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ABITA SPRINGS


ABITA BAR-B-Q
69399 Hwy. 59, Abita Springs, (985) 892-0205The brisket plate comes with two sides and freshly baked cornbread. The pulled pork is slow-cooked and served on a sandwich or a platter. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

ABITA BREW PUB
72011 Holly St., Abita Springs, (985) 892-5837; www.abitabrewpub.com
The "hazed" baby back ribs are marinated in Purple Haze beer and served dripping with house-made sauce. You get french fries on the side. Blackened shrimp and avocado top a salad with tomatoes, red onions, black olives, eggs, sprouts and Abita Turbodog remoulade. Reservations recommended for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

CAMELLIA CAFE
69455 Hwy. 59, Abita Springs, (985) 809-6313; www.thecamelliacafe.com
The breakfast sandwich features two eggs, meat and cheese on a croissant, toast or biscuit and is served with hash browns, country potatoes or grits. Veal au gratin is fried, topped with cheese sauce and served with salad. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$



COVINGTON

ACME OYSTER HOUSE
1202 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 246-6155; www.acmeoysterhouse.com
See French Quarter section for restaurant description.

ACQUISTAPACE'S COVINGTON SUPERMARKET
125 E. 21st Ave., Covington, (985) 893-7554; www.acquistapace.com
The overstuffed roast beef po-boy fills a French loaf and drips with gravy. St. Louis-style barbecue ribs are smoked in-house daily. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

ALBASHA GREEK & LEBANESE RESTAURANT
1958 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 867-8292; www.albashabr.com
The veggie plate contains 12 items including spinach pie, hummus, eggplant, squash and more. The gyro plate has thinly cut beef and lamb gyro meat and is served with hummus and rice. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

ANNADELE'S PLANTATION
71518 Chestnut St., Covington, (985) 809-7669; www.annadeles.com
Fried green tomatoes Tchefuncte is topped with sauteed crawfish and lemon beurre blanc. The Gulf fish is topped with Creole meuniere sauce with a choice of almonds or pecans, plus brabant potatoes and creamed spinach on the side. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$$

BEAR'S RESTAURANT
128 W. 21st Ave., Covington, (985) 892-2373The New Orleans-style roast beef po-boy is made with house-cooked roast beef. The barbecue beef po-boy features roast beef smothered in barbecue sauce. No reservations. Lunch Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

BECK-N-CALL CAFE
534 N. New Hampshire St., Covington, (985) 875-9390 ; www.beckncallcafe.com
The Cindy special sandwich combines grilled chicken, sauteed mushrooms, pepper Jack cheese and Creole mustard on a six-grain bun. The Cuban sandwich fills a honey wheat loaf with roasted pork, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles and Creole mayonnaise. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri., brunch Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

BONEFISH GRILL
200 River Highlands Blvd., Covington, (985) 809-0662; www.bonefishgrill.com
Singapore calamari is fried with peppers and sweet-and-spicy Asian sauce. Grilled grouper is topped with a choice of sauces and comes with one side item. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

BUSTER'S PLACE
519 E. Boston St., Covington, (985) 809-3880; www.bustersplaceonline.com
The grilled mahi-mahi sandwich is served on a sweet mesquite bun and topped with lettuce, tomatoes and mango-pineapple dressing. The seafood platter features fried catfish, shrimp and oysters, french fries, corn fritters and salad. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

CAMPBELL'S COFFEE & TEA
516 S. Tyler St., Covington, (985) 246-6992; www.campbellscoffee.com
Specialty coffee drinks include creme brulee latte made with vanilla and caramel, available hot, iced or frozen. The coffeehouse offers Columbia Street Market sandwiches, including tuna salad with cheddar and avocado on wheatberry bread. No reservations. Breakfast Mon.-Sat., lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards and checks. $

CHEESESTEAK BISTRO
528 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 875-9793; www.thecheesesteakbistro.com
The cheese steak deluxe piles grilled sirloin, onions, peppers, mushrooms and provolone on a seeded French loaf. Bistro eggs Benedict rest poached eggs atop grilled English muffins or French bread with ham and hollandaise and come with grits or a hash brown casserole on the side. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

COFFEE RANI
234 Lee Lane, Covington, (985) 893-6158; www.coffeerani.com
The cafe tops its spinach and artichoke dip with Parmesan and tomatoes and serves it with warm pita chips. The Mediterranean quinoa includes Roma tomatoes, feta, olives, avocado, cucumbers and pita bread on a bed of spring mix lettuce. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $

