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click to enlarge Cracklings and boudin are made in house at Tres Bon Cajun Meats.

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Cracklings and boudin are made in house at Tres Bon Cajun Meats.

616 St. Peter St., (504) 934-3463;
Eggs Hussarde features poached eggs, grilled beef medallions, masa-fried Gulf oysters, a grilled tomato and red wine hollandaise. Chicken Tableau is an herb-roasted chicken breast and crispy boneless thigh served with bearnaise and potatoes. Reservations recommended. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$ 

Tag's Meat Market & Deli
1207 E. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, (504) 277-6594
The Butcher Boy is a half-pound burger served with french fries and a soft drink. A Thursday lunch special features a 9-ounce rib-eye steak served with fries and bread. No reservations. Lunch daily, early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Taj Mahal Indian Cuisine
923 Metairie Road, Suite C, Metairie, (504) 836-6859;
Chicken vindaloo features boneless chicken in spicy curry sauce. Masala dosa is a large rice and lentil crepe stuffed with potatoes cooked with mustard seeds and curry leaves. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

Tana at Treo
3835 Tulane Ave., (504) 304-4878;
Spaghetti is served with Florida clams, hot sausage, Calabrian chilies, roasted garlic and spicy shellfish pangrattato. Pan-roasted branzino is served with heirloom carrot salad and new potatoes tossed with a harissa and carrot top chermoula marinade. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Tandoori Chicken
2916 Cleary Ave., Suite 1, Metairie, (504) 889-7880;
The mixed grill features tandoori chicken, lamb, shrimp and fish. Palak paneer is spinach cooked in cream with cheese. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Taqueria Corona
1827 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 738-6722; 3535 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 885-5088; 5932 Magazine St., (504) 897-3974;
Beef flautas are filled with cheese and served with guacamole and sour cream. The shrimp quesadilla is filled with mozzarella and cheddar cheeses and served with guacamole and salsa. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

7217 Perrier St., (504) 866-4860;
House-cured salmon salad is served with avocado, feta, shaved fennel and French vinaigrette. Ham and brie come on a sourdough baguette with fig mustard. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Taste of Tokyo
10160 Jefferson Highway, River Ridge, (504) 737-0688;
The Upside-down roll features salmon and snow crab inside, seared pepper tuna outside and garlic-jalapeno sauce on top. The Teddi roll features snow crab and spicy tuna wrapped in soy paper and topped with fresh salmon, tuna and ponzu sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

The Tasting Room
1906 Magazine St., (504) 581-3880;
Spicy roasted corn includes Parmesan cream, cilantro and peanuts. Pan-seared wild salmon is served with lemon butter sauce and vegetables. Reservations accepted for larger parties. Dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Tchoupitoulas Beer Garden
840 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 224-2889;
The pork bratwurst sandwich is topped with sauerkraut and mustard. Debris fries are hand-cut fries topped with chives, sea salt and Bayrischer goulash made with pork, beef, carrots, onions and potatoes. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night Tue.-Sat. Credit cards.  $$

