3100 Kingman St., Metairie, 885-6516S
Ropa vieja with beans is a Wednesday special at this Cuban cafe.
517 Frenchmen St., 942-1345
Get a black bean veggie burger on a po-boy loaf.
Pupuseria La Macarena
8120 Hampson St., 862-5252
Smooth-as-gravy refried black beans are great for dipping.
430 Dauphine St., 525-4455
Grilled shrimp atop black bean cakes is a signature dish.
Louisiana Pizza Kitchen
95 French Market Place, 522-9500; 615 S. Carrollton Ave., 866-5900
Black beans top a pizza with chicken, jalapenos and sour cream.