Review: The Crepe Place in Bywater

Simple, fresh, sweet and savory crepes in a casual cafe
The Crepe Place is less a French restaurant than a cafe that pays homage to the country's best-known portable snack. Anchoring the airy space on Poland Avenue is the spot's raison d'etre, a custom-built wooden crepe cart.

Review: the return of Cafe Sbisa

The restaurant serves updated French-Creole fare in the French Quarter
At Cafe Sbisa, the first thing diners notice is a mural by the late George Dureau, which looms large over the historic restaurant's dining room. The photographer and painter's depiction of French Quarter patrons at the Decatur Street restaurant (which dates back to 1899) has been hanging in the same spot for decades, though the iconic eatery shuttered after Hurricane Katrina and has had several short-lived incarnations in years past.

Review: Cafe Aquarius gets groovy in Chalmette

The cafe serves creative, wholesome fare with a '60s vibe
Flyers advertising a yoga course hang near the front register. Peace signs, Grateful Dead posters and John Lennon quotes decorate the walls.

Review: Susan Spicer and Brett Duffee keep it casual at Rosedale

Comfort food shines in a relaxed neighborhood setting
Rosedale is the kind of restaurant every neighborhood wants. Chef Susan Spicer's latest endeavor sits in a quiet pocket of the Navarre neighborhood on a sleepy residential street overlooking the train tracks between Mid-City and Lakeview.

Review: Station 6 in Bucktown

Chef Alison Vega-Knoll takes a refined approach to local seafood
Station 6 isn't your typical Bucktown seafood shack.   While the casual standbys one would expect of seafood restaurants in the area are here, including raw oysters and cornmeal-dusted fried fish, the rest of Station 6's menu takes time-honored traditions and kicks them up a few notches, elevating the quality of the dishes as well as the prices.

Review: 14 Parishes in Central City

Authentic, flavorful Jamaican food on Clio Street
Westmoreland. St. Elizabeth.

Review: Isaac Toups gets bigger and bolder at Toups South

Chef Isaac Toups straddles excess and refinement at his Central City eatery
Southern cuisine often falls into one of two camps: time-honored, casual comfort food or refined and modern takes on Southern classics. The concept of elevated Southern restaurants has evolved to include fine-dining establishments where traditional dishes are re-imagined with advanced culinary techniques.

Review: Meril in the Warehouse District

Emeril Lagasse’s latest restaurant serves an array of small plates
There's a lot going on at Meril, Emeril Lagasse's new restaurant in the Warehouse District.   The celebrity chef's first new restaurant in New Orleans in 18 years plays the small plate game, taking a sharp detour from Lagasse's more refined restaurants with a globetrotting palate and a more moderate price tag to boot.

Review: Turkey and the Wolf

Tapping into your dinner child on Jackson Avenue
As fun-loving and carefree as New Orleans can be, when it comes to sandwiches, we tend to get serious. Muffulettas are nothing to laugh at.

Review: Part & Parcel in the Warehouse District

A gourmet deli from Phillip Lopez excels with charcuterie.
A New York delicatessen can be a good place to find butcher-paper- swaddled Reuben sandwiches, glass display cases stacked with oily Italian cold cuts, surly counter service and coffee that resembles swamp water. Chef Phillip Lopez's new modern deli, Part & Parcel, doesn't have much in common with a corner bodega on Bleecker Street.

Review: Seaworthy inside the Ace Hotel

Oysters from American coasts and Canada highlight a menu at the maritime-themed Warehouse District restaurant
"American oysters differ as much as American people," author M.F.K. Fisher famously wrote in Consider the Oyster, her love letter to the bivalve mollusks. That sentiment is the driving force behind Seaworthy, a new restaurant with a maritime attitude featuring oysters from the East, West and Gulf coasts, tucked inside a historic townhouse sidling the Ace Hotel.

Review: Cuzco Peruvian Cuisine shines on Freret Street

Simple, authentic Peruvian dishes feel like home on Freret
There are many interpretations of the Latin American cured fish dish ceviche, but a traditional Peruvian take can be hard to find.   One new place to find it is Cuzco Peruvian Cuisine, a Freret Street restaurant that revels in simple and authentic Peruvian dishes.


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