medallions wrapped in bacon, topped with a bearnaise mushroom crown and served over Alciatore sauce, which is a sweet wine sauce. The oysters Foch features fried oysters on toast buttered with pate,

served with Colbert sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

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ARNAUD’S RESTAURANT

813 Bienville St., 523-5433; www.arnaudsrestaurant.com The shrimp Arnaud has Gulf shrimp marinated in tangy remoulade. The oysters Kathryn tops oysters with artichoke hearts, garlic, Parmesan and extra virgin olive oil. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

ed turkey on a sesame roll. The vegetarian panino fills tomatorosemary bread with portobello mushrooms, asparagus and goat cheese. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Sun.-Thu. Credit cards. $

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ASSUNTA’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT

2631 Gause Blvd. 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 with melted mozzarella on top. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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901 Louisiana Ave., 891-9626; www.cafeatchafalaya.com Boudin-stuffed quail are wrapped in applewoodsmoked bacon and served with collard greens, mashed potatoes and natural reduction. Veal cheek meat pies are served with balsamic braised cabbage. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

ATTIKI BAR & GRILL

230 Decatur St., 587-3756; www.attikineworleans.com The tomato buffala features baked tomato slices topped with mozzarella, basil and extra virgin olive oil. The paella features shrimp, calamari, scallops, mussels, crawfish, sausage and chicken simmered in saffron broth and served over rive pilaf. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

AUDUBON CLUBHOUSE CAFE

6500 Magazine St., 212-5282; www.auduboninstitute.org The Oak Grove fried green tomato BLT has crisp bacon, lettuce and fried green tomatoes on toasted white or wheat bread. The Lowerline chicken sandwich combines thinly sliced chicken breast with Swiss, avocado and bacon on a croissant. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $

AUGUST MOON

3635 Prytania St., 899-5129; www.augustmoonneworleans.com The combination lo mein comes with Chinese egg noodles. The yang chow fried rice combines shrimp, roast pork and lettuce. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-

1732 St. Charles Ave., 586-9243; www.theavenuepub.com Red beans and rice wontons are traditional creamy red beans stuffed into a wonton wrapper and served with sriracha honey dipping sauce. The grilled cheese club has cheddar, bacon, tomatoes, sage, feta and goat cheeses and pesto butter spread. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

AVENUE RESTAURANT AND CATERING

450 Laroussini St., Westwego, 371-7850; www.avenuerestaurantandcatering.com The Willie Mae burger is an oversized patty dressed with lettuce, tomatoes, onions and pickles. Get a stuffed hamburger filled with jalapenos, cheese and onions. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

BABYLON CAFE

7724 Maple St., 314-0010; www.babyloncafe.biz Chicken shawarma is boneless, skinless marinated chicken breast cooked on a rotisserie. Beef shawarma features roasted, thinly sliced beef marinated with garlic and Mediterranean spices. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BACK TO THE GARDEN

833 Howard Ave., 299-8792 The vegetable stir fry combines cauliflower, cabbage, onions, carrots, mushrooms and garlic and is served over brown rice with tamari sauce and Swiss cheese is optional. The charbroiled chicken salad features a grilled breast over lettuce with avocado, tomato, shredded

carrot, cucumber and a choice of dressing. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. 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. Frank’s turkey pizza is topped with mozzarella and cheddar cheese, tomatoes, onions and jalapenos. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

BANANA BLOSSOM THAI CAFE

2112 Belle Chasse Hwy., Gretna, 392-7530; www.eatbananablossom.com Clams come in spicy coconut sauce with basil, served with grilled bread. The Chiang Mai noodles feature egg noodles with yellow curry, a choice of meat and crunchy noodles on top. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

BARCELONA TAPAS

720 Dublin St., 861-9696 Ceviche combines fish and shrimp in citrus marinade. The chorizo casserole is topped with sherry sauce. No reservations. Dinner Tue.-Sun. Cash only. $$$

BARU BISTRO & TAPAS

3700 Magazine St., 895-2225 The Pato en guayabao is guavaglazed duck breast served with roasted garlic mofongo, grilled asparagus and dark rum reduction. The ostras fritas is a dish of deep-fried Louisiana oysters served with cilantro aioli and caramelized onions. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BASIL LEAF

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The mussaman curry has chicken, potatoes, pineapple and peanuts served with jasmine rice. The pad thai tops rice noodles with sauteed chicken and shrimp, sprouts, eggs and crushed peanuts. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BAYONA

430 Dauphine St., 525-4455; www.bayona.com Order a sandwich of smoked duck, cashew-peanut butter and pepper jelly on multigrain bread. Veal sweetbreads are served with sherry mustard or lemon caper butter. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$$

THE BEACH HOUSE

2401 N. Woodlawn St., Metairie, 456-7470 Jumbo lump crab cakes are served with creamy crawfish sauce. The barbecue shrimp are peeled Louisiana shrimp sauteed in butter and served with French bread. Reservations accepted. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

BEACHCORNER BAR & GRILL

4905 Canal St., 488-7357; www.beachcornerbarandgrill.yolasite.com The hickory cheddar burger is dressed with lettuce, tomato, pickles, grilled onions and homemade hickory sauce. The spicy burger is drenched in hot sauce and covered in jalapeno peppers and pepper Jack cheese. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

THE BEAN GALLERY

637 N. Carrollton Ave., 324-8176; www.thebeangallery.net The smoked turkey sandwich comes with red onion, roasted red peppers, spinach and roast-

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BEAR’S RESTAURANT

128 W. 21st Ave., Covington, (985) 892-2373 The New Orleans-style roast beef po-boy is made with home cooked roast beef. The barbecue beef po-boy features roast beef smothered in barbecue sauce. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

BECK-N-CALL CAFE

534 N. New Hampshire St., Covington, (985) 875-9390 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, pickles and Creole mayonnaise. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., brunch Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

BEEF CONNECTION 501 Gretna Blvd., Gretna, 366-3275 Angus beef filets mignon are grilled to order and served on a hot plate with drawn butter. New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp are peeled, cooked in butter and spices and served with hot bread. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$$

BEIJING

2222 Clearview Pkwy., Suite B2, Metairie, 885-8881 The Beijing crispy chicken features white meat chicken sauteed in sweet brown sauce. The Beijing duck is served with pancakes, hoisin sauce, scallion and cucumber. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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Metairie, 846-9930 The Creole shrimp salad is served on a bed of spring mix with cucumber, avocado and feta cheese. The summer chicken pesto panino comes with pesto sauce, grilled chicken and mozzarella. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $

BENNACHIN

1212 Royal St., 522-1230 The black-eyed pea fritter features black-eyed peas ground into a paste and fried like hush puppies, served with tomato and onion dipping sauce. The spinach jama jama is spinach sauteed with ginger and garlic. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BESH STEAK AT HARRAH’S

8 Canal St., 533-6111; www.harrahsneworleans.com Steak tartare is topped with a fried quail egg and served with mache salad. A 38-oz. bone-in cowboy steak is served with roasted potatoes and vegetables. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

BETSY’S PANCAKE HOUSE

331 Decatur St. • 527-5954 www.kerryirishpub.com

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2542 Canal St., 822-0213 Pecan pancakes are buttermilk pancakes stuffed with pecans. The blueberry pancakes are served with whipped cream. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Sun.-Fri. Credit cards. $

BIG MOMMA’S CHICKEN AND WAFFLES

5741 Crowder Blvd., 241-2548; www.bigmommaschickenandwaffles.com Golden wings are lemon-pepper seasoned chicken wings fried without batter. Get waffles topped with strawberries and whipped cream. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

BIG SHIRLEY’S

5222 Elysian Fields Ave., 252-4835 “Baby I’m Back” ribs feature a full rack of messy ribs drenched in barbecue sauce. Blackened catfish is cooked on the grill or in a cast-iron skillet and served with two sides. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

BISTREAUX

1001 Toulouse St., 586-8000; www.bistreauxneworleans.com The cochon de lait sandwich features pulled pork, pickles and provolone cheese on ciabatta bread with basil aioli and hot mustard. The jumbo lump crab cake is topped with sliced avocado and served with sauce and micro citrus salad. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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New Orleans Marriott Metairie at Lakeway, 3838 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, 832-3838 Braised rabbit is slow-cooked and served over garlic linguine. The rack of lamb is crusted with mustard and thyme and served with lamb

jus, scalloped potatoes and a vegetable. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

BISTRO BYRONZ

1901 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (985) 951-7595; www.bistrobyronz.com Creole pot roast is slow cooked and served with garlic mashed potatoes with Creole gravy, green beans and salad. The Creole shrimp pasta is sauteed with shrimp, spinach, tomatoes and Cajun cream sauce. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Crdit cards. $$

BISTRO DAISY

5831 Magazine St., 899-6987; www.bistrodaisy.com The Daisy salad combines fresh mozzarella, roasted peppers, arugula, pumpkin seeds and white balsamic vinaigrette. Handmade ravioli are filled with crawfish, roasted garlic and mascarpone and served with wilted leeks and brandy, herb and oven-dried-tomato cream. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

BITTERSWEET CONFECTIONS

5331 Canal Blvd., 484-0780; www.bittersweetconfections.com Salted caramels are homemade caramels dipped in dark chocolate and garnished with fleur de sel. Made famous at D.H. Holmes, the Hulk is a bar layered with Louisiana pecans, handmade marshmallow, caramel and a layer of dark chocolate. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

BLACK ORCHID BISTRO

3749 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, 832-1444 Eve’s Garden is a sandwich of garlicherb cream cheese, alfalfa sprouts, cucumbers, avocado and tomato on toasted whole wheat bread. The grilled chicken sandwich features marinated chicken breast, mozzarella and honey mustard. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $

BLUE DOT DONUTS

4301 Canal St., 218-4866 The maple bacon donut is a mapleglazed long John with bacon sprinkled on top. The red velvet cake donut is covered in cream cheesed icing and red velvet crumbs. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

BOMBAY CLUB

830 Conti St., 586-0972; www.thebombayclub.com The “Pork porter house 64” features a 16-oz. pork porterhouse topped with fried shallot rings and served with bacon, smothered green beans and brabant potatoes. Blackened Maine sea scallops are served with crushed corn sauce, brabant potatoes, tasso and crawfish hash. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

BON TON CAFE

401 Magazine St., 524-3386; www.thebontoncafe.com Fried crawfish tails comes with Alzina’s special sauce. The grilled

14-oz. veal chop is served with mushrooms in Cabernet sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$$

cheese and dough puffs. Fried gnocchi are served with truffle oil and Parmesan. No reservations. Dinner and late-night Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

BONEFISH GRILL

BOURBON HOUSE

200 River Highlands Blvd., Covington, (985) 809-0662; www.bonefishgrill.com Singapore calamari is calamari fried with peppers and sweet and spicy Asian sauce. The “ahi tuna sashimi” is sesame-seared tataki style and served with wasabi and pickled ginger. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BOO KOO BBQ

3701 Banks St., 202-4741; www.bookoobbq.com The Boo Koo burger is a ground brisket patty topped with pepper Jack cheese, boudin and sweet chile aioli. The Cajun banh mi fills a Vietnamese roll with hogshead cheese, smoked pulled pork, boudin, fresh jalapeno, cilantro, cucumber, carrots, pickled radish and sriracha sweet chile aioli. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Cash only. $

BOSCO’S ITALIAN CAFE

2040 Hwy. 59, Suite D, Mandeville, (985) 624-5066; www.boscositalian.com The spaghetti and meatballs is a home-style dish of pasta topped with tomato sauce and Romano cheese. The pastrami sandwich features thin pastrami covered in melted Swiss, served on rye with Creole mustard. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

BOSWELL’S JAMAICAN GRILL

3521 Tulane Ave., 482-6600 The Ital plate comes with callaloo, rice and peas, plantains, salad and bread. Jerk chicken features slowly cooked chicken and is served with two sides. Lunch and dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $

BOUCHE

840 Tchoupitoulas St., 267-7485; www.bouchenola.com Rabbit and andouille gumbo is served with a touch of creamed grits. Pan-roasted Mississippi quail is served with creamed grits, red wine onion jam and a vegetable. Reservations recommended. Dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

BOUCHERIE

8115 Jeannette St., 862-5514; www.boucherie-nola.com The New Orleans barbecue shrimp po-boy is dressed with New Orleans-style barbecue sauce and green onions and served on Vietnamese bread. Mussels are cooked with the pot likker from collard greens over the greens along with crackers made from fried grits. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

BOULIGNY TAVERN 3641 Magazine St., 891-1810; www.boulignytavern.com Gouda beignets are airy fried

144 Bourbon St., 522-0111; www.bourbonhouse.com Bourbon barbecue shrimp features jumbo shrimp sauteed in New Orleans-style barbecue sauce with rosemary, garlic and bourbon. Redfish on the half shell is served with new potatoes and balsamic glazed red onion and topped with lemon butter and crabmeat. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

BOZO’S RESTAURANT

3117 21st St., Metairie, 831-8666; www.bozosrestaurant.com The seafood platter combines fried oysters, shrimp and catfish, a stuffed crab and a choice of side item. Bozo’s also serves hearty chicken and andouille gumbo. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

BRAVO CUCINA ITALIANA

3413 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 828-8828; www.bravoitalian.com Romano-crusted chicken breasts are served over a salad of chopped greens, eggs, bacon, cucumber and tomato with creamy Parmesan dressing. The pork chops are glazed with herb-butter sauce and served with green beans and mashed potatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BRAXTON’S RESTAURANT

636 Franklin Ave., Gretna, 301-3166; www.braxtonsnola.com The house gumbo is a spicy seafood gumbo loaded with shrimp, crab, sausage and turkey necks. The grilled eggplant is topped with a Mediterranean sauce made from bell peppers, onions, garlic, white wine, tomatoes, olive oil and saffron, and served over fettuccine with feta cheese and kalamata olives. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

THE BREAKROOM CAFE

3431 Houma Blvd., Metairie, 941-7607; www.breakroomofmetairie.com The breakfast burrito is a warm tortilla filled with scrambled eggs, shredded cheddar cheese, diced tomatoes, bell peppers and onions, served with a side of salsa. The East Jefferson club has layers of turkey, ham, bacon, cheddar and Swiss cheese, served hot. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $

BRENNAN’S RESTAURANT

417 Royal St., 525-9711; www.brennansneworleans.com Classic New Orleans turtle soup is topped with sherry. The signature bananas Foster features bananas sauteed in butter, brown sugar and


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cinnamon flamed in banana liquor and rum and served over vanilla ice cream. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

BRICK OVEN CAFE

2805 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 466-2097 Brick Oven chicken is a grilled chicken breast topped with green onions, mushrooms and artichoke hearts sauteed in white wine lemon butter sauce, served with angel hair pasta. The Brick Oven filet is a grilled 10-oz. prime filet brushed with garlic and Italian herbs and served with spaghetti aglio e olio. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BRIGTSEN’S RESTAURANT

723 Dante St., 861-7610; www.brigtsens.com Sauteed veal sweetbreads come with roasted-garlic lemon sauce, potato-leek cake, capers and crimini mushrooms. The roast duck is served with cornbread dressing and tart dried cherry sauce. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

BROCATO’S EAT DAT 8480 Morrison Road, 309-3465 Get fried green tomatoes with shrimp and remoulade. The blackened redfish is topped with Creole shrimp and sausage sauce. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

BROOKLYN PIZZERIA

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. $

BROTHERS OLE’ NEW ORLEANS CAFE

1502 Lapalco Blvd., Harvey, 366-1073 The Who Dat burger is a halfpound patty topped with bacon and cheddar. The hot dog and chili po-boy loads French bread with three fried hot dogs and house-made chili. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and

THE BULLDOG

819 Conti St., 581-3866; www.broussards.com Oysters Rockefeller features fried oysters on garlic, cream and Herbsaint spinach with Herbsaint beurre blanc. New Orleans bouillabaisse combines fish, shrimp, mussels and scallops in saffron tomato broth finished with crabmeat and rouille croutons. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

3236 Magazine St., 891-1516; 5135 Canal Blvd., 488-4191; www.draftfreak.com The crawfish banditos feature two flour tortillas filled with crawfish etouffee, cheese, roasted green chiles, fried and served with house-made salsa, sour cream and avocado. The Turbodog chicken is a marinated chicken breast topped with Jack cheese, barbecue sauce, sliced apples and smoked bacon, served on a jalapeno cheddar bun. No reservations. Lunch Wed.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $

BRUNO’S TAVERN

BUSTER’S PLACE

BROUSSARD’S RESTAURANT

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, sliced red onions and sliced strawberries. The one-eyed Jack burger is an 8-oz. patty topped with bacon, onion rings, pepper Jack cheese and a fried egg. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

BUBBA GUMP SHRIMP CO.

429 Decatur St., 522-5800; www.bubbagump.com Hush pups are cakes made with shrimp, mahi-mahi, rice and corn, deep fried and served with remoulade. The Shrimper’s Heaven rounds up four styles of shrimp: tempura shrimp, chile shrimp, coconut shrimp and fried shrimp. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BUD’S BROILER

Citywide; www.budsbroiler.com Get a char-broiled hamburger topped with signature hickory smoked sauce. French fries can be topped with chili or cheese or both. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Some locations accept credit cards. $

BUFFA’S LOUNGE

1001 Esplanade Ave., 949-0038; www.buffaslounge.com The Buffa burger is a halfpound patty topped with cheddar cheese and served with fries. The grilled Reuben combines corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and Russian dressing on grilled rye bread and is served with fries. 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 Dungeness crab legs on Thursday. The pasta station offers a variety of pastas, meats and red and white sauces. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

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519 E. Boston St., Covington, (985) 809-3880; www.bustersplaceonline.com The grilled mahi-mahi sandwich is served on a sweet mesquite bun and dressed with lettuce, tomatoes and mango-pineapple dressing. The seafood platter features catfish, shrimp and oysters, french fries, corn fritters and salad. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch daily, dinner Thu.-Tue. Credit cards. $$

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930 Tchoupitoulas St., 5887675; www.cochonbutcher.com The Cochon muffuletta is layered with house-made meats, provolone, pickled peppers and olives. The Gambino features salami cotto, sopressata, coppa and herb vinaigrette. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

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BYBLOS

Named Top 10 Best New Restaurants in the US

1501 Metairie Road, Metairie, 834-9773; 3218 Magazine St., 894-1233; www.byblorestaurants.com The gyro nachos are fried pita chips topped with gyro meat, tzatziki sauce, black olives, feta cheese, tomatoes and onions. The chicken shawarma offers thin slices of chicken cooked with garlic. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BYBLOS MARKET

2020 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 837-9777; www.byblorestaurants.com A chicken kebab comes with hummus, salad, pita bread, grilled onions, tomatoes and red pepper. The chicken shawarma plate has chicken breast marinated overnight, grilled and served with hummus, salad and pita bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

BYWATER RESTAURANT & BBQ

3162 Dauphine St., 944-4445 The Chateaubriand is a centercut filet weighing 20 to 22 ounces, served with roasted red potatoes, broccoli, bearnaise and red wine reduction sauce. The arugula salad combines strawberries, grapes, PAGE 27

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1809 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 834-1030; 4301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 833-1288; www.eatbrooklyn.net The Boss pizza has pepperoni, Canadian bacon, mushroom, garlic and extra cheese. The muffuletta pizza is made with garlic or red sauce and topped with mozzarella, salami, ham and olive salad. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

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candied pecans and goat cheese with house-made vinaigrette. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Thu.-Tue., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

CADDYSHACK

3217 Ridgelake Drive, Metairie, 833-1799 Order red beans and rice with sausage, ham, a pork chop or chicken. The oversized burgers are cooked to order. No reservations. Lunch daily. Credit cards. $

CAFE ADELAIDE AND SWIZZLE STICK BAR

300 Poydras St., 595-3305; www.cafeadelaide.com Flounder paneed with herbs is served with flageolet beans, crispy serrano ham and sweet garlic and shellfish bagna cauda. “Shrimp on shrimp in grits” features dried-shrimpcrusted shrimp over oregano red grits with absinthe-basil butter. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and dinner daily, lunch Mon.-Fri., brunch Sat.Sun. Credit cards. $$$

CAFE AMELIE

912 Royal St., 412-8965 The roasted turkey sandwich features cranberry mayonnaise and mixed greens on sourdough bread. The blackened rack of lamb comes with mango Scotch bonnet pepper jelly, creamy mashed potatoes and haricots vert. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

CAFE AT THE SQUARE

CAFE B

2700 Metairie Road, 934-4700; www.cafeb.com Chicken pot pie is a puff pastry filled with chicken, Louisiana yams, bacon and sweet peas with creamy sage sauce. Green eggs and ham features jumbo asparagus, a poached egg, crisp prosciutto, bacon hollandaise and cracklings. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

CAFE BEIGNET

311 Bourbon St., 525-2611; 334B Royal St., 524-5530; www.cafebeignet.com The western omelet is a Frenchstyle omelet with ham, bell peppers, red onion and white cheddar, served with grits and French bread. The Cajun hash

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Beachcorner Bar & Grill for burgers. and Gulf shrimp stewed with ripe tomatoes and Creole spices, served with fettuccine. No reservations. Breakfast Sat.Sun., lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

CAFE D’CAPPUCCINO

4041 Williams Blvd., Suite B8, Kenner, 443-2299 The barbecue shrimp combine three-quarters of a pound of shrimp topped with barbecue sauce, served with rice and bread. The gourmet hamburger is made with Angus beef and topped with house-made special sauce. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

CAFE RANI

CAFE DEGAS

3127 Esplanade Ave., 945-5635; www.cafedegas.com Flash-fried Louisiana oysters are served with roasted leek fondue. Pepper-crusted tuna carpaccio is served with Roma tomatoes and cilantro vinaigrette. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Wed.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

CAFE DIBLASI

1801 Stumpf Blvd., Suite 4, Terrytown, 361-3106; www.cafediblasi.com Chicken Florentine features sauteed chicken breast topped with prosciutto, creamed spinach and mozzarella cheese. The blackened catfish is topped with shrimp and herbed butter sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CAFE DITALI’S

2104 Manhattan Blvd., Suite E, Harvey, 361-0058 The pasta Ditali features chicken breast sauteed with onions, fresh mushroom and broccoli, served with penne pasta, white wine sauce and sprinkled with Parmesan. The Mediterranean pizza is a crust brushed with garlic butter sauce and topped with grilled chicken breast, Roma tomatoes, black olives, marinated artichoke hearts, red onions, roasted red peppers, mozzarella and feta cheese. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CAFE EAST

4628 Rye St., Metairie, 8880078; www.cafeeastnola.com The wok-seared ginger duck combines marinated boneless duck and vegetables in soyginger glaze. Pan-roasted red snapper is served with green curry, artichokes and potatoes. Delivery available. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

CAFE ENVIE

1241 Decatur St., 524-3689; www.cafeenvienola.com

The eggs Envie is a breakfast sandwich with a two-egg omelet, melted Brie and ham on a croissant. Breakfast in a go-cup combines two scrambled eggs, bacon, hash browns, grits, sausage and gravy in a cup. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

topped with blue cheese, bacon, sauteed mushrooms and onions, and Creole mayonnaise on a ciabatta bun. The muffuletta features layers of mortadella, ham, provolone cheese, genoa salami and olive salad. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Fri.-Wed., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

CAFE EQUATOR

CAFE FRESCA

2920 Severn Ave., Metairie, 8884772; www.cafeequator.com The ginger tori is a sauteed chicken breast with onions, carrots, yellow squash and shiitake mushrooms in ginger sauce. Shrimp Equator features shrimp sauteed with carrots and onions with Thai spices. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

CAFE ETIENNE

423 10th St., Gretna, 309-4072; www.cafeetienne.com Barbecue oysters are tossed in New Orleans-style barbecue sauce, fried and served with French bread. The rosemary chicken is chicken breasts slow cooked in a reduction of red wine, garlic and rosemary, served over rice and fresh vegetables. Reservations accepted. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Wed.Sat., brunch Sun. 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 fleur de lis salad is a mix of field greens, bacon, ham, turkey, tomatoes, red onions, cucumber and cheddar cheese. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

CAFE FRERET

7329 Freret St., 861-7890; www.cafefreret.com The black and blue voodoo burger is a half-pound patty

4441 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie, 887-2010 Order Maine lobster stuffed with crawfish dressing. The Fresca salad combines chargrilled chicken, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, sun-dried tomatoes, onions and croutons. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

CAFE GIOVANNI

117 Decatur St., 529-2154; www.cafegiovanni.com Southern-style voodoo shrimp are served in sweet-and-spicy sauce with portobello mushrooms, fried green tomatoes and cheese grits. Duck classico is a garlic-glazed roasted half duck served with sweet Marsala sauce and mashed potatoes. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

CAFE GRANADA

1506 S. Carrollton Ave., 865-1612; www.cafegranadanola.com The sea scallops brochetta features flame-grilled scallops, cherry tomatoes, onions and bell peppers on a rosemary skewer. Fried goat cheese puffs are served over mango-ginger sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

CAFE HOPE

1101 Barataria Blvd., Marrero, 756-4673; www.cafehope.org Blackened shrimp quesadillas are filled with cheese and Louisiana shrimp. The pecancrusted catfish is served with praline meuniere sauce.

Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

CAFE LYNN

2917 Magazine St., 895-2500; www.caferanimagazine.com Jerk chicken breast is served over baby spinach, Granny Smith apples, toasted walnuts, grapes, raisins, blue cheese and pepper jelly vinaigrette. The Mediterranean garden sandwich piles cucumber, roasted red peppers, tomato, spinach, avocado, alfalfa sprouts, onion, feta, Swiss, provolone and pesto yogurt on ciabatta bread. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch daily, dinner Tue.Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

3051 E. Causeway Approach, Mandeville, (985) 624-9007; www.cafelynn.com Eggplant Gabriel features fried eggplant medallions topped with jumbo lump crabmeat, shrimp and oysters and cream sauce. The filet mignon au poivre is an 8-oz. filet served with brandy and green peppercorn sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

CAFE RECONCILE

CAFE MASPERO

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. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

601 Decatur St., 523-6250; www.cafemaspero.com The veggie muffuletta combines olive salad and melted Swiss on an Italian seeded roll. The regular muffuletta features layers of ham, salami, pastrami, Swiss and olive salad. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $

CAFE MINH

4139 Canal St., 482-6266; www.cafeminh.com Pan-seared scallops are drizzled with sweet chile-soy sauce and served with grilled Japanese eggplant. Sauteed shrimp and mirliton is served over jasmine rice. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CAFE NAVARRE

800 Navarre Ave., 483-8828 Dijon pork panino is filled with roasted pork, Swiss and Dijon mustard. The house hamburger is an 8-oz. patty cooked to order. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, brunch Sun. 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. The pasta jambalaya has smoked andouille sausage

1631 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 568-1157; www.reconcileneworleans.org Baked chicken is served with a choice of two sides such as mashed sweet potatoes, collard greens or sauteed vegetanbles. The roast beef debris po-boy is served with potato salad. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

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632 Frenchmen St., 949-3300; www.caferosenicaud.com The huevos rancheros feature salsa a la Mexicana, scrambled eggs and cheese between two tortillas, topped with cheddar cheese and salsa. The lox and bagel plate comes with red onion, capers, tomato and cream cheese. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CAFE ROYALE

3343 Metairie Road, Suite 1, Metairie, 304-8438 The Hawaiian chicken Royale panino features grilled chicken, pineapple, bell peppers, onions, provolone cheese and spinach dressing. The Philly Gentilly panino combines ham, roast beef, Swiss, onions, mushrooms, gravy and optional mayo, honey mustard or Creole mustard. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat., PAGE 29

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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, served with grits or hash browns. The chicken Lafayette features skinless chicken breast, mushrooms, peppers and onions in light cream sauce topped with soft mozzarella, served with smashed potatoes. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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 and lunch daily, dinner Thu.-Sun., late-night Fri.-Sat. Royal Street: Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

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CAFFE ANGELINA

5024 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, 889-7770 The muffuletta is served with a cup of soup. The avocado salad is topped with grilled shrimp and Mandarin orange-ginger dressing. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

CAFFE! CAFFE!

3547 N. Hullen St., Metairie, 267-9190; 4301 Clearview Pkwy., Metairie, 885-4845; www.caffecaffe.com The avocado salad combines romaine lettuce, sliced avocado, Gorgonzola, walnuts, red onion and mango vinaigrette, and grilled chicken, chicken or shrimp salad are optional additions. The Greek chicken wrap bundles chicken, feta, lettuce, cherry tomatoes, olives and Greek dressing in a wheat tortilla. 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, 8180051; www.caffelatteda.com. The Cajun crawfish scramble combines crawfish, green pep-

per, onion and cheddar cheese and is served with grits or hash browns and toast or a biscuit. The spinach salad is tossed with mushrooms, almonds, eggs, bacon, tomato and croutons in house dressing. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards and checks. $

CAJUN GRILL & BAR

2325 N. Hullen St., Suite 100, 831-0095 The N’awlins sampler rounds up jambalaya, shrimp Creole, red beans, fried catfish and a cup of gumbo. The appetizer tray includes chicken wings, cheese sticks and mushrooms. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CAJUN MIKE’S PUB AND GRUB

116 Baronne St., 566-0055; www.cajunmikes.com. Fried boudin balls are served with remoulade. Seafood gumbo brims with shrimp and okra. Lunch delivery available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

CALYPSO PATIO BAR AND GRILL 326 Lee Lane, Covington, (985) 875-9676; www.calypsopatio.com Jumbo lump crabmeat and

avocado slices top a salad with sauteed asparagus, red onions, shredded carrots and a choice of dressing. The seared tuna tostada is served with black bean salad, pico de gallo, avocado-wasabi sauce and raspberry-chipotle glaze. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CAMELLIA CAFE

525 Gause Blvd. W., Slidell, (985) 649-6211; 69455 Hwy. 59, Abita Springs, (985) 809-6313; www.thecamelliacafe.com The breakfast sandwich comes with two eggs, meat and cheese on a croissant, toast or biscuit and is served with hash browns, country potatoes or grits. The Camellia sampler includes onion rings, Southwestern egg rolls, chicken wings and fried mushrooms with blue cheese, honey mustard or zesty ranch dressing. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

CAMELLIA GRILL

540 Chartres St., 522-1800; 626 S. Carrollton Ave., 309-2679; www.camelliagrill.net The chili cheese omelet is a popular breakfast item. Order a slice of pecan pie warmed on the grill. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner

daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CAMPBELL’S COFFEE & TEA

516 S. Tyler St., Covington, (985) 246-6992; www.campbellscoffee.com The creme brulee latte with vanilla and caramel is available hot, iced or frozen. Banana-nut muffins are baked in house. No reservations. Breakfast Mon.Sat., lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

CANSECO’ S MARKET

1519 Metairie Road, Metairie, 835-5979; 3135 Esplanade Ave., 322-2594; 5217 Elysian Fields Ave., 218-7048 The Cuban sandwich is loaded with roasted pork and ham and pressed crisp. Pick up a whole roasted chicken to go. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

CAPDEVILLE

520 Capdeville St., 371-5161; www.capdevillenola.com Truffled mac and cheese is made with black truffle oil and pancetta. The duck confit club comes with roasted duck and duck cracklings on brioche. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., late-

night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CARMO

527 Julia St., 875-4132; www.cafecarmo.com The Carmo salad combines avocado, pineapple, smoked ham (or vegan “ham”), raisins, cucumbers and nuts tossed with citrus mango vinaigrette. The Rico is a grilled plantain patty topped with melted panella cheese, spicy passion fruit pork, salsa fresca, avocado and tangy sweet Rico sauce. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CASAMENTO’S RESTAURANT

4330 Magazine St., 895-9761; www.casamentosrestaurant.com The oyster loaf features fried oysters between thick slices of buttered Texas toast. The soft-shell crab dinner features a fried soft-shell crab, french fries and toast. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Thu.-Sat. Checks. $$

CAYOUDLE’S

10367 Airline Hwy., St. Rose, 466-8813 The Venice Beach sandwich features prosciutto, turkey, provolone, cucumber, spinach, tomato, guacamole and Italian dressing. The Cayoudle Dawg is

a beef frank topped with bacon, cheddar, avocado, lettuce, tomato and Thousand Island dressing. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

CELLARS OF RIVER RIDGE

1801 Dickory Ave., River Ridge, 734-8455; www.cellarsrr.com The signature Remoulade salad combines boiled Gulf shrimp boiled tossed in remoulade over fried green tomatoes, crisp romaine lettuce, cucumbers and tomatoes. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

CENTRAL GROCERY

923 Decatur St., 523-1620 The muffuletta is available by the half or whole round loaf. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CHAD’S BISTRO

3216 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, 838-9935; www.chadsbistro.com The fried catfish platter is served with potato salad and toast. The lump crabmeat salad features smoked Gouda, dried cranberries and roasted pecans on Boston lettuce with citrus vinaigrette. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$ PAGE 30

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CHARLIE’S SEAFOOD

8311 Jefferson Hwy., Harahan, 737-3700; www.charliesseafoodrestaurant.com The catfish and grits are mustard and cornmeal coated fried fillets topped with cheddar cheese and Creole sauce and served with stone-ground grits. The unfried seafood platter combines grilled fish, shrimp and crab bordelaise, baked oysters and shrimp cornbread. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CHARLIE’S STEAK HOUSE

4510 Dryades St., 895-9323; www.charliessteakhousenola.com “The Charlie” is a 32-oz. thick cut T-bone with a strip on one side and tender filet on the other served on a sizzling hot platter. The classic iceberg wedge salad is served with Charlie’s housemade blue cheese dressing. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

CHATEAU DU LAC WINE BISTRO

2037 Metairie Road, Metairie, 831-3773; www.chateaudulacbistro.com The salad Nicoise features seared ahi tuna, olives, egg, haricots vert, fingerling potatoes and vinaigrette. The red winebraised beef short ribs come with pearl onions and Cabernet jus. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$$

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133 Royal St., 592-1270; www.checkeredparrot.com Jalapeno poppers are deep fried jalapenos stuffed with cream cheese and served with ranch and marinara sauce. The Buffalo chicken sandwich is a fried chicken breast tossed in hot, medium or mild sauce and served with a choice of salad, fries, yellow rice or chips. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

CHECKPOINT CHARLIE

501 Esplanade Ave., 281-4847 Off the grill, the chicken breast sandwich on a bun is popular. Or order a burger seasoned with Cajun spices. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

CHEESESTEAK BISTRO

528 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 875-9793; www.thecheesesteakbistro.com The cheese steak deluxe piles 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 grits or a hash brown casserole on the side. Reservations accepted.

