Zea offers slow-roasted meats from the rotisserie and creative takes on new American and Asian favorites. Thai ribs are St. Louis-style ribs slow cooked with spicy soy and sweet chile glaze with Asian herbs. The bar serves beer specially microbrewed for Zea. Reservation policy varies by location. Lunch and dinner daily. Kenner location serves brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$
This casual restaurant serves Italian and Creole favorites. Veal canneloni with pureed spinach is a house specialty. Other popular dishes include corn and crabmeat bisque and osso buco. Reservations accepted. Chastant Street: Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. St. Charles Avenue: Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$
Tommy's Wine Bar specializes in wine and martinis. The Cruvinet temperature-controlled wine dispensing system keeps the whites chilled just right. The bar has live music nightly, with a jazz band on Friday and Latin music on Saturday. Open daily. No smoking. Full restaurant menu.
Fish Capri is a sauteed fillet topped with jumbo lump crabmeat, crawfish, artichokes and beurre blanc. Lightly battered and fried soft-shell crabs are served over linguine with fresh basil, Roma tomatoes and Reggiano-crawfish sauce. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$
Appetizers include breadsticks stuffed with cheese, jalapenos and garlic. The Vegan-ator pizza is cheese-free and features tomato sauce, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh tomatoes, yellow squash, purple onions, whole garlic, fresh mushrooms, jalapenos, pineapple, kalamata olives and crushed red pepper flakes. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $
These taquerias serve tacos, burritos, quesadillas, salads and more. Flautas feature cheese and shrimp or beef in a fried tortilla. Cebollitas are bundles of char-broiled green onions sprinkled with seasoned salt. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $
Bananas Foster French toast is stuffed with banana cream cheese and topped with bananas Foster sauce. Shrimp and grits feature Gulf shrimp sauteed in New Orleans-style barbecue sauce made with Abita Amber. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and brunch daily. Cash only. $
Whether it's Mardi Gras, St. Patrick's Day or Cinco de Mayo, Superior holds court with its popular margaritas and Tex-Mex fare. Get two-for-one margaritas and mixed drinks during happy hour. Open daily. Smoking allowed on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.
Chef Scott Boswell combines exotic ingredients with a refined and whimsical touch. White cheddar popcorn forms a crust for Louisiana black drum with crawfish, local sweet corn macque choux and wilted greens with sour cream and onion butter. Pan-seared scallops and shrimp are served with truffled andouille and caviar butter. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$
This gourmet cheese monger offers more than 100 varieties of cheese from around the globe. The Korean-inspired Kim Jong Mmmm sandwich features pork shoulder, kimchi, Sriracha mayonnaise and cilantro on a baguette. The La Provencal includes Portuguese sardines, celery, olive tapenade, mesclun greens and pickled shallot on a baguette. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Fri.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $
he city's largest smoothie chain has a blend for everybody, from calorie-conscious dieters to beach-ready bodybuilders. Fine-tune your favorite smoothie by adding enhancers like Immune, Energy, Female Balance or Muscle Builder. No reservations. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $
The Jewish Coonass features two potato latkes topped with grilled spinach, crawfish etouffee and eggs. The Greek omelet combines spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms, onions, olives and feta cheese in a four-egg omelet and comes with toast or a biscuit. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Checks. $
Slice is known for thin crusts made from 100 percent wheat flour. Shrimp Portofino is a pasta dish with garlic cream sauce, shrimp and broccoli. The barbecue shrimp po-boy features sauce made with Abita Amber. Additional location: 5538 Magazine St.
No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $
Lamb Oxford features a leg of lamb braised in korma sauce served with basmati cumin rice. The sesame-crusted salmon consists of pan-seared Atlantic salmon with wasabi beurre blanc and jasmine rice. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$
The coffeeshop serves an array of specialty coffee drinks, baked goods, salads and sandwiches. The Mediterranean sandwich features tomato, fresh basil, mozzarella and prosciutto and balsamic vinaigrette. Try the egg wrap for breakfast. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Cash only. $