Five in 5: dishes with pumpkin

Breads on Oak8640 Oak St., (504) 324-8271www.breadsonoak.comPumpkin-cheddar biscuit sandwiches are filled with a tofu scramble and vegan andouille sausage. The Italian Barrel430 Barracks St., (504) pumpkin-filled ravioli are served with brown butter and sage sauce.

Five in 5: dishes with eggplant

Joey K's3001 Magazine St., (504) 891-0997www.joeyksrestaurant.comAn eggplant Napoleon includes breaded and fried eggplant medallions stacked with fried shrimp and crawfish cream sauce. Lilette3637 Magazine St., (504) 895-1636www.liletterestaurant.comFried eggplant and zucchini chips are served with tzatziki.

Five in 5: dishes with squash blossoms

August301 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 299-9777www.restaurantaugust.comFried stuffed squash blossoms include corn, heirloom tomatoes and brown butter. Avo5908 Magazine St., (504) 509-6550www.restaurantavo.comFried squash blossoms are stuffed with goat cheese and ricotta and served with puffed rice and zucchini puree.

Five in 5: five places for Oktoberfest dishes in New Orleans

Bratz Y'all617 Piety St., (504) 301-3222www.bratzyall.comThe German restaurant and beer garden offers a Sunday night-only special of schweinhaxe, a dark beer-marinated roasted pork shank served with dumplings, sauerkraut and gravy. Brieux Carre2115 Decatur St., (504) 304-4242www.brieuxcarre.comOn Sept. 30, the brewery throws an Oktoberfest party with pretzels and bratwursts with sauerkraut on pretzel rolls.

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.


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