Eateries organized alphabetically and by neighborhood. Plus coffee talk and 20 years of Red Fish.
Two decades ago few restaurateurs would have dared open an upscale eatery in the 100 block of Bourbon Street. Except Ralph Brennan, that is, who helped revitalize the once-seedy section and change public perception with his Red Fish Grill (p. 28). Marking its 20th anniversary this month, Brennan’s award-winning, seafood-centric restaurant has since been joined on the block by Bourbon House, Hard Rock Café and more. Stop in and celebrate with the Grill’s signature barbecue oysters (try the po’boy version at lunch), alligator sausage-and-seafood gumbo and trademark wood-grilled redfish topped with lump crab. On Jan. 31 diners receive special complimentary birthday desserts.