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

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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, 3222118; www.cherryberryyogurt.com Snow Ice is finely shaved ice stacked with any fruit combination, topped with vanilla ice cream and drizzled condensed milk. Guava is one of the exotic frozen yogurt flavors. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

cracklings. The braised countrystyle ribs are served with brown rice, pickled mushrooms and beets. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

COFFEE RANI

2828 Canal St., 304-4714; www.chickiewahwah.com Get gourmet tacos are filled with Korean-style barbecue pork and pickled red onions. Roasted pork shoulder with pineapple is an occasional special. No reservations. Dinner daily. Cash only. $

234 Lee Lane, Covington, (985) 893-6158; 3517 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (985) 674-0560; www.coffeerani.com The spinach and artichoke dip is topped with Parmesan and tomatoes and served with warm pita chips. The summer fruit salad is a mix of apples, raisins, grapes, walnuts, blue cheese and orange slices topped with chicken salad and poppy seed dressing. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $

CHINA ORCHID RESTAURANT

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CHICKIE WAH WAH

704 S. Carrollton Ave., 865-1428; www.chinaorchidneworleans.com The mango shrimp features Gulf shrimp and mango sauteed with broccoli, bell peppers and onion in a spicy brown sauce. Empress chow mein tops crispy thin noodles with scallops, shrimp, chicken, beef and vegetables in brown sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ 3501 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, 887-3295 Combo plates features sweetand-sour pork and Szechuan beef. 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 Emperor’s lo mein combines chicken, beef and shrimp over angel hair pasta. Reservations recommended for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. 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 a beignet. The ropa viejo is served with congri and yuca. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Thu.Sat. Credit cards. $$

CIRO’S COTE SUD

7918 Maple St., 866-9551; www.cotesudrestaurant.com Blanquette de veau is braised veal simmered with carrots, pearl onions and mushrooms in broth and served with wild

305 Covington St., Madisonville, 985-845-2348; www.coffeesboilinpot.com Fried or grilled catfish Madisonville comes with crawfish, mushroom and green onion cream sauce. Boiled seafood platters feature crawfish, crab and shrimp. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Thu.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$ rice. Moules Provencale is a large bowl of steamed mussels served with pommes frites. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Checks. $$

CITY DINER

3116 S. I-10 Service Road, Metairie, 831-1030; www.citydiner.biz The “bottom of the bowl” features a French bread bowl filled with crabmeat, crawfish, shrimp, cheese, green onions and Cajun cream sauce. The hickory burger comes with ham, barbecue sauce and cheddar cheese on jalapeno-cheddar, sourdough or wheat bun and is served with fries, sweet potato fries or onion rings. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

CLANCY’S

6100 Annunciation St., 895-1111 A smoked and fried soft-shell crab is topped with sauteed crabmeat and meuniere sauce. New Orleans stuffed shrimp features fried jumbo shrimp stuffed with crabmeat and served with Crystal hollandaise sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

CLEMENTINE’S BELGIAN BISTROT

2505 Whitney Ave., Gretna, 3663995; www.bistrogallerie.com

The seared yellowfin tuna steak is served with green peppercorn sauce and Belgian fries. The broiled oysters are topped with Brie and served with leek fondue. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. 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, kafta and beef tenderloin. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

CLOVER GRILL

900 Bourbon St., 598-1010; www.clovergrill.com The biscuit and gravy is an open-faced large Southern style biscuit smothered in country gravy. Battered chicken-fried steak comes with two eggs, hash browns or grits, and toast. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

COCHON

930 Tchoupitoulas St., 588-2123; www.cochonrestaurant.com The Louisiana cochon is served with turnips, cabbage and

624 S. Carrollton Ave., 2188900; 1130 S. Clearview Pkwy., Elmwood, 736-5037; www.coldstonecreamery.com The Strawberry Blonde sundae is strawberry ice cream in a graham cracker pie crust with strawberries, caramel and whipped topping. A Cheesecake Named Desire combines yellow cake, cheesecake ice cream and raspberry filling. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

COLUMBIA STREET TAP ROOM & GRILL

434 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 898-0899; www.columbiastreettaproom.com The seared pepper tuna is served over mixed greens, almonds, goat cheese and strawberry vinaigrette. Burgers are dressed with mayo, lettuce and tomato and served with a choice of fries, onion rings, salad or sauteed vegetables. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

THE COLUMNS — ALBERTINE’S TEA ROOM

3811 St. Charles Ave., 899-9308; www.thecolumns.com. Soft-shell crab is served with applewood-smoked bacon, Roma tomatoes, baby lettuce

and brioche toast with tartar sauce and balsamic-cane molasses. Lemon-blueberry crepes are topped with spicy peach drizzle and chantilly cream. Reservations recommended. Breakfast and dinner daily, lunch Tue.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

COMMANDER’S PALACE

1403 Washington Ave., 899-8221; www.commanderspalace.com The chicory coffee lacquered Texas quail is served with Louisiana blue crab and cornbread dressing, smoky boudin, sweet onions, green apples, pepper jelly and chicory coffee sauce. The Parmesan-dusted oyster salad combines fried P&J oysters over herb marinated olives, roasted red peppers, romaine hearts, house-made bacon, eggs and white anchovy sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

COMMON GROUNDS

335 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, 227-2200 The Common breakfast features two eggs, toast, grits or hash browns, and ham, bacon or sausage. Artichoke Amelia is a dish of Italian-seasoned artichoke hearts topped with Parmesan. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. 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 served with cocktail sauce and lemon wedges. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

COOTER BROWN’S TAVERN

509 S. Carrollton Ave., 8669104; www.cooterbrowns.com The Radiators special sandwich includes shrimp, oysters and a combination of cheeses on French bread. Breaded mozzarella sticks are served with marinara sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

COPELAND’S CHEESECAKE BISTRO

2001 St. Charles Ave., 593-9955; 4517 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 454-7620; www.copelandscheesecakebistro.com Crawfish egg rolls are filled with tasso, crawfish, black beans, Chinese vegetables and ginger-honey sauce and served with spicy pepper jelly dipping sauce. The white chocolate bread pudding is a French bread custard pudding with shaved white chocolate and Frangelico cream sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinPAGE 32


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COQUETTE

2800 Magazine St., 265-0421; www.coquette-nola.com The hanger steak is served with a potato risotto, candied cipollini onions and black trumpet mushrooms. Roast Gulf oysters are served with fennel and bacon ragout and horseradish cream. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

CORKY’ S RIBS & BAR-B-Q

4243 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 887-5000; www.corkysbarbq.com Hickory-smoked Memphis-style racks of ribs are served with beans, coleslaw or fries. Get a barbecued pork sandwich with fries or sweet potato fries. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CORNER CAFE

3316 Green Acres Road, Metairie, 454-1008 The seafood platter includes gumbo, salad, an appetizer sampler, stuffed shrimp and fried shrimp, oysters and catfish. No reservations. Breakfast and dinner Tue.-Sat., lunch Mon.-Sat., breakfast Sun. Credit cards. $

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500 St. Peter St., 522-2999; www.corneroysterhouse.com The seafood sampler includes boiled shrimp, crawfish and oysters on the half-shell. The New Orleans sampler rounds up gumbo, shrimp Creole, red beans and jambalaya. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

COSCINO’S PIZZA ITALIAN RESTAURANT

1817 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 727-4984; www.coscinospizza.com Spaghetti and meatballs come with homemade hand-rolled meats and red gravy over angel hair pasta. The Boyer special pizza has garlic herb sauce, pepperoni, sausage, feta and jalapenos. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

COTTON CLUB

1104 Canal St., 525-4445; www.cottonclubnola.com The pan-seared cod is served with black beans and pineapple-habanero salsa. Louisiana crawfish cakes are served with Jack Daniel’s corn sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

COULIS

3625 Prytania St., 304-4265 Huevos rancheros feature

eggs and tortillas topped with melted pepper Jack cheese, house-made salsa and Creole sauce. Coulis’ eggs Benedict are assembled with poached eggs over corn cakes and pulled pork. No reservations. Breakfast daily, lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. Checks. $

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www.curenola.com The spicy Jamaican meat pie is made with a turmeric crust, chicken, coconut curry and house-made orange coconut soda. The Seberg salad combines arugula, fennel, roasted artichokes, goat milk feta from Ryal’s Dairy and citrus vinaigrette. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

THE COUNTRY CLUB

634 Louisa St., 945-0742; www. thecountryclubneworleans.com The andouille cornbreadstuffed pork loin is glazed with Steen’s cane syrup and Creole mustard and served with potatoes. The grilled fennel and beet salad is tossed with arugula, spiced pecans, Stilton and warm tasso vinaigrette. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.Sun. Credit cards. $$

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COUNTRY FLAME

620 Iberville St., 522-1138 The ropa viejo is a traditional Cuban version of shredded beef over rice. The classic Cuban sandwich comes pressed with ham, roasted pork and cheese. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

COURT OF TWO SISTERS

613 Royal St., 522-7261; www.courtoftwosisters.com Trout meuniere or amandine is a pan-fried fillet of trout served with rosemary roasted new potatoes and steamed asparagus. Crabmeat au gratin features lump crabmeat in Mornay sauce topped with Parmesan and is served with asparagus drizzled with hollandaise. Reservations recommended. Lunch, brunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

COURTYARD GRILL

4430 Magazine St., 875-4164; www.courtyardgrillnola.com The Courtyard Mediterranean baba ghanoush 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. $$

COWBELL

8801 Oak St., 298-8689; www.cowbell-nola.com Grilled skirt steak is served with black bean sauce, roasted plantains and Fidel’s mango salsa. The crispy Louisiana oyster salad is served with grilled corn, smoked bacon, crumbled egg and spicy blue cheese vinaigrette. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

CRABBY JACK’S

428 Jefferson Hwy., Jefferson, 833-2722 Remoulade tops the fried green tomato po-boy served on Gendusa’s French bread. Fish

tacos come in blue corn tortillas with salsa and a choice of sides. No reservations. Lunch Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $

CRAZY JOHNNIE’S STEAKHOUSE

3520 18th St., Metairie, 8876641; www.crazyjohnnies.net One of Johnnie’s popular specials is the 8 1/2-oz. prime-cut filet mignon. Crawfish Johnnie serves crawfish, onions and mushrooms in cream reduction over rice. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

THE CREOLE CREAMERY

4924 Prytania St., 894-8680; 6260 Vicksburg St., 482-2924; www.creolecreamery.com Original ice cream flavors include Hot Tin Roof, vanilla ice cream with a hot fudge swirl and spicy Spanish pralines. Get a root beer float or the summer version — a scoop of sherbet in Sprite. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $

THE CREOLE GRILLE & BAR

5241 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 889-7992; www.thecreolegrille.com Crabmeat au gratin is jumbo lump crabmeat in cheese sauce served with a vegetable on the side. Bourbon glazed pork chops feature two 7-oz. charbroiled pork chops brushed with bourbon sauce and served with Creole blue potatoes. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

CREPES A LA CART

1039 Broadway St., 866-2362; www.crepecaterer.com The Crescent City crepe is filled with roast beef, mushrooms, onions, Swiss cheese and spicy horseradish sauce. The turtle sundae crepe is filled with vanilla ice cream, chocolate

chips, pecans and caramel and topped with whipped cream. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

CRESCENT CITY BREWHOUSE

527 Decatur St., 522-0571; www.crescentcitybrewhouse.com The Mediterranean fried calamari is flash fried, tossed with pepperoncini peppers, kalamata olives and roasted garlic, and served with red pepper aioli. The “fork and knife” hot beef sandwich features slices of choice roast beef and provolone cheese topped with peppers, onions and sun-dried tomatoes au jus, served with Parmesan fries. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

CRESCENT CITY GRILL

101 Lapalco Blvd., Gretna, 394-7272 Crescent City Grill’s 1-2-3 special features one egg, two strips of bacon and three pancakes for less than $5. The fisherman’s platter combines fried fish, oysters and shrimp. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

CRESCENT CITY STEAK HOUSE

1001 N. Broad St., 821-3271; www.crescentcitysteaks.com Head to this Mid-City steakhouse for porterhouse steaks large enough for two or three to share. The bread pudding with raisins and peaches is topped with brandy sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri. and Sun., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

CRESCENT PIE AND SAUSAGE COMPANY 4400 Banks St., 482-2426; www.crescentpieandsausage.com

The pecan-smoked turkey breast sandwich 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. Credit cards. $$

CROISSANT D’OR

617 Ursulines Ave., 524-4663 Order flaky, buttery croissants with different fruit fillings. Okra gumbo is a frequent soup of the day special. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

CRYSTAL ROOM AT LE PAVILLON

833 Poydras St., 620-8899; www.lepavillon.com Herbsaint oysters are fried oysters 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. $$

CUCOS

2766 Belle Chasse Hwy., Terrytown, 393-7766; 5048 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 454-5005; www.cucosmex.com. The nacho mountain is a pile of chips covered with black beans, ground beef, chili con queso, chili con carne, pico de gallo, guacamole, sour cream and jalapenos. The El Presidente combines beef and cheese enchiladas, a beef taco, two chimipoquitos, rice, beans and ranchero sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

CURE

4905 Freret St., 302-2357;

1200 S. Carrollton Ave., 861-9033 Thai green curry with vegetables is prepared with coconut cream. Chicken masala features breast meat cooked with ginger, garlic, tomato, cumin, turmeric and coriander. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

CYRUS RESTAURANT

612 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 309-2477 The sheeshleek features marinated and grilled lamb with vegetables and basmati rice. The soltani is a combination of char-grilled tenderloin and seasoned ground beef served with vegetables and basmati rice. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. 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. $$

DAKOTA

629 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 892-3712; www.restaurantcuvee.com/dakota Fried soft-shell crabs are served with shrimp, crabmeat, crawfish and Creole sauce over roasted pecan rice. Parmesancrusted tilapia is topped with lump crabmeat, wild mushrooms and caper dill butter and served with flash-fried smoked artichoke hearts and smoked-tomato hollandaise. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

DANTE’S KITCHEN

736 Dante St., 861-3121; www.danteskitchen.com Seared diver scallops are served with beluga lentils, preserved lemon and sherry vinaigrette, PAGE 34


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Chef de cuisine Michael Nirenberg creates small plate specials at Oak. parsley and garlic. The shrimp and grits gets extra flavor from tasso and rosemary. No reservations. Arnoult Road: lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Hilton: lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

DRESS IT

535 Gravier St., 527-0006 The burger at Dress It comes with your choice of unusual and creative toppings like peanut butter, chili, guacamole or a fried egg. The seafood gumbo brims with crabmeat, oysters, shrimp and crawfish. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

DRY DOCK CAFE

133 Delaronde St., 361-8240; www.thedrydockcafe.com Barbecue shrimp is cooked New Orleans-style and served with French bread for dipping. The Best Bank burger is an 8-oz. patty topped with cheese, bacon, grilled onions and mushrooms. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

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DUNBAR’S CREOLE COOKING tor sausage, ham and Italian sausage. Baked chicken wings are smothered in spicy barbecue sauce. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Wed.-Sun., dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards. $ 710 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 834-8216; www.dorignacs.com Seafood gumbo is packed with okra, shrimp and crabmeat. The stuffed mirliton is filled with a mixtures of shrimp, crabmeat and breadcrumbs. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards and checks. $

DOSON NOODLE HOUSE

135 N. Carrollton Ave., 309-7283 The lemongrass tofu is grilled and served over a mixture of onions, carrots, celery and bean sprouts with rice or noodles. The sauteed eggplant and shrimp combination is served with garlic sauce and rice or noodles. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

DOT’S DINER

Citywide; www.dotsdiner.com The Dotwich is a breakfast sandwich of scrambled egg, a sausage patty and cheese on a grilled buttermilk biscuit. The meatloaf is served with brown gravy and a side of french fries,

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 People’s burger smothers a half-pound of Angus beef beneath provolone and Swiss cheese, bacon and sauteed mushrooms and onions. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

DOWN THE HATCH

1921 Sophie Wright Place, 5220909; www.downthehatchnola.com The Texas burger features an Angus beef patty topped with caramelized onions, smoked bacon, cheddar and a fried egg. The St. Louis-style baby back ribs are served with barbecue beans and potato salad. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards. $

DRAGO’S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT & OYSTER BAR

Hilton New Orleans Riverside, 2 Poydras St., 584-3911; 3232 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, 888-9254; www.dragosrestaurant.com Drago’s char-broiled oysters are topped with Parmesan, butter,

EAT NEW ORLEANS

900 Dumaine St., 522-7222; www.eatnola.com Savory cheesecake is made with Creole cream cheese, andouille, red peppers and green onions in a pecan crust. Eggs de Provence is baked in an iron skillet with cream and herbs and served with applewood-smoked bacon and a biscuit. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

EIFFEL SOCIETY LOUNGE

2040 St. Charles Ave., 525-2951; www.eiffelsociety.com Eiffel’s signature chicken and waffles combo is topped with house-made maple butter. Also popular are lumpias, Filipino fried spring rolls filled with pork and fresh vegetables. Reservations accepted. Dinner and late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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Guacamole is mixed tableside with avocados, pico de gallo, jalapenos, lime juice and sea salt. Chicken enchiladas feature chicken breast, Chihuahua cheese and sauteed onion and come with corn tortillas, sour cream, orange-oregano salsa and rice and beans. No reservations. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

ELEVEN79

1179 Annunciation St., 299-1179; www.eleven79.com Osso buco is a veal shank served Milanese style with pappardelle pasta. Paneed oysters are served with white remoulade and caviar. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

ELIZABETH’S

601 Gallier St., 944-9272; www.elizabeths-restaurant.com The seared duck breast is served with cherry port sauce and a choice of two sides. The “dream burger” is topped with blue cheese and the restaurant’s signature praline bacon. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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EMERIL’S DELMONICO

1300 St. Charles Ave., 525-4937; www.emerils.com The lavish charcuterie board features house-cured meats like capocollo, lomo, chorizo, lamb prosciutto and a daily terrine. The Eden Farms Berkshire pork chop comes with a sunny-sideup egg, pancetta, Swiss chard and polenta. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

EMERIL’S RESTAURANT

800 Tchoupitoulas St., 5289393; www.emerils.com Emeril’s New Orleans barbecue shrimp comes with rosemary biscuits and fresh chives. The etouffee of daily market Gulf fish is served with Carolina rice grits, maritime mussels, Covey Rise tomatoes and scallions. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

At August Moon, proprietor Phong Nguyen presents a Vietnamese crepe filled with shrimp, pork and bean sprouts, served with nuoc cham dipping sauce.

734 E. Rutland St., Covington, (985) 898-3988; www.englishtearoom.com The Coronation chicken salad combines shredded chicken in mild, curry-based dressing, grapes, chopped apples and walnuts and is served on a salad or sandwich. The Windsor high tea includes a pot of tea, selection of finger sandwiches, assorted 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. $$

potatoes. A blend of shrimp, crabmeat, crawfish and spicy dirty rice with sausage is served over fried eggplant and topped with hollandaise. Reservations accepted. Dinner Thu.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

ERNST CAFE

FELIPE’S TAQUERIA

600 S. Peters St., 525-8544; www.ernstcafe.net The Ernster po-boy features fried oysters on a layer of roast beef debris topped with gravy and a roast beef-infused mayonnaise. The steak tacos are flour tortillas filled with marinated beef and a zesty slaw. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

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

ESPRESSO EXPRESS

One Shell Square, 701 Poydras St., Suite 116, 524-5115 The club panino fills your choice of bread, roll or croissant with ham, turkey, bacon, Swiss, tomato and honey-mustard dressing. The Thai chicken wrap is filled with roasted chicken, carrots, cucumber, Monterey Jack cheese and sweet Thai chile sauce. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $

late-night daily. Credit cards. $

F&M PATIO BAR

FAT HEN GRILL

4841 Tchoupitoulas St., 8956784; 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 your choice of shredded cheese, bacon, mushrooms, chili, jalapenos or grilled onions and peppers. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Cash only. $

FAIR GRINDS COFFEEHOUSE

3133 Ponce de Leon St., 913-9072; www.fairgrinds.com Strawberry vegan cupcakes are made with fresh strawberries. The chocolate mint cookies are studded with pieces of chopped Andes mints. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Checks. $

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-made wing sauce. The tavern also makes its own potato chips using thinly sliced Idaho potatoes, frying them until crisp and serving them lightly seasoned. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and

FELIX’S RESTAURANT & OYSTER BAR

1821 Hickory Ave., Harahan, 2874581; www.fathengrill.com Pit-smoked prime rib is served with Gulf oysters and caramelized onion bread pudding. Fried soft-shell crabs are served with smoked-tomato balsamic sauce. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

FAT MOLLY’S PIZZA & BEER

2400 21st St., Kenner, 305-1017; www.fatmollyspizza.com The “Original Cajun Pizza” is topped with olive oil and garlic sauce, boudin, green peppers, jalapenos and mozzarella. The grilled chicken and andouille pie features marinara, mozzarella, bell peppers, onions and jalapenos. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

FAUSTO’S BISTRO

530 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 833-7121; www.faustosbistro.com Fried soft-shell crab is served with seafood ravioli in white wine-garlic sauce. The Parmesan-crusted Gulf fish is topped with crabmeat, tomato and white wine butter sauce and served with wilted spinach.

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

FAZZIO’S RESTAURANT

1841 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 624-9704; www.fazziosrestaurant.com The Jimbob features 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 sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

FEAST NEW ORLEANS

739 Iberville St., 522-4440; www.felixs.com Belly up to the oyster bar and order a raw dozen directly from the shuckers. The Louisiana alligator is blackened or fried and served with remoulade. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

FELLINI’S CAFE

900 N. Carrollton Ave., 488-2155; www.fellinisneworleans.com Spinach lasagna has layers of sauteed spinach and bechamel and is served with salad and Italian bread. The Italian feast calzone is stuffed with pepperoni, ham and salami and topped with cheese and red sauce. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

FIESTA LATINA RESTAURANT

200 Julia St., 304-6318; www.feastneworleans.com Scallops St. Jacques feature sea scallops served with mushroom brandy cream sauce and cheese. Crispy roasted pork belly is served with a potato cake and red cabbage with apples. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

1924 Airline Drive, Kenner, 4682384; www.fiestalatinarestaurant.com The huevos rancheros feature two eggs between two tostadas covered with ranchero sauce. The grilled carne asada is served with refried beans, salad, rice and fried sweet plantains. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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FIVE HAPPINESS

2600 Chartres St., 945-2222; www.feelingscafe.com Gulf fish Nicholas is a grilled fillet brushed with Dijon mustard served with grilled shrimp, creamed spinach and new

3605 S. Carrollton Ave., 4823935; www.fivehappiness.com The po-po platter is a sampler with egg rolls, barbecue ribs, crab Rangoon, shrimp toast and beef teriyaki. Kung pao

chicken is stir fried with chiles, peanuts and brown sauce. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

FLAMING TORCH RESTAURANT

737 Octavia St., 895-0900; www.flamingtorchnola.com The coq au vin features freerange chicken braised in red wine. Sauteed veal liver is served with vegetables and a starch. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

FLORA GALLERY & COFFEE SHOP

2600 Royal St., 947-8358 The vegetarian burrito is filled with black beans, rice, melted cheddar, lettuce, tomato, onions and jalapenos and comes with chips and salsa. The lamb and beef gyro sandwich fills a pita with tzatziki sauce, lettuce, tomatoes and onions. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $

FONG’S CHINESE AND CANTONESE RESTAURANT

2101 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 469-8216 Four happiness is a stir-fry of shrimp, roast pork, chicken, beef and Chinese vegetables. Fong cho chicken is battered and fried white meat served with brown sauce. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

FOX AND HOUND

1200 S. Clearview Pkwy., Harahan, 731-6000; www.foxandhound.com The fresh-baked Bavarian pretzels are a great way to whet your appetite at this sports bar and restaurant. The Black & Blue peppercorn-seasoned burger is topped with melted blue cheese and applewoodsmoked bacon. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

FRANK’S RESTAURANT

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

FRANKY & JOHNNY’S

321 Arabella St., 899-9146; www.frankyandjohnnys.com Spaghetti and meatballs are served with salad and garlic bread. The fried bell pepper rings are coated with Italian breadcrumbs. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $ PAGE 43

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700 Bourbon St., 595-3172; www.emberssteakhouse.com The Embers Bourbon House special is an 8-oz. filet mignon topped with jumbo Louisiana shrimp and served with garlic mashed potatoes and sauteed vegetables. The lasagna is stuffed with ground beef, Italian sausage, ricotta cheese and tomato sauce and topped with mozzarella. Reservations recommended. Lunch Sat.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

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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

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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

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FRENCH MARKET RESTAURANT

1001 Decatur St., 525-7879; www.frenchmarketrestaurant.com The boiled seafood is a seasonal mix of crawfish, shrimp and crabs boiled with a housemade seasoning blend. The lobster “etouffee” features a white wine-poached lobster served over rice. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

FRENCH PRESS COFFEEHOUSE

3236 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 305-0276; www.frenchpresscoffeehouse.com The club sandwich is layered with ham, turkey, Swiss and American cheeses, honey mustard, bacon, lettuce and tomatoes. The French press salad combines spinach, chicken, pecans, golden raisins, feta cheese and balsamic vinaigrette. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

FRENCH QUARTER PIZZERIA & BAR

201 Decatur St., 671-3987 The Big Easy five-pound pizza is topped with pepperoni, sausage, ground beef, bacon, Canadian bacon, mushrooms, bell peppers, purple onions, black olives and cheddar cheese. The roast beef po-boy pizza is topped with roast beef, baby spinach, Roma tomatoes and mozzarella with jus on the side. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

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FRIENDS COASTAL RESTAURANT

407 St. Tammany St., Madisonville, (985) 845-7303; www.friendscoastal.com The Jack-leg chicken features fried breasts, melted pepper Jack cheese and jambalaya topped with a ladle of seafood gumbo. Blackened catfish is topped with bronzed shrimp and crabmeat in a Key lime beurre blanc. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

GW FINS

808 Bienville St., 581-3467; www.gwfins.com The “scalibut” consists of sauteed halibut topped with thinly sliced sea scallops, served with lobster risotto and pea shoots.

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GALATOIRE’S RESTAURANT

Restaurant & Bar.

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. $$$

The basil-fed snails are served with Parmesan gnocchi in garlic herb butter. The butterpoached Maine lobster comes with fried jasmine rice, wilted romaine and coconut vanilla reduction. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

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GALLEY SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

2535 Metairie Road, Metairie, 832-0955 The blackened redfish is served with crawfish sauce or shrimp and lump crabmeat sauce and a side of vegetables and new potatoes. Galley’s popular softshell crab po-boy is the same one served at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.Sat. Credit cards. $$

GALVEZ RESTAURANT

914 N. Peters St., 595-3400; www.galvezrestaurant.com Spanish meatballs are a mixture of pork and beef cooked in tomato sauce and topped with manchego cheese. Seafood paella is Spanish arborio rice seasoned with saffron and loaded with mussels, clams, shrimp, scallops, calamari and seasonal fish. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

GAMBINO’ S BAKERY

300 Lapalco Blvd., Gretna, 3910600; 4821 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 885-7500; www.gambinos.com The popular doberge cake features layers of custard in flavors like chocolate, lemon and caramel. The Metairie location serves a muffuletta made on homemade bread. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

GATTUSO’S NEIGHBORHOOD BAR & RESTAURANT 435 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, 368-1114; www.gattusosdeli.com The sloppy roast beef po-boy is made with slow-cooked beef and brown gravy and dressed to order. Grandma’s spaghetti and meatballs include handrolled meatballs, red sauce, pasta, French bread and salad. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

GAUTREAU’S RESTAURANT

1728 Soniat St., 899-7397; www.gautreaurestaurant.com The duck confit is served with a salad of arugula, peaches, candied pecans and sherry vinaigrette. Roasted chicken comes with garlic mashed potatoes, wild mushrooms and haricots vert. Reservations recommended. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

GAZEBO CAFE

1018 Decatur St., 525-8899; www.gazebocafenola.com The appetizer sampler includes popcorn shrimp, popcorn crawfish and gator bites served with spicy cocktail sauce. The ice cream daiquiris come in flavors like mudslide, strawberry banana and pina colada. Reservations accepted. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

GEORGE’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT 1461 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 626-4342; www.georgesmexicanrestaurant.com The chicken fajitas feature broiled chicken brought sizzling to the table with guacamole, pico de gallo and flour tortillas. The tacos a la Mexicana are cuts of char-broiled meat topped with avocado and crisp onions, served with Mexican rice and refried beans. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. 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 veal shank braised in red sauce and served with rice or pasta

and salad. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

GIORLANDO’S RESTAURANT

741 Bonnabel Blvd., Metairie, 835-8593; www.giorlandos.com Mama G’s eggplant features lightly fried eggplant slices over angel hair pasta with shrimp au gratin sauce. Grilled chicken is served with a side of tomatobasil pasta. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $$

GOOD EARTH MARKET AND CAFE

821 Girod St., Mandeville, (985) 674-4329; www.goodearthmarket.net The Ferdi po-boy is packed with grilled ham, turkey, roast beef and Swiss cheese. The shrimp remoulade wrap bundles grilled shrimp, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and remoulade sauce in a whole wheat wrap. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

GORDON BIERSCH

200 Poydras St., 552-2739; www.gordonbiersch.com The barbecued salmon is brushed with Asian barbecue sauce and served with grilled balsamic-brushed red onion, 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. $$

GOTT GOURMET CAFE

3100 Magazine St., 373-6579; www.gottgourmetcafe.com Order a three-egg crabmeat and Brie omelet filled with St. Andrew triple-cream Brie, lump crabmeat and asparagus, topped with lobster cognac cream. The Gott salad rests panko-crusted fried Brie over organic baby greens with

candied pecans, berries, grape tomatoes and raspberry vinaigrette. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.Sun., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

2854 St. Charles Ave., 895-9524; www.thegroceryneworleans.com The Cuban is a pressed sandwich on French bread with ham, Swiss cheese, Creole mustard and roasted pork. The pressed muffuletta is ham, salami, provolone and Swiss cheese topped with house-made olive salad and heated on French bread. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

GROUND PAT’I RESTAURANT

575 Convention Center Blvd., 520-8530; www.grandislerestaurant.com The shrimp caminada po-boy features shrimp sauteed in spicy citrus chile butter topped with Asian slaw and fresh herbs. The baked escolar is topped with compound chile butter and served with seasonal vegetables and roast potatoes. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

11 Westbank Expwy., Gretna, 367-9512; 1305 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 466-8060; 3124 David Drive, Metairie, 8879449; www.groundpati.com The Ground Pat’i burger is a half-pound char-broiled patty topped with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and onions and served with fries. The full rack of ribs comes with Texas toast, coleslaw, baked beans, salad and a choice of sweet potatoes, a vegetable or a loaded baked potato. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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307 Exchange Alley, 301-3347; www.greengoddessnola.com The mofongo de camarones is a grilled mashed plantain cake with sauteed honeylime shrimp, topped with bacon and tequila crema. The Louisiana bangers and mash has Marciante’s duck sausage, mashed sweet potatoes, orange and roasted garlic, and is finished with Steen’s cane syrup. No reservations. Lunch and brunch Wed.-Mon., dinner Thu.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

GREEN TEA

1116 Louisiana Ave., 899-8005; www.greenteano.com The garlic chicken is sauteed with mixed vegetables in spicy garlic sauce. The General Tso’s chicken is breaded and fried and served with a sweet and spicy glaze. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

THE GRILL ROOM AT THE WINDSOR COURT

300 Gravier St., 522-1994; www.grillroomneworleans.com

3708 Derbigny St., Metairie, 833-1390 The hot tamale sandwich is served on French bread and topped with chili and cheese. The hamburgers are made with two fresh patties and a choice of cheese. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

GUMBO SHOP

630 St. Peter St., 525-1486; www.gumboshop.com Chicken Espagnole features a half chicken simmered in brown sauce with mushrooms, shallots, wine and garlic, served over rice. Spicy crawfish etouffee is served over rice. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

GUSTO

The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., third floor, 581-5400; www.thetheatres.com The chef’s platter comes with zucchini agrodolce, marinated olives, hummus, tzatziki and herbed feta. The Spanish muffuletta is made with serrano PAGE 45

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7625 Maple St., 862-6363; www.frescocafe.us The crawfish etouffee pie is topped with Louisiana crawfish, green peppers and green onions. The white pizza has an Alfredo sauce base with ricotta and Parmesan cheeses, garlic, mushrooms and red onions. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

The wood-grilled pompano is served with mango-melon slaw and blue crab fritters. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

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ham, chorizo and manchego cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

HAAGEN-DAZS

Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., 523-3566; Aquarium of the Americas, 1 Canal St., 378-2624; Audubon Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., phone n.a.; www.haagen-dazs.com 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. Lunch daily. Credit cards. $

HANA JAPANESE RESTAURANT

8116 Hampson St., 865-1634 The tuna tataki presents seared rare tuna with vinaigrette, tobiko and vegetables. The escolar special roll is crawfish wrapped with seared white tuna, green onions and fish roe, topped with eel sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

HANDSOME WILLY’S PATIO BAR

218 S. Robertson St., 525-0377; www.handsomewillys.com Thursday’s $1 tacos come with toppings like pico de gallo, shredded cheese, sour cream, lettuce and Mexican slaw. Wednesday’s steak night offers a 12-oz. rib-eye with a loaded baked potato. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

HARBOR BAR & GRILL

HARBOR SEAFOOD AND OYSTER BAR

3203 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 443-6454; www.fishermanscoveseafood.com The eggplant pirogue is a fried half eggplant stuffed with eggplant-crabmeat dressing and topped with crawfish cream sauce. The blackened redfish is served with Cajun potatoes, corn on the cob, bread and salad. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. 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

HERBSAINT BAR AND RESTAURANT

701 St. Charles Ave., 524-4114; www.herbsaint.com The house-made spaghetti is served with guanciale and a poached farm egg. The grilled top-cut rib-eye is sprinkled with sea salt and extra virgin olive oil and served with french fries. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

HERITAGE GRILL BY RALPH BRENNAN

111 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 934-4900; www.heritagegrillmetairie.com “Not your mom’s chicken and dumplings” combines roasted chicken, onions, carrots, wild mushrooms, herbed sauce and house-made parsley dumplings. Blackened redfish is served with chilled corn and Anaheim pepper salad, grilled asparagus and lemon-shallot vinaigrette. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

HEY! CAFE

4332 Magazine St., 891-8682; www.heycafe.biz Order a bagel with lox, dill and cream cheese. Homemade hummus is a tasty vegan option. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner daily and late-night Sun.-Thu. Credit cards. $

HICKORY CAFE AND GRILL

1313 Hickory Ave., Harahan, 7370033; www.hickorycafe.com The focaccia burger is a patty topped with pepper Jack cheese, bacon, baby spinach, roasted peppers and basil mayo on focaccia bread. The Cuban sandwich combines garlic and peppercorn pork loin, smoked ham, Swiss cheese, pickles and Creole mayonnaise. No reservations. Lunch Mon.Fri. Credit cards and checks. $

HILLBILLY BAR-B-Q

208 Tallulah Ave., River Ridge, 738-1508; www.hillbillybbq.com The smoked chicken salad is slow-smoked chicken blended with green onions and Cajun seasonings and served with crackers. The thick pork chops are marinated overnight, slowsmoked and served with green beans and mac and cheese. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

HOA HONG/9 ROSES

1100 Stephens St., Gretna, 3667665 The hot-and-sour fish is catfish served with tomatoes, pineapple and okra in a tangy broth. The marinated sliced beef is grilled at your table and served with fresh lettuce, herbs, pick-

led carrots, and rice papers for wrapping. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Thu.-Tue. Credit cards. $$

HOBNOBBER CAFE

5928 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie, 734-8448; www.hobnobbercafe.com The crawfish and corn bisque is a popular starter. The catfish fillet is topped with creamy crawfish sauce and served over pasta with salad and bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. 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. $$

HOSHUN RESTAURANT

1601 St. Charles Ave., 302-9716; www.hoshunrestaurant.com Crispy duck is sprinkled with pumpkin seeds and topped with plum sauce. Cajun egg rolls are filled with crawfish, shrimp and oysters. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards. $$

HOUSE OF BLUES

225 Decatur St., 310-4999; www.houseofblues.com The voodoo shrimp features peeled shrimp in Abita beer reduction with cornbread and rosemary. The Elwood blackened chickened sandwich is topped with lettuce, tomatoes and jalapeno sour cream dressing and is served with french fries. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

HOUSTON’S RESTAURANT

1755 St. Charles Ave., 524-1578; 4241 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 889-2301; www.hillstone.com The grilled chicken salad features mixed greens, honeylime vinaigrette and Thai peanut sauce. The prime rib is slow-roasted on the bone and served au jus with a choice of vegetable. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

HUEVOS COFFEE & BREAKFAST

4408 Banks St., 482-6264; www.crescentpieandsausage.com Pulled pork tamales are topped with poached eggs, ancho chile and salsa verde. The daily special omelet features produce from Hollygrove Market and Farm. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $ PAGE 46

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3024 17th St., Metairie, 835-6111 The Harbor burger is a 12-oz. patty topped with shredded cheddar. The blackened tuna steak is served with Frenchstyle green beans and red new potatoes. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

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HUEY P’S PIZZERIA

139 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, 366-1818 The Who Dat pie is homemade dough topped with ground beef, prosciutto, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, pepperoncini, cheddar and mozzarella. The bruschetta is topped with diced tomato, basil, garlic and olive oil. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

IHOP

151 Westbank Expwy., Gretna, 366-4177; 833 Canal St., 5930440; 3400 S. I-10 Service Road, Metairie, 212-3280; 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. The grilled tilapia is served with hollandaise, red potatoes, steamed broccoli and garlic bread. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

IGNATIUS EATERY

4200 Magazine St., 896-2225 Shrimp Creole features Gulf shrimp stewed in Creole red gravy and fresh vegetables served with rice. The muffuletta salad features baby greens topped with julienne prosciutto, mortadella, Genoa salami, provolone cheese and homemade croutons, crowned with olive salad and Parmesan cheese. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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4437 Magazine St., 891-6105 The Cajun burger is a halfpound patty seasoned with Cajun spices and hot sauce and served with fries or onion rings. The jalapeno poppers are cheese-stuffed peppers battered and fried. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

IGOR’S LOUNGE & GAMEROOM

2133 St. Charles Ave., 568-9811 The Cajun burger is a halfpound patty mixed with a special blend of spices and topped with hot sauce. Get shoestring cheese fries topped with American cheese. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

IL POSTO ITALIAN CAFE

4607 Dryades St., 895-2620; www.ilpostocafe-nola.com The prosciutto panino features house-made basil pesto, creamy mozzarella and prosciutto on ciabatta. The Adventure grilled cheese sandwich combines Gorgonzola, honey and walnuts on multi-grain bread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun., early dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

IMPASTATO’S RESTAURANT

Crabmeat salad, crab legs and chilled shrimp are popular during summer months at Calypso Patio Bar & Grill.

