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2015 Fall Restaurant Guide: Mid-City/Treme


1000 Figs 3141 Ponce de Leon St., (504) 301-0848; The Middle Eastern menu includes a falafel platter for two, which comes with hummus, baba ghanoush, yogurt, pickles, beets, greens, bread, tahini, cilantro-chili sauce and garlic sauce. Roasted beet salad features barley, herb pesto and feta cheese. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Angelo Brocato 214 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-0078; Sicilian cannoli are fried cin- namon pastry shells with ricotta filling, chocolate and pistachios. Gelato flavors include strac- ciatella, a Sicilian chocolate chip flavor. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Avery's on Tulane 2510 Tulane Ave., (504) 821-4110; www.averysontulane.comThe Pearl River features fried gulf oysters with roast beef gravy, topped with bacon and dressed with lettuce and mayonnaise. Cajun-style shrimp is served with Alfredo pasta. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards.  $

Bayou Beer Garden 326 N. Jefferson Davis Parkway, (504) 302-9357; www.bayoubeergarden.comDisco fries are french fries topped with house-made beef debris, gravy and cheddar cheese. The house burger is a 10-ounce patty served on a sesame seed bun. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Beachcorner Bar & Grill4905 Canal St., (504) 488-7357; www.beachcornerbar- andgrill.comThe 10-ounce spicy burger is topped with hot sauce, jalapenos and pepper Jack cheese. The 10-ounce hickory-smoked cheddar burger is dressed with sharp cheddar, grilled onions and house-made hickory sauce. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

The Bean Gallery 637 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 324-8176; www.thebeangallery.netThe coffeeshop serves baked goods such as croissants, cookies and cakes, and coffee drinks including cold brew that's steeped for 18 to 24 hours. The bagel and lox sandwich features smoked salmon, capers, cream cheese, red onion and tomatoes. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Sun.-Thu. Credit cards. $

Betsy's Pancake House 2542 Canal St., (504) 822-0213The breakfast special features two eggs, bacon, grits and pancakes or toast. The red beans and rice lunch special comes with smoked sausage, a pork chop or a ham shank. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Sun.-Fri. Credit cards. $

The Big Cheezy422 S. Broad St., (504) 302-2598; www.thebigcheezy.comThe Crazy Old Goat is a griddled sandwich made with goat cheese, Monterey Jack, house-made red pepper jelly, applewood-smoked bacon and grilled bell peppers on multigrain bread. Mac N Juicy is a griddled sandwich filled with four-cheese macaroni and cheese, sliced cheddar and roast beef debris gravy. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

biscuits & buns on banks 4337 Banks St., (504) 273-4600; French toast is topped with powdered sugar and served with caramelized bananas and pancetta. Fried andouille sausage hash cakes are topped with two eggs and Creole cheese sauce. Delivery available Tue.-Fri. No reservations. Brunch and lunch daily. Credit cards. $$

Blue Dot Donuts4301 Canal St., (504) 218-4866; www.bluedotdonuts.comThe doughnut selection includes blueberry, chocolate, orange-glazed and original flavors such as Nutella and banana cream. There also are bacon and maple-glazed long johns, bear claws, cinnamon buns, eclairs, muffins and more. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Boswell's Jamaican Grill 3521 Tulane Ave., (504) 482-6600Oxtail is prepared in a stew with vegetables and gravy and is served with broad beans. Jerk chicken comes with plantains and two sides. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

Brown Butter Southern Kitchen & Bar 231 N. Carrollton Ave., Suite C, (504) 609-3871; www.brown- butterrestaurant.comThe menu focuses on Southern cuisine, from comfort food classics to updated dishes. Vinegar-braised grilled beef short ribs are served over stone-ground yellow grits with arugula and boiled peanut salad. There's a daily local fish preparation. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Thu.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

The Bulldog 5135 Canal Blvd., (504) 488-4191; www.bulldog-midcity.draftfreak.comSee Uptown section for restaurant description.