DAKOTA
629 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 892-3712; www.restaurantcuvee.com/dakota
Fried soft-shell crabs are served with shrimp, crabmeat, crawfish and Creole sauce over roasted pecan rice. Steen's cane syrup lacquered duck is served with a buttermilk cornmeal waffle, spring peas, carrots, creme fraiche and strawberry jam. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

DICRISTINA'S
810 N. Columbia St., Suite C, Covington, (985) 875-0160; www.dicristinas.com
Soft-shell crab Emily features a fried soft-shell crab over angel hair pasta with crawfish cream sauce. Grilled shrimp are served with cheese ravioli in Alfredo sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

DIMARTINO'S FAMOUS NEW ORLEANS MUFFULETTAS
700 S. Tyler St., Covington, (985) 276-6460; www.dimartinos.com
See West Bank — Gretna section for restaurant description.

THE ENGLISH TEA ROOM
734 E. Rutland St., Covington, (985) 898-3988; www.englishtearoom.com
The Coronation chicken salad combines chicken, grapes, apples and walnuts in mild curry dressing. You can also get it as a sandwich. The Windsor high tea includes a pot of tea, finger sandwiches, mini-quiches, two mini-cakes, a chocolate-dipped strawberry and fresh baked scones served with clotted cream, lemon curd and preserves. Reservations accepted. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

ISABELLA'S PIZZERIA
1331 N. Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 809-1900; 70452 Hwy. 21, Covington, (985) 875-7620; www.isabellaspizzeria.net
Isabella's Four Seasons pizza features four sections, each topped with different sauces and ingredients. The Mediterranean shrimp pasta features shrimp, onion, garlic, parsley, Parmesan and feta over spaghetti with a dash of lemon and olive oil on top. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$

IZZO'S ILLEGAL BURRITO
70488 Hwy. 21, Suite 100, Covington, (985) 327-5114; www.izzos.com
See Metairie section for restaurant description.

LOLA RESTAURANT
517 N. New Hampshire St., Covington, (985) 892-4992; www.lolacovington.com
Risotto with black truffles and prosciutto comes with smothered greens. The veal lasagna includes Parmesan, mozzarella, bechamel and San Marizano tomatoes. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon-.Fri., dinner Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

LONGHORN STEAKHOUSE
69368 Hwy. 21, Covington, (985) 875-1100; www.longhornsteakhouse.com
Barbecue ribs come with a choice of sides and salad. Grilled white cheddar stuffed mushrooms are filled with herbs and cheddar cheese and topped with a melted blend of four cheeses. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

MATTINA BELLA
421 E. Gibson St., Covington, (985) 892-0708 Banana nut buckwheat waffles are thick Belgian waffles topped with roasted pecans and banana slices, with whipped butter and cane syrup on the side. The Iron Man omelet uses egg whites with sauteed mushrooms, onions, tomatoes and bell peppers, topped with sliced avocado. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards and checks. $

MELLOW MUSHROOM
1645 Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 327-5407; www.mellowmushroom.com
The house pizza comes with pepperoni, ham, ground beef, Italian sausage, bacon, onions, bell peppers, mushrooms, black olives and tomatoes. The Cosmic Karma pizza has red sauce, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, feta, fresh tomatoes and pesto sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

NEW ORLEANS FOOD & SPIRITS
208 Lee Lane, Covington, (985) 875-0432; www.neworleansfoodspirits.com
Crab cake Pontchartrain is topped with crawfish cream sauce and served over angel hair pasta. Voodoo egg rolls are stuffed with crawfish. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

NONNA'S ITALIAN BAKERY & CAFFE
2033 N. Hwy. 190, Suite 5, Covington, (985) 893-1488; www.nonnarandazzo.com
This bakery makes its signature cinnamon king cakes year round. Eclairs, cannolis, macaroons and donuts also fill the pastry case. No reservations. Breakfast Tue.-Sun., lunch Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $

PIZZA MAN OF COVINGTON
1248 N. Collins Blvd., Covington, (985) 892-9874The Wow pizza features an olive oil-brushed hand-tossed crust topped with artichokes, crab, garlic and Romano cheese. The Pizza Palace is loaded with pepperoni, Italian sausage, green peppers, house-made meatballs and onions. Delivery available. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

