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David Henley prepares a pizza at Slice Pizzeria.

Photo by Cheryl Gerber

David Henley prepares a pizza at Slice Pizzeria.

Saffron NOLA
505 Gretna Blvd., Suite 6, Gretna, (504) 363-2174;
www.saffronnola.com
Lamb chops are soaked in rum, grilled and served with spicy red rogan josh sauce and khichdi, a blend of rice and lentils. Scallops are served with mango curry sauce and basmati rice. Reservations recommended. Dinner Fri. Credit cards. $$

St. Charles Tavern
1433 St. Charles Ave., (504) 523-9823;
www.stcharlestavern.com
The corned beef and cheese sandwich is dressed with coleslaw comes on Italian bread and is served with french fries. The seafood plate features catfish, shrimp, crab cakes and fries. Delivery available. No reservations. Open 24 hours daily. Credit cards. $

St. James Cheese Company
5004 Prytania St., (504) 899-4737;
www.stjamescheese.com
A sandwich places smoked salmon and fresh chevre atop multi-grain toast with dill, caperberries and red onions. The Funky Mushroom contains roast beef, Epoisses cheese, garlic, mushroom and caramelized onions on pressed ciabatta. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

St. Lawrence
219 N. Peters St., (504) 525-4111;
www.saintlawrencenola.com
The pulled pork po-boy consists of slow-cooked pork shoulder, mirliton slaw and house barbecue sauce served with baked beans. The crawfish "lobster" roll is a play on the New England sandwich, featuring Louisiana crawfish tails and clarified butter on a butter-toasted hot dog bun. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $$

Saints & Sinners
627 Bourbon St., (504) 528-9307;
www.saintsandsinnersnola.com
House-made crawfish pies feature risotto-style rice with crawfish and cheese in puff pastry. Shrimp and tasso pasta combines sauteed Gulf shrimp, smoked tasso and creamy rose sauce. Reservation accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Sake Cafe
817 W. Esplanade Ave., Suite B, Kenner, (504) 468-8829; 1130 S. Clearview Pkwy., Suite A, Harahan (504) 733-8879; 4201 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 779-7253;
www.sakecafela.com
Crawfish dip features spicy crawfish in a green curry sauce served with French bread. The Tiger roll combines tuna and wild salmon topped with tuna, salmon, eel, crunchy flakes, scallions, smelt roe and eel sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Sake Cafe Uptown
2830 Magazine St., (504) 894-0033;
www.sakecafeuptown.us
The Tropical roll features snow crab, masago, salmon and mango topped with fruit chili sauce. Never Bored tuna is thinly sliced tuna sashimi, cucumber and chili sauce topped with masago and scallions. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Salt 'n' Pepper
403 Iberville St., (504) 561-6070
Paneer tikka masala features Indian cottage cheese, sauteed spinach, tomato and spicy gravy. Chicken tikka masala is spiced chicken in creamy tomato sauce. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Salu
3226 Magazine St., (504) 371-5809;
www.salurestaurant.com
Braised short ribs are served with pappardelle and wild mushroom pomodoro sauce. The half-roasted duck includes duck breast, duck leg confit, sweet potato puree and braised mustard greens in pear sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Salvo's Seafood
7742 Hwy. 23, Belle Chasse, (504) 393-7303;
www.salvosseafood.com
Daily all-you-can-eat boiled seafood offerings rotate between crawfish, blue crabs, Dungeness crabs, shrimp and other seafood and come with potatoes, corn, onions, mushrooms, garlic and sausage. All-you-can eat fried shrimp, catfish or frog legs come with fries, hushpuppies, potato salad, bread and house salad. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

