9327 Jefferson Ave., River Ridge, 738-2452See "Citywide" listing for restaurant description.
208 Tallulah Ave., River Ridge, 738-1508Even the chicken salad takes hours to prepare. After five hours in the smoker, the chicken is hand-picked and combined with green onions, seasonings and mayonnaise. The ribs, pork and beef are hit with a dry rub and slow-smoked over Kentucky hickory. For a more local taste you can have boudin or alligator sausage. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $
MIMI'S ITALIAN AND SEAFOOD RESTAURANT
10160 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge, 737-6464
This quaint River Ridge restaurant serves hearty Creole-Italian fare in a comfortable and inviting environment. Affordable options fill the lunch menu, including seafood risotto and veal meatballs with angel hair pasta. Try the shrimp remoulade salad with avocado, vine-ripened tomatoes and eggs over mixed greens with a remoulade sauce or go for an entree of a grilled bone-in pork chop with paneed oysters, Creole mustard demi-glace and roasted garlic creamed potatoes. Reservations recommended. Lunch Thu.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$
PLANC COFFEE AND TEA
1827 Hickory Ave., River Ridge, 738-2220; www.planc.com
Grab a cup of joe to go or sip a soothing tea at this River Ridge cafe. Pastries and sandwiches, including bagels, muffins, and cinnamon rolls and a homemade chicken salad, also are available, along with free wireless. No reservations. Breakfast daily, lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $
9605 Jefferson Hwy., River Ridge, 738-9239
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