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616 St. Peter St., (504) 934-3463;
Chicken Tableau includes herb-roasted chicken breast, a crispy, boneless chicken thigh, potatoes, bearnaise and chicken demi-glace. Pan-roasted redfish Bienville is served with frisee fingerling potato salad and blue crab butter sauce. Reservations recommended. Lunch Mon.-Fri., dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Tag's Meat Market & Deli
1207 E. Judge Perez Drive, Chalmette, (504) 277-6594
The Butcher Boy special includes a Butcher Boy burger, french fries and a soft drink. A Thursday lunch special features a 12- to 14-ounce rib-eye served with fries and bread. No reservations. Lunch daily, early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Taj Mahal Indian Cuisine
923 Metairie Road, Metairie, (504) 836-6859;
Chicken vindaloo features boneless chicken in spicy curry sauce. Masala dosa is a large rice and lentil crepe stuffed with potatoes cooked with mustard seeds and curry leaves. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Wed.-Mon. Credit cards. $$

Tal's Hummus
4800 Magazine St., (504) 267-7357;
The menu includes pita sandwiches, salads, dips, kebabs, falafel and more. The mezze sampler includes hummus, baba ghanoush, fried eggplant, goat cheese labneh, tabbouleh quinoa and Moroccan carrots. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Tandoori Chicken
2916 Cleary Ave., Metairie, (504) 889-7880;
Dishes cooked in the restaurant's tandoori oven include chicken tikka masala, featuring a chicken breast in tomato sauce. Lamb is ground with herbs and spices and served on kebabs. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Taqueria Corona
1827 Hickory Ave., Harahan, (504) 738-6722; 3535 Severn Ave., Metairie, (504) 885-5088; 5932 Magazine St., (504) 897-3974;
The menu includes tacos, burritos, flautas, quesadillas, salads, Mexican pizza and more. Fried fish tacos are topped with cabbage and spicy sauce. A shrimp quesadilla is filled with mozzarella and cheddar cheeses and served with guacamole and salsa. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $

7217 Perrier St., (504) 866-4860;
Ham Tartine features a triple-cream brie, fig mustard and lettuce on a baguette. The grilled steak sandwich features pistou, spicy aioli, pickled carrots and shallots. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Taste Of Tokyo
10160 Jefferson Highway, River Ridge, (504) 737-0688;
The Upside-down roll features salmon and snow crab inside and seared pepper tuna and garlic-jalapeno sauce on top. Japanese curry shrimp includes carrots and potatoes and is served over rice. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

The Tasting Room
1906 Magazine St., (504) 581-3880;
Paella includes Gulf shrimp, mussels, clams, chicken, chorizo and saffron rice. Gulf shrimp pasta features penne and Cajun cream sauce. Reservations accepted. Dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $$

Ted's Frostop
3100 Calhoun St., (504) 861-3615;
All-you-can-eat pancakes are available with chocolate chips, blueberries or pecans and are served with butter and maple syrup. The Lot-O-Burger is dressed and served with fries. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Terrazu Cafe
Place St. Charles, 201 St. Charles Ave., (504) 287-0877;
A whole-wheat wrap is stuffed with grilled chicken breast, applewood-smoked bacon, melted fontina, avocado, tomato, romaine lettuce and cilantro-lime spread. Grilled chicken breast tops a salad of baby spinach, kale, grape tomatoes, avocado, red radish, blue cheese, pickled jalapenos and lemon vinaigrette. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch Mon.-Fri. Credit cards. $

Thai Mint
1438 S. Carrollton Ave., (504) 862-9001;
Seafood tom yum is a spicy soup flavored with lemon grass and lime and includes squid, shrimp, scallops, mussels, basil and mushrooms. Spicy catfish curry features catfish fillets, bell pepper, carrots, bamboo shoots and green peppers in red curry. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Thanh Thanh Restaurant
131 Huey P. Long Ave., Gretna, (504) 368-8678;
Vietnamese crepes are stuffed with pork, shrimp, bean sprouts and onions and served with lettuce, herbs and fish sauce. Mama's pad thai is available with chicken or shrimp sauteed with spicy sauce, rice noodles, carrots, bean sprouts, white onions and garlic. Reservations accepted for large parties. Breakfast and lunch daily, dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

That's Amore Pizzeria
1205 St. Charles Ave., (504) 324-7674; 4441 W. Metairie Ave., Metairie, (504) 454-5885; www.thats-
The Chicago deep dish pie is a 2-inch-thick pizza available with four sauce options: marinara, barbecue, Alfredo or garlic. A wood-fired Milano pizza is topped with Italian meats including capicola, prosciutto, soppressata and pancetta and mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses. Delivery available. No Reservations. Lunch Sat.-Sun., dinner Tue. Sun. Credit cards. $$

Theo's Neighborhood Pizza
1212 S. Clearview Parkway, Harahan, (504) 733-3803; 2125 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, (504) 510-4282; 4024 Canal St., (504) 302-1133; 4218 Magazine St., (504) 894-8554;
The Local Pro is an olive oil-brushed crust topped with tomatoes, zucchini, black pepper, mozzarella, feta and basil. Jammer's "O"riginal pie features Canadian bacon, mushrooms, banana peppers, onions, mozzarella and goat cheese on a tomato sauce base. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

Times Grill
1827 Front St., Suite 1, Slidell, (985) 639-3335; 1896 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 626-1161;
The Sweet Heat bacon cheeseburger is topped with melted cheddar, hickory-smoked bacon and house-made hickory barbecue sauce. Shrimp remoulade salad features boiled or fried shrimp, egg, greens, tomatoes, carrots, red onion and remoulade. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. Credit cards. $$