The Sammich
7708 Maple St., (504) 813-5259;
www.thesammich.com
The Thai tempura-battered lobster sandwich features lobster claw and knuckle, spicy mango butter, lettuce and tomato on Leidenheimer bread. Slow-cooked veal shank meat fills the osso buco sandwich, which is dressed with bone marrow mayonnaise, lettuce and tomato. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Sammy's Food Service & Deli
3000 Elysian Fields Ave., (504) 947-0675;
www.sammysfood.com
The Ray Ray sandwich is filled with fried chicken breast, grilled ham and Swiss cheese. The blue cheese bacon burger features a three-quarter-pound fresh-ground chuck patty. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Sammy's Po-Boys and Catering
901 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 835-0916;
www.sammyspoboys.com
The Flickaletta is a muffuletta made with ham, salami, Swiss cheese and olive salad on French bread. Popular items include the chicken and andouille gumbo and the roast beef po-boy. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat, dinner Sun. Credit cards. $$

Samurai
239 Decatur St., (504) 525-9595;
www.samuraineworleans.com
The New Orleans roll features crawfish topped with seasoned soft-shell crab. Baked mussels are served with roe and a creamy Japanese sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Sandro's Trattoria
6601 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 888-7784;
www.sandrostrattoria.com
The seafood cannelloni is stuffed with crawfish and crabmeat and served on top of angel hair pasta with seafood Alfredo sauce. Pan-seared speckled trout features crabmeat, mushroom Alfredo sauce and angel hair pasta. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Santa Fe Tapas
1327 St. Charles Ave., (504) 304-9915
Santa Fe offers dishes such as chipotle chicken wings and seafood nachos. Vegan dishes include nachos, burgers, tortillas and more. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$

Santa Fe Restaurant
3201 Esplanade Ave., (504) 948-0077;
www.santafenola.com
Prince Edward Island mussels are steamed in white wine broth with tomato, chorizo, cilantro and fennel and served with crostini. Carne asada Alexander is an 8-ounce sirloin drizzled with Creole sauce and are served with rice, beans, vegetables and guacamole. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Sapphire
2306 Front St., Slidell, (985) 288-4166;
www.sapphiredining.com
The menu includes steaks, veal, fish and lobster. Trout Mandich is topped with beurre blanc and served with potatoes. Stuffed lobster features a lobster tail topped with jumbo lump crabmeat, hollandaise and beurre blanc, served with potatoes. Reservations recommended. Dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards.  $$$

Sassafras Creole & Seafood Restaurant
2501 Leon C. Simon Drive, (504) 288-3939;
www.sassafrasnola.com
The Catfish Orleans features fried catfish on a crawfish and corn grit cake or angel hair pasta, topped with creamy shrimp etouffee sauce with Parmesan. Crabellini features fried crab cakes with capellini tossed with sauteed crawfish tails, mushrooms and pesto sauce and is served with salad. Reservations accepted. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Satsuma Cafe
3218 Dauphine St., (504) 304-5962; 7901 Maple St., (504) 309-5557;
www.satsumacafe.com
Kale salad features raw lacinato kale, spinach, hard-boiled egg, cherry tomatoes, bacon, avocado, basil, Parmesan croutons and creamy Parmesan-garlic dressing. The roast beef sandwich is dressed with Swiss cheese, spinach, aioli and adobo sauce and comes on ciabatta. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Saucy's
4200 Magazine St., (504) 301-2755;
www.saucysnola.com
The beef brisket plate comes with two sides such as the baked macaroni or smoked beans. The two-meat combo platter includes one or two sides and choices of pulled pork, beef brisket, ribs, grilled chicken, smoked boudin, chaurice and alligator sausage. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Schiro's Cafe
2483 Royal St., (504) 944-6666;
www.schiroscafe.com
. The tandoori chicken tikka features a marinated and grilled boneless chicken kebab with basmati rice, house-made bread, raita and tamarind sauce. Onion, garlic and ginger seasoned curries available with chicken, lamb or shrimp. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

The Scotts' Coffee & Tapas Bar
201 Carroll St., Mandeville, (985) 231-7632;
www.thescottscoffeebar.com
Marianne's cobb salad features mixed greens, avocado, tomato, red onion, bacon, Gorgonzola, pecans, a scoop of chicken salad and a choice of dressing, such as honey-lime vinaigrette. The oven-roasted turkey and brie panino is dressed with melba sauce. Reservations recommended. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner and late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