3400 16th St., Metairie, 455-1545; www.impastatos.com The soft shell Marcello features two large crabs topped with crabmeat and crawfish in lemon butter sauce. The fettuccine Alfredo tops housemade noodles with Parmesan, cream, butter and cracked black pepper. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

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JAN’S CAJUN RESTAURANT

IMPERIAL GARDEN 3331 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 443-5691 The Four Seasons combines shrimp, roasted pork, chicken, beef and Chinese vegetables. The “aromatic” shrimp are sauteed with sweet peppers, mushrooms and broccoli in the chef’s special sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

INDIA 4 U

1703 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 626-5657; www.indiafood4u.com Goat korma is simmered with yogurt and cream and served with cashew paste. The tandoori chicken features breasts and legs marinated overnight in yogurt and cooked with spices in a clay oven. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. 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 demiglace. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

IRIS

321 N. Peters St., 299-3944; www.irisneworleans.com The Buratta mozzarella crostini comes with hothouse tomato, baby greens and aged balsamic. Flounder is served with fava beans, red potato, snow peas, kohlrabi salad and shiitake mushroom vinaigrette. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Fri., dinner Mon. and Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

ISABELLA’S PIZZERIA

1331 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 809-1900; 2660 Florida St., Mandeville, (985) 674-5700; 70452 Hwy. 21, Covington, (985) 875-7620; www.isabellaspizzeria.net Isabella’s Four Seasons pizza is divided into quarters, each topped with different sauces and ingredients. The Mediterranean shrimp pasta features shrimp, onion, garlic, parsley, Parmesan and feta cheeses over spaghetti with a dash of lemon and olive oil on top. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$

4831 Jean Lafitte Blvd., Lafitte, 689-2748 Jan’s dark roux gumbo packs spicy heat. The hamburger steak is served with homemade gravy and mushrooms and onions are optional toppings. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

JANIE BROWN’S RESTAURANT 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 16-oz. veal shank oven-baked with red sauce and served over polenta. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

ITALIAN PIE

Citywide; www.italianpie.com 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. $

IZZO’S ILLEGAL BURRITO

4316 Veterans Memorial Blvd., 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. The grilled tacos are two corn tortillas melted together with cheese, then topped with more cheese and a choice of toppings. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

J’ANITA’S AT THE RENDON INN

4501 Eve St., 826-5605 The St. Chuck duck sandwich combines Cabernet-simmered duck, cheddar and blue cheeses, Granny Smith apples and currant tapenade. The over-the-top “quintuple bypass nachos” are topped with your choice of proteins: pork, brisket, bacon, chicken, crawfish or duck. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

JACK DEMPSEY’S

738 Poland Ave., 943-9914; www.jackdempseysllc.com The broiled redfish is topped with your choice of crawfish Monica or crabmeat. The hefty J.D. seafood platter for two includes fried shrimp, oysters, gumbo, catfish and redfish, crab balls and crawfish pies. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

JACKSON RESTAURANT

1910 Magazine St., 522-5766; www.jacksonnola.net The Gorgonzola cheesecake is baked in a cheese cracker crust and topped with toasted walnuts. The baked oysters Jackson are served on the half shell, topped with sauteed shrimp and finished with Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco butter and Parmesan shavings. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon. and Wed.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

JACMEL INN

903 E. Morris St., Hammond, (985) 542-0043; www.jacmelinn.com The Angels on Horseback appetizer features oysters wrapped in smoked bacon with sweet anise. The housecured pork entree is served with sweet corn polenta and smoked andouille-pork glace. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Tue.Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$$

JACQUES-IMO’S CAFE

8324 Oak St., 861-0886; www.jacquesimoscafe.com Godzilla is a fried soft-shell crab mounted on top of fried green tomatoes and eggplant, served with remoulade. The carpetbagger steak is a 10-oz. filet topped with poached oysters and tasso hollandaise. Reservations required for large

parties. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

JAEGER’ S SEAFOOD AND BEER GARDEN

901 S. Clearview Pkwy., Jefferson, 818-2200; www.jaegersseafood.com Raw oysters are a favorite at Jaeger’s. The King’s platter features Dungeness crab, Maine lobster, boiled shrimp, potatoes, corn, butter sauce and salad. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Wed.Sun. Credit cards. $$

JAGER HAUS GERMAN BISTRO & COFFEE SHOP

833 Conti St., 525-9200; www.jager-haus.com The Jager schnitzel is a veal cutlet sauteed in mushroom cream sauce and served with spaetzle. The Munich plate is a sampler of sausages, German meatloaf, veal schnitzel and traditional German side dishes like potato salad and sauerkraut. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

JAM’S PO-BOYS & CATERING

612 Sena Drive, Metairie, 833-5882 Jam’s popular roast beef poboy is made with slow-cooked beef. The all-you-can-eat catfish special is offered from 2 p.m. to closing. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Breakfast Wed.-Sun., lunch daily, dinner Thu.-Fri. Credit cards. $

JAMILA’S MEDITERRANEAN TUNISIAN CUISINE

7808 Maple St., 866-4366 Tagine of lamb is baked in terra cotta dishes and served with saffron basmati rice. The whole red snapper with garlic and onion chutney is served over vegetables. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sun.

27207 Hwy. 190, Lacombe, (985) 882-7201 Crabmeat Ponchartrain is a crab in a casserole dish stuffed with lump crabmeat and shrimp. Catfish Michelle’s is fried catfish in a creamy crawfish sauce. Reservations recommended for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

JAZMINE CAFE

614 S. Carrollton Ave., 866-9301; www.jazminecafe.com Vietnamese shrimp salad is served with a side of fish sauce vinaigrette. Baked Sesame plate features grilled sirloin steak cubes served with lettuce, cucumber, tomato, pickles and a side of rice. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

JIGGERS BAR & GRILL

1645 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 828-3555 Choose the 8-oz. grilled hamburger, or hot and spicy buffalo fried chicken sandwich topped with blue cheese. Both come with choice of fries, onion rings or sweet potato fries. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

JIMMY BUFFETT’S MARGARITAVILLE CAFE

1104 Decatur St., 592-2565; www.margaritavilleneworleans.com 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. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner, and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

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Order classic crawfish etouffee. Veal Parmesan is served with salad. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Wed.-Fri., early dinner Sat. Credit cards. $$

JOEY K’S

3001 Magazine St., 891-0997; www.joeyksrestaurant.com Joey K’s fried catfish platter is all-you-can-eat. Shrimp Magazine features lightly floured, pan-fried shrimp sauteed with garlic, artichoke hearts, ham and green onion, served over angel hair pasta. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

JOHNNY & JOYCE’S SEAFOOD

1461 N. Causeway Approach, Mandeville, (985) 727-7727 The seafood platter includes fried oysters, shrimp, fish and soft-shell crabs. Seafood gumbo is filled with shrimp, crab and okra. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

JOHNNY’S PO-BOYS

511 St. Louis St., 524-8129; www.johnnyspoboy.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. $

JOHNNY TRAUTH’ S SEAFOOD BISTRO

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

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JUAN’S FLYING BURRITO

2018 Magazine St., 569-0000; 4724 S. Carrollton Ave., 4869950; www.juansflyingburrito.com The Flying Burrito is loaded with steak, Gulf shrimp, chicken, cheese, black beans, yellow rice, salsa, guacamole and sour cream in a grilled tortilla. The vegetarian Super Green burrito combines grilled spinach, peppers, onions, broccoli and mushrooms with green chili, avocado, jalapeno and salsa in a warm spinach tortilla. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

THE JUJU BAG CAFE 5363 Franklin Ave., 872-0969; wwwthejujubag.com The grilled salmon salad is grilled wild Alaskan salmon

Joy Arbuckle jokes with a diner at Mandina’s Restaurant. Shrimp ya ya features sauteed Gulf shrimp in Cajun pesto cream sauce with garlic dipping toast. The shrimp and grits Napoleon is a tower of fried green tomatoes stacked on creamy grits with Gulf shrimp and cream sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

JULIE’S LITTLE INDIA KITCHEN AT SCHIRO’S CAFE & BAR

2483 Royal St., 944-6666; www.schiroscafe.com Saag Paneer is sauteed spinach with paneer cheese and vindaloo sauce and comes with naan, basmati rice and papadam chips. The New Orleans-style seafood combo is filled with shrimp, catfish and oysters, topped with a scoop of potato salad, and served with hush puppies and bread. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $

JUNG’S GOLDEN DRAGON

3009 Magazine St., 891-8280; www.jungsgoldendragon2.com Pork and vegetables fill homemade dumplings served with vinegar or pepper sauce or hot chile oil. Hunan spicy crispy fish comes with rice. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $

JUNIPER RESTAURANT

301 Lafitte St., Mandeville, (985) 624-5330; www.juniperrestaurant.net The seafood bouillabaisse contains shrimp, scallops, clams and fresh 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 Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$$

K-PAUL’S LOUISIANA KITCHEN 416 Chartres St., 596-2530; www.kpauls.com Blackened drum comes with jalapeno and cheese muffins. Pork osso buco is served with rice and gravy. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

K.Y.’S OLD TOWNE BICYCLE SHOP

2267 Carey St., Slidell, (985) 6411911; www.kysoldetowne.com The fried seafood platter combines shrimp, catfish and oysters with hush puppies and two sides. Order the grilled Gulf fish of the day, served with two

LA BELLA’S

2118 Third St., Kenner, 466-4675; www.labellascatering.com The toasted muffuletta is loaded with Genoa salami, Chisesi ham, provolone, mozzarella and homemade olive salad. For its roast beef po-boy, large inside rounds of beef are slow cooked and served with brown gravy. No reservations. Lunch Mon.Fri. Credit cards and checks. $ sides. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. Checks. $

KANNO CALIFORNIA SUSHI BAR 3205 Edenborn Ave., Metairie, 455-5730 Sauteed calamari is served with portobello mushroom. Get a special roll filled with salmon, mango and cucumber. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

KATIE’S RESTAURANT & BAR 3701 Iberville St., 488-6582; www.katiesinmidcity.com Katie’s “barge” is a French loaf stuffed with oysters, shrimp and catfish. Boudreaux Pizza features cochon de lait, roasted garlic, fresh spinach, scallions and garlic-butter sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

KEITH YOUNG’S STEAKHOUSE

165 Hwy. 21, Madisonville, (985) 845-9940; www.keithyoungs.net Order two fried soft-shell crabs topped with shrimp bechamel sauce served with green beans and salad. The 14-oz. filet mignon is served with a baked potato and salad. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$$

KENNER SEAFOOD

3140 Loyola Drive, Kenner, 4664701; www.kennerseafood.net The soft-shell crab Marie features fried soft shells served over angel hair pasta with crabmeat cream sauce. Barbecue shrimp are served with corn grits. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

KIM SON

349 Whitney Ave., Gretna, 3662489; www.kimsonnola.com Imperial Seven is a beef tasting menu with seven different beef preparations and enough food for two. Fresh Gulf fish comes with black bean sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$

KINGFISH GRILLE

500 Lafayette St., Gretna, 309-0680 The Kentucky hot brown is an open-face turkey sandwich with hot Mornay sauce. The Velvet Elvis burger patty comes between a pair of grilled cheese and bacon sandwiches. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

KJEAN SEAFOOD

236 N. Carrollton Ave., 488-7503 Fried soft-shell crabs come on a plate or in a po-boy. Seafood gumbo is served with potato salad. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

KOREA HOUSE

3547 18th St., Metairie, 888-0654 The seafood pancake is garnished with green onions. Marinated beef is served with vegetables and rice. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Thu.-Tue. Credit cards. $$

KOSHER CAJUN NEW YORK DELI & GROCERY

3519 Severn Ave., Metairie, 8882010; www.koshercajun.com The J&N sandwich combines hot corned beef and pastrami on New York rye with mustard, horseradish, coleslaw and a pickle on the side. The jambalaya features kosher sausage and chicken. No reservations. Lunch Sun.-Fri., early dinner

Mon.-Thu. Credit cards and checks. $

KOZ’ S

515 Harrison Ave., 484-0841; 6215 Wilson St., Harahan, 7373933; www.kozcooks.com Roast beef debris is served in a po-boy. Thursday’s special is meatballs with pasta and red sauce. No reservations. Harrison Avenue: lunch and dinner Mon.Sat. Wilson Street: lunch Mon.Sat., dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

KRYSTAL

116 Bourbon St., 523-4030; www.krystal.com Krystal’s grilled beef burger comes dressed with tomatoes, mustard and a dill pickle on a square bun. Hot dogs come smothered in chili and cheese. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

KUPCAKE FACTORY

800 Metairie Road, Metairie, 267-4990; 819 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 464-8884; 6233 S. Claiborne Ave., 267-3328; www.thekupcakefactory.com The Fat Elvis cupcake is a banana cake topped with peanut butter frosting. The Strawberry Fields tops strawberry cake with strawberry butter cream frosting. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

KYOTO

4920 Prytania St., 891-3644; www.kyotonola.com The poke salad combines raw tuna and avocado. The Sara roll bundles spicy shrimp and avocado with fried crunchies and chile sauce on top. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

LA BAYOU RESTAURANT

208 Bourbon St., 525-4755; www.labayourestaurant.com

LA BOCA

857 Fulton St., 525-8205; www.labocasteaks.com The grilled 14-oz. outside skirt steak is one of the a la carte cuts offered by the Argentine steak house. Gnocchi La Boca features potato dumplings with pancetta, peas and cream sauce. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

LA BOULANGERIE

4600 Magazine St., 269-3777 The jambon-beurre baguette sandwich combines ham, Swiss, butter and pickles. Flaky, buttery croissants are made with fruit, chocolate or almonds. No reservations. Breakfast daily, lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

LA CARRETA

107 Carrolwood Drive, LaPlace, (985) 651-9991; 108 NW Railroad Ave., Hammond, (985) 419-9990; 1200 W. Causeway Approach, Mandeville, (985) 624-2990; www.carretarestaurant.com The fajita platter features a choice of grilled shrimp, steak or chicken with onions, peppers, tomatoes, beans, guacamole, sour cream and tortillas. Ceviche al oregano is lime-marinated mahi-mahi with avocado served on a crisp tostada. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

LA COTE BRASSERIE

700 Tchoupitoulas St., 613-2350; www.lacotebrasserie.com Salmon is glazed with Tabasco and Steen’s cane syrup and served with roasted mirliton and shrimp ragout. Alligator croquettes are tempura battered and served with a sweet and spicy glaze. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$ PAGE 51

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801 Poland Ave., 949-3232; www.alwayssmokin.com The pulled pork sandwich is topped with coleslaw and comes with one side. The W special rounds up pork, brisket, ribs and a side. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

topped with grilled mushrooms and onions served on a bed of romaine lettuce, tomatoes, black olives and avocado with raspberry walnut balsamic vinaigrette. The Ju Ju Burger is a grilled turkey burger dressed with shredded lettuce, onion, tomato, black olives, sauteed mushrooms, Dijon mustard and mayo. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Fri., late-night Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

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LIBERTY’S KITCHEN

422 1/2 S. Broad St., 822-4011; www.libertyskitchen.org The Cobb salad tops chopped romaine lettuce with blackened shrimp, smoked sausage, avocado, tomato, pickled onions, egg and blue cheese dressing. House-made black bean burgers are topped with white cheddar, guacamole, lettuce and tomato on a Kaiser roll. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

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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 onions, parsley, sweet plantains, black beans and rice. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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LE CITRON BISTRO

1539 Religious St., 566-9051; www.le-citronbistro.com Soft-shell crab is drizzled with hollandaise and served with jambalaya. The fried green tomato frittata is topped with a poached egg. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

LE FORET

129 Camp St., 553-6738; www.leforetneworleans.com Moulard duckling comes with potato gnocchi, baby radishes, squash and foie gras. Sauteed wild Alaskan halibut is served with crabmeat, roasted fingerling potatoes, kale and sultana lemon beurre blanc. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

LE MERITAGE

Maison Dupuy Hotel, 1001 Toulouse St., 522-8800; www.lemeritagerestaurant.com The tuna tartare Napoleon features layers of rare tuna, guacamole and corn on top

of a tortilla. Lobster ravioli is served with asparagus, peas, tomato and corn. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

LEBANON’S CAFE

1500 S. Carrollton Ave., 8626200; www.lebanonscafe.com Grilled rosemary lamb chops are served with hummus and salad. Chicken shawarma comes with hummus and rice. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

LEONARDO TRATTORIA

709 St. Charles Ave., 558-8986; www.leonardonola.com Fettuccine frutti di mare combines shrimp, mussels, calamari and the fish of the day, and comes with marinara sauce. Briante pizza is topped with mozzarella, sausage, ricotta and roasted red peppers. Reservations accepted. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Wed.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

LI’L DIZZY’S CAFE

The Whitney Wyndham Hotel, 610 Poydras St., 212-5656; 1500 Esplanade Ave., 569-8997 Trout Baquet is topped with lump crabmeat and lemon butter sauce. Shrimp grillades come over cheesy grits. Reservations accepted. Poydras

LITTLE TOKYO

590 Asbury Drive, Mandeville, (985) 727-1532; www.littletokyosushi.com The Burning Man roll has spicy crunchy tuna inside and pepper tuna and avocado on the outside. The Mack Attack roll combines snow crab, eel, coconut shrimp and pepper tuna in rice paper. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$

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310 N. Carrollton Ave., 4855658; 1521 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, 831-6788; www.littletokyonola.com Spicy chopped tuna tartare is served with wonton chips. The Tunami roll combines spicy tuna, crawfish and snow crab on the inside, with tuna, salmon, yellowtail and avocado on top ($3 of each Tunami roll sold goes to Japanese disaster relief). Reservations accepted. PAGE 55

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ping sauce. The T-Bird pizza is loaded with pepperoni, Italian sausage, herb-roasted chicken, roasted red peppers and asparagus. No reservations. Dinner and late-night Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

3637 Magazine St., 895-1636; www.liletterestaurant.com Paneed black drum comes with Israeli couscous, leeks, tomatoes and verjuice mussel butter. Grilled hanger steak is served with fries and marrowed bordelaise sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

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Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

LITTLE TOKYO SMALL PLATES & NOODLE BAR

1340 S. Carrollton Ave., 861-6088; www.littletokyonola.com The beef bowl combines thin-sliced beef and onions cooked in soy and served over rice. Cold ramen features egg noodles and vegetables. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

LIUZZA’S BY THE TRACK

1518 N. Lopez St., 218-7888; www.liuzzabythetrack.com “Breathtaking roast beef” dripping with gravy fills a poboy. Barbecue shrimp also are served in po-boys. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

LIUZZA’S RESTAURANT AND BAR

3636 Bienville St., 482-9120; www.liuzzas.com The Frenchuletta is a muffuletta served on French bread. The fried seafood platter combines catfish, oysters, shrimp and a couple of side items. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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LOLA

517 N. New Hampshire St., Covington, (985) 892-4992; www.lolacovington.com Grilled hanger steak is served with creamed collards, housecut fries and roasted garlic demi-glace. Risotto with black truffles and prosciutto is topped with a poached yard egg and served with smothered greens. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

LOLA’S

3312 Esplanade Ave., 488-6946; www.lolasneworleans.com Pisto is a portobello mushroom stuffed with eggplant, peppers and tomatoes, and served with black beans and asparagus. Roast duck breast comes with fig sauce, mashed potatoes and asparagus. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$

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LOUIE & THE REDHEAD LADY

1851 Florida St., Mandeville, (985) 626-8101; www.louieandtheredheadlady.com The grits and grillades features sauteed veal over grits and marchands de vin sauce. Oysters La Louisiane are flash fried and served on the half shell topped with garlic aioli. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Sat. Cash and checks. $

LOUISIANA BISTRO

337 Dauphine St., 525-3335; www.louisianabistro.net The Creole surf and turf features crawfish scampi over roasted prime filet mignon. Seafood court-bouillon is a traditional Creole stew with tomatoes. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

LOUISIANA PIZZA KITCHEN

95 French Market Place, 5229500; www.louisianapizzakitchen.com Smoked salmon pizza comes with Roma tomatoes, capers, red onions, mozzarella, cream cheese and caviar. Bone-in center-cut pork chops are stuffed with goat cheese, sundried tomatoes and spinach, and served over pasta tossed with pine nut pesto. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

LOUISIANA PIZZA KITCHEN UPTOWN

615 S. Carrollton Ave., 8665900; www.lpkuptown.com For an appetizer, pesto gnocchi are sauteed with pesto, pine nuts and sun-dried tomatoes and topped with basil and Parmesan cheese. Rosemary chicken tortellini combines marinated chicken breast, portobello mushrooms and roasted red peppers in cream sauce and serves them over tortellini with Parmesan on top. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

THE LUCKY LADLE

1906 Magazine St., 304-6090 The “eggcellent” breakfast combines three eggs any style with bacon or sausage, home fries or grits and choice of toast. The Ponchatoula sandwich combines turkey, Swiss cheese, strawberries, avocado, spinach and mayo on sourdough bread. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

LUCY’S RETIRED SURFERS BAR & RESTAURANT

701 Tchoupitoulas St., 523-8995; www.lucysretiredsurfers.com/ neworleans The Juicy Lucy hamburger comes with a choice of cheeses and fries or a salad. Serious nachos are topped with queso, chicken, steak, jalapenos, sour cream and avocado. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

LUKE RESTAURANT

333 St. Charles Ave., 378-2840; www.lukeneworleans.com Louisiana jumbo shrimp “en cocotte” is served over creamy white corn grits with andouille sausage and peppers. Luke’s signature burger stacks a fat patty with Allan Benton bacon, Emmentaler cheese and Creole tomatoes on an onion Kaiser roll. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

M BISTRO

Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 921 Canal St., 524-1331; www.ritzcarlton.com Northshore mushroom gumbo is made with duck meat. Blackened redfish is served with saffron crab risotto, asparagus and blue corn bisque. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

M’S COFFEE CAFE

322 Lafayette St., 592-8244; www.mcoffeecafe.com The hot breakfast panino features sausage, eggs, bacon and provolone. The roast beef po-boy is served hot. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

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2368 Magazine St., 522-3107 The veal Parmesan po-boy tops fried veal cutlets with red sauce, Swiss cheese, lettuce and tomato and is served with fried okra. The fried oyster salad tops a bed of romaine lettuce and tomatoes with fried Louisiana oysters and remoulade sauce. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Cash only. $

MAGNOLIA GRILL

1122 Decatur St., 566-6003 The seafood platter contains shrimp, calamari, catfish, oysters and a crab cake. Magnolia Grill Cajun pasta has crawfish, chicken and tasso sauteed with cream sauce and served over penne pasta. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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200 Old Hammond Hwy., Metairie, 840-0902; www.livebaitnola.com Fish and shrimp tacos are topped with house-made pico de gallo and Cajun mayonnaise and come with chips and salsa. The Bucktown seafood platter combines shrimp, oysters, catfish, soft-shell crabs, fries and Texas toast. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

(985) 875-1100; www.longhornsteakhouse.com Grilled rainbow trout comes with shrimp, lobster meat, bacon and roasted corn. The bacon-wrapped, crab-stuffed filet is topped with spinach and creamy herb and cheese sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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MANDINA’S RESTAURANT

3800 Canal St., 482-9179; Azalea Shopping Center, 4240 Hwy. 22, Suite 1, Mandeville, (985) 674-9883; www.mandinasrestaurant.com Traditional turtle soup is made with sherry. Fried trout meuniere is topped with brown butter-lemon sauce and comes with potatoes. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MANO’S PO-BOYS

6943 Saints Drive, Metairie, 734-0922 The Saints special is a breakfast sandwich with two eggs, cheese and ham, bacon or sausage on any type of bread or biscuit. Friday’s seafood platter combines fried fish, shrimp, oysters, a crab burger and fries. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

MAPLE STREET CAFE

7623 Maple St., 314-9003; www.maplestreetcafenola.com Veal shank osso buco is served with angel hair pasta and vegetables. Pepper-crusted duck breast is topped with blueberry cognac sauce and served with potatoes and other vegetables. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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MARBLE SLAB CREAMERY

4201 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite D, Metairie, 887-2167; www.marbleslab.com Caramel peanut butter crisp is vanilla ice cream with Butterfinger crumbles, chocolate chips and caramel. The cookie dough drizzle features Oreo crumbles and hot fudge. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

MARDI GRAS ZONE

2706 Royal St., 947-8787; www.mardigraszone.com Shrimp Creole comes over white rice with vegetables. Beef brisket is served with rice or mashed potatoes and vegetables. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards and checks. $

MARIGNY BRASSERIE

640 Frenchmen St., 945-4472; www.marignybrasserie.com Garlic shrimp over crawfish

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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. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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1000 Decatur St., 527-5000; www.marketcafenola.com Muffulettas are filled with ham, mortadella, salami, Swiss and provolone cheeses and olive salad. Crawfish etouffee is served over rice. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MARTIN WINE CELLAR

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MAURICE FRENCH PASTRIES

714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie, 8967350; www.martinwine.com The Sena salad includes mixed greens, roasted chicken breast, golden raisins, toasted pecans and blue cheese tossed with pepper jelly vinaigrette. The Reuben features corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Russian dressing. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

3501 Hessmer Ave., Metairie, 885-1526; 4949 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 455-0830; www.mauricefrenchpastries.com Maurice’s specialty is the kugelhopf, a pound cake made in different flavors. Fruit turnovers are filled with apple, cherry, blueberry or cream cheese. No reservations. Hessmer Avenue: breakfast Mon.-Sat. West Napoleon Avenue: breakfast Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

MARTINIQUE BISTRO

MAXIMO’S ITALIAN GRILL

5908 Magazine Street, 891-8495; www.martiniquebistro.com Oven-roasted cane syrup-cured duck breast is served with Ponchatoula strawberry port demi-glace and strawberry black peppercorn gastrique. Seared sea scallops feature Champagne-lemongrass beurre blanc, sunflower sprouts and wasabi tobiko. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. $$$

MAT & NADDIE’S

937 Leonidas St., 861-9600; www.matandnaddies.com Sockeye salmon choucroute is topped with blood orange beurre blanc, creme fraiche and Louisiana choupique caviar. The French beef stew, pot-aufeu, comes with a matzo ball, carrots, turnips, a crouton and mushroom-cornichon sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon. and Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

MATTINA BELLA

421 E. Gibson St., Covington, (985) 892-0708 Lump crab cakes Benedict comes with potatoes or grits. Shrimp are served over mushroom cheese grits. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-

1117 Decatur St., 586-8883; www.maximosgrill.com Braised veal shank osso buco is finished with garlic, thyme and white wine demi-glace and served with grilled asparagus and roasted red potatoes. As an appetizer, grilled or seared scallops are served with sweet and spicy chile glaze on a bed of sauteed baby spinach and green pear. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

MAYAS

2027 Magazine St., 309-3401 The crab, shrimp, avocado and mango stack features layers of jumbo lump crabmeat, chilled shrimp, avocados and jicamamango salsa with spicy mango sauce, soy sauce, sriracha drizzle and plantain chips on the side. Grilled tuna salad features grilled tuna, avocado, red onion, green onion, toasted sesame seeds and organic mixed greens tossed with Asian dressing. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

MCALISTER’S DELI

Citywide; www.mcalistersdeli.com The club sandwich comprises layers of ham, turkey, cheddar,

applewood-smoked bacon, Swiss, 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. $

MEAUXBAR BISTRO

942 N. Rampart St., 569-9979; www.meauxbar.com Crawfish dumplings get a zesty kiss of ginger and are served with sesame-soy dipping sauce. The nicoise salad is topped with seared tuna, tomato concasse, capers, anchovies, fingerling potatoes, haricots vert, a quail egg and basil oil. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

MEGUMI YAKIMONO AND SUSHI BAR 1211 Village Walk, Covington, (985) 893-0406; 4700 Hwy. 22, Suite 11, Mandeville, (985) 845-1644; www.megumirestaurant.net The Tongue Burner roll has seared tuna, avocado and snow crab inside and spicy tuna, jalapeno, habanero-flavored caviar, white sauce and eel sauce on top. Firecracker shrimp are wrapped in potato strings and served with Japanese spicy mayonnaise. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

MELIUS BAR & CAFE

1701 Lake Ave., Metairie, 8289446; www.meliusbarbucktown.com The patty melt is an 8-oz. burger on Texas toast with melted Swiss and American cheeses and grilled onions. Melius fries are topped with melted Swiss and brown gravy. No reservations. Breakfast Mon.-Fri, lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

MELLOW MUSHROOM

1645 Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 327-5407; www.mellowmushroom.com The Cosmic Karma red sauce pizza is topped with spinach, tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, feta cheese and pesto. The Bayou Blue features a blue cheese base with shrimp, andouille and garlic. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

THE MELTING POT

1820 St. Charles Ave., 525-3225; www.meltingpot.com The Queso Fundido is a fondue version of the classic Mexican dish which combines fontina, gruyere and grand queso cheeses, fresh jalapenos, chorizo crumbles and a hint of fresh lime. The Fondue Fusion includes a cold-water lobster tail, filet mignon, chimichurri sirloin, garlic shrimp, molemarinated chicken breast, citrus-marinated tenderloin and fire-roasted corn and salsa ravioli. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MESON 923

923 S. Peters St., 523-9200; www.meson923.com Slow-roasted duck breast is served with fava bean and huitlacoche risotto, corn pudding and guajillo chile duck reduction. Crispy pork belly is served with crawfish, heirloom beans, horchata foam and pot likker. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

MI PUEBLITA RESTAURANT

3803 Florida Ave., Kenner, 469-4246 Slow-roasted pork is served with rice, beans, cabbage salad and fried plantains or tortillas. A traditional Honduran dish features sweet plantains stuffed with ground beef, shredded

1622 St. Charles Ave., 301-9570 The alligator pear and crabmeat salad fills an avocado with jumbo lump crabmeat and serves it over spring greens, tomatoes and red onion with balsamic glaze. Veal Oscar features lightly breaded veal topped with crabmeat, served with grilled asparagus, hollandaise and garlic potatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

MIDDENDORF’S

30160 Hwy. 51 S., Akers, (985) 386-6666; www.middendorfsrestaurant.com The catfish dinner includes fried thin catfish fillets, french fries, coleslaw and hush puppies. Whole flounder is broiled and topped with crabmeat and lemon butter. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

MIKE’S ON THE AVENUE

628 St. Charles Ave., 523-7600; www.mikesontheavenue.com Sake-soy seared tuna presents ahi tuna over sushi rice with sauteed spinach, marinated cucumber and tomato. Grilled fish tacos are topped with cotija cheese, sesame guacamole, tomato-ginger salsa and chile aioli. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

MIKIMOTO JAPANESE RESTAURANT & SUSHI BAR

3301 S. Carrollton Ave., 488-1881; www.mikimotosushi.com Hawaiian-style poke tuna salad comes on two types of seaweed with squid and cucumber. The white fish carpaccio is complemented with red onions, olive oil, capers, basil, green onions and spicy sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MILA

817 Common St., 412-2580 Pan-roasted sweetbreads are served with creamy black truffle grits and sherry bacon jus. Sweet tea-brined rotisserie duck comes with wilted farm greens, roasted beets and date

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7638 Maple St., 304-1526 The roasted turkey and Havarti sandwich comes on a choice of house-made breads. Chocolate covered eclairs are filled with custard. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

pasta Parmesan is topped with cream sauce and served with garlic bread. Shrimp and crab au gratin is served with French bread and salad. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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3002 Cleary Ave., Metairie, 780-7500 Mardi Gras pasta combines Gulf shrimp, diced tomatoes and green onions in spicy bisque cream sauce over linguine. The muffuletta pizza tops a pie with ham, salami, olive salad, mozzarella and tomato sauce. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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1514 Delachaise St., 891-9361 Clooney’s Choice sandwich fills La Boulangerie ciabatta bread with grilled chicken, avocado, roasted red peppers, red onion, cilantro and mozzarella. The hand-dipped chocolate milkshake is made with real ice cream. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

MIMI’S IN THE MARIGNY

2601 Royal St., 872-9868; www.myspace.com/mimisinthemarigny Hot goat cheese croquettes are served with caramelized onions and drizzled with honey. Calamari with chorizo features sauteed squid with spicy chorizo, garlic, parsley, white wine and cream. No reservations. Dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards. $

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10160 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge, 737-6464; www.mimisriverridge.com Escargot over pasta is served with house-made pappardelle, garlic-parsley butter and lemon zest. Seared veal hanger steak is served with onions and a soft-cooked egg over spaghetti. Dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

MR. B’S BISTRO

MR. JOHN’S STEAK HOUSE

2111 St. Charles Ave., 679-7697; www.mrjohnssteakhouse.com Filetto di manzo is a 6-oz. filet mignon served atop roasted portobello mushrooms and topped with a reduction of Barolo wine and herbs. The Tuscan veal chop is marinated in olive oil, garlic and Tuscan herbs, broiled and served with roasted potatoes and sauteed greens. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.Sat. Credit cards. $$$

MR. POOR BOY RESTAURANT

10202 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge, 737-1170 Grilled or fried catfish is served with Creole eggplant sauce, salad and potato salad or garlic potatoes. The roast beef po-boy features house-made slow-cooked roast beef served with all the fixings. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $

MR. ROO’S DELI & CATERING

3501 Severn Ave., Metairie, 8854010; www.mrroosdeli.com Mr. Roo’s muffuletta is filled with Genoa salami, ham, Swiss and provolone cheeses and olive salad. Mr. Roo’s special po-boy combines hot roast beef, ham, turkey, pickles, lettuce, tomato and mayo. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

MIYAKO JAPANESE SEAFOOD & STEAKHOUSE

1403 St. Charles Ave., 410-9997; www.japanesebistro.com The scorpion roll features shrimp tempura, cream cheese, cucumbers and jalepeno peppers topped with crab stick and honey-wasabi sauce. The hibachi special combines lobster, filet mignon and shrimp, and comes with clear miso soup, salad, hibachi noodles, fried rice and mixed vegetables. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

MO’S PIZZA

201 Royal St., 523-2078; www.mrbsbistro.com Barbecue Gulf shrimp are served in New Orleans-style peppery butter sauce with French bread. The gumbo ya ya is a country-style gumbo made with chicken and andouille sausage. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

