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Ma Momma's House of Cornbread, Chicken & Waffles
5741 Crowder Blvd., Suite A3, (504) 244-0021; www.mamommashouse.com
Drunk in Love chicken and rum waffles are served with bourbon syrup and sliced watermelon. Grilled shrimp top a salad of spring greens, broiled eggs, lettuce, tomato, bacon and spicy ranch dressing. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Thu.-Mon., dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Magasin Vietnamese Cafe
4201 Magazine St., (504) 896-7611; www.magasincafe.com
Lemon grass chicken banh mi is dressed with butter, julienne vegetables, cilantro and jalapenos. The Vietnamese crepe contains pork, bean sprouts and onions and is topped with grilled shrimp. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Magazine Po-Boy and Sandwich Shop
2368 Magazine St., (504) 522-3107
Daily specials include an eggplant Parmesan po-boy with provolone cheese and red gravy. The soft-shell crab po-boy is dressed with lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise, pickle and remoulade. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Mahony's Po-Boy Shop
3454 Magazine St., (504) 899-3374; www.mahonyspoboys.com
Crawtater Louisiana catfish is crusted with Zapp's Crawtator potato chips and served with caramelized onion spread and pickled jalepenos. Abita Amber-braised short ribs come with fried onion rings, garlic, mayonnaise, arugula and tomato. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Mais Arepas
1200 Carondelet St., (504) 523-6247; www.facebook.com/maisarepas
Arepa carnicera is filled with skirt steak, red beans, avocado and plantains. Ceviche de camaron includes jumbo shrimp, lemon and lime juices, tomatoes, red onions, cilantro, jalapenos and avocado. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Mandina's Restaurant
3800 Canal St., (504) 482-9179; Azalea Shopping Center, 4240 Highway 22, Mandeville, (985) 674-9883; www.man- dinasrestaurant.com
Gulf fish amandine is served with french fries. Traditional turtle soup is topped with sherry. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Manhattan Jack
4930 Prytania St., (504) 897-5551; www.manhattanjack.com
Baked goods include blueberry crumb cake. Grilled Benton's country ham fills a sandwich dressed with Bartlett pear and brie. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Manning's Eat - Drink – Cheer
519 Fulton St., (504) 593-8072; www.facebook.com/
manningsnolaThe Archie burger features a patty made with ground Louisiana beef and brisket dressed with lettuce, tomato, pickles and red onions and is served with fries. Southern nachos are yellow and blue corn chips topped with machaca (shredded beef), pico de gallo, cheese sauce, jalapenos and sour cream. Reservations accepted. Breakfast Sat.-Sun., lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Mano's Po-Boys
6943 Saints Drive, Metairie, (504) 734-0922; www.manospoboys.com
Mano's special po-boy features Cajun-seasoned turkey breast, Chisesi ham, roast beef and Swiss and American cheeses on Leidenheimer French bread and is served hot. Grilled shrimp is tossed with house-made remoulade and served atop fried green tomatoes on Leidenheimer French bread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Maple Street Patisserie
3138 Magazine St., (504) 309-9283; 7638 Maple St., (504) 304-1526; 8300 Earhart Blvd., (504) 265-8905; www.facebook.com/maplestpatisserie The guava and sweet tea turnover features guava puree and sweetened cream cheese inside a puff pastry. Fresh fruit tarts feature crust cups filled with pastry cream and seasonal berries. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Marcello's Restaurant & Wine Bar
715 St. Charles Ave., (504) 581-6333; www.marcelloscafe.com
Buratta salad features arugula, Cerignola olives, fire-roasted grape tomatoes, prosciutto, fresh mozzarella curds and oil and vinegar dressing. The fish of the day is pan seared and served with saffron burro bianco over sauteed zucchini and spaghetti. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Mardi Gras Zone
2706 Royal St., (504) 947-8787; www.mardigraszone.com
Pepperoni pizza includes ricotta, basil and fresh tomatoes on a hand-tossed crust baked in a wood-burning oven. The muffuletta features Italian cold cuts, cheese and olive salad. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