Cafe Degas3127 Esplanade Ave., (504) 945-5635; www.cafedegas.comFlash-fried Louisiana soft-shell crab salad is made with baby mizuna, quince vinaigrette, English cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, red onions, spicy pickled watermelon rind and roasted corn. Savory cheesecake is made with crab, andouille, smoked Gouda, onions and peppers and served with local baby greens and roasted bell pepper coulis. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Sat., dinner Wed.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Cafe NOMANew Orleans Museum of Art, City Park, 1 Collins C. Diboll Circle, (504) 482-1264; www.cafenoma.comThe Mesquite brisket sandwich is topped with smoked Gouda and caramelized onion mayonnaise on a house-baked bun. Chili lime shrimp salad features roasted corn, black beans, grape tomatoes, chipotle Gouda and creamy tomato dressing. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Fri. Credit cards. $

Canseco's Market3135 Esplanade Ave., (504) 322-2594; www.cansecos.comThe deli counter serves sandwiches and hot plates and the market also offers baked goods, cheeses, olives and more. The pressed Cuban sandwich features marinated pork, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles and mustard. Changing lunch specials include stuffed bell peppers, fried catfish and red beans and rice. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks.

Crescent City Steakhouse 1001 N. Broad St., (504) 821-3271; www.crescentcitysteaks.comThe traditional steakhouse serves a la carte steaks, such as rib-eyes, porterhouses, strip loins and filets wrapped in bacon. Side items include hand-cut potatoes, sauteed asparagus, mushrooms and spinach au gratin. Reservations required. Lunch Tue.-Fri. and Sun., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Dis & Dem 2540 Banks St., (504) 909-0458; The house burger features a glazed patty, lettuce, tomato, onion and mayonnaise on a sweet sourdough onion bun. The Bienville Street slider is a burger BLT topped with ranch dressing. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Dmac's Bar & Grill 542 S. Jefferson Davis Parkway, (504) 304-5757; www.dmacsbarandgrill.comThe classic burger features a half-pound beef patty topped with American cheese, bacon and grilled onions on a brioche bun and is served with fries. The breakfast burger is a beef patty topped with a fried egg, cheddar and bacon on a brioche bun and is served with fries. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $

Dooky Chase's Restaurant 2301 Orleans Ave., (504) 821-0600; www.dookychaserestaurant.comChef/owner Leah Chase offers a buffet of Creole dishes for lunch. Creole gumbo brims with shrimp, crab, chicken, ham and sausage. Shrimp Clemenceau combines shrimp, garlic, peas and potatoes. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Fri. Credit cards. $$

Doson Noodle House 135 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 309-7283Lemon grass tofu features stir-fried tofu and vegetables over vermicelli. Grilled chicken tops a salad of shredded carrots, cabbage, tomatoes, mint and house sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

Felipe's Taqueria 411 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 288-8226; www.felipestaqueria.comSee French Quarter section for restaurant description.

Five Guys Burgers and Fries401 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 482-6554; www.fiveguys.comSee Harahan/Jefferson/ River Ridge section for restaurant description.

Finn McCool's Irish Pub 3701 Banks St., (504) 265-8997; www.finnmccools.comCalled Rum and the Lash, the kitchen is run by the owners of MoPho. Chicken wings are served with red pepper Buffalo sauce, Captain Porkenheimer barbecue sauce or Asian-style fish sauce. The breakfast burrito is filled with eggs, bacon and cheese and can be topped with burger condiments such as Creole tomato or caramelized onion. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

G's Pizza 4840 Bienville St., (504) 483-6464; www.gspizza.comMargherita pizza features house-made dough topped with garlic butter sauce, mozzarella, oregano and fresh tomatoes. The NOLA Green Roots pie features house-made sauce, mozzarella, black olives, mushrooms, onions, organic spinach, bell peppers, roasted red peppers, artichokes and roasted garlic. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Good Karma Cafe Swan River Yoga, 2940 Canal St., (504) 401-4698; The Malaysian curry bowl features vegetables and soy protein over brown or basmati rice. The Good Karma plate includes a selection of Asian and Indian vegetables, a cup of soup, salad with almond dressing and brown or basmati rice. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Sat. Credit cards. $$

Gracious Bakery + Cafe 1000 S. Jefferson Davis Parkway, Suite 100, (504) 301-3709; www.graciousbakery.comThe house-made ricotta breakfast panino is made with fig jam and Covey Rise honey and served with fresh fruit. The cheddar and green onion biscuit sandwich features house-cured ham and two scrambled eggs served with fruit. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Half Shell Oyster Bar & Grill 3101 Esplanade Ave., (504) 298-0504; www.halfshellnew- orleans.comChar-broiled Voodoo Blue oysters are topped with bacon and blue cheese. The fried seafood platter includes shrimp, fish, oysters and crab balls. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

Juan's Flying Burrito 4724 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-9950; See Uptown section for restaurant description.