1112 Avenue H, Westwego, 3419650; www.mospizza.net The muffuletta pizza tops an olive oil-brushed crust with Italian cold cuts, cheese and olive salad. The supreme pizza turnover is a calzone filled with sausage, ham, pepperoni, meat sauce, black olives, onions, bell peppers and mushrooms. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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MOJITO’s RUM BAR & GRILL

3620 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, 833-9228 Order a pita sandwich filled with souvlaki. Mousaka is a lasagna-like dish of layered eggplant and ground beef. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

437 Esplanade Ave., 252-4800; www.mojitosnola.com Ropa viejo is braised beef flank served with Caribbean rice, black beans and sweet plantains. Caribbean macaroni and cheese pie features long-tube pasta with lobster meat, tomatoes, scallions,

garlic and creamy cheese sauce. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Tue.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

MOJO COFFEE HOUSE

1500 Magazine St., 525-2244; www.myspace.com/mojocoffee The specialty sandwich called the Race (named for Race Street) combines ham, turkey and Swiss cheese. The Magazine sandwich layers ham, apple and Brie on a choice of seven-grain, tomatobasil or sourdough bread. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $

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 cheese, served over linguine. No reservations. Lunch Fri.-Mon., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MONA’S CAFE

504 Frenchmen St., 949-4115; 1120 S. Carrollton Ave., 861-8175; 3901 Banks St., 482-7743; 4126 Magazine St., 894-9800; www.monascafenola.com The shish kebab is a skewer of herb-marinated and grilled lamb and beef. Grape leaves are stuffed with ground beef, lamb, rice and parsley. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

MONDO

900 Harrison Ave., 224-2633; www.mondoneworleans.com Slow-roasted pork shoulder is served with black beans, plantains and pico de gallo. The lunch menu includes tacos filled with broiled fish, avocado, jicama slaw and cilantro-lime crema. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

MONSTER PO-BOYS

1814 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 9, Mandeville, (985) 626-9183 Get house-cooked roast beef smothered with gravy over a bed of rice. Grilled shrimp are served over rotini with garlicbutter sauce. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.Fri. Credit cards. $

MONTREL’S BISTRO

1000 N. Peters St., 524-4747 Louisiana crab cakes are served with crawfish cream sauce. Bread pudding is topped with rum sauce. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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and sprinkled with powdered sugar. The limited menu also includes traditional jambalaya. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Cash only. $

MORTON’S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT 702 Water St., Madisonville, (985) 845-4970; www.mortonsseafood.com The seafood platter combines fried Gulf shrimp, a stuffed crab, a soft-shell crab and a baked potato, french fries or salad. Order oysters on the half shell and top them with lemon juice and hot sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Thu.Mon. Credit cards. $$

MORTON’S THE STEAKHOUSE

1 Canal Place, 365 Canal St., 566-0221; www.mortons.com/ neworleans Mini crab cake BLT sandwiches are served Sunday through Friday during the “Power Hour” from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the bar. The prime rib cheeseburger is broiled and comes with blue cheese and steak fries. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

MOSCA’S

4137 Hwy. 90 W., Avondale, 436-9942; www.moscasrestau-

rant.com Oysters Mosca features whole oysters baked with Italian breadcrumbs and seasonings. 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. $$$

MOTHER’S RESTAURANT

401 Poydras St., 523-9656; www.mothersrestaurant.net Start the day with grits topped with debris and savory drippings from Mother’s housecooked meats. The seafood platter combines shrimp, oysters, catfish, etouffee and jambalaya. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$

MULATE’S CAJUN RESTAURANT

201 Julia St., 522-1492; www.mulates.com Catfish Mulate’s tops a grilled catfish fillet with tangy crawfish etouffee and serves it with jambalaya, sauteed vegetables and a twice-baked potato. Catfish Cecilia is a grilled catfish fillet stuffed with crabmeat dressing and served with jambalaya, vegetables and a twicebaked potato. Reservations rec-

ommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MURIEL’S JACKSON SQUARE

801 Chartres St., 568-1885; www.muriels.com The pecan-crusted puppy drum features oven-roasted pecans, Louisiana crawfish relish and lemon-butter sauce. The woodgrilled double-cut pork chop is topped with sugarcane apple glaze and served with pecan sweet potatoes and Southernstyle greens. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

N’TINI’S

2891 Hwy. 190, Suite D, Mandeville, (985) 626-5566; www.ntinis.com Pan-roasted tilapia is served with a vegetable medley. The grilled mahi-mahi is topped with lump crabmeat and served with grilled asparagus. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri. dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$

NACHO MAMA’S MEXICAN GRILL

1000 S. Clearview Pkwy., Harahan, 736-1188; 3242 Magazine St., 899-0031; 6325 Elysian Fields Ave., 286-1805; www.nachomamasmexican-

grill.com Mahi-mahi tacos are topped with fresh mango salsa and served with Spanish rice and black beans. The Mexicali wrap bundles spicy fajita shrimp, cucumber slices, red onions, cheese, ranch dressing, romaine lettuce and fresh avocado slices. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

NAKED PIZZA

6307 S. Miro St., 865-0244; 701 Metairie Road, 835-0066; www.nakedpizza.biz The Super Biotic pizza features Naked Pizza’s pro-biotic crust topped with artichoke, spinach, bell pepper, mushroom, garlic, onion and cilantro. The Ragin’ Cajun is loaded with chicken, sausage, garlic, peppers and onion. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

NAPOLEON HOUSE BAR & CAFE

500 Chartres St., 524-9752; www.napoleonhouse.com The seafood gumbo is filled with shrimp, crab and okra. The muffuletta is heated to melt the cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., late night Fri. and Sat. Credit cards. $$

NATHAN’S RESTAURANT

36440 Old Bayou Liberty Road, Slidell, (985) 643-0443; www. nathansrestaurant.net Tuesday’s Italian night special includes Italian salad and small portions of spinach cannelloni, lasagna and chicken parmigiana. Wednesday’s surf-and-turf special includes a 6-oz. steak, a lobster tail and potatoes with bordelaise sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat., Sun. brunch. Credit cards. $$$

NEW ORLEANS CAKE CAFE & BAKERY

2440 Chartres St., 943-0010; www.nolacakes.com The crab sandwich is dressed with spinach, Brie and bacon. Gourmet cupcakes include chocolate mousse, Sazerac and mimosa flavors. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

NEW ORLEANS FOOD & SPIRITS

208 Lee Lane, Covington, (985) 875-0432; www.neworleansfoodandspirits.com Blackened redfish Pontchartrain is topped with crawfish cream sauce and served over angel hair pasta. Voodoo egg rolls

are stuffed with crawfish. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

NEW YORK PIZZA

4416 Magazine St., 891-2376; www.newyorkpizzanola.com The Queens pizza features spinach, mushrooms, artichoke and feta, and is made with a white sauce. The Big Apple pie is loaded with everything, and anchovies and jalapenos are optional. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

NEYOW’S CREOLE CAFE

3340 Bienville St., 827-5474 Pasta on the Bayou combines sauteed shrimp and crawfish in cheesy butter cream sauce. Crispy Southern fried chicken is a signature dish. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

NINJA SUSHI

8433 Oak St., 866-1119; www.ninjasushineworleans.com The Smokey Bear roll bundles smoked salmon, green onions, cucumber, smelt roe and egg sauce. Japanese mochi ice cream is available in red bean, green tea, cappuccino, mango and strawberry flavors. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-

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NIRVANA INDIAN CUISINE

4308 Magazine St., 894-9797 Murgh sonya is a chicken breast stuffed with nuts, raisins, herbs and farmers’ cheese. Reservations recommended for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

NOLA BEANS

762 Harrison Ave., 267-0783; www.nolabeans.com The Argonne sandwich fills toasted bread with roasted turkey, sprouts, Havarti cheese, avocado, tomato and a bean spread. The Marconi salad combines romaine lettuce, grilled chicken, Mandarin orange slices, sliced strawberries, toasted almonds and poppy seed dressing. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

NOLA RESTAURANT

534 St. Louis St., 522-6652; www.emerils.com The grilled pork chop is served with brown sugar-glazed sweet potatoes, toasted pecans and caramelized onion reduction sauce. The hickory-roasted duck is coated with whiskeycaramel 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. $$$

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2033 N. Hwy. 190, Suite 5, Covington, (985) 893-1488; www.nonnarandazzo.com This bakery makes its signature cinnamon flavored king cakes year round. No reservations. Breakfast Tue.-Sun., lunch Tue.Sat. Credit cards. $

NOR-JOE IMPORT COMPANY

505 Frisco Ave., Metairie, 8339240; www.norjoe.com Nor-Joe’s muffuletta offers a host of imported meats, cheeses, olives and oil. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

NOSH

219 Dauphine St., 581-6674; www.noshnola.com The Reuben combines corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and Thousand Island dressing on griddled thick rye bread, served with chips and a pickle spear. The triple-decker club features layers of ham, turkey,

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NUVOLARI’S

246 Girod St., Mandeville, (985) 626-5619; www.nuvolaris.com Get linguine topped with shrimp, crab and lobster and a choice of marinara or sherry cream sauce. Pork osso buco Milanese is served with wild mushrooms, braising jus, gremolata and creamy Parmesan risotto. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$$

with an overstuffed baked potato. Home cooked roast beef is served on a po-boy. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $

P & G RESTAURANT 345 Baronne St., 525-9678 Homemade biscuits drenched with Southern-style brown gravy start the day. Fried shrimp po-boys are popular at lunch. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

O’BRIEN’S GRILLE

2020 Belle Chasse Hwy., Terrytown, 391-7229; www.obriensgrille.com Seared skin-on snapper is served with brabant new potatoes, grilled asparagus, lump crabmeat and Creole beurre blanc. Marinated rabbit tenderloin is fried and served with sauteed baby spinach, caramelized onions and Creole mustard sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

O’DONNELL’S RESTAURANT

131 S.W. Railroad Ave., Ponchatoula, (985) 386-4077 The grilled double-cut pork chop is served with a crisp potato cake and sauteed spinach. Seared Wisconsin duck breast comes with braised collard greens, baby sweet potatoes and blackberry-cassis reduction. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

O’HENRY’S FOOD & SPIRITS

632 S. Carrollton Ave., 866-9741; 8859 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 461-9840; www.ohenrys.com The filet mignon steak burger features a patty made from ground filet and comes with a choice of three toppings. The Cajun burger is a patty of ground beef and sausage served on a jalapeno-cheddar bun with zydeco sauce and coleslaw. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

OAK

8118 Oak St., 302-1485; www.oaknola.com Gulf shrimp tacos are assembled in corn tortillas and topped with 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. $$

OAK STREET CAFE

8140 Oak St., 866-8710; www.oakstreetcafe.com The Florentine scramble mixes

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three eggs, spinach, basil, sun-dried tomatoes, Roma tomatoes, mushrooms, mozzarella and feta cheeses and is served with grits or potatoes and a biscuit or toast. The crawfish Boudreau Benedict rests poached eggs atop a country biscuit with Roma tomatoes, grilled bell peppers and white onions with hollandaise sauce and Louisiana crawfish tails and is served with grits or smothered potatoes. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Wed.-Mon. Credit cards and checks. $

OCEANA GRILL

739 Conti St., 525-6002; www.oceanagrill.com “Jazzy” crab cakes are topped with crawfish cream sauce. 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. $$

OKI NAGO JAPANESE SEAFOOD BUFFET

2712 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, 780-8588; www.okinago.com The buffet at Oki Nago includes lightly fried shrimp tempura. Try sweet and tangy chicken teriyaki. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

THE OLD COFFEEPOT RESTAURANT

714 St. Peter St., 524-3500; www.theoldcoffeepot.com Calas — Creole rice cakes — arrive sprinkled with powdered sugar. The Fleur De Lis chicken is served with crabmeat and crawfish dressing. Reservations recommended for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

OLIVE BRANCH CAFE

1995 Barataria Blvd., Marrero, 348-2008; 3700 Orleans Ave., 302-1220; 5145 Gen. DeGaulle Drive, 393-1107; www.olivebranchcafe.com Chicken and artichoke pasta comes with sauteed red onions and mushrooms over penne tossed with garlic and olive oil. Shrimp Carnival features Gulf shrimp, smoked sausage, red onions and green peppers in garlic cream sauce over penne. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $$

OLIVIER’S CREOLE RESTAURANT

204 Decatur St., 525-7734; www.olivierscreole.com Braised Creole rabbit is served with sage-seasoned oyster dressing. Crab ravioli are battered, flash fried with shrimp and crawfish, topped with spinach Alfredo and served with asparagus. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

ON THE BAYOU RESTAURANT

3443 Esplanade Ave., Suite 155, 298-1755 Pork shoulder is roasted for 24 hours and served in its own juices over rice with a baked sweet potato on the side. Sauteed calf’s liver and onions is served with brown gravy, garlic mashed potatoes and a vegetable. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sun., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

ONE RESTAURANT & LOUNGE

8132 Hampson St., 301-9061; www.one-sl.com Cochon de lait is roasted on the premises and served with stone-ground grits, sweet red cabbage and pork crackling. Starters include char-grilled

oysters topped with Roquefort cheese and red wine vinaigrette. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

ORANGE COUCH

2339 Royal St., 267-7327; www.theorangecouchcoffee.com Light Vietnamese favorites include traditional shrimp spring rolls. Japanese mochi ice cream encased in rice flour dough come in flavors like lychee or chocolate coconut. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

THE ORIGINAL PIERRE MASPERO’S 440 Chartres St., 524-8990; www.pierremasperosrestaurant.com The “hot and blue” oyster poboy is dressed with Tabasco mayonnaise and blue cheese. The cochon de lait gets spicy heat from garlic and jalapenos. Reservations recommended for large parties. Breakfast Fri.-Mon., lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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 brandypeppercorn glaze and served with truffled mashed potatoes and baby vegetables. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

OSCAR’S RESTAURANT & BAR 2027 Metairie Road, Metairie, 831-9540 The half-pound burger comes

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 sauce. Andouille-crusted fish is pan roasted and served with Crystal, chive aioli, rissole potatoes and a vegetable. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

PALM COURT JAZZ CAFE

1204 Decatur St., 525-0200; www.palmcourtjazzcafe.com Shrimp Ambrosia features shrimp sauteed in fennel and Pernod cream sauce and served with spinach pasta. The pork chop is served with herbed white wine cream sauce, garlic mashed potatoes and broccoli. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

PALMETTOS ON THE BAYOU

1901 Bayou Lane, Slidell, (985) 643-0050; www.palmettosonthebayou.net Blackened sirloin is served with Caesar salad with blue cheese. The fried soft-shell crab comes topped with a choice of creamy seafood sauce or amandinemeuniere sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

PARADISE CAFE

3717 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 888-4141 The breakfast special features two eggs, bacon, grits and toast. A lunch favorite is the Paradise club, a double-decker sandwich layered with turkey and bacon. No reservations. Breakfast Mon.-Fri., lunch Mon.Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

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3125 Esplanade Ave., 948-1717; www.nonnamia.net The Divine Portobello appetizer combines mushrooms, grilled chicken and spinach with creamy, spicy red pepper sauce. Lobster ravioli are served with tangy vodka cream sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

roast beef, Swiss and American cheeses, bacon, lettuce, tomato and house-made mayo with chips and a pickle spear on the side. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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Thousand Island dressing. The jumbo hot dog is a Chicagostyle Vienna sausage. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

PARROT PETE’S

1901 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, 362-9780; www.parrotpetes.com The oversized pork chop is topped with bacon, candied sweet potatoes and sweet onion jam. The Royal One is a 22-oz. USDA certified Angus ribeye served with roasted garlic mashed potatoes and sauteed asparagus. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 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 shallots and parsley baked in a casserole dish. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

PAT O’BRIEN’S COURTYARD RESTAURANT

624 Bourbon St., 525-4823; www.patobriens.com Shrimp and grits features shrimp sauteed with peppers, garlic and onions, served with cheesy grit cakes. The spinach and strawberry salad combines strawberries, spiced pecans, red onion, blue cheese, bacon and baby spinach. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

5540 Crowder Blvd., 240-6744 The seafood baked potato is stuffed with crabmeat, shrimp, crawfish, green onions and cheese. Friday features a rib-eye steak special. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

6078 Laurel St., 895-9441; www.patoisnola.com The crispy pork belly and seared scallop combination is served with Steen’s cane syrup and spicy mustard drizzle. The porcini-crusted Berkshire pork chop comes with creamed collard greens, polenta and kumquat reduction. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Wed.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

PAUL’S CAFE

100 E. Pine St., Ponchatoula, (985) 386-9581; www.paulscafe.net Open-faced roast beef comes with salad, french fries, toast and dessert. Get a fried catfish sandwich on a bun, toast or whole wheat bread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

PEPPERONI’S CAFE

8123 Hampson St., 865-0336; www.pepperoniscafe.com Eggs Sardou features poached eggs and organic spinach and artichoke hearts over English muffins, drizzled with signature hollandaise sauce. The Super Vegetarian pizza is loaded with artichoke hearts, tomatoes, spinach, mushrooms, green peppers, olives, peppers, jalapenos and onions. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

PERE ANTOINE

741 Royal St., 581-4478; www.pereantoine.com The bayou bowl features scampy, barbecue or fried shrimp over Cajun shrimp rice. Catfish Antoine is a blackened catfish fillet served with crawfish sauce, rice and vegetables. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

PETUNIA’S PLACE

2020 Hwy. 59, Mandeville, (985) 674-3436; www.petuniasplace.com Redfish Julia features a grilled fillet topped with creamy craw-

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PHIL’S GRILL

1640 Hickory Ave., Harahan, 305-1705; 3020 Severn Ave., Metairie, 324-9080; www.phils-grill.com The West We Go is a bison burger dressed with pickles, shredded lettuce, tomato, shredded cheddar and onion strings on a white bun. Big Kid shakes are milkshakes with a shot of Kahlua, Bailey’s or Chambord. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

PHO HOA RESTAURANT

1308 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, 302-2094 Order traditional pho with a choice of rare steak, well-done flank steak, brisket, tenderloin, chicken, shrimp or tripe. Get char-grilled pork on top of a vermicelli bowl filled with lettuce, cucumbers, cilantro, bean sprouts and crispy egg rolls. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

PHO KING AT LOST LOVE LOUNGE

2529 Dauphine St., 944-0099; www.lostlovelounge.com Spring rolls are filled with shrimp, herbs and vermicelli and served with peanut dipping sauce. Curried beef arrives over vermicelli. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $

PHO NOLA

3320 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, 941-7690; www.pho-nola.com Get a banh mi sandwich filled with minced barbecue pork, roasted pork, ham, pickled carrots, cucumber, cilantro and aioli. NOLA rolls are crispy fried egg rolls stuffed inside rice paper spring rolls with vermicelli, pickled carrots and cilantro. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

PHO ORCHID

3117 Houma Blvd., Metairie, 4574188; www.phoorchid.com The namesake Orchid Pho tops beef noodle soup with eyeround steak, brisket, tenderloin, tripe and a meatball. Seafood fried rice combines shrimp, crab and squid. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

PHO TAU BAY

113 Westbank Expwy., Gretna, 368-9846 Pho ap chao is a combination of pan-fried noodles and stirfried beef with vegetables and pineapple. The “P.T.B.” wonton soup features house-made pork and shrimp wontons. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Wed. and Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

PHOENICIA RESTAURANT

4201 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 889-9950 Kafta shish kebab platters include hummus, rice and salad. Chicken shawarma also is available on a platter. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

PIE PIZZA & PASTAS

814 S. Peters St., 528-2743; 4300 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 885-5566 Lobster ravioli are topped with both cheese sauce and marinara. The Greek pie is loaded with roasted garlic, artichokes, black olives, spinach, tomato and provolone, feta and mozzarella cheeses. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, latenight Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $

PINKBERRY

5601 Magazine St.; 300 Canal St., 899-4260; www.pinkberry.com Enjoy the sweet and salty caramel — topped with a drizzle of caramel, toasted crepe flakes and a shake of sea salt. The watermelon is served with slices of cucumber and watermelon puree. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Mon.-Sun., late night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

PITA PIT

5800 Magazine St., 899-4141; www.pitapitnola.com Prime rib and bacon are combined in a pita sandwich dressed with onions, mushrooms, American and Swiss cheeses, romaine lettuce and horseradish Dijon. The spicy black bean veggie burger is topped with lettuce, tomatoes, corn, roasted red peppers, pepper Jack cheese and anchochipotle dressing. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. 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 gyro pita roll includes lamb and beef gyro, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, red onions and tzatziki sauce wrapped in pita bread. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

PIZZA MAN OF COVINGTON

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

PIZZA NOLA

141 W. Harrison Ave., Suite A, 872-0731; www.pizzanola.com The fleur-de-lis pie features mozzarella, fresh tomatoes, basil, bacon and blue cheese. The Toledano wrap is filled with sweet basil pesto, fresh tomatoes, artichokes, garlic and melted mozzarella.

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

PORT OF CALL

838 Esplanade Ave., 523-0120 Half-pound aged-Angus steak burger patties are ground fresh daily, cooked to order and served with a baked potato laden with sour cream, cheese and bacon bits. Fried mushrooms are lightly battered and served with horseradish sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

THE PRALINE CONNECTION

542 Frenchmen St., 943-3934; www.pralineconnection.com The signature soft-shell crab po-boy features buster crab on French bread. Alligator sausage comes in bite-size pieces with barbecue dipping sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

PRAVDA

1113 Decatur St., 581-1112; www.pravdaofnola.com The bar and coffeeshop serves house-made cupcakes modeled on cocktails, such as the IRA Carbomb made with Guinnessinfused chocolate cake and Bailey’s frosting. The gourmet grilled cheese sandwich is made with colby, bacon and avocado and served with sweet potato fries. No reservations. Food available for dinner Thu.-Sun. 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 For breakfast, the eggs Puccino sandwich features egg, ham and cheese on an English muffin. The create-your-own grits special includes your choice of five different cheeses, bacon, turkey, ham or Italian sausage. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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8108 Hampson St., 864-8108 Original Pure Tart is a custom blend of non-fat, all-natural, kosher-certified yogurts 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. $

PYRAMIDS CAFE

3149 Calhoun St., 861-9602 Chicken tikka is a marinated and grilled skinless half-chicken. Lamb is sauteed with olive oil and spices and served with hummus. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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613 Clearview Pkwy., Metairie, 887-3456 Crabmeat-stuffed trout is served with crawfish cream sauce. The seafood platter combines fried shrimp, fish and oysters, a stuffed crab and a side item. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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RAGS SEAFOOD & SPIRITS

4960 Hwy. 22, Mandeville, (985) 792-1744; www.ragsmandeville.com The seafood gumbo is made with crabmeat, shrimp and okra. Top a burger with sauteed onions and garlic sauce, served with a choice of potatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sun., dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $$

RAJUN CAJUN CAFE

5209 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 883-5513; www.rajuncajuncafe.com Seafood platters include shrimp, oysters, trout, catfish, soft-shell crab, hushpuppies and french fries. Fried catfish comes with crawfish cream sauce, fries and hushpuppies. No reservations. Lunch Tue.Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

RALPH & KACOO’S

519 Toulouse St., 522-5226; www.ralphandkacoos.com The 14-oz. rib-eye is topped with blackened crawfish and shrimp and jumbo lump crabmeat. New Orleansstyle barbecue shrimp with Worcestershire sauce, olive oil and garlic is served over French bread. Reservations accepted.

Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

RALPH’S ON THE PARK

900 City Park Ave., 488-1000; www.ralphsonthepark.com The crabmeat ravigote Napoleon features layers of Israeli couscous, roasted corn, jumbo lump crabmeat ravigote, tomatoes, cucumbers and salsa verde. The Disgruntled Shrimp feature tempura shrimp teriyaki with spicy chile-garlic creme fraiche. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

RAMBLA

217 Camp St., 587-7720; www.ramblanola.com Pickled Louisiana shrimp are served with deviled eggs stuffed with shrimp salad and truffled egg yolk mousse. Steak tartare combines beef, capers, shallots, garlic and Dijon mustard, and is topped with a quail egg and served with mustard-seed lavash. Reservations accepted. Breakfast daily, lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

RED EYE GRILL

852 S. Peters St., 593-9393; www.redeyegrill.net The grilled tuna burger is dressed with lettuce, tomato and onion and served with Cajun fries. The cheeseburger features a patty dressed with cheese, tomato, onion and lettuce served with Cajun fries or onion rings. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

bananas and mango mixed with Red Mango’s original frozen yogurt. Try non-fat raspberry cheesecake frozen yogurt for a rich treat. No reservations. Breakfast Mon.-Fri., lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

THE RED MAPLE

1036 Lafayette St., Gretna, 3670935; www.theredmaple.com Redfish Pontchartrain is a panseared fillet topped with lump crabmeat and mushroom-sherry cream. Fried mirliton comes with shrimp, andouille, lump crabmeat and fried oysters in bordelaise sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner and late-night Tue.-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. $

RED STAR CHINESE RESTAURANT

8330 Earhart Blvd., 861-1933; www.redstarchineserestaurant.com General Tso’s chicken features fried chicken with sweet and spicy sauce. The spicy, crispy shrimp also is served with sweet and spicy sauce. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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115 Bourbon St., 598-1200; www.redfishgrill.com Hickory-grilled redfish is served with lump crabmeat, lemon butter and tasso and wild mushrooms with Pontalba potatoes. Barbecue oysters are flash fried, tossed in Crystal barbecue sauce and served with blue cheese dressing. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$ 125 Camp St., 561-8844; www.redgravycafe.com The tomato and bread salad combines chopped tomatoes, warm pesto croutons, basil, fried mozzarella and balsamic glaze with garlic bread. 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.-Sat., dinner Thu., brunch Sat. Credit cards. $

RED MANGO

1640 Hickory Ave., Suite B, Harahan, 575-3576; www.redmangousa.com The mixed berry parfait features strawberries, blueberries,

3835 Iberville St., 309-3570; www.redemption-nola.com Chambord roasted duckling is served with pan-fried potatoes, dark cherry preserve and brown butter-cherry vinaigrette. Crabmeat-stuffed flounder is served atop fried green tomatoes with cocoa and roasted oak drizzle. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

8124 Hampson St., 872-0187; www.refuelcafe.com The huevos rancheros feature tortillas, beans, eggs, cheese, pico de gallo and avocado. Eggs Florentine features poached eggs and spinach over English muffins with hollandaise. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

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RESTAURANT AUGUST

301 Tchoupitoulas St., 2999777; www.restaurantaugust.com Hand-made potato gnocchi is tossed with blue crab and Perigord truffles. Breaded speckled trout is served with Louisiana crab, white shrimp, toasted almonds and mousseline sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

RESTAURANT CYPRESS

4426 Transcontinental Drive, 885-6885; www.restaurantcypress.com Crawfish and crabmeat Parma features Louisiana crawfish tails and lump crabmeat baked in a casserole with a Parmesan crust and served with white wine butter sauce. Sauteed veal is served with a portobello cap and crabmeat stuffing and is topped with sherry beurre blanc. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

RESTAURANT DES FAMILLES

7163 Barataria Blvd., Crown Point, 689-7834; www.restaurantdesfamilles.com Barataria stuffed crab features crab shells filled with seasoned crabmeat and broiled until the top browns. Pasta Lafitte combines shrimp and crabmeat in cream sauce over angel hair pasta. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

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3524 Severn Ave., Metairie, 4552266; www.riccobonos.com Osyters Riccobono are baked with mushrooms, garlic, Parmesan, Italian breadcrumbs and olive oil and served with pasta. Veal parmigiana features paneed veal and fried eggplant medallions topped with mozzarella, Parmesan and house-made red sauce, served with spaghetti. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

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401 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 469-8585; www.ristorantedapiero.net Molasses-glazed maple leaf duck is served with sauteed mushrooms. Crabmeat ravioli are topped with sherry cream sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$$

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501 E. Boston St., Covington, (985) 875-1006; www.delportoristorante.com House-made cavatelli pasta arrabbiata features Atlantic calamari, garlic, chiles and basil in roasted red pepper sauce. A red wine-braised Mississippi rabbit leg is served over fava bean risotto bianco. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

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1917 Ridgelake Drive, Metairie, 835-4008 Jumbo lump crabmeat salad features a crabmeat stuffed tomato on romaine lettuce with marinated artichoke hearts, capers, pepperoncini, and both balsamic vinaigrette and remoulade. Breaded veal is topped with marinara, Romano and mozzarella cheese and served with spaghettini pasta. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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8001 St. Bernard Hwy., Suite B, Arabi, 277-6996 Soft-shell crab is served over seafood pasta. The angus filet is served with herbs, garlic and olive oil or with crabmeat and mushrooms. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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3449 River Road, Jefferson, 834-4938; www.therivershacktavern.com Island-style redfish is pan seared and topped with mango-habanero salsa. House smoked double cut pork chop is served with andouille studded collard greens. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards. $

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THE ROCK ’N’ ROLL CAFE

3401 N. Hullen St., Metairie, 301-1668 The Top Cat burger features an 8-oz. Angus beef patty with cheese, mushrooms and bacon served on an onion roll. Spicy flash-fried green beans are served with wasabi-cucumber dipping sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, latenight Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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823 Fulton St., 581-7253; www.rocknsake.com Shrimp- and cream cheesefilled wontons are served with shrimp and garlic sauce. The salmon zest roll bundles salmon and snow crab in soybean paper, topped with more salmon and lemon zest and served with spicy ponzu dipping sauce. No reservations. Lunch Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

ROCKY & CARLO’S RESTAURANT AND BAR

613 W. St. Bernard Hwy., Chalmette, 279-8323; www.rockyandcarlos.com The veal Parmesan features panned veal baked with red gravy and Parmesean cheese served with baked macaroni. The roast beef po-boy serves fresh seasoned roast beef on a baguette topped with house-made brown gravy. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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One Shell Square, 701 Poydras St., 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. $

ROMAN PIZZA

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

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www.roosevelthotelbar.com The fettuccine Montrel features Gulf shrimp and crawfish tossed in garlic cream and served over fettuccine. Red beans and rice features creamy Camellia beans and local Creole sausage. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night 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 crust. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

ROUX ON ORLEANS

Bourbon Orleans Hotel, 717 Orleans Ave., 571-4604; www.bourbonorleans.com The Louisiana crawfish crepe combines Louisiana crawfish and goat cheese and is topped with Creole chardonnay cream. The pasta jambalaya features Creole Country andouille, shrimp and chicken and is served over penne pasta. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

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1901 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, 644-4100; www.royalpalmrestaurant.com The 10-oz. prime filet mignon comes arrives sizzling with butter and is served with mashed potatoes or a baked potato and sauteed asparagus. The oversized pork chop is served with tempura fried bacon, candied sweet potatoes and sweet onion jam. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

THE RUBY SLIPPER CAFE

139 S. Cortez St., 309-5531; 200 Magazine St., 525-9355; www.therubyslippercafe.net Eggs Blackstone features poached eggs with grilled tomato, applewood-smoked bacon and hollandaise on a biscuit. The barbecue shrimp and grits are cooked in Abita Amber

At Le Meritage, chef Michael Farrell’s tuna tartare napoleon features raw tuna stacked with corn and guacamole on a tortilla.

