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Chef Isaac Toups checks on the pork shoulder cooking for his boudin at Toups South in Central City.

Cafe Reconcile

1631 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 568-1157; www.cafereconcile.org

Fried catfish is topped with crawfish sauce and served with two sides. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch Mon.-Fri. $

Cafe Roma

1800 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 524-2419; www.caferomauptown.com

Garlic chicken pizza includes grilled chicken, roasted garlic, onions, plum tomatoes, mozzarella cheese and olive oil. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch, dinner and late-night daily. $$

Casa Borrega

1719 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 427-0654; www.casaborrega.com

Plato Mixto feeds two and includes quesadilla de papa, a flauta de Borrego, a chile relleno and a tamale. Delivery available. Reservations accepted for large parties. Lunch and dinner Tue.-Sat. $$

Central City BBQ

1201 S. Rampart St., (504) 558-4276; www.centralcitybbq.com

A Kickin’ Hog sandwich features pulled pork, smoked bacon and coleslaw and is served with a side such as Creole slaw, fries or Brussels sprouts. Delivery available. No reservations. Lunch and dinner daily. $$

Toups South

Southern Food and Beverage Museum, 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd., (504) 304-2147; www.toupssouth.com

A stack of fried pork chops (for two) is served with pickled squash, coffee aioli and white bread. Reservations accepted. Lunch and dinner Mon. and Wed.-Sat., brunch Sun. $$



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