Katie's Restaurant & Bar 3701 Iberville St., (504) 488-6582; www.katiesinmidcity.comCrawfish beignets are made with four cheeses and caramelized onions and served with jalapeno aioli. Boudreaux pizza is topped with cochon de lait, red onions, spinach, scallions, roasted garlic and garlic-butter-cream reduction. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Kin4600 Washington Ave., (504) 304-8557; hen is served with sweet brown rice and barley, vegetables, shiitake mushrooms, ginger and scallion oil. "Tiramiso" features miso and mascarpone topped sponge cake with coffee ice cream. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Laurel Street Bakery2701 S. Broad St., (504) 897-0576; www.laurelstreetbakery.comThe Brooklyn bagel sandwich features smoked salmon, cream cheese, tomato, red onion and capers. Roast beef, Gouda, caramelized onions and Creole mustard are served on house-baked ciabatta.. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Li'l Dizzy's Cafe 1500 Esplanade Ave., (504) 569-8997; www.lildizzyscafe.comCreole file gumbo features Gulf shrimp, crab, hot sausage, smoked sausage and smoked ham in spicy broth served with rice. Fried chicken is served with potato salad, french fries or red beans and rice. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Liberty's Kitchen300 N. Broad St., (504) 822-4011; www.libertyskitchen.orgLiberty's salad features mixed greens, roasted chicken, Granny Smith apples, blue cheese, sugared pecans, green onions and tarragon vinaigrette. The turkey burger is topped with caramelized onions, roasted tomato, provolone and red bell pepper aioli on a toasted brioche bun. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Little Tokyo Restaurant310 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 485-5658; www.littletokyonola.comCucumber seafood salad includes tuna, salmon, yellowtail, octopus, crabstick and ponzu sauce. The cucumber sashimi roll features snow crab, tuna, salmon and whitefish rolled in cucumber and served with spicy mayonnaise. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Liuzza's by the Track1518 N. Lopez St., (504) 218-7888; www.liuzzasnola.comThe sandwich special includes half a po-boy and gumbo, turtle soup or crawfish etouffee. Barbecue shrimp features Creole butter sauce. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Liuzza's Restaurant and Bar3636 Bienville St., (504) 482-9120; www.liuzzas.comThe menu of Creole and Italian dishes includes house-made meatballs, pasta and red gravy served with eggplant casserole. The Frenchuletta is a muffuletta made with house olive salad and served hot on French bread. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Tue.-Sat. Cash only. $$

Lola's 3312 Esplanade Ave., (504) 488-6946; www.lolasneworleans.comGarlic mushrooms are seasoned with red pepper, finished with sherry and served sizzling in a skillet. Crabmeat tropical features half of an avocado topped with crabmeat salad. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$

Venessa Nevels and Renate Nevels prepare fried seafood dishes at Mandina's Restaurant in Mid-City.
  • Venessa Nevels and Renate Nevels prepare fried seafood dishes at Mandina's Restaurant in Mid-City.