Marigny Brasserie
640 Frenchmen St., (504) 945-4472; www.marignybrasserie.com
Crawfish Marigny features crawfish, Cajun Alfredo sauce, linguine and Parmesan. The Oyster BLT is served on a ciabatta bun. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Mariza
2900 Chartres St., (504) 598-5700; www.marizaneworleans.com
Anchovy and bacon pizza is made with garlic cream sauce. A thick-cut pork chop is served with preserved lemon and grilled eggplant. No reservations. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Mark Twain's Pizza Landing
2035 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 832-8032; www.marktwainpizza.com
The Innocents Abroad pizza is topped with Genoa salami, Italian sausage, Peruvian artichokes, Roma tomatoes and basil. The Mysterious Stranger pizza includes organic baby spinach, feta and choices of vegetables and Canadian bacon or spicy charisse sausage. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

The Market Cafe
1000 Decatur St., (504) 527-5000; www.marketcafenola.com
Gumbo features andouille sausage, shrimp, crabmeat and Cajun seasonings. The muffuletta includes olive salad, provolone and Swiss cheeses, mortadella, salami and ham on a toasted Italian roll. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Marti's
1041 Dumaine St., (504) 522-5478; www.martisnola.com
Sauteed Gulf shrimp and grits features chorizo, tomatoes and white wine over Bellegarde indigo grits. Fried green tomato and crab remoulade is served with roasted peppers, baby greens, garlic chips and brown butter-lemon vinaigrette. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards.  $$$

Martin Wine Cellar
714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie, (504) 896-7350; 3827 Baronne St., (504) 894-7444; www.martinwine.com
The Californian sandwich is filled with oven-roasted turkey, Havarti cheese, cucumber, tomato, alfalfa sprouts, avocado, Creole mustard and mayonnaise on a choice of bread. Sena salad includes oven-roasted chicken, greens, golden raisins, toasted pecans, blue cheese and pepper jelly vinaigrette. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Fri., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Mat & Naddie's
937 Leonidas St., (504) 861-9600; www.matandnaddies.com
Mustard-braised rabbit is served with preserved pears, egg fettuccine, Dijon cream and a crispy rabbit loin. Roasted banana is filled with green lentil flour curry paste and served with cashew cream and tomato-cilantro-mint relish. Reservations accepted. Dinner Mon.-Tue. and Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Mattina Bella
421 E. Gibson St., Covington, (985) 892-0708; www.mattinabella.com
The crawfish Monica omelet is topped with sauteed crawfish in spicy cream sauce with green onions. The jumbo lump crabmeat omelet includes sauteed mushrooms, green onion, cream cheese and hollandaise. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Maurepas Foods
3200 Burgundy St., (504) 267-0072; www.maurepasfoods.com
The roasted chicken leg quarter comes with a slow-poached egg, greens and grits. Cookie sandwiches feature mint chocolate chip ice cream between chocolate cookies with ranger cookie bites. Reservations accepted. Dinner Thu.-Tue., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Maximo's Italian Grill
1117 Decatur St., (504) 586-8883; www.maximosgrill.com
Grilled garlic shrimp are prepared with herbs and served with vegetables. Pasta Rosa features Gulf shrimp tossed with house-made fettuccine, tomatoes, spinach and shrimp cream sauce. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Mayas
2027 Magazine St., (504) 309-3401; www.mojitoland.com
Achiote-braised pork shoulder and grilled shrimp are served with lemon guajillo sauce, refried beans, queso fresco and orange and red onion salad. Rib-eye anticucho is served with bacon-wrapped quail and pork carnitas over saffron rice with crab and Spanish chorizo. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

McAlister's Deli
Citywide; www.mcalistersdeli.com
The club sandwich features smoked turkey, Black Forest ham, bacon, sharp cheddar and Swiss cheeses, lettuce, tomatoes, honey mustard and light mayonnaise on sliced wheat bread. Savannah chopped salad includes grilled chicken breast, dried cranberries, Gorgonzola, honey-roasted almonds, tomatoes, cucumbers and sherry-shallot vinaigrette. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Meals From the Heart Cafe
1100 N. Peters St., Suite 13, (504) 525-1953; www.mealsfromtheheartcafe.com
Crab cake Passion is a gluten-free dish featuring lump crabmeat, mixed greens, tomatoes and garlic-lemon remoulade. Raw avocado and beet salad includes mixed greens, vegetables, pistachios and honey vinaigrette. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Meauxbar
942 N. Rampart St., (504) 569-9979; www.meauxbar.com
Pork belly and seared scallops are served with kimchi vinaigrette, cashews and sherry-orange gastrique. Louisiana Gulf fish amandine is served with rice pilaf and Louisiana green beans. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Melba's New Orleans Po-boys
1525 Elysian Fields Ave., (504) 267-7765; www.eatatmelbas.com
The chicken wing platter comes with your choice of two sides. Shrimp po-boys are dressed with shredded lettuce and pickles. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Melius Bar & Grill
1701 Lake Ave., Metairie, (504) 828-9446; www.meliusbarbucktown.com
The Austin smokehouse burger is a half-pound ground sirloin patty topped with hickory sauce, lettuce, tomato and onion. The Buffalo chicken wrap features fried or grilled chicken breast tossed in house Buffalo sauce and dressed with lettuce, tomatoes and cheddar. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Mellow Mushroom
1645 Highway 190, Suite 100, Covington, (985) 327-5407; 3131 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 644-4155; 8227 Oak St., (504) 345-8229; www.mellowmushroom.com
Crawfish bread is grilled bread topped with Cajun butter, crawfish, cheddar and mozzarella cheeses, green onions and remoulade. Ragin' Cajun pizza features a queso base, caramelized corn, red onions, roasted red peppers and crawfish. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

