CELLARS OF RIVER RIDGE
1801 Dickory St., River Ridge 734-8455
The wine tastings on Friday evenings offer an excellent introduction to reds,
whites and beyond. Have a snack while you're sipping; choices include chicken
tortilla soup or green olives stuffed with blue cheese, feta cheese or anchovies.
Gourmet cheeses, meats and sandwiches are also available. Delivery available.
No reservations. Lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday. Credit cards and checks.
923 Decatur St. 523-1620
It's all about the muffaletta here, at the (possible) original home of the classic
New Orleans sandwich, where salami, ham, mortadella cheese, Swiss cheese and the
all-important olive salad are heaped on an enormous round bun that easily feeds
two hungry people. The Grocery makes several varieties, including a veggie. No
reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $
CHARLIE'S DELI AND CATERERS
515 Harrison Ave. 486-1766
Bring your appetite to Charlie's, where they feed the neighborhood on Moon Specials
-- ham, roast beef, provolone, Swiss cheese and coleslaw all heaped on a muffaletta
bun. There are also overstuffed po-boys, seafood platters and baked chicken. No
reservations. Lunch Monday through Saturday, dinner Thursday and Friday. Checks.
435 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna
Gattuso's can be counted on for deli faves, but also consider the baby back ribs:
glazed with the house watermelon barbecue sauce and served with baked beans and
French fries or sweet potato fries. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch
and dinner Monday through Saturday. Credit cards and checks. $
2854 St. Charles Ave. 895-9524 Jump off the streetcar for a bite at this popular Garden District lunch spot.
Marcy McCall gives the classic po-boy a twist by serving any sandwich hot and
pressed. Tribute is given to the Cuban sandwich with slow-roasted pork, ham, Creole
mustard and pickles. No reservations. Lunch Monday through Saturday. Checks. $
5300 Tchoupitoulas St. 891-5100 This isn't your typical deli, yet Uptowners flock here at lunchtime for made-to-order
specialty sandwiches. The Smokehouse is favored for its smoky barbeque spread
on an onion roll with cheddar, peppered bacon, red onion, lettuce and tomato and
the namesake Heavenly Ham. No reservations. Lunch daily, early dinner Monday through
Saturday. Credit cards and checks. $
HUGH'S WINE CELLAR
4250 Hwy. 22, Mandeville
(985) 626-0066 www.hughswinecellar.com For 18 years Hugh's has been offering customers many choices, from an extensive
wine list to an extensive sandwich list. Eat in and enjoy your meal with a bottle
of wine you've just purchased or pick up some gourmet food to go. Locals swear
by the Northshore Reuben with corned beef, pickled red cabbage, big-eye Swiss
and Hugh's Reuben mustard on rye broiled to perfection. Wine-tasting dinners are
offered once a month and the wine cellar stocks popular as well as rare wines.
No reservations. Lunch Monday through Saturday. Credit cards and checks. $
KOSHER CAJUN NEW YORK DELI & GROCERY
3519 Severn Ave.; 3520 N. Hullen Road, Metairie 888-2010 www.koshercajun.com With a recently enlarged dining room and an expanded menu to boot, more folks
are finding their way to this kosher outpost. The J&N signature sandwich is a
deli favorite, with hot corned beef and pastrami on rye bread, dressed with mustard,
horseradish and slaw and served with the requisite New York Barrel pickles. No
reservations. Lunch Sunday through Friday, dinner Monday through Thursday. Credit
cards and checks. $
MARTIN WINE CELLAR
714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie 896-7300
3827 Baronne St. 899-7411 www.martinwine.com Customers beware; you may get lost in dizzying array of wine, liquors and
food offered at Martin's. They've got meals to go, ranging from salads to lasagna.
Try the Sena Salad made-to-order, featuring roasted chicken, raisins, crumbled
blue cheese, and pecans over a bed of mixed greens with a pepper-jelly vinaigrette.
Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday,
lunch Sunday. Credit cards and checks. $
2701 Airline Drive, Metairie
830-4030 There's the club sandwich on sliced wheat bread with ham, turkey, cheddar
and Swiss cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato and their in-house special honey mustard
sauce. Kids' menu available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards.
4107 S. Carrollton Ave. 486-8889 This deli formerly known as Mr. Ed's has it all, from dine-in and takeout.
There's something for everyone on the menu, featuring seafood, sandwiches and
everything in between. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday.
Credit cards and checks. $
MR. ROO'S DELI & CATERING
3501 Severn Ave., Metairie 885-4010
If variety is the spice of life, then Mr. Roo's has a well-seasoned menu, offering
local specialties as well as worldly favorites for those who desire more international
taste choices. Features include veal and chicken Parmesan, shrimp Creole and a
fried chicken club sandwich with bacon, cheddar cheese and egg. Ask about specials,
which change daily. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday.
Credit cards. $
SAMMY'S LIVE OAK MARKET & DELI
801 Live Oak St., Metairie 835-0916 This family-owned-and-operated business has been treating customers like family
for eight years now, feeding them freshly made Italian sausage, po-boys and daily
specials such as Monday's red beans and Friday's and Saturday's all-you-can-eat
trout and fresh softshell crabs. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Monday through
1201 Royal St. 525-4767 Quell hunger pangs into the wee hours with barbecued chicken or ribs, a chili
cheese steak, the ³Mighty Muffaletta,² or any number of specialty sandwiches.
The All That Jazz features grilled shrimp, ham, turkey, tomatoes, mushrooms, Swiss
and American cheese, and the house WOW sauce (a spicy, creamy blend) on French
bread. Delivery available. No reservations. Open 24 hours. Credit cards for in-store