RUE 127

127 N. Carrollton Ave., 483-1571; www.rue127.com For an appetizer, try mushroom risotto with oven-roasted oyster mushrooms, grilled portobello and Parmesan. The chargrilled double-cut pork chop is served with roasted pepper jus, Jack Daniel’s and roasted corn coush-coush and crispy shallots. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

of tuna topped with chile sauce and served with cucumber slices. Yellowtail sashimi comes with jalapeno salsa and ponzu sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, latenight Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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1140 S. Carrollton Ave., 861-4343; 3121 Magazine St., 899-0242 The Mediterranean sandwich features tomato, fresh basil, mozzarella cheese and prosciutto with balsamic vinaigrette. The Sicilian salad combines baby greens, prosciutto, mortadella, Genoa salami, provolone cheese, croutons, olive salad, Parmesan and vinaigrette. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $

27491 Hwy. 190, Lacombe, (985) 882-9443 The veal brucioloni features breaded veal stuffed with cheese, sausage and ground beef, topped with red sauce and served with pasta. Reservations recommended. Lunch Sun., dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

3128 Magazine St., 941-7560; www.rumhousenola.com The “duck duck goose” taco is filled with slow-roasted spiced duck, snow peas and carrot slaw and garnished with goose and duck cracklings. The calypso beef taco features marinated steak, guacamole, avocado, lime and sour cream. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

RUSSELL’ S MARINA GRILL

8555 Pontchartrain Blvd., 282-9999; www.russellsmarinagrill.com The salmon salad features pesto marinated salmon over arugula, spinach, parsley, tomatoes and red onions and is tossed in orange-ginger dressing. The grilled tuna is served with remoulade and sweet potato fries. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

THE RUSTY NAIL

1100 Constance St., 525-5515; www.therustynail.biz The Piggly Wiggly is a pulled pork barbecue sandwich on a sesame bun topped with homemade coleslaw and pickle chips. The Wild Turkey is a turkey sandwich with thinly sliced Granny Smith apples, bacon, provolone cheese and garlic mayonnaise, served on multigrain bread. No reservations. Dinner and late-night Tue.-Sat. Cash only. $

RUTH’S CHRIS STEAK HOUSE

Harrah’s Hotel, 525 Fulton St., 587-7099; 3633 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 8883600; www.ruthschris.com

Get a 6-oz. filet mignon topped with grilled shrimp. The Mediterranean-style tuna is served with roasted tomatoes and fried jumbo shrimp. Reservations accepted. Fulton Street: Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Veterans Memorial Boulevard: Lunch Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

ST. CHARLES TAVERN

1433 St. Charles Ave., 523-9823; www.stcharlestavern.com The Italian meatball po-boy features beef meatballs covered in marinara sauce and mozzarella and is served with fries. The chicken-fried steak is served with mashed potatoes and country gravy. Delivery available. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

ST. JAMES CHEESE COMPANY

5004 Prytania St., 899-4737; www.stjamescheese.com The Smokey Blue sandwich combines roast beef, housesmoked Mycella blue cheese, tomatoes and Worcestershire mayo on multigrain bread. Beecher’s cheddar headlines a sandwich dressed with avocado, basil and mayo on ciabatta. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Fri.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

STE. MARIE

930 Poydras St., Suite 101, 3046988: www.stemarienola.com

House-made gnocchi are tossed with pancetta and roasted vegetables and finished with cream. The braised pork belly is nestled on truffled grits and served with apple and frisee lettuce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

SAINTS AND SINNERS CAFE

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. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night Mon.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

SAKE CAFE

817 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 468-8829; 1130 S. Clearview Pkwy., Harahan, 733-8879; 4201 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 779-7253 The New Orleans roll features spicy crawfish, crunchy tempura, avocado, tuna, snow crab and avocado eel sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

SAKE CAFE UPTOWN

2830 Magazine St., 894-0033; www.sakecafecuptown.us Never Bored tuna features slices

7742 Hwy. 23, Belle Chasse, 3937303; www.salvosseafood.com Grilled tuna comes with sauteed potatoes and corn on the cob. The butterflied shrimp plate features a dozen jumbo shrimp and fries or potatoes. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

SAMMY’ S FOOD SERVICE & DELI

3000 Elysian Fields Ave., 9470675; www.sammysfood.com The all-American hamburger is topped with bacon and cheddar cheese. The roast beef po-boy comes with cheese and is dressed to order. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

SAMMY’S PO-BOYS AND CATERING

403 Iberville St., 561-6070 Samosas are potato fritters served with chickpeas and raita. Goat masala is a curry made with pan-sauteed goat meat. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

901 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 835-0916; www.sammyspoboys.com The Flickaletta is a twist on the muffuletta featuring ham, salami, Swiss and olive salad served hot on French bread. Veal Parmesan includes two cutlets topped with red sauce and mozzarella cheese, served over angel hair pasta. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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710 S. Carrollton Ave., 324-6640; www.saltwatergrillnola.com The crab cake and eggplant Napoleon layers Louisiana lump crab cakes and grilled eggplant rounds and tops the stack with cream sauce. Riverbend chicken features marinated and grilled chicken breast topped with sauteed portobello mushrooms, crawfish tails and green onions, with garlic-mashed potatoes on the side. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SALU

3226 Magazine St., 371-5809; www.salurestaurant.com Grilled lamb “lollipops” come with roasted red peppers, fava bean hummus and goat cheese. Crabmeat four cheese flatbread is topped with wild mushrooms, arugula and lemon. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.Sat. Credit cards. $$

SALVATORE RISTORANTE

3226 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, 455-2433 Asparagus is topped with sauteed crabmeat and lemon butter caper sauce. Trout Salvatore is a pan-sauteed fillet topped with crabmeat and shrimp sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

627 Bourbon St., 525-8442; www.sammysseafoodrestaurant.com Blackened stuffed flounder features crabmeat stuffing sandwiched between two flounder fillets. Seafood pasta tosses shrimp, oysters and crawfish with pasta and creamy wine sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SANDRO’S TRATTORIA

6601 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 888-7784 Meatless eggplant lasagna features thin slices of fried eggplant with sauteed spinach, Italian cheeses and salsa rossa. The pork shank osso buco is cooked with garlic, onions and mushrooms and served with angel hair pasta. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

SANTA FE

3201 Esplanade Ave., 948-0077 Bolinos de bacalau are cod fish cakes made with dried salted cod, potatoes, onions, parsley, cilantro and eggs. Rueda de huevo feature crispy tortillas filled with sweet potato puree, braised chicken and poblano sauce and topped with a fried egg and melted cheese. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$ PAGE 74

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244 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. $

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724 Dublin St., 861-0565 Seared scallops are coated with a honey-glaze. The grilled, pepper-crusted pork chop is served with crab and cream salsa. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

SATSUMA CAFE

3218 Dauphine St., 304-5962; www.satsumacafe.com Satsuma’s BLT adds avocado and feta to the classic sandwich. The green breakfast sandwich combines eggs, arugula, tomato, avocado and Swiss cheese on a bagel, croissant or toast. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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Roosevelt Hotel, 123 Baronne St., 648-5486; www.therooseveltneworleans.com The lobster BLT sliders feature Maine lobster salad, pancetta and tomato on warm brioche. Sweetbreads and waffles come with country ham, sunny side-up quail eggs and maple syrup. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

SEITHER’S SEAFOOD

279 Hickory Ave., Harahan, 738-1116 Peapaw salad features shrimp remoulade, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions and Parmesan on romaine and iceberg lettuces. The eggplant Harahan consists of three fried eggplant medallions layered with crabmeat and topped with shrimp cream sauce. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

SEKISUI SAMURAI

239 Decatur St., 525-9595; www.sekisuiusa.com The ocean pyramid is molded from salmon, tuna, yellowtail, avocado and tobiko. The eel “sundae” combines eel, crushed macadamia nuts, avocado and balsamic vinegar sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SEMOLINA

Clearview Mall, 4436 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 454-

7930; www.semolina.com Shrimp Roban combines sauteed shrimp and shell pasta in zesty creme sauce topped with green onion and parsley. The chicken Parmesan features two Parmesan-breaded chicken breasts and provolone over linguine with marinara, Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SERIO’S PO-BOYS & DELI

133 St. Charles Ave., 523-2668 The classic muffuletta is served on a sesame Italian bun with ham, genoa salami, mortadella and house-made olive salad. The seafood po-boy combines fried shrimp, oysters and catfish and is dressed to order. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

SERRANOS SALSA COMPANY

Clearview Mall, 4436 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 7802354; www.serranossalsacompany.com The fish tacos top grilled or fried tilapia with avocado, cabbage, pico de gallo, cheese, Serramoulode and cilantroavocado salsa. The Cuban steak is a tequila-lime marinated and grilled skirt steak topped with grilled onions. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SEYMOUR’ S RESTAURANT

2216 Hickory Ave., River Ridge, 737-3148 The fried soft-shell crab is served atop crabmeat fettuccine. The Chill Down plate combines shrimp salad, shrimp cocktail, shrimp remoulade and potato salad. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

SHAMROCK BAR ’N’ GRILL

4133 S. Carrollton Ave., 301-0938; www.shamrockparty.com The Turbo burger is topped with cheese, bacon, mushrooms, green peppers, lettuce, tomato and onions and served with a half pound of fries. Get cheese fries topped with cheddar and garlicky roast beef gravy. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

SHANE’S RIB SHACK

1855 Barataria Blvd., Suite E, Marrero, 341-2226; www.shanesribshack.com The Shack sampler combines a quarter rack of ribs, chicken tenders or brisket, pulled pork or barbecue chomp chicken, two side items and Texas toast. The Big Daddy pork sandwich fills two slices of Texas toast with a half pound of pulled

pork. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

SHIMMY SHACK

1855 Dock St., Harahan, 729-4442; www.theshimmyshack.net The “soft-shell oyster” po-boy is a hollowed out piece of French bread filled with crispy fried oysters and New Orleansstyle barbecue sauce. The banh mi wrap bundles pork loin, salami, pickled ginger, jalapenos, cucumber, cilantro, cream cheese and wasabi mayo. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

SHOGUN JAPANESE RESTAURANT AND STEAKHOUSE

2325 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 833-7477; www.shogunneworleans.com The Utah roll bundles shrimp tempura, cream cheese, snow crab, tuna and avocado and is served with eel sauce. The lobster roll wraps lobster, avocado and egg sauce in soy paper and tops it with eel sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. 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 in house with garlic and onions. Friday’s seafood gumbo brims with shrimp, crabmeat and okra. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

SHULA’S STEAK HOUSE

614 Canal St., 586-7211; www.shulas.com Barbecue shrimp come wrapped in peppered bacon and fresh basil and are served with horseradish barbecue sauce. The cowboy steak is a 22-oz. cut served with fresh watercress and a pat of butter. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

SIBERIA

2227 St. Claude Ave., 265-8855 The Bad M.F. is a bison burger topped with blue cheese, foie gras and a sunny-side-up egg, served on a pretzel roll. Fish and chips feature spicy battered catfish and fries served in a paper cone with malt vinegar. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner and late-night Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

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1032 Chartres St., 587-0091; www.restaurantstella.com The duck five-ways is a signature dish including Szechuan seared duck breast, a lacquered leg and thigh, duck miso broth, foie gras wontons and cassis reduction. Try miso and sakeglazed Japanese Mero sea bass with udon, green tea and soba noodles, Canadian lobster, blue crab and shrimp broth. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

STEP BROTHERS BAR & GRILL

4971 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 889-9856; www.stepsbarandgrill.com Step Brothers’ club sandwich piles ham, turkey, Swiss cheese, lettuce and tomato on thick Texas toast and is served with chips. The Timmy burger features a beef patty, hot sausage, cheese, lettuce and tomato and comes with chips. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

STEVE’S DINER

Place St. Charles, 201 St. Charles Ave., Suite 210, 522-8198; www.steves-diner.com The diner’s menu includes daily specials like Thursday’s slowroasted beef brisket served with a brown gravy made from its drippings. The Parmesan and herb-crusted baked chicken is served with two sides. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

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1303 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 443-4040; www.stingraysseafood.com A platter of deep-fried stuffed crab includes sides like mac and cheese and sweet potato fries. Crawfish Boudreaux combines crawfish tails, Parmesan, garlic and mushrooms in spicy cream sauce over pasta. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

THE STORE

814 Gravier St., 322-2446; www.thestoreneworleans.com A taco bar at this CBD cafe features a pork and slaw version. Or try blackened shrimp tacos with black-eyed peas and pico de gallo. Delivery available. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

808 Iberville St., 565-5520 This French Quarter restaurant’s Cajun egg rolls are stuffed with crawfish and rice. The smoked brisket “Irish nachos” feature thickcut french fries topped with smoked brisket, cheese and pico de gallo. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and late night Tues-Sun. Credit cards. $$

STREETCAR CAFE

110 Carondelet St., 523-6614 The gyro fills toasted pita with lamb and beef gyro meat, lettuce, tomato and tzatziki. House-cooked roast beef fills a po-boy dripping with gravy. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

SUCRE

3025 Magazine St., 520-8311; Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 834-2277; www.shopsucre.com Strawberry shortcake gelato is a refreshing seasonal flavor. White chocolate lavender macaroons are a summer special. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

SUGAR HOUSE

Embassy Suites, 315 Julia St., 525-1993; www.embassyneworleans.com Sugar House’s grouper Grand Isle is pan-seared and served with vegetables. Order baby back ribs by the half or full rack. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SUGAR PARK

3054 St. Claude Ave., 942-2047; www.sugarparknola.com The “All Up In There” pizza is topped with ham, Italian sausage, pepperoni, mushrooms, green peppers and onions. Order a blue cheese burger topped with bacon and served with fries or slaw. No reservations. Dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

SUKHOTHAI

1913 Royal St., 948-9309; 4519 Magazine St., 373-6471; www.sukhothai-nola.com Wild herb flounder is prepared with fresh herbs and served with tamarind dipping sauce. Volcano soft-shell crabs are served on a sizzling hot plate with spicy chile, garlic and pineapple sauce. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

SUNSHINE CAFE

111 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 100, Metairie, 834-6040; www.sunshinecafenola.com For lunch, try the sunshine salad of field greens, Mandarin oranges, dried cherries, red onions, toasted pecans, blue cheese and house-made pep-

SUPERIOR GRILL

3636 St. Charles Ave., 8994200; www.superiorgrill.com The combination fajita plate includes mesquite grilled chicken and beef. The shrimp brochetas feature baconwrapped shrimp stuffed with poblano pepper and Monterey Jack cheese, served with marinated green onions. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

SURREY’S CAFE & JUICE BAR

1418 Magazine St., 524-3828; 4807 Magazine St., 895-5757; www.surreyscafeandjuicebar.com Caramelized apple French toast is made with Leidenheimer bread topped with caramelized apples, cream cheese and candied pecans. For lunch, try the jumbo lump crabmeat sandwich topped with remoulade. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and brunch daily. Cash only. $

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SUSHI BROTHERS

1612 St. Charles Ave., 581-4449; www.sushibrothers.net The Brothers roll combines fresh salmon tempura and cream cheese and has layers of salmon and avocado on top. The St. Charles roll features shrimp, soft-shell crab, avocado and asparagus topped with eel sauce and smelt roe. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Thu., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SWEET DADDY’S BBQ

420 S. Tyler St., Covington, (985) 898-2166; www.sweetdaddysbarbq.com The two-meat combo plate includes a choice of pulled pork, brisket, chicken, baby back ribs or smoked sausage and two sides. Try chocolate chip pecan pie for dessert. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

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2727 Prytania St., 899-0335 Still Perkin’s Greek wrap bundles grilled chicken, hummus, baby spinach, black olives, feta cheese and balsamic vinaigrette. A mixed greens salad features chicken, broccoli, grape tomatoes and sweet and sour dressing. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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per jelly vinaigrette. The grilled chicken sandwich is topped with bacon, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato and sundried tomato dressing and served on your choice of house-baked bread, croissant or in a wrap. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

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Beef cheeks are braised with white wine and beef stock and served with rosemary potato puree, sweet onions, peas and spinach. A salad of thin-shaved Brussels sprouts and apples is topped with hazelnuts and pecorino cheese. Reservations recommended. Lunch and late-nite Fri.-Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $

TAG’S MEAT MARKET & DELI

1207 E. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, 277-6594 The namesake Tag’s burger weighs in at a whopping pound and a half. The Butcher po-boy includes half a pound of ground beef and is dressed to order. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $

TAJ MAHAL INDIAN CUISINE

923 Metairie Road, Suite C, Metairie, 836-6859 Masala dosa is a large rice and lentil crepe filled with a spicy blend of potatoes, onions and herbs. Kali mirch jinghi features shrimp cooked in cashewalmond sauce with fresh herbs. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

TAN DINH

1705 Lafayette St., Suite A, Gretna, 361-8008 This Vietnamese restaurant offers traditional pho with sliced beef, peppers, herbs and lime wedges. One house specialty combines seared goat meat and lemongrass-infused goat curry with crushed peanuts, cilantro and basil. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

2916 Cleary Ave., Metairie, 8897880; www.tandoorichickennola.com Traditional chicken tikka masala is cooked in a clay oven and served with creamy gravy. Shrimp biryani is served with basmati rice with raisins and herbs. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

TARKA

3207 Williams Blvd., Kenner, 471-6141 Chicken makhni, or butter chicken, features boneless chicken cooked in the tandoor oven, then sauteed and served in tomato-butter cream sauce. Lamb biryani is marinated and steam-cooked lamb and basmati rice with herbs. Delivery available. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

TARTINE

7217 Perrier St., 866-4860; www.tartineneworleans.com This quaint French neighborhood cafe serves pork rillette with a toasted baguette, onion

TED’S FROSTOP

3100 Calhoun St., 861-3615 Order the fried fish plate served with macaroni and salad. The red beans and rice are made with smoked sausage and served with salad and a vegetable. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and 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 a drizzle of eel sauce and spicy mayo. Beef negimaki is thinly sliced rib-eye wrapped around asparagus and grilled. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

TERRAZU

Place St. Charles, 201 St. Charles Ave., 287-0877 The “BBLTA” sandwich combines bacon, Brie, lettuce, tomato and avocado. A hearthealthy choice is the Vitablue salad with baby mixed greens, spinach, goat cheese, blueberries, sliced almonds, avocado and a side of balsamic vinaigrette. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

THANH THANH

131 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, 368-8678; www.t2restaurant.com Start with the Asian grilled chicken salad, which combines baby spring mix and romaine lettuces with grilled chicken, cucumbers, pickled carrots, tomatoes, roasted peanuts, red onions and peanut vinaigrette on top of a bed of vermicelli. Mama’s pad thai offers a choice of chicken or shrimp over flat rice noodles stirfried with onions, garlic, bean sprouts, peanuts and spicy sauce. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

THAT’S A WRAP

4241 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 885-0009; www.thatsawrapnola.com The Southwest chipotle chicken wrap is filled with panbroiled chicken, bacon, sharp cheddar, romaine, organic spring greens, tomatoes and spicy chipotle mayo. The Tuscan turkey wrap features roasted turkey, Swiss cheese, romaine lettuce, organic spring mix, tomatoes and creamy pesto vinaigrette. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.Sat., lunch Sun.

THAT’S AMORE

4421 Clearview Pkwy., Metairie, 454-5885; www.thatsamorepizzaonline.com That’s Amore prepares a true Chicago-style deep-dish pie with pizza toppings amassed like a pie filling between thin layers of crust. The homemade roast beef po-boy is another popular choice. No reservations. Lunch Thu.-Sun, dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

THEO’S PIZZA

4024 Canal St., 302-1133; 4218 Magazine St., 894-8554; www.theospizza.com The Expert includes olive oil, garlic, spinach, mozzarella, fresh tomatoes, purple onions and bacon. Or try the Westbank special featuring tomato sauce, mozzarella, crumbled bacon, chicken, roasted red peppers, jalapenos and pineapple. Other menu items include sandwiches and salads. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

THREE HAPPINESS

1900 Lafayette St., Gretna, 3681355; www.threehappiness.com The refreshing bun cha gio thit nuon features fried spring rolls with fresh mint, lettuce and cucumber, char-broiled pork with vermicelli. For a salad, try the goi ngi sen tom thi, which includes Vietnamese lotus root with pork, shrimp and crispy shrimp chips. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

THREE MUSES

536 Frenchmen St., 298-8746; www.thethreemuses.com The steak and cake combo includes grilled hanger steak and a crab cake with bearnaise. The tempura shrimp lettuce cups contain pickled red onion and pineapple-lime sauce. No reservations. Dinner Wed.Mon. Credit cards. $$

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TONY ANGELLO’S RESTAURANT

6262 Fleur de Lis Drive, 488-0888 Eggplant Tina features eggplant medallions topped with house-made tomato sauce and Romano cheese. The lobster cup appetizer is a puree of oyster and shrimp blended with lobster cream sauce and baked. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

TONY MANDINA’S

1915 Pratt St., Gretna, 362-2010; www.tonymandinas.com Eggplant Dominic Jude has 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. $$

TOUT DE SUITE CAFE

347 Verret St., 362-2264 The Atchafalaya features two crawfish cakes topped with poached eggs and sauce piquant, served with potatoes. For a sweet breakfast item, try French toast made with almond-crusted brioche topped with orange zest and served with fresh fruit and maple syrup. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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600 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 626-4476; 2100 N. Morrison Blvd., Hammond, (985) 345-6789; www.treyyuen.com The honey-pecan shrimp features large Gulf shrimp in a sweet and creamy coating, served with honey-roasted pecans and sesame seeds. The Cantonese-inspired seafood and eggplant dish includes shrimp, scallops, crawfish and other seafood stir-fried with Chinese eggplant in brown bean sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

TUJAGUE’ S RESTAURANT

823 Decatur St., 525-8676; www.tujagues.com

TULLY’S ITALIAN AND SEAFOOD

587 Central Ave., Jefferson, 7343991; www.tullyspizza.com Crabby ravioli is a four-cheese ravioli topped with lump crabmeat in cream sauce. Veal Parmesan features veal rolled in Italian breadcrumbs topped with house-made tomato sauce and served over angel hair pasta. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

TUTTI FRUTTI FROZEN YOGURT

4316 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite B, Metairie, 371-5195; www.tfyogurt.net Try one of the self-serve frozen yogurt chain’s 14 flavors, topped with fruit, nuts and candy toppings. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

TWO TONYS SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

8536 Pontchartrain Blvd., 8310999; www.two-tonys.com Eggplant medallions are served with shrimp-and-crabmeat au gratin baked with sharp cheddar and Italian breadcrumbs. The blackened seafood platter includes catfish, crab cakes, shrimp and oysters coated with a special blend of seasonings and cooked in a cast-iron pan. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

UGLY DOG SALOON

401 Andrew Higgins Blvd., 5698459; www.uglydogsaloon.net Order the barbecued pork platter with a choice of two sides such as potato salad and coleslaw. The coleslaw features thick, crunchy ribbons of purple and green cabbage tossed in smoky and sweet sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

UPPERLINE RESTAURANT

1413 Upperline St., 891-9822; www.upperline.com The popular fish piquant with “hot and hot” shrimp is grilled baby drum accompanied by shrimp cooked with jalapeno peppers and served with a side of habanero sauce. For an appetizer, try the spicy shrimp with aioli and jalapeno cornbread. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

VAZQUEZ SEAFOOD & PO-BOY RESTAURANT

515 E. Boston St., Covington, (985) 893-9336 The chicken Parmesan features a chicken breast topped with mozzarella and tomato sauce and served with angel hair pasta. Try the Cuban specialty of roast pork with black beans, rice and fried plantains. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $$

VEGA TAPAS CAFE

2051 Metairie Road, 836-2007; www.vegatapascafe.com Pollo en papel features chicken, wild mushrooms, leeks and feta in a crisp phyllo pastry. Carnes curados includes saltcured beef bresaola, paprika pork loin and cured chorizo with croutons. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

VENEZIA RESTAURANT

134 N. Carrollton Ave., 488-7991; www.venezianeworleans.com The eggplant Vatican is a half of an eggplant filled with shrimp and crawfish in crabmeat cream sauce, served with fettuccine Alfredo. The veal T-bone steak comes with a choice of side item. Reservations accepted. Lunch Wed.-Fri. and Sun., dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

THE VERANDA AT THE INTERCONTINENTAL NEW ORLEANS

444 St. Charles Ave., 585-4383; www.ichotelsgroup.com Try a pressed sandwich with slow-roasted pork, cilantro and sweet onion and carrot slaw. The calamari and Gulf shrimp fritto misto is a mix of fried seafood served with caper remoulade. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

VIANNE’S TEA HOUSE

544 Girod St., Mandeville, (985) 624-5683; www.viannes.com Vianne’s big turkey salad features mixed greens topped with smoked turkey breast, blue cheese, pecans and a scoop of egg salad. The gourmet grilled cheese sandwich combines smoked Gouda, tomato and American cheese on wheat bread. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

VIC’S KANGAROO CAFE

636 Tchoupitoulas St., 524-4329 The shepherd’s pie is stuffed with minced beef, green beans, corn and carrots. The meatball sub features house-made meatballs, mozzarella cheese and marinara. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $ PAGE 85

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2604 Magazine St., 899-2054; www.traceysnola.com Tracey’s signature dish is a roast beef po-boy dripping with gravy. The soft-shell crab po-boy fills Leidenheimer bread and is dressed with lettuce, tomato and mayo. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $

The chicken bonne femme is a pan-fried chicken generously seasoned with garlic and parsley and served with potatoes. The seafood vol-auvent features sauteed shrimp, crabmeat and crawfish tails in a Mornay sauce served over puff pastry. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

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9201 Jefferson Hwy., 737-4610 All-crab pasta includes a soft shell crab, crab fingers and crabmeat cream sauce over angel hair pasta. The muffuletta is filled with ham, salami, mozzarella cheese and olive salad. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

VINCENT’S ITALIAN CUISINE

4411 Chastant St., Metairie, 885-2984; 7839 St. Charles Ave., 866-9313; www.vincentsitaliancuisine.com Baked cannelloni is filled with veal and spinach and topped with Alfredo and marinara sauces. Osso buco is slowcooked veal served with the marrow in the bone over angel hair pasta with a side of sweet carrots. Reservations accepted. Chastant Street: Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. St. Charles Avenue: Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

VINE AND DINE

141 Delaronde St., 361-1402; www.vine-dine.com Brie and crab au gratin features baked triple-cream Brie and lump crabmeat served with herbed crostini. Delaronde Street shrimp combines hickory-smoked bacon and shrimp in spicy cream sauce over rosemary biscuits with green beans amandine on the side. No reservations. Dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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5015 Magazine St., 895-2246; www.vizards.net Soft-shell crab is lightly battered and served with bearnaise sauce. The half-Nelson is crispy eggplant, jumbo lump crabmeat, crimini mushrooms, green onions and bearnaise sauce. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

VOLEO’S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

5134 Nunez St., Lafitte, 689-2482 The seafood platter consists of fried fish, shrimp, oysters and a soft-shell crab, a stuffed crab, stuffed shrimp, frog legs and fried crawfish tails. Flounder

VOODOO BBQ & GRILL

Citywide; www.voodoobbqandgrill.com Brisket is smoked for more than 14 hours and served on a platter with a choice of two sides. The Carnivale of Fries sprinkles fries with barbecue seasonings and tops them with melted cheddar, bacon and green onions. Credit cards. $

WALKER’S SOUTHERN STYLE BBQ

10828 Hayne Blvd., 241-8227; www.cochondelaitpoboys.com Walker’s is known for its cochon de lait po-boy dressed with cabbage and creamy Cajun sauce. The Family Feast includes a sampling of ribs, chicken, brisket, pork and side dishes like mustard greens, baked beans, candied yams and coleslaw. No reservations. Lunch Wed.-Sat. Cash only. $

WASABI

900 Frenchmen St., 943-9433; 8550 Pontchartrain Blvd., 2673263; www.wasabinola.com The yellow dragon roll is filled with avocado, cucumber, snow crabs and smelt roe, topped with fresh salmon, thinly sliced lemons and green onions. Get a soft-shell crab sauteed with bell peppers, onions and jalapeno peppers. No reservations. Frenchmen Street: Lunch Mon.Sat., dinner daily. Pontchartrain Boulevard: Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Smokehouse sandwich features grilled andouille, smoked turkey, ham, bacon and American cheese on Texas toast. Plantation pasta combines shrimp, artichokes and mushroom cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Thu.Fri., brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

WELTY’S DELI AND CATERING

336 Camp St., 592-0223; www.weltysdeli.com Asian chicken salad is sliced roast chicken with Mandarin oranges, toasted almonds, carrots and mixed greens drizzled with ginger-soy dressing. The New Orleans A.K. (After Katrina) sandwich layers ham, turkey, roast beef, pastrami, Swiss, provolone, pepper Jack and cheddar on an Italian seeded bun. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

WHO DAT COFFEE CAFE

2401 Burgundy St., 872-0360 Jalapeno cornbread is covered with creamy egg sauce, cheese, bacon bits and green onions. The Vieux Reuben combines corned beef, melted Swiss, sauerkraut and remoulade on rye bread. Reservations accepted. Open daily, food served breakfast, lunch and dinner Thu.Sun. Cash only. $

WHOLE FOODS MARKET

4600 Washington Ave., 482-6565 Fried chicken is served with potato salad or french fries, along with green peas, a pickle and bread. Get catfish fried, blackened or grilled. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Fri. Credit cards. $

3420 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 888-8225; 5600 Magazine St., 899-9119; www.wholefoods.com The salad bar includes fresh greens and baby spinach with toppings ranging from soybeans and chopped vegetables to feta cheese and croutons. Pesto tofu is cold tofu covered with pesto made with pureed basil, spinach, pine nuts, Parmesan and olive oil. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

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804 Water St., Madisonville, (985) 845-3855; www.waterstreetbistro.com Grilled shrimp are served on a bed of baby spinach with sauteed leeks, red onions, capers, artichokes, kalamata olives, feta cheese and pine nuts. The sauteed crab claws are served with white wine garlic butter sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri dinner Wed.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

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531 Metairie Road, Metairie, 831-8705 The hamburger is a grilled Angus beef patty topped with tomato and onions and served with onion rings or french fries. Fish and chips feature beerbattered cod served with fries and malt vinegar. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and latenight daily. Credit cards. $ PAGE 87

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4350 Highway 22, Suite H, Mandeville, (985) 727-3482; www.vitalityjuice.com The Blast sandwich includes smoked turkey bacon, lettuce, avocado and Swiss cheese grilled on artisan bread. Sugarfree, dairy-free organic soy yogurt is the foundation of a healthy banana split sundae topped with sugar-free caramel and chocolate. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

Lafitte is flounder stuffed with provolone, crabmeat and pecans and topped with cream sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon., Wed.-Sat., dinner Mon., Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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WIT’S INN

141 N. Carrollton Ave., 4861600; www.witsinn.com The Wit’s Works pizza combines red sauce, pepperoni, Italian sausage, ham, mushrooms, Roma tomatoes, green peppers, artichoke hearts, red onions, mozzarella and black olives; anchovies and jalapenos are optional. The shrimp calzone is filled with shrimp, mushrooms, roasted garlic, ricotta and mozzarella. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

WOLFE’S IN THE WAREHOUSE

Marriott New Orleans, 859 Convention Center Blvd., 6132844; www.wolfesinthewarehouse.com Barbecue shrimp come in a house-made cream sauce made with sauteed scallions, teriyaki and white wine, and are served with grilled, truffle oil soaked French bread. Crab cakes are made with lump crabmeat and served with mango and black bean salsa. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

YE OLDE COLLEGE INN

3000 S. Carrollton Ave., 8663683; www.collegeinn1933.com Crawfish Delacroix features grilled redfish topped with crawfish etouffee, served with rice. The oyster blue tops flashfried oysters with shredded iceberg lettuce, purple onions and blue cheese oil. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

850 Robert Blvd., Slidell, (985) 643-9331; www.youngssteakhouse.com The petite filet is served with crabmeat and mushrooms in a garlic and green onion butter sauce. Steamed Maine lobster is served with drawn butter and lemon. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

YUJIN JAPANESE RESTAURANT

323 N. New Hampshire St., Covington, (985) 809-3840; www.yujinjapaneserestaurant.com The Blackjack roll is filled with tuna, salmon and avocado and topped with spicy tuna, snow crab and smelt roe. The baked salmon dinner includes baked snow crab. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Sat.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

YUMMY YUMMY

220 N. Carrollton Ave., 483-9122 General Tso tofu is deep-fried tofu served with broccoli and

crust. Order boiled seasonal seafood by the pound. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

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ZOE RESTAURANT

8210 Oak St., 861-2224; www.zotzcafe.com The spinach-feta croissants are baked in house. Order almond scones to go with coffee. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Cash only. $

ZACHARY’S BY THE LAKE

7224 Pontchartrain Blvd., 872-9832; www.zacharysbythelake.com Sugarcane shrimp are jumbo shrimp marinated in cane syrup, wrapped in bacon, fried and served with pickled okra salad. Honey-pepper chicken salad combines panko-fried or grilled chicken with mixed greens, romaine lettuce, cucumbers, eggs, onions and honey-pepper dressing. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

ZARA’S MARKET

4838 Prytania St., 895-0581; www.zarasmarket.com The fried shrimp po-boy comes dressed with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, mayonnaise and hot sauce. Seafood quiches are made with shrimp and crawfish fillings. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.Sat. Credit cards. $

ZEA ROTISSERIE AND GRILL

Citywide; www.zearestaurants.com The tuna sashimi stack features layers of raw tuna, avocado and cucumber and is served with microgreens, sesame crackers and cucumberwasabi aioli. Tortilla-crusted crab cakes are seasoned with Southwestern spices, fried and served with habanero sauce. Reservation policies vary by location. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $$

ZEKE’S RESTAURANT

1517 Metairie Road, Metairie, 832-1133; www.eatatzekes.com Fried green bell pepper rings are battered and served with ranch dressing. Pecan-crusted catfish is served with remoulade, herb salad and a choice of two sides. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

ZIMMER’ S SEAFOOD

4915 St. Anthony Ave., 282-7150; www.zimmersseafood.webs.com Crawfish pie features crawfish, onion, celery, bell peppers and bread crumbs baked in a flaky

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W Hotel, 333 Poydras St., 207-5018; www.starwoodhotels.com The blackened redfish po-boy features a spicy pan-seared redfish fillet dressed with remoulade, lettuce and tomatoes. The fritatta is a crustless quiche made with eggs, andouille sausage, onions, shrimp, crabmeat, green and red peppers and pepper Jack cheese and drizzled with a light tomato sauce. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

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steamed or fried rice. Crab Rangoon is a fried, crispy cream cheese wonton. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

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All That Jazz hen Richard Fiske bought The Bombay Club (830 Conti St., 586-0972; www.thebombayclub.com) 16 years ago, the French Quarter’s jazz scene was in decline. “Aside from Preservation Hall, nobody was doing jazz,” he says. “Sixteen years ago, the complaint was that there was no jazz in the Quarter, so it is nice to be here and see jazz coming back.” The Bombay Club, a bar and restaurant featuring nightly performances by musicians such as Lillian Boutte, James Rivers and Leroy Jones, is a bastion of jazz music’s French Quarter comeback, Fiske says. “(The Quarter) also has Irvin Mayfield’s (Jazz Playhouse) and (the) Jeremy Davenport (Lounge), so it has really become a triangle for young and older people to come down and experience the pleasure of our local musicians,” he says. With its muted forest green palette, wood paneling, leather wingback chairs and lamps with red shades, the club’s atmosphere is conducive to sensory Head bar chef Cheryl Charming pleasures afforded by the music, food and drink menus. Cheryl Charming took the completely revamped the cocktail menu to include low-calorie drinks helm as head bar chef this year and has crafted a new menu around the exacting like the Violette. ideals she’s developed over 31 years as a bartender. “I did want the menu to bring PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER back the classics,” says Charming, who has written 14 books about cocktails. “I said, ‘If you want to be known as a martini place, let’s go back to the beginning in 1852.’” The drink menu is a book in itself, giving a history of cocktails dating from the 1700s to the present. To make the cocktail experience more authentic, Charming bought vintage glasses from thrift stores. “That gigantic, conical martini glass everyone is used to seeing wasn’t mass-produced until the late ’90s,” she says. “When (customers) touch that (vintage) glass and bring it to their mouth, it’s like they’re stepping back in time.” Fiske compares The Bombay Club to 1940s supper clubs. “What’s old is new,” he says. “This is really the only full-time supper club — the food complementing the beverages and entertainment. It’s kind of a reinvention.” During her bartending shifts, Charming likes to play Frank Sinatra and Marilyn Monroe movies. “We have the sound turned down, and of course there’s live entertainment. And then, (customers) are drinking from vintage glassware, so it all goes together, what they see, hear and taste,” she says. “It is kind of a nice, retro, throwback supper club.”

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SPAYMART, a nonprofit humane society, celebrates the grand opening of its THRIFT AND GIFT SHOP and SECOND CHANCE ADOPTION CENTER (Century Plaza Shopping Center, 6601 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie; 4548200; www.spaymart.org) Wednesday, June 1. All proceeds from the merchandise, which includes furniture, books and children’s items, benefit SpayMart’s adoption and spay/neutering programs. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and volunteers are needed. THE OCCASIONAL WIFE (4306 Magazine St., 302-9893; www.theoccasionalwife.com) recently opened a new downtown location at 800 Common St., Suite 110 in The Maritime Building. The store sells organizational products and provides organizing and concierge services. LIFE YOGA & BOUTIQUE (5422 Magazine St.,

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Adapted from the animated film, Shrek the Musical brings the green ogre Shrek, Princess Fiona and Donkey to the stage. An unlikely suitor, Shrek charms not just Fiona but many fairy tale-world denizens with his winning personality and unwitting humor. Tickets $33.80-$88.30 (including fees). 8 p.m. Tue.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sat.-Sun. and 7:30 p.m. Sun. Mahalia Jackson Theater, 1419 Basin St., 287-0351; www.shrekthemusical.com

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In the ongoing soap opera Debauchery, it’s a mystery who fathered the twins (James Bartelle and Ashley Ricord).

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owning the property. “I don’t think Le Chat is just going away,” Motley says. “It’s just going to look a little different.” Le Chat has hosted national cabaret performers including Karen Akers, Jason Graae and Andrea Marcovicci. It also has been home to Ricky Graham and productions by Running With Scissors and All Kinds of Theatre. With its new play festival and productions like Debauchery and 6x6, it’s also been a home to young local writers and actors. When 6x6 started, Routhier collected eight writers who would each produce a 10-minute play about a common theme for a given night. Eventually the pool expanded to 17 writers. The last installment was dedicated to Le Chat — the evening’s theme was “Life’s Wonderful in Here.” The bestattended installment featured Hubig’s Pies as a theme. When the company found out about it, it sent a box of pies for the audience. Regardless of what happens to Le Chat, Southern Rep will be open more nights in the coming year. But the theater scene is experiencing two diverging trends. Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre’s and Le Chat Noir’s futures are uncertain. (Le Petit cancelled its 2011-12 season in November 2011.) But there is a growing community of active young theater companies and writers, and many have produced work at Le Chat in the past year. Even with the uncertainty of local theater houses, Routhier plans to return to the city following his stint in Florida. “There’s a burgeoning young theater scene that’s really exciting,” he says. “It has every potential to explode — in a good way.”