The Melting Pot
1820 St. Charles Ave., (504) 525-3225; www.meltingpot.com
Crepe Combo is a three-course meal with salad and a choice of cheese and chocolate fondues. The French Quarter includes beef, chicken, shrimp seasoned with Cajun spices and andouille. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Mena's Palace
200 Chartres St., (504) 525-0217; www.menaspalace.com
Seasonal Creole tomato salad includes green bell peppers, onions, capers, olives and feta tossed in olive oil. The muffuletta features house-made olive salad and is served warm on French bread. No reservations. Breakfast daily, lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

MeMe's Bar & Grille
712 W. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, (504) 644-4992; www.memesbarandgrille.com
New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp are prepared in their shells and served with peppery lemon-garlic butter sauce. Char-grilled Louisiana oysters Rockefeller are topped with spinach, Herbsaint and Parmesan. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Messina's Runway Cafe
6001 Stars and Stripes Blvd., (504) 241-5300; www.messinasterminal.com
Chef Leon's crab cake includes two Louisiana blue crab cakes topped with poached eggs and hollandaise and is served with brabant potatoes. The Harry Williams entree features penne pasta, grilled chicken and andouille sausage tossed in Creole mustard sauce with baby spinach and diced tomatoes. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Mid City Pizza
4400 Banks St., (504) 483-8609; www.midcitypizza.com
The 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's Italian sausage, herb-roasted chicken, asparagus and roasted red peppers. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Mid City Yacht Club
440 S. St. Patrick St., (504) 483-2517; www.mid- cityyachtclub.com
Stir-fried shrimp and vegetables are served with white rice. The Lucky burger is an Angus beef patty stuffed with American cheese and topped with bacon, mushrooms and house-made pickles. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Middendorf's
30160 Highway 51 South, Akers, (985) 386-6666; www.middendorfsrestaurant.com
Thin-sliced, cornmeal-crusted fried catfish is served with fries, coleslaw and hushpuppies. Barbecued oysters are served on the half shell. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Midway Pizza
4725 Freret St., (504) 322-2815; www.midwaypizzanola.com
The Larry flatbread is topped with prosciutto, caramelized onions, mozzarella, tomato relish, fresh basil, balsamic reduction and extra virgin olive oil. BYT salad combines mixed greens, roasted beets, goat cheese, toasted pecans and orange and citrus vinnegrette. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Mike Serio's Po-Boys & Deli
133 St. Charles Ave., (504) 523-2668
Roast beef is slow-cooked and served dressed on Binder's French bread. The muffuletta features ham, Genoa salami, mortadella, Swiss and provolone cheeses and house-made olive salad. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Mikimoto Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar
3301 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 488-1881; www.mikimotosushi.com
The Bayou roll features tuna tataki, red snapper, seaweed salad, cucumber, rice and chili ponzu sauce. Baked yellowtail neck is served with soy tempura sauce and lemon wedges. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MiLa Renaissance
New Orleans Pere Marquette Hotel, 817 Common St., (504) 412-2580
Tempura-fried Gulf shrimp are served with remoulade and pickled mirliton. Gnocchi are tossed with Louisiana crawfish tails, sweet corn and tasso. Reservations accepted. Breakfast daily, lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Milano's Pizzeria
3002 Cleary Ave., Metairie, (504) 780-7500; www.ordermilanosmetairie.com
Artichoke pizza is topped with garlic sauce, mushrooms, caramelized onions, tomatoes, mozzarella and feta. Grilled chicken breast tops a salad of lettuce, tomatoes, mushrooms, red onions, mozzarella and honey-mustard dressing. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