RED MANGO
70415 Hwy. 21, Covington, 985-893-0255; www.redmangousa.com
Red Mango is a self-serve frozen yogurt shop with flavors including mango, white peach and Red Mango's signature original — and there's a variety of toppings. Strawberry-banana and mixed berry smoothies are popular. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

RISTORANTE DEL PORTO
501 E. Boston St., Covington, (985) 875-1006; www.delportoristorante.com
House-made cavatelli pasta features veal sweetbreads and local oyster mushrooms in beef marrow sauce. A braised domestic lamb shank is served with lemon-and-olive whipped potatoes and parsley-mint pesto. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

ROLY POLY
816 Hwy. 190, Covington, (985) 892-2462; www.rolypoly.com
See CBD section for restaurant description.

SWEET DADDY'S BBQ
420 S. Tyler St., Covington, (985) 898-2166; www.sweetdaddysbarbq.com
The two-meat combo plate includes a choice of pulled pork, brisket, chicken, baby back ribs or smoked sausage and two sides. Try chocolate chip pecan pie for dessert. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

VAZQUEZ SEAFOOD & PO-BOY RESTAURANT
515 E. Boston St., Covington, (985) 893-9336 Vazquez serves everything from lasagna to red beans and rice to breaded pork chops, with sides like onion rings and gravy cheese fries. The po-boy-style Cuban sandwich is filled with roast pork, ham, Swiss cheese and pickles. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

YUJIN JAPANESE RESTAURANT
323 N. New Hampshire St., Covington, (985) 809-3840Yujin offers a full range of Japanese dishes including everything from tempura to sushi. Popular sushi choices include the Burning Man roll, which gets heat from spicy tuna and is topped with seared pepper tuna and avocado. The ceviche roll combines white tuna, red snapper, cilantro, lemon, jalapeno, avocado and tomato. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$



MADISONVILLE

COFFEE'S BOILIN' POT
305 Covington St., Madisonville, 985-845-2348; www.coffeesboilinpot.com
Fried or grilled catfish Madisonville comes with crawfish, mushroom and green onion cream sauce. Boiled seafood platters feature crawfish, crab and shrimp. No reservations. Lunch Thu.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

FRIENDS COASTAL RESTAURANT
407 St. Tammany St., Madisonville, (985) 845-7303; www.friendscoastal.com
The Jack-leg chicken features fried breasts, melted pepper Jack cheese and jambalaya topped with a ladle of seafood gumbo. Blackened catfish is topped with bronzed shrimp and crabmeat in Key lime beurre blanc. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

KEITH YOUNG'S STEAKHOUSE
165 Hwy. 21, Madisonville, (985) 845-9940; www.keithyoungs.net
Order a pair of fried soft-shell crabs topped with shrimp bechamel and served with green beans and salad. The 14-oz. filet mignon comes with a baked potato and salad. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$$

MORTON'S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT
702 Water St., Madisonville, (985) 845-4970; www.mortonsseafood.com
 Morton's seafood platter combines fried Gulf shrimp, a stuffed crab, a soft-shell crab and a baked potato, french fries or salad. The restaurant also offers oysters on the half shell. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Thu.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

WATER STREET BISTRO
804 Water St., Madisonville, (985) 845-3855; www.waterstreetbistro.com
The roast duck is topped with scallions and toasted pecans and served with fig and port compote. Gulf shrimp are sauteed in olive oil and feature sundried tomatoes, kalamata olives, garlic, artichoke hearts, leeks, red onion and capers. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri, dinner Wed.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$



MANDEVILLE

BEAR'S GRILL & SPIRITS
1809 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 674-9090; www.bearsgrillandspirits.com
See Metairie Section for restaurant description.

BISTRO BYRONZ
1901 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (985) 951-7595; www.bistrobyronz.com
Creole pot roast is slow cooked and served with garlic mashed potatoes, Creole gravy, green beans and salad. Sesame-crusted tuna is served over a salad of mixed greens tossed in house vinaigrette and topped with fried wontons. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

BOSCO'S ITALIAN CAFE
2040 Hwy. 59, Suite D, Mandeville, (985) 624-5066; www.boscositalian.com
The paneed veal Carmela is topped with sauteed shrimp in mushroom cream sauce. The pastrami sandwich features thin pastrami covered in melted Swiss cheese served on rye with Creole mustard. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Sun., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

CAFE LYNN
3051 E. Causeway Approach, Mandeville, (985) 624-9007; www.cafelynn.com
Veal medallions are topped with white wine mushroom sauce and come with a starch and a vegetable. The filet mignon au poivre is an 8-oz. filet served with brandy and green peppercorn sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

CHERRYBERRY FROZEN YOGURT & SHAVED ICE1901 N. Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (985) 231-7606; www.cherryberryyogurt.com
See Metairie section for restaurant description.

