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2013 Winter Restaurant Guide: Deli 

At the deli counter, daily specials include crispy fried catfish with sides like mac and cheese or fried okra. Monday's red beans and rice special comes with a baked or fried pork chop and side items. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

1519 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 835-5979; 3135 Esplanade Ave., (504) 322-2595; 5217 Elysian Fields Ave., (504) 218-8426;
These family-owned groceries have deli counters that serve house-made savory meat pies and pressed Cuban sandwiches: marinated pork, ham, Swiss cheese, pickles and mustard. The Friday night special at the Metairie Road location is a fried shrimp po-boy. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

DELI 70124
872 Harrison Ave., (504) 304-8501;
Megan's Favorite Salad combines spinach, grilled chicken, walnuts, cran-raisins, goat cheese and raspberry vinaigrette. Karen's Reuben fills rye bread with lean corned beef and sauerkraut. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

710 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 834-8216;
Dorignac's offers daily specials like Monday's red beans or white beans with meat choices including fried chicken, smoked sausage and smothered pork chops. The golden fried chicken livers are hand battered and served as lunch plate. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

2854 St. Charles Ave., (504) 895-9524;
The pressed chicken Philly sandwich combines chicken, provolone and American cheeses, mushrooms, sauteed onions, roasted peppers, mayo and Italian seasonings on Leidenheimer French bread. The house chicken and sausage gumbo is made with a rich, dark roux. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

3708 Derbigny St., Metairie, (504) 833-1390
Burger patties are made fresh daily and the Mr. G's burgers (Junior or Senior) are topped with house-made chili. Hot tamale sandwiches are served on French bread and topped with chili and cheese. Krispy Krunchy fried chicken is popular. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

3519 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 888-2010;
The J&N Special is made with corned beef and pastrami on rye with horseradish, mustard and coleslaw and is served hot. The kosher fried shrimp po-boy features imitation shrimp served with cocktail sauce, lettuce and tomato. No reservations. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner Mon.-Thu. Credit cards. $

801 Harrison Ave., (504) 293-1201;
A Chisesi ham po-boy comes dressed with lettuce, tomato, pickles and mayonnaise and can be pressed as a panino as well. The chicken platter includes the option of either fried or rotisserie pieces. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

800 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 831-6682; 1330 Arabella St., (504) 899-9283;
Button mushrooms are seasoned, smoked and stuffed with creamy crabmeat filling. The Masterpiece Roast combines beef tenderloin, veal cutlet, provolone cheese and herbs. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

2706 Royal St., (504) 947-8787; The neighborhood grocery and restaurant has a deli counter with sandwiches and hot plates. Steaks, burgers and seafood are cooked on the grill. Twenty-inch hand-tossed pizzas are cooked in a wood-fired brick oven. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

714 Elmeer Ave., Metairie, (504) 896-7350;
The Deli Deluxe sandwich features corned beef, pastrami, Swiss cheese, Russian dressing and Creole mustard on an onion roll and is served hot. The European salad combines baby arugula, prosciutto, dried cranberries, toasted pine nuts, shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano and sherry vinaigrette. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Fri., brunch Sun. Credit cards and checks. $$

The club sandwich has layers of ham, turkey, cheddar, applewood-smoked bacon, Swiss cheese, lettuce, tomato and honey mustard on toasted wheat bread. The Spud Max potato is loaded with ham, turkey, bacon, melted Swiss and cheddar cheeses, olives, green onions and sour cream. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

3501 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 885-4010;
The chicken or cheese quesadillas are made with mozzarella and cheddar cheese, lettuce and tomato topped with sour cream and salsa. The Mr. Club sandwich features turkey, ham, American cheese, bacon, lettuce and tomato on white or wheat toast. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

1100 Bourbon St., (504) 529-1416;
The roast beef po-boy features thin-sliced, slow-roasted beef in gravy on French bread. Brisket is slow roasted, sliced thick, slathered in barbecue sauce and served with potato salad and baked beans.. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Cash only. $

The options at Rouses include a salad bar, sandwiches, sushi, Asian noodle dishes cooked to order, breads and sweets from the bakery and more. Daily specials include Monday's red beans and rice with smoked sausage and Friday's fried fish served with white beans and rice. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

3000 Elysian Fields Ave., (504) 947-0675;
The burger features a 12-ounce patty of beef ground in-house served on a Leidenheimer bun with topping options including blue cheese or sauteed mushrooms. The catfish is stuffed with shrimp and crabmeat, baked, topped with shrimp and crabmeat cream sauce and served with a choice of two sides. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

1207 E. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, (504) 277-6594
Po-boys feature a variety of house-made sausages including hot sausage, Italian sausage and green onion and jalapeno. House-made hogshead cheese is available by the pound. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

336 Camp St., (504) 592-0223;
The Asian chicken salad tops baby greens with roasted chicken, carrots, mandarin orange segments, fried rice noodles and toasted almonds tossed in ginger-soy dressing. The AK (After Katrina) sandwich is assembled with a choice of four deli meats and cheddar, Swiss, pepper Jack and provolone cheeses on a warm muffuletta bun. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

3420 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 888-8225; 5600 Magazine St., (504) 899-9119;
These markets offer a rotating selection of salads, baked goods, deli items, pizza and more. One healthy option is the winter crunch salad with broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and apple chunks tossed with tangy citrus vinaigrette and topped with salted, roasted cashews. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

2042 Prytania St., (504) 523-3658; 4838 Prytania St., 895-0581;
Deli-style turkey and roast beef sandwiches are dressed with lettuce, tomato and pickles and served on Susan Spicer's multigrain bread. The corn and crab chowder is made in house. No reservations. 4838 Prytania St.: breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily; 2042 Prytania St.: breakfast, lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $


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