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Diners enjoy sandwiches and fried chicken at Ted’s Frostop.

Photo by Cheryl Gerber

Diners enjoy sandwiches and fried chicken at Ted’s Frostop.

T LeBlanc's Creole Kitchen
797 Robert Blvd., Slidell, (985) 781-8100;
www.facebook.com/tleblancscreolekitchen
Eggplant Ponchatoula is topped with shrimp, bell peppers, green onions, mushroom and pimientos flamed with brandy and finished with cream. New Orleans-style barbecue shrimp-stuffed mirliton is served with baked macaroni, vegetables and salad. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Thu.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $$

T. Marie's Kitchen & Catering
16 W. Airline Drive, Suite B, Kenner, (504) 467-8115;
www.tmarieskitchen.com
The chicken salad sandwich comes on a croissant and features all white meat chicken, toasted almonds and golden raisins. Matt's barbecue shrimp po-boy is topped with Worcestershire and herb sauce, remoulade coleslaw and fried pickles. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Tableau
616 St. Peter St., (504) 934-3463;
www.tableaufrenchquarter.com
Tableau's updated Creole cuisine includes eggs Sardou, featuring artichoke hearts topped with crab boil poached eggs, flash-fried white anchovy fillets and lemon hollandaise, served with creamed spinach and masa-fried oysters. Crispy seared duck breast and braised duck thigh are served with bourbon-cherry duck jus. Reservations resommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Taco Del Mar
514 City Park Ave., (504) 272-0557; 925 E. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, (504) 302-2805; 1515 Poydras St., Suite 160, (504) 309-8311;
www.tacodelmar.com
Taco Del Mar serves burritos, tacos, quesadillas and nachos. Mondo burritos can be rolled in whole wheat, tomato, spinach or flour tortillas. Side items include chips and queso, rice and beans and guacamole. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Tacos & Beer
201 E. Thomas St., Hammond, (985) 542-7430; 1622 St. Charles Ave., (504) 304-8722; 2142 First St., Slidell, (985) 641-4969
Taco fillings include carne asada, carnitas, pastor, suadero (brisket) and fish, and they are topped with onion, cilantro and red or green sauce. DUI fries are steak fries topped with carne asada, melted cheese, sour cream and jalapenos. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Tag's Meat Market & Deli
1207 E. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, (504) 277-6594
This market specializes in house-made Italian and hot sausages. Deli offerings include hog's head cheese and there's a spicy version made with jalapeno. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Taj Mahal Indian Cuisine
923 Metairie Road, Suite C, Metairie, (504) 836-6859
The menu features traditional Indian dishes including tandoori chicken, lamb curry and vegetable samosas. There are many vegetarian options including saag paneer, which combines spinach and house-made cheese. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

Tan Dinh
1705 Lafayette St., Gretna, (504) 361-8008
Canh ga chien are fried chicken wings tossed in either garlic butter, tamarind sauce or lemon grass sauce. Ga xe phay is chicken salad with cabbage, cilantro, basil, mint and ginger sauce. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $

Taqueria Corona
1827 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 738-6722; 3535 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 885-5088; 5932 Magazine St., (504) 897-3974;
www.taqueriacorona.com
The menu includes California-style burritos, soft tacos, flautas, Mexican pizzas 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. $