Mandina's Restaurant3800 Canal St., (504) 482-9179; www.mandinas- restaurant.comThe menu of Creole and Italian dishes includes Gulf fish amandine served with french fries. Popular dishes include shrimp remoulade and traditional turtle soup topped with sherry. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Mid City Pizza4400 Banks St., (504) 483-8609; www.midcitypizza.comThe meatball sandwich features house-made meatballs, marinara, mozzarella and fresh basil on Amoroso Italian bread. T-Bird pizza is a hand-tossed, thin-crust pie topped with Terranova Brothers' Italian sausage, herb-roasted chicken, asparagus and roasted red peppers. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Mid City Yacht Club440 S. St. Patrick St., (504) 483-2517; www.mid- cityyachtclub.comStir-fried shrimp and vegetables is served with white rice, and the dish is available with chicken or with vegetables only. The Lucky burger features an Angus beef patty stuffed with American cheese and topped with bacon, mushrooms and house-made pickles. No reservations. Brunch Sat.-Sun., Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Milkfish125 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 267-4199 www.milkfishnola.comKare kare features oxtail stewed with bagoong (shrimp paste), peanut butter, eggplant, bok choy and long beans and served with garlic fried rice. The Pulutan platter includes lumpia (fried spring rolls), lumpia Shanghai, lechon kawali, barbecue chicken skewers and crispy pig tail. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Thu.-Tue. Credit cards. $$

Mizado Cocina5080 Pontchartrain Blvd., (504) 885-5555; www.mizadococina.comTamale de pato features slow-roasted Peking duck wrapped in cornmeal dough, baked in corn husks and served with salsa borracha, pineapple-jalapeno glaze, crema, Cotija cheese and cilantro. Latin tuna tataki features sliced raw Gulf tuna, citrus, ponzu sauce and salsa de Mizado. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Mona's Cafe 3901 Banks St., (504) 482-7743; www.monascafeanddeli.comThe Lebanese menu features dishes such as falafel, hummus, baba ghanoush, chicken schwarma, kebabs and more. Gyro plates come with tahini, hummus, salad and pita. Za'atar bread is a small flatbread topped with olive oil, oregano, sumac and sesame seeds. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

MoPho514 City Park Ave., (504) 482-6845; www.mophonola.comCast-iron fried sticky rice paella features shrimp, octopus, mussels, pork hock, cuttlefish ink, coconut cream and lime leaf aioli. Som tam salad includes local vegetables tossed in palm sugar-lime vinaigrette, sweet cured sausage, candied peanuts, cilantro, spicy peanut puree and Thai peppers. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Morning CallCity Park, Timken Center, 56 Dreyfous Drive, (504) 300-1157; www.morningcall- coffeestand.comSee Metairie section for restaurant description.

Namese 4077 Tulane Ave., (504) 483-8899; www.namese.netThe combination vermicelli bowl features rice noodles topped with shrimp balls, grilled pork and chicken, an egg roll, lettuce, sprouts, basil, mint and crushed peanuts. The ducky Cuban is a pressed sandwich filled with braised duck, bacon, pickled green beans and hoisin aioli. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Neyow's Creole Cafe 3340 Bienville St., (504) 827-5474 Char-grilled oysters are topped with butter and cheese sauce. The seafood platter includes fried shrimp, oysters, fish, a stuffed crab and two sides. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Nonna Mia Cafe & Pizzeria 3125 Esplanade Ave., (504) 948-1717; www.nonnamia.netSeared Atlantic salmon is served with lemon-butter caper sauce, spinach and sauteed vegetables. Shrimp Diablo features pan-seared shrimp, house-made fettuccine and spicy arrabbiata sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Pagoda Cafe1430 N. Dorgenois St., (504) 644-4178; www.pagodacafe.netThe coffeeshop's menu includes fig toast featuring rosemary-poached figs, ricotta and toasted walnuts on Bellegarde Bakery bread. Mushroom, sweet potato and brown rice turnovers are made with ginger, sesame and red chili. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Fri., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Parkway Bakery & Tavern 538 Hagan Ave., (504) 482-3047; www.parkwaypoorboys.comRoast beef po-boys are dressed with lettuce, tomato, pickles and mayonnaise. The Surf-and-Turf po-boy tops fried shrimp with roast beef gravy. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