COFFEE RANI
3510 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (985) 674-0560; www.coffeerani.com
See Northshore — Covington section for restaurant description.

COSCINO'S PIZZA ITALIAN RESTAURANT
1817 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 727-4984; www.coscinospizza.com
Spaghetti and meatballs features hand-rolled meatballs and red gravy over angel hair pasta. The Boyer special pizza has garlic herb sauce, pepperoni, sausage, feta and jalapenos. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

FAZZIO'S RESTAURANT
1841 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 624-9704; www.fazziosrestaurant.com
The Jimbob features shrimp stuffed with crabmeat and served over pasta with crabmeat cream sauce. The 16-oz. rib-eye Good Lovin' is topped with fried oysters and bordelaise sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

GEORGE'S MEXICAN RESTAURANT
1461 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 626-4342; www.georgesmexicanrestaurant.com
The chicken fajitas feature broiled chicken brought to the table still sizzling along with guacamole, pico de gallo and flour tortillas. The tacos a la Mexicana are filled with char-broiled cuts of meat topped with avocado and crisp onions and served with Mexican rice and refried beans. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

GIO'S VILLA VANCHERI
2890 E. Causeway Approach, Mandeville, (985) 624-2597; www.giosvillavancheri.com
The popular orecchio di elefante is a veal chop pounded thin in the shape of an elephant ear and served with pasta and salad. The osso buco Milanese is a veal shank braised in red sauce and served with rice or pasta and salad. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

GOOD EARTH MARKET AND CAFE
821 Girod St., Mandeville, (985) 674-4329; www.goodearthmarket.net
The Ferdi po-boy is packed with grilled ham, turkey, roast beef and Swiss cheese. The shrimp remoulade wrap bundles grilled shrimp, lettuce, tomatoes, onions and remoulade sauce in a whole wheat wrap. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

INDIA 4 U
1703 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 626-5657; www.indiafood4u.com
Goat korma is simmered in yogurt and cream and served with cashew paste. The tandoori chicken features white and dark meat marinated overnight in yogurt and cooked with spices in a clay oven. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

ISABELLA'S PIZZERIA
2660 Florida St., Mandeville, (985) 674-5700; www.isabellaspizzeria.net
See Northshore — Covington section for restaurant description.

JOHNNY & JOYCE'S SEAFOOD
1461 N. Causeway Approach, Mandeville, (985) 727-7727The seafood platter includes fried oysters, shrimp, fish and soft-shell crabs. Seafood gumbo is filled with shrimp, crab and okra. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

JUNIPER RESTAURANT
301 Lafitte St., Mandeville, (985) 624-5330; www.juniperrestaurant.net
The seafood bouillabaisse contains shrimp, scallops, clams and Gulf fish simmered in saffron Creole sauce. Braised pork shank osso buco is served with oyster-andouille dressing with Jack Daniel's cane syrup. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$$

LA CARRETA
1200 W. Causeway Approach, Mandeville, (985) 624-2990; www.carretarestaurant.com
The fajita platter includes a choice of grilled shrimp, steak or chicken with onions, peppers, tomatoes, beans, guacamole, sour cream and tortillas. Ceviche al oregano is lime-marinated mahi-mahi served with avocado on a crisp tostada. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

LA MADELEINE
3434 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, (985) 626-7004; www.lamadeleine.com
See Carrollton/University section for restaurant description.

THE LAKEHOUSE
2025 Lakeshore Drive, Mandeville, (985) 626-3006; www.lakehousecuisine.com
Barbecue shrimp are served over Parmesan polenta. Seared Gulf shrimp and crab ravioli are served with pine nuts, baby spinach and truffle jus. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri., dinner Thu.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

LITTLE TOKYO
590 Ashbury Drive, Mandeville, (985) 727-1532; www.littletokyosushi.com
Little Tokyo offers a full range of Japanese cuisine including sushi and specialty rolls. The Tiger Roll combines tuna and yellowtail, barbecued eel, fresh salmon and avocado. The Burning Man roll has crunchy tuna inside and pepper tuna on the outside. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

LOUIE AND THE REDHEAD LADY
1851 Florida St., Mandeville, (985) 626-6044; www.louieandtheredheadlady.com
Start a meal with fried green tomatoes topped with boiled shrimp and remoulade over a bed of spring mix. Oysters La Luzianne are flash-fried oysters served on the half-shell and topped with garlic aioli and Parmesan. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sun. Checks. $$

MANDINA'S RESTAURANT
Azelea Shopping Center, 4240 Hwy. 22, Suite 1, Mandeville, (985) 674-9883; www.mandinasrestaurant.com
See Mid-City section for restaurant description.

