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Five Alluring Alligator Bites

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Cochon

930 Tchoupitoulas St., 588-2123

www.cochonrestaurant.com

Garlic-chili aioli adds spark to crisp-fried gator chunks.

Trey Yuen

600 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 626-4476; 2100 N. Morrison Blvd., Hammond, (985) 345-6789

www.treyyuen.com

The predator benefits from spicy Szechuan preparation in a stir-fry.

Arnaud's

813 Bienville St., 523-5433

www.arnauds.com

The alligator sausage appetizer gets upscale garnishes of smoked onion and apple relish.

Franky and Johnny's

321 Arabella St., 899-9146

www.frankyandjohnnys.com

The alligator soup is creamy like a bisque but hearty and spicy with red pepper.

Red Fish Grill

115 Bourbon St., 598-1200

www.redfishgrill.com

Alligator sausage finds familiar bayou company with shrimp and crab in dark-roux gumbo.

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