Ted's Frostop
3100 Calhoun St., (504) 861-3615;
Chocolate chip pancakes are served with maple syrup. Frostop Rootbeer features Ted's root beer with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Thai Mint
1438 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 862-9001;
Thai Mint fried rice includes a choice of meat and features jasmine rice stir-fried with egg, basil, onions, bell peppers, cashews and carrots. "Soft rolls" are rice paper spring rolls filled with crab stick, rice noodles, romaine lettuce, carrots, cucumber, mint and cilantro and served with plum and peanut sauces. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Thanh Thanh Restaurant
131 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, (504) 368-8678;
Vietnamese crepes are stuffed with pork, shrimp, bean sprouts and onions and served with lettuce, fresh herbs and fish sauce. Wok-fried scallops are served with vegetables and house sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast, lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Theo's Neighborhood Pizza
1212 S. Clearview Parkway, Suite D., Harahan, (504) 733-3803; 4024 Canal St., (504) 302-1133; 4128 Magazine St., (504) 894-8554; 2125 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 510-4282;
The Local Pro is an olive oil-brushed crust topped with tomatoes, zucchini, black pepper, mozzarella, feta and fresh basil. Spicy Mexican pizza is topped with chicken, white onions, tomatoes, Anaheim peppers, mozzarella, cheddar and feta. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Times Grill
1827 Front St., Suite 1, Slidell, (985) 639-3335; 1896 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 626-1161;
The Big Times hamburger steak features a three-quarter pound ground steak patty topped with sauteed onions and brown gravy and served with two sides and bread. The Times club combines roast beef, ham, smoked turkey and cheddar and Swiss cheeses on a toasted bun. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Tomas Bistro
755 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 527-0942;
Gulf grouper Cardinal is served with Creole mashed potatoes, asparagus and crawfish beurre blanc. Pan-seared jumbo diver scallops grenobloise are served with lemon-caper brown butter and croutons. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Tommy's Cuisine
746 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 581-1103;
Crabmeat Sardou features steamed artichoke, spinach and crabmeat topped with hollandaise. Seared lamb chops Provencal are served with garlic mashed potatoes, rosemary port demi-glace and haricots verts. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Tony Angello's Ristorante
6262 Fleur De Lis Drive, (504) 488-0888;
The "feed me" dinner includes sample portions of dishes such as the lobster cup, rosemary chicken and cannelloni. Eggplant Tina is fried eggplant medallions topped with red gravy and Romano cheese. Reservations recommended. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Tony Mandina's Restaurant
1915 Pratt St., Gretna, (504) 362-2010;
Kolette Mandina's turtle soup is made with snapping turtle meat, dark roux and sherry. Grilled redfish Alia is topped with artichoke hearts, mushrooms, capers, green onions, Louisiana jumbo lump crabmeat and lemon white wine butter sauce and served over linguine. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Tony Moran's Restaurant
240 Bourbon St., (504) 523-4640;
Chicken Tuscany features applewood-smoked chicken with spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, olive oil and feta over penne pasta. Pasta puttanesca features spicy tomato sauce with capers and black olives over linguine. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Toups' Meatery
845 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 252-4999;
A double-cut pork chop is served with dirty rice and finished with cane syrup gastrique. Lamb neck is served with black-eyed pea ragout and fennel. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

2604 Magazine St., (504) 897-5413;
Buffalo wings are tossed in house wing sauce and served with blue cheese. Roast beef po-boys are dressed with garlicky brown gravy, lettuce, tomatoes pickles and mayonnaise. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

444 St. Charles Ave., Suite 100, (504) 680-7000;
The shrimp and oyster po-boy is dressed with house-made mayonnaise, shaved cabbage and smoked tomato-jalapeno tartar sauce. Buffalo frog legs come with Stilton blue cheese, mayonnaise, garlic and honeycomb. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Tres Bon Cajun Meats
10316 Jefferson Highway, River Ridge, (504) 405-5355;
Cracklings with layers of skin, fat and meat are fried in hog lard. Smoked pulled-pork sliders are served on Leidenheimer pistolettes. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Trey Yuen Cuisine of China6
00 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 626-4476; 2100 N. Morrison Blvd., Hammond, (985) 345-6789;
Large Gulf shrimp are lightly fried, tossed with honey glaze and sprinkled with candied pecans and toasted sesame seeds. Thinly sliced steak is cooked with black peppercorns and served with blanched greens. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$

1117 Decatur Street, (504) 325-5789;
Crawfish and fontina beignets are served with tarragon aioli. Seared snapper comes with avocado, citrus salad and toasted pecans. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

8115 Oak St., (504) 218-5416;
The Deep South burger is an Angus beef patty topped with a fried green tomato, lettuce, onion and house-made pimiento cheese. Corn dogs are Zweigle's hot dogs hand-dipped to order in house-made batter. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Truck Farm Tavern
11760 River Road, St. Rose, (504) 699-0099;
A grilled pork chop is served with country ham, sweet pea grits, corn relish and red-eye gravy. The Tavern burger is dressed with cheddar cheese, smoked bacon, crispy onions and house-made steak sauce. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $$

Tujague's Restaurant
823 Decatur St., (504) 525-8676;
Louisiana lump crabmeat and wild mushroom gnocchi are served with truffle cream sauce. Fried Gulf oyster wedge salad includes blue cheese, red onion, cherry tomatoes, bacon and sweet onion and buttermilk dressing. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Two Tony's Restaurant
8536 Pontchartrain Blvd., (504) 282-0801;
Shrimp and crabmeat top mixed greens tossed in citrus vinaigrette. The seafood platter features grilled, blackened or fried fish, shrimp, crab cakes, oysters, soup and a side dish. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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