MONSTER PO-BOYS
1814 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 9, Mandeville, (985) 626-9183 Order house-cooked roast beef smothered with gravy over a bed of rice. The roast beef also lands inside the Monster special po-boy with hot ham, hot turkey and cheese. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner Tue.-Fri. Credit cards. $

N'TINI'S 
2891 Hwy. 190, Suite D, Mandeville, (985) 626-5566; www.ntinis.com
Chicken N'Tini features a fried chicken breast over pasta topped with crawfish cream sauce. Another popular item is red bean and crawfish soup. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

click to enlarge Even the butter gets a shot of something special at Nuvolari's in Mandeville. - PHOTO BY CHERYL GERBER

NUVOLARI'S
246 Girod St., Mandeville, (985) 626-5619 Get linguine topped with shrimp, crab and lobster and a choice of marinara or sherry cream sauce. Pork osso buco Milanese is served with wild mushrooms, braising jus, gremolata and creamy Parmesan risotto. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$$

PETUNIA'S PLACE
2020 Hwy. 59, Mandeville, (985) 674-3436; www.petuniasplace.com
Redfish Julia features a grilled fillet topped with creamy crawfish sauce served over pasta in garlic butter. Pork tenderloin is drizzled with bourbon sauce and served with potato cakes. Reservations accepted. Lunch Thu.-Tue., dinner Thu.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

THE TIMES GRILL
1896 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 626-1161; www.timesgrill.com
The menu features 23 different types of hamburgers, including the Gold burger, a patty brushed with barbecue sauce and topped with pepper Jack cheese and onion rings. The large selection of salads includes the chef's club salad, piled with turkey, ham, roast beef, provolone, cheddar and Swiss cheeses. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

TREY YUEN CUISINE OF CHINA
600 N. Causeway Approach, Mandeville, (985) 626-4476; www.treyyuen.com
Trey Yuen has been a Northshore bastion of Chinese cuisine for more than three decades. The honey-glazed pecan shrimp features large Gulf shrimp in sweet and creamy sauce and is served with honey-roasted pecans and sesame seeds. The Cantonese-inspired seafood and eggplant dish includes shrimp, scallops and crawfish stir-fried with Chinese eggplant in bean sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

VIANNE'S TEA HOUSE
544 Girod St., Mandeville, (985) 624-5683; www.viannes.com
For a taste of autumn, try the baked-from-scratch pumpkin scones or pumpkin spice tea. The cafe's light fare includes house-made soups and salads. Full tea services include beverages and a selection of tea sandwiches and sweets. Reservations recommended. Lunch Tue.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

VITALITY JUICE, JAVA & SMOOTHIE BAR
4350 Highway 22, Suite H, Mandeville, (985) 727-3482; www.vitalityjuice.com
Vitality offers more than 100 varieties of low-calorie, no sugar added, frozen drinks. The Wild Ponchatoula salad features grilled chicken with candied pecans and strawberries. Try dairy-and sugar-free soft serve ice cream. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $



OUTSKIRTS

JACMEL INN
903 E. Morris St., Hammond, (985) 542-0043; www.jacmelinn.com
The Angels on Horseback appetizer features oysters wrapped in smoked bacon with sweet anise. The house-cured pork is served with sweet corn polenta and smoked andouille-pork demi-glace. Reservations recommended. Lunch Wed.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$$

JANIE BROWN'S RESTAURANT
27207 Hwy. 190, Lacombe, (985) 882-7201 Crabmeat Ponchartrain is a crab in a casserole with lump crabmeat and shrimp. Catfish Michelle features fried catfish in creamy crawfish sauce. Reservations recommended for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

LA CARRETA
108 NW Railroad Ave., Hammond, (985) 419-9990; 107 Carrollwood Drive, LaPlace, (985) 651-9991; www.carretarestaurant.com
See Northshore — Mandeville section for restaurant description.