Seiler Bar
434 N. Columbia St., Covington, (985) 898-0353;
www.covingtontaproom.com
Oysters en brochette features fried oysters wrapped in bacon and topped with toasted almonds and meuniere sauce. Sauteed crab claws are made with white wine, butter, garlic and chives and served with Leidenheimer's French bread. Reservations accepted. Dinner Wed.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Seither's Seafood
279 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 738-1116;
www.seithersseafood.com
The spicy tuna po-boy features seared rare tuna, cucumbers, avocado, spicy mayonnaise, sweet soy reduction sauce, sesame seeds and green onions. The Hamper seafood platter includes boiled crawfish, Louisiana blue crabs, jumbo shrimp, corn and potatoes. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Semolina
Clearview Mall, 4436 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 37, Metairie, (504) 454-7930;
www.semolina.com
Shrimp Roban features sauteed shrimp over shell pasta with cream sauce, green onions and parsley. Double Cheeseburger pasta includes ground beef, onions, cheese sauce, sesame seeds, lettuce, tomato, cheddar, potato sticks, pickles and mustard. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Shake Sugary
3600 St. Claude Ave., (504) 355-9345;
www.shakesugary.com
Sweet potato and maple bacon biscuits are a house favorite here. Southern-style blackberry buttermilk pie features a buttermilk base and traditional pie crust. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Wed.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $

Shamrock
4133 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 301-0938;
www.shamrockparty.com
This game emporium's kitchen serves burgers such as the half-pound Turbo burger with fries. The 10-ounce Angus rib-eye comes with french fries or mashed potatoes. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Shane's Rib Shack
1855 Barataria Blvd., Suite E, Marrero, (504) 341-2226;
www.shanesribshack.com
The Shack sampler includes a quarter-rack of ribs, two chicken tenders and a choice of either a half-pound of pork or barbecued chicken, plus two sides and Texas toast. Brunswick stew combines barbecued pork, creamed corn, peppers and onions. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

The Shimmy Shack
1855 Dock St., Harahan, (504) 729-4442;
www.theshimmyshack.net
Oysters Bienville pan roast is topped with applewood-smoked bacon, mushrooms and Parmesan. Cuban chorizo-stuffed pork loin comes with sweet corn, Swiss chard, roasted poblano peppers, Asiago cheese grits and house-made chutney. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $

Shogun
2325 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 833-7477;
www.shogunneworleans.com
Teishoku, or the Japanese "businessman's lunch" special, includes an appetizer, choice of entree (mackerel, salmon, chicken, beef, tempura and sushi), sashimi, egg custard, miso soup, pickles and steamed rice. The sushi and tempura dinner includes an assortment of nigiri, tempura shrimp, soup, salad, fruit and rice. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Short Stop Po-Boys
119 Transcontinental Drive, Metairie, (504) 885-4572;
www.shortstoppoboysno.com
Popular po-boy options include shrimp, roast beef and fried oysters. Short Stop's gumbo combines smoked andouille sausage and chicken. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $

Siamese Thai Cuisine
6601 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 454-8752;
www.siamesecuisine.com
Kang keow warn is made with a choice of chicken, pork, beef, shrimp, vegetables or tofu and bamboo shoots, peas, carrots, eggplant, green curry and coconut milk. Pineapple fried rice features shrimp, chicken and cashews served in a pineapple shell. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Sidelines Bar & Grill
1229 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 831-4002
Sidelines' brioche brisket combines smokehouse brisket, pepper Jack cheese, red onions, pickles and barbecue sauce on a warm brioche bun. Spicy chicken wings are served with blue cheese or ranch dressing. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Slice Pizzeria
1513 St. Charles Ave., (504) 525-7437; 5538 Magazine St., (504) 897-4800;
www.slicepizzeria.com
The Sportsman's Paradise pizza is loaded with Gulf shrimp, andouille sausage, corn, diced tomato and caramelized onions. The barbecue shrimp po-boy comes dressed on hot garlic bread. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Slim Goodies Diner
3322 Magazine St., (504) 891-3447;
www.slimgoodiesdiner.com
The Guatemalan breakfast combo includes eggs, black beans, plantains, warm tortillas, avocado, sour cream and salsa. The one-eyed bacon cheeseburger is topped with a fried egg, cheese, lettuce, tomato and pickles. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, early dinner Mon.-Fri. Checks. $

