3000 S. Carrollton Ave., 866-3683;

A New Orleans tradition since 1933, the College Inn is now operated by the Blancher family of Mid City Lanes Rock 'N' Bowl fame and is in a new location right next door to its original building. And that's not all that's changed. While the menu still features po-boys. The kitchen turns out creations like barbecue shrimp and broiled speckled trout with a pecan pesto sauce topped with lump crabmeat. Reservations accepted for parties of six or more. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards. $$


850 Robert Blvd., Slidell, (985) 643-9331

In-house, hand-cut steaks are the specialty at Young's, from the petit filets and sirloin strips up to the 14-oz. rib-eye. Beef entrees come with a green salad and baked potato already included. Veal chops are another carnivorous option, or go for fresh seafood like the yellowfin tuna or any one of a variety of shrimp dishes. No reservations. Dinner Tue.-Sat. Credit cards and checks. $$$


323 N. New Hampshire Blvd., Covington, (985) 809-3840

Yujin offers a wide range of Japanese cuisine and sushi with many unique rolls to choose from. The Burning Man roll combines spicy tuna, tempura crunchy bits, pepper and avocado. For a cooler culinary experience, try the snow crab salad with a crab-stuffed avocado served over greens with carrots and asparagus. Desserts include pineapple sorbet and ice cream flavors like green tea, plum wine and red bean. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Sat., dinner daily. Credit cards and checks. $$