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.

Five in 5: variations on negroni cocktails

Ancora4508 Freret St., (504) 324-1636www.ancorapizza.comA Miller's Negroni is made with Martin Miller's Gin, Cocchi Torino and Campari. Cafe Henri800 Louisa St., (504) 302-2357www.henri.cafeThe frozen Negroni features Oryza gin, sweet vermouth and Luxardo Bitter.

Five in 5: grapefruit drinks

Barrel Proof1201 Magazine St., (504) 299-1888www.barrelproofnola.comThe Paper Zeppelin features rye whiskey, grapefruit liqueur, lemon and amaro. Compere LapinThe Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery,535 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 599-2119www.comperelapin.comThe Andromeda combines pisco, green chili vodka, lime, grapefruit, rose and egg white.

Five in 5: high-end restaurant burgers

Angeline1032 Chartres St., (504) 308-3106www.angelinenola.comA patty of grass-fed beef is topped with bacon, pimiento cheese and pickles and served with hand-cut fries. Compere Lapin535 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 599-2119www.comperelapin.comThe wagyu beef burger is topped with Taleggio cheese and caramelized onions.

Five in 5: smoked chicken

Boucherie1506 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 862-5514www.boucherie-nola.comA brined and smoked half chicken is served with black garlic hoisin sauce, tomato basil sambal, sesame pancakes and garlicky green beans. High Hat Cafe4500 Freret St., (504) 754-1336www.highhatcafe.comSmoked roasted chicken is served with a choice of sides such as pimiento macaroni and cheese, sweet potato salad, coleslaw or field peas.

Five in 5: where to find 5 great dips in New Orleans

1000 Figs3141 Ponce de Leon St., (504) 301-0848www.1000figs.comRicotta and pumpkin seed dip is served with house-made pan bread. Lebanon's Cafe1500 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 862-6200www.lebanonscafe.comFoul features smashed fava beans, jalapeno peppers, garlic, olive oil and lemon.

Five in 5: sausage rolls

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Five in 5: raw fish dishes in New Orleans

Baru3700 Magazine St., (504) 895-2225www.barutapas.comFlounder tiradito features spicy leche de tigre, grapefruit, radishes, red onions and choclo, Peruvian large-kernel corn. Carmo527 Julia St., (504) 875-4132www.cafecarmo.comPeruvian-style tiradito features thinly sliced Gulf fish topped with aji amarillo, yuzu sauce and canchita, or toasted corn nuts.

Five in 5: where to find crawfish bread in New Orleans

Borgne601 Loyola Ave., (504) 613-3860www.borgnerestaurant.comCiabatta is topped with creamy crawfish, onions, peppers, celery and melted cheese. The Cheezy Cajun3325 St. Claude Ave., (504) 265-0045www.thecheezycajun.comCorn bread pudding is topped with crawfish tails and creamy butter sauce.


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