Smashburger
3300 Magazine St., (504) 342-2653;
www.smashburger.com
For a sandwich, grilled chicken or beef is dressed with tomato, onion, cucumber and balsamic vinaigrette on multi-grain bread. The salted caramel shake mixes Haagen-Dazs ice cream with whole milk, whipped cream and salted caramel. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Smilie's Restaurant
5725 Jefferson Hwy., Harahan, (504) 733-3000;
www.smiliesrestaurant.com
Louisiana crab cakes are topped with creamy crawfish sauce. Trout Orleans is baked trout topped with jumbo lump crabmeat sauce. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Smitty's Seafood
2000 W. Esplanade Ave., Kenner, (504) 468-1647
Seafood artichoke pasta combines fried seafood, artichoke hearts, penne pasta and dill cream sauce. The Hamper features boiled shrimp, crawfish, crabs, potatoes, corn, mushrooms, sausage and garlic. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro
626 Frenchmen St., (504) 949-0696;
www.snugjazz.com
Fish Marigny features a fried fillet topped with Gulf shrimp and Creole cream sauce. Spicy barbecue shrimp features shell-on shrimp sauteed with butter, garlic, rosemary and cayenne pepper. No reservations. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

SoBou
310 Chartres St., (504) 552-4095;
www.sobounola.com
Pig belly pancakes feature smoked pork belly, Louisiana strawberries, citrus jam and bourbon-soaked tiny pancakes with pork crackling Creole cream cheese. Shrimp and tasso pinchos are served with grilled pineapple, pickled ghost pepper jelly, chimichurri and Crystal hot sauce aioli. Reservations recommended. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

The Soda Shop
National World War II Museum, 945 Magazine St., (504) 528-1940;
www.nationalww2museum.org/american-sector/the-soda-
shop.htmlChef John Besh puts a spin on the classic American soda shop. The hot buttered crab roll is a buttered hot dog bun with jumbo lump crabmeat, ravigote sauce and bibb lettuce. Milkshakes are a staple. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Soho Asian Cuisine
601 Veterans Memorial Blvd. Metairie, (504) 301-2266;
www.sohoasiancuisine.com
Crispy Peking duck comes with scallions and hoisin sauce. The Soho roll bundles soft-shell crab, avocado, tempura shrimp and snow crab inside and is topped with salmon, tuna, roe, crunchy flakes, eel sauce and spicy mayonnaise. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Somethin' Else Cafe
620 Conti St., (504) 373-6439;
www.somethinelsecafe.com
The Yard Bird sandwich is a grilled marinated chicken breast topped with pepper Jack cheese, applewood-smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato and honey mustard. The Vice po-boy features fried boudin dressed with lettuce, tomato and a secret sauce. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Southside Cafe
3154 Pontchartrain Drive, Slidell, (985) 643-6133;
www.southsidecafe.net
The Pontchartrain Pig sandwich features sliced pork loin, Swiss cheese, coleslaw and barbecue sauce on Texas toast. The Big Mo Jamma includes ham, turkey, roast beef and melted Swiss cheese on a po-boy bun. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards.  $$