New Orleans’ foster prince of darkness, Greg Dulli has finally flipped the switch on his hardto-kill Afghan Whigs — he’s a Gutter Twin and Twilight Singer now, collaborating with Mark Lanegan on the former and seemingly everybody on the latter. February brooder Dynamite Steps welcomes back Lanegan, Ani DiFranco, Joseph Arthur and Petra Haden. Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s opens. Tickets $20. 10 p.m. Friday. Tipitina’s, 501 Napoleon Ave., 895-8477; www.tipitinas.com

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Rapper Koan grew up in the 9th Ward and played various horn instruments before he got into hop-hop, fronting E.O.E.’s blend of hiphop, Latin and reggae sounds. He recorded his solo debut, Chronicles of a Dying Breed, over original instrumentation, not samples, and some New Orleans-style horn-heavy R&B sounds infuse local flavor into his old-school hip-hop style of fast but smooth flow. DJ Skratchmo, Sean C, Billsberry Flowboy and others open. Tickets $12. 10 p.m. Saturday. Tipitina’s, 501 Napoleon Ave., 895-8477; www.tiptinas.com

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On Silver, the economical 2010 debut from Virginian guy/ girl duo Eternal Summers, singer/guitarist Nicole Yun’s pogoing riffs play an endearing game of Marco Polo with singer/drummer Daniel Cundiff’s trampoline rhythms. A follow-up EP, Prisoner, arrived in April. The Beets and Lonesome Ghost open. Free admission. 10 p.m. Monday. The Saint, 961 St. Mary St., 523-0050; www.thesaintneworleans.com

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uring its run at Le Chat Noir over the past year, the comic soap opera Debauchery drew a regular crowd. One character, Taffeta, always speaks of herself by name or in the third person, and if she doesn’t mention her proclaimed and self-important title, the audience provides it: “International super model.” Audiences will have to follow the productions to Southern Rep in June. Two serialized evenings of original local theater logged their final shows at Le Chat in May. Pat Bourgeois’ Debauchery occupied the second Wednesday of the month, and the six-pack of short plays 6x6 filled the third (those days may change at Southern Rep). “Wednesday night was a question of what can we program on an off night and see people become patrons of the new scene?” says Mark Routhier, who scheduled shows at Le Chat on behalf of a partnership with Southern Rep during the past year. The switch in venue quietly marks several changes. The partnership between Le Chat and Southern Rep has ended. Routhier will work with the NOLA Project on a production of Romeo and Juliet in August, and he will teach and direct in Orlando, Fla., in the fall. Southern Rep brings the two shows to its home at The Shops at Canal Place, and both are scheduled through June 2012. Le Chat will conclude its programming with a big weekend of cabaret performances in early July before closing for the summer. Proprietor Barbara Motley has put the building up for sale, and the cabaret’s future is uncertain. She describes that decision as personal and not financial, and she may operate the cabaret without

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Mama, I’ll Be Long Gone – The Complete Recordings of Amede Ardoin 1929-1934 (Tompkins Square)

he story of accordionist/singer Amede Ardoin draws similarities to those of Charlie Patton, Robert Johnson and Buddy Bolden. He was a legendary musician in western Louisiana and eastern Texas before a racially motivated incident left him beaten and scarred — and he also endured a subsequent stay in a mental institution. Before that unfortunate event, Ardoin created some of the earliest Cajun and Creole music recorded. On this Tompkins Square release, the songs jump right out at you. They are raw and immediate, and Ardoin’s accordion work is precise and energetic. Although most of the songs simply feature Ardoin solo or accompanied by fiddler Dennis McGee, they carry a sound more full than one might expect from a solo or duo. On songs like “La Valse Ah Abe,” the musical lines that each plays complement the other whether McGee bows a drone underneath Ardoin’s syncopated chords and single-note runs or he plays a melody similar to Ardoin’s voice. Ardoin’s voice is a wonder. It has power as he opens his throat and goes for broke on songs like “Les Blues Prison” and “Two Step D’Elton.” When Ardoin switches to a nasal almost-whiny tone, it emphasizes his sadness over women who won’t treat him right in the lament of “Valse de Gueydan” and “Valse de Ballard.” In terms of quality, these recordings were remastered directly from the original 78 rpms recorded from 1929 to 1934, so some of the tracks have some static. Most of them come through with a clarity that allows the instruments and vocals to be as close to pristine as possible given the original equipment used to record them. But even with the static, listeners can hear why Ardoin and these recordings are the pioneering classics of Cajun and Creole music. — David Kunian

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TIM LAUGHLIN WITH CONNIE JONES lthough fans have heard these two at their individual gigs as well as Pete Fountain concerts, the duo of Tim Laughlin and Connie Jones had never recorded together before this release. If Dreams Come True is a fine, swinging album with a tight rhythm section and great selection of songs. In contrast to previous Laughlin recordings, there are no original tunes here. Instead, the album runs the gamut of pre-1960s jazz, including the gypsy sexiness of Django Reinhardt’s “Tears,” a stately ballad in Stuff Smith’s “It’s Wonderful,” and the small group swing of “The Best Thing For You Would be Me,” with Jones bouncing in a more modern fashion over the rhythm section. The leads deliver gorgeous tones. Laughlin’s clarinet is clear and mellow with a hint of the instrument’s reediness in the lower registers, and Jones hits the notes with a strong attack and a little vibrato. Together they take little-heard tunes from between 1916 and 1965 and make them into the standards they should have been. Whether playing over the great stick work of Danny Coots on the New Orleans strut “Wang Wang Blues” or repeating and varying the five-note motif of Sidney Bechet’s wistful lament “Si Tu Vois Ma Mere,” Laughlin’s and Jones’ playing is relaxed and gorgeous. Several songs also feature Jones’ singing, which like his cornet playing, emphasizes the melodic lilt of “It’s A Wonderful World” and “New Orleans and A Rusty Old Horn” without becoming maudlin or resorting to emotional cliches. Currently, there are many great practitioners of traditional New Orleans music and swing, but few have the unique touch and chemistry Laughlin and Jones find here so easily. — Kunian

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Mauser, Vapo-Rats, 10

SNUG HARBOR JAZZ BISTRO — Martin Krusche, 8 & 10

SPOTTED CAT — Brett Richardson, 4; Smokin’ Time Jazz Club, 6; Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, 10

Wednesday 1 All show times p.m. unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday 31 12 BAR — Ian McIagan, 9

BACCHANAL — Mark Weliky, 7:30 BANKS STREET BAR — NOLA Treblemakers, 9 BISTREAUX — Aaron LopezBarrantes, 6 BMC — Dana Abbott Band, 6; Royal Rounders, 8:30; Lagniappe Brass Band, 11 BOMBAY CLUB — Amanda Walker, 10

CAFE NEGRIL — John Lisi & Delta Funk, 9 COLUMNS HOTEL — John Rankin & Friends, 8 D.B.A. — Young Pinstripe Brass Band, 10 DOS JEFES UPTOWN CIGAR BAR — Tom Hook, 9:30 THE FAMOUS DOOR — Darren Murphy & Big Soul, 3

12 BAR — Lagniappe Brass Band, 8:30 BACCHANAL — Jazz Lab feat. Jesse Morrow, 7:30

BIG AL’S SALOON — Jumpin’ Johnny Sansone Blues Party, 7

BISTREAUX — Paul Longstreth, 7 BLUE NILE — United Postal Project, 8; Gravity A, 11

BMC — Peter Novelli Band, 6; Blues4Sale, 9:30

BOMBAY CLUB — Marlon Jordan Jazz Trio, 8 BOOMTOWN CASINO — Battle of the Bands, 8

CANDLELIGHT LOUNGE — Treme Brass Band, 9

CAROUSEL PIANO BAR & LOUNGE — Louis Prima Night feat. John Autin, Austin Clements & Tyler Clements, 8 D.B.A. — Tin Men, 7; Walter “Wolfman” Washington & the Roadmasters, 10 DOS JEFES UPTOWN CIGAR BAR — Bob Andrews, 9:30 EIFFEL SOCIETY — Vivaz!, 8

FUNKY PIRATE — Big Al Carson & the Blues Masters, 8:30

THE FAMOUS DOOR — Darren Murphy & Big Soul, 3

HEY! CAFE — High In One Eye, Bow & Arrow, Spelling Bee, Dongles, 8

HOUSE OF BLUES — Face to Face, Strung Out, Blitzkid, The Darlings, 7:30

GENNARO’S — Harvey Jesus & Fire, 8

HI-HO LOUNGE — Euclid Records Trivia feat. DJ Lefty Parker, 8

IRVIN MAYFIELD’S JAZZ PLAYHOUSE — Jason Marsalis, 8

JIMMY BUFFETT’S MARGARITAVILLE CAFE — Ched Reeves, 3; Brint Anderson, 6; Truman Holland, 9 LAFITTE’S BLACKSMITH SHOP — Mike Hood, 9

MAPLE LEAF BAR — Rebirth Brass Band, 10 MOJITOS RUM BAR & GRILL — Gypsy Elise & the Royal Blues, 6; Free Spirit Brass Band, 9:30 NEUTRAL GROUND COFFEEHOUSE — Good Gravy, 9; Aron Shiers & Chris Pickering, 11 OLD OPERA HOUSE — Charlie Cuccia & Old No. 7 Band, 7

OLD POINT BAR — Josh Garrett & the Bottom Line, 8 PRESERVATION HALL — Preservation Hall-Stars feat. Shannon Powell, 8

RALPH’S ON THE PARK — Larry Sieberth, 5 SIBERIA — Double Negative, Nerveskade, Perdition,

HOUSE OF BLUES (PARISH) — Eisley, The Narrative, Christie Dupree, 8:30 HOWLIN’ WOLF — Front Line Assembly, Die Krupps, Cyanotic, DJ Acucrack, 10

JIMMY BUFFETT’S MARGARITAVILLE CAFE — Lisa Lynn, 3; Joe Bennett, 6; Andy J. Forest, 9 KRAZY KORNER — Death by Orgasm, 8:30 LACAVA’S SPORTS BAR — Crossfire, 9

MAPLE LEAF BAR — Jeff “Guitar” Nelson, 10 MOJITOS RUM BAR & GRILL — Monica McIntyre, 6; 19th Street Red, 9:30

MOJO STATION — Ed Wills, Blues for Sale, 8 OLD COFFEE POT RESTAURANT — Gypsy Elise & the Royal Blues, 7

OLD FIREMEN’S HALL — Two Piece & a Biscuit feat. Brandon Foret, Allan Maxwell & Brian Melancon, 7:30 OLD OPERA HOUSE — Vibe, 8:30 OLD POINT BAR — Open-Mic feat. Kim Cantwell, 6:30

PALM COURT JAZZ CAFE — Lars Edegran & Palm Court Jazz

Band feat. Tom Sancton, 8

PRESERVATION HALL — Preservation Hall Jazz Band feat. Mark Braud, 8

RALPH’S ON THE PARK — Tom Worrell, 5 ROCK ’N’ BOWL — Johnny J & the Hitmen feat. Derek Huston, 8:30 SIBERIA — Miasmal, Innumerable Forms, Ruiniverse, 10

SNUG HARBOR JAZZ BISTRO — Delfeayo Marsalis & the Uptown Jazz Orchestra, 8 & 10 SPOTTED CAT — Brett Richardson, 4; Orleans 6, 6; St. Louis Slim & the Frenchmen Street Jug Band, 10 THREE MUSES — The Loose Marbles, 7

WEDNESDAY AT THE SQUARE — Eric Lindell, Revivalists, 5 WINDSOR COURT HOTEL (POLO CLUB LOUNGE) — Zaza, 6

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Patterson, 3; Colin Lake, 6; Captain Leo, 9

KRAZY KORNER — Dwayne Dopsie & the Zydeco Hellraisers, 4; Death by Orgasm, 8:30

LAFITTE’S BLACKSMITH SHOP — Mike Hood, 9 LE BON TEMPS ROULE — Soul Rebels Brass Band, 11

THE MAISON — Those Peaches, 7; Caesar Bros Funk Box, 10 MAPLE LEAF BAR — The Trio, 10

MOJITOS RUM BAR & GRILL — Peter Novelli Band, 6; Smoky Greenwell’s Blues Jam, 9:30 OLD COFFEE POT RESTAURANT — Gypsy Elise & the Royal Blues, 7

OLD OPERA HOUSE — Bonoffs, 4; Vibe, 8:30

OLD POINT BAR — Blues Frenzy, 7 ONE EYED JACKS — Orange Goblin, Gates of Slumber, Naam, 7

PALM COURT JAZZ CAFE — Crescent City Joymakers, 8

12 BAR — Darel Poche, Wolves Where?, Meta the Man, 10

PAVILION OF THE TWO SISTERS — Thursdays at Twilight feat. Musica Da Camera, 6

ALLWAYS LOUNGE — The Defibulators, Country Fried, 9

PRIME EXAMPLE — Herlin Riley, 8 & 10

3 RING CIRCUS’ THE BIG TOP GALLERY — Mad Conductor, Samurai Deli, The Lollies, 7

PRESERVATION HALL — New Birth Brass Band feat. Tanio Hingle, 8

BACCHANAL — Courtyard Kings, 7; Vincent Marini, 9:30

RALPH’S ON THE PARK — Jeffrey Pounds, 5

BANKS STREET BAR — Dave Jordan & the Neighborhood Improvement Association, 10 BAYOU BAR AT THE PONTCHARTRAIN HOTEL — Armand St. Martin, 7

BAYOU PARK BAR — Ron Hotstream & the F-Holes, 9

BISTREAUX — Paul Longstreth, 7 BLUE NILE — Gravity A, 11

BMC — The Ramblin Letters, 6; Charley & Soulbillyswampboogie, 9:30

BOMBAY CLUB — Marlon Jordan Jazz Trio, 8 BOOMTOWN CASINO — At Fault, 8

CARROLLTON STATION — Andrew Duhon, Stephen Macdonald, Matt Glynn & Alexis Marceaux, 9

CHICKIE WAH WAH — Smoking Time Jazz Club, 8

DAVENPORT LOUNGE — Jeremy Davenport, 5:30 DOS JEFES UPTOWN CIGAR BAR — Los Tres Amigos, 9:30 THE EMBERS “ORIGINAL” BOURBON HOUSE — Curtis Binder, 6

THE FAMOUS DOOR — Darren Murphy & Big Soul, 3

FUNKY PIRATE — Big Al Carson & the Blues Masters, 8:30

HI-HO LOUNGE — Stooges Brass Band, 10

THE HOOKAH — The Memorials, The Botanist, Nasimiyu, 9

JIMMY BUFFETT’S MARGARITAVILLE CAFE — Beth

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RAY’S — Bobby Love Band, 6

RIVERSHACK TAVERN — Mike Rihner, 7 ROCK ’N’ BOWL — Geno Delafose, 8:30

RUSTY NAIL — New Orleans Speech & Hearing Center presents John Boutte, 6

SIBERIA — Drunk Armstrong, Grog, Michael James & His Lonesome, 10

SNUG HARBOR JAZZ BISTRO — Spencer Bohren, 8 & 10 SPOTTED CAT — Brett Richardson, 4; Miss Sophie Lee, 6; New Orleans Moonshiners, 10

THREE MUSES — Jayna Morgan, 7:30 TIPITINA’S — Gov’t Majik, Gravity A, 10

VAUGHAN’S — Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 8:30 WINDSOR COURT HOTEL (POLO CLUB LOUNGE) — Zaza, 6

Friday 3 AUSTIN’S RESTAURANT — Scott Kyser, 6:30 BANKS STREET BAR — Ritmo Calypso, 9

BAYOU BAR AT THE PONTCHARTRAIN HOTEL — Armand St. Martin, 7; Philip Melancon, 8

BISTREAUX — Paul Longstreth, 7

Raekwon Do Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) is a rightly legendary record, begetting a nine-deep lineup of MC assassins, a revolutionary production aesthetic (lo-fi kung fu crate-diggers) and the beginnings of a New York City gangsta-rap renaissance (Nas, Notorious B.I.G., Jay-Z). But it was the fissuring of that 1993 nucleus that sent atomic shock waves throughout hip-hop, via a series of solo outings that ultimately made the Wu umbrella little more than window dressing. A potent combination of cinematic production (by the unleashed RZA) and verbal intercourse (with regular foil Ghostface Killah), Raekwon’s sprawling, La Cosa Nostra-romancing Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… set the standard upon its release in 1995, one even he was unable to meet on RZA-less LPs Immobilarity (1999) and The Lex Diamond Story (2003). Fourteen years is a long time between sequels — particularly when they have little to do with one another — but Corey Woods makes like Doc Brown on 2009’s Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… Part II, finding his art of storytelling intact with an even more ambitious sprawl (22 tracks over 72 minutes) that somehow coalesces despite a cacophony of A-list beat-makers, from the return of the RZA to Dr. Dre, Pete Rock and the late J Dilla. Stirring it all together is the Chef, still chewing on his lips, spitting chilling premeditations, watching dead-eyed from the inside of his cocaine empire as the walls start to crumble. “Cuban Linx 3 comin’,” he warns on Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang (Ice H2O/EMI), March’s capitalizing yet still-killer placeholder. A blunt premonition for sure, but don’t hold your breath. Dee-1, Lyrikill and Truth Universal open. Tickets $13 general admission, $20 VIP access. — Noah Bonaparte Pais

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FUNKY PIRATE — Big Al Carson & the Blues Masters, 8:30

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PAGE 97 BLUE NILE — Mykia Jovan & Jason Butler, 8; Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, 11

BMC — Moonshine & Caroline, 7; Soul Project, 10; One Mind Brass Band, 12:30 a.m.

PELICAN CLUB — Sanford Hinderlie, 7

THE PERFECT FIT BAR & GRILL — Rechelle, Regeneration, 5:30 PRESERVATION HALL — Preservation Hall Jazz Masters feat. Leroy Jones, 8

RIVERSHACK TAVERN — Refried Confuzion, 9:30

BOMBAY CLUB — Monty Banks, 6; Lillian Boutte & Quartet, 9:30

ROCK ’N’ BOWL — Mike Zito, 9:30

CAROUSEL GARDENS AMUSEMENT PARK — Ampathy, Uprising, 7

SNUG HARBOR JAZZ BISTRO — Astral Project, 8 & 10

BOOMTOWN CASINO — No Idea, 9

CARROLLTON STATION — Jimmy Robinson’s Music Works feat. Spencer Bohren, 9 CHICKIE WAH WAH — Paul Sanchez, 8

DAVENPORT LOUNGE — Jeremy Davenport, 9 D.B.A. — Hot Club of New Orleans, 6; Palmetto Bug Stompers, 6; Lil’ Buck Sinegal, 10

THE EMBERS “ORIGINAL” BOURBON HOUSE — Curtis Binder, 6 EMERIL’S DELMONICO — Bob Andrews, 7 FELIPE’S TAQUERIA — Fredy Omar con su Banda, 10

SIBERIA — DJ Q, Nicky Da B, Fly-Boy Keno, NOLA Fam, Blake Harris, 10

SPOTTED CAT — Brett Richardson, 4; St. Louis Slim & the Frenchmen Street Jug Band, 6:30; New Orleans Cotton Mouth Kings, 10 THREE MUSES — Raphael Bas, 7; Glen David Andrews, 10

TIPITINA’S — Twilight Singers, Margot & the Nuclear So & So’s, 10 TOMMY’S WINE BAR — Tommy’s Latin Jazz Band feat. Matthew Shilling, 9

WINDSOR COURT HOTEL (POLO CLUB LOUNGE) — Zaza, 6; Anais St. John, 9

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FUNKY PIRATE — Mark Penton, 4:30; Big Al Carson & the Blues Masters, 8:30

ALLWAYS LOUNGE — The Beams, Lady Lazarus, 10

THE HOOKAH — DJ Mark Farina, Smurl, Josh Sense, 10

AUSTIN’S RESTAURANT — Scott Kyser, 6:30

HERMES BAR — Ingrid Lucia, 9:30 & 11

HOUSE OF BLUES — Shpongle, 9 IRVIN MAYFIELD’S JAZZ PLAYHOUSE — Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown, 8

JUJU BAG CAFE AND BARBER SALON — Michaela Harrison, Todd Duke, 7:30

ATCHAFALAYA — Atchafalaya All Stars, 11 a.m.

BANKS STREET BAR — Hooch Riders, 9

BAYOU BAR AT THE PONTCHARTRAIN HOTEL — Armand St. Martin, 7; Philip Melancon, 8

BISTREAUX — Paul Longstreth, 7 BLUE NILE — Washboard Chaz Blues Trio, 7; Fun Crusher, 10

LE BON TEMPS ROULE — Tom Worrell, 7; Lynn Drury Band, 11

BMC — New Orleans Jazz Series, 3; Jayna Morgan & the Sazerac Sunrise Jazz Band, 6:30; Lynn Drury Band, 9:30; Ashton & the Big Easy Brawlers Brass Band, 12:30 a.m.

MAPLE LEAF BAR — Jack Eckert, 10

BUFFA’S LOUNGE — Tim Paco & Company, 8

KRAZY KORNER — Dwayne Dopsie & Zydeco Hellraisers, 1; Death by Orgasm, 8:30

THE MAISON — Some Like it Hot!, 7; Corporate America, 10; Yojimbo, midnight

BOMBAY CLUB — Monty Banks, 6; Philip Manuel & Trio, 9:30

MOJITOS RUM BAR & GRILL — Jerry Jumonville, 4; Alex Bosworth, 7; Fredy Omar con su Banda, 10:30

CAFE NEGRIL — Smoky Greenwell & the Blues Gnus, 10

OLD OPERA HOUSE — Bonoffs, 1; Vibe, 8:30 OLD POINT BAR — Johnny J. & the Hit-Men, 9:30 ONE EYED JACKS — Ballzack, Buttons DJ set, Shadow of the Capricorn, 9

PALM COURT JAZZ CAFE — Clive Wilson & Palm Court Jazz Band, 8

CARROLLTON STATION — Beatin’ Path, 9:30

DAVENPORT LOUNGE — Jeremy Davenport, 9 D.B.A. — John Boutte, 8; Lightnin’ Malcolm feat. Cameron Kimbrough, 11

DECKBAR & GRILLE — Miche & MixMavens, 8 DRAGON’S DEN — Grassroots Hip-Hop Showcase feat.

Truth Universal and others, 10

THE EMBERS “ORIGINAL” BOURBON HOUSE — Curtis Binder, 6 EMERIL’S DELMONICO — Bob Andrews, 7

FUNKY PIRATE — Mark Penton, 4:30; Big Al Carson & the Blues Masters, 8:30 HERMES BAR — Leroy Jones Quartet, 9:30 & 11

HI-HO LOUNGE — Green Genes, Lovehog, Glasgow, 10 HOUSE OF BLUES — Toots & the Maytals, 8

HOWLIN’ WOLF (THE DEN) — Terranova, 10

JIMMY BUFFETT’S MARGARITAVILLE CAFE — Joe Bennett, 3; Irving Bannister’s All-Stars, 6 & 9 KRAZY KORNER — Dwayne Dopsie & Zydeco Hellraisers, 1; Death by Orgasm, 8:30

LAFITTE’S BLACKSMITH SHOP — Mike Hood, 9 LE BON TEMPS ROULE — NOLA County, 11

LITTLE TROPICAL ISLE — Jason Bishop, 4:30; Frank Fairbanks Duo, 9 LOUISIANA MUSIC FACTORY — Bob Andrews, 2; Charmaine Neville, 3 THE MAISON — Kelcy Mae, 5; Ingrid Lucia, 7; DJ Jubilee, 10 MAPLE LEAF BAR — Col. Bruce Hampton, 10

MOJITOS RUM BAR & GRILL — Kristina Morales, 4; Norbert Slama, 7; Charley & the Soulbillyswampboogie, 10:30; The Mumbles, 12:30 a.m.

MULATE’S CAJUN RESTAURANT — Bayou DeVille, 7 OLD OPERA HOUSE — Bonoffs, 1; Vibe, 8:30 OLD POINT BAR — Dana Abbott, 9:30

ONE EYED JACKS — Masters of Reality, Earthlings?, 9 PALM COURT JAZZ CAFE — Lionel Ferbos & Palm Court Jazz Band, 8 PELICAN CLUB — Sanford Hinderlie, 7

PRESERVATION HALL — The Storyville String Band feat. Seva Venet, 8 RITZ-CARLTON — Catherine Anderson, 1

RIVERSHACK TAVERN — Rockn-Soul, 10 ROCK ’N’ BOWL — The Wise Guys, 9:30

SIBERIA — The Spits, Wizzard Sleeve, TV Ghost, Tirefire, 10 SNUG HARBOR JAZZ BISTRO — Chris Thomas King, 8 & 10

SPOTTED CAT — Luke WinslowKing, 3; Panorama Jazz Band, 6; Davis Rogan Band, 10

THREE MUSES — Steven Walker, 7; Jug Band, 10

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APPLE BARREL — Peter Orr, 7

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NOW SHOWING BEYOND ALL BOUNDARIES (NR) — The museum screens a 4-D film, bringing audiences into battle using archival footage and special effects. National World War II Museum Solomon Victory Theater BRIDESMAIDS (R) — A comically struggling woman (Kristen Wiig) tries to get her life in order while also serving as her best friend’s maid of honor. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 DEEP SEA (NR) — Audiences experience the depths of the ocean. Entergy IMAX EVERYTHING MUST GO (NR) — After losing his wife and job, a relapsed alcoholic (Will Ferrell) decides to live on the lawn where his ex-wife has thrown all his things. AMC Palace 20, Canal Place

GRAND CANYON: RIVER AT RISK (NR) — Robert Redford narrates a 15-day riverrafting trip that highlights the beauty of the Colorado River. Entergy IMAX THE HANGOVER PART II (R) — After the infamous bachelor party in Las Vegas, Stu (Ed Helms) tries to play it safe for his wedding in Thailand — but things once again go awry. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14, Prytania I AM (PG-13) — The wildly successful director Tom Shadyac (Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, Bruce Almighty) consults experts in exploring the world’s ills in his documentary. Chalmette

Unfortunately, one of the more amusing moments in White Irish Drinkers involves a couple of Italian-American-looking guys mistakenly entering a working-class Irish-American bar in Brooklyn, N.Y. It’s 1975, they’re wearing disco outfits and they have their hair slicked back a la John Travolta in Saturday Night Fever. They look like they walked into the wrong movie, and it’s an early warning that Drinkers’ writer/director John Gray views the world through cliches. Brian Leary (Nick Thurston) is a smart, artistically talented, sensitive teenager. His brawling alcoholic father has bullied his older brother Danny (Geoffrey Wigdor) so much about being tough that Danny has become a petty thug and criminal. All but one of Brian’s friends pays billboard-sized lip service to having no ambition in life and no desire to see anything beyond the New York skyline. They talk about getting city jobs protected by strong unions so they can get pensions and benefits. That’s not an unworthy aspiration, but here it’s just to put Brian’s artistic ambitions in heroic contrast, and it leaves them sounding hollow and sad. Thurston turns in a good performance as Brian, and that’s impressive because the script gives him little to work with. Perhaps only an aspiring painter could hang around with such a cartoonish set of family members — belligerent brother, menacing drunk failure of a father and caring but enabling mother — but how Brian could be afraid of the outside world instead of his suffocating family life is hard to fathom. Waiting for him to realize it doesn’t give Drinkers much of a sense of drama. — Will Coviello

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as the tough and eccentric Madea. AMC Palace 16, Grand PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES (PG-13) — In the latest installment of the franchise, Captain Jack Sparrow’s (Johnny Depp) past comes back to haunt him when he encounters Angelica (Penélope Cruz), a pirate he once loved. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 PRIEST (PG-13) — A priest living in a vampire-infested, Church-controlled dystopian city breaks his vows to find his niece after she’s abducted. AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Chalmette Movies, Grand, Hollywood 14 RIO 3-D (G) — A macaw who never learned to fly (voiced by Jesse Eisenberg) and his female counterpart get caught up in a perilous adventure. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14 SOMETHING BORROWED (PG-13) — A successful and unhappily single attorney falls for her best friend’s fiance. AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Grand, Hollywood 14

WATER FOR ELEPHANTS (PG13) — Reese Witherspoon stars in the adaptation of Sara Gruen’s best-selling novel. AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Hollywood 14

1935 film noir stars Teresa Wright, Joseph Cotten and Macdonald Carey. Tickets $5.50. Noon Wednesday, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 891-2787; www. theprytania.com

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THE TOPP TWINS: UNTOUCHABLE GIRLS (NR) — A compilation of interviews, performance footage, home videos and newsreel archives tells the story of Jools and Lynda Topp, the yodeling, lesbian, country-and-western-singing twins from New Zealand. Tickets $7 general admission, $6 students and seniors, $5 members. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday-Monday and June 8-9, Zeitgeist MultiDisciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 8275858; www.zeitgeistinc.net

OPENING FRIDAY X-MEN: FIRST CLASS (PG-13) — The prequel tells the origin story of the Marvel Comics supergroup.

SPECIAL SCREENINGS BRIT WIT — The Big Top screens British comedies every week. 7 p.m. Tuesday, 3 Ring Circus’ The Big Top Gallery, 1638 Clio St., 5692700; www.3rcp.com FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF (PG-13) — The New Orleans Film Society presents the outdoor screening of the 1986 comedy starring Matthew Broderick. Free admission. Food and drinks available at 6 p.m., screening at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Coliseum Square Park, Coliseum and Euterpe Streets; www.coliseumsquare.org FOOD JUSTICE FILM SERIES — NOLA Locovores and Hollygrove Market & Farm present the series of films about issues related to where, what, and how food is grown, produced, transported, distributed, accessed and eaten. Visit the website for the complete schedule. Monday, Zeitgeist MultiDisciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 8275858; www.zeitgeistinc.net GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES (NR) — Marilyn Monroe stars in the 1953 movie-musical about friends who go to Paris looking for husbands. Tickets $5.50.

Anger Management While White Irish Drinkers (see “Irish Cartoon Bomb” p. 103) fails to dramatically animate a teenager’s struggle for independence, NEDS (which stands for Non-Educated Delinquents) drags a similar drama to the edge of the abyss. It’s also about boys maturing into young men in the 1970s. There’s a similar sense of social stagnation and institutional failure in its working-class setting in Glasgow, Scotland, but Peter Mullan’s film delves into fascinating and troubling dysfunction and redemption. John McGill (Conor McCarron) is a very bright young student who finds his academic dreams overshadowed by his older brother’s reputation. As he navigates the school system, he must prove himself to teachers who seem to punish him for his older brother’s hooliganism. School bullies and gang members swiftly turn from predators to protectors when they learn his name. Eventually, he comes to value acceptance in their circles. He starts rebelling in school to impress them, and that’s when the film takes off. He’s drawn in different directions — standing up for his band of juvenile delinquent friends and his family name, protecting his mother from his drunken father and avenging his own mistreatment. McGill is fairly silent about most of his actions, and it adds to the tension of the film and his strange odyssey. Mullan’s film is both powerful and disturbing, and it arrives at a conclusion cast in suddenly religious overtones. Tickets $7, $6 students/seniors, $5 Zeitgeist members. — Will Coviello

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Noon Saturday-Sunday and June 8, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 891-2787; www.theprytania.com NEDS (NR) — Peter Mullan’s film is a savage

study of thwarted, violent youth in 1970s Scotland. Tickets $7 general admission, $6 students and seniors, $5 members. 9:15 p.m. TuesdayMonday and June 8-9,

Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, 1618 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 827-5858; www. zeitgeistinc.net SHADOW OF A DOUBT (NR) — Alfred Hitchcock’s

TRAINSPOTTING (R) — Danny Boyle’s 1996 drama follows an Edinburgh man deeply immersed in the drug scene. Tickets $8. Midnight Friday-Saturday, Prytania Theatre, 5339 Prytania St., 8912787; www.theprytania.com

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) 2624386; Canal Place, 363-1117; Chalmette Movies, 304-9992 ; Entergy IMAX, 581-IMAX; Grand (Slidell), (985) 6411889; 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 Compiled by Lauren LaBorde

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THOR (PG) — Chris Hemsworth plays the powerful but arrogant Marvel Comics hero who is cast down to Earth to live among humans. AMC Palace 10, AMC Palace 12, AMC Palace 16, AMC Palace 20, Canal Place, Grand, Hollywood 9, Hollywood 14

WIN WIN (R) — A lawyer (Paul Giamatti) who volunteers as a high school wrestling coach finds himself in a complicated situation after some questionable business dealings. Canal Place

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OPENING ARIODANTE GALLERY. 535 Julia St., 524-3233 — Group exhibition featuring Cheri Ben-Iesau, Isabelle Dupuy, Susan Landry, Ro Mayer, Myra Williamson Wirtz, Alicia Windham and Maria Etkind, through July 30. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. COLE PRATT GALLERY. 3800 Magazine St., 891-6789; www.coleprattgallery. com — “Intertwined,” paintings by

Karen Stastny, through June 26. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.

D.O.C.S. 709 Camp St., 524-3936 — “So Much Art, So Little Time,

Again,” an exhibition of gallery artists’ work from the past year, through Aug. 4. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

GALERIE ROYALE. 3648 Magazine St., 894-1588; www.galerieroyale. com — “Expressions of Me,”

mixed media on canvas by Kim Albrecht, through July 4. Opening reception 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. HERIARD-CIMINO GALLERY. 440 Julia St., 525-7300; www. heriardcimino.com — Group

exhibition featuring works by nine gallery artists, through July 9. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.

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paintings by Derenda Keating, through June. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY. 400A Julia St., 522-5471; www. jonathanferraragallery.com —

“Wrong Sounding Stories,” paintings by Adam Mysock; “Eternal Moment,” drawings by Rieko Fujinami; both through June. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. LEMIEUX GALLERIES. 332 Julia St., 522-5988; www.lemieuxgalleries. com — “Breaking Muse!” ce-

ramic assemblages by Shannon Landis Hansen; textile constructions by Christine Sauer; both through July 30. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. M. FRANCIS GALLERY. 604 S. Julia St., 875-4888; www.mfrancisgallery.com — Artwork and jewelry

by Jamar Pierre, Robert Johnson, Stephen Rue and others, plus participants from Artfully AWARE workshops, through June 13. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.

NEW ORLEANS ARTWORKS. 727 Magazine St., 529-7279 — Illumi-

nated glass sculpture by Curt Brock; copper enameled jewelry by Cathy DeYoung; hand-pulled

WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET prints by Dominique Begnaud; all through July 30. Opening Saturday.

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D.O.C.S. 709 Camp St., 524-3936 — “In My End is My Beginning,”

OCTAVIA ART GALLERY. 4532 Magazine St., 309-4249; www. octaviaartgallery.com — Acrylic

on canvas by Cleland Powell, through June 28. Opening reception 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.

OLD U.S. MINT. 400 Esplanade Ave., 568-6990; lsm.crt.state. la.us/site/mintex.htm — “Race:

Are We So Different?” an exhibit exploring the history, science and everyday experience of race, through Sept. 25. Opening Saturday.

GALLERIES 3 RING CIRCUS’ THE BIG TOP GALLERY. 1638 Clio St., 569-2700; www.3rcp.com — “Intricacies of

Dialogue: Ink, Thread, Metal,” works by Margaret Hull, Niki Fisk and Meg Turner, through Saturday.

A GALLERY FOR FINE PHOTOGRAPHY. 241 Chartres St., 568-1313; www.agallery.com — “Coun-

terfeit,” works by Louviere + Vanessa, through June.

ACADEMY GALLERY. 5256 Magazine St., 899-8111 — Annual

student exhibition, through July 23.

AG WAGNER STUDIO & GALLERY. 813 Royal St., 561-7440 — Works

by gallery artists; 504 Toys, locally handcrafted toys; both ongoing.

ALL IN THE FRAME GALLERY. 2596 Front St., Slidell, (985) 2901395 — “Serene Waters, Clear

Horizons,” paintings by Annie Strack, ongoing.

ANGELA KING GALLERY. 241 Royal St., 524-8211; www.angelakinggallery.com — “The Art of Dr.

Seuss: Rare Editions Collections,” prints and sculpture by Dr. Seuss, through Tuesday.

Sacred Ground James Barsness is an amazing painter, but his artistic vision is so quirky it’s almost cryptic. In his show at Arthur Roger Gallery, the world’s myths and religions are intricately woven into convoluted mashups that suggest a psychedelic cartoon version of the Gnostic Gospels or the Bhagavad Gita in works like Hanuman’s Rescue, (pictured), where the Hindu monkey god occupies a compositional mosh pit with elephants and metaphysically suspect characters. If Barsness’ bravura with paint draws you in, his perverse nihilism may creep you out, and while it’s hard to fathom what he’s doing, he does it very well. The only comparison for sheer weirdness is provided by Marcel Flisiuk’s paintings at Barrister’s. They also may creep you out, but at least he doesn’t mess with religion — focusing instead on New Orleans as it appears to his peculiar Polish expat sensibilities. Imagine a Franz Kafka version of the French Quarter populated by golems and gremlins and you’ve got the general idea. For instance, Jammed, his vision of Vieux Carre streets clogged with blocky vehicles and zombie drivers, suggests a futuristic nightmare by a Creole Stanislaw Lem. And then there’s his hallucinatory City of Eden painting of a dystopian New Orleans cityscape, a strangely complex work by an artist whose novel vision is more idiosyncratic than most. Back at Arthur Roger, Simon Gunning’s paintings and drawings may look picturesque, but they also can withstand deeper scrutiny because he has mastered the rendering of how light interacts with local waters — and the life-forms they engender. Throw in the massive, sometimes moldering industries along the river and it’s an exotic mix that pushes beyond the limits of literal realism. It is hard to think of any artists today who display a more lucid vision of the dynamics of sea and sun as they appear in this swampy coastal region. — D. Eric Bookhardt THRU New Paintings by JUNE

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Marcel Flisiuk Barrister’s Gallery, 2331 St. Claude Ave., 710-4506; www.barristersgallery.com

ANTENNA GALLERY. 3161 Burgundy St., 957-4255; www.antennagallery.org — “My Mom Says

My Work Has Really Improved,” a group exhibition of artists’ childhood work displayed next to recent work, through Sunday.

