Esses Foods fettuccine is tossed with olive oil, garlic, Calabrian chilis, jumbo lump crabmeat, arugula and almonds. Sofrito-marinated turkey necks are tossed in Crystal hot sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
The restaurant opens at 10 a.m. for New Orleans Saints home games (opening is 11:30 a.m. other days), and guests can watch TV around the casual U-shaped bar and sip a No. 21: gin, Southern Comfort, house-made falernum sweet syrup and yuzu. There's an a la carte menu of small plates and more than 30 wines by the glass. Open daily. Food available.