Speakeasy Bar & Grill
4345 Williams Blvd., Suite F1, Kenner, (504) 466-4069;
www.speakeasybargrill.com
The smoked brisket sandwich is served with pickles, onions and chips. The Italian meatball sandwich is smothered in house-made marinara, onions and provolone cheese and served with chips. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Specialty Italian Bistro
2330 Belle Chasse Hwy., Gretna, (504) 391-1090;
www.specialtyitalianbistro.com
Shrimp scampi features shrimp sauteed in garlic, white wine and lemon butter served over linguine. Eggplant and shrimp are topped with creamy seafood sauce and served with capellini marinara or fettuccine Alfredo. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Spudly's Super Spuds
2609 Harvard Ave., Metairie, (504) 455-3250;
www.spudlys.com
The Chicken Delight potato features fried chicken, cheese sauce, mozzarella and chives. The Super Duper baked potato is topped with crabmeat, shrimp, crawfish, cheese sauce, shredded cheddar and chives. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Squeal Bar-B-Q
8400 Oak St., (504) 302-7370;
www.squeal-nola.com
Barbecued pork tacos are grilled corn tortillas filled with pulled pork shoulder, horseradish coleslaw, cilantro and chipotle sauce. Black-eyed pea egg rolls are stuffed with black-eyed peas, bacon and andouille and served with ranch dipping sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Star Steak and Lobster House
237 Decatur St., (504) 525-6151;
www.starsteak.com
Stuffed Cajun filet mignon is an 8-ounce steak stuffed with crabmeat, shrimp and crawfish and served with red wine-mushroom sauce. Tilapia Atchafalaya is a blackened tilapia fillet topped with hollandaise and fried oysters. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri.-Sun., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

The Steak Knife Restaurant & Bar
888 Harrison Ave., (504) 488-8981;
www.steakkniferestaurant.com
Crabmeat au gratin features Louisiana lump crabmeat baked in cheese sauce and topped with cheddar and Swiss cheeses. Pepper-crusted yellowfin tuna steak is served with lemon caper beurre blanc. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Steamboat Natchez
Toulouse Street Wharf, 400 Toulouse St., (504) 586-8777;
www.steamboatnatchez.com
Creole creamed spinach comes with braised onions, cream cheese, Parmesan and feta cheese. Frittata del giorno is an Italian-style crustless quiche made with eggs, vegetables, cheeses, herbs and spices and served with cured ham. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Stein's Market & Deli
2207 Magazine St., (504) 527-0771;
www.steinsdeli.net
The Sam sandwich includes hot pastrami, Emmentaler, coleslaw and house-made Russian dressing on choice of bread. Thursday's special is the South Philly roast pork sandwich with broccoli rabe and aged provolone on house-made ciabatta. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Tue.-Sun. Credit cards and checks. $

Stella!
1032 Chartres St., (504) 587-0091;
www.restaurantstella.com
Duck five ways includes duck breast, leg, miso, wonton and a mushu pancake. Spicy Asian chili prawns are prepared like New Orleans barbecue shrimp. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Stepbrothers Bar & Grill
4971 W. Napoleon Ave., Metairie, (504) 889-9856
The Super Club sandwich combines ham, turkey, bacon, Swiss cheese, lettuce and tomato on white or wheat bread. Stepbrothers chicken wings can be ordered mild, medium or spicy with ranch or blue cheese dressing. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. Credit cards. $

Steve's Diner
Place St. Charles, 201 St. Charles Ave., Suite 210, (504) 522-8198;
www.steves-diner.com
The Bayou cobb salad comes with boiled shrimp, tomato, bacon and hardboiled egg on a bed of mixed greens. The seafood platter includes fried shrimp, catfish, oysters and two sides. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Still Perkin'
The Rink, 2727 Prytania St., (504) 899-0335;
www.neworleanscoffeeshop.com
Still Perkin' is known for its coffee with chicory, and the shop also offers a selection of salads and wraps. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and early dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Sucre
3025 Magazine St., (504) 520-8311; Lakeside Shopping Center, 3301 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 834-2277;
www.shopsucre.com
Sucre's macarons are almond meringue cookies filled with house-made creams, ganaches or mousellines in flavors such as salted caramel and pistachio. The All Things NOLA sundae is made with brown-butter pecan gelato, bread pudding pieces, bananas Foster sauce, whipped cream and pecans. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Suis Generis
3219 Burgundy St., (504) 309-7850;
www.suisgeneris.com
The constantly changing menu features dishes such as house-made ravioli with hand-forged black trumpet, lion's mane and yellowfoot mushrooms and herbed mescal cream sauce. Pan-seared redfish is served with kumquat, basil and lemongrass puree, organic mustard greens and vegetable fried rice. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner Wed.-Sun., late-night Thu.-Sat., brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards accepted. $$