Ralph's On The Park 900 City Park Ave., (504) 488-1000; www.ralphsonthepark.comSauteed redfish is served with charred Louisiana blue crab broth, grilled eggplant and okra, kale chips and jumbo lump crabmeat. Duck leg confit comes with chanterelle and duck pot stickers, blueberry gastrique, watermelon radish and buttermilk creme fraiche. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Redemption3835 Iberville St., (504) 309-3570; www.redemption-nola.comBloody mary-baked oysters are served with pickled okra and Asiago cheese. Jumbo lump crabmeat–stuffed baked shrimp are served with bacon meuniere and an avocado and smoked Gouda hominy cake. Reservations recommended. Dinner Thu.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Rendon Inn's Dugout Sports Bar & Grill4301 Eve St., (504) 826-5605; nachos are topped with chili, cheese, tomato and jalapenos. Spinach-artichoke dip is served with tortilla chips. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

The Ruby Slipper 139 S. Cortez St. (504) 525-9355; www.therubyslippercafe.netEggs coubion features fried Mississippi catfish served with poached eggs, a saute of spinach, tomatoes, artichoke hearts, tasso and court-bouillon. Chicken St. Charles is a chicken breast served atop a buttermilk biscuit with poached eggs and tasso cream sauce. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $$

Rue 127 127 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 483-1571; Grand Slam risotto is Parmesan risotto with maple bacon, breakfast sausage tasso and a fried egg. A braised lamb shank is served with butter beans, field peas, tzatziki, oregano, broccoli rabe and chili flakes. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Santa Fe Restaurant 3201 Esplanade Ave., (504) 948-0077; www.santafenola.comChopped tuna tartare is mixed with mango, nuts and scallions and served with guacamole and focaccia. Court-bouillon features pan-seared red snapper, thick tomato-based sauce with rosemary and garlic, jasmine rice and black beans. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Shamrock 4133 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 301-0938; www.shamrockparty.comA 12-ounce Angus rib-eye comes with salad and choice of fries, coleslaw, mashed potatoes or chips and can be served with grilled onions or mushrooms. Buffalo wings are served with celery and french fries. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Taco Del Mar514 City Park Ave., (504) 272-0557; www.tacodelmar.comMondo burritos feature chicken, fish, pork, guacamole, ground beef, shredded beef or steak, plus pico de gallo, cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, beans and sour cream in tomato, spinach or flour tortillas. Nachos are topped with a choice of ground beef, chicken, carnitas, steak or white fish, beans (refried, black or pinto), queso, guacamole, pico de gallo and sour cream. No reservations. Breakfast Mon.-Fri., lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Theo's Neighborhood Pizza 4024 Canal St., (504) 302-1133; See Uptown section for restaurant description.

Toups' Meatery 845 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 252-4999; www.toups- meatery.comChef Isaac Toups prepares a large selection of Cajun-inspired rustic charcuterie as well as lamb tartare, which is served with smoked eggplant, serrano peppers and corn. A double-cut pork chop is served with dirty rice and finished with cane syrup gastrique. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Treo3835 Tulane Ave., (504) 304-4878; www.treonola.comLamb and pork meatballs are stuffed with goat cheese and topped with cumin, brown sugar and charred tomato sauce. Roasted cauliflower is made with guajillo chilies, fish sauce, Korean chile flakes, cilantro and mint. Reservations accepted for larger parties. Lunch Fri.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Venezia Restaurant 134 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 488-7991; www.venezianeworleans.netBaked cannelloni are stuffed with ground veal and fresh spinach and served with white or red sauce. The house special pizza features pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, onions and artichoke hearts. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri. and Sun., dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Willie Mae's Scotch House 2401 St. Ann St., (504) 822-9503Willie Mae's is known for fried chicken and the menu also includes Creole favorites such as red beans and rice and sides such as macaroni and cheese. Bread pudding is served with chocolate rum sauce. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Wit's Inn 141 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 486-1600; Creole Italian pizza has red sauce, spicy shrimp, Roma tomatoes, feta, mozzarella, red onions and pesto sauce. The Buffalo chicken pie includes chicken, celery, onions and Buffalo sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Abita Springs | Algiers | Bywater | Carrollton/University | CBD | Chalmette/New Orleans East
Citywide | Covington | Faubourg Marigny | French Quarter | Gentilly/Lakefront | Gretna
Harahan/Jefferson/River Ridge | Harvey | Kenner & Beyond | Lakeview
Madisonville | Mandeville | Marrero | Metairie | Mid-City/Treme
Other | Outskirts | Slidell | Uptown | Warehouse District

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