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2012 Spring Restaurant Guide - W 

W.I.N.O.
610 Tchoupitoulas St., 324-8000; www.wino-school.com
The wine bar serves a menu of cheese plates and appetizers like dips, artisanal salami and olives. Hummus is served with a sliced baguette. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Mon.-Fri., late night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

WOW CAFE
Citywide; www.wowcafe.com
WOW serves chicken wings and an eclectic menu including quesadillas, burgers, wraps, chicken tenders and salads. The Shanghai shrimp po-boy features fried shrimp topped with carrot and cucumber Asian slaw, Shanghai Foo's Gold sauce and ranch dressing. The selection of wing sauces ranges from spicy Buffalo to Texan mesquite barbecue to sweet-and-sour Polynesian sauce. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $

WALK-ON'S BISTREAUX & BAR
1009 Poydras St., 309-6530; www.walk-ons.com
This sports bar offers boiled crawfish after 5 p.m daily. Catfish Atchafalaya features blackened or fried fillets smothered with crawfish etouffee and topped with fried crawfish. Cajundillas are quesadillas filled with chicken, pepper Jack cheese, grilled onions, andouille and Cajun rice. It's served with chipotle ranch dipping sauce and red beans and rice. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

WALKER'S SOUTHERN STYLE BBQ
10828 Hayne Blvd., 241-8227; www.cochon-delaitpoboys.com
The signature item here is cochon de lait, and Walker's is the year-round home to the cochon de lait po-boy offered at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Barbecued ribs, pork, sausage, brisket and chicken also are available. No reservations. Lunch Wed.-Sat. Cash only. $

THE WANDERING BUDDHA
Hi-Ho Lounge, 2239 St. Claude Ave., 945-9428; www.thewanderingbuddha.co
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This all-vegan Korean kitchen inside the Hi-Ho Lounge packs plenty of flavor. Spicy house-made kimchi and other pickled vegetables garnish noodle and rice dishes. Braised tofu is a hearty choice. Order from the service window around back or inside at the bar. Delivery available. Dinner and late-night Tue.-Sun. Cash only. $

WASABI
900 Frenchmen St., 943-9433; 8550 Pontchartrain Blvd., 267-3263; www.wasabinola.com
Wasabi offers a wide range of Japanese cuisine and special sushi rolls. The yellow dragon roll features snow crab, cucumber, avocado and smelt row inside, and is topped with fresh salmon, lemon, green onions and special sauce. The firecracker roll bundles snow crab, spicy tuna, smelt roe and crunchy batter. Reservations accepted. Frenchmen Street: lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Pontchartrain Boulevard: lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

WATER STREET BISTRO
804 Water St., Madisonville, (985) 845-3855; www.-waterstreetbistro.com
Grilled Gulf shrimp are served with kalamata olives, garlic, capers, artichoke hearts, leeks and red onion. Roast duck comes with a fig-port reduction, toasted pecans and creamed sweet potatoes. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

WAYNE JACOB'S SMOKEHOUSE RESTAURANT
769 W. Fifth Street, LaPlace, (985) 652-9990; www.wjsmokehouse.com
The smokehouse makes its own andouille, and its andouille burger combining sausage and ground beef and roasted pecans is a house specialty. Plantation veal is dried and served over a bed of pasta topped with shrimp, artichoke and mushroom-basil cream sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Thu.-Fri., brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

WELTY'S DELI
336 Camp St., 592-0223; www.weltysdeli.com
The deli serves gourmet sandwiches, soups, salads and daily specials. Sandwiches are assembled on pumpernickel, rye, multi-grain or sourdough bread and come with kettle chips, coleslaw or fruit cocktail. In the smoked salmon salad, sliced smoked salmon is served over chopped romaine topped with red onions, hard boiled eggs, capers, fresh parsley, honey-mustard dressing, sour cream and crostini croutons. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

WHO DAT COFFEE CAFE
2401 Burgundy St., 872-0360
The coffeeshop serves cupcakes, cookies and pastries, including gluten-free options. Savory items include dishes such as Not Yo Mama's Cornbread — jalapeno cornbread topped with creamy sauce, cheddar and bacon bits. The Vieux Reuben is corned beef, house-made sauerkraut and remoulade on toasted rye bread with a choice of chips, fruit or potato salad. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

WHOLE FOODS MARKET
3420 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 888-8225; 5600 Magazine St., 899-9119; www.wholefoodsmarket.com
This gourmet grocer offers a variety of prepared foods including salad, soups, pizza, sushi and smokehouse barbecue. Popular items include smoked mozzarella pasta salad and jambalaya. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

WILLIE MAE'S SCOTCH HOUSE
2401 St. Ann St., 822-9503
The renowned fried chicken is wet-battered and cooked according to an old family recipe. Green beans come with rice and gravy. Order bread pudding for dessert. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

WINSTON'S PUB & PATIO
531 Metairie Road, Metairie, 831-8705
The burger is grilled over an open flame and comes with house-made chips, sweet potato or waffle fries. British-style fish and chips feature batter-fried cod and malt vinegar, also with a choice of fries. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

WIT'S INN
141 N. Carrollton Ave., 486-1600
This Mid-City bar and restaurant offers pizzas, calzones, toasted subs, salads and appetizers. The Creole-Italian pizza is topped with shrimp, Roma tomatoes, feta, mozzarella, roasted red onion and pesto. The pesto shrimp salad features boiled shrimp and bowtie pasta tossed with pesto over Caesar salad. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

WOLFE'S IN THE WAREHOUSE
Marriott New Orleans, 859 Convention Center Blvd., 613-2882; www.wolfesinthewarehouse.com
The barbecue shrimp comes in a sauce of white wine, Worcestershire, shallots and cream and is served with rosemary French bread. The lemon-thyme chicken is complemented by goat cheese and green onion grits, French beans and sauce au jus. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

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