Tartine
7217 Perrier St., (504) 866-4860;
www.tartineneworleans.com
The breakfast menu includes daily quiche selections, scones, bagels and baked eggs in brioche. Tuna nicoise salad includes olives, potatoes, boiled eggs and hearts of palm. The grilled steak sandwich is dressed with pistou, pickled carrots, shallots and spicy aioli on ciabatta. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Taste Of Tokyo
10160 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge, (504) 737-0688;
www.tasteoftokyoriverridge.com
Tokyo tuna crunch features a fried sushi rice patty topped with spicy tuna and tangy sauce. The Tropic Thunder roll combines coconut shrimp, snow crab, avocado, salmon, mango and crab stick topped with orange tobiko and strawberry-cranberry sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Ted's Frostop
3100 Calhoun St., (504) 861-3615;
www.tedsfrostop.com
The Loto burger combo features a hamburger dressed with lettuce, tomato and onions served with french fries and a mug of Frostop root beer. The draft-style root beer also fills old-fashioned floats. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Tennou Sushi Bar
1818 Manhattan Blvd., Suite 11, Harvey, (504) 366-3898;
www.tennousushi.com
The Sexiest Man roll is filled with spicy tuna and snow crab, wrapped with avocado and asparagus, topped with tuna, salmon, spicy mayonnaise, eel sauce, smelt roe and scallions. The Tennou roll features red snapper, snow crab, smelt roe, avocado and cream cheese tempura fried and drizzled with mayonnaise and eel sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Terrazu
Place St. Charles, 201 St. Charles Ave., Suite 129, (504) 287-0877;
www.terrazu.net
The Smokin' Sweet hot pressed sandwich combines smoked turkey, bacon, barbecue sauce, red onion and sharp cheddar cheese on foccacia bread. The Buffalo chicken salad has romaine lettuce and spicy Buffalo chicken tossed with blue cheese, bacon, celery, tomato, fried onions and garlic ranch dressing. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

click to enlarge Chef/owner Mack Uaroon prepares a dish of fried soft-shell crab, shrimp and scallops at Thai Mint. - PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER
  • Photo by Cheryl Gerber
  • Chef/owner Mack Uaroon prepares a dish of fried soft-shell crab, shrimp and scallops at Thai Mint.

