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Cafe Reconcile
1631 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 568-1157
www.reconcileneworleans.org
The Thursday special is white beans and shrimp.

Joey K's Restaurant
3001 Magazine St., (504) 891-0997
www.joeyksrestaurant.com
Creamy, Creole-style lima beans with ham on the bone is a Wednesday special.

La Macarena Pupuseria & Latin Cafe
8120 Hampson St., (504) 862-5252
www.pupusasneworleans.com
Salvadoran refried black beans fall somewhere between side dish and sauce.

Lebanon's Cafe
1500 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 862-6200
www.lebanonscafe.com
Fava beans are mashed with garlic, lemon and jalapenos for a dip known as faul.

Russell's Marina Grill
8555 Pontchartrain Blvd., (504) 282-9980
www.russellsmarinagrill.net
Classic red beans and rice comes with a hatchet-sized ham shank.

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