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69305 Highway 21, Suite 600, Covington, (985) 781-8760; www.habaneros-
Pollo Diablo features grilled chicken breast, chipotle peppers, bacon, grilled Oaxaca cheese, sauteed spinach, steamed broccoli and rice. The barbacoa plate includes slow-cooked lamb, onion, cilantro, charro beans, cambray onions and corn tortillas. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

The Halal Guys
301 St. Charles Ave.;
The combination platter includes gyro meat, chicken, rice, pita bread and white sauce or hot sauce. Falafel sandwiches are dressed with white sauce or hot sauce on pita bread. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Half Shell Oyster Bar & Grill
3101 Esplanade Ave., (504) 298-0504; www.halfshellnew-
Oysters harvested in Hopedale in St. Bernard Parish are shucked to order raw. Seafood gumbo features Gulf shrimp and crab. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

Hana Japanese Restaurant
8116 Hampson St., (504) 865-1634The lobster roll features tempura-fried lobster tail with sliced tuna and salmon. The No Name roll bundles tuna, salmon, eel, tamago, snow crab and smelt roe in soy paper topped with smelt roe, crunchy flakes, eel sauce and Hana sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Handsome Willy's Cafe & Bar
218 S. Robertson St., (504) 525-0377; www.handsomewillys-
Nachos come with a choice of ginger-beer pulled pork, island-spice chicken, ground sirloin or pinto beans along with cheese, jalapeno, salsa, hot peppers and sour cream. Frachos are french fries with nacho toppings. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Happy Italian Pizzeria
7105 Jefferson Highway, Harahan, (504) 305-4666;
The muffuletta calzone has a sesame seed crust and is filled with mozzarella, provolone, capicola and olive salad. Broiled Gulf snapper Palermo is served with sauteed baby spinach, artichoke hearts, crimini mushrooms and pasta. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks.  $$

The Harbor Bar & Grill
3024 17th St., Metairie, (504) 832-4117;
For a Thursday night special, a 10-ounce filet is served with a choice of sides. The Harbor burger is a 12-ounce patty topped with melted cheddar on French bread or a bun. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Harbor Seafood & Oyster Bar
3203 Williams Blvd., Kenner, (504) 443-6454;
The eggplant pirogue is a fried half eggplant topped with eggplant and crabmeat dressing and crawfish cream sauce served with French bread. Grilled lobster is stuffed with crabmeat dressing and served with melted butter, potatoes, salad and French bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Hard Rock Cafe
125 Bourbon St., (504) 529-5617;
Twisted macaroni chicken is grilled chicken over three-cheese cavatappi pasta with roasted red peppers and Parmesan-parsley breadcrumbs. Grilled salmon is served with sweet-and-spicy barbecue sauce, mashed potatoes and vegetables. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Herbsaint Bar and Restaurant
701 St. Charles Ave., (504) 524-4114;
Butter-poached Gulf tuna is served with pickled chilies and mint. Muscovy duck leg confit is served with dirty rice and citrus gastrique. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Heritage Grill
111 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 934-4900; www.heritagegrill-
Grilled chicken chopped salad features diced tomatoes, cucumber, avocado, applewood-smoked bacon, chopped egg, scallions and blue cheese dressing. Faroe Islands salmon is prepared with a smoked-coriander crust and arrives on a kale salad with lemon vinaigrette. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards.  $$

Hey! Cafe & Coffee Roastery
4332 Magazine St., (504) 891-8682;
Nitro Cold Brew is nitrogen-infused iced coffee. Vegan lemon squares are among the dessert items. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Hickory Cafe & Grill
1313 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 737-0033;
Cajun Benedict features two poached eggs, boudin and hollandaise on a house-baked buttermilk biscuit. An 8-ounce burger patty is topped with pepper Jack cheese, bacon, spinach, roasted red peppers and basil mayonnaise on focaccia bread. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., brunch Sat. Credit cards. $$

High Hat Cafe
4500 Freret St., (504) 754-1336;
Cornmeal crusted catfish is served with french fries, coleslaw, house-made pickles, hushpuppies and remoulade. Gumbo ya-ya is a dark roux gumbo made with chicken, andouille and okra. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Hillbilly Bar-B-Q
2317 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 738-1508;
The Super Stuffed Tater includes smoked beef, pork or chicken, butter, cheese, bacon, chives and sour cream. Baby-back ribs are dry rubbed with house seasoning and served with house sauces. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

Hobnobber Cafe
5928 W. Metairie Ave., Suite 8, Metairie, (504) 734-8448;
The catfish platter includes french fries or potato salad. Monday's red beans and rice special comes with smoked sausage or a breaded pork chop. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

1940 Dauphine St., (504) 459-4676;
Sweet potato and shrimp beignets are flash-fried and served with spicy mayonnaise. The waffle cochon is a cornbread waffle topped with pulled pork, chimichurri and house-pickled peppers. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Thu.-Sun., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Hoshun Restaurant
1601 St. Charles Ave., (504) 302-9716;
Grilled rib-eye teriyaki comes with with bell peppers and onions on a hot plate with teriyaki sauce. Mongolian beef features sliced beef cooked with scallions, white onions, dried chili peppers in spicy brown sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Houston's Restaurant
1755 St. Charles Ave., (504) 524-1578;
The Hawaiian rib-eye steak is marinated with pineapple-sesame-ginger marinade and served with a loaded Idaho baked potato. Shrimp Louis salad combines poached jumbo shrimp, avocado, teardrop tomatoes and herbs over a lettuce wedge. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

The Howlin' Wolf Den
901 S. Peters St., (504) 529-5844;
The Cuban sandwich includes slow-roasted pork, Chisesi ham, mozzarella, pickles and Creole mustard on a pressed Leidenheimer roll served with Zapp's chips and spicy slaw. Three Little Pigs features grilled Manda smoked sausage, hickory-smoked bacon, slow-roasted pulled pork, fried pickled onions, spicy slaw and barbecue sauce on a Dong Phuong brioche bun served with chips. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Huey P's Pizzeria
139 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, (504) 366-1818;
Who Dat pizza is topped with prosciutto, ground beef, cheddar and mozzarella cheeses, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes and pepperoncini. Barbecue shrimp are served with cheese grits and a grilled biscuit. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Humble Bagel
4716 Freret St., (504) 355-3535;
A bagel with lox comes with red onion, tomato and capers. For breakfast, a bagel is served with two eggs, cheese and bacon, ham or sausage. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Thu.-Mon. Credit cards. $

Hummus & More
3363 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 833-9228;
Nachos are pita chips topped with gyro meat, feta and Jack cheeses, Kalamata olives, tomatoes, red onions, cilantro and tzatziki. Lamb kebabs are served with two sides such as hummus, rice pilaf, tabbouleh and french fries. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

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