Thai Mint
1438 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 862-9001
Savage Fish is breaded tilapia served with sauteed shrimp, yellow squash, basil, onions and bell peppers. The Adamun Hunter features a soft-shell crab over sauteed scallops and calamari, spicy shrimp, long beans and sweet basil. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Thanh Thanh Restaurant
131 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, (504) 368-8678;
www.t2restaurant.com
Crepes are stuffed with pork, shrimp, sprouts and onions and served with lettuce, herbs, pickled carrots, cucumbers and house-made fish sauce. The Thai chicken wrap combines chicken, lettuce, carrots, cucumbers, onions, basil and house-made peanut sauce in a flour tortilla. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Theo's Pizza
1212 S. Clearview Parkway, Harahan, (504) 733-3803; 4024 Canal St., (504) 302-1133; 4218 Magazine St., (504) 894-8554;
www.theospizza.com
Theo's cooks pizzas in a stone hearth oven and also serves sandwiches and salads. The Jammer's "O"riginal pie is topped with Canadian bacon, banana peppers, goat cheese, mozzarella, mushrooms and onions. The West Bank special includes crumbled bacon, chicken, roasted red bell peppers, jalapenos, pineapple and mozzarella. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Times Grill
1827 Front St., Slidell, Suite 1, (985) 639-3335; 1896 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 626-1161;
www.timesgrill.com
Catfish Tchefuncte is a fried fillet topped with creamy crawfish sauce served over seasoned rice. The Gold burger is topped with pepper Jack cheese, hickory barbecue sauce and two onion rings. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Tivoli & Lee
The Hotel Modern, 2 Lee Circle, (504) 962-0909;
www.tivoliandlee.com
The restaurant offers a modern take on Southern cuisine. Crispy pig ear salad features arugula, heirloom cherry tomatoes, pickled spring onions and bone marrow vinaigrette. Smoked ham hock is served with macaroni and cheese, cauliflower chow chow, pickled watermelon rind and watermelon barbecue sauce. Reservations accepted. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Tokyo Bistro
5024 W. Esplanade Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-4288
www.tokyobistrometairie.com
The Rocking roll is tempura shrimp, asparagus and avocado topped with snow crab, eel sauce and tempura butter. The Po-boy roll features deep-fried soft-shell crab, shrimp tempura, cream cheese, crawfish, cucumber and lettuce wrapped in soybean paper and served with eel sauce and spicy mayonnaise. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Tomas Bistro
755 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 527-0942;
www.tomasbistro.com
The Gulf fish Cardinal comes with grilled asparagus, parslied potatoes and crawfish beurre blanc. Duck Julia includes roasted duck breast and duck leg confit, wild rice, Swiss chard and raspberry fig sauce. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Tommy's Cuisine
746 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 581-1103;
www.tommysneworleans.com
Pollo di Parma is sauteed chicken breast topped with prosciutto, eggplant, mozzarella, Roma tomatoes, mushrooms, basil and red wine sauce. Fillet of fish maison is topped with meuniere and jumbo lump crabmeat and served with brabant potatoes and vegetables. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Tommy's Wine Bar
752 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 525-4790;
www.tommysneworleans.com
Tommy's Wine Bar offers 20 wines by the glass and a list of 150 bottles. Diners can order items from the menu of the adjoining Tommy's Cuisine. Oysters Tommy are baked on the half shell and topped with romano cheese, pancetta and roasted red peppers. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Tony Angello's Restaurant
6262 Fleur de Lis Drive, (504) 488-0888;
www.tonyangellos.com
Tony Angello's Feed Me dinner offers guests sampling portions of popular dishes. Eggplant Tina features thin slices of fried eggplant topped with house-made tomato sauce and Romano cheese. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Tony Mandina's Restaurant
1915 Pratt St., Gretna, (504) 362-2010;
www.tonymandinas.com
Eggplant Dominic features eggplant medallions stacked with crabmeat and shrimp dressing, topped with shrimp Alfredo sauce and served over linguine. Kolette's turtle soup is made with snapping turtle meat. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Tony Moran's Italian Restaurant
240 Bourbon St., (504) 524-0113;
www.tonymorans.com
Italian beignets are topped with crabmeat, Parmesan, mozzarella and mascarpone. The spaghetti e polpette di carne is a half-pound braised meatball served with house-made spaghetti and marinara sauce. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Toups' Meatery
845 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 252-4999;
www.toupsmeatery.com
Lamb neck is served with fennel and black-eyed pea salad. For dessert, there is salted caramel, peanut butter and bacon doberge cake. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Tracey's
2604 Magazine St., (504) 899-2054;
www.traceysnola.com
Tracey's corned beef sandwich comes on rye bread with Swiss cheese, mustards, pickles and a side of potato salad. French fries are available with cheese or brown gravy from house-cooked roast beef. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Treasure Island Buffet
5050 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 443-8000;
www.treasurechest.com
Evening dinner specials include prime rib and steaks, and there are seafood buffets on Friday and Saturday. Buffet options change daily and incorporate Louisiana favorites as well as various international cuisines. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Trey Yuen Cuisine Of China
600 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 626-4476; 2100 N. Morrison Blvd., Hammond, (985) 345-6789;
www.treyyuen.com
Large Gulf shrimp are lightly fried and tossed with honey glaze and topped with candied pecans and toasted sesame seeds. Beef tenderloin is stir-fried with fresh green beans, mushrooms, carrots, onions and Trey Yuen sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

TruBurger
8115 Oak St., (504) 218-5416;
www.truburgernola.com
TruBurger's patty melt is topped with Swiss cheese, grilled onions and Tru sauce on an inside-out bun. The Charlie burger is topped with Swiss cheese, bacon and house-made coleslaw. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Tujague's Restaurant
823 Decatur St., (504) 525-8676;
www.tujagues.com
Prix fixe five-course dinners include a choice of entree and signature brisket with horseradish sauce and shrimp remoulade. Blackened redfish is served with mashed potatoes and asparagus. Fried oysters top spinach salad with blue cheese, red onion, spiced pecans and warm bacon vinaigrette. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Two Tonys Seafood Restaurant
8536 Pontchartrain Blvd., (504) 282-0801;
www.two-tonys.com
Paneed veal or chicken Montalbano is topped with whole-milk mozzarella and Creole mushroom meuniere. Baked eggplant, crabmeat and shrimp au gratin are topped with sharp cheddar and Romano breadcrumbs. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$



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