The Milk Bar
710 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 309-3310; 1514 Delachaise St., (504) 891-9361The Clooney's Choice sandwich includes chicken, avocado, tomato, roasted red peppers, red onions, mozzarella, cilantro and lemon mayonnaise. The Shrimply the Best sandwich features sauteed shrimp, Roma tomatoes, pesto, mozzarella and lemon mayonnaise. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

Milkfish
125 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 267-4199 www.milkfishnola.com
Filipino ceviche features drum fish marinated with vinegar, coconut milk, chili peppers and onions. Halo halo is a Filipino dessert combining shaved ice, purple ube sorbet, avocado ice cream, sweetened condensed milk, coconut milk and agar jellies. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Thu.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

Mimi's in the Marigny
2601 Royal St., (504) 872-9868
Cucumber salad features lavender and arugula dressed with lemon and extra virgin olive oil. Tuna tartare is served with prickly pear leaf and squash blossoms. No reservations. Dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Mint
5100 Freret St., (504) 218-5534; www.mintmodernbistro.com
Moon crepes feature rice flour and beer batter crepes topped with pork, shrimp and onions. The Meat Lover's baguette is a banh mi stuffed with barbecued pork, ham, a meatball, pate and Vietnamese butter. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Mr. B's Bistro
201 Royal St., (504) 523-2078; www.mrbsbistro.com
Barbecue Gulf shrimp are served in their shells with butter and Worcestershire sauce and French bread for dipping. Gumbo ya ya is a country-style gumbo with chicken and sausage. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Mr. Ed's Oyster Bar & Fish House
512 Bienville St., (504) 309-4848; 3117 21st St., Metairie, (504) 833-6310; www.mredsoysterbar.com
The Fish House seafood platter for two includes shrimp, Gulf oysters and two stuffed crabs. Char-broiled oysters are topped with garlic butter and Parmesan. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Mr. Ed's Restaurant
910 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 463-3030; 1001 Live Oak St., Metairie, (504) 838-0022; www.austinsno.com
Seafood-stuffed bell peppers are filled with shrimp, crabmeat and crawfish. Mr. Ed's Famous Fried Chicken plate includes chicken breast, a wing, a leg, a thigh, salad and fries. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Mister Gregory's
806 N. Rampart St., (504) 407-3780; www.mistergregorys.com
Croissants are made in house every day. The French dip sandwich features rare roast beef, caramelized onions and Gruyere on a toasted French loaf and is served au jus. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Mr. Gyros Greek Restaurant
3363 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 833-9228; www.mrgyros.org
Moussaka features layers of eggplant, potatoes, bechamel and meat sauces. The gyro plate includes rotisserie cooked lamb and beef, roasted potatoes, tzatziki sauce and pita bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Mr. John's Steakhouse
2111 St. Charles Ave., (504) 679-7697; www.mrjohnssteakhouse.com
New York strip steak is lightly seasoned, seared and served on a sizzling plate with melted butter. The Who Dat shrimp appetizer features bacon-wrapped Gulf shrimp stuffed with crabmeat and served with sweet Thai chili sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Mr. Poor Boy Restaurant
10202 Jefferson Highway, River Ridge, (504) 737-1170
Grilled or fried catfish comes with house-made eggplant sauce and two sides. The roast beef po-boy features slow-cooked roast beef dressed to order on Leidenheimer French bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Miyako Japanese Seafood & Steak House
1403 St. Charles Ave., (504) 410-9997; www.japanesebistro.com
The Spicy Girl roll features deep-fried white fish, snow crab and cucumber topped with pepper tuna, green onions and ponzu sauce. The Shaggy Dog roll combines fried shrimp tempura, avocado and snow crab and is topped with crabstick, eel sauce and spicy mayonnaise. Reservations accepted. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Mizado Cocina
5080 Pontchartrain Blvd., (504) 885-5555; www.mizadococina.com
Tamale 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. $$

Mo's Pizza
1112 Ave. H, Westwego, (504) 341-9650; www.mospizzanola.com
Mo's Toasted Muffuletta is filled with house-made olive salad, Italian cold cuts and provolone cheese. The all-meat pizza features pepperoni, Italian sausage and sliced meatballs. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Mona Lisa
1212 Royal St., (504) 522-6746
Mardi Gras pasta features shrimp and spicy red cream sauce over linguine. Paneed veal is seasoned with Italian herbs and served with linguine Alfredo. No reservations. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Mona's Cafe
504 Frenchmen St., (504) 949-4115; 1120 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 861-8175; 3901 Banks St., (504) 482-7743; 4126 Magazine St., (504) 894-9800; www.monascafeanddeli.com
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. $

