Gambit Weekly's summer restaurant guide hits all the highlights. Our other popular dining guides are categorized by type of cuisine (winter), by neighborhood (fall) and by alphabetical listing by restaurant name (spring). But summer is the season for specifics, so we take our readers on a tour of metro-area restaurants by peeking inside the kitchen and providing detailed information about individual dishes -- literally from 'alligator to zucchini.'
The pages that follow are filled with the offerings of nearly 600 New Orleans-area eateries. Don't forget to consult the directory, which begins on page 54, for information ranging from addresses and phone numbers to hours of operations and whether reservations are accepted, recommended or required.