Five in 5: shrimp toast

Borgne 601 Loyola Ave., (504) 613-3860 Shrimp toast features pork belly and sweet chili sambal. Five Happiness 3605 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 482-3935 Shrimp toast is sprinkled with sesame seeds and served with a hot mustard dipping sauce.

Five in 5: pisco cocktails in New Orleans

Catahoula Hotel914 Union St., (504) 603-2442www.piscobarnola.comThe hotel's Pisco Bar has a menu of pisco cocktails, including the Back Page, made with pisco, banana liqueur, dry vermouth and lemon. Compere LapinOld No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery, 535 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 599-2119www.comperelapin.comAn Andromeda combines pisco, green chili vodka, lime, grapefruit and egg white.

Five in 5: flatbreads

Meril424 Girod St., (504) flatbread is topped with spicy chorizo, shaved red onions, scallions and melted cheese. NOSH752 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 581-7101www.noshneworleans.comA Bianca flatbread is topped with roasted garlic, melted fontina, mozzarella and Pecorino cheeses and pinot-sweet onion jam.

Five in 5: collard greens

Angeline1032 Chartres St., (504) 308-3106www.angelinenola.comBlack-eyed pea and collard green soup is flavored with bourbon, bacon and smoky pork broth. DTB8201 Oak St., Suite 1, (504) 518-6889www.dtbnola.comThe LA 1 gumbo features blue crab, collard greens and crab fat potato salad.

Five in 5: avocado

Carmo527 Julia St., (504) 875-4132www.cafecarmo.comAvocado tiradito is topped with aji amarillo peppers, yuzu sauce and puffed corn kernels. The Franklin2600 Dauphine St., (504) 267-0640www.thefranklinnola.comA sashimi tostada is topped with tuna, avocado, cherry tomatoes, lime, chipotle pepper and Mexican crema.

Five in 5: where to go for taco Tuesdays in New Orleans

B Mac's819 St. Louis St., (504) 252-2026Grab a drink at the bar and help yourself to the free beef taco spread every Tuesday starting at 3 p.m. until the kitchen runs out. Cosimo's1201 Burgundy St., (504) 522-9715The French Quarter watering hole serves $2 tacos every Tuesday, offering combinations such as Sriracha-marinated chicken, pineapple pico vegetable and spicy vegetarian black bean burritos.

Five in 5: drinks with watermelon

The Cheezy Cajun3325 St. Claude Ave., (504) 265-0045www.thecheezycajun.comWatermelon sangria is served on weekends. Mais Arepas1200 Carondelet St., (504) maisarepasWatermelon margaritas are served in a salt-rimmed cocktail glass and garnished with a watermelon spear.

Five in 5: drinks and dishes with mint

Bakery Bar1179 Annunciation St., (504) 265-8884www.bakery.barThe Dorothy Parker cocktail combines bourbon, tea, Genepy des Alpes, mint and lemon. Cochon Butcher930 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 588-7675www.cochonbutcher.comA pork belly sandwich is dressed with mint and cucumber and served on white bread.

Five in 5: dishes with mushrooms

Bar Frances4525 Freret St., (504) 371-5043www.barfrances.comGrilled and pickled mushrooms top Bellegarde Bakery country-style bread. DTB8201 Oak St., (504) 518-6889www.dtbnola.comMushroom boudin balls are served with smoked mayonnaise and pickled collard greens.

Five in 5: dishes with XO sauce

Bao & Noodle2700 Chartres St., (504) 272-0004www.baoandnoodle.comLouisiana shrimp are tossed with garlic, rice wine, egg noodles and spicy house-made XO sauce made with garlic, shallots, scallops, shrimp, ham, chilies and shrimp roe. GW Fins808 Bienville St., (504) 581-3467www.gwfins.comThe cobia tataki features XO sauce, Thai herbs and radish salad.

Five in 5: where to find scotch eggs in New Orleans

The Bombay Club830 Conti St., (504) 577-2237www.bombayclub- neworleans.comA fried boudin-wrapped Scotch egg is served atop bacon-braised black-eyed peas. The Cheezy Cajun3325 St. Claude Ave., (504) 265-0045www.thecheezycajun.comThree hard-boiled eggs are wrapped in andouille sausage, breaded, fried and served with Creole mustard.

Five in 5: Creole tomatoes

Congregation Coffee Roasters240 Pelican Ave., (504) 265-0194www.congregationcoffee.comWhole-wheat bread is topped with sliced Creole tomatoes and mayonnaise made with pickled mustard seeds, lemon zest, tarragon and Creole mustard.a Dante's Kitchen736 Dante St., (504) 861-3121www.danteskitchen.comCreole tomato salad features arugula and fresh herbs.


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