Mondo
900 Harrison Ave., (504) 224-2633; www.mondoneworleans.com
Vegetable enchiladas are filled with smoked mushrooms, sweet potatoes, squash and ancho and chipotle chilies, topped with queso blanco and tomatillo sauce and served with pickled onion and herb salad. Chicken liver pate is served with Creole mustard, house-made pickles and Wild Flour ciabatta crostini. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Monster Po-Boys
1814 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 9, Mandeville, (985) 626-9183
Grilled shrimp rotini is served with garlic butter sauce. Roast beef po-boys are filled with house-made roast beef. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

MoPho
514 City Park Ave., (504) 482-6845; www.mophonola.com
Som tam salad features local vegetables tossed in palm sugar-lime vinaigrette, sweet cured sausage, candied peanuts, cilantro, spicy peanut puree and Thai peppers. Slow-cooked beef short ribs are tossed in panang curry and served with smoked onion and pickled mirliton salad and sticky rice balls. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Morning Call
City Park, Timken Center, 56 Dreyfous Drive, (504) 300-1157; 3325 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 885-4068; www.morningcallcoffeestand.com
Beignets are made with the same recipe Morning Call has used since the original coffee stand opened in the French Market in 1870. The short menu of Creole dishes includes red beans and rice. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Cash only. $

Morton's The Steakhouse
The Shops at Canal Place, 365 Canal St., (504) 566-0221; www.mortons.com/neworleans
The traditional steakhouse's 12-ounce bone-in filet is topped with blue cheese butter and served with caramelized onions. For an appetizer, butterflied jumbo shrimp are served with beurre blanc. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Mosca's Restaurant
4137 Highway 90 West, Westwego, (504) 436-8950; www.moscasrestaurant.com
Baked oysters Mosca features Louisiana oysters covered with Italian seasonings and breadcrumbs. Chicken a la grande is a whole chicken sauteed with white wine, garlic, rosemary and Italian seasonings. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Cash only. $$$

Mother's Restaurant
401 Poydras St., (504) 523-9656; www.mothersrestaurant.net
The Ferdi po-boy is loaded with roast beef debris, baked ham, shredded cabbage, pickles, mayonnaise and yellow and Creole mustards. Jerry's jambalaya is made with chicken, sausage, vegetables, tomatoes, herbs and rice. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Ms. Juicy Lucy's
133 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 598-5044
The Juicy Gitti burger is an 8-ounce Angus beef patty stuffed with sauteed mushrooms, onions, garlic and Swiss cheese and served with shoestring fries or Zapp's potato chips. The Juicy Jerky Turkey features turkey in jerk sauce with sauteed onions, mushrooms, garlic, mozzarella, provolone and mango chutney served with fries or chips. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Mulate's Cajun Restaurant
201 Julia St., (504) 522-1492; www.mulates.com
Catfish Mulate's is grilled catfish topped with crawfish etouffee and served with jambalaya, house-made coleslaw and a twice-baked potato. Stuffed catfish Cecilia features a grilled catfish fillet stuffed with crabmeat dressing and served with jambalaya, coleslaw and a twice-baked potato. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

The Munch Factory
6325 Elysian Fields Ave., (504) 324-5372; www.themunchfactory.net
Tuna Tacos are fried wonton shells filled with sushi-grade tuna, Sriracha aioli, toasted sesame seeds and cilantro. Pan-seared red snapper is served over Caribbean rice and mashed black beans with grapefruit salsa and fried plantains. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Muriel's Jackson Square
801 Chartres St., (504) 568-1885; www.muriels.com
Pecan-crusted puppy drum is served with roasted pecans and Louisiana crabmeat relish. Goat cheese-filled crepes are topped with sauteed Gulf shrimp in a buttery sauce of chardonnay, onions, tomatoes and bell peppers. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

My Thai Cuisine
2104 Manhattan Blvd., Suite E, Harvey, (504) 365-5525; www.facebook.com/mythainola
Seafood papaya includes shrimp, calamari, mussels and crushed peanuts. The Red Ocean special features lightly battered and fried soft-shell crab topped with shrimp, scallops, vegetables and coconut sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$




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