SukhoThai
1913 Royal St., (504) 948-9309; 4519 Magazine St., (504) 373-6471;
www.sukhothai-nola.com
Vegan papaya salad is made with carrots, green beans, cherry tomatoes and roasted peanuts tossed with lime juice, palm sugar and Thai chilis. The Caribbean Pirate features wok-fried mussels, scallops, Gulf shrimp, calamari and vegetables in kaffir lime Panang curry made with ginger and lemon grass. It comes with brown or jasmine rice. Delivery available. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Sugar Park
3054 St. Claude Ave., (504) 942-2047;
www.sugarparknola.com
A Pizza Named Desire includes Gulf shrimp, andouille and fresh jalapenos. For brunch, eggs salmon features salmon cakes, hollandaise, an English muffin and grits. Reservations accepted for large parties. Dinner Tue.-Sun., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $

Sun Ray Grill
619 Pink St., Metairie, (504) 837-0055; 1051 Annunciation St., (504)-566-0021; 2600 Belle Chasse Hwy, Gretna, (504)-391-0053;
www.sunraygrill.com
Dueling tomatoes and shrimp features grilled jumbo shrimp, vine-ripened tomatoes, fried green tomato, bacon and avocado Louie dressing. Smoked lemonfish tacos are served on corn tortillas with salsa verde, beans and guacamole. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Superior Grill
3636 St. Charles Ave., (504) 899-4200;
www.neworleanssuperiorgrill.com
Brisket nachos are tortilla chips topped with slow-roasted brisket, beans, sour cream, guacamole, pico de gallo, jalapeno peppers and Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses. Pork fajitas feature mesquite-grilled pork, onions, peppers, tomatoes, pico de gallo, guacamole, cheddar cheese, rice and beans. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Superior Seafood
4338 St. Charles Ave., (504) 293-3474;
www.superiorseafoodnola.com
The seafood house offers an array of fish and shellfish, including boiled crawfish in season. Shrimp are served over grits with tasso cream sauce. Char-grilled oysters are topped with garlic, herbs, butter and Parmesan and Romano cheeses. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Surrey's Cafe & Juice Bar
1418 Magazine St., (504) 524-3828; 4807 Magazine St., (504) 895-5757;
www.surreyscafeandjuicebar.com
Caramelized apple French toast features Leidenheimer bread with caramelized apple filling, house-made apple syrup and powdered sugar. Surrey's serves fresh-squeezed satsuma juice. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and brunch daily. Cash only. $

Sushi Brothers
1612 St. Charles Ave., (504) 581-4449;
www.sushibrothers.net
The FEMA roll bundles salmon, snow crab, asparagus and avocado in soybean paper topped with spicy tuna, smelt roe and spicy mayonnaise. The Black and Gold roll features coconut shrimp and cream cheese with mango and avocado on top. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Sweet Daddy's BBQ
420 S. Tyler St., Covington, (985) 898-2166;
www.sweetdaddysbarbq.com
Pecan-smoked pork comes with two side items. The two-meat combo platter includes a choice of two sides as well. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

The Sweet Palate
519 St. Louis St., (504) 522-5150;
www.thesweetpalate.com
House-made gelato is available in traditional Italian and seasonal flavors. Chocolate ganache and praline pieces are flavored with passion fruit, raspberry and vanilla. No reservations. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

Sylvain
625 Chartres St., (504) 265-8123;
www.sylvainnola.com
Heirloom apple and country ham salad combines roasted sweet potato, pumpkin seeds, blue cheese and cider vinaigrette. Gulf shrimp pirlou is served with Louisiana popcorn rice, squash, kale, crispy pork belly, mushrooms and sherry butter. Reservations recommended. Lunch Fri.-Sat., dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$$



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