1845 Gentilly Blvd., (504) 351-3664; 5433 Laurel St., (504) 267-3260;
Aebleskivers are puffed pancake balls topped with powdered sugar and maple syrup, lemon curd, jam, Nutella or caramel. The steak melt includes mushrooms, onions, Gruyere cheese and Dijon mayonnaise and is served with salad. No reservations. Breakfast and lunch daily. Credit cards. $

Tomas Bistro
755 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 527-0942;
A grilled pompano fillet is served with heirloom cherry tomato sauce vierge, shaved fennel and arugula salad with preserved lemon vinaigrette. The filet mignon is topped with foie gras, shaved black truffles and marchand de vin. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Tommy's Cuisine
746 Tchoupitoulas St., (504) 581-1103;
Fish Capri is sauteed drum topped with jumbo lump crabmeat, crawfish, capers, artichokes and beurre blanc. Veal picatta features veal cutlets topped with jumbo lump crabmeat and lemon-butter-caper sauce and is served with linguine and haricots verts. Reservations recommended. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

Tony Mandina's Restaurant
1915 Pratt St., Gretna, (504) 362-2010;
Kolette Mandina's turtle soup is made with snapping turtle meat, dark roux and sherry. Grilled redfish Alia is topped with artichoke hearts, mushrooms, capers, green onions, Louisiana jumbo lump crabmeat and lemon-white wine-butter sauce and served with linguine. Reservations accepted. Lunch Tue.-Fri., dinner Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Toups' Meatery
845 N. Carrollton Ave., (504) 252-4999;
Gulf seafood Couvillion includes Louisiana fish, shrimp and crab-fat rice. The Meatery board features house-made charcuterie such as sausages, hog's head cheese, boudin balls, cracklings, pickled vegetables, bread and mustard. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$$

Toups South
Southern Food & Beverage Museum, 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 304-2147;
Chef Isaac Toups serves dishes from Louisiana and the South. Sourdough biscuits come with crab-fat butter. A stack of fried pork chops is served with pickled summer squash, coffee aioli and white bread. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon. and Wed.-Sat., brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

2604 Magazine St., (504) 897-5413;
The french fry po-boy is dressed with gravy, mayonnaise and American cheese. The Reuben includes Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Russian dressing on rye bread and comes with potato salad. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily, late-night Fri.-Sat. Credit cards. $

444 St. Charles Ave., Suite 100, (504) 680-7000;
Stinky Stew includes Louisiana shrimp, oysters, mussels, fish and crab legs prepared in basil butter broth with a pressed crab po-boy on the side. Buffalo frog legs come with Stilton, mayonnaise, garlic and honeycomb. Reservations accepted. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily, brunch Sun. Credit cards. $$

Tres Bon Cajun Meats
10316 Jefferson Highway, River Ridge, (504) 405-5355;
Charcuterie items include boudin, boudin balls and crawfish boudin and there also are smoked brisket and pork. Boiled crawfish are available daily. No reservations. Lunch and early dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $

Trey Yuen Cuisine of China
600 N. Causeway Blvd., Mandeville, (985) 626-4476; 2100 N. Morrison Blvd., Hammond, (985) 345-6789;
Cantonese-style sweet-and-sour pork features fried boneless pork in sweet-and-sour sauce. Shrimp with lobster sauce features shrimp, minced pork, onions, black beans, garlic, green onions and egg sauce. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch Sun.-Fri., dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$

1117 Decatur St., (504) 325-5789;
Roasted polenta is topped with chanterelles, Parmesan, English peas and stewed onions. Braised pork shank is served with carrot puree, lardons, spaghetti squash and fried pickles. Reservations accepted. Dinner daily. Credit cards. $$$

8115 Oak St., (504) 218-5416;
The Uptown burger is dressed with goat cheese, roasted tomatoes, arugula and garlic mayonnaise. Corn dogs are Zweigle's hot dogs hand-dipped to order in house-made batter. No reservations. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sun. Credit cards. $

Truck Farm Tavern
11760 River Road, St. Rose, (504) 699-0099;
House-smoked bacon, pulled pork and smoked ham are topped with Gruyere and apple chutney on rustic bread. Fried green tomatoes are topped with jumbo lump crabmeat cream sauce. No reservations. Lunch daily, dinner Thu.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Tsunami Sushi
Pan American Life Center, 601 Poydras St., Suite B, (504) 608-3474;
Salmon sashimi is topped with white truffle oil, smoked salt and scallions. Miso-marinated sea bass is served with panko-breaded fried eggplant toast and wok-fried bok choy. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

Tujague's Restaurant
823 Decatur St., (504) 525-8676;
Gulf puppy drum Pontchartrain is topped with Gulf shrimp, artichokes and jumbo lump crabmeat beurre blanc and served with Yukon gold mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli. Gulf shrimp are served over stone-ground grits with New Orleans-style barbecue sauce made with Abita Amber. Reservations recommended. Lunch and dinner daily, brunch Sat.-Sun. Credit cards. $$$

Turkey and the Wolf
739 Jackson Ave., (504) 218-7428;
Tacos Inauthenticos combine hog's head cheese, American cheeses, jalapenos, shredded lettuce, sour cream and Valentina hot sauce in house-made corn tortillas. The collard green melt features slow-cooked collards, pickled cherries, Swiss cheese and pepper dressing on rye bread. No reservations. Lunch Wed.-Mon., dinner Wed.-Sat. and Mon. Credit cards. $$

Two Tony's Restaurant
8536 Pontchartrain Blvd., (504) 282-0801;
Gulf shrimp pasta Mediterranean is made with plum tomatoes, capers, Kalamata olives, basil oil, garlic, red wine and caramelized onions. Paneed chicken or veal is topped with mushroom meuniere sauce with a choice of side and soup or salad. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$

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