LA PROVENCE
25020 Hwy. 190, Lacombe, (985) 626-7662; www.laprovencerestaurant.com
Chef John Besh focuses on the rustic French cooking of Provence. Ravioli are filled with slow-cooked rabbit and served with English peas, pecans and braised spring onions. Slow-cooked neck of Mangalitsa pork comes with house-made pasta and smoked tomatoes. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

MIDDENDORF'S
30160 Hwy. 51 S., Akers, (985) 386-6666; www.middendorfsrestaurant.com
Chef Horst Pfeifer's seafood restaurant specializes in thin-sliced catfish. The fried seafood platter includes oysters, shrimp, thin-fried catfish and hush puppies. The catfish dinner includes thin-fried catfish, coleslaw, hush puppies and fries. For Oktoberfest, Pfeifer also offers German specials like sauerbraten and weiner schnitzel on Wednesdays and Thursdays. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

SAL & JUDY'S RESTAURANT
27491 Hwy. 190, Lacombe, (985) 882-9443Spitini is thinly sliced pork medallions wrapped around ham, provolone cheese and tomato-basil relish baked and topped with sauteed mushrooms. Trout amandine is served with salad and green beans. Reservations recommended. Lunch Sun., dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

TREY YUEN CUISINE OF CHINA
2100 N. Morrison Blvd., Hammond, (985) 345-6789; www.treyyuen.com
See Northshore — Mandeville section for restaurant description.

WAYNE JACOB'S SMOKEHOUSE RESTAURANT
769 W. Fifth Street, LaPlace, (985) 652-9990; www.wjsmokehouse.com
The smokehouse makes its own andouille, and boudin balls with remoulade are anther house-made specialty. Pasta St. John features spicy shrimp with tasso-herb cream sauce over pasta and is served with garlic bread and salad. Rib and brisket entrees also are popular. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner Thu.-Fri., brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$



SLIDELL

ASSUNTA'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT
2631 Hwy. 190 W., Slidell, (985) 649-9768; www.assuntas.com
Assunta's osso buco features veal smothered with onions and tomatoes and is served with bowtie pasta. Seafood cannelloni combines crawfish, shrimp and tomato-basil sauce and has melted mozzarella on top. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

BEAR'S GRILL & SPIRITS
550 Gause Blvd., Slidell, (985) 201-8905; www.bearsgrillandspirits.com
See Metairie section for restaurant description.

CAMELLIA CAFE
525 Hwy. 190 W., Slidell, (985) 649-6211; www.thecamelliacafe.com
See Northshore — Abita Springs section for restaurant description.

DITALI'S PIZZA
Northshore Square Mall, 150 Northshore Blvd., Slidell, (985) 649-5657Ditali's specializes in thin-crust pies. Spaghetti and meatballs with red sauce is a hearty homestyle dish from its cousin, Cafe Ditali. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

K.Y.'S OLD TOWNE BICYCLE SHOP
2267 Carey St., Slidell, (985) 641-1911; www.kysoldetowne.com
The fried seafood platter combines shrimp, catfish, oysters, hush puppies and two sides. Grilled Gulf fish of the day is served with two sides. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. Checks. $

NATHAN'S RESTAURANT
36440 Old Bayou Liberty Road, Slidell, (985) 643-0443; www.nathansrestaurant.net
Smoked and fried oysters are topped with chipotle aioli, Creole honey butter and blue cheese crumbles. Blackened tuna is pan-seared and topped with Creole honey butter and served with tasso and potato hash. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

SOUTH SEAS ASIAN CUISINE
1714 Hwy. 190 W., Slidell, (985) 646-6085The Spartan roll bundles shrimp tempura, cream cheese, snow crab, tuna and avocado and is topped with eel sauce. Four seasons is a dish of stir-fried beef, chicken, pork, shrimp, broccoli, snow peas, water chestnut and bok choy. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

THE TIMES GRILL
1827 Front St., Slidell, (985) 639-3335; www.timesgrill.com
See Northshore — Mandeville for restaurant description.

YOUNG'S RESTAURANT
850 Robert Blvd., Slidell, (985) 643-9331; www.youngssteakhouse.com
The steakhouse offers rib-eyes, sirloins and prime rib as well as seafood like redfish, shrimp and crab. Side items include sauteed mushrooms, baked potatoes and steamed or grilled vegetables. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$




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