ANTON HAARDT FOLK GALLERY. 4532 Magazine St., 309-4249; www.antonart.com — Works

by Anton Haardt, Christopher Moses and others, ongoing.

ART GALLERY 818. 818 Royal St., 524-6918 — Paintings, sculpture

and jewelry by local artists Noel Rockmore, Michael Fedor, Xavier de Callatay, Charles Bazzell, Bambi deVille and Ritchie Fitzgerald, ongoing.

ARTHUR ROGER GALLERY. 432 Julia St., 522-1999; www.arthurrogergallery.com — Paintings by James Barsness; “Postcards From Plaquemines,” oil paintings and drawings by Simon Gunning, both through June 25. ARTICHOKE GALLERY. 912 Decatur St., 636-2004 — Artists work on site in all media; watercolors and limited-edition prints by

Peter Briant, ongoing. ASYLUM. 608 Julia St., 525-4633 — “Horses,” works by Joshua

Walsh, through Tuesday.

BARRISTER’S GALLERY. 2331 St. Claude Ave., 525-2767; www.barristersgallery.com — Works by

Marcel Flisiuk, through June 11. BERGERON STUDIO & GALLERY. 406 Magazine St., 522-7503; www.bergeronstudio.com —

Photographs by Michael P. Smith, Jack Beech, Harriet Blum, Kevin Roberts and others, ongoing. BERTA’S AND MINA’S ANTIQUITIES GALLERY. 4138 Magazine St., 895-6201 — “Louisiana! United

We Stand to Save Our Wetlands,” works by Nilo and Mina Lanzas; works by Clementine Hunter, Noel Rockmore and others; all ongoing.

BRYANT GALLERIES. 316 Royal St., 525-5584; www.bryantgaller-

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ies.com — Paintings by Dean Mitchell, ongoing. CALICHE & PAO GALLERY. 312 Royal St., 588-2846 — Oil paintings

by Caliche and Pao, ongoing.

CALLAN FINE ART. 240 Chartres St., 524-0025; www.callanfineart. com — Works by Eugene de

Blass, Louis Valtat and other artists of the Barbizon, Impressionist and Post-Impressionist schools, ongoing.

CARDINAL GALLERY. 541 Bourbon St., 522-3227 — Exhibition of Ital-

ian artists featuring works by Bruno Paoli and Andrea Stella, ongoing.

CARIBBEAN ARTS LTD. 720 Franklin Ave., 943-3858 — The gallery

showcases contemporary Haitian and Jamaican art.

CAROL ROBINSON GALLERY. 840 Napoleon Ave., 895-6130; www.carolrobinsongallery. com — Works by gallery artists,

through Tuesday. CASELL GALLERY. 818 Royal St., 524-0671; www.casellartgallery. com — Pastels by Joaquim

Casell; etchings by Sage; oils by Charles Ward; all ongoing.

COLLECTIVE WORLD ART COMMUNITY. Poydras Center, 650 Poydras St., 339-5237; www. collectiveworldartcommunity. com — Paintings from the Blue

Series by Joseph Pearson, ongoing.

COUP D’OEIL ART CONSORTIUM. 2033 Magazine St., 722-0876; www.coupdoeilartconsortium. com — “Stay Crazy,” mixed-me-

dia works by Mason Saltarrelli, through June 11.

DEITY ARTS OF THE EXTREME ORIENT. 2001 Magazine St., 529-3171; www.deitynola.com —

“Gum,” handmade dolls by Miss Oblivious, needle work and drawings by Lee Kyle and paint-

hand-sculpted clay vessels by Eileen O’Donnell, through Thursday.

DU MOIS GALLERY. 4921 Freret St., 818-6032 — “Some Restrictions

May Apply,” multimedia by Jessica Goldfinch, glass works by J. David Lindsley, prints by Jesse Shaw, through Sunday.

DUTCH ALLEY ARTIST’S CO-OP GALLERY. 912 N. Peters St., 4129220; www.dutchalleyonline. com — Works by New Orleans

artists, ongoing.

ELLIOTT GALLERY. 540 Royal St., 523-3554; www.elliottgallery. com — Works by gallery artists

Coignard, Engel, Papart, Petra, Tobiasse, Schneuer and Yrondi, ongoing.

FAIR FOLKS & A GOAT. 2116 Chartres St., 872-9260; www. fairfolksandagoat.com — “An American Memory,” a group exhibition curated by Michael Martin, through July 15. “Foot-aNight,” installation by Hannah Chalew, ongoing. FIELDING GALLERY. 525 E. Boston St., Covington — Eliza-

beth Brown, David Henson, Tracy Lambert, Keith Villere and Stephanie Schoen, through June. FRAMIN’ PLACE & GALLERY. 3535 Severn Ave., Metairie, 885-3311; www.nolaframing.com — Prints

by Tommy Thompson, Phillip Sage, James Michalopoulos and others, ongoing. FREDRICK GUESS STUDIO. 910 Royal St., 581-4596; www.fredrickguessstudio.com — Paintings by

Fredrick Guess, ongoing.

THE FRONT. 4100 St. Claude Ave.; www.nolafront.org — “Cellular

Automata,” works on paper by Taney Roniger; “Fire,” works by Leah Bailis and Andrew Suggs; “Man Up,” works by Claire Rau, all through Sunday.

GALERIE D’ART FRANCAIS. 541 Royal St., 581-6925 — Works by

Todd White, ongoing.

GALERIE PORCHE WEST. 3201 Burgundy St., 947-3880 — Pho-

tography by Christopher Porche West, ongoing.

GALLERIA BELLA. 319 Royal St., 581-5881 — Works by gallery artists, ongoing. GALLERY 421. 421 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 898-5858 — More than 500 pieces of art by more than 50 artists, ongoing. THE GARDEN DISTRICT GALLERY. 1332 Washington Ave., 891-3032; www.gardendistrictgallery. com — “Seeing Music,” a group

invitation exhibition exploring interpretations of music, through July 3.

GEORGE SCHMIDT GALLERY. 626 Julia St., 592-0206; www. georgeschmidt.com — Paintings by George Schmidt, ongoing. GOOD CHILDREN GALLERY. 4037 St. Claude Ave., 616-7427; www.


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ings by James Michalopoulos, ongoing.

MICHELLE Y WILLIAMS GALLERY. 835 Julia St., 585-1945; www.michelleywilliams.com — Works by

Michelle Y. Williams, ongoing.

NEW ORLEANS ARTWORKS. 727 Magazine St., 529-7279 — Glass

spring flowers by Teri Walker, hand-blown drams and quaichs by Dave Lindsley and Stephen Kraft, hand-pulled prints by Melissa Clark and Tish Douzart, through Tuesday.

NEWCOMB ART GALLERY. Woldenberg Art Center, Tulane University, 865-5328; www. newcombartgallery.tulane.edu — “The History of the Future,”

photographs by Michael Berman and Julián Cardona, through June 29.

ONE SUN GALLERY. 616 Royal St., (800) 501-1151 — Works by local

and national artists, ongoing.

PEARL ART GALLERY. 4421 Magazine St., 228-5840 — Works by Cindy and Drue Hardegree, Erica Dewey, John Womack, Sontina, Lorraine Jones and S. Lee, ongoing. PHOTO WORKS NEW ORLEANS. 521 St. Ann St., 593-9090; www. photoworksneworleans.com — Photography by Louis Sahuc, ongoing. REINA GALLERY. 4132 Magazine St., 895-0022; www.reinaart. com — “Vintage New Orleans

Artists,” watercolors, etchings and folk art; “Patron Saints,” works by Shelley Barberot; both ongoing.

REYNOLDS-RYAN ART GALLERY. Isidore Newman School, 5333 Danneel St., 896-6369; www. newmanschool.org — Sculpture RHINO CONTEMPORARY CRAFTS COMPANY. The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., third floor, 523-7945; www.rhinocrafts.com — Priscilla Busch, Natalie Nich-

ols, Andrew Jackson Pollack, Barbara Roberds and others, ongoing.

RIVERSTONE GALLERIES. 719

RODRIGUE STUDIO. 721 Royal St., 581-4244; www.georgerodrigue.com — Works by George Rodrigue, ongoing. ROSETREE GLASS STUDIO & GALLERY. 446 Vallette St., Algiers Point, 366-3602; www.rosetreeglass.com — Hand-blown glass

Third Floor, 529-3306 — Works by YA/YA artists, ongoing. TAYLOR/BERCIER FINE ART. 233 Chartres St., 527-0072 — “Intri-

cate Terrain,” works by Maysey Craddock, through June 22. THOMAS MANN GALLERY I/O. 1812 Magazine St., 581-2113; www. thomasmann.com — “Where’s

the Money?” group exhibit interpreting the economy, ongoing.

TRIPOLO GALLERY. 401 N. Columbia St., (985) 893-1441 — Works

RUSTY PELICAN ART. 4031 St. Claude Ave., 218-5727; www. rustypelicanart.com — Works by

by Bill Binnings, Robert Cook, Donna Duffy, Scott Ewen, Juli Juneau, Kevin LeBlanc, Ingrid Moses, Gale Ruggiero, Robert Seago and Scott Upton, ongoing.

SALONE DELL’ARTES ARTEMISIA. 3000 Royal St., 481-5113 — “I

VENUSIAN GARDENS ART GALLERY. 2601 Chartres St., 943-7446; www.venusiangardens.com —

SHEILA’S FINE ART STUDIO. 1427 N. Johnson St., 473-3363; www. sheilaart.com — Works by Sheila

VINCENT MANN GALLERY. 305 Royal St., 523-2342; www.vincentmanngallery.com — “Françoise

works, ongoing.

Travis and Lexi Linde, ongoing.

Genti H2O,” works by Shmuela Padnos, ongoing.

Phipps, ongoing.

SIBLEY GALLERY. 3427 Magazine St., 899-8182 — Group exhibi-

“Luminous Sculpture,” works by Eric Ehlenberger, ongoing.

Gilot and the Figure: 19402010,” paintings and drawings by the artist, through June.

an upcoming exhibition. All styles of media except giclee prints are welcome. Email neworleansglassworks@gmail. com or visit www.neworleansglassworks.com for details. Submissions deadline is June 20. NOLA NOW! The Contemporary

Arts Center seeks submissions for an exhibit featuring works produced in the last two years by artists currently living and working in the greater New Orleans area. The exhibition opens Oct. 1. Call 528-3805 or visit www.cacno.org for details. Submissions deadline is July 8. THREE RIVERS ART FESTIVAL.

The Covington arts festival seeks works in a variety of mediums for the Nov. 13-14 event. Call (985) 327-9797 or (985) 893-4060 or visit www. threeriversartfestival.com for details. Submissions deadline is Wednesday.

SPARE SPACES ALVAR LIBRARY. 913 Alvar St., 5962667 — “Youth,” sculpture by

tion featuring Anthony Carriere, Hayley Gaberlavage, James Henderson, Susan Madacsi, Caroline Sokol and Wanda Sullivan, through June 8.

WMSJR. 1061 Camp St., 299-9455; www.wmsjr.com — Paintings by Will Smith, ongoing.

Betty Petri; “The Solitary Chair,” sculpture by Michael Moreau; both ongoing.

SLIDELL CULTURAL CENTER. 2055 Second St., Slidell, (985) 6464375 — “Salad Days,” a juried

A WORK OF ART GALLERY. 8212 Oak St., 862-5244 — Glass works

by Juli Juneau; photographs from the New Orleans Photo Alliance; both ongoing.

BACCHANAL. 600 Poland Ave., 948-9111; www.bacchanalwine. com — “Coming Home: 2005-

student art exhibition, through June 10.

SOREN CHRISTENSEN GALLERY. 400 Julia St., 569-9501; www. sorengallery.com — “Downlow,” mixed-media paintings on oil and canvas by Gretchen Weller Howard, through Tuesday. STEVE MARTIN STUDIO. 624 Julia St., 566-1390; www.stevemartinfineart.com — Contemporary sculpture and paintings by Steve Martin and other Louisiana artists, ongoing. STUDIO BFG. 2627 Desoto St., 942-0200; www.studiobfg.com — “Peel Sessions: First Install-

ment,” works by Tina Stanley, ongoing.

STUDIO GALLERY. 338 Baronne St.,

CALL FOR ARTISTS ART MELT. Forum 35 accepts art

submissions and marketplace entries for the annual Art Melt, an arts market and juried show to be held at the Louisiana State Museum in Baton Rouge on July 16. Email enter@artmelt.org or visit www.artmelt.org or www. forum35.org for details. There is a $35 entry fee. Submissions deadline is Wednesday.

NEW ORLEANS ARTWORKS AT NEW ORLEANS GLASSWORKS & PRINTMAKING STUDIO. The

studio invites artists to submit 2-D and 3-D art entries inspired by the fascinator-style hat for

2009,” photographs by Lee Celano, ongoing.

BUD’S BROILER. 500 City Park Ave., 486-2559 — Works by

Andrew Bascle, Evelyn Menge and others, ongoing.

CAMPBELL’S COFFEE & TEA. 516 S. Tyler St., Covington, (985) 2466992; www.campbellscoffee. com — Multimedia works by

Margaux Hymel, ongoing.

CC’S COFFEEHOUSE. 941 Royal St., 581-6996; www.communitycoffee.com — “Painting the Town

and Other Works,” plein air oil paintings of the French Quarter by Al Champagne, through Tuesday.

DOS JEFES UPTOWN CIGAR BAR. 5535 Tchoupitoulas St., 891-8500; www.dosjefescigarbar.com —

Works by Mario Ortiz, ongoing.

HI-HO LOUNGE. 2239 St. Claude Ave., 945-4446; www.hiholounge.net — Works by Robin Durand, Brad Edelman, Tara Eden, Eden Gass and others, ongoing.

Watercolor, pen and ink series of New Orleans landmarks by Will Smith, ongoing.

INTERNATIONAL HOUSE. 221 Camp St., 553-9550; www.ihhotel. com — Paintings by YA/YA se-

ongoing.

THREE MUSES. 536 Frenchmen St., 298-8746; www.thethreemuses. com — Portraits by Zack Smith,

nior guild and alumni, ongoing.

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JW MARRIOTT NEW ORLEANS. 614 Canal St., Suite 4, 525-6500; www.marriott.com — Works by

AMERICAN-ITALIAN MUSEUM & RESEARCH LIBRARY. 537 S. Peters

Charlene Insley, ongoing.

LIBERTY’S KITCHEN. 422 1/2 S. Broad St., 822-4011 — Paintings on canvas by YA/YA artists, ongoing. MARIGNY PHO. 2483 Burgundy St., 267-5869 — Selections from

“B Movie Double Feature,” photographs and ceramic collectors’ plates by Heather Weathers, through July.

METAIRIE PARK COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL. 300 Park Road, Metairie, 837-5204; www.mpcds. com — “The Unconventional

Portrait,” works by Mark Bercier, David Halliday, Gina Phillips and Alexander Stolin, ongoing.

MOJO COFFEE HOUSE. 1500 Magazine St., 525-2244; www. myspace.com/mojoco — Photographs by Marc Pagani, ongoing. NEOPHOBIA. 2855 Magazine St., 899-2444; www.neophobianola.com — Works by Tanner,

ongoing.

NEUTRAL GROUND COFFEEHOUSE. 5110 Danneel St., 8913381; www.neutralground.org —

Work by local artists, ongoing. NEW ORLEANS CAKE CAFE & BAKERY. 2440 Chartres St., 9430010 — Oil landscapes of the

Ustabes by Will Smith, ongoing.

PEACHES RECORDS. 408 N. Peters St., 282-3322 — “Gospel and

Blues,” photographs by Rita Posselt, ongoing.

SOUND CAFE. 2700 Chartres St., 947-4477 — Mixed-media paint-

ings by YA/YA alumnus Gerard Caliste, ongoing.

SURREY’S CAFE & JUICE BAR. 1418 Magazine St., 524-3828; www. surreyscafeandjuicebar.com —

St., 522-7294 — Permanent exhibits of jazz artists, a St. Joseph’s altar replica, the Louisiana ItalianAmerican Sports Hall of Fame and a research library with genealogy records.

AMISTAD RESEARCH CENTER. 6823 St. Charles Ave., 862-3222 — “Richmond Barthe: Builder

of Pictures,” an exhibition highlighting the life and career of the Harlem Renaissance sculptor, through June.

ASHE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER. 1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 569-9070; www.ashecac.org — “Ashe in Retrospect: 19982008,” photographs by Morris Jones Jr., Eric Waters, Jeffrey Cook and others, ongoing. BACKSTREET CULTURAL MUSEUM. 1116 St. Claude Ave.; www.backstreetmuseum.org —

Permanent exhibits of Mardi Gras Indian suits, jazz funeral memorabilia and social aid and pleasure club artifacts, ongoing.

CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER. 900 Camp St., 528-3800; www. cacno.org — “Then & Now,” works by 14 artists who have exhibited at the center, curated by Dan Cameron, through June 12. “As We See It: Youth Vision Quilt,” student-created quilt with more than 400 patches, ongoing. GERMAN-AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER. 519 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, 363-4202; www.gaccnola.com — Museum exhibits

depict the colonial experience, work, culture and religion of German immigrants.

HISTORIC NEW ORLEANS COLLECTION. 533 Royal St., 523-4662; www.hnoc.org — “The Threads

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by Sally Heller, through Tuesday.

Royal St., 412-9882; 729 Royal St., 581-3688; Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., Suite 36, 566-0588; 733 Royal St., 525-9988; www. riverstonegalleries.net — Multimedia works by Ricardo Lozano, Michael Flohr, Henry Ascencio, Jaline Pol and others, ongoing.

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THEATER THE NORMAN CONQUESTS.

Southern Rep Theater, The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., third floor, 522-6545; www.southernrep.com — Alan Ayckbourn’s trilogy recounts the events of one weekend from different areas of a house. Table Manners plays 8 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Sunday. Living Together plays 8 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Round and Round the Garden plays 8 p.m. Thursday and 7 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $29 Thursday and Sunday, $35 Friday and Saturday. ON THE AIR. Stage Door

Canteen at The National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 528-1944 — Bob Edes Jr., Gary Rucker and others star in the musical that pays tribute to the heyday of radio broadcasts. Call 528-1943 or visit www.stagedoorcanteen.org for details. 6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m. Sunday through June 26.

SHREK THE MUSICAL. Mahalia

TRYING TO FIND MY WAY BACK HOME. Ashe Cultural Arts Center,

1712 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., 569-9070; www.ashecac.org — Junebug Productions presents the play that follows a black man from his boyhood in Mississippi to his present in Chicago. Visit www.junebugproductions.org for details. Tickets $15 general admission, $10 students and seniors. 8 p.m. ThursdaySaturday, 3 p.m. Sunday. WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? Shadowbox Theatre,

2400 St. Claude Ave., 523-7469; www.theshadowboxtheatre. com — Silk Dress Productions presents the Edward Albee play depicting a tumultuous marriage. Tickets $20 general admission, $15 students and seniors. Call 931-8297 or email silkdressproductions@gmail. com for reservations. 6 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

BURLESQUE & CABARET BURLESQUE BALLROOM. Irvin

Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse, 300 Bourbon St., 553-2270; www.

sonesta.com — Trixie Minx stars in the weekly burlesque show featuring the music of Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown. Call 553-2331 for details. 11:50 p.m. Friday.

sketch comedy show boasts vampires, zombies, relationship advice and other horrors. 8:30 p.m. Friday.

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LESLIE CASTAY: UNSCRIPTED. Le

Chat Noir, 715 St. Charles Ave., 581-5812; www.cabaretlechatnoir.com — The stage actress reprises her one-woman show of standards, Broadway classics, and jazz and pop songs. Tickets $30 (includes $5 drink credit). 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

In The Norman Conquests, a small group of family and acquaintances struggle with the trials and tribulations of a family life, particularly marital mishaps. The title alludes to the Normans trouncing the AngloSaxons at the Battle of Hastings in 1066, but the conquests in this well-honed production are of the romantic sort propagated by middle-class Norman

AUDITIONS BARBERSHOP HARMONY SOCIETY. Christ the King Lutheran

Church, 1001 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, 469-4740; www. ctk-nola.org — The Greater New Orleans Chapter holds new member auditions for its Mardi Gras Chorus. Call 3639001 or visit www.mardigraschorus.org for details. 7:15 p.m. Tuesday. CITYWIDE AUDITIONS. South-

ern Rep Theater, The Shops at Canal Place, 333 Canal St., third floor, 522-6545; www.southernrep.com — Local theater companies and independent producers will attend the audition. Actors should bring 20 copies of their headshot and resume, prepare two contrasting one-minute monologues and, if musically inclined, prepare 16 bars to sing a cappella. Call 523-9857 for details. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

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.

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NEW ORLEANS FRINGE FESTIVAL. The annual theater

festival, to be held Nov. 16-20, seeks applications for 30-60 minute alternative theater performances. Visit www. nofringe.org for details. There is a $25 application fee. Submission deadline is July 1.

COMEDY

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edy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 644-4300; www.nolacomedy. com — Four “androids” improvise a space voyage based on audience suggestions. Tickets $6. 8:30 p.m. Thursday.

BASED ON REAL LIFE. La Nuit

Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 644-4300; www.nolacomedy. com — The weekly long-form improv comedy show features some guys, a girl and someone named John Stewart. Tickets $6. 8:30 p.m. Saturday. BROWN HQ. Pip’s Bar, 5252 Vet-

erans Blvd., 456-9234 — Audi-

(Andrew Vaught). All three of Alan Ayckbourn’s Conquest plays involve the same six characters, the same home and the same weekend, and one can see the plays in any order. I saw Table Manners, and as the play begins, Annie (Natalie Boyd) greets Sarah (Jennifer Pagan), who is arriving for the weekend with husband Reggie (Ricky Graham), who is Annie’s brother. Everyone speaks colloquial English with a sprinkling of phrases like ”a bit of heavy going” or “a trifle ponderous.” Annie intends to vacation in East Grinstead, which apparently isn’t a well-regarded destination, but she doesn’t plan to go alone. She recently had a fling with Norman — while his wife Ruth (Aimee Hayes) was upstairs — and she’s angling for Norman to go on vacation with her. Vaught captures Norman’s exasperating but charming duality. Graham shines as Reggie, and the entire cast creates clearly defined and delightfully wacky individuals. The closest Manners approaches poignance is the frustrated romance between Tom (James Bartelle) and Annie. Tom is too shy to proclaim his love for her, and in spite of many comic moments, it’s finally his shyness that pushes Annie into Norman’s arms. Ayckbourn’s work is full of wit, wordplay and, sometimes, Marx Brothers-like nonsense. When Sarah tries to arrange a pleasant family dinner, the complications about how to alternate men and women at the table become mind-boggling. A furious argument breaks out about determining a woman’s womanliness, based on whether or not she has had children. And who is on hand to soothe the woman who is most upset at any particular moment? Norman the conqueror, of course. Martin Andrew’s simple, effective set consists of an octagonal dining room with audience on all sides. Cecile Casey Covert designed the attractive costumes. Director Damon W. Arrington amassed a remarkable cast and brought out the many levels of comedy in this enjoyable play. — Dalt Wonk

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The Norman Conquests: Table Manners 8 p.m. Friday, June 3; 11 a.m. Sunday, June 5 Southern Rep, The Shops at Canal Place, 365 Canal St., 522-6545; www.southernrep.com Tickets $35 Friday, $29 Sunday

ence members can participate in the show performed by select cast members of the improv comedy troupe. Visit www.brownimprovcomedy. com/BrownHQ for details. Tickets are free for performers, $5 general admission. 8 p.m. Tuesday. BROWN IMPROV COMEDY. 12 Bar, 608 Fulton St., 212-6476; www.12barnola.com — The improv troupe performs. Visit www.brownimprovcomedy. com for details. Tickets $10 general admission, $7 students. 9 p.m. Friday, starting May 20. COMEDY CATASTROPHE. Lost

Love Lounge, 2529 Dau-

phine St., 949-2009; www. lostlovelounge.com — The bar hosts a free weekly stand-up comedy show. 9 p.m. Tuesday. COMEDY GUMBEAUX. Howlin’ Wolf (The Den), 828 S. Peters St., 522-9653; www.thehowlinwolf. com — Local comedians perform, and amateurs take the stage in the open mic portion. Tickets $5. 8 p.m. Thursday. COMEDY MARATHON. Shadow-

box Theatre, 2400 St. Claude Ave., 523-7469; www.theshadowboxtheatre.com — Comedy acts from New Orleans, Houston, Dallas and Austin perform continuously from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the comedy conservatory The New Movement’s

event. Friday-Saturday. COMEDY OPEN-MIC. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 644-4300; www.nolacomedy.com — The theater hosts a weekly open-mic comedy night. (Sign-up time is 10:45 p.m.) Tickets $8. 11 p.m. Friday. COMEDY SPORTZ NOLA. La Nuit

Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 644-4300; www.nolacomedy.com — The theater hosts a safe-for-all-ages team comedy competition. Tickets $10. 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday.

FEAR & LOATHING IN NEW ORLEANS. La Nuit Comedy The-

ater, 5039 Freret St., 644-4300; www.nolacomedy.com — The

FRIDAY NIGHT LAUGHS. La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 644-4300; www. nolacomedy.com — Jackie Jenkins Jr. hosts the open-mic comedy show. Free admission. 11 p.m. Friday. GOD’S BEEN DRINKING. La Nuit

Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 644-4300; www.nolacomedy.com — Actors improvise a comedy based on audience suggestions. Tickets $10. 10 p.m. Friday.

GROUND ZERO COMEDY.

The Maison, 508 Frenchmen St., 371-5543; www.maisonfrenchmen.com — The show features local stand-up comedians. Sign-up is 7:30 p.m; show is 8 p.m. Friday. IVAN’S OPEN MIC NIGHT. Rusty Nail, 1100 Constance St., 5255515; www.therustynail.org — The Rusty Nail hosts a weekly open-mic comedy and music night. 9 p.m. Tuesday. LA NUIT STAND-UP OPEN MIC.

La Nuit Comedy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 644-4300; www.nolacomedy.com — The theater hosts an open mic following the God’s Been Drinking show. 11 p.m. Friday.

LAUGH OUT LOUD. Bootleggers Bar and Grille, 209 Decatur St., 525-1087 — Simple Play presents a weekly comedy show. 10 p.m. Thursday. NATIONAL COMEDY COMPANY.

Yo Mama’s Bar & Grill, 727 St. Peter St., 522-1125 — The interactive improv comedy show features B97 radio personality Stevie G, Lynae LeBlanc, Jay Tombstone, Richard Mayer and others. Call 523-7469 or visit www.nationalcomedycompany.com for tickets. Tickets $10. 10 p.m. Saturday. PERMANENT DAMAGE STANDUP COMEDY. Bullets Sports Bar,

2441 A.P. Tureaud Ave., 9484003 — Tony Frederick hosts the open mic comedy show. 8 p.m. Wednesday. ROUNDHOUSE. La Nuit Com-

edy Theater, 5039 Freret St., 644-4300; www.nolacomedy. com — Comedians perform a barefoot, long-form improvisation show. Tickets $10. 10 p.m. Friday.

SIDNEY’S STAND-UP OPEN MIC. Sidney’s, 1674 Barataria

Blvd., Marrero, 341-0103 — The show features professional, amateur and first-time comics. Free admission. Sign-up is 8 p.m. Show starts at 9 p.m. Thursday. THINK YOU’RE FUNNY? 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 at 9 p.m. Wednesday.

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Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts, 1419 Basin St., 525-1052; www.mahaliajacksontheater.com — The musical brings the DreamWorks animated film about a swampdwelling ogre, a wise-cracking donkey and a feisty princess to life. Tickets start at $25 (plus fees). 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

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Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Museum, 420 Julia St., 523-1357; www.lcm. org â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The museum hosts special Tuesday and Thursday activities for children ages 3-under and their parents or caregivers. Admission $8, free for members. 10:30 a.m.

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House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, 488-5488; www.longuevue.com â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Children and accompanying adults explore the world of gardens through age-appropriate activities. Admission $10 members, $12 nonmembers, $5 each additional adult. Call 293-4722 or email lvaughn@longuevue.com for details. 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

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Zoo, 6500 Magazine St., 5814629; www.auduboninstitute. org â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The group provides support, information and recreation opportunities for children ages 8-13 who have siblings with disabilities. Call 943-0343 or email sibshopsnola@yahoo.com for details. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. .

STAIR KIDSâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; DAY WITH ALEX BEARD. Alex Beard Studio, 712

Royal St., 309-0394; www. alexbeardstudio.com â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s author and artist reads from his books, and children will be able to create their own works of art. Guests are encouraged to wear an animal costume or print. Free admission. Pre-registration is required. Call 899-0820 or

Beach Weekend Recalling the years when Pontchartrain Beach drew New Orleanians to the lakefront for amusement rides, swimming and concerts, the 22nd annual Back to the Beach Festival features three days of live music and activities along the waterfront at Kennerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Laketown. Kermit Ruffins & the Barbecue Swingers, Rockinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Dopsie Jr. & the Zydeco Twisters, Christian Serpas and Ghost Town and Bobby Cure & the Summertime Blues headline the musical entertainment. Activities include a run/walk on Friday, a motorcycle rally on Saturday and a classic and custom car show on Sunday. Anglers competing in the fishing rodeo can draw from the Pontchartrain Basin. The festival also features arts and crafts vendors and food booths. The event is a fundraiser for the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation and recalls when Pontchartrain Beach was a popular recreation destination from when it opened in the late 1920s until its closure in 1983. Tickets $10 adults, $8 students, $4 children 12 and under, free for members of the Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Marguerite Lucas

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email anne@scapc.org for details. 10 a.m. to noon.

EVENTS Tuesday 31 CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. Tulane University

Square, 200 Broadway St. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The weekly market features fresh produce, kettle corn, Green Plate specials and flowers. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. DEALING WITH LOSS. West Jefferson Behavioral Medicine Center, 229 Bellemeade Blvd., Gretna, 391-2440 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The center offers a weekly support group. Call Doreen Fowler for details. 6 p.m. GREEN-IT-YOURSELF WORKSHOP: COOLING YOUR HOME EFFICIENTLY. Green

Building Resource Center, 841 Carondelet St., 525-2121; www.globalgreen.org â&#x20AC;&#x201D; The workshop discusses radiant

barriers, solar shades, HVAC maintenance, and other ways to keep a home cool while saving money. Free admission. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. HEALTH STARTS HERE COOKING CLASS. Whole Foods Market,

3420 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 888-8225 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Healthy eating specialist Ely Navarro leads a cooking class. The class is limited to 10 participants. Free admission. 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday 1 COVINGTON FARMERS MARKET. Covington City

Hall, 609 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 892-1873 â&#x20AC;&#x201D; 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. FLOWER PRESSING . Bogue

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7312 — The park’s interpretive ranger leads the session. 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. GET TO KNOW GOD. Lost & Found Center, 901 Independence St., 344-1234; www.lostandfoundcenter. org — The group meets every week to discuss Bible Scriptures. 7 p.m. to 8:30 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 4565000 for details. 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

INFANCY TO INDEPENDENCE .

St. Matthew/Central United Church of Christ, 1333 S. Carrollton Ave., 861-8196; www.stmatthew-nola.org — The parent-child education and support group uses enriching activities in music, art and play. Visit www. infancytoindependence.org for details. 9:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday-Thursday.

LGBT YOUTH PEER SUPPORT GROUP. LGBT Community

Center of New Orleans, 2114 Decatur St., www.lgbtccno. org — The center provides a support group for 18- to 24-year-olds dealing with the struggles of coming out, sexuality, family and relationships. Email programs@lgbtccno.org for details. 7 p.m. Wednesday.

LUNCHBOX LECTURE . National

World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 527-6012; www. nationalww2museum.org — The semi-monthly lecture series focuses on an array of World War II-related topics. Call 528-1944 ext. 229 for details. Noon. Green Holy Cross Project, 409 Andry St.; www.globalgreen. org/neworleans — Global Green provides tours of its model green house, which uses renewable energy from solar panels and other sources. Call 525-2121 or visit the website for details. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

NEW ORLEANS PERSONAL COMPUTER CLUB MEETING .

Harahan Senior Center, 100 Elodie St., 737-3810 — Brian Duplaisir discusses preparations and technology options available for the upcoming hurricane season as well as insight into the Jefferson Parish Emergency Management Department’s operations. Visit www.nopc. org for details. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

SAVE OUR CEMETERIES CEMETERY TOURS. The group

conducts tours of New Orleans cemeteries. Call 5253377 for details.

TALENT SHOWCASE . Le Roux,

1700 Louisiana Ave. — Masse

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS AT JW MARRIOTT. JW Marriott New

Orleans, 614 Canal St., Suite 4, 525-6500; www.marriott. com — The hotel showcases local music and art with spirit tastings and hors d’oeuvres. 5:30 p.m. to 8 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 AQUATIC DISCOVERY. Bogue

Chitto Park, 17049 State Park Blvd., Franklinton, (888) 677-7312 — Participants dip netting at one of our ponds to discover some of the different species that live in the water. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

CHANGES. Hey! Cafe, 4332

Magazine St., 891-8682 — The weekly meetings teach focusing, a method of directing attention outside one’s body to affect change. Call 232-9787 for details. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

DRINKING LIBERALLY NEW ORLEANS. Pravda, 1113 Decatur

St., 581-1112; www.pravdaofnola.com — Progressives meet to share ideas and drink. 7 p.m.

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 gamers at all levels. Pre-registration is required; a minimum number of gamers must register for the meeting to be held. Call 528-1944 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.

SALON & HAPPY HOUR WITH THE LENS. Antenna Gallery,

3161 Burgundy St., 957-4255; www.antennagallery.org — Guests can meet staff members from the online investigative reporting outlet The Lens. The event will have refreshments. 6 p.m. to 9 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. “THEN & NOW” PANEL DISCUSSION . Contemporary

Arts Center, 900 Camp St., 528-3800; www.cacno.org — Guest curator Dan Cameron moderates a panel discussion featuring artists with works in “Then & Now,” an exhibition of works from the first years of the center’s existence. 7:30 p.m.

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WINNING ATTITUDE LUNCHEON . Morton’s The

Steakhouse, 365 Canal St., 566-0221; www.mortons.com — New Orleans Saints safety Darren Sharper and other guests present motivational discussions at the luncheon benefiting the American Cancer Society, Get Checked or Check Out and the Sharper Kids Foundation. Tickets $150. Call 305-7563 or visit www. tcynow.org for details. 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Friday 3 ADULT CHILDREN OF ALCOHOLIC/DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILIES. Fair Grinds

Coffeehouse, 3133 Ponce de Leon Ave., 913-9073; www. fairgrinds.com — The weekly support group meets at 6:15 p.m. Fridays. Visit www.adultchildren.org for details.

