Oysters are sauteed with green onions, garlic and olive oil and served over angel hair pasta. House-made cannelloni are stuffed with ground veal, spinach and Parmesan, baked in Alfredo sauce and topped with house-made tomato sauce. Reservations accepted. Hours vary by location. Credit cards. $$
Nestled next to a Creole Italian restaurant of the same name, the bar has an extensive wine list and a large selection of bourbons, cognacs and Scotches. There's also a variety of cheeses, pates and charcuterie, 20 wines by the glass and 150 by the bottle. Open daily. Food available. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Sat.
Crispy roasted duck is deglazed with raspberry reduction and served over wild rice and spinach with toasted pecans and bacon. Seared Australian lamb chops are served with garlic mashed potatoes, rosemary port demi-glace and haricots verts. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$
The Local Pro is an olive oil-brushed crust topped with tomatoes, zucchini, black pepper, mozzarella and feta cheeses and fresh basil. The Eccentric features chicken, yellow squash, spinach, spicy tomatoes, Anaheim peppers, jalapenos and garlic with mozzarella, feta and pepper Jack cheeses on an olive oil-brushed crust. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$
The casual cantina serves tacos, burritos, flautas and more. Avocado salad features sliced avocado, lettuce and tomatoes in tangy dressing. The shrimp quesadilla is filled with mozzarella and cheddar cheeses and served with guacamole and salsa. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $
Bananas Foster French toast is filled with banana cream cheese and topped with bananas, brown sugar rum sauce and powdered sugar. Shrimp and grits features Gulf shrimp atop a bowl of grits with bacon, scallions and French bread croutons. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $
There are more than 80 types of tequila shots at this busy Mexican restaurant that brings in a robust happy hour crowd. Margaritas, frozen or on the rocks, are the drinks of choice. Beer and mojitos, pina coladas, bloody marys and daiquiris also are available. Open daily. Smoking on patio. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 3:30 p.m.-6 p.m. daily.
The Creole Reuben features pastrami, Emmentaler, red cabbage sauerkraut and remoulade on rye bread. The “back-to-school board” is a cheese plate with cheddar, coppa, Covey Rise Farms gala apples and Sweetwater Brewing Company IPA jelly made in house. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$
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 Guatemalan breakfast combo includes eggs, black beans, plantains, warm tortillas, avocado, sour cream and salsa. The one-eyed bacon cheeseburger is topped with a fried egg, cheese, lettuce, tomato and pickles. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Checks. $
The barbecue shrimp po-boy features Louisiana shrimp cooked with hot sauce and Worcestershire reduction. The D-Luxe pie is topped with pepperoni, sausage, meatballs, onions, mushrooms, peppers, olives and extra cheese. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $
Chopped 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. $$
Breakfast sandwiches feature eggs, bacon, sausage or ham and a choice of cheeses on locally made bagels. Bagels and lox come with cream cheese, red onions, tomatoes and capers. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $
The menu includes Latin American dishes and several styles of ceviche. Cau cau de mar y montana is seared scallops with pork belly lancones, sweet potato, hominy, fresh peas and aji Amarillo chilis. Louisiana black drum is served with maduro relleno, chayote-coconut relish, salsa criolla and Gulf shrimp. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$
There's live music Friday and Saturday at this elegant restaurant and bar, which specializes in martinis, wine and Champagne. Small bites are available, including house-cut fries with truffle aioli, cochon de lait sliders, burgers and more. Open daily. Full restaurant menu. Happy hour 4 p.m.-7 p.m. daily.