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Five great mussels dishes

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Boucherie

8115 Jeannette St., 862-5514

www.boucherie-nola.com

Hammy potlikker and greens transform the traditional dish.

C'est La Vie Bistro

4206 Magazine St., 304-6497

www.cestlaviebistro.com

Mussels a l'Auvergnate features steamed mussels with a rich, tangy blue cheese sauce.

Drago's

Hilton New Orleans Riverside, 2 Poydras St., 584-3911; 3232 N. Arnoult Road, Metairie, 888-9254

www.dragosrestaurant.com

Mussels are char-broiled in butter-garlic sauce, just like Drago's famous oysters.

Lola's

3312 Esplanade Ave., 488-6946

www.lolasneworleans.com

Large green mussels are served with chilled, chunky vinaigrette.

Meauxbar Bistro

942 N. Rampart St., 569-9979

www.meauxbar.com

Mussels are steamed in red curry broth with coriander and basil.

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