BACK TO THE BEACH FESTIVAL . Laketown, end of Williams Boulevard, Kenner, 468-7200; www.laketownkenner.com — The Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation’s signature event features live music, food, arts and crafts vendors, children’s activities, a run/walk, fishing rodeo and more. Visit www. saveourlake.org/beachfestival.php for details. Tickets $10 general admission, $8 students, $4 children 12 and under. 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, 2:45 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday. CHOOSING A NURSING HOME .

Advocacy Center, 1010 Common St., Suite 2600, 522-2337; www.advocacyla. org — Lois Simpson leads a discussion on choosing a nursing home. Pre-registration is required. Call 522-2337 ext. 125 or email pfisher@advocacyla. org for details. Free admission. Noon to 1 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. FROHNMAYER REUNION & TRIBUTE . The Loyola University

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Media Consulting, KMP and Men of Business host a weekly “You’ve Got Talent” showcase open to all poets, singers, dancers and others. Call 899-4512 for details. General admission $10, performers $5. 9 p.m. to midnight.

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end of events to honor former voice professors Philip and Ellen Frohnmayer. Events include a gala reception at the Opera Guild House (2504 Prytania St.), a “master chat” with Philip Frohnmayer and a gala concert followed by a Champagne reception. Call 861-5454 or visit www.alumni.loyno.edu/ frohnmayerreunion for details. Friday-Sunday. JULEPS IN JUNE . Private residence, call for details — The Pirate’s Alley Faulkner Society event is a garden party with an open bar, a buffet dinner, music and juleps. Call 524-2940 or email faulkhouse@aol.com for details. Tickets $75 general admission, $150 patrons. Patron party 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. general admission. KINGSLEY HOUSE MAKE A SPLASH BENEFIT. Kingsley

House, 1600 Constance St., 523-6221; www.kingsleyhouse. org — Actor Wendell Pierce is the honorary chairman of the event featuring live music by Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers, tropical-themed food and cocktails, limbo contests and a silent auction. Call 523-6221 ext. 127 or email gjackson@kingsleyhouse.org for details. Tickets $50, $75 VIP. 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. MARKETPLACE AT ARMSTRONG PARK. Armstrong Park, North

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. Fridays.

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Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins Diboll Circle, 658-4100; www.noma.org — The museum’s weekly event features several activities. 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fridays.

WYES PRIVATE BEER SAMPLING .

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, 1751 Gentilly Blvd., 9431415; www.fairgroundsracecourse.com — The sampling features beers by American and European brewers and food from Crescent Pie & Sausage. Pre-registration is required; space is limited. Call 486-5511 ext. 200 or visit www.wyes. org for details. Admission $50. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Saturday 4 ART AT THE MARKET. Griffith

Park, 333 Erlanger St., Slidell — The Slidell Art League hosts

BARKING BOOT CAMP. LA/

SPCA, 1700 Mardi Gras Blvd., 368-5191; www.la-spca.org — A fitness trainer teaches the dogand-owner class that mixes cardio, resistance training, obstacle courses and “doga” (dog yoga). Proceeds benefit the LA/SPCA. Pre-registration is required. Call 810-1835 or visit www.barkingbootcamp.com for details. Admission $40 for four sessions. 7 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. Saturdays through June 25.

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. EAGLE WATCH . Fontainebleau

State Park, 67825 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (888) 677-3668 — A park ranger leads a viewing of the park’s eagle nest. 3 p.m.

ERACE NEW ORLEANS MEETING .

J. Singleton School, 1924 Philip St., 581-2388 — ERACE meets for its weekly discussion group. Call 866-1163 for details. 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

FRERET MARKET. Freret Market,

corner of Freret Street and Napoleon Avenue, 638-2589; www.freretmarket.org — The market offers food, arts, live music and crafts from local exhibitors on the first Saturday of each month. 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 rainor-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.

GUY FIERI FOOD TOUR . Harrah’s

Casino (Harrah’s Theatre), 1 Canal St., 533-6600; www. harrahsneworleans.com — The celebrity chef and TV personality does cooking demonstrations, shares tips and recipes from his forthcoming cookbook, and tells some behindthe-scenes stories. Tickets $40$250 (includes fees). 8 p.m.

JOHN E. KUSHNER RESTORATION PAVILION GRAND OPENING.

National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 527-6012; www.nationalww2museum.org — The museum celebrates the opening of the pavilion with a display of WWII artifacts, a grand opening ceremony, tours of the facility, children’s activities and more. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. LOUISIANA REPTILE & EXOTIC EXPO. Alario Center, Bayou

Segnette Complex, Westwego, 349-5525 — National breeders and manufacturers in the reptile and exotic animal industry sell their animals and products at wholesale prices. Email alex@gilaproductions.com or visit www.gilaproductions.com for details. Admission $9. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. MARCH TO THE MARSH . Fontainebleau State Park, 67825 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (888) 677-3668 — The park ranger leads a nature walk to the Alligator Marsh Boardwalk. 11 a.m. NATIVE NOW: NATIVES SUITABLE FOR STORMWATER MANAGEMENT. Longue Vue

House and Gardens, 7 Bamboo Road, 488-5488; www. longuevue.com — The session discusses the habitats, biodiversity and ecological impact of plant species native to Louisiana. Call 293-4726 or email hschackai@longuevue. com for details. Admission $8 members, $10 nonmembers. 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.

NATURE: A CLOSER LOOK .

Fontainebleau State Park, 67825 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (888) 677-3668 — Park rangers lead a weekly nature hike. 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

SANKOFA FARMERS MARKET.

Sankofa Farmers Market, 5500 St. Claude Ave., 975-5168; www. sankofafarmersmarket.org — The weekly market offers fresh produce and seafood from local farmers and fishermen. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. VOM FASS SHOWCASE . Southern

Food & Beverage Museum, Riverwalk Marketplace, 1 Poydras St., Suite 169, 5690405; www.southernfood.org — Representatives from the gourmet culinary condiments retailer discuss some of their favorite oils and vinegars and how to use them. Free with museum admission. 2 p.m.

WYES INTERNATIONAL BEER TASTING . UNO Lakefront Arena,

6801 Franklin Ave., 280-7171; www.arena.uno.edu — The sampling of more than 250 beers also includes food, live music and beer seminars. Call 486-5511 ext. 200 or visit www. wyes.org for details. Tickets $30-$45. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Sunday 5 504PAWS. Mimi’s in the Marigny, 2601 Royal St., 872-

9868; www.myspace.com/ mimisinthemarigny — The benefit for the LA/SPCA and the St. Bernard Parish Animal Shelter features food, an art auction, door prizes and adoptable animals. Call 872-9868 for details. 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. ACCESS JAZZ BRUNCH FUNDRAISER . Pavilion of the

Two Sisters, City Park, 1 Palm Drive, 482-4888 — The ACCESS Pregnancy & Referral Center, a program of Catholic Charities, celebrates its 40th anniversary with an event featuring a Mass followed by a jazz brunch and auction. Call 885-1141 for details. Admission $60. 11 a.m.

DIMENSIONS OF LIFE DIALOGUE .

New Orleans Lyceum, 618 City Park Ave., 460-9049; www. lyceumproject.com — The nonreligious, holistic discussion group focuses on human behavior with the goal of finding fulfillment and enlightenment. Call 368-9770 for details. Free. 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

FAMILIA, SALUD Y VIDA HEALTH & WELLNESS FESTIVAL . St.

Anna’s Episcopal Church, 1313 Esplanade Ave., 947-2121; www.stannanola.org — The bi-lingual festival includes free services such as blood pressure and diabetes screenings, HIV testing, acupuncture and massage, as well as information on hurricane preparation, food stamps, Medicaid and more. There also will be live entertainment, food and a raffle. Email amie@stannanola.org for details. 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. NEEDLE JUNKIES. 3 Ring Circus’

The Big Top Gallery, 1638 Clio St., 569-2700; www.3rcp.com — The knitting group meets every Sunday. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

PRIMITIVE WOODWORKING . Fontainebleau State Park, 67825 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (888) 677-3668 — Park rangers host a weekly demonstration of woodworking techniques. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Monday 6 NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON VOLUNTEERING AND SERVICE .

Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd. — The conference features more than 150 workshops, 11 immersion learning sessions and seven forums about topics ranging from disasters to youth leadership. Visit www.volunteeringandservice.org for the full schedule and other details. Through June 8.

SKYWARN CLASS. East Bank

Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 838-1190 — The class trains volunteers to report severe weather or storm damage to the National Weather Service office. 6:30 p.m.

TOASTMASTERS MEETING . Milton H. Latter Memorial Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave. — The New Orleans Toastmasters

Club hosts an open weekly meeting (except holidays) to hone the skills of speaking, listening and thinking. Call 2518600 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 NEW ORLEANS JESTERS. Pan

American Stadium, City Park, 1 Zachary Taylor Drive — The Jesters play the Nashville Metros. VIsit www.nolajesters. com for details. 7 p.m. Friday. NEW ORLEANS VOODOO. New

Orleans Arena, 1501 Girod St., 587-3663; www.neworleansarena.com — The VooDoo plays the Jacksonville Sharks. Visit www.aflvoodoo.com for details. 7 p.m. Friday.

NEW ORLEANS ZEPHYRS. Zephyr Field, 6000 Airline Drive, Metairie, 734-5155; www.zephyrsbaseball.com — The Zephyrs play the Nashville Sounds on 6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and 7 p.m. Monday.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS L’OREAL PARIS WOMEN OF WORTH. Ten women dedicated

to volunteerism and community will be awarded money for their charities of choice. Visit www.womenofworth.com for details. Application deadline is June 30.

PROJECT HOMECOMING . The

faith-based nonprofit seeks homes to rebuild that suffered damage of 50 percent or more from Hurricane Katrina. Call 942-0444, ext. 244 for details.

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY.

American Cancer Society, 2605 River Road, Westwego, 8334024 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. ANOTHER LIFE FOUNDATION VOLUNTEERS. Another Life

Foundation seeks volunteers recovering from mental illness to help mentor others battling depression and suicidal behaviors. Free training provided. For details, contact Stephanie Green at (888) 543-3480, anotherlifefoundation@hot-

mail.com or visit www.anotherlifefoundation.org. BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS VOLUNTEERS. Big Brothers Big

Sisters of Southeast Louisiana, 2626 Canal St., Suite 203, 3097304 or (877) 500-7304; www. bbbssela.org — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Louisiana needs volunteers to serve as mentors. A volunteer meets two to three times a month with his or her Little Brother or Sister. You can play games, watch movies, bake cookies, play sports or plan any other outings you both would enjoy. Call for information.

CASA NEW ORLEANS. The organization seeks volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates to represent abused and neglected children in New Orleans. Thorough training and support is provided. Call Mike Madej at 522-1962 ext. 213 or email mmadej@casaneworleans.org for details. CRESCENT CITY FARMERS MARKET. CCFM and marketum-

brella.org seek volunteers to field shopper questions, assist seniors, help with monthly children’s activities and more. Call 495-1459 or email latifia@marketumbrella.org for details.

EDGAR DEGAS FOUNDATION . The nonprofit seeks volunteers to contribute to the development of the foundation. Call 821-5009 or email info@ degashouse.com for details. GREATER NEW ORLEANS FAIR HOUSING ACTION CENTER .

The center seeks part-time civil rights investigators with excellent writing skills, reliable transportation and no criminal convictions to help expose housing discrimination in the New Orleans metro area. Call 717-4257 or email mmorgan@gnofairhousing.org for information. 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 483-7041 ext. 107, email nkennebrew@ handsonneworleans.com 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. JACKSON BARRACKS MUSEUM VOLUNTEERS. The museum

seeks volunteers to work one day a week for the Louisiana National Guard Museum. Volunteers prepare military aircraft, vehicles and equipment for display. Call David at 837-0175 or email daveharrell@ yahoo.com for details.

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Golf Club of New Orleans, 1500 Stonebridge Drive, Gretna, 3941300; www.stonebridgegolfofno.com — The tournament benefiting the school includes a hole-in-one contest for a car and a silent auction. Call 2481630 for details. 11 a.m. registration, tournament at 12:30 p.m.

a monthly art market at the Camellia City Farmers Market. Visit www.slidellartleague.info for details. 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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JEFFERSON COMMUNITY SCHOOL . The charter school

that educates at-risk middle school students who have been expelled from Jefferson Parish’s public schools seeks adult mentors for its students. Call 836-0808 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 8885880 for details. MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY ASSOCIATION . The MDA seeks

volunteers ages 16 and older for its weeklong summer camps around the country. Call (800) 572-1717 or visit www.mda.org/summercamp for details.

NATIONAL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM . National World War

II Museum, 945 Magazine St., 527-6012; www.nationalww2museum.org — The museum accepts applications for volunteers to meet and greet visitors from around the world and familiarize them with its galleries, artifacts and expansion. Call 527-6012 ext. 243 or email katherine.alpert@ nationalww2museum.org for details.

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REACH and Gulfsouth Youth Action Corps seek college student volunteers from all over the country to assist in providing recreation and education opportunities for New Orleans-area inner-city youth and their families. For information, visit www.thegyac.org and www.operationreach.org. PUBLIC SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS.

New Orleans Outreach seeks volunteers to share their enthusiasm and expertise as part of the ARMS-Outreach after-school program. Volunteers are needed in the arts, academics, technology, recreation and life skills. Email jenny@nooutreach.org or call 654-1060 for information.

SENIOR COMPANION VOLUNTEERS. 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.

START THE ADVENTURE IN READING. The STAIR program

holds regular volunteer training sessions to work oneon-one with public school students on reading and language skills. Call 899-0820, email elizabeth@scapc.org or visit www.stairnola.org for details.

TEEN SUICIDE PREVENTION .

The Teen Suicide Prevention Program seeks volunteers to help teach middle- and upperschool New Orleans students. Call 831-8475 for details.

TOURO VOLUNTEER SERVICES. Touro Volunteer Services, 1401 Foucher St., 897-8107; www. touro.com/content/careercamp — The infirmary seeks adult volunteers. Call volunteer services at 897-8107 for information.

WORDS 17 POETS! LITERARY & PERFORMANCE SERIES. Gold

Mine Saloon, 705 Dauphine St., 568-0745; www.goldminesaloon.net — Translators Mary Ann Caws and Nancy Kline read from Rene Char: Furor and Mystery and Other Texts. An open mic follows the reading. 7:30 p.m. Thursday. 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. BILL LOEHFELM . Maple Street

Book Shop, 7523 Maple St., 866-4916; www.maplestreetbookshop.com — The author signs and reads from The Devil She Knows. 1 p.m. Saturday.

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.

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.

DONALD BRADBURN . Garden

District Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., 895-2266 — The author discusses and signs Last Barriers: Photographs of Wilderness in the Gulf Islands National Seashore. 6 p.m. Friday.

FRIENDS OF THE NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC LIBRARY BOOK SALE .

Latter Library Carriage House, 5120 St. Charles Ave., 5962625; www.nutrias.org — The group hosts twice-weekly sales of books, DVDs, books on tape, LPs and more. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday.

LAKE DOUGLAS. Garden District Book Shop, The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., 895-2266 — The author signs and discusses Public Spaces, Private Gardens. 1 p.m. Saturday. 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. 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 spoken-word and music event. Admission $6. 9 p.m. Saturdays. PAUL GREENBERG . Octavia

Books, 513 Octavia St., 8997323 — The author signs and reads from Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food. 6 p.m. Thursday.

PLATO’S “SYMPOSIUM”.

Milton H. Latter Memorial Library, 5120 St. Charles Ave. — The New Orleans Lyceum hosts a reading of Plato’s Symposium the first and third Wednesdays of the month. Call 473-7194 for details. 6:30 p.m. to 7:50 p.m.

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. SPOKEN WORD. Ebony Square, 4215 Magazine St. — The center hosts a weekly spokenword, 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. Craige Cultural Center, 1800 Newton St., Algiers — The center hosts a weekly spoken-word, music and open-mic event. Tickets $5. 8 p.m. Sunday. 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. YVONNE PERRET. East Bank Regional Library, 4747 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, 8381190 — The author discusses and reads from Yat Wit: Chicken Gumbo for the New Orleans Soul. 7 p.m.

CALL FOR WRITERS SWAMP LILY REVIEW. The

online journal of Louisiana literature and arts accepts submissions for its fall issue. The journal publishes poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, art and photography. Email swamplilyreview@gmail.com or visit www.swamplily.com for details.

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• 3817 Severn Ave., Metairie…. $569,900 SOLD! • 5827-29 Clara St., Uptown…$318,000 • 1020 Martin Behrman Walk, Metairie…$326,000 SOLD! • 4521 Lake Louise Ave., Metairie…$259,900 • 4553 Avron Ave., Metairie…$234,900 • 1720 E. Judge Perez Dr. (Shopping Center), Chalmette…$1,200,000 • 1800 E. Judge Perez Dr. (Shopping Center), Chalmette…$1,200,000

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New Orleans, LA 70114-6825

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DALE R. FLEISHMANN APPRAISAL SERVICES Over 25 years experience in Real Estate Appraisals Covering over 7 parishes Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, Plaquemines, St. Charles, St. John, and St. Tammany Single Family Residence Townhouses Commercial Tax assessment SBA loans Sale/Purchase evaluations

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Buck Island Seed, Tunica, MS, has 2 positions for grain & oilseed crops. 3 mths experience required w/ references; valid and clean DL; tools, equipment, housing and daily trans provided; trans & subsistence expenses reimb; $8.97/hr; 3/4 work period guaranteed from 6/21/11 - 4/1/12. Apply at the nearest State Workforce Agency with Job Order 33824.

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merchandise for sale valued under $100 (price must be in ad) or ads for pets found/lost. No phone calls. Please fax or email.

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PETS

PETS WHERE PET LOVERS LOVE TO SHOP!

SPAYMART Thrift & Gift Shop & Second Chance Adoption Center Opening June 1 Mon-Sat 10am-4pm 6601 Veterans Blvd Metairie Century Plaza Mall by TJ Max 504-454-8200 VOLUNTEERS & DONATIONS NEEDED www.spaymart.org SpaymartThriftandGift@gmail.com

LOST/FOUND PETS GREY CAT LOST MID-CITY

SHINY GREY TABBY WITH PURPLE COLLAR, LAST SEEN ON THE CORNER OF SAINT ANN ST. AND ORLEANS RIGHT NEXT TO CITY PARK. NAMED SAILOR. VERY FRIENDLY, SMART, AND LOVED! IF FOUND OR IF YOU HAVE ANY INFO PLEASE CALL (504)4448557 OR (337)281-8797. PLEASE HELP BRING SAILOR HOME!!

Cuddly, Grey striped adult male cat.

Hercules loves to enjoy the company and atten. of ppl, children, dogs, & other cats. Lives to cuddle & purr. Please contact Tracy- tbkestler@cox.net 504-975-5971

KOJAK

large cuddly orange Morris the cat look a like. Neutered ,shots rescue 504 462-1968

Lab/Gold Retriev Mix perfect companion dog.

Jelly-male 40 lb,VERY sweet &mellow. Loves to be social w/ ppl & dogs. Contact Sue @ sumico95@yahoo.com, 504-454-0476

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solid white 4yr old female cat , very loving and talkative spayed ,shots ,rescue 504 462-1968 SFS Cat Adoptions has a large variety of sweet beautiful rescues that need good indoor homes-Siamese , Russian blues, etc all cats are spayed /neutered and vacs. 504 462-1968

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Buddy boy is sweet and gd with other dogs.Loves to play w/toys. Best in home w/no sm kids. all med done and house broken. Please contact CINDY foxcfox@cox.net 504-451-9335

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3 yr old gorgeous solid white Angora male cat super smart and sweet.Shots ,neuter ,rescue 504 462-1968

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Very cute sweet petite kitty, 3yrs old , only 6 lbs, white/black spayed,shots 504 462-1968

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AIR COND/HEATING SUPERIOR AIRE INC

Trane 3 Ton Freon Replacement System, 13 seer, 10 year compressor. $3990 INSTALLED 12 months same as cash 504-465-0688

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Let me help you with your Cleaning Needs including After Construction Cleaning Residential & Commerical Licensed & Bonded 232-5554 or 831-0606

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Southern Spirit Realty Keisha Washington 504-319-2693

5542 Charlotte Dr. $99,500 Slab Ranch - 3 BR, 2 BA Partially renov + Guest Cottage 504-568-1359

4113 Chateau Blvd. #C Price slashed only $135,000. Rare find condo with a fenced yard. Many upgrades, 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths.

828 St. Julien Ave. Picture perfect open floor plan home in Chateau Estates North, with many upgrades, huge covered patio plus garage.

4509 Colony Just listed, an absolutely beautiful spacious home with buiit-in pool. A true must see!

1705 Clearview Park REPO-Commerical, unique property located on Clearview Pkwy, previously a day care ctr. 3 BD, 2.5 BA, 2280 sq ft.

Call Liz Ashe 504-401- 4285 Aimee Ashe 504-319-0443

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NEW ORLEANS

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Reduced! $184,000

4304 State Street Bank owned beauty, 2815 square feet living area, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths plus a built-in pool.

4217 Vincennes St. Bank owned money maker, huge duplex nearly 5000 sq ft. Terrific area, great invstmt /owner occ. Rear yd access w garage.

Call Liz Ashe 504-401- 4285 Aimee Ashe 504-319-0443

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4336 St Anthony $99,000

Charming renovated 2 bedroom/1 bath/ Cen a/h/Off street Parking/ Ceramic Tile/Corner lot/ Near Universities.

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1132 Dorgenois St. $125,000 CHARMING! Raised basement Double/4plex on corner lot w/ original features: hdwd flrs, claw foot tubs, etc. Beautiful side Gallery with brick Courtyard garden. Owner/Agent, Agents Protected. 504-382-1788 or 504-202-3698

324 Metairie Rd - $1,950,000 Desirable Met Rd prop. Comm retail under non-conforming use. Inc 16,090 sq. ft. of land w/ exc. frontage on Met Rd & Vincent Ave. Loading dock & 7 parking spaces. Exc. redevel opp. for commercial/townhomes/single-family. Contact Josh Gertler, Basis Brokerage 504.261.8048 josh@basis-development.com

Call (504) 915-3220

NEW ORLEANS

SLIDELL

SLIDELL

WAGGAMAN

CARRIERE, MS

4119 Vincennes Place Bank owned, a beauty with 4000 square feet, dining area, 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, nice yard.

161 Middlebrook Dr. Owner financing! Waterfront executive home over 3200 square feet living area, furnished plus boat house with lift.

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55 Richelle Street 3BD/2BA Additional Large Lot $135,000 Prudential Gardner Kathy Hunter 985-688-5873

94 Ruston Road Weekend get away, nice home with workshop and fruit trees, convenient location only 30 minutes from Slidell. Call Liz Ashe 504-401- 4285 Aimee Ashe 504-319-0443

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REAL ESTATE FOR SALE

OLD METAIRIE METAIRIE TOWERS 401 Metairie Rd

1 bedroom, 1.5 bath, renovated with new appliances and AC’s. $118,000. Call 504-275-5700

VACANT LOT - METAIRIE HEIGHTS 50 x 120. Ready to build $120,000 (504) 451-8118

UPTOWN/GARDEN DISTRICT CONDO FOR SALE

1 Blk off St. Charles. 2/2, wd flrs, appls & w/d incl., grnite cntrtps & ss appl. OS pkng. REDUCED PRICE! $149,900. Darlene, Hera Realty 504-914-6352

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Newly renovated brick home, 1420 sq. ft., 2 bedroom, 2 bath, hardwood floors through out, appliances included, covered carport, large 62x120 lot w/open backyard & additional shed. 5 min. from Mathews & St. Rita.

Call (504) 483-3100

MAKE ME BEAUTIFUL AGAIN!

Irish Channel did not flood Katrina damaged house w/2 & 1/3 L-shaped lots. 2 lots each 30x120’ = 60’x120’ & rear portion of corner lot 35’x25’, dble driveway in front w/a single tin garage & single driveway on side street. $8,567 roof, 7 rms & 3 bathrooms. 4th sewer line in rear, 2 lg walk in closets. Large walk in pantry. Huge, red brick floor to ceiling dble sided fireplace. Could house 1 family or owner occupied + 1 rental, or 2 rentals, or could build single/ double on second lot. Much space to add on. Huge yd for in-ground pool. Many options for house & land. Paved front patio w/ 2 lg. red brick planters. $195,000, 504-832-1901.

REAL ESTATE FOR RENT

CORPORATE RENTALS 1103 ROYAL UNIT A

1 bedroom, 1 bath, cen a/h, Jacuzzi tub, w/d, water incl. Furnished or unfurnished. $1500/mo. Avail June 1. Call for appt, 504-952-3131.

New Orleans Area 10 Min to Downtown

1Br, 1 Ba, Nwly Remod, furn. Qn bed, WiFi, Cbl. Pkg.Util Incl. Lndry Fac. Sec Cameras $1200/mth. 1 mth min. 2325 Pasadena, Met. 504-491-1591.

COMMERCIAL RENTALS 3020 VETERANS BLVD

3000 sg ft for lease off Causeway Blvd. 1 story in small strip mall. A/C, Heat and Water included in lease. Call Rick, 504-486-8951. Kirschman Realty, LLC.

740 N RAMPART

1350 sq ft, zone VCC-2, across from Armstrong Arch, corner of St Ann. $1750. Contact: 504-908-5210

THERAPIST OFFICE SPACE

Victorian Building in Lower Garden District. Fridays Only. Call 670-2575 for information

KENNER 3BR/2.5BA TOWNHOUSE

O/S prkng, wtr paid, all kit appls, priv yard, conv. location, cable ready, Pets ok. $1000/mo. 504-913-4803.

3 BR, 2 full baths, LR, DR, kit, w&d hkups, faux fireplace, fans, blinds. No pets. $850/mo. 504-443-2280

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 Mstr, No Pets, No Sect 8, $699 & $799. 504-236-5776

BROADMOOR

1208 N. GAYOSO

4905 CLAIBORNE

2919 Lapage

Upr dplx, 3 br, 1.5 ba, wd flrs, cei fans, furn kit, w/d, off st pkg. Nice area. $1200/mo. Louis, 874-3195. Charming lower, 2 br, 1ba, new appl, hdwd flrs, cen a/h, w/d, $1250/mo, sec dep, lse. No pets, no smoke. 504-782-3719

BYWATER 1023 PIETY ST

547 RIDGEWAY

2 br, 2 full ba, w/d hkps, cen a/h, c-fans, fncd yd, avail now. $875. 888239-6566 or mballier@yahoo.com

METAIRIE TOWERS

339 CARONDELET LUXURY 1 BDRM APTS

1 BR, 1 ba, lr, furn kit, w/d hkups. Quiet neighborhood., carport, $650/ mo. Call 504-390-1784 Rent $970/mo 1BR, 1-1/2 BA, pool. Elec & cable incld, prkg. 24 hr Concierge Service- 914-882-1212.

ALGIERS POINT HISTORIC ALGIERS POINT

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

ESPLANADE RIDGE

3626 Upperline

CBD Newly renovated 1850’s bldg on CBD st car line. 600-1000 sq ft. $1200-$2000/ mo. 18 Units. Catalyst Development L.L.C. Owner/Agent. . 504-648-7899

CITY PARK/BAYOU ST. JOHN 4228 ORLEANS AVE.

1/2 Dble 2 Sty, 2Bd, 1Ba, A/C, Refig, Stove, W/D, Garage. $1300/mo, 1-yr Lse Sec Dep, No Pets.. Call 225-8026554/ email dicklea@cox.net

Upper 2 BR, LR, DR, 1 BA, KIT, wood/ ceramic flrs, high ceilings, cen a/h, w/d hkups, $1150/mo. 432-7955. 2b/1b, living, din, funr kit, w/d, cen a/h, wd flrs, high cel. garage 1100/ mo, no dogs 985-231-8597

FRENCH QUARTER/ FAUBOURG MARIGNY 1103 ROYAL UNIT A

1 bedroom, 1 bath, cen a/h, Jacuzzi tub, w/d, water incl. Furnished or unfurnished. $1500/mo. Avail June 1. Call for appt, 504-952-3131.

GENTILLY SINGLE FAMILY HM

Across from Pontchartrain Golf Course! 4 BR/2 BA, CA&H. Built In electric. No smokers. Avail now! $1500/mo + deposit. Call 504-491-9834

IRISH CHANNEL 1/2 BLOCK TO MAGAZINE

1 BR $695/mo. 2 BR, $900/mo (2 BR includes utilities), hardwood/carpet floors. . 504-202-0381, 738-2492.


CLASSIFIEDS MID CITY 3122 PALMYRA STREET

Completely renov, 1/2 dbl, 1BR, 1BA, hdwd flrs, new appls, ceil fans, wtr pd. $700/mo+dep. Call 504-899-5544

4322 HAMILTON

2BR/1BA lower, 1000 + sf, hdwd flrs, furn kit, w/d, porch, fen yd, off st pkg, no smokers, pet negot. $900/mo + dep. 488-2969

UPTOWN/GARDEN DISTRICT 1 Blk to St. Charles

1711 2nd St. Lrg 1b/1b, dish washer, w/d onsite, cent AC, marble mantels, patio $850/mo 895-4726 or 261-7611

1730 NAPOLEON AVENUE

FURN 2BDRM/1BA HOUSE

2011 GEN PERSHING Beautiful Neighborhood!

1014 WASHINGTON AVE

1 br apt, living rm, furn kit, wd flrs, hi ceil, a/c units. Util incl. 1 blk St Charles. No pets. 251-2564

3 BR 2 BA, Close to Univ, med & law schools. The best apt you’ll see. Cent a/h, hdwd flrs. Lots of closet space. Offst Pkg, Water pd. Avail 6/1. No smokers, no pets. $1800. Paula 504-952-3131

UPTOWN/ GARDEN DISTRICT

GRT LOCATIONS!

LOWER GARDEN DISTRICT St. Andrew - O/S, gtd pkng, pool, laun, $775/mo & up 2833 MAGAZINE 1BR/1BA Mod kit, o/s pkng, pool, coin op laun, $800/mo 2100 BARONNE 2BR/1.5 ba, hdwd flrs, w&d hkups, Newly renov. $850/mo 891-2420

1, 2 & 3

BEDROOMS AVAILABLE CALL

899-RENT HOWARD SCHMALZ & ASSOCIATES REAL ESTATE Call Bert: 504-581-2804

LAKEVIEW/LAKESHORE

1514 Euterpe

TOWNHSE- 6604 BELLAIRE

2 story, 3 BR upstairs, 2 half BA, 1 full BA. Formal dining. Washer, dryer, backyard. $1200. 504-301-7239

"Efficiency Off St. Charles"

$600

1207 Jackson 1br/1ba "Aquatic Garden Apt"

$750

1726 St. Charles 1br/1ba Apartment Over Pralines $800 628 Julia 1br/1ba "Arts District Apartment"

Complete w/fridge, w&d, mw, stove, sec sys, CA&H, os pkng. On srtcr & Busline. Quiet n’bhood. $1,100 mo + sec dep. No pets/smokers. Call (504) 866-2250 Completely renov 2 br, 2 ba, cen a/h, wood flrs, w/d hkps, new appls, lg rear yard. $1395/mo. O/A, 891-3180.

1510 CARONDELET 1 block to St. Charles

2 Eff apts. Lower $625 tenant pays elec. Upper $700 incl util, w/d on site 1-888239-6566 or mballier@yahoo.com

1205 ST CHARLES/$1075

Fully Furn’d studio/effy/secure bldg/ gtd pkg/pool/gym/wifi/laundry. 985871-4324, 504-442-0573.

REAL ESTATE

RAISED COTTAGE UPPER

Deluxe furn 2 Br, w/10x12 luxury ba, cent. air, wd & tile floors, ceil fans, mini blinds, yd, screen prch, w/d, 5300 Freret at Valmont. $1200-$1400/mo incl. gas/wtr 504-899-3668

S. FRONT - NR. CHILDREN’S HOSP

Newly renov cottage. 1BR, lr, kit, w/d hkups. $750 + dep. No sec 8, no pets. New Owner Special: $100 off 1st mo. rent. 504-891-1889, 473-0821

4129 VENDOME PLACE

Beautifully renovated spacious home. 3/4 br, 3 BA, kit w/ ss appl. w/d, cen a/h, lg yard, small gar. $2500/mo. $1500 dep. 504-621-9337

HARAHAN

6317 S. PRIEUR

Near Tulane 2 bedroom, living room, dining room, furn kit, tile bath. No pets. $800/mo, Call 504-283-7569

LOWER GARDEN DIST./ IRISH CHANNEL 2707 ST. THOMAS

2 BDRM Camelback double. CA&H, all wd flrs. $675 per month + deposit. Call (504) 416-5923.

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OLD METAIRIE CLUB GARDEN

UND ER C ONT RAC T

7301 Sheringham Dr.

Well maintained traditional home in great demand area of Harahan. Beautiful original flooring, plenty of storage space, sprinkler system, never flooded. 3 bds/2 ½ baths, wonderful sunroom and study. $499,000

33 naSSau Dr. Excellent location in Old Metairie Club Garden. Flooded in Katrina, perfect opportunity for renovation, original marble flooring in foyer and two original marble mantels. Great backyard for entertaining and outdoor cooking. 4 br/ 3 ½ baths. $890,000

Beau Box • 504.525.5354

$1000

4328 Bancroft Drive $625,000 A LARge WAteRfRont HoMe on pReStIgIouS StReet.

Michael L. Baker, ABR/M, CRB, HHS President Realty Resources, Inc. 504-523-5555 • cell 504-606-6226 Licensed by the Louisiana Real estate Commission for more than 28 years with offices in new orleans, LA 70130

Properties For Lease and For Sale

Full Service Property Management Over 30 years of selling properties & filling vacancies!

504-736-0544

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4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, Elevator, Master with large walk-in closet, bonus room over garage, office and situated on beautiful Bayou St. John. Great location near City Park and just 3 miles to the French Quarter. Owner financing via Bond for Deed with 25% down on this property.

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‘09 SCION XD

‘10 CHRYSLER TOWN & COUNTRY $18,995 504-368-5640

‘97 FORD RANGER

$13,995 504-368-5640

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‘09 SUBARU IMPREZA $13,995 504-368-5640

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SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

Yellow $21,995 504-466-6200

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AWD $10,995 Call 504-368-5640

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‘10 Mitsubishi Endeavor Auto, 4 door $21,995 504-466-6200

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‘10 SUBARU OUTBACK

2WD Supercrew 139 Red with gray interior 504-466-6200

‘08 VW JETTA SE Leather, sunroof $14,995 504-368-5640

‘07 FORD EXPLORER

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‘08 Chevy Avalanche

‘’08 Mitsubishi Eclipse

$10,995 504-368-5640

40K MI $15,995 Call 504-368-5640

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‘08 HONDA CIVIC COUPE EX

79K miles $10,995 Call 504-368-5640

‘04 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER

Auto, 12k mi $21,995 504-466-6200

1 LT, 43 miles $51,999 504-466-6200

June 18

‘03 HONDA PILOT EXL

$15,995 504-368-5640

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3.6R Limited, Pwr Moonroof. $28,995 504-466-6200

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8213 Airline Drive Metairie, LA 70003 888-461-4103 • www.bryansubaru.co 1845 WESTBANK EXPWY | HARVEY, LA 504-368-5640 • www.SuperiorHonda.net *See Dealer for details. 36 mo. lease 12k/yr. No Money Down! WAC thru AHFC. Ends 5/31/11. *MPG based on 2011 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

Sale ends May 31, 2011. 2011 Subaru Impreza: 12K miles per year TAx. Title & License (TT&L) included for Louisiana (LA) residents Residual Value $11, 280.30 Credit Permitting 2011 Subaru Forester: 12K per year Tax, Title & License (TT&L) included for Louisiana (LA) residents Residual Value $13, 041.84

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Singles Mingle Night

June 17th Wine & Food Provided, but the Mingling Will Be Up To You! Call for Details

Open Parties

every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and every other Saturday in June

Moms Day Out, Kids Paint Free Saturday, June 4th & June 18th

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